Warm Heart for MFT Sketch 290

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #290. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI used my little tag from #thedailymarker30day last night and whipped it in to a cute card to mail. 🙂 It can definitely be a challenge to color each day. Other days, no problem! 🙂 Either way, I’m glad for the challenge to complete and practice, practice, practice! Quite fun!

hawkins_jill_warm heart_00_wmThis little pup has always been a favorite of mine, so I stamped him up, colored with Copics, and I’ll pop him in the mail. 🙂

hawkins_jill_warm heart_wmHave I mentioned my die cutting machine is on the fritz? Oh boy, is it ever. Don’t look too closely at this card or you’ll see the evidence of my failing little machine. It’s done a lot of cutting for me, but it’s hard to make that big purchase again. However, it looks inevitable. I think my birthday may come early this year? yikes. 🙂

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Top Dog, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, and Chevron Stripes.

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Get Well Soon!

For this cute card, I used my tag from Day 8 of #thedailymarker30day and completed this sweet Lawn Fawn card. It has already gone postal! 🙂

hawkins_jill_get well soon_wmI used Lawn Fawn’s Get Well Soon cutie set. 😉

hawkins_jill_get well soon_00_wmI loosely watercolored everything with Distress Inks. Finished it up with some Wink of Stella sparkle, googley eyes (googley eyese make everything better!), stitching, some patterned paper and Lawn Trimmings (that I re-purposed from a package Lawn Fawn sent awhile back.) 🙂 The tag die is from My Favorite Things.

The current Lawnscaping Challenge is a Mood Board!! Check out all the fun HERE!

Thanks for stopping by–have a great week!

Jill 🙂

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You Don’t Fool Me

How cute are these little stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop?! Ack. I think they are both adorable and super funny! 🙂

hawkins_jill_superhero_wmThis set is called Super Boy! I know my little guy will love coloring these too! 🙂 This card is for his cousin though. Shhhhhh! (Happy 6th D!)hawkins_jill_superhero_00_wmThe Sweet Stamp Shop has so many fun little punny stamps. I have a few more I hope to make something with soon. 🙂

The stitched and pierced dies I used are from My Favorite Things. Love my STAX! 🙂

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Inspired by SRO! :)

Rockin’ along with MFT Sketch Challenge #270! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoThis may be my most literal take on any sketch ever. LOL. 🙂

For this card, I was inspired by the one and only, my friend, Susan R. Opel. Susan literally writes the blog on inspiration, so I find it fitting. ♥ SRO has an eye for fashion (and other fun) inspired card creations. Check out these examples of Susan’s awesome inspirations: HERE, HERE, and HERE. I mean, Yo! That’s fun. 🙂

Way back in October (?), I was flipping through TV channels late one night, and saw Julianna Margulies on Stephen Colbert. Checkout her spectacular Chevron dress!! 🙂 It stuck in my head, and I told Susan I would just have to make something inspired by it. 😉

Photo credit: CBS

So #bam:

hawkins_jill_youamazeme_wmI can’t resist a tag, and well, I so love this Die-namics Chunky Chevron Cover-Up! 🙂

hawkins_jill_youamazeme_00_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, Chunky Chevon Cover Up, Stitched Fishtail Banner STAX, Blueprints 24. Stamps: LJD For The Boys. Card stock: Silver Sparkle, Razzle Berry, Coral Crush, and Smooth White.

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Thank you Susan, for always inspiring! ❤

MFT Sketch 267, Turtley Cool

Squeaking in my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #267! (Check it out: My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoThis turtle from Birdie Brown: <3. I flipped the sketch a little and tweaked it, but it’s there! 🙂

hawkins_jill_aloha_wmShe’s basking in the Sun! Ahhhh Sun! 🙂

hawkins_jill_aloha_00_wmI colored this Turtle for Day 15 of Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker, 30 Day Color Challenge. I completed Kathy’s last 30 Day challenge, and I figured this time I would try to do part time. But so far, I’ve managed every day! Which is great, because I usually spend my time die cutting! 🙂

My card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics: Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, Die-namics Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Die-namics Stitched Mini Scalloped Circles STAX. Stamps: BB Polynesian Paradise. Card stock and Black Licorice Hybrid ink. Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye.

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Thanks for popping by! See you here tomorrow, Thursday, and for a fun collaborative post on Friday! Whoot!!
Jill 🙂

MFT Sketch #250 AND Holiday Tag!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #250 begins on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog today!

This week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_250Here is my take this week:

hawkins_jill_elfie_wmI sort of stretched the center panels wider and shifted the feature element (in this case, the Elf’s selfie) to the side. I then used the letters for the banner element. Just a little creative interpretation right? 🙂

*elfie! I still giggle.

hawkins_jill_elfie_00_wmThis week is also an exciting, fun-filled Handmade Holiday celebration on the MFT Blog!

PrintBe sure to hop over there and catch up! Today, there are Tags-O-Plenty from several members of the Design Teams. I love tags! Here is my contribution:

hawkins_jill_joy tag_reWMOh my word–How much do I love the way the Four Way Chevron die cut with the Snow Drifts Cover Up and then with the Stitched Tag. I pulled it out of my machine after all the cutting, and just sort of gasped! LOL 🙂 Be sure to go join in the fun!

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



My Holiday Tag is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

Tuesdays rock on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog!

Thanks for stopping by today…
Jill 🙂

MFT Color Challenge #29

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_29It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month so Color Challenge #29 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog!

hawkins_jill_think with love_wmYay for stamping!!

hawkins_jill_think with love_00_wmHere is a fun second card with this combo:

hawkins_jill_sending love_wmI wanted to send a little love and some hugs, so here it is. This new brick cover-up is OH SO Stellar as an embossed panel. gah! Fabulous! 🙂hawkins_jill_sending love_00_wmMy first Color Challenge 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! 🙂

And be sure to check this:PrintMy colorful MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Jill 🙂