Ellen Hutson’s New Release!

I’m popping in today to share the fun NEW RELEASE from Ellen Hutson! So. Many. Cool. Letters! (and lovely flowers!)Gah! I love clean fonts and this release is chock full! Check out this card I made with this fun new set calledΒ ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN DESIGNER DIES, Block Words by Julie Ebersole. Julie’s fantastic strikes again! You all have been warned! πŸ™‚

Gah! So fun and easy to use these new little words! I just die cut them and then used some Press N Seal wrap to hold the letters in their places while I added a dab of glue to the back of them. Then when you adhere them down, the spacing is all correct and they are ready to roll!!

I used Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick colored Distress Oxide ink pads to blend on inks over the super awesome Altenew Stencil called Cube Builder. I also used Mustard Seed Distress Ink. πŸ™‚ My geometric loving self has been wanting this stencil since I first laid eyes on it. I mean, how cool is that?! πŸ™‚

I then had to make another personalized card and the new Classic Block Alpha by Julie Ebersole set makes quick work of that! Such a great blocky/bold font. ❀ ! I combined these letters with the small gingham backdrop from the NEW Plaid Maker stamp set. (<–Fun set! I have three plaids on my desk waiting to be cards! πŸ™‚

To polish it off, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear confetti bits , some stitching and some scoring! Voila!

So fun! Looking forward to giving this card to a teacher soon! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out all the fun new products released today over at Ellen Hutson HERE! Have a great Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Sending Good Vibes

Hola! I ❀ this sentiment from Neat and Tangled! πŸ™‚

I used Neat and Tangled’s stamp set Good Vibes and their stencil Scoops, blending on Distress Inks. I then sprayed it with water to get a little movement, but apparently it wasn’t having it! Haaaa!

I wanted to get in on this month’s Little Tangles Challenge: Color Combo Challenge! Plenty of time for you to join in too! How awesome and tasty is this image below?!Yum! Happy Summer indeed!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Stencils are Awesome

Happy Wednesday! I’m popping in today to share a card I whipped up with some Neat and Tangled goodies! πŸ™‚

For this, I used Distress Oxide inks. I was trying to avoid them, but after trying a friend’s ink, well, here I am! (They blend like butta’!)Β  A shout out to my crafty friends for helping me acquire them #troublemakers πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

Originally, I had this “Awesome” die cut all white, and I was done! As I got up from my desk to go sleep, I instead grabbed my sponge and rubbed on some Worn Lipstick Oxide ink across the top. Then, I was really going to bed. Nope, grabbed the Wink of Stella to add some glimmer, and topped it off with Glossy Accents. It was WAY late at night! Luckily, I didn’t ruin the card…I think I made it better! Phew! πŸ˜‰ In the fog, I forgot to stitch the panel, but I’ll still call this a win! πŸ™‚

I was so excited to receive this N & T stencil, Geometric Blooms, designed by my crazy talented friend, Miriam. I also usedΒ  Neat & Tangled’s Awesome die! This stencil is fantastic, and the possibilities are endless!! πŸ™‚ I lucked into these great sequins from N & T too, Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix. Yum!

Squeaking this in for this month’s Little Tangles Challenge: Stencil! Wish I had could make a couple more entries, but tick-tock!

I was fortunate to win this stencil & sequins from a Neat & Tangled giveaway on Instagram! Super fun! Thank you, Neat and Tangled! ❀

Thanks for stopping by! The rest of the week is downhill, right? πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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Some Love Today!

Popping in super quick today to share a little (Lawn Fawn) love!

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I used Lawn Fawn’s little Octopi My Heart set. Awwwww! ❀

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Such little cuties! I colored these with Copic markers (after stamping on the wrong card stock again *smacks forehead*). After that, I added a little Wink of Stella, which never shows in the photograph. I then finished it off with some googley eyes, of course! πŸ˜‰

The watercolored circle die is from My Favorite Things and the background stencil (rubbed with Distress Ink & white pigment ink) is from Studio Calico! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend–Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

My Favorite Things: Sketch #259

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #259 starts on the My Favorite Things Challenge & InspirationΒ 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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜‰

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

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

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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 πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #289

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #289 starts today!Β  πŸ™‚ Yesterday was World Card Making Day! #WCMD2015

I hope you had time to participate in some fashion and if not, hey, try today!! πŸ™‚ Perfect opp here! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_celebrate_wmI sponged the inks through the stencil. Quite fun and simple, with a POW impact! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmYou should see what the other team members made this week!
My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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You can join in any of the past challenges: sweetsundaysketch.blogspot.com

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

The Sweet Sunday Sketch team:Β Barbara Anders, Dana White, Jodi Collins, Karen Giron, Lisa Henke, Lori Tecler, Lynn Put, Sankari Wegman, Sarah-Jane Kale, Tracy Clemente and Vicki Burdick. πŸ™‚

Happy WCMD! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #213…Go!

photoNew Sketch challenge starts today on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sketch #213! What’s up new Sketch!?

Inspiration and details await!! Try to join in this week if you haven’t! I can’t say it enough of how much everyone’s styles vary–it’s so fun to see. Plus Susan writes good stuff to describe each project…it’s a little publication every Wednesday!

Here’s a peek at my card this week: (hint: I love to die cut the die cut then die cut that die cut… )
hawkins_jill_sketch #213_00_WMHere’s the sketch πŸ™‚MFT_WSC_213Below is the extra card I made. It’s definitely one of those that looks better in person, but it’s still fun to share. I embossed the tag with the Arrows Abound stencil, and embossed the Poloroid cut out, but I didn’t capture it too well on camera. Meh, that’s ok. It’s a good card to give my hubbyΒ  πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_sketch #213_2_WMHope you’ve found some inspiration to give the MFT Sketch Challenge a whirl this week! See you in the links there πŸ™‚ SO many rockin’ entries in the weeks past–phew! I love to see them all! πŸ™‚
hawkins_jill_sketch #213_2_00_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 19, Die-Namics Stitched Tags, Mason Jar Mug, Poloroid Cover Up (dies), Friends Like Us (stamps), Arrows Abound (stencil), Timber Green, Brown Paper Bag, Nightshift, Limelight, Tangy Orange (Card Stocks), Vellum. ahhhh Tangy Orange! πŸ™‚Printjoin us! πŸ™‚

My super talented MFTC&I teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚