Cactus Love!

I’m popping in to share a few cards I made with Technique Tuesday’s newly released, A Little Prickly Stamp set and dies. Eeeep! Cacti are so fun to make cards with, especially when then gain eyes! Haaaa! πŸ™‚

I colored these fun cacti with Copic Markers and added some googley eyes, of course. πŸ™‚

This one below is going to a crafty friend!Β  How cute is that little cactus!? ❀ “She” might be my fave of the bunch..shhhhh. πŸ™‚

I also used the Memo Pad die to put this cutie on some patterned paper. Once I started putting googley eyes on them, I couldn’t stop.

For the card below, I used Technique Tuesday’s Clipboard die and brushed on some Oxide Ink,. I also added some silver sparkly stars that I die cut from the Shooting Star Crafting die.

These were definitely fun to make. I need to color up some more Cacti! They make cute cards quick, especially if you color them in advance! Love that!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Technique Tuesday release HERE! Especially the Love Stinks. πŸ˜‰ It’s super fun and has an awesome price point!

Hope your week starts out fabulously!! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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The NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ JANUARY 2018 goodies released the other day! Whoohoooo! You can check out all the productsΒ HERE!

For my card below, I thought I’d mix it up by embossing the new Stitched Square die and filling in the dots with Copic Markers! I’m not sure this photo does it justice though. πŸ™‚

I think the winter light really got me that day, but in person, these are a bit more colorful! πŸ™‚I also used Paper Smooches Awesome die!Β  I doubled up the die cut and adhered it to my card. I finished this off with a little stitching. Voila! πŸ™‚

These new dies from Paper Smooches are sure to have endless possibilities! ❀️ them!! Such fun to use and create so many different things. Check them out HERE and see what the rest of the Design Team made with them–seriously, WOW!! πŸ™‚

Stay warm and Awesome! Happy Friday! Jill πŸ™‚

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I like that.

I thought I’d pop in to share a card I made last night using some new Technique Tuesday! I seriously cannot get enough of this sentiment, so here it is again: πŸ™‚


I masked the bottom to create the grass, and I thought it was fun! I’d like to try some more ideas with that soon! πŸ™‚


I used the new set, You Aren’t Normal. ❀ I also use another favorite TT stamp set, Bird Friends.
You can check out all the new stuff (and previously released), from Technique Tuesday HERE!

Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

I’d Fight Zombies…and Winner! :)

I’m popping back in with a couple new cards using one of my new favorite stamp sets from Technique Tuesday!

hawkins_jill_zombies_wmThis card uses the new set, You Aren’t Normal stamp set from TT. Seriously, it is awesome! I am itching to make more cards with this! πŸ™‚ I also used, Undeniably Smitten stamp set.

This sentiment below, is likely my favorite from You Aren’t Normal set. I used it so simply here, because it just rocks alone! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_not-normal_00_wmI could use this repeatedly ❀


You can check out all the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!

HUGE, warm thanks to so many of you that left kind comments on my Season’s Givings Blog Hop post. I completely enjoyed reading what everyone’s favorite stamps are and why. I have to say, I could not answer that question easily myself. I would have sided with many of you that said you have too many favorites! πŸ™‚

The blog hop prize, via, is to be mailed out to…


 Yay, Mary-Anne! Please drop an email to me with your mailing address (fastestturtlemail at and I’ll get your prize mailed out this week! πŸ™‚

Thanks again for all your comments and thoughtful answers!

Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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:


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


Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Sunny Studio Stamps

Inchie Arts llc

Scrapbook Update

Buttons Galore

Latisha Yoast

Julia Stainton


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!

A Different Kind of PS Love

I just think these Paper Smooches flower dies with their long stems are such fun! For this card however, I chopped those lovely stems right off. The horror! I cringed. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_love_wmI had this card idea floating around in my head for weeks and weeks and finally got it out. The original plan was to use a rainbow of colors though. Then this happened! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_love_00_wmDefinitely out of my comfort zone combining the uncontrolled watercolors with the precise die cutting! I always like a good challenge though. πŸ˜‰

I stacked a few of the Love die cuts up to give it a little more oomph. I also used the negative to get an “extra” flower.

Paper Smooches supplies: Dainty Flowers dies, Dainty Flowers 2 dies, Love Word die.

I’m again playing along with the new January Paper Smooches Challenge! πŸ™‚ Check it out! Pick four colors (and neutrals, as needed) and make something fun! My first card HERE, I tried to use colors from this photo. This time, I just went rogue! πŸ˜‰

imageHappy Sunday! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚