Ice Cream fun!

Happy Summer! Just popping in with a couple quicker cards I made last week. It was a crazy week, but I did sneak these in and felt better! πŸ™‚

I used my Zig Clean Color pens to watercolor these in. (Then I photographed them with Copic markers, and I think that is just funny! Shows how time crunched things got.) I finished them with some stitching and some Wink of Stella sparkle. 

I can’t wait to use more of these stamps soon! SO fun! πŸ™‚ I used Avery Elle’s The Scoop. I think this set is delightful, and would also pair awesome with their newer ice cream treat stamp set. I don’t own that one yet, but the treats smile, so I really must some day πŸ˜‰ .

Yum! Happy Summer!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Autism Awareness

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Today’s post is a special one. I am joining in a blog hop for Autism Awareness. My friends Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson are keeping up with this great idea in support of their children. I could not agree more with helping to shine a light on Autism Awareness.

I encourage you to check out Autism Speaks. It is a great website full of information and educational links to various resources.

I hope the world can learn to be more patient and considerate to those affected by Autism. I know for certain it is always appreciated. 

Ok, on with my card, made with blue love….

This little cutie skater is from Mama Elephant, along with the sentiment. The backgrounds are My Favorite Things. The clouds are Avery Elle, along with the hill and panel die.

This came together with some fun little accents I “borrowed” from a friend. ❀️

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Big hugs to Veronica and Tenia for organizing this hop!

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Thanks for stopping in and I hope you’ll spread the love πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

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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Love Puffin

When I saw this Love Puffin from Avery Elle, i just knew I wanted to stamp them! πŸ™‚ So stinkin’ cute! I am going to share three different cards I made over the course of *two many* days… πŸ™‚ Watercolor drying is painful sometimes. 

hawkins_jill_puffy-heart_1wmI think this one above might be my favorite? I puffy heart you. I just ❀ that! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_love-puffin_wmThis one above, I did not get a stellar photo. It had to get to its destination STAT! hawkins_jill_puffyheart2_wmAnd this one was kind of a happy accident, even though I’m not 100% sure I like it yet… πŸ™‚

Please excuse my inked and crazy hands in the pics! Overcast days are sometimes awesome for photos and sometimes not. Yesterday, was a not.

Thanks for dropping in!

Jill

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Happy Halloween!

Popping in quick, to say Happy Halloween!!

hawkins_jill_happy-halloween_wmThese Monster stamps and dies are all from Avery Elle! Soooooo fun! I have been pining to get my hands on them, and I took the opportunity to borrow a friend’s at our recent crafty retreat! Love these little guys! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_happy-halloween_00_wmI colored them with Copic Markers, die cut, and then pieced it all together. This AE Burst die though! πŸ™‚ Top of my AE wishlist. I used it at least 10 times while there. Fantastic!

Ok…gotta blaze the day! Have a fun Halloween! πŸ™‚ ❀

Jill

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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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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

Take care all- Jill

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Teacher Appreciation…

I thought I’d pop in and share the two Teacher Appreciation cards we delivered at the beginning of this fun week!

This first one’s sentiment from Altenew makes my heart warm. Especially when teaching preschoolers. I think there is a lot of love and care that goes along with teaching the youngest kids. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_teachers_wmThis stamp is Teachers Rule from Altenew, the Notebook die is from Technique Tuesday, the PP is from Cosmo Cricket and the background die is MFT. πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_teachers_00_wmBecause my son has two Awesome teachers:

hawkins_jill_thank u teach_wmThis stamp is Little Minds from Avery Elle. The dies are from MFT. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_thank u teach_00_wmSuper enjoy these Teacher stamp sets. I stamped and colored these images a couple of months back, so I wasn’t rushing about this week. But guess what? Yup, didn’t get them assembled til late Sunday night. Ugh. Never fails! πŸ™‚

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…Teachers Rock! We have had the pleasure of two amazing teachers, two years in a row. Grateful for their energy and PATIENCE! πŸ™‚

I just received this fantastic set, World’s Greatest Award from Technique Tuesday. Another fun one for Teachers! I hope to make something later this week with my little helper, and share it after. We’ll see what pans out!

Take care–

Jill πŸ™‚

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