May Release, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s May Release Countdown! Let’s Blast Off! πŸ™‚

Today, I am sharing cards with cool new May products! Lots of stuff perfect for making cards for the guys this month! πŸ™‚

This new Spaceship On the Border die is quite fun to use and imagine all the different spaceships you can design! πŸ™‚ I colored all these bits with Copic Markers and blended some Distress Oxide ink on the inside panel, after masking off a section first. I then stamped the sentiment and inlaid all these die cut bits. I like how it turned out and I’m looking forward to giving this to our son. πŸ™‚ I should have colored that one stream a different color other than orange, but just ignore that little bit please. πŸ˜‰ (The link will work when the products are available tomorrow, May 1st!)

I had enough time to whip up another card! This one I masked off a strip on the inside and blended lots of Distress Oxide inks on. Quite fun in person with a little sparkle! I added some stitching and scored lines to finish this card off.

On this card, I also masked and blended on some Distress Oxides on the inside. I added a little washi and stitching to polish this off.

For both these cards, I also used this great new sentiment from the soon to be released set: Congrats Grad Clear Stamps. It is a set perfect for a graduate, but I like that the sentiments work swimmingly for encouragement and congrats cards too!

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via those links tomorrow, May 1st! πŸ™‚

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

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

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

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Technique Tuesday: May Release Countdown

Today we are showing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new release! Is there anything better than new polymer and steel? πŸ™‚

I love a good pun, and this new manly set, What a Guy, does not disappoint. It is so perfect in this regard, I can’t stand it. πŸ™‚ Plus this set is so stinkin’ great for making cards for the men in my family!Β  (There are coordinating dies too– HERE.) (Links will work once the release goes live on May 1st.)

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (Again, these new products above will be available via those links on May 1st!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! Once there, you can find all the Design Team’s work to link to. πŸ™‚

**I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for another preview!**

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Grandparents

Yay for all the new April Technique Tuesday products available HERE! I had to make a card with THIS fun new TT flower set called Just Us Girls. This great sentiment is from the very sweet Grandma Blessings Stamps set.

I just enjoy these little whimsy flowers all grouped up together! Such fun! I colored them with Zig Clean Color markers and whipped them into a bit of watercolor. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and foam tape to adhere them. I put a few dollops of clear Nuvo drops to finish it off. I like how bright and cheerful it turned out overall. And then I popped this directly in the mail! πŸ™‚ I hope it arrived swiftly. ❀

I have a few more cards using this Just Us Girls set, but I need to finish them. So we’ll see if I can get those buttoned up to share one day too. πŸ˜‰ We need more hours in the day sometimes, don’t we?!

Thanks for stopping by again today!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to my stop on this awesome route to shining a light on Autism Awareness. To start at the beginning and not miss a thing, you’ll want to head HERE to Veronica Zalis’s Blog. You can find out all the details about the hop, making a card, the sponsors, prizes, etc. there. Veronica has put together another awesome hop this year and I’m proud to be a part of it. Autism Awareness is especially close to Veronica’s heart and I’m glad I can do a small part in spreading the word and ❀ .

First, I’d like to share a link to Autism Speaks. This hop is a great opportunity for me to read/link to the latest on research and information there, and I thought I’d share it with you too. ❀


Today, I’m sharing two cards. This first one uses Taylored Expressions Autism Awareness set called Look With Your Heart and 25% of the proceeds are being donated to the Autism Society. I’m happy TE reached out to let us obtain this set early and use it today. πŸ™‚ Taylored Expressions is also a sponsor on our hop today and offering a lovely prize. Be sure to read about that! πŸ™‚

I love Taylored Expressions felt! ❀ You should see the tiny little pieces I cut these flowers from. I use every last little smidgen of this stuff up. πŸ™‚ This flower die is Taylored Expressions lil bits die

Goodness, I just adore this sweet sentiment. ❀

Here’s an image of the entire set: Look With Your Heart.


Next up, is this sweet card I made using a new favorite die from Technique Tuesday called Pieces of My Heart . Technique Tuesday is also sponsoring today’s hop and offering a great prize too. Be sure to check that out on the TT Blog HERE. πŸ™‚

For this, I blended on some Distress Oxide ink and scored the base panel to give it some texture. I then added the Heart and lovely awesome sentiment from the stamp set Being Unique.

I just ❀ this sentiment so. Gah! πŸ˜‰

Thank you to Veronica for all her hard work to get the hop organized and to the amazing sponsors for taking part! Again, be sure to head to Veronica’s Blog HERE to start from the beginning! πŸ™‚

ETA: Here’s the updated FANTABULOUS list of designers, sure to make you smile! (Hopefully all the links are working.) πŸ™‚

Jill Dewey Hawkins (you are HERE now πŸ™‚ )
Jennifer IngleΒ (Instagram)

Carly Tee Minner
Miriam Prantner
Elena Roussakis

Melissa Phillips

Thank you for stopping by today and for spreading Autism Awareness. Patience, understanding and acceptance can spread if we share it! ❀

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! April!

The day has come for all the new Technique Tuesday April products to be available HERE!

On with the card, to check out with your coffee. πŸ˜‰

This sentiment is from the new set called:Sassy Girl Thoughts Clear Stamps.Of course, this set is a fave of this release. I always love these Sassy gems! πŸ™‚ “Life happens. Coffee helps”. Amen to that! πŸ™‚ There are some other very funny sayings on there you’ll enjoy too.

This little coffee cup is from the previously released set Perk Up! It’s a fun one too. I stamped this in a sherbet rainbow ombre. The last two cups there down on the bottom are wee bit too light, but I ran with it. It’s actually slightly better in person. πŸ™‚

(If you missed my first post Friday, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, catch up on that one HERE!)

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out all the Design Team’s projects. I can’t wait to see what everyone made!

Also, you can find all the NEW April products from Technique Tuesday HERE! Happy Day. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today–And Happy Easter! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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April Release, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s April Release Countdown! This is a fun smile to drop in the mail. πŸ™‚

Today, I am sharing the new Animal House set called Parker & Penny Pig Clear Stamps.Β There are coordinating dies available for them HERE too! (These links will work when the products are available tomorrow, April 1st!)

How funny is that? This also uses a new sentiment from the Planner set releasing tomorrow called Planner Beauty. I thought the little pig wanted to treat himself. πŸ™‚

For this card, I simply stamped and colored these images with Copic Markers, added some splats and some simple stitching. All simple, once I discarded two other goes, trying to paper piece the pigs, etc. Haaaaa! Oh, the process is what makes it all fun. πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via those links tomorrow, April 1st! πŸ™‚

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there and see those fun new goodies too!)

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

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

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Technique Tuesday: April Release Countdown

Happy Friday! Today we are showing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new release! It’s another lovely release with a few laughs in the mix, of course. πŸ™‚

My card uses a super sweet new sentiment and some fantastically bold flowers!

I colored these flowers with Copic Markers. Yes, that is indeed purple. πŸ˜‰ Voluntary use of purple. I should maybe check my temperature again? πŸ™‚ Ha! For the background, I blended on some Distress Oxide Inks and added some splats. This one is already en route to my Grandmother. ❀

These two new sets are called: Grandma Blessings Clear Stamps and Flowers For Her Clear Stamps. (Links available once the release goes live on April 1st.)

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (Again, these new products above will be available via those links on April 1st!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! You can link to all the other Design Team members goodness there too–NOT to be missed!

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for another preview!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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