Honey Bee Stamps: Autumn Blesssings Hop!

Happy Friday and Happy Autumn Blessings Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop day! I am very excited to be joining the HB team and all the creative people over at Honey Bee Stamps and look forward to sharing new projects with you every month. If you haven’t seen all the new release goodies, you absolutely should jet over HERE right now. There are soooooo many fun and different new things available β™₯️ !! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to use all the thingsΒ  and whip up some more cards! Sleeping and working really cuts into our cardmaking time, doesn’t it? Ha!

This little camper, the Camp Trailer Card, is the most adorable little camper EVER! πŸ™‚ And I used all the Honey Bee Bees Knees papers that made it that much more adorable! Eeeeeep! πŸ™‚

This sweet sentiment is from the new Wild and Free stamp set. There are coordinating dies HERE too.

I am going to give this to my husband for our Anniversary next month. ❀ I just think it is the sweetest!! πŸ™‚ The die cuts the whole camper, and it will fit on an A2 horizontal card. I just thought this was a fun layout. Though I will fully admit, it was slightly painful to trim the camper off.Β  Gulp!


Next up, I have this colorful little number.

This is made with the new set “Brilliant Day” and the coordinating dies HERE. I also used more of the Bees Knees patterned paper pad from before. This pad of paper is going to be gone before I know it!! I am telling you, I have never used more patterned paper than in this post, in all of 2019 combined! Ha!

OH and my FAVORITE Confetti Bits are HERE!! Bokeh Lights ❀

I colored in these crayons with Copic Markers.Β  I think it turned out fun and oh so very perfect for our son! πŸ™‚

Here’s a recap of all the new Honey Bee goodies I used and links to each:

Camp Trailer Card

Wild and Free

Wild and Free Honey Cuts

Brilliant Day

Brilliant Day Honey Cuts

Bees Knees patterned paper pad

Bokeh Lights confetti!!

Next up on the hop is: Galina Filippenko .. head over HERE where the fun is sure to continue on her blog!

Thank so much for stopping by and big, big THANKS to Honey Bee for having me along for the fun! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hello!

Hello! I wanted to share another fun card I made withΒ Paper Smooches August release β™₯️!! πŸ™‚

This is definitely my new fave Hello: The Hallow Hello Die! shhhhh don’t tell the other hellos. πŸ˜‰

With this, I also used the August stencil, Hot Dot stencil. This stencil is my GO TO!Β I love polka dots and this one is super easy to use and line up and make more or less or whatever you want! πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches product links: Hallow Hello Die, Hot Dot stencil.Β 


Check out my previous post with another Hello card HERE. I clearly like the Hot Dot Stencil with the Hallow Hello die! ❀

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with a new post!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Spellbinders: Holiday!

Good morning!

I am over on the Spellbinders blog today to share some of the new Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Collection by Sharyn Sowell ! Hooray for having holiday cards made in August! πŸ™‚

First up, I have this sweet little winter card, using Shapeabilities Winter Friends Etched Dies, Sharyn Sowell Holiday 2019 Collection. You can find this product HERE.

Isn’t this just the sweetest little scene?! Awwwww.

I offset the silhouette images slightly, to create a little β€œshadow”. You could make a bunch of these quick by simplifying this slightly. One layer of die cut. Patterned paper background. Done! πŸ™‚


Next , I have this colorful holiday thank you card. I don’t generally mail handmade cards for the holidays anymore, but I do mail handmade thank you cards. I thought this card, made with the Shapeabilities Starry Forest Etched Dies, Sharyn Sowell Holiday 2019 Collection was fun in non holiday colors. This die set is HERE.

It’s quite a simple design in the end, but I think it’s effective and pops that tree die right up as the center of attention! πŸ™‚

Color blocking leads to endless combos! This sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Lastly, I have this very simple cardβ€”absolutely perfect for mass production! This die, Shapeabilities Love Came Down Etched Dies, Sharyn Sowell Holiday 2019 Collection makes super quick work with one simple detailed die cut! You can find this die HERE.

The glitter paper really sparkles in person, but the photo seems to dull it a lot. Boo.

I scored the panel on the background for some interest, but you could easily skip this step.

Hopefully you enjoy the thought of getting ahead on your holiday cards too! Check out all the Spellbinders goodies with their links below.

Shapeabilities Winter Friends Etched Dies, Sharyn Sowell Holiday 2019 Collection

Shapeabilities Starry Forest Etched Dies, Sharyn Sowell Holiday 2019 Collection

Shapeabilities Love Came Down Etched Dies, Sharyn Sowell Holiday 2019 Collection

Also, be sure to check out the Spellbinders Blog HERE today too, as I am over there sharing more details! πŸ™‚

I thank you for stopping by to spend a few minutes with me today! Time to get those chestnuts roasting friends! Be sure to follow me along on Instagram @jilldhawkins and of course, on my blog here at FastestTurtle.wordpress.com!

Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates with these new holiday products from Spellbinders!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Spellbinders for having me join the fun! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Love You

Are you ready for the weekend? I am looking forward to it.

You can check out all the new Paper Smooches β™₯️  HERE. It’s nice to still feel like summer with this fresh release!

This is the great new stencil Succulent Stencil. I love that it is super large and can fill a card in a snap! This sweet sentiment is from the new Posh Planters stamps (matching dies Posh Planters dies).  πŸ™‚

I blended on some inks, actually super fast, because I just wanted to try this stencil. Ha! And then I really liked it, so I kept it and used it. Big win.  I added some stitching to finish it all off. I went a little awry in a couple places, (don’t look too hard!), but I think it’s ok. πŸ˜‰

Such a sweet card in the end!


Paper Smooches links:

Succulent Stencil

Posh Planters

Posh Planters dies


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Back to School!

Hello all! Today our son started school, so I thought it appropriate to share this card today πŸ™‚

This is part of the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club–Check that out HERE.

This is perfect for Back to School, right?

I die cut everything, added some stitching and tucked it all together…adorable little sack! πŸ™‚

Small Die of the MonthΒ (this link is the same every month, new Die of the Month will show on the 1stΒ of the month).

Value ClubsΒ – we have several Value Club options available for those who would like to join multiple clubs at once.

FAQ about Spellbinders kits can be found here, in case you need it. πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Spellbinders for having me join the fun! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Aloe!

Happy Sunday! It is rainy and storming here today, so I thought I’d pop in with some cute cacti and love!Β  You can check out all the newΒ Paper Smooches β™₯️  HERE. Such a fun release!

These cute little cacti are from the new Cacti Dies. I enjoy them because they are simple and the perfect size! You can make them be whatever you want–simple, decorated, cacti people, what have you. πŸ™‚Β  This puntastic sentiment is from the new Posh Planters stamps (matching dies Posh Planters dies). The stencil is the new Hot Dot Stencil, which I use all the time–because polka dots!! And it has all different sizes of Polkas! So perfect! πŸ™‚

I am ALWAYS a fan of a good pun, and Paper Smooches always has the best ones! πŸ™‚ You had me at aloe! I ❀ it so!!

And of course, I added some googley eyes! The minute I saw these little cuties, I knew I would! πŸ™‚


Paper Smooches links:

Cacti Dies

Posh Planters

Posh Planters dies

Hot Dot Stencil


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hello, Posh Planters!

The NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available β™₯️!! πŸ™‚ If you missed my blog hop post from the other week, be sure to check that one out HERE.

I thought I’d pop in and share a fun card today–It turned out to be such a sweet one to send!

This one is made with the new Posh Planters stamps and Posh Planters dies. The sentiment is from the previously released Inverted Greetings set. This also features the Geo Frame die…Which is a super fun frame for EVERYTHING!! πŸ™‚

It was fun to color these little succulents and I fully enjoy that they are in a little pot! I’m certain you’ll want to check out the other PS DT cards to see some really good coloring of these. I just kinda wing my coloring. But they have skills to make these truly shine! πŸ™‚

I’m looking forward to mailing this one! πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches links:

Posh Planters

Posh Planters dies

Β Geo Frame die

Inverted Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by and always leaving nice notes! I appreciate each and every one!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions: August Release!

Welcome to Release Day forΒ Taylored Expressions August Release! All the new products for August are available over at Taylored Expressions now! Oh happy day!

My first card today features the NEW Sweet and Spooky stamp set. How cute spooky are these little critters? eeeep in a dark forest! πŸ™‚

I thought it would be fun for them to hang from a tree, and I think it creates a fun scene. That first little critter on the far left is a trip! πŸ™‚

Next up, I shift directions and tried out the new Handlettered Alpha set! It’s a clear photopolymer set, which makes lining up these stamps fantastically easy. The red rubber stamps are awesome for stamp quality, but having this alpha set in red rubber might be tricky? πŸ˜‰

I love alpha sets because you can write anything you want! I thought it would be fun to stamp these not only in black which creates a natural elegant flow, but in colors for fun and pep! πŸ™‚

These stamp super quick once you get the hang of it! Imagine the envelopes you can make!! Well, I know what I’m doing soon! ha! πŸ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Happy Haunting card:


Create in Color card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1Β ,Β Day 2 or Day 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and happy creating!! πŸ˜‰

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions AugustΒ Sneak Peek Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,Β  I’ll link you up down below. πŸ™‚

Today, I am sharing a fun Halloween card featuring Flip the WebΒ andΒ Handlettered Halloween sets.

I love simple Halloween cards because that means I can make several and actually send them! ❀

I outlined the web with Copic Markers to create a different effect. These Handwritten Sentiments are just the best! πŸ™‚

Next up, I have a card I made with the new Flip the Script–I am looking forward to making some Tags with this in Fall!

Behind the vellum, I added the TE Halloween Sequins–it’s super fun, but doesn’t show up in this photo. πŸ™‚

So fun!

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Boo to You card:

Boot Tag card:


You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow morning, August 8th, at 9 AM CST.Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE BlogΒ to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards for Release Day!Β  πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Day 2

Welcome back to Day Two of Taylored Expressions August Release Week! If you missed my post yesterday sharing day one, I’ll link you up down below. πŸ™‚

This first card features one of the cutest new sets:  Simply Smitten. ❀ ! This little bear is so sweet!

I thought it would be adorable if he held a sign. πŸ™‚ This sentiment is from the Simple Strips: Friendship. LOVE.

This is one of my favorite cards from this release. Such a little cutie!

Next up, I have these Autumn Treat Boxes!

These were so fun to make and now to have on hand for the fall! πŸ™‚

I embossedΒ  these before using the die to cut the little boxes. After cutting the boxes, I stamped them. They are simply adorable and perfect for giving little treats this fall–or changing up decor and giving anytime! πŸ™‚ So quick and easy to put together–truly!

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Crafty Friend Card:

Treat Boxes:

These products, make your lists, and then purchase them Thursday morning, August 8th,Β  at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE BlogΒ to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you missed my post yesterday for Taylored Expressions Day 1 of this Sneaks Week, check that post out HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! See you back here tomorrow because I’ll be sharing Day 3! πŸ™‚

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins