This week is MFT Sketch Challenge #272! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoI have a weakness for iconic Peeps! Not so much eating them, but their sweetness! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_my favorite peep_wmPeep! πŸ™‚

Totally random note, as I was making this, I just grabbed ink pads, not sure how many peeps it would take to complete the circle. And I just noticed they are ROYGBIV! Totally not intentional, and I love that Rainbow just happens. Haaaa! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_my favorite _00_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 24, Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle STAX. Stamps: Candy Jar Companions. Card stock: Ripe Raspberry and Smooth White.

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Thanks for poppin’ by! πŸ™‚

Hello, Love

Finally got around to using the Paper Smooches Hello Love Die! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello love_wmI think this die is awesome for everyday cards, and naturally, I wanted to try it with stripes first. I didn’t have a whole lot of time when I sat down to make this card. This die is a little trickier to inlay at first go, because you need to get the puzzle pieces all just right, without shifting the word too much. If that makes any sense? πŸ˜‰ I did learn how to make swifter work of it for next time! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello love_00_wmPaper Smooches supplies: Hello Love Die

The faux stitched and embossed panel, that I found in my stash, is made from My Favorite Things dies. πŸ™‚

Have a great week!! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚




Because: Tacos are Punny!

Well, this little stamp set, Give Em Tacos, from the Sweet Stamp Shop, was a MUST HAVE. Because: Tacos and Pun. Hello!? Hilarious! I made three because I needed to send out taco cards STAT! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_taco about_wmNothing fancy, just some simple fun.  πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_taco about 3_wmAlso, my public service announcement: You should not color in near darkness. Especially yellow. Haaaaa! That one poor taco looks like he got a bad spray tan! πŸ˜‰

The Sweet Stamp Shop has such puntastic stamps, that just make me laugh! πŸ™‚

These MFT dies make quick work of using a small image. They are from My Favorite Things. πŸ™‚

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MFT Sketch #271

It’s time to interpret MFT Sketch Challenge #271! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoDefinitely in a Spring kind of mood with this color combo lately…Green! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_life is_wmI do enjoy this MFT stamp set. I used the Large Rectangle from Blueprints 24 and just double die cut it. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_life is_00_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 24. Stamps: LLD Undeniable Chemistry. Card stock: Green Room and Smooth White.

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Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comments! πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #40

MFT Color Challenge #40 is just about over on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog! eeeek! Squeaking in….Here is my card for the MFT Color Challenge: hawkins_jill_happybirthday_wmCutie little Happy Birthday Panda! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_happybirthday_00_wmThis is a nice, soft color combo! I used the inside of the LLD Lightbulb for his flowers/balloons, what-have-you. πŸ™‚

My card is made with supplies by My Favorite Things. Die-namics: Four Way Chevron Cover Up, LJD Jumbo Peek-a-boo Circle Windows, MSTN Happy Pandas, LLD Lightbulb, and Blueprints #13. Stamps: MSTN Happy Pandas.

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Thanks for popping in! πŸ™‚


You Don’t Fool Me

How cute are these little stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop?! Ack. I think they are both adorable and super funny! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_superhero_wmThis set is called Super Boy! I know my little guy will love coloring these too! πŸ™‚ This card is for his cousin though. Shhhhhh! (Happy 6th D!)hawkins_jill_superhero_00_wmThe Sweet Stamp Shop has so many fun little punny stamps. I have a few more I hope to make something with soon. πŸ™‚

The stitched and pierced dies I used are from My Favorite Things. Love my STAX! πŸ™‚

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Inspired by SRO! :)

Rockin’ along with MFT Sketch Challenge #270! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoThis may be my most literal take on any sketch ever. LOL. πŸ™‚

For this card, I was inspired by the one and only, my friend, Susan R. Opel. Susan literally writes the blog on inspiration, so I find it fitting. β™₯ SRO has an eye for fashion (and other fun) inspired card creations. Check out these examples of Susan’s awesome inspirations: HERE, HERE, and HERE. I mean, Yo! That’s fun. πŸ™‚

Way back in October (?), I was flipping through TV channels late one night, and saw Julianna Margulies on Stephen Colbert. Checkout her spectacular Chevron dress!! πŸ™‚ It stuck in my head, and I told Susan I would just have to make something inspired by it. πŸ˜‰

Photo credit: CBS

So #bam:

hawkins_jill_youamazeme_wmI can’t resist a tag, and well, I so love this Die-namics Chunky Chevron Cover-Up! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_youamazeme_00_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, Chunky Chevon Cover Up, Stitched Fishtail Banner STAX, Blueprints 24. Stamps: LJD For The Boys. Card stock: Silver Sparkle, Razzle Berry, Coral Crush, and Smooth White.

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Thank you Susan, for always inspiring! ❀

Technique Tuesday Happysauce :)

I think I would like Happysauce on everything! πŸ™‚ And it starts with another Technique Tuesday Thursday! Be sure to hop over to the TT blog for this week’s scoop!

First up, these cutie little Bird Friends! I just adore these little stamps and I thought I would just go ahead and stack up the cuteness! This was actually a panel I colored up for Day ONE of Kathy Racoosin’s most recent, The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge. I finished it off with some blending and boom: Happysauce πŸ˜‰ hawkins_jill_whats up_WMAck! πŸ™‚ (Bird Friends and Sending Smiles. <3)

hawkins_jill_whats up_00_WMNext up, I did one of my all time favorite things…strips of paper and die cut inlay. I just think it creates such a fun POW with very simple supplies (and scraps! FTW!). πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_wow_wmI know that I made it, but I still say Wow! πŸ™‚ SO fun! (Clipboard Die & Memo Pad Card die)hawkins_jill_wow_00_wm

Well, that wraps another fabulously fun Technique Tuesday Thursday for me. I enjoyed my weeks over at TT this past month or so, and I Thank Teri and everyone at TT for having me along! Such a pleasure to make fun stuff with their fun stuff! πŸ™‚ You can check out theΒ  Technique Tuesday blog today.

Also, in case you missed any, you can find my previous TT posts: HERE, HERE, and HERE and HERE!

Thanks for stopping by & a huge shout out to thank Teri for being just plain awesome. xo

Jill πŸ™‚

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