Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 224

In the United States, it's Tax Day today, so let's take our minds off receipts, forms, deadlines, and calculators and think about crafting instead, shall we?

Below you'll find Sketch 224. 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.
My Favorite Things Sketch 224

Heather Hoffman MFT Guest Designer April 2105
Say hello again to our April Guest Designer, Heather Hoffman. It's been such a pleasure to have her with us, wouldn't you agree? Her cards are always so girlie and pretty.

Heather was once asked to briefly describe herself in three short, fun sentences, and here is what she came up with: "
I love my Savior, my husband and daughters, my friends, and crafting and photography – in that order! I have lately discovered a love for tea, but can’t stand coffee – and also love to read! It is hard for me to make a project without twine."

Let's see what Heather saw when she checked out this week's sketch!

Sweet Friends Card from Heather Hoffman featuring the Miss Tiina Tweet on You stamp set and Die-namics

Heather took a direct approach to the sketch with this pretty little monochromatic card. The slant in the main panel, the rounded corners, and the circles at the bottom all make an appearance here.

The Challenge Team keeps amazing me with their innovation and talent! Let's see what they are up to this week.

I Dig You Card from Alice Wertz featuring the Birdie Brown You Gnome Me stamp set

I love how Alice used the Ride the Wave Die-namic to create her slant at the top of the corner rounded main panel. And that gnome she colored from the brand new You Gnome Me stamp set is just TOO cute!

Like a Sister Card from Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the True Friends and LJD Circle Scribble Flowers stamp sets

By combining several stamp sets, Erin Lee created the artistic border at the bottom of her card mirroring the four circles in the sketch. Her bold sentiment comes from the brand new True Friends set.

Geometric Thank You Card from Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Thank You, LLD Coffee Cup, and Jumbo Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics

Earlier this week I asked members of our Facebook group to share advice for new cardmakers. Jill answered in this way, "Stretch your supplies. A few basics can go a LONG way." And this card is a testament to that! Jill creatively used the Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX to create this colorful geometric panel.

Rock On Card from Miriam Prantner featuring the Keep on Rockin' stamp set and Headphones Die-namics

Bright colors, sequins, and the Keep on Rockin' stamp set are the cornerstone of Miriam's energetic design. I love how she used the equalizer stamp in the set in place of the four circles!

Sending Happy Your Way Card from Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Birdie Brown You Gnome Me stamp set

Vera added a lot of depth to her card with subtle stamping and texture paste. She saw a scalloped bottom edge rather than the four circles in the sketch. A great way to ground this design!

True Friend Card from Veronica Zalis featuring the Modern Blooms stamp set and Die-namics and True Friends stamp set

Using the glorious new Modern Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, Veronica has gathered a colorful bouquet on the slant of the sketch. Her scalloped border at the bottom balances out the robust collection of gorgeous flowers.

Congratulations, LisaG Creations! 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, April 21st, 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.

We'll also occasionally feature cool interpretations of the sketch on the blog and give shout outs to fun, unique, and noteworthy projects. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps.

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



Erin Lee





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

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things


  1. Lovely samples!! So much awesome inspiration. Yay Team!

  2. Fabulous inspiration! TFS! Have a wonderful day!

  3. What fantastic cards. I love them all. A very talented group of ladies.