Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

seasonsgivingsimageHappy 2017 All! Hope 2016 was good to you, and you’re ready to rock 2017! πŸ™‚

I’m joining in the Seasons Givings Blog Hop to celebrate the crafty world and to share the kindness for all the support over the past year. Whether it be here on my blog, another blog, or Instagram, it is always appreciated! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m sharing a couple of cards that are for the super fun New Release of Technique Tuesday! And of course, I have a Giveaway!! First the fun cards πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hey-foxy_wmThis uses the new Fredrick and Fiona stamp set from Technique Tuesday. I stamped, colored with Copics, and then masked these cuties to blend on some Distress Ink. They make such a sweet little card. ❀hawkins_jill_hey-foxy_00_wmOf course, I had to balance the cute with some cool, right? Here they are in their sly fox glory! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_sly_wm hawkins_jill_sly_00_wmThese foxes, I masked again, and colored with my Zig pens. The sunglasses are from THIS Fresh Cut Studio Summer die set. Too fun! πŸ™‚ Too sly. πŸ˜‰

Ok–the Giveaway already, right? A smidge of everything! Fun fun!

Here it is:


You can follow on with the Blog Hop from here! Below is the complete list of participants for today’s fun! πŸ™‚

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Taylored Expressions

Paper Smooches

Neat & Tangled

Technique Tuesday

Clear & Simple Stamps

Richard Garay

My Sweet Petunia


Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Sunny Studio Stamps

Inchie Arts llc

Scrapbook Update

Buttons Galore

Latisha Yoast

Julia Stainton


Cristina Nunez

Wanda Guess

Vera Yates

Amy Tsuruta

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Lori Craig

Lydia Fiedler

Jenn Shurkus

Lisa Henke

Dina Kowal

Libby Hickson

Emily Leiphart

Cindy Lawrence

Kelly Klapstein

Erica Houtghton

Elise Constable

Julee Tillman

Lee Murphy

Lisa Arana

Giovana Smith

Karen Baker

Lindsay Amrhein

Dana Joy

Marcie Sharp

Megan Hoeppner

Alicia Thelin

Asia King

Debbie Seyer

Yvonne Van De Grijp

Tenia Nelson

Michelle Woerner

Christina Griffiths

Lori McAree

Barbara Anders

Jill Hawkins  <—-You are HERE. πŸ™‚

Veronica Zalis

Leigh Penner

Margie Higuchi

Amy Coose

Melody Rupple

Karen Letchworth

Heidi Ramsey Blankenship

Jennie Harper

Jodi Collins

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Gracie Chavez

Stephanie Klauck

Savannah O’Gwynn

Terre Fry

Neva Cole

Maria Levine

Misti Oblander

Ceal Pritchett

Hop on and have fun! Sure to be fun stuff to see and prizes to take a chance on!

ETA: Giveaway is closed. Thank you! πŸ˜‰

For my giveaway, please leave a comment below, telling me what stamp or stamp set you could NEVER part with πŸ™‚ . (If you do not own any stamps, let me know which from the prize photo above, you’d be most excited to own! πŸ™‚ ) Please leave your comment/answer by January 7th, and I’ll use the random selector for a winner. (Please note: I can only ship to a mailing address in the US.) I’ll be back to announce the winner shortly thereafter. I’ll also email the winner to get your prize sent, so be sure to leave your correct email! πŸ™‚

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Thanks again for another great year & all the crafty hugs! More excitement coming here soon! πŸ™‚

Next stop, my delightful crafty friend, and former MFT teamie, Veronica Zalis! ❀

Happy New Year! BIG Thanks to Latisha for all her time, organizing this fun hop! πŸ™‚

Take care-

Jill πŸ™‚

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Cheers to the New Year!

I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and THANK YOU so very much for all the kind notes you have left here this year! They are ALL appreciated, and I’m so grateful you took the time to leave them! πŸ™‚

This card is made with the latest Paper Smooches Snow Drifts die. The sentiment comes from THIS awesome set, Be Merry.

hawkins_jill_snowdrifts_wmDoes this remind anyone of a Dr. Suess book? I couldn’t stop seeing it myself after I finished!  πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_snowdrifts_00_wmI’ve kept my snow drifts die attached to each other, and therefore, I pieced this all together, to make a dynamic design. Love how it turned out! πŸ™‚

I also had this card without sequins and at the last second, I added them. Usually, I leave things alone, but I’m glad I added a little sparkle to this card.

You can find some of my previous Paper Smooches posts HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.:) I had such a good time with PS these last two months and am looking forward to making more fun things! πŸ™‚

Happiest New Year to you all! May 2017 bring you all many laughs and good health! πŸ™‚


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You’re Pretty Fly!

Beginning to slowly come out of the Christmas fog…I reiterate, slowly! πŸ™‚

I wanted to share a couple of cards using Nerdy Bird from Technique Tuesday. Love this little guy! I also used the Memory Keeper’s Studio Light Bulb Moment stamps! Bright and fun! hawkins_jill_fly_00_wm hawkins_jill_fly_wmAnd here’s another cutie stack!

hawkins_jill_flock_wmAren’t they fun, all with their little ties?! πŸ™‚ Eeep!

hawkins_jill_flock_00_wmI watercolored these cards, both with my Zig pens and with my Kuretake watercolors. If you can go with the flow (literally), it is such a fun way to color images for cards.

Be sure to check out all the fun new stuff from Technique Tuesday this month HERE! The next release is right around the corner! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Sending Hugs!

Popping in quick to post my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #312! πŸ™‚


These little BB yetis are too cute! I borrowed a friend’s stamps and dies to make this little cutie in October, and I stuck him here last night. πŸ™‚

I stuck this lil guy on GOOD before I stitched. Doh! So the stitching isn’t fantastic (or complete), but I’m sure it bothers me more than it would anyone else. LOL πŸ™‚

I hope this posts well, as I am writing it on the train, via my phone. Haaa! I made this card last night, and I’m giving it to a coworker today. ❀

I used MFT’s BB Beast Friends and some patterned paper. I’m trying to use more PP up slowly, but surely. My goal was to not purchase any new patterned paper in 2016, and I think I accomplished that!? Hooray! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for popping by! Have a great Thursday all!

Jill πŸ™‚

Birch Press Fun!

Happy Wednesday! I thought I’d pop in and share this card I made the other night. I have been eager to use this set I received in a gift exchange, and I’m so glad I finally did! Pink Trees!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_let-it-snow_00These stamps and dies are from Birch Press. My sweet friend Tracey McNeely, the troublemaker, introduced me to these products (and round-a-about gifted me these πŸ˜‰ ) and they are FUN!! (I have another BP card & I’ll share below!) πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_let-it-snowThis set is called Let it Snow! And the coordinating die is the same name, HERE. It probably would have been beneficial to look at some examples before I dove in to use this set, but I think it turned out a-ok for the first go. I mean, pink trees! Right? ❀

This card below was made by borrrowing Tracey’s dies. I’m telling you, that girl is an enabler! Watch out πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello-bp_00 I mean: ❀ ❀ <3!! These dies stack and create these incredible cards so quick and easy. The hardest part is attaching them, which is made easier if you die cut it with some stick it, but then it’s harder to shift.  But phew! So cool!hawkins_jill_hello-bpI also borrowed this “Hello” die, to complete the card. Gah…I’m not sure if I can send this one!? πŸ™‚ ❀ This is the Sevilla Layer die set from Birch Press! I love cover plates, and these are awesome. I die cut a bunch of stuff to assemble later. Whenever “later” is  :). Thanks for sharing these, Tracey! xo!

Thank you for stopping by, and for all the kind comments you have left here. Such warm fuzzies! πŸ™‚

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Eye Like You

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #311. Always a delight to have a good read over at the MFT Card Challenges blog!photo

I wanted to play along, and but had to be expeditious! Even making just the quickest of cards, is such a great way to end the day!hawkins_jill_eye-like-you hawkins_jill_eye-like-you_00_wmI just masked some circles for these little guys, and then did some quick stamping. This is a set that will get inked often for kiddo’s birthday parties! πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things: Monster Love!

Thanks for stopping by–stay warm! πŸ™‚

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feel better soon

I needed a little love to send in the mail today. I was inspired by all the lovely RED and white in the current Ellen Hutson’s Pin-Sights Challenge, so I ran with that. I love white with some deep, dark red! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_feelbetter I white heat embossed the sentiments on the background repeatedly. It’s such a subtle and delightful detail to add.hawkins_jill_feelbetter_00I then die cut some hearts from Ellen Hutson’s All Inside dies and stamped a sentiment from Warm Fuzzies! The background was stamped & heat embossed with the stamps from All Inside. πŸ™‚

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

Banner-PIN-sightsDecember Pin-Sights Challenge PhotoThe three wreaths in the bottom right photo inspired my three hearts. ❀

I really like these challenges every month! So inspiring πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend! Stay warm!


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you’re a keeper

It’s that crazy time of year right? But when isn’t it always a little bit crazy? πŸ™‚

I’m squeaking in this entry to Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! Such fun!

Slider-12-tagsHere’s my festive tag!

hawkins_jill_keeper_00I used Neat & Tangled’s Scandinavian Prints Christmas and Ellen Hutson’s Warm Fuzzies! hawkins_jill_keeperI was delighted and inspired by Day 8 with Carly Tee Minner & Kelly Marie Alvarez…I loved these colorful trees (below) by Margaret Berg, that Carly was inspired by to create her super cute tag. And then Kelly’s adorable unicorn tag! Gah, so stinkin’ fun!

Margaret Berg Overlapping Xmas Trees RainbowThat’s three levels of inspiration, right? πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thanks a Latte!

I’m back with some more fun from the Paper Smooches December release!

For this card, I used the new Cozy Coffee die and the new stamp set, Winter Sampler! Have I ever mentioned how much I love Paper Smooches sentiment sets? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_latte_wmThis little coffee cup is the perfect die cut size for a card. So fun! I need to cut a bunch of these for some holiday gifts! I better get on that πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_latte_00_wm

You can check out two other December Paper Smooches posts: HERE and my Warm Wishes card HERE.

Have a warm and cozy week! It is COLD here in Chicago this week! Burrrrrr!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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All is Calm…

Once again, I had to use this great new set from Neat & Tangled, Scandinavian Prints Christmas, designed by my friend Miriam!

hawkins_jill_all-is-calm_00The sparkle from the gold ink and the silver sparkle paper, add such a punch in person. Unfortunately, my photography skills do not nearly capture it in these photos.hawkins_jill_all-is-calm1So cool to make!

My first card was actually this card below, but after I stamped this gold tree, I was all: <3! Hence, I made the card above, which I think is ultimately better overall. πŸ™‚ But I figured I’d finish this one, and share it too!

hawkins_jill_all-is-calm2 hawkins_jill_all-is-calm2_00Next up, I plan to use this set with some fun colors!! But for now, I again wanted to play along with the current challenge:

Little Tangles Challenge this month–Color Combo Silver and Gold! Check it out & join in HERE! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!


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