Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 232

Like clockwork, we're back with another inspiring sketch here on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog. It's great to see you here!

Below you'll find Sketch 232. 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.

Say hello again to our June Guest Designer, Joscelyne Cutchens!

As a military spouse (her husband Troy is retired from the Navy), Joscie has lived in many locations, but now she resides in Alabama with Troy and her two sons. In between running, beekeeping, raising chickens, and serving her church, she manages to spend lots of time getting creative. Check out her Instagram feed for a cool peek into her life.

Let's take a look at how Joscelyne interpreted Sketch 232:

Love Love Love You Card by Joscelyne Cutchens featuring the Love & Adore You and Modern Blooms Die-namics #mftstamps

Sketches can be the perfect place to try out color combinations you've been eyeing. I love how Joscie uses juicy hues for her rendition of the sketch. It's clever, too, how she repeats the word love three times (like the three squares in the sketch) and then finishes the sentiment where the flower is. Her layers and sparkle are simply delicious.

The Challenge Team never fails to inspire. Let's see what sort of cool things they have been creating!

Let's Chill Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise stamp set and Die-namics and the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

A tropical drink, a beach ball, and a glorious orange hibiscus take up residence in the three squares of the sketch in this cutie pie design by Alice. Our plump penguin pal from the Penguins in Paradise stamp set and Die-namics looks like he's ready for a day of fun in the sun. 

Butterfly Birthday Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Totally Happy stamp set and Flutter of Butterflies Solid and Lace and Windows Die-namics #mftstamps

Erin Lee envisioned the squares as a window, so she pulled out her Window Die-namics and created a springtime scene. The brand new Flutter of Butterflies (Solid & Lace) Die-namics add a touch of delicacy to her design.

Spiffy Birthday Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Terrific Ties stamp set and the Zig Zag Stitched Circle STAX and Abstract Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Jill took a "three of these things are alike, and one is different" approach to the sketch. She created three abstract circles and added in the sentiment in the final circle to carry the eye through her design. This would be a fun card to recreate for any guy using his favorite team's colors! Note: Father's Day is in 11 days.

Thanks for Making My Day Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Miss Tiina Build-able Blooms and Birdie Brown You're Super stamp sets #mftstamps

Miriam concentrated on the floral aspect of the sketch. Using the Build-able Blooms stamp set, she created a guide for the pretty stitching. What a lovely keepsake this card will be for a caring friend!

Farm Animals Birthday Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Birdie Brown The Whole Herd stamp set and Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Vera creates a cute stack of three farm animals from The Whole Herd stamp set with a fun flag sentiment. The Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX Die-namics is the perfect finishing touch to this downhome design.

Like Erin Lee, Veronica saw a window in the sketch. The sweet girl from the Adventure is Calling set looks perfect in the floral spot of the sketch, and the Vintage Buttons Die-namics is the perfect finishing touch.

We're sending out a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to design team member Erin Lee Schreiner on the birth of a baby girl yesterday morning. Mama and Quinn are doing well!

Congratulations, Lucie Chrétien! 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.

Congratulations also go to Lisa Lahiff from Lisa's Creative Niche! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s collaboration with Simple Stories. You've won a $50 Voucher from My Favorite Things!

You have until Tuesday, June 16th, 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.

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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. Awwww I love that Quinn joined us! What an even better week of fun! :) great things ladies...and Quinn! ;)

  2. eeeekkk!!!! So excited to be the lucky winner from the hop! LOVED the collaberation!!! Let me know if I need to do anything or email anyone! Thank you again!!!! :)

  3. Congrats to Erin and her family! As always thank you for all the fabulous inspiration and for the chance to play,
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Super fun sketch and great inspiration! Thanks for sharing the photo of sweet baby Quinn!

  5. congrats to Erin and thanks for great sketch.

  6. Ooops ... too late ... had fun creating anyway.