Happy Thoughts

Hooray for Friday! I’m here today sharing this Paper Smooches card that is smothered in Fall! Fall is my favorite! I love the start of fall the best, and then when all the colors start falling off and become mucky wet piles, I am sad to see it go. I’ve tried to capture them here! πŸ™‚

I die cut the leaves several times from different colored cardstocks. I also die cut the waves and stamped the sentiment in black. Then I adhered the Wavy Wishes down, before I added the leaves and stitching to finish this card off.

Paper Smooches:Β Leaves 2,Β Wavy Wishes,Β Wavy Patterns die. (I think this is a slightly different leaf die I’m sharing here.)

Don’t forget the Paper Smooches Blog is full of inspiration all week long!

Thank you for stopping by–have a wonderful weekend!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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The Best Ever!

Happy Wednesday!

I’ve have had this little Lawn Fawn Caramel Apple and die for so long and finally got around to stamping them! πŸ™‚

Adorable! I colored them with Copics, die cut them out and then stamped the sentiment from the Reveal Wheel Sentiments after scoring the card base under the circle. To finish this off, I added some stitching, some Stickles and a little hemp twine. πŸ™‚

Gah, I can’t take them with the googley eyes! πŸ™‚

The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is all about bling and sparkle–check it out HERE. Check it out:

Be sure to check out the challenge and join in! I haven’t played along in so long and I’m glad I finally could! πŸ™‚

Have a great rest of the week!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Fall Tidings and more!

Fall Tidings? That’s a thing, right? Well, it is now. LOL! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m popping in with a few more cards from the September Release (and others!) of Technique Tuesday! All the new goodies can be found HERE!

My first card features this month’s cutie owl, Framed Owl! Awwwww! ❀ I also used the sentiment from Sassy Birthday! Perfectly funny! πŸ™‚

I colored this cutie with Copic Markers and cut him out using the Clipboard die.

Next up, is this perfectly seasonal sentiment paired up with these layered leaves from the Fall Favorites set. These leaves stamp in such a cool fashion and I love the look in the end! It’s pretty subtle is these photos, but in person, it is lovely. Imagine the possibilities of layers with these!

I also added in some sweet acorns from the Fall Accents dies. When I made this card, we were actually experiencing sweater weather and I loved it! Suddenly, we are back into the low 90’s. Phew!

Another sweet and simple card using the Fall Accent dies is this one below:

This card is pretty simple and straight forward, but it would be easy to create a bunch of these for that very reason. This sentiment is from the Echinacea Stamp set. (All the finches are currently eating our dried up Echinacea flowers in the yard. ❀ )

And last, but not least, is this tidy little holiday number:

This pinecone (Pinecone Builder) ROCKS and I need to use it more! It comes with a solid cone to create a background for your delicate die cut. I used both delicate cuts here however. I die cut the pinecone,Β  as well as dry embossed it, to create some texture on the background

If you eliminated the “letterpress” background, this card would be fairly simple to create by the dozen! Of course, I love this handwritten sentiment paired with the typeface of “wishes”. This is from the Spirit of December stamp set. This sentiment set is crazy versatile, because you can mix up the sentiments as needed… and you don’t have to cut them. (the horror! LOL!) πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  Lots of trouble to be had! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

I Give Thanks for…You

I was feeling the autumn vibes the other night, so I embraced it. Fall is definitely my favorite season! LOVE everything about it, except when it ends, and all that is left is bare trees and wet leaves. πŸ˜‰

I used Technique Tuesday‘s I Give Thanks.

hawkins_jill_grateful you_wmI rarely make a horizontal card and I was cracking up because I didn’t even intend to here! I stamped, embossed, and watercolored these great leaves. I didn’t realize its orientation til I went to put it on a card base. I think I was a little tired! Haaaa!

hawkins_jill_grateful you_00_wmThanks for stopping by! Enjoy the last weeks of summer!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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