Thursday, June 30, 2016

There's Still Time - Color Challenge 48



There's still time to participate in Color Challenge 48! Remember, you don't have to have the EXACT colors to play. Just use colors inspired by the ones you see below. 

Add in touches of neutrals like white, black, or kraft, but challenge yourself to incorporate all four of the colors. 

This challenge features summery colors to inspire you  Wild WisteriaLavender Fields, Blu Raspberry, and Sour Apple


Once you've created your card, you can add it to the InLinkz located HERE. You could win a gift card to the My Favorite Things online store worth up to $20. So I'm just gonna leave THAT right there!

A shout out to our challenge participants! We already have quite a few entries for this color challenge, but there is always room for more.

Let's check out a couple of fun projects submitted so far:

From MeganBeth comes this pretty floral design featuring our Fall Florals stamp set. It's simply lovely, don't you agree? If you're an MFT Challenge Fan, you can see that she's used Sketch 286 as her design inspiration.


And check out this sweet card by Andrea Shell. She features the Steeped in Love stamp set and Die-namics coloring up the vase, teapot, and tea cup to match Color Challenge 48. This card does double duty as an entry for Sketch 286!



OK, so what are you waiting for? If you've never participated in one of our color challenges, this is me officially throwing down a challenge! Let's see what you've got!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 287



It's time for another fun sketch from the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog! Enjoy creating with this simple, yet versatile sketch.

Below you'll find Sketch 287. 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 worth up to $20.

Join me in welcoming back Angela Rivera one last time as our Guest Designer this month! You can follow her at her blog Angel's Creative World HERE.

Let's see how Angela interpreted her final sketch as a guest designer with us:


Handmade card from Angela Rivera featuring Pure Innocence Fun in the Sun stamp set and Die-namics, Jumbo Fishtail Banner Day STAX, and Blueprints 29 Die-namics #mftstamps

Angela went for a pretty direct interpretation of the sketch simply substituting the sunny girl from the Fun in the Sun stamp set in place of the main circle. The large flag is the perfect place to showcase a pretty patterned paper like the one she chose from the Fresh Squeezed Chevron Paper Pack. It looks like a pool full of cool water!

The My Favorite Things Creative Team has been busy getting creative! Let's see what they have up their sleeves for Sketch 287!

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring Warm & Fuzzy stamp set, Whimsical Woodgrain Background and Typewriter Text Background stamps, Bicycle, Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX, Blueprints 13 and Blueprints 20 Die-namics #mftstamps

Julia also goes for a direct interpretation adding in lots of fun interest with the background stamping on the main panel and the flag. The circle is the perfect spot to feature one of your favorite Die-namics like the Bicycle. The delicious Julia-style additions of buttons, flowers, twine, and a tiny paper clip make this design extra special.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Sweet Forest Friends stamp set and Die-namics, Circle STAX Set 2, Blueprints 15, Blueprints 24, and Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

Patterned paper is the key to making Debbie's design stand out in a crowd! Because she wanted to feature the fox from the Sweet Forest Friends stamp set, she needed to give a lot of weight to her design, and the patterns do the trick! I love how she added a little bow and homey stitching.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Amazing stamp set, Scallop Background and Bundles of Blossoms Background stamps, Simple Leaf Flourishes, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX, Pierced Circle Frames, and Wonky Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Keisha creates drama with the Simple Leaf Flourishes Die-namics and a juicy color palette. The stitched Die-namics and Scallop Background stamp add flair and depth to her design. 

Handmade card from Amy Lee featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set, Poppies and Leaves, Stitched Circle Scallop Frames, Beautiful Bows, and Stitched Fishtail Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Amy took a sweet and pretty approach to her design with gingham, a bow, and a scalloped circle to feature her pretty flowers from the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set. Though the flag is missing from her interpretation of the sketch, the bow hearkens to that part of the design.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Laina Lamb Design Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set and Donuts Die-namics, Tiny Hearts Background stamp, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX,  Blueprints 2, and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Jodi's sweet tooth is obvious when she turns that circle into a donut using the Donuts Die-namics! The delicious color combination, Tiny Hearts Background, and repeated stamping on the flag make this card a real treat!


Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Birdie Brown Witch Way is the Candy stamp set, Blueprints 13, and Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics #mftstamps

Francine envisioned the circle as a moon and created this cute and spooky design using the super fun Witch Way Is the Candy? stamp set. What a rich and gorgeous color combination, and that night sky is absolutely dreamy!

Congratulations, MeganBeth! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

You have until Tuesday, July 5th, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps and/or dies in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.


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 Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps


Join the fun at our MFT Challenge & Inspiration group on Facebook!







Angela


Julia


Debbie


Keisha


Amy


Jodi


Francine




As always, we are thrilled to have you participate in our inspiring sketch challenges!