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™‚

MFT Sketch #248

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #248 rolls out today on the My Favorite Things Challenge & InspirationΒ Blog today!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_248Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_thank you really_wmKeeping it simple and bold. I enjoy using simply detailed supplies in different ways. The MFT Stitched STAX are really the best dies one can invest in. The possibilities!! πŸ™‚ AND this sentiment is one of my all time favorites. PerfectO! The stitching is the nod to the stars in the sketch.

hawkins_jill_thank you really_00_wmIn my continuing effort to create cards faster (Never fear…I’ll always be very slow too!), I made this second card:

hawkins_jill_fella_wmI’m really enjoy the buildings and little scene pieces in the London Mouse set. But I was neglecting these cute little fellas! Awww…and they are cute! πŸ™‚ Errr, I mean, handsome. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_fella_00_wmHope you’ll join us on the MFT Challenges! And be sure to check out the MFT Blog today to see the results of the Superstar Card Contest!! I can’t WAIT myself!! πŸ™‚

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

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

Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are cooooool!

My terrifically talented MFTC&I DT teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #239

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #239 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is starting TODAY!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_239This is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_hope your day_00_wmI so enjoy this little sunny dude! πŸ™‚ The Abstract stencil and background…well, I’ve mentioned my adoration of these many-a-times too! I stamped and embossed the Build-able Blooms for the sun. It ended up a little more subtle than intended, but, alas πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hope your day_wmI squeaked in a second card. This one was made in probably five different sit-downs, so it feels a bit disjointed. But, meh, I think it’s kinda fun still πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_don't know_wm…and I think my stitching went a bit awry πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_don't know_00_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

The MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog features cardsΒ every Tuesday that have been spotted by the MFT Design Teams! So fun!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #235!! July!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #235 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is rockin’ out today!

Here is this week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_235Here’s my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_thankssomuch_wmI do enjoy the greens! #limelight #fielddayhawkins_jill_thankssomuch_00_wmI clear embossed the striped background on the panel. It’s definitely more fascinating in real life πŸ˜‰ Also, I have a slight obsession with die cutting. There are worse things, right? πŸ™‚

I squeezed in another card for this sketch:

hawkins_jill_hay there_wmI cannot resist a pun. EVER. It’s another problem πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hay there_00_wmKept it simple. DIdn’t go HAYwire or anything. πŸ˜‰

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

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

PrintHope you’ll join us! Those in the USA, Happy 4th! Enjoy a fun, safe, long weekend! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

It’s a Sweet Sunday Sketch: #270

Hope those in the USA are enjoying the holiday weekend. I’ll be taking a few moments to be grateful for sure.

Today: Sweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge!! #270!! Whoooooooohooo!

Here’s the Sketch for the week:

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 Here is my card:

hawkins_jill_party til_00_wmOh this cute little cow has been mooing to use him! πŸ˜‰ Too bad it looks like the fella has a cold πŸ™‚ ha!!

hawkins_jill_party til_wmBe sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for everyone’s projects! πŸ™‚

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for dropping in! Hope you’ll join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

Somebunny…

Just thought I’d pop in to post a cute little critter today! These new MFT bunnies are adorable!! Check them out here if you MUST have…just sayin’… πŸ™‚ (and the dies…wink wink)

HAWKINS_JILL_somebunny_WMHAWKINS_JILL_somebunny_00_WMI cut the Smooth White card stock into strips, to add a little interested before die cutting it into a tag. The blending card is a bit different texture and color, so if I had to do it again, I might use all blending card for the tag…but that’s ok…I’m probably the only person who would notice! HA! The cute little bunny will still make someone smile! πŸ™‚

You can check out the bunny card I made earlier this week HERE. πŸ™‚

This card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: BB Some Bunny (stamps), Die-namics BB Some Bunny, Die-namics Stitched Trad Tag STAX (dies), Smooth White, Blending Card, Kraft, Pure Plum (Card Stock), Pure plum (dye ink), Sweet Tooth (Pigment ink), Black Licorice (Hybrid ink), MIX-ables Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze. Love that little sparkle! πŸ™‚

Don’t forget, we have a Sketch Challenge #214 going on now! Check it out! Make something!photo Here’s the sketch πŸ™‚MFT_WSC_214PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

Thanks for checking in! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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.