Somebunny Loves You…

Happy Wednesday! I thought I’d give a shout that the new Technique Tuesday goodies are released online! Oh happy day!

I was pretty excited when THIS new set from Technique Tuesday came out and now there is THIS one, called Sassy Family. I cannot capture how much I laughed when I first saw it! SO perfect! πŸ™‚

I’ll be back to share some cards with Sassy Family soon, but in the meantime, you can find the whole new March release HERE! Whooooooot!! πŸ™‚

I thought I’d share this card using the new Bailey the Bunny stamp set. I cannot resist a good bunny tail, and these bunnies are so cute together! πŸ™‚

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Just to sweet! ❀

Bailey also has a die set, and that can be found HERE. I used just that die to create this delightful little number. πŸ™‚ Teehee. Chocolate bunnies!

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I used a ❀ die, the Heart Strings die for the banners above. The sentiment is from another favorite sentiment set, You Aren’t Normal. ❀ ❀ #stampallthethings πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_might_wm

The keyword above is: Might. LOL! πŸ™‚

You can check out all the fun new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE! It’s all about family and Spring!! I’m partial to the fun kiddo stuff too. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Happy March!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

Big Time

Just quickly poppin’ in to share a new Paper Smooches cutie! This dino is part of the new March release! So much fun all coming out in one month! Eeeeeeek! πŸ™‚

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This little guy is the new Dinosaur Die! I so ❀ him! or her! πŸ™‚ He has already been die cut A LOT around here! jill_dinosaur-die3_00

I also used the newly released sentiment set Huge Hugs 2 and the TagΒ Stitched die.

You can check out the whole new release HERE! It really is full of creative new (and super cute) goodies! I love that the shaped dies are so different from any die I have used before. πŸ™‚

Happy very-soon-to-be-March!!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Oh, Deer

I was excited to ink up these new little cutie deer from the new Ellen Hutson Oh Deer set last night. I was anxiously awaiting Julie Ebersole’s new sets, and of course, she did not disappoint. πŸ™‚

I say “oh dear” a lot, and I thought it would be punny to make a little *party animal* scene. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill-oh-deer I used a silver ink to stamp the background “confetti”, but when it was all said and done, it doesn’t have the sparkle I was hoping for. That’s ok, it’s still festive looking! Especially because she has lost control of her party hat. Haaaa! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill-oh-deer_00

I also used Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware and dies for the fun party hats and cupcake! I clear heat embossed and colored on Bristol paper with my Zig markers, before die cutting everything out. I then used some Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink for the aqua background.

I’m entering this in the Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge. Check it out. I always love the jump start of inspiration!

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Aqua is always good thing! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT week!:)

Jill

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches Sweets!

It’s Friday, and soon the end of February? What!? Wow!

(If you are in search of my Paper Smooches DT Hop post, scroll down, or click HERE.) πŸ™‚

I thought I’d pop back in sharing some yummy cards using Paper Smooches! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want a giant sweet after making these. LOL πŸ™‚

This sentiment is from the new Let’s Celebrate stamp set. 

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Yum! For this lollipop card above, I used my favorite technique of lining up paper strips and die cutting through them. It is a little time-consuming to glue all the strips down, but SO worth it! I feel like I get a fun result every time. I probably wouldn’t do it again with a fine die (haaaaa!), but it all worked out. πŸ™‚

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These treats are made from the new PS Sweet Dies. For this little cake card, I also used the recently released, For You Tag die. I love the little size of it! πŸ™‚

Have an awesome weekend! Thanks for popping in!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches March DT Hop

Hey hey!! March is coming in FAST! February has been a wacky month, so I am ready to rock March, and so is Paper Smooches! Buckle up crafty friends, because there is a lot of creative POW about to hit!


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ MARCH 2017 release with you! Β THREEΒ new stamp sets and FIVEΒ new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on February 28th. Β You will find our new productsΒ HEREΒ once they go live. Β 

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

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

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and theΒ PS BlogΒ 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!Β  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, February 26thΒ to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blogΒ on Monday,Β February 27thΒ to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice is away on vacation, so Katie Gehring was super sweet to fill in for her. Β We are all in for a treat!

Jill Hawkins <— πŸ™‚

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)


For my project, I used the soon to be released Cat & Dog Card Dies! Shaped cards? YES please!!  I chose to make a cute kitty for my first go: Those eyelashes! ❀

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I kept this one pretty simple because the dies do all the work. Love that! I added some big googley eyes for added fun. πŸ™‚ This sentiment is from the forthcoming PS stamp set, Critter Card Puns.jill_cat-dog-card-die_inside

This die set is chock full of fun pieces that you can add or mix up and use in different ways! Eeeep! Wait until you check out all the other fun shaped dies coming from PS this month too! They are fun to use and surely fun to receive! πŸ™‚

One last Happy Birthday shout out to Paper Smooches, and turning Six in February!! Looking forward to many more years of fun! πŸ™‚

Gah! This release is going to be super fun! Be sure to follow the whole hop! Your next stop is: Kalyn Kepner πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Just Awesome

I could spend an entire day usingΒ  Neat & Tangled’s Hexastar Cover Plate! I always think I will trim it up and use it differently. And eventually I will, but I love to inlay it! So that’s what happens when I sit down to use it πŸ™‚

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I also used their awesome Awesome die. πŸ™‚ Can you use the same adjective to describe the noun? Haaaaa! πŸ™‚

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This is a dark navy color and a bright flamingo pink. Quite spring like, and fitting for the most bazarro warm weather we have been having here this February! πŸ˜‰

I’m joining in the Little Tangles Challenge by the skin of my teeth! Check it out HERE.

Also, my friend Miriam, who designed this Hexastar Cover plate I used above, designed more gems for Neat & Tangled that just released… THIS and THIS! So brilliant! Both are on my wish list, along with a dozen other things. Always, right?! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Happy Birthday!

Hey hey, it’s Friday!

I couldn’t resist combining more of Paper Smooches January and February releases!

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I colored these cuties with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from the new Let’s Celebrate stamp set. The animals are from Courteous Cuties with the dies ;). I can’t stop ❀ ing them!

The balloons are from the Celebrate Balloons dies. These are my two favorite balloons in the set. πŸ˜‰

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Cutest Video Blog Hop Ever, I recommend it highly! Kids are so talented, funny, and cute! ❀️ 

You can start HERE on my blog, or HERE on YouTube and navigate through the fun! LOTS of pretty awesome giveaways! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend! Thanks for popping in!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚