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™‚

MFT Color Challenge #28

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_28It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month and off we go! Color Challenge #28 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog! Be sure to hop there as the other girls CERTAINLY rocked this! πŸ™‚

My go at it: I am so digging Tropical Teal right now! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_M_wmI know, I used the Four Way Chevron Cover-up again…but I had to! It’s awesome!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_M_00_wmIn my continuing effort to make quicker cards now-and-again (ha!), I made this one below with remnants and pieces made previously for other cards. That sure makes it quicker!! LOL πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_good things_wmThen, I accidentally starting stitching in the wrong place. Soooo, that placement was decided. Nuts. I’m not sure I’m loving it overall, but there are some takeaways for sure πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_good things_00_wm

 

My Color Challenge card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My second card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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My *keep you in stitches* MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

If you’re on Instagram: jilldhawkins.

See you soon! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #283

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #283 starts today! Hope you can join in the fun!

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_trick or treat_wmI always love Halloween cards, but rarely get around to making. So I’m glad it’s August and this cute set is available! One down πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_trick or treat_00_wm My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Be sure to check out all the fun this week!! πŸ™‚

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

The Sweet Sunday Sketch team:Β 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 dropping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #241 & MFT Summer School!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #241 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog today. Also, MFT Summer School: Session Three, Day Three! πŸ™‚

Here is this week’s sketch:
MFT_WSC_241This is my card for the week:hawkins_jill_lets be friends_wmThe Encouraging Words stamps set is fabulous.

hawkins_jill_lets be friends_00_wmI love to inlay die cuts, so I couldn’t wait to try out these Scribbled Rose dies. More to come with those! πŸ™‚

Next up: MFT Summer School! Session Three, Day Three πŸ™‚ Hop over to the MFT Blog for the REAL lesson and all the link ups to fabulous cards by the MFT Team! πŸ™‚

PrintToday’s Lesson: Hard vs. soft – For every hard line or edge you place on a card, the design is balanced by some softness, whether it be from a texture (like a ribbon) or a shape (like a circle); too much hard or soft might not work.

Here’s my take on this lesson:

hawkins_jill_for you_wmIt is definitely a literal take on this lesson, being that I used soft felt and all πŸ˜‰ But my thinking was the angles added an edge.hawkins_jill_for you_00_wmIf you missed my cards from earlier lessons this week, you can click on these links: Monday & Tuesday. Find me on Instagram here: jilldhawkins

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

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

The MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog features cards every Tuesday that have been Spotted! πŸ˜‰

Tomorrow I’ll have the latest MFT Color Challenge AND the MFT Summer School lesson. Stop by! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by… Tomorrow I’ll be showing one of my FAVORITE cards to date. πŸ˜‰
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Gallon/Quart/Pint

PrintToday starts another fun week on the MFT Blog! MFT Summer School: Session TWO! Oh yes! πŸ™‚

Today’s lesson:

PrintThe ol’ Gallon/Quart/Pint trick…You use a lot of one color, a little of the next, and even less of the next. Such fun! I could do these little lessons all day. I think I always say that, but it’s true! πŸ™‚

Anywho, on with my card:

hawkins_jill_miss you_wmMy card here sort of takes the gallon to the extreme and the others to the brink, but you get the picture. I have been trying to stamp more, and kept this one simple. I tend to die cut, so I like to be sure I mix it up here and there πŸ™‚ Watercolor: The untamed medium.

You’ll definitely want to hop over to the MFT Blog to see everything that Susan wrote up today. That’s where the real schooling comes in πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_miss you_00_wmHope you can check out all the surely fun projects. I can’t wait!! πŸ™‚ The My Favorite Things blog is sure to have lots of good stuff this week.

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 tomorrow for my take on the next lesson!

Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #233 & Movement

photoSketch Challenge #233 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration starts today my friends!

Here is this week’s sketch:
MFT_WSC_233Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_starts shine for you_wmLoving Laina’s June stuff. Shocker, I know πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_starts shine for you_00_wmBonus footage!! Read on…

PrintHave you checked out the MFT Blog this week!? There is a lot of goodness over there. Today’s concept is: Movement. Head over there to read all about it.

Here is my card: Movement.hawkins_jill_make a wish_wmWhen I made this, I didn’t realize this card would fall on the same day as my other Star card! Kismet. πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_make a wish_00_wmMy 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:

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Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

Today! MFT Sketch #232

photoSketch Challenge #232 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is rockin’ out today. You know this team made fabulous, so be sure to go SEE them all!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_232Here’s my take: It’s a wee bit twisted up. It happens πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_have a spiffy_wmI think I’d inlay these circles if I made this again though ;). Go figure.

hawkins_jill_have a spiffy_00_wmI warned about the Abstract Cover Up! I’m going to have to hide it for awhile πŸ™‚

I likely won’t get an extra card made each week this month, but I managed for today. It’s a simple one, but oh so fun! And don’t these kind always take awhile anyway? Ha πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_miss you0_wmThese Happy Pandas are fun little guys to send in the mail. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_miss you0_00_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My Panda card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:
Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #229

photoSketch Challenge #229 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog starts today!

Here’s the sketch:MFT_WSC_229

hawkins_jill_close to my heart_wmHere’s those Build-able Blooms again! I needed them a lot in May πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_close to my heart_00_wmI made a second card based on this Sketch #229: The Man Version πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_bow ties are cool_wmThese bow ties are cool, right?! I “inlaid” the circles into the wonky panel strip to integrate the pieces a bit more. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bow ties are cool_00_wmMy first project is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

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Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

You deserve a Sweet Sunday…

SSSC_Grab-ItSweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge!! #268!! Such a fun variety of styles–go see what the team made on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog!

Here’s my card:

hawkins_jill_grateful_wmThis Build-able Blooms set has met the ink in my world. I think these stamps are officially smokin’ from the use they’ve gotten in the last week. And I just received a couple new ink pads, so I think they better get ready for round two! I’m not a “flower” person per say. I like flowers, I like what others make with flowers, but they just don’t seem to be my *thing*. But now!? Bwaaah! πŸ™‚ Maybe I’ve finally met the *right* flower? Oh I laugh! πŸ™‚

Here’s the Sketch for the week:

https://fastestturtle.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/38c0d-sssc2682b-2bmay2b10.jpgBe sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for everyone’s takes on the Sketch! πŸ™‚

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

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

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

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

MFT Sketch #227

photoSketch Challenge #227 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog is kicking off today! It’s possible there could be many new MFT products used by the dynamite team…just sayin’. πŸ™‚

Here’s my card for the week. I may or may not have a slight obsession with the MFT Blueprints. πŸ˜‰ LOL! This is a lot of the new one: Blueprints #25!hawkins_jill_You're Darn Great_00_wmI don’t have the Fishtail Flags STAX, so I just had to elongate the Die-namics Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX with a little die cutting magic. Works fabulously. Literally stretching your dies! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_You're Darn Great_wmHere’s the sketch πŸ™‚MFT_WSC_227I made a second card based on this Sketch #227:

hawkins_jill_hello blooms_00_wmI don’t typically excel at using flower anything, but I have to say I was sooooo absolutely thrilled when I received these! THESE Build-able Blooms are SO up my alley–builder flowers that are on the potentially whimsical/funky side–I can’t wait to use them more! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_hello blooms_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

My second card, Hello Blooms is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Thanks for stopping through…
Jill πŸ™‚