March's Fabulous Friend: Tami Mayberry

Please help me welcome Tami Mayberry our Fabulous Friend for the month of March!  Tami will have a project to share with you for the next three Fridays. I’ve had a peek at all of them already, and let me say, you are in for a trea!

If you’re not already her blog you will most certainly want to add it to your list.  Tami is an accomplished designer, writer and has been frequently published.  She’s also the founder of Card Positioning Systems – a fun and fabulous weekly sketch challenge.  We’re thrilled to have Tami here with My Favorite Things this month.  I know that you’ll love her fresh and clean designs.

To get to know Tami a little better, how about we get a little nosey? I asked Tami what her biggest stamping regret was, and I’m in love with her answer. This girl is as smart as she is talented, her advice here is a wonderful reminder to all of us to be true to yourself!

“Comparing myself to others. It’s so easy to want to be “as good as” someone else and forget who *you* are. I find I constantly have to remind myself that although I can be inspired by others I shouldn’t try to imitate them. It’s great to want to improve your skills but it’s important to do it according to your interests and abilities, not just because it is popular or you are wanting to outdo someone else. Even when I made my MFT Fab Friend cards for this month I had several times I’d look at them and think ugh, I wish I could color like so and so. This looks so plain compared to the other Fab Friends. People are going to wonder why I am even here.  When I looked at my cards everything seemed so simple and lacking the *wow* factor of so many other talented stampers.  Sadly, I know my style but I still have these moments that I forget and want to be someone else. Reality…I’m the girl who creates with a few layers, thinks texture is always a good thing, colors in a simple coloring book style, loves color but hates pink and seldom uses pastels, always reaches for the ribbon, can’t do vintage to save my life and adds 3 little bits of bling on every project.  So, that is who I had to be…me. Once I am able to be me things are a lot more fun and a lot less work!”

Tami has used Fred Bear Hits the Beach and Die-namics Sunshine die on her project today.  I love her vibrant color choices, as well as her spectacular Prismacolor pencil work on that kraft paper.

Tami, thank you SO much for sharing your talents with us here on the MFT Blog!  We’ll have another of her spectacular projects to share with you again next Friday!

Supplies used:
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Ink:Clearsnap Wicked Black
Embossing folder :Provocraft
3D Foam Squares: Scrapbook Adhesvies by 3L
Machine stitching

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