Grandparents

Yay for all the new April Technique Tuesday products available HERE! I had to make a card with THIS fun new TT flower set called Just Us Girls. This great sentiment is from the very sweet Grandma Blessings Stamps set.

I just enjoy these little whimsy flowers all grouped up together! Such fun! I colored them with Zig Clean Color markers and whipped them into a bit of watercolor. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and foam tape to adhere them. I put a few dollops of clear Nuvo drops to finish it off. I like how bright and cheerful it turned out overall. And then I popped this directly in the mail! πŸ™‚ I hope it arrived swiftly. ❀

I have a few more cards using this Just Us Girls set, but I need to finish them. So we’ll see if I can get those buttoned up to share one day too. πŸ˜‰ We need more hours in the day sometimes, don’t we?!

Thanks for stopping by again today!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Rainbow Wishes

Hope your week is going well! Mine has been jam-packed, but last night, I just had to stamp some color! πŸ™‚ So I made these:

Be You. Be Happy. ❀

I figured, if you are stamping rainbows, STAMP some RAINBOWS in bulk . πŸ˜‰ I stitched each one a little different to mix things up. Loving this stamp set and especially ❀ the sentiments and the font they are in. Gah! πŸ™‚

For all these cards, I used Concord & 9th’s Rainbow Wishes . Ahhhh rainbows. ❀

I added a few scoring lines to the top of this. These were an experiment, and I decided I do not like this broken up look in scoring. But now I know, and I certainly was not going to bin these just because of that little detail. Not tragic. πŸ˜‰

I also stamped envelopes with Concord & 9th’s little stamp set. πŸ™‚

Well, that is all for now! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope wherever you live, you are experiencing a nicer Spring season. Haaaa! We are not having typical weather, but rather a continuing winter. Ugh.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Little Hellos

If there is one thing I can always count on to jump start the crafty flow again, it’s a card challenge. I try and participate in them regularly because they are always so enjoyable for me! πŸ™‚

Therefore, this Lawn Fawnatics Challenge worked out swimmingly because I wanted to make a handful of simple fun cards. Boom. Done! πŸ™‚

The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is just that–check it out HERE.

This one uses Lawn Fawn’s Aloha stamp set and die. Love. It.

This one uses Lawn Fawn’s Winter Unicorn stamp set (and dies) and the sentiment is from Beam Me Up.

These two cutie Dinos are from Lawn Fawn’s Rawr stamp set and dies.

All these are from Lawn Fawn’s lil’ mini stamp sets and I always ❀ them!Β  πŸ™‚

I colored all these images with Copic Markers (I think I colored all of them for a round of the Daily Marker 30 day challenge? Another reason why I love that challenge–images are ready to go for “someday”!) and stenciled on the heart background (using a negative cut out in my scrap bin.) with Distress Oxide Inks.

Be sure to check out the challenge and join in HERE! Fun fun!

Have a great week!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Yay! Love!

Hola! Thought I’d pop in and freshin’ things up a bit here. I have been busy working on some cards for April and going forward, but wanted to share a quick little cute with you! πŸ™‚

These stamps are from Avery Elle and they are adorable! I thank my friend Amy for letting me borrow them to stamp! πŸ™‚ They are called Party Pals and can be found HERE and their dies HERE.

eeeeeep! Their little squinty faces! πŸ™‚

They are soΒ  sweet, holding their little signs!

I VERY rarely use any accoutrements to decorate my cards, so this was extra fun to pick out a few and work with them (see supply name below). These awesome frames whip up cards so fast! love that!

I used Pink Paislee’s Pick Me Up Patterned Paper and Ephemera. Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine sent these to me for having a card in the recent issue. Have you seen THAT, by the way!!? I am so fortunate to have three cards in this awesome issue! This magazine is has a great layout and flawless writing that you WANT to read! I haven’t submitted since PC&S (RIP) went down, so this is ALL VERY exciting for me!! πŸ™‚ Such fun to hold a REAL MAGAZINE and bonus to find your own cards there in it! Check it out online OR pick up a hard copy at Barnes & Noble.

Sooooooo awesome!

I colored everything with Copic markers and and used the Pink Paislee to fill in the rest, adding a little stitching of course. πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by! ❀

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! April!

The day has come for all the new Technique Tuesday April products to be available HERE!

On with the card, to check out with your coffee. πŸ˜‰

This sentiment is from the new set called:Sassy Girl Thoughts Clear Stamps.Of course, this set is a fave of this release. I always love these Sassy gems! πŸ™‚ “Life happens. Coffee helps”. Amen to that! πŸ™‚ There are some other very funny sayings on there you’ll enjoy too.

This little coffee cup is from the previously released set Perk Up! It’s a fun one too. I stamped this in a sherbet rainbow ombre. The last two cups there down on the bottom are wee bit too light, but I ran with it. It’s actually slightly better in person. πŸ™‚

(If you missed my first post Friday, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, catch up on that one HERE!)

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out all the Design Team’s projects. I can’t wait to see what everyone made!

Also, you can find all the NEW April products from Technique Tuesday HERE! Happy Day. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today–And Happy Easter! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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April Release, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s April Release Countdown! This is a fun smile to drop in the mail. πŸ™‚

Today, I am sharing the new Animal House set called Parker & Penny Pig Clear Stamps.Β There are coordinating dies available for them HERE too! (These links will work when the products are available tomorrow, April 1st!)

How funny is that? This also uses a new sentiment from the Planner set releasing tomorrow called Planner Beauty. I thought the little pig wanted to treat himself. πŸ™‚

For this card, I simply stamped and colored these images with Copic Markers, added some splats and some simple stitching. All simple, once I discarded two other goes, trying to paper piece the pigs, etc. Haaaaa! Oh, the process is what makes it all fun. πŸ™‚

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

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there and see those fun new goodies too!)

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

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

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Hope Your Day Glows…

When I see a Rainbow Challenge, I just have to jump in! πŸ™‚

The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is just that–check it out HERE. Check out the fun image of inspiration:Eeeep! Love it! Rainbows. Glowing Candles. Hence my card of rainbow-ed glowing light bulbs! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used Lawn Fawn’s new Lights Out and the sentiment from the new adorable Little Fireflies. Adorable! Looking forward to making them glow in the dark for my son on a future card. πŸ™‚

I white heat embossed these cuties on watercolor paper and watercolored them with Distress Inks. I was on a roll last night. πŸ™‚ I do ❀ smiling things!

Be sure to check out the challenge and join in HERE! Fun fun!

Have a great week!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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