Stencils are Awesome

Happy Wednesday! I’m popping in today to share a card I whipped up with some Neat and Tangled goodies! ๐Ÿ™‚

For this, I used Distress Oxide inks. I was trying to avoid them, but after trying a friend’s ink, well, here I am! (They blend like butta’!)ย  A shout out to my crafty friends for helping me acquire them #troublemakers ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

Originally, I had this “Awesome” die cut all white, and I was done! As I got up from my desk to go sleep, I instead grabbed my sponge and rubbed on some Worn Lipstick Oxide ink across the top. Then, I was really going to bed. Nope, grabbed the Wink of Stella to add some glimmer, and topped it off with Glossy Accents. It was WAY late at night! Luckily, I didn’t ruin the card…I think I made it better! Phew! ๐Ÿ˜‰ In the fog, I forgot to stitch the panel, but I’ll still call this a win! ๐Ÿ™‚

I was so excited to receive this N & T stencil, Geometric Blooms, designed by my crazy talented friend, Miriam. I also usedย  Neat & Tangled’s Awesome die! This stencil is fantastic, and the possibilities are endless!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I lucked into these great sequins from N & T too, Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix. Yum!

Squeaking this in for this month’s Little Tangles Challenge: Stencil! Wish I had could make a couple more entries, but tick-tock!

I was fortunate to win this stencil & sequins from a Neat & Tangled giveaway on Instagram! Super fun! Thank you, Neat and Tangled! โค

Thanks for stopping by! The rest of the week is downhill, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Just Awesome

I could spend an entire day usingย  Neat & Tangled’s Hexastar Cover Plate! I always think I will trim it up and use it differently. And eventually I will, but I love to inlay it! So that’s what happens when I sit down to use it ๐Ÿ™‚


I also used their awesome Awesome die. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can you use the same adjective to describe the noun? Haaaaa! ๐Ÿ™‚


This is a dark navy color and a bright flamingo pink. Quite spring like, and fitting for the most bazarro warm weather we have been having here this February! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m joining in the Little Tangles Challenge by the skin of my teeth! Check it out HERE.

Also, my friend Miriam, who designed this Hexastar Cover plate I used above, designed more gems for Neat & Tangled that just released… THIS and THIS! So brilliant! Both are on my wish list, along with a dozen other things. Always, right?! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Last night, I was messing around with Neat & Tangled’s Awesome die and their Hexastar Cover Plate! Seriously enjoyable! ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_awesome2_wmGah! LOVE THESE DIES!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_awesome2_00_wmThis bright pink card stock is from Paper Source. Fantastic! It’ll called Flamingo. I die. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is awesomely awesome in person. Much brighter and vibrant that I can capture in a photo on a cloudy day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great holiday weekend, USA!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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I definitely gravitate to Awesome. Literally. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This card is made with Neat & Tangled’s Awesome die! I so enjoy the way this “Awesome” is written!I

hawkins_jill_awesome spiro_wmI have always loved Spirograph! My grandparents, that lived next door to us growing up, had a Spirograph kit. I loved using all those colored pens. That set is long gone. *sigh*. BUT, I just “borrowed” my son’s set instead! Bwaaaahaaahaaa! Shhh. ๐Ÿ˜‰

hawkins_jill_awesome spiro_00_wmI know who I’m sending this one to! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Wonky Stitched Rectangle is from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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