seriously

I’m just popping in with a quick share. I made this card for a friend because I knew she would get a kick out of it. 🙂 I am not really a flower person, and I knew she would enjoy this for that reason. 🙂

hawkins_jill_seriously_00_wmThis Paper Smooches flower is quick and simple. Just my cup of tea.hawkins_jill_seriously_wmKept it simple with three orange inks, a pop of green and some quick wonky stitching.

Paper Smooches : Lovely Thoughts and Slang Gang.

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Thanks for stopping in!

Jill 🙂

 

 

 

Love Birds

Sharing another card the September Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge! I’m hoping this one arrived at its destination by now. 🙂

hawkins_jill_lovebirds_wmI had previously stamped and watercolored a bunch of little birdies from Paper Smooches Feathered Friends, which made it quick and fun to make a few cards!hawkins_jill_lovebirds_00_wmI hand drew in the line on the bottom and then added some ink blending. Fortunately, it looks a lot smoother in person! 🙂 The little heart is from the Heart Die Frame. I just added some sparkle! Oh, and I colored the edge of a white card base to perfectly match the card details. Whoot! 🙂

The Feathered Friends have coordinating dies, which I also used.

September Paper Smooches Challenge: Anything Goes! Check it out HERE.

image You can check out a few other posts I have for this fun release: HERE and HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping in! 🙂 Have a great week!

Jill 🙂

 

 

 

You Are My Sunshine

Love these little cuties from Paper Smooches Feathered Friends!

I had to get busy with a couple more cards for the September Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge! (I’ll post the other one soon!)

hawkins_jill_sunshine_wmI also used PS’s new Heart Frame Die. Gah! Perfecto for this happy little couple.hawkins_jill_sunshine_00_wmSuch fun! I also used the Feathered Friends coordinating dies. Paper Smooches sentiment is from the Fun and Flirty set. The tiny heart was laying on my desk, so I’m not sure where this is from? Haaa!

September Paper Smooches Challenge: Anything Goes! Check it out HERE.

image You can check out a few other posts I have for this fun release: HERE and HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping in! 🙂 Happy Weekend!

Jill 🙂

 

 

 

Hey Beautiful

Happy Long Weekend, USA! I had some fun coloring and arranging the new Feathered Friends from Paper Smooches! You can check out another release post I did HERE. (I’ll have another coming soon!) 🙂

Fantastically coincidentally, the September Paper Smooches Challenge is Anything Goes! Whoooot! Lots of time, and the sky is the limit on this one, crafty friends! 🙂

hawkins_jill_hey B_00_wmAren’t these cute little birds so tweet?! What fun to color them! I love having the coordinating dies too. I often don’t, so it was fun to use them here, especially with those little birdie legs! 🙂hawkins_jill_hey B_wmFor coloring these cuties, I used my Zig watercolor pens. For the background, I blended on some Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and an Orange (I can’t recall which, LOL.). I purposely made them a bit splotchy to get a wee bit of texture. 😉

Paper Smooches sentiment I used is from the Fun and Flirty set. ❤

September Paper Smooches Challenge: Anything Goes! Check it out HERE.

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Thanks for popping by–Enjoy the long weekend! Happy Labor Day!

Jill 🙂

 

 

 

Paper Smooches September!

I am extremely excited to take part in celebrating Paper Smooches September release! (I may have squealed a wee little bit! 🙂 ) I am a big fan of Paper Smooches ❤ . That’s no secret though, especially if you saw my collection from over the years! Shhhh 😉

I was able to use the new die set, Super Star dies! Of course, I enjoy its versatility completely.. Stars are always a good idea! Always! 🙂

hawkins_jill_bang_00_wmThis PS release follows suit with every other one: Chock full of fantastic (and versatile) dies and sweet stamps. I love to mix them and use them in different ways. 🙂hawkins_jill_bang_wmThese stars in a line speak to my graphic loving heart. So many possibilities. I kept this one slightly simple, with strips of card stock pieced and then die cut. I finished it off with some stamping from the Summer Sampler. I even attempted to make this all straight! Haaa! 🙂

Naturally, I had to make a few more cards. Because: New dies, people. New. Dies. 😉

hawkins_jill_awesomestars_wmThere are many different stars in this new set. Which makes me happy! For this card, I used the largest star, as well as the star frame. Such fun with some googley eyes! 🙂hawkins_jill_awesomestars_00_wmI also used the Awesome die. Literally and figuratively. 🙂

Be sure to hop over to the Paper Smooches blog today to check out more September fun there! I’ll be back again this week, sharing a couple more cards I made with the new Super Star dies. You might find them, or these on the PS Blog today? Just sayin’. 😉

Ginormous thanks to Kim for having me along this month! You continue to make the best things to create with! ❤

Thanks for popping by today!

Jill 🙂

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You Make Me Melt

Having some more fun with the August Paper Smooches Challenge! 🙂 Friendship!

These little Paper Smooches Popsicles make MY heart melt! Especially with googley eyes, they are so stinkin’ fun. So I made my bestest friend, my husband, a card. 🙂 Shhhhh. 🙂

hawkins_jill_me melt_00_wmI sorta bleached out the background with this photo. Go figure. But it is just a smattering of different watercolors, blended together. 🙂hawkins_jill_me melt_wmPaper Smooches : Cool Treats dies. The sentiment is from: Summer Sampler. (<–awesome set to have. Just sayin’. 🙂 ) I used the Smiley Face from Check this Out. The little Heart on her Popsicle head is from the Mom Word die. The cute little tie is from the Freezy Fella stamp set. The heart is from the Bees dies. It’s cards like these that make you realize how many fun goodies you have to pull from. 🙂

I’m playing along again with the August Paper Smooches Challenge: Friendship. Check it out! This pic makes me just awwwwww!  🙂 You can find my first entry HERE.

imageThanks for stopping in! Enjoy your Sunday!

Jill 🙂

 

 

 

love you, dude

Having some fun with the August Paper Smooches Challenge! 🙂 Friendship!

I was apparently speaking *dude* last night ;)! Haaaaa!

hawkins_jill_love dude_00_wmI enjoy the greens and pink together. I pieced all the strips and die cut the Love. Then I inlaid that piece in another white die cut. I scored the card panel, stamped it, put it all together, and stitched it up! 🙂

hawkins_jill_love dude_wmI figured this would be fun to send a good friend, or my husband will surely laugh and roll his eyes at me, if given to him. 🙂

Paper Smooches : I Love You die and Word Salad.

I’m playing along with the August Paper Smooches Challenge: Friendship. Check it out! How can you resist this cute little pic of inspiration?! 🙂

imageThanks for stopping in!

Jill 🙂