Paper Smooches: Picture Perfect September

Popping in for a fun post today!

I saw the inspiration picture for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge this week, and HELLO! Had. To. Make. Something! 🙂 Love, love, love geometric (and colorful!) inspiration!

hawkins_jill_you're kick ass_wmBecause sometimes certain people just call for a “You’re Kick Ass” sentiment, you know? 🙂

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Paper Smooches supplies: Design Motifs and Uplifters. Two of my favorite sets. These are desert island sets for sure! 🙂

As mentioned, I’m playing along with the latest Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! I love their challenges. Even if I don’t get to participate as much as I’d like too. Always inspirational. 🙂

Here is the inspiration photo for September’s Picture Perfect Challenge:

ahhhhh. Fabulous. 🙂

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Jill 🙂

 

 

 

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MFT Sketch #246

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MFT Sketch Challenge #246 is starting on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today!

This week’s sketch:  My card for the week:  I always enjoy the Abstract cover-up. In all white, it is stellar too. Thought it made for a fun backdrop on this shaped shaker card. 😉 And, this is quite close to the sketch! Whoooohoo!

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

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Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! Still going awesome. Love those. 

Thanks for stopping by…Join us and link your card up!
Jill 🙂

Sweet Sunday: #286

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #286 rolls out today!  🙂

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week: I sort of twisted up the elements a week bit, but they are there! 🙂

hawkins_jill_I don't know_00_wmThis card was one of those accidents. I was watercoloring this Concentric Circle stencil for a different idea and then, I lifted it off and thought: Hmmmmmmm? So I stamped it :). I couldn’t decide if I should add more to it or not? I feel if that debate goes on for several minutes, the answer is: No. Stop. LOL. 🙂 hawkins_jill_I don't know_wm

I wanted the sentiment to bleed out a bit…so I stamped with Grout Gray Hybrid a couple of times, then I stamped it with the Steel Blue dye ink, giving it this slight bleed.

Other than that, I kept it super simple in the end. The die cut panel and matte helps give it a finished look.

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Check out what the other SSS peeps made this week! 🙂 sweetsundaysketch.blogspot.com

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

The Sweet Sunday Sketch team: Barbara Anders, Dana White, Jodi Collins, Karen Giron, Lisa Henke, Lori Tecler, Lynn Put, Sankari Wegman, Sarah-Jane Kale, Tracy Clemente and Vicki Burdick. 🙂

Happy Weekend!! Nap anyone? Enjoy 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Color Challenge #29

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_29It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month so Color Challenge #29 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!

hawkins_jill_think with love_wmYay for stamping!!

hawkins_jill_think with love_00_wmHere is a fun second card with this combo:

hawkins_jill_sending love_wmI wanted to send a little love and some hugs, so here it is. This new brick cover-up is OH SO Stellar as an embossed panel. gah! Fabulous! 🙂hawkins_jill_sending love_00_wmMy first Color Challenge card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My second card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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And be sure to check this:PrintMy colorful MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Instagraming: jilldhawkins.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #245

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #245 is on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration today!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_245My card for the week:hawkins_jill_i'm so grateful_wmFall florals! Suddenly I need more ink pads… ha! 😉

hawkins_jill_i'm so grateful_00_wmI made a second card, loosely based on this Sketch too:

hawkins_jill_happy hello_wmLove this apple! Hel-lo Teacher Cards!

hawkins_jill_happy hello_00_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

Don’t miss Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! Spotted!! 🙂

Also, did you see this!? Click HERE for the details! LOVE it!

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See you back here tomorrow for the newest Color Challenge! It’s another good one! 🙂

Thanks for popping by…
Jill 🙂

Another Sweet Sunday: #285

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #285 starts kickin’ today!  🙂

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_bushel_wmOh this Birdie Brown set is so darn cute. Perfect with its fall touches. I colored it with Copics on Kraft. Tricky because you cannot saturate the card stock like you would with a blending card. It’s a light touch or bleeding occurs. 🙂

hawkins_jill_bushel_00_wmMy card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Hop over to see all the fabulous cards the others made this week. Good stuff. 🙂

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

The Sweet Sunday Sketch team: Barbara Anders, Dana White, Jodi Collins, Karen Giron, Lisa Henke, Lori Tecler, Lynn Put, Sankari Wegman, Sarah-Jane Kale, Tracy Clemente and Vicki Burdick. 🙂

Happy Labor Day Weekend USA! Enjoy 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #244

photoHey hey! MFT Sketch Challenge #244 is on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog today!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_244My card for this week:

hawkins_jill_dew_WMSoda POP! And DEW!? Dewey love? Yes we Dew! 🙂 haaaaa! Laina rocks great designs. I also completely enjoy this stencil and cover up. Ahhh September new releases! 🙂

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I have a second card to share using this sketch. It is quite a loose take. I used the building as the “tag” and went from there. I usually look at a sketch to start and don’t look at it again. That’s how things get a little wacky, often. 🙂

hawkins_jill_you're sweet friend_wmI decided I had *medium* control issues after making this. The watercolors want to flow, not be controlled. 😉

hawkins_jill_you're sweet friend_00_wmSuch a fun set nonetheless. And I’ll keep practicing. 🙂

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

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

Don’t miss Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! AND TODAY, a super contest starts on the MFT Blog. You’ll need to check this out, get in on it, and WIN! 🙂

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My funny and OH SO TALENTED MFTC&I DT teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for stopping by…
Jill 🙂