Let’s Celebrate!

Happy Day to you! We are officially in the hot zone of summer now!

I thought I’d share a few cards I made a couple weeks ago using products from The Greetery . One is similar to my last Greetery post and the others are new using party fun! And pssssst–there is a SALE over at The Greetery NOW through tomorrow, July 2nd! Be sure to check it out HERE.

These first two cards use the The Pinwheel Party Bundle from The Greetery . My original thinking was I was going to just try out the stencil and then go back and use colors I picked. But once I finished these “test runs” I thought, well, these aren’t tragic! I’ll use them! Next time, I’ll think through colors vs. just grabbing randomly to try the stencils. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think these are festive!

Good for a birthday or just anytime to celebrate, right?

Party!

Lastly for this card, I used the Oopsie Daisy Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies, HERE and HERE. I also used the Just Mason Around Stamps HERE and Coordinating Dies HERE. The sentiment is from the Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You stamp set HERE.

The green and the peach might be my favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can check out my other Daisy cards in THIS post HERE.

I used Taylored Expressions Stripes Stencil set for the backgrounds. Love those!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Velcro Shoes…

Happy Sunday! I’m just popping in with a funย Taylored Expressions card I made for a friend’s birthday. She also appreciates said humor, so I’m thinking she got a laugh out of this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the Hip Hop Bunny, lots of Simple Strips and the Confetti Toss Background. I colored him with Copics eons ago, and he has been sitting on my desk looking at me. So finally, this snarky little dude made it on a card. ๐Ÿ™‚

I used the TE Rectangle Masking stencil and TE Blending Brushes and voila! ๐Ÿ™‚ Birthday fun! I’m thinking now, I maybe should have put a color after “Let the Celebration Begin:”… haaaa! But it’s enjoyable nonetheless. โค
These products are available over at Taylored Expressions!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Happy Birthday!

Hello –Happy Saturday! I’m here today to share a new card I made using ย Honey Bee Stamps!!! You can find the whole of the NEW RELEASE HERE.

For this card, I used Honey Bee’sย new Balloon Alphabet, Balloon Numbers, Candle Coverplate, and Buzz Stamp Set. What a fun way to celebrate a special birthday!

Personalizing cards made specially for the recipient is so much fun! Now my goal is to locate this card again when it’s my niece’s birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ haaa!

I die cut the Candle Coverplate twice; once in white and I put the same die cut underneath in black to create some easy depth, giving the whole card front a little oomph.

I added a little gradient color to the letters and then coated them with Glossy Accents, leaving them to dry overnight. I also added a little gradient color to the card base, under the Candle Coverplate.
I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Buzz Stamp Set and white heat embossed it. I added the sentiment and Balloon Alphabet on with foam tape. To finish it off, I added a few Bokeh Lights Confetti Mix.

I hope Elise likes this card โค ! That is, if I can locate it to send later this summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the new Honey Bee Stampsย goodies I used with links:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Happiest Eleven to Taylored Expressions!

Welcome to our last big celebration this week ofย  Taylored Expressions rocking 11 years! ๐Ÿ™‚

This first card features the new Gifted Background, Gifted Background, Simple Strips โ€“ Birthday, and Gifted Cutting Plate.

This is such a celebratory card with the BackstoryBirthday Background white heat embossed to bring it all home.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

I decided it would be fun to color (Copic Markers) all the gifts and then use the negative as a template to adhere all the gifts back on with foam dimension adhesive. It ended up working out and I squealed when I finished! SO fun!

The die cutting all the gifts out at once–FABULOUS! I added some stitching to polish it all off. โค

The new stencil makes SUPER quick work of coloring this Gifted Background. I have a card on my desk I need to photograph and share….It was sooooo fast!!ย 

Next up, I have a sweet little birthday card using the new Birthday Basics and the previously released Star Fall Background. It’s so festive!

I stamped the balloons once and then partially stamped them a little darker on one side with the next darkest ink. I love that look it gives in the end.

I don’t know about you, but I never have birthday cards ready, so this release is super inspiring to get that changed STAT!

Be sure to check out all the fun the Creative Team has made to celebrate TE’s 11 years!! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Gift Boxes Card:

Make a Wish Card:


Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Here’s some info direct below:

We’re celebrating our 11th birthday and the gifts for you are stacking up! Here’s how you can jump in on the celebration!

1.ย Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every purchase of new release products (while supplies last)
2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+
3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate!ย 

Offers valid 9/10 – 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

You’ll also want to check out the TE Blog this week as we share the stories of TE friends and fans who are sharing joy through their handmade cards!ย During our birthday celebration, Taylored Expressionsย will donate 5% of new release product sales to support one customerโ€™s mission to provide a backpack filled with love and hope to children being placed in foster care.ย Read Louise’s story on the TE Blog and continue to follow along as we tell Share Joy stories throughout our birthday month!

Thank you for stopping by all this week! Be sure to see what I shared Tuesday HERE and yesterday HERE!! One last Happy 11th to Taylored Expressions!! Here’s to so many more! โค

Happy Stamping!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

11 years and counting at Taylored Expressions!

Sinceย  Taylored Expressions is celebrating 11 years, let’s keep this party rolling! ๐Ÿ™‚

This first card features the new Birthday Background, Birthday Basics, Simple Strips โ€“ Birthday and the previously released Hip Hop Bunny. If you have followed my taste in humor, you know this card absolutely puts me in stitches!! I laugh all over when I see this again!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

The Hip Hop Bunny alone, with his oh so pleased look–and then insult to injury, Another Year Closer to Velcro shoes–I cannot stop laughing!

The TE Blender Brushes made super quick work of this background of course, and I love that easy blend with the TE dye inks. His little hat all tipped completes his look of great *joy*! I threw some silver thread behind him and added some stitching, as always. I just think he’s a riot. Hot Stuff. I die.

Next up, I have a silly little number using the new Big Grumpy sentimentย and the previously released Little Monsters.

The weirdest thing about this card is how that blended background sort of glows in person. I don’t even know how I did it and I’ll likely never accomplish that again. ha!! This Here Comes the Sun stencil with the Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes and dye inks is delightful.

I have the perfect friend to send this one to! โค

Be sure to check out all the fun the Creative Team has made to celebrate TE’s 11 years!! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Velcro Shoes Card:


Weird Card:

Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Here’s some info direct below:

We’re celebrating our 11th birthday and the gifts for you are stacking up! Here’s how you can jump in on the celebration!

1.ย Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every purchase of new release products (while supplies last)
2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+
3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate!ย 

Offers valid 9/10 – 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

You’ll also want to check out the TE Blog this week as we share the stories of TE friends and fans who are sharing joy through their handmade cards!ย During our birthday celebration, Taylored Expressionsย will donate 5% of new release product sales to support one customerโ€™s mission to provide a backpack filled with love and hope to children being placed in foster care.ย Read Louise’s story on the TE Blog and continue to follow along as we tell Share Joy stories throughout our birthday month!

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to see what I shared yesterday HERE!! And of course, come back tomorrow for more! The Creative Team is sure to dazzle us all! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

See you tomorrow!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions is Celebrating 11!

Happiest of craftastic Birthdays to Taylored Expressions –TE is celebrating 11 years! And lucky us, we get to party! ๐Ÿ™‚

This first card features the new Big Grumpy Stamp & Die Combo, Big Grumpy โ€“ Birthday and Big Cake. This bear speaks my language! ๐Ÿ™‚ The sentiments in this set are SO FUN!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Isn’t he soooo funny with his grumpy little face and this sentiment—TOO fun! The background with the candles from Big Cake is a perfect accent the “bonfire” feel. haaaaa!

He looks all innocent on this pink card–I find that a laugh in itself.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next up, I have a fun new card using the Party Pennants Background and Simple Strips – Birthday.ย 

If you are unfamiliar with the Simple Strips Background, I highly recommend checking them out because they are ingenious and awesome. And this one works with the original die. This is the new one, Simple Strips – Birthday.

I also used the new die, Caps Lock โ€“ YAY, which is right up my alley–because I love this simple block font. I colored the background with Copics and added some stitching for a fun little touch. ๐Ÿ™‚ A shout out to my sewing machine for being good and not messing up my cards on the last step. I mean, it has happened, but I am guessing it is generally a user error? Maybe? Wink.

I used the Petite Scalloped dies for both of these too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to check out all the goodness the Creative Team has made to celebrate TE’s 11 years!! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Bonfire Card:

Yay Card:


Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Here’s some info direct below:

We’re celebrating our 11th birthday and the gifts for you are stacking up! Here’s how you can jump in on the celebration!

1.ย Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every purchase of new release products (while supplies last)
2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+
3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate!ย 

Offers valid 9/10 – 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

You’ll also want to check out the TE Blog this week as we share the stories of TE friends and fans who are sharing joy through their handmade cards!ย During our birthday celebration, Taylored Expressionsย will donate 5% of new release product sales to support one customerโ€™s mission to provide a backpack filled with love and hope to children being placed in foster care.ย Read Louise’s story on the TE Blog and continue to follow along as we tell Share Joy stories throughout our birthday month!

Thank you for stopping by today! And don’t forget to be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Creative Team projects. Sure to be awesome! I love to share these projects and be a part of the fun! Happy Birthday, TE!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

See you back here tomorrow!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

STAMPtember 2019!

September is a month of many things in my world, and one of the fantastically fun things for me is: STAMPtember from Simon Says Stamp! Today is the Blog Party!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I’m sharing a card I made using the new Scripty Happy Birthday Die. This Happy Birthday die can pretty much be used for all Birthday cards, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ™‚ Check it out HERE.

This Scripty Happy Birthday die has the back plate, which makes it PERFECT for shaker cards!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

I added a bazillion little sequins and bits from my stash. I can’t even tell you where they are from, because I just kept throwing colors in! ๐Ÿ™‚

I scored the panel and added some stitching for added texture. I would super love to receive a colorful happy card like this, so I’m hoping someone else will too!

Be sure to check outย  the SSS Blog HERE to get in on all the prize action, links, and PARTY!! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find allllllll things STAMPtember HERE! And Simon Says Stamp HERE!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this STAMPtember! โค

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your STAMPtember!

Take care–Jill

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Happy 13th Birthday, SCT!

Good Afternoon to you all! I wanted to pop in and share that I have a project over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–and I’m in fantastic company! We are celebrating SCT’s 13th Birthday! Check it all out HERE!

Here’s a sneak!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Such a joy to be sharing over there today–lots of GREAT birthday ideas this week on the SCT Blog! Check it out!

You can always get the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well!

Happiest Birthday to SCT!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great rest of the week! โค

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

instagram: jilldhawkins

12th Birthday!

Hola! I’m sharing this card I made for my niece, who is turning 12!!!??? How!!?? I swear she was just turning 3 yesterday. Yup, I’m that adult that cannot digest that children just keep on growing! Haaa! ๐Ÿ™‚  โค

I thought this bear would be fantastic to hold some fun balloons! AND a cupcake, while sporting a party hat! Busy little dude! ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored the cutie bear and his accessories with Copic markers, added some Stickles and Wink of Stella sparkle. I tied silver thread to each balloon (which, while time consuming, is a fun detail) and finished it off with a little washi tape and stitching. In the end, it’s a little bit busier of a card than I generally make, but it is a PARTY! ๐Ÿ™‚

For this, I used Essentials by Ellen All Inside ( and dies), EH’s Silver Linings, and Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloons and Party Animal  stamp/die.

I’m adding this for the Mix-It Up Challenge with Avery Elle over at Ellen Hutson! Perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Biggest birthday wishes to E on Monday! Shhhhhh! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Happy 5th!

Lots of fun birthdays to make cards for! I used some awesome Avery Elle stamp sets for this one: Numbered Balloons, Party Animal, and Surf’s Up! I decided I’d love to have the dies from the Numbered Balloons! ๐Ÿ™‚ Never fails. Haaa!hawkins_jill_happy 5_wmOh, to be five! ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_happy 5_00_wmI colored the van with Copics, used Distress inks to rub over, and finished off the balloon with some Wink of Stella shine. That was a mistake bc my WOS pen is sort of on the fritz and spurts out a lot all at once. Should have waited til after I photo’d. I say this EVERY TIME I touch that pen! Grrrrr. Haaaa! Oh well. ๐Ÿ™‚

The wonky stitch rectangle die cut is MFT. I’m pretty much using that on everything rightย  now ๐Ÿ™‚ The STAX set it comes from rocks! ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s about it for today. Stay warm! I went out this morning and it was 1 lovely degree today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚