Boom! Bang! Celebrate

These new Paper Smooches balloons are so rad! There are so many things you can do with awesome solid stamp images. I can’t wait to stamp more! πŸ™‚

New Paper Smooches can be ordered tonight @ 8pm PT. Very, Very soooooon! πŸ™‚

You can find all the new productsΒ HEREΒ once they go live. Such fun!

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I stamped all these balloons in white ink, and then I stamped over them again, in an ombre type fashion. πŸ™‚

The Celebrate die cut is from the Let’s Celebrate Icons dies. The “Boom” and “Bang” are from the Summer Sampler. A fave! ❀

Check out my recent post HERE using the new Paper Smooches goodies! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! I thank you for all the notes from the DT Hop! ❀ ❀

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

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Perfect Right Now

I think this little bunny is so stinkin’ cute with his floppiness <3. I’ve been wanting to use him in bulk. πŸ™‚

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When I saw the current Ellen Hutson’s January Pin Sight Challenge, I thought now is the time! The photo inspiration directly and indirectly refers to COZY! ❀ Perfect! πŸ™‚

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I used Ellen Hutson’s All Inside, Bear Ware and Warm Fuzzies! I colored these cuties all with Copic Markers, and die cut them out. I then used some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink to add a little watercolor to the panel. I heat embossed the sentiment and stitched it right on. To finish, I matted the panel and put it all together. This took a little bit of time overall, but in the end, the cute result was worth it! πŸ™‚

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

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT week!:)

Jill

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches!! DT Hop! (!!!)

Today, I share some most exciting news!! I am joining the fun and talented Paper Smooches Design Team! I cannot tell you how elated and grateful I am!!! Paper Smooches has always been a HUGE favorite of mine, so I’m still a bit (very large understatement) in awe. Thank you, Kim ❀ ! My crafty lil’ heart is  beyond excited! πŸ™‚

The other very awesome news, is that Paper Smooches is turning SIX this month!! I think that is definitely something to celebrate, and I’m super delighted to do so! Congrats to Paper Smooches on Six inky years!!

On with the HOP!


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2017 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 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, January 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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)

FEBRUARY is Paper Smooches Anniversary month, They are celebrating 6 years!  Be prepared for a TON of fun all through the month of February!


For my project, I used the brand new Celebrate Balloons Dies. Balloons are always a go-to for any celebratory card, so their versatility is a big win! Plus, I super love the big balloons. πŸ™‚

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For this card, I die cut a bunch of balloons, and blended a little ink on each. Then I piled them on and added this cute little Bee from Courteous Cuties with the sentiment from Courteous Cuties 2 (and their dies). I think this Bee is ridiculously cute! Buzzzzz! πŸ™‚

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I thought it would be fun to make another project for today. I kept this one simple by just using my favorite balloon from the new Celebrate Balloon dies and the You Are Loved die.

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Oh goodness, I love googley eyes. πŸ™‚ (This little smiley is from the Market Fresh set, which I believe has been retired.)jill_celebrate-balloon-dies_02_00

Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to make more fun! All smiles! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

BEE Strong

Sometimes you get an idea in your head and it has to come out! This is one of those! πŸ™‚ Love these cutie bees!!! ❀

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Bee Strong! Adding a little coffee never hurts one’s strength! (Especially on Monday!) πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_bee-strong_00_wmWhile I had the bees out, I made one other little card….though I can see the lovely overcast weather makes this look a bit yuck! The bee is carrying a pink heart <3. hawkins_jill_buzz_wm

Paper Smooches supplies: Bee die, Courteous Cuties 2, Cozy Coffee Die.

P.S. I am laughing because I forgot to trim a smidge off the right side of my first card, before taking the photos…can you see that? You just gotta love handmade.Haaaa! πŸ™‚

Happy Monday! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Monstrous Birthday

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #316 from the MFT Card Challenges blog!photoBirthday parties means birthday cards ahead! πŸ™‚

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My son would paint the world orange if he could, so I always try to work in his requested color. πŸ™‚ This is a pretty direct take on the sketch, except that I moved the sentiment up. I simply stamped and die cut everything. I then used some orange caution washi strip down the side. I mounted it all up on foam tape for a little something! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_monster_wm

These monsters get a workout around here! πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things: Monster Love!

Have a good rest of the weekend! πŸ™‚

Jill
Instagram:Β  jilldhawkins

Some Love Today!

Popping in super quick today to share a little (Lawn Fawn) love!

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I used Lawn Fawn’s little Octopi My Heart set. Awwwww! ❀

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Such little cuties! I colored these with Copic markers (after stamping on the wrong card stock again *smacks forehead*). After that, I added a little Wink of Stella, which never shows in the photograph. I then finished it off with some googley eyes, of course! πŸ˜‰

The watercolored circle die is from My Favorite Things and the background stencil (rubbed with Distress Ink & white pigment ink) is from Studio Calico! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend–Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Sunny Day!

Happy Wednesday! Since we haven’t seen the sun in sooooo long, I decided I would just have to make my own! ❀

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These little cutie owls are from Paper Smooches Feathered Friends. I stamped them all and used my Zig pens to add a little watercolor. I added some Wink of Stella after that, to give them a little shimmer! πŸ™‚ So cute in person!hawkins_jill_sending-sunshine_wm

The Feathered Friends have coordinating dies, which I also used. This fun sentiment is from the Paper Smooches stamp set, Summer Sampler. It’s a great one to have in your supplies! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping in! πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚