Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #293

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #293!Β  Be sure to check out all the cards this week on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog! And join in the fun! πŸ™‚
Here’s this week’s sketch:Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_80_wmI am super excited for the new gray shade from MFT!! HOORAY for grays! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_80_00_wm

I sent this to a special lady, for her 80th birthday. πŸ™‚

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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You can join in any of the past challenges: sweetsundaysketch.blogspot.com

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™‚

Happy November! I may or may not be on a post-Halloween sugar rush πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #246

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MFT Sketch Challenge #246 is starting on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today!

This week’s sketch:  My card for the week:  I always enjoy the Abstract cover-up. In all white, it is stellar too. Thought it made for a fun backdrop on this shaped shaker card. πŸ˜‰ And, this is quite close to the sketch! Whoooohoo!

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

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Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! Still going awesome. Love those. 

Thanks for stopping by…Join us and link your card up!
Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday: #286

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #286 rolls out today!  πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week: I sort of twisted up the elements a week bit, but they are there! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_I don't know_00_wmThis card was one of those accidents. I was watercoloring this Concentric Circle stencil for a different idea and then, I lifted it off and thought: Hmmmmmmm? So I stamped it :). I couldn’t decide if I should add more to it or not? I feel if that debate goes on for several minutes, the answer is: No. Stop. LOL. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_I don't know_wm

I wanted the sentiment to bleed out a bit…so I stamped with Grout Gray Hybrid a couple of times, then I stamped it with the Steel Blue dye ink, giving it this slight bleed.

Other than that, I kept it super simple in the end. The die cut panel and matte helps give it a finished look.

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Check out what the other SSS peeps made this week! πŸ™‚ sweetsundaysketch.blogspot.com

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™‚

Happy Weekend!! Nap anyone? Enjoy πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #243

photoBuckle up, MFT Sketch Challenge #243 is on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration posts up today!!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_243My card for the week:

hawkins_jill_make happy_00_wmThis one is a doozy to write instructions for, that don’t sound wack…die cut the die cut and then die cut that die cut…etc. Several die cutting and inlay steps…but such cool results! That checkerboard! Weeeeee!

hawkins_jill_make happy_wmI made another card previously (for MFT Summer School) using this same method. You can see it HERE. I still want to do a myriad of colors with this checkerboard. That’s on my list for September/October πŸ˜‰

I squeaked in a second card last night for this awesomely versatile sketch:

hawkins_jill_bear hug_wmI could use several of this card to send out. ❀

hawkins_jill_bear hug_00_wmI used foam tape to pop the frame up. Adds a little something πŸ˜‰

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

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


Don’t miss Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! Super cool.

See you back here tomorrow for the newest Color Challenge! It’s a good one! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by…Join us and link your card up!
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Let me take your temperature, Color

MFT_SummerSchool3_MFTTVMy Favorite Things: Summer School Session Three rolls on! The final hoorah.
PrintColor Temperatures – Color hues to create a mood. Neutral (black, white, brown, gray), Cool (blues, purples, greens), and Warm (reds, yellows, oranges).

You want to pop over to the MFT Blog and read this lesson, along with the whole week if you missed those. Good stuff. You will be happy.

Here’s my take on the lesson: Neutral.hawkins_jill_sorry crash_wmThese little Bionic Bots are oh so fun. I thought this would make a good card for someone not feeling well or for someone needing a little pick-me-up. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_sorry crash_00_wmHope you’ve learned a few things on the My Favorite Things blog this week. The MFT design teams rock. And the teacher? Well, we all know she rocks. πŸ™‚

If you missed my cards from earlier lessons this week, you can click on these links:

Also, you can find me on Instagram here: jilldhawkins, Facebook here: Fastest Turtle, or subscribe to my blog πŸ™‚

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

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Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges!!PrintThanks for popping by! Thank you for all the great comments this week–very appreciated! Hope to see you again soon πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

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™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #276

Happy Sunday and Fourth of July Weekend!!

It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #276!

Here’s this week’s sketch: Pick a favorite!

I went with this one, #260, and in the end, took quite the “creative license” with it…as the Sweet Sunday team likes to say πŸ˜‰

SSS #260Here is my card for the week: Festively Fourth! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_you're my_wmBe sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the fun this week…and EVERY week! What a great group! 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.

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. Fabulous! πŸ™‚

Thanks for dropping in this Sunday! Happy Fourth!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #234

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #234 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is ON today!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_234Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_even though_0wmFlowers. Again. Unbelievable. πŸ™‚

I twisted the sketch a bit, die cut the background pattern, inked it, and tried to piece it all back in the same way. Tricky πŸ˜‰ .

hawkins_jill_even though_00_wmMy card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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PrintHope you’ll join us! The blog posts are always such fun to read and these teammates of mine never disappoint! So. Good. πŸ™‚

My uberly 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™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #272

Hope your weekend has gone swimmingly! It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #272!

Here’s the sketch for this week:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you're my person_wmOh Happy Panda! πŸ™‚ This font is a favorite of mine too. Fabulous set!

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These Stitched Basic Edges get a lot of use. Endless versatility.

I stamped this sentiment using the coveted MISTI tool. I saved up for many a months and finally gave in to ordering one. (No help from this group of Sweet Sunday Stampers to resist it! Enablers. Geesh. πŸ˜‰ ) I haven’t used it but this once (so far), and I must say for the ability to stamp this sentiment repeatedly, making it flawlessly solid, I like it a lot. πŸ˜‰

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the different takes! I love all the diversity of styles each week. These ladies are oh so fun! πŸ™‚

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: (Fabulous=Electric Red)

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You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for dropping in on this Sweet Sunday! Please 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!!

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 πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚