Hello Awesome Friend

Happy Wednesday! I sat down last night to make a couple of cards, and this was one I churned out. This Neat and Tangled stamp set, Scandinavian Prints, has so many possibilities. I kept this simple with some straight up stamping. It’s funny how I don’t do that much? LOL

I chose this one tiny stamp, and stamped it repeatedly. Every time I get out this set, my mind swirls with ideas! ❀ ! I masked the sentiment, and stamped it above and below the Awesome die. πŸ™‚ I need a few dozen of these cards now!

I added some stitching and a few sequin discs to polish it off!

I’m sneaking this in for the Little Tangles Challenge: Color Combo Challenge! I just love the colors and wanted to make more with them! πŸ™‚ You can find my first card HERE.Yum. Yum. Yum!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

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I was delighted to see the Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge is with Neat & Tangled! I was finally able to make a couple of cards last night for the challenge. Whoot! I used N & T’s Scandinavian Prints and Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp and die set. A match made in delightfulness! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hugs_wmThis little bear is just the cutest and I think it is genius that the die cuts him so that he can hold things! Too fun! Mixed with the extremely versatile Scandinavian Prints for a background. I was originally thinking I’d give them stems, and then I decided I liked them just like this. If I did it again, I’d bring them down a bit. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hugs_00_wmI should note that I have NEVER tried no line coloring before! I’m not even sure how I decided to do it here? I was thinking ombrΓ©, and then next thing I knew….ha! I never knew how much i relied and on the lines until I tried this. I can’t say that I enjoyed it either. Haaaa! If you want to see no line coloring at its finest, check out my friend Alice’s work HERE. Alice always blows my little coloring mind. πŸ™‚

I also used two dies from My Favorite Things on this card: Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX and the Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX. Staples I tell ya. πŸ™‚

Check out the fun of this Mix it Up Challenge HERE, and you can find my other entry HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friend, Hello Again!

I’m convinced I could use this Hexastar cover plate from Neat & Tangled and never tire of all the possibilities! I wanted to participate in the new Little Tangles challenge this month, so I started there…and then, this happened! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_cool hello_wmThe challenge this month is working off the photo below. So naturally, I thought, Hexastar for the Umbrellas. Then I ended up doing just the diamonds in the Flamingo pink. Well, when you finish a pattern on these die, it looks different from what you may have envisioned! In a good way, but funny! I was going for a diagonal pattern and it started looking more linear, so I added the navy…and whammo!! Totally different, totally cool! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_cool hello_00_wmIn then end, I was inspired by the photo (love umbrellas!) and I can see it reflected in this card. Have I mentioned how much I ADORE this cover plate?! I’m hoping Miriam comes up with another! wink wink πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

Neat and Tangled supplies: Hexastar Cover Plate and Scandinavian Prints! πŸ™‚

The Little Tangles Challenge this month can be found HERE. Check it out! Join in! πŸ™‚

If you’d like to see another card I made with this freaking awesome die, check these out HERE and HERE. πŸ™‚ Be warned, there will be more! Especially because I have a pile of these already cut and ready to rock. Haaaa!

Thanks for stopping by this weekend! πŸ™‚


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Hello Friend

I am quite excited to have this Neat & Tangled set, Scandinavian Prints, designed by my friend Miriam Prantner! Oh my word–SO many possibilities! I had to dive in and get the inky ball rolling.

hawkins_jill_hello friend_wmI stamped this panel twice, and settled on this one.I’m looking forward to all the different possibilities ahead!

hawkins_jill_hello friend_00_wmMiriam is crazy talented. Gah. ❀

ETA: In my morning haste, forgot to paste this fun in:Excited to submit this for the Little Tangles Challenge this month–Anything Goes! Check it out HERE! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!


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