Thank you, Freshly Made Sketches Team :)

Good Morning! If you are looking for my Technique Tuesday June Release Preview post, please head over **HERE**!


Today is my final post as a Guest Designer over at Freshly Made Sketches! You can check out their great challenge blog HERE. HUGE thanks to the FMS Team for having me along this past month and being so kind and generous!

And here is this week’s sketch #339:

And here is my card for today! I used a soon to be released die from Technique Tuesday, called Strawberries on the Border die.Β  (<–This link will work on June 1st, when this die is available πŸ™‚ )

These strawberries look good enough to eat! πŸ™‚Β  I die cut everything from different colored cardstocks. Then after drawing diagonal lines with a fine black pen and stamping the sentiment, I adhered down the negative die cut and inlaid everything. I finished off the card with a little stitching and twine, and done! πŸ™‚

The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday as well. It is from THIS fun set (Sassy Love Your Guts) HERE! πŸ™‚

Thank you again to the FMS crew! I really enjoyed my time with you ladies and appreciate all your kindness! πŸ™‚ I hope to be sketchy again with you someday!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Freshly Made Sketches Guest, #338 :)

Happy Wednesday to you! Once again, I’m over contributing with the Freshly Made Sketches crew! this week on a brand new sketch! Be sure to check out their great challenge blog HERE for lots of inspiration!

And here is this week’s sketch:

And here’s my card–perfect for a teacher! πŸ™‚

I die cut all the bits from different colored cardstocks and also from cork paper. Love that texture it gives to the pencil tip. πŸ™‚Β  I added some reverse scoring to the panel and finished it all off with some stitching. ❀

This pencil is a super favorite of mine from PaperSmooches, appropriately called Pencil Dies. The sentiment is from a retired stamp set (Bosom Buddy), but I think this Many Thanks set can be used as substitute very smoothly, with lots of choices!

Crafty hugs to the FMS team, who has been so kind to me this month! Thank you, Ladies! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Freshly Made Sketches Guest Designer, Week 3! :)

Hello again! I’m happily enjoying my third week of contributing with the Freshly Made Sketches crew! You can check out their great challenge blog HERE.

And here is this week’s sketch:

And my card:

I took a little creative interpretation when creating the layout on this. πŸ˜‰! I stenciled the background and die cut that portion. I die cut all the other pieces and adhered them in order after stamping the sentiment and <3. I love this Paper Smooches city skyline! I added some patterned paper and stitching and voila! πŸ™‚

I thought this would be a fun hello card to pop into the mail!

Supplies I used: Paper Smooches Super 2 dies and All Year Cheer for the Hello. The stenciled background isΒ  Altenew’s Halftone and then paper isΒ  Ombre Stripes from Lil’ Inkers! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks to the FMS for being so awesome to me this month! πŸ™‚ Great fun!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Freshly Made Sketches–Week Two! :)

Hello again! Once again, I’m excited to be a Guest Designer on week two for the Freshly Made Sketches crew! You can check out their fun challenge blog HERE. Lots of great cards to oooh and ahhhh over!! πŸ™‚

And here is this week’s sketch:For this card, I blended on some Distress Oxide ink to Neenah Solar White cardstock and then stamped this Avery Elle image on top. I used this little pencil image to stamp repeatedly on the panel before stitching them all together to finish it off.

If I made this again, I think I’d try and find some simply patterned paper to use vs. the solid persimmon. But who knows! LOL! Either way, I thought this would be fun to give to someone this week, for sure!

I added a little twine to wrap it up (literally) and done! πŸ™‚ This is Avery Elle’s Little Minds stamp set (I believe this set is retired?) Still gets a great workout around here though–especially during Teacher Appreciation week!.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’ll join the fun over at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Freshly Made Sketches Guest! :)

Happy Wednesday! Today, I have the fun opportunity to be the Guest Designer for the Freshly Made Sketches crew! Thank you to my crafty friend Jennifer Timko,Β  for inviting me to join in this month! You can check out their inspiring challenge blog HERE!

And here is this week’s sketch:

And here is my take! πŸ™‚ I thought this Avery ElleΒ  Critter Crew stamp was perfect for celebrating a new home! πŸ™‚ My friend and her family just moved into a new house yesterday, and there are five of them–too fitting! πŸ™‚

I colored these AE cuties with C opic Markers and added them to an MFT Balloon diecut from the Balloons STAX.

This sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Home Sweet Home, which I believe is retired? The patterned paper is Lawn Fawn’s Gotta Have Gingham Paper Pad ( ❀ ). I am so excited about welcoming them all home. ❀

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks so much to the Freshly Made Sketches team for having me along this month! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins