Happy Trails

Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing a card that I fought to finish! LOL!  I kept having mishaps/mistakes, but in the end, I prevailed and finished it! (I won’t tell you how long that took!)

I was all done with the Copic coloring and dropped water on the camper while making the background with Distress Inks. Hence, making the decision where the sentiment would go! Haaaaa! Usually I’m super careful, but….. well, you should see my desk this week. Yikes. *rolls eyes*

I’ll spare you all the other flubs, but man, sometimes projects test you, don’t they?  And the debate about using the grill or not using the grill went on for several minutes. In the end, I decided these campers were hungry. 😉

For this card, I used the fabulously fun Avery Elle set Glamper Campers! Oh my word, this set! ❤ (That flamingo alone! I want to make a card with just that little fella!) I have been pining for it, and finally used a friend’s set back in April. I stamped and die cut a bunch of images then. Now I am ready to make more. Saves a lot of time later! Except when you keep making a mess! LOL. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Trails!

Jill 🙂

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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! 🙂

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! 🙂 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 😉 .

Yum! Happy Summer!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday!

Jill 🙂

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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 😉

Jill 🙂

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! 🙂

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I stamped and used my Zig pens to watercolor in an ombré 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! 🙂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! 😉

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! 🙂 So stinkin’ cute! I am going to share three different cards I made over the course of *two many* days… 🙂 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! 🙂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… 🙂

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! 😉

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

Ok…gotta blaze the day! Have a fun Halloween! 🙂 ❤

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! 🙂

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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