Tuesday, October 25, 2016

You've Been Spotted - October 25, 2016

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. Sit a spell and get ready to ooooooh and aaaaah over some of the cool designs we've noticed recently.

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!

Suzy Plantamura

Frightful Friends stamp set and Die-namics - Suzy Plantamura #mftstamps

I spotted this amazing coloring of our Frightful Friends stamp set and Die-namics from the very talented Suzy Plantamura! Totally digging on Frankenstein's green hair!

Annett Näther

Lisa Johnson Designs Spooky Sweets stamp set and Die-namics and Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows Die-namics #mftstamps

Annett's card isn't scary at all with the happy smiling jack o' lantern from the Spooky Sweets stamp set. I don't know about that colony of bats in the purple sky, though.

Maria Russell

Fall Friends and Harvest Buddies stamp sets and Die-namics and Stitched Basic Scallop Edges and Mini Fringe Die-namics - Maria Russell #mftstamps

Maria submitted this not so scary card as an entry for Sketch 299. I love the bright aqua she paired with orange — an excellent use of complementary colors! The sweet scarecrow wouldn't hurt a soul!

Rita Wright

Pure Innocence Mummy stamp set - Rita Wright #mftstamps

Simple and spooky all at once, Rita features our adorable Pure Innocence Mummy on this fun Halloween design. I particularly love the glitter accents. Cute!

Kathy Straw

Frightful Friends stamp set, Stitched Circle STAX and Blueprints 20 Die-namics - Kathy Straw #mftstamps

Kathy's spooky card was an entry for Sketch 300. The cool sky and purple flag give a deep intensity to her design, but the sea of white allows young Frankenstein to stand out. And how much do you DIG that cool fountain in the background of the photo/ Awesome staging, Kathy!

Thanks for using MFT, ladies! You've left us inspired, and that's what it's all about! See you tomorrow for another great Sketch Challenge, and look for the next MFT Color Challenge  this Thursday, October 27th.

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

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Let it Snow!

It's the time of year when your cards take on a wintry look, and what's winter without a big dumping of snow? OK, maybe not in the tropics, but a mantle of white is a beautiful sight to behold! Today we're taking a look at fun ways to add a magical touch of snow in your card designs.

Watch the video below or click here (MFT October Release Class - Peaceful Snow Scene) to watch it on YouTube. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you don't miss a single tutorial!

This is just one of our five FREE October Release Class videos. You can find the other four HERE.

For more Christmas paper crafting inspiration, be sure to check out our A Very Crafty Holiday video series HERE.

Let's take a look at more examples of how to let it snow on your designs!

Barbara creates a serene snowy scene with the Snowfall stencil and our Snow Drifts Die-namics. I love how she used some Halloween products to create this wintry design!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Birdie Brown Warmest Wishes stamp set, Pure Innocence Season’s Tweetings stamp set and Die-namics, Frightful Fence, Snow Drifts, and Spooky Scene Die-namics, and Snowfall stencil #mftstamps

Yoonsun created a colorful Christmas greeting with the Snowflake Flurry stamp set and the Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics. So inspiring!

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Hand Lettered Holiday and Snowflake Flury stamp sets, Snowdrifts Cover-Up and Tag Builder Blueprints 4 Die-namics #mftstamps

Keeway did some ink blending on her card and then splattered some white acrylic paint to create a soft snowy sky. And of course, the Snow-Capped Mountains Die-namics tops it all of nicely!

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Birdie Brown Beast Friends stamp set and DIe-namics, Snow-Capped Mountains, Stitched Cloud Edges, and Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

You will LOVE creating handmade cards with a blizzard of snow. Be sure to tag #mftstamps when you post your projects online. We can't wait to see what you've made!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by Home

Fall weather, shorter days, and a rocking TV line up herald one of my favorite times of year when I snuggle up under a blanket and embrace my inner couch potato. There's something delightful about enjoying the comforts of home.

I searched the web for a variety of images pertaining to cozy nights at home, and here is a look at a few of my favorite finds:

My Favorite Things has some fantastic products that will evoke a homey feel. Let's take a look at some awesome projects that will inspire you to create designs dedicated to the delights of home!

Yoonsun creates an inviting living room scene with the sweet Make Yourself at Home stamp set and Die-namics. 

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Make Yourself at Home stamp set and Die-namics and Roses All Over Background stamp #mftstamps

While our Fireplace Die-namics features stocking for the Christmas season, it can be used for cards the whole year through! Anna created a sweet birthday card with the Beary Special Birthday stamp set and Die-namics. 

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Birdie Brown Beary Special Birthday stamp set and Die-namics and Fireplace Die-namics #mftstamps

Sometimes a night in includes comfort food, and if you ask me pasta is DEFINITELY the answer. Kimberly's cute card featuring the Recipe for Happiness stamp set looks like a pot full of something delicious. Yum!

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Birdie Brown Recipe for Happiness stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Perhaps your pets are part of what makes your house a home. Keeway features one pretty kitty preening in the window on this fun design. 

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Birdie Brown Cool Cat stamp set and Die-namics and Classic Windows Die-namics #mftstamps

A cozy evening reading by soft lamplight is definitely a wonderful way to spend a blustery October night. The Brick Wall Cover-Up Susan embossed creates a realistic façade for this homey design.

Handmade card from Susan R. Opel featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Make Yourself at Home stamp set and Die-namics, Classic Windows and Brick Wall Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Before you go, take a look at a few of the home-related things you can buy at the My Favorite Things online store! Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it's back in stock!

Here's to a creative weekend!