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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He’s pretty cool ;)

I’m back with more new Technique Tuesday goodness!

These cards are made with the new Kyle the Cool Cat stamps. He’s pretty suave, it seems. I also like his little mouse buddy. πŸ™‚ You can find Kyle’s bio HERE. teehee.

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I used my Zig pens to add some color to these cuties. πŸ™‚ I also used my go-to TT die, Memo Pad Card die.

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Here’s another fun card with Kyle, and his coolness.

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For this card, I also used the Heart Strings dies, as well as the Postage Card die.hawkins_jill_felinebetter_wm

I super enjoy a good pun!! Always!

Everything in the new Technique Tuesday can be found HERE! I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun card using one of my favorite TT sets! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

Coffee and Bacon! :)

With a title like that, breakfast awaits! πŸ™‚

This new Planner-Yum set from Technique Tuesday is a riot! I mean, “Today Calls for Bacon”. Bacon-tastic! πŸ™‚
hawkins_jill_bacon_wmI thought it would be fantastic to rain bacon. hahaaahaaa! πŸ™‚ A simple, smile inducing card!hawkins_jill_bacon_00_wmI stamped all the bacon, masked off a spotlight area, and blended in some Distress Ink. Then I colored in all the bacon very simply with Copic Markers. Too funny πŸ˜‰

Next up, the beloved Cup of Get Going:

hawkins_jill_coffee_wmI watercolored with Zigs on this one and added googley eyes, of course. πŸ˜‰ I also used the Photo Frame die and the Heart Strings die for the perfecto hearts.

hawkins_jill_coffee_00_wmCheck out another card I made with the cutie Fries HERE! SO enjoy these little TT stamps! πŸ™‚ Some other faves HERE and HERE. Student and School!

Thanks for stopping in! Enjoy your weekend accoutrements! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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Fresh Slices of Thanks

I’m back today with some watermelon goodness using the same set as yesterday: Technique Tuesday’s Summer Adventure. You can check out a couple other cards I made with the same set HERE and HERE. πŸ™‚ Summmmer! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_thanks_wmToday, the grass was wet. Haaaaa!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_thanks_00_wmLove these WATERMELONS and this Hometown Alpha set ROCKS! πŸ™‚

I masked off some watercolor paper and stamped all the watermelons from Technique Tuesday’s Summer Adventure. After that, I loosely watercolored them with my Zig pens, diecut the letters, arranged, stitched and poof! Oh, and the little heart is from TT’s Heart Strings die. πŸ˜‰

If I made this again, I’d make that center space narrower and tighten the columns I think? Hmmmm? I actually thought this would be a technique trial card, but it went well, so I ran with it! πŸ™‚ And now, I need to mail it!

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Keepin’ it fresh! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

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Technique Tuesday: June Release!

Technique Tuesday just released a new batch of fun for June…and it sings a great Tune! Haaa! There’s a lot of music fun–check it out HERE!

My favorite, could be this record die! I couldn’t stop using this little guy! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_our song_00_wmIs this little record not the cutest!? I used a heart punched from the Heart Strings for the center of the record.hawkins_jill_our song_wm Technique Tuesday supplies for this card are listed above and also I used: Photo Frame, and the new stamp set, Make Music Memory Keepers stamp set! Oooo this stamp set has some super fun stamps!

I have a handful of new cards to share from this Technique Tuesday release, so stay tuned! (Get it? You know, I cannot resist a pun. haaaaa!) πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Technique Tuesday time! :)

Yay! Thank you for joining me on another Technique Tuesday Thursday! You can hop over to the TT blog for this week’s scoop!

First up, The Struggle is (very) Real! I Can’t Even! πŸ™‚ The minute I saw this Say What?! stamp set month’s back, I wanted it crazy bad. The sentiments are so stinkin’ fun!!

hawkins_jill_the struggle_wm…and the Clipboard die!! I stamped the red back card with the Measure Up set, that I have had for years! It still sees a lot of ink here. πŸ™‚
hawkins_jill_the struggle_00_wmI’ve always had a thing for office supplies, so this combo of dies, stamps, and papers makes my organizational heart sing! πŸ™‚

I then busted out the Heart Strings die again. This die is sweet and versatile!

hawkins_jill_with love_wmI used the Memo Pad die too. I sorta kinda want to use this die on EVERY card! Is that wrong? πŸ˜‰ I inlaid and layer inlaid these die cuts in…Delightful!

hawkins_jill_with love_00_wmThis sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set. You know I gush over Teri’s handwriting, mixed with this typeface, so naturally, I totally dig this set too! πŸ™‚

Well, that wraps another Technique Tuesday Thursday for me. Such fun products with endless possibilities!! Be sure to head over to the Technique Tuesday blog today. I’ll be back here next Thursday with more fun! πŸ™‚

In case you missed it, you can find my previous TT posts: HERE, HERE, and HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by & I thank Teri for writing up the most flattering posts about my cards! Geesh! ❀  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Technique Tuesday, on Thursday! :)

How fancy is that? Technique Tuesday on Thursdays! I confuse myself, and I like it. πŸ™‚ Haaa!

When one uberly talented person asks you to make a couple o’ things, you get a *wee* bit excited and don’t stop making things. πŸ˜‰ Plus, have you seen Teri Anderson’s new Technique Tuesday designs? Fantabulous. Check some out HERE. OK, on with the cards, even though I could gush all day! πŸ™‚

First up, I got busy with some of the new dies: Heart Strings, followed with the lovely Cath Edvalson’s, Garden Leaves. Oh the fun!

hawkins_jill_you make_wmThese heart strings are even more fun than I expected. Plus, you get a bunch of hearts die cut from the strings! πŸ™‚ And the stamp set is a FAVE: Be Happy. #SOdig

hawkins_jill_you make_00_wmThen I got all sparkly and whatnot:

hawkins_jill_thinking of you_wmThese leaves are fantastic and versatile. I tried for more of a polished look here. I don’t really do polished, but hey, I tried! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_thinking of you_00_wmI have so enjoyed working with the new TT stuff, and I thank you Teri for being so awesome. And for the many laughs this past month. (Me? Excited? Nah. πŸ™‚ )

Be sure to head over to the Technique Tuesday blog and catch up there! I’ll see you back here next Thursday for more! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by-

Jill πŸ™‚