Choose Joy!

Happy Friday! First day of November, and we have snow like it is January!! Our Halloween even got postponed til tomorrow! It’s so crazy! Anywho– I’m back today sharing more  Paper Smooches fun!! Everything is available HERE!

This new Joy Dies are bold and oh so fun! I love these letters Kim whipped up–they are full of joy and so unique! 🙂 I also used the the “choose” from the new stamp set, Spreading Joy. This sentiment set is FULL of word stamps you can use on so many cards!

For this card, I used THIS sparkly X-press-It Deco tape (which comes in lots of fun colors) and then die cut the letters out of that. 🙂

I added some score lines and stitching, naturally, and voila! All set to go! I am looking forward to using both the Joy Dies and the Spreading Joy stamps again sometime soon! 🙂

Paper Smooches (with links):  Joy Dies and the Spreading Joy.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! ♥️

Take care–Jill 🙂

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You Are a Blessing

Happy Friday! I’m back today sharing more goodness from the October Release over at Paper Smooches available HERE!

This new You Are a Blessing die is so fantastic on it’s own, it’s all I needed for this card! Well, that and a rainbow of cardstocks. 🙂

This is one of those cards I could use by the dozen! And fortunately, since I die cut the sentiment from different colors, I can easily make a handful more! I’ll be back to share those when I complete them. 🙂

I added some score lines and stitching to polish off card. Goodness–this die is simply delightful! Love the font and the layout! ❤

Paper Smooches (with links):  You Are a Blessing.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! ♥️

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’m here to share a card using amazing new products from  Honey Bee Stamps. These cover plates are AMAZING!! I just ❤ them! They are called Winter Prism Cover Plates. There are three layers– check them out HERE.

I also used the new Joy Noel Wreath Honey Cuts . This is a fun die set with the letters and the wreath option. I thought it would be fun to cut it out of felt and then stitch it.

On top of this amazing cover plate stack, it doesn’t need much! But naturally, I used Confetti Bits: Bokeh Lights! 🙂

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:

Winter Prism Cover Plates

Joy Noel Wreath Honey Cuts

Bokeh Lights Confetti

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Honey Bee Stamps: Season to Sparkle Hop!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Season to Sparkle Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop day! It’s a day of fun over at Honey Bee Stamps. If you haven’t seen all the new release goodies, you absolutely should see all the NEW Season to Sparkle HERE right now.

If you are here at my stop, and want to start from the beginning, head over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE to start there. 🙂

First up, I am sharing the Merry Lights stamp set and the coordinating die, Merry Lights Honey Cuts HERE.

I keep saying it, but I love holiday lights!! So this is right up my alley! The best little trick is that there are little tiny stamps to fill in the light bulbs quickly from your ink pads. No need to pull out a bunch of markers! Stamp! Done! I die cut the Scalloped A2 Card Frames and then die cut it again to get it more to the size I needed. I scored the panel and added some stitching. Then, I added a little sparkle with some old school Stickles to polish it all off.

I think it turned out pretty festive in the end! 🙂

Next up, I have this little number using Honey Bee Stamps new Home Sweet Home HERE. There is also a coordinating die HERE called Home Sweet Home Honey Cuts.

How sweet is this? I love the homey sweet feel with the new patterned paper too–Holiday Traditions. You can find that one HERE. The new paper pads are soooooo great! 🙂

I didn’t even use my FAVORITE Confetti Bits: Bokeh Lights ❤ What?! haaaa! 🙂

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

Merry Lights

Merry Lights Honey Cuts

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home Honey Cuts

Holiday Traditions Paper

Scalloped A2 Card Frames

(Bokeh Lights Confetti)

Next up on the hop is: Galina Filippenko … head over HERE where the fun is sure to continue on her blog!

You want to be sure to hit all the stops, so again, you can start the hop HERE. There is a Honey Bee Stamps gift card giveaway of $30 each day of the hop! So comment along the hop for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Hopping!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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WCMD with Technique Tuesday! Blog Hop!

Today is World Card Making Day! I hope you get to celebrate by making a few cards. I’m going to try to make a couple this evening !

Technique Tuesday has a fun new stamp set, You’re Owlsome, in honor of WCMD! (You can receive this stamp set FREE–details below).

I made this fun card to send a friend:

I colored this fun owl with Copic Markers and die cut him out with the coordinating dies. For the background, I used X-pressit sparkly tape that my friend gifted me! Love this tape! Sparkle with no mess! I got out my X-Acto blade and trimmed the edges for a crisp line….need a light hand so you don’t cut through the card base 🙂 .

Technique Tuesday has a special promotion for World Card Making Day that runs though Oct. 7th where you can get the You’re Owlsome stamp set for free through the Technique Tuesday website.
Here’s how it works:
* Select $30 in products on the Technique Tuesday website.
* Add the stamp set to your cart. You’re Owlsome set HERE.
* Enter coupon code WCMD18 at check-out to get the stamp set for free! 
Also, there is a GIVEAWAY!! Leave a comment as you hop, and Technique Tuesday will give a TT gift certificate away to someone who comments during the hop on one of the stops. Comments will be taken until October 8th, 2018. The winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on October 10, 2018. 
Blog Hop list:

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE to catch up on the latest! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by –happy cardmaking!

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Technique Tuesday Release Day! October!

Today is the day for all the new Technique Tuesday October products to be available HERE!

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday products: Henrietta the Hedgehog Stamp Set and Henrietta the Hedgehog Crafting Dies. Ack–cute!

I colored all the elements with Copic Markers and stamped the sentiment with Versafine before adding a little stitching. 🙂 That little mushroom! Eeep!

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out everyone’s October projects. Always fun to see what everyone creates using the same products! 🙂

(If you missed my first NEW release post, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, Day 2, catch up on that one HERE!)

Also, you can find all the NEW October products from Technique Tuesday HERE!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by again today! Have a FABULOUS week! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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October Release Countdown, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s October Release Countdown! Today’s is as fun as yesterday’s!

Today I used the VERY soon to be released Bow on the Border Die. This bow is so bold it really holds a card all on its own—fabulousness! It’s great for the holidays, but I think I like it more for anytime of the year! 🙂 The sentiment is from the new String of Lights Stamp Set. (*Links will work when the new products are released tomorrow, October 1st)

I die cut the bow on the border of a panel and inlaid the patterned paper, tying a gift tag on. I was intending to make a birthday card, but then this red and white striped card happened and then it became about the holidays. ❤

Be sure to check out the NEW product from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new product shown above will be available via the link tomorrow, October 1st! 🙂

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

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! There you can hop to all the Design Members’s posts to see their projects! 🙂

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

Thanks for stopping by! Jill 🙂

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Technique Tuesday: Day 1 of the October Release Countdown

Today we are showing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new October release! Oh happy day! 🙂

Today I am sharing a FAVE of mine from the NEW String of Lights Stamp Set colored with colored pencils. Holiday lights are one of my favorite iconic images for the holidays and I was sooooo happy to see these new stamps!! (Links will work on October 1st, release day.) I have another card to share another day with these cute lights.

I colored the lights with colored pencils. I haven’t used my pencils in a long while, so I fear my skills are needing to be dusted off. Not completely loving how this card ended up, now that I see it in a photo. But that’s half the fun: Improving and practice! LOVE these lights!!

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new product above will be available via its link on October 1!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! Once there, you can find all the Design Team’s blogs to link to.

I’ll see you back here again tomorrow for another sneak!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂

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Hawkins_Jill_PCS oct 2014_ghostly greetings_

Here’s one little card (of two!) I was fortunate to have published in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking, October 2014 issue. These little ghosts are too cute!

It’s another fabulous issue! If you don’t subscribe, you should consider it. It’s good. Real good.

Trick-or-Treat! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by-

Jill 🙂

Supplies: (Mischievous 6 x 6 Pad) My Mind’s Eye, (Ghost) Micheal’s, (Ghostly Greetings & Envelope Pattern) Hero Arts, (Mister Huey’s Spray) Studio Calico, (Black ink) Hero Arts, Prismacolor, thread, (Twines) American Crafts & Doodlebug, Paper Source cardstock