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™‚

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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™‚

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Let it Snow!

Happy Weekend! I thought I’d ink up some cute Lawn Fawn and join in the current Lawnscaping Challenge! Tags! I ❀ them!

hawkins_jill_letitsnow_wmPlease excuse the mystical/magical photograph above. Haaaa! I was tooling around with filters the other day, and saved this over my original photograph.

I kept these very simple and straight forward. Just stamping, watercoloring with Zig markers, and die cutting. I don’t often have the matching dies for stamps, but when I do, I like to use them. I still think it’s so cool to cut out the exact image, and my son likes to make them into “stickers”. πŸ™‚

I’m joining in the current Lawnscaping Challenge #143, Let it Snow! So perfectly fitting is my sentiment, Let it snow! This is Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool set and from the Merry Christmouse set.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! We are coincidentally expecting SNOW! πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

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Love Puffin

When I saw this Love Puffin from Avery Elle, i just knew I wanted to stamp them! πŸ™‚ So stinkin’ cute! I am going to share three different cards I made over the course of *two many* days… πŸ™‚ Watercolor drying is painful sometimes. 

hawkins_jill_puffy-heart_1wmI think this one above might be my favorite? I puffy heart you. I just ❀ that! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_love-puffin_wmThis one above, I did not get a stellar photo. It had to get to its destination STAT! hawkins_jill_puffyheart2_wmAnd this one was kind of a happy accident, even though I’m not 100% sure I like it yet… πŸ™‚

Please excuse my inked and crazy hands in the pics! Overcast days are sometimes awesome for photos and sometimes not. Yesterday, was a not.

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Lean On Me

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge   

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This card ended up pretty simple in the end and nothing like I sat down to do. I always think that’s funny! πŸ™‚

I die cut both the die cuts I used, and I think the result was good! πŸ™‚ My stitching went a little wrong, but I just added more to make it work. Ha!

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Thanks for stopping by–have a good week! πŸ™‚

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Holiday Tags!

Happy Weekend! We are expecting our first snow of the season tomorrow, so I thought it was perfect timing to share these cute tags, using some new goodies from Paper Smooches. ❀

This first one uses the cutie Melted Snowman die. He’s melting! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_you-melt-meThis next tag uses PS November Reindeer die. Such a fun little guy/girl, and quickly put together! Bonus points! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_rudolphEeep! That nose! πŸ™‚

You can check out my previous Paper Smooches post for the DT Blog Hop HERE and another Warm Wishes card HERE.

I’ll share some more PS December goodness later this month! πŸ™‚

Stay Warm!

Jill πŸ™‚