Two Freshly Made Sketches

Happy Monday Stamping Friends! Today I am sharing two cards for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week. You can see the details of the sketch here.

I started with my current fav, the bears! After all, I still have a few sitting on my desk from the coloring challenge last month. So stinking cute.

As a matter of fact, this whole card is made from pieces lying on my stamping desk. In addition to the bears, the card base, the splattered background, the stripes and the sentiment were all pieces from other projects. I save a lot of little things. Do you? The post with the coloring details of the bears can be found here. Check out more bear cards here and here.

Next up is the Latte Love card. This one I designed specifically for the sketch.

Do you just love that plaid embossing folder? It’s new from Spellbinders FSJ. I love plaid so I had to have it! This Latte Love set is from Essentials by Ellen. The cups and coffee are colored with Copic markers and the latte swirls is stamped with Buttercream FSJ fusion ink. This ink is absolutely perfect for the foam. The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder. Clean and simple, just like the sketch! Check out another Latte love card here on my instagram.

Finally, the Sketch:

I do not have a lot of Essentials by Ellen Hutson stamps, but I have to admit they are super nice. They come in a sturdy storage pouch and the clear flap that covers the stamps is attached. Excellent packaging!


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My Favorite Die Blog Hop & Giveaway

The FSJ Creative Team is blog hopping today sharing out favorite Spellbinders-FSJ die. We hope you like our favorites and maybe you will find a new favorite too! Hop along with us as we share a blog hop full of inspiration & a giveaway too!

I had a hard time picking just one of my favorite dies … so I decide to pick 2!

Shapeabilities A2 Curved Borders One

Oh how I love these and I use them all the time. These border dies are incredibly easy to use and have an awesome end result. Bonus: These curved dies are a great way to showcase the Create and Blooms designer prints paper.

Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die

For this card I used 2 of the border dies to create a curved banner that lets almost all of the printed paper show. I used my Mini Misti positioning tool to curve a regular stamp just slightly to fit the curve.

Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die

This bright, beautiful Create and Bloom Prints paper is balanced against a small curve border cut out in whip cream. To keep the paper the main focus, I just added a sentiment and a simple embellishment.

Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die

As shown below, you can also layer with these dies. I added a duplicate curved layer in black to anchor the black in the paper as well as the sentiment. This Follow Your Heart paper has a black and white pattern. Of course I needed to color it with some spring color markers to liven it up.

Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die
Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die

You know its a favorite die when I use it on multiple projects. Here are a 6 more cards that use the Shapeabilities A2 Curved Borders One for inspiration:

Fancy Edged Rectangles

Next up is the Fancy Edged Rectangles. Oh these are so fun but so far I love the medium scallop rectangle the most! For this card, I paired the Butterfly from the Large Die of the month (Feb) and a background made with Pan Pastels. A touch of Sparkle silk and the Tiny Greetings” Hello sentiment finish the card.

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders Fancy Edged rectangles

Seeing that this hop is all about favorite dies, I created another card to show how fun it is to layer the rectangles and use printed paper.

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders Fancy Edged rectangles

The Thanks is also a die cut, from the Designer Frames die set. All supplies are listed at the very end of the post.

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders Fancy Edged rectangles

Obviously the Fancy Edged Rectangles is a ‘must have” in your collection! Here are 6 more cards that use the Fancy Edged Rectangles for added inspiration:

Giveaway:

OK, so I mentioned a giveaway at the top of this post! Comment on this post to be entered to win a $25 Spellbinders-FSJ gift certificate. How Fun!!!  You can comment below on this post or on my Instagram post to be in the running for the gift certificate. Good Luck! Giveaway closes on Sunday, March 17th 11:59 pm CT. Winners will be announced on the FSJ blog hop post the following Monday.

I hope you’re feeling a bit inspired as you head on to the next stop in the hop!  Here’s a list of all the gals participating today, so you can visit each one!  

Jill <—— (you are here)

Marty McGee

Carrie Rhoades

Lezlye Lauterbach

Thanks for stopping by today and if this is your first time here, I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and I hope you’ll stop in again soon!  If you’d like to join me on social media, you can find me on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest!  Come say hi!

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A Bear and his Ware

Sharing 2 bear cards today. One was for my husbands birthday last week and one is for St. Patricks Day!

Let’s begin with my hubby’s birthday card. He loves coffee and grilling so I had Bear dress accordingly. How fun is this?

I made the Clouds with sponging some die cut cloud shapes from MFT (My Favorite Things). The grass is FSJ and the Sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon store.

I dug into my stash of sentiments for the inside! They are from Bear Ware 3, Honey Bee Shake it off and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words.

Clean and Simple for the St. Patty’s Day card with just a touch of coloring

creating cards and dressing Bear for all the occasions is going to be so much fun!

 


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A Warehouse Sale and a Green Tea Latte?

These are totally unrelated to each other. But a good crafty sale is a good sale and spellbinders FSJ has a great Online Warehouse Sale right now with deals starting at $1. YES. you read that right!

Online Warehouse Sale

Click HERE or click the image to shop. Now for the card:

I have never had a Green Tea Latte, have you? This card was created for a Honey bee stamps Buzzworthy “Green” card challenge. I love how it turned out!

Of course I had to use all the Honeybee products. Especially the Honeybee Frappe shake die! The green tea is ink blended with Distress Oxide ink in twisted citron. And then splattered with water. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder using the Perfect Blend stamp set which is also from Honey bee.

The Bird is also Honeybee from the Snow Buddies set. I colored him with B00 and B21 copic markers. The straw is colored with YG11. What a fun challenge!


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Completed Coloring Cards

Hey Stamping friends! Popping in this Saturday to share a few of my finished cards from the 30 Day coloring challenge last month.

First up is a combination of Honey Bee Stamps and The Stamp Market. Day 10 and 19.

Take a peek of the starting point for this card. You can see another card with the same sentiments here.

Next up is the Strawberry cake card. I made this on my sons birthday when channeling his favorite: Strawberry cake and Strawberry cream cheese frosting. I will be making actual the cake this weekend!

The cake stamps are Honeybee: Piece of Cake. This is a fun set! Here is where the card started.

Finally is the Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers. Oh how I love this set. LOVE!!

Here is where this one started. Check out the 1st card I made with this set here.

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The Fabulous Gingham Farm

My Mind’s Eye Gingham Farm collection. OH MY!!! This paper is so gorgeous it is hard to cut. I purchased this primarily for scrapbook pages and happily combined some fabulous stamps, dies and other fun products on the pages too. And of course I made cards! An added bonus!

For the most part, the main Gingham Farm products used are: The 12 x 12 paper pack with stickers, the 6×6 paper stack, The decorative brads, the washi tape, and the mixed bag of die cuts. All the links are below.

stamp with Jill, My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm collection scrap page

This page of my husband and Gus was scrap lifted from paper issues Scraplift Sunday. These pages use Black Licorice and Buttercream 12 x 12 card stock as bases from Spellbinders-FSJ. Did you know that Spellbinders FSJ sells 12 x 12 id over 50 colors? Yes they do!

stamp with Jill, My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm collection scrap page

This beautiful page has added black gingham ribbon from Spellbinders-FSJ.

stamp with Jill, My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm collection scrap page

For this one I added Just the black sparkle tape from Spellbinders-FSJ.

stamp with Jill, My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm collection scrap page

The black plaid makes for perfect masculine pages (and cards). That sentiment is from The Stamp Market’s best ever greetings.

stamp with Jill, My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm collection scrap page

This one is my personal favorite. Everything on this page is from the My Mind’s Eye Gingham Farm collection– nothing added. I can’t wait to add a family picture to this!

stamp with Jill, My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm collection scrap page

This was my birthday selfie last year. And, by the way, also my husbands birthday….we are just 3 days apart! I added a bunch of Spellbinders-FSJ die cuts for accents together with the spring kisses for the flowers. Finally, here are a few cards:

stamp with Jill, My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm collection cards

I love the black plaid and black gingham on cards! Got a question? Just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

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Let’s Talk Some Frap

Guess What? I Love Coffee and Cute Critters. This card has both!

So while I was online shopping at SSS one day I stumbled on this adorable coffee cup embossing folder from Tim Holtz. YES, YES, YES! Please! It’s a perfect addition to my “coffee” themed stamps and dies in my collection.

The Bear is Ellen Hutson. He’s a new favorite mostly because he has the BEST collection of accessories called Bear Ware. Accessorizing him has been super fun! The Sentiment is retired from My Favorite Things called Stay Cool. I found a similar sentiment in “Shake it off” from Honey bee (link below) And the cute stripe paper is My Minds Eye.

The Polar bear was from one of my 30 days of coloring. You can see all the bears and their copic colors here.

These apparently are very popular products because at the time of this post, this Bear and all his ware, as well as the embossing folder are out of stock. IMPORTANT NOTE: Put your email on the “back in stock” notification. I promise it won’t be long! I only had to wait a little bit.


Sending Happy Thoughts

The 30 day coloring challenge is now complete. Yay! I have lots to share over the next few weeks using some of my colored images and some new toys!

The Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set (and dies) are so beautiful. I paired a few of the colored flowers with a woodgrain background to create this stunner!

The woodgrain background paper is from the My Minds Eye 6×6 paper stack called Gingham Farm. This paper is so beautiful I actually found it hard to cut. I have some GORGEOUS scrap pages coming with this paper. Check out the card here using the Gingham Farm washi tape and a piece of the plaid paper from the stack.

Here is a shot of the flowers from the coloring challenge and the copic markers I used for reference.

Now for the supplies:


Smile, It’s your day!

I just fell in love with the Essentials by Ellen “All Inside” Bear and all the “Bear Ware” accessories that go with him! Total enabler alert!

Cuteness overload- and you all know how much I love CUTE! dies for all the sets too!

I colored the bear for day 24 of the 30 day coloring challenge. Here are my practice versions. I mostly used white card stock, but the one on the far right is off white card stock. I wrote in pencil the marker colors at the top of each bear (links below also). If you are looking to learn how to color this bear with just a few copic markers, I have a video coming in the next week.

Bear has a die that cuts him out, as well as his hands so he can hold all the things. I have him dressed in original Bear Ware. I loved the birthday theme but there is so much more! The original Bear Ware stamp set covers not only birthday, but spring and summer too! This guy has some rocking accessories!

There are 2 more sets of accessories: Bear Ware 2 and Bear Ware 3. that cover just about every single occasion there is. Stay tuned for more Bear!

For this card, I paired Bear with my coloring from challenge day 10 and the Best Ever Greetings set from the Stamp Market. The blue polka dot paper from Gina K and was the perfect match.

Supplies

I have included links to all: The Bear and his ware. Just in case you want to get all of them at the same time. Bonus: Copics are on sale (save 28%) at Ellen Hutson (at the time of this post)

NOTE: If something is out of stock do not fret! add your email to the cue. Things come back in stock at Ellen and Simon Says pretty quickly.


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A Beautiful Gerbera Daisy

This one is an absolute stunner. So simple and so beautiful. The Mondo Gerbera Daisy set from Ellen Hutson LLC. This daisy has a die too!

You will notice that I am playing with a bunch of products from Ellen Hutson this week. My order arrived last week and I am now getting to inking up all the fun new stuff to share with you!

Some of these colors blended away when I was working on the coloring. And can you see the dew drops? Probably should have put a few on the actual flower- oops!

Happy shopping!


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