Another Sweet Sunday Sketch: #271

Hope your weekend has been splendid! It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #271! Hop over to see all the fun the team made πŸ™‚

Here’s the sketch for this week:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you're like_0_wmI’m unsure as to who made this!? Between the color combo and flowers (yes, again!), I need to check my temperature. Haaaaa! I try to stretch out of my comfort zone now and again, and let me tell you, this one is a huge stretch for me. πŸ˜‰ Should hold me over for awhile.

hawkins_jill_you're like_wmI had to splatter the inside of the card to balance myself out a bit. LOL.

hawkins_jill_you're like_00_wmOh, and be sure to stretch your dies! I did so a few times on this one with both the Blueprints 23 and the Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX. You can get a bigger bang from your supplies. πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the different takes! πŸ™‚

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

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You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for stopping by this weekend! Be sure to join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #22!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_22Today starts Color Challenge #22 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. Head on over there and see what our wickedly talented team busted out this week!

MFTC&I Blog–sure to be FABulous!

Here’s my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_hello_cc_00_wmI double die cut the Jumbo Dot Cover Up after inlaying the first set of circles. When you do this, you can’t exactly tell where you are cutting because the die is solid, but it worked out. πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_hello_cc_wmPolka dots… love ’em! πŸ™‚

I made a second card with some left over dots. It’s been a week of “hmmm, that’s not quite what I was thinking it would look like…”. Too funny. It’s still fun to send a shaker, right?

hawkins_jill_happy cc_00_wmI popped up the black front panel in hopes that Sour Apple would show through the window a bit, but…not so much. Ha!! πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_happy cc_wmIt’s already growing on me more though. πŸ™‚

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

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

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My My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration inspirational teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #230

photoSketch Challenge #230 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration begins–NOW! I highly encourage taking a quick break to pop over and read the fun on MFT’s cardchallenges.com.  If you haven’t played along, please do! There’s a solid chance you could win a gift certificate to get some gooooood stuff! πŸ™‚ Every style and geographic location is encouraged to join us!

Oh oh–Aaaaaannnnd, this month, we’ve had the fabulously talented Lorena CantΓ³ join us! How rockin’ is that!? πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_230 Poof! Here’s my take:hawkins_jill_yr pretty darn awesome_00_wmThis is a project that looked one way in my head, and came out another. Meh, that’s ok πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_yr pretty darn awesome_wmI made a second card based on this MFT Sketch #230. This is an even looser take, but the sketch still comes through. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_celebrate_wmFor this card, I challenged myself to get it made and be in bed before midnight. I succeeded :). (‘Fastest Turtle’ for a reason: I’m slow. But let’s call me, ummm…”deliberate”, OK? πŸ˜‰ ) It helps that I save 98% of my scraps. I used some from THIS card. Hooray for being frugal! Ha! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmI thank one of my (many) enablers, Erin, for the sweet hook up on this Balloon STAX set. She’s a stinker like that. πŸ™‚

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

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My Balloon card was made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

It’s a Sweet Sunday Sketch: #270

Hope those in the USA are enjoying the holiday weekend. I’ll be taking a few moments to be grateful for sure.

Today: Sweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge!! #270!! Whoooooooohooo!

Here’s the Sketch for the week:

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 Here is my card:

hawkins_jill_party til_00_wmOh this cute little cow has been mooing to use him! πŸ˜‰ Too bad it looks like the fella has a cold πŸ™‚ ha!!

hawkins_jill_party til_wmBe sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for everyone’s projects! πŸ™‚

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

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You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for dropping in! Hope you’ll join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #229

photoSketch Challenge #229 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog starts today!

Here’s the sketch:MFT_WSC_229

hawkins_jill_close to my heart_wmHere’s those Build-able Blooms again! I needed them a lot in May πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_close to my heart_00_wmI made a second card based on this Sketch #229: The Man Version πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_bow ties are cool_wmThese bow ties are cool, right?! I “inlaid” the circles into the wonky panel strip to integrate the pieces a bit more. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bow ties are cool_00_wmMy first project is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

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Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

CREATE Magazine!

My Favorite Things Die-namics is being featured in CREATE Magazine this month! Whoot! 01-create-cover-may-2015-_Layout-1The idea was to use one of two dies in interesting out-of-the-box ways. I, of course, chose the Proof Positive Cover-Up because, well, it is freaking awesome. So then I went mad. I die cut the plus signs in all these different colors and then pieced them together. Then came the *hold your breath*. If I screwed up my next die cutting, the time I spend piecing these would be for naught. Fortunately, I lucked out! πŸ™‚ Phew! Insert *big sigh of relief*. LOL. πŸ™‚ Silly silly.

jillhawkins_create awesome_00_wmI thought it turned out pretty cool. I’d love to try it again using different color combos and different shapes. πŸ™‚ jillhawkins_create awesome_wmHope you’ll check out this issue of CREATE Magazine to see all the other awesome MFT projects!

This card was made with supplies by My Favorite Things:

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Don’t forget to join in the MFT Color Challenge and the MFT Sketch Challenge too!

photoMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21Thanks for checking out my card! Join us on the challenges! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

May: Page Maps! and 100!?

Today is our final collaboration with Page Maps on the My Favorite Things Challenge and Inspiration Blog!! Don’t forget: This means a BONUS Challenge this month!! Page Maps has a lot of inspiration! πŸ™‚ Be sure to take a minute and hop over there too.

The sketch for this month:Page Maps May 2015 SketchHere’s my card. Go check it all out HERE!

HAWKINS_JILL_sane_WMThis color combo is fun! These are donut dies, but they work fabulously as circles too πŸ™‚ Love me some inlaid die cuts! πŸ™‚

HAWKINS_JILL_sane_00_WM MFT Card stock & Die-namics: Still BFFs.

This card was made with supplies by My Favorite Things:

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Don’t forget to join in the MFT Color Challenge and the MFT Sketch Challenge too!

photoMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21One more note: This post marks 100 posts for me on this blog. 100!? I never thought I’d ever post that many. So go figure. You just NEVER know! πŸ™‚ BIG THANK YOU for all the kind comments, followers, thoughts and compliments. I really appreciate them all!

Thanks for stopping by! Join us on the challenges! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

It’s a Sweet Sunday Sketch: #269

Today: Sweet Sunday Sketch!! #269!! Hope you can join in the fun…it’s always a good challenge! The Sweet Sunday team is full o’ fun! πŸ™‚

Here’s my card:

hawkins_jill_you amaze me_wmKind of a different color combo huh? It worked out pretty cool together though, I’d say πŸ™‚ And with Father’s Day fast approaching, well, I thought I’d better get on it!

I love to die cut the die cut and die cut that die cut. That’s the quick version of how I made this panel. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_you amaze me_00_wmHere’s the Sketch for the week:

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Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for everyone’s takes on the Sketch! Sure to a be a fun mix! πŸ™‚

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

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You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for spending a few minutes of your Sunday here! Hope you’ll join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Inspired by Photography…

PrintToday is another Inspirational on the MFT Blog…Certain to be a good read! This day is all about being inspired by Art.

I am an avid fan of black and white photography. Heck, photography in general I completely enjoy. This is one of my all time favorites: “Chicago” by Jerome Hawkins.

Chicago-OPJerome (Pat) Hawkins happens to be my father-in-law, but he wasn’t at the time I purchased this photograph ;). Just love this one so. It was the only piece of real art I owned back then. His photographs are all meticulously done with perfection. I do not have that much patience. Ever. πŸ™‚ Plus: Chicago.

Take a minute to check out Mr. Hawkins other photographs. πŸ™‚

Here’s a card I was inspired to make:

HAWKINS_JILL_youre the man_wmI enjoy using lots of fun color combos, but I am also a HUGE fan of the gray scale. I wanted to keep this card simple, like the amazing photograph. Plus, I think these spiffy ties are fitting for a city setting–fancy like. πŸ™‚

HAWKINS_JILL_youre the man_00_wmThe My Favorite Things blog is sure to have lots more inspiration. Oh, and again: Prizes!!

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

 

Check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the fun on the Sketch Challenge and the current Color Challenge!!MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21PrintThanks for dropping in! And a big thank you to my father-in-law for letting me share his photography πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

MFT Color Challenge #21!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21Today starts Color Challenge #21 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. Bop over there to take in all the juicy stuff!

Fuse Green is working it’s way into many of my cards lately! Who knew!?

Stop over to the MFTC&I Blog today & see all the lovelies! It is just so fun to read and this DT is stellar. Stellar!

Here’s mine:

HAWKINS_JILL_happy place_wmAmpersand and Flamingo. Enough said.

HAWKINS_JILL_happy place_00_wmOh, and stripes. Be still my cardmaking loving heart… πŸ™‚

I made a second card with this color combo and tried to keep it a little simpler πŸ˜‰

HAWKINS_JILL_sending congrats_wmAll these dies make a simple card have so much detail. Love that.

HAWKINS_JILL_sending congrats_00_wm My flamingo card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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

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

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚