Lil’ Inker Designs Mini Release Blog Hop

Hey Hey! Welcome to my stop along this fun Lil’ Inker Designs Mini Release Blog Hop! There are prizes being offered for comments left along the entire blog hop! So be sure to drop everyone some ❀ along the way for more chances to win. Details and the full blog list can be found on the Lil’ Inker Blog HERE.

I was fortunate to receive this great Lil’ Inker stamp while on an awesome crafty retreat earlier this month. It is such a beautiful sentiment, and I love the way it owns a card! Therefore, I decided to just give it a pretty rainbow backdrop and just let it shine. Literally. Because I heat embossed it. πŸ˜‰

Gah! How awesome is that stamp? Geesh! ❀ I keep thinking this would look sweet in a frame. πŸ™‚ Might have to do that!

For the background, I masked off stripes and blended Distress Inks on, one by one. I love how vibrant they turned out. I was thinking I’d add a few spatters to this, but in the end, I wanted to maintain the crisp feel that resulted. It’s a pretty simple technique, but it gives a POW, and it almost looks like patterned paper. What do you think?

Here’s are the two stamps, that along with a few others, are being released today:

The next stop on the hop is the always creating Heather Hoffman! I’m sure Heather’s project will be fantastic! Be sure to hop on–sure to be amazing projects to see! πŸ™‚

If you get lost along the way, be sure to head back to the Lil’ Inker blog and start from the beginning. You can get to the LID Blog HERE.

Speaking of kindness, thank you so very much to Laura, for sharing these super sweet stamps and for including us in the fun today!! ❀

Thanks for stopping by! Spread kindness!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Love you Deerly

Happy Saturday! Last night I stayed up and made this colorful card to join in the Ellen Hutson April Pin-Sights Challenge! I think I’ve missed the last couple challenges over there, and I was so happy to sit and make a card for this one.

I made a purple deer! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to get this in the mail today. ❀

For this card, I blended on some Distress Inks, and then stamped over them with white ink. I stamped and die cut all these pieces, added a few spatters and stitching, and voila! I’m still impressed I voluntarily used purple. Sometimes purple needs some love too. πŸ˜‰

For this card, I used Ellen Hutson’s Oh Deer stamps and dies AND one of my new favorites: Wonky Backdrops! I always enjoy Julie Ebersole’s designs. Gah!

Check out the challenge HERE and join in! You can see I was inspired by the soft colors πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic weekend!!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Stand Tall!

Happy Friday!!

If you are looking for my post for the Paper Smooches May DT Hop that began yesterday, please scroll down, or click HERE.

I’m here today to share this perky little number, made with April’s release of awesomeness! This card has the Paper Smooches Pineapple 1 Die and the fun Pineapple Crush 2 stamp set! This release just makes me smile! ❀

I think this sentiment rocks, so I ROYGBIV’d it up, and stamped it repeatedly in a Stand Tall pattern. πŸ™‚

Of course, then I added some googley eyes. πŸ™‚ I just love the smiling pineapple!

Also, for the pattern on the pineapple, I used the Pineapple Crush stamp set.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead! I’m hoping to get a lot done myself! Yikes!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches May DT Hop

Yay for May and all it brings! πŸ™‚ Today is the Paper Smooches Design Team Hop to celebrate Paper Smooches May release! Buckle up! There are some new faves debuting soon!

PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ MAY 2017 release with you! Β TWOΒ new stamp sets and SIXΒ new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 2nd. Β You will find our new productsΒ HEREΒ once they go live. Β The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be on her honeymoon until May 2nd.

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

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

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and theΒ PS BlogΒ 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!Β  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Tuesday, May 2ndΒ to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blogΒ on Wednesday, May 3rdΒ 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)


On with my project!

For this card, I used the soon to be released, New Beginnings stamp set! This set has an awesome variety of stamps to celebrate special and everyday occasions. πŸ™‚

I was so happy how this turned out! Honestly, I was afraid it was going to be a mess, but in the end, I ❀ it!! πŸ™‚ This rose is fantastic in its simplicity, for people like me.

I watercolored these with my Zig markers and added a “few” little pixels in after it was all dry.

Hope you are excited for the release too! I can’t wait to make some more things myself! πŸ™‚

Next stop: The way talented Karin Akesdotter! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Live it up!

Hey hey, Happy Friday!! I thought I’d pop in and share some fun! πŸ™‚

This little bunny is just too sweet! This little guy and the pineapples are part of the new Paper Smooches stamp set, Pineapple Crush stamps and dies. The sentiment is from the new Pineapple Crush 2. Oh my word, I ❀ them both!

I blended distress inks on the background here and then flicked some water on. I colored the cute bunny with Copic markers and added a pom-pom tail. πŸ™‚

I finished off the card with a few sequins and some stitching. The debate I have over using sequins or no sequins is ongoing. πŸ˜›

The pineapples can be stamped in dozens of different ways, as there are lots of little stamp parts that you can use here and there.

That wraps it for now. Another busy weekend ahead here! I think this is just the beginning of a busy season, so I better begin to accept it! Ha! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Totally Adorable

Happy Easter! I hope those who celebrate had a wonderful Easter! Our weather was unreal here today, and I can’t remember a nicer Easter day, weather wise.

I thought I’d pop in to share some more fun from this month’s Technique Tuesday release! They can be found HERE!

I used purple and it all turned out OK! LOL! I am not a huge fan of purple, but I did try to it give it a few nods last month. Too funny!

This card uses the new fun set, Bunny Owl. (You cannot beat this price point for a cute lil’ set!)

I also used the new Kids Are Cool stamp set, which I ❀ ,and need more time in the day to use all the stamps there! πŸ™‚ I think if you journal or scrapbook, this set would be extra perfecto for you!I also used the Memo Pad Card die. This die never fails me. πŸ™‚ I used my Zig pens to watercolor this cutie, and added some googley eyes, of course.

And while we are here, enjoying some spring cards, I thought I’d share this silly one I made using the Bailey the Bunny stamp set. That tooshie is the best!

I was definitely doing some snickering while making this lil’ nutty one! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is from Sassy Family. If you haven’t checked out the latest series of stamps in the “Sassy” line, I recommend them highly. I think they are super funny!! I love to send cards with laughs. πŸ™‚ These bunnies were colored with Copic markers.

Here’s to everyone having a great week! I’m hoping to catch up on some stuff sometime this week? Yikes– I’m a bit behind on things–no pun intended! Haaaa!

Take care–

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

let’s mix it up!

Happy Friday!! I’m a little behind on most things this week, but I wanted to pop in and share this cool pineapple card, using the new Paper Smooches Pineapple 2 die! πŸ™‚

I also used the new Cross Stitch Die to create this monocramatic background with lots of texture! πŸ™‚ Big fan of this die, and I did some actual crossstitching with it…coming soon! πŸ˜‰

For his cool glasses, I cut all the strips and adhered them down before die cutting the glasses. ❀ the happy face! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is from the uber fun Pineapple Crush 2 stamp set, and again this AWESOME pineapple is the new Pineapple 2 Die.

I hope to be back again this weekend! In the meantime, I hope you get a chocolate bunny delivered to you! πŸ˜‰
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins