Sweet Surprises

It’s almost October, so that means Technique Tuesday will have a bunch of new goodies coming out tomorrow!! Check out the latest stuff HERE!

I thought I’d share this cutie little mouse, Mouse Chef, here today:

hawkins_jill_sweet-surprises_wmEeeeee! It’s a mouse! But oh, such a fun one! And he’s baking! 😉

hawkins_jill_sweet-surprises_00_wmFor this card, I stamped, colored with Copic markers, added a little strip, stitching, and clipped some twine. Q.T. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the TT Blog for a celebration of World Card Making Day coming soon!! 🙂

Happy Friday!

Jill 🙂

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seriously

I’m just popping in with a quick share. I made this card for a friend because I knew she would get a kick out of it. 🙂 I am not really a flower person, and I knew she would enjoy this for that reason. 🙂

hawkins_jill_seriously_00_wmThis Paper Smooches flower is quick and simple. Just my cup of tea.hawkins_jill_seriously_wmKept it simple with three orange inks, a pop of green and some quick wonky stitching.

Paper Smooches : Lovely Thoughts and Slang Gang.

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Thanks for stopping in!

Jill 🙂

 

 

 

Coffee and Bacon! :)

With a title like that, breakfast awaits! 🙂

This new Planner-Yum set from Technique Tuesday is a riot! I mean, “Today Calls for Bacon”. Bacon-tastic! 🙂
hawkins_jill_bacon_wmI thought it would be fantastic to rain bacon. hahaaahaaa! 🙂 A simple, smile inducing card!hawkins_jill_bacon_00_wmI stamped all the bacon, masked off a spotlight area, and blended in some Distress Ink. Then I colored in all the bacon very simply with Copic Markers. Too funny 😉

Next up, the beloved Cup of Get Going:

hawkins_jill_coffee_wmI watercolored with Zigs on this one and added googley eyes, of course. 😉 I also used the Photo Frame die and the Heart Strings die for the perfecto hearts.

hawkins_jill_coffee_00_wmCheck out another card I made with the cutie Fries HERE! SO enjoy these little TT stamps! 🙂 Some other faves HERE and HERE. Student and School!

Thanks for stopping in! Enjoy your weekend accoutrements! 🙂

Jill 🙂

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hello

I remember watching the MFT Superstar Design contest last year and thought how much fun it looked to participate. I was excited to see year two of the contest this year. As time goes, well, I’m barely sneaking one in, but here it is!

PrintI do love a colorful card! 🙂

hawkins_jill_hello-bright_00_wmSome good ol’ die cutting of the die cut. Good times. 🙂hawkins_jill_hello-bright_wmFor this, I first die cut the Four Way Chevron and inlaid that. Then I cut that panel with the Chunky Chevron Cover Up. I put down the Chunky Chevron panel and glued on all the Chevron bits in and removed it. The letters are the HIgh Rise Alphabet. (A long time fave!) I added a little stitching to finish it off, and whammo, done! 🙂

I admittedly almost binned this one, because it seemed too busy. But in the end, I kept going, and eventually warmed to it a bit. 🙂

I’m going to hop over there and check out some of the entries soon! I love a good contest–so much talent! 🙂 Check it all out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂

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Love Birds

Sharing another card the September Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge! I’m hoping this one arrived at its destination by now. 🙂

hawkins_jill_lovebirds_wmI had previously stamped and watercolored a bunch of little birdies from Paper Smooches Feathered Friends, which made it quick and fun to make a few cards!hawkins_jill_lovebirds_00_wmI hand drew in the line on the bottom and then added some ink blending. Fortunately, it looks a lot smoother in person! 🙂 The little heart is from the Heart Die Frame. I just added some sparkle! Oh, and I colored the edge of a white card base to perfectly match the card details. Whoot! 🙂

The Feathered Friends have coordinating dies, which I also used.

September Paper Smooches Challenge: Anything Goes! Check it out HERE.

image You can check out a few other posts I have for this fun release: HERE and HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping in! 🙂 Have a great week!

Jill 🙂

 

 

 

Mix Things Up!

Technique Tuesday has a bunch of new SUPER fun stamps this month! Check them out HERE!

For this first card, I used the new set Blended. I love little stamps sets that can work on their own and pack a fun punch! 🙂

hawkins_jill_mix_00_wmFor this card, I stamped, colored with Copic markers, masked, and blended on some ink. I added some stitching and glossy accents to finish it off. The glossy accents are a fun detail to give it a little extra something. 🙂 There is a coordinating die set HERE! I can’t wait to use those too! 🙂

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I never see my poor photo cropping til I write these posts. Doh.

For this second card, I also used the new TT set, Mixin’ Up. Dang! Super fun set, and again, coordinating dies can be found HERE. I’m looking forward to coloring up a bunch of utensils and arranging them around! 🙂

hawkins_jill_mix-love_wmOf course, I had to add googley eyes and some stitching. Such a fun lil’ couple! ❤hawkins_jill_mix-love_00_wmThanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the TT Blog and see what’s always going on there! 🙂

Happy Saturday!

Jill 🙂

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You Are My Sunshine

Love these little cuties from Paper Smooches Feathered Friends!

I had to get busy with a couple more cards for the September Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge! (I’ll post the other one soon!)

hawkins_jill_sunshine_wmI also used PS’s new Heart Frame Die. Gah! Perfecto for this happy little couple.hawkins_jill_sunshine_00_wmSuch fun! I also used the Feathered Friends coordinating dies. Paper Smooches sentiment is from the Fun and Flirty set. The tiny heart was laying on my desk, so I’m not sure where this is from? Haaa!

September Paper Smooches Challenge: Anything Goes! Check it out HERE.

image You can check out a few other posts I have for this fun release: HERE and HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping in! 🙂 Happy Weekend!

Jill 🙂

 

 

 

Six! 6! Seis!

Geesh! I have not made a card in many days! I don’t know how long it has been, but awhile. Mid-August to Mid/Late September is action packed around here! It’s been fun/busy/crazy for certain, but I am looking forward to regularly scheduled programming again. Or Christmas break, whichever gets here first! 🙂

Anyway, a quick share today to freshen’ things up around here!

hawkins_jill_6_00_wmI made some little gift cards for my son’s friends a while back. Well, he wanted a fish birthday card too! So voila! 🙂hawkins_jill_6_wmI used Avery Elle’s super fun fish: That Bites. Of course, searching for this stamp set link, I see there are many new Avery Elle stamps that I will be adding to my wishlist! Dang. Love that peeps keep making the Awesome! 🙂

Oh, also, I used Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloons.

Here’s the fun cards I made prior (in progress, that is.):

hawkins_jill_fish_wmI did actually remember to take a pic after I finished them, but no time to hunt it down now! 🙂

Ok…gotta run! Happy Birthday to my favorite little man! I love him so.

Take care all- Jill

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More PS September! :)

I thought I’d share a couple more Star Cards I made with Paper Smooches September release! I feel like I have barely cracked the surface of possibilities yet! You can find my previous celebratory Paper Smooches post HERE. I also used the cute new Feathered Friends set HERE.

These cards are made with the new die set, Super Star dies! ❤

hawkins_jill_miss your face_00_WmEeeeep I love the stars with the City Super 2 dies! I watercolored the background with distress inks for this one.

hawkins_jill_miss your face_WmAnd the sentiment is from Fun & Flirty! 🙂

The next one is made with the same Super Star dies and sentiment set, Fun & Flirty! I’m telling you, that is a fantastic sentiment set! 🙂

hawkins_heybeautiful_wmJust a touch of watercolor for an easy background. The hard part is letting it dry! 😉

hawkins_heybeautiful_00_wmI thought it was fun to trim up with Star frame into strips and create this card.

Be sure to check out all the awesome new Paper Smooches goodies HERE! Such FUN!! 🙂

Thanks for popping in today!

Jill 🙂

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I Give Thanks for…You

I was feeling the autumn vibes the other night, so I embraced it. Fall is definitely my favorite season! LOVE everything about it, except when it ends, and all that is left is bare trees and wet leaves. 😉

I used Technique Tuesday‘s I Give Thanks.

hawkins_jill_grateful you_wmI rarely make a horizontal card and I was cracking up because I didn’t even intend to here! I stamped, embossed, and watercolored these great leaves. I didn’t realize its orientation til I went to put it on a card base. I think I was a little tired! Haaaa!

hawkins_jill_grateful you_00_wmThanks for stopping by! Enjoy the last weeks of summer!

Jill 🙂

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