Hi, There Sunshine

This little bear is just the right thing to deliver some sunshine!

This cutie and the sentiment is from Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp and die set. ๐Ÿ™‚ hawkins_jill_hi sunshine_wmI colored the sentiment and bear for the #thedailymarker30day challenge and then made it into a full-fledged card. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_hi sunshine_00_wmI also used a My Favorite Things die: Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX. ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought I’d enter this in the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge. Looks like fun! Check it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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MFT Sketch 281

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #281 (and inadvertently,ย  MFT Color Challenge #45)! These challenges come from the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI stamped and practiced coloring a bunch of unicorns this past week, so used one of those. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_wishing unicorns_wmMy son picked the colors for me to use as I was coloring along. I wasn’t sure at first, but in the end, I think he might have a secret color talent! LOL!! ๐Ÿ™‚

When I put this all together later that night, I realized it was the Color Challenge colors! WHAT are the chances!!!? So anyway, throwing it in that pool too. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_wishing unicorns_00_wm The sparkle, which never photographs, is really what make these unicorns POP! Too bad it isn’t reflected in the photo. A pretty basic card, but fun to give to someone! ๐Ÿ™‚

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Die-namics: Stitched Mini Scallop Square and Rectangle STAX. Stamps: BB Magical Unicorns.

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Have a good Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

My Favorite Things: Sketch #260

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #260 starts on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today! Bop on over to the MFT Card Challenges page to see what the DT made. I can guarantee they all rock. ๐Ÿ™‚

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_260Here is my first take this week:

hawkins_jill_shine bright_wmI love the pieces out of the newest Diagonal Quilt Square Cover Up. So I die cut a bunch of quilts, then used the pieces. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I stuck a lot tighter to the sketch this week!! Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_shine bright_00_wmI made another card the other night. I had to use this cutie reindeer!!

hawkins_jill_cutethanks_wmBetween the happy jumping Santa, and this reindeer, this BB Jingle All the Way set earned its way into my heart. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I’m going to add a little sparkle to that bright nose.

hawkins_jill_cutethanks_00_wmI used watercolors for these little cuties. The wood paper warms it up so sweetly. ๐Ÿ™‚

(This stamp set is a hot commodity. So if you’re interested in it, and it is not in stock, be sure to sign up for the back in stock notification. It’s just a simple click if you have an MFT account! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Hope you can join us for this Sketch Challenge. Maybe using some new stamps you receive for Christmas!? *wink* ๐Ÿ™‚

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



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

Don’t forget to check out Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog!

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Thanks for popping by–see you back here tomorrow or the final MFT Color Challenge of 2015!!
Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

My Favorite Things: Sketch #259

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #259 starts on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspirationย Blog today! Take a break from the holiday craze and join us! Only a couple left after this one for 2015!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_259Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_happy holidays_wmPoof! I find this a refreshing take on the Christmas cards. Do you? When I finished this card, I thought, Dang, I think Erin has rubbed off on me! Something about its overall feel reminds me of Erin’s fabulously bold style. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_happy holidays_00_wmI originally had the three leafy greens exactly like the sketch has them. It looked awkward, so I took those three sketch elements and bundled them. I love to see when people follow Sketches tightly. (Check out Miriam‘s because she’s really good like that). I sometimes (ok, often) end up tweeking a few things on my cards. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I didn’t get to making another Sketch card, but I did make this fun guy:

hawkins_jill_jingle_00_wmI tried soooooooooo long to resist ordering this set, because I felt pretty good about my collection of Christmas stamps. But, I’m weak. This one particular Santa made me order it. Plus, I did not have any Santa stamps. So obviously, it’s justifiable. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰hawkins_jill_jingle_wmI clear embossed his outline and then used watercolors to give him color! Too fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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



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

Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are filled with great inspiration too!

Speaking of inspirational, my MFTC&I DT teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for popping in! See you soon!
Jill ๐Ÿ™‚