Teaser Time Day Five

Welcome to Day Five of Teasers for My Favorite Things! Today’s the day that we preview the upcoming á la modes stamp sets.  Here are the details about the upcoming release on March 6th at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on March 6th at 10 PM EST. You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, I have a list of today’s participating designers on the bottom of this post. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog. Today we’re sharing samples with our two newest á la modes stamp sets. Up first is The Rainbow Will Come.  You’ll love this 3×4 stamp set featuring a beautiful á la modes with her oversized umbrella.

Our second stamp set this month is It’s Getting Deep.  Be sure to dish the dirt with your girlfriends in this 3×4 stamp set including four coordinating sentiments.

Die-namics Previews: As part of today’s Die-namics previews I’m sharing the new Oval Open Scallop Die-namics. This duo is the next in our series of doily Die-namics.  It also coordinates nicely with our soon to be released Oval STAX Die-namics.

In this graphic you can see how neatly they stack together….

They also are sized to perfectly stack against the original Oval Open Scallop Doily Die-namics.

If you’re exited to see what our designers have prepared for you today, be sure to visit with the following designers. Remember that we’re giving away 14 Teaser Time Prizes – two for each day of previews. We’ll be granting two prizes per day, and now you’ll have until Tuesday at around 7pm EST to leave all your comments. The winners will be announced at 7:30 pm EST here on the MFT Blog!

Please be sure to see what the following designers have prepared for you today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow for Pure Innocence Previews:

Jody

Julie

Sarah

Frances

Debbie

Karen Motz

Barbara

Jodi

Megan

Michele

Joanne

Lisa

Melody

Inge

Meredith Winston – this month’s Guest Designer!

Jackie

Teaser Time Day Four

Welcome to day Four of Teasers! I hope you’ve been enjoying the previews thus far, we’re only halfway through so there’s LOTS more goodness to see! Our newest stamps and Die-namics will be available Tuesday March 6th at 10pm EST. We hope you’ll join us just before that for our New Release Party on the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers.

Have you had a chance to work on your sample for this month’s Guest Designer Challenge?  This month’s theme is Hit the Books and you can find all the entry details HERE.  With a prize package valued at over $200 in merchandise you won’t want to miss the deadline!

Today our designers are sharing samples with two new Die-namics and stamp duos.  The first is Behind the Camera Die-namics and Stamp Set. This is a giant 4×8 stamp set designed to help you capture every single moment.  Our designers have cards and scrapbook pages designed for you today and I just can’t wait to share what they’ve been up to!

The three piece Die-namics set will also be available as a Die-only version…..

Our designers have also been busy behind the scene using the Umbrella Die-namics and Stamp Set. Whether you’re busy making spring projects, baby or wedding shower invitations, cards or favors or simply cheering a friend who’s under the weather, this fun and cheery umbrella combined with a variety of matching sentiments will be just what you need.  Get ready for all the cheery samples created by our designers today!

The companion Die-namics set is available bundled with the stamp set, or sold individually.  The Die-namics will cut the body of the umbrella as well as the individual panels of the umbrella and an umbrella handle.

Die-namics Preview:

I’m really excited about the new Die-namics Photo Corners.  I’ve seen these in use a lot by our designers this week.  The set includes six photo corners, some decorative, some standard perfect for mixing and matching across your cards and pages.

Teaser Time Prizes: Don’t forget that we’re offering Teaser Time Prizes, 14 of them to be precise. You’ll maximize your chances at winning one by leaving a little love on each of the participating designers posts each day of previews.  I’ll have a link to each of them every day here on the MFT Blog. You have until Tuesday to leave all of your comments, and the winners will be announced here on the MFT Blog just before the Release Party at about 7:30pm.

Preview Time!

You’ll find samples today from the following designers:

Julie

Sarah

Frances

Debbie

Karen Motz

Barbara

Jodi

Karen Giron

Megan

Joanne

Lisa

Melody

Inge

Jessie

Meredith Winston – Guest Designer

Michele

Sherrie

Feature Friday: Die-namics Flowers

I’ve been working on this video for a while, that’s part of the reason I had a “rewind” for you last week.  At our last New Release party, there was a lot of discussion about the various Die-namics flower offerings.  After all, we do have a LOT of different Die-namics flower dies. Generally, our flower Die-namics fall into three categories. The first series of flowers are relatively flat.  You can use them to create custom embellishments without adding bulk to your projects.  The second variety of flowers are our cupped flowers. These add custom detail with a medium amount of dimension. They will most likely still be “mailable” – though will probably require additional postage. (Then again, don’t *most* of your handmade cards require additional postage?) The third variety of flowers are our rolled flowers, these flowers add  full dimension to your project. Today’s video shows each of the Die-namics dies, along with a sample of each.  I’m working on assembly videos for our rolled flower Die-namics as well as a separate video for our cupped style flowers.  Look for those soon!  In the interim, I hope you enjoy this week’s Feature Friday Video sharing a peek at each of the flower Die-namics we offer through next week’s March New Release.  

Teaser Time Day Three: Triple Scoop Rewards & Funny Bunny

We’re on our third day of Teasers for the upcoming release on Tuesday, March 6th at 10pm EST.  Today we’re looking at our Triple Scoop Reward stamp set.  If you’re not familiar with out Triple Scoop Reward, it is a free, full sized stamp set which is available to customers purchasing $60 or more in a single order (excluding shipping and taxes.)

The system will prompt you once you’ve qualified, but you’ll need to add your rewards to your shopping cart. Simply add the Triple Scoop product to your cart using the “add to cart” button, and it will be shipped with your order. The Triple Set set can be combined with our Cherry on Top promotion as well for even greater savings! Please note:

– We are not able to add Triple Scoop sets to your order once it is placed. You will not receive it unless it is added to your cart.

– ONE PER CUSTOMER

– While we try to order an ample quanity of the select Triple Scoop set each month, but on occasion we sell out. In the event of a sell out, we will still send you a free set of our choosing, valued at $15.95. We are not able to take requests for the Triple Scoop substitution.

So how about we take a peek at this month’s reward set: Big Greetings. Big Greetings is a full sized, 4×6 stamp set including ten sentiments in a big and bold font!  Our designers have samples for you today look for cards, tags and scrapbook pages using this fabulous set!

Starting on Tuesday with the new release, last month’s Triple Scoop set Clearly Sentimental about Pets will be available for purchase!

We’re also sharing samples today using the adorable new stamp set from the Claire Keay line. Funny Bunny is a 3×4 set perfectly timed for Easter treats!

Die-namics Preview:

We are so excited to introduce you to Die-namics STAX; our new series of nesting dies.  With March brings the first in the series, Oval STAX, but know that this is only the beginning. Oval STAX are designed to layer with our large Oval Doily Die-namics.  Each set contains 7 pieces, and at a retail price point of $26.95, is VERY competitive with other nesting dies currently on the market.

I’ve seen beautiful projects from using the Oval STAX Die-namics from our designers this week, and they’ve also been combining them with our various Doily Die-namics.

Remember that we’re giving away fourteen Teaser Time Prizes just before the release on March 6th. To maximize your chances at winning one, be sure to leave a comment on each of the participating designers, each day of Teasers. I’ll have links to each of the participating designers each day.

Please head out to visit with the following designers to see what they’ve prepared for you today!

Jody

Julie

Sarah

Frances

Debbie

Karen Motz

Barbara

Jodi

Karen Giron

Megan

Michele

Joanne

Lisa

Melody

Inge

Jessie

Meredith Winston – this month’s Guest Designer

Jackie

Sherrie

Teaser Time Day Two

Welcome to day Two of Teasers for the upcoming release at My Favorite Things. If you missed out on our first day of Teasers, then you can check it out here. We’re preparing for our next release on Tuesday, March 6th, so we hope you’ll join us every day for full set reveals, a peek at the new Die-namics dies and your chance at Teaser Time Prizes!

Today we’re sharing two new stamp sets with you, and we’re also sharing a wonderful new Die-namics.  Up first we have a set from our vintage inspired and highly detailed line Inspired By. Inspired by Birds is a 4×8 sized stamp set which contains three images as well as four coordinating sentiments.

Our designers are also working with the newest Flopsey.  This month Flopsey Goes Camping, complete with a bonfire and he’s ready to roast some marshmallows.This 3×4 sized stamp set includes four coordinating sentiments.

Die-namics Preview:

This month, we’re releasing a three piece Die-namics set, which is a companion to our previously released Inspired by Butterflies Stamp set.  The stamp set is sold separately, and you can find it here in the MFT Boutique.

Here’s a graphic which will illustrate how the three Die-namics shapes will work in conjunction with the previously released stamp set….

I’m so excited to share the beautiful samples our designers have created with this set.

It’s Teaser Time:  Remember that you have fourteen chances at a Teaser Time Prize this week. All you have to do is leave a little love on each of the participating Design Team member’s blog posts, each day during Teaser Time. I’ll have a full listing of the Designers with previews for you here each day.  Today you’re off to visit with:

Julie

Sarah

Frances

Debbie

Karen Motz

Barbara

Jodi

Karen Giron

Megan

Lisa

Melody

Inge Jessie Meredith Winston – this month’s Guest Designr Jackie Michele Sherrie Joanne

Teaser Time Day One

It is already time for the March Release here at My Favorite Things. We’ll have previews of our upcoming stamp sets and Die-namics for the next seven days, culminating in our newest release on Tuesday March 6th at 10pm EST.  Please mark 8-10pm EST on March 6th on your calendar for our New Release Party on the MFT Forum on Splitcoast Stampers. All the new product will move into the MFT Boutique at 10pm EST!  Till then, please join us for full set reveals, previews from our fabulous designers, our monthly Guest Designer Challenge and your chance at one of our FOURTEEN Teaser Time Prizes! Up first this month, is our newest Who’s That Girl Stamp Set – Puddle Jumper. Who’s That Girl is featured within a circular panel again this month, and making a splash!  You’ll love the nine coordinating sentiments included in this 4×6 stamp set.

Die-namics Previews:

Each day during Teaser Time, we’ll share a peek at one of the soon to be released Die-namics dies.  We’re releasing the third in our series of Monarch Borders, the Mini Monarch Border is a follow up to both the Monarch Border Die-namics and the Jumbo Monarch Die-namics. This delicate accent measures .63 of an inch in height and a full 6 inches in width. I am quite sure you’ll be seeing this border used by our designers throughout the week.

Guest Designer Challenge:

Each month, as we commence Teaser Time we also announce the newest Guest Designer Challenge.  The winner of this contest will win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, AND have the opportunity to play along with the design team for the next release and all the Wednesday Stamp Club Challenges for the next month. MFT always has amazing stamp sets around the corner and getting (and stamping with) them early is a special treat.

We’re looking for well-executed cards/projects that show good technique and style. Ready for the challenge? Visit the MFT Forum to learn about this month’s theme, but here are a few pointers about the contest:

-Projects must feature some MFT stamps or products, but are not strictly limited to MFT stamps or products.

-The deadline for entries is March 6 at 12pm EST.

-When uploading your entries, please use the keyword MFTGUESTDT0312.

-Joanne and I will review all the entries and choose a winner. The winner will be announced at the Release Party at around 9:15 pm EST on Tuesday, March 6.

-The winner will receive a selection of stamps and Die-namics from the next release with a value over $200. 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. Here are some tips:

1.) Take a GREAT picture of your project.

2.) When posting on your blog, show us how YOU will represent MFT should you win the contest.

3.) Put effort into your project. The prize is HUGE and the honor is HUGE.

4.) Be creative and make sure to incorporate the theme into your project.

Teaser Time Prizes:  We’re giving away 14 Teaser Time Prizes as we get ready for our latest release! You’ll maximize your chances at winning one by leaving a little love on each of the participating designers blogs, each day of Teasers. You’ll find links to each of the designers with a preview for you here on the MFT Blog! Teaser Time Prize Winners will be announced here on the MFT Blog just before the Release Party at around 7:30 pm EST on Tuesday, March 6th.  So, this means you have nearly a week to leave all of your comments! Gift vouchers will be sent directly to the winners via email.  Remember to leave your email address either within the body of your comment, or link your email to your profile when leaving comments, otherwise, if we can’t reach you, we can’t send you a prize! It’s Teaser Time:  Here’s a list of all the designers with samples to share with you today. We look forward to spending the next seven days of Teasers with you, so I hope we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!  Enjoy! Jody Julie Sarah Frances Debbie Karen Motz Barbara Jodi Karen Giron Megan Michele Lisa Melody Inge Jessie Meredith Winston – this month’s Guest Designer Jackie Sherrie    

Design Team Creative Chat

It’s time for the MFT Creative Chat. The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat is a monthly feature, where we challenge our Designers to explore our creative spaces and share valuable organizational methods, tools, and shopping strategies with you. You’ll be able to peek into our creative spaces, ask questions, and share your own ideas in the MFT forum. This month, we asked our Designers the following questions:
  • Show us how you store your ribbon.
  • What are your favorite types of ribbon?
  • Any tips or tricks on how to use ribbon on stamped creations?
Several of our designers that have taken up the challenge, so get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team.

Jody

Barbara

Frances

Julie

Jodi

Debbie

Jessie

Lisa

While you’re here, I wanted to mention that Kerry and Eva have stepped down from their design team positions here at My Favorite Things. We wish each of these beautiful designers all the best and thank them both for the gorgeous work that they created here for MFT! We’ll begin our Teaser Time for the March Release TOMORROW morning. I hope you’re excited, and that you’ll join us for Teasers each day between now and Tuesday March 6th.  See you then!

Feature Friday – It’s a Rewind

We’re busy behind the scenes this week, so there’s no new Feature Friday this week.  However, we hope you’ll peruse our past Feature Friday posts HERE or pop on over to our YouTube Channel to see if there are perhaps some other videos that you might have missed? You can find the MFT YouTube Channel HERE. Maybe you’d like to see How to Assemble the Berry Box or maybe you’d like to see How to Tie a Loopy Bow. Perhaps you might want to learn about How Our Rosette Die-namics Works.  Jody will show you all about The Loopy Bloom Die-namics. We’ll be back with a new video next week! Have a wonderful weekend.

Feature Friday – D.I.Y. Home Decor

Welcome to this week’s Feature Friday. This week, instead of a Video Feature I wanted to chat with you a little about DIY Home Decor.  I love being able to use my stamps, paper and Die-namics to create just the piece I need.  I’m often searching for inspiration on Pinterest, or looking at the decor aisles in Target for inspiration, and thinking about what I can put together from the shall we call it, collection of goodies in my stamping area. A few months ago, I ran across a beautiful whiteboard  created from a pretty piece of patterned paper, a photo frame and a dry erase marker.  And then, as luck would have it, there was a sale at my local craft store and I picked up this frame for only a dollar or so. created this cheery whiteboard which would be great for love notes for your family a reminder to buy milk (I’m always dashing out just before breakfast because the kids need milk for cereal) or to jot down an important deadline. I filled the top of the frame with some bright and cheery patterned paper, and used a ledger paper for the note taking area for readability.  I added the word “notes” which I cut with my By the Letters Die-namics and accented with a Mix and Match Banner Die-namics.  The Botanical Beauty Die-namics was used to create a custom 3-D embellishment.  To use this as a whiteboard, simply write upon the glass with a dry erase marker.

I’ve also got Pinboards full of yarn wrapped wreaths, and yarn wrapped letters.  Before I started paper crafting, I dabbled in knitting, so the texture of this really speaks to me! At the local craft store I picked up a foam wreath and some yarn.  Then, while watching TV, I wrapped the yarn around, alternating between the white and grey in about two inch increments.  Then I got my hot glue gun ready and dug out my stash of MFT Felt and Die-namics.

With so many beautiful Die-namics to choose from, I was able to put together this cozy wreath in about 30 minutes (The wrapping of the wreath in yarn took about another 30 to 40 minutes, so in the time it would take you to watch a move you’d be fully done!)  I love that you could  just switch out the color scheme to make a springy one, or even a fall or holiday themed wreath depending on your selection of felt and yarn. I used the Loopy Bloom Die-namics, Large Rolled Rose Die-namics and the Scalloped Rolled Flower Die-namics for this wreath. Now, it looks like I need to make one more trip to the store, this time for a wreath holder….

So, take a look at your Die-namics and stamps and see what YOU can put together for a little touch of beauty at home, or a really thoughtful, personalized gift. Have FUN and we’ll see you again next week!

February’s Creative Challenge – All About Baby

Welcome to the February Creative Challenge.  Each month, we challenge out Design Team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, “It’s All About Baby!”  Be on the lookout for fabulous baby projects, nursery decor, cards, gifts and pages from our incredible designers.

Just look at this incredible onesie created by Melody Rupple. She’s combined the Dainty Doily Die-namics, the Notched Tag Die-namics and Stamp Set, and embellished with the Rolled Scallop Flower and the Leafy Flourish Die-namics.

You’ll be prepared with loads of ideas the next time you’ve got a baby gift to give. Here is a full list of designers who have creative ideas to share today:

Jody

Julie

Debbie

Jodi

Barbara

Eva

Jackie

Inge

Lisa

Sarah

Frances

Jessie

Melody

Karen Motz

Sherrie