Counting Blessings SOA Release Day!

Happy Release day for the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Collection!

Thank you so very much for all the amazing and truly kind comments everyone left here yesterday! The consensus is that we love the leaves and that leaves and gratitude are not just for autumn! Love that! πŸ™‚ You can check out my blog post for the Blog Hop yesterday HERE. Be sure to head over to Catherine’s website below for all the latest info!

WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM

I am sharing a couple more cards here to celebrate RELEASE DAY! Yay!!

How awesomely graphic is this Geo Trio stencil!! ❀ !! It has three different patterns to use on it! Catherine’s inks make blending this on flawless! I used Icing on the Cake, Tutti Frutti (fave!) Orange Twist , and Tiara for this.

I also used the collection’s Thankful die and the Tags, Etc. dies for this strip. I was intending to stitch above it, but ended up right on the line the die creates. I could never stitch this way if I intended too! But on a fluke, no problem! LOL!

Just love the graphic nature of this card and how those inks blend! So flawless! And can we just enjoy the handwritten script of this Thankful die? Good golly! So fantastic!


Next up is a ‘Thank You’ card!

I just trimmed the Thankful die to make a fun “Thank You” card! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used the Tags, Etc. Dies, Thankful Die, Autumn Blessings Stamp set, Geo Trio Stencil, and the Marching Leaves stencil!Β  Eeep! Again, I used Catherine’s fabulously blending inks! (Tutti Frutti and actually all the same ones as the above card! How did that happen? LOL!! πŸ™‚ )


I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I made with this collection, as much as I have enjoyed making them!

Thank you again for stopping by today! A BIG crafty hug to Catherine for having me along, and many thanks to the team for help with details! It’s been a pleasure hanging with everyone! Be sure to check out Catherine’s Blog HERE for more fun!

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates with this fantastic collection!!

Happy creating!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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Stamp of Approval Blog Hop, Day 3!

Hello all, and welcome to the final stop on the The Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Collection Blog Hop! Eeeep! Have you loved seeing all the projects! GOOD stuff! I always think this is a party in a box, delivered! And this collection is definitely my most favorite yet!! ❀

The Stamp of Approval Collection is an exclusive collection. These individual products were designed just for this collection box. Each product is a brand new design, and will not be available again from Catherine Pooler Designs for many months. Make sure you subscribe to the wait list to get first notice of the sales link…these collections sell out quickly! You can get on the waitlist here: WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM


Are you ready for my cards?! I am! I really enjoyed playing with this collection! πŸ™‚

Oh my word! THIS LEAF! ❀ ! For this card, I used several of the products in the box. The tag and scalloped panel are from the Tag, Etc. Dies. I die cut the Thankful die a few times and layered it up for some pop! The leaf is cut using the Falling Leaf dies. (I adhered them, and then stitched them like crazy! πŸ˜‰ ) I used the Marching Leaves stencil on the background. (This stencil is definitely one of my favorite things in this box– ❀ !!!!)

I love this color combo that shook out during the process! πŸ˜‰


Next up, is a celebration card showing the versatility of this collection! I think this color combo is so festive! ALL Catherine Pooler’s bold color inks are a stamper’s dream! Very inky, but not TOO inky. You know what I mean? πŸ˜‰ Those can be found HERE.

For this card, I used the following products from this collection: The Tags, Etc. Dies, Good Things stamp set, and the Leaf Motifs stamp set.

I used my favorite CP color, Tutti Frutti, on many of my SOA projects this month! I can’t stop. πŸ™‚ Β For this card, I also used the new gray Black Jack, Party Dress, Tiara and Fiesta Blue!

This collection is FULL of possibilities! I myself, am super loving all the graphic elements in it!

Be sure to leave comments along the way for the BLOG HOP PRIZE!

Β One winner will be chosen at random from each day’s comments and announced on AUGUST 17th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.

Here’s the Blog Hop list for today:

  1. Catherine Pooler
  2. Β Taheerah Atchia
  3. Lydia Evans
  4. Ingrid Blackburn Pagliocca
  5. Β Kimberly Wiener
  6. Β Jill HawkinsΒ  <— You are here! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the previous two days of hopping for more fun projects and chances to win a box of your own! Start HERE on Catherine’s Blog!

And don’t forget to get on the wait list! Last go round, they sold out lightening fast, so be sure to do so ASAP! Join the wait list here: WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM

Thank you very much for stopping by today! Sending out HUGE thanks to Catherine! I appreciate you having me along to celebrate another awesome Stamp of Approval Collection! ❀ ! I look forward to sharing more tomorrow! πŸ™‚

Have a fabulous week! Thank you for hopping all the way here! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins See you there! πŸ™‚

25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Today, I have the fun opportunity to participate in my friend Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags with Technique Tuesday! I love that Tracey puts all this together every year. because I love to see all the tags in my IG feed! Plus, Tracey is just one of the sweetest, joyful people you could meet. πŸ™‚

Here’s a couple of tags I made for the fun today:

hawkins_jill_a-kind_00_wmThese snowflakes! Plus, these sentiments are just soooo fantastic! Such a great set! ❀hawkins_jill_a-kind_wmThis little snowman makes me smile! I colored him with Copic markers and added some twine. πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_tag-snowman_00_wm hawkins_jill_tag-snowman_wmI may add these to a card base, or just use them as package tags. Either way, love having them done! πŸ™‚

Technique Tuesday supplies: Memory Keeper’s Being Unique, Fresh Cut Studio Sparkle and Shine snowflake dies, Snowflakes dies, and the retired, Let it Snow.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to hop over to Tracey’s blog for all the details and link up. There is 25 days of crafty fun there! πŸ™‚

Thank you, Tracey! ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

Find me on Instagram HERE. πŸ˜‰

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to you from me…

hawkins_jill_to u from me_TheΒ AEIβ™₯U Challenge this month is Inlaid Die Cuts!! Oh dear, one of my favorite things to do! So here’s my entry…To You From Me πŸ˜‰

Non-holiday products to make a holiday card–Fun!

This is a lot of die cutting, and that panel takes a beating running it through the machine so much, but it’s worth it! So enjoyable. πŸ™‚ A couple of tags stamped, cut out…and Bam! πŸ˜‰

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Challenge 19

Love me some Avery Elle-ments dies. Ooooooweeee. πŸ™‚ Here’s a few more: here, here & here!

…And the random winner from the World Card Making Day Blog Hop is….#32: Amy Jones #8546! Thanks to you Amy for your kind comments and to everyone who took the time to leave one–they were fun to read! πŸ™‚ Amy please go to the “About” section, and fill out the comment form including your name, mailing address and email. I’ll send the crafty fun out to you! πŸ˜‰

Thank you for stopping by…

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: Avery Elle-ments: Modern Leaves, Custom Panels & Simply Tags. Avery Elle stamps: Simply Tags: Every Day. (Jute) American Crafts. Hero Arts Dye inks. Cardstock: Paper Source. Bazzill, American Crafts, Hobby Lobby, Micheal’s. Thread.