Sending Smiles!

Happy Weekend! Have you seen the new release over at Honey Bee Stamps?!!! So much love is in the air over there, so be sure to check out the new goodies!

Today, I had to share a card using the cute little bee, Bee Mine, that is FREE with a $50 or more purchase! Eeep! 🙂 I paired him with this sentiment from the new Blown Away stamp set (coordinating dies for Blown Away HERE) and new paper pad, Sweet on You. The Honey Bee Paper pads are always FULL of awesome patterns and divine colors!

I colored the sweet bee with Copics before die cutting him out. I die cut the Sweet on You paper with the Scallop A2 dies I added some stitching details to the PP. After that, I added the cute Bee with some foam adhesive. I added some Bokeh Lights Confetti  and some gems from the Holiday Traditions set.

I think it turned out full of smiles to send in the mail! Oh so cute!! 🙂

Here are links to all the Honey Bee products I used:

Bee Mine

Blown Away stamp set

Blown Away dies

Sweet on You paper

Scallop A2

Holiday Traditions gems

Bokeh Lights Confetti

Be sure to check out all the latest on Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Taylored Expressions January Release: Day 2

Welcome back to Day Two of Taylored Expressions January Release Week! If you missed my post yesterday sharing day one, I’ll link you up down below. 🙂

This first card features a new stamp and die: Big Grumpy Cat. Ok–this sentiment is absolutely HILARIOUS to me!!! Bwaaahaaaaha!!! Just when Big Grumpy Cat cannot be funnier, he so is! 🙂

I colored him with Copic markers and heat embossed the Shiplap Background before creating a little window behind him that I scored for some more texture back there. I also added these new bits from TE! 🙂

Next up, I have another little laugh!! If you can’t tell, I love making and sending funny cards. Laughter is so good for you! 🙂 This is the new Sarcasti-CHUCK!!! And check out his clothes–those are Sarcasti-CHUCK’s Wardrobe! Haaaa! What a dresser he is, don’t you think?

I colored everything with Copics before adhering all together and to the card front with foam adhesive. That sentiment is just so funny and I am so using that on my husband’s Valentine this year! 🙂

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

Big Grumpy Cat card:

Sarcasti-Chuck card:

Make your list and because the New Release is available NOW! Today, Tuesday, January 7 at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog!

If you missed my post yesterday for Taylored Expressions Day 1 of this Sneaks Week, check that post out HERE. And be sure to see what the rest of the TE Creative Team made!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! See you back here tomorrow because I’ll be sharing Day 3! 🙂

Have a great Tuesday!


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Honey Bee Stamps: Bee Mine Blog Hop!

Hello –Happy Monday! Exciting news: There is a new release over at Honey Bee Stamps!!! And it’s full of love and oh so cute stuff!! 🙂 You may have arrived here from Carol Hintermeier’s Blog HERE. (If not, be sure to hop back! 🙂 )

(pssst….If you are looking for my Taylored Expressions stop, please click HERE)

Check out all the happenings and start on the hop by heading over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. 🙂

First up, I am sharing the new Valentine’s Patterns stamp setHeart Felt Pocket dies, and Heartfelt Stamp Set stamp set. While I’ll use this for a Valentine, I think one could send this any day!

I just love the way that little heart cuts out! The added detail on this die is fabulously fun! 🙂

I think it turned out full of love! 🙂

Next up, I have this sweetie little card! This one uses the new XOXO Honey Cuts and the sentiment from the XOXO Stamp set!

So fun how this layers up! I could spend days making a bunch of these with different colors! 🙂

Another card perfect for any day, don’t you think? 🙂

Giveaway! **Honey Bee Stamps be offering a $25 Gift Card for each day as a giveaway. Be sure to hop & comment to be entered to win!***

Here’s all the new Honey Bee Stamps goodies I used with links:

Valentine’s Patterns stamp set

Heart Felt Pocket dies

Heartfelt Stamp Set stamp set

XOXO Honey Cuts

XOXO Stamp set

Bokeh Lights Confetti

Next up on the Honey Bee Stamps hop is Galina Filippenko! Hop on over!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have some new ideas for making cards filled with love! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Checkout the SCT Blog Today!

Good Afternoon to you all! I wanted to POP in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to taunt you 🙂

Wow! Those are close up! No room to hide flaws there! Haaaaa!!

Thanks so much for joining me over at SCT today–my first post and I’m so happy to share some sweet cards full of LOVE and my love of cardmaking! 🙂

You can always check 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

Thank you! ❤

Jill 🙂

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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! 🙂

I’m sharing a card I made today with the cuties from Neat & Tangled’s Lumberjack Love set. 🙂 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. ❤

I colored them with Copics and die cut them out, adding them to a simple card base that I scored and stitched. My fave! ❤ Plus, I mean, pun. Enough said. 😉

I’m thinking I will save this one for my husband on Valentine’s Day…shhhhhhh 🙂

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!! 🙂 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!  Elated beyond words that can express my joy!!!! And excited to share the news here–yay! Thank you so very much SCT!! ❤ ❤

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! ❤

Jill 🙂

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MFT: I’ve Got My Ion You

I was all set to attempt the MFT Sketch Challenge #265 this week, and boom, realized the Color Challenge #38 was on too! Twofer! (Check it all out: My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoHere’s my take: Laina’s Undeniable Chemistry keeps the fun coming!

hawkins_jill_ion you_wmWhen I first saw that color combo, I enjoyed it. I’m just not sure I made it shine. Ha! 😉

hawkins_jill_ion you_00_wmI used the small stitched Heart from Die-namics LLD Hot Cocoa Cups and the small heart from the Die-namics Candy Jars. 😉

My card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics: Stitched Heart STAX, Notebook Edge, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Die-namics LLD Hot Cocoa Cups, and Die-namics Candy Jars. Stamps: LLD Undeniable Chemistry, Distressed Patterns, BG Grid Background. Card stock: Coral Crush, Pure Plum, Peach Bellini, Lemon Chiffon. Dye inks: Coral Crush, Pure Plum, Black, & Lemon Chiffon. 

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Thanks for stopping by! BIG Month of fun ahead for me here! 🙂 Stop back soon!
Jill 🙂

Happy Valentine; MFT Sketch #264

photoSqueaking one in for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week: Sketch #264. (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)
Here’s my take: Abstracting and label making love. ❤

hawkins_jill_happy valentine_00_wmAnd the Stitched Heart STAX! So <3. I put everything on a wonky angle, because apparently that’s what I do! 😉hawkins_jill_happy valentine_wmI used the Abstract Stencil, spraying pink & gray Copics with the Distress Marker Sprayer. It’s always on my desk, but I’m trying to clean and purge. So I moved it to a “better location” and it took me 10 minutes to find it. I think I function better in the organized chaos? Ha! 🙂

My card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics: Stitched Heart STAX, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX. Stamps: Label Maker Love. Stencil: Abstract. Card stock and Inks (Tickled Pink and Gravel Gray)

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Thanks for popping in!
Jill 🙂