Popping in to share a card I made with Paper Smooches new Flower Frame dies and the previously released stamp sets, Kindness Sampler and Best Buds! The combo makes such a sweet card! πŸ™‚
I stamped the card base with the little flower stamps from the Best Buds set.
I watercolored these flowers with my Zig clean color markers. I cannot decide if I need any more colors of those or not. Some I have are so similar, they are almost the same? LOL
For another way to use these frames, check my previous post HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for the Paper Smooches Pep Rally ❀ !!! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Ice Cream fun!

Happy Summer! Just popping in with a couple quicker cards I made last week. It was a crazy week, but I did sneak these in and felt better! πŸ™‚

I used my Zig Clean Color pens to watercolor these in. (Then I photographed them with Copic markers, and I think that is just funny! Shows how time crunched things got.) I finished them with some stitching and some Wink of Stella sparkle. 

I can’t wait to use more of these stamps soon! SO fun! πŸ™‚ I used Avery Elle’s The Scoop. I think this set is delightful, and would also pair awesome with their newer ice cream treat stamp set. I don’t own that one yet, but the treats smile, so I really must some day πŸ˜‰ .

Yum! Happy Summer!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Coffee and Bacon! :)

With a title like that, breakfast awaits! πŸ™‚

This new Planner-Yum set from Technique Tuesday is a riot! I mean, “Today Calls for Bacon”. Bacon-tastic! πŸ™‚
hawkins_jill_bacon_wmI thought it would be fantastic to rain bacon. hahaaahaaa! πŸ™‚ A simple, smile inducing card!hawkins_jill_bacon_00_wmI stamped all the bacon, masked off a spotlight area, and blended in some Distress Ink. Then I colored in all the bacon very simply with Copic Markers. Too funny πŸ˜‰

Next up, the beloved Cup of Get Going:

hawkins_jill_coffee_wmI watercolored with Zigs on this one and added googley eyes, of course. πŸ˜‰ I also used the Photo Frame die and the Heart Strings die for the perfecto hearts.

hawkins_jill_coffee_00_wmCheck out another card I made with the cutie Fries HERE! SO enjoy these little TT stamps! πŸ™‚ Some other faves HERE and HERE. Student and School!

Thanks for stopping in! Enjoy your weekend accoutrements! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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Sending Hugs | MFT Sketch 291

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #291. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI used the scene I made last night for #thedailymarker30day. I was all set to turn in early, so I was planning something simple and quick. But then, this happened! Haaa! So much masking and then I colored in with both my Zig markers and Distress Inks as watercolors. I kinda botched painting the Ferris Wheel back there, but it was too late to turn back. It isn’t tragic, right?Β  πŸ™‚ I finished the card with some stitching,and matted the whole panel.

hawkins_jill_sending hugs_wmI used the Sketch as a guide for this scene. Can you see the inspiration? It is definitely there! πŸ™‚

These are a couple of my favorite MFT stamp sets: London Mouse and Label Maker Love by My Favorite Things. πŸ™‚

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Have a good Sunday!

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Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚


Fresh Slices of Thanks

I’m back today with some watermelon goodness using the same set as yesterday: Technique Tuesday’s Summer Adventure. You can check out a couple other cards I made with the same set HERE and HERE. πŸ™‚ Summmmer! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_thanks_wmToday, the grass was wet. Haaaaa!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_thanks_00_wmLove these WATERMELONS and this Hometown Alpha set ROCKS! πŸ™‚

I masked off some watercolor paper and stamped all the watermelons from Technique Tuesday’s Summer Adventure. After that, I loosely watercolored them with my Zig pens, diecut the letters, arranged, stitched and poof! Oh, and the little heart is from TT’s Heart Strings die. πŸ˜‰

If I made this again, I’d make that center space narrower and tighten the columns I think? Hmmmm? I actually thought this would be a technique trial card, but it went well, so I ran with it! πŸ™‚ And now, I need to mail it!

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Keepin’ it fresh! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚


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Life is Sweet

I’m having some yummy, sparkly fun with Technique Tuesday’s: Summer Adventure. This super summery fun set is all over my desk! Hoping to bust some watermelon madness next! For now, let’s chill with popsicles! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_life is sweet_wmIs this photo taken in the grass? Yes, yes it is. It’s come that, my friends. Winter could be interesting in the snow! Haaaa!

hawkins_jill_life is sweet_00_wmI stamped all the popsicles from Technique Tuesday’s Summer Adventure with Versamark ink and embossed them all in white. Then I watercolored them with my Zig pens. After that, I did a full wash over the whole paper, which, was a mistake, But I was able to salvage it. I think? πŸ˜‰ I embossed and stitched the sentiment, added some Stickles, and boom, finito. Well, finito after I let it dry for hours. πŸ˜‰

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Hope your day is delicious! Take care

Jill πŸ™‚


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