12th Birthday!

Hola! I’m sharing this card I made for my niece, who is turning 12!!!??? How!!?? I swear she was just turning 3 yesterday. Yup, I’m that adult that cannot digest that children just keep on growing! Haaa! πŸ™‚  ❀

I thought this bear would be fantastic to hold some fun balloons! AND a cupcake, while sporting a party hat! Busy little dude! πŸ™‚

I colored the cutie bear and his accessories with Copic markers, added some Stickles and Wink of Stella sparkle. I tied silver thread to each balloon (which, while time consuming, is a fun detail) and finished it off with a little washi tape and stitching. In the end, it’s a little bit busier of a card than I generally make, but it is a PARTY! πŸ™‚

For this, I used Essentials by Ellen All Inside ( and dies), EH’s Silver Linings, and Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloons and Party Animal  stamp/die.

I’m adding this for the Mix-It Up Challenge with Avery Elle over at Ellen Hutson! Perfect! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Biggest birthday wishes to E on Monday! Shhhhhh! πŸ™‚ ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy 5th!

Lots of fun birthdays to make cards for! I used some awesome Avery Elle stamp sets for this one: Numbered Balloons, Party Animal, and Surf’s Up! I decided I’d love to have the dies from the Numbered Balloons! πŸ™‚ Never fails. Haaa!hawkins_jill_happy 5_wmOh, to be five! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_happy 5_00_wmI colored the van with Copics, used Distress inks to rub over, and finished off the balloon with some Wink of Stella shine. That was a mistake bc my WOS pen is sort of on the fritz and spurts out a lot all at once. Should have waited til after I photo’d. I say this EVERY TIME I touch that pen! Grrrrr. Haaaa! Oh well. πŸ™‚

The wonky stitch rectangle die cut is MFT. I’m pretty much using that on everything rightΒ  now πŸ™‚ The STAX set it comes from rocks! πŸ™‚

That’s about it for today. Stay warm! I went out this morning and it was 1 lovely degree today! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

super friend!…

hawkins_jill_MFT_friend inlaidI finished this card, and thought, wow, this is to be given to a super friend! It has super hero like qualities doesn’t it!? Maybe its the colors? The layout? Not sure πŸ™‚

This is all inlaid…ahhhh! πŸ™‚ …One of those cards you can plan only to an extent, but in the end, you’re still surprised how it looks!Β  πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_MFT_inlaid friend detailAnywhoozle, if you haven’t seen this week’s Sketch Challenge #211 over at My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog, go there STAT. πŸ™‚ We’re having too much fun!photo This card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Friend (dies), Persimmon, Blueberry, Nightshift, Lemon Drop, Smooth White, Limelight, Steel Grey (Card Stocks). I know, more stripes!! Just LOVE them with this card stock! πŸ™‚

I can’t wait to check out some entries there later this weekend myself! πŸ™‚ Have a good weekend all! Create something! πŸ™‚Printjoin us! πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping by …and thanks for all the nice comments Y’all have left…geesh, YOU’re awesome! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #211…

photoToday starts a new Sketch challenge on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sketch #211! Whoooooot!

Go over there today to get all the details! Then find some crafty time to jump in! πŸ™‚ Here’s a peek: (hint: I love stripes. Shocking, I know.:) )
hawkins_jill_sketch#211_detail_WMI tend to rotate and flip sketches. That’s how my mind works I guess? πŸ™‚

PrintWhat’s that? Another card? Yes! Here it is! πŸ™‚

It’s fun to use stamps in unconventional ways–stretch your goodies! You also need to sometimes improvise with what you have. I have no ovals, so I used a rectangle on this card below. The strip was made with the Planner Basics stamp set…check out the set and you’ll see what I used…teeehee. πŸ™‚
hawkins_jill_sketch#211_01_WM…stars and stripes, go figure πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_sketch#211_01_01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 19 (dies), MSTN Wild Things & Planner Basics (stamps), Persimmon, Kraft, Nightshift, Sno Cone, Limelight (Hybrid Inks), Smooth White, Persimmon, Limelight, Sno Cone, Nightshift (Card Stocks). mmmmm MFT Card Stock…You gotta try it if you haven’t! πŸ™‚Printjoin us! πŸ™‚

My MFTC&I teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Many thanks for popping by to see! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

…hellllloooo sketches!

photoToday is the FIRST day of the FIRST challenge on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sketches!

Hop over there today to get all the details! Then ink up those stamps and/or fire up the die cutter! πŸ™‚ Here’s a peek: (hint: best speech bubble die cut ever!)
hawkins_jill_sketch#210_detail_WMI know those creative friends of mine will have GOOD stuff to see there as well! πŸ˜‰

And…here’s a bonus card to get your mind turning! Oddly enough, these colors are almost all the same–yet, I made these cards a week apart and didn’t plan/piece that together til writing this post…weird! Planner stamps for a card? Yup! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_MFT_jan 7_WM…and my layout is pretty similar! I guess you get in a groove, and that’s that πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_MFT_jan 7_01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 19 (dies), BG Swiss Dots Background & Planner Basics (stamps), Persimmon (Hybrid Ink), Smooth White, Persimmon, Black Licorice (Card Stocks), Black Licorice & Jellybean Green (felt)–Yum!Printjoin us! πŸ™‚

My MFTC&I teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Thanks for stoppin’ by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

You Party Animal…

jill hawkins_party animal2_A fun little birthday card for a friend. I used the Party Animal stamp set and die from Avery Elle. Highly, highly enjoyable!

Also, one note: This is the first time I’ve used gold *anything* on a card. This Delicata ink is hot damn tamales good! πŸ™‚ I think i shall try to work it in again somewhere! lol

Thank you for popping by…

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: (Party Animal Stamps & die) Avery Elle, Delicata Gold (Tsukineko), Hero Arts inks & embossing powder, thread.

Happy Bug…

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Gulp…our little guy’s birthday is this weekend. Trying to process how these years have gone by…:) He loves his “famiwee” (family) so I thought he’d enjoy this…if nothing else, he’ll like the googley eyes!

Happy Birthday Bug! (Nickname, don’t worry πŸ™‚ )

The awesomeness of Lawn Fawn stamps πŸ˜‰ (pssst…I added eyelashes…teehee)

Thanks to you for popping by…

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: Monster Mash, Year Two, Milo’s ABC’s: Lawn Fawn. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, sewing machine, thread.