You Are Loved! New Release from SSS!

There is a new You Are Loved release  available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. I used the new Love Messages sentiment set today to make this tropically card! 🙂 (Yes, that’s a word. 😉 )

I masked off a small area and added on some Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers. Then I white heat embossed this sentiment over top.

I wanted to send this card now to warm up a mailbox, so I kept it more neutral vs. Valentine’s themed. Of course,  you can use this anytime and for ❤ day! 🙂

This is is FULL of sweet sentiments to give to people. I stamped on inside and then forgot to photograph before sealing the envelope. Check out the set–you’ll see what I mean 😉 . Sometimes you just need to send a little love, and today I do!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this lovely release 😉 ! ❤

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!

Take care–Jill

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Paper Smooches!! DT Hop! (!!!)

Today, I share some most exciting news!! I am joining the fun and talented Paper Smooches Design Team! I cannot tell you how elated and grateful I am!!! Paper Smooches has always been a HUGE favorite of mine, so I’m still a bit (very large understatement) in awe. Thank you, Kim ❤ ! My crafty lil’ heart is  beyond excited! 🙂

The other very awesome news, is that Paper Smooches is turning SIX this month!! I think that is definitely something to celebrate, and I’m super delighted to do so! Congrats to Paper Smooches on Six inky years!!

On with the HOP!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2017 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, January 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

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

FEBRUARY is Paper Smooches Anniversary month, They are celebrating 6 years!  Be prepared for a TON of fun all through the month of February!

For my project, I used the brand new Celebrate Balloons Dies. Balloons are always a go-to for any celebratory card, so their versatility is a big win! Plus, I super love the big balloons. 🙂


For this card, I die cut a bunch of balloons, and blended a little ink on each. Then I piled them on and added this cute little Bee from Courteous Cuties with the sentiment from Courteous Cuties 2 (and their dies). I think this Bee is ridiculously cute! Buzzzzz! 🙂


I thought it would be fun to make another project for today. I kept this one simple by just using my favorite balloon from the new Celebrate Balloon dies and the You Are Loved die.


Oh goodness, I love googley eyes. 🙂 (This little smiley is from the Market Fresh set, which I believe has been retired.)jill_celebrate-balloon-dies_02_00

Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to make more fun! All smiles! 🙂 🙂

Take care- Jill 🙂

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You Are Loved

I thought I’d pop in with some new  Paper Smooches fun to share!

hawkins_jill_you-are-loved For this card, I used the new PS You Are Loved die and the SUPER stinkin’ cute  Courteous Cuties and Courteous Cuties 2. I also used the Snow Drifts die for him to sit on. Oh my word, how cute are these critters!!?hawkins_jill_you-are-loved_This cute turtle below I colored up straight away! I super love him! 🙂 I added him to the new For You Tag die, and popped him on a quick card, with a little stitching. 🙂 I colored both of these critters with Copic Markers. hawkins_jill_turtley_wm I also used the new Courteous Cuties Icons dies. I had to color every critter, and die cut them all out. I think I’ve used them all now? So, so cute! 🙂hawkins_jill_turtley_00_wm

I’m so glad Kim has a new batch of critters to enjoy! Check out all the new stuff HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


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