Freaking Amazing. MFT Sketch 284

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #284. This challenge come from the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI love to mix up colors, so I used Spearmint, Persimmon, Nightshift and Cement Gray. ahhhh πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_amazing_00_wmI die cut the chevron stripes and used the one in between as another strip. If you don’t snip them apart, you actually get three different chevron strips vs. two. Hopefully I can keep them together! I laid those up, then die cut them into the peek-a-boo circle. Inlaid that, die cut some lines, embossed on vellum, and stitched on the sentiment. LOVE the “You are Freaking Amazing” stamp. I always reach for it. πŸ™‚

I took this photo both early this morning, and just this evening. Neither time grabbed the colors fantastically, but so it goes. A never-ending issue. πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_amazing_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Die-namics: Blueprints 13, Chevron Stripes, LJD Peek-a-boo Circle Windows, Basic Stitched Lines. Stamps: Amazing. Card stock: Spearmint, Persimmon, Cement Gray, Smooth White and Nightshift.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

Jill

MFT Sketch 283: Coolest Pop!

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #283. This challenge come from the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI wanted to keep this simple, so I masked off a central area and stamped up a Dad’s Day card! πŸ™‚ Of course, I rotated the sketch and rectangled it too. πŸ˜‰
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Love these graphic stamp sets by Laina & Lisa. ❀ Great combo for Dads!

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(^ bad photo ^. *sigh*)

Alright, gotta run and squeak this one in! I behind on my craftiness for the last week and a half! I even missed the last MFT Sketch! The horror! haaaa! πŸ™‚

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Die-namics: Stitched Star STAX. Stamps: LLD Soda Pop and LLD Terrific Ties. Card stock: Grout Gray, Electric Red and Steel Grey.

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Thanks for POPping by! Have a fantastic week! πŸ™‚

Jill

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!

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

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #291

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #291!Β  Hope you’ll check out all the other projects the team made and join us! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_warm wishes_wmOverall, I don’t have the die cuts for many of the stamps sets. But I splurged to get this one and I’m glad I did! I think I may need to acquire the London Mouse set too. Because, I love to die cut the buildings. πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_warm wishes_00_wmThe new Die-namics, Basic Stitch Lines is awesome. Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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You can join in any of the past challenges: sweetsundaysketch.blogspot.com
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 Sunday! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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:

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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™‚

Another Sweet Sunday: #285

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #285 starts kickin’ today!Β  πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_bushel_wmOh this Birdie Brown set is so darn cute. Perfect with its fall touches. I colored it with Copics on Kraft. Tricky because you cannot saturate the card stock like you would with a blending card. It’s a light touch or bleeding occurs. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bushel_00_wmMy card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Hop over to see all the fabulous cards the others made this week. Good stuff. 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™‚

Happy Labor Day Weekend USA! Enjoy πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

SSS Challenge #282

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #282! This one is crazy versatile for your imagination! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

My card for the week: hawkins_jill_ms c_wmGetting ready for Back-to-School…and EARLY no less!! Wahhhoooooo!

The card base was stamped with Grout Gray polka dots, but overnight, I think the card stock absorbed the ink more than I anticipated. ha! πŸ™‚ You can just barely make them out.

hawkins_jill_ms c_00_wmFor this panel’s background, I actually *stamped* the Abstract Stencil with the Field Day die ink on a card stock panel. The panel had been laying around my desk for a while and I finally used it! Double whahoo! πŸ˜›

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things: (background stamps rock!)

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Be sure to check out all the goodness everyone surely made this week!! πŸ™‚

You can find all the past sketches 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™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #276

Happy Sunday and Fourth of July Weekend!!

It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #276!

Here’s this week’s sketch: Pick a favorite!

I went with this one, #260, and in the end, took quite the “creative license” with it…as the Sweet Sunday team likes to say πŸ˜‰

SSS #260Here is my card for the week: Festively Fourth! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_you're my_wmBe sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the fun this week…and EVERY week! What a great group! πŸ™‚

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

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You can find all the past sketches 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. Fabulous! πŸ™‚

Thanks for dropping in this Sunday! Happy Fourth!

Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #272

Hope your weekend has gone swimmingly! It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #272!

Here’s the sketch for this week:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you're my person_wmOh Happy Panda! πŸ™‚ This font is a favorite of mine too. Fabulous set!

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These Stitched Basic Edges get a lot of use. Endless versatility.

I stamped this sentiment using the coveted MISTI tool. I saved up for many a months and finally gave in to ordering one. (No help from this group of Sweet Sunday Stampers to resist it! Enablers. Geesh. πŸ˜‰ ) I haven’t used it but this once (so far), and I must say for the ability to stamp this sentiment repeatedly, making it flawlessly solid, I like it a lot. πŸ˜‰

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the different takes! I love all the diversity of styles each week. These ladies are oh so fun! πŸ™‚

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: (Fabulous=Electric Red)

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You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for dropping in on this Sweet Sunday! Please join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch #266

Today: Sweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge!! #266!! Go see what everyone whipped up this week! https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0IkMXMpiFnM/VPOAKe6J0fI/AAAAAAAAP2c/7gum2ykp49s/s200/SSSC_Grab-It.jpgHere’s my card for the week:Β hawkins_jill_cherryontop_wmI find myself gluing teeny tiny sprinkles on cards and laugh. But it’s so worth it right!? Yum! Sprinkles! Those are from the LLD Donuts set. Treats meeting on one card: Perfect storm of yum! πŸ™‚

Here’s the Sketch for the week:

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for the rest of the DT projects! It’s fun to see the different takes!

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics LJD Sweet Treats, Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames, Blueprints 23, Blueprints 24, Die-namics LLD Donuts (dies), BG Grid Background, LJD You’re the Sweetest (stamps), Grout Gray (dye ink), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Sweet Tooth (pigment ink), Tickled Pink, Wild Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Lemon Chiffon, Ripe Raspberry, Summer Splash, Hot Fudge, Kraft, Electric Red, Steel Grey, Smooth White (card stocks), Embossing pad.

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for stopping in! Hope you’ll join us!

Jill πŸ™‚