See you Later, Alligator!

Hope you had a great weekend! Ours was great here, but of course, too fast as always. πŸ˜‰

I thought I’d pop in and share these cute little Neat & Tangled critters I colored with Copic Markers. The best part is, they made it onto CARDS already!! πŸ™‚

This card is made with Neat & Tangled’s new Later Alligator and coordinating Dies. I also used N&T’s previously released Polygon Stencil with some Distress Oxide inks. πŸ™‚ I cannot handle the cuteness of that tiny little frog! My son is going to love getting this one! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used the cute little fox, So Foxy! Coordinating dies HERE.

I colored him gray with Copics and added him on top of some Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Paper Pad paper. Gah, cutest little fox! ❀

I also used Neenah white cardstock, as always, for both! πŸ™‚

If you haven’t seen it, Neat & Tangled is hosting another Throwdown: Crafting with Compassion.

There could not be a better idea in my mind, so I wanted to join in on it. I also thought it completely worthy to purchase this Celebrate You stamp set, as all the proceeds are “being donated to the Burning Limb Foundation to help patients at the Neurologic Relief Center receive care for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).” You can find all the info HERE.

A charity that matters to me is the American Cancer Society. Not only is it a cause close to my family’s heart, but is is a cause that my friend and her family help to raise money for every year. My friend and her family have run the Chicago Marathon seven years over, to raise money for the ACS in memory of her brother. This year, my friend is running the New York City Marathon for the American Cancer Society DetermiNATION Team. In the past, I have sold my cards to help raise just a little more money for her. πŸ™‚ She is a rockstar in my book! ❀

Help spread the word for a worthy cause close to you! Join in HERE. ❀

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

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Warmest Wishes!

Hope you are enjoying a great weekend!

I wanted to share these two cards I made using these cute foxes I colored with Copic Markers for The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Challenge.

I could not enjoy these little Neat and Tangled Merry Kisses (and dies HERE) foxes more! I have been trying to get my crafty little hands on these cuties for months!Β  LOL!

Eeeeep! Adorbs! I just added this photo frame die to an embossed/scored Neenah white panel. I stitched the whole thing down to the card base and done! πŸ™‚

For the next card, I used my red/brown foxes and created a Valentine! ❀

For this card, I used Neat & Tangled’s Geometric Blooms Stencil. Fabulous! I brushed on some Worn Lipstick Oxide and Wilted Violet Oxide ink. Again with the PURPLE! What is going on? Haaaaa! I also used the sentiment from Be My Valentine! ❀ !!

To finish off this card, I added some super fun Neat & Tangled sequins (Thank you again, N&T!) and then some stitching. (These confetti-like sequins are my fave!)

I think that about does it! Hope you have some time to get crafty this month too! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

The Cutest Video Hop Ever!

logo_finalHappy ❀ Day, and welcome to The Cutest Video Hop Ever!  My son and I are VERY excited and grateful to be joining Emily Leiphart for this fun hop celebrating 5000 subscribers on her YouTube channel but, more importantly, inspiring the next generation of crafters!  We hope you have as much fun watching us craft with our kids, as much as we enjoyed creating these projects to share with you.  We are also proud to have two very inspiring young crafters joining us on their own YouTube channels.

I prepped everything, and my son colored all the critters. Afterwards, he excitedly shouted, in a *chop chop* fastion, “Ok, let’s make the video!” I started to explain what the overall plan was, and he said he wanted to do it all on his own, HIS way. Perfect! (But I wasn’t sure what to expect! haaa!) He started, finished twenty minutes later (including our glue mishaps), and that was that! πŸ™‚Β  Bam! πŸ™‚

Please note: I have NEVER crafted a video before, so be warned. From the filming, to editing, it is all new to me. My son however, seems to be a natural at the instruction. Who knew?! ❀

Here is our video ❀ :

Here is a list of the awesome guests on this hop!
Jill Dewey Hawkins πŸ™‚ You’re here

 

Complete hop details, including all participant links, prize list, and store coupons are on Emily Leiphart’s blog! Be sure to head over there! πŸ™‚

The following is a list of sponsors and their PRIZES!! Whoooooot! πŸ™‚

β€’ Catherine Pooler Designs,Β two $25 gift certificates
β€’ Ellen Hutson,Β $50 gc + 10% discount code β€œcraftykids”
β€’ Just ME Digital Stamps, 4 digital files, winner’s choice
β€’ My Favorite Things,Β $25 gift certificate
β€’ Neat & Tangled,Β $25 gift certificate
β€’ Paper Smooches,Β $50 gift certificate
β€’ Pretty Little Studio,Β $25 gift certificate + 10% discount code β€œprettylittle”
β€’ Simon Says Stamp,Β $25 gift certificate
β€’ Sunny Studio Stamps,Β $20 gift certificate
β€’ Technique Tuesday,Β $25 gift certificate
β€’ Winnie + Walter,Β two $25 gift certificates
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TheΒ winners will be randomly chosen from all comments left on each of our videos. Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 21, 2017Β and winners will be announced on Emily’s blog on February 24, 2017.Β Winners must be subscribed toΒ Emily’s YouTube Channel.

Here are the photos of my son’s valentines and a handful of valentines I made! ❀
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I think these are so stinkin’ cute! Our family and his friends are going to love them! πŸ™‚
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He put pom poms on that little Paper Smooches sheep! So cute! πŸ™‚

I laugh because he colored this one Technique Tuesday fox fairly traditionally, and the other is a party! Also, one gets all the Tootsie Rolls? LOL. Love it! πŸ™‚hawkins_tt-valentines

Here are a few cards I colored using Elena’s new Just Me Digital Stamps–so stinkin’ cute!! πŸ™‚
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I colored all these with Copic Markers. The images are so sweet, and it is easy to download and print them yourself! Another first for me on this hop: Digital Stamps! And…now I want them all! LOL πŸ™‚hawkins_jill-smore2
These frame dies and the heart dies my son used, are all from My Favorite Things. hawkins_jill-smore_01
Oooops, a little stitching blooper on this one above! shhhh! πŸ™‚
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This Technique Tuesday card is made with the Long Love die. It is super delicate, so I recommend using one of the sticky papers so you can die cut all at once to adhere. The hearts are from the Heart Strings die. Awwwww love. πŸ™‚
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And, last, but not least, is this valentine using Paper Smooches I Love You die and the For You tag die. This one is for my hubby, so I thought the gray was perfect to “man” it up a bit. This is a fun die for many occasions! πŸ™‚

I want to give a HUGE HUGE thanks out to Emily, for first, being crazy enough to ask my son and me to join this hop. And secondly, for her encouragement to make this video and edit it. I can’t say whether or not I’ll ever craft another video, but I will say it was a very good thing to try.Β (I embedded this video link above and felt so accomplished! LOL!!). My son will likely request to make another πŸ™‚ . I always enjoy a challenge…Even if I did miss a typo in the video. Bwaaahaaaa! I did that on “purpose”… wink wink! Thanks again, Emily! πŸ™‚

Thanks for joining us today…be sure you hop on to Laura BassenΒ (& leave comments too for a chance at the fantastic prizes!).Β Laura’s videos are inspiring and I always find myself laughing out loud! Her daughter is sure to add even more fun! πŸ™‚

Signing off!

Jill and my little buddy ❀

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Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

seasonsgivingsimageHappy 2017 All! Hope 2016 was good to you, and you’re ready to rock 2017! πŸ™‚

I’m joining in the Seasons Givings Blog Hop to celebrate the crafty world and to share the kindness for all the support over the past year. Whether it be here on my blog, another blog, or Instagram, it is always appreciated! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m sharing a couple of cards that are for the super fun New Release of Technique Tuesday! And of course, I have a Giveaway!! First the fun cards πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hey-foxy_wmThis uses the new Fredrick and Fiona stamp set from Technique Tuesday. I stamped, colored with Copics, and then masked these cuties to blend on some Distress Ink. They make such a sweet little card. ❀hawkins_jill_hey-foxy_00_wmOf course, I had to balance the cute with some cool, right? Here they are in their sly fox glory! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_sly_wm hawkins_jill_sly_00_wmThese foxes, I masked again, and colored with my Zig pens. The sunglasses are from THIS Fresh Cut Studio Summer die set. Too fun! πŸ™‚ Too sly. πŸ˜‰

Ok–the Giveaway already, right? A smidge of everything! Fun fun!

Here it is:

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You can follow on with the Blog Hop from here! Below is the complete list of participants for today’s fun! πŸ™‚

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Taylored Expressions

Paper Smooches

Neat & Tangled

Technique Tuesday

Clear & Simple Stamps

Richard Garay

My Sweet Petunia

JustNick

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Sunny Studio Stamps

Inchie Arts llc

Scrapbook Update

Buttons Galore

Latisha Yoast

Julia Stainton

ChariMoss

Cristina Nunez

Wanda Guess

Vera Yates

Amy Tsuruta

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Lori Craig

Lydia Fiedler

Jenn Shurkus

Lisa Henke

Dina Kowal

Libby Hickson

Emily Leiphart

Cindy Lawrence

Kelly Klapstein

Erica Houtghton

Elise Constable

Julee Tillman

Lee Murphy

Lisa Arana

Giovana Smith

Karen Baker

Lindsay Amrhein

Dana Joy

Marcie Sharp

Megan Hoeppner

Alicia Thelin

Asia King

Debbie Seyer

Yvonne Van De Grijp

Tenia Nelson

Michelle Woerner

Christina Griffiths

Lori McAree

Barbara Anders

Jill Hawkins  <—-You are HERE. πŸ™‚

Veronica Zalis

Leigh Penner

Margie Higuchi

Amy Coose

Melody Rupple

Karen Letchworth

Heidi Ramsey Blankenship

Jennie Harper

Jodi Collins

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Gracie Chavez

Stephanie Klauck

Savannah O’Gwynn

Terre Fry

Neva Cole

Maria Levine

Misti Oblander

Ceal Pritchett

Hop on and have fun! Sure to be fun stuff to see and prizes to take a chance on!

ETA: Giveaway is closed. Thank you! πŸ˜‰

For my giveaway, please leave a comment below, telling me what stamp or stamp set you could NEVER part with πŸ™‚ . (If you do not own any stamps, let me know which from the prize photo above, you’d be most excited to own! πŸ™‚ ) Please leave your comment/answer by January 7th, and I’ll use the random selector for a winner. (Please note: I can only ship to a mailing address in the US.) I’ll be back to announce the winner shortly thereafter. I’ll also email the winner to get your prize sent, so be sure to leave your correct email! πŸ™‚

If you’d like to follow my blog, you can subscribe in the right sidebar –> (or below, if you’re using a mobile device). You can also follow me on Instagram HERE.

Thanks again for another great year & all the crafty hugs! More excitement coming here soon! πŸ™‚


Next stop, my delightful crafty friend, and former MFT teamie, Veronica Zalis! ❀


Happy New Year! BIG Thanks to Latisha for all her time, organizing this fun hop! πŸ™‚

Take care-

Jill πŸ™‚

Please note: WordPress likes approval for the messages left in the comments section. So have no fear, if it says your comment is awaiting approval, it will eventually post! πŸ™‚ Thanks for understanding!