Happy Halloween!

Popping in quick, to say Happy Halloween!!

hawkins_jill_happy-halloween_wmThese Monster stamps and dies are all from Avery Elle! Soooooo fun! I have been pining to get my hands on them, and I took the opportunity to borrow a friend’s at our recent crafty retreat! Love these little guys! 😉

hawkins_jill_happy-halloween_00_wmI colored them with Copic Markers, die cut, and then pieced it all together. This AE Burst die though! 🙂 Top of my AE wishlist. I used it at least 10 times while there. Fantastic!

Ok…gotta blaze the day! Have a fun Halloween! 🙂 ❤


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cannot bear…

My family gave me an early gift today: I had a WHOLE hour, on a Saturday, to make a card! Confession: I did do laundry at the same time, but it was as close to crafty bliss as I can get in daylight. I craft in daylight maybe 3-4x a year. Literally. LOL 🙂

I had to use Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp and die set. Again. There are so many possibilities with this set and all his goodies from Bear Ware and Warm Fuzzies!

hawkins_jill_cant-bear_wmI just love these sentiments’ font. 🙂

hawkins_jill_cant-bear_00_wmI stamped and die cut all these images. Then I colored them, and the background, with my Zig pens & water. Such fun! 🙂

One of my favorite colors is Orange. Excited to see all the Orange in the Pin Sights Challenge going on over at Ellen Hutson right now. It also made me think FALL (obviously)…and this week was cold, rainy, and all the plants began withering away. 😉

I’m entering this in the Essentials by Ellen October Pin-Sights Challenge.Check it out.

Banner-PIN-sightsHalloween-party-inspiration-board-camille-styles-events2Here’s a few other cards I’ve made with this set: HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Fall! Happy daylight crafting! 🙂


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Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop!

I am extremely excited to fill in the next couple of months to celebrate Paper Smooches NEW releases! (I’m still screaming with delight on the inside!) I have had so much fun with November’s dies…and this new Be Merry stamp set? Gah–Awesome sentiment mix (and I love the fonts)!! <3!!! Eeeeeeep! Big fan of Kim and her creative releases each month. 🙂

Ok, enough shrieking… on to the HOP! 🙂

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on October 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

 Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Here is my card! 🙂

hawkins_jill_our-house_wmI LOVE this little Gingerbread Man (and woman, of course. 😉 ). The little gingerbread person and the house is from the Gingerbread House dies. I also used the new Decorate a Tree dies and Be Merry stamp set! Seriously, DElightful!

hawkins_jill_our-house_00_wmI die cut everything out of different colored card stocks and pieced it together. If you want to save time, you can die cut the gumdrops and buttons (“Oh no, NOT my gumdrop buttons!”) out of white CS, and color them individually.

I struggled with the background a bit, but ended up using some patterned paper for a little something. 🙂 After I photographed this, I added some Stickles, for some gumdrop sparkle! (I’m not so good at photographing sparkle, so I left it off for the photos.)

Of course, I wanted to make another card, so here’s that one too:

hawkins_jill_allofus_wmAgain, I used the Gingerbread House dies and the Be Merry stamp set. I also used various Paper Smooches heart dies for all the little hearts! 🙂hawkins_jill_allofus_00_wmI do enjoy a happy little stack! 🙂

Happy (big) Thanks to Kim, and the PS DT for having me along! Such fun to create with Paper Smooches! xo!

Thanks for hopping by today! Be sure to hop over to see Kalyn Kepner‘s fun there! The whole list is above.

Take care-Jill 🙂

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We’re a Perfect Pair

Just popping in, to quickly share this card. Super enjoy this stamp set from Lil’ Inker. I used so much LI over the past weekend. And now, I want all the things! LOL 🙂  This stamp set is called: Perfect Pairs and has a coordinating die set that really makes it that much more fun! I’m adding them both to my never ending wishlist! 😉

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Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂

Hedgehugs | MFT Sketch 302

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #302! My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog! Wow, I barely missed a few MFT Sketch Challenges in over a 1.5 years, and then I missed a lot of them! Ah, Life. ❤ 😉photoI just enjoyed an awesome crafty weekend full of laughs, and hugs, and craftiness! I am having a hard time adjusting back to reality. 🙂 To hug your crafty friends in person is priceless, and then I met so many new friends too. Just AWESOME and so heartwarming! ❤

Anywho, they were all generous to share their stamps, so I borrowed these, and made this cutie card. 🙂

hawkins_jill_hedgehugs_wmThis little guy! Too fun! 🙂

hawkins_jill_hedgehugs_00_wmI used Copic markers to color him, and kept the rest pretty clean and simple.

Supplies from My Favorite Things: BB Happy Hedgehogs,

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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