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

February 2012 Release Rewind

Hooray for Friday?  Are you excited, because we certainly are! It has been a very busy week, we’ve added 12 new stamp sets, one new Triple Scoop Stamp Set and nine new Die-namics dies to the MFT Boutique. You can find all the newest products here! Mr MFT has been busily packing and shipping new release orders. If you haven’t had a chance to check out all the latest and greatest yet, or if you missed out on our week of Teaser Time, we’ve prepared this month’s Release Rewind Video which shares just a few of the spectacular projects created by the MFT Design Team for this month’s release.   By the way, if any of the products you were looking for are out of stock, be sure to select our new “notify me” button.  As items are replenished the site will send you a notice that the product you were looking for is now available.  Thank you SO much, and we look forward to seeing you over at the MFT Boutique!

February’s New Product Tour

After a week of teasing and taunting you with our newest stamps and Die-namics, the latest and greatest items are all now available in the MFT Boutique! You’ll find all our Brand Spankin’ New Goodies HERE. However, we have one more, incredible set of projects to share with you this evening, for just one more bit of inspiration before you finish filling up those shopping carts.  Our Designers have each selected a new product to share with you this evening.  I hope you’ll hop around to see what they’ve prepared for you this evening.

Tonight’s New Product Tour includes direct links to all of our new products, full set graphics, as well as links to each of the participating designers.  Have a GREAT time hopping around, and I look forward to seeing you over in the MFT Boutique!

Let’s Chat 

Debbie & Inge

Clearly Sentimental about Romance  

Jody

Triple Scoop Set – Clearly Sentimental about Pets

Sarah, Frances

 Pure Innocence – Firefighter Boy

Sherrie

Pure Innocence – Firefighter Girl

Melody

Pure Innocence – Purrfect

Jessie

Pure Innocence – Blowing Bubbles

Megan

Pure Innocence – Violin Girl

Joanne

Inspired by Lighthouses

Barbara and Karen M

 à la modes – Girl Talk

Michele

à la modes – Rock Star

Jodi

Fix-It Fred

Kerry

Finishing Flourishes

Jackie

Vertical Greetings Die-namics and Stamp Set

Lisa

Ring Me Die-namics and Stamp Set

Julie, Karen G, Angel Rivera

Karen Motz has a fun video to share using this Die-namics. 

  Up, Up & Away Die-namics

Eva

Oval Dainty Doily Duo Die-namics

Pet Charms Die-namics

Tool Charms Die-namics

Botanical Beauty Die-namics

Chat Bubbles Die-namics

Monarch Border Die-namics

Teaser Time Prizes

Thanks so much to all of you that participated in Teaser Time for tonight’s New Release, we’ve had so much fun preparing for this month’s release! We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have.  We’re excited to announce the fourteen winners of this month’s Teaser Time Prizes. Teaser Time Prizes will be sent directly to the recipients this evening, and will be mailed to the email address associated with your commenting profile, or if you’ve included an email address within the body of your comment we’ll contact you there. Please join us for our New Release Party on the MFT Forum on Splitcoast Stampers.  We’ll see you back here at 10pm est for our New Product Tour! Day One: Barbara’s Blog: Michelle said…”Your chevron sweater has a cool retro vibe. I also like how you used the receiver on the inside.” Karen M’s Blog: JessicaK said…”Love how the flower just pops – POW! and thanks for the tutorial on just how to shorten that text bubble.” Day Two: Julie’s Blog: Elle said… “BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!” Frances’s Blog: Janna said… “Hi Frances! That lighthouse looks just like our Yaquina Head lighthouse just down the road a bit from me here in Newport, OR. Fabulous card!  Happy Stamping!” Day Three: Jody’s Blog: Amy Johnson said…”Wow! This is such a creative and original idea! I love it!” Lisa’s Blog:  Angie said…”Both cards are SO FUN!!!! Love the different colors and that Dainty Oval on the first one. The 2nd…Oh too cute!!!! I love how you added the paw print pieces on the circle! What a cute sentiment!!!!” Day Four:  Michele’s Blog: Kimberly said  “OMGosh…..STUNNING!!! I LOVE that DP, the Vertical Greetings, Finishing Flourishes, and that flower die! All of it makes your card BEAUTIFUL!!” Karen G’s Blog.: Marissa said “What a fabulous sentiment! Love how you used the sketch and those papers are always a favorite of mine.” Day Five: Megan’s Blog: Lori said…”Gorgeous card! I love all your details :)” Melody’s Blog: Laurie said…”Love this pretty card” Day Six:  Jackie’s Blog: Mrs. GraceWorks said… “Awwww! This is soft and cuddly and precious!!!!” Debbie’s Blog:  Connie and Jack said…”Really awesome card! TFS.” Day Seven: Joanne’s Blog: Purple Princess said…”What a really neat project! I like how you filled each of the squares… especially the vertical sentiment.. fit perfectly!” Jodi’s Blog: Joan V said… “Love this new stamp. The doily oval is so pretty, too.”

Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally

Tonight’s the night! It is nearly time for our February Release, we hope you will join us TONIGHT for the New Release Party on the MFT Forum on Splitcoast Stampers. If you’ve not joined us for a New Release Party, you can find lots of helpful information HERE on our Release Party FAQ.  The party will be found on this thread  and we’ll meet up from 8-10pm EST.  Whether you’re a longtime MFT Fan, or a Release Party Newbie, we’re excited to chat with you tonight!  We’ll also announce the winner of our Guest Designer Contest around 9:15pm. There will be contest questions and prizes too, so you won’t want to miss it.   Hope to see you there!

When can I shop? What’s all this talk about TLC? How come some people are shopping at 9pm?

The new product will be added to the store at 10pm EST.  However, if you’re a TLC Club member, you’ll gain early access to the store at 9pm EST.  If you’re interested in learning more about the TLC Club membership you can find all the details HERE.

Don’t Forget your Rewards!

As you’re checking out, don’t forget about the Triple Scoop and Cherry on Top Rewards. 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.

Our Cherry on Top reward is offered to you absolutely FREE with a qualifying purchase of $150 or greater. The Cherry on Top Reward lists “Notify Me, Out of Stock” because it is not an item that you add to your cart. It is a discount code you enter when placing your order by following these instructions:

Step 1: Your shopping cart must contain $150 or more of the MFT products of your choice.

Step 2: In the shopping cart area, enter code CHERRYONTOP (all caps, one word) in the “Apply Discount Code” field and click “Apply Coupon”.

Step 3: Your order total has now been reduced by $15.00 and you are free to complete the checkout process.

PLEASE NOTE: The Cherry on Top Promotion is available to retail customers only. No refunds will be given if this code is not used.

Help! The item I’m looking for is out of stock!

Within a few days of the release, we will place a re-order with our manufacturers for any items that are out of stock.  However, at times, it may take as many as four weeks for items to return to stock.  The good news is that our new website offers a “Notify Me” feature.   In the event that the product you’re looking for is out of stock, please click the “NOTIFY ME” button and enter your email address.  As we receive replenishment, the system will send you an email.  You won’t have to hunt the product down, or wonder if you’ve missed it.  Easy peasy!

Shopping List:

I’ve included this month’s Shopping List. It is a handy tool to ensure that you don’t miss a single item at tonight’s release. It’s also super helpful if you’re hoping to win prizes at the Release Party tonight, have all the information at your fingertips!

Here’s the file as a PDF Download. It’s designed to use very little ink – so go ahead and print out your list for tonight and be ready to shop! MFT_Feb2012_ShoppingList copy  Here’s what it looks like:

It’s Time for the Pre-Release Pep Rally!

Over the last six days, you’ve seen all of the new stamps and Die-namics, but our team is here to get you really pumped up for the release with a special focus on this month’s Die-namics.  Be on the lookout for special tips and tricks, and tutorials.  This is always a favorite feature of our monthly Teaser Time!

You’ll find samples today from the following designers:

Jody

Julie

Karen M.

Eva

Barbara

Melody

Joanne

Kerry

Debbie

Jackie

Jodi

Sarah

Karen G.

Angel Rivera – this month’s Guest Designer

Michele

Frances

Lisa

MFT’s February Teaser Time: Day Six

 

Welcome to day SIX of Teasers for our upcoming release here at My Favorite Things.  If you’re just joining us, be sure to check back for our first five days of previews…  Our latest stamps and Die-namics dies will be available Tuesday night at 10pm EST. We hope you’ll join us first for our monthly New Release Party on Splitocast Stampers from 8-10pm EST.

Today’s the day that we preview our newest Pure Innocence images, we have the first two, Blowing Bubbles and Violin Girl which were available mid month as part of VIP Collection.  That collection sold out so quickly, so I’m sure many of you will be anxious to have them back in stock!

 This month’s Pure Innocence characters pay homage to

firefighters in Firefighter Boy and Firefighter Girl.

 And of course, who wouldn’t fall in love with this

Purrfect Pure Innocence?

Die-namics Previews: 

Today let’s take a close look at the new Botanical Beauty Die-naimcs. I’ve seen our designers using this six piece Die-namics in several ways this week.  I’ve seen all six pieces put together, I’ve also seen multiples of the smaller layers.  This Die-namics includes a triple layered center bloom which creates spectacular texture and detail on your projects.  Create beautiful flowers to match your project from felt, fabric, cork, patterned paper…   The largest flower measures 2.3 inches in diameter, scaling down to the smallest flower measuring 1.6 inches in diameter.

The layers coordinate beautifully whether you’re layering them directly on top of each other, or if you’re staggering them slightly.

Guest Designer Contest: Don’t forget that you have until Tuesday at noon EST to submit your entry in this month’s Guest Designer Contest. It is your chance to win a prize package valued at over $200 in merchandise from our following month’s release. The winner will also join the Design Team for the month of February participating in our weekly Wednesday Stamp Club and Teaser Time for next month’s release. You’ll find all the details HERE. Teaser Time Prizes: To help celebrate our latest release, we are giving away a total of 14 Teaser Time Prizes. Maximize your chances at winning one of them by leaving a little love on each of the participating designers posts each day of Teaser Time. You’ll find links to all the participating designers here on the MFT Blog each day! Winners will be announced here on the MFT Blog just before the release on Tuesday, February at around 7:30 pm. It’s TEASER TIME! If you’re ready to see these Pure Innocence cuties in action, please head around to visit with the following designers: Jody Julie Jessie Karen M. Eva Barbara Melody Joanne Megan Kerry Debbie Jackie Jodi Michele Sarah Inge Karen G. Angel Rivera – this month’s Guest Designer Frances Lisa  

MFT’s February Release: Teaser Time Day Five

Welcome to day five of Teasers in preparation for our upcoming new release on February 7th! Today we’re sharing two stamps from our á la modes line.    These fun and fabulous girls each feature an oversized item, as well as a matching assortment of sentiments.  Up first today is Girl Talk.  Fabulous if you happen to be phone obsessed, or if you have friends or family that are.

Or you can rock it out with the new Rock Star.  She’s fabulous with her lean legs and electric guitar, just right to let someone know they rock your world!

As always, we’ve also got a close look at one of our new Die-namics dies for you today.  If you picked up our mid-month VIP Kit, then you’ve already got the Monarch Border Die-namics. I’ve seen lots of beautiful samples from our designers using this Die-namics this week.  This is a smaller scale version of the Jumbo Monarch Border released in January.  Just like our Scallop Die-namics, its great to collect various sizes of these so that you’ll have just the right scale border for a variety of projects.

Guest Designer Contest:  Our Guest Designer contest is in full swing! Be sure to drop by the MFT Forum on Splitcoast Stampers to find all the details. Don’t miss the chance to win over $200 in merchandise from our next release, and join the MFT Design Team for the next month!

It’s Teaser Time: At long last, I’m about to send you off to visit with today’s participating designers.  Remember that we’re offering two prizes for each day of teasers, a total of 14 prizes.  You’ll maximize your chances at wining a Teaser Time Prize by leaving a little love on each of the participating designers previews, each and every day.  You have until Tuesday to leave all your comments, the prizes will be awarded here on the MFT Blog just before the release party at around 7:30pm EST.

Julie

Jessie

Karen M.

Eva

Barbara

Melody

Megan

Kerry

Debbie

Jackie

Jodi

Michele

Sarah

Inge

Karen G.

Sherrie

Angel Rivera – this month’s Guest Designer

Joanne

Frances

Lisa