Caring Hearts Card Drive

I wanted to share one last reminder about this wonderful cause. The deadline is approaching but there is still time to share your time and talent. Please consider sending something in if you are willing and have the time!CaringHeartsLogo-03

The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. During this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive is hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly. We here at My Favorite Things are so proud to sponsor this worthwhile effort!

Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014.

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Caring Hearts Card Drive

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The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. During this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive is hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly. We here at My Favorite Things are so proud to sponsor this worthwhile effort!

Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014.

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World Card Making Day Winners

We had an absolutely awesome day yesterday…how about you? Print Hopefully you all had ample opportunity yesterday to craft your hearts out but for now, let’s get to the winners! Print

As a reminder, we’re giving away SIXTEEN prize packages valued at $50 each – that’s over $800 in prizes!

From our blog: Winner 1: lisa808 - Comment #132 Winner 2: Tina Flesher - Comment #45 Winner 3: Karen E - Comment #391 Winner 4: Julene - Comment #187 Winner 5: Michelle Leone - Comment #220 From Facebook: Post 1 Winner: Kari Allen VanNoy  Post 2 Winner: Jennifer Dalley Scull  Post 3 Winner: Darla Siebert  Post 4 Winner: Miriam Prantner  Post 5 Winner: Debbie Wright White  From Instagram: Tag a Friend Winners: smallhanded and latriceunique Pick a Favorite MFT Product Winners: instajesscrafts and laminateflooring Share an MFT Project Winners: scrapsecrets1120 and jamieruthp Winners, please email your full name and mailing address to myfavoritethingscontact@gmail.com so that your packages can be mailed out as quickly as possible. Congratulations to you all! We can’t wait to see what you create with your MFT stamp sets, Die-namics, and supplies. Make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media shares so we can see what you’re up to! Thank you so much for playing a part in our World Card Making Day festivities, and we’ll see you next week as we begin the October Release Countdown.

World Card Making Day Festivities

Let’s get excited! World Card Making Day is FINALLY here and we have some fantastic surprises in store for you. Print We’re so excited to provide EVERYONE an opportunity to nab a free ink pad so we have a one day shopping special for you in honor of World Card Making Day! Every order placed today will arrive on your doorstep with a complimentary Hybrid Ink Pad - have you tried out this formula yet? It’s getting rave reviews! Print A few details of note regarding this offer:
  • One free Hybrid Ink Pad will be included with any order that requires shipping (gift card only orders excluded from this offer.)
  • No minimum order.
  • The Hybrid Ink Pad will automatically be included with your order, but will not show up in your shopping cart. Please do not add your free ink pad to your shopping cart.
  • We cannot accept color requests. We will add a randomly selected color of our choice to your package when it is shipped.
  • Ink Pads provided as part of this offer may not returned, exchanged, or refunded.

We’re connecting with MFT friends all over social media and wherever you find us, you’ll find another opportunity to score some incredible new October 2014 release goodies. Today, we’re giving away SIXTEEN prize packages valued at $50 each – that’s over $800 in prizes! All you have to do is find us on Facebook and Instagram to increase your odds of winning. Start right here though because five lucky winners will be randomly selected from comments left on this post by midnight EST. (PS, you’re getting a little sneak peek at some of the products we’ll be debuting during our October Countdown in a few days…look enticing?) Print We can’t wait to see what you create with your MFT stamp sets, Die-namics, and supplies. Make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media shares so we can see what you’re up to! Enjoy World Card Making Day, good luck winning one of today’s prize packages, stop in to the blog tomorrow for a complete list of winners, and we’ll see you next week as we begin the October Release Countdown!

Saying Goodbye

It’s never an easy thing, is it?  But today is even more bittersweet as we must say goodbye to someone who has been a part of MFT for many years. Joanne Basile has accepted a new position that will take her away from her role with MFT and (temporarily) away from papercrafting in general.  While I wish her well, it will definitely feel odd to not have her as part of MFT any longer. I first met Jo in January of  2008 at the CHA show in Anaheim, CA.  She was attending with a company she designed for, but stopped by my booth and brought me a little mailbox she’d created using the Be Mine stamp set. She filled the mailbox with Hot Tamales, and with that, she had my heart. Not too long after that I invited Jo to be on the MFT design team, and she’s been with us ever since.  She’s had many varied roles during her tenure, most recently as the video specialist that records all of our product videos. Here’s a look back at some of my fondest Jo memories: 27054_1392969754084_6446797_n Jo was my right hand at my annual Rep show in MA each year.  Here’s a pic of her teaching a sample frenzy project. Below are CHA photos from 2009 through 2012. jo 2009 jo 2010 Jo 2011 jo 2012-1 And here is a photo from 2013 at our MFT Management Retreat. We have had many great adventures and memories together, too many to recount, but each one precious. While I know that my friendship will remain, I will still miss her, as will the rest of the MFT family. Big hugs and lots of love, Basile!

The Deconstructed Sketch

badge1 This week, the Deconstructed Sketch is helping us celebrate our birthday month! We’re sponsoring this week’s challenge so make sure you head over to their blog HERE to see the sketch and share a link to your project. While you’re there, don’t miss the beautiful samples from the Deconstructed Sketch Design Team featuring our July release. You’ll have to check out the Deconstructed Sketch blog for this week’s sketch but we can whet your appetite with a card based on the sketch that’s been created by one of our own talented team members! deconstructed_2014jul18 One lucky participant will be the recipient of a $25 prize sponsored by MFT – not only do you get an incredibly beautiful finished project out of the deal, but also a chance at a fantastic prize! So, don’t waste another moment – head over to the DS blog NOW for all of the details!

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Paper Crafter’s Library

We’re so pleased to be the featured company this week at Paper Crafter’s Library! Pop on over to see a gorgeous project from our Creative Team as well as be entered into a drawing for one of the fantastic new May 2014 Die-namics. Need a tease? MyFavoriteThings1-05212014 See the entire project with instructions on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog and don’t forget to comment for your chance to win the featured product.

Welcome, Sharon!

As we prepare to begin our May Release Countdown, we’re so thrilled to be introducing a brand new addition to our talented team. You’ll get to see her work her magic with all of the fun new May 2014 stamps, Die-namics, stencils and supplies starting so very soon. Please join us in welcoming Sharon Harnist.

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Sharon has a fun project to share with us today. Enjoy the eye candy and know she has much more in store in the coming days!

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A Big MFT Welcome to Keisha

You may remember back in January that we had Keisha Campbell as our Guest Designer. She produced some truly beautiful and unique projects for us and we decided we needed to make her and her talent a permanent fixture around here. We’re so pleased that she accepted! From now on, you’ll get to see Keisha’s amazing creativity at work every month here, and on her blog.

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Keisha has created a stunning card to formally introduce herself.

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Do you love that sequin detail as much as we do?

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Please join us in welcoming Keisha to the team!

Season’s Givings Blog Hop

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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.

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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.

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Our contribution to the Season’s Givings Blog Hop is a $100 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. We’ll select a random comment from this post and share the winner on our blog on Friday, January 3. We don’t want just any comment though! We want to know about you. So tell us, how does being a crafter and a part of this community add value to your life? seasons givings

Once you’ve commented, head to the next stop on the hop, CAS-ual Friday Stamps. Here is the entire Blog Hop list:

Lawn Fawn Reverse Confetti My Favorite Things Stamps (you are here!) CAS-ual Friday Stamps Fresh Squeezed Stamps Julee Tillman: Verve Stamps Avocado Arts Stamps A Jillian Vance Design Latisha Yoast Amber Hight Amber Kemp-Gerstel Alice Wertz Debbie Corbari Vera Wirianta Yates Lori McAree Carolyn King Sharon Harnist Amy Tsuruta Beth Pingry Becky Oehlers Angie Blom Julia Stainton Sharon Johnson Michelle Woerner Cindy Lawrence Lori Tecler Daniela Dobson Savitri Wilder Theresa Momber Giovana Smith Kimberly Crawford Maria Levine Colleen Schaan Lydia Fiedler Kelly Klapstein Kim Kesti Laura Williams Shanna Vineyard Jennifer Gallacher Heather Pulvirenti Stacey Schafer Leigh Penner AJ Otto Teri Anderson Julie Overby Margie Higuchi Jimmi Mayo Tenia Nelson Lee Ann Barrett Iwona Palamountain Kim Jackson Linda Lucas Sarah Gough Dina Kowal Elena Roussakis Lisa Henke Jodi Collins Joanne Basile Melanie Muenchinger Mary Dawn Quirindongo Darsie Bruno Libby Hickson Dana Joy Jody Morrow Heather Campbell Savannah O’Gwynn Lee Murphy Lisa Arana Emily Leiphart Jocelyn Olson Isha Gupta Piali Biswas Ashley Harris Bunny Vance Anabelle O’Malley Andrea Murdock Stephanie Muzzulin Alyssa Bennett Christiana Reuling Laurel Seabrook Melody Rupple Emily Branch Megan Hoeppner 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.