Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 343

Before we get to today's new Sketch Challenge, we also invite you to SAVE BIG at the MFT Retirement Sale. Check out this incredibly diverse collection of more than 300 Die-namics, stamps, stencils, and patterned papers - all offered at a 50% savings! Treat yourself to some special new supplies because you deserve it.

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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 343. 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 Challenge 343 #mftstamps

Brianna is joining us for one last July sketch — BIG thanks to her for sharing her creativity with us this month!


Brianna turned this week's sketch sideways to create this sweet look — I'm smitten, how about you? I love her use of the Happy Hippos images to create a patterned panel and shaking things up with the addition of the Confetti Numbers makes this look completely party-ready.

Handmade card from Brianna Loeffelbein featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Stephanie switched things up by eliminating the oval element instead adding a blended panel to house her sentiment. She switched the position of the vertical strip and added another flag element but I think the inspiration for her colorful look is clearly this week's sketch!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Joy took a similar tack as Brianna choosing to rotate the sketch. Her look features an oval frame that blends beautifully as she cut it from her panel after doing her stamping and ink blending. Her soft color palette is a beautiful complement to her Ocean Pals.


Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Claudia! 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 1, 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, July 25, 2017

You've Been Spotted - July 25, 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!


There were so many fantastic MFT projects shared this week! I couldn't narrow it down so this week, I'm featuring five from Facebook and five from Instagram...no explanation needed as to why these projects are standouts.

Linda Levoir



























Sou


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, July 24, 2017

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Smart Align




One of the greatest challenges we've encountered in our crafting is lining up intricate stamps and dies when there is no obvious match point — the flowers in our July card kit are a perfect example of this situation. We challenged ourselves to come up with a solution to this problem and Smart Align is the result. We're so excited to be able to include this feature in our July kit, as well as future stamp and die combos that warrant this revolutionary feature.

Watch our Smart Align introductory video HERE, or by watching below. For more tips and tricks, make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel!







Check out some card kit samples from our team to see how Smart Align helped them create picture-perfect florals:


Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

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

We can't wait to get Smart Align stamps and Die-namics into your hands! Make sure to tag your next MFT project with #mftstamps - you might just be spotted. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by Lazy Summer Days



I don't know about you but I never need an excuse to partake in ice cream. July is ice cream month though so in effort to be super supportive, I'm doing my part by enjoying it as often as possible (but quite possibly more than any one person should. My kids aren't complaining ;) A creamy sweet treat is a summertime essential so today, I'm inspired by those lazy, hazy days of summer we're currently in the midst of.

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

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

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Celebrating sum-sum-summertime with some crafting this weekend? Make sure you tag #mftstamps so we can admire your handiwork!