Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 415


Welcome to another weekly Sketch Challenge!
 
Turn each inspiring sketch into a mini work of art to add to your stash — you could also add $50 worth of brand new MFT to your collection! Now that is a win-win.
 

Below you'll find Sketch 415. Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch and be sure to link your project below for a chance at the weekly My Favorite Things Gift Voucher.

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s sketch inspires you to create! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.


We're welcoming Marieke back to the Challenge blog with her take on this week's sketch.




Marieke created an interactive slider card for this week's sketch using the new Leaping Slider Channels Die-namics along with the Over the Moon for Ewe stamp set. She used the large rectangle element as inspiration for her night sky and created her scene on top with an adorable sheep jumping over a fence and a greeting that perfectly complements her design.


Handmade card by Marieke Slaats featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Torico created an elegant card design that features the new Brilliant Blooms stamp set as the focal image. She designed an inked background for interest with a beautiful grey and blue color palette and adhered her foral image and sentiment with foam adhesive for added dimension.

Handmade card by Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Joy kept her design very similar to the sketch layout and created an embossed panel adding a beautifully textured background behind her stamped image.  The soft colors really keep the focus on the focal image as well as the sentiment banner.

Handmade card by Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Jess K! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. 
 
You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.
 
Now, it's your turn. You have until Tuesday, December 18, at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!
 
Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

Check out some of the other projects this week's sketch inspired our team to create:
 

Supplies featured in today's cards:


Watch for shout-outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!


To enter a challenge in the Inklinkz link-up, click on the blue ‘Add your link’ button below.  You can add images from your blog or load them directly from your social media accounts, such as Instagram, Flickr, etc… 

Enter your link, your name and your email address (your email remains private) for the card you would like to enter. 
 

Once you’ve selected your image, you’ll need to check the two boxes below the image area and then click on ‘done’ to upload your project. 


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

You've Been Spotted - December 11, 2018


Each week we see fantastic projects featuring My Favorite Things product, and we're always so thrilled to see what our customers and followers are creating!  

Today, we'd like to shine the spotlight on some awesome projects that have caught our attention in another edition of You've Been Spotted If you see your project featured, feel free to post this image on your blog and link to this post to show the world that you were spotted by My Favorite Things!
 

Olga Moss
 

Olga created an adorable holiday scene featuring a trio of yeti's ready to celebrate the holiday season! The circular peek-a-boo window adds a fun, playful element and we love the tone-on-tone stamping on the background panel for added interest.

Tina Wilstrup


Tina created a sweet Christmas scene featuring the Secret Santa stamp set, and we love how she split the Santa and tree image into two parts so she could have Santa peeking in through the window. By simply adding the tree to the right side of the card, she cleverly masked off the side of the tree where she removed the Santa image. So clever!

Kathy Straw
 

A trio of tweet birds, complete with a winter-inspired background, is a perfect way to sending Christmas wishes from the entire family. The sentiment perfectly complements the scene and adds a seasonal greeting to Kathy's holiday card.

Jenn Marshall
 

Jenn's card design is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face this holiday season. We love the combination of the stamped and die cut sentiment, including the adorable snowman in place of the 'o.' The rounded scallop panel adds gorgeous detail to the design and really keeps the focus on her wonderful sentiment.

Katrin Henkel


Katrin created a stunning background panel featuring a gorgeous color combination with a layer of snow added over the top. We love how she colored her sweet owl image to coordinate with her scene, with the stitched snow hill adding the prefect amount of contrast.

Supplies featured in today's cards:


Which design is your favorite this week? Be sure to leave these talented folks some love. And who knows? You might be spotted sometime soon!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The December 2018 Release Countdown Begins!

Our December 2018 Release countdown has officially started, and we can't wait to share all of the new products with you! Stay tuned to our main blog HERE for the next five days as we share projects featuring the newest release that will be available On December 11 at 10:00am EST.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the products debuting on the blog today!

Handmade card by Amy Yang featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card by Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card by Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
We so enjoy our Release Countdown each month – our team never fails to inspire us, and we love seeing your enthusiasm and reading your ideas for using the new collection. 

Join us on the main blog starting at 10am EST TODAY for the December 2018 release countdown!
 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 414


Welcome to another weekly Sketch Challenge!
 
Turn each inspiring sketch into a mini work of art to add to your stash — you could also add $50 worth of brand new MFT to your collection! Now that is a win-win.
 

Below you'll find Sketch 414. Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch and be sure to link your project below for a chance at the weekly My Favorite Things Gift Voucher.

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s sketch inspires you to create! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.


We're welcoming a brand new guest designer to the Challenge & Inspiration blog. Join us in extending a warm hello to Marieke Slaats!




Marieke used the sketch this week as inspiration for her festive and interactive card design. She combined home decor elements from the Our Story stamp set with a cute pup from Deck the Howls to add interest and detail to her holiday scene.


Handmade card by Marieke Slaats featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Keeway kept her design similar to the sketch and used the long strip element for the stamped sentiment on her card. She gave it a fun, playful look with characters from the Jingle All the Way stamp set and created a winter wonderland as her backdrop.

Handmade card by Keeway Tsao featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Melania also used the element on the sketch for the greeting on her card and completed the look with a collection of images from the Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set. The striped paper she added to the bottom of the design adds a nice contrast to the scene and completes her holiday design.

Handmade card by Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Melanie! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. 
 
You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.
 
Now, it's your turn. You have until Tuesday, December 11, at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!
 
Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

Check out some of the other projects this week's sketch inspired our team to create:
 

Supplies featured in today's cards:
 

Watch for shout-outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!


To enter a challenge in the Inklinkz link-up, click on the blue ‘Add your link’ button below.  You can add images from your blog or load them directly from your social media accounts, such as Instagram, Flickr, etc… 

Enter your link, your name and your email address (your email remains private) for the card you would like to enter. 
 

Once you’ve selected your image, you’ll need to check the two boxes below the image area and then click on ‘done’ to upload your project.