Thursday, February 21, 2019

TRCC: Challenge #2: One Week Reminder!


Hi, friends! Just poppin' by to say THANK YOU for everyone who has joined in this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge and letting everyone know you have one week left to enter your creations! To show my appreciation, I've created a digital card to share with you! Take a peek...


The focal panel of this card was pretty easy-peasy to make! I used Adobe Photoshop to get the variety of elements the correct colors and in the proper places, but you could probably make something very similar in a word processing program! If you like this card panel, I'm sharing it for FREE! Just left click, then right click, and save for your PERSONAL USE!

Panel size 5" x 3.75". FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. COPYRIGHT 2019 MHKDESIGNS.

I'll be sharing a different ombre card from each month this year, so make sure to check back each month to complete your collection! Don't forget to head over to The Rainbow Card Challenge to link up with us, too! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!


Friday, February 1, 2019

TRCC: Challenge #2: Orange Opulence


Hello, friends, and welcome to February! I hope you've had a fabulous start to 2019! Thank you so much to everyone who played along last month at The Rainbow Card Challenge, and here is this month's prompt...


Now, we really just want to see creations with an abundance of orange. You don't have to necessarily go with the "opulence" theme or use the photos as your guide. Mostly monochrome, if you understand my meaning. For all the details about the "rules" (there are very few), you can see the challenge post! This post is about the card I made, so take a peek...


I pulled out a Fiskars stamp set that I bought years ago to create this fresh and fruity card! I added some washi tape to anchor the images, layered my orange papers, and added shine and texture with some Stickles.  A trio of glittery enamel dots from Doodlebug accent the sentiment.


I think this card turned out so fresh and funky, and I hope you like it, too! I would LOVE for you to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm also entering this card with these fabulous challenges~






Please come and join us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I LOVE seeing what everyone creates! If you're looking for even more inspiration, you should take a peek at what the other amazingly talented gals on the design team have created, too!

Jacqueline | Cohenna | Em | Judy | Lee Ann | Sue

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I will be back again with a one week reminder AND  a freebie panel, so don't forget to stop by again towards the end of the month! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

TRCC: Challenge #1: One Week Reminder!


Hi, friends! Just poppin' by to say THANK YOU for everyone who has joined in this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge and letting everyone know you have one week left to enter your creations! To show my appreciation, I've created a digital card to share with you! Take a peek...


The focal panel of this card was pretty easy-peasy to make! I used Adobe Photoshop to get the variety of elements the correct colors and in the proper places, but you could probably make something very similar in a word processing program! If you like this card panel, I'm sharing it for FREE! Just left click, then right click, and save for your PERSONAL USE!

Panel size 5" x 3.75". FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. COPYRIGHT 2019 MHKDESIGNS.

I'll be sharing a different ombre card from each month this year, so make sure to check back each month to complete your collection! Don't forget to head over to The Rainbow Card Challenge to link up with us, too! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

TRCC: Challenge #1: Red Romance


Hello, friends, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you've had a wonderful and restful Christmas holiday and are looking forward to a beautiful and positive 2019! Last year was a bit of a struggle for me, personally, but I am back to blogging and SO excited to be posting my first creation for the *BRAND NEW* challenge I've started with my good friend, Jacqueline! It's called The Rainbow Card Challenge, and here is our first prompt...


Now, we really just want to see creations with an abundance of red. You don't have to necessarily go with the "romance" theme or use the photos as your guide. Mostly monochrome, if you understand my meaning. For all the details about the "rules" (there are very few), you can see the challenge post! This post is about the card I made, so take a peek...


I got out two fun sets from Close to My Heart from my stash (one currently on sale, one retired) for this card. The falling heart background is one stamp (on sale!), and the focal image and sentiment are from another. I used a variety of red materials to layer the focal heart, and backed it with some fun red washi tapes. Some black liquid pearls help to tie the sentiment to the image.


The sentiment was layered onto a red stamped image, then gone over with a glaze gel pen by Sakura for extra bling! I LOVE these fun brush stroke stamps and the sweet rhinestones that add more texture and shine!


I totally adore the way this creation turned out, and I hope you like it, too! I would LOVE for you to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


Please come and join us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I LOVE seeing what everyone creates! If you're looking for even more inspiration, you should take a peek at what the other amazingly talented gals on the design team have created, too!


Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I will be back again with a one week reminder AND  a freebie panel, so don't forget to stop by again towards the end of the month! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

Friday, November 30, 2018

*NEW* Challenge: The Rainbow Card Challenge DT Call!

Hello, friends, and welcome! I am SO excited to announce that I am launching new challenge in January called The Rainbow Card Challenge! I hope to inspire AND be inspired by you!

I am looking to have some crafty friends join me and the very lovely and talented Jacqueline Mantle in the endeavor. Are you interested? Take a peek at all the details!

Here is the commitment you will be making if you are chosen to be a Design Team Member:
  1. Make one creation (preferably a card) each month with the assigned color(s).
  2. Post the card to your blog (linked back to the challenge) and to the appropriate post here on The Rainbow Card Challenge blog.
  3. Comment on your assigned entries each month.
  4. Check in to our DT Facebook Page at least weekly for any updates that may be posted there.
That's it! We're trying to keep this easy and low key, something FUN and inspiring for all involved! So, how do you apply? Here's what we're looking for:
  1. Link a monochromatic creation below.
  2. In your post, please describe your style of crafting and why you would like to be a member of our team.
  3. Link back to THIS POST at The Rainbow Card Challenge and include the DT call header above so others can find the call.
Here is a monochromatic inspiration board, in case you're needing it!

I cannot wait to see all the gorgeous creations we know you have up your sleeves! This call will run from today, Nov. 1st, 2018, until Dec. 1st, 2018 at noon Central Time. If you have any questions regarding this call, please email me at onastampageATgmailDOTcom. Happy crafting, friends!



Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hello, friends! Happy Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for all of you and so much more! I just LOVE this time of year! The weather is getting cooler (for which this teacher who has recess duty NEEDS), spirits are high, and the opportunities to share and give are endless! Today I have a card that I made using digital elements from Ooh La La Scraps with a thankful sentiment. This card was made for one of the staff members at the school I work at. It takes a focused team to help, and I am so thankful for all the amazing people I get to work with daily!


Ok, so technically this is two cards. One that is plain and flat (this is the one that went to the coworker--he isn't into frills, but our staff needed to thank him), and the other has some twine, Card Candi, and a key charm added for some texture and interest. This card is yet to be given, but it will be soon, I hope! The digital paper and images are from the Nearly Fall digital scrapbooking kit from Ooh La La Scraps. I created the layering and sentiment myself, and put the focal panels together using Adobe Photoshop.


I totally adore the way these turned out! The simple fall vibe really makes my heart happy right now. I hope you like them, too! I can't wait to hear your comments below--they totally make my day!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges:






Thank you again for stopping by today, friends! If you are interested and looking for a *NEW* challenge and/or design team, please check out my *NEW* challenge, The Rainbow Card Challenge, coming January 2019 with a DT call going on NOW! That's all I have for now, but I hope to be back again soon! Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting, all!


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Guest Designer: Crafter's Castle


Hello, crafty friends! I am super excited to get to be a guest designer this month at the Crafter's Castle Challenge! Thank you to Janie for inviting me, and for all the DT members and their welcoming kindness! The challenge theme this month is "Anything Holiday Goes"! The sponsor for this month's challenge is OohLaLaScraps (an Etsy Shop). Please visit them to see the amazing variety of products they have! I just know that you will find the perfect item for your next digital creation!

For my project today, I've used the Naughty or Nice digital scrapbook kit.

Here is what I created.

Raise your hand if you struggle to create cards that are easy to mail! Me, too! That's why digital design is such a great way to personalize your creations without the bulk! Mail and budget friendly--plus a handmade touch! What's not to love???


I used Adobe Photoshop to create the focal panels these darling Christmas cards. They use digital papers and elements from the Naughty or Nice digital scrapbook kit from OohLaLaScraps. I decided to distress the edges for just a bit more texture before adding them to red cardstock bases. I just LOVE the variety of products in these kits--there is SO MUCH to choose from, and they can be tailored to ANY style of crafting!

To see how my project was created, please check out my video!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on my creations in the comments below! I hope you come join in the fun with us at Crafter's Castle, and don't forget to grab some goodies from OohLaLaScraps, too! Also, check out the creations the other members of this amazing DT have to share!


Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting!