Let’s Hang

Happy Friday–and beginning of a long holiday weekend for some here in the US! Yay! πŸ™‚

I received the new Lawn Fawn/Ellen Hutson United We Flourish Love Ya’ Bunches in the mail last night! Whooooot!! Super crazy fast shipping, EH! Thank you! ❀️

I thought I’d take advantage of my night, and get right to it! This set is super cute and so fun with all its lil’ bits and sentiments to mix and match! Eeeep! πŸ™‚


I made pink monkeys!! How do these things come to be? LOL! I’m thinking that I should have made blue bananas while I was at it! Haaaa!

I clear embossed all the elements and then used my Zig Clean Color markers to watercolor this cuties on Bristol paper. I stamped all the leaves in green ink directly. Again, alarmed at how many green inkpads I have! πŸ˜‰ Totally normal. (Haaa!!)

I’m entering this for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #7 HERE!

Have an AWESOME weekend! Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches July DT Hop

Happy Summer!! Here we go with some July FUN from Paper Smooches! As always, this release does not disappoint and has a very funny set! ❀️ ! A lot of laughs! πŸ™‚

PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ JULY 2017 release with you! Β TWOΒ new stamp sets and SIXΒ new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on June 30th. Β You will find our new productsΒ HEREΒ once they go live. Β 

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 Sunday, July 2ndΒ to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blogΒ on Monday, July 3rd 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!!
How delightfully calming is this new Dove Die? Goodness. I find it so peaceful. I also used the forthcoming new stamp set, Faith Sampler.
Β I watercolored with Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade (I think?), and Mustard Seed. I die cut the dove several times and layered them up for a stronger look. Such a great die for many occasions of cards. πŸ™‚
I’ll have lots more Paper Smooches fun to share in July! Whooohooo! I can’t wait for you all to see the fun coming!
Next hop stop:Β  Karin Akesdotter! πŸ™‚ Buckle up! Sure to be awesome!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop on and leave comments for chances at the prizes!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hello Awesome Friend

Happy Wednesday! I sat down last night to make a couple of cards, and this was one I churned out. This Neat and Tangled stamp set, Scandinavian Prints, has so many possibilities. I kept this simple with some straight up stamping. It’s funny how I don’t do that much? LOL

I chose this one tiny stamp, and stamped it repeatedly. Every time I get out this set, my mind swirls with ideas! ❀ ! I masked the sentiment, and stamped it above and below the Awesome die. πŸ™‚ I need a few dozen of these cards now!

I added some stitching and a few sequin discs to polish it off!

I’m sneaking this in for the Little Tangles Challenge: Color Combo Challenge! I just love the colors and wanted to make more with them! πŸ™‚ You can find my first card HERE.Yum. Yum. Yum!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Happy Trails

Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing a card that I fought to finish! LOL!Β  I kept having mishaps/mistakes, but in the end, I prevailed and finished it! (I won’t tell you how long that took!)

I was all done with the Copic coloring and dropped water on the camper while making the background with Distress Inks. Hence, making the decision where the sentiment would go! Haaaaa! Usually I’m super careful, but….. well, you should see my desk this week. Yikes. *rolls eyes*

I’ll spare you all the other flubs, but man, sometimes projects test you, don’t they?Β  And the debate about using the grill or not using the grill went on for several minutes. In the end, I decided these campers were hungry. πŸ˜‰

For this card, I used the fabulously fun Avery Elle set Glamper Campers! Oh my word, this set! ❀ (That flamingo alone! I want to make a card with just that little fella!) I have been pining for it, and finally used a friend’s set back in April. I stamped and die cut a bunch of images then. Now I am ready to make more. Saves a lot of time later! Except when you keep making a mess! LOL. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Trails!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Smoocheroos!

Happy Monday! Popping in to share a couple of quick and simple cards I made for our son! πŸ™‚

How stinkin’ cute is that guy? Gah!

I colored these with Copic makers and added some quick stitching with my machine. πŸ™‚

This stamp set isΒ  the Paper Smooches Smoocheroos set! Such fun! My son loooooves olives πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!Β  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Miss you…

Hope your weekend is going swimmingly! We are having low 70’s temps (and a nice breeze) this weekend and I could not be happier! It’s a welcome relief to the heat. I wish I could bottle it up. πŸ™‚

Anywho–I have had this Bon Voyage stamp and die set on my desk for months. I finally got to it last night. πŸ™‚ I really wanted to make some happy clouds!

I brushed on some Distress Inks to create the background. I quick Googled Sunset images andΒ  found this photo below to inspire my color choices. When I find inspiration, I usually just look at it and get to work. I use it for the jump start and don’t refer back, but I see now there is a lot more blue in this photo. πŸ˜‰Photo Credit HERE.

I used my Zig Clean Color markers to watercolor this airplane on Bristol paper. You can BARELY tell it is even colored in these photos, so I guess I could have gone a notch darker? I also added some glossy accents to the plane, and those are next to invisible! Haaaa!!Β  I was trying to keep the focus on the clouds. I’m not sure if I succeeded in the end. LOL!

I used the following Lawn Fawn sets: Bon Voyage, Chit Chat (a long time LF fave!), and Thanks a Bushel for all the happy faces!

I’m entering this in the fun over at Lawn Fawnatics! This is for this Challenge #7 HERE!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Have a great week!
Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Garden Greetings!

Happy Friday! I am back on my Friday Paper Smooches schedule this week! Last week, we were out-of-town having fun with family. But I’m getting back on track slowly this week! πŸ™‚

If you haven’t seen it all, Paper Smooches June release is available HERE!

I made these projects I’m sharing today with the new Garden Greetings stamp set and dies. This set isΒ  fun to color! πŸ™‚

First up, is one of my favorite cards this month–This stamp and matching die makes just the sweetest little thank you card!

The added bee slays me! πŸ™‚Β  I colored these flowers with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents, letting them dry overnight. I added the image to a card panel that I reverse scored repeatedly. I finished it all off with a stitched “window” and some sparkly sequins! πŸ™‚


This BFF below, was one of the first things I colored from this set. ❀ Some nights, you just want to color!

The cutest little bees are from the Courteous Cuties (seriously the cutest!) set, with matching dies.

I added Glossy Accents to these images as well. I think I was determined to go through a whole bottle this last month or so!Β  LOL! πŸ™‚

This tag die is the For You tag die. I love its squatty look! I finished off this card with some twine and stitching. πŸ™‚

Gah, it’s all such fun!! (You can find the card I shared previously using this set HERE.) ❀

Thanks for stopping by again! Have an awesome weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚