Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Pears of Gratitude


Hello, my friends!  I hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start!  I decided to take some time to create before I start my last semester of my bachelor's program (yay!), and I've got a bold colored creation for you today!  Take a peek...


My image is from the Fruit Borders digital stamp set from MHKDesigns.  I colored it with colored pencils and matted it with some magenta glitter paper.  The sentiment if from the Tulip of Thanks digital stamp set.  I printed it onto vellum and added it across the image after creating a banner.



 A punched border, a doily, and some paper from the Get Well Flowers digital paper pack helped me to finish off this card!  A few rhinestones were thrown on to add a bit of shine, as well.  I really love the way this turned out, and I hope you do, too!  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card in these fabulous challenges~






Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've been inspired to create something today, and I also hope you take some time to enter something into these fabulous challenges!  Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping! :)

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

MHKDesigns: January 2017 Photo Inspiration Challenge


Hello, and Happy New Year to all of you!  I am SUPER excited to be back with another year of creations for MHKDesigns, and even more excited to be moving our monthly challenge to start on the 1st of the month!  Hop on over to the blog to meet the *NEW* designers for this year and link up with our challenge!  Speaking of the challenge...

Here's the inspiration~

Now, if you have items from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop, it is ALWAYS anything goes to link up.  If you haven't had a chance to grab something from the shop, just follow the inspiration to play along!  Have a peek at my take on this photo...


I used the Get Well Flowers stamp set for my image.  I printed it out on vellum, then colored it with Spectrum Noirs.  I added another vellum piece over the top of the image with the sentiment, from the Birds & Branches stamp set.  The pink paper border is from the Get Well Flowers paper pack, and the green houndstooth is from the Trick or Treat paper pack.  Isn't it fun to have versatile papers?!


My finishing touches include some faux stitching, a doily, seam binding, a button, and twine.  This card came together really easily, and I think it's so pretty!  I hope you agree with me!  I would love to hear your thoughts about this in the comments below!


Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends!  I hope you hop over to join in our monthly challenge at MHKDesigns!  There are prizes for each one, and you can use any products you'd like! :) Don't forget to leave some love with the other gals on this wonderful DT, too!

Asha | Asmah Dawn | Jessica | Judy | Julie
Monica Rocky | Shawna | Tasha

I'll be back soon with more creations using MHKDesigns products!

Until then, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends! :)

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House of Cards: Add a Building and/or Color Inspiration


Happy New Year, friends!  It's time to start again at House of Cards, and this month we are asking you to add a building to your card or be inspired by our color scheme...


I decided I was inspired by both!  I did some fun sponging, water coloring, and layering of die cuts to create a winter scene.  Take a peek at my card...


I used some fun polka dot paper to create my "sky", then added a few snowflake sequins.  The mountains were sponged with dark brown ink to give a little bit of depth, and the buildings and trees were water colored.  I added some ribbon as an anchor--I LOVE that gingham!


I added a scallop border and some rhinestones below the scene to add texture and shine.  The sentiment I chose could work for Christmas or just a generic winter card!  


This card totally turned out differently than I originally planned, but I LOVE it!  I hope you think it's cute, too!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! :)


Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!  I hope you take a bit of time to come and play along with us at House of Cards.  Don't forget to stop by the other DT members' blogs for even MORE amazing inspiration--they always blow me away!  I'll be back later this month with more crafty posts!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

MHKDesigns: Pretty Petunias + 2017 Happenings!


Hello, friends, and happy last day of December!  As we leave 2016 behind, I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for supporting us at MHKDesigns!  We've had an amazing year, and it's due in part to all of YOU!  I'm going to switch some things up for 2017, and thought I'd give you a SNEAK PEEK at what those changes will be!  Hop over to the blog to find out what we have in store for you! ;)


Now that we have that all out of the way, let's get down to business!  I know here up north we are already into winter and just celebrated the Christmas season, but I decided to mix it up a bit and share a card using a fabulous floral image from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  My card today features an image from the *NEWLY RELEASED* Pretty Petunias digital stamp set

Here's my card to share today~

To create this fabulous bloom, I printed out the image from the Pretty Petunias set multiple times, colored each the exact same way with Spectrum Noir markers, then cut out portions of the flower and popped them up with dimensional foam on top of each other.  Some glitter was added for more sparkle and shine.




I decided to use paper from the Twinkle Twinkle Little Stripes digital paper pack on the outside AND inside--where I also added a sentiment from the Pretty Petunias set!  Isn't decorating the inside of cards fun?!  I don't do it nearly as much as I should...


Some black matting, bright ribbon, an a sunshine yellow doily half helped me keep this card funky and bright!  I am seriously loving the way this turned out, and I hope you enjoy it, too!  I cannot wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below! :)


Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!  I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve tonight, and an amaing 2017!  I can't wait to share what I've go in store for the Etsy shop in 2017, and I know you will love it!  Until later, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)




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