January 2015…MFT!

I thought it would be fun to do a complete recap of my January cards for the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Team. Sugar snaps!! It’s been fun, fun! I’m sure looking forward to February already! 🙂  MFT_hawkins_jill_intro_WMhawkins_jill_2015 MFT_WMhawkins_jill_jan 5_wmhawkins_jill_sketch#210_WMhawkins_jill_MFT_jan 7_WMhawkins_jill_color challenge#13_WMhawkins_jill_MFTCC#13_WM_hawkins_jill_MFT_jan 9_WMhawkins_jill_sketch#211_WMhawkins_jill_sketch#211_01_WMhawkins_jill_MFT_friend inlaidhawkins_jill_CC14_WMhawkins_jill_MFT CC14_thankful_WM hawkins_jill_MFT CC14_grateful_WMhawkins_jill_sketch#212_WMhawkins_jill_MFT sketch212_WMhawkins_jill_sketch #213_WMhawkins_jill_sketch #213_2_WMHAWKINS_JILL_nuts_WMMy original intro post is here…In case you want to start from the beginning and scroll forth for more details. 🙂 Thanks for checking out my posts this month–it’s been fun! It’s a good thing I need to sleep or there might be twice as many! ha ha! 😉

Do you have a favorite card? I have a real hard time picking favorites of anything! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out my fellow MFT C&I Teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

PrintJoin us for the challenges!! TWO going on now 🙂

Thanks for popping by! 🙂

Jill 🙂

nuts about you!

HAWKINS_JILL_nuts_WMSometimes you just want to make a simply fun card. Nothing fancy, just fun. So I did. 🙂

HAWKINS_JILL_nuts_00_WMI used both Kraft and Brown Paper Bag here. 😉 I added a little sparkle for fun and called it done. The Glitter Glaze is pretty sweet, if I do say so 🙂 I’ll be attaching this card to some trail mix 😉

This card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Stitched Trad Tag Stax (dies), MSTN Cute Critters & BG Sweater Stitch (stamps), Steel Grey (dye ink), Black Licorice (Hybrid ink), Versamark, MIX-ables Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze, Brown Paper Bag, Kraft, Blending card (Card Stocks). Kraft makes me happy  🙂

And don’t forget, the MFT Color Challenge is going on and a NEW MFT Sketch Challenge started this week! Rock on…craft on!

photo PrintThanks for popping by…

Jill 🙂

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 🙂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 hubby  😉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 🙂 SO many rockin’ entries in the weeks past–phew! I love to see them all! 🙂
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! 🙂Printjoin us! 🙂

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 🙂

 

…try something new…MFT Color Challange #14!

CC14Today is the next Color Challenge #14 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog…weeeeeee!

Go over there today & find out all the details! Here’s a peek: (hint: I rather seriously enjoy these dies! 🙂

hawkins_jill_CC14_detail_WMI also quite enjoy these Color Challenges and I sure hope you join us and give it a whirl! 😉

The color combos we use are just so fabulous–they really inspire me and make me try new things! 😉 Sooooo, I had to make another card–make that TWO cards! I am all about the expeditious cards this week–which is also a challenge for me! 🙂

hawkins_jill_MFT CC14_thankful_WMhawkins_jill_MFT CC14_thankful_01_WMI’ve always avoided violet, and look at how this color combo makes me like it! I had one of those aha moments! So silly, but true… And here’s yet one more card because the first went so quickly, I still had a few minutes to create another:

hawkins_jill_MFT CC14_grateful_WMTHIS one is even more mind boggling…Wild Wisteria flowers!? I’m so thrilled that I stamped violet flowers on a one layer card (hooray for ONE layer!) and actually liked it! So here’s to stepping out of your groove–try something new! You may be wow’d with the results… I certainly am! 🙂 I crushed many of my “I never ___” this week! I hope you’re inspired too 🙂

These cards were made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: DC Thankful Thoughts & LJD Out on a Limb (stamps), Wild Blueberry, Wild Wisteria, Limelight (Hybrid Ink), Smooth White (card stock)… So simple & delightful! 😉Printjoin us! 🙂

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

Thanks for poppin’ by 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #212…

photoNew Sketch challenge today on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sketch #212! Hey hey!

Go get all the details AND awesome inspiration! Hope you can squeeze in some time to play along 🙂 Here’s a peek: (hint: Think Warmth 🙂 )
hawkins_jill_sketch#212_01_WMHere’s the sketch 🙂MFT_WSC_212And, I made an extra card! Funny story, this was actually my first attempt at this sketch, but there was one element that irked me to no end…So I fixed it this morning and added the YOU heart! Hooray, so much better. Do you ever do this? I do, A LOT! OH OH, and I used paste with a stencil–whoot! Just mixed in some pigment ink to color paste. 🙂 Anywho, enough babble, here it is:

hawkins_jill_MFT sketch212_WM…handmade goodness at it’s best: Not quite perfect, but enjoyable 🙂

hawkins_jill_MFT sketch212_01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 19, LJD All My Love, Coffee Cup, Photobooth (dies), Arrows Abound (stencil), Smooth White, Steel Grey, Razzleberry, Limelight, Nightshift (Card Stocks). Fun fun! 🙂Printjoin us! 🙂

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

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! And a Thank You to my friend Miriam for the note on my images–I did a little fix and I think they’ll be better going forward-hooray! 🙂

Jill 🙂

super friend!…

hawkins_jill_MFT_friend inlaidI finished this card, and thought, wow, this is to be given to a super friend! It has super hero like qualities doesn’t it!? Maybe its the colors? The layout? Not sure 🙂

This is all inlaid…ahhhh! 🙂 …One of those cards you can plan only to an extent, but in the end, you’re still surprised how it looks!  😉

hawkins_jill_MFT_inlaid friend detailAnywhoozle, if you haven’t seen this week’s Sketch Challenge #211 over at My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog, go there STAT. 🙂 We’re having too much fun!photo This card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Friend (dies), Persimmon, Blueberry, Nightshift, Lemon Drop, Smooth White, Limelight, Steel Grey (Card Stocks). I know, more stripes!! Just LOVE them with this card stock! 🙂

I can’t wait to check out some entries there later this weekend myself! 🙂 Have a good weekend all! Create something! 🙂Printjoin us! 🙂

Thanks for popping by …and thanks for all the nice comments Y’all have left…geesh, YOU’re awesome! 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #211…

photoToday starts a new Sketch challenge on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sketch #211! Whoooooot!

Go over there today to get all the details! Then find some crafty time to jump in! 🙂 Here’s a peek: (hint: I love stripes. Shocking, I know.:) )
hawkins_jill_sketch#211_detail_WMI tend to rotate and flip sketches. That’s how my mind works I guess? 🙂

PrintWhat’s that? Another card? Yes! Here it is! 🙂

It’s fun to use stamps in unconventional ways–stretch your goodies! You also need to sometimes improvise with what you have. I have no ovals, so I used a rectangle on this card below. The strip was made with the Planner Basics stamp set…check out the set and you’ll see what I used…teeehee. 🙂
hawkins_jill_sketch#211_01_WM…stars and stripes, go figure 🙂hawkins_jill_sketch#211_01_01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 19 (dies), MSTN Wild Things & Planner Basics (stamps), Persimmon, Kraft, Nightshift, Sno Cone, Limelight (Hybrid Inks), Smooth White, Persimmon, Limelight, Sno Cone, Nightshift (Card Stocks). mmmmm MFT Card Stock…You gotta try it if you haven’t! 🙂Printjoin us! 🙂

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

Many thanks for popping by to see! 🙂

Jill 🙂

inspired by…

I thought it would be fun to make a card “inspired by…”. After all, that is a main point for the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!!

I’m definitely not a “pink” person…not to say that I don’t use it, I just tend to use less of it. However, in the spirit of inspiration, I sat at my desk recalling Susan R. Opel’s lovely first card for the MFT C&I blog and whipped this one up! (And I used the sketch from this week!)
hawkins_jill_MFT_jan 9_WMIt turned out quite fun I think! 🙂hawkins_jill_MFT_jan 9_01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Bring on the Cake (dies), Delicious Birthday & DC Diamonds and Dots (stamps), Smooth White, Steel Grey, Limelight, Razzleberry & Cotton Candy (Card Stocks), Vellum, Black Licorice (Ink) 🙂PrintJoin us for the Sketch Challenge & Color Challenge that started this week! 🙂

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

Thanks for stoppin’ by 🙂

Jill 🙂

…go with the color (challenge)!

PrintTODAY is the start of the first Color Challenge (lucky #13) on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Colors–ooooo la la!

Check it out over there today & get in the know! Then get those wheels turning and join the fun 🙂 Here’s a peek: (hint: These colors make you think *spunky*!) 🙂hawkins_jill_color challenge#13_01_WMI can’t wait to check all the different MFT cards there as well! There really is something for everyone to enjoy! MFT CT&I is the definition of spunk! 😉hawkins_jill_MFTCC#13_WM_

Bo-nus card! Bo-nus Card! Ok, here it is 😉
…I die cut the words out to inlay, but then just added layers back in…I like them this way better. May give this card on February 14th…they don’t all have to be pink & red right? 🙂hawkins_jill_MFTCC#13_01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Mason Jar Mug & Die-namics Love & Adore You (dies), Smooth White, Persimmon, Lemon Drop, Tropical Teal & Limelight (Card Stocks)…limelight…can’t stop using it! 🙂Printjoin us! 🙂

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

Thanks for stoppin’ by 🙂

Jill 🙂

…hellllloooo sketches!

photoToday is the FIRST day of the FIRST challenge on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sketches!

Hop over there today to get all the details! Then ink up those stamps and/or fire up the die cutter! 🙂 Here’s a peek: (hint: best speech bubble die cut ever!)
hawkins_jill_sketch#210_detail_WMI know those creative friends of mine will have GOOD stuff to see there as well! 😉

And…here’s a bonus card to get your mind turning! Oddly enough, these colors are almost all the same–yet, I made these cards a week apart and didn’t plan/piece that together til writing this post…weird! Planner stamps for a card? Yup! 😉

hawkins_jill_MFT_jan 7_WM…and my layout is pretty similar! I guess you get in a groove, and that’s that 🙂

hawkins_jill_MFT_jan 7_01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 19 (dies), BG Swiss Dots Background & Planner Basics (stamps), Persimmon (Hybrid Ink), Smooth White, Persimmon, Black Licorice (Card Stocks), Black Licorice & Jellybean Green (felt)–Yum!Printjoin us! 🙂

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

Thanks for stoppin’ by 🙂

Jill 🙂