Still Lighting It Up Blue!

light it up blue mini hopToday’s post is another special one. I am joining in a Mini Blog Hop to Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness. My friend Veronica Zalis is keeping the Blue Light shining this month, and I’m oh so glad she is. I’ve learned a lot this month.

This hop is sure to be a fun one, so hopefully you can start at the beginning and check out everyone’s projects! Links are below. Most importantly, I again encourage you to check out some info at Autism Speaks… Knowledge.

On with my card!

Because Lawn Fawn is generously sponsoring our little mini hop here, I didn’t waste the opportunity to use some of my favorite Lawn Fawn goodness. I made a handful of cards using this LF Crayon set before, but I gravitated to it again for this hop. Love these crayons! And these Alpha/Number dies! Eeeeek! Lawn Fawn makes some super fun stuff!

hawkins_jill_urgr8_00_WM hawkins_jill_urgr8_wmLawn Fawn Supplies: Cole’s ABC’s, Quinn’s 123’s, Say Cheese (die cuts), Color My World, Love You S’more (stamps).

The Light It Up Blue mini hop celebrates the last day of Autism Awareness month! We wanted to hop one more time to remind everyone that Autism Awareness is important every day of the year! We are being sponsored by Lawn Fawn. One commenter will get to pick out the Lawn Fawn stamp set of their choice. Veronica Zalis is also offering a $20 gift certificate to the stamp company of YOUR choice to one lucky winner. Be sure to visit all of the blogs playing along today to increase your chances of winning!

Commenting closes Monday, May 4th at 12 pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping in &Β Lighting It Up Blue again this month! πŸ™‚ Awareness is always a good thing. πŸ˜‰

Next on the hop is Vera Yates!

And here’s the whole list of fabulous:

Thank you to Veronica for organizing this hop, inviting me, and for all her patience on my technical difficulties πŸ™‚

One more note today: I’ve needed a real watermark for a crazy long time, and finally, I have one! Thanks to the awesome created by my *visually off the charts talented* friend Karen Giron. If you find yourself in the same predicament, go check out Karen’s ‘The Sweetest Thing’ Blog and order yourself one. Oh, and hang out there for awhile because she makes LOVELY projects! Phew! Thanks again Karen! πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #226

photoSketch Challenge #226 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog: TODAY!! Go see! πŸ™‚

Here’s a peek at my card this week: Proof Positive. Oh my fabulous little friend.

hawkins_jill_sendinghappy_00_wmCertain to be good things to see on the MFT Card Challenges blog today! It’s been great fun having Heather Hoffman along this month–Heather makes A LOT of very cool stuff!

Here’s the sketch πŸ™‚MFT_WSC_226I made a second card for this sketch. AND I used the Proof Positive cover up die again. Go figure. This time I embossed it.  I may need to hide it from myself! ha! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_you're a true friend_wm hawkins_jill_you're a true friend_00_wmThis card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Proof Positive Cover Up, Stitched Traditional Tags STAX, Stitched Circle STAX (dies), BG Diagonal Stripes Background, True Friends (stamps), Grout Gray (dye ink), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Grout Gray, Berrylicious (card stock), Ranger Watercolor paper and Embossing Pad.

PrintHope you’ll join us! Prizes to be had people–Prizes!! πŸ™‚

My rock star MFTC&I DT teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Sending Happy…

Today on the My Favorite Things Blog is an exciting announcement of exciting news! Catch my drift? It’s EXCITING!! It involves some talented people! So….GO CHECK IT OUT!

I made a card to say WELCOME!! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_sending happy way_wm hawkins_jill_sending happy way_00_wmI continued my *stamping in many colors* mood here today! After all, it’s FUN news! πŸ˜‰

This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Blueprints #24 (dies), Totally Happy, DC Diamonds & Dots (stamps), Black Licorice, Limelight (hybrid ink), Grout Gray, Ripe Raspberry, Orange Zest, Summer Splash (dye ink), Smooth White, Limelight (card stock). πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for the current Sketch Challenge and the fresh new Color Challenge too!

photoMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_20PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

Thanks for checkin’ in! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

Sweet Sunday Sketch #266

Today: Sweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge!! #266!! Go see what everyone whipped up this week! https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0IkMXMpiFnM/VPOAKe6J0fI/AAAAAAAAP2c/7gum2ykp49s/s200/SSSC_Grab-It.jpgHere’s my card for the week:Β hawkins_jill_cherryontop_wmI find myself gluing teeny tiny sprinkles on cards and laugh. But it’s so worth it right!? Yum! Sprinkles! Those are from the LLD Donuts set. Treats meeting on one card: Perfect storm of yum! πŸ™‚

Here’s the Sketch for the week:

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for the rest of the DT projects! It’s fun to see the different takes!

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics LJD Sweet Treats, Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames, Blueprints 23, Blueprints 24, Die-namics LLD Donuts (dies), BG Grid Background, LJD You’re the Sweetest (stamps), Grout Gray (dye ink), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Sweet Tooth (pigment ink), Tickled Pink, Wild Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Lemon Chiffon, Ripe Raspberry, Summer Splash, Hot Fudge, Kraft, Electric Red, Steel Grey, Smooth White (card stocks), Embossing pad.

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for stopping in! Hope you’ll join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

MFT Color Challenge #20!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_20Today starts Color Challenge #20 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. If you like the purples, this one is for YOU!

Head over to the MFTC&I Blog today & find out all the details! I’m sure the team rocked it! Here’s a peek at mine:

hawkins_jill_cc20_00_wmI die cut that circle and then repeated many times over. πŸ˜‰

I thought I’d brew up another for this combo. Here it is:

hawkins_jill_rule coffee_00_wmhawkins_jill_rule coffee_wmThis project was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Blueprints #23, Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges, Die-namics LLD Coffee Cup (dies), Totally Happy, LLD Perk Up, BG Grid Background, BG Diagonal Stripes, BG Typewriter Text Background (stamps), Black Licorice (Hybrid ink), Grout Grey (dye ink), Versamark, Kraft, Primitive White, Daffodil, Wild Wisteria, Lavender Fields, Lemon Chiffon (card stock).

PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

My MFTC&I DT super fun teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

MFT Sketch #225

photoToday starts Sketch Challenge #225 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog! Pop over and see the fabulous! πŸ™‚

Here’s a peek at my card this week: Polka Dots. Love.hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmSure to be very cool takes from my teammates on the MFT Card Challenges blog today!

Here’s the sketch πŸ™‚MFT_WSC_225I thought I’d make another card using this sketch. Warning: This card is a little bit more crazy busy than I generally like, but apparently, I could not stop stamping. I had the urge to stamp! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_thank you for_wmhawkins_jill_thank you for_00_wmThis card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Blueprints #23 (die), Candy Jar Companion, DC Thankful Thoughts (stamps), Steel Grey, Orange Zest, Ripe Raspberry, Cherry Chrisp, Summer Splash, Grout Gray (dye inks), Limelight, Lemon Drop, Wild Wisteria (hybrid inks), Primitive White (card stock).πŸ™‚ 

I’d say, this week, I’m on a colorful rainbow kick. πŸ˜‰

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Join us! πŸ™‚

My entertaining MFTC&I DT teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

April: Page Maps!

Today we continue our collaboration with Page Maps for a fun post on the My Favorite Things Challenge and Inspiration Blog!! AND it’s a BONUS Challenge this month!! Page Maps has a lot of inspiration to get you get you going!! πŸ™‚

Here’s a peek at my card. Go check it all out HERE!hawkins_jill_smile_00_WMThe scalloped strip is made of card stock. But looking at this photo, it looks like patterned paper right? Eeeeek! MFT Card stock & Die-namics: BFFs.

This card was made with supplies by My Favorite Things: Stitched Jumbo Fishtail STAX, Blueprints #23, Blueprints #24, Die-namics MSTN Tweet on You (dies), BG Grid Background, BG Typewriter Text Background, MSTN Tweet on You, Totally Happy (stamps), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Versamark, Grout Gray (dye ink), Primitive White, Orange Zest, Summer Splash, Nightshift, Daffodil, Kraft, Fuse Green (cardstock).

Don’t forget to join in the MFT Color Challenge and the MFT Sketch Challenges too!

photo PrintThanks for dropping by! Hope to see your link on the challenges! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚