In keeping up with Kathy Racoosin’s: The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge, I colored these little S’mores from Lawn Fawn. Fun and cute!

AND the kicker: I made it into a complete card!! whoooohooo!!

hawkins_jill_smore_wmI mean, the S’more is winking!! 🙂 Fabulous! 

hawkins_jill_smore_00_wmI also used the Stitched Circle Frames from MFT to make this card shaped. 🙂 Weee!

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Thanks for stopping in! 🙂

Jill 🙂

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:



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 Color Challenge #26!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_26It’s the 4th Thursday of the month and BAM! Color Challenge #26 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.

Here’s my card for this Color Challenge:

hawkins_jill_love you_wmI had some technical difficulties (*cough cough*) with these colors. Do note that the color above is Steel Grey–that is the darker grey. LOL. One of my favorites! 🙂 I combined them together for some striped die cutting and hit it up with the Abstract Background! Another fave! 🙂

hawkins_jill_love you_00_wmI had to make a second card, because the first thing I thought of when I saw these colors was WATERMELON! We go through 1-3 of those a week in our house.

Here it is:

hawkins_jill_enjoy1_wmSummer! I made the watermelon seeds with the negative of the Blueprints 26 little balloon bow. 😉hawkins_jill_enjoy1_00_wm(Please excuse the bazarro lines in the photo above. Something wacky there?)

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


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

PrintJoin us! 🙂

My always entertaining 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 🙂

Jill 🙂

Focal Point

PrintToday is another Inspirational day on the MFT Blog…Certain to be a good read! This day is all about: Focal Point. Head over there to read the ins and out about the concepts.

I just so enjoy this week because, well, I love this stuff. It’s great to read about and see great examples. I’m sure these talented design members will prove me right. 🙂

Here’s a card I made:

hawkins_jill_thank you_wmSqueeeee! This is so exciting! I can’t wait to do this again with different color combos. I die cut the Stripes Cover Up twice to get this checkerboard. OH that’s fun. 🙂

hawkins_jill_thank you_00_wmThis card sort of went like this: The card is the focal point. Ha. Amazing how things develop. 🙂

The My Favorite Things blog is sure to have lots more inspiration. Oh, and again: Prizes!!

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



Also, be sure 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 dropping over! Have a great day!

Jill 🙂




My Favorite Things meets Simple Stories!

bd5c3-mftandsimplestoriesToday I highly recommend checking out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog: cardchallenges.com. In fact, if you haven’t see all the fun over there this week with Simple Stories, you may want to start HERE from Monday! Because: Our team has created some super fly stuff and Prizes. 🙂

The kind folks at Simple Stories were so generous in sending us some of their fabulously fun summery & rad goodies! I totally enjoy: So Rad! Let me tell you, it is Rad.

Here’s a card a made with So Rad and of course, some of My Favorite Things…including some of the fun new June goodness!

I’m a big fan of stickers, have been since I was a kid. I don’t tend to use them on my cards, but now I’m thinking…hmmmm? Why? Lol. These stickers are fabulous because you can also peel them up and re-stick them elsewhere, if you err. Ask me how I know! 😉


These patterned papers rocked out with the Blueprints 25! 🙂

Ok, so then I had to make another card with all this fun! Simple Stories Summer Vibes! 🙂 My Favorite Things: Penguins in Paradise!  Squeeeee! 🙂

hawkins_jill_sunshine yup_ss_wmOh my goodness. This penguin. This fan. Together. On a card. Loooooooooove! 🙂

hawkins_jill_sunshine yup_ss00_wmHeadphones and Yup! Crack. Me. Up! 🙂

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



My second Penguin 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. They are super fun! Especially together! 🙂 Eeeeeek!
Thank you Simple Stories for a fun week!

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sketch Challenge! 🙂 Be sure to stop back here again TOMORROW!!
Thanks for coming by today. Come by tomorrow for more fun stuff!
Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #231! Zing!

photoSketch Challenge #231 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is kickin’ it today at MFT’s cardchallenges.com. Oh you know there is good stuff and good read over there. 🙂

Here’s this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_231Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_WMOk. Really, this Abstract Cover Up is the bomb. OH my die cuts.

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_00_WMI’m just warning you all now, this guy is going to be used A LOT! 🙂 Buckle up.

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_0_WMI gave a few splatters to the inside. So 80’s. So fun. 😉

I squeezed in a second card. Because: Floatie & THAT sentiment. Gah! LOVE both!

hawkins_jill_miss you_wmI mean, really. How cute is this guy? 🙂

hawkins_jill_miss you_00_wmI gave his floatie some polka dots, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t come through. 🙂

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



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

AND this week is SUPER COOL at cardchallenges.com because there is extra goodness and PRIZES!! Check it out EVERY day! It is seriously enjoyable as we collaborate with Simple Stories! Click here for Monday and Tuesday! I’m thinking I’ll have some stuff up later this week! wink*wink 😉
PrintHope you’ll join us!
Thanks for stopping by…
Jill 🙂

Another Sweet Sunday Sketch: #271

Hope your weekend has been splendid! It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #271! Hop over to see all the fun the team made 🙂

Here’s the sketch for this week:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you're like_0_wmI’m unsure as to who made this!? Between the color combo and flowers (yes, again!), I need to check my temperature. Haaaaa! I try to stretch out of my comfort zone now and again, and let me tell you, this one is a huge stretch for me. 😉 Should hold me over for awhile.

hawkins_jill_you're like_wmI had to splatter the inside of the card to balance myself out a bit. LOL.

hawkins_jill_you're like_00_wmOh, and be sure to stretch your dies! I did so a few times on this one with both the Blueprints 23 and the Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX. You can get a bigger bang from your supplies. 🙂

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the different takes! 🙂

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



You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for stopping by this weekend! Be sure to join us!

Jill 🙂