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 🙂

…thank you! eeeek!

http://www.cardchallenges.com/2015/01/challenge-inspiration-you.htmlOk, I’m going to try to be cool here, but I should tell you now, there is no way that is going to happen. I am too freaking excited!!!! 🙂

I tend to get excited about little things in life…the cool noise my washer makes, when my husband does the dishes, new post-it notes, etc. So you can just imagine the level of excitement I felt when I received a most fabulous email from the oh-so-delightful Susan R. Opel in regards to being a part of the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Team. Um, hello!!?? MFT makes super cool products!! Elation to a whole new level!! 🙂 Foremost, Susan is a genuinely kind, very funny and positive person. Susan is also the paper crafting world’s biggest cheerleader!!! MFT is clearly genius to have her on board…and I am just bursting with gratitude and enthusiasm to be there with her. 🙂 Pinch me!!!!

You’ll want to hop over there today because SRO is introducing (the fantastic) Veronica Zalis and myself…and here’s a lil’ peek: (look at those alphas!! Laina Lamb. Good stuff)

MFT_hawkins_jill_intro_01_WMIn case you missed my post last from last week, you can find it here…prepare…there is a lot of *!!!!!* there too (I can’t help it. 🙂 ).

Don’t forget to check out my MFT teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel! Our shared love of crafty goodness is only the beginning of the fun we all have ahead…starting with sketches this Wednesday!

Here’s another fun card to get you thinking. I don’t really do flowers. I like them, I love what others do with them, but they don’t seem to like me. However, when I finished this card, I thought, “Gee, are these flowers?!”. Could be, right…? (or beach balls? lol). Either way, I enjoyed taking this bow tie and making it into something else.

hawkins_jill_jan 5_wmThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Photobooth (dies), Photobooth & BG Sweater Stitch (stamps), Kraft & Black Licorice (Hybrid Ink), Nightshift Blue, Sweet Tooth, Tangy Orange, Brown Paper Bag & Limelight (Card Stocks). ahhhhh MFT. 😉

hawkins_jill_jan 5_01_wmPrintjoin us! 🙂

Thanks for popping by! What a fun day! 🙂

Jill 🙂

My Favorite Things for 2015!!

Cover Photo DTTo say I am excited doesn’t even begin to sum it up…I’m so aflutter, I feel like my crafty little head may POP!!!!….

hawkins_jill_2015 MFT_WMI am completely and utterly honored to be part of the new, sparkly “My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration” TEAM! Thud. Yup, I just fell down ;).

Our fabulous leader is the one and only Susan R. Opel, who is not only bright and talented (as you certainly don’t need me to tell you), she is also the perfect person to take on this new challenge–and YOU ARE ALL INVITED!

I’m telling you, the people on this team are going to make your head spin–everyone brings a different style and edge to this group. Good golly, THEY are talented! And they are: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, Me (Jill Dewey Hawkins) and of course, our fearless, AWESOME leader Susan R. Opel! One of the biggest perks is getting to know these sweet, funny, spunky, energetic, silly and creative ladies :).

Don’t miss out–2015 is your year to be inspired and get crafty! Join us for Wednesday Sketch Challenges and MFT Color Challenges….oooooo what fun we have ahead friends! Check it all out at MFT’s cardchallenges.com!

My Favorite Things has it ALL! Eeeek! Such fun, organized, generous people at MFT! I’m telling you, I could not be more excited for a creative 2015!

hawkins_jill_2015 MFT01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

Die-namics LLD Cupcake Stand & LLD Emmitt Numbers & Symbols (dies), Friends Like Us & DC Thankful Thoughts (stamps), Nightshift Blue (Hybrid Ink), Nightshift Blue, Razzleberry, Smooth White, & Limelight (Card Stocks). Um, yeah, big fan.Printhttp://www.cardchallenges.com/2015/01/challenge-inspiration-you.htmlHooray for 2015! Hooray for new & exciting things! Hooray for My Favorite Things!

Come back often and visit the new best thing in papercrafting!

Thanks for stopping by to share in the fun…I gotta run, I need to go make something! 🙂

Jill 🙂