Some fun with Avery Elle!

Hello! Popping in today to share a couple cards I made using some fun new Avery Elle products!

This first one features theΒ  Peek-A-Boo Car with the coordinating die. When I saw this car, I just knew it had to drive over to my house! I mean–eeep!! My son is going to love this car and put everyone in it! ha!!

This cutie driver and passenger is from the AE set Peek-A-Boo Pets and coordinating dies. I mean, that cow and chicken! ha! Too cute!!

For this card, I masked off a piece of Bristol paper and blended on some Distress Oxide and Distress Inks. I think splattered on some water and black paint to give it a little texture. I colored the car and critters with Copic Markers on X-press It Blending Card. So fun!!

(A quick note that X-press It Blending Card is 50% off through tonight, June 9 11:59 PST! Use code blending50 to take advantage! Such a great deal. I’m trying not to buy them out myself! Click HEREΒ for the big pack or for the smaller pack HERE. πŸ™‚ If you’ve never tried this blending card, I cannot recommend it more. I use only two cardstocks to color with Copics, and this is one. It blends like butta! ❀ )

Next up, I switched to watercolor. Watercolor always seems like my go-to for underwater things…Logical, right? πŸ˜‰ This card uses the new Avery Elle set CelebRAYtion! Our son is super in Manta Rays right now, and I knew he’d love this fun set!

I used Distress Inks for the watercolored background on this one after white heat embossing the sentiment and images. I kept it fairly simple from there though. πŸ™‚

Looking forward to giving these fun cards and making more! I also can’t wait to get my hands on a few more things Avery Elle recently released….and let’s be honest, things that were released a couple months back too. Trouble! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Neat & Tangled: Thank you!

Happy Friday! Today I’m over on theΒ over at Neat & Tangled sharing my last card as May Guest Designer.Β  What a treat it has been! Thanks so very much to Danielle for having me! ❀

Today, I’m sharing this card I made with Neat & Tangled’s Wild Ones, Geometric Circles, and Later Alligator.

I love love love love Miriam’s background dies and I thought it would be fun to use this one in a spotlight way! I’m not sure I have ever done this before? Why? ha!!

Be sure to hop over to Neat & Tangled today to see my full post about how I made this card. You can find that post HERE.

I made another card to share using this set, which is new to me too! This is the Dream Big set along with the background die Cubic Cover Plate. ❀

She’s so sweet! And I thought it would be fun to make sparkly clouds! πŸ™‚ This sentiment is from the set Hand Stitched.

If you missed my first post earlier this month, you can find that one HERE. The second post HERE.

Thank you again, Neat & Tangled! I’ve so enjoyed sharing some cards and ❀ of your designs! πŸ™‚

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend !

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Today: Over At Neat & Tangled!

Happy Friday! Today I’m over at Neat & Tangled again to share my second card as May Guest Designer.Β  Hooray–I so enjoyed making these cards to share! ❀

I’m sharing this card I made with Neat & Tangled’s Birch Leaf Die and No Words, designed by Miriam Prantner. So good, MP! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is a fave of mine for cards like this. I really dislike making sympathy cards, but this sentiment often rings so true for my personal sentiments.

Be sure to hop over to Neat & Tangled today to see my full post about how I made this card. You can find that post HERE.

If you missed my first post earlier this month, you can find that one HERE.

Thank you again, Neat & Tangled–looking forward to sharing again next week! πŸ™‚

Wishing you all a wonderful LONG weekend ahead here in the US!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Always a Rainbow!

Hello! Popping in today to share a card I made yesterday in a few moments of Mom time–DAY CRAFTING! What? I know. (Technically, it was early evening but daylight! ha!) I thought the same as I was making it.Β  Ha!

Love this little turtle from Lawn Fawn so very much and I had to use him!

Eeep –he’s the cutest! I used the sentiment from this set and another to say exactly what I wanted!

I love the addition of the felt hearts. Taylored Expressions felt is my super fave!

The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is Pet Love and I thought I’d join in the fun! I haven’t been able to play along in quite some time, so I seized the opportunity. My brother and I had a teeny pet turtle when we were kids. We ended up letting him go, but we really liked him while we had him briefly. Check it out HERE:

I had to make this one for a friend and get it in the mail–STAT! πŸ™‚

Lawn Fawn goodies: Get Well Before ‘nΒ  Afters (and dies HERE), Rain or Shine Before ‘n Afters, Really Rainbow Petite Paper ( ❀ ), and Valentine Borders.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Lawn Fawnatics for keeping the challenges coming! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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May Guest over at Neat & Tangled!

Hello Crafty Friends! Fun news to share to today, as I am the May Guest Designer over at Neat & Tangled! I could not be MORE excited to be joining their amazing designers this month! Huge thanks to Danielle! And to my friend Miriam, who incidentally costs me a lot of moola. πŸ˜‰ ❀

My first card this month features Elena Roussakis’s cutie little set, Jump for Joy!Β  When I saw this squirrel, I swear my heart leaped with delight! (My friend Lisa will vouch for my complete love of this set! ❀ ) He is just the stinkin’ cutest! I absolutely had to use him straightaway this month.

Be sure to hop over to Neat & Tangled today to see my full post about how I made this card. You can find that post HERE.

Thank you again, Neat & Tangled–looking forward to sharing more this month! πŸ™‚

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Check out the SCT Blog Today!

Happy day to you all! I wanted to pop in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to entice you πŸ™‚

You might gather a Mom theme! Be sure to check out my post over there for the full card photos. πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day to those celebrating and extra hugs to those who need them this weekend. ❀

You can always check out the printed issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. They can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well. I sure love being a small part of this amazing publication every quarter! ❀

Thank you!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy 13th Birthday, SCT!

Good Afternoon to you all! I wanted to pop in and share that I have a project over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–and I’m in fantastic company! We are celebrating SCT’s 13th Birthday! Check it all out HERE!

Here’s a sneak!Β  πŸ™‚

Such a joy to be sharing over there today–lots of GREAT birthday ideas this week on the SCT Blog! Check it out!

You can always get the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well!

Happiest Birthday to SCT!! πŸ™‚

Have a great rest of the week! ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

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