Throwing Down! :)

A fun month ahead, as I have the pleasure to Guest over at the Color Throwdown this month!

Color Throwdown

I love seeing my IG feed on Wednesdays because of the consistency of color cards these ladies post for this challenge! (That yellow and blue last week… <3!)

Here are this week’s colors for #391:

IMG_5532Oooo that ^ says nothing but SPRING! πŸ™‚

Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_happymom_wmMother’s Day is this Sunday and I’m suddenly hoping no Mother in my family reads my blog, because: Spoiler Alert! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_happymom_00_wmThese flower circles are made with the newly released Beautiful Bouquet from Technique Tuesday. This stamp would be perfecto for wedding cards! I mean, perfecto! Quick and easy, or get in there, and get your detail on! πŸ™‚

I stamped the bouquet and die cut it into circles. Then I chose to do a quick watercolor with the CTD colors. The hardest part is arranging the circles, right!? πŸ™‚

I also used these two Technique Tuesday sets for the sentiment: Be Happy (<–awesomesauce) and Mom’s Day.

Be sure to hop over and see what their whole team made! Sure to be happiness with these colors! πŸ™‚

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Thanks for stopping by! I’m so happy to be “hanging” with some of my creatively talented friends from the ol’ The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge too. Thanks Lisa, and all the ladies, for your inspiration every week! πŸ™‚

I’ll see you back here next Wednesday for more FUN color inspiration!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins




Out of the Zone

I received THIS Fuchsia stamp set from Technique Tuesday, and was wondering if I could do it justice. I cannot lie: Flowers, especially lovely, realistic ones, are not my forte. But, always up for a challenge, I tried! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_you make my_wmDefinitely something different for me overall. I also tried using watercolor over watercolor. Does that makes sense? Haaa! Something to build on going forward. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_you make my_00_wmFor these cards, I used Technique Tuesdays’ set Fuchsia – Greenhouse Society Stamps – April 2016. I know many people who would rock these stamps, and they are issued monthly. Very cool. If you want to see some pretty examples with this set, check these out HERE.

I also used the Be Happy set. ❀

Thanks for stopping by to see something out of my comfort zone. πŸ™‚ I figure, if nothing else, it is good for my brain. πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins




Technique Tuesday, on Thursday! :)

How fancy is that? Technique Tuesday on Thursdays! I confuse myself, and I like it. πŸ™‚ Haaa!

When one uberly talented person asks you to make a couple o’ things, you get a *wee* bit excited and don’t stop making things. πŸ˜‰ Plus, have you seen Teri Anderson’s new Technique Tuesday designs? Fantabulous. Check some out HERE. OK, on with the cards, even though I could gush all day! πŸ™‚

First up, I got busy with some of the new dies: Heart Strings, followed with the lovely Cath Edvalson’s, Garden Leaves. Oh the fun!

hawkins_jill_you make_wmThese heart strings are even more fun than I expected. Plus, you get a bunch of hearts die cut from the strings! πŸ™‚ And the stamp set is a FAVE: Be Happy. #SOdig

hawkins_jill_you make_00_wmThen I got all sparkly and whatnot:

hawkins_jill_thinking of you_wmThese leaves are fantastic and versatile. I tried for more of a polished look here. I don’t really do polished, but hey, I tried! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_thinking of you_00_wmI have so enjoyed working with the new TT stuff, and I thank you Teri for being so awesome. And for the many laughs this past month. (Me? Excited? Nah. πŸ™‚ )

Be sure to head over to the Technique Tuesday blog and catch up there! I’ll see you back here next Thursday for more! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by-

Jill πŸ™‚




Be Happy…

I have been a busy bee working on things for February! So much fun to come. In doing so, I have made several pieces that collect on my desk, til they land on something. This little watercolored panel final parked itself last night πŸ™‚

I adore this Technique Tuesday Be Happy stamp set. (I’m pretty sure I’m interested in every set Teri Anderson whips up. Gah!) Love that handwriting!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_be happy_wmI also used TT’s new Heart Strings die. It is to die for. So delicate and SUPER versatile.

hawkins_jill_be happy_00_wm I embossed and used some crazy watercoloring for the sentiment. I stamped the card base using Versamark. Love that Versamark! πŸ™‚ I thought this little ditty came together in such a happy little manner. Sometimes you just need to let things sit and percolate. πŸ™‚

The background stamp and the Wonky Stitched Rectangles are from My Favorite Things. πŸ˜‰

Have a great weekend! Burrrrr!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins