Friday, September 16, 2016

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by the Desert

The desert, though desolate, is awash with vivid colors and breathtaking landscapes. There is much to be inspired by in the beauty of nature, no matter how bleak or remote. 

I searched the web for a variety of images from the desert, and here is a look at a few of my favorite finds:

Such magnificent beauty! 

My Favorite Things has some fun products that will whisk you away to the desert. Let's take a look at some awesome projects that will inspire you to create warm desert designs!

Julia's lovely design features the gorgeous flowers from the Large Desert Bouquet stamp set. Her natural color choices make this a beauty.

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Whimsical Greetings stamp set, Large Desert Bouquet stamp set and Die-namics,  Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Kimberly evokes the barren desert with her color choices and the Llama Love stamp set. The Stepped Up Chevron Die-namics mimics mountain ranges on the horizon.

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford  featuring Llama Love stamp set and Die-namics, and Stepped Up Chevron Die-namics #mftstamps

Set against a brown background, Lisa creates a warm array of lovely flowers using the Desert Bouquet stamp set. Such rich colors to convey the grandeur of the desert.

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson  featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Whimsical Wishe stamp set, Desert Bouquet stamp set and Die-namics, and Lisa Johnson Designs Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics #mftstamps

Melania takes a pastel approach to the desert with this light and airy card featuring the Llama Love stamp set. The peachy sunrise is a magnificent backdrop for her scene.

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Llama Love stamp set and Die-namics and Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

Take our Sweet Succulents out of their pots, and the desert comes alive. Yoonsun creates a pretty design conjuring desert destinations in her striking and artistic design.

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Laina Lamb Design Sweet Succulents stamp set and Blueprints 25 Die-namics #mftstamps

Before you go, take a look at a few of the desert related things you can buy at the My Favorite Things online store! Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it's back in stock!

Here's to a creative weekend!


  1. Beautiful inspiration and designs!

  2. A Serenity of inspiration. :) The llama crossing photo is a laugh for the Midwesterner in me.