Mail Those Cards :)

Happy Sunday!! I hope you are all finding ways to deal with our temporary changes in the world. I personally have never been so on top of laundry in my life! 🙂 So that’s a perk. (Sure it helps there is so much less laundry, but let’s skip that part, shall we?) 😉

Today’s first new card is using cutie little Paper Smooches ♥️!! This card uses all the following Paper Smooches goodies: SunnyvilleSunnyville Icon DiesInhale Exhale and Fab Frames.

It also features the Rainbow Sherbet paper. Goodness–wouldn’t this be so sweet to find in your mailbow? Love this little smile!

Here’s a quick little video link to me coloring this little cutie sun and cloud from Paper Smooches: jilldhawkins on IG. It is FAR from perfect, but i enjoy it all nonetheless. 🙂

Next up, I thought I’d just share these cards I have been making and finishing up to mail out. I have likely mailed out over 50 cards since this all started and I have more to send next week. But I am definitely going to need to MAKE more!! 🙂 I think it’s the best time to send cards right now. ❤ A little touch of the outside world.

I love using a bunch of different postage stamps too. 🙂

If you follow me on Instagram, these are not new to you likely, but thought I’d share them here on my blog too.

First up, here’s some fun from Concord & 9th!

This was a promo set Concord & 9th was giving away with orders, but THIS SET HERE is fun and delightful as well….I may or may not have this one too. 🙂 shhhhh! 🙂 It’s called Rainbow Wishes (stamps) and Rainbow Wishes (dies). You can get both the stamps and dies together HERE.


Once last handful of cards– I don’t own this Paper Hug die from The Stamp Market, but I borrowed it from a friend on a crafty weekend to create a handful of cards, many moons ago and just finished them all up! 🙂
Hope your day is a good one and you can find some time to mail out some sunshine too! You can find fun envelopes from Taylored Expressions HERE and you can even order postage stamps online–if you need them! Just sayin’. ❤

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Make Today Great!

Happy Friday!! Make Today Great! And I am with a little help from Paper Smooches ♥️!!

For this card, I used Paper Smooches Caffeinated, Caffeinated icon dies, Sunnyville (sentiment), Hearts dies, Half Moon Paper, and Rainbow Sherbet paper. I pieced it all together, scored the card panel and added some stitching to pull it all together. ❤

I can’t remember the last time I did too much paper piecing like this and I so enjoy how it turned out. Such fun to make and I can’t wait to pop it in the mail! 🙂 I just ❤ this little PS Coffee Cup!!

Be sure to check out the new February Paper Smooches release! The Paper Smooches Design Team will be sharing the March Release next week!! I can’t wait to share the fun with you all!


Hope your day and weekend is GREAT!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Hola!

Happy Friday!! Hola from me and a little Paper Smooches ♥️!!

For this card, I used Paper Smooches new Happy Hellos Stamps. I sure do love this little Hola avacado! 🙂 I colored this Copic Markers and used the Fab Frames dies to frame it. I also used the Half Moon papers.

I’m hoping to make a card set with this little stamp for my son’s teacher this Spring. 🙂

Be sure to check out the new February Paper Smooches release!


Hope your day and weekend is filled with smiles!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions February Release Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,  I’ll link you up down below. 🙂

Today, I am sharing the new Big Grumpy Easter. And you know, I could not love this more if I tried! How funny (and oh so very happy) does he look? The little bunny ears?! It just completely makes me smile!  🙂

He plopped the chocolate bunny head first into the basket. Too much!  😉

I colored everything with Copic makers and adhered using TE Foam tape onto the Embossing Folder: Cloudy Days background. This card also has the new Drip Drop bits that are so awesome to add a little somethin somethin. 😉

I could make these all day! Too funny! 🙂

Next up, I have a card I made with the new Eggceptional Background and the previously released Hip Hop Bunny because he wanted in on the Easter action too! 🙂 This egg background colors in lickety split with the coordinating stencil. 1-2-3 with TE Blender Brushes and done! 🙂

This sentiment is from the Big Grumpy Easter set as well. Doesn’t he too look super happy!? haaahahaaa!!

I colored this silly bunny with Copic markers and added to the background with some vellum to add a little interest. 🙂

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Big Grumpy Easter card:


Eggceptional card:


You can check out all these products and purchase them NOW! 🙂

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards!  🙂

Jill

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You Rock!

Happy Valentine’s Day crafty friends! Today I am here to share a little love from Paper Smooches ♥️!!

For this card, I used Paper Smooches You Rock die, Hearts dies, and Hearts Stencil. I sure do adore this stencil! 🙂


This NEW Paper Smooches release is available–be sure to check it all out!!


Hope your day and weekend is filled with friendship and love!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peek Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,  I’ll link you up down below. 🙂

Today, I am sharing two cards –the first is showcasing the forthcoming No Drama Llama and Whole Llama Love & the sombrero from Can’t Touch This die set. Such a hoot!!

Urban sombrero anyone? Haaaaa!! 🙂 Stay Weird– ❤ ! Oh and I used all three of the NEW colors!! Peaches n’ Cream, Raspberry Sorbet, and Spearmint! My favorite is the Peaches n’ Cream…but don’t tell the Sorbet. 😉

He is alllll decked out!! I also used the new Geo Quad Background for the llama’s backdrop–stamped in Spearmint. I’m loving this background stamp–use a little or a lot!

Next up, I have this super cutie card using the new Look Who’s Talking. I just squeak every time I see these  cute little bears! 🙂

Eeep! Look at them peeking out! I can’t handle the cuteness!! For this background, I used the new Double Diamond stencil with Cupcake ink. Just loving that little bit of somethin’ somethin’ back there. ❤

Gah! ❤

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Hello Card:

Stay Weird:


You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow morning, February 7th, at 9 AM CST.Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Also, with the purchase of the 4 products in the Fiesta Friends Bundle, customers will receive the Let’s Talk Edger 1 free. 

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards for Release Day! Hooray! 🙂

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Day 2

Welcome back to Day Two of Taylored Expressions February Release Week! If you missed my post yesterday sharing day one, I’ll link you up down below. 🙂

This first card is a blended, bright celebration using the forthcoming Third Day Border die and Inside Scoop-Easter Blessings. I blended inks on and wanted to keep it fairly simple from there.

I used the previously released Here Comes the Sun stencil on the inside of the card. I think it is the perfect touch!

The next card here, I used the new Pretty Posies stamp and the Words of Faith Easter sentiment. I so enjoy the lovely Pretty Posies frame. You must check out what the rest of the TE Team made, because they made BEAUTIFUL cards with it! 🙂

Again, I went with a simple design to showcase these sentiments. The Posies are white heat embossed and I am always a fan of that on the Toffee. 🙂

On the inside, I again used a stencil to add a little extra touch. This stencil is the forthcoming Folk Art Tulip. I just blended on some Toffee ink lightly.

Lovely cards to celebrate the Easter season. ❤

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Hallelujah:

Risen:


You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them Thursday morning, February 7th,  at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Also, with the purchase of the 4 products in the Fiesta Friends Bundle, customers will receive the Let’s Talk Edger 1 free. 

If you missed my post yesterday for Taylored Expressions Day 1 of this Sneaks Week, check that post out HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! See you back here tomorrow because I’ll be sharing Day 3! 🙂

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks! Day 1

Hello! Are you ready for Taylored Expressions new February Release?! I am!! 🙂

For these first cards, I used the new Hip Hop Bunny with the Triangle Toss Stencil. This little dude is a new favorite of mine–look at that face!! Hilarious! ❤

And the sentiment is just the end all be all with that face! Haaaaaa!! Love it! I used purple–just wanted to add that little note, because I am not a purple person. LOL! 🙂

Goodness, this cracks me up! This stencil is the perfect backdrop for him and I thought it fun to use the rays to spray the confetti out. I just layered the stencils to get the effect. 😉

The next card I made with the new Stacked Seasons Background. I enjoy this so much, especially after the bitter cold days we just experienced.

I stamped this one with Oreo ink and colored it all in with Copic Markers. Look at those cuties peeking out. 😉

I colored both of these cards with Copic Markers on Sugar Cube and added some stitching to finish them both off.

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Too Legit to Quit:

Spring Card:

You can check out all these products, make your lists and then purchase them Thursday, February 7 at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Also, with the purchase of the 4 products in the Fiesta Friends Bundle, customers will receive the Let’s Talk Edger 1 free. 

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Challenge Team’s projects–I have seen many and they are NOT to be missed!! 

See you back here tomorrow!

Jill

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February Release from Technique Tuesday!

Good morning, I’m back today to share more from Technique Tuesday’s new  February release The new release to be to be available HERE! If you missed my post yesterday, you can check that one out HERE.

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday set, Sally and Sherman the Skunks and their coordinating dies HERE. They are pretty stinkin’ cute! 🙂

For the little green mounds he is walking on there, I used the new Oval and Rectangle Stitched Labels. I thought this was a fun way to stretch the stamps a little further. I just used a bunch of different colored green inks to stamp them with.

All the little bits are too cute!  So stinkin’ cute. wink wink. 🙂

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE and below you can hop to see everyone’s February projects. They also each shared one yesterday, so be sure to scroll. Here is the link to my post yesterday. 🙂

Also, as mentioned yesterday, we’re excited to share all the sneak peaks and new projects with you and would like to hear what you think. Please leave a comment here and on each of the creative team members’ blogs telling us what you like about the sneak peek, project, or post. If you leave a comment before February 2nd you will be entered for a chance to win one of three $20 gift certificate to the Technique Tuesday store. We’re going to pick 3 people from all the comments and announce the winners on February 5th. Thanks for hopping along and commenting!

Also, you can find all the NEW February products from Technique Tuesday HERE!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to seeing your future projects too! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Technique Tuesday February Release!

Technique Tuesday has a new release for February–yay!! Technique Tuesday’s new release to be to be available HERE!

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday set, Kind Cosmo and the new Oval and Rectangle Stitched Labels. I think this new flower is lovely and sweet!

For this card, I stamped the labels and then masked them off before stamping the flowers on the inside. I like the fine line work on the flowers, and I always like stamping them with ink without coloring them in.

I think this turned out fun and it’ll be a great card to send to a friend! 🙂

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE and below you can hop to see everyone’s February projects–I’m sure they are all definitely worth checking out! 🙂

Also, we are excited to share these new products and projects with you and would like to hear what you think! Please leave a comment here and on each of the creative team members’ blogs telling us what you like about the sneak peek, project, or post. If you leave a comment before February 2nd you will be entered for a chance to win one of three $20 gift certificate to the Technique Tuesday store. We’re going to pick 3 people from all the comments and announce the winners on February 5th. Thanks for hopping along and commenting!

You can find all the NEW February products from Technique Tuesday HERE!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you back here tomorrow! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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