Miss you–Big Time!

Hello! Happy almost weekend! Popping in with a quick card using some super cute  Paper Smooches ♥️!! 🙂

This card is made with the following from Paper Smooches: Cuteasauras, Sunnyville, and Huge Hugs sentiment. I blended on a background with some Distress Oxide Inks, added some quick stitching and voila!

I had already colored these PS cuties during one of the Daily Marker 30 Days with Copic Markers, so they just popped right on there pretty quick! 🙂

And in case you haven’t heard the latest, check out THIS post on the Paper Smooches Blog and be sure to check out the sale! I will have to have a fun post with tons of Paper Smooches cards coming up sometime soon. Goodness knows I have a couple hundred PS cards at least. 🙂

Wishing you a wonderful Friday ahead! Which is pretty good because until almost Noon today, I thought it was Wednesday. 🙂 Ha! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

Take care–Jill 🙂

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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! 🙂 So that’s a perk. (Sure it helps there is so much less laundry, but let’s skip that part, shall we?) 😉

Today’s first new card is using cutie little Paper Smooches ♥️!! This card uses all the following Paper Smooches goodies: SunnyvilleSunnyville Icon DiesInhale Exhale and 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. 🙂

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!! 🙂 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. 🙂

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. 🙂 shhhhh! 🙂 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! 🙂
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 🙂

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Make Today Great!

Happy Friday!! Make Today Great! And I am with a little help from Paper Smooches ♥️!!

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! 🙂 I just ❤ this little PS Coffee Cup!!

Be sure to check out the new February 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 🙂

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Coffee Lovers Hop!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Coffee Lovers Blog hop! How fun is this? I need a cup of  you know what to hop right along! I have some fun from Paper Smooches today! All these goodies are available HERE! 🙂

I’m sharing this cutie  Cuppa Sunshine Die and Sunnyville. Just the cutest!! I’d love to sneak another card in today and share it later. We’ll see how that goes! 🙂

I just adore these little happy faces! 🙂

This card makes me so happy! 🙂

I thought I’d also share this cutie patootie little cold coffee treat! This is the new Caffeinated Set and the coordinating Caffeinated Dies HERE. GAh!!! It is just the cutest! 

I also used the NEW Essential Stencil and the previously released Super Star Dies.

Paper Smooches (with links): Caffeinated Set, Caffeinated Dies, Essential Stencil, Super Star DiesCuppa Sunshine Die and Sunnyville.

Visit The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to begin the hop or click on any or all of the links shared below.

Paper Smooches blog  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/

Paper Smooches Design Team

Alice Huang
Jill Hawkins
Karin Akesdotter
Michele Boyer
Savannah O’ Gwynn
Teri Anderson

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Amy Tsuruta

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullett

Lisa Bzibziak

Robyn Jordan

Lori Turner

Annette Allen

Dana Warren

Erin Thiem

Katie Brooks

Kathy Schweinfurth

Lisa Golzbein

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Wednesday–may it be caffeinated! ♥️

Take care–Jill 🙂

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You Are My Sunshine!

Happy Friday! Before the Paper Smooches (very fun!) July Release debuts next week, I wanted to share one more card that is one of my favorites of the June Paper Smooches release available HERE! 🙂

For this card, I used the new Sunnyville and Sunnyville icon dies! This little sun hugging this little cloud is just one of my faves of all time from Paper Smooches. It is soooo adorable! 🙂 Kim has such a great way of designing these little cutie stamps! 🙂

I mean really, could this be any sweeter? I colored them with Copic Markers and die cut them out, adhering with foam adhesive. (THIS is the foam tape I’ve been using a lot–very inexpensive!)

Paper Smooches: Sunnyille, Sunnyville Icon Dies, Flaunters. The rest of the new release is HERE!

As I mentioned, the new Paper Smooches July Release is next week! We are having our Design Team hop on July 6th–so be ready!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Today is a New Day!

Happy Friday! The June release from Paper Smooches is available HERE! 🙂

Today, I’m sharing a card using the new Cuppa Sunshine Die and Sunnyville. Have a I mentioned my ❤ for this release!? Ha! 😉

I mean, those smiles!!!! The coffee cup! The CUTENESS!! 🙂

I basically pieced this one all together and stamped on some cutie faces to make someone smile! I sure do! 🙂

Paper Smooches: Cuppa Sunshine Die, Sunnyille, and Notebook Basic DieThe rest of the new release is HERE!

I can’t wait to share more this month! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches June Sunshine!

Happy weekend! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available now HERE! 🙂

Today, I’m sharing a card using the new Sunnyville and Sunnyville icon dies! I cannot tell you how much I have squeaked over these new goodies, making my cards for June–I just think they are SO adorable!! ❤

I cut out the little triangles from the Sunnyville Icon dies using a bunch of different card stocks. I adhered those all down with foam adhesive and then added the Sunnyville stamps colored with Copics on top. To be honest, I didn’t even realize there was no sentiment until typing up this post! Ha! ❤

Paper Smooches: Sunnyille, Sunnyville Icon Dies. The rest of the new release is HERE!

I can’t wait to share more of these cute products this month! 🙂


Take care–Jill 🙂

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Rest and Refresh! NEW Release from SSS!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE— It’s called Rest and Refresh! I has the pleasure to use the sweet new Filigree Wreath.

I decided to make a “few” cards using this fun new wreath…figuring if I was going to die cut all these pieces, I might as well! I love to die cut inlay and I decided I need to watch some TV and zone out, so the combo worked out well. It’s like putting together a puzzle. The key is not lose any of the little bits–that is actually a bit tricky. 🙂

All the little bits add such detail, I kept the rest of these cards pretty simple from there.

Here it is in all green!

I kinda really dig the one color! 🙂

Here’s another very clean one. I’m not a big on adornments for Sympathy cards.

I was going to do all white, but decided to add this colored panel behind.

And lastly another colorful one:

I decided I’d make the dots black on this one, and I don’t think I used the correct pen unfortunately. I’m probably the only one who notices that though. 😉

I thought the lot of these turned out lovely and they are great for mailing because they are flat. This new Filigree Wreath die has so much detail and sweetness, I felt I could keep the rest very clean. ♥️

I used sentiments from the new Paper Smooches set Sunnyville and the previously released Sympathy Sampler. The “Be You” sentiment is from Concord & 9th’s Rainbow Wishes.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this fun NEW release!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday!

Take care–Jill

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Paper Smooches June Release Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available tomorrow, June 7th at 10am ♥️!! 🙂 This one is full of bright and fun goodness!! It is one of my favorite releases this year… do I say that often? shhh 😉

Here we go!

  • Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets, FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on June 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

    To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.

    Here are the details:

    • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
    • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
    • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on June 8th to leave a comment.
    • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on June 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

    Paper Smooches blog


    Amy Tsuruta

    Emily Leiphart

    Design Team:

    Ways to increase your chances of winning:

    (which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

    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 Sunny Dies! Eeeeep! So cheerful and cute!

l added a fun rainbow of background there and the Mini Cloud dies to create a little nesting spot for the cute sun! 🙂 I love this sentiment from the forthcoming Sunnyville stamp set too (definitely a new go-to set! All. The. Time!) 🙂

Paper Smooches: Mini Cloud dies, Sunnyville, Sunny Dies. The rest of the new release is HERE!

I can’t wait to share all my other June projects this month! 🙂

Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin is sure to have something sunny too !!! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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