You are Crafty and Kind!

Hello! I’m popping in tonight to share a card I finally made! I tinkered around with these die cuts for quite some time, and then this happened. Ha!

If you look at it,Β  you can see it is wonky right? I’m thinking I should have left two more “triangles” out to make it less awkward overall. Arranging them this way doesn’t quite make a complete “star”. There isn’t quite enough room. πŸ˜‰ But it is what it is and nothing is coming off now, since it’s all stitched down! πŸ™‚

I looooove this Essentials by Ellen Silver Linings die and I was hoping to do something more with it too. But wow, has time been elusive! I usually craft in late evenings after all of everything, but lately I’ve had so many other things. It’ll pass hopefully! I need that time back to make stuff and exercise that part of my brain. I always feel better. πŸ™‚

I super enjoy this fun sentiment from this Essential by Ellen set: Crafty Ladies Say.

I wanted to participate in the latest Ellen Hutson’s Pin-sights Challenge! I so dig this color inspiration and yet, I feel that I didn’t quite capture it fully. Things went a different direction that I initially planned! Doesn’t that happen often or what?! Haaaaa!

Check it out and join in! There’s still a few days to jump in!Β  πŸ™‚

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another FEW cards! ❀

Thanks for stoppin’ in!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Souper Soon!

We have a pretty good stack of snow here and it is currently snowing! I don’t mind if we have nowhere to go.. However, today we are heading out during a lull, I think? Ha! We’ll see! πŸ™‚

Anywho, I thought I share a card I colored with Copic Markers for The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Challenge yesterday! Day 26 already! Wow!

These little cuties are from Taylored Expressions called Souper Soon….and they make me smile! Hopefully this will cheer up someone who may need it! πŸ™‚

I think they are adorable, and of course, I had to add a couple of googley eyes. I created the background masking and using Distress Oxide Inks (Salted Ocean and Lucky Clover) and a black pen. I thought it turned out fun! πŸ™‚

I used both 80lb and 110lb Neenah white cardstock and stitched it all together. πŸ™‚

Alrighty, that’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your weekend is warm and cozy!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Clucking!

I’m interrupting your Super Bowl experience this evening to bring some crafty fun πŸ™‚ !

It’s February! And that means there are new stamps aboard from Technique Tuesday! I love a good play on words, and naturally, this month does NOT disappoint! πŸ™‚

For these cards, I used Technique Tuesday’s newly released, Chicken Family Stamp set (and Chicken Family dies)Β  the previously released, Funny Farm stamp set and coordinating dies.

Oh my word! This is the perfect card to send from our house! LOL! πŸ™‚

I colored this scene with Copic Markers. I mean, chickens are blue, right? πŸ˜‰


This next card uses the SUPER FUN new set, Cheeky Chicken. These sentiments are so stinkin’ funny to me! πŸ™‚ They also have coordinating dies HERE. Just crack me UP!

I actually gave this to my hubby for his birthday. Because he really wants chickens. Bwaahahha!

For this card above, I used my Zig Clean Color Markers for a little loosey “goosey” watercolor action.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Technique Tuesday release HERE!

Hope your week starts out with a win!! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Hi There!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! It is snowing here, and this is the perfect card for today!

I colored these cuties for #thedailymarker30day today, and actually put them on a card right away. Hooray! I actually colored them in the wee hours of the morning because I couldn’t sleep. I believe that was due to possibly dozing off (albeit VERY briefly) earlier in the day?Β  LOL! I blame my son. πŸ™‚ He wears me out! ❀

These cuties are from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool and Chit Chat. I have the dies for the Snow Cool set, but the Chit Chat, I just fussy cut. I think Chit Chat was one of my first LF sets? πŸ™‚ Oh and the heart is from Lawn Fawn’s Hearts die.

I used Lawn Fawn Jet Black (Copic friendly) Ink,Β  Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, and Worn Lipstick Oxide ink.

This is also perfect for joining the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Inspiration Board. It’s so wintery and love filled, I thought this would be spot on. πŸ™‚

Have a great Sunday! Thanks for popping by!

Take care! Jill πŸ™‚

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Forever Favorite

Hi All! I wanted to share a card I finished late last night using my Daily Marker 30 Day project. I always love Kathy’s challenge and I’m really trying to use all the things I color this time–sooner than later!

I love this little My Favorite Nut set from Neat & Tangled (and dies). I also used N & T’s stencil, Polygon.Β  I also need to point out that this is the third card I’ve made this month using purple! Likely more purple than I used in all of 2017. Haaaaaa! Putting out that olive branch, I tell ya! πŸ™‚ I used Distress Oxide Inks for the mix: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Wilted Violet.

Oh and the “forever” is from THIS Neat & Tangled set.

I colored these cuties with Copic Markers. I added some N&T sequin confetti to this card too. You can find similar ones HERE. πŸ™‚

Take care! Jill πŸ™‚

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Cactus Love!

I’m popping in to share a few cards I made with Technique Tuesday’s newly released, A Little Prickly Stamp set and dies. Eeeep! Cacti are so fun to make cards with, especially when then gain eyes! Haaaa! πŸ™‚

I colored these fun cacti with Copic Markers and added some googley eyes, of course. πŸ™‚

This one below is going to a crafty friend!Β  How cute is that little cactus!? ❀ “She” might be my fave of the bunch..shhhhh. πŸ™‚

I also used the Memo Pad die to put this cutie on some patterned paper. Once I started putting googley eyes on them, I couldn’t stop.

For the card below, I used Technique Tuesday’s Clipboard die and brushed on some Oxide Ink,. I also added some silver sparkly stars that I die cut from the Shooting Star Crafting die.

These were definitely fun to make. I need to color up some more Cacti! They make cute cards quick, especially if you color them in advance! Love that!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Technique Tuesday release HERE! Especially the Love Stinks. πŸ˜‰ It’s super fun and has an awesome price point!

Hope your week starts out fabulously!! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Warmest Wishes!

Hope you are enjoying a great weekend!

I wanted to share these two cards I made using these cute foxes I colored with Copic Markers for The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Challenge.

I could not enjoy these little Neat and Tangled Merry Kisses (and dies HERE) foxes more! I have been trying to get my crafty little hands on these cuties for months!Β  LOL!

Eeeeep! Adorbs! I just added this photo frame die to an embossed/scored Neenah white panel. I stitched the whole thing down to the card base and done! πŸ™‚

For the next card, I used my red/brown foxes and created a Valentine! ❀

For this card, I used Neat & Tangled’s Geometric Blooms Stencil. Fabulous! I brushed on some Worn Lipstick Oxide and Wilted Violet Oxide ink. Again with the PURPLE! What is going on? Haaaaa! I also used the sentiment from Be My Valentine! ❀ !!

To finish off this card, I added some super fun Neat & Tangled sequins (Thank you again, N&T!) and then some stitching. (These confetti-like sequins are my fave!)

I think that about does it! Hope you have some time to get crafty this month too! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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