Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #296

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #296!  Join us over on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog! πŸ™‚ Sure to be some great cards by the SSS Team!! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:Here is my card for the week: Awwwww πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_warm hugs_wmThis Penguin. Ack. He/She is the cutest! When I saw this little guy/gal, holding marshmallows, I had to order this set. LOL. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_warm hugs_00_wm True to form, I flipped and rotated the sketch, but it’s definitely there! πŸ™‚ So fun! Hope you can find some crafty time to join us!

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:


Any of the past challenges can be joined in here: sweetsundaysketch.blogspot.com
All the past sketches can be found 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™‚

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #242

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #242 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration begins today!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_242My card for the week: hawkins_jill_hi_wmI am obviously completely enjoying this new Four Way Chevron Cover-Up from the August release. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hi_00_wmI die cut the Four Way Chevron many times and pieced it together. Then I die cut that whole thing with the Stripes Cover-up and pieced those in. And then die cut that whole thing with the Rectangle STAX. Dang–so so fun! πŸ™‚

Check out the card I made for the final session of MFT Summer School HERE. Other pieces. Two cards. Dynamite.

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



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


Check out the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog on Tuesdays to see bonus posts with great finds! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

Xyron sticks to MFT

PrintIt’s the beginning of some special fun posts on the My Favorite Things Blog this week. My Favorite Things meets Xyron!

I have looooong had a Xyron Sticker Maker. It was probably one of the first crafty tools I owned, so I’ve been a fan of Xyron’s stickiness for many years πŸ˜‰

Here is the project I made for this collaboration:hawkins_jill_five_wmThe most important thing when making an inlaid card is adhesive–and LOTS of it. For this I used the Xyron Mega Runner. It worked famously for laying down bulk adhesive and I was pret-ty excited! I go through a lot of adhesive, but this Mega Runner holds so much, I have yet to come close to needing a refill…and I’ve been using this since the lovely folks at Xyron sent it to me! Loving it for sure!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_five_under_wmThe ‘5’ comes off the card, and using the Xyron Magnet Tape, it becomes a magnet! How awesome is that!? I just love that the card serves double duty and the recipient can use the 5 on their fridge, or wherever πŸ™‚ But I also wanted the card to have its own life and not be naked, so I just inlaid another 5, slightly dressed up too :).

hawkins_jill_five_magnetback_wmThe Xyron Magnet Tape is just like a roll of basic tape. One side is sticky and you just pull it out, tear it off on the teeth, and stick! Voila! Easy peasy! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_five_magnet_wmHere are a couple quick photos I snapped while making my card. The first one shows how I laid out the pieces. Right after this photo, I completely covered the white typing paper with the Mega Runner adhesive. That is the key to inlaid die cutting. Do not cut corners on this because inevitably, that is the part that will pop off. Ask me how I know πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_five_progressThis next photo shows you how the pieces are all well stuck and then die cut again into a nice tidy panel πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_five_progress_wmIt’s so nice to not use half a roll of your runner on one card! This Mega Runner is a powerhouse. And look at those Blueprint 26 Balloons….ahhhh πŸ™‚

The My Favorite Things blog today is where you can read all about this fun week! You will also be delighted with more cards by two seriously talented MFT Team members: Donna Mikasa and Stephanie Klauck! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see their projects myself! These ladies never disappoint πŸ™‚

You can visit Xyron HERE on their FB page of goodness!

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



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 awesomely huge THANKS to Xyron for inviting us over to play this week! πŸ™‚

Have a great week all!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #230

photoSketch Challenge #230 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration begins–NOW! I highly encourage taking a quick break to pop over and read the fun on MFT’s cardchallenges.com.  If you haven’t played along, please do! There’s a solid chance you could win a gift certificate to get some gooooood stuff! πŸ™‚ Every style and geographic location is encouraged to join us!

Oh oh–Aaaaaannnnd, this month, we’ve had the fabulously talented Lorena CantΓ³ join us! How rockin’ is that!? πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_230 Poof! Here’s my take:hawkins_jill_yr pretty darn awesome_00_wmThis is a project that looked one way in my head, and came out another. Meh, that’s ok πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_yr pretty darn awesome_wmI made a second card based on this MFT Sketch #230. This is an even looser take, but the sketch still comes through. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_celebrate_wmFor this card, I challenged myself to get it made and be in bed before midnight. I succeeded :). (‘Fastest Turtle’ for a reason: I’m slow. But let’s call me, ummm…”deliberate”, OK? πŸ˜‰ ) It helps that I save 98% of my scraps. I used some from THIS card. Hooray for being frugal! Ha! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmI thank one of my (many) enablers, Erin, for the sweet hook up on this Balloon STAX set. She’s a stinker like that. πŸ™‚

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



My Balloon card was made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

PrintHope you’ll join us!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚