Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Challenge Blog Update

We're making some changes to the Challenge Blog and wanted to update you so you know when and where to find all of your favorite challenges throughout the month! :)

Starting this month, all of our monthly challenge posts will be hosted on our main blog and will no longer be here on the Challenge Blog. These challenges include the following:

Wednesday Sketch Challenge
Color Challenge 
The Birthday Project Challenge

All of the challenges will remain the same - they will just have a new home and a new start time of 12pm EDT.

While we will no longer be doing a weekly Spotted post, we're always so thrilled to see what our customers and followers are creating and will still be highlighting projects that catch our eye on social media.  Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

Thank you so much for spending time with us here on the Challenge blog - we appreciate you and all of the projects you've shared. 

See you tomorrow, April 3, at 12pm EDT on the main blog for Sketch Challenge 431!

 




Thursday, March 28, 2019

MFT Color Challenge 114


We're here again with another MFT Color Challenge! Join us as we create with this week's color combination.

This challenge features Razzle Berry, Cotton Candy, Lemon Chiffon and Limelight. Remember, you don't have to have the EXACT colors to play - just use colors inspired by the ones you see below.

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


Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this color combination and be sure to link your project below for a chance at a My Favorite Things Gift Voucher worth $50 

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s color combination 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.

Handmade card by Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card by Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Christy! You are the randomly selected winner of MFT Color Challenge 113. You can view all the entries from the last challenge HERE.

You have until Wednesday, April 10 at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!

If you are looking for further color inspiration, feel free to download past MFT Color Combinations HERE.

Check out some of the other projects our newest palette has 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 Instagram, Twitter, 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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 430


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 430. 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.


Cassie has shared some amazing inspiration this month. She is back today with one last March Sketch Challenge. Thanks so much for joining us, Cassie!




Cassie used this week's sketch as inspiration for her adorable scene featuring the birds and kitty from the Purr-fect Friends stamp set. She added a tree branch with 3 bird images for the heart elements and kept the sentiment placement the same as the sketch layout. The cat image peeking from the bottom of her card adds a fun, playful look to her design.

Handmade card by Cassie Tezak featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Angelica incorporated bold splashes of color onto her design with three stamped characters layered on top. She added a subtle strip of stamping under her focal elements to help ground them on her design and finished her card with a white embossed sentiment on a black background.

Handmade card by Angelica Conrad featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Anna decided to keep two of the heart elements on her design and used them to accent her sweet sheep image holding the third heart. A mound of grass adds detail to her scene, while the stamped sentiment directly below it completes her design.

Handmade card by Anna Lorenzetto featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Christine! 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, April 2 at noon EDT 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 'Inlinkz Link Party' 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 box below the image area and then click on ‘done’ to upload your project.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

You've Been Spotted - March 26, 2019


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!
 

Diane Warme
 

Diane's gorgeous floral card is the perfect way to welcome spring! We love the white heat embossed lines and the beautiful colors added to the flowers and leaves that nicely complement the plaid patterned paper on her card base.

Laura Stenzel


Laura created a fantastic underwater scene with a trio of adorable otters sending birthday wishes. The detail she added to the background adds great texture and depth and gives the water a realistic look.

Madeleine Palomaa

Birthday's are the best occasion for a lot of color and sweet birthday chicks and Madeleine has captured all of those things are this colorful birthday design. Using white heat embossing for the background lets her showcase the beautiful marble pattern while still being able to add in a lot of vibrant colors.

Monika Gulyas
 

Monika featured the Fresh-Cut Flowers stamp on her design as well, creating a softly colored arrangement of flowers. Using kraft card stock for her background adds an earthy feel to her design and really highlights the gorgeous colors she used.

Tanja Kabel


Tanja featured one of the Cute Chemists on her card with a fun stamped background that coordinates perfectly with her scene. We love the stippling effect she added to the coloring on her stamped image - it adds unique texture and dimension to her character.

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, March 21, 2019

The Birthday Project Challenge - ROYGBIV

Despite different backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions, one thing we share that unites us and is worth celebrating is the birthday of friends and family. Recognizing the special day of someone you love with a handcrafted card straight from the heart is always a good idea and if stocking your stash with unique birthday designs is on the agenda, have we got the perfect challenge for you! 

Our monthly Birthday Project challenge features ideas for getting creative with your birthday card making. Our team is excited to share their ideas, and we’re ALL excited to see how the challenges inspire you!


Rainbows are always the right choice — especially for celebratory occasions like birthdays! While we offer a number of options in our selection of stamps and Die-namics that are a literal representation of this iconic imagery, incorporating that cheery color combo can be done in an endless variety of ways. Get creative this month and share your rainbow-inspired birthday cards with us!

MFT products are encouraged, but not required - just make sure to add rainbow colors to your birthday project to be eligible! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.

Handmade card by Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
Vika added a die cut rainbow to her card and used watercolor to add in all of the rainbow colors. The clouds on each end really help the vibrant colors stand out on her scene.

Handmade card by Laura Dovalo featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
What's cuter than a collection of rainbow animals ready for a fun celebration? Laura used black ink for all of her stamped elements and created a rainbow by adding the colors to all of her safari animals.

Congratulations, Nina! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s Birthday Project challenge.

You can view all the entries for last month’s Birthday Project challenge HERE.


Now, it's your turn. You have until Wednesday, April 17 , at noon EDT 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! 

Make sure to add rainbow colors to your birthday project to be eligible!  Projects that do not fit the challenge theme may be removed from the challenge entries.

Check out some of the other projects this month's challenge 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. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter