awesomeSAUCE…

hawkins_jill_dad sauce_Awesomesauce. πŸ™‚ Love it. This was the item I was using for inspiration:

sauce_This card was made for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine‘sΒ June 2015 “Get Inspired” column. You know the fabulous one at the end of every issue that just makes you want to make something STAT!? Ha! No, seriously, it does. πŸ˜‰

Anywhoozle… I was ever so thrilled to be even considered for such by PC&S, and was all a flutter when Susan R. Opel asked me to do it. C.R.A.Z.Y. Fun. Eeek! Just insanely happy and FREAKING nervous!

I started working on this card immediately! Then proceeded to work on it, piecemeal for about three weeks. Tinkering, thinking, die cutting something here, something there… (Lawn Fawn products=good stuff)…And then I was done! Or so I hoped?! I emailed it to Susan one morning. A few hours later, I received the email about publishing coming to a close after the February issue. *sniffles*. I didn’t connect all the dots until later that night…this column wasn’t going to happen. 😦

I was definitely bummed, as this was a big huge humungous honor for little me. But in the end, I am more grateful than anything. I was asked. And THAT is the true highlight for me. I am just so thankful for the consideration, let alone the call to create. πŸ™‚ I loved being challenged like this from a source I greatly respect. I enjoyed the whole process & thought the end result was fun…even though I admittedly panicked at first! ha! πŸ˜‰ ) Again, I’m not even kidding. Lol. πŸ™‚ )

I keep saying it, I’ll say it again and I’ll say it often–Thank you PC&S. You will be missed.

…and Thank you SRO! You’re the sincerest cheerleader! Sharing your last blog post with these cards that “almost were” is another sign of your generosity and character.Β  πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading–

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: (Cole’s ABC’s & Speech Bubble Border (dies), Milo’s ABC’s (stamps)) Lawn Fawn. Paper Source & Hero Arts cardstock, Versamark, Hero Arts embossing powder, thread.

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Apple of My Pi…

hawkins_jill_apple pi_Is it wrong when you crack yourself up? Nah… πŸ™‚ “If you can’t laugh at yourself…”

I so enjoy a good play on words…

Here’s the card I was fortunate to have selected & published in the September Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Issue. These magazines are oozing with inspiration and (a lot of) talent πŸ™‚ Go check it out!

This card has a little bit of several stamp sets–which makes it that much more fun.

Enjoy the last two days of “summer”!

Thank you for popping by…

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: (Quinn’s 123’s & A Good Apple) Lawn Fawn, (Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches, (My Words) Hero Arts, (Incredible by Ali Edwards) Technique Tuesday. Paper Source & Neenah cardstock, Hero Arts inks, Prismacolors, blending stumps, thread.

SPECtacular…

hawkins_jill_spec0_The Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking September gallery challenge: Talk Nerdy to Me!

I just had to get this sentiment out of my head! …and I enjoy these ‘geeky’ card types πŸ™‚

I really dig the cards talented designers made for the September PC&S Issue. I’m telling you, people are so darn creative! If you haven’t seen an issue of PC&S lately, check it out–you will be wow’d! I was even lucky enough to have a card selected for the issue as well. Check it out here: Apple of my Pi. Definitely one of my favs! I do love a good play on words/pun. πŸ™‚

Thanks to you for popping by…

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: (Incredible by Ali Edwards) Technique Tuesday, (Clark’s & Milo’s ABC’s) Lawn Fawn, (Cut & Paste by Jen Allyson) MME. Patterned papers: (Stella & Rose) MME, (Snippets Collection) Studio Calico. Paper Source & Bazzill cardstock, Hero Arts inks, scoring board, stylus, thread.