Saturday, February 25, 2017

Where there is Love -- an MHKDesigns New Release

Today, it's time for the last New Release at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop.  You're sure to enjoy Rosy Elements. Check out the MHKDesigns blog for a list of all the designers to see more fantastic ideas of how to use this Rosy Elements digital stamp set, and how you could win it for yourself!




I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and a water brush on the Rosy Elements rose on the front of this card, and watercolor paints on the inside.  The sentiment is part of the Rosy Elements set.  Papers for this card, also from MHKDesigns,  are from the Damsel in Distress Digital Paper Pack.

MHKDesigns products used:




Have you joined the MHKDesigns monthly challenge yet?  It's Anything Goes, if you use an MHKDesigns product. You still have a little time to enter -- it goes until the end of the month.  Come join the fun!  I'd love to see what you make!  Check out the MHKDesigner and Friends Facebook group, too. There's lots of great inspiration there!



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Miss You -- for Crafty Sentiments Designs

It's Tuesday, and that means there's a new challenge happening at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog.  Every Tuesday, a new challenge.  This week's theme is 'Spring'. Ah, how I wish it was!  It is still a long way off here in Northern Wisconsin, but one can hope!

Here's my card for the springtime challenge:


I love this Crafty Sentiments Designs stamp!  It is a rubber stamp called Lilly Fairy

I stamped Lilly Fairy on Xpress it Blending Card, then colored it with Copic markers. 

The sentiments is a clear stamp from Altenew.  The dies on the card are from Spellbinders (card base), Lifestyle Crafts (circle dies), and Hot Off the Press (label die).  Papers are from Carina Gardner - Flowers - found in the Snap Click Supply Store.  They are digital.  The crinkle ribbon and lace are from 3 Girl JAM. 

I really hope you are inspired to join the 'Spring' challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  I would really love to see your springtime creations! 

Monday, February 20, 2017

I Love, Love, Love You -- for Path of Positivity

It's time for some mid-month inspiration over on the Path of Positivity Challenge blog, and we have a new sponsor that was so fun to work with!  For this challenge, I used an image from Mari Digis.  The Path of Positivity challenge theme this month is: An Expression of Love.  It is optional.  Link up any inspirational project you'd like.


This digi is called Casal Kiss.  I used this as my husband's Valentine's Day card.  He wondered if we ever looked that young? We are both bald now (me from chemo, he from aging), so we certainly have changed!

I colored Casal Kiss with Copic markers, then used dies from Top Dog dies to complete the card.  The sentiment is from Spellbinders.  The bow, not used on an earlier project, was sitting on my desk.


I hope you join us at the Path of Positivity Challenge blog this month -- there's still time as our challenge runs until March 5.  Use the optional An Expression of Love theme to be eligible for the prizes from this month's sponsors. 

Wishing You a Lovely Day -- an MHKDesigns New Release

Hello, my crafty friends!  It's time for another new release at MHKDesigns.  This one is great for those feminine projects we all like so well!  

Here's Pretty as a Pitcher digital stamp set:




This Pretty as a Pitcher set is really beautiful, with a number of elegant pitchers and gorgeous sentiments.  I shaded one of them with Faber-Castell Polycolor pencils, then fussy cut it, placing it in the center of my shaped card.   The floral die cut edger and the butter paper, also from MHKDesigns, are the Easter Flowers digital papers.

MHKDesigns sets used:



Have you joined the MHKDesigns monthly challenge yet?  It's Anything Goes, if you use an MHKDesigns product. You still have some time to enter -- it goes until the end of the month.  Come join the fun!  I'd love to see what you make!  Check out the MHKDesigner and Friends Facebook group, too. There's lots of great inspiration there!




Saturday, February 18, 2017

Your Toadally Awesome -- for Imagine That! Digistamp

Hello, crafty friends, and happy Saturday!  It's time for a bit of mid-month inspiration in the Imagine That! Creative Playground.  The challenge goes all month, closing March 3.

Challenges are 'Anything Goes'.  If you use a Imagine That! Digistamp product, you can win Frogs in Love for yourself, and it's adorable!  Here's what I created with it:



I used one of the pre-printed images that come with the Frogs in Love digital stamp set (there are 2).  I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.  Then, I used a die set from Top Dog dies to create the heart-shaped card.  The sentiment is also from the Frogs in Love set.  The glitter hearts paper is from the Imagine That! Digistamp Beary in Love paper pack

Those frogs make beautiful music together, don't they?  I think they are toad-ally awesome!

Imagine That! Digistamp sets used:




I hope you can join us this month in the Creative Playground and win this set for yourself.  Just use an Imagine That! Digistamp image, and Frogs in Love is yours.  Toadally awesome, for sure!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Strong Women Lift Each Other -- an MHKDesigns New Release

It's the middle of February, Valentine's Day has come and gone, and there's another New Release today at MHKDesigns.  Today's new release is called Lovely Ladies. There are 3 equally Lovely Ladies in the digital set, and 4 great sentiments. 

I adore shaped cards, and make them often.  Here's a shape I haven't made before, but I thought it framed this Lovely Lady well: 



She didn't seem to need any coloring to me at all.  I printed her on colored card stock, then cut her out with an oval die.  Papers for this card are from MHKDesigns Damsel in Distress digital paper pack.  The sentiment is part of the Lovely Ladies set

I cut the card design out on my Silhouette Cameo with a design I found in the Silhouette Design Store. The ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.

MHKDesigns products used:




Have you joined the MHKDesigns monthly challenge yet?  It's Anything Goes, if you use an MHKDesigns product. You still have lots of time to enter -- it goes until the end of the month.  Come join the fun!  I'd love to see what you make!  Check out the MHKDesigner and Friends Facebook group, too. There's lots of great inspiration there!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Each Day is a Blessing from God -- an MHKDesign New Release

Hello, and happy Friday!  Today is the day after chemo treatment #5.  I rarely feel good this day, so I scheduled this a couple days ago.  I usually lay pretty low the first few days after a treatment.  But, I have to get through this one and one more.  I can DO this!

Today is another New Release at MHKDesigns.  Easter isn't too far off --  never too early to start those projects!  Today's new release is perfect for Easter and Spring.  It's called, appropriately, Hoppy Easter



I colored the Hoppy Easter digital stamp set with Faber-Castell Polycolor pencils.  The sentiment, (and there are some great ones!) is part of the set.  The papers that I used to make this round card are from the Easter Flowers digital paper set.

Here's another view:

I used circle dies from Craftin' Desert Divas and Lifestyle Crafts to make this card.  The label die is from Hot Off the Press.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.

MHKDesigns products used:


Have you joined the MHKDesigns monthly challenge yet?  It's Anything Goes, if you use an MHKDesigns product. You still have lots of time to enter -- it goes until the end of the month.  Come join the fun!  I'd love to see what you make!  Check out the MHKDesigner and Friends Facebook group, too. There's lots of great inspiration there!