Celebrating 10!

My Favorite Things is celebrating 10 years!! How exciting! Happy Birthday to MFT, Kim, and the whole MFT team!! πŸ™‚

I’m sneaking this in for the little bonus challenge this month. Details can be found HERE! For my use of 10, I used TEN FLOWERS!Β  πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_darn great_wmThis color combo is not totally my thing, but I figured I’d share it anyway. πŸ™‚

Here’s another card I made last year with the Buildable Blooms set. This one might be my favorite. πŸ™‚

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My entry card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things. Build-able Blooms, Stripes Cover Up (retired), Razzle Berry. πŸ™‚

Thanks for dropping in and again, Happy Birthday, MFT!! Keep up the fun!! πŸ™‚

Have a good week!

Jill πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

Next up: MFT Summer School! Session Three, Day Three πŸ™‚ Hop over to the MFT Blog for the REAL lesson and all the link ups to fabulous cards by the MFT Team! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰ 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:

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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! πŸ˜‰

Tomorrow I’ll have the latest MFT Color Challenge AND the MFT Summer School lesson. Stop by! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by… Tomorrow I’ll be showing one of my FAVORITE cards to date. 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™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #279

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #279! Oh yea! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_ForYoutoo_wmI blended on some Grout Gray ink at the last-minute on the floral layer. I just thought it was too stark ;). I used the sketch upside down and then *tucked in* most of the banner. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_ForYoutoo_00_wmMy card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Hop over and check it all out this week! 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™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #229

photoSketch Challenge #229 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog starts today!

Here’s the sketch:MFT_WSC_229

hawkins_jill_close to my heart_wmHere’s those Build-able Blooms again! I needed them a lot in May πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_close to my heart_00_wmI made a second card based on this Sketch #229: The Man Version πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_bow ties are cool_wmThese bow ties are cool, right?! I “inlaid” the circles into the wonky panel strip to integrate the pieces a bit more. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bow ties are cool_00_wmMy first project is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

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Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #21!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21Today starts Color Challenge #21 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. Bop over there to take in all the juicy stuff!

Fuse Green is working it’s way into many of my cards lately! Who knew!?

Stop over to the MFTC&I Blog today & see all the lovelies! It is just so fun to read and this DT is stellar. Stellar!

Here’s mine:

HAWKINS_JILL_happy place_wmAmpersand and Flamingo. Enough said.

HAWKINS_JILL_happy place_00_wmOh, and stripes. Be still my cardmaking loving heart… πŸ™‚

I made a second card with this color combo and tried to keep it a little simpler πŸ˜‰

HAWKINS_JILL_sending congrats_wmAll these dies make a simple card have so much detail. Love that.

HAWKINS_JILL_sending congrats_00_wm My flamingo card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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My second Congrats card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #228

photoSketch Challenge #228 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog starts today, now, GO!!

Here’s the sketch:

MFT_WSC_228Here’s my project for the week: Inlaid flowers one on top of the other…oooooo! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_i love you_wmThis takes more time than I always think. It is run through the die cutter many times. But oh so fun in the end! If you like that sorta thing πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_i love you_00_wmI made a second card based on this Sketch #228:

hawkins_jill_for all you've taught_wmhawkins_jill_for all you've taught_00_wmMy first project is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

My second card, You’ve Taught Me, is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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