The Cutest Video Hop Ever!

logo_finalHappy ❀ Day, and welcome to The Cutest Video Hop Ever!  My son and I are VERY excited and grateful to be joining Emily Leiphart for this fun hop celebrating 5000 subscribers on her YouTube channel but, more importantly, inspiring the next generation of crafters!  We hope you have as much fun watching us craft with our kids, as much as we enjoyed creating these projects to share with you.  We are also proud to have two very inspiring young crafters joining us on their own YouTube channels.

I prepped everything, and my son colored all the critters. Afterwards, he excitedly shouted, in a *chop chop* fastion, “Ok, let’s make the video!” I started to explain what the overall plan was, and he said he wanted to do it all on his own, HIS way. Perfect! (But I wasn’t sure what to expect! haaa!) He started, finished twenty minutes later (including our glue mishaps), and that was that! πŸ™‚Β  Bam! πŸ™‚

Please note: I have NEVER crafted a video before, so be warned. From the filming, to editing, it is all new to me. My son however, seems to be a natural at the instruction. Who knew?! ❀

Here is our video ❀ :

Here is a list of the awesome guests on this hop!
Jill Dewey Hawkins πŸ™‚ You’re here

 

Complete hop details, including all participant links, prize list, and store coupons are on Emily Leiphart’s blog! Be sure to head over there! πŸ™‚

The following is a list of sponsors and their PRIZES!! Whoooooot! πŸ™‚

β€’ Catherine Pooler Designs,Β two $25 gift certificates
β€’ Ellen Hutson,Β $50 gc + 10% discount code β€œcraftykids”
β€’ Just ME Digital Stamps, 4 digital files, winner’s choice
β€’ My Favorite Things,Β $25 gift certificate
β€’ Neat & Tangled,Β $25 gift certificate
β€’ Paper Smooches,Β $50 gift certificate
β€’ Pretty Little Studio,Β $25 gift certificate + 10% discount code β€œprettylittle”
β€’ Simon Says Stamp,Β $25 gift certificate
β€’ Sunny Studio Stamps,Β $20 gift certificate
β€’ Technique Tuesday,Β $25 gift certificate
β€’ Winnie + Walter,Β two $25 gift certificates
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TheΒ winners will be randomly chosen from all comments left on each of our videos. Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 21, 2017Β and winners will be announced on Emily’s blog on February 24, 2017.Β Winners must be subscribed toΒ Emily’s YouTube Channel.

Here are the photos of my son’s valentines and a handful of valentines I made! ❀
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I think these are so stinkin’ cute! Our family and his friends are going to love them! πŸ™‚
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He put pom poms on that little Paper Smooches sheep! So cute! πŸ™‚

I laugh because he colored this one Technique Tuesday fox fairly traditionally, and the other is a party! Also, one gets all the Tootsie Rolls? LOL. Love it! πŸ™‚hawkins_tt-valentines

Here are a few cards I colored using Elena’s new Just Me Digital Stamps–so stinkin’ cute!! πŸ™‚
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I colored all these with Copic Markers. The images are so sweet, and it is easy to download and print them yourself! Another first for me on this hop: Digital Stamps! And…now I want them all! LOL πŸ™‚hawkins_jill-smore2
These frame dies and the heart dies my son used, are all from My Favorite Things. hawkins_jill-smore_01
Oooops, a little stitching blooper on this one above! shhhh! πŸ™‚
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This Technique Tuesday card is made with the Long Love die. It is super delicate, so I recommend using one of the sticky papers so you can die cut all at once to adhere. The hearts are from the Heart Strings die. Awwwww love. πŸ™‚
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And, last, but not least, is this valentine using Paper Smooches I Love You die and the For You tag die. This one is for my hubby, so I thought the gray was perfect to “man” it up a bit. This is a fun die for many occasions! πŸ™‚

I want to give a HUGE HUGE thanks out to Emily, for first, being crazy enough to ask my son and me to join this hop. And secondly, for her encouragement to make this video and edit it. I can’t say whether or not I’ll ever craft another video, but I will say it was a very good thing to try.Β (I embedded this video link above and felt so accomplished! LOL!!). My son will likely request to make another πŸ™‚ . I always enjoy a challenge…Even if I did miss a typo in the video. Bwaaahaaaa! I did that on “purpose”… wink wink! Thanks again, Emily! πŸ™‚

Thanks for joining us today…be sure you hop on to Laura BassenΒ (& leave comments too for a chance at the fantastic prizes!).Β Laura’s videos are inspiring and I always find myself laughing out loud! Her daughter is sure to add even more fun! πŸ™‚

Signing off!

Jill and my little buddy ❀

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Monstrous Birthday

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #316 from the MFT Card Challenges blog!photoBirthday parties means birthday cards ahead! πŸ™‚

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My son would paint the world orange if he could, so I always try to work in his requested color. πŸ™‚ This is a pretty direct take on the sketch, except that I moved the sentiment up. I simply stamped and die cut everything. I then used some orange caution washi strip down the side. I mounted it all up on foam tape for a little something! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_monster_wm

These monsters get a workout around here! πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things: Monster Love!

Have a good rest of the weekend! πŸ™‚

Jill
Instagram:Β  jilldhawkins

Otterly Great

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #315 and MFT Color Challenge #61!photoI have surprised myself by getting in another Challenge entry! I had to use these otters though! Because: Cutie otters and puns! πŸ™‚

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I masked and stamped this cutie, colored with Copic markers, and then fussy cut the edge, so he would hang off a little bit. I adhered the colors of the challenge, and did a little fussy/trickery die cutting to pull the whole thing together. πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_otter-bday_wm

Just a little something different to try. πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things, including the new BB Otterly Love You. So stinkin’ cute!

Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚
Instagram? jilldhawkins

Hugs!

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #314 and MFT Color Challenge #60!

photo I arrived home late from a school meeting last night, but still wanted to make something. Our household has been under the weather, and I was behind on creating anything! Ahhh! πŸ™‚

I was itching to inlay something, and of course, the strips of card stock is always a fave of mine to do!

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I wasn’t sure how it would look with the strips on an angle, but I like it! It’s getting mailed today!hawkins_jill_hugs_wm

I rotated the sketch, so the HUGS is the big rectangle, and the nod to the then vertical piece, is my stitching. I couldn’t decide what to do for that element, but I think the stitching turned out fun, albeit a little off from where I intended. Ha! I held my breath as I started stitching, and as I did that little piece at the bottom. I wanted them aligned, and I wasn’t sure where my needle left off! Oh silliness πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Anywho, there you have it! Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚
Instagram? jilldhawkins

Eye Like You

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #311. Always a delight to have a good read over at the MFT Card Challenges blog!photo

I wanted to play along, and but had to be expeditious! Even making just the quickest of cards, is such a great way to end the day!hawkins_jill_eye-like-you hawkins_jill_eye-like-you_00_wmI just masked some circles for these little guys, and then did some quick stamping. This is a set that will get inked often for kiddo’s birthday parties! πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things: Monster Love!

Thanks for stopping by–stay warm! πŸ™‚

Jill
Instagram? jilldhawkins

Lean On Me

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #309.photo   

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This card ended up pretty simple in the end and nothing like I sat down to do. I always think that’s funny! πŸ™‚

I die cut both the die cuts I used, and I think the result was good! πŸ™‚ My stitching went a little wrong, but I just added more to make it work. Ha!

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Thanks for stopping by–have a good week! πŸ™‚

Jill
Instagram? jilldhawkins

MFT Challenges, Another Twofer

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #308 and Color Challenge #56! My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog <<<<<<.photo Once again, I’m able to combine the two!

hawkins_jill_dinomiteThis little dino from You’re Rawr-some, is a little cutie! I especially love the T-Rex and his sentiment. I can’t wait to use him next! πŸ™‚ I used Zig Clean Color pens to watercolor her, and Distress ink for the background I masked off.hawkins_jill_dinomite_00I wanted to use this color combo, but was thinking Holiday card. Aren’t we all?! <3! But then, I took a right turn and made a chicky dino card instead. There is some sparkle (that never photographs) in the tree/plant/hearts, that in person, adds just the right touch.Β  IΒ  had to cut off the grass I was originally using for the sentiment. It was too *all up in the dino’s grill*. LOL πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill
Instagram? jilldhawkins