Live it up!

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

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 ❀ 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. πŸ™‚

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

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! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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

For his cool glasses, I cut all the strips and adhered them down before die cutting the glasses. ❀ the happy face! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ˜‰
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Pineapple Love

I’m back sharing some more awesome Paper Smooches from the new APRIL release. You can find all the new products HERE.

Today’s card features the new Pinepple Crush 2 stamps set ( ❀ ) and the fun new die, Pineapple 1 die.

How cutie is this couple?! Gah, ❀ them!

Everything else on this card is taken from various previously released Paper Smooches stamp sets and dies. Her necklace is made from a snowflake dot. πŸ™‚

Also, I embossed the background with the new Harlequin Die, which I am itching to use in so many ways!

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches blog for all the latest fun and this month’s challenge! LOVE the Paper Smooches challenges!! ❀

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches April DT Hop

Happy Spring πŸ™‚ ! We are ushering in APRIL Paper Smooches, if you can believe that? Wow. April. Get ready for some sweet things from PS this month! I have more to make!! ❀ ❀ πŸ™‚

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on April 2nd.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be out of town until April 2nd.To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

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

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog 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!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, April 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, April 3rd 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!! ❀
Once again, Paper Smooches sentiments do not fail to delight! This Thank You is from the new forthcoming Pineapple Crush 2 stamp set and this AWESOME pineapple is the new Pineapple 2 Die. Ooooo it’s fun! I love this typeface and its bold statement, perfect for repeated linear stamping! ❀
I was definitely sweating as I got further along with this stamping and then when I was done, I die cut it! Ahhhhhh the panic! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It turned out–phew!

Be sure to hop along everywhere here today. Can’t wait to see what everyone else has whipped up! πŸ™‚

Next stop: The SUPER talented Karin Akesdotter! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

The Sky is the Limit!

Having fun with the Paper Smooches Challenge this month! πŸ™‚ Rainbow! Love a rainbow!

hawkins_jill_sky_wmThis little set has recently been retired. I didn’t want to miss it because, it has the cutest little helicopter in it! πŸ™‚ But, I started with the umbrella. LOL.

hawkins_jill_sky_00_wmKept this card pretty basic, except that I blended my little heart out. But I see this photo above and think, huh? My photos take away the smoothness that exists in person? Weird. Anywho, glad I got some Copic coloring in.

Paper Smooches : Sunny Side Up stamps.

I’m playing along with the May Paper Smooches Challenge: Rainbow!! πŸ™‚

imageHave a great week! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚




i love you the mostest

Sneaking in one more to play along with the Paper Smooches Challenge this month! πŸ™‚ Love these bees!

hawkins_jill_favorite_00_wmI did something on this card that makes me crazy cringe! I flipped a die cut to the “wrong side”! The horror! LOL πŸ™‚ I really wanted to use this flower, and the mirror image had the leaf overlapping the sentiment. Clearly, the lesser of two evils? Haaaa! But still: Nails on a chalkboard. πŸ˜‰ shhhhh.hawkins_jill_favorite_wmPaper Smooches supplies: Bee die, Dainty Flowers Die, Uplifters stamps.

I’m playing along with the April Paper Smooches Challenge! Black and White with a POP of color! πŸ™‚

imageHave a great week! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚




May: Page Maps! and 100!?

Today is our final collaboration with Page Maps on the My Favorite Things Challenge and Inspiration Blog!! Don’t forget: This means a BONUS Challenge this month!! Page Maps has a lot of inspiration! πŸ™‚ Be sure to take a minute and hop over there too.

The sketch for this month:Page Maps May 2015 SketchHere’s my card. Go check it all out HERE!

HAWKINS_JILL_sane_WMThis color combo is fun! These are donut dies, but they work fabulously as circles too πŸ™‚ Love me some inlaid die cuts! πŸ™‚

HAWKINS_JILL_sane_00_WM MFT Card stock & Die-namics: Still BFFs.

This card was made with supplies by My Favorite Things:



Don’t forget to join in the MFT Color Challenge and the MFT Sketch Challenge too!

photoMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21One more note: This post marks 100 posts for me on this blog. 100!? I never thought I’d ever post that many. So go figure. You just NEVER know! πŸ™‚ BIG THANK YOU for all the kind comments, followers, thoughts and compliments. I really appreciate them all!

Thanks for stopping by! Join us on the challenges! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚