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It’s that crazy time of year right? But when isn’t it always a little bit crazy? πŸ™‚

I’m squeaking in this entry to Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! Such fun!

Slider-12-tagsHere’s my festive tag!

hawkins_jill_keeper_00I used Neat & Tangled’s Scandinavian Prints Christmas and Ellen Hutson’s Warm Fuzzies! hawkins_jill_keeperI was delighted and inspired by Day 8 with Carly Tee Minner & Kelly Marie Alvarez…I loved these colorful trees (below) by Margaret Berg, that Carly was inspired by to create her super cute tag. And then Kelly’s adorable unicorn tag! Gah, so stinkin’ fun!

Margaret Berg Overlapping Xmas Trees RainbowThat’s three levels of inspiration, right? πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill

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From All of Us

Happy Monday! I’m back with a new Paper Smooches tag! You can check out the whole November Paper Smooches release HERE! ❀

I thought it would be fun to use this new Decorate a Tree die, and turn it into SANTA! πŸ™‚ Always fun to look at your supplies in new ways! ❀

hawkins_santa-tag_wmOf course, I added some googley eyes and a puffy beard. πŸ™‚ Cute cute! Also, I used the new Be Merry stamp set. I’m telling you, if you need one good holiday sentiment set, this is the one.
Be sure to hop back here tomorrow for more. (Ramping up to the DT Blog hop this week!!) My previous Paper Smooches posts for this release can be found HERE, HERE, and yesterday’s HERE.

Have a great week!

Jill

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MFT Color Challenge #33

Color Challenge #33 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_33I’m really enjoyed working with this combo because it evokes such coziness. Hence my cards for this Challenge:

hawkins_jill_let's cuddle_wmThis card makes me oh so happy! The new Chunky Chevron Cover up is AWESOME. Just so cool. The possibilities! πŸ™‚

For this card, I cut the cover up out of Sweet Tooth and then inlaid all the pieces. After, I overlaid the hollow Steel Gray cover up in the opposite direction. I shrieked a bit! Die cutting and stamping are definitely my happy. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_let's cuddle_00_wmI made another card with this combo, this time using the chevron pieces only πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_the snuggle_wmAgain, The Snuggle is Real. I keep joking I may need an intervention to stop using these two products. Of course, I’m kidding. Or am I? Haaaaa! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_the snuggle_00_wmThis color combo just says: Winter. πŸ™‚

My first card is make with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My second card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

The new Sketch Challenge #254 started yesterday! πŸ™‚ Join us for BOTH! πŸ™‚

My radiant MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

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Thank you for stopping in! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #32

It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month! That means Color Challenge #32 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_32Here’s my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_let it snow_00_wm(This stinker was so oddly challenging to photograph.)

I think these little dies to the Winter Wonderland set are so fun on their own. You get double duty from your die sets this way! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_let it snow_wmI made a quick tag (& added a little sparkle!) with some of my remaining die cuts. Have I mentioned my love of the Sketched Chevron Background? I think I’ve used it on just about everything since it arrived in my house. LOL πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_season's greetings_wmDon’t forget there is the Handmade Holiday TAG fun to join in over on the MFT Blog.

My first card is make with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My second card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

PrintJoin us! The latestΒ  #251 started yesterday too! πŸ™‚

My bright MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Instagram? jilldhawkins.

Thank you for poppin’ in! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #251 + Tag

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #251 begins today on the My Favorite Things Challenge & InspirationΒ Blog!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_251Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_merry_wmI used watercolors on the background here and then used watercolors some more. This one is growing on me a little. I generally like things simpler, less busy. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_merry_00_wmI didn’t get to make a second card for this Sketch. But I did make a fun tag for a little friend’s birthday party last week. So I’ll share that πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_wish big_wmI don’t think the sequin’s glue was dry when I took this photo, but the rain was coming and it was getting dark out! Must have natural light! Haaaa! πŸ™‚ Anywho, I wrote the little girl’s name in the blank space, tied it on the kraft bag, and voila! πŸ™‚

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

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My Bionic Bot Tag is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are to not be missed!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #250 AND Holiday Tag!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #250 begins on the My Favorite Things Challenge & InspirationΒ Blog today!

This week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_250Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_elfie_wmI sort of stretched the center panels wider and shifted the feature element (in this case, the Elf’s selfie) to the side. I then used the letters for the banner element. Just a little creative interpretation right? πŸ™‚

*elfie! I still giggle.

hawkins_jill_elfie_00_wmThis week is also an exciting, fun-filled Handmade Holiday celebration on the MFT Blog!

PrintBe sure to hop over there and catch up! Today, there are Tags-O-Plenty from several members of the Design Teams. I love tags! Here is my contribution:

hawkins_jill_joy tag_reWMOh my word–How much do I love the way the Four Way Chevron die cut with the Snow Drifts Cover Up and then with the Stitched Tag. I pulled it out of my machine after all the cutting, and just sort of gasped! LOL πŸ™‚ Be sure to go join in the fun!

My *elfie card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My Holiday Tag is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

Tuesdays rock on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog!

Thanks for stopping by today…
Jill πŸ™‚

Sweetness on Sunday! #263

It’s another Sweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge #263!! Hop over to see all the cards this week–there is such a variety of styles and oh so much fun! πŸ™‚

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0IkMXMpiFnM/VPOAKe6J0fI/AAAAAAAAP2c/7gum2ykp49s/s200/SSSC_Grab-It.jpgThis week’s Sketch is #263. You can see the full post and some amazing cards (and link up) on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog. Here’s my card for the week! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_thank you_00_WMhawkins_jill_thank you_WMI had to elongate these Diagonally Stitched rectangles from MFT, but it is easy to do! πŸ™‚

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Polka-Dot Cover Up, Die-namics In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX, Die-namics Thank You (dies), BG Diagonal Stripes (stamps), Field Day (dye ink), Field Day, Kraft, Ripe Raspberry, Sour Apple, Daffodil (card stocks), Embossing pad, Quickstix.;)

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for dropping in! Hope you’ll join us!

Jill πŸ™‚