Tuesday, January 23, 2018

You've Been Spotted - January 23, 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!
 
Joyce Heinen


We were mesmerized by this beautiful card created by Joyce as soon as we saw it. An impressive display of stamped florals in a gorgeous color combination featuring pinks, reds, blues, grays, and browns.  Absolutely stunning!

Emily Rendahl


Emily created a sweet scene with the Magical Dragons stamp set and went with a bright and bold color palette to really make her characters stand out in her design. The addition of the bricks in an oval pattern adds detail to the background while the soft colors provide a great backdrop for her stamped sentiment.

Crystal Minkler


Crystal created an amazing framed scene featuring the Our Story stamp set. The realism and dimension achieved within the story she created are incredible, and we're so impressed with her attention to detail with all of the little elements added.

Larisa Hohman


We adore the fun color combination Larisa chose for her super girl card. The layered background panels coordinate perfectly with the colored image, which is picture perfect with fantastic blending and shading.

Theresa Perkins


The vibrant green and orange on Theresa's Viking card immediately caught our attention. The shading on both his beard and coat are so precise that we can feel how soft they are! The Radiating Rays behind him add the perfect amount of detail without taking away from the focal image.

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, January 18, 2018

The Birthday Project - Celebrate Good Times

Despite different backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions, one thing we share that unites us and is worth celebrating is the birthday of friends and family. Recognizing the special day of someone you love with a handcrafted card straight from the heart is always a good idea and if stocking your stash with unique birthday designs is on the agenda, have we got the perfect challenge for you! 

Our monthly Birthday Project challenge features ideas for getting creative with your birthday card making. Our team is excited to share their ideas, and we’re ALL excited to see how the challenges inspire you!


Let’s celebrate the advent of our brand-new challenge by focusing on the word “celebrate.” Incorporate the stamped or die-cut word into your birthday card design and leave no question as to the mood of your greeting!
 
Handmade card by Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Melania used the Celebrate Speech Bubble Die-namics to send her bold birthday wishes. The large size of the die makes it quick and easy to add a sentiment in a fun and unique way. She added a rainbow of color to the greeting and completed her card with a sweet raccoon image holding a balloon.

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

Inge combined an assortment of layered panels on her card front with her sentiment taking center stage. She kept her color palette limited to aqua, white and black so the layers wouldn't compete with one another and overwhelm her birthday greeting.
 
Congratulations, Lori Tecler! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s Creative Construction with Blueprints challenge.

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


Now, it's your turn. You have until Wednesday, February 14th, at noon EST 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! 

Check out some of the other projects this month's challenge 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!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 368


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 368. 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!


We're welcoming Gemma back to the Challenge Blog today with her take on this week's sketch.


Gemma used a stitched tag for the background panel on her card and created a gorgeous wreath of soft flowers to mimic the circle element from the sketch. We love the addition of the scoring lines on her white card base and the sentiment banner overlaying the complete design.

Handmade card by Gemma Campbell featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Jane's card is definitely out of this world with an incredible depiction of the earth as her focal image. Her galaxy background creates amazing shadow and depth and makes it appear as though the astronaut is actually floating through space.

Handmade card by Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Amy used the main panel from the sketch to create a brick wall on her design, and moved the focal element and sentiment to the bottom area of her card. The brown and green color palette make this a great option for masculine themed cards.

Handmade card by Amy Yang featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Betsy L! 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, January 23, at noon EST 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!

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s sketch inspires you to create!
 
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 post:


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, January 16, 2018

You've Been Spotted - January 16, 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!
 
Nicole Rinaldi


There is nothing quite as cute as a pile of adorable baby clothes, especially the kind that never need washing. ;) Nicole featured a collection of itty-bitty cuteness on her card with the Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics, completing the look with a soft color palette perfect for both boys and girls.

Kaja Vezensek


We love Kaja's card featuring a cool penguin ready for some fun in the sun! Her summery scene is highlighted by her stitched frame while her soft pink sentiment banner perfectly complements her stamped panel.

Alie Venema


Alie created a colorful scene with her Viking image and gorgeous landscape in the background. The addition of the water and the sand really bring the picture to life with depth and realism.

Tanja Kabel


Alcohol inked backgrounds have been a very popular design choice lately, and Tanja shows just how amazing they can look on her wintry card design. A beautiful blend of aquas and silvers mimic the look of frosty ice in her scene and provide an excellent backdrop for her bear image.

YoonYoung Kim


How sweet is this card design featuring the adorable bear image from the Friends Furever stamp set? The pop of red in the background with the black and white striped panel is the ideal choice for a love-themed card.


Supplies featured in today's post:
 

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!