Best Day–Congrats!

Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing my Paper Smooches card I made with some quick watercolor of Distress Inks and took full advantage of the new banner dies! 🙂

I enjoyed finding alllllll my PS sentiments sets to see what would work best. 🙂 Fun how it turned out!

Love the rainbow! The New Paper Smooches release is all available HERE. Be sure to check out the fun on the Paper Smooches Blog!!

Paper Smooches: BannerificSlang GangAll Year CheerDaily Diary and Faith Sampler .

Next week is the March PS Hop with a super cute new set! Just sayin’! 😉

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! I hope it’s a lengthy one!


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Happy Friday! Today I have this cute little  Paper Smooches card to share….This cracks me up!! 🙂 I hope it makes you smile too.

I really adore this little snowgirl and then I added the giant glasses to her and could not stop giggling! 🙂

I cut the little Notebook die and added some watercolor and spatters to it. I then die cut the cutie little snowman with all the different colored cardstocks and pieced those together. I stamped the sentiment, added the stitching and adhered it all together.

I mean, this has to brighten a mailbox one day, right? I can’t wait til winter so I can mail it. Or maybe not even winter? We’ll see how long I can hold on to it. 😉

Paper Smooches: Snowman 2 Dies, Slang Gang, Glasses Die, Notebook Basic

Don’t forget to visit the Paper Smooches Blog for something new everyday!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend! ❤


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Happy New Beginnings!

It’s been another busy week and another survival of the stomach flu. I’m glad it’s Friday! Hooray!

I’m popping in today sharing another super fun Paper Smooches card. 😉 I just ❤ how this came out using Paper Smooches sets: Promenade and diesBitty Bunglalows and dies and the sentiment is from New Beginnings 2. I colored all the elements with Copic Markers and die cut them all out.

For this card, I just masked off a section of the panel and blended on some Distress Oxide inks. I’m not a big purple person, but my goal was to use it a few times this year, and I think I’ve now met that goal and can quit. Haaaaa! But seriously, I thought this turned out fun!

Such a perfect card to send a friend for her new adventure! ❤

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!


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Toadally Dude

Happy day to you! Today I’m sharing a Toadally fun Paper Smooches card. 😉 I kept this card VERY simple, which is both easy and difficult. I’m sure you can relate if you make cards too.

How fun are these dudes?! I stamped and masked and stamped and masked. I colored them all with Copic Markers in very slightly different ways and added some Glossy Accents to their spots to polish them off before stitching them on.


I thought it would be fun to add a punny sentiment, of course. For this card, the little toads are from A Little Lovin, the *Toadally*is from the great punny set Critter Card Puns and the *dude* is from Slang Gang…. Slang Gang was one of my first Paper Smooches sets and it still gets a lot of <3.

Be sure to follow the Paper Smooches Blog for lots of inspiration on how to you mix and match your Paper Smooches stash! I’ve really been enjoying using all the things! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend! Happy St. Pat’s!


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Best Day Evah

Having some more fun with the June Paper Smooches Challenge! 🙂 Layers!

This card is waaaaay simpler in the layer department than my last card. You can see that one HERE. I still want to layer all the things after those hearts. 😉

hawkins_jill_best day_wmI rubbed some distress inks on the bottom layer and flicked some water. I then adhered the navy blue skyline. I thought this sentiment was fun to complete the card.

hawkins_jill_best day_00_wmPaper Smooches : Super 2 die, and an all time fave of mine, Slang Gang stamps.

I’m once again playing along with the June Paper Smooches Challenge: Layers!! Check it out! 🙂

imageThanks for popping by! 🙂

Jill 🙂




Dang, You’re Freakin’ Great

I had been itching to use these glasses. I combined Paper Smooches sets and sentiments to make it say what I needed! “Dang, You’re Freakin’ Great!”  🙂

hawkins_jill_dang_wmThis card took WAY too long to make! LOL 🙂 But in the end, I think it is fun!

hawkins_jill_dang_00_wmPaper Smooches supplies: Slang Gang, Space Cadet, Glasses Dies, & Shadows.

I was originally using the other eye glasses die in this set, but I wanted to Man it Up instead. 🙂

I’m playing along with the new January Paper Smooches Challenge! 🙂 Check it out –pick four colors (and neutrals, as needed) and make something! 🙂

imageMy December entry had the great fortune of being selected last month’s winner! I am still freakin’ excited! 🙂 Check it out HERE. Many thanks to Paper Smooches for the fun!

NEW PS Pro badgeHope your New Year is going well! 🙂

Jill 🙂