MFT Sketch #239

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #239 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is starting TODAY!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_239This is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_hope your day_00_wmI so enjoy this little sunny dude! πŸ™‚ The Abstract stencil and background…well, I’ve mentioned my adoration of these many-a-times too! I stamped and embossed the Build-able Blooms for the sun. It ended up a little more subtle than intended, but, alas πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hope your day_wmI squeaked in a second card. This one was made in probably five different sit-downs, so it feels a bit disjointed. But, meh, I think it’s kinda fun still πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_don't know_wm…and I think my stitching went a bit awry πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_don't know_00_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

The MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog features cardsΒ every Tuesday that have been spotted by the MFT Design Teams! So fun!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #23!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_23Today starts Color Challenge #23 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.

Be sure to pop over HERE because seriously, you need to. GOOD STUFF.

Here’s my card for the week: hawkins_jill_good luck love_wmI mean: Really. Too too! I thought the stitching added the finishing touch. But you know you’re crazy when you are stitching on a piece of card stock that is less than 1/8″ wide. πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_good luck love_00_wmMy Happy Panda card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

My extraordinary 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 #231! Zing!

photoSketch Challenge #231 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is kickin’ it today at MFT’s cardchallenges.com. 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:

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

AND this week is SUPER COOL at cardchallenges.com 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˜‰
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Thanks for stopping by…
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™‚

 

 

 

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™‚

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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™‚

MFT Sketch #222…

photoSketch Challenge #222 starts off today on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Be sure to head over and see all the DT cards–guaranteed time well spent! Susan always writes up a fun post to read! πŸ™‚

Here’s a peek at my card this week: Colors! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_sketch 222_00_wmHere’s the sketch πŸ™‚ MFT_WSC_222Here’s another super simple card I whipped up πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_sketch222_WMI like the cloud detail in the upper right hand corner. Adds a little *sumpen*! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_sketch222_00_WMThis card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Blueprints #19, In & Out Diagonally Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circle STAX, Die-namics BB Somebunny (dies), BG Mini Chicken Wire, BB Somebunny (stamps), Nightshift & Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Ripe Raspberry, Snocone, Nightshift (card stock), Blending Card πŸ™‚

PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

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

Be sure to stop by tomorrow as I will have a special post in support of friends & awareness πŸ™‚

One final shout out to my friend Ali Brock at lilredbug.com for her patience and HUGE assistance with some technical difficulties in sprucing up my blog a wee bit!Β  BIG THANKS! πŸ™‚ Ali makes some super cool (and VERY cute AND yummy!) stuff! Check it! πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping on by! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

MFT Sketch #217…

photoSketch Challenge #217 TODAY on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!!

Here’s a peek at my card this week: More die cutting the die cut then die cutting that die cut…HAWKINS_JILL_sketch217_00_WMI really enjoyed manipulating these dies to get this result! It can make you a little cookoo at first, but then, you got it!! πŸ˜‰

Here’s the sketch πŸ™‚ MFT_WSC_217I thought I’d try and make a quick project…and well, the Peeps came out again πŸ™‚
HAWKINS_JILL_sketch217_0__WMI rotated the sketch, and made a quick and fun little tag! Hope this inspires you to try something Sketchy this week πŸ™‚HAWKINS_JILL_sketch217_0_WMAs I’ve said, I just so enjoy this die set for the little bunny Peep…and wait til I get to those jellybeans! eeeeek! πŸ˜‰

This card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX, Blueprints #19, Die-namics Candy Jar (dies), CS Candy Jar Companion, BG Diagonal Lines (stamps), Razzleberry, Limelight, Green Room, Summer Splash, Sweet Tooth, Kraft (Card Stock), Black Licorice & Grout Grey (dye inks) πŸ™‚

PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

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

See you tomorrow for the MFT Color Challenge!!

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

MFT Sketch #213…Go!

photoNew Sketch challenge starts today on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sketch #213! What’s up new Sketch!?

Inspiration and details await!! Try to join in this week if you haven’t! I can’t say it enough of how much everyone’s styles vary–it’s so fun to see. Plus Susan writes good stuff to describe each project…it’s a little publication every Wednesday!

Here’s a peek at my card this week: (hint: I love to die cut the die cut then die cut that die cut… )
hawkins_jill_sketch #213_00_WMHere’s the sketch πŸ™‚MFT_WSC_213Below is the extra card I made. It’s definitely one of those that looks better in person, but it’s still fun to share. I embossed the tag with the Arrows Abound stencil, and embossed the Poloroid cut out, but I didn’t capture it too well on camera. Meh, that’s ok. It’s a good card to give my hubbyΒ  πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_sketch #213_2_WMHope you’ve found some inspiration to give the MFT Sketch Challenge a whirl this week! See you in the links there πŸ™‚ SO many rockin’ entries in the weeks past–phew! I love to see them all! πŸ™‚
hawkins_jill_sketch #213_2_00_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 19, Die-Namics Stitched Tags, Mason Jar Mug, Poloroid Cover Up (dies), Friends Like Us (stamps), Arrows Abound (stencil), Timber Green, Brown Paper Bag, Nightshift, Limelight, Tangy Orange (Card Stocks), Vellum. ahhhh Tangy Orange! πŸ™‚Printjoin us! πŸ™‚

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

 

MFT Sketch #212…

photoNew Sketch challenge today on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sketch #212! Hey hey!

Go get all the details AND awesome inspiration! Hope you can squeeze in some time to play along πŸ™‚ Here’s a peek: (hint: Think Warmth πŸ™‚ )
hawkins_jill_sketch#212_01_WMHere’s the sketch πŸ™‚MFT_WSC_212And, I made an extra card! Funny story, this was actually my first attempt at this sketch, but there was one element that irked me to no end…So I fixed it this morning and added the YOU heart! Hooray, so much better. Do you ever do this? I do, A LOT! OH OH, and I used paste with a stencil–whoot! Just mixed in some pigment ink to color paste. πŸ™‚ Anywho, enough babble, here it is:

hawkins_jill_MFT sketch212_WM…handmade goodness at it’s best: Not quite perfect, but enjoyable πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_MFT sketch212_01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 19, LJD All My Love, Coffee Cup, Photobooth (dies), Arrows Abound (stencil), Smooth White, Steel Grey, Razzleberry, Limelight, Nightshift (Card Stocks). Fun fun! πŸ™‚Printjoin us! πŸ™‚

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

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! And a Thank You to my friend Miriam for the note on my images–I did a little fix and I think they’ll be better going forward-hooray! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

super friend!…

hawkins_jill_MFT_friend inlaidI finished this card, and thought, wow, this is to be given to a super friend! It has super hero like qualities doesn’t it!? Maybe its the colors? The layout? Not sure πŸ™‚

This is all inlaid…ahhhh! πŸ™‚ …One of those cards you can plan only to an extent, but in the end, you’re still surprised how it looks!Β  πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_MFT_inlaid friend detailAnywhoozle, if you haven’t seen this week’s Sketch Challenge #211 over at My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog, go there STAT. πŸ™‚ We’re having too much fun!photo This card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Friend (dies), Persimmon, Blueberry, Nightshift, Lemon Drop, Smooth White, Limelight, Steel Grey (Card Stocks). I know, more stripes!! Just LOVE them with this card stock! πŸ™‚

I can’t wait to check out some entries there later this weekend myself! πŸ™‚ Have a good weekend all! Create something! πŸ™‚Printjoin us! πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping by …and thanks for all the nice comments Y’all have left…geesh, YOU’re awesome! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚