School Love

Happy Fri-YAY right? I’m not sure how I feel about that term, but I was writing Friday and Hooray, so went for it! πŸ˜‰

For these cutie Paper Smooches cards today, I used the following Paper Smooches: Smarty Pants and Dies, Notebook Basic Die, andΒ  Cuteasauras.

I colored all these with Copic Markers and added them to the Notebook die.

Eeeep so cute! I love when something simple turns out so awesomely sweet! πŸ™‚

This last one lost it’s crayon. I’m not sure if I didn’t color enough or if someone small who lives here nabbed it before I put it on a card! Haaa! πŸ™‚

I just love that little inch worm! And the pencil, of course! Easily some of my favorite Paper Smooches stamps–but I bet I say often, don’t I? Just ❀ PS! πŸ™‚
I cannot wait to give these to my son and his teacher. πŸ™‚
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Jill πŸ™‚
Instagram: jilldhawkins
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You are Crafty and Kind!

Hello! I’m popping in tonight to share a card I finally made! I tinkered around with these die cuts for quite some time, and then this happened. Ha!

If you look at it,Β  you can see it is wonky right? I’m thinking I should have left two more “triangles” out to make it less awkward overall. Arranging them this way doesn’t quite make a complete “star”. There isn’t quite enough room. πŸ˜‰ But it is what it is and nothing is coming off now, since it’s all stitched down! πŸ™‚

I looooove this Essentials by Ellen Silver Linings die and I was hoping to do something more with it too. But wow, has time been elusive! I usually craft in late evenings after all of everything, but lately I’ve had so many other things. It’ll pass hopefully! I need that time back to make stuff and exercise that part of my brain. I always feel better. πŸ™‚

I super enjoy this fun sentiment from this Essential by Ellen set: Crafty Ladies Say.

I wanted to participate in the latest Ellen Hutson’s Pin-sights Challenge! I so dig this color inspiration and yet, I feel that I didn’t quite capture it fully. Things went a different direction that I initially planned! Doesn’t that happen often or what?! Haaaaa!

Check it out and join in! There’s still a few days to jump in!Β  πŸ™‚

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another FEW cards! ❀

Thanks for stoppin’ in!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Love

Hope you are ready to jump-start your weekend?! I’m always glad for the reprieve of packing lunch! How funny is that? πŸ™‚

For my card today, I used the following Paper Smooches products: Smoocheroos, Postage Stamp Dies, Inchies Dies. I really wanted to try to use the smallest stamps in the Smoocheroos set and see if I could make a card work. I like it!! πŸ™‚ Such fun to use the “less obvious” stamps in a set.

I like how those little guys ended up being the focal point. πŸ™‚

They are super cute, right? Awwww! I used Hero Arts Ombre Pad for the background sentiment. Worked out well–less guess-work! Hooray! πŸ™‚
We have another busy weekend ahead, but in a few weekends , I see a little space on the calendar…. shhhhhhh! πŸ™‚ We’ll need it!
Thanks for stopping by today and take care–
Jill πŸ™‚
Instagram: jilldhawkins

A Happy Hello

We meet again! Every Friday! πŸ™‚

Today I’m sharing another little cutie from Paper Smooches! For this card, I used the following Paper Smooches products: In Stitches, Fun and Flirty,Β  and Falling for You stamps (and dies).

Eeeeeep! I SO ❀ this little monster!! πŸ™‚ And I ❀ how these heart stamps work together! I actually made an error lining these up, but I made it very less obvious by placing my sentiment and monster where I did. Wink wink! I didn’t realize it until I had done all my stamping and I about screamed. LOL! But then I just smoooooothed it over. Usually you can salvage your errors. Usually. Unless you drop an ink pad on your project…then, mmmmm not so much.

Hope your weekend is AWESOME! We have LOTS of snow here! LOTS!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hope your day is AWESOME!

Hello and happy ALMOST weekend!

Happy 7th Anniversary to Paper Smooches!! Whooohooo! And I have loved all 7! I am ALWAYS amazed at how many awesome sets and dies Kim has whipped up in those 7 years. So many favorites! ❀

Have you checked out the Paper Smooches Blog recently? You should hop over there and read some fun stuff. Kim is on a new adventure, and for the time being, the DT is going to be sharing new cards we’ve made with previously released Paper Smooches goodies! I ❀ this so much because I get to sift through my beloved PS stash and use them!! I hope you enjoy our fun too! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used many Paper Smooches products from the archives! Fun and Flirty, Geo Graphic, Dainty Flowers, Dainty Flowers 2, and Shopping Bag.

I just stacked up some fun foam and put that in the bag. It holds the bag up, as well as allowed me to tuck flowers in there. πŸ™‚ I just think this one is super fun! πŸ™‚

Maybe this encourages you to revive some of your favorite products too!

Thank you for stopping by and always for your kind comments. Hope your football team wins the Super Bowl! πŸ˜‰

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hello… Friday!

AreΒ  you ready for the weekend? I am! Though I have lots to do, so I probably shouldn’t be–haaaaa!

Today I’m sharing a card using the NEWΒ Paper Smooches Tiny Stars! OH my stars! I love how festive this shaker turned out! πŸ™‚ You cannot beat having this little die around for stars o’plenty!

For the frame I used Paper Smooches Postage Stamp dies. The background is the new Stitched Square Die. (I dry embossed that. Those dies are probably my favorite for doing embossing! Perfect texture πŸ™‚ ) The Hello is another favorite die from PS (Layered Hello Die), because you can use just one *hello* or layer it! πŸ˜‰


I hope you have had a minute to check out all the new stitching dies from Paper Smooches!

Also, be sure to pop over to the Paper Smooches Blog and check out Kim’s wonderfully exciting news about her family’s new adventure! I’m so very happy for her! ❀ ❀

Hope your weekend is AWESOME! Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Thanks Sew Much!

Happy Wednesday! I’m back to share a card I made with the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ JANUARY 2018 release. The new stitching dies are just such fun to mix up your media in cardmaking! πŸ™‚

Once again, I just started stitching this. I wasn’t intending on making a snowflake, but that’s where it landed! I just find the center of the circle and go for it. I love stitching and did a lot of it in the past, but I just made up this pattern and the stitches. If you are an avid stitcher, my stitching may be like nails on a chalkboard? LOL!Β  But, that’s the fun in it for me. I always cross my fingers it turns out. Haaaa!


For this I used the Embroidery Hoop Die and the new Stitched Circle Die for stitching.Β  For the background stamping, I used the new In Stitches stamp set. It is a sweet set and super versatile. I haven’t used it as much as I intend to you yet. πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out all the new stitching dies from Paper Smooches! The Design Team really made amazing things this month (as always!) and they are so worth seeing! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stay warm- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins