Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 237

We hope you're having an All-Star summer, and we're so happy to have you with us on another fabulous Wednesday in July!

Below you'll find Sketch 237. 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.

We are pleased as punch to have Kalyn Kepner, our July Guest Designer back again with us this week! I think you're going to love what she has created. It's so very pretty.

Kalyn has dabbled in crafts for quite some time, and at one point she even moved from her home in Pennsylvania to work for a local stamp company in Central Utah. I've always admired her ability to adventure to pursue her dreams! She also spent the summer of 2008 as an intern at Paper Crafts magazine after deciding that she wanted to learn more about the inner workings of a craft magazine. While many of us only dream of a career in paper crafting, Kalyn has had the opportunity to experience it first hand.

Let's look at how Kalyn interpreted this week's sketch:

Lovely Birthday Card by Kalyn Kepner featuring the Laina Lamb Design Hip Clips and Blueprints 26 Die-namics #mftstamps

Oh, the absolute deLICIOUSness of this pretty take on sketch 237! Using the brand new Blueprints 26 and Hip Clips Die-namics from the July release, Kalyn came up with a lovely conglomeration of charming paper crafting appeal.

The Challenge Team had a lot of fun with this one. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 237!

Beary Special Day Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Birdi Brown Birthday Bears stamps and DIe-namics and the Birthday Balloons Die-namics #mftstamps

Because this bear from the Birthday Bears stamp set faces right, Alice took the liberty to flip the tilted panel on the sketch to the left side of the card so that he is looking "into" the design.

Bold Birthday Wishes Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Birthday WIshes & Balloons stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Erin Lee elongated the horizontal sketch and made it vertical instead. I pretty much have GREAT adoration for her funky balloons in all their stripes and smooshy glory!

Artsy Abstract Wish Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Brushstroke Birthday stamp set and Abstract Background stamp #mftstamps

Jill ROCKED the Abstract Background stamp with this amazing piece of art. It serves as the perfect backdrop for this vertically situated version of the sketch. Our little die-cutting friend is spreading her creative wings. 

Sweet Miss You Bear Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Birdie Brown Birthday Bears stamp set and DIe-namics and the Laina Lamb Designs Hip Clips Die-namics #mftstamps

Miriam's color choices perfectly convey the sentimental and wistful nature of this sweet card. From the doily to the bear to the little details achieved with the Hip Clips Die-namics, this delightful design is another inventive interpretation of this week's sketch.

Pastel Birthday Bear Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Birdie Brown Birthday Bears stamp set and Die-namics, Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics, and Abstract Stencil #mftstamps

Vera's bear is the same as the one that Alice used above, but he's hoisting a yummy looking birthday cake instead! I love how she used the Abstract stencil to create a misty background, and THEN to die cut the word birthday from the be-stenciled panel? Pure creative genius!

BIrthday Bear Hugs by Veronica Zalis featuring the Birdie Brown Birthday Bears stamp set and DIe-namics and the Star Celebration background stamp #mftstamps

And OH, for cute's sake! Veronica took two of the bears from the Birthday Bears stamp set and arranged them in a loving embrace on her direct take on the sketch. And that glorious background created with the Star Celebration background stamp is full on WOWSERS.

Congratulations, Lynne in NI! 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 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.

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!



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. I think the interwebs just exploded! Awesome awesome awesome job ladies! :)

  2. Hi Jill~
    I have to delink the pic I sent cos it doesn't link to my blog as I accidentally change my blog name 😅my apology 😄