Warm Hugs!

If you haven’t seen the whole new release from Paper Smooches yet, be sure to check it all out!! 🙂

Today I am using a couple little ditties to make this sweet little winter scene, perfect for my local landscape today! 🙂

I combined the new Scene Builder Stencil with the new Winter Greetings Stamps and Dies! It’s a match made in stampy heaven! 🙂

The cutie little snow peeps are from the new Winter Greetings Stamps and Dies  and I blended on lots of inks to create a sweet scene for them to hang in! 🙂 The best part is that background is all one layer, but all the blending from the ONE Scene Builder Stencil, gives it a great layered look easily and mailing friendly! 🙂
Gah, so cute! This new PS release is so Paper Smooches: ❤ !!

This NEW Paper Smooches release is available…and includes the new black and white paper!!


Thanks for stopping by!! 

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

i love you

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing this cozy card with the new papers and new die from Paper Smooches January Release. Check out all the new products HERE! 🙂


Black and White and Red all over indeed! 🙂 Such a great new set of I Heart You dies (saying I Love You) with Kim’s fantastic whimsy handwriting! So many things to do with this little gem!

I die cut the sentiment out and matted it, adding it all to a die cut frame (using the Scallop Frame Dies) and the Half Moon Paper. The plaid is so fun and I love the cozy feel of this card. 🙂


Be sure to check out all of the NEW Paper Smooches release! ♥️


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches January Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available TODAY, January 6th at 10am ♥️!! As in NOW!!!!  Hooray! 🙂


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

There are TWO new stamp sets, THREE new dies, TWO new stencils and ONE new paper pack

The new products are now available to purchase here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

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:

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

*  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)

* Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on January 8th to leave a comment.

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

Paper Smooches blog

Guests:

Kelly Latevola

Mindy Baxter

Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Jill Hawkins << You are HERE!

Michele Boyer

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

*  Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches

*  Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)

*  Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches

*  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.  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/


Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Winter Greetings Stamps and Dies! Are you as excited as me about new Paper Smooches critters?! ❤
I combined the new Winter Greetings Stamps and Dies with the new Half Moon paper from Paper Smooches! This is the patterned paper and the sentiment here–how fun there is sentiments in there all ready to trim up and use! 🙂
Gah, just adore these little guys! This new PS release is FANTASTIC, as always! Paper Smooches: ❤ !!

This NEW Paper Smooches release is available NOW!


Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin is so creative! 🙂

Thanks for joining us today!! 

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Missing You & A Congratulations!

Can you believe we are about to wrap up the decade?! Wow! So much to think about. 🙂 Almost too much! So let’s talk paper crafting, shall we? 🙂

Today I’m sharing this little cutie patootie card using a sentiment from the  Paper Smooches NEW RELEASE. Check out all the new fun HERE! 🙂


I combined the new sentiment set Vanilla Verbiage Stamps (& Dies) with an oldie but a goodie little critter from Santa Paws.  🙂
I colored the little mouse with Copics and kept the rest very simple. Sometimes this really conveys so much, doesn’t it? He’s so stinkin’ cute. The new Vanilla Verbiage set moved straight to my top of my PS faves….love how the sentiments are so uniquely arranged and designed. Kim is so good like that! 🙂
And speaking of these sentiments…Here’s another card I made using the same Vanilla Verbiage set with another new die set called Charms Dies. These are so fun and like no other die set I own! 🙂
This card also uses the previously released die from the Postage Stamp Dies. White and white and white is always a win with me. The simple pops of color make my CAS heart happy! 🙂

Be sure to check out all the NEW Paper Smooches release! ♥️


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great week!

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

You Are Awesome!

Happy Friday! I’m here today to share another new project from the  Paper Smooches NEW RELEASE. Check out all the goodness HERE! 🙂


I combined lots of new PS goodies: Stitch Builder Dies, You are Awesome dies, and Rainbow Sherbet Paper 🙂
If you haven’t seen the new paper from Paper Smooches and you like colors and rainbows and sherbet, you’re going to want to check it out. Just sayin’ 😉
I added a bunch of random and fun stitches on this card using floss. It’s quite fun to do while watching TV or sitting in the car. The trick is to have them pre die cut and ready to roll when you need them! 🙂

Be sure to check out all the NEW Paper Smooches release! ♥️


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Simon Says Stamp: Love You More!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE–This release is called: Love You More! I used the new Wedding Rings dies HERE! Perfect for a wedding card, engagement or an anniversary celebration!! Or you can even use these in fun alternate ways! 😉

I cut all these strips and then weaved them through the die cut SSS Wedding Rings. This sentiment is a great one from the Paper Smooches set: New Beginnings 2. I added some score lines and stitching to polish it all off! 🙂

I thought this turned out quite sweet and really, it was pretty quick and simple to make overall.

A quick recap:

SSS Wedding Rings

Paper Smooches set: New Beginnings 2

You can find the whole new release of Love You More HERE.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate another fun NEW release! Be sure to check it all out HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches December Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available TODAY, December 6th at 10am ♥️!! As in NOW!!!!  Run HERE to see all the new goodies! 🙂


Hello!  It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2019 release with you!

There is ONE new stamp set, FIVE new dies, ONE new stencil AND a NEW 6 x 6 PAPER PACK.

The new products are now available to purchase here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

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:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
  • 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)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on December 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on December 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:

–Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches

–Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)

–Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches

–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.  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/


Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Bitty Bows Dies! Gah! How adorable is this little snow peep with it’s bow!? There are two little bow tie bows on this die too–adorable! 🙂
I combined this stencil with the Bitty Bow Die with the previously release die, Snowman 2, (A FAVE!!) and the NEW stamp set Vanilla Verbiage stamps and NEW coordinating Vanilla Verbiage dies! This sentiment set was made for me–pretty sure. wink wink. ha! 🙂
Wintry sweetness to pop in the mail. ❤

This NEW Paper Smooches release is available NOW!


Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin will have some goodness for sure! 🙂

Thanks for joining us today!! 

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins