Wishing You…

This is one of the Altenew stamp sets I wanted for quite some time. I am drawn to geometric images. I love lines, which is good because I drew thousands of them, with a pencil (!), in college/grad school!!  😉

hawkins_jill_love peace_wmI first embossed and painted in the fish from the Altenew Ori Kami stamp set. (This card I used Distress Inks to watercolor with.) They came out awesome. Then, I had to paint the water. Eeek! I didn’t want to botch it! There is a little overrun of the paint in places I didn’t want it, but hey, that’s watercolor and handmade, right?hawkins_jill_love peace_00_wmWatercolors always dry differently than they look initially. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. 🙂 Either way, fun to do!

Thanks for popping by–

Jill 🙂

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Alpaca My Scarf

This Lawn Fawn Alpaca and her little pun just crack me up! 🙂

hawkins_jill_oh snap alpaca_wmI combined a few sets to make it even more fun! It is sooooo cold here right now, this had to be made!

hawkins_jill_oh snap alpaca_00_wmLawn Fawn supplies: Winter Alpaca, Oh Snap, Lawn Cuts Hearts. The Lawn Fawn Hearts die cuts are my favorite hearts! Love their shape and they cut every size! 🙂

These LF sets are so stinkin’ cute and punny, punny, punny!! I can’t wait to get my hands on the new sets Year Six Shellfish & Rooting for You, when they come out! 🙂

Oh–and fabulously enough, the fun Lawnscaping Challenge is currently: Winter!! Terrific timing so I could play along! 🙂 Hope you can too!

ALSO…

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winner Winner Vege Dinner: HUGE HUGE HUGE Thanks to all those who hopped and left comments on my blog! I haven’t quite gotten to all the links you provided of your favorite projects, but I hope to see them all and leave you some happy too! I SO love that you all provided those and/or your favorite inks and/or you favorite techniques. Or just notes and compliments :). Truly enjoyable to read them all, learn new things, and send some happy! I appreciated them ALL!!  The winner from the Seasons Givings Blog Hop via Random.org is Christy Q! 2016/01/01 at 10:13 am. Christy, if you can please drop me a line via email to fastestturtlemail at gmail.com, I’ll get your winnings to you!! 🙂 Yay!!! 🙂

Don’t forget to Alpaca your scarf! 😉

Jill 🙂

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Lawn Fawn & Caring Hearts…

The problem with cardmaking:There are so many fun products to use! 🙂 I have missed using one of my favorites, Lawn Fawn. So I got these little penguins out because I wanted to make a couple more cards for The Caring Hearts Card Drive. My crafty friend Vera Yates is embarking on her 6th year hosting this card drive. What an undertaking! Vera is surely brightening the holidays for many, many people. Be sure to check out the info and get your cards in the mail yesterday!! The deadline is this week! ❤

Here is one of my finished cards. I’m mailing all my cards tomorrow! 🙂

hawkins_jill_helloholidays_00_wmI usually go with gray penguins, but I thought I’d mix it up. They are also sparkly in person. 🙂 hawkins_jill_helloholidays_wmI am also happy because of the current Lawnscaping Challenge #118! Hooray! Be sure to check it out. 🙂 I enjoy a fun challenge! 🙂

Lawn Fawn supplies: Winter Penguin, Love ‘n Breakfast. 😉

Thanks for popping in!

Jill 🙂

 

 

You Are So Totally…

hawkins_jill_so totally cool_Sometimes you look back at cards you’ve made and, let’s be honest, gag. Others you still enjoy! Even if now, you might do something a little different, perhaps. That’s the case with this card. But overall, I love the look of this layered stamping and pigment inks. Even if now, I see my stamping is a wee bit wonky. 🙂

Thanks for taking the time to pop by-

Jill 🙂

Supplies: (Paper Smooches) Design Motifs, (Incredible by Ali Edwards) Technique Tuesday, (Envelope Pattern) Hero Arts, (Luxe pigment inks) Memento, (Black ink) Hero Arts, thread, Paper Source cardstock

You Party Animal…

jill hawkins_party animal2_A fun little birthday card for a friend. I used the Party Animal stamp set and die from Avery Elle. Highly, highly enjoyable!

Also, one note: This is the first time I’ve used gold *anything* on a card. This Delicata ink is hot damn tamales good! 🙂 I think i shall try to work it in again somewhere! lol

Thank you for popping by…

Jill 🙂

Supplies: (Party Animal Stamps & die) Avery Elle, Delicata Gold (Tsukineko), Hero Arts inks & embossing powder, thread.

Boo!

Hawkins_Jill_PCS oct 2014_ghostly greetings_

Here’s one little card (of two!) I was fortunate to have published in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking, October 2014 issue. These little ghosts are too cute!

It’s another fabulous issue! If you don’t subscribe, you should consider it. It’s good. Real good.

Trick-or-Treat! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by-

Jill 🙂

Supplies: (Mischievous 6 x 6 Pad) My Mind’s Eye, (Ghost) Micheal’s, (Ghostly Greetings & Envelope Pattern) Hero Arts, (Mister Huey’s Spray) Studio Calico, (Black ink) Hero Arts, Prismacolor, thread, (Twines) American Crafts & Doodlebug, Paper Source cardstock

Apple of My Pi…

hawkins_jill_apple pi_Is it wrong when you crack yourself up? Nah… 🙂 “If you can’t laugh at yourself…”

I so enjoy a good play on words…

Here’s the card I was fortunate to have selected & published in the September Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Issue. These magazines are oozing with inspiration and (a lot of) talent 🙂 Go check it out!

This card has a little bit of several stamp sets–which makes it that much more fun.

Enjoy the last two days of “summer”!

Thank you for popping by…

Jill 🙂

Supplies: (Quinn’s 123’s & A Good Apple) Lawn Fawn, (Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches, (My Words) Hero Arts, (Incredible by Ali Edwards) Technique Tuesday. Paper Source & Neenah cardstock, Hero Arts inks, Prismacolors, blending stumps, thread.