Hugs!

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #314 and MFT Color Challenge #60!

photo I arrived home late from a school meeting last night, but still wanted to make something. Our household has been under the weather, and I was behind on creating anything! Ahhh! πŸ™‚

I was itching to inlay something, and of course, the strips of card stock is always a fave of mine to do!

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I wasn’t sure how it would look with the strips on an angle, but I like it! It’s getting mailed today!hawkins_jill_hugs_wm

I rotated the sketch, so the HUGS is the big rectangle, and the nod to the then vertical piece, is my stitching. I couldn’t decide what to do for that element, but I think the stitching turned out fun, albeit a little off from where I intended. Ha! I held my breath as I started stitching, and as I did that little piece at the bottom. I wanted them aligned, and I wasn’t sure where my needle left off! Oh silliness πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Anywho, there you have it! Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚
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MFT: I’ve Got My Ion You

I was all set to attempt the MFT Sketch Challenge #265 this week, and boom, realized the Color Challenge #38 was on too! Twofer! (Check it all out: My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoHere’s my take: Laina’s Undeniable Chemistry keeps the fun coming!

hawkins_jill_ion you_wmWhen I first saw that color combo, I enjoyed it. I’m just not sure I made it shine. Ha! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_ion you_00_wmI used the small stitched Heart from Die-namics LLD Hot Cocoa Cups and the small heart from the Die-namics Candy Jars. πŸ˜‰

My card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics: Stitched Heart STAX, Notebook Edge, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX,Β Die-namics LLD Hot Cocoa Cups, and Die-namics Candy Jars. Stamps: LLD Undeniable Chemistry, Distressed Patterns, BG Grid Background. Card stock: Coral Crush, Pure Plum, Peach Bellini, Lemon Chiffon. Dye inks: Coral Crush, Pure Plum, Black, & Lemon Chiffon.Β 

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Thanks for stopping by! BIG Month of fun ahead for me here! πŸ™‚ Stop back soon!
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 Color Challenge #27 & Summer School!!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_27It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month and Boom! Color Challenge #27 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. PLUS–MFT Summer School!! πŸ™‚

My card for this Color Challenge:

hawkins_jill_gold star_wmThe new Fringe die has lots of possibilities. Here I die cut the Fringe with the Stitched Basic Edges die, to add a little interest. πŸ™‚

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(The Delicata Gold ink holds the embossing powder, but I decided to add another layer with Versamark as well. πŸ˜‰ )

PrintBonus! Today is Day Four of MFT Summer School: Session Three. Today is all about Color Saturation. Hop over to the MFT Blog to read about it all. Susan R. Opel will school us all real good! πŸ˜‰

Color Saturation – The intensity of color. The more white or gray that’s added, the less saturated the color becomes. Cards tend to work best when the saturation of the colors are on a similar scale.

Here is my card: I squealed with delight when I finished. You do that too sometimes right? πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_think happy_wmI definitely lean toward the bright/darker colors rather than the muted ones. I am often in awe of people who use the lighter colors successfully. I love these saturated colors together! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_think happy_00_wmI die cut the new Four Way Chevron Cover-up several times and pieced together. Then I die cut that panel with the Stripes cover-up and pieced that together. Crazy clapping ensued. You just never know what things are going to look like and I do not enjoy wasting time. LOL πŸ™‚ This delights me ever so very much!

Β If you missed my cards from earlier lessons this week, you can click on these links: Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday (<–Including the new Sketch Challenge!)

My Color Challenge card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My Summer School card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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

If you’re on Instagram: jilldhawkins.

Find my takes on the previous sessions of MFT School:

Thanks for stopping by :)…Come by tomorrow for my take on the final MFT Summer School 2015 lesson! See you then! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #25!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_25It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month and in walks Color Challenge #25 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.

Here’s my card for the Challenge:

hawkins_jill_you make_D_wmThis Color Challenge was definitely a challenge, in a couple ways! πŸ™‚ In the end, it came together, with the Kraft holding it all together. Literally πŸ™‚

Never to give up easy, I figured I’d give it another go. In 20 minutes or less. Start to finish, including photos. Ya. Figured that would never happen. I can’t even decide what to use in 20 minutes or less sometimes! LOL πŸ™‚ But I went with these colorful strips, and bam! Voila! Here it is:

hawkins_jill_bestest wishes_wmThe glitter was not dry when I photographed this. Too funny. I quite enjoy that it is a shaped banner card though. Maybe I should adopt this 20 minute rule always? Not likely. πŸ™‚ But I quite like this Birthday Wishes & Balloons set. Fabulous! “Bestest Wishes” just makes me happy πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bestest wishes_00_wmMy first card was made 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! πŸ™‚

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

OH–and if you’re on Instagram: jilldhawkins

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚