Tuesday, August 14, 2018

You've Been Spotted - August 14, 2018


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!
 

Debra Lord
 

Debra created a fun, colorful birthday card with a framed scene highlighting her sweet birthday chicks. Using foam adhesive on some of the elements is a great way to add dimension and layer the images together.

Naomi Brice


A cute trio of Bitty Bear images are the perfect addition to any card, and Naomi colored hers beautifully! The deep rich browns add realism to her characters, and we love the addition of the dimensional rain falling from the sky.

Adelle E.


How fantastic is this colorful tri-fold design by Adelle? We love all of the stamped flowers and critters all layered together to fill the entire surface of her card stock panel - such a visual treat for the recipient!

Jenn Marshall


Jenn created a grid layout on her card highlighting all of her delightful coffee images. Using corresponding colors on both the card stock panels as well as the images adds a cohesive look to the entire design.

Erika Lee
 

Erika created a pair of adorable card designs featuring both the Birds of a Feather Die-namics and the Birdhouse Die-namics. We love the greenery added to the birdhouses and the bird's beak - such a cute way to combine the various elements.

Supplies featured in today's cards:


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!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

MFT Color Challenge 99


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

This challenge features Latte, Cement Gray, Black Licorice and Persimmon. 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 or kraft, but challenge yourself to incorporate all four of the colors.


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 

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s color combination inspires you to create! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.

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


Congratulations, Julie Schueller! You are the randomly selected winner of MFT Color Challenge 98. You can view all the entries from the last challenge HERE.

You have until Wednesday, August 22nd 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:


Supplies featured in today's cards:

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, August 8, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 397


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 397. 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.

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s sketch inspires you to create! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.


We're welcoming Yoonsun back to the Challenge blog with her take on this week's sketch.




Yoonsun created a gorgeous floral design using our new Painted Poppies stamp set for both the main focal image as well as the background on her card design. The natural earth-toned colors provide an impressive backdrop for her stamped images.

Handmade card by Yoonsun Hur featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Barbara added a pop of black & white for the main element on the sketch design and introduced stunning color with her stamped images as well as the assorted confetti in her shaker window. A simple sentiment below the design completes her card and sends a heartfelt message to the recipient.


Handmade card by Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
Donna kept her design very similar to the sketch and opted to give her entire card base rounded corners. The faux stitching detail around the outside edge adds textured detail to the design with the subtle Wood Plank design stamped into the background. The adorable hedgehog is the perfect addition to her card design.

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

Congratulations, Kay Demonbren! 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, August 14th, 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:
 

Supplies featured in today's cards:


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, August 7, 2018

You've Been Spotted - August 7, 2018


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!
 

Maritha
 

Maritha created a colorful stamped panel featuring the Saddle up & Celebrate stamp set on her Western-themed card design. The stunning cloud detail in the background perfectly complements her scene, and we love the all of the white gel pen detail she added to her stamped images.

Shellie Nelson


The realism Shellie achieved on her colored Viking is absolutely amazing. From the realistic facial hair to the texture and dimension she added to his clothing - and we love how she featured the colored design on a faux wood background. 

Sandreen Gunaratne


We love the colorful galaxy background Sandreeen created behind her playful astronaut character. The bright yellow highlights her image and helps it to stand out from the dark background while the bold die cut sentiment captures her intended greeting perfectly.

Nancy Ward


Nancy's created a birdhouse design that looks almost real at first glance. The inked clouds in the background add a bright backdrop for her design, and we love the added greenery she adhered around her bird image.

Tracey Sweeney-McCambridge
 

We love animal themed cards and this duo by Tracey is no exception. We love how she created a similar design but made them unique by changing up the images and sentiments and added pops of color on the sentiment strips

Supplies featured in today's cards:


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!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

There's Still Time - Color Challenge 98


There's still time to participate in Color Challenge 98! 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, or kraft, but challenge yourself to incorporate all four of the colors.

This challenge features Lavender Fields, Wild Wisteria, Peach Bellini and Coral Crush.


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:





Be sure to give Color Challenge 98 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!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 396


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 396. 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.

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s sketch inspires you to create! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.


We're welcoming a brand new guest designer to the Challenge & Inspiration blog. Join us in extending a warm hello to Yoonsun Hur!




Yoonsun created a stamped floral panel and accented the edges by die cutting it with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. She added a trio of adorable characters that perfectly complement the stamped colors and completed the design with a sentiment heat embossed onto a black strip of card stock.

Handmade card by Yoonsun Hur featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Karolyn created a bright and cheery rainbow panel for her card front with a scattering of rainbow jewels to match. Adding a black die cut sentiment helps the greeting stand out and gives the colors a more vibrant appearance.


Handmade card by Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Julie used alcohol inks and foil to dress up the panel on her card front. The gorgeous blend of reds and yellows against the white card base provide a vivid and rich backdrop for her stamped and die cut sentiment.

Handmade card by Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Michelle B! 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, August 7th, 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:
 

Supplies featured in today's cards:


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!