Thursday, June 22, 2017

MFT Color Challenge 72



We're here again with another MFT Color Challenge! Join us as we create with this week's color combination. 

This challenge features Blueberry, Blue Yonder, Cement Grey, and Cherry Crisp.


Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this color combination and be sure to link your project below for a chance at a My Favorite Things Gift Voucher worth $50



Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Ashwini! You are the randomly selected winner of MFT Color Challenge 71. You can view all the entries from the last challenge HERE.

You have until Wednesday, July 12 at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! 


If you are looking for further color inspiration, feel free to download past MFT Color Combinations HERE.

Check out some of the other projects our newest palette has inspired our team to create:




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 Insiders group on Facebook!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 338

Welcome to another weekly Sketch Challenge!

Turn each inspiring sketch into a mini work of art to add to your stash — you could also add $50 worth of brand new MFT to your collection! Now that is a win-win.


Below you'll find Sketch 338. 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.

Sketch 338 #mftstamps
Joni is joining us again today with her take on our newest sketch.


Joni has rotated the sketch on its side turning the frame into a background panel and the heart into a porthole accent for her partying pirates.


Handmade card from Joni Andaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Torico softened the look of the frame element in this week's sketch by adding a soft wash of watercolor and delicate scallops and stitching. The heart was interpreted as two diamonds (isn't it great how the almost rounded tops of the layered diamonds emulate an actual heart?) and the visual triangle of dots was perfectly translated into a trio of sequins.

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Anna went clean, fresh, and simple with her interpretation. Adding a colorful pastel rainbow with the Radiating Rays Stencil provides all the background necessary to allow her happy fairy to shine.


Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Simone Naoum! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. 

You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.


Now, it's your turn. You have until Tuesday, June 27, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! 





Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

Check out some of the other projects this week's sketch inspired our team to create:






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 InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps


Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

You've Been Spotted - June 20, 2017

Each week we see fantastic projects featuring My Favorite Things product, and we're always so thrilled to see what our customers and followers are creating!

Today, we'd like to shine the spotlight on some awesome projects that have caught our attention in another edition of You've Been Spotted


If you see your project featured, feel free to post this image on your blog and link to this post to show the world that you were spotted by My Favorite Things!



Camp Create inspired Linda's swashbuckling look. Her coloring of the Party Like a Pirate images is divine but I'm particularly smitten by the watery blend she added to her embossed Wavy Coloring Book Background card base - a perfect example of the technique we featured yesterday!



First off, happy Silver Anniversary to Miriam and her husband - what an incredible milestone! Miriam created this card featuring You Float My Boat for her retired Navy Captain husband - how incredibly fortuitous. I love her use of vellum to create the waves the way she's added the included anchor die cut to coordinate with her sentiment choice.



Everyone loves the endearing ewes included in Birdie Brown's Ewe Are the Best stamp set but in case you hadn't noticed, the supplemental images are just as charming. Olga's card showcases them beautifully — her clean & simple design is a showstopper!



This innovative technique from Vanessa features an unexpected pairing of lush greens and the coolest layering technique. Desert Bouquet greenery and the Hello There Die-namics form the basis of her look - beautiful!



Galina's card tickles us pink with its cheery colors, multi-colored sentiment, and sweet sow. I really love the look of the cloud-covered oval centered within the pierced oval frame and her use of a sentiment from Laina Lamb Design's Tickled Pink stamp set.

Which design is your favorite this week? Be sure to leave these talented folks some love. And who knows? You might be spotted sometime soon!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Framework Design





Heat embossing your stamped images creates a fun opportunity for playing with coloring techniques. The embossed lines provide texture as well as a barrier for color bleed. Choose watercolor or blended ink; loose, random color or precise application — there are so many ways to implement a variation on this technique. Our assortment of rubber background stamps allows you to create a full panel of pattern and color with a single impression…it doesn't get any easier than that!

Learn how to Stephanie created this tropical pixeled look inspired by a card conceived by Vika by clicking the video link or watching below. For more tips and tricks, make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel!





Let's look at a couple of other ways our designers have accented heat-embossed backgrounds in their projects:


Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Feeling inspired? Make sure to tag your next MFT project with #mftstamps - you might just be spotted!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by Camp Create



All week long we've been running Camp Create on our main blog. There is still plenty of time to participate but already, we've seen some amazing projects being shared. Let's pay tribute to our camping buddies today by checking out a few projects. If you haven't participated yet, we would love to have you spend some time this weekend catching up with our camp counselors and their fabulous tips, techniques, and projects! Don't forget to check out the project galleries included in each Camp Create post to see more of our campers' work.





We always love seeing how you use MFT in your crafting. Campers, please be sure to tag #mftstamps so we can all admire your handiwork!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

There's Still Time - Color Challenge 71


There's still time to participate in Color Challenge 71! Remember, you don't have to have the EXACT colors to play - just use colors inspired by the ones you see below.

Add in neutrals like white, black, or kraft, but challenge yourself to incorporate all four of the colors.


This challenge features Orange Fizz, Daffodil, Blu Raspberry, and Pure Plum.




Once you've created your card, you can add it to the InLinkz located HERE. You could win a gift card to the My Favorite Things online store worth $50 - what more motivation do you need?

Let's check out a couple of the colorful projects that have been submitted thus far


Diana's card is so cheery and bright! I love the unexpected orange heart against the brilliant blue and the purple matting really brings the whole look together. Doodled Blooms is packed with floral images that are perfect for coloring artists of any age or ability and More Essential Sentiments is, well, essential.


A graphic design is perfect for integrating a color scheme. YoonYoung brought the colors in by backing her peek-a-boo zig zags, created with our Homespun Stitch Lines, with each of the four hues. A simple sentiment (More Essential Sentiments, again!) and butterfly complete her look in the sweetest way.

Be sure to give Color Challenge 71 a go yourself - there's still plenty of time to play along and we always love to see all of the ways you're inspired by the challenge!