MFT Sketch #275

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #275! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoAlmost a literal take…almost πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_even though_wmI stamped the flowers with watered down Distress Inks. Kind of a fun-little-something-different. Then I watercolored the background by mixing distress colors. I must get my hands on that Twisted Citron Distress Pad. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_even though_00_wmThis one is going postal today. ❀

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Dienamics: Blueprints 24, Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX. Stamps: Build-able Blooms, Friends Like Us.

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Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚
Jill

Sweet Sunday: #286

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #286 rolls out today!  πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week: I sort of twisted up the elements a week bit, but they are there! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_I don't know_00_wmThis card was one of those accidents. I was watercoloring this Concentric Circle stencil for a different idea and then, I lifted it off and thought: Hmmmmmmm? So I stamped it :). I couldn’t decide if I should add more to it or not? I feel if that debate goes on for several minutes, the answer is: No. Stop. LOL. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_I don't know_wm

I wanted the sentiment to bleed out a bit…so I stamped with Grout Gray Hybrid a couple of times, then I stamped it with the Steel Blue dye ink, giving it this slight bleed.

Other than that, I kept it super simple in the end. The die cut panel and matte helps give it a finished look.

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Check out what the other SSS peeps made this week! πŸ™‚ sweetsundaysketch.blogspot.com

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™‚

Happy Weekend!! Nap anyone? Enjoy πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #239

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #239 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is starting TODAY!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_239This is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_hope your day_00_wmI so enjoy this little sunny dude! πŸ™‚ The Abstract stencil and background…well, I’ve mentioned my adoration of these many-a-times too! I stamped and embossed the Build-able Blooms for the sun. It ended up a little more subtle than intended, but, alas πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hope your day_wmI squeaked in a second card. This one was made in probably five different sit-downs, so it feels a bit disjointed. But, meh, I think it’s kinda fun still πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_don't know_wm…and I think my stitching went a bit awry πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_don't know_00_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

The MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog features cardsΒ every Tuesday that have been spotted by the MFT Design Teams! So fun!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #25!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_25It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month and in walks Color Challenge #25 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.

Here’s my card for the Challenge:

hawkins_jill_you make_D_wmThis Color Challenge was definitely a challenge, in a couple ways! πŸ™‚ In the end, it came together, with the Kraft holding it all together. Literally πŸ™‚

Never to give up easy, I figured I’d give it another go. In 20 minutes or less. Start to finish, including photos. Ya. Figured that would never happen. I can’t even decide what to use in 20 minutes or less sometimes! LOL πŸ™‚ But I went with these colorful strips, and bam! Voila! Here it is:

hawkins_jill_bestest wishes_wmThe glitter was not dry when I photographed this. Too funny. I quite enjoy that it is a shaped banner card though. Maybe I should adopt this 20 minute rule always? Not likely. πŸ™‚ But I quite like this Birthday Wishes & Balloons set. Fabulous! “Bestest Wishes” just makes me happy πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bestest wishes_00_wmMy first card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My second card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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My oh so funny 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 πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #234

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #234 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is ON today!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_234Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_even though_0wmFlowers. Again. Unbelievable. πŸ™‚

I twisted the sketch a bit, die cut the background pattern, inked it, and tried to piece it all back in the same way. Tricky πŸ˜‰ .

hawkins_jill_even though_00_wmMy card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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PrintHope you’ll join us! The blog posts are always such fun to read and these teammates of mine never disappoint! So. Good. πŸ™‚

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

May: Page Maps! and 100!?

Today is our final collaboration with Page Maps on the My Favorite Things Challenge and Inspiration Blog!! Don’t forget: This means a BONUS Challenge this month!! Page Maps has a lot of inspiration! πŸ™‚ Be sure to take a minute and hop over there too.

The sketch for this month:Page Maps May 2015 SketchHere’s my card. Go check it all out HERE!

HAWKINS_JILL_sane_WMThis color combo is fun! These are donut dies, but they work fabulously as circles too πŸ™‚ Love me some inlaid die cuts! πŸ™‚

HAWKINS_JILL_sane_00_WM MFT Card stock & Die-namics: Still BFFs.

This card was made with supplies by My Favorite Things:

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Don’t forget to join in the MFT Color Challenge and the MFT Sketch Challenge too!

photoMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21One more note: This post marks 100 posts for me on this blog. 100!? I never thought I’d ever post that many. So go figure. You just NEVER know! πŸ™‚ BIG THANK YOU for all the kind comments, followers, thoughts and compliments. I really appreciate them all!

Thanks for stopping by! Join us on the challenges! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

MFT Sketch #227

photoSketch Challenge #227 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog is kicking off today! It’s possible there could be many new MFT products used by the dynamite team…just sayin’. πŸ™‚

Here’s my card for the week. I may or may not have a slight obsession with the MFT Blueprints. πŸ˜‰ LOL! This is a lot of the new one: Blueprints #25!hawkins_jill_You're Darn Great_00_wmI don’t have the Fishtail Flags STAX, so I just had to elongate the Die-namics Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX with a little die cutting magic. Works fabulously. Literally stretching your dies! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_You're Darn Great_wmHere’s the sketch πŸ™‚MFT_WSC_227I made a second card based on this Sketch #227:

hawkins_jill_hello blooms_00_wmI don’t typically excel at using flower anything, but I have to say I was sooooo absolutely thrilled when I received these! THESE Build-able Blooms are SO up my alley–builder flowers that are on the potentially whimsical/funky side–I can’t wait to use them more! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_hello blooms_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

PrintHope you’ll join us!
Thanks for stopping through…
Jill πŸ™‚