Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MFT Stamps Creative Chat

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Hi everyone,
It's time for the MFT Creative Chat. The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat is a monthly feature, where we are challenged 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 were challenged with the following:  
  • Show us your creative mind at work.  Take us on a journey through a card-making session, start to finish.
  • How do you select colors, layout, embellishments, and overall design?
  • Share your creative process with us.
Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge and get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team.


I have to admit when I first read this month’s topic I was scared!!!! However I am not one to shirk a challenge so I have created another video showing my creative process. Now I must warn you all my video is LONG, I tried to keep it as short as possible but how do you condense what normally takes hours. Fortunately my video won’t take you hours to watch Smile

My Creative Process!

The card you see at the top of this post is the final product from this challenge. I used MFT Stamps Pure Innocence Jump for Joy stamp set. The skipping rope was created using Caribbean Teal Twine. I used three MFT  Die-namics on this card which are:


MFT_Faux Crochet Border Die-namics


I also mentioned in my video about the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenges sketches, if you are new to these you can find them each Wednesday on the MFT Stamps Blog and also on the MFT Stamps Member Forum on Splitcoast Stampers.

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Here is the inside of my card, I stamped the PI girl again and also added a sentiment from the Pure Innocence Jump for Joy stamp set.

Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge and get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team.

Stamps: Pure Innocence Jump For Joy – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Head over Heels DP – Lily Bee Designs
Die-namics: Oval Decorative Doily; Faux Crochet Border; First Place Award Ribbon – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink; Caribbean Teal Twine;  Janome Sewing Machine; Foam Tape; Copics



Karen Giron said...

Such a sweet card - LOVE the papers and colors. She's fantastic!

Kary said...

Thanks for sharing your process, Frances! Great video!! Your card is sweet, love the happy colours!

Karen Motz said...

This turned out exactly how you wanted in the video...bright and cheery!!!!

wendy said...

great video thanks for sharing...terrific card!

Cindy Haffner said...

So ADORABLE Frances, thanks for sharing!!~

Kristy Hansen said...

A lovely card. Thank you for the great tips for cutting out the image to fit. ksh

Barbara said...

Great video, Frances! And an adorable card!

Jodi Collins said...

SO fun to see your process Frances! This is SO adorable! I agree...the MFT sketches are an AWESOME go to for layouts!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great video, Frances and I love your adorable card!! Great colors you chose!!!

CraftyMomOf3 said...

Amazing Frances! Thanks so much for sharing your process with us!!

Crafty Hugs!

g said...

adorable card Frances! thanks so much for another great video- loved seeing you create & your tips for diecutting & bow tying too!