Merry and Bright

As mentioned previously, I give myself the pass on making our family Christmas cards. As much as I enjoy it, I sort of lose my mind somewhere along the production line. πŸ™‚

Of course, time is even tighter in December, but I kept these very simple and managed them in one sitting. I mailed them out before Christmas, to my teammates! Whoot! πŸ™‚ It’s the little victories!

hawkins_jill_merry&bright_06_wmI was also in a race with the mailman, so I snapped just a few quick photos. πŸ™‚Β  hawkins_jill_merry&bright_wmWhile these cards are very similar, they are all slightly different. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_merry&bright_00_wmFun with non-holiday supplies! Always fun to stretch what you have in different ways. πŸ™‚

Don’t forget, there is a little time left to participate in Sketch Challenge #260 and over a week left for joining Color Challenge #36 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!


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


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

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Thanks for stopping by today. I have posts coming every day this week. Be sure to stop back! (I’m amazed myself! ha!!) πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #248

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #248 rolls out today on the My Favorite Things Challenge & InspirationΒ Blog today!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_248Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_thank you really_wmKeeping it simple and bold. I enjoy using simply detailed supplies in different ways. The MFT Stitched STAX are really the best dies one can invest in. The possibilities!! πŸ™‚ AND this sentiment is one of my all time favorites. PerfectO! The stitching is the nod to the stars in the sketch.

hawkins_jill_thank you really_00_wmIn my continuing effort to create cards faster (Never fear…I’ll always be very slow too!), I made this second card:

hawkins_jill_fella_wmI’m really enjoy the buildings and little scene pieces in the London Mouse set. But I was neglecting these cute little fellas! Awww…and they are cute! πŸ™‚ Errr, I mean, handsome. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_fella_00_wmHope you’ll join us on the MFT Challenges! And be sure to check out the MFT Blog today to see the results of the Superstar Card Contest!! I can’t WAIT myself!! πŸ™‚

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



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

Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are cooooool!

My terrifically talented MFTC&I DT teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #288

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #288 starts today!Β  πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_youre the coolest_wmooooo Tangy Orange! πŸ™‚ I rotated the sketch and wonky-ed it a bit.

hawkins_jill_youre the coolest_00_wmYou must see what the other team members made this week! Click HERE!

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:



You can join in any of the past challenges too! Have fun!

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™‚

Happy Fall! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚