Over on the Ellen Hutson blog today!

Today, I’m over on Ellen Hutson Blog to enjoy some more fun with the Winter Release from Ellen HutsonI’m sharing a couple fun cards for the season, but I think the one could be used anytime? These products are mostly all from the Essentials by Ellen Winter Release.

I have lots more photos and some inside scoop over there, so be sure to pop over HERE and check it out! Such fun to make these! 🙂

Here are the supplies I used on my cards today. You can shop all the goodies over at Ellen Hutson. Tis the season to craft and treat yourself too! 🙂

Thanks to Ellen Hutson and her fantastic team for having me as a guest today! I love making all the things with EH! 🙂 🤍

Wishing all those who celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving this week! Hope you catch a little nap after all the yummy foods. 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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More Fun with Ellen Hutson’s Winter Release!

In case you missed it, Ellen Hutson has a new Winter Release available now and its packed with holiday and winter goodness! So fun! Hopefully you have seen some projects out and about on the interwebs.

Today, I’m sharing a card using the new Sending Holiday Cheer  set by Julie Ebersole and Holly Jolly Christmas by Julie, as well as the previously released A2 Piercing Plate 2. The Fa La La & Tree are from the Holly Jolly set–stamp and Holly Jolly Die.

How FUNNY is THIS? The snarky sentiment is from Sending Holiday Cheer— I kinda wanted to cross out the “Just Kidding” to make it even more snarky, but I refrained. 😂

I used the A2 Piercing Plate 2 to create the background about the scored lines, giving it some subtle texture. Then I stamped the stars with Golden Glitz Delicata. To finish it off, I added some zig zag stitching.

I’m looking forward to making more with the new Winter Release from Ellen Hutson!  I’ve been under the weather here myself, but look forward to getting back to all the things ASAP!

*Please note that the gift is automatically added to qualifying orders/while supplies last.

If you missed my previous post from last week, check that out HERE because it is another funny sweet card there.

One quick clickable shopping list all together for the Winter Release from Ellen Hutson from both my projects:

Thanks for popping in again!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Ellen Hutson’s Winter Release!

Today the Winter Release from Ellen Hutson is available and it is SNOW much fun! There is a little something for everyone to create with in this one, for sure! 🙂 And there is a FREE GIFT with qualifying purchases–see the end of my post for details.

Naturally, the first set I had to use was Julie Ebersole’s new Sweet Surprises set  and (Sweet Surprises Dies). Because: Bear. I stamped and die cut a bunch of these sweet surprises out to color with Copic Markers. I then die cut them all with the Sweet Surprises Dies.

Of course, once I saw this sentiment in the Sending Holiday Cheer by Julie Ebersole (Julie: Again!! 🤍)  stamp set, well, that was that. Haaaaa! The little bear was going in upside down! Poor guy 😊–But this is my current mood too, so it’s perfect! Double ha!! It’s fine. We’re Fine. Everything is fine. 😂

(This little bear is the teeny tiny version of my little buddy from one of my all time faves: All Inside (All Inside Dies).)

I created the tone on tone snowflake background with the new die set called Snowflake Die set (go figure 😊) I have found that I am a bit of a snowflake snob over the years… that one is too pointy, that one is too intricate, etc. etc…. BUT THESE– ❤❤❤!! I love their simplistic shapes and that they are all the same. Which I know is counterintuitive to the nature of a snowflake and all, but there is something about having them all be the same and available in different sizes that is VERY appealing. Plus, I like their rounded tips. 😉

I added some stitching to those and wammo! All set!

I am definitely enjoying this whole new Winter Release from Ellen Hutson and I hope you are too! I will be back this weekend with more to share! 🙂 I can’t wait! I need a week off to create with these fun goodies. 🙂

*Please note that the gift is automatically added to qualifying orders/while supplies last.

One quick list all together for the Winter Release from Ellen Hutson:

Thanks for popping in!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Hanukkah Release from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today !!  It has a handful of goodies to celebrate Hanukkah! What a wonderful release to add to your collection to celebrate Hanukkah.

Today, I used the new Get the Word Out- Happy and Get the Word Out – Happy Shadow along with a few previously released products. Funny enough, even though this is a Hanukkah release, as discussed above, I ended up making more of a Holiday Season card.

To create the background I used one of my SUPER faves, the Modern Holly Layering Stencils with greens and Guava. I then die cut the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stacklets with that. To finish it off, I die cut the ombre Happy along with the On the Repeat-Holiday and popped those in the Frame in Frame 2 die.

I just love the way the greens come out on this stencil and I just have so much fun layering these stencils. I finished this with some stitching and some Clear Drip Drops… which reminds me that I need to purchase some more of those, since I am running low! ahhhh!

Also, one more thing while I have you–there is a NEW gift with purchase over at TE this October month–it is called Winter Village and it is a good one! I haven’t seen a free gift that I haven’t like yet! Anyway, I wanted to share a few cards I had made with it here:

I thought this one worked wonderfully to just sent a Season’s Greetings type card. The new Arch Stacklets frame a scene perfectly!

This next card is sort of any time kind of card–Welcome to the Neighborhood! I kept this one pretty simple too. (This sentiment is from the OH MY WORD – HELLO set.

The tag is from the Pierced Tag Stacklets–a long time FAVE! 🙂

Lastly, more of a Christmas card, if you will, but using alternate color scheme that I think I would normally reach for with Christmas cards?

Oh how I loved how soft and sweet this one turned out!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, October 10th you can get all of the new Hanukkah products in one click! The ‘I Want it All Bundle’ retails for $82.50 and includes:

  • Foil It – Hanukkah
  • Bright Hanukkah
  • Bright Hanukkah Dies
  • Simple Strips – Hanukkah
  • Get the Word Out – Happy
  • Get the Word Out – Happy Shadow
  • On Repeat – Hanukkah
  • Exclusive Glitter Cardstock Pack (4 sheets each of Dark Blue, Light Blue and Silver)

Offer valid from 9am (CT) on Oct 5 through 11:59 pm on Oct 10 (or while supplies last)

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below  🙂

Modern Holly card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of continued inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by –I’m definitely looking forward to making some Hanukkah cards for friends this year!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Christmas Release from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has their big Christmas Release today !!  It’s a big one filled with all things Christmas, Winter, Holidays and Festive fun! 🙂

I can’t wait to use all the things to craft my little holiday heart out. But for now, let’s get to what I have made so far, yes?

First up today, I have the new Little Critters Christmas + coordinating dies. I also used the previously released Circle and Square Window Frames.

The background is created with the Backstory Christmas Background embossed in white on Sugar Cube. It’s not very apparent in these photos (because white on white), but in person, it gives it that little extra something.

Everyone is colored with Copic Markers and the panel is cut out with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. Gah these little guys are TOO cute!!! And the best part is they can be used all winter long! Or heck, even in the summer with their friends, Little Critters! 😊

Next up, we have the super fun Trendy Tree Farm. I was pretty darn excited to get this layering stencil set. I love the modern feel of this fun set and anything with layering stencils you know is just going to fun and easy to create with! I paired this with the new Merry & Bright sentiment set + dies.

I used the following inks on the stencils: Guava, Cupcake, Peaches n Cream, Pineapple, Lemon, Mint Julep, and Blueberry.

The background is created with the previously release Twinkle Twinkle Background embossed on white using Mint Julep cardstock. I die cut the panel out with the Frame in Frame 2 die. I thought it would be fun to stamp the trees and sentiment in Blueberry to mix things up a bit. OH and also, I die cut all the Trendy Trees out with the Trendy Tree Farm Cutting Plate–boom! All at once! SCORE!

Lastly, I used the new Beautiful Baubles dies. These dies coordinate with the previously released Beautiful Baubles Layering Stencils. So now you can die cut these out and use them individually. I did just that here, creating a little bundle of ornaments.

To create this frame, I die cut Pineapple cardstock with the Mini Slim Thin Frame Cutting Plate. I used the Beautiful Baubles Add Ons for the sentiment and the little ornament topper.

In my continued effort to mix up my color pallets, I used Sweet Basil, Lollipop and Pineapple for this card. I thought it turned out fun with a little different twist! 🙂

Christmas Cards! Always a fun time of the year! 🙂

Here’s the scoop from TE:

With any purchase of new release products of $75 or more, you will receive a FREE pack of envelopes and custom Mistletoe envelope seals. The pack includes 10 envelopes (2 each of Mulled Wine, Cherry Pop, Peapod, Sugar Cube, and Toffee) and 10 exclusive envelope seals (these seals are not available to purchase). This offer is valid through 11:59PM Central Time Sunday, October 3rd, or while supplies last.


Free class:
When you purchase the Create-in-Quads Mistletoe Card Class Collection (Create-in-Quads – Mistletoe Layered Stencil set, Clearly Crafty Modern Holiday Greetings stamp set, Create-in-Quads Paper Pack – Sugar Cube, and Create-in-Quads Paper Pack – Toffee ) through Sunday, October 5th, you will get a free exclusive 8-card video craft along class with Taylor and Heather!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new holiday goodies to use right away making eight (!) different cards at your own pace! Watch the videos as often as you like and learn some new card making tips and tricks while discovering inspiration for more designs!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class videos on YouTube.

Although Taylor and Heather will recommend colors for ink and cardstock, you can use anything you have to make these projects uniquely yours!

Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (CT) on Sunday, October 3rd, or while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below  🙂

Little Critters-Christmas card:


Trendy Tree card:


Beautiful Baubles card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with a holiday box full of inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by –I hope you too enjoy turning on the Christmas Music and crafting away!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Home with Honey Bee!

Have you seen the NEW RELEASE from Honey Bee Stamps! All ready for the Holidays and such fun to create holiday cards with! You can check out the whole Holiday Cheer Release HERE!! 🙂

For this card I used the new Mistletoe Slimline Cover Plate, Slimline Mistletoe Berries, Home stamp set, and Home Honey Cuts

I enjoy the way it came together. I was hoping the Mistletoe Slimline Cover Plate die would work for a smaller card and it absolutely does! 🙂

I stenciled the berries on with some reddish pink and then put some stickles sparkle over top. I think this card is so fitting for the 2020 Holidays. ❤

Check out all the latest over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. 🙂 You can find all the links to these goodies over at Honey Bee Stamps and direct links below!

Here are the links to the products I used from Honey Bee Stamps. You can find the whole release  for Holiday Cheer Release HERE.

Here are direct links to all the products I used from Honey Bee Stamps:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a Happy Weekend! 

Jill

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Spellbinders Embossing Folders: February!

Hope you are having a great week! Today I am sharing a couple cards I made with Spellbinders Embossing Folders for February! This was my first opportunity to use these embossing folders and what a treat it was!

You can hop over to the Spellbinders website to check out all the information on Spellbinders Embossing Folders for February. I used both the Delhi Cut and Emboss Folder and the Lahaina Cut and Emboss Folder.

This card is the  Lahaina Cut and Emboss Folder. So tropically delightful!!

The embossed panel and intricate die cutting makes it so you don’t have to add much more to the card, if you ask me! It does all the work! 🙂

Next up is the Delhi Cut and Emboss Folder.

I thought this would be delightful in blues and I think it turned out lovely!!

I wanted the two to coordinate, so I used the same technique of cardstock strips and Thicker Letters. 🙂


I hope you have been inspired to try one of these embossing folders–so fun and so different from anything I have used before! 🙂


While I have you, don’t forget there is also Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club HERE and Large Die of the Month Club HERE! 

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If you’re interested in following me along on Instagram I’m here @jilldhawkins and of course, on my blog here at FastestTurtle.wordpress.com!

Thanks to Spellbinders for having me share the fun this month!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Seasons Givings Blog Hop: 2019!

Hello! I’m here today to share with lots of creative people and share the goodness for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!! Big Thanks to my friend Latisha for putting it all together and coordinating again this year! ❤

I truly appreciate all the support, reading, kind comments and sharing on my blog throughout the year, and this is my (and everyone today!) way of saying THANK YOU!! Everyone along the hop today will have some sort of giveaway to share!

I thought I would share a couple favorite cards I have from the year. Of course, I am horrible at picking faves, because I often have dozens (and I do mean dozens), but for the sake of time, here’s a few! 🙂 Other favorites can be found in Scrapbook & Cards Today 2019 issues! ❤

This one above is Taylored Expressions and you can find it on my blog HERE.

This one above is Honey Bee Stamps and you can find it on my blog HERE.

This one above is made with Ellen Hutson and can be found on my blog HERE.

This card above is made with Concord & 9th and can be found on my blog HERE.

This card above is made with Paper Smooches and can be found on my blog HERE.

This card above is made with Paper Smooches and can be found on my blog HERE.

The best part is, I mailed a few of these! yay!! 🙂 Looking forward to mailing out MORE cards in 2020!


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Here is the WHOLE Blog list to hop around to! Be sure to check out all the fun:

I have many things to send and share with others, so I have packaged them up into these MYSTERY boxes below. *Disclaimer: I have found more goodies after I took this photo, so I am now thinking I will get one BIGGER box and pick one winner for a full bounty! I’ll be heading to the Post Office next week to get a new box! 🙂 (Please note that the winner must have a US mailing address.) 

If you are a new stamper or a seasoned stamper, I’m sure you will find a few things you like in the box for sure. There is a variety of styles and manufacturers that I have collected over the course of the last year (or two). It’s mostly stamps and dies, maybe a few this and thats too. Honestly, I’m thinking the box will be pretty packed. And anything you don’t like, I just ask you share it forward with someone that does. ❤

**All you need to do is add a comment below telling me:

What your favorite kind of card to make is? Birthday? Holiday? Get Well? Just because? etc.

And/OR

What is your favorite style of card? CAS? Floral? Layers? Graphic? etc.

My favorite cards to make are funny and graphic *Just Because* cards. But I love to see others styles, especially if it’s not something I could ever pull off making myself! 🙂

You have until January 10th to comment and I will post a random winner next weekend, January 11/12! And I will mail it out the following week! Hooray!

If you’re interested in following me along on Instagram I’m here @jilldhawkins and of course, on my blog here at FastestTurtle.wordpress.com! You an subscribe in the sidebar over there >> . (I do post often throughout the month.)

Thank you again for being so fantastic and lovely. Wishing you all a wonderful 2020!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Thank You!

Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas! I think we are finally starting to come out from the fog, but goodness, I am wiped out! ha!

But in crafty news, I’m here today to share some more fun from Honey Bee Stamps. Now is the time to send all those Thank You notes and this one fits the bill!

For this card, I used Honey Bee’s Stacking Pines, Northern Star Coverplate, Scallop A2, Rainbow Wishes and Gingerbread House Add On. I die cut everything and stamped the sentiment. I then assembled the card and added the chunky glitter on as the very last thing. Giving the glitter a little pat will help keep it all attached to the card. (Another tip: Rub down all the elements with an anti-static something to keep the glitter where you want it vs. all over the card.)

I wanted a card that would be easy to make a handful of, but a step above a mass producing design. This card has a little extra something, but it doesn’t take that long to make… which means, I can make a few without wondering where several hours went! ha! 🙂

Be sure to check out the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. 🙂


Here’s a recap of all the new Honey Bee goodies I used and links to each below:

Stacking Pines

Northern Star Coverplate

Scallop A2

Rainbow Wishes

Gingerbread House Add On


Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Spellbinders Dies of the Month: December!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend–I keep trying to sloooooow ours down here! I’m here today to share a few cards I made with Spellbinders Large and Small Dies of the Month Clubs!

You can hop over to the Spellbinders website to check out all the information on Small Dies of the Month HERE and you can check out the Large Dies of the Month HERE. There are also a Value Clubs HERE if you’re interested in joining multiple clubs at once.

This is the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month and you can find it HERE. There is a new Large and Small Die of the Month EVERY month! This SDOM is called Our Favorite Font Sentiment.

These are my least favorite cards to make, so making them ahead helps greatly. There are lots of words in this set to mix and match too.


Next up, I have the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month! This one is called  Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders and you can find them HERE.

Lots of layering options and shapes to use! (This sentiment is from The Stamp Market.)

The Large Die of the Month is available HERE!  🙂

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There is one little bonus card from me this month featuring the add on and it is called Kaleidescope Petals Etched Dies and you can find that one HERE!

This is another fun layering die set.

I kept this one pretty simple and it turned out simply delightful, I think! 🙂 Our Favorite Font Sentiment. (This sentiment is from Concord & 9th.)


Well, I think that is all from me today! Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards using Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club HERE , Large Die of the Month Club HERE, and the add on  Kaleidoscope Petals Etched Dies.  Check it out and join in the fun!

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Spellbinders LINKS:

Large Die: Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders

Small Die: Our Favorite Font Sentiment

Add On Die: Kaleidoscope Petals Etched Dies

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If you’re interested in following me along on Instagram I’m here @jilldhawkins and of course, on my blog here at FastestTurtle.wordpress.com!

Thanks to Spellbinders for having me share the fun this month!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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