MFT Sketch #274

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #274! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoI shrunk, shifted, and rotated the square portion of the sketch. I guess in the end, this was a loose take! πŸ™‚ Haaaa!

hawkins_jill_hello_00_wmI decided I need more ‘Hello’ cards to send, so I went with that πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_hello_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Dienamics: Wonky Stitched Square STAX, Stitched Heart STAX. Stamps: Label Maker Love and Sketched Chevron BG. Primitive White + other card stock. πŸ™‚

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Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚
Jill

My Favorite Things: Sketch #256

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #256 begins today on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog! Be sure to check out Susan’s post at cardchallenges.com to see what the rest of the DT made. I can’t wait to see myself! Always such fun to see everyone’s takes and read about them.

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_256Here is my card for the week: Sometimes, you just need a laughable card. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_run_wmHopefully the design gets the laugh across πŸ™‚ . The sketch shows feathers— I saw marshmallows. πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_run_00_wmI thought I would share this photo. I made another card series for friends and family because they helped me with some fundraising. This card design was for MFT Color Challenge #29. Check out that post HERE.

hawkins_jill_80_thinking of youIt is fun to see them all together after. πŸ™‚

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

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

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Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog are good stuff!! πŸ™‚

My fantastically talented MFTC&I DT teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for popping in…Join us on the Sketch Challenge!
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #244

photoHey hey! MFT Sketch Challenge #244 is on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog today!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_244My card for this week:

hawkins_jill_dew_WMSoda POP! And DEW!? Dewey love? Yes we Dew! πŸ™‚ haaaaa! Laina rocks great designs. I also completely enjoy this stencil and cover up. Ahhh September new releases! πŸ™‚

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I have a second card to share using this sketch. It is quite a loose take. I used the building as the “tag” and went from there. I usually look at a sketch to start and don’t look at it again. That’s how things get a little wacky, often. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_you're sweet friend_wmI decided I had *medium* control issues after making this. The watercolors want to flow, not be controlled. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_you're sweet friend_00_wmSuch a fun set nonetheless. And I’ll keep practicing. πŸ™‚

My first 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:

Don’t miss Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! AND TODAY, a super contest starts on the MFT Blog. You’ll need to check this out, get in on it, and WIN! πŸ™‚

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My funny and OH SO TALENTED MFTC&I DT teamies: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for stopping by…
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™‚

SSS Challenge #282

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #282! This one is crazy versatile for your imagination! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

My card for the week: hawkins_jill_ms c_wmGetting ready for Back-to-School…and EARLY no less!! Wahhhoooooo!

The card base was stamped with Grout Gray polka dots, but overnight, I think the card stock absorbed the ink more than I anticipated. ha! πŸ™‚ You can just barely make them out.

hawkins_jill_ms c_00_wmFor this panel’s background, I actually *stamped* the Abstract Stencil with the Field Day die ink on a card stock panel. The panel had been laying around my desk for a while and I finally used it! Double whahoo! πŸ˜›

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things: (background stamps rock!)

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Be sure to check out all the goodness everyone surely made this week!! πŸ™‚

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

The Sweet Sunday Sketch team: 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 #240

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #240 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration begins rockin’ today!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_240This is my card for the week: One of my favorite Sketch cards to date. LOVE these dies.

hawkins_jill_you got this_wmI used a Fuse Green card base and stamped the new Wonky Chevron background on the inside. Adds a little fun for the recipient πŸ™‚ “You Got This” = Awesomesauce.

hawkins_jill_you got this_00_wmI really enjoyed this week’s sketch, so I made another card. Then I had ideas for at least three more, but, it was almost midnight. πŸ˜‰ Some other day…

hawkins_jill_congrats_wmThose little flags use the new August released Fringe die! Oh goodness, that’s a fun one too! πŸ™‚ The Primitive White base gives a nice warmth to the card.

hawkins_jill_congrats_00_wmThis one is being mailed to a friend…and it is WAY overdue. 😦

My first 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:

The MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog continues to feature cardsΒ every Tuesday that have been SPOTTED! Oh so fun!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #238

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #238 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is dropping today! Plus, it’s Kalyn Kepner as our guest this month!!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_238This is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you're my person_wmI have been long awaiting to use this stamp set. It’s crazy versatile! πŸ™‚ Big fan of that. I have also been trying to challenge myself. This week was One Layer cards. Fun–and wow, I save on card stock! Haaaaa!Β  πŸ™‚ Note to self: Stamp hybrid inks first, sentiment on top of everything. Doh. :/

hawkins_jill_you're my person_00_wmOne more note: This week on the MFT Blog, there is collaboration with Xyron! Check out my post from Monday HERE.

Annnnnnd…See you tomorrow for the newest Color Challenge! πŸ™‚

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

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Don’t forget the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog every Tuesday to see if you’ve been spotted!

My fantabulously skilled MFTC&I DT teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!
Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

It’s a Sweet Sunday Sketch: #270

Hope those in the USA are enjoying the holiday weekend. I’ll be taking a few moments to be grateful for sure.

Today: Sweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge!! #270!! Whoooooooohooo!

Here’s the Sketch for the week:

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 Here is my card:

hawkins_jill_party til_00_wmOh this cute little cow has been mooing to use him! πŸ˜‰ Too bad it looks like the fella has a cold πŸ™‚ ha!!

hawkins_jill_party til_wmBe sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for everyone’s projects! πŸ™‚

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

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You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for dropping in! Hope you’ll join us!

Jill πŸ™‚

Inspired by Photography…

PrintToday is another Inspirational on the MFT Blog…Certain to be a good read! This day is all about being inspired by Art.

I am an avid fan of black and white photography. Heck, photography in general I completely enjoy. This is one of my all time favorites: “Chicago” by Jerome Hawkins.

Chicago-OPJerome (Pat) Hawkins happens to be my father-in-law, but he wasn’t at the time I purchased this photograph ;). Just love this one so. It was the only piece of real art I owned back then. His photographs are all meticulously done with perfection. I do not have that much patience. Ever. πŸ™‚ Plus: Chicago.

Take a minute to check out Mr. Hawkins other photographs. πŸ™‚

Here’s a card I was inspired to make:

HAWKINS_JILL_youre the man_wmI enjoy using lots of fun color combos, but I am also a HUGE fan of the gray scale. I wanted to keep this card simple, like the amazing photograph. Plus, I think these spiffy ties are fitting for a city setting–fancy like. πŸ™‚

HAWKINS_JILL_youre the man_00_wmThe My Favorite Things blog is sure to have lots more inspiration. Oh, and again: Prizes!!

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Check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the fun on the Sketch Challenge and the current Color Challenge!!MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21PrintThanks for dropping in! And a big thank you to my father-in-law for letting me share his photography πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

MFT Color Challenge #20!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_20Today starts Color Challenge #20 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. If you like the purples, this one is for YOU!

Head over to the MFTC&I Blog today & find out all the details! I’m sure the team rocked it! Here’s a peek at mine:

hawkins_jill_cc20_00_wmI die cut that circle and then repeated many times over. πŸ˜‰

I thought I’d brew up another for this combo. Here it is:

hawkins_jill_rule coffee_00_wmhawkins_jill_rule coffee_wmThis project was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Blueprints #23, Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges, Die-namics LLD Coffee Cup (dies), Totally Happy, LLD Perk Up, BG Grid Background, BG Diagonal Stripes, BG Typewriter Text Background (stamps), Black Licorice (Hybrid ink), Grout Grey (dye ink), Versamark, Kraft, Primitive White, Daffodil, Wild Wisteria, Lavender Fields, Lemon Chiffon (card stock).

PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

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

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚