The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge! :)

I’ve been really trying to keep up with Kathy Racoosin’s: The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge. I think the idea is brilliant and I’ve always enjoyed seeing what people make and how they keep up. Well, I thought I’d give it a whirl! 🙂

This card below is what I started on day #14, and finished on day #15. I used the Jumbo Dot Cover-Up as a stencil and colored those in with Watercolor pencils. Didn’t know where this card was going when I started, but this is where I landed. 🙂

hawkins_jill_happy season_00_wmI think this is the first card I’ve actually completed for the 30 Day Color Challenge? I’m good with that. It’s more about the coloring, trying, and experimenting for me anyway. Plus, the good news is, I have a lot of bits in the hopper for future cards! 🙂

hawkins_jill_happy season_wmKathy is amazing at coloring. Geesh.

And you know who else has amazing skills? My MFT C&I Temmates. Check out their blogs for inspiration. (Links below)

My card is make with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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Be sure to check out MFT’s latest Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge!!! 🙂

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

Instagram? jilldhawkins.

Thanks for stopping in! 🙂

Jill 🙂

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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! 🙂

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! 🙂

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

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 😉 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! 😉

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

Thanks for stopping by… Tomorrow I’ll be showing one of my FAVORITE cards to date. 😉
Jill 🙂

MFT Summer School: Monochromatic

PrintPrintIt’s the Final Day of Summer School on the MFT Blog today. MFT Summer School: Session Two!

Today’s lesson: Monochromatic. This is definitely a fav of mine! Especially grays. 😉

Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to read all the knowledge! Susan seriously rocks at breaking it down. I mean, obviously right? She was a teacher! 🙂

Here is the Summer School, Session Two download for your reference 😉

Here is my card for today: hawkins_jill_for you_wmI watercolored again 🙂 After I dry embossed the Jumbo Dot Cover Up, I watercolored random dots. Then I added some white dots, because it needed a little smidgen of something… 🙂hawkins_jill_for you_00_wmThe My Favorite Things blog is where you can link to the other amazing cards…and learn how to WIN some goodies! 🙂

If you missed my other Summer School posts this week, here they are: Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday (+ the Sketch Challenge!) and Thursday.

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

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Be sure to follow the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for the Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge!!PrintThanks for joining me today and everyday this week!! Really appreciate the nice comments! MFT Summer School Rocks! 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Jill 🙂

MFT Color Challenge #22!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_22Today starts Color Challenge #22 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. Head on over there and see what our wickedly talented team busted out this week!

MFTC&I Blog–sure to be FABulous!

Here’s my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_hello_cc_00_wmI double die cut the Jumbo Dot Cover Up after inlaying the first set of circles. When you do this, you can’t exactly tell where you are cutting because the die is solid, but it worked out. 🙂hawkins_jill_hello_cc_wmPolka dots… love ’em! 🙂

I made a second card with some left over dots. It’s been a week of “hmmm, that’s not quite what I was thinking it would look like…”. Too funny. It’s still fun to send a shaker, right?

hawkins_jill_happy cc_00_wmI popped up the black front panel in hopes that Sour Apple would show through the window a bit, but…not so much. Ha!! 😉hawkins_jill_happy cc_wmIt’s already growing on me more though. 🙂

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

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

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My My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration inspirational teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #225

photoToday starts Sketch Challenge #225 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog! Pop over and see the fabulous! 🙂

Here’s a peek at my card this week: Polka Dots. Love.hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmSure to be very cool takes from my teammates on the MFT Card Challenges blog today!

Here’s the sketch 🙂MFT_WSC_225I thought I’d make another card using this sketch. Warning: This card is a little bit more crazy busy than I generally like, but apparently, I could not stop stamping. I had the urge to stamp! 🙂

hawkins_jill_thank you for_wmhawkins_jill_thank you for_00_wmThis card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Blueprints #23 (die), Candy Jar Companion, DC Thankful Thoughts (stamps), Steel Grey, Orange Zest, Ripe Raspberry, Cherry Chrisp, Summer Splash, Grout Gray (dye inks), Limelight, Lemon Drop, Wild Wisteria (hybrid inks), Primitive White (card stock).🙂 

I’d say, this week, I’m on a colorful rainbow kick. 😉

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Join us! 🙂

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

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Jill 🙂

 

 

 

MFT Sketch #224 AND Shaker!

photoSketch Challenge #224 TODAY on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sure to be rockin’ cards by my teammates! 🙂

Here’s a peek at my card this week: Die-namics Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX. Oh yea! 🙂hawkins_jill_sketch224_00_wmI used the Die-namics Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX repeatedly to get that one banner. It came together so well. LOVE that! Go check it and all the other fabulousness from the DT on the MFT Card Challenges blog today!

Here’s the sketch 🙂

MFT_WSC_224Also this week, the MFT Stamps Blog is all about Shakers!!PrintHere’s one for today!hawkins_jill_sending happy_wmI recommend static treating all parts of your shaker card before you put the goodies inside. I did that here, but as you can see, some still sticks wacky. But hey, that’s the nature of the card. They are meant to shake, so a still shot is never quite as enjoyable as a good SHAKE!! Ha!! 😉 The MFT Blueprints #24 has sequin die cuts, so that is what I used here. The possibilities are endless to make shaker cards. 🙂
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This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames, Die-namics Jumbo Dot Cover Up, Blueprints #24, Blueprints #23, Die-namics Jumbo Dot Cover-Up, Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX (dies), Totally Happy, BG Grid Background (stamps), Grout Gray (dye ink), Nightshift (hybrid ink), Smooth White, Nightshift, Field Day (card stock) 🙂

You can find the Donut Shaker card I made yesterday HERE. I made a fun Peep Shaker you can see HERE. One more Shaker Donut card HERE. 🙂

PrintJoin us! 🙂

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

Thanks for dropping in! I appreciated all your fun comments yesterday 🙂

Jill 🙂

 

 

MFT Sketch #223…

photoSketch Challenge #223 TODAY on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Pop over and see all the fun! 🙂

Here’s a peek at my card this week: Super. BOY. 🙂

hawkins_jill_sketch223_00_wmHow much do I enjoy him?! Torico has some serious talent. Oh my goodness.  And I paper pieced him to the itty bitty piece. It was time consuming, but such a fun result! This stamp set accompanies Super Girl in the You’re Super set perfectly! Be sure to check out all the surely fabulous cards there on the MFT Card Challenges blog today!

Here’s the sketch 🙂MFT_WSC_223I made another card with this super hero last week for the Light It Up Blue (Autism Awareness) Blog Hog. Awesome hop for very good reasons. Check it out HERE.

Another card for this sketch? Here it is:

hawkins_jill_how sweet_wmAn ice cream cone star! Ha! 🙂 I love frozen treats! The popsicle in the this set makes me very happy! 🙂hawkins_jill_how sweet00_wmThis card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics LJD Sweet Treats, Stitched Circle STAX, Blueprints 24, Die-namics Jumbo Dot Cover-Up (dies), LJD You’re the Sweetest, BG Grid Background (stamps), Grout Gray (dye ink), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Grout Gray, Tickled Pink, Kraft, Steel Blue (card stock), Embossing pad. 🙂

PrintJoin us! 🙂

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

Thanks for dropping in! 🙂

Jill 🙂