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 🙂

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!! 🙂

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! 🙂 I thought this little ditty came together in such a happy little manner. Sometimes you just need to let things sit and percolate. 🙂

The background stamp and the Wonky Stitched Rectangles are from My Favorite Things. 😉

Have a great weekend! Burrrrr!

Jill 🙂

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My Favorite Things: Sketch #260

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #260 starts on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today! Bop on over to the MFT Card Challenges page to see what the DT made. I can guarantee they all rock. 🙂

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_260Here is my first take this week:

hawkins_jill_shine bright_wmI love the pieces out of the newest Diagonal Quilt Square Cover Up. So I die cut a bunch of quilts, then used the pieces. 🙂 I think I stuck a lot tighter to the sketch this week!! Ha! 🙂

hawkins_jill_shine bright_00_wmI made another card the other night. I had to use this cutie reindeer!!

hawkins_jill_cutethanks_wmBetween the happy jumping Santa, and this reindeer, this BB Jingle All the Way set earned its way into my heart. 🙂 I think I’m going to add a little sparkle to that bright nose.

hawkins_jill_cutethanks_00_wmI used watercolors for these little cuties. The wood paper warms it up so sweetly. 🙂

(This stamp set is a hot commodity. So if you’re interested in it, and it is not in stock, be sure to sign up for the back in stock notification. It’s just a simple click if you have an MFT account! 🙂 )

Hope you can join us for this Sketch Challenge. Maybe using some new stamps you receive for Christmas!? *wink* 🙂

My first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My second card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

Don’t forget to check out Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog!

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Thanks for popping by–see you back here tomorrow or the final MFT Color Challenge of 2015!!
Jill 🙂

My Favorite Things: Sketch #259

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #259 starts on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today! Take a break from the holiday craze and join us! Only a couple left after this one for 2015!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_259Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_happy holidays_wmPoof! I find this a refreshing take on the Christmas cards. Do you? When I finished this card, I thought, Dang, I think Erin has rubbed off on me! Something about its overall feel reminds me of Erin’s fabulously bold style. 🙂

hawkins_jill_happy holidays_00_wmI originally had the three leafy greens exactly like the sketch has them. It looked awkward, so I took those three sketch elements and bundled them. I love to see when people follow Sketches tightly. (Check out Miriam‘s because she’s really good like that). I sometimes (ok, often) end up tweeking a few things on my cards. 😉

I didn’t get to making another Sketch card, but I did make this fun guy:

hawkins_jill_jingle_00_wmI tried soooooooooo long to resist ordering this set, because I felt pretty good about my collection of Christmas stamps. But, I’m weak. This one particular Santa made me order it. Plus, I did not have any Santa stamps. So obviously, it’s justifiable. 😉 😉hawkins_jill_jingle_wmI clear embossed his outline and then used watercolors to give him color! Too fun! 🙂

My Happy Holidays card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My Santa card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are filled with great inspiration too!

Speaking of inspirational, my MFTC&I DT teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for popping in! See you soon!
Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #246

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MFT Sketch Challenge #246 is starting on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today!

This week’s sketch:  My card for the week:  I always enjoy the Abstract cover-up. In all white, it is stellar too. Thought it made for a fun backdrop on this shaped shaker card. 😉 And, this is quite close to the sketch! Whoooohoo!

 My card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! Still going awesome. Love those. 

Thanks for stopping by…Join us and link your card up!
Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #245

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #245 is on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration today!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_245My card for the week:hawkins_jill_i'm so grateful_wmFall florals! Suddenly I need more ink pads… ha! 😉

hawkins_jill_i'm so grateful_00_wmI made a second card, loosely based on this Sketch too:

hawkins_jill_happy hello_wmLove this apple! Hel-lo Teacher Cards!

hawkins_jill_happy hello_00_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My apple card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

Don’t miss Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! Spotted!! 🙂

Also, did you see this!? Click HERE for the details! LOVE it!

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See you back here tomorrow for the newest Color Challenge! It’s another good one! 🙂

Thanks for popping by…
Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #243

photoBuckle up, MFT Sketch Challenge #243 is on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration posts up today!!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_243My card for the week:

hawkins_jill_make happy_00_wmThis one is a doozy to write instructions for, that don’t sound wack…die cut the die cut and then die cut that die cut…etc. Several die cutting and inlay steps…but such cool results! That checkerboard! Weeeeee!

hawkins_jill_make happy_wmI made another card previously (for MFT Summer School) using this same method. You can see it HERE. I still want to do a myriad of colors with this checkerboard. That’s on my list for September/October 😉

I squeaked in a second card last night for this awesomely versatile sketch:

hawkins_jill_bear hug_wmI could use several of this card to send out. ❤

hawkins_jill_bear hug_00_wmI used foam tape to pop the frame up. Adds a little something 😉

My first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My panda card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:


Don’t miss Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! Super cool.

See you back here tomorrow for the newest Color Challenge! It’s a good one! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by…Join us and link your card up!
Jill 🙂

SSS Challenge #282

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #282! This one is crazy versatile for your imagination! 🙂

Here’s this week’s sketch:

My card for the week: hawkins_jill_ms c_wmGetting ready for Back-to-School…and EARLY no less!! Wahhhoooooo!

The card base was stamped with Grout Gray polka dots, but overnight, I think the card stock absorbed the ink more than I anticipated. ha! 🙂 You can just barely make them out.

hawkins_jill_ms c_00_wmFor this panel’s background, I actually *stamped* the Abstract Stencil with the Field Day die ink on a card stock panel. The panel had been laying around my desk for a while and I finally used it! Double whahoo! 😛

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things: (background stamps rock!)

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Be sure to check out all the goodness everyone surely made this week!! 🙂

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

The Sweet Sunday Sketch team: Barbara Anders, Dana White, Jodi Collins, Karen Giron, Lisa Henke, Lori Tecler, Lynn Put, Sankari Wegman, Sarah-Jane Kale, Tracy Clemente and Vicki Burdick. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂