The Cutest Video Hop EVER: 2020!

Hola and welcome to our stop on The Cutest Video Hop Ever for 2020!  My son and I are VERY excited to be joining Emily Leiphart for our third year on this fun YouTube Hop, inspiring the next generation of crafters!  We hope you have as much fun watching us craft with our kids–or in my case, watching my son craft! Ha!

Thanks so much to our very generous sponsors who have donated SO MANY PRIZES! 🙂

My only contribution to his card was stamping and diecutting all the images (aka “beautiful photos of some cute little bears”) for him ahead of time. As you will notice, he is not short winded as this video started out at 20 minutes–ha! I edited it down to 10 minutes, so don’t panic! (yes, I know that is still tooooo long. 🙂 ). You’ll be able to tell, he handled all the rest (and then some) himself. He likes to chat and has a lot to say–with bits of advice about crafting, but I think it applies to life too, often. 🙂 . He is such a fun kid and quite the natural, which I’m thinking is completely opposite of me if I did videos? who knows! ha! ❤

Please note: I do not make videos. For those who do, bravo once again!  🙂

Here is our video ❤ :

Here is a photo of my son’s card: He used Lawn Fawn’s Snow Much Fun Stamp set HERE and  Snow Much Fun dies HERE.

This turned out oh so sweet and I love all his thinking behind the colors and his descriptions about being patient, etc. ❤ He’s such a stitch!

Here is a list of the awesome guests on this hop! If you get lost, click on Emily’s blog down below and you’ll get back on track! 🙂
Emily Leiphart
Catherine Pooler
Jenny Colacicco
Jill Dewey Hawkins <–you are HERE.
Caly Person
Marie-Pierre Capistran
Samantha Mann
Evelin Tee 
Jessica McAfee 
Tenia Nelson
Ujjwal Gupta
Laura Bassen
Laurel Beard
All of the artists’ YouTube links are found over on Emily’s Blog HERE. Please remember that comments here on my blog, while greatly appreciated, are not eligible for the giveaways below. You must leave your comments on YouTube. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning.
Also, while E didn’t get to make another card with another set we were gifted, I thought I would make a couple myself to share. (His video would have gone into the 60 min zone! ha!) This is a fun set from Catherine Pooler! The set is called Sentimental Fruit HERE and the Sentimental Fruit dies are HERE. Thank you, Catherine & team! 🙂
I enjoy some pun and I enjoy some fruit! 🙂
I could use a bunch of this one to send. 🙂
Orange You Cute! I masked off some simple stripes behind these  citrus delights with some more scoring.
So fun! I used all Catherine Pooler Inks HERE too.

Complete hop details are also on Emily Leiphart’s blog! Be sure to head over there! 🙂

We want to thank Lawn Fawn, Tim Holtz and Catherine Pooler for sending us goodies to craft with! What fun we had!

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful individuals and companies who have donated over $1000 in prizes for this fun event! The winners will be randomly chosen from all comments left on each of our videos. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Comments will close on Thursday, October 1, 2020, 11:59 P.M. EST and will be announced on Emily’s Blog on Monday, October 5, 2020.

Here is a full list:

Tim Holtz 3 $75 Prize Bundles (U.S. only)
Jennifer McGuire Ink 3 Share Handmade Kindness Goodie Bags
Gina K Designs $100 gift certificate
Catherine Pooler Designs $50 gift certificate
Concord & 9th $50 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn $50 gift certificate
My Favorite Things $50 gift certificate
Scrapbook.com $50 gift certificate | White Storage Bin with Rainbow Tabbed Dividers + White Tabbed Dividers
Simon Says Stamp $50 gift certificate
Spellbinders $50 gift certificate
Studio Katia $50 gift certificate
Trinity Stamps $50 gift certificate
Waffle Flower Crafts $50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson $35 gift certificate
Penguin Palace C45 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh 2 $30 gift certificates
Clearly Besotted £25 gift certificate
Heffy Doodle £25 gift certificate
Avery Elle $25 gift certificate
Hero Arts $25 gift certificate
Honey Bee Stamps $25 gift certificate
Kalyn Kepner $25 gift certificate
Sunny Studio Stamps $25 gift certificate
The Gray Muse $25 gift certificate

WhOOOHOOO! Some GREAT prizes, don’t you think!? WOW!

Be sure to check out Emily’s YouTube ChannelThanks again, Emily! ❤ It takes an amazing amount of time and effort and it is so worth it to see the kids create! 🙂

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by and for all your kind words to me in the past. My son definitely loves to hear from his “viewers”! Haaaa!

Your next stop is Caly Person HERE! Be sure not to miss Caly’s stop or anyone’s–the kids are all so fun!

Jill and my little buddy E

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

The Cutest Video Hop Ever!

Helllllllooooo and welcome to our stop on The Cutest Video Hop Ever!  My son and I are VERY excited and grateful to be joining Emily Leiphart for this fun hop, inspiring the next generation of crafters!  We hope you have as much fun watching us craft with our kids–or in my case, watching my son craft! Ha!

Thanks so much to our very generous sponsors who have donated over 30 prizes for this hop. Sit back and enjoy!

My only contribution to his card was stamping and diecutting all the critters for him. You’ll be able to tell, he handled all the rest (and then some) himself. He REALLY likes to chat and has SO MUCH to say. Believe it or not, I actually trimmed this WAY down. Unfortunately or fortunately, you will miss out on all the banter about restaurants, allergies, Minecraft, 2nd Grade, etc. But you will learn about Spring, Dog Man, half birthdays, bees, snails, extra teeth and so much other goodness. I do love him so! ❤

Please note: I do not make videos. For those who do, I always admire you because it take a great deal of time to do an amateur version, I can’t imagine completing a finessed version! 🙂

Here is our video ❤ :

Here is a list of the awesome guests on this hop!
All of the artists’ YouTube links are below. Please remember that comments here on my blog, while greatly appreciated, are not eligible for the giveaways below. You must leave your comments on YouTube. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning.

Complete hop details are also on Emily Leiphart’s blog! Be sure to head over there! 🙂

We’re incredibly grateful to Ranger Ink and Simon Hurley for sending Simon Hurley create. products to several of our designers, and also to Catherine Pooler Designs for sending her inks to several of our designers.

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful individuals and companies who have donated over 30 prizes for this fun event! The winners will be randomly chosen from all comments left on each of our videos. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 17, 2019 and winners will be announced on Emily’s blog on April 24, 2019.

Ranger Ink, 2 Simon Hurley create. Goodie Bags

Jennifer McGuire Ink, 3 Share Handmade Kindness Goodie Bags

Catherine Pooler Designs, 2 ink pads per video

Simon Says Stamp, $50 gift certificate

Avery Elle, $50 gift certificate

Studio Katia, 2 x $25 gift certificates

Winnie & Walter, $50 gift certificate

Pretty Pink Posh, $30 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson, $25 gift certificate

Hero Arts, $25 gift certificate

My Favorite Things, $25 gift certificate

Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 gift certificate

Paper Smooches, $25 gift certificate

The Stamp Market, $25 gift certificate

Waffle Flower, $25 gift certificate

Here are the photos of my son’s sweet little “flying tooth” card:

He chose to use this super cute set from Paper Smooches called So Fairy Cute (and dies HERE)! And it is adorable, especially with the tooth. I also like how he refers to the stamp set as “his pack”. HA!!

Be sure to check out Emily’s YouTube ChannelThanks again, Emily! ❤ It takes an amazing amount of time and effort and it is so worth it to see the kids create! 🙂

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by and for all your kind words to me in the past. My son definitely loves to hear from his “viewers”! Haaaa! Cracks me UP!

Your next stop is the fantastic Laura Bassen–CERTAIN to be a treat! 🙂 Head over there by clicking HERE!

Signing off!

Jill and my little buddy

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! 🙂  Bam! 🙂

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 🙂 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! 🙂

The following is a list of sponsors and their PRIZES!! Whoooooot! 🙂

Catherine Pooler Designs, two $25 gift certificates
Ellen Hutson$50 gc + 10% discount code “craftykids”
Just ME Digital Stamps, 4 digital files, winner’s choice
My Favorite Things$25 gift certificate
Neat &amp; Tangled$25 gift certificate
Paper Smooches$50 gift certificate
Pretty Little Studio$25 gift certificate + 10% discount code “prettylittle”
Simon Says Stamp$25 gift certificate
Sunny Studio Stamps$20 gift certificate
Technique Tuesday$25 gift certificate
Winnie + Walter, two $25 gift certificates
all-sponsors_w-logo

The 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, 2017 and winners will be announced on Emily’s blog on February 24, 2017. Winners must be subscribed to Emily’s YouTube Channel.

Here are the photos of my son’s valentines and a handful of valentines I made! ❤
hawkins_valentines_age6
I think these are so stinkin’ cute! Our family and his friends are going to love them! 🙂
hawkins_ps-valentines

He put pom poms on that little Paper Smooches sheep! So cute! 🙂

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! 🙂hawkins_tt-valentines

Here are a few cards I colored using Elena’s new Just Me Digital Stamps–so stinkin’ cute!! 🙂
hawkins_jill-valentine
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 🙂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! 🙂
hawkins_jill_love_wm
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. 🙂
jill_i-love-you-die_01

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! 🙂

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. (I embedded this video link above and felt so accomplished! LOL!!). My son will likely request to make another 🙂 . 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! 🙂

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

Signing off!

Jill and my little buddy

hawkins