Before getting to Day 2 of our Release Rewind, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky ladies have won $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!
from Michele’s blog: Elizabeth Garcia
from Cindy’s blog: Rubeena
Congratulations to you both! Your Gift Vouchers will be emailed to you sometime later today, so keep an eye out. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!
Our designers are back with a second round of Release Rewind projects. Click through to each of their blogs for more January inspiration. Huge thanks to Nichol for all of her outstanding work this past week!
The countdown is over, orders have been placed, and now our team is working to pack and ship your orders as quickly as possible because we can’t wait to see what you do with the new stamps, Die-namics, and inks. We don’t want to leave you hanging in the meantime though, so how about our talented team shares another dose of January, 2015 inspiration? Day one of our Release Rewind begins now.
Barbara has been working overtime creating beautiful love-themed cards with our January Release. She’s sharing one of them with us today. Don’t forget, the entire release is available now!
The new Damask Background is a gorgeous choice for adding elegance to your cards – the scale makes it the perfect accent pattern. After stamping, Barbara ran the panel through her die-cutting machine with the Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up Die-namics to create amazing texture, and then highlighted each individual heart with a die cut created with the Heart Puzzle Die-namics. The final, most important piece, is the beautiful sentiment stamped and embossed using the Smitten with You stamp set – a fabulously versatile collection of mix-and-match sentiments for everything from Valentine’s Day to every day.
January products are shipping NOW and we can’t wait to see what you create with all the fun new products! Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we always love seeing what you’re up to!
If you’re a fan of MFT challenges (and we know you are) then you will LOVE the news we have to share with you today.
Introducing our new MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog. From now on, cardchallenges.com will be the permanent home of our customer challenges and the home base for a talented new group of MFT project designers. You might just be familiar with the Creative Ambassador we’ve tasked with running the show over there too. Join us in extending a BIG WELCOME to the talented, inspiring, always-positive Susan Opel!
You’ll still continue to see amazing projects from our Creative Team featuring all of the new release products during the countdown (that starts TOMORROW by the way) and in response to our monthly Creative Team Challenges (you know about our Creative Challenge and Organization for Your Creative Space feature but we have three brand new monthly challenges that our team will be contributing to that we’ll be introducing throughout the month…stay tuned.)
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to pop over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog and familiarize yourself with the new digs. See who is joining us on the Challenge Design Team and add it to your favorite blog reader so you’ll always be notified of new posts and challenges. Susan is ready and waiting to give you a big, warm welcome and a giant, virtual hug.
We think that two MFT blogs will mean twice the inspiration for your crafting time in the upcoming year – and that’s a very good thing
Here at MFT, we feel like we’re part of a close-knit community of stampers and crafters. As a part of that community, we value the idea of sharing; sharing ideas, support and love, and some of the wealth of the industry that we’re so proud to be a part of. In support of that idea, we’re thrilled to be a part of the Season’s Givings Blog Hop. It’s just one small way for us to say thank you. Thank you for being such a vital member of a thriving community. Thank you for being a customer and friend to My Favorite Things. Thank you for contributing your talent and passion. Every single participant of the Season’s Givings Blog Hop (and the list is long!) will be hosting a giveaway so please, be sure to hit them all.
Are you new to My Favorite Things? If so, WELCOME. A long time friend to MFT? Welcome to you as well (we’re always so happy to have you.) You can find us all over the web and we’d love to have you join us for more news and inspiration.
MFT has an exceptional Design Team that consistently awes us with their talent and ingenuity. Here are a couple of examples of their outstanding work (and you’re getting a sneak peek at our January release! Our countdown starts tomorrow – I hope you’ll come back and join us as we share the complete release!)
Our contribution to the Season’s Givings Blog Hop is a $100 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. Leave a comment by the end of the day on January 4th, as we’ll select a random comment from this post and share the winner on our blog on Monday, January 5.
Once you’ve commented, head to the next stop on the hop, Technique Tuesday. Here is the entire Blog Hop list:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Spellbinders Paper Arts
My Favorite Things
Sweet & Sassy Stamps
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
A Jillian Vance Design
Unity Stamp Company
Keri Lee Sereika
Lee Ann Barrett
Sarah Martina Parker
Yvonne Van de Grijp
Thank you so much for stopping by! Please, subscribe to our blog, and keep coming back for more news! This is an exciting week for us as we’ll be sharing sneak peeks of our new January Release and we’d love to have you join us for daily updates and giveaways.
Use this week’s sketch to stamp your seal of approval your next card project. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.
You have until Tuesday, January 6 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.
Congratulations Rita! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.
Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.
Planners are BIG right now and for good reason! Organize your life and be crafty all at the same time – does it get any better? Creative Team member Stephanie is with us today to share some of her thoughts on keeping a planner.
A new year is here and it’s a pretty exciting time for planner enthusiasts, as we open those fresh new pages and start filling them up! My planner is an essential tool to keep me organized and on schedule with all of the weekly activities of both my family and myself. I usually set aside time on Sunday evenings to do my planning for the upcoming week and I let myself get a little creative while doing it.
I love to add stickers, washi tape, and all kinds of fun little colorful details to my planner. Another favorite supply to use with my planner is stamps and ink and My Favorite Things has an awesome new stamp set and Die-namics coming out in the January release next week that is completely geared toward planners. The Erin Condren planner is a pretty popular one and the new stamps and Die-namics are sized to fit perfectly in the spaces provided by the EC planner, as well as other popular designs.
I love that you can customize the header sections of the planner with one of the included die elements – you can use it to cut out card stock pieces and then glue them on, or cut them out of sticker paper. There are a ton of great words about planning that include everything from a party to a work out to a meeting and the words also work great as headings. There are also an abundance of images that can be used on their own or with the word stamps. One of my favorites is definitely the bullseye icon 😉
These stamps and Die-namics aren’t just limited to the Erin Condren planner either! I’ve used them in my regular monthly calendar as well as another daily planner that has a completely different layout. You can customize them to easily work with whatever planner system you use.
If you love to add fun details to your planner, then you will absolutely love this stamp and Die-namics duo – it’ll help you stay organized and have fun while doing it. Keep checking back during our upcoming countdown to see the complete product images – we’re so excited to share them with you!
Want to take a quick peek into Stephanie’s planner? Watch HERE or by simply clicking play below.
Suzanne Dahlberg is with us again to show off an all-star worthy card.
Hi friends! I am back today with another fun post for My Favorite Things – this time I made a clean and simple Valentine’s Day card using the All-Star High Tops Die-namics and the Be Original stamp set. I started by stamping the sentiment onto the card base, and then, used the sneaker die to impress the image into the card on top of the greeting.
Next, I die cut the sole of the sneaker from matching card stock and adhered it to the card front. I finished things off by stamping a heart and adding the heart die cut, which was cut using the Cool Day Die-namics.
Many thanks to MFT for inviting me to guest this month – I really loved joining them and had so much fun playing with these goodies. Have an awesome day!
Today, Barbara is sharing a pretty watercolor-look card that features a bright palette of Premium Dye Inks.
I love to watercolor through MFT stencils and for this card, I chose the Teardrop Stencil. I used watercolor paper and a waterbrush to randomly apply Razzle Berry, Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, and Steel Grey Premium Dye Inks to my paper. After I finished water coloring the teardrops, I splattered a little clear water to make the ink move in neat ways.
Next, I popped that panel up on a Sweet Tooth Card Stock base with a narrow strip of Black Licorice Card Stock peeking out. The sentiment, from Document It – Right on Target, was stamped on Black Licorice Card Stock with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Next, I cut both sizes of the feathers from the Accent It – Feathers and Arrows Die-namics, the larger from glitter paper and the smaller from Translucent Vellum, and adhered them. I finished off with some clear gems.
Inks are far more versatile than simply stamping – play with them a bit and see where your experimentation takes your next project! Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we always love seeing what you’re up to!
Laurie Willison is with us again today with a sweet and simple design – so beautiful!
Hey there friends! I am so excited to be here today with another guest post for My Favorite Things. I have a fun, super simple card to share today, using some adorable My Favorite Things goodies.
I used the Stitched with Love stamp set for this card. I love all the sentiments and details included in it. I used 3 stamps. I stamped the thimble in gray ink in the background and then added the sentiments in dark brown. The front card panel was made with the Blueprints 20 Die-namics. I layered up the stitched panel with that adorable scalloped layer and then onto a pink card base.
I added 2 little banner ends…one in pink and one vellum in the corner. I can’t get enough of these stitched dies. SO darn cute!
I hope you enjoyed my CAS card. So honored to be a guest this month and have had so much fun with these MFT stamps and dies!
Hope you all had an amazing Christmas day! Thanks so much for stopping in!