Check out the SCT Blog Today!

Happy day to you all! I wanted to pop in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to entice you 🙂

This card above is full of Lawn Fawn sweetness!!

This second card above is full of  Honeybee Stamps goodness! You can check them out HERE!

These projects will hopefully inspire you to get a jump on your Thanksgiving cards now! 🙂

You can always check out the printed issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. They can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well. The magazine is bubbling over with inspiration! I just ❤ it so!

Thank you for heading over there to read it all!

Jill 🙂

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25 Days of Christmas Tags with Honey Bee Stamps!

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving! I’m here to share a few tags for the fun my friend Tracey McNeely celebrates every year–25 Days of  Christmas Tags! Today I am sharing from  Honey Bee Stamps.

Today I used the following Honey Bee Goodies:

Gingerbread House Add on Stamps (gingerbread people!)

Gingerbread House Add On dies

Scallop Circle Gift Tag (soooooo fab!)

Scalloped Shingles Stencil

I think these are going to be so fun to leave out for Santa!!

We leave all the wrap out for him the elves at our house. 🙂

Eeep–aren’t these little ginger people are adorable?!! 🙂

Be sure to check out the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. 🙂


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

Gingerbread House Add on Stamps (gingerbread people!)

Gingerbread House Add On dies

Scallop Circle Gift Tag (soooooo fab!)

Scalloped Shingles Stencil

Thanks for stopping by today! Thank you to Tracey for all the fun this month! ❤ Miss you, friend!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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SALE at Ellen Hutson!

Happy almost time to nap! Just popping in to say there is a HUGE Gratitude sale over at  Ellen Hutson!  I may have a few things in my cart, and I just thought I’d share the news here in case anyone else “needed” anything! Wink wink. 🙂

I saw some Distress Inks on sale and re-inkers…. shhhhh …. OH and I also saw the fabulous Crafty Ladies Say set… just saying! You can find the SALE HERE!
Happy pre-nap shopping, crafty friends! Happy Thanksgiving!
and pssssst….I’ll be back tomorrow and Friday with new posts! 🙂
I have many things to be thankful for again this year ❤

Take care– Jill 🙂

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thinking of you (and SALE!)

Happy Weekend! I’m back today with a fun card with a GREAT new sentiment die cut from Paper Smooches! This one is Thinking of You die and you can find it HERE. I also used the new Savvy Stencil–chock full of lots of patterns to use!

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I first used the stencil to create the background, add a few splats and stitching. Then I added the sentiment on top. I used fun foam to give the words some hefty dimension. Love that heave ho it gives to the words! 🙂
jill_savvy stencil
You can check out the whole November Release from Paper Smooches! Check out all the fun new goodies HERE! 🙂

Paper Smooches NEW products used, with links:
And news flash—-there is a Paper Smooches SALE!!! Check it out below and click on over. 30% off is serious and a great way to grab a few things on your wish list! Wow!!  🙂
PS SALE

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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25 Days of Christmas Tags with Paper Smooches!!

Hello and happiest Friday!

Today, I am sharing a couple tags that I made for my friend Tracey McNeely‘s 25 Days of  Christmas Tags!

This first tag uses one of my favorite Paper Smooches dies for the holidays. I do believe I would use it other times of the year too though, for the record. 🙂 It is called Evergreens Dies and the sentiment is from Spreading Joy!

For this tag, I used Stitching Basics Dies which is just as it says–basics that can be used for EVERYTHING! ❤ that! For the dots, I used the Patternology stamp set with silver ink.
Gah! I do love tags! For both, I used Paper Smooches For You Tag. I think I use it all the time. 🙂

The November Release from Paper Smooches can be found HERE! 🙂

And be sure to check out Tracey McNeely‘s Blog HERE to find out all the inside scoop on today with Paper Smooches and allllllll the days of Tracey’s amazing tags! I pretty much want them all! shhhh! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Thank you one of my favorite Canadians and one of the best people I know, Tracey, for having me along to celebrate this fantastic share of tags you cultivate!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Gnome Sweet Gnome

Good Morning you have started your weekend off well! Our coffee maker just went bust after years of being on the fritz, so I’m definitely not awake! ha! 🙂 I’m here today to share some more fun from  Honey Bee Stamps. This little gnome is from the Gnome Place Like Home stamp set (and Dies HERE.)

I colored him with Copic markers  and then created this snowy background with Distress Inks and the fantastic Snow Cover Plate ( ❤ !) and the Scallop A2 dies. I thought it would be fun to create a puntastic sentiment using the Home, Sweet Home die set along with the “gnome” word die cut from the Gnome Place Like Home Honey Cuts. I finished it all off with some stitching and some Bokeh Lights Confetti. Eeek so fun for the holidays!

I think it turned out fun and definitely different that where I started in my mind. Love when that happens!

Be sure to check out the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. 🙂


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

Gnome Place Like Home

Gnome Place Like Home Honey Cuts

Snow Cover Plate

Scallop A2 Card Frames

Bokeh Lights Confetti


Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Spellbinders Dies of the Month: November!

Happy Friday! I’m here today to share a few cards I made with Spellbinders Large and Small Dies of the Month Clubs!

You can hop over to the Spellbinders website to check out all the information on Small Dies of the Month HERE and you can check out the Large Dies of the Month HERE. There are also a Value Clubs HERE if you’re interested in joining multiple clubs at once.

This Spellbinders Small Die of the Month is  Kaleidoscope Snowflake and you can find it HERE. There is a new Small Die of the Month EVERY month!

I thought this turned out so delicate, which I don’t think is my usual gig?  😉
I just used  silver thread to thread thru the snowflakes and added two layers of foam tape to give the frame I cut out with my craft knife a little lift.

The sentiments are from Lawn Fawn’s sentiment set: Offset Says Christmas HERE.


Next up, I have the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month! This one is my FAVORITE!! I mean, HOW CUTE is this Santa?! Gah! Adorable.  And I thought he wanted to be on trend in Buffalo Plaid 😉 . This one is called Santa’s Helpers  and you can find it HERE.

I just think he is cutie patootie!! And I thought this sweet sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Greetings Mix 1, Believe in You (HERE) was perfect to stamp and give this card to our son at Christmas. ❤

The stencil is called Hot Dot from Paper Smooches! ❤

Such a sweet little guy! The Large Die of the Month is available HERE!  🙂

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There is one little bonus card from me this month featuring the add on and it is called SANTA’S REINDEER ETCHED DIES – SANTA’S HELPERS ADD-ON SET and you can find that one HERE!

You can add this little cutie to the same body that Santa has on the above card, just tweeking it slightly.

This sweet sentiment is from Ellen Hutson’s Oh Deer set. (I think this set is retired?)


Well, I think that is all from me today! Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards using Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club HERE , Large Die of the Month Club HERE, and the add on Reindeer HERE. Check it out and join in the fun!

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Spellbinders LINKS:

Large Die: Santa’s Helpers 

Small Die: Kaleidoscope Snowflake

Add On Die: SANTA’S REINDEER ETCHED DIES – SANTA’S HELPERS ADD-ON SET

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If you’re interested in following me along on Instagram I’m here @jilldhawkins and of course, on my blog here at FastestTurtle.wordpress.com!

Thanks to Spellbinders for having me share the fun this month!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Taylored Expressions: Treat Boxes And…!

Happy Thursday! I’m back to share more about the new release over at Taylored Expressions today! All the new products are available over at Taylored Expressions now!

Today, I’m here to share the new All Tucked in Christmas set. Love these little treat boxes for giving!

I used the previously released All Tucked In favor box and All Tucked In Windows to create a favor box for small holiday gift-giving. (I had a sweet little hand model to help me out with photos–paid in a candy sample, of course. 🙂 )

I love these sweet fonts so much!

Cue the holiday music! 🙂

Next up, a fun filled holiday card, ready to give! It is always so satisfying to use a lot of smaller stamps to create big, isn’t it?! I thought a “chalkboard” like look would be fun. I remember when chalkboard was all the rage! Or maybe it still is? As you can tell, I really have my finger on the pulse of trends, don’t I? Ha!! But I do love this truck! Are you with me? 🙂

Such a fun background with all those sentiments and small little icons! ❤

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

All Tucked in Christmas:


Special Delivery Card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. In case you missed my post about the new Tag Team Christmas Kit this past Tuesday, you can check that out HERE. Have a great weekend!

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Holiday Ready!

Happy Tuesday! There is a new release to make your holiday creations more fun over at Taylored Expressions today! All the new products are available over at Taylored Expressions now! Happy Holidays indeed!

This is a fun new Tag making kit designed by my friend Heather Nichols– ❤ this kit, Heather! Because I have a lot of tags ready for the giving now–Hooray!  🙂 This kit is called Tag Team Christmas Kit and it has all the goodies you need to create A LOT of fun tags.

This kit features a clear stamp and coordinating set of 3 tag dies for quick and easy mass-production of tags. The kit also includes red/white twine, eyelets, and cardstock – all the supplies needed to create up to 30 tags. Add-on kits will be available for purchase separately.

There are so many fun sentiments that also make me laugh! 🙂

Lots of little stamps to add fun details to your tags too! Check out a photo of most of the tags I made. I actually have more, if you can believe that! 🙂

They are perfect for your holiday gifts and for little gift bags filled with treats or a gift card. ❤

Love it! The twine that comes with the kit is super fun too! 🙂

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

Tag Team Christmas tags:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We have snow, so this was the perfect project to get me in the holiday gift giving mode! Hope you have fun with it too. I’ll be back Thursday to share some more sweet ideas & another fun part of this November release! 🙂

Jill

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Get Well Soon!

Happy Monday! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available! Check out all the fun new goodies HERE! 🙂

For this card, I used the so super duper sweet new Well Wishes set.  (Well Wishes Die set HERE). This sentiment made into a fun and whimsy image is AMAZING! Kim never fails to amaze me! ❤
That snail!! Tooooooo cute! I colored this with Copic Markers and used the coordinating Well Wishes Die set HERE to cut out the sentiment/image. I also used the previously released Fab Frames dies to create this sweet background panel.
In case you missed it, be sure to also check out this great new PS sentiment set: Feel Better Sampler.

Paper Smooches NEW products used, with links:

Well Wishes Coordinating Dies

Previously Released: Fab Frames dies.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope it is nice and warm in your neck of the woods today!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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