The Final Sweet Sunday Sketch

Today begins the new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #300. It is also the very last Sweet Sunday Sketch. Dang. I did not enjoy typing that. 😦 *sniff*

The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge was started by Karen Giron and has been around for 6+ years. What a lovely group of ladies to hang with. ❀

I am so thankful to my sweet, crafty friend Jodi, for asking me along, and to Karen for being so very welcoming and freaking funny! I am so cookoo over these girls talents!

I then, had the pleasure of “meeting” the whole team, and…They. Are. Fabulous. It’s great that everyone brings their own style every week. I so dig that. In the short time I’ve been along, I’ve had so much fun. We can have complete conversations speaking in #hashtags. It is so silly funny, I find myself laughing at my screen. Often.

I am going to miss these ladies every week. They have all been so welcoming to me as a late comer to their small group, and I truly appreciate their inky warmth. πŸ˜‰

Be sure to click over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog post to read more about it. I started reading Karen’s post and had to stop. I will definitely be hopping over to read it today. 😦

Without further adieu, here is the final sketch:

Here is my final Sweet Sunday Sketch card:

hawkins_jill_You_wmI felt this MFT Sentiment was most fabulous for such a goodbye. The light bulb is brilliant, much like this team. Oh, the Sunday fun will be missed.

hawkins_jill_You_00_wmMy card is made with the following supplies from My Favorite Things:


Any of the past challenges can still be joined in here:

All the past sketches can be found HERE.

The lovely, sure to be missed, 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™‚

Thank you for coming by each Sunday and joining us. Big, warm thanks to Barbara, Dana, Jodi, Karen, Lisa, Lori, Lynn, Sankari, Sarah-Jane, Tracy, and Vicki for welcoming me, making me laugh, and for all the inspiration. I’m glad our crafty friendships began and will remain. πŸ™‚

Thank you Karen for sharing your talent and SSS home with me. I appreciate and respect your decision on wrapping up your Sketch Challenge. Life has bigger fish to fry right now. And I love that.Β But, I’ll miss it nonetheless. πŸ™‚

Happy Sweet Sunday Sketch day! Hope you’ll join in on the final hurrah! πŸ™‚

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:



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™‚

Inspired by…

PrintToday is Inspirational Day two on the MFT Blog…Go check it out!

I enjoy this quote by Dr. Suess. It is so simple, but if you stop and think, it makes you wonder. πŸ™‚ It is so fitting for kids and for myself. Plus, I think it’s a great motto to be sure and do both. I find myself doing this every time I sit down to make a project. Thinking about what I want to make and then wonder how I can use this or that. It’s both deep and simply practical right? πŸ™‚ Plus I freaking love this graphic Laina made. Ahhhh…. πŸ™‚

MFT_InspiredBy_SuessHere’s a card I was inspired to make:

hawkins_jill_congratssqueal_wmI thought this would be a super cute card for a kiddo! That lil’ squeal! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_congratssqueal_00_wmCross stitched dies: Thud.

Hope you’ll hop over and read more this week on the MFT Blog! It’s sure to get your mind turning! πŸ™‚ Oh, and I believe I heard the word prizes!!

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



Today ends the current Sketch, but tomorrow starts the new! Check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the fun!

photoMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_20PrintThanks for dropping in! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚