Whale, Hello :)

I quite enjoy this happy little whale from Paper Smooches new Huge Hugs stamps and dies! This card was so fun to make and I really enjoy how it turned out. It makes me smile! πŸ™‚
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This whale stamps awesome. I did use my MISTI to double up stamping, making it a deeper black (is that possible?). But it stamps solid straightaway. Always a bonus for us stampers. I used Distress Inks and blended them on this panel. Once in a *whAle*, I get a blend that makes me ooooh and ahhh! ❀
Plus, I ALWAYS enjoy Paper Smooches punny sentiments <3. They are THE best!! πŸ™‚

You will find all the new Paper Smooches productsΒ HERE. Next week we hop to share April’s release! It’s filled with smiles!

Thanks for stopping by today–have a great FRIDAY!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

PS Critters! :)

Thought I’d pop in with some more New Paper SmoochesΒ March release fun!Β  You can check out all the new productsΒ HERE!

I did two posts using the Cat & Dog Card Dies HERE and HERE. Eeeek, they are fun!

Today, I’m using the new Paper Smooches Bear Frog Card Dies! I need to get these out again and make some more cuties soon!

I LOVE this little frog!! πŸ™‚
I was making these around Groundhog Day, and thought a Groundhog would be cute! But I ended up making a Beaver instead! πŸ™‚ My son will think this is a riot.Β  I love that dude. ❀I also used the new PS stamp set, Critter Card Puns for these sentiments. My head spins thinking of all the possibilities for these fun dies!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope your weekend is a great one!
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Big Time

Just quickly poppin’ in to share a new Paper Smooches cutie! This dino is part of the new March release! So much fun all coming out in one month! Eeeeeeek! πŸ™‚

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This little guy is the new Dinosaur Die! I so ❀ him! or her! πŸ™‚ He has already been die cut A LOT around here! jill_dinosaur-die3_00

I also used the newly released sentiment set Huge Hugs 2 and the TagΒ Stitched die.

You can check out the whole new release HERE! It really is full of creative new (and super cute) goodies! I love that the shaped dies are so different from any die I have used before. πŸ™‚

Happy very-soon-to-be-March!!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches March DT Hop

Hey hey!! March is coming in FAST! February has been a wacky month, so I am ready to rock March, and so is Paper Smooches! Buckle up crafty friends, because there is a lot of creative POW about to hit!


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ MARCH 2017 release with you! Β THREEΒ new stamp sets and FIVEΒ new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on February 28th. Β You will find our new productsΒ HEREΒ once they go live. Β 

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!Β 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at theΒ PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and theΒ PS BlogΒ to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!Β  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, February 26thΒ to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blogΒ on Monday,Β February 27thΒ to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice is away on vacation, so Katie Gehring was super sweet to fill in for her. Β We are all in for a treat!

Jill Hawkins <— πŸ™‚

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)


For my project, I used the soon to be released Cat & Dog Card Dies! Shaped cards? YES please!!  I chose to make a cute kitty for my first go: Those eyelashes! ❀

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I kept this one pretty simple because the dies do all the work. Love that! I added some big googley eyes for added fun. πŸ™‚ This sentiment is from the forthcoming PS stamp set, Critter Card Puns.jill_cat-dog-card-die_inside

This die set is chock full of fun pieces that you can add or mix up and use in different ways! Eeeep! Wait until you check out all the other fun shaped dies coming from PS this month too! They are fun to use and surely fun to receive! πŸ™‚

One last Happy Birthday shout out to Paper Smooches, and turning Six in February!! Looking forward to many more years of fun! πŸ™‚

Gah! This release is going to be super fun! Be sure to follow the whole hop! Your next stop is: Kalyn Kepner πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches!! DT Hop! (!!!)

Today, I share some most exciting news!! I am joining the fun and talented Paper Smooches Design Team! I cannot tell you how elated and grateful I am!!! Paper Smooches has always been a HUGE favorite of mine, so I’m still a bit (very large understatement) in awe. Thank you, Kim ❀ ! My crafty lil’ heart is  beyond excited! πŸ™‚

The other very awesome news, is that Paper Smooches is turning SIX this month!! I think that is definitely something to celebrate, and I’m super delighted to do so! Congrats to Paper Smooches on Six inky years!!

On with the HOP!


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2017 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, January 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

FEBRUARY is Paper Smooches Anniversary month, They are celebrating 6 years!  Be prepared for a TON of fun all through the month of February!


For my project, I used the brand new Celebrate Balloons Dies. Balloons are always a go-to for any celebratory card, so their versatility is a big win! Plus, I super love the big balloons. πŸ™‚

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For this card, I die cut a bunch of balloons, and blended a little ink on each. Then I piled them on and added this cute little Bee from Courteous Cuties with the sentiment from Courteous Cuties 2 (and their dies). I think this Bee is ridiculously cute! Buzzzzz! πŸ™‚

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I thought it would be fun to make another project for today. I kept this one simple by just using my favorite balloon from the new Celebrate Balloon dies and the You Are Loved die.

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Oh goodness, I love googley eyes. πŸ™‚ (This little smiley is from the Market Fresh set, which I believe has been retired.)jill_celebrate-balloon-dies_02_00

Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to make more fun! All smiles! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

BEE Strong

Sometimes you get an idea in your head and it has to come out! This is one of those! πŸ™‚ Love these cutie bees!!! ❀

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Bee Strong! Adding a little coffee never hurts one’s strength! (Especially on Monday!) πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_bee-strong_00_wmWhile I had the bees out, I made one other little card….though I can see the lovely overcast weather makes this look a bit yuck! The bee is carrying a pink heart <3. hawkins_jill_buzz_wm

Paper Smooches supplies: Bee die, Courteous Cuties 2, Cozy Coffee Die.

P.S. I am laughing because I forgot to trim a smidge off the right side of my first card, before taking the photos…can you see that? You just gotta love handmade.Haaaa! πŸ™‚

Happy Monday! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Hugs!

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #314 and MFT Color Challenge #60!

photo I arrived home late from a school meeting last night, but still wanted to make something. Our household has been under the weather, and I was behind on creating anything! Ahhh! πŸ™‚

I was itching to inlay something, and of course, the strips of card stock is always a fave of mine to do!

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I wasn’t sure how it would look with the strips on an angle, but I like it! It’s getting mailed today!hawkins_jill_hugs_wm

I rotated the sketch, so the HUGS is the big rectangle, and the nod to the then vertical piece, is my stitching. I couldn’t decide what to do for that element, but I think the stitching turned out fun, albeit a little off from where I intended. Ha! I held my breath as I started stitching, and as I did that little piece at the bottom. I wanted them aligned, and I wasn’t sure where my needle left off! Oh silliness πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Anywho, there you have it! Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚
Instagram? jilldhawkins