Win over $200 in My Favorite Things Products – Be Our Next Guest Designer!

Our October Release is rapidly approaching here at My Favorite Things.  We’d like to invite you to join along in our Guest Designer Contest as we’re now gearing up for Teaser Time (beginning on October 10th).  The Guest Designer Contest is YOUR chance to win a prize package valued at over $200 in stamps and Die-namics from our November Release.  The winner also joins the Design Team for all of our Wednesday Stamp Club Challenges as well as November Teaser Time.

Today I have a beautiful sample to share with you from Jessie featuring the new à la modes: Big Birthday Wishes.

Follow along with this sketch, and add your sample to the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers using the keyword MFTGUESTDT1012.

You’ll find the complete contest details HERE.

Looking forward to YOUR entry, have a great time creating.

The winner will be announced at the New Release Party on October 16th at about 9:15pm EST.

Feature Friday: Charmed

Today I wanted to share a peek at the Charms Die-namics.  If you haven’t seen these yet, then it’s time to take a closer look.  Currently My Favorite Things has five Die-namics Charms sets:  Sea Charms Die-namics, Tool Charms Die-namics, Halloween Charms Die-namics, Pet Charms Die-namics and the Country Charms Die-namics. For today’s project, I’m using the Country Charms Die-namics.  This is a set of four western themed dies.  The little star was just the accent I needed as the finishing touch on today’s project. I added it right in place using a bit of our new Hemp Cord.    This country gal was watercolored with Distress Ink Markers, and then I paper pieced her little vest from a bit of scrap paper. I’m using Sweet Tooth for my cardbase and then all my matting is with Black Licorice Cardstock.

 Since we have an assortment of charms, how about a peek at a few samples using the other sets?

 Jodi creates a fun sentiment & embellishment cluster by pairing the Halloween Charms with the Notched Tag.

 Barbara hangs the Sea Charms Die-namics from a satin bow using a bit of twine on this sweet à la modes: You Anchor Me.

Inge pairs the Pet Charms Die-namics with the new PI: Prehistoric Girl for a clever sentiment treatment.

Jackie uses an assortment of Tool Charms for the perfect masculine embellishment.

  I hope you’ve had a great week and that you’ve got something fun planned this weekend.  Personally, I’m hoping to get a lot of stamping in because the weather is not looking promising.  Does it make me terrible to be hoping for a day in my studio instead of a day on the soccer field?  Whatever your plans, have a great weekend, and we’ll see you next week!

My Favorite Things Welcomes Laina Lamb Design

My Favorite Things proudly introduces the addition of our new line of Clear Stamps and Die-namics dies, Laina Lamb Design!

Laina has been working behind the scenes since 2010 as the primary graphic designer for our Die-namics dies and coordinating stamps. She will now be designing her own exclusive line of stamps and dies. Laina is a storyteller at heart. She enjoys making pages and mini albums to document her family’s life. Her work has been published in several magazines and she is a regular contributor to Creating Keepsakes Magazine. Laina’s first stamp set and Die-namics dies will be revealed on October 11 during our October Release Teasers and will be available for purchase on October 16 at 10 PM EST. Until then, make sure you follow her blog, lifeonthelam(b), to be inspired by her fabulous work. Laina Lamb Designs – Fun, Fresh and Bold – exclusively at My Favorite Things.

25 New Patterned Paper Packs and a Happy Birthday Hoot!

Hi all!  Let me say first, in all caps because I’m yelling from exctiement, I’M STAMPING AGAIN!  Boy oh boy, has it been a LONG time, and I’m so excited to have a little studio filled with crafty goodness to call my own. First things first, you will be thrilled to know that we’ve just finished loading 25 new patterned paper packs into the store.  You can find them all HERE.  Jody and I decided it would be fun to have a selection of the *newest* papers available for you.  We will be adding new papers very frequently, but won’t be reordering as they sell out, so if there’s something you love, grab it while it’s in stock.

Now that you’re salivating over all that yumminess, I made a little card featuring the new MME Hootenanny 6×6 pad. I played along with this weeks MFT Sketch Challenge, which you can find out about (and play along with!) right HERE.  I used the PI Owl Costume stamp set and the Award Seal Die-namics, along with Orange Fizz, Blue Raspberry, Hot Fudge, and Kraft card stock colors. Once I popped on my Orange Fizz Buttons, I was all set! Last weekend Jody, Brianna, and I got to spend some time with Colleen Schaan taking the Copic Intermediate class and I’ve been itching to color all week long.  Here’s a little close-up of my Owl Costume girl.  She is SOOOO much fun to color! Here’s one more close-up, at a different angle. Thanks so much for joining me, and have an amazing Monday!

You Move Me

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s always fun to pair my newer Die-namics with my older stamps for a fresh feel.  I’ve been having fun playing with the Bookmark Duo Die-namics the last few days.  In particular, I wanted to do a little mixing and matching to create a child’s bookmark.  I discovered that the sentiment “I’m over the moon for you” from You Move Me was a perfect fit!

I like to keep my bookmarks fairly flat in their design, I don’t add bulky buttons, or ribbons so that the book can properly close. In order to create really durable bookmarks, I always cut each layer twice, once from patterned paper and again from cardstock so that they’re nice and firm and can stand up to repeated use. I generally use the wider die as the front piece, and then add the skinnier die to the backside so that you can slide the bookmark over the top of the page to securely mark your position.

 Since I had all the materials handy, I went ahead and used one of the coordinating (and larger) sentiments for a coordinating card.  I added the rocket ship with a foam booster for added dimension and added a twine tied button.  The rocket was cut from our new Steel Grey Cardstock and the tiny clouds were cut from Sweet Tooth Felt.

By the way, have you seen our new Hemp Cord in the MFT Boutique?  It’s a fine width cord, which looks fabulous with our assorted MFT Buttons.  Today I’m using a tiny Snow Cone Button. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that you get to squeeze in a little creative time for yourself! Remember that our Guest Designer Contest is in full swing. You can find all the details HERE.  

Cards Created Without Pattern Paper

The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where challenge our designers to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we challenged our designers to create a card or project without the use of patterned paper. Just below, we have a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.  For many of these patterned paper loving girls, this was a little bit scary, but their projects are all so beautiful.  After all, with My Favorite Things stamps and Die-namics you have the ability to create your own custom patterns to bring your creative vision to life. The girls have some new samples to share below which are linked just below, but here are just a few ways that they’ve recently created using only stamps, Die-namics, ink and coloring tools to create magnificent works of art.

Mona recently added text print details to the Primitive Pumpkins Trio from Own Your Story.

Lisa stamps her own patterned paper using a small stamp in Blessed Mouse.

Barbara creates a gorgeous, dimensional pop of color using only cardstock and Die-namics.



Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.  

My Favorite Things Release Rewind

Thanks so much for joining us for our September Release here at My Favorite Things.  This week we’ve added lots of new Stamps and Die-namics dies to our collection.  If you missed our week long Teaser Time, why not take a moment to check out all that’s new? The Release Rewind video is a quick and easy way to catch up, you’ll find samples of each of the new stamps and dies in this short video.  You can find it on our YouTube Channel HERE or simply click play just below. In addition to all our new Stamps and Die-namics, you’ll want to check out or coordinating Replenishments, including Cardstock, Ribbons, Felt and Buttons.



Win Over $200 in MFT Products! Be the Next MFT Guest Designer! – October

Hi MFT fans and guest designer hopefuls! It’s time for the next MFT Guest Designer Contest. 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. This month, Joanne and Jody are challenging you to Get Sketchy. Yep, that’s right… we are providing a sketch for you this month! You may enter as many times as you would like, but you may enter ONLY a CARD. One card per entry.

We’re looking for well-executed cards and great technical work. Ready for the challenge? Here are the details: Guest Designer Contest Details: -Cards must feature MFT stamps, but are not strictly limited to MFT products. The use of Die-namics is encouraged. -The deadline for entries is October 8th at 12pm EST. -When uploading your entries to the Gallery at SplitcoastStampers, please use the keyword MFTGUESTDT1012. You will find the keyword also on the sketch attached below. (you enter the code in the keyword box during the upload process) -Joanne and Jody 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 Monday, October 9th. -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. You must have a blog in order to win the guest designer contest. Please leave a link to your blog with your entry in the gallery. 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 card. The prize is HUGE and the honor is HUGE. You can see all the entries for this contest HERE. Thanks and good luck to all of you. We can’t wait to see all your amazing entries!

Welcoming our September Guest Designer

The My Favorite Things Guest Designer Challenge is your chance to win over $200 in stamps and Die-namics from an upcoming release. Moreover, the winner joins the team for our weekly Wednesday Stamp Club sketches, as well as Teaser Time for the subsequent month’s release. Please join me in welcoming our September Guest Designer: Jenny Peterson. Jenny’s creative foil wrapper combined with some spectacular coloring impressed the judges. We’re all excited to see what she comes up with next.  You’ll find Jenny’s winning entry HERE on her blog My Little Stampin’ Spot.  Be sure to head over and give her a warm welcome!

My Favorite Things: September Release Available NOW

All the new products we have teased and tempted you with over the past 7 days are available NOW right HERE! For one last look at all the new products in action, we invite you to go on our New Product Tour by clicking each of the designer’s blog links below. Remember to leave a little love on each on each designer’s blog for your chance at the $50 prize. You’ll have from now till Thursday night to leave your comments! Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.