Lucky! MFT Sketch 269

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #269! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoIt turns out I twisted the card to a vertical orientation and but kept the orientation of the rectangular element. 🙂 hawkins_jill_so lucky_wmI thought this would be fun to send for St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

hawkins_jill_so lucky_00_wmI’m also impressed I completed a WHOLE card for Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge! #29! Whoot!! 🙂

My card is made with all supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 24.Stamps: Lucky and Mini Chicken Wire BG. 

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Thanks for stopping in! 🙂

You Mean the World…

Popping in to share my completed card from my Day 25 of Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker, 30 Day Color Challenge project. Today is Day 28!! Wow.

I watercolored a Hero Arts Holiday Christmas Crystal Ornament and trimmed it out to include on a card. This is one of those holiday stamp sets I knew I could stretch for WAY more than Christmas! 🙂 Love these geometric gems. 🙂
hawkins_jill_you mean_wmI paired it up with an older Hero Arts sentiment I have. (I adhered my sphere in a different orientation than I intended to. Do you do things like this when YOU’re tired?)

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I embossed and watercolored with distress inks again. I just love the bright colors I have in Distress Inks and they work so fantastically together. I embossed the sentiment with the Ranger’s Black Sparkle embossing powder. This doesn’t show at all in the photos, but in person, it adds a fun sparkly goodness. 🙂 The panel die and the ink blot stamps are from My Favorite Things 🙂

I hope you have found some time to play in Kathy’s 30 day Challenge! I enjoy coloring, but I would most certainly not do it every night, for a month, without this little nudge. It’s fantastic practice!! 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!
Jill 🙂

You’re Super

Having some fun with my Paper Smooches watercolor panel from Day 2 of The Daily Marker 30 day Challenge! it’ll almost over and I haven’t missed a day yet. Fingers crossed!  🙂

hawkins_jill_super happy_wmJars of smiles 🙂 I embossed these and then watercolored with Distress Inks.

hawkins_jill_super happy_00_wmPaper Smooches supplies: Fun & Flirty, Market Fresh.

The stitched dies are all from My Favorite Things 🙂

I’m playing along with the February Paper Smooches Challenge! 🙂 Fun and Cute! Love it!! 🙂imageHave a great weekend! 🙂

Jill 🙂




Technique Tuesday time! :)

Yay! Thank you for joining me on another Technique Tuesday Thursday! You can hop over to the TT blog for this week’s scoop!

First up, The Struggle is (very) Real! I Can’t Even! 🙂 The minute I saw this Say What?! stamp set month’s back, I wanted it crazy bad. The sentiments are so stinkin’ fun!!

hawkins_jill_the struggle_wm…and the Clipboard die!! I stamped the red back card with the Measure Up set, that I have had for years! It still sees a lot of ink here. 🙂
hawkins_jill_the struggle_00_wmI’ve always had a thing for office supplies, so this combo of dies, stamps, and papers makes my organizational heart sing! 🙂

I then busted out the Heart Strings die again. This die is sweet and versatile!

hawkins_jill_with love_wmI used the Memo Pad die too. I sorta kinda want to use this die on EVERY card! Is that wrong? 😉 I inlaid and layer inlaid these die cuts in…Delightful!

hawkins_jill_with love_00_wmThis sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set. You know I gush over Teri’s handwriting, mixed with this typeface, so naturally, I totally dig this set too! 🙂

Well, that wraps another Technique Tuesday Thursday for me. Such fun products with endless possibilities!! Be sure to head over to the Technique Tuesday blog today. I’ll be back here next Thursday with more fun! 🙂

In case you missed it, you can find my previous TT posts: HERE, HERE, and HERE. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by & I thank Teri for writing up the most flattering posts about my cards! Geesh! ❤  🙂

Jill 🙂

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Thank you, Paper Smooches!

I have SO enjoyed having the privilege to be the February Guest Designer at Paper Smooches!! Happy 5th Anniversary to Kim and her Paper Smooches!! 🙂 So many great designs in those 5 years! Be sure to follow the celebration on the PS Blog!

My first card uses the new Thank You die. This is such a great basic to have. I was eager and thankful to use this! 😉 I also used the fun Bicycle die.

hawkins_jill_thank you_wmI cut the strips of dark gray and then started stacking the bright Thank You die cuts. In the end, it sort of reminded me of a school chalkboard and learning cursive writing! Ha! And: Rainbow. *sigh* 😉

hawkins_jill_thank you_00_wmNext up: I was also really itching to use the Bird House dies again. I think there are so many more possibilities ahead with these little cuties!! 🙂

hawkins_jill_imissyourface_wmI mixed the dies with the the new Fun & Flirty stamp set and the Bitty Bungalows. Eeep! 🙂

hawkins_jill_imissyourface_00_wmI thought the birds wanted a few little add-ons. 😉

Paper Smooches supplies: Fun & FlirtyBirdhouse Dies, Thank You dieBicycle die and Bitty Bungalows.

My gratitude to Kim, for an AWESOME February of creating and (oh so much) happiness! 🙂 You are truly a gem, Kim! Keep the awesome coming! 🙂 #bigfan. I’m super grateful I’ve had this fun opportunity to create things and share!! 🙂 ❤ ❤

Thanks for popping in! Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches blog! I’ll naturally be using many, many more PS goodies here in the future too! 🙂

Jill 🙂




MFT Sketch 268

I thought I wouldn’t make it this week, but here I am! MFT Sketch Challenge #268! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photo

I hope to be back ASAP with a better photo, but I have to use this not-so-good one for now! 🙂

hawkins_jill_celebrate in color_wmLines! Lots of lines. I also enjoy these newer rainbow sentiments and dies. I’m looking forward to really taking them out for a spin! 🙂 I can’t say I love the way the spatters stuck on this. I’ve been using so much watercolor paper, I forgot how blah they look on regular stock.

My card is made with all supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics, Stamps, & Card stock.

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Thanks for popping by! See you back here Wednesday & Thursday!
Jill 🙂

Love Love Love

Dropping in to share my completed card from my Day 14 of Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker, 30 Day Color Challenge project.

I did a quick watercolor of a Hero Arts Stitched Heart. In doing this, I just cross my fingers and hope it dries into something I like :). I thought this would brighten a mailbox!

hawkins_jill_love3_wmIt was Valentine’s Day when I made this, but I think it works any day.

hawkins_jill_love3_00_wmThis Stitched Heart is an older Hero Arts Woodblock stamp. These are the only stamps I used to own! 🙂 I still have all my Hero Arts woodblocks. Keepers for sure. The sentiment here is from the newer Hero Arts Holiday Set, Christmas Crystals! That set is awesome! 🙂

Also, I used my favorite Wonky Stitched STAX dies from My Favorite Things. 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!
Jill 🙂