Thinking of You

Yay for the weekend! I’m here to share a fun card using some sweetΒ Honey Bee Stamps!

I have been mailing a lot of cards and decided I needed some simple Thinking of You cards without a lot of bulk to replenish my stash and keep it going! So this little ditty fit the bill. Sweet, simple and fairly swift to make. πŸ™‚

This card uses Honey Bee Stamps: Heartfelt Stamp Set, Rainbow Wishes and Scallop A2 dies.

I stamped the hearts out with different colors of ink and then stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock to mount it, giving it all a little oomph. I didn’t want too much though. πŸ™‚

I die cut it out with the A2 Scallop frame and added some Bokeh Lights Confetti.

Honey Bee Stamps:

Heartfelt Stamp Set stamp set

Rainbow Wishes stamp set

Scallop A2 dies

Bokeh Lights Confetti

Hope you have some to make a few cards and mail them out this week too! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Thank You!

Happy Saturday! Today I am here to share a little Thank You card using Honey Bee Stamps. I always need these for school, so here’s another one! πŸ™‚

The winter light is so not fun for photography, so please excuse the winter blah. I had to forgo my usual set up because the at the time I took this, there was no sun. None. haaaa!Β  πŸ™‚

This card features the Β Brilliant DayΒ and the coordinating dies HERE. I also used the Scallop A2 because I pretty much always do, don’t I? ha!! πŸ™‚

This card also had the Stained Glass Coverplate, but you can’t really see it because I layered some vellum over top….so I figured the close up would help show the detail. πŸ™‚

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

Brilliant Day

Brilliant Day Honey Cuts

Stained Glass Coverplate

Scallop A2

Be sure to check out all the latest on Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by!Β 

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions February Release: 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. πŸ™‚

This first card features a new stamp: In the Meadow. This lovely floral stamp can be used for so many occasions and so many different ways. I can think of so many ways to stamp it already! I paired it with the Handlettered Sympathy sentiments. These stamped sentiments make these difficult cards say the heartfelt things we feel. (There is also a coordinating die to die cut these Handlettered Sympathy sentiments out.)

I stamped this with Blue Corn ink to create the silhouette flower part and sentiment and then blended on lots of TE inks with the TE Blender Brushes. It’s so lovely how they always blend out so quickly and smoothly! πŸ™‚

Next up, I have another card using Handlettered Sympathy and the new Botanical Beauty Background. Another floral stamp that is so easy to use for so many occasions and quickly or you can color it all in. The TE Creative Team made AMAZING cards coloring this lovely stamp in. You must check them out over at Taylored Expressions–jaw dropping gorgeous work! I’m telling you!

Because my Copic coloring skills are not as amazing πŸ˜‰ , I thought to try this one embossed with some TE Watercolor. I love how it turned out and these colors blended beautifully together in watercolor as well. πŸ™‚

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

In Loving Memory card:

Sharing in Your Sorrow card:

Make your list because the New Release is available NOW! Today, Tuesday, February 18th at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog!

Also, be sure to note the following bundle!! It includes the cute Hop to It stamp I used yesterday HERE.

Purchase the Hop to It BundleΒ and receive 15% off the three items included! The bundle includes the Hop to It Cling & Clear Combo stamp along with the coordinating die and new Mini Strips – Easter sentiment stamp. This offer is valid Tuesday, February 18th – Sunday, February 23rd.Β CLICK HEREΒ to purchase the Hop to It Bundle.

If you missed my post yesterday for Taylored Expressions Day 1 of this Sneaks Week, check that post out HERE. And be sure to see what the rest of the TE Creative Team made!

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

Have a great Tuesday!


Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions Release Week! Day 1

It’s time to start sharing the NEW RELEASE for Taylored Expressions! And this one will have you longing for Spring! πŸ™‚

This first card features the new 3/4″ Stripe Stencil Set and the forthcoming Eggceptional Background and Coordinating Cover Plate. I couldn’t resist just going RAINBOW all over this one! I am a complete sucker for stripes, so this stencil is right up my alley! And guess what? There are different sizes!!! Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

I blended on all these inks and then stamped the Eggceptional Stamp over top. It looks like patterned paper doesn’t it!? ❀ OH….and new Mini Strips – Easter sentiments!! GAH–so fun!!

After that, I held my breath and die cut the eggs all out using the new coordinating Eggceptional Cover Plate! I added them all back on using TE’s Foam Dots–perfect!

Next up, there is a oh so cute new bunny stamp and die!! It’s called Hop to It Cling & Clear Combo and there is a little Hop to It Die that cuts out the cute little bunnies! πŸ™‚

I paired these cuties with the new Masking Stencil – Square Windows along with the previously released Confetti Toss Stencil. Also, I used the NEW Mini Strips – Easter sentiments. Love that those keep coming! πŸ™‚

You can use the tiny little ear stamps to stamp different colors inside their ears! It’s such fun to mix them all up! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the TE Blog for all the latest and fun! The release is TOMORROW, Tuesday February 18th!! So be sure to check out all the Creative Team posts to see the goodies today!

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop later this week–when the links are LIVE! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the TE Blog!

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway today! 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!

The New Release will be available Tuesday morning, February 18th at 9 AM CSTThat’s tomorrow!! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Creative Team projects. Sure to be fantastic! πŸ™‚ 

See you back here tomorrow!


Instagram: jilldhawkins

Thinking of You!

Happy Weekend! I am back after a long hiatus of not being able to make anything. One word: Flu. I hope you have remained unscathed this season. It’s so abundant! But I digress….Let’s get to the card!

Today I am sharing this sweet little number from Honey Bee Stamps. A fun hot air balloon always wants to be a rainbow of colors in my mind.

This card features a few fave set of mine, Blown Away stamp set (coordinating dies for Blown Away HERE) with it’s sweet little banner sentiments. This card also features the afore mentioned balloon from UP UP and Away and coordinating dies HERE.

While I usually use the Bokeh Lights ConfettiΒ  this time I used the Aurora Lights confetti. These have all kinds of colors reflected off them and I thought them perfect to use here.

I blended on some inks using the Honey Bee Blender brushes and blended on the sky using the Mountain Z Fold Stencils. I love to have Thinking of You cards on hand and ones that can be made in bulk. The. Best. πŸ™‚

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

Blown Away stamp set

Blown Away dies

UP UP and Away

UP UP and Away dies

Mountain Z Fold Stencils

Honey Bee Blender brushes

Aurora Lights confetti

Bokeh Lights Confetti

Be sure to check out all the latest on Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by!Β 

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches February Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available TODAY, February 6th at 10am β™₯️!! As in NOW!!!!  Hooray! πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches turned NINE in February! Happy Birthday Paper Smooches!

It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches  FEBRUARY 2020 release with you!  

There is ONE new stamp set, TWO new dies, and ONEnew ephemera die cut pack


The new products are now available to purchase here:


To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.  


Here are the details:


Β§  TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below

Β§  Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 

Β§  Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 8th to leave a comment. 

Β§  Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.  

Paper Smooches blog 

 Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer


Ways to increase your chances of winning:

Β§  Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do

Β§  Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter –

Β§  Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches

Β§  Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop


Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Happy Hellos Stamps and Icon dies! Ok–this set: ❀ !! So stinkin’ cute! For my first card using it, I chose to use the bee…because a Paper Smooches bee to me is always just THE cutest! And please note: I used lavender! I know! A 2020 miracle! ha! πŸ™‚
I combined the new Happy Hellos Stamps and Icon dies with the previously released Essentials Stencil and Mini Flower Dies. Gah!!!!! I can’t help but just squeal at the cuteness! πŸ™‚
Goodness me! Always love the cutie Paper Smooches images! πŸ™‚ I have another card coming this month with this new set as well. It’s adorable. And I have stamps yet to use! πŸ™‚

This NEW Paper Smooches release is available NOW!

Next up, be sure to visit Karin–always worth visiting! πŸ™‚

Thanks for joining us today!! 

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

i love you

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing another card with this great new die from Paper Smooches January Release. Check out all the new products HERE! πŸ™‚

I started out with the I Heart You dies and added the Embroidery Hoop die.

I cut all the cardstock into strips and die cut the sentiment. Then used the Paper Smooches Rainbow Sorbet papers which worked perfectly! I am looking forward to giving this one to someone I love. πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out all of the January Paper Smooches release! β™₯️

Thanks for stopping by!!Β Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Bad Influence :)

Happy Weekend! I’m here this cold Saturday morning to share another cute card from at Honey Bee Stamps! This is a fun one and perfect to send a friend of mine–Haaa!

This card features the cute little pig from the Bad Influence stamp set (and dies HERE). It’s funny because I first colored him and then decided I wanted to use some more of the cute patterned paper from Sweet on You instead.

I added the sweet little hearts from the Bee Mine dies. Combined with the paper and the Sweet on You Gems from Sweet on You, I think this little card turned out pretty darn cute! Totally different than I was starting out to make, but the patterned paper stamping is fun and I haven’t done that in awhile. Now, if only I could get some daylight to take decent photos this week…. gah! Boo!

I also used Honey Bee’s (new stencils) Mountain Z Fold StencilsΒ ,Grass Border die and Bokeh Lights Confetti, of course! πŸ™‚

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

Bad Influence stamp set and dies

Bee Mine

Mountain Z Fold Stencils

Sweet on You paper

Sweet on You Gems

Bokeh Lights Confetti

Be sure to check out all the latest on Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Saturday! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Winter Love

We are almost to the weekend! Hooray! Today I am sharing another card with the fun new release from Paper Smooches! πŸ™‚Β This is perfect because it has been snowing a lot here yesterday and today!

I combined the new Huge Snowflake Dies andΒ Winter Greetings Stamps and Dies. Gah so fun!

The sentiment is from the new Winter Greetings Stamps. I die cut all the Huge Snowflakes and added them to the panel I had added some paint and stitching to.
As always, the new PS release is so delightful! ❀

Check it all out here: Paper Smooches.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Sending Smiles!

Happy Weekend! Have you seen the new release over at Honey Bee Stamps?!!! So much love is in the air over there, so be sure to check out the new goodies!

Today, I had to share a card using the cute little bee, Bee Mine, that is FREE with a $50 or more purchase! Eeep! πŸ™‚ I paired him with this sentiment from the new Blown Away stamp set (coordinating dies for Blown Away HERE) and new paper pad, Sweet on You. The Honey Bee Paper pads are always FULL of awesome patterns and divine colors!

I colored the sweet bee with Copics before die cutting him out. I die cut the Sweet on You paper with the Scallop A2 dies I added some stitching details to the PP. After that, I added the cute Bee with some foam adhesive. I added some Bokeh Lights Confetti  and some gems from the Holiday Traditions set.

I think it turned out full of smiles to send in the mail! Oh so cute!! πŸ™‚

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

Bee Mine

Blown Away stamp set

Blown Away dies

Sweet on You paper

Scallop A2

Holiday Traditions gems

Bokeh Lights Confetti

Be sure to check out all the latest on Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins