National Scrapbook Day!

Today, there is a funny new stamp set out (Sassy Camera Set) from Technique Tuesday to celebrate National Scrapbook Day! I am not a scrapbooker, but far be it from me to NOT celebrate a crafty holiday! Ha!! πŸ™‚ So I made a card with this fun new set:

BONUS–Because this weekend, you can snag this set FREE! Here’s how:

* Go to the Technique Tuesday website HERE….
* Put $30 of product in your cart.
* Then add the Sassy Camera stamp set to your cart.
* Enter coupon code: NSD18
(The charges for the Sassy Camera stamp set will be removed from your order.) **Offer ends May 6th**

Here’s a little card I made with this new set:

For this, I just quickly chopped up some strips of cardstock and adhered them down. Then I stamped and white heat embossed all the stamps. To finish it off, I added a little stitching and some stars from the Stars on the Border die. πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the NEW May Release products from Technique Tuesday HERE!

I also enjoy the sentiments is this set, Scrapbooking is Happiness, that was released last year–Too funny! Perfect to make fun gifts and cards for your crafty friends who would surely get a laugh from this set too! πŸ™‚ Check out the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE for all the latest intel! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Happy National Scrapbook Day! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

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Hello Love

Happy Friday to you all!! I am excited about not packing lunch tonight!! πŸ™‚ Anyone else find great joy in that little thing? ha!!

Today, I’m here to share a very FUN Paper Smooches card. πŸ˜‰ This is by far, my most favorite technique to make anything! Stripes of cardstock inlaid! πŸ™‚

I just adhere down a bunch of strips on a piece of recycled paper and then die cut it.

The bonus part is, if you are careful not to lose any bits, you get TWO cards!!

Rainbowtastic!Β Β  I could make these allllll day! I ❀ this die!! πŸ™‚

For these cards, I simply used the awesome Paper Smooches: Hello Love die.
Be sure to follow the Paper Smooches Blog for a daily dose of Paper Smooches goodness and Inspiration!
Have a GREAT weekend!!
Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

May Release, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s May Release Countdown! Let’s Blast Off! πŸ™‚

Today, I am sharing cards with cool new May products! Lots of stuff perfect for making cards for the guys this month! πŸ™‚

This new Spaceship On the Border die is quite fun to use and imagine all the different spaceships you can design! πŸ™‚ I colored all these bits with Copic Markers and blended some Distress Oxide ink on the inside panel, after masking off a section first. I then stamped the sentiment and inlaid all these die cut bits. I like how it turned out and I’m looking forward to giving this to our son. πŸ™‚ I should have colored that one stream a different color other than orange, but just ignore that little bit please. πŸ˜‰ (The link will work when the products are available tomorrow, May 1st!)

I had enough time to whip up another card! This one I masked off a strip on the inside and blended lots of Distress Oxide inks on. Quite fun in person with a little sparkle! I added some stitching and scored lines to finish this card off.

On this card, I also masked and blended on some Distress Oxides on the inside. I added a little washi and stitching to polish this off.

For both these cards, I also used this great new sentiment from the soon to be released set: Congrats Grad Clear Stamps. It is a set perfect for a graduate, but I like that the sentiments work swimmingly for encouragement and congrats cards too!

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via those links tomorrow, May 1st! πŸ™‚

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there next!)

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

Congrats! ’17

Happy Friday! Hope you’re off to start a wonderful weekend! If you are looking for my Paper Smooches DT June Hop post, please click —> HERE. Prizes to win! Such fun to see the new goodies! πŸ™‚

Today’s card is made with the May released Grad Cap Card Die fromΒ  Paper Smooches. I also used the New Beginnings 2 stamp set. It’s packed with great sentiments!

I ❀ that sentiment, “Bask in Your Awesomeness”!! Perfect! πŸ™‚ This die set makes this fun tassel, which I think can be used in a variety of ways, outside of tassel making!

These fun sunglasses are from the Pineapple 2 die set. Love. Them.

I thought this was a fun nod to how graduates put tape on their caps to say “Hi Mom” etc. Do they still do this? Ha! I don’t think I ever did because I feel like we received our attire late in the game? Hmmmm… You’d think I’d remember my graduations. Nope. Ha! I think I was exhausted πŸ™‚

Check out the Paper Smooches blog for more fun, and stay in the loop on the upcoming release and current challenge! I love the PS Challenges! Always have. πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!
Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

One of a Kind

Happy Monday! ❀

I thought I’d pop in and share the card I made for my son this week. He has 12 days left of kindergarten ( 😦 TOO FAST!), and you’d think it was more like 100 days. LOL πŸ™‚ He’s ready to bust out for SURE!

You should also know that he adores stuffies, his favorite color has always been orange, and these claw games memorize him! Of course, we don’t play them, so this is the next best thing. πŸ™‚ Well, in my mind anyway! Bwwwhaaahaa!

This new set from Lawn Fawn, You’re Claw-some, was a must have here. For all the reasons stated above! πŸ™‚ It is just tooooo cute!

I used my Zig Clean Color markers to watercolor this on Bristol paper. The patterned paper was a bonus I received in one of my Lawn Fawn packages (Thank you, LF!). The background is stamped repeatedly with the stars/hearts from this set. I just randomly colored in a few my Copics, to add a little interest. I finished it off with some stitching and Wink of Stella sparkle.

Also, I am finally getting around to entering the fun over at Lawn Fawnatics! This is for this Challenge #5 HERE! Play along, there is lots of time left!

So spunky and cute! I chose to use the orange, blue, and a touch of green & red. I actually colored the unicorn pink/purple that goes with this set, but he was left off this card. Likely to hop on another one soon!

Have a great week!
Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Awesome

Happy early weekend!Β  Hope you have a great weekend planned or even a lack of plans. That’s always good too, right? πŸ™‚

I thought I’d pop in and share a card I made with the Paper Smooches Triangles Die. I could inlay this die for hours, with all sort of different colors and designs. Now that I have all these colors cut out of different cardstocks, I may just whip up a few more!

This Awesome word die is definitely a favorite PS die that gets used an awful lot around here. πŸ˜‰

I mailed this one out to an awesome crafty friend. πŸ™‚ I need more of these cards STAT!

I am whipping up lots of stuff for June, but hope to be back soon with a few other May posts. Tick-tock, it’s already the 19th! Wow.

Have a great weekend!
Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Yay!

Hey hey! Happy Friday! Happy Early Mother’s Day to everyone celebrating this weekend!

Today’s card is made with this fun new set from the Paper SmoochesΒ MAY release. For this card, I used the New Beginnings stamp set (that elephant ❀ !) and the New Beginnings Icons Dies!

I mean, goodness, he’s cute! πŸ™‚

For this card, I just masked off these rays/stripes and blended on some Distress Inks. I can’t recall for sure, but I’m guessing I used Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade? I colored this cutie elephant with Copic markers, and heat embossed this sentiment from the same stamp set. I adhered all the mortarboards and drew on tassels. I added some white spatters afterward to give it a celebratory feel–pow! I thought this one was fun to highlight your graduate!

Plus, I went to the University of Illinois for my undergrad degree, so I had to use the Orange and Blue. Go Illini! πŸ˜‰

Next up, I thought I’d share this sweet little card using the same stamp set.

I kept this one very simple with just some stamping, vellum, and stitching. I love these simple cards! πŸ™‚

Be sure you’re following the Paper Smooches blog, and please stop by here again! I’ll be back with more cards to share this month, and I”m hoping I get those posts written soon! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!
Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins