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Let’s take a look at what MFT Guest Designer Caryn Davies has in store for us today!

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Hello again. I’m back today with two more cards created with some of the awesome new products from the July 2016 release. This time I’ve used the amazing Celebrate With Cake stamp set along with some cool dies and my favourite MFT paper pack – Watercolor Wash!

The first card uses the hugely versatile Gift Box Cover Up Die-namics layered over the Watercolor Wash paper in the peach colour (love this shade). I stamped the large cake in two shades of lilac and mounted it onto the frame with foam tape. Now, I have never paired this colour combo up before and to be honest, the jury is still out for me! Can’t decide if it works or not! In the other “boxes” of the frame I die cut the candles from the top of the Happy Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics and added them to the top box and stamped my sentiment  in the lower left box. A few sequins on the cake finishes it off with just a tiny amount of sparkle.

Handmade card from Caryn Davies featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp set and Die-namics, Gift Box Cover-Up and Happy Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics #mftstamps

The second card features the same stamped cake as above in a pale aqua colour and is finished with pink roses to match the background panel. Those amongst you with a keen eye will notice I used the central panel die cut from the Time For Bubbly card yesterday for my card today – waste not, want not!  I wanted to keep this card quite simple so a crisp white card base with the sentiment stamped in grey keeps it nice and clean.

Handmade card from Caryn Davies featuring Big Birthday Sentiments stamp set, Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp set and Die-namics, Time for the Bubbly, Gift Box Cover-Up and Happy Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics #mftstamps

Before I go, I just want to say a HUUUUUUGE thank you to Kim, Susan, Erica, and the whole MFT team for asking me to be their guest again. I have really enjoyed playing with this release and can’t wait to see what’s coming up for August!!!

Big hugs

Caryn xxx


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Party Like There’s No Tomorrow

Today we are welcoming Caryn Davies to our blog as an MFT Guest Designer. We think you’ll like what she has to offer! Let’s take a look at Caryn’s super cute takes on some of the  products from our July release.

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Hi there! I’m so chuffed to have been invited back to MFT as a guest designer for the AWESOME July 2016 Release. I know many people have said it before, but this company is one of the kindest and most generous companies out there and the team are such a fun bunch. This month’s release, like every other, is full of amazing products, and today I have two cards to share using some of my favourites!

My first card features the You’re Rawr-some stamp set along with a couple of other previously released dies — the Snow Drifts Cover-Up and Grassy Edges Die-namics. I started by die cutting the cover-up from Kraft Card Stock and laying it over some peach coloured paper from the Watercolor Wash Paper Pack. A couple of the dino critters were stamped and coloured with Copics along with some of the foliage elements also from the set. I added the grass on the bottom and stamped the sentiment (made me chuckle, that one) on the bottom before mounting everything onto a white card base.

Handmade card from Caryn Davies featuring You're Rawr-some stamp set and Die-namics, Snow Drifts Cover Up and Grassy Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

The second card just describes the life I would love to become accustomed to!  Chillaxing in the bath with a bottle of bubbly and not a care in the world!!  I created a frame using the stitched die from the Time for the Bubbly Die-namics and one of the papers from the Watercolor Wash Paper Pack. I then stamped the main image on a piece of white card stock, cut around the bathtub, rug, and leg and coloured them with Copics. Then I paper pieced the background elements using the Thick & Thin Paper Pack for the wall and the floor is the same pink watercolour paper as the frame. I coloured the mirror frame black and die cut the central mirror part in silver glitter paper. Finally, I added a little bit of twine and a few sequins to finish off and stamped the sentiment above and below the image.

Handmade card from Caryn Davies featuring Time for the Bubbly stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

That’s it for today! I’ll be back with a couple more cards tomorrow.

Hugs,

Caryn xxx


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Creative Construction with Blueprints – Birthday Tags

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We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original card combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints.

With five different Tag Builder Blueprints in our ever-expanding collection, as well as the numerous tags included in our traditional Blueprints series, constructing tags to adorn birthday cards and gifts has never been easier. This month, we challenged the team to craft tags designed to celebrate the occasion we all love to craft for with designs that will be as cherished as the gift itself.

Handmade tags from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Hog Heaven stamp set and DIe-namics, Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp set, Birthday Balloons and Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics #mftstamps

Torico’s trio of tags is sweet as can be with gingham, flowers, cupcakes, and those cuties from the Hog Heaven stamp set! Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics makes it simple to create cute tags with a lot of interest. You can easily inlay patterned paper and add colorful accents like the hole reinforcer to your design. The foldable sentiment flag adds dimension and interest to top off your terrific birthday tags.

Handmade tags from Donna Mikasa featuring Funky Flowers stamp set and Die-namics, Laina Lamb Design Sweet Succulents stamp set, Whimsical Woodgrain Background stamp, and Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics #mftstamps

Donna’s use of Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics results in three pretty tags. She keeps the basics of the tag monochromatic, and then adds subtle sophistication with the Funky Flowers stamp set and Die-namics. The touches of gold make these tags hand-crafted treasures.

We’re not done yet – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s challenge.

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Top 10 MFT Creations

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The number 10 has been a recurring theme for us this month as we are celebrating 10 FABULOUS years of My Favorite Things!

One of greatest strengths of My Favorite Things is the incredible team of designers that tirelessly creates inspiring projects with each of our new releases. To help us celebrate our 10th birthday, we’ve asked each of our designers to share which projects they’ve create with our product that they are most proud of. Get ready for a fun and inspiring trip around the world wide web, times 10!

Before you head to each blog to see which projects our designers chose, here are 10 phenomenal projects from 10 of our designers — just a handful of the beautiful designs that you are about to see:

Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Rainbow of Happiness stamp set, and the Color the Rainbow, Stitched Rainbow, New York Skyline, and Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Laina Lamb Design Sweet Succulents stamp set and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Birdie Brown Lucky Dog stamp set and Die-namics, Streetlights Die-namics, Stars in the Sky - Horizontal Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Bundles of Blossoms Background stamp, Grateful for You stamp set, and Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie WIllison featuring Amazing stamp set, Laina Lamb Designs Stitched Alphabet Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Mini Modern Blooms, Doubly Amazing Die-namics, Chunky Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics, Mini Modern Blooms Die-namics, Stitched Mini Scallop Squares STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Totally Happy, Bold Diagonal Stripes Background, Roses All Over Background, Sketched Chevron Background, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics, Fringe Die-namics, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics, Stitched Scallop Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Birdie Brown Beary Special Birthday stamp set and Die-namics, Lisa Johnson Designs Make Yourself at Home Stamp Set and Die-namics, Transparent Triangles Background stamp #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Funky Flowers Stamp Set and Die-namics, Grateful for You stamp set, Diagonal Stripes Background stamp #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Kind Thanks stamp set, Twice the Thanks, Blueprints 3, and Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

Ready to see some serious inspiration from our design team members? You’re going to love taking a look at each of these ladies’ Top 10 MFT Creations! There are 180 fabulous creations to see, so you better get started!

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MFTv – Monochromatic Stamping

Before we get to today’s post, we’d like to announce a bunch of winners!

Let’s start with the three randomly chosen winners of our collaboration with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:

July 20 Winner: Andrene – Jul 20, 2016 @ 8:59 am

July 21 Winner: Tammy Whitley – Jul 21, 2016 @ 2:17 pm

July 22 Winner: Arianna Barbara – Jul 22, 2016 @ 1:27 pm

And now on to the winners for session two of Camp Create! We were thrilled to have so many talented campers attend our inspiring week of creativity, and we can’t wait for you to join us for session three!

First up are the randomly selected winners from the comments on the videos from each day of camp on our MFTv YouTube channel:

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Next are the randomly selected winners from the challenge participants for each day of Camp Create:

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And finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Eighty-two campers earned all five of the Camp Create badges by participating in our daily challenges. We’re so glad to have inspired them to create! The randomly selected Grand Prize Winner of a $150 from the MFT boutique is…

Drumroll, please…

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Hooray! Huge congratulations to Tina and our thirteen other winners! If you see your name on one of the winners lists, please send an email to sropel87 (at) gmail (dot) com with your name and email address (mailing address, too,  for 3L winners) to claim your prize. Special thanks to EVERYONE for joining us at Camp Create!

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming!

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My Favorite Things LOVES color! And what could be better than creating something in your favorite shade? In this week’s episode, Stephanie uses the Modern Blooms stamp set and Premium Dye Inks and walks you through some great ideas for creating with one color. Follow Stephanie’s lead and create your own monochromatic masterpiece!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Modern Blooms stamp set and Hello There Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Modern Blooms stamp set and Hello There Die-namics #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Monochromatic Stamping on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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My Favorite Things and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Day Three

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Twice the Wishes Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

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Welcome back to our final fun day with our friends from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! We hope you’ve enjoyed the clever and innovative projects our creative team has created using products made by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Barbara used the Extreme Double-Sided Tape to create the sparkly glitter strips on her colorful design and Crafty Foam Tape to create dimension between the layers. To adhere the greenery, the E-Z Dots Permanent Refillable Dispenser came in handy. And to finish it off, she used the Adhesive Sheets for her die cut sentiment. It just goes to show that the right adhesives will do the trick!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring the Forest Friends stamp set, Hello There, Bold Greenery, and Blueprints 29 Die-namics #mftstamps

Jodi used one of the “SUPER fun” 3D Foam Hearts and coated the heart with glitter for a sparkly accent. All of the elements were popped up using Crafty Foam Tape, which Jodi says is now her most favorite foam mounting tape! She loves that it can be cut down to any size you need, and it is super easy to remove the backing. Jodi calls herself a liquid glue kind of gal and declares the Dual Tip Glue Pen a fabulous adhesive. The smaller tip is perfect for adding just the right amount of glue to small panels!

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring the Pure Innocence I Heart You stamp set and Die-namics, Mini Hearts Background stamp, and Horizontal Stitched Strips, Stitched Circle STAX, Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX, Blueprints 2, and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Melania went for a super cute design for this MFT/3L collaboration! Her robots are popped up on DODZ™ Adhesive Dots 3D. The pretty dimensional yellow stars 3D Foam Stars, and she colored them using Pigment Gold Powder by Donna Salazar. So many creative options!

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Laina Lamb Design Count the Stars and Miss Tiina Bionic Bots stamp sets and Stars in the Sky - Horizontal Die-namics #mftstamps

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L will be sharing projects on their blog HERE using their products paired with products from My Favorite Things. Be sure to stop by and tell them that MFT sent you! They are giving away gift vouchers from My Favorite Things there, so don’t miss out!

Because they love to share their products with us, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L will be giving away an assortment of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® popular adhesive products ($50 value) to one random commenter. Simply leave your comment below for your chance to win! All winners will be announced on Monday.

You can see more from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L at the following places on the Internet:

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Top 10 Creative MFT YouTube Videos

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The number 10 has been a recurring theme for us this month as we are celebrating 10 FABULOUS years of My Favorite Things!

In those 10 years, we’ve grown from a small operation with a few stamp sets in the loft area of our home into a vibrant and successful part of the paper crafting and stamping community. Along the way we’ve added in all sorts of online and social media sites — our website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, FlickrPinterest, Instagram, and Periscope.

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One place on the Internet we’ve made quite a splash is our YouTube channel — MFTv. If you want to learn new techniques, explore tons of tips, or see how our products work, MFTv is an integral part of the creative learning process. We are proud to have a robust catalog of videos that continue to inspire creativity.

In celebration of our 10th birthday, let’s take a look at our Top Ten Creative MFTv YouTube Videos. Enjoy watching our greatest hits and learn something along the way! You can either watch each video on YouTube by clicking the link or watch the embedded videos below.

#10 – MFTv – Pretty Poppies Watercolor Card

#9 – Summer School 1 – Rule of Thirds

#8 – Summer School 1 – White Space

#7 – MFTv – Spin & Slide Discs: Jungle Friends

#6 – MFTv – Creating a Flat Shaker Card

#5 – June 2016 Release Class – Flop Cards 2 Ways

#4 – MFTv – Peek-a-Boo Shaker Cards

#3 – February 2016 Release Class – Dye Ink Innovations

#2 – MFTv – Versatile Die Cuts: with Jennifer McGuire

#1 – Life is Better with Friends

Did you learn anything new? How many of these had you seen before? Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you don’t miss a single tutorial! And thanks again for being a part of our 10th birthday celebration! We love you guys!

My Favorite Things and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Day Two

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Welcome back to our collaboration with our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! We’ll be sharing fun projects that some of the members of our creative team have created using innovative products made by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Donna created this stunner with the help of fun products from Scrapbook Adhesives. She adhered a panel that was randomly ink distressed on an Adhesive Sheet, and then die cut the Floral Fusion Cover-Up Die-namics. Donna found that there was no stickiness on the die cut piece or residual stickiness on the cover up plate. SCORE! She also cut the sentiment three times from the adhesive sheet and layered them together to form a thick sentiment. Again, no stickiness! To adhere the sentiment strip she used Crafty Foam Tape – Blackand because it’s black, there’s no worry about the tape showing.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Thankful Thoughts stamp set, and Thanks & Hello and Floral Fusion Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Keisha’s breathtaking design came together with more 3L products. She used the Extreme Double-Sided Tape to adhere a strip of micro beads onto the semi-circle, and she used white Crafty Foam Tape under the semi-circle to add dimension and support. Finally, she used the Thin 3D Foam Squares and the Dual Tip Glue Pen to adhere the various sizes of beautiful butterflies.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Kind Thanks stamp set, Mini Hexagon and Sweater Stitch Background stamps, and Flutter of Butterflies - Lace, Flutter of Butterflies - Solid, Pierced Circle STAX, Blueprints 21, and Laina Lamb Design Hip Clips Die-namics #mftstamps

The scallop frame and flooring on Keeway’s cute card were inlaid die cut and adhered directly onto the background with the Dual Tip Glue Pen. This glue has both a fine tip and a wide tip so she used the fine tip side for gluing the frame and the wide tip to glue down the floor. Keeway says that the double tip makes it easy to adhere different shapes and sizes. The presents and balloons are adhered with Thin 3D Foam Squares and the birthday cat with 3D Foam Squares. The varying thickness of the foam squares allowed her to layer her pieces easily without uneven overlapping. To finish off her design, she glued everything down with the E-Z Dots Permanent Refillable Dispenser. The adhesive is blue, which is great because it helps you to clearly see where you’ve added the adhesive.

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Big Birthday Sentiments stamp set, Birdie Brown Cool Cat and Beary Special Birthday stamp sets, and Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Blueprints 25 Die-namics #mftstamps

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L will be sharing projects on their blog HERE using their products paired with products from My Favorite Things. Be sure to stop by and tell them that MFT sent you! They are giving away gift vouchers from My Favorite Things there, so don’t miss out!

Because they love to share their products with us, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L will be giving away an assortment of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® popular adhesive products ($50 value) to one random commenter. Simply leave your comment below for your chance to win! All winners will be announced on Monday.

You can see more from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L at the following places on the Internet:

Facebook | Website | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Blog

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My Favorite Things and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Day One

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Welcome to a special series in conjunction with our friends from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! Today, Thursday, and Friday, we’ll be sharing fun projects that some of the members of our creative team have created using innovative products made by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Debbie utilized the Crafty Foam Tape – Black and the E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser to create her summery and colorful card. It’s fun to see our design team members’ designs in progress!

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Tweet Friends stamp set, Birds of Paradise stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Oval Scallop Frames, Oval STAX Set 1, and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Tweet Friends stamp set, Birds of Paradise stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Oval Scallop Frames, Oval STAX Set 1, and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Julia used four different adhesives on this card. She says that knowing which adhesive to use when is part of making your final project look professional. Julia loves the Thin 3D Foam Squares for adding dimension to her projects. The squares add support exactly where you need it, so she used it beneath the die cut heart in this project. The Dual Tip Glue Pen is great for adding embellishments, and she used it to adhere the flower and dew drop accents. The E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser is the right tool for adhering the layers of paper, and finally her favorite product for adhering die cuts is the Adhesive Sheets.  Julia states that they are amazing for adhering fine die cut words or other highly detailed dies.

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring Grateful for You stamp set, Whimsical Woodgrain Background stamp, Thanks & Hello, Stitched Heart STAX, Blueprints 13, and Blueprints 25 Die-namics #mftstamps

Yoonsun created this dreamy design by utilizing several products from Scrapbook Adhesives.  The 3D Foam Creative Sheets  were used to mount her stamped panel on the white card base, and then she adhered all of the flowers and leaves on the card front using DODZ™ Adhesive Dots 3D. Finally, she used the black 3D Foam Squares to adhere the black sentiment banner. Lots of dimension in this design!

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Distressed Patterns and Who’s That Girl Time for the Bubbly stamp sets, Flashy Florals stamp set and Die-namics, Bundles of Blossoms Background stamp, and Blueprints 25 Die-namics #mftstamps

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L will be sharing projects on their blog HERE using their products paired with products from My Favorite Things. Be sure to stop by and tell them that MFT sent you! They are giving away gift vouchers from My Favorite Things there, so don’t miss out!

Because they love to share their products with us, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L will be giving away an assortment of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® popular adhesive products ($50 value) to one random commenter. Simply leave your comment below for your chance to win! All winners will be announced on Monday.

You can see more from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L at the following places on the Internet:

Facebook | Website | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Blog

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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW July Card Kit!

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It’s finally time to make the new Twice the Wishes Card Kit all yours.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Twice the Wishes Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Twice the Wishes Card Kit #mftstamps

You’ll find the Twice the Wishes Card Kit HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end of this post to see how YOU can win a $50 Gift Voucher as part of tonight’s Twice the Wishes Card Kit Launch celebration!

In addition to your favorite products, we also help you save money on every order.  We offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase.

July 2016 Free with 60

1. Our Free with $60 Die-namics set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail USA order over $75.

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3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500. That can add up, so be sure to take advantage!

My Favorite Things is your home for great products, great service, and great savings.

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Twice the Wishes Card Kit #mftstamps

Like what you see? Add more coordinating product to stretch your kit even further.

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Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Twice the Wishes Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky people will win a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Two Winner: Amy McCue – Jul 18, 2016 @ 07:29

Countdown Day One Winner: Robert S. – Jul 19, 2016 @ 04:30

Congratulations to the winners!

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past two days. They have another shot of inspiration – visit each of their Twice the Wishes Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, July 21 for your chance to WIN a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. The winner will be chosen at random and the prize will be sent out on July 22. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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