The Final MFT Sketch for 2015: Sketch #261

photoThe final MFT Sketch for 2015, MFT Sketch Challenge #261, is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today! Be sure to hop over there to see and read what the rest of the Design Team made! They have all certainly rocked it, as always. πŸ™‚

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_261Here is my take this week: You’ve Been Amazing 2015!! Bye! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bye_wmI thought it fitting to use some of my most favorite* MFT products on this Sketch card. (More on *this below.) I layered the frame several times, using the After Midnight, along with some Smooth White and some Razzle Berry for POP! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bye_00_wmThis may be the tightest I have ever stuck to the Sketch? Ha! πŸ™‚

*Be sure to stop by tomorrow. I’ll have my second Sketch #261 card and my wrap on my MFT 2015. The post will include some of my most favorite MFT products and some of my favorite cards I’ve made this year. πŸ™‚

My final 2015 sketch card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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I’m so very grateful for my AWESOME MFT Challenge Team teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for swinging by today and for all my MFT Challenge posts. I really appreciate you reading them! I really do!! πŸ™‚ ❀
You don’t want to miss my favorite My Favorite Things tomorrow! See you here! πŸ™‚
Jill πŸ™‚

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™‚

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:
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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:

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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™‚

My Favorite Things: Sketch #254

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #254 drifts on in to the My Favorite Things Challenge & InspirationΒ Blog today!! Join us!

This week’s sketch: I really like this week’s sketch! πŸ™‚MFT_WSC_254Here is my take this week:hawkins_jill_snuggle_wmEggplant, grays, hot cocoa with marshmallows…and The Snuggle is Real. ❀ I could not wait to use this sentiment again, and again, and again… πŸ™‚ Plus, I’ve always loved that banner type piece from Blueprints #25. Geometrically fun!

hawkins_jill_snuggle_00_wmOh goodness, I am so so very happy MFT has introduced the two new GRAYS! They compliment the existing ones I use so often. I am trying hard not to order a back up pack of each gray. I believe this is a common crafter problem, right? A version of hoarding your supplies you most adore. So silly! πŸ™‚

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

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I’ll be back tomorrow with TWO cards for the new Color Challenge!!Β  πŸ™‚
Thanks for popping in…
Jill πŸ™‚

SSS Challenge #282

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #282! This one is crazy versatile for your imagination! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

My card for the week: hawkins_jill_ms c_wmGetting ready for Back-to-School…and EARLY no less!! Wahhhoooooo!

The card base was stamped with Grout Gray polka dots, but overnight, I think the card stock absorbed the ink more than I anticipated. ha! πŸ™‚ You can just barely make them out.

hawkins_jill_ms c_00_wmFor this panel’s background, I actually *stamped* the Abstract Stencil with the Field Day die ink on a card stock panel. The panel had been laying around my desk for a while and I finally used it! Double whahoo! πŸ˜›

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things: (background stamps rock!)

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Be sure to check out all the goodness everyone surely made this week!! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #240

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #240 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration begins rockin’ today!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_240This is my card for the week: One of my favorite Sketch cards to date. LOVE these dies.

hawkins_jill_you got this_wmI used a Fuse Green card base and stamped the new Wonky Chevron background on the inside. Adds a little fun for the recipient πŸ™‚ “You Got This” = Awesomesauce.

hawkins_jill_you got this_00_wmI really enjoyed this week’s sketch, so I made another card. Then I had ideas for at least three more, but, it was almost midnight. πŸ˜‰ Some other day…

hawkins_jill_congrats_wmThose little flags use the new August released Fringe die! Oh goodness, that’s a fun one too! πŸ™‚ The Primitive White base gives a nice warmth to the card.

hawkins_jill_congrats_00_wmThis one is being mailed to a friend…and it is WAY overdue. 😦

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:

The MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog continues to feature cardsΒ every Tuesday that have been SPOTTED! Oh so fun!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚