New from Technique Tuesday!

It’s May!! WHOAH! Did that sneak up or what? I’m sure I say this every month, but maybe it’s that every month goes faster and faster now? Ha!

Well, get ready or not, because there are lots new stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday today! They can be found HERE!

There is a fun new owl in town. This is the Happy Day Owl set. So cute and succinct. πŸ™‚

I kept this one pretty simple, using the flower from the set as a pop of color! This guy is a happy new edition to all the little owl sets that can be found HERE.

Here is the new Flowers for Mom die (check it out HERE) . I think this flower is whimsy and fun!! I need to use it in a brighter fashion next! πŸ™‚ This one i colored quickly with Copic markers and then went back in with a bunch of little pixels. I feel like I missed a spot! LOL πŸ™‚

This sentiment, from the Mom’s Day set, is fantastic because to me it is two-fold. Both that my Grannie IS the Greatest Grandmother, and that she is also the Greatest Grandmother to my son. ❀ See how that works there! πŸ˜‰

For this card, I also used my go-to fave, the Memo Pad Die. I use this one, A LOT!

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

Hope your May is full of fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy Mom’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Just popping in quick to share a card I made for my Mom! I used Technique Tuesday Mom’s Day stamp set. It’s a good one for so much more than Mother’s Day too! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_momsday_wmI used my real watercolors to color the whole thing. Quite pretty in person. πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_momsday_00_wmI’m off to enjoy a few minutes before someone says, “Mom!! I’m hungry”. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by–hope your weekend was a great one! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Throwing Down! :)

A fun month ahead, as I have the pleasure to Guest over at the Color Throwdown this month!

Color Throwdown

I love seeing my IG feed on Wednesdays because of the consistency of color cards these ladies post for this challenge! (That yellow and blue last week… <3!)

Here are this week’s colors for #391:

IMG_5532Oooo that ^ says nothing but SPRING! πŸ™‚

Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_happymom_wmMother’s Day is this Sunday and I’m suddenly hoping no Mother in my family reads my blog, because: Spoiler Alert! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_happymom_00_wmThese flower circles are made with the newly released Beautiful Bouquet from Technique Tuesday. This stamp would be perfecto for wedding cards! I mean, perfecto! Quick and easy, or get in there, and get your detail on! πŸ™‚

I stamped the bouquet and die cut it into circles. Then I chose to do a quick watercolor with the CTD colors. The hardest part is arranging the circles, right!? πŸ™‚

I also used these two Technique Tuesday sets for the sentiment: Be Happy (<–awesomesauce) and Mom’s Day.

Be sure to hop over and see what their whole team made! Sure to be happiness with these colors! πŸ™‚

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Thanks for stopping by! I’m so happy to be “hanging” with some of my creatively talented friends from the ol’ The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge too. Thanks Lisa, and all the ladies, for your inspiration every week! πŸ™‚

I’ll see you back here next Wednesday for more FUN color inspiration!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Grandmother Love

Preparing for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation all this week! Let’s see how many posts I can squeeze in too! πŸ™‚ Here is one of my fun Technique Tuesday cards for my lovely Grannie. She is not online, so I’m in the clear to share! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_grandmother_wmThe ‘crazy good looking’ part is so spot on. If only I inherit her genes, in that respect! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_grandmother_00_wmI’m mailing this today, so I know it’ll be there in plenty of time! πŸ˜‰ I only wish I could hug her in person too. ❀

I watercolored with Distress Inks, and used the following stamp sets from Technique Tuesday: Mom’s Day, Man Day, and Beary Sweet. It’s fun to mix the Mom set with the Man set! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Technique Tuesday! :)

Hello all! Phew! I’ve been MIA! πŸ™‚ It was weird to not create any cards for nearly a week?! We spent a lot of our Spring Break time visiting family. Loved it! Now, I’m getting back to it! Hooray!

Onward to the exciting news!! I have the super awesome pleasure of joining theΒ Technique Tuesday Creative Team!! What fun for me to work with products I ❀ ! Plus, Teri Anderson. Enough said. πŸ™‚ #terirocks

Annnnnd today is April release day for Technique Tuesday, so I thought I would share a project using one of the new little owl stamps: Proud Owl. There is a new owl each month! Love me some owls!! (The price point on these makes them irresistible! πŸ™‚ )

hawkins_jill_SO proud_wmI stamped the background with the Mom’s Day set. It says Favorite Son. Because I can say that. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_SO proud_00_wmI loosely watercolored this guy with ink. I quite enjoy the way it turned out and I’m looking forward to trying this some more. I get all cookoo about trying to control watercolor, which if you ask me, is an oxymoron. I’m getting in the groove of just letting it rip! πŸ™‚ So much better!

Be sure to head over to the Technique Tuesday and check out ALL the new release there!! I’ll have more cards coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by & HUGE thanks to Teri and Technique Tuesday for having me along for the ride!!Β  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

One more fun tidbit…my friend, Miriam Prantner, has a new Craftsy class going on now!! I wanted to share a link to her post HERE so you can check it out, and get a deal! Yay Miriam!! So awesome and sure to be a smashing success!! πŸ™‚

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