Peace & Love

Hooray for Friday! I find it a little odd to be posting this on Friday the 13th (ha!), but so it goes! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m I’m sharing my Paper Smooches card using the new Mini Cross die and the the Boxed Greetings, along with their coordinating dies HERE.

 I created this background using the two Distress Oxides Blues–Broken China and Faded Blue Jeans. I added some flicks of water and white, a few embossed stars to polish that off. I partially diecut both the Mini Cross and the Boxed Greetings. I added some quick stitching and done! πŸ™‚

Check out all the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2017 release HERE! Lots of holiday fun!!

Have a fantastic weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

 

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Merry Christmas…and scene! :)

Happy ALMOST weekend!

Today, I’m popping in with a sweet little Christmas number using the New Paper Smooches Merry Christmas dieΒ and the previously released, Promenade (and coordinating dies). The little snowflake balls are from the new going-to-be-used-a-lot-set, Boxed Greetings. Good gravy, do I enjoy Kim’s handwriting, and this die is dynamite for the holiday season!

One of my favorite combos of all time is kraft, red, and white. Well, to be 100% truthful, kraft is one of my favorite colors of all time on its own! πŸ™‚

I white heat embossed this scene on the kraft panel, and then added a smidge of Versamark pen to darken some areas. I also added a few bits with Prismacolor colored pencils for the berries and glowing light. I die cut the Merry Christmas die from a couple of layers of red cardstock and one or two white for some POP! πŸ™‚

I love all the little parts in the Promenade set and the fact that you can die cut them out, is the icing on the cake. Those wreaths alone are a card waiting to happen. πŸ™‚

Check out all the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ OCTOBER 2017 release HERE!

Have a fantastic Friday friends! and Go CUBS!! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

 

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Halloween Treats!

Happy Friday! If you are looking for my Paper Smooches October Pep Rally Blog Hop post (phew! That’s a title!), please click HERE to get THERE! πŸ™‚


Today, I’m sharing these super-duper fun treat bags I whipped up for Halloween! I made these pretty quick and easy, so they could be mass-produced for giving! These all used Paper Smooches spooky new Halloween Card dies! As you can see, “spooky” is also translated to *super cute* here. πŸ˜‰

I’m still looking forward to making a few more of these and some quick little Halloween cards to mail. Check out the Paper Smooches shop for really fun examples! I freaking love Savannah O’Gwynn’s little ghost card! Oh my word! And then Kim made a cutie monster Frankenstein! Gah!! And Laurie Schmidlin created the most lovable little green monster! Seriously inspired! Soooo stinkin’ FUN!! πŸ™‚

All the new Paper Smooches can be found over at theΒ  PS online store! And get ready, because the NEW Release will be available Tomorrow NIGHT, Saturday at 8pm PT! πŸ™‚ Weeeeeeee!!!

Have an awesome weekend!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Paper Smooches October Pep Rally!

It’s Paper Smooches Pep Rally week!! And it’s all about the HOLIDAYS! Lots of great new ideas and goodies to use! eeep! I haven’t even scratched the surface myself!!   πŸ™‚


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2017 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on September 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog 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!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

 

Teri Anderson
class=”xg_user_generated”>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)

AND, we have something special to share…we partnered up with XYRON this week.

Our designers received Xyron adhesives to use on their October projects and Xyron’s design team were given Paper Smooches stamps to create with.  They are sharing their Paper Smooches cards on the their blogs this week. You can find them all HERE


For my project today, I used the super fun and festive new Paper Smooches Santa Card dies! Eeeeeeeeep! How cute is he?! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Bonus that we received Xyron adhesives to use on our projects this month! The Xyron sticker maker makes this Santa a breeze to piece together. I am always amazed when I peel up that plastic topper and BOOM: Sticker! Love. It. You can check out the Xyron Sticker Maker HERE. It’s a staple for a crafty stash. πŸ˜‰

For Santa’s face, I decided it would be fun to use the Flower Frames dies. These Santa Card dies cut a larger beard to fill a card front, but I trimmed mine down to work on the Flower Frame. I added a little Liquid Applique to his hat brim and a huge pom-pom! πŸ™‚ Oh what fun it is!

His cheeks are rosy!! πŸ™‚ For the background, I used Paper Smooches Graffiti alpha set to create the repeated HO HO HO! Don’t you just love his bushy eyebrows?! ❀

I also used the Xyron Mega Tape Runner to adhere the larger elements and the panel to the card base. I am a fan of this tape runner because I don’t have to refill it nearly as often as I do some of my smaller runners. Big fan of that! Thank you for sharing your awesome stickiness with us this month Xyron! πŸ˜‰

Next stop on our Paper Smooches Pep Rally Hop:  Karin Akesdotter! πŸ™‚ Karin wow’s me constantly! Geesh! ❀

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop and leave comments for a chance to win some Paper Smooches goodness! Merry Christmas! Errr, I mean, Happy Fall! πŸ˜‰

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

 

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To Do: Breezy Thoughts…

Happy, Happy Friday!

I’m sharing a Paper Smooches card today that I wish I was currently living in! LOL! πŸ™‚

Can’t you smell the salt water breeze? πŸ™‚ Or hear the Lake winds? πŸ˜‰

For this card, I used Paper Smooches fun new Daily Diary set which is super fabulous for lists, planners, notes…but also, for CARDS! (I ❀ that little box and check mark–especially when it is checked off!) These PS dies are also new, Postage Stamp dies, and come in a set of FOUR! The Lighthouse die just rocks! πŸ™‚

That’s all for today! Next week is our DT Hop to celebrate October’s release! How crazy is that? Where is September running off to? πŸ™‚

Have a Great WEEKEND!
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

 

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Some Weekend Cute!

Happy Weekend All! πŸ™‚

I meant to post yesterday, but instead, I’m here today! I am so excited to share this first card! I love this little Doodle! Eeep! The cuteness!! πŸ™‚

Oh my word! ❀ him! πŸ™‚ This sentiment is from PS’s awesome Kindness Sampler.

Another card I made with Dinky Doodles. For these cards, I used both Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2.

I thought the TREmendous sentiment from Paper Smooches Huge Hugs 2 set worked perfectly and punfully! πŸ™‚ Also, I used the newer Flower Frames dies!Β I have those die cuts all over my desk right now. All. Over! Haaaa!

And last but not least, I thought I’d share the anniversary card I made for my hubby this weekend!

I made this background with watercolors WEEKS ago and then it just sat on my desk. I masked off this wonky frame and I’m pretty darn sure I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors (I can’t imagine what else that is? LOL!). They are still super awesome in my book. πŸ™‚ I colored the birds with Zig Clean Color markers.

This cute little bird set is PS’s Feathered Friends (and dies) and the I Love You die is a great staple for anyone’s stash! <3!

All the new Paper Smooches can be found over at theΒ  PS online store!

Have an awesome weekend!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches Monsters!

Hello all! I’m popping in with some super fun Monster cards from Paper SmoochesΒ September release! You can find all the new productsΒ HERE.Β 

I try not to pick favorites, but obviously these little guys have made their way to the top of my list! πŸ™‚ These are the new Monster Dies! This first photo is a stack of Thank You notes I made for my son’s birthday! Eeeeeep! He filled out the insides (so diligently too! wow!) and I made the outsides. πŸ™‚ Teamwork! He usually colors his own, but I like to try to get them out in a timely fashion, and we were behind this year. πŸ™‚ These were pretty quick and easy, and I think they turned out SO fun! πŸ™‚

This next little number, I made to put in his lunchbox today. ❀

Such a little cutie monster! πŸ™‚

For both the cards above, I used Paper Smooches Huge Hugs 2 for the sentiments. Such a great set!

Oh, and also one of my favorite PS Tags, For You Tag die. πŸ™‚

And last but not least, I thought I’d share this card again, in case you missed the DT Hop. Gah! Such fun!

These new dies are called Monster Dies and the sentiment is from the new Halloween Sampler.

Have a great weekend!!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins