My Favorite Things: Sketch #260

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #260 starts on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today! Bop on over to the MFT Card Challenges page to see what the DT made. I can guarantee they all rock. πŸ™‚

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_260Here is my first take this week:

hawkins_jill_shine bright_wmI love the pieces out of the newest Diagonal Quilt Square Cover Up. So I die cut a bunch of quilts, then used the pieces. πŸ™‚ I think I stuck a lot tighter to the sketch this week!! Ha! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_shine bright_00_wmI made another card the other night. I had to use this cutie reindeer!!

hawkins_jill_cutethanks_wmBetween the happy jumping Santa, and this reindeer, this BB Jingle All the Way set earned its way into my heart. πŸ™‚ I think I’m going to add a little sparkle to that bright nose.

hawkins_jill_cutethanks_00_wmI used watercolors for these little cuties. The wood paper warms it up so sweetly. πŸ™‚

(This stamp set is a hot commodity. So if you’re interested in it, and it is not in stock, be sure to sign up for the back in stock notification. It’s just a simple click if you have an MFT account! πŸ™‚ )

Hope you can join us for this Sketch Challenge. Maybe using some new stamps you receive for Christmas!? *wink* πŸ™‚

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 forget to check out Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog!

If you’re on Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping by–see you back here tomorrow or the final MFT Color Challenge of 2015!!
Jill πŸ™‚

My Favorite Things: Sketch #259

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #259 starts on the My Favorite Things Challenge & InspirationΒ Blog today! Take a break from the holiday craze and join us! Only a couple left after this one for 2015!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_259Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_happy holidays_wmPoof! I find this a refreshing take on the Christmas cards. Do you? When I finished this card, I thought, Dang, I think Erin has rubbed off on me! Something about its overall feel reminds me of Erin’s fabulously bold style. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_happy holidays_00_wmI originally had the three leafy greens exactly like the sketch has them. It looked awkward, so I took those three sketch elements and bundled them. I love to see when people follow Sketches tightly. (Check out Miriam‘s because she’s really good like that). I sometimes (ok, often) end up tweeking a few things on my cards. πŸ˜‰

I didn’t get to making another Sketch card, but I did make this fun guy:

hawkins_jill_jingle_00_wmI tried soooooooooo long to resist ordering this set, because I felt pretty good about my collection of Christmas stamps. But, I’m weak. This one particular Santa made me order it. Plus, I did not have any Santa stamps. So obviously, it’s justifiable. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_jingle_wmI clear embossed his outline and then used watercolors to give him color! Too fun! πŸ™‚

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

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

Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are filled with great inspiration too!

Speaking of inspirational, my MFTC&I DT teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for popping in! See you soon!
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #236

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #236 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is rolling out today! Oh and we have the talented Kalyn Kepner with us this month!!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_236This is my card for the week: hawkins_jill_wishbig_wmA little shaker action! How much do I enjoy these new background stamps!!? πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_wishbig_00_wmI used the Wink of Stella to brush over the sentiment giving it a little something, but darn, that thing is hard to photograph, especially with the added acetate and shiny stars! Ha!! I think I’d just heat emboss it next time πŸ˜‰

Blueprints 26: Oh yes!

I enjoyed making a second card with this sketch. I made these a week+ apart, but geesh, are there similarities or what? πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_enjoy_wmThis Balloon Strings background makes my crafty heart go pitter-patter. What fun this can be! πŸ™‚

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The amount of debate I had over whether both of these balloons should have a string or not? You can see which way I went πŸ™‚

My shaker 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 forget to check out the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog every Tuesday to see if you’ve been spotted! There are so awesome finds on there! I’m telling you, people are so dang talented!

Hope you’ll join us! Build up your stash of cards, possibly win a MFT Gift Certificate… Just sayin’… πŸ™‚
My cleverly skilled MFTC&I DT teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #235!! July!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #235 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is rockin’ out today!

Here is this week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_235Here’s my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_thankssomuch_wmI do enjoy the greens! #limelight #fielddayhawkins_jill_thankssomuch_00_wmI clear embossed the striped background on the panel. It’s definitely more fascinating in real life πŸ˜‰ Also, I have a slight obsession with die cutting. There are worse things, right? πŸ™‚

I squeezed in another card for this sketch:

hawkins_jill_hay there_wmI cannot resist a pun. EVER. It’s another problem πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hay there_00_wmKept it simple. DIdn’t go HAYwire or anything. πŸ˜‰

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

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

PrintHope you’ll join us! Those in the USA, Happy 4th! Enjoy a fun, safe, long weekend! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

Line.

PrintIt’s a fun week on the MFT Blog! Lots to learn and enjoy!

Today is the concept of: Line. Hop over the main MFT blog to read all the know how.

Here’s a card I made:hawkins_jill_thanks so much_wm

This card is so simple and effective, yes? I enjoy how it looked in the end.hawkins_jill_thanks so much_00_wm

BONUS! This card fits for the current Color Challenge at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration! Weeee!!

The My Favorite Things blog has oodles of greatness this week AND Prizes!!

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

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Don’t forget to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the fun on the Sketch Challenge and the current Color Challenge!!

PrintThanks for dropping by! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Thirds!

PrintToday starts a fun week on the MFT Blog! There will be a TON to learn and take in. The geek in me loves this stuff. πŸ™‚

Hope you can check it out and link to all the surely amazing projects. I can’t wait!! πŸ™‚

Today is the Rule of Thirds. Hop over the main MFT blog to read all the knowledge.

Here’s a card I made:

hawkins_jill_lets chill_wmI ended up using circles and just going for it πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_lets chill_00_wmThe My Favorite Things blog is sure to have lots of fabulous this week AND Prizes!!

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

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Don’t forget to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the fun on the Sketch Challenge and the current Color Challenge!!PrintThanks for stopping over! Be sure to stop by everyday this week!

Have a great week! 

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #273

It’s summer here! Hope your weekend is a sunny one! It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #273!

Here’s the sketch for this week:

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Here is my card for the week: Abstracting!Β hawkins_jill_cheers_wmI totally enjoy the Abstract Cover Up, but I can’t decide if I like it as a balloon? ha! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_cheers_00_wm

Heck, of course I do. I’d like it in a box with a fox. πŸ˜‰

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for everyone’s projects. Always super fun to see! Such a great group of card makers 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 on this Sunday! Join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #272

Hope your weekend has gone swimmingly! It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #272!

Here’s the sketch for this week:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you're my person_wmOh Happy Panda! πŸ™‚ This font is a favorite of mine too. Fabulous set!

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These Stitched Basic Edges get a lot of use. Endless versatility.

I stamped this sentiment using the coveted MISTI tool. I saved up for many a months and finally gave in to ordering one. (No help from this group of Sweet Sunday Stampers to resist it! Enablers. Geesh. πŸ˜‰ ) I haven’t used it but this once (so far), and I must say for the ability to stamp this sentiment repeatedly, making it flawlessly solid, I like it a lot. πŸ˜‰

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the different takes! I love all the diversity of styles each week. These ladies are oh so fun! πŸ™‚

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: (Fabulous=Electric Red)

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You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for dropping in on this Sweet Sunday! Please join us!

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™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch #266

Today: Sweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge!! #266!! Go see what everyone whipped up this week! https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0IkMXMpiFnM/VPOAKe6J0fI/AAAAAAAAP2c/7gum2ykp49s/s200/SSSC_Grab-It.jpgHere’s my card for the week:Β hawkins_jill_cherryontop_wmI find myself gluing teeny tiny sprinkles on cards and laugh. But it’s so worth it right!? Yum! Sprinkles! Those are from the LLD Donuts set. Treats meeting on one card: Perfect storm of yum! πŸ™‚

Here’s the Sketch for the week:

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for the rest of the DT projects! It’s fun to see the different takes!

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics LJD Sweet Treats, Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames, Blueprints 23, Blueprints 24, Die-namics LLD Donuts (dies), BG Grid Background, LJD You’re the Sweetest (stamps), Grout Gray (dye ink), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Sweet Tooth (pigment ink), Tickled Pink, Wild Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Lemon Chiffon, Ripe Raspberry, Summer Splash, Hot Fudge, Kraft, Electric Red, Steel Grey, Smooth White (card stocks), Embossing pad.

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

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

Jill πŸ™‚