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! 🙂 In the end, it came together, with the Kraft holding it all together. Literally 🙂

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 🙂 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. 🙂 But I quite like this Birthday Wishes & Balloons set. Fabulous! “Bestest Wishes” just makes me happy 🙂

hawkins_jill_bestest wishes_00_wmMy first card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:


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

PrintJoin us! 🙂

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 🙂

Jill 🙂

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 😉

SSS #260Here is my card for the week: Festively Fourth! 🙂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! 🙂

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



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! 🙂

Thanks for dropping in this Sunday! Happy Fourth!

Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #227

photoSketch Challenge #227 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog is kicking off today! It’s possible there could be many new MFT products used by the dynamite team…just sayin’. 🙂

Here’s my card for the week. I may or may not have a slight obsession with the MFT Blueprints. 😉 LOL! This is a lot of the new one: Blueprints #25!hawkins_jill_You're Darn Great_00_wmI don’t have the Fishtail Flags STAX, so I just had to elongate the Die-namics Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX with a little die cutting magic. Works fabulously. Literally stretching your dies! 🙂hawkins_jill_You're Darn Great_wmHere’s the sketch 🙂MFT_WSC_227I made a second card based on this Sketch #227:

hawkins_jill_hello blooms_00_wmI don’t typically excel at using flower anything, but I have to say I was sooooo absolutely thrilled when I received these! THESE Build-able Blooms are SO up my alley–builder flowers that are on the potentially whimsical/funky side–I can’t wait to use them more! 🙂hawkins_jill_hello blooms_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

My second card, Hello Blooms is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

PrintHope you’ll join us!
Thanks for stopping through…
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 🙂