you’re so sweet…

I am sneaking in another post today! I have been trying to make a card for this challenge for days!! I enjoy this challenge and I also always really like the photos to draw inspiration from. I made this card in piecemeal. Please excuse the photo. IĀ  finally finished this tonight, and of course, the night-time photos are always awful. (I’ll try to replace it tomorrow. I hope!) šŸ™‚ Edited: Adding new day time photos! Hooray for daylight!

I love to use Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware and Warm Fuzzies!

hawkins_jill_youre-sweet_00_wm hawkins_jill_youre-sweet_wmEdited: Original photo taken at night below: Yuck. šŸ˜¦ The above photos still can’t quite make it look like it does in front of me though. #ongoingbattleofphotographing

hawkins_jill_youre-sweetI stamped and then I watercolored with my Zig pens & water. This (original nighttime) photo makes them look washed out and blah, but they are actually much more autumn like and cheery! šŸ™‚

I’m entering this in the Essentials by Ellen November Pin-Sights Challenge.

Banner-PIN-sightsNovember Pin-Sights ChallengeThanks for stopping by!

Jill

Instagram? jilldhawkins This is my #thedailymarker30day entry too! Find all mine on IG! šŸ™‚ (ETA: Ended up coloring something else last night too!)

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MFT Challenges, Another Twofer

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #308 and Color Challenge #56! My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog <<<<<<.photo Once again, I’m able to combine the two!

hawkins_jill_dinomiteThis little dino from You’re Rawr-some, is a little cutie! I especially love the T-Rex and his sentiment. I can’t wait to use him next! šŸ™‚ I used Zig Clean Color pens to watercolor her, and Distress ink for the background I masked off.hawkins_jill_dinomite_00I wanted to use this color combo, but was thinking Holiday card. Aren’t we all?! <3! But then, I took a right turn and made a chicky dino card instead. There is some sparkle (that never photographs) in the tree/plant/hearts, that in person, adds just the right touch.Ā  IĀ  had to cut off the grass I was originally using for the sentiment. It was too *all up in the dino’s grill*. LOL šŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Thanks for stopping by! šŸ™‚

Jill
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Paper Smooches December DT Hop!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have the good fortune to fill in again this month at Paper Smooches! My crafty little heart is so happy! šŸ™‚ You are going to fully enjoy this release–it is super warm and cozy! ā¤

Ok, onto the hop fun!


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on November 30th.  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, November 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 28th 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 for today:

hawkins_jill_be-brave_00_wm This MITTEN!! ā¤ I die cut the mitten,and then pieced in different colored stitches to make it bright and cheery. I thought it turned out so spunky! šŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_be-brave_wmThis new die is aptly named the Mitten Die and the sentiments are from the new Winter Sampler stamp set. Again, another PS sentiment set that knocks it out of the park! ā¤ ā¤

I thought I’d share a couple more cute mittens:

hawkins_jill_mittens_wmI was going to put these cuties on a card, and then I glued these mini popsicle sticks to them. Then, I *needed* cupcakes. BAM, here they are! šŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_mittens_00_wmEeeep! šŸ˜‰

Be sure to follow along on the hop (above links) so you don’t miss out on any of the new Paper Smooches December fun! I’ll share more throughout December too!

Heartfelt thanks to Kim for having me along these couple of months! I have completely enjoyed being a part of the crafty fun–totally delightful! Thank you also, to the PS DT for the <3!

Happy Turkey Day to those celebrating tomorrow! I have SO much to be thankful for. Always.

Take care- Jill šŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins šŸ™‚

Good Tidings

Good Tidings to you! Following up on yesterday’s post, I thought I’d share a card I made with the new Paper Smooches Decorate a Tree die. This is a little more conventional use of this die, unless of course, you consider the colors! šŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_good-tidings_wmThe little squiggle of garland that floats down the tree & the star can be used in many more fun ways. Love that.

hawkins_jill_good-tidings_00_wmIf you missed my post yesterday, check it out HERE. I used this die in a much different way! šŸ™‚ My other November release Paper Smooches posts can be found HERE, HERE, and HERE.

This great sentiment is from Paper Smooches new Be Merry stamp set.

See you back here tomorrow! šŸ™‚

Jill

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More Paper Smooches fun!

Surprise, I’m back today with one more card using the fun November Paper Smooches release! The DT Blog Hop is bumped up to tomorrow, Wednesday, so I wanted to squeeze this one more in today!

Apparently, this month, I was all about mixing up the Christmas colors. Be sure to check out my previous posts, which I will link to at the bottom.

This card uses the new Triangle Tree Die from Paper Smooches. This die has some mega possibilities too! I have a bunch of cards unfinished on my desk with this one! Some can be finished, some were just experiments gone awry. šŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_we-wish_wmThis card is a bit different, and is really non-holiday. I thought the geometric fun of this die was great to mix it up a bit! I also used the new Christmas Tree Die words on this. And a heart from another Paper Smooches die. ā¤

You can find some of my previous November Paper Smooches posts HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. Phew. šŸ™‚

Be sure to head back here tomorrow for the Paper Smooches DT Hop! I am excited to be filling in again for December, and cannot WAIT to share some of the new release. ā¤ !! Such a pleasure to take part in the Paper Smooches fun! šŸ™‚

Thanks again for stopping by! šŸ™‚

Jill

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From All of Us

Happy Monday! I’m back with a new Paper Smooches tag! You can check out the whole November Paper Smooches release HERE! ā¤

I thought it would be fun to use this new Decorate a Tree die, and turn it into SANTA! šŸ™‚ Always fun to look at your supplies in new ways! ā¤

hawkins_santa-tag_wmOf course, I added some googley eyes and a puffy beard. šŸ™‚ Cute cute! Also, I used the new Be Merry stamp set. I’m telling you, if you need one good holiday sentiment set, this is the one.
Be sure to hop back here tomorrow for more. (Ramping up to the DT Blog hop this week!!) My previous Paper Smooches posts for this release can be found HERE, HERE, and yesterday’s HERE.

Have a great week!

Jill

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We Wish You…

I have a few more Paper Smooches cards to share, ramping up to the DT Hop on Thursday! Did you check out the November Paper Smooches releases!? ā¤

For this card, I thought it would be fun to go rogue on the traditional Christmas colors. I mixed it up, big time! šŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_merry-christmas_wmThis card uses the new Christmas Tree Die, that is both a tree and words! Double the fun! Plus, I love that this PS die says *We*. I think that’s fun to send from the whole fam. šŸ™‚hawkins_jill_merry-christmas_00_wmI first cut strips of card stock and pieced them all together. Then I die cut the words out of that and black card stock, and inlaid the black. Pretty cool look with this die! šŸ™‚

Hope your weekend was a good one! Be sure to hop back here tomorrow for more. My previous Paper Smooches posts for this release can be found HERE and HERE.

Have a great week!

Jill

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