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:
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
As always, we are thrilled to have you participate in our inspiring sketch challenges!
Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things