Seasons Givings Blog Hop: 2019!

Hello! I’m here today to share with lots of creative people and share the goodness for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!! Big Thanks to my friend Latisha for putting it all together and coordinating again this year! ❤

I truly appreciate all the support, reading, kind comments and sharing on my blog throughout the year, and this is my (and everyone today!) way of saying THANK YOU!! Everyone along the hop today will have some sort of giveaway to share!

I thought I would share a couple favorite cards I have from the year. Of course, I am horrible at picking faves, because I often have dozens (and I do mean dozens), but for the sake of time, here’s a few! 🙂 Other favorites can be found in Scrapbook & Cards Today 2019 issues! ❤

This one above is Taylored Expressions and you can find it on my blog HERE.

This one above is Honey Bee Stamps and you can find it on my blog HERE.

This one above is made with Ellen Hutson and can be found on my blog HERE.

This card above is made with Concord & 9th and can be found on my blog HERE.

This card above is made with Paper Smooches and can be found on my blog HERE.

This card above is made with Paper Smooches and can be found on my blog HERE.

The best part is, I mailed a few of these! yay!! 🙂 Looking forward to mailing out MORE cards in 2020!


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Here is the WHOLE Blog list to hop around to! Be sure to check out all the fun:

I have many things to send and share with others, so I have packaged them up into these MYSTERY boxes below. *Disclaimer: I have found more goodies after I took this photo, so I am now thinking I will get one BIGGER box and pick one winner for a full bounty! I’ll be heading to the Post Office next week to get a new box! 🙂 (Please note that the winner must have a US mailing address.) 

If you are a new stamper or a seasoned stamper, I’m sure you will find a few things you like in the box for sure. There is a variety of styles and manufacturers that I have collected over the course of the last year (or two). It’s mostly stamps and dies, maybe a few this and thats too. Honestly, I’m thinking the box will be pretty packed. And anything you don’t like, I just ask you share it forward with someone that does. ❤

**All you need to do is add a comment below telling me:

What your favorite kind of card to make is? Birthday? Holiday? Get Well? Just because? etc.

And/OR

What is your favorite style of card? CAS? Floral? Layers? Graphic? etc.

My favorite cards to make are funny and graphic *Just Because* cards. But I love to see others styles, especially if it’s not something I could ever pull off making myself! 🙂

You have until January 10th to comment and I will post a random winner next weekend, January 11/12! And I will mail it out the following week! Hooray!

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! You an subscribe in the sidebar over there >> . (I do post often throughout the month.)

Thank you again for being so fantastic and lovely. Wishing you all a wonderful 2020!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Missing You & A Congratulations!

Can you believe we are about to wrap up the decade?! Wow! So much to think about. 🙂 Almost too much! So let’s talk paper crafting, shall we? 🙂

Today I’m sharing this little cutie patootie card using a sentiment from the  Paper Smooches NEW RELEASE. Check out all the new fun HERE! 🙂


I combined the new sentiment set Vanilla Verbiage Stamps (& Dies) with an oldie but a goodie little critter from Santa Paws.  🙂
I colored the little mouse with Copics and kept the rest very simple. Sometimes this really conveys so much, doesn’t it? He’s so stinkin’ cute. The new Vanilla Verbiage set moved straight to my top of my PS faves….love how the sentiments are so uniquely arranged and designed. Kim is so good like that! 🙂
And speaking of these sentiments…Here’s another card I made using the same Vanilla Verbiage set with another new die set called Charms Dies. These are so fun and like no other die set I own! 🙂
This card also uses the previously released die from the Postage Stamp Dies. White and white and white is always a win with me. The simple pops of color make my CAS heart happy! 🙂

Be sure to check out all the NEW Paper Smooches release! ♥️


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great week!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Thank You!

Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas! I think we are finally starting to come out from the fog, but goodness, I am wiped out! ha!

But in crafty news, I’m here today to share some more fun from Honey Bee Stamps. Now is the time to send all those Thank You notes and this one fits the bill!

For this card, I used Honey Bee’s Stacking Pines, Northern Star Coverplate, Scallop A2, Rainbow Wishes and Gingerbread House Add On. I die cut everything and stamped the sentiment. I then assembled the card and added the chunky glitter on as the very last thing. Giving the glitter a little pat will help keep it all attached to the card. (Another tip: Rub down all the elements with an anti-static something to keep the glitter where you want it vs. all over the card.)

I wanted a card that would be easy to make a handful of, but a step above a mass producing design. This card has a little extra something, but it doesn’t take that long to make… which means, I can make a few without wondering where several hours went! ha! 🙂

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:

Stacking Pines

Northern Star Coverplate

Scallop A2

Rainbow Wishes

Gingerbread House Add On


Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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You Are Awesome!

Happy Friday! I’m here today to share another new project from the  Paper Smooches NEW RELEASE. Check out all the goodness HERE! 🙂


I combined lots of new PS goodies: Stitch Builder Dies, You are Awesome dies, and Rainbow Sherbet Paper 🙂
If you haven’t seen the new paper from Paper Smooches and you like colors and rainbows and sherbet, you’re going to want to check it out. Just sayin’ 😉
I added a bunch of random and fun stitches on this card using floss. It’s quite fun to do while watching TV or sitting in the car. The trick is to have them pre die cut and ready to roll when you need them! 🙂

Be sure to check out all the NEW Paper Smooches release! ♥️


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Spellbinders Dies of the Month: December!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend–I keep trying to sloooooow ours down here! 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 is the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month and you can find it HERE. There is a new Large and Small Die of the Month EVERY month! This SDOM is called Our Favorite Font Sentiment.

These are my least favorite cards to make, so making them ahead helps greatly. There are lots of words in this set to mix and match too.


Next up, I have the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month! This one is called  Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders and you can find them HERE.

Lots of layering options and shapes to use! (This sentiment is from The Stamp Market.)

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 Kaleidescope Petals Etched Dies and you can find that one HERE!

This is another fun layering die set.

I kept this one pretty simple and it turned out simply delightful, I think! 🙂 Our Favorite Font Sentiment. (This sentiment is from Concord & 9th.)


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  Kaleidoscope Petals Etched Dies.  Check it out and join in the fun!

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Spellbinders LINKS:

Large Die: Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders

Small Die: Our Favorite Font Sentiment

Add On Die: Kaleidoscope Petals Etched Dies

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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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Santa’s Delivery!

Hope you have started your weekend off swimmingly! I’m here today to share some more fun from  Honey Bee Stamps. I’m sharing a gift card holder! I don’t know about you, but I need to make a bunch of these. And truthfully, they are QUICK to make with Honey Bee’s Stocking Gift Card Holder HERE.

You just die cut all the pieces once and the stocking piece twice (for front and back) and then assemble. You then slide the gift card right in! Too fun and super easy!

The sentiment is from the set Santa Express HERE (such fantastically fun sentiments for gift tags, etc.) and the patterned paper ( ❤ !) is from Holiday Traditions HERE 6 x 6 pad.  🙂

This is just a fun way to add a little something special to those gift card gifts!

I added some stitching to give it a little more handmade touch and boom, done! 🙂

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:

Stocking Gift Card Holder

Santa Express

Holiday Traditions HERE


Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Simon Says Stamp: Love You More!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE–This release is called: Love You More! I used the new Wedding Rings dies HERE! Perfect for a wedding card, engagement or an anniversary celebration!! Or you can even use these in fun alternate ways! 😉

I cut all these strips and then weaved them through the die cut SSS Wedding Rings. This sentiment is a great one from the Paper Smooches set: New Beginnings 2. I added some score lines and stitching to polish it all off! 🙂

I thought this turned out quite sweet and really, it was pretty quick and simple to make overall.

A quick recap:

SSS Wedding Rings

Paper Smooches set: New Beginnings 2

You can find the whole new release of Love You More HERE.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate another fun NEW release! Be sure to check it all out HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

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Check out the SCT Blog Today! Pssst… GIVEAWAY!

Happy day to you all! I wanted to pop in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–Its the 12 Days of Holiday Giving over there!! Check it all out HERE! And there is a GIVEAWAY!! Just sayin’! 😉

Here’s some sneaks to entice you 🙂

I made this fun paper and the sweet tags with lots of goodies from Lawn Fawn!!

Such fun to make!! Be sure to check out all the details on the SCT Blog! I have lots of pics and details over there. 🙂

You can 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. You will not be disappointed! 🙂

Thank you for joining me over there today, as it’s my last SCT post of 2019! I have absolutely enjoyed every project at SCT this year and thrived on the challenges. Be sure to hop over there all this week to share some love with the amazing team! ❤

Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches December Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available TODAY, December 6th at 10am ♥️!! As in NOW!!!!  Run HERE to see all the new goodies! 🙂


Hello!  It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2019 release with you!

There is ONE new stamp set, FIVE new dies, ONE new stencil AND a NEW 6 x 6 PAPER PACK.

The new products are now available to purchase here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on December 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on December 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

–Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches

–Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)

–Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches

–Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/


Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Bitty Bows Dies! Gah! How adorable is this little snow peep with it’s bow!? There are two little bow tie bows on this die too–adorable! 🙂
I combined this stencil with the Bitty Bow Die with the previously release die, Snowman 2, (A FAVE!!) and the NEW stamp set Vanilla Verbiage stamps and NEW coordinating Vanilla Verbiage dies! This sentiment set was made for me–pretty sure. wink wink. ha! 🙂
Wintry sweetness to pop in the mail. ❤

This NEW Paper Smooches release is available NOW!


Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin will have some goodness for sure! 🙂

Thanks for joining us today!! 

Take care–Jill 🙂

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DIEcember from Simon Says Stamp!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE— It’s  DIEcember!! I used the new Filigree Oval Message HERE! It’s a sweet and delicate die to share a sweet message! 😉

I die cut the oval and put some colored patterned paper behind it. I added the sentiment and some stitching. Pretty clean and simple! 🙂

You can swap out the sentiment with many different ones and colors are the limit! This Love Shadow Wafer die is from a previous release of Simon Says Stamp.

A quick recap of new dies from SSS DIEcember die and sentiment die:

Filigree Oval Message HERE

Love Shadow Wafer die HERE

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this fun NEW DIEcember release! Be sure to check it all out HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!

Take care–Jill

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