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Our Favorite Finds

We’ve been showering you with projects from our September New Release – but now it is time for us to share with you some amazing projects from our talented customers.

Up first are projects found between August 27th through August 31st…. a little farther down you’ll find five projects found in the first week.

Please be sure to leave a little love for each of the artists highlighted below. We hope you’ll find some new blogs to add to your weekly reading list! Perhaps you’ll recognize the work of a friend, or even spy your OWN project below! Have fun, and ENJOY!

Debbie with Believe in Magic, Mini Rolled Roses

Bridget with Pure Innocence: An Apple For You, Say What?, Upsie Daisies

Nancy with Sew Nifty


Stephanie with Clearly Sentimental about Butterflies, and the File Tab Die-namics

Tara with Pure Innocence: Make a Splash and the Bracket Tab

our next five finds were all found by our Design Team members during the past week….

you’ll see lots of samples from our Guest Designer Contest…..

Edna with the Rolled Retro Flower, File Tab Die-namics and Flapperdoodles I Love Us

Rachel with Fresh Cut Grass, Pure Innocence Sunflower Girl, Mini-Ticket Die-namics, Cloud Trio Die-namics

Tara with Emma and Her Backpack, the Rolled Retro Flower, Scallop Ribbon and Simply Scallops

Jenny with Pure Innocence: Caramel Apple, Sheltering Tree Die-namics and the First Place Award Ribbon


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Sketch it Up with MFT!

After a very busy week here on the MFT Blog for our September Release, it is now time to relax and settle in and have some fun with the Wednesday Stamp Club!  We’re up to sketch number thirty six, and after a few tricky sketches, you’re in luck because this one is a real beauty and is going to work for a variety of different stamp sets.  All you have to do is decide what it is that you want to play with this week!

Remember that one lucky participant will win up to a $20 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique.  If there’s anything you left behind at last night’s release – you’ll certainly want to play along for a chance at a little extra spending money!

If you missed our  new release last night, you’ll want to check out the Brand Spankin New Category.  There are some pretty spectacular new products!

I so loved this sweet sample from Barbara using Feeling Froggy

So many designers are playing along with us this week, you’ll find samples from:

Julie

Barbara

Sarah

Jodi

Frances

Jessie

Jody

Angel

Joanne

Inge

Megan

Lisa

Melody

Michele

Karen

Have FUN this week, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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It’s time for our September Release Party

Our September Release is THISCLOSE and it’s time to party!  The party is underway RIGHT HERE, and will be until 10pm est.  Make sure you stop by to see if you’ve won Teaser Time prizes since you’ll need all the help you can get with this amazing Release.  At 10pm est, the doors open and all the new products are released HERE.

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Teaser Time Prizes

We hope you enjoyed our new release format this month, moving to a full seven days of previews!  I also hope that you’ve enjoyed having a little more time to leave some love for each of our designers – today we’re thrilled to be sending out fourteen Teaser Time Prizes.

Two prizes were held each day by participating members of our Design Team – and that means that we have a total of $140 in gift vouchers to give away before we even start our New Release Cocktail Party.

Be sure to join us beginning at 8pm EST on the MFT Forum on Splitcoast Stampers.  Be sure to bring your MFT Shopping List that we published this morning for handy reference!

Day One:

First winner was selected from Wendy’s Blog – the winner is Thelma who said: “FUNtastic card…cant wait to see tomorrows teasers card you’ve made!”

Second winner was selected from Jessie’s Blog! The winner is Kimberly who said ” Love all your layers and the inside dp is perfect. Looks like I am going to have a bunch of new dies this time!”

Day Two:

First winner was selected from Barbara’s blog – the winner is Jeanne who said “Oh I am really loving the cards with the poppy on them!! Both of your cards are great … but the poppy card is my fav for sure!!”

The second winner was selected from Sherrie’s blog – the winner is Clarissa who said “The doily impression is so lovely….gives it great texture. Sooo pretty!!”

Day Three

The first winner was selected from Julie’s – the winner is Rachel who said “WOW..you have been busy having fun with all the new stuff! Super cute cards..BUT the pink and black air mail one is my favorite!!! F A B U L O U S!”

The second winner was selected from Frances’s blog the winner is Dianna aka Doodle Dee Designs “All that gorgeous stamp background Dp you makes this card AMAZING!!!”

Day Four

The first winner was selected from Sarah’s blog – Debbie said….  “What a super sweet card!! Love it :)”

The second winner was selected from Jody’s blog, the winner is is Ange’ Wings and Beautiful Things “Love these cards, Don’t you love Die namics Dies”

Day Five

The first winner was selected from Jodi’s blog, the winner is Vicki “More outstanding samples! That first card is killer!! (the photo is so clear too!)”

The second winner was selected from Eva’s blog- congratulate Sem who said:  “WOW Eva, this is stunning! I love how you’ve showcased loads of the elements of this set! FABULOUS! TFS! Hugs, Sem x”

Day Six:

The first winner was selected from Melody’s blog – it is Stephanie who said “So sweet, Melody! Love this wonderful scene and how you hung your sign on the fence!”

The second winner, selected from Arlene’s blog is KJ who said:  “OMGOSH! Although Witchy is CUTE I gotta say I ADORE that froggy and her green plaid bibbies!!!”

Day Seven:

First winner was selected from Joanne’s blog – congratulations to Pattie “Wow – love all the details here and what great papers! Fabulous stitching as always!”

Second winner was selected from Megan’s blog – is Kary “Gorgeous card, and great tutotial, Megan!! Very inspiring!!”

All of the teaser time prizes will be emailed directly to the winners!  Remember to leave your email address either in the body of the message, or connected to your profile so that we can reach you!

Thank you to all of you for your sweet comments this month – it sure sounds like you all are excited about this month’s release! Can’t wait to see you SOON at the party!

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Teaser Time Day Four

Welcome to day TWO of Teaser Time for our upcoming September Release!  Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 6th from 8-10pm EST for our New Release Cocktail Party. You’re all cordially invited to join us for chatter with your fellow MFT Fans, as well as PRIZES! The party will be held on our this thread on our MFT Forum on Splitcoast. The latest stamps and Die-namics will be available for sale at 10pm EST on Tuesday, September 6th!

Today we have a HUGE reveal for you! This is a stamp set and Die-namics pairing will knock your socks off. I’ve seen the designer samples already and they are amazing!  You’ll also be able to add custom details with several of the additional Die-namics we’ve created as add on sets this month. Are you ready to see more?

This stamp set includes TWENTY ONE sentiments as well as lots of custom elements for the little birdies.

Companion Die-namics, (sold separately) include the Branch with Leaves  – complete with embossing on the leaves….

and the Mini-Pennant Die-namics

But wait, there’s more.

(pretty spectacular right?)

We’re also showcasing our new First Class Friend Stamp set and Die-namics.

This is a giant 6×8 set loaded with so many creative elements for you to customize your project.

This also includes a four piece Die-namics…. built to coordinate with
sentiments which you can set up vertically or horizontally

You’ll love the cancellation mark, and mixtures of sentiments as well as
the chevron for making an “air mail” type pattern.

I think this is going to be a FUN set to work with….

here’s just a glimpse at what you can do with this set….
you’ll see loads more ideas from our designers today

Teaser Time Prizes:

We’re offering you the chance at Teaser Time prizes every day during our new release preparations!  Each day, two prize vouchers are held by members of our Design Team.  Starting this month, you’ll have all week to comment on each of the posts – all the winners will be posted on Tuesday, September 6th around 7:30pm.  Be sure to check the MFT Blog to see if perhaps YOU were one of our lucky FOURTEEN winners!

Remember to leave a method of contact in your comments, because if you’re selected as a prize winner, but we can’t reach you, then we can’t get you your prize!

Design Team Links:

At long last, I’m ready to send you off to visit with our designers. You’ll find samples from:

Jody

Julie

Melody

Barbara

Sarah

Jodi

Jessie

Frances

Eva

Inge

Joanne

Lisa

Megan

Sherrie

Arlene

Wendy

Angel – This Month’s Guest Designer

Kerry

Michele

Jackie

Karen

Christina

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September Teaser Time

Okay ladies, it’s time for our next My Favorite Things Teaser Time to begin!

We’re switching up our Teaser Time to offer you a full week of teasers in preparation for our upcoming September Release!  You’ll find Teasers from our amazing designers every day between now and Tuesday September 6th.

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 6th from 8-10pm EST for our New Release Cocktail Party.  You’re all cordially invited to join us for chatter with your fellow MFT Fans, as well as PRIZES! The party will be held on our MFT Forum on Splitcoast.

We’ll be releasing thirteen stamp sets, and today we’re taking a close look at our September Who’s That Girl, this month she’s Who’s That Mummy. This set was previously released as part of our VIP kit, but will soon be available as an individual item.

Check out the fourteen coordinating sentiments perfect for stamping both the inside and outside of your project…. I’ve seen some truly spectacular samples from our designers with this fun set, so I know you’ll get a lot of “Boo-tiful” inspiration today.

Die-namics Preview:

Every day during Teaser Time we also treat you to a close look at one of our soon to be released Die-namics dies.  Today, we’re excited to talk about the Rolled Mum Die-namics.  Our Rolled Flower projects have been some of your very favorites, and we hope you’ll enjoy this autumnal addition, the Rolled Mum.

As with our other Rolled Flowers, you’ll start at the tail end of the flower, rolling backwards to the center to create a dimensional flower – truly luscious with your choice of felt, fabric or paper. Create perfect custom embellishments to coordinate with any project!

Guest Designer Contest:

If it is Teaser Time, then it is time for all of you to submit your entries in the Guest Designer Contest!  This is your chance to wow our judges and earn the title of Guest Designer for the month of September.  Our special guest participates in each of the weekly Wednesday Stamp Club challenges, wins a prize package valued at over $125 in merchandise from the following month’s release, and joins us in Daily Teasers for the next release!  It truly is your time to SHINE!

This month’s theme is Rip and Roll – you’ll find all the details on how to enter on our MFT Forum on Splitcoast Stampers. But here are a few important details:

-Projects must feature some MFT stamps or products, but are not strictly limited to MFT stamps or products.
-The deadline for entries is September 6 at 12 pm EST.
-When uploading your entries, please use the keyword MFTGUESTDT0911.
-Joanne and Jody will review all the entries and choose a winner. The winner will be announced at the Release Party at around 8:45pm EST on Tuesday, September 6.
-The winner will receive a selection of stamps from the next release with a value over $125. You’ll also join the MFT Design Team for that month!
As winner of the guest designer contest, we ask that you participate in 3 (of 5) teaser days as well as the release blog hop.

Teaser Time Prizes:

We’re offering you the chance at Teaser Time prizes every day during our new release preparations!  Each day, two prize vouchers are held by members of our Design Team.  Starting this month, you’ll have all week to comment on each of the posts – all the winners will be posted on Tuesday, September 6th around 7:30pm.  Be sure to check the MFT Blog to see if perhaps YOU were one of our lucky FOURTEEN winners!

Remember to leave a method of contact in your comments, because if you’re selected as a prize winner, but we can’t reach you, then we can’t get you your prize!


Design Team Links:
Are you ready to head on out to visit with our fabulous designers?  We’ve got a long list of designers with previews for you today!

Jody

Julie

Melody

Barbara

Sarah

Jodi

Jessie

Frances

Eva

Inge

Joanne

Lisa

Angel - Our Guest Designer

Kerry

Michele

Jackie

Wendy


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Our Favorite Find – August

Each week, as part of Our Favorite Finds here on the MFT Blog, we highlight five customer projects that our Design Team has discovered either in blogland or in online galleries.
And then, at the end of the month, we choose just one project to feature as our very favorite of the month.  That talented artist will win a gift certificate to the MFT Boutique, which is particularly handy right before our next release.

This month, please congratulate Karen Giron with this sweet project featuring à la modes in Picture Perfect

Please join us each Thursday to see if perhaps YOU are one of our Favorite Finds of the week!

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My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat

MFT has come up with a new monthly feature and we think it’s something you’ll really enjoy. The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat is a new monthly feature, where our designers are challenged to explore their creative spaces and share valuable organizational methods, tools, and shopping strategies with you. You’ll be able to peek into their creative spaces, ask questions, and share your own ideas in the MFT Forum.  This month, we’ve asked the team the following questions:

How do you store and organize your Die-namics?
Any fun or helpful Die-namics purchasing strategies you’d like to share?
How do you store extra Die-namics die-cuts?

I hope you pick up some new tips and tricks from the girls today!  Here’s a list of  designers that have taken up the challenge and get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team!

You can also come join us in our forum and share your own organizational ideas, tips, and tricks right HERE.  Come chat with us.  :)
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MFT Giveaway: Jennifer McGuire’s Inspiration Showcase

Jennifer McGuire is a dear friend to us here at My Favorite Things and we’re happy to sponsor one free spot in her upcoming Inspiration Showcase which is currently open for registration.  This is a technique focused class offering videos every single day!

Have you ever felt stumped while crafting? Looking for somewhere to find much needed inspiration?

This class is just what you’ve been looking for! Previously only taught in stores, Online Card Classes is happy to bring you Inspiration Showcase with Jennifer McGuire! Join Jennifer in creating a canvas featuring innovative techniques and fabulous pieces that will be sure to kick-start your creativity the next time you need it.

(How sweet! Do you see all those Die-namics Hearts a Plenty?)

In this class, you will follow the creation of a 12×12 canvas utilizing over 40 fabulous techniques including tried-and-true favorites as well as new tips and techniques. This technique-heavy class will explore the many forms of resist, creative uses of distress inks, die cut and embossing techniques along with fabulous finishing touches and using your stamps with more than just the usual suspects of ink and paper. Through daily videos, you will learn creative ways to make your supplies go farther, such as creating your own embellishments and making the most of your inks, stamps and papers. There will also be 15+ additional card ideas using techniques shown.

This class, which runs from September 12 – 23 and costs only $19, includes:

12+ videos and pdfs
Over 40 techniques and tips
15+ additional card ideas
6 special guests, including Jill Foster, Kristina Werner, Nichole Heady, Nichol Magouirk, Shari Carroll and Tim Holtz.
Prizes, discounts, sketches digital downloads and more
Lifetime access to the class site and materials

Go HERE to sign up!

We’re happy to be sponsoring one free space in this fabulous class.  We’ll select one lucky winner at random from all the comments on this post through Tuesday August 30th at 3pm EST. Please be sure to leave a method of contact so that if you’re the winner, we’ll be able to reach you!

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Our Favorite Finds

Happy Thursday! Its that fun time when I get to share with you samples made by all of you, our fabulous customers… these projects were all discovered by our Design Team over the course of the last week in blogland or in online galleries.  Be sure to visit each of these fabulous artists to leave them a little love.

And we’ll see you next Thursday, when perhaps YOU will be one of Our Favorite Finds.

Leah with Sew Nifty

Stephanie with Just the Ticket and Pure Innocence: Sunflower Girl

Jessica with Hearts a Plenty Die-namics and Pure Innocence:Little Angel

Leigh with Pure Innocence: Sunflower Girl

(yes, that’s two of those this week, but they are both sooo pretty!)

Leezer with Pure Innocence: Hello Cupcake and the Notched Tag Die-namic


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