Special Delivery

Hope you all had a good weekend! Our son is on Spring Break here (finally) and we are embracing it to the fullest on Day One of no school. πŸ™‚ ha!

Here’s some more fun from Concord & 9th! This set is called Special Delivery.

I decided after making these that watercolor applied with a brush to a detailed image is NOT my thing. πŸ™‚ haaa! But they did grow on me a little after I added them to this card using some of the Half Moon Paper Β from Paper Smooches. πŸ™‚

I think I just like things a little more precise and if you look at these (don’t do it! ha!), they are not. Ha! That’s ok…I embracing the watercolor looseness or trying to anyway. πŸ™‚

This set, Special Delivery, from Concord & 9th is too fun! πŸ™‚ You can find it HERE and Paper Smooches Half Moon Paper HERE.

And I made another, very similar, I thought I’d share too:

Fun for a Birthday, perhaps?

Supplies: Concord & 9th: Special Delivery; Paper Smooches Half Moon Paper.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your week is a good one! I hope to be back again this week sharing some more cards. Fingers crossed πŸ™‚


Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Mail Those Cards :)

Happy Sunday!! I hope you are all finding ways to deal with our temporary changes in the world. I personally have never been so on top of laundry in my life! πŸ™‚ So that’s a perk. (Sure it helps there is so much less laundry, but let’s skip that part, shall we?) πŸ˜‰

Today’s first new card is using cutie little Paper Smooches β™₯️!! This card uses all the following Paper Smooches goodies: Sunnyville,Β Sunnyville Icon Dies,Β Inhale Exhale andΒ Fab Frames.

It also features the Rainbow Sherbet paper. Goodness–wouldn’t this be so sweet to find in your mailbow? Love this little smile!

Here’s a quick little video link to me coloring this little cutie sun and cloud from Paper Smooches: jilldhawkins on IG. It is FAR from perfect, but i enjoy it all nonetheless. πŸ™‚

Next up, I thought I’d just share these cards I have been making and finishing up to mail out. I have likely mailed out over 50 cards since this all started and I have more to send next week. But I am definitely going to need to MAKE more!! πŸ™‚ I think it’s the best time to send cards right now. ❀ A little touch of the outside world.

I love using a bunch of different postage stamps too. πŸ™‚

If you follow me on Instagram, these are not new to you likely, but thought I’d share them here on my blog too.

First up, here’s some fun from Concord & 9th!

This was a promo set Concord & 9th was giving away with orders, but THIS SET HERE is fun and delightful as well….I may or may not have this one too. πŸ™‚ shhhhh! πŸ™‚ It’s called Rainbow Wishes (stamps) and Rainbow Wishes (dies). You can get both the stamps and dies together HERE.


Once last handful of cards– I don’t own this Paper Hug die from The Stamp Market, but I borrowed it from a friend on a crafty weekend to create a handful of cards, many moons ago and just finished them all up! πŸ™‚
Hope your day is a good one and you can find some time to mail out some sunshine too! You can find fun envelopes from Taylored Expressions HERE and you can even order postage stamps online–if you need them! Just sayin’. ❀

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Whale Hello!

Hello! I wanted to share one last card this month using theΒ March RELEASE from Paper Smooches!Β 

I love this little whale from Huge HugsΒ +Β Huge Hugs Icon Dies and now he has a cool new wave to ride with the new Swoosh Stencil!Β  This new stencil is crazy versatile, but I thought it would be fun to use it as a wave. πŸ™‚

I blended on a few inks to create a rainbow like wave for this little guy, added some stitching and adhered him on with some foam adhesive. Oh so fun! πŸ™‚


Be sure to check out all of the Paper Smooches March Release! We’ll be back next week with some fun new goodies for April! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚


Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Exciting Time!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the NEW March RELEASE from Paper Smooches!Β 

This card is made with the new super sweet and swank Abode set–how fun are these chairs!? gah!

I think this little set is delightful to use and I love the fun size! πŸ™‚

I colored these chairs with Copic markers and created a background using the Autumn Stencil (*bonus points for using a seasonal stencil non-seasonally, right?) as a stencil to mask in a pattern from the Essential Stencil. I thought this would be a fun card to send to someone moving or buying a new home. πŸ™‚ This sweet sentiment is from New Beginnings 2.


Be sure to check out all of the new Paper Smooches March Release!

Hope your March has been a great one so far! πŸ™‚


Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Love You!

Have you had a moment to check out the NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches! It’s such fun!! πŸ™‚

This card features the new Rainbow Sherbet Cardstock dies and that’s all. I didn’t stamp or die cut a single thing for this card, which quite frankly, I don’t really understand myself! I just arranged the cute little die cuts and stuck them all on a scored/stitched card panel. (*I did color this little heart over the top–it was a pretty pink, but I needed a deep orange for this card. I did so very easily with a Copic Marker–the die cut paper is awesome like that–no smearing, no problem.)

I absolutely adore it and I love this little bee! πŸ™‚


Be sure to check out all of the new Paper Smooches March Release!

Hooray for Spring–it’s on the way!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches March Blog Hop!

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

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

There are THREE new 3 x 4 stamp sets and ONE new stencil

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:

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 March 8th to leave a comment.

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

Paper Smooches blog

Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Jill Hawkins <<< you are HERE!

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 https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches

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

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.  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/


Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Flutterby! This month’s release is such fun because the stamp sets are smaller (3 x 4) than Paper Smooches typical set, which makes them fun to collect for all of us! Just something a little different this month. πŸ™‚
I combined this with the sweet Hello sentiment from the new Abode! I love how this turned out in the end. I wasn’t sure it would and I like it! πŸ™‚
I stamped this with two colors of ink a few times and then added  some splats and a scored frame. It’s way more elegant of a result than I am used to making! ha!  πŸ™‚

This NEW Paper Smooches release is available NOW!


Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin is sure to have good things to see! πŸ™‚

Thanks for joining us today!! 

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Make Today Great!

Happy Friday!! Make Today Great! And I am with a little help fromΒ Paper Smooches β™₯️!!

For this card, I used Paper Smooches Caffeinated, Caffeinated icon dies, Sunnyville (sentiment), Hearts dies, Half Moon Paper, and Rainbow Sherbet paper. I pieced it all together, scored the card panel and added some stitching to pull it all together. ❀

I can’t remember the last time I did too much paper piecing like this and I so enjoy how it turned out. Such fun to make and I can’t wait to pop it in the mail! πŸ™‚ I just ❀ this little PS Coffee Cup!!

Be sure to check out the new FebruaryΒ Paper Smooches release! The Paper Smooches Design Team will be sharing the March Release next week!! I can’t wait to share the fun with you all!


Hope your day and weekend is GREAT!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins