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! πŸ™‚  ❀

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

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Biggest birthday wishes to E on Monday! Shhhhhh! πŸ™‚ ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

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Technique Tuesday: Christmas in August!

A new month, a new bunch of stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday ! They can all be found HERE! Not only are Christmas stamps in this release, but lots of camera-y goodness and of course, the latest flower. πŸ™‚

Today, I’ll share the Christmas cards I made because they make me laugh! And I NEED to make more…so hoping this gets me going! πŸ™‚

Both cards use awesomely funny new sentiments from this Dear Santa set. Crack. Me. Up. πŸ™‚

I stamped this on kraft and colored with colored pencils. I also used the new planning set, Christmas Doodles ( ❀ these little doodles!) for stamping a tone on tone background for this card base. The die is a favorite go-to: Postage Card Die.

This next card, I also use the same Dear Santa set, but also I used the newly released, Spirit of December. A versatile set with simple images (aka, not intimidating) and great sentiments for scrapbook use (and ALWAYS cards)! πŸ˜‰

I colored the images with Copic markers and added some washi tape along the bottom before stitching the panel on.

How super funny is this sentiment?! LOL! How many of these could I send out? Bwwwaaahahhaa! πŸ˜‰

Be sure to check out ALL the fun new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE! It’s a release I can’t wait to get out and use some more!Β  πŸ™‚

Have a great Sunday!

Enjoy- Jill πŸ™‚

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Sending Hugs

If you are looking for my Paper Smooches BLOG HOP post, please click over to HERE! Don’t miss the hop! πŸ™‚


I’m squeaking in my entry to this month’s Little Tangles challenge….phew! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad I made it!

Eeeeee they are CUTE!Little Tangles Challenge: Masking! Masking is such fun when you take off the mask and it’s like magic! πŸ™‚

I stamped and masked off the embroidery hoop from Neat and Tangled’s Hand Stitched set (that I won! Hooray!) and stamped these cuties from My Favorite Nut. I then colored them with Copic Markers and added a heart from the My Favorite Nut dies. I thought it was a sweet little card to pop in the mail! πŸ™‚

Have a great rest of the week!! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

A lil’ cuteness…

Happy Wednesday! I thought I’d pop in super quick and share a few recent Paper Smooches cards I made. I am ALWAYS excited about new products, but I love using my older products as well. After all, I have them for a reason!Β  πŸ™‚

First up, are these cuties I recently made with my son. Normally, when we make cards together, I personally never get anything made. That’s because I’m always helping him set up the MISTI or get this supply or that, etc. But this session, I did get these cuties made! I was amazed. Nothing fancy, but worth sharing because I loved making them with him. ❀

These cards are all made with Paper Smooches Cuteasaurus set! ❀ I colored the first card with Prismacolor colored pencils, and the one below with Copic Markers. That was super tricky, because I stamped these on basic white cardstock. Well, I am blender and bleeder when it comes to Copics, so I was surprised that these did not turn out completely awful! πŸ™‚ (I normally use Copic blending card.)

For this card, because the Dinosaur needs to face the other way too, you need the mirror image. For this, you can use Paper Smooches’ Mirror Blocks. I was a little distracted, so I didn’t get a super clean image when I stamped it in reverse. No biggie though, because you can go back and fill in with a fine tip black pen! Yay! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is from the July set Body Language. πŸ™‚ Perfect with the googley eyes, of course. πŸ™‚

Here is a photo that includes the ones my son made. He does all his own stamping, and that includes trying to get ALL THE STAMPS on one card! Haaaaa! ❀ It is seriously the cutest thing to this 100% biased Mom. He then uses my Copics & Zig Clean Color markers. Because why would he use any of his dozen coloring implements? LOL!!

I love that he made the dinosaurs and drew in his own heart! πŸ™‚ He also thought the little Kidneys were potatoes, so he ran with that. I was cracking up!! They can definitely be potatoes, right? ❀

He spent a lot of time coloring these and then gave it to Dad. (I hope i get the Dinos….shhhh! πŸ™‚ ) I adore how they turned out.


For this next card, I used Paper Smooches Falling for You set, and coordinating Falling for You Dies. I also used the Cardbooking dies for the speech bubble fun!

I made this background a long while back, and it was sitting on my desk. But I’m fairly certain I used Orange and Yellow Distress Inks and blended those on. πŸ™‚ I colored the bat with Copics.

Thanks for stopping in! I’ll see you tomorrow for Paper Smooches Pep Rally week–sneak peeks for the new release!! eeeeeeee! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Love Monster

Happy Fourth of July!

If you haven’t seen it all, Paper Smooches July release is available HERE! And it’s goooood! πŸ™‚

Today I am popping in to share this cutie little Monster Love card I made for our son! I’m trying to build up a small stash of ❀ πŸ™‚ cards for him.

For this card, I used Paper Smooches Falling for You set, and coordinating Falling for You Dies. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this little monster, and I know my son will too! I also used Paper Smooches Balloons Dies, that I have had for what seems like forever. Faves! ❀

I colored the lil’ monster with Copic markers. For the background, I used Faded Jeans Oxide ink and a little mini stencil I have had for years! I really like breaking out stash stuff and using it! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping in! Have a safe evening all!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Happy Trails

Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing a card that I fought to finish! LOL!Β  I kept having mishaps/mistakes, but in the end, I prevailed and finished it! (I won’t tell you how long that took!)

I was all done with the Copic coloring and dropped water on the camper while making the background with Distress Inks. Hence, making the decision where the sentiment would go! Haaaaa! Usually I’m super careful, but….. well, you should see my desk this week. Yikes. *rolls eyes*

I’ll spare you all the other flubs, but man, sometimes projects test you, don’t they?Β  And the debate about using the grill or not using the grill went on for several minutes. In the end, I decided these campers were hungry. πŸ˜‰

For this card, I used the fabulously fun Avery Elle set Glamper Campers! Oh my word, this set! ❀ (That flamingo alone! I want to make a card with just that little fella!) I have been pining for it, and finally used a friend’s set back in April. I stamped and die cut a bunch of images then. Now I am ready to make more. Saves a lot of time later! Except when you keep making a mess! LOL. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Trails!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Smoocheroos!

Happy Monday! Popping in to share a couple of quick and simple cards I made for our son! πŸ™‚

How stinkin’ cute is that guy? Gah!

I colored these with Copic makers and added some quick stitching with my machine. πŸ™‚

This stamp set isΒ  the Paper Smooches Smoocheroos set! Such fun! My son loooooves olives πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!Β  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚