The Places You’ll Flamin-GO!

Still snickering about this fun little Lawn Fawn set, Flamingo Together! The light bulb went on when I realized this flamingo wanted to graduate! ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_flamin-go_wmToooo fun! I paired the Flamingo Together set with the new Lawn Fawn Smart Cookie set, and bam,ย  a graduate! ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored the images with Copics, and then blended on some Distress Ink for the background, finishing it up with some Wink of Stella sparkle, and a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins. The die cut frames are all from My Favorite Things.

hawkins_jill_flamin-go_00_wmThe tricky part is always thinking backward on masking. It’s not hard, by any means, but when it’s late at night, well, things aren’t always so streamlined in the brain, are they? LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ Fortunately, I did have the forethought of stamping out a few of these at the same time. So, now I just need to color them!

Exciting that the current Lawnscaping Challenge is Sparkle It Up!! Perfecto for my sparkly graduate! Check out all the fun HERE!

Sidenote: As I was sparkling up my Flamingo’s hat and whatnot, my Wink of Stella pen had a surge of fluid roll out. It was close to ruining my card in the final touch. Ack! *sweats! I’m wondering if this common?

Lastly, thought I’d just share a picture of all the fun Lawn Fawn little ditties I recently finished and cut out, READY for cards! Whoot! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cuties!

hawkins_jill_lawnfawnThanks for stopping by–have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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MFT Sketch 281

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #281 (and inadvertently,ย  MFT Color Challenge #45)! These challenges come from the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI stamped and practiced coloring a bunch of unicorns this past week, so used one of those. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_wishing unicorns_wmMy son picked the colors for me to use as I was coloring along. I wasn’t sure at first, but in the end, I think he might have a secret color talent! LOL!! ๐Ÿ™‚

When I put this all together later that night, I realized it was the Color Challenge colors! WHAT are the chances!!!? So anyway, throwing it in that pool too. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_wishing unicorns_00_wm The sparkle, which never photographs, is really what make these unicorns POP! Too bad it isn’t reflected in the photo. A pretty basic card, but fun to give to someone! ๐Ÿ™‚

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Die-namics: Stitched Mini Scallop Square and Rectangle STAX. Stamps: BB Magical Unicorns.

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Have a good Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lucky! MFT Sketch 269

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #269! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoIt turns out I twisted the card to a vertical orientation and but kept the orientation of the rectangular element. ๐Ÿ™‚ hawkins_jill_so lucky_wmI thought this would be fun to send for St. Patrick’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_so lucky_00_wmI’m also impressed I completed a WHOLE card for Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge! #29! Whoot!! ๐Ÿ™‚

My card is made with all supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 24.Stamps: Lucky and Mini Chicken Wire BG. 

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Thanks for stopping in! ๐Ÿ™‚

My Favorite Things: Sketch #259

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #259 starts on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspirationย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰hawkins_jill_jingle_wmI clear embossed his outline and then used watercolors to give him color! Too fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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



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 ๐Ÿ™‚