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! πŸ™‚ 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!Β  πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today! Have a FABULOUS weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚

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.Β The puns get me every time! πŸ™‚ (*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. πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ™‚

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

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

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

(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! πŸ™‚

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

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚

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. 😦 )Β  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 πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚


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. πŸ˜‰

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!! πŸ™‚

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

Have an awesome weekend!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚

Can’t you smell the salt water breeze? πŸ™‚ Or hear the Lake winds? πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ™‚

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? πŸ™‚

Have a Great WEEKEND!
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

 

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Some Weekend Cute!

Happy Weekend All! πŸ™‚

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!! πŸ™‚

Oh my word! ❀ him! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ Also, I used the newer Flower Frames dies!Β 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. πŸ™‚ 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 theΒ  PS online store!

Have an awesome weekend!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Paper Smooches Monsters!

Hello all! I’m popping in with some super fun Monster cards from Paper SmoochesΒ September release! You can find all the new productsΒ HERE.Β 

I try not to pick favorites, but obviously these little guys have made their way to the top of my list! πŸ™‚ These are the new Monster Dies! This first photo is a stack of Thank You notes I made for my son’s birthday! Eeeeeep! He filled out the insides (so diligently too! wow!) and I made the outsides. πŸ™‚ Teamwork! He usually colors his own, but I like to try to get them out in a timely fashion, and we were behind this year. πŸ™‚ These were pretty quick and easy, and I think they turned out SO fun! πŸ™‚

This next little number, I made to put in his lunchbox today. ❀

Such a little cutie monster! πŸ™‚

For both the cards above, I used Paper Smooches Huge Hugs 2 for the sentiments. Such a great set!

Oh, and also one of my favorite PS Tags, For You Tag die. πŸ™‚

And last but not least, I thought I’d share this card again, in case you missed the DT Hop. Gah! Such fun!

These new dies are called Monster Dies and the sentiment is from the new Halloween Sampler.

Have a great weekend!!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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