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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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.

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Comments (507)

  • Lyn

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    I am fairly new to the world of card making and find MFT is such a fun company. I love how you do your releases with all those peeks and wonderful examples made up by your team of talent. I so look forward to the releases and in fact had just turned up to see if anything was happening as so curious to see what this month brings. Card making for me is an escape from a busy life as Mother and RN working night duties. Sometimes I find it all a bit of a struggle but after taking time to enjoy the online community and get a card or two made I think yes it is all okay and worth the effort to be blessed with this hobby of mine and to be able to indulge in some new products from time to time :). It is also awesome to give gifts now that are all handmade by me, I am a soap and candle maker and recently I have felt so good about decorating boxes and bags and giving handmade cards along with my goodies. Thanks MFT for all the great quality goodies you design and for the tons of inspiration you provide with it. Lyn

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  • Dina K

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    Wow, what a prize! Thank you for the chance to win! Being a part of this community is amazing… and I love the opportunity I have to inspire and give back using the gifts I’ve been given. Looking forward to working with you via SCS this year! Happy New Year!

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  • Kailash

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    I feel so blessed being part of this community, love all the friendships I have made and just to be inspired and all the support of incredibly talented crafters when life is not kind in any way. My crafting gets me to go to my happy place where I can unwind and be refreshed to face daily life:-)

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  • Marisa R

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    I have just loved getting to know crafters from all over the world through this wonderful hobby. Some have become good cyber friends and some I hope to meet in person some day! Love being able to create a customized, hand-made card to give to someone :) Crafters have huge hearts and are such giving people — a great place to get inspiration from too :)

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  • Jeannine Brenner

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    I am a newbie to MFT and just placed my first order! I am a Scrapbookers and card maker and have usually used my die cutting machines! I am new to stamping and fell in love with the dies…especially ones that coordinate! I create because I love it and my family and children especially love seeing the layouts that I create And they love getting special cards or decorative notes in their lunch boxes! I live creating and capturing memories and making my children smile with what I create for them!

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  • Kris B

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    The love and support you get from fellow crafters is amazing! Paper crafting is my creative outlet, I love being able to put a little bit of myself into the cards/projects I make. The friends I’ve made through crafting are amazing! Their support and encouragement have meant the world to me!

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  • Maria Levine

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    Love these cards!!! I have been stamping for more than 13 yes loving every minute!!! This year I vow to get more involved since I was a bit of a slacker in 2013. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  • Mel H

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    I love seeing all the inspiration and creations that inspires me to be more creative in my own crafting.

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  • Anna

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    My art is the way i project myself into the world, and get to view that projection with greater clarity :)

    Its the way I express, create, and breathe.

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  • susan h.

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    I have multiple sclerosis and there are many things I cannot do but I can make cards on good days. Your products inspire me. Love seeing what other people have made. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful gift!

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  • Jessica Pascarella

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    What a wonderful prize! I love being part of the crafting community because I enjoy the faces from people when they receive handmade projects. I believe that it means more for the heart being handmade vs. coming from a store. I also love being inspired by my fellow crafters. So much talent to learn from!

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  • Miranda

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    It is my wish that everyone in this community will be able to express their creativity each in their own way, as the MFT products have encouraged me to do. Being creative is a very important part of my life.

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  • DonnaB

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    I’m the only female in a family of males, and my arts and crafts are my way of feeling unique and original. I can do sparkly, pink, and fussy stuff, or I can make stuff that identifies with the men in my life. It’s all me! I love how easy your products are to work with and thank you for a good variety to choose from! Happy New Year!!!

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  • Kristen V

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    Wow, what a lineup! Happy New Year.

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  • Victoria H.

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    Crafting has become my escape and outlet whether I’m crafting myself or being inspired by all the loveliness this wonderful community is sharing. I love how generous this community is with their talent and hearts and I’m so thankful to be a very small part of it. Thank you to all of you for giving so much of you and your time for us.

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  • Brandi Beyer

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    What an tremendous prize opportunity!!! I am new to the crafting world, but after stumbling upon Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Laura Bassen Youtube videos, I was hooked. I have managed to gather an pretty good stash of supplies in a short period of time and nothing makes me happier than to disappear into my crafting corner. Before I started making cards I never really put much thought into them, now I just love the to see the light in the eyes of the recipient when they find out I cared enough to make the card myself.

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  • Joyce

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    Oh my, what a generous gift!
    Happy. New Year!

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  • lisa808

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    Being a crafter has added value to my life as I have met so many wonderful people and made quite a few special friends.

    Happy New Year!

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  • Joyce

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    MFT is an inspiration every day. From the sketches to the daily blog posts with tons on inspiration. I’ve been very blessed to make many wonderful friends thru crafting!

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  • Dana Joy

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    Oh my word…..that is a crazy good blog hop gift!! Awesome!!!

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  • Cindi L.

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    Being a crafter and part of this community has added value to my life by giving me an opportunity to express myself and share with others. I receive sooooooo much inspiration from the MFT blog and others. And not just cardmaking inspiration, but it is inspiring to see how such a huge network of people from all walks of life share and care for each other. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and sponsoring such a generous prize.

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  • Jean Bullock

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    The drive to create is an essential part of my being, so it is with much joy that I connect with this community of like minded individuals where I am able to learn and share and be supportive. It is what makes me happy. Happy New Year!

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  • Mary

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    Oh my goodness…so generous. Thats the one word to me that describes the stamping community and why I love being apart of it. I love making cards, little inspiration/encouragement books for those I love and those that need a little pick me up. I am able to learn and be inspired and share and hopefully inspire many others as well.

    Thank you for a chance to win. Blessings!!!

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  • Michele L

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    Happy new year!
    Here’s to a wonderful year full if stamping and creativity!
    Thanks for the chance to win that bountiful prize!

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  • Tina

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    Happy New Year! Have a great 2014. Crafting, like running, helps me maintain my sanity. It’s also a great way to meet really creative people.

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  • Nicky

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    I only found crafting in 2011, so I think I’m still a relatively new crafter. My favorite products from MFT are the die-namics, I can’t get enough of them, they really add the finishing touches to my cards and projects. I also never miss my daily dose of the MFT blog, the inspiration I get from stopping by is beyond measure. Thanks to each and everyone of you.

    Te Tau Hou Hari

    Happy New Year x

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  • angela

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    MFT DOES have an exceptional team! I love viewing, drooling and dreaming on release days!!! Crafting is truly a passion for me. It brings such peace as I work, even when my project doesn’t turn out, the time spent is always calming. I love being part of a community that goes out of its way to encourage others and leave smiles. I don’t know of any other type of industry that is so generous with their products and the sharing of information! Wishing MFT and DT A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  • Jan Castle

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    Great Hop…TFS! My 2014 resolution is to SHARE more.
    Happy New Year and blessing throughout the ne year!

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  • DeboraLynn

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    Love to stamp. My future daughter-in-law asked
    me if I wanted to make their wedding invites.
    I accepted the challenge :) I have the master copy
    completed only 84 more to make!!

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  • Sarah Pineda-Scott

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    Wow what a great prize!

    I love all of your dies, most are on my want list!

    Thanks!
    Sarah

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  • Carol Froehlich

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    Happy New Year and Happy Crafting!!! Love the cards. They are SO CUTE!!
    Your products are some of the best on the market and you have such a terrific selection.

    Thank you for the inspiration and for the Terrific giveaway!!!

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  • Alanna

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    Thanks for the chance to win. Crafting allows me to send cards to others to brighten their day. This is the value I get from it.

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  • Jennifer T

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    Happy New Year! Being a crafter gives me an outlet to express my creativity and make other happy by sending or giving a handmade card. Thank you for your generosity!

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  • Shaughn

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    Happy New Year! Super fun hop! I’ve only been crafting for about 6 yrs now but everyone I’ve met through this paper crafting community has been so kind, full of inspiration and has helped me in so many ways..especially this year, 2013. Since my surgery in Nov I’ve gotten such kind words and well wishes its been amazing and so glad to be a part of this family! Thank you all!

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  • Jenny L.

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    Happy New Year. I’m new to your site and can’t wait to explore some more. I love being a crafter since I can hopefully brighten other people’s day with my creations.

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  • Victoria

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    hello from Israel!
    Happy New 2014 YEAR!

    MFT has become a source of my daily inspiration!
    MFT is the website I check up every new day!
    MFT has added difference and creativity to my life!

    Being a part of this friendly and inspiring community has become so important to me…

    When I look back….what is to say?
    I didn’t start as a stamper or scrapbooker. I wanted to decorate my son’s photo album and whilst searching on the net for more information I got so overwhelmed from MFT dies and stamps. I kind of collapsed at the first time I discovered MFT blog. It has changed my life!

    I feel so much love when my friends and family get my cards….Thanks to MFT I am spreading my love and care !Something home made means so much more than a store bought card.
    The smiles and thank yous I get are PRICELESS!
    That for me is what makes it all worthwhile.

    Card making has become a perfect HOBBY for me …my new lifestyle.I don’t know now what I did in my spare time before I started card making….The first stamp I purchased and made a card was the stamp” Pure Innocence Love You With All My Heart”. It was for my dad’s birthday. He was so touched and said this card meant more to him than anything I could have bought.

    Thank you for sharing with us your incredible talent! Happy New Year to all and one!

    Your blog is at the top of my FAVORITE THINGS in life!

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  • Cindi Flass

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    I love being able to be inspired and pushed by seeing other people’s talent. It makes me want to keep getting better. I make cards for cancer centers so I am constantly needing new inspiration and new stamps :)

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  • Penny Pudge

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    MFT and the group keeps me inspired… thanks for everything

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  • Carolyn Cece

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    I’m fairly new to card making , so far everyone I have met has been so kind and positive. I especially like making cards because people are so appreciative of it when they receive one and it never feels like work to me. I like to make others happy.

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  • Katie B.

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    Well it is an amazing thing, how you can so easily hit it off with those that have the same passion as you, whether I am shopping at a craft store or contributing to the amazing online community. I am very thankful to those I have met and been inspired by. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

    Katie B.

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  • Jill Norwood

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    Being part of the crafting community has added beautiful friendships to my life first and foremost! And from there a creative spirit is nurtured by the creative souls that we each share with each other when we make things! I love the spirit of giving and giving back that occurs with cards and scrapbook pages or even with the little doll I created this weekend that inspired my son to create with me! In this world of technology it is nice to spend time offline getting my hands inky and making something from scratch to bless the people in my life! I am so thankful for all the companies that create products to nourish my artistic spirit! What a gift to all of us!
    Happy New Year MFT!

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  • Sharon N

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    I am richly blessed to have this wonderful outlet. I started stamping in 1985 as a means to deal with some miscarriages and let me tell you, the stamps and accessories at that time were very limited. I have continued this hobby and now am making cards and scrapbook pages for a brand new grandson. God is good. He uses miscarriages, rubber and ink and wonderful online communities to enrich our lives. Thank you for being part of that.

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  • Loulou

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    Being part of the crafting community has led to finding many new friends online and in the real world. I love the inspiration that I can get on a daily basis from some truly creative people. The inspiration and challenges have also helped to improve my techniques and skills. Crafting certainly does lead to some depletion in my bank account – but who cares about that when you have lovely new goodies in your stash. Creating something is just so fulfilling and brings such joy into my life – especially when your creation is going to someone you know will really treasure it.

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  • BarbGhig

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    So much lovely inspiration from the DT! Thank you all!

    Being a part of this wonderful crafting community has provided me with many new friendships, and a chance to learn and grow! How lucky…and blessed can we get!!!

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  • wendy

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    Wow what a terrific hop…being part of a crafting community has given me so many different avenues to express myself,meet new people ,feel apart of something grand..the lonelines of being away from family and lifelong friends certainly is lessoned with blogging my creations and taking part in challenges along with being a part of design teams

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  • Regina

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    Happy New Year and Happy Crafting in 2014!!
    I really enjoyed my first visit to your blog and already I see some great things over here.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Regina from Germany

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  • JanetG

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    I love being part of the crafting/stamping world and have met so many wonderful people who share my love of all things paper. There is always something that catches my eye [whether a blog post, a card in the gallery or a YouTube video] which pushes me to be more creative and step out of my comfort zone. Making something beautiful from a blank piece of paper is so fulfilling. I have especially enjoyed meeting the MFT family and hope to continue to spend many enjoyable hours at the boutique.

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  • Natalie H

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    I really enjoy the process of card making. I find it very relaxing and helps me to unwind (I call it cheaper than therapy!) after a busy day. Thanks for your generosity and the opportunity to win such an awesome prize!

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  • Sarah

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    MFT, you and I recently celebrated our one year anniversary together. Now dozens of new releases and white MFT boxes later I unapologetically create daily. Thanks for helping me find my style all while maintaining my passion. You’ve filled my little world with inspiration, quality products and caring community. Thanks MFT!!!

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  • Robin (scrappintlc)

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    Oh boy, telling about myself. Hmmmmm…
    I have met & have become friends w/some amazingly talented people through MFT as well as non-MFT designers. Their gorgeous creations, the way they mix & match products, the “finds” they’ve discovered thru their opps moments have enriched & inspired my creativity greatly. I refer back a lot to their blogs. I feel like they are family. I consider you, Kim, a great friend from our many correspondence together. I greatly look forward to the new releases each & every month to see what new innovative products will be introduced & have been known to be a tad impatient on that front once it becomes like the 3rd week of the month. *chuckle* SHHHHHHH…don’t tell anyone ;) In all seriousness though, I am truly grateful for the people who I say are true friends, the creativity/hard work the designers past & present have thought up & shared along w/the inspiration they sparked in me. Thank you to all @ MFT, my creative life is richer b/c of all of you. Mwah!

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