You are Sunshine!

I am popping in today, to share a card I made for Ellen Hutson’s Mix It Up Challenge! I am so glad I snuck this in! I enjoy combining products I like so much!

For this card, I used Ellen Hutson’s All Inside and Avery Elle’s Hello Stamp. I’d venture to guess, this AE set is long retired (?), but it is a fave of mine still! πŸ™‚

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I stamped and used my Zig pens to watercolor in an ombrΓ© sunshiney look! It’s not quite as smooth as I’d have liked, but I decided if I messed with it anymore, I’d have watercolor outside the lines! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_sunshine_wm

I scored the panel, and stitched it on a card base with a paper clip. That was about it! Lots of simple sunshine to mail!

I’m entering this in the Ellen Hutson January Mix It Up Challenge: Avery Elle. It’s about over, but if you run, you can sneak one in too! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill

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Otterly Great

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #315 and MFT Color Challenge #61!photoI have surprised myself by getting in another Challenge entry! I had to use these otters though! Because: Cutie otters and puns! πŸ™‚

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I masked and stamped this cutie, colored with Copic markers, and then fussy cut the edge, so he would hang off a little bit. I adhered the colors of the challenge, and did a little fussy/trickery die cutting to pull the whole thing together. πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_otter-bday_wm

Just a little something different to try. πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things, including the new BB Otterly Love You. So stinkin’ cute!

Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚
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I like that.

I thought I’d pop in to share a card I made last night using some new Technique Tuesday! I seriously cannot get enough of this sentiment, so here it is again: πŸ™‚

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I masked the bottom to create the grass, and I thought it was fun! I’d like to try some more ideas with that soon! πŸ™‚

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I used the new set, You Aren’t Normal. ❀ I also use another favorite TT stamp set, Bird Friends.
You can check out all the new stuff (and previously released), from Technique Tuesday HERE!

Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Hugs!

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #314 and MFT Color Challenge #60!

photo I arrived home late from a school meeting last night, but still wanted to make something. Our household has been under the weather, and I was behind on creating anything! Ahhh! πŸ™‚

I was itching to inlay something, and of course, the strips of card stock is always a fave of mine to do!

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I wasn’t sure how it would look with the strips on an angle, but I like it! It’s getting mailed today!hawkins_jill_hugs_wm

I rotated the sketch, so the HUGS is the big rectangle, and the nod to the then vertical piece, is my stitching. I couldn’t decide what to do for that element, but I think the stitching turned out fun, albeit a little off from where I intended. Ha! I held my breath as I started stitching, and as I did that little piece at the bottom. I wanted them aligned, and I wasn’t sure where my needle left off! Oh silliness πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Anywho, there you have it! Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚
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I’d Fight Zombies…and Winner! :)

I’m popping back in with a couple new cards using one of my new favorite stamp sets from Technique Tuesday!

hawkins_jill_zombies_wmThis card uses the new set, You Aren’t Normal stamp set from TT. Seriously, it is awesome! I am itching to make more cards with this! πŸ™‚ I also used, Undeniably Smitten stamp set.

This sentiment below, is likely my favorite from You Aren’t Normal set. I used it so simply here, because it just rocks alone! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_not-normal_00_wmI could use this repeatedly ❀

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You can check out all the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!


HUGE, warm thanks to so many of you that left kind comments on my Season’s Givings Blog Hop post. I completely enjoyed reading what everyone’s favorite stamps are and why. I have to say, I could not answer that question easily myself. I would have sided with many of you that said you have too many favorites! πŸ™‚

The blog hop prize, via random.org, is to be mailed out to…

Winner:

 Yay, Mary-Anne! Please drop an email to me with your mailing address (fastestturtlemail at gmail.com) and I’ll get your prize mailed out this week! πŸ™‚

Thanks again for all your comments and thoughtful answers!

Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

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You Are Loved

I thought I’d pop in with some newΒ  Paper Smooches fun to share!

hawkins_jill_you-are-loved For this card, I used the new PS You Are Loved die and the SUPER stinkin’ cuteΒ  Courteous Cuties and Courteous Cuties 2. I also used the Snow Drifts die for him to sit on. Oh my word, how cute are these critters!!?hawkins_jill_you-are-loved_This cute turtle below I colored up straight away! I super love him! πŸ™‚ I added him to the new For You Tag die, and popped him on a quick card, with a little stitching. πŸ™‚ I colored both of these critters with Copic Markers. hawkins_jill_turtley_wm I also used the new Courteous Cuties Icons dies. I had to color every critter, and die cut them all out. I think I’ve used them all now? So, so cute! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_turtley_00_wm

I’m so glad Kim has a new batch of critters to enjoy! Check out all the new stuff HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill

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