Check out the SCT Blog Today!

Happy day to you all! I wanted to pop in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to entice you ๐Ÿ™‚

You might gather a Mom theme! Be sure to check out my post over there for the full card photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day to those celebrating and extra hugs to those who need them this weekend. โค

You can always check out the printed issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. They 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. I sure love being a small part of this amazing publication every quarter! โค

Thank you!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Checkout the SCT Blog Today!

Good Afternoon to you all! I wanted to POP in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to taunt you ๐Ÿ™‚

Wow! Those are close up! No room to hide flaws there! Haaaaa!!

Thanks so much for joining me over at SCT today–my first post and I’m so happy to share some sweet cards full of LOVE and my love of cardmaking! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can always check out 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

Thank you! โค

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Cute Card and SUPER FUN News!

It’s a new week and a New Year and I think I finally got some things crossed off my list today? It’s been nutty around here, to say the least! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m sharing a card I made today with the cuties from Neat & Tangled’s Lumberjack Love set. ๐Ÿ™‚ I colored them for the last Daily Marker 30 challenge and last night they stumbled back onto my desk–I figured it was a sign I should make this card. โค

I colored them with Copics and die cut them out, adding them to a simple card base that I scored and stitched. My fave! โค Plus, I mean, pun. Enough said. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m thinking I will save this one for my husband on Valentine’s Day…shhhhhhh ๐Ÿ™‚

Saving the most exciting part for last! I’m sharing the exciting news that I am joining the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s 2019 Creative Team!!!

Oh my heavens!! I cannot wait til all their talent rubs off on me!! ๐Ÿ™‚ How fortunate I am to have this amazing opportunity?! I am truly still flabbergasted to join these talented ladies and the SCT Publishing and Editorial team, while they all make magic with paper, words, and fantastic photography!ย  Elated beyond words that can express my joy!!!! And excited to share the news here–yay! Thank you so very much SCT!! โค โค

I hope you all will follow along over there –especially by checking out 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.

It was truly a highlight of 2018 for me to have a handful of my cards in their issues, and now here I am, part of the Creative Team! eeeeeeeeeep!

Thank you all for *listening* to my excitement and have a great week! โค

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Batty Tags!

Hola! Just popping in with a handful of treat tags I whipped up for teachers and staff. (And one little dude’s lunchbox ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) โค

For these, I used Taylored Expressions Gone Batty,ย  Paper Smooches Tag Stitched Dies, Paper Smooches Teeny Stars, andย Lawn Fawn’s Reveal Wheel Sentiments. Fun!

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Eeeeeeep! Love that little bat.

I backed this patterned paper with cardstock for heft. Otherwise, just colored all with Copic Markers, added a few splats, googley eyes (of course), a few felt stars and done! Ready to give.

Halloween treats before everyone is inundated with sugar. Ha!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 Augustย  and we are all celebrating with a miniย Christmasย blogย 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!ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!! ๐Ÿ™‚And of course, because this is about the Holidays AND about fun, Technique Tuesday is offering up a Prize!ย  They’ll give a Technique Tuesday gift certificate to someone who comments during this miniย hopย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Feel Better

Happy Friday!! Today I’m here sharing a Feel Better Soon Paper Smooches card. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). 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! ๐Ÿ™‚
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! ๐Ÿ™‚

I scored this panel, added a strip of washi tape,ย  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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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