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I remember watching the MFT Superstar Design contest last year and thought how much fun it looked to participate. I was excited to see year two of the contest this year. As time goes, well, I’m barely sneaking one in, but here it is!

PrintI do love a colorful card! 🙂

hawkins_jill_hello-bright_00_wmSome good ol’ die cutting of the die cut. Good times. 🙂hawkins_jill_hello-bright_wmFor this, I first die cut the Four Way Chevron and inlaid that. Then I cut that panel with the Chunky Chevron Cover Up. I put down the Chunky Chevron panel and glued on all the Chevron bits in and removed it. The letters are the HIgh Rise Alphabet. (A long time fave!) I added a little stitching to finish it off, and whammo, done! 🙂

I admittedly almost binned this one, because it seemed too busy. But in the end, I kept going, and eventually warmed to it a bit. 🙂

I’m going to hop over there and check out some of the entries soon! I love a good contest–so much talent! 🙂 Check it all out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂

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Hello Color!

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #286. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI made a horizontal card which, feels a little foreign to me nowadays. 🙂

hawkins_jill_hello2_wmI used this MFT diagonal coverup, so the sketch took an angle by default. 😉

hawkins_jill_hello2_00_wmI die cut everything and then did some stitching. Finally, I added glossy accents to all the letters. I was on the fence about doing that, but it always adds a little pop of fun, I think. If only I didn’t get hand cramps from squeezing my Glossy Accents bottle. Haaaa! 🙂

Bonus! I used the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week–#398! When I saw that awesome combo this week, I was hoping to get in on it 🙂 Success! So summery and spunky! Check out their Color Challenge this (and every) week HERE.

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Die-namics: Stitched Cover Up Companion Diagonal, and the Highrise Lower Case Alphabet. Card stock: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Limelight, Lemon Drop, Razzle berry, and Cherry Crisp.

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Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Jill

The Final MFT Sketch for 2015: Sketch #261

photoThe final MFT Sketch for 2015, MFT Sketch Challenge #261, is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today! Be sure to hop over there to see and read what the rest of the Design Team made! They have all certainly rocked it, as always. 🙂

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_261Here is my take this week: You’ve Been Amazing 2015!! Bye! 🙂

hawkins_jill_bye_wmI thought it fitting to use some of my most favorite* MFT products on this Sketch card. (More on *this below.) I layered the frame several times, using the After Midnight, along with some Smooth White and some Razzle Berry for POP! 🙂

hawkins_jill_bye_00_wmThis may be the tightest I have ever stuck to the Sketch? Ha! 🙂

*Be sure to stop by tomorrow. I’ll have my second Sketch #261 card and my wrap on my MFT 2015. The post will include some of my most favorite MFT products and some of my favorite cards I’ve made this year. 🙂

My final 2015 sketch card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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I’m so very grateful for my AWESOME MFT Challenge Team teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for swinging by today and for all my MFT Challenge posts. I really appreciate you reading them! I really do!! 🙂 ❤
You don’t want to miss my favorite My Favorite Things tomorrow! See you here! 🙂
Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #250 AND Holiday Tag!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #250 begins on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration 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? 🙂

*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 🙂 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 🙂

MFT Color Challenge #31

It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month! That means Color Challenge #31 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_31Here’s my card for the week: I just couldn’t stop snickering.

hawkins_jill_you're elfin_wmWell, I had to. 🙂

hawkins_jill_you're elfin_00_wmThis is made with the Santa Suit die set, but I think it works for little woodland elves too, yes?

Here is a second card, which, I’m not too happy with. But I like how the letters turned out, so I am sharing:

hawkins_jill_thx_wmThis card is too busy, yes? Yes. I think that’s it. 🙂hawkins_jill_thx_00_wmMy Elfin’ card is make 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:

PrintJoin us! The latest Sketch Challenge started yesterday too! 🙂

My colorful MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Instagram? jilldhawkins.

Thanks for stopping in! Happy October! 🙂

Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #249

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #249 rolls out today on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_249Here are my takes this week:

hawkins_jill_boo_wmBoo!! 🙂 Being our first sketch of October, I chose to go Halloween-y! 🙂 I layered in an Orange Zest frame here for interest. It seems to appear more in person. Weird. 🙂

hawkins_jill_boo_00_wmI made a second card with this awesome sketch:

hawkins_jill_eektastic_wmMountain Dies…or ghosts. Whichever 😉 The Sketched Chevron BG is Awesomesauce.hawkins_jill_eektastic_00_wm My BOO 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:

Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are to not be missed!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill 🙂

MFT Color Challenge #30

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_30It’s the 4th Thursday of the month! That means Color Challenge #30 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog! I’m certain our team has knocked this outta the park! 🙂

hawkins_jill_bubble_wmTricky to photograph vellum soda bottles. Dooley noted. 😉hawkins_jill_bubble_00_wmI even put bubbles in the bottles. Can you see them? Ha!! I have my first New Year’s card ready! Whoot! 🙂

Here is a fun second card with this combo: I LOVE the Highrise Alphas.hawkins_jill_home_REwm

I am kind of a font geek. 😉 If you are too, I recommend the documentary Helvetica. Big. Fan. 😉
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I want to spell all the things. 🙂

My Soda Pop card is make 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:

PrintJoin us! The latest Sketch Challenge started yesterday too! Check it out HERE. 🙂
My bright MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Instagram? Me too! jilldhawkins.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Jill 🙂