Christmas Blog Hop with Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to an extra fun day of Holiday Hopping fun with Technique Tuesday!

Technique Tuesday released NEW Holiday products in September and August  and we are all celebrating with a mini Christmas blog hop today! TT will be releasing more Christmas products in October and November. LOOK OUT! Some of my favorites are already out and the rest are coming along quick!! Hint: October. Wink wink. And well, November. ha! You can find all the available sets HERE.
For my super cutie little bird cards below, I used Technique Tuesday’s adorable Christmas Birds set!  There are also coordinating dies HERE for them.
For this card, I also used the recently released Cars on the Road Border Die to make the little snow hill.

I colored everything with Copic Markers and to the above card, I added snow drops with Nuvo white drops. It’s so snowy!! Funny because I made this card while I was sweating. LOL! 🙂

For this card, I also colored with Copic Markers and die cut out the pieces. I masked some stripes on the card panel and splattered with some paint. I stamped the sentiment, added some washi and finished it off with some stitching. Love this little bird!! 🙂And of course, because this is about the Holidays AND about fun, Technique Tuesday is offering up a Prize!  They’ll give a Technique Tuesday gift certificate to someone who comments during this mini hop on one of our stops. Comments will be taken until September 20th. The winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on September 22nd..

You can follow along on the Holiday Hop by following the list below:

**Latisha** <–Hop to next!

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE anytime to keep up with the latest news and special information! Don’t forget, you can find all the new holiday products from Technique Tuesday HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the last bits of summer while you make your holiday cards!

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Advertisements

Feel Better

Happy Friday!! Today I’m here sharing a Feel Better Soon Paper Smooches card. 😉 I should have made one with just a dozen tissue boxes on it, because that is what I need right now. Allergies are out of this world awful. ugh.

Anywho–I think this card is fun and would definitely be smile worthy to receive in the mail! 🙂

I dry embossed the background with the Cross stitch die. I colored the cute little pieces with Copic markers and added some googley eyes (of course 😉 ). I then polished this off with the speech bubble, sentiment and some stitching.

All these fun stamps and dies are from Paper Smooches: Healthy Vibes, Healthy Vibes Icon Dies, Cross Stitch die, Word Bubble dies, and Kissables 1.

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog to follow all the fun–inspiration for your Paper Smooches stash! 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

You Make Me Smile

Hello! Popping in today with a fun little card to pop in the mail very soon!

How cute is this dynamic little bundle of friends? Super cute! I borrowed this stamp at our retreat in March, and stamped it out then. My friend Caly was very generous, and helped me die cut this out with her Scan n Cut. Have you ever used one of those machines? Wow. It was pretty cool! 🙂

I scored this panel, added a strip of washi tape,  stitched the panel to the card base, and added on the sentiment. I colored these critters last night with Copic markers and then popped them on with some foam tape. I should have colored them all silly colors, but for some reason, I started with the lion and he looks a little more realistic than the others. LOL! Barely. 😉

This stamp set is called Best Friends, and can be found on the Simon Says Stamp shop.

And perfect timing because I can enter this for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge HERE. The current challenge is Anything Goes! Whoohoooo!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Good Vibes and Bunnies!

Greetings! Popping in today to share a couple of cards today. Good Vibes for the weekend! 🙂

This sentiment stamp is from Neat & Tangled appropriately titled Good Vibes The background I made with Neat & Tangled’s On the Edge scallop stamp.

This next card, I colored everything with Copic markers just a tad. I borrowed this stamp from my friend Linda at our retreat last month and stamped it with Versafine on Bristol. (I clearly had prepped it to use Zig Clean Color Markers on–Ha!.) I thought I had used Copic friendly ink and paper, but I did not. Oooops! You can see a little nose or two smudged, but it could have been a lot worse! If I had this stamp, I would have just stamped it again, but I had to work with what I had. And then, I sent it to Linda, because it is the perfect card for her! (sans smudging, of course) 🙂

These stamps are from Mama Elephant called The Bunny’s Hop. I just ❤ these cuties all bundled up together. Mama Elephant has a bunch of these bunches, and they are ALL adorable, of course. The sentiment is from another set Linda generously let me use called Tea with Friends by Mama Elephant. Super ❤ that sentiment! 🙂

These cards are both postal already! I hope you mail your cards too! Speaking from experience, it is  awesome to receive handmade cards (or store-bought!) in the mail. It can really brighten someone’s day so simply.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! And thank you Linda for sharing your cute stamps and always being such a sweet friend.  🙂

Take care– Jill 🙂

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Have a Nice Day!

Happy Friday the 13th to you! I thought this was a fun idea to make a Paper Smooches card with a chicken inside the TV! 🙂 Haaaaa!

I stamped and masked the TV (to stamp the chicken inside) and then colored the TV and chicken with Copic Markers. I cut the flower frame from patterned paper and added some stitching to it and the card base after scoring. Stitching is also the best kind of “glue”! 😉Paper Smooches products: Wake Up, Boob Tubes + Dies, Word Bubbles, Flower Frame Dies.

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog for lots of inspiration from the AWESOME Paper Smooches Design Team! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by! Have a NICE weekend! 🙂

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hugs

Happiest Friday to you!! 🙂 Today, I’m here to share a fun little ray of sunshine –a sweet little Paper Smooches card. 😉

Oh my word–I ❤ the adorableness of this cute little bear hugging duo! I colored them with Copic Markers and die cut them out. I used Distress Inks to blend on color to a white sheet of cardstock before die cutting the Power Rays. The yellow Power Rays are cut from yellow cardstock. I adhered the bears and the die cut letters to the whole number and did some quick stitching. I finished off this sweet card with a few clear Nuvo drops. I like how they take on the background color and looked colored themselves! 🙂

Paper Smooches goodies used: Comforting Hugs + Dies, Power Rays, Sassy Letters Dies.

Be sure to follow the Paper Smooches Blog for lots of inspiration on using all those stamps in your PS stash! Great fun!! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Yay! Love!

Hola! Thought I’d pop in and freshin’ things up a bit here. I have been busy working on some cards for April and going forward, but wanted to share a quick little cute with you! 🙂

These stamps are from Avery Elle and they are adorable! I thank my friend Amy for letting me borrow them to stamp! 🙂 They are called Party Pals and can be found HERE and their dies HERE.

eeeeeep! Their little squinty faces! 🙂

They are so  sweet, holding their little signs!

I VERY rarely use any accoutrements to decorate my cards, so this was extra fun to pick out a few and work with them (see supply name below). These awesome frames whip up cards so fast! love that!

I used Pink Paislee’s Pick Me Up Patterned Paper and Ephemera. Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine sent these to me for having a card in the recent issue. Have you seen THAT, by the way!!? I am so fortunate to have three cards in this awesome issue! This magazine is has a great layout and flawless writing that you WANT to read! I haven’t submitted since PC&S (RIP) went down, so this is ALL VERY exciting for me!! 🙂 Such fun to hold a REAL MAGAZINE and bonus to find your own cards there in it! Check it out online OR pick up a hard copy at Barnes & Noble.

Sooooooo awesome!

I colored everything with Copic markers and and used the Pink Paislee to fill in the rest, adding a little stitching of course. 😉

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

Take care– Jill 🙂

Instagram? jilldhawkins