Freshly Made Sketches Guest! :)

Happy Wednesday! Today, I have the fun opportunity to be the Guest Designer for the Freshly Made Sketches crew! Thank you to my crafty friend Jennifer Timko,Β  for inviting me to join in this month! You can check out their inspiring challenge blog HERE!

And here is this week’s sketch:

And here is my take! πŸ™‚ I thought this Avery ElleΒ  Critter Crew stamp was perfect for celebrating a new home! πŸ™‚ My friend and her family just moved into a new house yesterday, and there are five of them–too fitting! πŸ™‚

I colored these AE cuties with C opic Markers and added them to an MFT Balloon diecut from the Balloons STAX.

This sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Home Sweet Home, which I believe is retired? The patterned paper is Lawn Fawn’s Gotta Have Gingham Paper Pad ( ❀ ). I am so excited about welcoming them all home. ❀

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks so much to the Freshly Made Sketches team for having me along this month! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Warm Heart for MFT Sketch 290

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #290. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI used my little tag from #thedailymarker30day last night and whipped it in to a cute card to mail. πŸ™‚ It can definitely be a challenge to color each day. Other days, no problem! πŸ™‚ Either way, I’m glad for the challenge to complete and practice, practice, practice! Quite fun!

hawkins_jill_warm heart_00_wmThis little pup has always been a favorite of mine, so I stamped him up, colored with Copics, and I’ll pop him in the mail. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_warm heart_wmHave I mentioned my die cutting machine is on the fritz? Oh boy, is it ever. Don’t look too closely at this card or you’ll see the evidence of my failing little machine. It’s done a lot of cutting for me, but it’s hard to make that big purchase again. However, it looks inevitable. I think my birthday may come early this year? yikes. πŸ™‚

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Top Dog, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, and Chevron Stripes.

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Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill

Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine! Here is one more card for the Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge with Neat & Tangled! I used Neat and Tangled’s Say Yes to Donuts and Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp set for this card. You can find my other two cards HERE and HERE. Eeeeep! Love these together! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello sunshine_wmI almost tossed this card because I did not like the way the inked background turned out. But after a while, I decided it was completely tragic and would still bring sunshine to a mailbox, right? πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello sunshine_00_wmThis card isn’t too different from my first card, because I actually thought to stamp two cards at once! Haaaa! Something I never do, so I was glad. These few stitches took the longest. Because there are so few, they are delicate and pulled out. So that took a couple attempts. Ha!! Of all things. πŸ™‚

I also used a die from My Favorite Things: Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX. πŸ™‚

Check out the fun of this Mix it Up Challenge HERE! Thanks for hosting all the fun, Ellen Hutson! πŸ™‚

Have a great week!

Jill

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Love Inside

Here is my second entry for the Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge with Neat & Tangled! For this card, I used Neat and Tangled’s Say Yes to Donuts and Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp and die set. Too sweet! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_love inside_wmI stamped and masked the LOVE and then finished stamping and colored the images with Copic markers. Simple and fun! πŸ™‚

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Such a fun little card to pop in the mail!

I also used one die from My Favorite Things on this card: Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX. 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!

Jill

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Hugs

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!

Jill

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Greeting from Chicago!

I have been super excited to get this Hero Arts stamp set since I first saw it. πŸ™‚ Then, Ellen Hutson had a sale, it was in stock, and bam! It landed in my mailbox. Funny how that works, right? πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_chicago_wmThis little set is awesome and also delightful because: Wrigley! More to come with it for sure. Fun stuff by Kelly Purkey/Hero Arts!! πŸ™‚Β  I did make another card already, and then proceeded to smear ink on it. Ugh! #toolateatnight … So, I need to remake that one another day. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_chicago_00_wmThought it would be fun to use the Chicago flag as inspiration. The hearts I used are from THIS die set, All Inside, by Julie Ebersole/Ellen Hutson. The stitched border die is the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX from My Favorite Things. Definitely wear this STAX out! πŸ™‚

That’s all from Chicagoland today! Looking forward to more fun from this set! πŸ™‚

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Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill

Just AWESOME!

I definitely gravitate to Awesome. Literally. πŸ˜‰ This card is made with Neat & Tangled’s Awesome die! I so enjoy the way this “Awesome” is written!I

hawkins_jill_awesome spiro_wmI have always loved Spirograph! My grandparents, that lived next door to us growing up, had a Spirograph kit. I loved using all those colored pens. That set is long gone. *sigh*. BUT, I just “borrowed” my son’s set instead! Bwaaaahaaahaaa! Shhh. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_awesome spiro_00_wmI know who I’m sending this one to! πŸ˜‰

The Wonky Stitched Rectangle is from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week!

Jill πŸ™‚

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