Monday, November 9, 2020

Gingerbread Angel for Christmas....

  A sweet little gingerbread angel to spread Christmas Cheer....

A hand crocheted scarf using Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle Yarn....and a gold leaf trim halo....

A sweet Singing Face Stamp from the wonderful Peachy Keen Stamps....

Wings made from an old crocheted doily....along with a music paper choir robe....

Sweet little details that all add up to an adorable ornament or wall hanging to spread some Christmas cheer! 

And an Angel....a symbol to remember all of the lives that were lost this year to the Global Pandemic!  May God Bless each and every family that is missing someone they love this Christmas season and in the years to come!



Sunday, November 8, 2020

Christmas Tags 2020



 Hello sweet creative friends,

It has been a long while since I made a blog post.....mainly using Instagram these days.  

Tonight I thought I would post just a few of my 2020 Christmas makes.  It is always fun to be inspired to create Christmas crafts this time of here are just a few of my many projects so far.... 


Cozy Gingerbread Tags:  Sissix Die 658158 Gingerbread #2 

Mini book tags or ornaments for the Christmas tree:

These use vintage images from Pinterest....


I love this sweet image of the baby Jesus with a bird and lamb....

 Some Penny Black Stamp inspiration:





Some Gingerbread stamps from CC Designs that are retired I believe....

A sweet Gingerbread man and mason jar from Digital Printables at Iralamija Shop on Etsy

I love this Halloween Mason Jar printable.  It has this text background mason jar that you can use for so many different projects!  I have a discount code you can use during the month of November 2020 for 15% off with no minimum purchase required.  Use code "Jill20" through November 30th!

These snowflake tags use a wonderful snowflake tag die from Simon Says Stamp and images from Polkadoodles...

This gorgeous deer die is from Fun Stampers Journey:

That is all for tonight.  Hope you have fun getting into the Christmas spirit!

Crafty Hugs,


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Rustic Wreath Christmas Cards.....

Hello Friends,
I made a few Christmas cards this past weekend using the wonderful Rustic Wreath and A Thrill of Hope Stamp sets from Papertrey Ink.   I love both of these wonderful stamp sets!  They are getting lots of use in my craftroom as Christmas approaches.

I also used a heart tag die and some snowflake dies from Mama Elephant.  And a mint green floral paper from the Sunshine Backgrounds Digital Printable from Iralamija Shop on Etsy.

On this first card I layered the wreath 4 times for added dimension.  It is embossed with some shabby green embossing enamel from Stampendous.  I love the glittery sheen this gave the wreath though you cannot see it in the photo.

 This card is a combo of kraft, blue and nice!

 Another color combo I love....Scarlet Jewel, Kraft and creamy watercolor paper!

And this one is all rainbow colors with a frosted window affect using the same shabby embossing powders from Stampendous in pink and green.  So fun!

That is it for me!  I hope you all have a lovely not so little guy and I carved a pumpkin tonight....

I cannot believe he is in high school all ready! 


Friday, August 30, 2019

Happy 7th Birthday Paper Sweeties!

Hello!  Today I have a very special post to share with you in honor of Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday!

So I hope you will grab a hot beverage and join me for a while as I have several cards and some fun
Christmas tags to share today:

I am blessed to be an Alumni Designer for Debbie's wonderful company Paper Sweeties.  She invited me to share a post during her birthday month of August so I have been creating some projects to share with all of you!

First a special Birthday card featuring one of Debbie's original paper doll stamps Abigail and the coordinating sweet cut:

Abigail is colored with Copic markers and her outfit is paper pieced.  She is holding up the number 7 in honor of Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday!

I am so happy to be celebrating with everyone that loves Paper Sweeties so much!  Thanks Debbie for seven wonderful years of crafty goodness to share with all of my friends and family!

Next I played with the Sweet Cuts set:  "Keep Calm and Drink Coffee"  I love this sweet coffee or tea cup die set!  It is so fun to stack on a card front.  I used a ton of different sentiment sets including my current favorite the wonderful Merry Stamp Set.  Here are the cards I created:

 Faith, Hope, and Love!  The perfect card to send to a friend who needs some support!

The next two cards use the "Merry" stamp set too...but are Christmas themed:

This first one is in traditional colors....

And this next one is in shabby colors:

I love how quick these Christmas cards came together! 
I added some Diamond Stickles glitter glue to each of these Christmas cards though you cannot see it very well in the pictures!  They are so sparkly and beautiful in person!  

Next a more summery card....

This sweet "Bless Your Heart" sentiment is from the southern standards set called "Hey Y'all".

And here is one about kindness:

"Friendship begins with a cup of kindness" is from the "You Warm My Heart" stamp set. 

This fun sentiment comes from the "Keep Calm and Drink Coffee Stamp Set".  The coordinating sweet cuts die set contains the mug or cup that I used on all of these cards. So fun!

And "Sending You a HUG in a MUG" is from the "But First Coffee stamp set".  Perfect for sending someone a "hug" through the mail!

Yay!  This wonderful group of cards is all ready to be boxed up and shared with a friend!

I also created some wonderful Christmas tags using this same mug (or tea cup) die and the wonderful "Merry" stamp set once again. 

Here are the tag bases all ready to be decorated! All the pretty colors and patterns just make me smile! The whip cream topping on each cup was created with the "Sweet Cuts Cupcakes and Sprinkles" die set.    I used two cupcake frosting die cuts on each mug.

Here is a sample of a finished tag for inspiration! 

The candy cane in the mug on this "I (heart) SNOW" tag is from the "Homemade with love" stamps and sweet cuts sets. The little ginger girl is from a RETIRED Paper Sweeties set and is no longer available for purchase in the store, however, Debbie's shop has many wonderful new holiday sets that will be fantastic for your Holiday projects! 


Thanks so much for joining me today and celebrating Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday!   

In honor of your visiting my blog today Debbie has created a lovely coupon code "jill30" so that you can save 25% off your online purchase today ONLY!  This is so very wonderful! Debbie stocks not only her wonderful line of stamps and sweet cuts dies but also many beautiful craft staples like hand-dyed seam binding and sequins!  Be sure to explore her whole website!!!!!  You will love all the goodies she has available!

Debbie I wish you many more wonderful years in business! You are an amazing woman! Thanks for inviting me to guest design for your Birthday Celebration!

Crafty Hugs,