Let it Snow!

Happy Weekend! I thought I’d ink up some cute Lawn Fawn and join in the current Lawnscaping Challenge! Tags! I ❀ them!

hawkins_jill_letitsnow_wmPlease excuse the mystical/magical photograph above. Haaaa! I was tooling around with filters the other day, and saved this over my original photograph.

I kept these very simple and straight forward. Just stamping, watercoloring with Zig markers, and die cutting. I don’t often have the matching dies for stamps, but when I do, I like to use them. I still think it’s so cool to cut out the exact image, and my son likes to make them into “stickers”. πŸ™‚

I’m joining in the current Lawnscaping Challenge #143, Let it Snow! So perfectly fitting is my sentiment, Let it snow! This is Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool set and from the Merry Christmouse set.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! We are coincidentally expecting SNOW! πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

A Bushel & a Peck!

Happy Wednesday! I’m poppin’ in with a quick share today! I wanted to use this fun stamp set from Lawn Fawn and the Lawnscaping Challenge called my name!

hawkins_jill_bushelI always LOVE all the little Lawn Fawn faces you can use! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_bushel_I used Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Bushel and the coordinating Lawn Cuts!

I’m joining in the current Lawnscaping Challenge #141, CAS! Though, I see as I link this, it is almost over! Phew!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your day is happy like these little *happles*! πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Oh [ginger]SNAP!

So while I was making THIS CARD the other night, this idea (below) percolated. There I was, last night, making it. I couldn’t resist! Sometimes I have to get these things out of my head! Anyone tired of the puns yet? NEVER! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_ginger snapped_00_wmI used Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You stamp set. πŸ˜‰ I also used a face from the Donut Worry set again.

hawkins_jill_ginger snapped_wmI scored the card over and over to fill in the “white space”, and I LOVE how that turned out! I have always been a fan of scoring cards, but I don’t think I’ve ever done this much before? Anyway, I’ll likely be doing it again. Adds so much so simply! πŸ™‚

I stamped Harold’s ABCs for the sentiments and used A Birdie Told Me die cuts for the speech bubbles.

(The stitched Rectangle die is from My Favorite Things. Blueprints!! πŸ™‚ )

The current Lawnscaping Challenge is Punny!! So maybe I have it out of my system now? Doubtful. Vegetables reek puns! Someday, we’ll meet again. πŸ™‚ Haaaa!

Check out all the fun HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Grrrrr…Steamed Vegetables! :)

Puntastic! This card makes me laugh! Who doesn’t love and avoid “steamed veges”? Haaaaa! πŸ™‚

I used Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You stamp set. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_steamed2_wmI also used faces from the Milk and Cookies set and the Donut Worry set. I needed *steamed* faces. Haaaaa! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_steamed2_00_wmI actually thought to make TWO cards at once this time, hence, here is the second. The only difference is the stitching. I couldn’t decide. Not much of a difference, but since I was doing the photos, I took both. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_steamed1_wmI used Harold’s ABCs for the sentiment. I cannot tell you how long these cards took me to make! πŸ™‚ I’m not even sure why they took sooo long. *rolls eyes at self*. Still laughing though–SO worth it. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_steamed1_00_wmAlso, I used the arrow from the Wish You Were Here die set! Perfecto!

(The stitched Rectangle die is from My Favorite Things. Blueprints!! πŸ™‚ )

The current Lawnscaping Challenge is Punny!! I absolutely HAD to get in on that! πŸ™‚ So glad I made it! Punny gets me every time. πŸ™‚Β  Check out all the fun HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Here’s the Scoop!

For this cute card, I used my Day 15 from #thedailymarker30day and completed another sweet Lawn Fawn card. I wanted to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, albeit late. We should always celebrate Ice Cream, right? πŸ™‚

I used Lawn Fawn’s Here’s the Scoop set. πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_scoop_wmI used Zig markers to loosely watercolor, added some Wink of Stella sparkle, and of course, added googley eyes! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_scoop_00_wmI did take a photo with less google eyes…and then, I decided life is more fun with google eyes! Haaaa!! Here’s the comparison: Still cute, those cones!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_scoop_less_wmThe Wonky Rectangle die is from My Favorite Things. STAX!! πŸ™‚

The current Lawnscaping Challenge is RAINBOW!! Check out all the fun HERE!

Thanks for stopping by–have some ice cream!! πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Get Well Soon!

For this cute card, I used my tag from Day 8 of #thedailymarker30day and completed this sweet Lawn Fawn card. It has already gone postal! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_get well soon_wmI used Lawn Fawn’s Get Well Soon cutie set. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_get well soon_00_wmI loosely watercolored everything with Distress Inks. Finished it up with some Wink of Stella sparkle, googley eyes (googley eyese make everything better!), stitching, some patterned paper and Lawn Trimmings (that I re-purposed from a package Lawn Fawn sent awhile back.) πŸ™‚ The tag die is from My Favorite Things.

The current Lawnscaping Challenge is a Mood Board!! Check out all the fun HERE!

Thanks for stopping by–have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Yay! Graduate!

Graduation season rolls on with this stinkin’ cute skunk and smart cookie from Lawn Fawn! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_yay_wmPaired the Lawn Fawn Smart Cookie set & Stinkin’ Cute sets for a fun card! πŸ™‚ Oh, I also used A Birdie Told Me for the speech bubble and die. πŸ˜‰

I loosely watercolored the background with Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, and Mustard Seed). I masked, stamped, & colored the images with Copics. Then I fussy cut them, also using my college skills for X-Acto knife trimming so the cutie skunk could hold his diploma. LOL. Thousands well spent. πŸ˜‰ Finished it up with some Wink of Stella sparkle, splats, stitching, some patterned paper and Lawn Trimmings.

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I stamped a speech bubble inside the card, with the sentiment, “You’re One Smart Cookie”, but forgot to take the photo! Duh. I generally neglect the insides (the shame!), so I totally blitzed on remembering to share it this one time! Darn.

The current Lawnscaping Challenge is Distress Maniacs!! Distress inks rock! Check out all the fun HERE!

I guess Lawn Fawn is my go-to set for Graduations this year! πŸ™‚ Yay! You can find my other recent card HERE. Super fun stuff!

Thanks for stopping by–have a great Wednesday!

Jill πŸ™‚ P.S. It should be noted I used some purple. LOL!

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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

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 πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ Cuties!

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

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Alpaca My Scarf

This Lawn Fawn Alpaca and her little pun just crack me up! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_oh snap alpaca_wmI combined a few sets to make it even more fun! It is sooooo cold here right now, this had to be made!

hawkins_jill_oh snap alpaca_00_wmLawn Fawn supplies: Winter Alpaca, Oh Snap, Lawn Cuts Hearts. The Lawn Fawn Hearts die cuts are my favorite hearts! Love their shape and they cut every size! πŸ™‚

These LF sets are so stinkin’ cute and punny, punny, punny!! I can’t wait to get my hands on the new sets Year Six Shellfish & Rooting for You, when they come out! πŸ™‚

Oh–and fabulously enough, the fun Lawnscaping Challenge is currently: Winter!! Terrific timing so I could play along! πŸ™‚ Hope you can too!

ALSO…

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winner Winner Vege Dinner: HUGE HUGE HUGE Thanks to all those who hopped and left comments on my blog! I haven’t quite gotten to all the links you provided of your favorite projects, but I hope to see them all and leave you some happy too! I SO love that you all provided those and/or your favorite inks and/or you favorite techniques. Or just notes and compliments :). Truly enjoyable to read them all, learn new things, and send some happy! I appreciated them ALL!!Β  The winner from the Seasons Givings Blog Hop via Random.org is Christy Q! 2016/01/01 at 10:13 am. Christy, if you can please drop me a line via email to fastestturtlemail at gmail.com, I’ll get your winnings to you!! πŸ™‚ Yay!!! πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to Alpaca your scarf! πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Lawn Fawn & Caring Hearts…

The problem with cardmaking:There are so many fun products to use! πŸ™‚ I have missed using one of my favorites, Lawn Fawn. So I got these little penguins out because I wanted to make a couple more cards for The Caring Hearts Card Drive. My crafty friend Vera Yates is embarking on her 6th year hosting this card drive. What an undertaking! Vera is surely brightening the holidays for many, many people. Be sure to check out the info and get your cards in the mail yesterday!! The deadline is this week! ❀

Here is one of my finished cards. I’m mailing all my cards tomorrow! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_helloholidays_00_wmI usually go with gray penguins, but I thought I’d mix it up. They are also sparkly in person. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_helloholidays_wmI am also happy because of the current Lawnscaping Challenge #118! Hooray! Be sure to check it out. πŸ™‚ I enjoy a fun challenge! πŸ™‚

Lawn Fawn supplies: Winter Penguin, Love ‘n Breakfast. πŸ˜‰

Thanks for popping in!

Jill πŸ™‚