Did someone say…New Year?

Anyone else ready to celebrate a NEW YEAR like NEVER BEFORE? I am!! So let’s get the 2021 Party started early! We are doing just that over at Taylored Expressions today… These products are available today, November 3rd! πŸ™‚

First up, I have my main man Big Grumpy and he is SPOT on with this fun new sentiment which is a FREE Download! You must enjoy the sentiments in this set–so so funny! This one is just the truth. πŸ™‚

I colored him with Copic Markers and added the background using the Star Masking Stencils and the little stamps from the Tag Team Birthday set. I thought it turned out so festive, especially considering how grumpy he is! ha! I also added a little Stickles Gel to the part of the Stars to give it some shimmer! πŸ™‚ Oh, and his little hat is from the Big Grumpy-Birthday set.

Next up, is the new Party Popper Stencil. This one reminds me of popping one of those confetti things and watching it spray out! πŸ™‚ I used the recently released Pastel Blender Brushes. ❀

And instead of being disgruntled about 2020, I went with a Hello New Year sentiment using the previously released Over the Rainbow Sentiment (for the “hello”) and the NEW On Repeat: New Year!Β  You get a hand full of New Year sentiments all in one swoop! Dig that a lot! πŸ™‚

I decided to make it into a shaker with the cutie’s from the set Life of the Party. This card ended up screaming Party! New Year! So fun! πŸ™‚ This would be great to receive to welcome in 2021! A party in the mail!

I have high high hopes for 2021, so here’s hoping! πŸ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Big Grumpy New Year card:


Hello New Year card:

All these products are available TODAY, November 3rdΒ over at Taylored Expressions!

If you live in the United States, don’t forget to VOTE today! πŸ™‚

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ❀

Here’s to a better year ahead–and if your 2020 was a great one, this will still be good, right?

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

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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

TE Masking Stencils!

Hola! I hope you have enjoyed all the fun here and over at Taylored Expressions this week! I’m here for Day Three of sharing what my friend Laurie Willison created in conjunction with Taylored Expressions! These stencils are available over at Taylored Expressions now! 😊

My first card today uses one of the new rectangle stencils on top of an embossing folder. I embossed the panel first, but you could do the blend first and then emboss. I was thinking it would be fun to catch all the grooves and bits darker with my Taylored Expressions blender brushes this way. πŸ™‚

This card is oh so lovely for Fall! And honestly, it was fairly simple to make. The part that was the most consuming was decision making, as always. πŸ˜‚

This TE Hello sentiment die is one of my favorites of all, so I thought it a perfect fit! And this embossing folder: Delightful! Masks up so quick and easy with the stencil!

Next up, I have this card I made with the circle masking stencil and the edge of another masking stencil. Purple tape is your friend on this exercise. πŸ™‚

Smile! I was trying to think of all the possible options on this color blocking and finally just had to go with some! Ha!

This card is pretty straightforward and easy to make with these quick stencils. πŸ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Hello card:


Smile card:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Also, there’s this note: The bundle includes all four shapes for $48 plus receive a free roll of 1/2″ purple tape with the purchase of the bundle from Oct. 22 – Oct. 27.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog and Laurie’s Blog today too. ❀

If you missed my post and two cards Monday, please hop over and check those out HERE. If you missed my two cards yesterday, check those out HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

More fun with TE Masking Stencils!

Happy Wednesday! I’m here for Day Two of sharing what my friend Laurie Willison created in conjunction with Taylored Expressions! These stencils are available over at Taylored Expressions now! 😊

My first card today uses one of the new rectangle stencils twice on the same card. I simply masked off the area with the stencil and blended on inks and then did that again with a space at the bottom.

I think this all turned out fun and boy oh boy–how quickly you could make some quick sets with this technique! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is always a fave of mine! It is from the Dadisms stamp set. Go With the Flow is always a go-to TE stencil of mine. Perfect combo!

Next up, I have this very simple and sweet card:

I blended on some Blueberry ink in the square stencil and added some splats. Then I stitched on this sweet heart, die cut from felt and full of ❀ !

These stencils are just a complete game changer for me. They make things incredibly easy and clean to create this look I adore! So many times I have needed these over the years, and bam, here they are!! So excited for my friend and her idea! πŸ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

I Love You card:

For You card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Also, there’s this little bit: The bundle includes all four shapes for $48 plus receive a free roll of 1/2″ purple tape with the purchase of the bundle from Oct. 22 – Oct. 27.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog and Laurie’s Blog today too. ❀

If you missed my post and two cards yesterday, please hop over and check those out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Celebrate You! NEW Release from SSS!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE—Β It’s called Celebrate You! I used the new Confetti Stencil.

Confetti/sprinkles and me are tight!! I just love the rainbowness (yes, that’s a word now πŸ˜‰ ), so I ran with that for this card. πŸ™‚

For these cards, I used Distress Oxide inks and brushes to blend the inks on.Β  I also added some wonky stitching and some clear Nuvo drops. The sentiment is from The Stamp Market and unfortunately is not available anymore. But I think this Stamp Market sentiment set would definitely do the trick: Double Take or this NEW Alpha set is one I think would be super fun to use Skinny Upper Alphabet. β™₯️

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this fun NEW release! Can’t wait to see all the other fun new stuff!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Blossoms & Butterflies NEW Release from SSS!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. It’s called Blossoms & Butterflies! I used the new Mesh Stencil.

I love stencils because you can do so much free wheeling with them! πŸ™‚

For these cards, I also used SSS sentiments and dies: You’re Doing Awesome die, Love Messages, and Loving Heart. I blended a few different Distress Oxide inks on each card after masking off and area.

I call this photo series, my urban series–ha!! I made these late last night and had to photo on my commute to work this morning :). Figured I’d make hay! I did get some odd looks πŸ˜‰.

This card, I stitched in the white rows of the stencil. It’s very difficult to see in this photo though. I masked this sentiment to just use the first part–I thought this sentiment was fun and different to use for a fellow volunteer friend. β™₯️

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate their latest release! Can’t wait to see all the other new goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Ellen Hutson’s New Release!

I’m popping in today to share the fun NEW RELEASE from Ellen Hutson! So. Many. Cool. Letters! (and lovely flowers!)Gah! I love clean fonts and this release is chock full! Check out this card I made with this fun new set calledΒ ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN DESIGNER DIES, Block Words by Julie Ebersole. Julie’s fantastic strikes again! You all have been warned! πŸ™‚

Gah! So fun and easy to use these new little words! I just die cut them and then used some Press N Seal wrap to hold the letters in their places while I added a dab of glue to the back of them. Then when you adhere them down, the spacing is all correct and they are ready to roll!!

I used Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick colored Distress Oxide ink pads to blend on inks over the super awesome Altenew Stencil called Cube Builder. I also used Mustard Seed Distress Ink. πŸ™‚ My geometric loving self has been wanting this stencil since I first laid eyes on it. I mean, how cool is that?! πŸ™‚

I then had to make another personalized card and the new Classic Block Alpha by Julie Ebersole set makes quick work of that! Such a great blocky/bold font. ❀ ! I combined these letters with the small gingham backdrop from the NEW Plaid Maker stamp set. (<–Fun set! I have three plaids on my desk waiting to be cards! πŸ™‚

To polish it off, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear confetti bits , some stitching and some scoring! Voila!

So fun! Looking forward to giving this card to a teacher soon! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out all the fun new products released today over at Ellen Hutson HERE! Have a great Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Sending Good Vibes

Hola! I ❀ this sentiment from Neat and Tangled! πŸ™‚

I used Neat and Tangled’s stamp set Good Vibes and their stencil Scoops, blending on Distress Inks. I then sprayed it with water to get a little movement, but apparently it wasn’t having it! Haaaa!

I wanted to get in on this month’s Little Tangles Challenge: Color Combo Challenge! Plenty of time for you to join in too! How awesome and tasty is this image below?!Yum! Happy Summer indeed!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Stencils are Awesome

Happy Wednesday! I’m popping in today to share a card I whipped up with some Neat and Tangled goodies! πŸ™‚

For this, I used Distress Oxide inks. I was trying to avoid them, but after trying a friend’s ink, well, here I am! (They blend like butta’!)Β  A shout out to my crafty friends for helping me acquire them #troublemakers πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

Originally, I had this “Awesome” die cut all white, and I was done! As I got up from my desk to go sleep, I instead grabbed my sponge and rubbed on some Worn Lipstick Oxide ink across the top. Then, I was really going to bed. Nope, grabbed the Wink of Stella to add some glimmer, and topped it off with Glossy Accents. It was WAY late at night! Luckily, I didn’t ruin the card…I think I made it better! Phew! πŸ˜‰ In the fog, I forgot to stitch the panel, but I’ll still call this a win! πŸ™‚

I was so excited to receive this N & T stencil, Geometric Blooms, designed by my crazy talented friend, Miriam. I also usedΒ  Neat & Tangled’s Awesome die! This stencil is fantastic, and the possibilities are endless!! πŸ™‚ I lucked into these great sequins from N & T too, Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix. Yum!

Squeaking this in for this month’s Little Tangles Challenge: Stencil! Wish I had could make a couple more entries, but tick-tock!

I was fortunate to win this stencil & sequins from a Neat & Tangled giveaway on Instagram! Super fun! Thank you, Neat and Tangled! ❀

Thanks for stopping by! The rest of the week is downhill, right? πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Some Love Today!

Popping in super quick today to share a little (Lawn Fawn) love!

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I used Lawn Fawn’s little Octopi My Heart set. Awwwww! ❀

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Such little cuties! I colored these with Copic markers (after stamping on the wrong card stock again *smacks forehead*). After that, I added a little Wink of Stella, which never shows in the photograph. I then finished it off with some googley eyes, of course! πŸ˜‰

The watercolored circle die is from My Favorite Things and the background stencil (rubbed with Distress Ink & white pigment ink) is from Studio Calico! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend–Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚