that sucks…

hawkins_jill_that sucks_Mega high last post, to low this post… I felt this card was fitting, due to the recent news of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine ceasing publishing after February. Not cool. Good people losing jobs they love and do so well. An AWESOME magazine. Incredible pool of talent. ack 😦 More on a future date.

Tomorrow I’ll get back to :). For now, a πŸ™‚ : This is a fun stamp set by Paper Smooches πŸ™‚

(edited:Β I’m going to include this for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge this week–Anything Goes!)


Thanks for stopping by…


Supplies: (Shadows Squeaky Clean) Paper Smooches. Die: (A Little Birdie Told Me) Lawn Fawn. Hero Arts ink & Versamark. Cardstock: Hero Arts & Paper Source. Vellum, Prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, thread.

Walkin’ on Sunshine…

Super duper duper exciting news today…I am a winner in the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine’s World Card Making Day contest!! I screeched some very high pitched squeals and proceeded to eek… A LOT. πŸ™‚ I’m over-the-top-thrilled about this awesome news!!! (understatement.) HUGE thanks to PC&S Magazine for all this happy!

Below is my card …just kidding! I can’t show you silly goose πŸ˜‰ April 2015 PC&S issueΒ  peeps (“Thanks” category). It’ll surely be fun to see all the winning cards!

I’m sharing a card, nonetheless. I like the second generation stamping shadow on a bold sentiment…I would like to try it with these diamonds too, but I was too far along and afraid I’d botch it! πŸ™‚ I’ll be trying that soon.hawkins_jill_i like you_


Many Thanks for popping by…walkin’ on sunshine

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: (Say it-Hello & I Like You) Technique Tuesday, (Darling Diamonds) Lil Inker, (inks) Hero Arts, thread, stylus, scoring board, Paper Source cardstock

Apple of My Pi…

hawkins_jill_apple pi_Is it wrong when you crack yourself up? Nah… πŸ™‚ “If you can’t laugh at yourself…”

I so enjoy a good play on words…

Here’s the card I was fortunate to have selected & published in the September Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Issue. These magazines are oozing with inspiration and (a lot of) talent πŸ™‚ Go check it out!

This card has a little bit of several stamp sets–which makes it that much more fun.

Enjoy the last two days of “summer”!

Thank you for popping by…

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: (Quinn’s 123’s & A Good Apple) Lawn Fawn, (Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches, (My Words) Hero Arts, (Incredible by Ali Edwards) Technique Tuesday. Paper Source & Neenah cardstock, Hero Arts inks, Prismacolors, blending stumps, thread.


hawkins_jill_spec0_The Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking September gallery challenge: Talk Nerdy to Me!

I just had to get this sentiment out of my head! …and I enjoy these ‘geeky’ card types πŸ™‚

I really dig the cards talented designers made for the September PC&S Issue. I’m telling you, people are so darn creative! If you haven’t seen an issue of PC&S lately, check it out–you will be wow’d! I was even lucky enough to have a card selected for the issue as well. Check it out here: Apple of my Pi. Definitely one of my favs! I do love a good play on words/pun. πŸ™‚

Thanks to you for popping by…

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: (Incredible by Ali Edwards) Technique Tuesday, (Clark’s & Milo’s ABC’s) Lawn Fawn, (Cut & Paste by Jen Allyson) MME. Patterned papers: (Stella & Rose) MME, (Snippets Collection) Studio Calico. Paper Source & Bazzill cardstock, Hero Arts inks, scoring board, stylus, thread.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking, July 2014 Issue

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Having one of your cards selected for publication, never becomes less of a thrill. It’s some of the best news to get!

This card is in the July 2014 issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking,Β on page 23, to be exact. I highly recommend checking it out there because their photography & write up makes it look amazing! πŸ˜‰ AND because, you cannot read this magazine without being inspired. It’s a bit of a problem if you read PC & S before you go to bed…you just want to get up and make something!
Anywhoozle, I made this card for the “sketch” call–and being the July call, well, you get my choices of stamps and colors. Though this could be so easily modified to use any colors for a variety of occasions. The stitching was tricky, but it all came together πŸ™‚

…and huge thanks to everyone for their support on Gallery Idol 2014! Be sure to vote on the amazing top 10!

Thanks for popping in…
Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: Lawn Fawn “Happy Fourth”, Paper Source “Night” cardstock, Hero Arts “white” embossing powder, Spellbinders “Standard Circles”, American Crafts red jute, tiny clothespin, corner chomper, foam adhesive & sewing machine.