Momma Said…

Happy Sunday! I thought I’d pop in with another card for the fun release for the Hot Flash Grumplings from Taylored Expressions! This set is available now at Taylored Expressions!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

I had thought of making this card and finally got it done. ๐Ÿ™‚ All. The. Coffee. haaaa! ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored the images with Copic Markers and kept the rest very simple with some blended ink and funny stitching. ๐Ÿ™‚

All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions! You can also check out my other card and post from yesterday HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a nice Sunday!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚


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Coffee Lovers Hop!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Coffee Lovers Blog hop! How fun is this? I need a cup ofย  you know what to hop right along! I have some fun from Paper Smooches today! All these goodies are availableย HERE!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m sharing this cutieย  Cuppa Sunshine Die and Sunnyville. Just the cutest!! I’d love to sneak another card in today and share it later. We’ll see how that goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

I just adore these little happy faces! ๐Ÿ™‚

This card makes me so happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought I’d also share this cutie patootie little cold coffee treat! This is the new Caffeinated Set and the coordinating Caffeinated Dies HERE. GAh!!! It is just the cutest!ย 

I also used the NEW Essential Stencil and the previously released Super Star Dies.

Paper Smooches (with links): Caffeinated Set, Caffeinated Dies, Essential Stencil, Super Star Dies,ย Cuppa Sunshine Die and Sunnyville.

Visit The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to begin the hop or click on any or all of the links shared below.

Paper Smooches blogย

Paper Smooches Design Team

Alice Huang
Jill Hawkins
Karin Akesdotter
Michele Boyer
Savannah O’ Gwynn
Teri Anderson

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Amy Tsuruta

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullett

Lisa Bzibziak

Robyn Jordan

Lori Turner

Annette Allen

Dana Warren

Erin Thiem

Katie Brooks

Kathy Schweinfurth

Lisa Golzbein

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Wednesday–may it be caffeinated! โ™ฅ๏ธ

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hey Sweets!

If you haven’t seen it, there is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am soooooo excited to share this super fun card because this little cup is sooooo stinkin’ cute! This is the new Caffeinated Set and the coordinating Caffeinated Dies HERE..  I added the little face on from the set too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I seriously yelped when I saw this stamp for the first time! GAH!! Adorable!!  Kim whips up the best stuff from her crafty creative brain! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also used the NEW Essential Stencil and the previously released Super Star Dies.

Paper Smooches (with links): Caffeinated Set, Caffeinated Dies, Essential Stencil, Super Star Dies.

There is also the cool new Stackers Stencil which I would recommend checking out while there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! โ™ฅ๏ธ

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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You + Me + Coffee

Today, I’m here to share a fun little card using Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware 3 (and coordinating dies HERE) and of course, the original, All Inside with dies HERE! I mean, I’m pretty sure he’s my favorite bear of all and he needs to hold ALL. THE. THINGS. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I colored everything with Copics. The background I stamped a little ombre with a stamp from Pattern Play.

I think this turned out pretty darn cute (because how could this cutie not be?) and I can’t wait to send it to a friend! โค

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! April!

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

On with the card, to check out with your coffee. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This sentiment is from the new set called:Sassy Girl Thoughts Clear Stamps.Of course, this set is a fave of this release. I always love these Sassy gems! ๐Ÿ™‚ “Life happens. Coffee helps”. Amen to that! ๐Ÿ™‚ There are some other very funny sayings on there you’ll enjoy too.

This little coffee cup is from the previously released set Perk Up! It’s a fun one too. I stamped this in a sherbet rainbow ombre. The last two cups there down on the bottom are wee bit too light, but I ran with it. It’s actually slightly better in person. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out all the Design Team’s projects. I can’t wait to see what everyone made!

Also, you can find all the NEW April products from Technique Tuesday HERE! Happy Day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today–And Happy Easter! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fun Wavy Patterns!

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a couple fun cards I made with the freshly released Paper Smooches Wavy Patterns die and the versatile coordinating Wavy Wishes stamp set. These stamps fit right into the pattern the die creates, and you can mix up the sentiments. โค๏ธ! I have yet to crack the surface with possibilities! 
Love the movement! And these cutie birds that I colored  with Copics. 

This next card, I added an ombrรฉ happy whale from the Huge Hugs set. (I also used the coordinating dies for him.)
I really โค๏ธ the sentiment Happy Thoughts and am already planning to use it often. 

I made these cards weeks apart, and yet I used Distress Oxide Inks to blend on both backgrounds. Funny! The first one is Cracked Pistachio and the blue is Faded Jeans. They are fun to use! I’m pretty excited about the new, bright colors out, but am trying to wait on acquiring them. TRYING. Haaaa! ๐Ÿ™‚

I finished both cards off with a little stitching and a couple of bits. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you check out the new release from Paper Smooches!

Wishing you a happy day!
Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Even Miracles Take Time

Happy August! Great news, the NEWย Paper Smoochesย AUGUST 2017 release is available HERE!ย 

I thought I’d pop in a share a card that made me laugh! I’m still waiting on my miracle to kick in this morning! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haaaaa! No seriously, I am! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚
For this card, I used the new Wavy Patterns Dies to emboss the panel. I then stamped this fun sentiment from the new Magical Sampler. I finished it off with a favorite die of mine, the Cozy Coffee Die. โค
Still makes me giggle!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you check out the new release from Paper Smooches! It includes a UNICORN!! Hello! ๐Ÿ™‚

Off to make more coffee…
Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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We’re Better Together

This little guy from Neat & Tangled’s Big Bold Brew reminds me of my little guy, so I had to color him up x 3! ๐Ÿ™‚

I masked, stamped, and colored them with Copic markers, and then kept it rather simple. I kept hemming and hawing about added some background shading or texture, and in the end, I always know that if I think about it too long, it isn’t a good idea. Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ask me how I know. ๐Ÿ˜‰ hawkins_jill_better together_wmeeeeeep! He is a cutie right? AND he’s holding coffee. ๐Ÿ™‚

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This stamp was perfect for me to spill over. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Again, I thought I’d join in the Little Tangles Challenge this month. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great timing for this challenge and my groove, apparently! ๐Ÿ™‚Anything Goes! Check it out HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


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Top Dog Dies: Guest!! :)

I am so happy Top Dog Dies invited me back to Guest Design some projects for their October release! I enjoyed it so much, I made FIVE projects. You’ll want to hop over to their blog and read my full post there to learn more about each of these projects! ๐Ÿ™‚

The first project I made using the Spiders Die Set.

hawkins_jill_spider1_600hawkins_jill_spider2_600Next up is a project I made using Ghost Die set. Smiling Ghosts: Yes, Please. Super cute.

hawkins_jill_boo2_600I love the little pierced holes outlining them.

hawkins_jill_boo1_600The next projects I made are these drink straws. I am a total *sucker* for paper straws. ๐Ÿ˜‰

hawkins_jill_straw2_600 hawkins_jill_straw1_600Moving right along to a caffeine fix, ha ha! This next card is one of my favorites. I used the previously released Coffee Cup and Finishers die set, along with the Ghost and Spiders die sets. Ahhh, I die. *wink wink* hawkins_jill_coffee2_600hawkins_jill_coffee1_600

And last, but certainly not least… I leave you with one last card today, drawing attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am a firm believer in educating oneself on the topic, and October is a fine month to make it a priority. I made this card to remind everyone:

hawkins_jill_boobs1_600The die from the Ghost set says Boo, but I got to thinking about adding another B and S. Boom. Love Yoโ€™ Boobs! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Once again, I used the Coffee Cup and Finishers set, along with the new Borders #2 die set. I also had to blend on some ink to the lid. ๐Ÿ˜‰

hawkins_jill_boobs2_600I want to send a very big Thank You out to Top Dog Dies for having me back to Guest Design this month. I enjoy their fun dies in a BIG WAY and Iโ€™m grateful they asked me to give them a spin this month! Halloween FUN!!

Thank YOU for popping by today! Be sure to hop over to Top Dog Die’s Blog to read my full post there! ๐Ÿ™‚




Guest on Top Dog Dies…

It’s no secret, I LOVE to die cut. Love it! I actually haven’t owned a die cut machine that long, but I can’t remember living without it. Haaaa! Soooooo I was quite excited when Top Dog Dies asked me to be a Guest Designer for their latest release. AND get this: Coffee!!! Hello!! I’m certainly the big winner on this deal. ๐Ÿ™‚

Head on over to see my projects there, on the Top Dog Dies blog TODAY! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the projects I made: TDD_Hawkins_Jill_EnjoyTDD_Hawkins_Jill_hugsTDD_Hawkins_Jill_hello They were so generous and sent me these two sets to work with: Coffee Cup & Finishers Die Set and the Circle Die Set. Very very cool. That Coffee Cup die can cut through several sheets of card stock at once. Which makes me really want to make a card set and gift it to a fellow java lover. ๐Ÿ™‚ Shaped cards are SO fun! The Circle Die set works perfectly with the Coffee Cup, or on its own, as you can see on my card above. I love basic sets that have fun little details. They are always my go-to sets because of their versatility.

Here’s some detail shots: Those hearts! ๐Ÿ™‚

TTD_hawkins_jill_enjoy_00_wmTDD_hawkins_jill_hugs_01_wmTDD_hawkins_jill_hello_00_wmBe sure to hop over to the Top Dog Dies blog today and check it all out! I’m off to grab another cup of coffee! All this coffee talk… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for joining me today and big THANKS to Top Dog Dies for having me! Fabulous dies o’plenty! Ahhhh! Don’t say I didn’t warn you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚