Otterly Great

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #315 and MFT Color Challenge #61!photoI have surprised myself by getting in another Challenge entry! I had to use these otters though! Because: Cutie otters and puns! 🙂

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I masked and stamped this cutie, colored with Copic markers, and then fussy cut the edge, so he would hang off a little bit. I adhered the colors of the challenge, and did a little fussy/trickery die cutting to pull the whole thing together. 😉hawkins_jill_otter-bday_wm

Just a little something different to try. 🙂

Supplies from My Favorite Things, including the new BB Otterly Love You. So stinkin’ cute!

Have a great week!

Jill 🙂
Instagram? jilldhawkins

Hello, Sunshine | MFT Sketch 294

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #294! My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog! It’s so worth hopping over there to read Susan’s posts! You will not be disappointed. Ever. 🙂photoGeesh, I almost missed this week’s sketch. I thought about it a few times and then bam, it’s Monday night! Phew. Squeaking in with this little number.

hawkins_jill_hello sunshine_wmI stamped and embossed some of the stamping. Then I watercolored in the image and background with my Zig markers, via an acrylic block. Sometimes, that just works better for me, depending on the look I’m going for.

hawkins_jill_hello sunshine_00_wmI mixed up the elements of the sketch a bit, since the chameleon had to be on the right, for tail purposes. 🙂

Supplies from My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 24 and BB Polynesian Paradise.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Jill
Instagram? jilldhawkins

Peeps!

This week is MFT Sketch Challenge #272! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoI have a weakness for iconic Peeps! Not so much eating them, but their sweetness! 😉

hawkins_jill_my favorite peep_wmPeep! 🙂

Totally random note, as I was making this, I just grabbed ink pads, not sure how many peeps it would take to complete the circle. And I just noticed they are ROYGBIV! Totally not intentional, and I love that Rainbow just happens. Haaaa! 🙂

hawkins_jill_my favorite _00_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 24, Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle STAX. Stamps: Candy Jar Companions. Card stock: Ripe Raspberry and Smooth White.

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Thanks for poppin’ by! 🙂
Jill

MFT Sketch #271

It’s time to interpret MFT Sketch Challenge #271! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoDefinitely in a Spring kind of mood with this color combo lately…Green! 🙂

hawkins_jill_life is_wmI do enjoy this MFT stamp set. I used the Large Rectangle from Blueprints 24 and just double die cut it. 🙂

hawkins_jill_life is_00_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 24. Stamps: LLD Undeniable Chemistry. Card stock: Green Room and Smooth White.

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comments! 🙂
Jill

Inspired by SRO! :)

Rockin’ along with MFT Sketch Challenge #270! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoThis may be my most literal take on any sketch ever. LOL. 🙂

For this card, I was inspired by the one and only, my friend, Susan R. Opel. Susan literally writes the blog on inspiration, so I find it fitting. ♥ SRO has an eye for fashion (and other fun) inspired card creations. Check out these examples of Susan’s awesome inspirations: HERE, HERE, and HERE. I mean, Yo! That’s fun. 🙂

Way back in October (?), I was flipping through TV channels late one night, and saw Julianna Margulies on Stephen Colbert. Checkout her spectacular Chevron dress!! 🙂 It stuck in my head, and I told Susan I would just have to make something inspired by it. 😉

Photo credit: CBS

So #bam:

hawkins_jill_youamazeme_wmI can’t resist a tag, and well, I so love this Die-namics Chunky Chevron Cover-Up! 🙂

hawkins_jill_youamazeme_00_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, Chunky Chevon Cover Up, Stitched Fishtail Banner STAX, Blueprints 24. Stamps: LJD For The Boys. Card stock: Silver Sparkle, Razzle Berry, Coral Crush, and Smooth White.

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Thank you Susan, for always inspiring! ❤
Jill

Lucky! MFT Sketch 269

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #269! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoIt turns out I twisted the card to a vertical orientation and but kept the orientation of the rectangular element. 🙂 hawkins_jill_so lucky_wmI thought this would be fun to send for St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

hawkins_jill_so lucky_00_wmI’m also impressed I completed a WHOLE card for Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge! #29! Whoot!! 🙂

My card is made with all supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 24.Stamps: Lucky and Mini Chicken Wire BG. 

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Thanks for stopping in! 🙂
Jill

Merry and Bright

As mentioned previously, I give myself the pass on making our family Christmas cards. As much as I enjoy it, I sort of lose my mind somewhere along the production line. 🙂

Of course, time is even tighter in December, but I kept these very simple and managed them in one sitting. I mailed them out before Christmas, to my teammates! Whoot! 🙂 It’s the little victories!

hawkins_jill_merry&bright_06_wmI was also in a race with the mailman, so I snapped just a few quick photos. 🙂  hawkins_jill_merry&bright_wmWhile these cards are very similar, they are all slightly different. 🙂

hawkins_jill_merry&bright_00_wmFun with non-holiday supplies! Always fun to stretch what you have in different ways. 🙂

Don’t forget, there is a little time left to participate in Sketch Challenge #260 and over a week left for joining Color Challenge #36 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!

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My cards are made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My favorite MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Instagram? jilldhawkins.

Thanks for stopping by today. I have posts coming every day this week. Be sure to stop back! (I’m amazed myself! ha!!) 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Color Challenge #36

Today, Color Challenge #36 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_36Here is my card for this MFT Color Challenge:

hawkins_jill_pretty darn_wmThe Amazing stamp set is well used here 🙂

hawkins_jill_pretty darn_00_wmI had to bust out the Proof Positive Cover Up. One of my all time MFT faves!

I made a second card with this combo: Winter light is not my photography friend. 😦

hawkins_jill_thanks_wmI thought this wonky window action would be fun. And the little Alphas from the LLD Bottle Cap Letters set are a fabulous size! 🙂 I went LLD all over this card. 😉

hawkins_jill_thanks_00_wmI quite enjoy this color combo! 🙂

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

The new Sketch Challenge #260 started yesterday! 🙂 Check it out!
My Amazing MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Instagram? jilldhawkins.

Thank you for stopping by today. Merry Christmas to you!! Hope yours is joyful and full of fun! 🙂

Jill 🙂

The Final Sweet Sunday Sketch

Today begins the new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #300. It is also the very last Sweet Sunday Sketch. Dang. I did not enjoy typing that. 😦 *sniff*

The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge was started by Karen Giron and has been around for 6+ years. What a lovely group of ladies to hang with. ❤

I am so thankful to my sweet, crafty friend Jodi, for asking me along, and to Karen for being so very welcoming and freaking funny! I am so cookoo over these girls talents!

I then, had the pleasure of “meeting” the whole team, and…They. Are. Fabulous. It’s great that everyone brings their own style every week. I so dig that. In the short time I’ve been along, I’ve had so much fun. We can have complete conversations speaking in #hashtags. It is so silly funny, I find myself laughing at my screen. Often.

I am going to miss these ladies every week. They have all been so welcoming to me as a late comer to their small group, and I truly appreciate their inky warmth. 😉

Be sure to click over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog post to read more about it. I started reading Karen’s post and had to stop. I will definitely be hopping over to read it today. 😦

Without further adieu, here is the final sketch:

Here is my final Sweet Sunday Sketch card:

hawkins_jill_You_wmI felt this MFT Sentiment was most fabulous for such a goodbye. The light bulb is brilliant, much like this team. Oh, the Sunday fun will be missed.

hawkins_jill_You_00_wmMy card is made with the following supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Any of the past challenges can still be joined in here: sweetsundaysketch.blogspot.com

All the past sketches can be found HERE.

The lovely, sure to be missed, 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. 🙂

Thank you for coming by each Sunday and joining us. Big, warm thanks to Barbara, Dana, Jodi, Karen, Lisa, Lori, Lynn, Sankari, Sarah-Jane, Tracy, and Vicki for welcoming me, making me laugh, and for all the inspiration. I’m glad our crafty friendships began and will remain. 🙂

Thank you Karen for sharing your talent and SSS home with me. I appreciate and respect your decision on wrapping up your Sketch Challenge. Life has bigger fish to fry right now. And I love that. But, I’ll miss it nonetheless. 🙂

Happy Sweet Sunday Sketch day! Hope you’ll join in on the final hurrah! 🙂

Jill 🙂

My Favorite Things: Sketch #259

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #259 starts on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration 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. 🙂

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. 😉

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. 😉 😉hawkins_jill_jingle_wmI clear embossed his outline and then used watercolors to give him color! Too fun! 🙂

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 🙂