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:

 Here is my card:

hawkins_jill_party til_00_wmOh this cute little cow has been mooing to use him! 😉 Too bad it looks like the fella has a cold 🙂 ha!!

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

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



You can find all the past sketches HERE.

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

Jill 🙂

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. 🙂 Plus: Chicago.

Take a minute to check out Mr. Hawkins other photographs. 🙂

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. 🙂

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

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


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 🙂

Jill 🙂




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. 😉

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! 🙂

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 🙂

Jill 🙂



MFT Sketch #225

photoToday starts Sketch Challenge #225 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog! Pop over and see the fabulous! 🙂

Here’s a peek at my card this week: Polka Dots. Love.hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmSure to be very cool takes from my teammates on the MFT Card Challenges blog today!

Here’s the sketch 🙂MFT_WSC_225I thought I’d make another card using this sketch. Warning: This card is a little bit more crazy busy than I generally like, but apparently, I could not stop stamping. I had the urge to stamp! 🙂

hawkins_jill_thank you for_wmhawkins_jill_thank you for_00_wmThis card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Blueprints #23 (die), Candy Jar Companion, DC Thankful Thoughts (stamps), Steel Grey, Orange Zest, Ripe Raspberry, Cherry Chrisp, Summer Splash, Grout Gray (dye inks), Limelight, Lemon Drop, Wild Wisteria (hybrid inks), Primitive White (card stock).🙂 

I’d say, this week, I’m on a colorful rainbow kick. 😉


Join us! 🙂

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

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Jill 🙂




April: Page Maps!

Today we continue our collaboration with Page Maps for a fun post on the My Favorite Things Challenge and Inspiration Blog!! AND it’s a BONUS Challenge this month!! Page Maps has a lot of inspiration to get you get you going!! 🙂

Here’s a peek at my card. Go check it all out HERE!hawkins_jill_smile_00_WMThe scalloped strip is made of card stock. But looking at this photo, it looks like patterned paper right? Eeeeek! MFT Card stock & Die-namics: BFFs.

This card was made with supplies by My Favorite Things: Stitched Jumbo Fishtail STAX, Blueprints #23, Blueprints #24, Die-namics MSTN Tweet on You (dies), BG Grid Background, BG Typewriter Text Background, MSTN Tweet on You, Totally Happy (stamps), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Versamark, Grout Gray (dye ink), Primitive White, Orange Zest, Summer Splash, Nightshift, Daffodil, Kraft, Fuse Green (cardstock).

Don’t forget to join in the MFT Color Challenge and the MFT Sketch Challenges too!

photo PrintThanks for dropping by! Hope to see your link on the challenges! 🙂

Jill 🙂