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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! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello-bright_00_wmSome good ol’ die cutting of the die cut. Good times. πŸ™‚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! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ™‚

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

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! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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.

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

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! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bye_00_wmThis may be the tightest I have ever stuck to the Sketch? Ha! πŸ™‚

*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. πŸ™‚

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!! πŸ™‚ ❀
You don’t want to miss my favorite My Favorite Things tomorrow! See you here! 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™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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

hawkins_jill_boo_00_wmI made a second card with this awesome sketch:

hawkins_jill_eektastic_wmMountain Dies…or ghosts. Whichever πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bubble_wmTricky to photograph vellum soda bottles. Dooley noted. πŸ˜‰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! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜‰ If you are too, I recommend the documentary Helvetica. Big. Fan. πŸ˜‰
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I want to spell all the things. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚
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 πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #284

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #284 drops in today! Join in the sketch anytime, but there is a spotlight feature if you can link your card up before Thursday! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week: hawkins_jill_i like you_wmI love this Sketch Karen made! I had so many ideas for it, I finally just had to just make something! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_i like you_00_wmI stamped the inside of the card with the Abstract Background (a fav!) too. I think that always fun, when I remember (at the time) to do it! πŸ™‚

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Be sure to see all the cards this week! I can’t wait myself. This team should have a lot of fun takes on this sketch! 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 weekend! Enjoy the rest of it! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Inspiration…

Inspiration is EVERYWHERE. Literally.

Cath Edvalson has a new adventure: Hip and Hooray!! Well, I’ve always found Cath’s finds inspiring, so I wanted to participate in her inaugural Tuesday’s Take…details found HERE.

Tuesday's Take LargeYou can participate in these challenges as well. There are most certainly not limited to papercrafters, just your imagination. πŸ™‚

This was the image she selected to inspire…and boy does it ever! Colors, pencils, rainbow…ahhhh! πŸ™‚ I just had to make something.

Rainbow Pencils | brightboldbeautiful.comI don’t do many pastel-ish colors, but I just am enamored with how this turned out…so maybe I should!? Hooray for Sherbet colors! πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_hi two_wmEnjoyable.

hawkins_jill_hi two_00_wmThis card was made with the following from My Favorite Things:

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Thanks for popping in today and thanks to Cath for sharing fabulous, once again!

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

MFT Sketch #242

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #242 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration begins today!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_242My card for the week: hawkins_jill_hi_wmI am obviously completely enjoying this new Four Way Chevron Cover-Up from the August release. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hi_00_wmI die cut the Four Way Chevron many times and pieced it together. Then I die cut that whole thing with the Stripes Cover-up and pieced those in. And then die cut that whole thing with the Rectangle STAX. Dang–so so fun! πŸ™‚

Check out the card I made for the final session of MFT Summer School HERE. Other pieces. Two cards. Dynamite.

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

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Check out the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog on Tuesdays to see bonus posts with great finds! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚