Because Puppies Make Me Smile

They really do. And I like to smile. And I REALLY love puppies. (And for the record, age does not define a puppy in my world. They are ALL PUPPIES!!!) Even though it makes me a little sad to pull out my puppy stamps, it reminds me of both of my sweet girlies and THAT makes me happy. I recently got these adorable Mama Elephant Playful Pups from Simon Says Stamp and I just love them. The puppies are just so sweet!

Yappy Birthday

I colored that sweet little chubby puppy with my Spectrum Noir pens and stamped and colored the tennis ball, as well. I then added the line for the floor by hand. I really like doing this, as it is never perfectly straight and adds a touch of visual interest to the card whilst grounding the images quite well.

Yappy Birthday (detail)

I used some fun washi tape in a few places to accent the card. I love this tape! It's super cuteness! It is made by Little B so it comes in a cute little dispenser thingy, too. I think you can find it at Michael's. A single Spellbinders® sequin finishes it off. Did you know Spellbinders even HAD sequins? They do. And they don't have holes in them. And I LOVE that. Also, the colors are amazing and they come in a wonderful little pot. Seriously. I love them. Lots.

I hope this little puppy has made you smile today! You can find my complete supply list below.

Have a Happy!

Washi Tape: Little B Designs


This Gold is Distressed!

I mean, it can be tough being a gorgeous gold foil flower. WAIT, nope. Not that kind of distressed. I recently purchased a pot of WOW Heat & Bond powder along with a packet of the Bright Gold foil that goes with it. It arrived. And I, naturally, was scared to death of it.

What? That doesn't happen to you? Oh. Wellll... it happens to me.

HOWEVER, my dear friends, I conquered that fear by carefully reading the directions and choosing the simplest application of the product. This involved using my heat gun and a burnisher (read: teflon bone folder, 'cause that's totatally what I used) to create a distressed gold foil look. The results? Well, I have to say, I kinda really like 'em!

Mon Amie by Jennifer Ingle #justjingle #casualfridaysstamps #goldfoil #diy

Of course, that AMAZING stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps did half the work for me. I mean, SERIOUSLY, that flower, you guys?! I so love it. So, lots of love it. I made this card for the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog. You should visit that blog from time to time. We make some pretty awesome stuff. For reals, though.

Mon Amie by Jennifer Ingle #justjingle #casualfridaysstamps #goldfoil #diy

I die cut the flower from the black and layered that over the dark teal cardstock before adhering the stamped, foiled, and die cut flower with foam tape. A bit of gold thread and a few sequins add even more pizzazz to the look. (Pizzazz has LOTS of z's in it. That is a fun word to type. And to say. Go ahead, say it out loud...PIZZAZZ!)

For those of you in the United States, I wish you a Happy Memorial Day weekend! For the rest of you...

Have a Happy!


My Only Sunshine

I have another bright, and cheerful card using the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. I haven't actually decided if I like this one or not, hence the wait to share it, but, alas, I don't hate it, so here goes nothing. HA!

You Are My Sunshine by Jennifer Ingle #justjingle #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysck #diy #cards

I used the adorable stamp set to stamp the suns and gave each of them a slightly different face. I love that fun rainbow washi tape! SO MANY COLORS OF HAPPY! YAY! I then used a sentiment cut from one of the sheets of patterned paper in the kit. Super easy!

You Are My Sunshine by Jennifer Ingle #justjingle #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysck #diy #cards

Two strips of a fun polka dot patterned paper create the borders. This one really did come together quite quickly and is a very fun card. I think it may be well suited to give to a little. Littles like fun colors. Actually, bigs like fun colors, too, I guess, so you could give it to just about anyone. I'm rambling, aren't I? It happens. Lots.

I hope you have a super fantabulous day, my friends!

Have a Happy!


Because Lots of Colorful Dots!

Woo-hoooo! It's Wednesday. And I have obviously had my iced coffee this morning (peanut butter chocolate flavor today, it's my go-to when I can't decide). We have an exciting new challenge for you up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Woot! Woot! This week we are challenging you to STENCIL IT! Yup. We want to see you playing with stencils on your projects this week! You can rock them any way you choose. The Design Team is showcasing The Crafter's Workshop products this week. You don't have to use them to participate, but if you've got some, you may as well!

Floral XO by Jennifer Ingle for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Design Team #simonsaysstamp #justjingle #clearlybesotted #stencil #diy #cards

I used the Mini Dots All Around stencil along with some of the newest Distress Inks to create a super fun background for my card. I love the colors so much!!! I then stamped fussy cut the flowers from the Clearly Besotted Sketched Blooms set and covered them with shimmering, sparkling Wink of Stella GOODNESS! I do so love sparkle. For reals, though.

Floral XO by Jennifer Ingle for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Design Team #simonsaysstamp #justjingle #clearlybesotted #stencil #diy #cards

Yup. Sparkle. I'm a fan. Not gonna even lie.

Now it's YOUR turn! Create something fabulous using a stencil in your design somewhere and somehow. Just make sure it's awesome. Link it up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store? WHAT?! Yup. Totally, dude. FIFTY DOLLAR GIFT VOUCHER! You want it. Trust me on this one.

Need some inspiration to get you started? Well head on over and check out what the Design Team created, Yo! (Did I just say 'Yo!'? I did, didn't I. Hmmm... I guess I say that now. Or not. We'll see how this goes.)

Glitter Marker: Wink of Stella Clear



I have another card for you today using the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. I told you I love this kit, right? 'Cause, you guys...I love this kit. For reals.

Is this card flawless? Nope. Is that okay? Yup. PLUS...the techniques I used actually worked, so I had to share it! HAD TO, my friends.

Smile! It's Your Birthday! by Jennifer Ingle using the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit #birthday #justjingle #simonsaysstamp #sssck #cards #diy

I used the awesome Smile circle die in the June Card Kit with the super fun striped patterned paper. LOVE the bright colors on this so much! I allowed it to cut through the edges and reassembled the pieces on my card front. I wanted the sentiment on that same strip, but due to the busy background, I felt a bit limited. That's when I had a brilliant idea!

Smile! It's Your Birthday! by Jennifer Ingle using the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit #birthday #justjingle #simonsaysstamp #sssck #cards #diy

I stamped one of the solid banners from the stamp set in the kit with VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. This gave me a solid, neutral surface, without adding any layers or bulk to my card. I then stamped the sentiment over that, again with VersaMark, and heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The sentiment melted into the original powder, creating an awesome sentiment banner! I was so excited to try this technique that I forgot to treat my surface first, hence the imperfection. But you know what? I love it, nonetheless. Plus, that was my last strip of that paper, so it is what it is. Just keepin' it real here, folks!

Seriously, though... two things I'd like you to take away from this card today. 1. Try new things! You never know...they just may actually WORK! 2. Imperfection is totally okay. For reals. They are handmade cards. And it's just paper and glue. Don't stress.

Have a Happy!


Because A Little Sunshine

You GUYS! Have you SEEN the new Simon Says Stamp Card Kit? The June kit? You guys, for REALS, this thing is so fabulous. It's happy. It is super duper happy. It is just stuffed with wonderful, happy colors and a super happy die and happy stamps and... just ...


For reals.

Be Happy by Jennifer Ingle using the Simon Says Stamp June 2015 Card Kit #simonsays #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysck #diy #cards

ACK! Cute, right? I used the super fun stamp set to stamp the Happy and then embossed it with Ranger Pink Embossing Powder (Which has TOTALLY become a favorite of mine. Seriously. I love it.) after stamping the adorable little sun and his adorable little mouth. I then layered one of the Doodlebug Shape Sprinkles over the sun for a little added flair! SO FUN!

The patterned papers in the kit are fabulous, as well! I used bits of them to accent the top of my card and bring in even more color and then mounted it all in the fabulous Green Leaf cardstock. LOVE IT!

Be Happy by Jennifer Ingle using the Simon Says Stamp June 2015 Card Kit #simonsays #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysck #diy #cards

That typewriter look I used for the 'Be' portion of the sentiment is achieved by simply 'bouncing' your stamp just a bit while stamping. It can be pretty tricky to do on purpose, but it's easy peasy to do entirely by accident. *wink* (Hee-hee...See what I did there?) HA! I crack myself up.

Anyway, I highly recommend you run on over to Simon Says Stamp and pick up this kit before it sells out. Because it's awesome. And that's all there is to it.

Have a Happy. For reals, though!


Let the Good Times Roll!

Did you see Friday's Pinkfresh Studio Blog Hop post? Be sure to check it out! First of all because I love that card and I want you to see it, but also because there is a giveaway you will want to win, so....yeah, there's that. *wink*

Today I have another Pinkfresh card to share with you here and on the Pinkfresh Studio blog! I used the same kit I used yesterday to create a totally different design that was so fun to pull together.

Let the Good Times Roll! by Jennifer Ingle #justjingle #pinkfreshstudio #diy #cards

My favorite part? That shaker! I created it using packaging from the kit. I mean, for reals, you guys... I HAD to use that awesome vellum envie for something other than storage. I just sprinkled in some of the sequins from the kit and, there you have it! Insta-shaker! Woot!

Let the Good Times Roll! by Jennifer Ingle #justjingle #pinkfreshstudio #diy #cards

I also super love these gorgeous layered tags in the kit! I may save one to just be a bookmark I love it so much! I chose to make this one both the sentiment and the focal point on my card. It's full of texture, but a great graphic design, as well. Basically, it's fabulous!

Be sure to check out the May Embellishment kit, you guys! It has awesome stamps designed by Winnie & Walter, a fantastic die designed by Spellbinders, super cute wood veneers, enamel shape and sentiment stickers, and more! You won't want to miss this one!

Have a Happy!