MFT Sketch #238

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #238 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is dropping today! Plus, it’s Kalyn Kepner as our guest this month!!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_238This is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you're my person_wmI have been long awaiting to use this stamp set. It’s crazy versatile! šŸ™‚ Big fan of that. I have also been trying to challenge myself. This week was One Layer cards. Fun–and wow, I save on card stock! Haaaaa!Ā  šŸ™‚ Note to self: Stamp hybrid inks first, sentiment on top of everything. Doh. :/

hawkins_jill_you're my person_00_wmOne more note: This week on the MFT Blog, there is collaboration with Xyron! Check out my post from Monday HERE.

Annnnnnd…See you tomorrow for the newest Color Challenge! šŸ™‚

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

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Don’t forget the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog every Tuesday to see if you’ve been spotted!

My fantabulously 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 šŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #236

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #236 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is rolling out today! Oh and we have the talented Kalyn Kepner with us this month!!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_236This is my card for the week: hawkins_jill_wishbig_wmA little shaker action! How much do I enjoy these new background stamps!!? šŸ™‚hawkins_jill_wishbig_00_wmI used the Wink of Stella to brush over the sentiment giving it a little something, but darn, that thing is hard to photograph, especially with the added acetate and shiny stars! Ha!! I think I’d just heat emboss it next time šŸ˜‰

Blueprints 26: Oh yes!

I enjoyed making a second card with this sketch. I made these a week+ apart, but geesh, are there similarities or what? šŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_enjoy_wmThis Balloon Strings background makes my crafty heart go pitter-patter. What fun this can be! šŸ™‚

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The amount of debate I had over whether both of these balloons should have a string or not? You can see which way I went šŸ™‚

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

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

Don’t forget to check out the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog every Tuesday to see if you’ve been spotted! There are so awesome finds on there! I’m telling you, people are so dang talented!

Hope you’ll join us! Build up your stash of cards, possibly win a MFT Gift Certificate… Just sayin’… šŸ™‚
My cleverly 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 šŸ™‚

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. šŸ™‚

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 šŸ˜‰ .

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. šŸ™‚

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 šŸ™‚

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. šŸ™‚

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. šŸ™‚

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

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:

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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 šŸ™‚

 

 

 

Inspired by Photography…

PrintToday is another Inspirational on the MFT Blog…Certain to be a good read! This day is all about being inspired by Art.

I am an avid fan of black and white photography. Heck, photography in general I completely enjoy. This is one of my all time favorites: “Chicago” by Jerome Hawkins.

Chicago-OPJerome (Pat) Hawkins happens to be my father-in-law, but he wasn’t at the time I purchased this photograph ;). Just love this one so. It was the only piece of real art I owned back then. His photographs are all meticulously done with perfection. I do not have that much patience. Ever. šŸ™‚ Plus: Chicago.

Take a minute to check out Mr. Hawkins other photographs. šŸ™‚

Here’s a card I was inspired to make:

HAWKINS_JILL_youre the man_wmI enjoy using lots of fun color combos, but I am also a HUGE fan of the gray scale. I wanted to keep this card simple, like the amazing photograph. Plus, I think these spiffy ties are fitting for a city setting–fancy like. šŸ™‚

HAWKINS_JILL_youre the man_00_wmThe 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:

 

Check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the fun on the Sketch Challenge and the current Color Challenge!!MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21PrintThanks for dropping in! And a big thank you to my father-in-law for letting me share his photography šŸ™‚

Jill šŸ™‚

 

 

 

Happy Mom’s Day!

I thought I’d share a couple of cards I made for a friend to give on Mother’s Day. I need a few dozen more of this one! šŸ™‚ If only I didn’t need to sleep…hmmmm…

hawkins_jill_love you_n_00_wm hawkins_jill_love you_n_-wmAnd then I mixed it up a bit on the second… šŸ˜‰ This dark card stock is Nightshift. In person, it looks much more dark navy than these photos suggest. Love it! šŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_love you_w_wm hawkins_jill_love you_w_00_wmThey turned out pretty fun…and they are nice to leave around after the *holiday*. I hope they are enjoyed šŸ™‚

Happy Mom’s Day! I hope to sleep til at least 7 a.m. myself. Fingers crossed! šŸ˜‰

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

Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for the current Sketch Challenge and the current Color Challenge too!

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Thanks for popping by! šŸ™‚

Jill šŸ™‚

 

 

 

MFT Sketch #226

photoSketch Challenge #226 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog: TODAY!! Go see! šŸ™‚

Here’s a peek at my card this week: Proof Positive. Oh my fabulous little friend.

hawkins_jill_sendinghappy_00_wmCertain to be good things to see on the MFT Card Challenges blog today! It’s been great fun having Heather Hoffman along this month–Heather makes A LOT of very cool stuff!

Here’s the sketch šŸ™‚MFT_WSC_226I made a second card for this sketch. AND I used the Proof Positive cover up die again. Go figure. This time I embossed it.  I may need to hide it from myself! ha! šŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_you're a true friend_wm hawkins_jill_you're a true friend_00_wmThis card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Proof Positive Cover Up, Stitched Traditional Tags STAX, Stitched Circle STAX (dies), BG Diagonal Stripes Background, True Friends (stamps), Grout Gray (dye ink), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Grout Gray, Berrylicious (card stock), Ranger Watercolor paper and Embossing Pad.

PrintHope you’ll join us! Prizes to be had people–Prizes!! šŸ™‚

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

Thanks for stopping by! šŸ™‚

Jill šŸ™‚