MFT Inspired By... Inspirational Quotes

Hello! This week over on the My Favorite Things blog, we are having an inspiration celebration! We're talking about people and words that inspire us... there is so much inspiration in this world and I love that we're spending a week sharing all of that awesomeness with each other.

Today is all about quotes. Some of the MFT team chose quotes that inspire them in one way or another and we're all sharing them today.

I chose this quote because it has always been a favourite of mine. I love the message in it - we may not be able to control or change certain things around us, but we can change what direction we choose to take to overcome anything that might be in our way. I have really related to these words in the past year so I knew right away that it was the quote I wanted to share.

I used the quote I chose to inspire me to make a card. I decided to create something on the more simple side that took those words and put them into a card design.

To create my card, I diecut the Sailboat from three pieces of white cardstock and glued them all on top of one another. I then cut it out of black cardstock and glued that one to the top. Layering the cardstock like that gives it the perfect amount of dimension.

Once I had the sailboat assembled, I used the Abstract Art stamp set and stamped a couple of paint brush strokes. The blue one is meant to be the water and the pink one is meant to be the wind. 

I love the black and white with the bright pop of colour. The colour is meant to show that your decisions and choices are always right there for you to do what you want with. I felt like having the wind and water stand out so boldly really portrayed that message.

What quotes inspire you? I can't wait to hear the words that all of you find inspiration in. ;)

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more inspiration and the chance to win a fun prize package. We have inspiration and giveaways all week long! ;)




  1. Good thought to live by. Just pray the wind doesn't suddenly shift on you.

  2. Beautiful card. Love the quote!!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the quote!!

  4. Beautiful card. Love the quote!!

  5. I like this quote also. A great card representing the quote.

  6. Great and powerful its interpretation in your card. Very graphic.