Cactus Love!

I’m popping in to share a few cards I made with Technique Tuesday’s newly released, A Little Prickly Stamp set and dies. Eeeep! Cacti are so fun to make cards with, especially when then gain eyes! Haaaa! πŸ™‚

I colored these fun cacti with Copic Markers and added some googley eyes, of course. πŸ™‚

This one below is going to a crafty friend!Β  How cute is that little cactus!? ❀ “She” might be my fave of the bunch..shhhhh. πŸ™‚

I also used the Memo Pad die to put this cutie on some patterned paper. Once I started putting googley eyes on them, I couldn’t stop.

For the card below, I used Technique Tuesday’s Clipboard die and brushed on some Oxide Ink,. I also added some silver sparkly stars that I die cut from the Shooting Star Crafting die.

These were definitely fun to make. I need to color up some more Cacti! They make cute cards quick, especially if you color them in advance! Love that!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Technique Tuesday release HERE! Especially the Love Stinks. πŸ˜‰ It’s super fun and has an awesome price point!

Hope your week starts out fabulously!! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

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Fall Tidings and more!

Fall Tidings? That’s a thing, right? Well, it is now. LOL! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m popping in with a few more cards from the September Release (and others!) of Technique Tuesday! All the new goodies can be found HERE!

My first card features this month’s cutie owl, Framed Owl! Awwwww! ❀ I also used the sentiment from Sassy Birthday! Perfectly funny! πŸ™‚

I colored this cutie with Copic Markers and cut him out using the Clipboard die.

Next up, is this perfectly seasonal sentiment paired up with these layered leaves from the Fall Favorites set. These leaves stamp in such a cool fashion and I love the look in the end! It’s pretty subtle is these photos, but in person, it is lovely. Imagine the possibilities of layers with these!

I also added in some sweet acorns from the Fall Accents dies. When I made this card, we were actually experiencing sweater weather and I loved it! Suddenly, we are back into the low 90’s. Phew!

Another sweet and simple card using the Fall Accent dies is this one below:

This card is pretty simple and straight forward, but it would be easy to create a bunch of these for that very reason. This sentiment is from the Echinacea Stamp set. (All the finches are currently eating our dried up Echinacea flowers in the yard. ❀ )

And last, but not least, is this tidy little holiday number:

This pinecone (Pinecone Builder) ROCKS and I need to use it more! It comes with a solid cone to create a background for your delicate die cut. I used both delicate cuts here however. I die cut the pinecone,Β  as well as dry embossed it, to create some texture on the background

If you eliminated the “letterpress” background, this card would be fairly simple to create by the dozen! Of course, I love this handwritten sentiment paired with the typeface of “wishes”. This is from the Spirit of December stamp set. This sentiment set is crazy versatile, because you can mix up the sentiments as needed… and you don’t have to cut them. (the horror! LOL!) πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  Lots of trouble to be had! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Smiles to the Teacher!

I had to make a card with Technique Tuesday’s new planner stamps! TT (and Teri! #TArules) had me at the smiling ruler! I mean, really. I am a fan. A big fan. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_teacher_wmThese stamps just make me happy. Is that so wrong? Nope. πŸ™‚ I watercolored these with my Zig markers and used some patterned paper for the card base. I must use more PP. Must. I have put a moratorium on obtaining anymore til what I have is gone. It will be dust by the time that happens. LOL.

hawkins_jill_teacher_00_wmThere are the NEW Planner Stamps HERE and HERE. Student and School! ❀ Oh and I used a fave: TT’s Clipboard die. And also: World’s Greatest and Sending Smiles.

Technique Tuesday is also having a fantastically fun week with Random Acts of Cardness! You can learn about it HERE. I’ll be sharing a couple snaps of some cards I made for this soon. (AND eventually a bunch of other TT cards I see I have not posted here yet? I send them to TT and forget to come back and write posts after the release happens. Blergh. I’ll catch up someday…right?)

Happy Back to School to all the kiddos and parents that are both happy and those that need BIG HUGS too! I’m in the later category. But eventually in both, I’m guessing! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Color Throwdown #393 :)

Enjoying my third week guesting at the Color Throwdown!

Color Throwdown

Here are this week’s colors for #393:IMG_5534I’m a HUGE fan of gray and a bright pink, so this was cool. πŸ™‚

Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_youre awesome_I wanted to emphasize the Awesome part. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_you are awesome_00_wmFun: Check! πŸ™‚

This card was made with Technique Tuesday fun: Way to Go stamp set, Photo Frame die, and elements from the Clipboard die set. Oh and the “You’re” is from the Chicks Rule set. πŸ™‚

I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone made this week! πŸ™‚

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Thanks for dropping by. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday for more Color Throwdown!

Jill πŸ™‚

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It’s Outdoor Season!

Time to get outdoors and cozy with some Technique Tuesday goodies!

hawkins_jill_campfire_00_wmI stamped and colored this cozy fire with my Prismacolor colored pencils. Then I outlined the portions of it and the sentiment with the white pencil. hawkins_jill_campfire_wmSimple, and I like it! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_life_wmFor this card, I blended some Distress Inks and then stamped the lantern in a deep green. I added some glossy accents to finish off the panel. hawkins_jill_life_00_wmIf I wanted that splotchy sky effect again, I’d probably never be able to recreate it. One of those happy mistakes. πŸ˜‰

Supplies for these cards from Technique Tuesday: Gone Camping, Photo Frame, and Clipboard dies.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Technique Tuesday Happysauce :)

I think I would like Happysauce on everything! πŸ™‚ And it starts with another Technique Tuesday Thursday! Be sure to hop over to the TT blog for this week’s scoop!

First up, these cutie little Bird Friends! I just adore these little stamps and I thought I would just go ahead and stack up the cuteness! This was actually a panel I colored up for Day ONE of Kathy Racoosin’s most recent, The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge. I finished it off with some blending and boom: Happysauce πŸ˜‰ hawkins_jill_whats up_WMAck! πŸ™‚ (Bird Friends and Sending Smiles. <3)

hawkins_jill_whats up_00_WMNext up, I did one of my all time favorite things…strips of paper and die cut inlay. I just think it creates such a fun POW with very simple supplies (and scraps! FTW!). πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_wow_wmI know that I made it, but I still say Wow! πŸ™‚ SO fun! (Clipboard Die & Memo Pad Card die)hawkins_jill_wow_00_wm

Well, that wraps another fabulously fun Technique Tuesday Thursday for me. I enjoyed my weeks over at TT this past month or so, and I Thank Teri and everyone at TT for having me along! Such a pleasure to make fun stuff with their fun stuff! πŸ™‚ You can check out theΒ  Technique Tuesday blog today.

Also, in case you missed any, you can find my previous TT posts: HERE, HERE, and HERE and HERE!

Thanks for stopping by & a huge shout out to thank Teri for being just plain awesome. xo

Jill πŸ™‚

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Technique Tuesday time! :)

Yay! Thank you for joining me on another Technique Tuesday Thursday! You can hop over to the TT blog for this week’s scoop!

First up, The Struggle is (very) Real! I Can’t Even! πŸ™‚ The minute I saw this Say What?! stamp set month’s back, I wanted it crazy bad. The sentiments are so stinkin’ fun!!

hawkins_jill_the struggle_wm…and the Clipboard die!! I stamped the red back card with the Measure Up set, that I have had for years! It still sees a lot of ink here. πŸ™‚
hawkins_jill_the struggle_00_wmI’ve always had a thing for office supplies, so this combo of dies, stamps, and papers makes my organizational heart sing! πŸ™‚

I then busted out the Heart Strings die again. This die is sweet and versatile!

hawkins_jill_with love_wmI used the Memo Pad die too. I sorta kinda want to use this die on EVERY card! Is that wrong? πŸ˜‰ I inlaid and layer inlaid these die cuts in…Delightful!

hawkins_jill_with love_00_wmThis sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set. You know I gush over Teri’s handwriting, mixed with this typeface, so naturally, I totally dig this set too! πŸ™‚

Well, that wraps another Technique Tuesday Thursday for me. Such fun products with endless possibilities!! Be sure to head over to the Technique Tuesday blog today. I’ll be back here next Thursday with more fun! πŸ™‚

In case you missed it, you can find my previous TT posts: HERE, HERE, and HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by & I thank Teri for writing up the most flattering posts about my cards! Geesh! ❀  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins