Technique Tuesday Release Day! May!

The day has come for all the new Technique Tuesday May products to be available HERE!

Today, I am sharing a different kind of card for me. For this card, I used the new puntastic Hanna the Horse stamp set. I’m not sure how this card happened, because this is not in my usual forte of styles, but here it is:

Kinda fun to try something different. I think? LOL! I do like using all those patterned papers I have collected over the years.

I think this sentiment is a riot!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out all the DT’s projects. I always enjoy seeing what everyone made!

(If you missed my first NEW release post, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, catch up on that one HERE!)

Also, you can find all the NEW May products from Technique Tuesday HERE!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Technique Tuesday: May Release Countdown

Today we are showing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new release! Is there anything better than new polymer and steel? ๐Ÿ™‚

I love a good pun, and this new manly set, What a Guy, does not disappoint. It is so perfect in this regard, I can’t stand it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus this set is so stinkin’ great for making cards for the men in my family!ย  (There are coordinating dies too– HERE.) (Links will work once the release goes live on May 1st.)

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (Again, these new products above will be available via those links on May 1st!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! Once there, you can find all the Design Team’s work to link to. ๐Ÿ™‚

**I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for another preview!**

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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April Release, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s April Release Countdown! This is a fun smile to drop in the mail. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I am sharing the new Animal House set called Parker & Penny Pig Clear Stamps.ย There are coordinating dies available for them HERE too! (These links will work when the products are available tomorrow, April 1st!)

How funny is that? This also uses a new sentiment from the Planner set releasing tomorrow called Planner Beauty. I thought the little pig wanted to treat himself. ๐Ÿ™‚

For this card, I simply stamped and colored these images with Copic Markers, added some splats and some simple stitching. All simple, once I discarded two other goes, trying to paper piece the pigs, etc. Haaaaa! Oh, the process is what makes it all fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via those links tomorrow, April 1st! ๐Ÿ™‚

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there and see those fun new goodies too!)

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram:ย jilldhawkins

Stand Tall!

Happy Friday!!

If you are looking for my post for the Paper Smooches May DT Hop that began yesterday, please scroll down, or click HERE.

I’m here today to share this perky little number, made with April’s release of awesomeness! This card has the Paper Smooches Pineapple 1 Die and the fun Pineapple Crush 2 stamp set! This release just makes me smile! โค

I think this sentiment rocks, so I ROYGBIV’d it up, and stamped it repeatedly in a Stand Tall pattern. ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, then I added some googley eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love the smiling pineapple!

Also, for the pattern on the pineapple, I used the Pineapple Crush stamp set.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead! I’m hoping to get a lot done myself! Yikes!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Paper Smooches May DT Hop

Yay for May and all it brings! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today is the Paper Smooches Design Team Hop to celebrate Paper Smooches May release! Buckle up! There are some new faves debuting soon!

PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEWย Paper Smoochesย MAY 2017 release with you! ย TWOย new stamp sets and SIXย new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 2nd. ย You will find our new productsย HEREย once they go live. ย The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be on her honeymoon until May 2nd.

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

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

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and theย PS Blogย 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!ย  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Tuesday, May 2ndย to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blogย on Wednesday, May 3rdย to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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)


On with my project!

For this card, I used the soon to be released, New Beginnings stamp set! This set has an awesome variety of stamps to celebrate special and everyday occasions. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was so happy how this turned out! Honestly, I was afraid it was going to be a mess, but in the end, I โค it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ This rose is fantastic in its simplicity, for people like me.

I watercolored these with my Zig markers and added a “few” little pixels in after it was all dry.

Hope you are excited for the release too! I can’t wait to make some more things myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next stop: The way talented Karin Akesdotter! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Live it up!

Hey hey, Happy Friday!! I thought I’d pop in and share some fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

This little bunny is just too sweet! This little guy and the pineapples are part of the new Paper Smooches stamp set, Pineapple Crush stamps and dies. The sentiment is from the new Pineapple Crush 2. Oh my word, I โค them both!

I blended distress inks on the background here and then flicked some water on. I colored the cute bunny with Copic markers and added a pom-pom tail. ๐Ÿ™‚

I finished off the card with a few sequins and some stitching. The debate I have over using sequins or no sequins is ongoing. ๐Ÿ˜›

The pineapples can be stamped in dozens of different ways, as there are lots of little stamp parts that you can use here and there.

That wraps it for now. Another busy weekend ahead here! I think this is just the beginning of a busy season, so I better begin to accept it! Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

let’s mix it up!

Happy Friday!! I’m a little behind on most things this week, but I wanted to pop in and share this cool pineapple card, using the new Paper Smooches Pineapple 2 die! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also used the new Cross Stitch Die to create this monocramatic background with lots of texture! ๐Ÿ™‚ Big fan of this die, and I did some actual crossstitching with it…coming soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

For his cool glasses, I cut all the strips and adhered them down before die cutting the glasses. โค the happy face! ๐Ÿ™‚

This sentiment is from the uber fun Pineapple Crush 2 stamp set, and again this AWESOME pineapple is the new Pineapple 2 Die.

I hope to be back again this weekend! In the meantime, I hope you get a chocolate bunny delivered to you! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins