Exciting News Today!

I have exciting news to share today!! I am joining the awesome Taylored Expressions Design Team! I am so looking forward to all the fun ahead with this amazing group of designers! What a treat!! 🙂 I had great fun volunteering at Stamp Joy last Fall and could not be more excited for this opportunity to work with everyone and everything TE! ❤To celebrate, I wanted to make a card to share today. We have been out-of-town for the holiday, and we lost power last night, so I am a smidge behind, but nothing can dull my excitement today! 🙂

I adore Taylored Expressions felt, so I thought it fitting to use some today! 🙂 I reverse scored the panel before cutting it partially with the TE Flap Stacks. I cut it partially, and flipped it over and cut it again, because I wanted the rectangle, but I did not want the flap for this card. 😉 After, I glued and stitched all the hearts and sentiment on, I then stitched the whole lot onto the panel. Lots of love and thanks! ❤

A HUGE Thank you to Taylor and her awesome team on the home front in Iowa! My neighbors! Big hugs to the TE Design Team for being so warm and welcoming to a newcomer. ❤

I look forward to sharing the forthcoming NEW Taylored Expressions RELEASE with you soon!! I have been very busy this past month crafting my little heart out! 🙂

Below is my list of TE products–the Thanks die is not exactly the same as what I used, but in the same vein. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to sharing more soon! 🙂


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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 🙂

…hellllloooo sketches!

photoToday is the FIRST day of the FIRST challenge on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!! Sketches!

Hop over there today to get all the details! Then ink up those stamps and/or fire up the die cutter! 🙂 Here’s a peek: (hint: best speech bubble die cut ever!)
hawkins_jill_sketch#210_detail_WMI know those creative friends of mine will have GOOD stuff to see there as well! 😉

And…here’s a bonus card to get your mind turning! Oddly enough, these colors are almost all the same–yet, I made these cards a week apart and didn’t plan/piece that together til writing this post…weird! Planner stamps for a card? Yup! 😉

hawkins_jill_MFT_jan 7_WM…and my layout is pretty similar! I guess you get in a groove, and that’s that 🙂

hawkins_jill_MFT_jan 7_01_WMThis card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprints 19 (dies), BG Swiss Dots Background & Planner Basics (stamps), Persimmon (Hybrid Ink), Smooth White, Persimmon, Black Licorice (Card Stocks), Black Licorice & Jellybean Green (felt)–Yum!Printjoin us! 🙂

My MFTC&I teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Thanks for stoppin’ by 🙂

Jill 🙂