MFT Sketch 267, Turtley Cool

Squeaking in my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #267! (Check it out: My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoThis turtle from Birdie Brown: <3. I flipped the sketch a little and tweaked it, but it’s there! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_aloha_wmShe’s basking in the Sun! Ahhhh Sun! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_aloha_00_wmI colored this Turtle for Day 15 of Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker, 30 Day Color Challenge. I completed Kathy’s last 30 Day challenge, and I figured this time I would try to do part time. But so far, I’ve managed every day! Which is great, because I usually spend my time die cutting! πŸ™‚

My card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics: Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, Die-namics Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Die-namics Stitched Mini Scalloped Circles STAX. Stamps: BB Polynesian Paradise. Card stock and Black Licorice Hybrid ink. Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye.

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Thanks for popping by! See you here tomorrow, Thursday, and for a fun collaborative post on Friday! Whoot!!
Jill πŸ™‚

MORE MFT Color Challenge #35

Color Challenge #35 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog! The team made another week of great projects. Be sure to check it out.

My post for my first Color Challenge #35 card is HERE.MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_35Here is my second card for this Color Challenge:

hawkins_jill_dream big_wmOh these little elephants. Adorable indeed. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_dream big_00_wmI feel like I have too many neutrals on this card, but I’m going to run with it anyway. Mind the tidbit of orange too. πŸ˜‰

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


The new Sketch Challenge #258 started this week! πŸ™‚ <—Click here for the link πŸ™‚ Join us!

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

Thank you for stopping by again! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

My Favorite Things: Sketch #257

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #257 begins today on the My Favorite Things Challenge & InspirationΒ Blog! Hope you can sneak in some crafty time and join us this week!! πŸ™‚

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_257Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_warmest thanks_wmI was scanning my supplies of what to use this week, and there were these little mice, in their winter warmth. πŸ˜‰ I’m also in a blending phase, so I wanted to do that. Haaa! πŸ˜‰ MFT Die inks are stellar for blending. Especially on the blending card. hawkins_jill_warmest thanks_00_wmΒ Photos do not do the Sparkle card stock justice. It’s soooo sparkly in person! Ahhh sparkle. πŸ™‚

I hope to be back later this week with another MFT card, time willing! The holidays are beginning to have their rippling effects on time… πŸ™‚ Thoroughly enjoyable, but ripples nonetheless.

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



Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are not to be missed! You could be Spotted!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Join us!
Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #296

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #296!  Join us over on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog! πŸ™‚ Sure to be some great cards by the SSS Team!! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:Here is my card for the week: Awwwww πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_warm hugs_wmThis Penguin. Ack. He/She is the cutest! When I saw this little guy/gal, holding marshmallows, I had to order this set. LOL. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_warm hugs_00_wm True to form, I flipped and rotated the sketch, but it’s definitely there! πŸ™‚ So fun! Hope you can find some crafty time to join us!

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:


Any of the past challenges can be joined in here:
All the past sketches can be found 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. πŸ™‚

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #274

Happy Sunday!! It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #274!

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you melt_wmOh this little man with his trunks and Popsicle…Ca-ute! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_you melt_00_wm Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the fun this week…and EVERY week! What a great group! πŸ™‚

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



You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for dropping in this Sunday! Join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #231! Zing!

photoSketch Challenge #231 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is kickin’ it today at MFT’s Oh you know there is good stuff and good read over there. πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_231Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_WMOk. Really, this Abstract Cover Up is the bomb. OH my die cuts.

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_00_WMI’m just warning you all now, this guy is going to be used A LOT! πŸ™‚ Buckle up.

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_0_WMI gave a few splatters to the inside. So 80’s. So fun. πŸ˜‰

I squeezed in a second card. Because: Floatie & THAT sentiment. Gah! LOVE both!

hawkins_jill_miss you_wmI mean, really. How cute is this guy? πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_miss you_00_wmI gave his floatie some polka dots, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t come through. πŸ™‚

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



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

AND this week is SUPER COOL at because there is extra goodness and PRIZES!! Check it out EVERY day! It is seriously enjoyable as we collaborate with Simple Stories! Click here for Monday and Tuesday! I’m thinking I’ll have some stuff up later this week! wink*wink πŸ˜‰
PrintHope you’ll join us!
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:

 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:



You can find all the past sketches HERE.

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

Jill πŸ™‚

Light it up BLUE!

light it up blue blog hopToday’s post is an extra special one. I am joining in a Special Blog Hop to LIGHT IT UP BLUE for Autism Awareness. My friend Veronica Zalis had this brilliant idea in support of her son. Soon enough, another crafty friend, Tenia Nelson was there to help in support of her son too. These Moms love their kiddos and know first hand about Autism. I applaud them for acting and shining a light on Autism.

This hop is sure to be a super fun one, so hopefully you can start at the beginning and check out everyone’s creations! Most importantly, I encourage you to check out some info on Autism andΒ learn.Β I’ve spent some time doing so myself–there’s always more to know. Here’s a good resource: Autism Speaks. LOTS of information.

On with my card! (I’ll be sending it to a friend soon!)hawkins_jill_youreawesome_wmVeronica and I immediately thought of this MFT BB Super Boy to use on our Light It Up Blue cards. The awesome people at My Favorite Things generously allowed us to showcase this stamp/die set early in support of this hop (eeek!). But not to fear, you can get your crafty little hands on him too–April 7th! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_youreawesome_00_wmGoodness, I love this little guy! He’s a perfect fit for my household πŸ™‚ If you want to see stellar coloring though, you’ll want to check out my MFTC&I Teammates. They have mad skills on this front. I just keep practicing! πŸ˜‰

One more note: Be sure to leave some comments as you hop! There are goodies from some very AWESOME companies and people in support of this Β BLUE hop! You don’t want to miss it! You can start on the hop HERE at Veronica’s blog πŸ™‚


This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics BB Super Boy, Blueprints #19, In & Out Diagonally Stitched Rectangles (dies), BB Super Boy, BB You’re Super, BG Small Brick Background (stamps), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Steel Blue (dye ink), Dandelion, Electric Red & Steel Grey (card stock), Blending Card πŸ™‚

PrintThanks for stopping in &Β LIGHTING IT UP BLUE! πŸ™‚ Awareness is always a good thing. πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚