Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #289

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #289 starts today!Β  πŸ™‚ Yesterday was World Card Making Day! #WCMD2015

I hope you had time to participate in some fashion and if not, hey, try today!! πŸ™‚ Perfect opp here! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_celebrate_wmI sponged the inks through the stencil. Quite fun and simple, with a POW impact! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmYou should see what the other team members made this week!
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 WCMD! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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MFT Color Challenge #27 & Summer School!!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_27It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month and Boom! Color Challenge #27 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. PLUS–MFT Summer School!! πŸ™‚

My card for this Color Challenge:

hawkins_jill_gold star_wmThe new Fringe die has lots of possibilities. Here I die cut the Fringe with the Stitched Basic Edges die, to add a little interest. πŸ™‚

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(The Delicata Gold ink holds the embossing powder, but I decided to add another layer with Versamark as well. πŸ˜‰ )

PrintBonus! Today is Day Four of MFT Summer School: Session Three. Today is all about Color Saturation. Hop over to the MFT Blog to read about it all. Susan R. Opel will school us all real good! πŸ˜‰

Color Saturation – The intensity of color. The more white or gray that’s added, the less saturated the color becomes. Cards tend to work best when the saturation of the colors are on a similar scale.

Here is my card: I squealed with delight when I finished. You do that too sometimes right? πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_think happy_wmI definitely lean toward the bright/darker colors rather than the muted ones. I am often in awe of people who use the lighter colors successfully. I love these saturated colors together! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_think happy_00_wmI die cut the new Four Way Chevron Cover-up several times and pieced together. Then I die cut that panel with the Stripes cover-up and pieced that together. Crazy clapping ensued. You just never know what things are going to look like and I do not enjoy wasting time. LOL πŸ™‚ This delights me ever so very much!

Β If you missed my cards from earlier lessons this week, you can click on these links: Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday (<–Including the new Sketch Challenge!)

My Color Challenge card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My Summer School card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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My enabling and talented MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

If you’re on Instagram: jilldhawkins.

Find my takes on the previous sessions of MFT School:

Thanks for stopping by :)…Come by tomorrow for my take on the final MFT Summer School 2015 lesson! See you then! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #279

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #279! Oh yea! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_ForYoutoo_wmI blended on some Grout Gray ink at the last-minute on the floral layer. I just thought it was too stark ;). I used the sketch upside down and then *tucked in* most of the banner. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_ForYoutoo_00_wmMy card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Hop over and check it all out this week! 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™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #231! Zing!

photoSketch Challenge #231 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is kickin’ it today at MFT’s cardchallenges.com. Oh you know there is good stuff and good read over there. πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_231Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_WMOk. Really, this Abstract Cover Up is the bomb. OH my die cuts.

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_00_WMI’m just warning you all now, this guy is going to be used A LOT! πŸ™‚ Buckle up.

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_0_WMI gave a few splatters to the inside. So 80’s. So fun. πŸ˜‰

I squeezed in a second card. Because: Floatie & THAT sentiment. Gah! LOVE both!

hawkins_jill_miss you_wmI mean, really. How cute is this guy? πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_miss you_00_wmI gave his floatie some polka dots, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t come through. πŸ™‚

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

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

AND this week is SUPER COOL at cardchallenges.com because there is extra goodness and PRIZES!! Check it out EVERY day! It is seriously enjoyable as we collaborate with Simple Stories! Click here for Monday and Tuesday! I’m thinking I’ll have some stuff up later this week! wink*wink πŸ˜‰
PrintHope you’ll join us!
Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #230

photoSketch Challenge #230 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration begins–NOW! I highly encourage taking a quick break to pop over and read the fun on MFT’s cardchallenges.com.  If you haven’t played along, please do! There’s a solid chance you could win a gift certificate to get some gooooood stuff! πŸ™‚ Every style and geographic location is encouraged to join us!

Oh oh–Aaaaaannnnd, this month, we’ve had the fabulously talented Lorena CantΓ³ join us! How rockin’ is that!? πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_230 Poof! Here’s my take:hawkins_jill_yr pretty darn awesome_00_wmThis is a project that looked one way in my head, and came out another. Meh, that’s ok πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_yr pretty darn awesome_wmI made a second card based on this MFT Sketch #230. This is an even looser take, but the sketch still comes through. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_celebrate_wmFor this card, I challenged myself to get it made and be in bed before midnight. I succeeded :). (‘Fastest Turtle’ for a reason: I’m slow. But let’s call me, ummm…”deliberate”, OK? πŸ˜‰ ) It helps that I save 98% of my scraps. I used some from THIS card. Hooray for being frugal! Ha! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmI thank one of my (many) enablers, Erin, for the sweet hook up on this Balloon STAX set. She’s a stinker like that. πŸ™‚

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

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My Balloon card was made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #21!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_21Today starts Color Challenge #21 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. Bop over there to take in all the juicy stuff!

Fuse Green is working it’s way into many of my cards lately! Who knew!?

Stop over to the MFTC&I Blog today & see all the lovelies! It is just so fun to read and this DT is stellar. Stellar!

Here’s mine:

HAWKINS_JILL_happy place_wmAmpersand and Flamingo. Enough said.

HAWKINS_JILL_happy place_00_wmOh, and stripes. Be still my cardmaking loving heart… πŸ™‚

I made a second card with this color combo and tried to keep it a little simpler πŸ˜‰

HAWKINS_JILL_sending congrats_wmAll these dies make a simple card have so much detail. Love that.

HAWKINS_JILL_sending congrats_00_wm My flamingo card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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

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

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Sending Happy…

Today on the My Favorite Things Blog is an exciting announcement of exciting news! Catch my drift? It’s EXCITING!! It involves some talented people! So….GO CHECK IT OUT!

I made a card to say WELCOME!! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_sending happy way_wm hawkins_jill_sending happy way_00_wmI continued my *stamping in many colors* mood here today! After all, it’s FUN news! πŸ˜‰

This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Blueprints #24 (dies), Totally Happy, DC Diamonds & Dots (stamps), Black Licorice, Limelight (hybrid ink), Grout Gray, Ripe Raspberry, Orange Zest, Summer Splash (dye ink), Smooth White, Limelight (card stock). πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for the current Sketch Challenge and the fresh new Color Challenge too!

photoMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_20PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

Thanks for checkin’ in! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚