The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge! :)

I’ve been really trying to keep up with Kathy Racoosin’s: The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge. I think the idea is brilliant and I’ve always enjoyed seeing what people make and how they keep up. Well, I thought I’d give it a whirl! 🙂

This card below is what I started on day #14, and finished on day #15. I used the Jumbo Dot Cover-Up as a stencil and colored those in with Watercolor pencils. Didn’t know where this card was going when I started, but this is where I landed. 🙂

hawkins_jill_happy season_00_wmI think this is the first card I’ve actually completed for the 30 Day Color Challenge? I’m good with that. It’s more about the coloring, trying, and experimenting for me anyway. Plus, the good news is, I have a lot of bits in the hopper for future cards! 🙂

hawkins_jill_happy season_wmKathy is amazing at coloring. Geesh.

And you know who else has amazing skills? My MFT C&I Temmates. Check out their blogs for inspiration. (Links below)

My card is make with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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Be sure to check out MFT’s latest Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge!!! 🙂

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

Instagram? jilldhawkins.

Thanks for stopping in! 🙂

Jill 🙂

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Top Dog Dies: Guest!! :)

I am so happy Top Dog Dies invited me back to Guest Design some projects for their October release! I enjoyed it so much, I made FIVE projects. You’ll want to hop over to their blog and read my full post there to learn more about each of these projects! 🙂

The first project I made using the Spiders Die Set.

hawkins_jill_spider1_600hawkins_jill_spider2_600Next up is a project I made using Ghost Die set. Smiling Ghosts: Yes, Please. Super cute.

hawkins_jill_boo2_600I love the little pierced holes outlining them.

hawkins_jill_boo1_600The next projects I made are these drink straws. I am a total *sucker* for paper straws. 😉

hawkins_jill_straw2_600 hawkins_jill_straw1_600Moving right along to a caffeine fix, ha ha! This next card is one of my favorites. I used the previously released Coffee Cup and Finishers die set, along with the Ghost and Spiders die sets. Ahhh, I die. *wink wink* hawkins_jill_coffee2_600hawkins_jill_coffee1_600

And last, but certainly not least… I leave you with one last card today, drawing attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am a firm believer in educating oneself on the topic, and October is a fine month to make it a priority. I made this card to remind everyone:

hawkins_jill_boobs1_600The die from the Ghost set says Boo, but I got to thinking about adding another B and S. Boom. Love Yo’ Boobs! 😉

Once again, I used the Coffee Cup and Finishers set, along with the new Borders #2 die set. I also had to blend on some ink to the lid. 😉

hawkins_jill_boobs2_600I want to send a very big Thank You out to Top Dog Dies for having me back to Guest Design this month. I enjoy their fun dies in a BIG WAY and I’m grateful they asked me to give them a spin this month! Halloween FUN!!

Thank YOU for popping by today! Be sure to hop over to Top Dog Die’s Blog to read my full post there! 🙂

Jill

 

 

MFT Sketch #250 AND Holiday Tag!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #250 begins on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today!

This week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_250Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_elfie_wmI sort of stretched the center panels wider and shifted the feature element (in this case, the Elf’s selfie) to the side. I then used the letters for the banner element. Just a little creative interpretation right? 🙂

*elfie! I still giggle.

hawkins_jill_elfie_00_wmThis week is also an exciting, fun-filled Handmade Holiday celebration on the MFT Blog!

PrintBe sure to hop over there and catch up! Today, there are Tags-O-Plenty from several members of the Design Teams. I love tags! Here is my contribution:

hawkins_jill_joy tag_reWMOh my word–How much do I love the way the Four Way Chevron die cut with the Snow Drifts Cover Up and then with the Stitched Tag. I pulled it out of my machine after all the cutting, and just sort of gasped! LOL 🙂 Be sure to go join in the fun!

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

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My Holiday Tag is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

Tuesdays rock on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog!

Thanks for stopping by today…
Jill 🙂

Happy Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #290

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #290 starts today!  🙂 This sketch has OH so many possibilities.

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week: I used the new FABULOUS Gravel Gray from MFT! Oh goodness!!!! Loving the new ink SO VERY MUCH!

hawkins_jill_holiday_wmKeeping it simple this week! I often find I need a random holiday card last-minute, and this would fit many needs! 🙂

hawkins_jill_holiday_00_wmBe sure to check out all the other surely stupendous projects this week on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog and join in the fun!

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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You can join in any of the past challenges: 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 Sunday! I love October! 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Color Challenge #31

It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month! That means Color Challenge #31 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_31Here’s my card for the week: I just couldn’t stop snickering.

hawkins_jill_you're elfin_wmWell, I had to. 🙂

hawkins_jill_you're elfin_00_wmThis is made with the Santa Suit die set, but I think it works for little woodland elves too, yes?

Here is a second card, which, I’m not too happy with. But I like how the letters turned out, so I am sharing:

hawkins_jill_thx_wmThis card is too busy, yes? Yes. I think that’s it. 🙂hawkins_jill_thx_00_wmMy Elfin’ card is make 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:

PrintJoin us! The latest Sketch Challenge started yesterday too! 🙂

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

Instagram? jilldhawkins.

Thanks for stopping in! Happy October! 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #249

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #249 rolls out today on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_249Here are my takes this week:

hawkins_jill_boo_wmBoo!! 🙂 Being our first sketch of October, I chose to go Halloween-y! 🙂 I layered in an Orange Zest frame here for interest. It seems to appear more in person. Weird. 🙂

hawkins_jill_boo_00_wmI made a second card with this awesome sketch:

hawkins_jill_eektastic_wmMountain Dies…or ghosts. Whichever 😉 The Sketched Chevron BG is Awesomesauce.hawkins_jill_eektastic_00_wm My BOO 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:

Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are to not be missed!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill 🙂

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #289

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #289 starts today!  🙂 Yesterday was World Card Making Day! #WCMD2015

I hope you had time to participate in some fashion and if not, hey, try today!! 🙂 Perfect opp here! 🙂

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_celebrate_wmI sponged the inks through the stencil. Quite fun and simple, with a POW impact! 🙂hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmYou should see what the other team members made this week!
My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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You can join in any of the past challenges: 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 WCMD! 🙂

Jill 🙂