Love Stinks…

Happy 2018!! I hope you are ready to rock a fun year ahead! πŸ™‚

I’m popping in tonight to share a few cards I made with Technique Tuesday’s newly released, Love Stinks set. OK. I might enjoy this set a little too much, but come on, how stinkin’ fun is this!? πŸ™‚

Eeeeep! I cannot tell you how much this cracks me up! πŸ™‚

And then of course, I had to make two…for good measure and for practicing to color that cute little smiling pile! πŸ™‚

I also used some patterned paper!! Hey hey! Off to a good start here in 2018 using some stash! I’m hoping to widdle my PP even further so I can invest in some new pads by 2019? Hmmm. πŸ™‚

Along with those fun stamps, is this TP roll. I was cracking up when I saw it! πŸ™‚ That’s How I Roll. I die. πŸ™‚ ❀ it!

Some sparkle on these adds a little more interest in person. πŸ™‚

I kept all these cards very simple, using some Copic Markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Confetti sequins, Nuvo dots and twine, before adding some finishing stitching with my sewing machine. I’m thinking my husband will get a laugh and I love sending some smiles in the mail! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your New Year is a FABULOUS one! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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MFT Sketch #236

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #236 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is rolling out today! Oh and we have the talented Kalyn Kepner with us this month!!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_236This is my card for the week: hawkins_jill_wishbig_wmA little shaker action! How much do I enjoy these new background stamps!!? πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_wishbig_00_wmI used the Wink of Stella to brush over the sentiment giving it a little something, but darn, that thing is hard to photograph, especially with the added acetate and shiny stars! Ha!! I think I’d just heat emboss it next time πŸ˜‰

Blueprints 26: Oh yes!

I enjoyed making a second card with this sketch. I made these a week+ apart, but geesh, are there similarities or what? πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_enjoy_wmThis Balloon Strings background makes my crafty heart go pitter-patter. What fun this can be! πŸ™‚


The amount of debate I had over whether both of these balloons should have a string or not? You can see which way I went πŸ™‚

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



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

Don’t forget to check out the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog every Tuesday to see if you’ve been spotted! There are so awesome finds on there! I’m telling you, people are so dang talented!

Hope you’ll join us! Build up your stash of cards, possibly win a MFT Gift Certificate… Just sayin’… πŸ™‚
My cleverly skilled MFTC&I DT teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #274

Happy Sunday!! It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #274!

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you melt_wmOh this little man with his trunks and Popsicle…Ca-ute! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_you melt_00_wm Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the fun this week…and EVERY week! What a great group! πŸ™‚

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:



You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for dropping in this Sunday! Join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #220…

photoSketch Challenge #220 launches today on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!!

Here’s a peek at my card this week: I could piece these chevrons ALL DAY! Love ’em!

hawkins_jill_sketch 220_01_wmHere’s the sketch πŸ™‚ MFT_WSC_220Here’s another take on this sketch. I sort of reversed the shapes on this one…circles for rectangle, rectangle for circle πŸ™‚ Again, with the stripes. I decided I can’t stop. I just love them too much πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_sketch 220_0_wmhawkins_jill_sketch 220_00_wmThis is one of those cards when you have an idea in your head & then you end up with a different result that wasn’t quite your vision. Oh well. I enjoyed making it nonetheless. πŸ˜‰

This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Blueprints #23, In & Out Diagonally Stitched Rectangles (dies), BG Swiss Dots, BG Diagonal Stripes, Totally Happy (stamps), Razzleberry, Daffodil, Nightshift, Kraft (Card Stock), Kraft (hybrid ink)Β Versamark, Wink of Stella πŸ™‚

Don’t forget, we welcome Kelly Griglione this month on the Challenge blog! I bet her project is smashing too! πŸ™‚

Hope you can find a wee bit of time to get crafty and join in the fun we’re having! πŸ™‚

PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

My spectacularly skilled MFTC&I teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Thanks for swinging by! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚