MFT Sketch #250 AND Holiday Tag!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #250 begins on the My Favorite Things Challenge & InspirationΒ Blog today!

This week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_250Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_elfie_wmI sort of stretched the center panels wider and shifted the feature element (in this case, the Elf’s selfie) to the side. I then used the letters for the banner element. Just a little creative interpretation right? πŸ™‚

*elfie! I still giggle.

hawkins_jill_elfie_00_wmThis week is also an exciting, fun-filled Handmade Holiday celebration on the MFT Blog!

PrintBe sure to hop over there and catch up! Today, there are Tags-O-Plenty from several members of the Design Teams. I love tags! Here is my contribution:

hawkins_jill_joy tag_reWMOh my word–How much do I love the way the Four Way Chevron die cut with the Snow Drifts Cover Up and then with the Stitched Tag. I pulled it out of my machine after all the cutting, and just sort of gasped! LOL πŸ™‚ Be sure to go join in the fun!

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



My Holiday Tag is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

Tuesdays rock on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog!

Thanks for stopping by today…
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:



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 Summer School: Secondary

PrintDay Four of fun on the MFT Blog! MFT Summer School: Session Two! They have been enjoyable. I love this stuff. πŸ™‚PrintToday’s lesson: Secondary. That is, to say, Orange, Green and Purple. I’m trying to embrace purple πŸ˜‰ Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to read all the knowledge!

There is also a great download for your reference πŸ˜‰

Here’s my card:

hawkins_jill_i heart you_00_wmI am fascinated with the Abstract stamp, die and stencil. So cool. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_i heart you_wmThose are the Hip Clips–new dies by Laina Lamb. Fun! πŸ™‚

The My Favorite Things blog is where you can link to the other designer’s cards…and learn how to WIN some goodies! Yes!! πŸ™‚

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

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 stopping over! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the last day of MFT Summer School! πŸ™‚

Have a great Thursday!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #24!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_24Welcome Color Challenge #24 to the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. I’m telling you, these color combos really get things moving when you’re making a card! πŸ™‚

Here’s my card for the Challenge:Β  Nothing too fancy this week, but fun nonetheless. This was a challenge to photograph with that embossing slick on there. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_you're amazing_00_wmI had some scraps on my desk and some energy left, so I whipped up these two little gift cards too:

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


My little cards are made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚ You’ll be glad you did!

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

OH–and if you’re on Instagram: jilldhawkins

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

My Favorite Things and Simple Stories: Take Two!

bd5c3-mftandsimplestoriesToday is the last day of fun & prize opps for My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog and Simple Stories! Again, if you haven’t seen all the fun this week with Simple Stories, you may want to start HERE from Monday! Because: FUN.

My desk is covered in Simple Stories summery and rad goodness. It was so fun to mess around with different bits and papers and stickers! Weeeee!

Here’s a card I made with Summer Vibes and My Favorite Things: That van!

hawkins_jill_beachvan_ss_wmI am also heavily addicted to Polaroid dies. So MFT’s Precious Polaroids are perfecto!hawkins_jill_beachvan_ss00_wmI was enjoying myself so, and it was already way late, so why not make another card using So Rad!? I saw this Lego sentiment and HAD TO USE IT!

hawkins_jill_legos_ss_wmAck! How fun is that!? Eeeeeek! πŸ™‚ These frames make cards a Snap! πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_legos_ss00_wm Gah–so much fun! Thank you Simple Stories for having us join you this week! πŸ™‚

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



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

I hope you’ll check out both the new release from My Favorite Things and these new lines from Simple Stories. A bonus week is always delightful!
Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sketch Challenge! πŸ™‚
Thanks for boppin’ in today! πŸ™‚