Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Day 2

Welcome back to Day Two of Taylored Expressions April Release Week! If you missed my post yesterday sharing day one, I’ll link you up down below. πŸ™‚

This first card is might just be my favorite card from this release….because it reminds me of life. haaaa! This little chick is from the new Sarcastichicklets set. ❀

This card just makes me laugh!! Alllll those little chicklets screaming MOM!! πŸ™‚ For the grass, I just used my ol’ trusty fridge scissors and added a little spunk to them.

I used the Notepaper Background with Notepaper Border and the Clouds Stencil. I actually have to hide these products from myself, because I would use them on every card if I didn’t. ❀

Next up is another fave from this release! I make a lot of teacher cards, and this cutting plate called Alphabet Soup and stamp set called Apple of My Eye are just fantastic!!

I die cut the Alphabet Soup several times and glued them up in a stack to create caverns to add the shaker bits. I used some glitters and it made a fun and very substantial card! πŸ™‚

I stitched around the border of the die cut before adhering it to the whole stack. For the apple, I added some darker ink to the edges to give it a little somethin’ extra. Such a great teacher card!

Next up, I made this lovely card perfect for my son to give someone at school or a family member.

If you are not into coloring much, this stamp set is for you! It makes quick work filling in the flowers with the different fills. You can align them perfectly to fill the flowers, or slightly off, like I did here. I like the non exact look. My card base is scored here, which add some texture to it overall. But goodness, the winter light is just awful and I don’t know that it comes through in this photo?

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Mom Chicklets Card:


Teacher card:


Brimming with Love card:


These products, make your lists, and then purchase them Thursday morning, April 4th,Β  at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE BlogΒ to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you missed my post yesterday for Taylored Expressions Day 1 of this Sneaks Week, check that post out HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! See you back here tomorrow because I’ll be sharing Day 3! πŸ™‚

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill

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Freshly Made Sketches Guest, #338 :)

Happy Wednesday to you! Once again, I’m over contributing with the Freshly Made Sketches crew! this week on a brand new sketch! Be sure to check out their great challenge blog HERE for lots of inspiration!

And here is this week’s sketch:

And here’s my card–perfect for a teacher! πŸ™‚

I die cut all the bits from different colored cardstocks and also from cork paper. Love that texture it gives to the pencil tip. πŸ™‚Β  I added some reverse scoring to the panel and finished it all off with some stitching. ❀

This pencil is a super favorite of mine from PaperSmooches, appropriately called Pencil Dies. The sentiment is from a retired stamp set (Bosom Buddy), but I think this Many Thanks set can be used as substitute very smoothly, with lots of choices!

Crafty hugs to the FMS team, who has been so kind to me this month! Thank you, Ladies! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Freshly Made Sketches–Week Two! :)

Hello again! Once again, I’m excited to be a Guest Designer on week two for the Freshly Made Sketches crew! You can check out their fun challenge blog HERE. Lots of great cards to oooh and ahhhh over!! πŸ™‚

And here is this week’s sketch:For this card, I blended on some Distress Oxide ink to Neenah Solar White cardstock and then stamped this Avery Elle image on top. I used this little pencil image to stamp repeatedly on the panel before stitching them all together to finish it off.

If I made this again, I think I’d try and find some simply patterned paper to use vs. the solid persimmon. But who knows! LOL! Either way, I thought this would be fun to give to someone this week, for sure!

I added a little twine to wrap it up (literally) and done! πŸ™‚ This is Avery Elle’s Little Minds stamp set (I believe this set is retired?) Still gets a great workout around here though–especially during Teacher Appreciation week!.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’ll join the fun over at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy Thanks

Happy Tuesday, crafty peeps! Today I am popping in with a Teacher card! I can never make enough of these! This one is happy and FUN! It could easily be used for anyone though, and you can use the other Paper Smooches Fruit People to make a set! Hmmmm… thinking ahead there! πŸ™‚

I also used Paper Smooches’ Thanks So Much die and the Cross Stitch Die! I’ll have some actual cross stitch projects all together to share someday. πŸ™‚

Eeeeeeeep! So stinkin cute! I just die cut and dry embossed these elements, glued them down and added some stitching! Super easy. You could add some more detail by shading the fruit elements, but I kept it simple. πŸ™‚

You can check out all of the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ AUGUST 2017 release HERE.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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I’m So Glad I Picked You!

Happy FRIDAY! What a week. Phew. 

Today, I’m sharing this floraltastic card using the Garden Blooms dies and the Kindness Sampler! ❀

I laid up some strips of cardstock and then die cut the flowers. I then overlaid the flower outlines on top in white. Finally, I stamped the sentiment as the stem to the flowers, and added some leaves. Fun! 

These flowers are awesome and so versatile! A perfect addition to the PS lineup! πŸ™‚

The new Paper Smooches June release can be found HERE! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Cornucopia of projects! :)

Happy Wednesday!
I’m usually pretty good about posting all my projects on my blog, but this last month + has been a little crazier than normal. I always try to figure out if it’s just the new normal, or if it is just busier that usual. I’m hoping for the later this time! πŸ™‚
Anywho–here is a few cards/projects I have made recently that haven’t made it here yet. πŸ™‚
First up, this fun card using Paper Smooches Huge Hugs and dies AND Huge Hugs 2! This was for my son’s last day of school this year. πŸ™‚
I actually used my Scor-Tape as a stencil. It was sitting on my desk, so it worked out well! I just brushed some Distress Ink in there and then gave it a little water spritz for some texture. Fun!
The whale and fish are covered in Glossy Accents! Love that little addition. I think I may go through a whole bottle this month. LOL. πŸ™‚
Here are projects I created for teachers and staff at school this Spring:
Love how fun these are! I used Paper Smooches FruitasticΒ and the Thanks So Much Die. For the tags below, I used the Paper Smooches Pencil Dies and the Lovely Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment.
Here is a quick pick of some tags I stamped up for some crafty friends. Love this little bunny from Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush! (I didn’t think to take a more finessed photo, but I thought they are too cute not to share!)
These next cards use a combination of Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush stamps and Ellen Hutson’s Wonky Backdrops. Such fun!! πŸ™‚ (I also used the retired a Paper Smooches set for the sentiment, but this one is an excellent sub in, Many Thanks.)
This next card uses Winnie and Walter’sΒ  Framed and Our Town. Love how this turned out. I made it at a crafty retreat and I used someone’s stencil for the background too. But I didn’t write down the name of it. πŸ™‚
Next up, is this card I made using WPlus9 Feathers and Florals and Avery Elle’s Many Thanks. This floral set was sent to me from some crafty friends, and I’m so glad to have inked it up!! πŸ™‚ I’ve been using a lot of flowers lately!? Must be the season πŸ˜‰ .
And last but not least, here are some teacher cards I made last fall. These great teacher stamps are all from Lil’ Inker Designs. LOVE these so very much! πŸ™‚ Again, I borrowed these great products from some crafty friends. I only wished they all lived closer to create together more often. ❀
Alrighty! I hope you have enjoyed this mixed bag of projects I had yet to blog! I like to keep my blog up to date. It’s a great way to track my projects if I ever want to look back . πŸ™‚
Thank you for stopping by again today! πŸ™‚
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

If you follow me on Instagram, you have likely seen these projects already πŸ˜‰ : jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches Fun!

I’m poppin’ in because the new Paper Smooches June release is available HERE! I was going to share my favorites from this release, but then the list just included everything, for one reason or another! Haaaa! So be sure to check it all out! πŸ™‚

I thought I’d share this fun card I made with the new Garden Greetings stamp set and dies. This set combines the sentiment and images, all in one! Super quick and easy for cards! πŸ™‚

I colored this “hi” with Copic makers and added some Glossy accents. I added it to the Tag Stitched Die that I die cut from patterned paper! (Yay me, using PP!)

I then busted out some old school corrugated paper and added the tags to a card. Kinda fun. Kinda retro, right? Haaa! πŸ™‚

While I’m here, thought I’d share these cards I made for my son’s teachers, as end of the year cards. I’m sure they need a summer break too, BIG time! So I ran with that theme. I’ll be sending these along with some summer goodies as a HUGE thank you for an awesome first year in Elementary School. Phew. I can’t believe it’s almost wrapped up! I will not cry. I will not cry. I’ll totally cry.Β  πŸ™‚

I used some Frosted Lace stickles to create an “icey” look. Kinda fun, but photographs like muck. haaaa! Better in person, thank goodness! πŸ˜‰

The little smiley is from the previously released Pineapple Crush set. ❀

I rubbed on some Persimmon Distress Ink to give the Popsicles a little touch, but it pretty much all soaked in to the paper. I have a knack for that too. πŸ˜‰

And of course, googley eyes! πŸ™‚

For this I used the Cool Treats dies. These are a staple! So so so fun! I also used the sparky Summer Sampler set! I just partially inked the sentiment stamps and stacked the words that way. It is probably MUCH easier to cut the stamp, but, I have issues. LOL!!

Getting in the summer grove!! Yay!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you Relax and Chill!Β  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚