with LOVE

I needed to whip up some more love to send. I once again grabbed the Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp and die set. This time, I tried not to use the cutie bear. It’s so hard. He’s so sweet! πŸ™‚Β  πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_love love love__wmI was inspired by the Pin Sights Challenge going on over at Ellen Hutson currently, so I used that as a jumping point. Fun summer colors and lots of white!! Delightful! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_love love love_00_wmI am always alarmed when I realize how many of one color stamp pad I have. I don’t know why, because I have been collecting them for years! So yeah, I have a few. πŸ˜‰ This technique would also work famously if you just use one/couple colors and double stamp/stamp off once/twice.

I also used a My Favorite Things die: Blueprints #13.

I’m entering this in the Ellen Hutson July Pin-Sights Challenge.Check it out.


Here’s a few other cards I’ve made recently with this set: HERE, HERE,and HERE.

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Sending Hugs | MFT Sketch 291

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #291. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI used the scene I made last night for #thedailymarker30day. I was all set to turn in early, so I was planning something simple and quick. But then, this happened! Haaa! So much masking and then I colored in with both my Zig markers and Distress Inks as watercolors. I kinda botched painting the Ferris Wheel back there, but it was too late to turn back. It isn’t tragic, right?Β  πŸ™‚ I finished the card with some stitching,and matted the whole panel.

hawkins_jill_sending hugs_wmI used the Sketch as a guide for this scene. Can you see the inspiration? It is definitely there! πŸ™‚

These are a couple of my favorite MFT stamp sets: London Mouse and Label Maker Love by My Favorite Things. πŸ™‚

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Have a good Sunday!

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Hi, There Sunshine

This little bear is just the right thing to deliver some sunshine!

This cutie and the sentiment is from Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp and die set. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_hi sunshine_wmI colored the sentiment and bear for the #thedailymarker30day challenge and then made it into a full-fledged card. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hi sunshine_00_wmI also used a My Favorite Things die: Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX. πŸ™‚

I thought I’d enter this in the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge. Looks like fun! Check it out. πŸ™‚

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It’s no secret I adore the new Technique Tuesday Planner Stamp set. Therefore, I had to use it again! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_RAK_00_wmI think this little envelope is just the cutest, and ended up making bunting. Who knew!?

hawkins_jill_RAK_wmI used the same Technique Tuesday Kindness Planner set for this card. This time I used the tiny little phone image. Gah. So fun! hawkins_jill_awesome life_wmSort of hard to tell I colored each little phone in these photos… πŸ˜‰ I used Zig Watercolor makers on the first card, and Copic markers on the second. I also added some Wink of Stella, but that never photographs. A little sparkle for the recipients!

hawkins_jill_awesome life_00_wmFor this card above, I used a sentiment from this TT set: Memory Keeper’s Inspired Dragonfly.

I actually colored both of these card panels for Kathy Racoosin’s latest #thedailymarker30 day? Check it out! I’ve made it every day so far, fingers crossed!! You can find my other projects here on Instagram: jilldhawkins

Thanks for stopping by! Throw kindness around!!Β  πŸ™‚


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Warm Heart for MFT Sketch 290

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #290. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI used my little tag from #thedailymarker30day last night and whipped it in to a cute card to mail. πŸ™‚ It can definitely be a challenge to color each day. Other days, no problem! πŸ™‚ Either way, I’m glad for the challenge to complete and practice, practice, practice! Quite fun!

hawkins_jill_warm heart_00_wmThis little pup has always been a favorite of mine, so I stamped him up, colored with Copics, and I’ll pop him in the mail. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_warm heart_wmHave I mentioned my die cutting machine is on the fritz? Oh boy, is it ever. Don’t look too closely at this card or you’ll see the evidence of my failing little machine. It’s done a lot of cutting for me, but it’s hard to make that big purchase again. However, it looks inevitable. I think my birthday may come early this year? yikes. πŸ™‚

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Top Dog, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, and Chevron Stripes.

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Here’s the Scoop!

For this cute card, I used my Day 15 from #thedailymarker30day and completed another sweet Lawn Fawn card. I wanted to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, albeit late. We should always celebrate Ice Cream, right? πŸ™‚

I used Lawn Fawn’s Here’s the Scoop set. πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_scoop_wmI used Zig markers to loosely watercolor, added some Wink of Stella sparkle, and of course, added googley eyes! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_scoop_00_wmI did take a photo with less google eyes…and then, I decided life is more fun with google eyes! Haaaa!! Here’s the comparison: Still cute, those cones!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_scoop_less_wmThe Wonky Rectangle die is from My Favorite Things. STAX!! πŸ™‚

The current Lawnscaping Challenge is RAINBOW!! Check out all the fun HERE!

Thanks for stopping by–have some ice cream!! πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

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Celebrating 10!

My Favorite Things is celebrating 10 years!! How exciting! Happy Birthday to MFT, Kim, and the whole MFT team!! πŸ™‚

I’m sneaking this in for the little bonus challenge this month. Details can be found HERE! For my use of 10, I used TEN FLOWERS!Β  πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_darn great_wmThis color combo is not totally my thing, but I figured I’d share it anyway. πŸ™‚

Here’s another card I made last year with the Buildable Blooms set. This one might be my favorite. πŸ™‚

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My entry card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things. Build-able Blooms, Stripes Cover Up (retired), Razzle Berry. πŸ™‚

Thanks for dropping in and again, Happy Birthday, MFT!! Keep up the fun!! πŸ™‚

Have a good week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Summer Hello!

Having some more fun with the July Paper Smooches Challenge! πŸ™‚ Summer!

hawkins_jill_hello_wmI’m so glad I finally got this card out of my head! πŸ™‚ I haven’t done all these pieced stripes in a while, and I love them so. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello_00_wmI combined the stripes with this fun new Lighthouse die and an older favorite, Hello Love…and boom! A delightful, bright hello! Too fun! πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches :Lighthouse die and Hello Love.

I’m playing along with the July Paper Smooches Challenge: Summer Check it out! Plenty of time to join in! πŸ™‚

imageThanks for stopping in!

Jill πŸ™‚




Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine! Here is one more card for the Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge with Neat & Tangled! I used Neat and Tangled’s Say Yes to Donuts and Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp set for this card. You can find my other two cards HERE and HERE. Eeeeep! Love these together! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello sunshine_wmI almost tossed this card because I did not like the way the inked background turned out. But after a while, I decided it was completely tragic and would still bring sunshine to a mailbox, right? πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello sunshine_00_wmThis card isn’t too different from my first card, because I actually thought to stamp two cards at once! Haaaa! Something I never do, so I was glad. These few stitches took the longest. Because there are so few, they are delicate and pulled out. So that took a couple attempts. Ha!! Of all things. πŸ™‚

I also used a die from My Favorite Things: Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX. πŸ™‚

Check out the fun of this Mix it Up Challenge HERE! Thanks for hosting all the fun, Ellen Hutson! πŸ™‚

Have a great week!


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