Hello, Hello!

Hello-Happy Thursday! Just popping in with a quick card I made to get my crafty mind working. ๐Ÿ™‚

I felt like using a pink and a minty/pool blue/green. I apparently had mint chocolate chip on my mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ So I stamped those colors and then overlaid with grays for the gradient. It wasn’t my very best stamping, but I ran with it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I’ll try to find a brighter color for each next time.

I stamped everything, scored the panel and added the stitching to finish it all off! Kept it simple. I never know if I should add more? But I think if I debate it too long, the answer is always no. Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

This stamp set is from the Stamp Market and it is called Hello Hello. ๐Ÿ™‚ (I think it must be retired because I cannot find a link to share.)

Have a great day today! I’ll be back here tomorrow with a new card. TGIF!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Cute Card and SUPER FUN News!

It’s a new week and a New Year and I think I finally got some things crossed off my list today? It’s been nutty around here, to say the least! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m sharing a card I made today with the cuties from Neat & Tangled’s Lumberjack Love set. ๐Ÿ™‚ I colored them for the last Daily Marker 30 challenge and last night they stumbled back onto my desk–I figured it was a sign I should make this card. โค

I colored them with Copics and die cut them out, adding them to a simple card base that I scored and stitched. My fave! โค Plus, I mean, pun. Enough said. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m thinking I will save this one for my husband on Valentine’s Day…shhhhhhh ๐Ÿ™‚

Saving the most exciting part for last! I’m sharing the exciting news that I am joining the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s 2019 Creative Team!!!

Oh my heavens!! I cannot wait til all their talent rubs off on me!! ๐Ÿ™‚ How fortunate I am to have this amazing opportunity?! I am truly still flabbergasted to join these talented ladies and the SCT Publishing and Editorial team, while they all make magic with paper, words, and fantastic photography!ย  Elated beyond words that can express my joy!!!! And excited to share the news here–yay! Thank you so very much SCT!! โค โค

I hope you all will follow along over there –especially by checking out the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well.

It was truly a highlight of 2018 for me to have a handful of my cards in their issues, and now here I am, part of the Creative Team! eeeeeeeeeep!

Thank you all for *listening* to my excitement and have a great week! โค

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! January

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

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday set,ย Beautiful Narcissus. I wish it was Spring suddenly! ๐Ÿ™‚ย There is a coordinating die (Beautiful Narcissus Crafting Die) as well.

I watercolored this card with my Zig Clean Color markers. It is far from perfect, but that’s watercolor for you– you just have to let it go! ๐Ÿ™‚

(ETA ^ photo ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out everyone’s January projects.

Also, you can find all the NEW January products from Technique Tuesday HERE!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today! Happy New Year!! Thanks for all your support during 2018–each comment is a little smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram:ย jilldhawkins

Technique Tuesday Release Day! December!

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

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday set, Beau and Beatrice Beaver Stamp Setย and coordinating dies,ย Beau and Beatrice Beaver Crafting Dies.ย I thought that little snail needed some love, and when I saw that sentiment, I figured this was the perfect plan. ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored all the elements with Copic Markers and then added them to some patterned paper. I scored the panel and stamped the sentiment. I thought this card fold was kind of fun! My friend sent me a card last week that was folded this way, and I thought I’d try it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I polished it all off with some stitching, sequins and twine. โค

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out everyone’s December projects. Such good stuff to see! ๐Ÿ™‚

(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 December products from Technique Tuesday HERE!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today! Have a festive December! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! November!

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

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday set,ย Christmas Cocoa Stamp Set! I cannot tell you how excited I was about this stamp set! Merry Peppermint EVERYTHING!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored all the elements with Copic Markers and then masked it off with a Molotow pen. After that I blended on Distress Oxide inks and added water and lots of paint spatters. The cute snowflakes are from a new release Dani Deer set, as well. I finished it off with some stitching and it’s ready to send to all my peppermint loving friends! โค

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out everyone’s November projects. I always get excited to see what everyone else makes–they are always good! ๐Ÿ™‚

(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 November products from Technique Tuesday HERE!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today! Have a Fantastic November! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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November Release Countdown, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s November Release Countdown! Today I get to share this VERY cool die!

I am sharing a card I made withe the soon to be released Sweater Weather Crafting Die. I am looking forward to using this die on all the things this winter! ๐Ÿ™‚ This great sentiment is from the newย Hello Winter Stamp Set.ย (*Links will work when the new products are released tomorrow, November 1st)

I die cut this die four times on this card panel and then popped out one row to make them red vs. white. I adhered everything down well, and then attached it all on an aqua note card. A favorite color combo for Winter. โคย  This card is so cozy!

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via the link tomorrow, Novemberย 1st! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

And be sure to follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! There you can hop to all the posts from the Design Team! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Thanks for stopping by! Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Best Ever!

Happy Wednesday!

I’ve have had this little Lawn Fawn Caramel Apple and die for so long and finally got around to stamping them! ๐Ÿ™‚

Adorable! I colored them with Copics, die cut them out and then stamped the sentiment from the Reveal Wheel Sentiments after scoring the card base under the circle. To finish this off, I added some stitching, some Stickles and a little hemp twine. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gah, I can’t take them with the googley eyes! ๐Ÿ™‚

The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is all about bling and sparkle–check it out HERE. Check it out:

Be sure to check out the challenge and join in! I haven’t played along in so long and I’m glad I finally could! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great rest of the week!

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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