My Favorite Things and Chibitronics — Day Two

Day two of our collaboration with Chibitronics has arrived and it’s just as packed with inspiration as yesterday!

After you check out what the MFT team has created with Chibi Lights today, be sure you head to the Chibitronics blog for even more MFT + Chibitronics eye candy.

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things and Chibitronics #mftstamps

Karolyn started by creating the most charming little French scene complete with the iconic Eiffel Tower. She could have stopped there but why should she when she can elevate the look even more?

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things and Chibitronics #mftstamps

Are you ready to light up the night in the most romantic city in the world? Learn how Karolyn crafted her Chibi Lights card HERE on Youtube or by watching below.

Don’t forget, you’ll discover even more incredible looks HERE on Chibitronics blog — check it out because you might just win an MFT gift voucher! Make sure to comment here on the MFT blog for your shot at a Chibitronics Chibi Lights Starter Kit. We’ll randomly select one winner and share on Monday the 19th.

Find all of the Chibitronics supplies carried by My Favorite Things HERE.

You can see more from Chibitronics at the following places on the Internet:

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

Check out more projects from our team below — you won’t want to miss the inspiring projects they’ve come up with to showcase Chibi Lights.

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My Favorite Things and Chibitronics — Day One

We love the electric surprise that Chibi Lights adds to cards. Chibitronics takes cardmaking to a new level and it’s always a treat to swap products with them to show off how My Favorite Things and Chibitronics pair up to make magical greetings.

Today and tomorrow join us here on the MFT blog, and over on the Chibitronics blog, for loads of inspiration from both of our talented teams of designers.

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

Green means just go for it. You can create inventive looks like this one to complement the theme of your own designs! Chibi Lights come in a variety of color options too so lighting up your projects can be a very colorful affair indeed.

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

See Stephanie’s process for creating her Chibi Lights card HERE on Youtube or by watching below.

Find Chibitronics post HERE — make sure to stop by and tell them that MFT sent you!

Chibitronics is also generously providing a Chibitronics Chibi Lights Starter Kit for one lucky commenter! Simply leave a comment today or tomorrow, and we’ll randomly select one winner to receive this amazingly fun prize.

Find all of the Chibitronics supplies carried by My Favorite Things HERE.

You can see more from Chibitronics at the following places on the Internet:

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

Check out more projects from our team below — you won’t want to miss the inspiring projects they’ve come up with to showcase Chibi Lights. Make sure to check back tomorrow for even more inspiration!

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MFT 2018 Creative Olympics | Event #3 – Crafty Biathlon

How are you faring in your quest for Creative Olympics gold? We’ve started the competition in two events so far — find Event #1 Stamping Slalom HERE in Olympic Stadium and Event #2 Freestyle Card in the Olympic Village HERE. We have two more events to share but first, how about an event refresher:

THE VENUES

We have a number of venues for you to visit over the course of this epic event. You’ll find events and activities at each so make sure you visit them all — you don’t want to miss a single event!

Olympic Stadium — Our blog is your home base. You’ll be able to participate in challenges shared today and February 14 and our medal ceremony will be held right here on February 22.

Olympic Village — Our Challenge & Inspiration Blog will host two events as well. Mark your calendars for February 12 and 16 for Olympic Village events to be shared.

Olympic Park — Meet up on our Facebook page to mix and mingle with fellow Olympians and participate in Q&As about your impressive training regimen 😉

THE MEDALS

It wouldn’t be the Olympics without the iconic medals! We have a stash ready and waiting to be bestowed upon our event winners.

Gold medal: $100 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from participants that complete all 4 events.

Silver medals: $50 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from each event.

Bronze medals: $15 MFT Voucher — Winners randomly selected from Olympic Park Q&A events.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Create brand new/original cards using any theme you like. Previously posted cards will not be considered. There is no limit to the number of entries you submit for each event.
  • Use stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and patterned papers from My Favorite Things. Cards using other products will be disqualified immediately, so get creative with the MFT products that you have on hand! Use whatever card stock and inks you have available.
  • Submit your card(s) to the InLinkz collection found at the end (the finish line!) of each event post on or before 10 PM EST on Monday, February 19.
  • When submitting your card, please simply use your name in the Link Title section.
  • International entries are most DEFINITELY welcome!

All winners will be announced at our Closing Ceremony on Thursday, February 22, so make sure to check back to see if you are one of our medalists!

EVENT 3

The Crafty Biathlon tests your ability to adapt to obstacles and excel in multiple challenges simultaneously. Below you’ll find two columns – one representing a technique and the other, a type of card. Your challenge is to select one option from each column and combine into one fabulous card!

Stephanie chose to combine the inlaid die-cutting technique with a shaker card to create this darling look. Her ingenious nod to the Olympic rings was the perfect opportunity to integrate both the shaker and inlaid categories!

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

In addition to showcasing the exceptional skill of the athletes and promoting the nations of the world to come together, the Olympics are just a little bit glamorous so that hint of sparkle is so appropriate.

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

The race for the gold continues. We’re excited to see the results of today’s event!

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Join My Favorite Things in a Race for Crafting Gold

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky winners will receive $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Amy’s blog: cathsamum

from Inge’s blog: ljcasselman

Congratulations to you both! Please send an email to erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!


The Olympics have started — are you as excited as we are? We’re so excited in fact, we’re hosting our own Creative Olympics and we want each and every one of you to compete.

Just like the Olympics, crafting brings people together. We can’t wait to spend the next two weeks bringing the competition right to your home. Compete with your fellow cardmakers, feel pride in the cards you create in response to each event, and maybe even walk away from the 2018 Creative Olympics with a medal!

If you need some inspiration…some examples of grit, determination, and stamina as you tackle each event, turn on the PyeongChang games to watch as you compete — I know that’s what we’ll be doing in the weeks to come!

THE VENUES

We have a number of venues for you to visit over the course of this epic event. You’ll find events and activities at each so make sure you visit them all — you don’t want to miss a single event!

Olympic Stadium — Our blog is your home base. You’ll be able to participate in challenges shared today and February 14 and our medal ceremony will be held right here on February 22.

Olympic Village — Our Challenge & Inspiration Blog will host two events as well. Mark your calendars for February 12 and 16 for Olympic Village events to be shared.

Olympic Park — Meet up on our Facebook page to mix and mingle with fellow Olympians and participate in Q&As about your impressive training regimen 😉

THE MEDALS

It wouldn’t be the Olympics without the iconic medals! We have a stash ready and waiting to be bestowed upon our event winners.

Gold medal: $100 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from participants that complete all 4 events.

Silver medals: $50 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from each event.

Bronze medals: $15 MFT Voucher — Winners randomly selected from Olympic Park Q&A events.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Create brand new/original cards using any theme you like. Previously posted cards will not be considered. There is no limit to the number of entries you submit for each event.
  • Use stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and patterned papers from My Favorite Things. Cards using other products will be disqualified immediately, so get creative with the MFT products that you have on hand! Use whatever card stock and inks you have available.
  • Submit your card(s) to the InLinkz collection found at the end (the finish line!) of each event post on or before 10 PM EST on Monday, February 19.
  • When submitting your card, please simply use your name in the Link Title section.
  • International entries are most DEFINITELY welcome!

All winners will be announced at our Closing Ceremony on Thursday, February 22, so make sure to check back to see if you are one of our medalists!

EVENT 1

The Stamping Slalom will test your creativity in combining images. Create one card that includes at least three separate stamp sets — any three MFT sets in your collection!

Your card doesn’t need to be in the Olympic vein like Stephanie’s but it sure is a fun little touch to tie it into the event theme! She’s gone above and beyond by including four characters — each from a different stamp set! A wintry theme ties them together though to create a cohesive scene featuring a variety of brrrrr-illiant outdoor activities.

Are you ready to go for the gold? On your marks, get set, GO.

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Meet the Designers: Melania & Donna

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Today, we’re continuing our regular feature showcasing a couple of our incredible creative team members. Our team hails from around the globe and we couldn’t do what we do without their talents.

Let’s catch up with Melania Deasy and Donna Mikasa.


Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? Surabaya is my home. It’s the second biggest city in Indonesia. All my family is here so I’m mostly staying in town for my family.

What is your favorite current MFT product? My favorite current MFT product are the Cover-Up Die-namics because they’re easy and versatile enough for any theme.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? My all time favorite MFT products are Birdie Brown stamp sets. I just love her designs because they’re so cute and fun to play with!

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? Reading books, playing sports, and watching movies with my love ones.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created:

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


Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? Pearl City, Hawaii on the island of Oahu.

What is your favorite current MFT product? Essential Sentiments and More Essential Sentiments (It’s a tie!) If the stamp set does not include a sentiment, chances are I’ll grab one from these sets, and they are always sitting on top of my MISTI waiting to be used.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? I reached for Blueprints 24 all the time because of the stitched panel. Now I use the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX which gives you more size options as well as the awesome stitched edges.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? Traveling with my husband when time permits. Japan is our current favorite destination with Kauai coming in second.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: 

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


Meet the Designers: Karolyn & Laurie

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Seasons Givings Blog Hop winner. Our lucky winner has won a $100 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

Lori Kobular | Jan 2, 2018 @ 12:14

Please email erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize! Thanks to ALL who took the time to read and comment ❤️


Today, we’re continuing our regular feature showcasing a couple of our incredible creative team members. Our team hails from around the globe and we couldn’t do what we do without their talents.

Let’s catch up with Karolyn Loncon and Laurie Willison.


Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? Well, that’s so interesting that you ask that! LOL I live in Issaquah, Washington in the summer, and Chandler, Arizona in the winter. We are so fortunate to enjoy the best seasons of both locations!

What is your favorite current MFT product? Hands down, my favorite and most used My Favorite Things product is Smooth White Card Stock. It is THE perfect white card stock – perfect shade of white, perfect weight, and the BEST for ink blending – ink blends on it like buttah! I pretty much use it on every single card!

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? Oh, that’s an easy one – Blueprints 15 Die-namics! I miss them so much! LOL Again, before they were retired, I used the stitched rectangle from that set on almost every single card that I made! I also loved the angled image panel dies. *Sniff* I really miss them…

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I love to travel, play BINGO (don’t judge – it’s FUN! LOL), and spend time with my kids and grandkids.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created:

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? I am from Colorado but I live in Kansas. I miss the mountains but try to get there as many times a year as I can!

What is your favorite current MFT product? Cloud Stencils!! ?  Those little cloud details can add so much to a card. I’m a clean and simple stamper and that is one super fun detail I like to add that still keeps a card nice and simple.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? My favorite MFT products are any and all sentiment dies. I love, love a sentiment die created in a fun font like Hello There, Peaceful Greetings, and Sending Hugs. I love to stack them up with fun foam and create a dimensional sentiment.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I love using my Silhouette Cameo to make vinyl projects…tumblers, shirts, pillows, etc. I’m also attempting to learn how to hand letter. But one of my most favorite past times is playing board games with my kiddos. 🙂

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: OK you said one but I couldn’t pick, lol!

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

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


Seasons 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 Seasons Givings Blog Hop again this year. 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 Seasons 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 longtime friend of 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 (and you’re getting a sneak peek at our January release! Our countdown starts Friday – I hope you’ll come back and join us as we share the complete release!)

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

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 3, as we’ll select a random comment from this post and share the winner on our blog on Thursday, January 4.

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Once you’ve commented, head to the next stop on the hop, Neat & Tangled. Here is the entire Blog Hop list:

Lawn Fawn

Technique Tuesday

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

MFT Stamps

Neat & Tangled

Winnie & Walter

Hero Arts

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

My Sweet Petunia

Paper House Productions

Verve Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Catherine Pooler

Indigojade Art

A Jillian Vance Design

Kelly Creates

Latisha Yoast

Kimberly Crawford

Vera Yates

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Audrey Tokach

Zsoka Marko

Teri Anderson

Wanda Guess

Amy Tsuruta

Lydia Fiedler

Laurie Willison

Jenn Shurkus

Debi Adams

Cindy Lawrence

Lori Craig

Lisa Henke

Dina Kowal

Laura Bassen

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Lunceford

Dana Joy

Tracey McNeely

Margie Higuchi

Laurel Beard

Janine Tinklenberg

Sean Fetterman

Christine Meyer

Heidi Blankenship

Debbie Seyer

Libby Hickson

Gracie Chavez

Julee Tilman

Karen Baker

Lee Murphy

Yvonne Van De Grijp

Leigh Penner

Marcie Sharp

Patti Gilliam

Barbara Anders

Bunny Vance

Kyra Sanders

Giovana Smith

Jillian Vance

Ceal Pritchett

Neva Cole

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.

Shop Today and Save Big!

The day after Christmas can represent a lot of different things depending on how you choose to spend it. If you have an incredibly awesome and super perceptive loved one that has recently gifted you with an MFT gift card, or you’re simply ready to treat yourself after spoiling everyone else, today is the perfect time to do a little online shopping. Use code SAVE25 at checkout to save 25% on stamps, Die-namics, and stencils  — what a perfect opportunity to grab some items on your wish list!

If crafting is on the agenda today and you’re in search of some inspiration, we’ve got you covered there are well. We regularly feature videos on our Youtube channel from some of our favorite crafters and today is no exception. Head over today to learn how Janette Kausen created this Super Girl slider card featuring the newest release from Birdie Brown. Make sure to subscribe to our channel too as we already have an incredible line up of guest posts scheduled throughout 2018 — you won’t want to miss a single new video!

Handmade card from Janette Kausen featuring Birdie Brown You're Super stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

However you choose to spend your day, enjoy.

Meet the Designers: Stephanie & Torico

Today, we’re continuing our regular feature showcasing a couple of our incredible creative team members. Our team hails from around the globe and we couldn’t do what we do without their talents.

Let’s catch up with Stephanie Klauck and Torico.


Creative Team member since: November 2014

What location do you call home? Ontario, Canada

What is your favorite current MFT product? A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 – I love the finished look of the faux stitching on my cards and there are a ton of great sizes in this set.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? It’s so hard to pick just one, but I’d have to go with the English Brick Wall Stencil – I love brick patterns and there are so many fun ways to use this stencil.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I love creativity in all forms – colouring, felt flowers, painting, etc…I also love to read, camp, and watch Nascar.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: I have really been enjoying colouring scenes with my Copic markers so my favourite card would have to be this Peace card I created a few weeks ago.

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


Creative Team member since: April 2015

What location do you call home? I live in Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, which is nearby Mt. Fuji. I can see beautiful snow-capped Mt. Fuji almost every day in this season of the year.

What is your favorite current MFT product? A2 Rectangle STAX and A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX! I think I can’t even make a card without them. I keep them in the very front of my Die-namics storage container so I can reach them quickly.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? You might not know it, but I’m the illustrator of Birdie Brown stamp sets. So my all-time favorite MFT products are BB stamp sets & Die-namics, if I do say so myself. And also, I LOVE the products for making interactive cards, like Slider Elements, Spin & Slide Discs, and the Die-namics to cut slider channels.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I love watching sports on TV. From baseball, football, and volleyball to figure skating, I watch various kinds of sports even though I don’t like playing sports at all. LOL.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: This is my most favorite holiday card I made this year!

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Happy Thanksgiving from MFT

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Whether you’re observing the American Thanksgiving holiday today or not, it’s never the wrong time for us to express our gratitude for you. We hope your day is filled with good food, good family & friends, and good football. If shopping is on your mind in the coming days, make sure you take advantage of our best sale of the year — 30% off, site wide, with code THANKS applied at checkout. From us to you, Happy Thanksgiving.

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