Hugs!

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #314 and MFT Color Challenge #60!

photo I arrived home late from a school meeting last night, but still wanted to make something. Our household has been under the weather, and I was behind on creating anything! Ahhh! πŸ™‚

I was itching to inlay something, and of course, the strips of card stock is always a fave of mine to do!

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I wasn’t sure how it would look with the strips on an angle, but I like it! It’s getting mailed today!hawkins_jill_hugs_wm

I rotated the sketch, so the HUGS is the big rectangle, and the nod to the then vertical piece, is my stitching. I couldn’t decide what to do for that element, but I think the stitching turned out fun, albeit a little off from where I intended. Ha! I held my breath as I started stitching, and as I did that little piece at the bottom. I wanted them aligned, and I wasn’t sure where my needle left off! Oh silliness πŸ™‚

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Anywho, there you have it! Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚
Instagram? jilldhawkins

MFT Color Challenge #30

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_30It’s the 4th Thursday of the month! That means Color Challenge #30 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog! I’m certain our team has knocked this outta the park! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bubble_wmTricky to photograph vellum soda bottles. Dooley noted. πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_bubble_00_wmI even put bubbles in the bottles. Can you see them? Ha!! I have my first New Year’s card ready! Whoot! πŸ™‚

Here is a fun second card with this combo: I LOVE the Highrise Alphas.hawkins_jill_home_REwm

I am kind of a font geek. πŸ˜‰ If you are too, I recommend the documentary Helvetica. Big. Fan. πŸ˜‰
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I want to spell all the things. πŸ™‚

My Soda Pop card is make with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My second card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

PrintJoin us! The latest Sketch Challenge started yesterday too! Check it out HERE. πŸ™‚
My bright MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

Instagram? Me too! jilldhawkins.

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #245

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #245 is on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration today!

This week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_245My card for the week:hawkins_jill_i'm so grateful_wmFall florals! Suddenly I need more ink pads… ha! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_i'm so grateful_00_wmI made a second card, loosely based on this Sketch too:

hawkins_jill_happy hello_wmLove this apple! Hel-lo Teacher Cards!

hawkins_jill_happy hello_00_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

Don’t miss Tuesdays on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog! Spotted!! πŸ™‚

Also, did you see this!? Click HERE for the details! LOVE it!

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

Thanks for popping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #28

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_28It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month and off we go! Color Challenge #28 is on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog! Be sure to hop there as the other girls CERTAINLY rocked this! πŸ™‚

My go at it: I am so digging Tropical Teal right now! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_M_wmI know, I used the Four Way Chevron Cover-up again…but I had to! It’s awesome!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_M_00_wmIn my continuing effort to make quicker cards now-and-again (ha!), I made this one below with remnants and pieces made previously for other cards. That sure makes it quicker!! LOL πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_good things_wmThen, I accidentally starting stitching in the wrong place. Soooo, that placement was decided. Nuts. I’m not sure I’m loving it overall, but there are some takeaways for sure πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_good things_00_wm

 

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

PrintJoin us! πŸ™‚

My *keep you in stitches* 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.

See you soon! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #242

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #242 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration begins today!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_242My card for the week: hawkins_jill_hi_wmI am obviously completely enjoying this new Four Way Chevron Cover-Up from the August release. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hi_00_wmI die cut the Four Way Chevron many times and pieced it together. Then I die cut that whole thing with the Stripes Cover-up and pieced those in. And then die cut that whole thing with the Rectangle STAX. Dang–so so fun! πŸ™‚

Check out the card I made for the final session of MFT Summer School HERE. Other pieces. Two cards. Dynamite.

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

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Check out the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog on Tuesdays to see bonus posts with great finds! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

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™‚

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™‚

MFT Sketch #239

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #239 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is starting TODAY!

Here is this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_239This is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_hope your day_00_wmI so enjoy this little sunny dude! πŸ™‚ The Abstract stencil and background…well, I’ve mentioned my adoration of these many-a-times too! I stamped and embossed the Build-able Blooms for the sun. It ended up a little more subtle than intended, but, alas πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hope your day_wmI squeaked in a second card. This one was made in probably five different sit-downs, so it feels a bit disjointed. But, meh, I think it’s kinda fun still πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_don't know_wm…and I think my stitching went a bit awry πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_don't know_00_wmMy first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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

The MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog features cardsΒ every Tuesday that have been spotted by the MFT Design Teams! So fun!

Thanks for stopping by…
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™‚

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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™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch #266

Today: Sweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge!! #266!! Go see what everyone whipped up this week! https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0IkMXMpiFnM/VPOAKe6J0fI/AAAAAAAAP2c/7gum2ykp49s/s200/SSSC_Grab-It.jpgHere’s my card for the week:Β hawkins_jill_cherryontop_wmI find myself gluing teeny tiny sprinkles on cards and laugh. But it’s so worth it right!? Yum! Sprinkles! Those are from the LLD Donuts set. Treats meeting on one card: Perfect storm of yum! πŸ™‚

Here’s the Sketch for the week:

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for the rest of the DT projects! It’s fun to see the different takes!

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Die-namics LJD Sweet Treats, Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames, Blueprints 23, Blueprints 24, Die-namics LLD Donuts (dies), BG Grid Background, LJD You’re the Sweetest (stamps), Grout Gray (dye ink), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Sweet Tooth (pigment ink), Tickled Pink, Wild Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Lemon Chiffon, Ripe Raspberry, Summer Splash, Hot Fudge, Kraft, Electric Red, Steel Grey, Smooth White (card stocks), Embossing pad.

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

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

Jill πŸ™‚