Happy Halloween!

Hppe your week is starting off great! I’m here to share another card with the September goodies from Paper Smooches ♥️!! 🙂

Today: This fun Halloween card using the new Pumpkin and Ghost Dies and sentiment from Face Off so fun! 🙂
I created this background blending on oxide inks in different colors and adding the star stamps from the set in gold and black, along with some ink splatters.
I thought this turned out to be a fun Halloween card to pop in the mail! Looking forward to that!


Paper Smooches New Release: Pumpkin and Ghost Dies and Face Off. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!
Psssst, by the way, we’ll be sharing new October Paper Smooches soooooon!!!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Hello Pumpkin!

Happy Friday! I’m here to share another card with the NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches ♥️!! 🙂

Today, I am sharing this sweet little number using two new stencils: Buffalo Checked Stencil and Autumn Stencil. This cutie sentiment is from Face Off so fun! 🙂
The cute little faces!! I just ❤ them!

I overlaid the stencils to just get cute little buffalo checked pumpkins, blending on some inks. This sweet little sentiment finished it off  from Face Off!


Paper Smooches New Release: Autumn StencilBuffalo Checked Stencil, Face Off. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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We Love Boo!

Happy Friday! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available NOW ♥️!! 🙂 Once again, another release full of delights! 🙂

Today, I’m sharing a card using the new Face Off and Best Witches Stamps and Dies . Our son’s birthday is tomorrow, so I thought this was perfecting fitting to share today! 🙂
I just think these little guys are adorable and then when I added the little guy from the Best Witches set, I just thought, oh goodness, that is TOO cute! The first part of the sentiment is from the Dude Sampler and then I stamped the *Boo* from Face Off!
I made the background by masking off the cutie ghosts and using the Hot Dots Stencil. Gah! 🙂 So stinkin cute! Just love the Paper Smooches little critters and fonts! ❤


Paper Smooches New Release: Best Witches Stamps and Best Witches Dies ,and Face Off. 

Previously released: Dude Sampler, Hot Dots Stencil.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches September Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available tomorrow, September 7th at 10am ♥️!! 🙂 This release is full of autumn goodness–and so so sweet! 🙂

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2019 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets, FOUR new dies and TWO new stencils will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on September 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog links below

    Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 

    Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on September 8th to leave a comment.

    Please check the Paper Smooches blog on September 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog


Ways to increase your chances of winning:

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/

Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Best Witches Stamps and Dies! When I saw this candy corn, it was over. I knew I’d have to use him…in bulk! ❤ ❤ Haaaa!! I love candy corn! And this one is adorable with his little smile and appendages! 🙂
I used the previously release Fab Frame Dies to make a little highlight window for him. Just love this cutie!  🙂
I should say there are so many more adorable little critters in this set that you will adore as much as me. If you are a fan of Kim’s little cuties, you will be so happy to see new ones! 🙂

Paper Smooches: Best Witches Stamps and Dies. (These will be available tomorrow.)

Previously released: Fab Frame Dies.

I’m already looking forward to sharing all the fun I created in the coming weeks!!

Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin always has something awesome to share! 🙂

Thanks for joining us today!!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! September!

Today is the day for all the new Technique Tuesday September products to be available HERE!

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday dies: Amazing Arrows Stamp Set. The die set has five different arrows in it, so get Cupid ready for Valentine’s Day! 🙂 The “love you” die cut sentiment is from the Lovely Lavender dies. So sweet!

I thought it would be fun to line up all the arrows on some rainbow paper and then stitch them down. I added the “love you” as the perfect sentiment for the card.

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out all the DT’s projects. Sure to be fun to see!

(If you missed my first NEW release post, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, Day 2, catch up on that one HERE!)

Also, you can find all the NEW September products from Technique Tuesday HERE!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by again today! Have a FABULOUS weekend! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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September Release Countdown, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s September Release Countdown! It’s chock full of sentiments, holidays and whale, everything! 🙂

For this card, I used the new-soon-to-be-released TT set called, Wendell the Whale Stamp Set and the coordinating dies: Wendell the Whale Crafting Dies. The puns get me every time! 🙂 (*Links will work when the new products are released tomorrow, September 1st)

I made the background the color and left the whale in the black and white. Again, this seems to be the phase I’m in currently. 😉

I thought I’d make a handful of Thank you cards while at it. I stamped all these at the same time, to make the streamline go a little faster. 🙂

For these, I used the number 8 from the stamp set: Story of December Days Stamp Set and the sentiment is from Wendell the Whale Stamp Set.

.By the time I finished stamping these, I had finally figure out the most efficient strategy to stamp. 🙂

These are perfect for our son, whom, and you may have gathered is turning EIGHT!!! OMGOODNESS

But I like these little bubble numbers–and they stamp crisp vs bleeding and not being able to read that’s an 8–fabulous! 🙂

I added some score lines and some stitching to polish off the cards before adhering everything down.

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via those links tomorrow, September 1st! 🙂

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there next!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! There you can hop to all the DT’s posts to see their projects! 🙂

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill 🙂

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Technique Tuesday: Day 1 of the September Release Countdown

Today we are showing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new September release! 🙂

I knew I’d stamp these NEW Mandala Sentiments Stamps in Black and White, the moment they arrived in the mail. (This link will work once the products become available on September 1st). In person, the crispness of these stamps is what really makes these Wow! Seeing these photos, it is a little lost in translation of the photo.(Possibly, it was the poor lighting I had to photograph in. 😦 )  If I had the time, I’d have made a whole set of these Thank You cards. I think that would make a lovely gift to give to someone.

These stamps would be fun to color too. I don’t have the patience for the intricacy myself, but I know many people do!

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new product above will be available via its link on September 1!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! Once there, you can find all the Design Team’s blogs to link to.

I’ll see you back here again tomorrow for another sneak!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂

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Halloween Treats!

Happy Friday! If you are looking for my Paper Smooches October Pep Rally Blog Hop post (phew! That’s a title!), please click HERE to get THERE! 🙂

Today, I’m sharing these super-duper fun treat bags I whipped up for Halloween! I made these pretty quick and easy, so they could be mass-produced for giving! These all used Paper Smooches spooky new Halloween Card dies! As you can see, “spooky” is also translated to *super cute* here. 😉

I’m still looking forward to making a few more of these and some quick little Halloween cards to mail. Check out the Paper Smooches shop for really fun examples! I freaking love Savannah O’Gwynn’s little ghost card! Oh my word! And then Kim made a cutie monster Frankenstein! Gah!! And Laurie Schmidlin created the most lovable little green monster! Seriously inspired! Soooo stinkin’ FUN!! 🙂

All the new Paper Smooches can be found over at the  PS online store! And get ready, because the NEW Release will be available Tomorrow NIGHT, Saturday at 8pm PT! 🙂 Weeeeeeee!!!

Have an awesome weekend!

Take care- Jill 🙂

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To Do: Breezy Thoughts…

Happy, Happy Friday!

I’m sharing a Paper Smooches card today that I wish I was currently living in! LOL! 🙂

Can’t you smell the salt water breeze? 🙂 Or hear the Lake winds? 😉

For this card, I used Paper Smooches fun new Daily Diary set which is super fabulous for lists, planners, notes…but also, for CARDS! (I ❤ that little box and check mark–especially when it is checked off!) These PS dies are also new, Postage Stamp dies, and come in a set of FOUR! The Lighthouse die just rocks! 🙂

That’s all for today! Next week is our DT Hop to celebrate October’s release! How crazy is that? Where is September running off to? 🙂

Have a Great WEEKEND!
Take care- Jill 🙂


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Some Weekend Cute!

Happy Weekend All! 🙂

I meant to post yesterday, but instead, I’m here today! I am so excited to share this first card! I love this little Doodle! Eeep! The cuteness!! 🙂

Oh my word! ❤ him! 🙂 This sentiment is from PS’s awesome Kindness Sampler.

Another card I made with Dinky Doodles. For these cards, I used both Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2.

I thought the TREmendous sentiment from Paper Smooches Huge Hugs 2 set worked perfectly and punfully! 🙂 Also, I used the newer Flower Frames dies! I have those die cuts all over my desk right now. All. Over! Haaaa!

And last but not least, I thought I’d share the anniversary card I made for my hubby this weekend!

I made this background with watercolors WEEKS ago and then it just sat on my desk. I masked off this wonky frame and I’m pretty darn sure I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors (I can’t imagine what else that is? LOL!). They are still super awesome in my book. 🙂 I colored the birds with Zig Clean Color markers.

This cute little bird set is PS’s Feathered Friends (and dies) and the I Love You die is a great staple for anyone’s stash! <3!

All the new Paper Smooches can be found over at the  PS online store!

Have an awesome weekend!

Take care- Jill 🙂

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