Naturally Inspired SOA Release Day!

Happy Release day for the Naturally Inspired The Stamp of Approval Collection! You can check out my blog post for the Blog Hop earlier this week HERE. Such rainbowriffic cards there and also links to all the other amazing designers cards! The collection is now SOLD OUT, so be sure to head over to the address below to stay in the loop!

WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM

I’m sharing a couple more cards here today to celebrate!!

For this card, I used the Spiro Doily dies, Best Die, and Simply the Best Stamp Set. I used pastel colors, which I do not do often. But in person, they look so soft and sweet. Tricky to photo! πŸ™‚

I loved inlaying this die! Think of all the color combos you could whip up! πŸ˜‰ And I ❀ the Best Die. Perfect font, size and so many uses!

I thought I’d try to “man-up” this collection up a bit. Hence, I made this card:

This one uses the super sparkly Wanderlust Embossing Powder formulated just for this collection! SUPER sparkle!

The main images on this card are from the Medallion Mix-Up Stamp Set. The sentiment is again from the Simply the Best Stamp Set. I also used all Catherine Pooler boldΒ  inks. Those can be found HERE.

I used the inks: Grass Skirt, Lime Rickety, and Melon Ice! Not to mention my a fore mentioned favorite, Tutti Frutti!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the fun made from this collection’s contents! I sure enjoyed making them! You could craft for days! πŸ™‚

Thank you again for stopping by today! Many thanks again to Catherine Pooler for having me along, and for the team’s help with all the details! It’s been a pleasure hanging with everyone this last month. Be sure to check out Catherine’s Blog HERE for more fun!

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates with this fantastic collection!!

Happy creating!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Autism Awareness

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Today’s post is a special one. I am joining in a blog hop for Autism Awareness. My friends Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson are keeping up with this great idea in support of their children. I could not agree more with helping to shine a light on Autism Awareness.

I encourage you to check out Autism Speaks. It is a great website full of information and educational links to various resources.

I hope the world can learn to be more patient and considerate to those affected by Autism. I know for certain it is always appreciated. 

Ok, on with my card, made with blue love….

This little cutie skater is from Mama Elephant, along with the sentiment. The backgrounds are My Favorite Things. The clouds are Avery Elle, along with the hill and panel die.

This came together with some fun little accents I “borrowed” from a friend. ❀️

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Big hugs to Veronica and Tenia for organizing this hop!

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Thanks for stopping in and I hope you’ll spread the love πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

Somebunny Special

Happy Friday! I wanted to pop in quick and share the cutest little bunny tail! I thought this would be fantastic for Easter treats. πŸ™‚

I used the super fun Bunny Card Die from Paper Smooches! ❀️ these fun shaped dies!


I have all these Pom Poms laying around and thought, hmmmm… πŸ™‚


I was definitely snickering when I finished this! So cute with that tail! I ❀️ the sweet sentiment from PS’s Critter Card Puns heat embossed on the back.  

This is just a white lunch bag I ran through my machine with the PS Bunny Card Die. I then added the (cardstock) cutie bunny elements on. I plan to pop a few chocolate eggs on top, and make somebunny special smile! πŸ™‚

If you missed the Paper Smooches April DT Hop yesterday, be sure to check it out HERE! It’s another awesome release of fun, juicy stuff πŸ˜‰ !

Have a great weekend!

Jill

Sending Hugs!

Popping in quick to post my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #312! πŸ™‚

  
  

These little BB yetis are too cute! I borrowed a friend’s stamps and dies to make this little cutie in October, and I stuck him here last night. πŸ™‚

I stuck this lil guy on GOOD before I stitched. Doh! So the stitching isn’t fantastic (or complete), but I’m sure it bothers me more than it would anyone else. LOL πŸ™‚

I hope this posts well, as I am writing it on the train, via my phone. Haaa! I made this card last night, and I’m giving it to a coworker today. ❀

I used MFT’s BB Beast Friends and some patterned paper. I’m trying to use more PP up slowly, but surely. My goal was to not purchase any new patterned paper in 2016, and I think I accomplished that!? Hooray! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for popping by! Have a great Thursday all!

Jill πŸ™‚

We’re a Perfect Pair

Just popping in, to quickly share this card. Super enjoy this stamp set from Lil’ Inker. I used so much LI over the past weekend. And now, I want all the things! LOL πŸ™‚  This stamp set is called: Perfect Pairs and has a coordinating die set that really makes it that much more fun! I’m adding them both to my never ending wishlist! πŸ˜‰

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Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Wishing You…

This is one of the Altenew stamp sets I wanted for quite some time. I am drawn to geometric images. I love lines, which is good because I drew thousands of them, with a pencil (!), in college/grad school!!Β  πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_love peace_wmI first embossed and painted in the fish from the Altenew Ori Kami stamp set. (This card I used Distress Inks to watercolor with.) They came out awesome. Then, I had to paint the water. Eeek! I didn’t want to botch it! There is a little overrun of the paint in places I didn’t want it, but hey, that’s watercolor and handmade, right?hawkins_jill_love peace_00_wmWatercolors always dry differently than they look initially. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. πŸ™‚ Either way, fun to do!

Thanks for popping by–

Jill πŸ™‚

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Alpaca My Scarf

This Lawn Fawn Alpaca and her little pun just crack me up! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_oh snap alpaca_wmI combined a few sets to make it even more fun! It is sooooo cold here right now, this had to be made!

hawkins_jill_oh snap alpaca_00_wmLawn Fawn supplies: Winter Alpaca, Oh Snap, Lawn Cuts Hearts. The Lawn Fawn Hearts die cuts are my favorite hearts! Love their shape and they cut every size! πŸ™‚

These LF sets are so stinkin’ cute and punny, punny, punny!! I can’t wait to get my hands on the new sets Year Six Shellfish & Rooting for You, when they come out! πŸ™‚

Oh–and fabulously enough, the fun Lawnscaping Challenge is currently: Winter!! Terrific timing so I could play along! πŸ™‚ Hope you can too!

ALSO…

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winner Winner Vege Dinner: HUGE HUGE HUGE Thanks to all those who hopped and left comments on my blog! I haven’t quite gotten to all the links you provided of your favorite projects, but I hope to see them all and leave you some happy too! I SO love that you all provided those and/or your favorite inks and/or you favorite techniques. Or just notes and compliments :). Truly enjoyable to read them all, learn new things, and send some happy! I appreciated them ALL!!Β  The winner from the Seasons Givings Blog Hop via Random.org is Christy Q! 2016/01/01 at 10:13 am. Christy, if you can please drop me a line via email to fastestturtlemail at gmail.com, I’ll get your winnings to you!! πŸ™‚ Yay!!! πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to Alpaca your scarf! πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

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