Sunday, September 23, 2018

CAS Flamingo


Hello, friends! I have been gone for far too long, and decided to take the opportunity to redo my blog and create a card this weekend! I am playing along with a few fabulous challenges, so I hope you'll join me! Here's the card...


I used dies, stamps, and ink from The Stamps of Life, Spectrum Noir markers, punches (retired?) from Stampin' Up! and miscellaneous bling to create this card. Here's a closer look at the details...


It was great to get back into my craft room and create! I think this turned out pretty cute, even if my skills are a bit rusty! What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~




(Use stitched dies.)

Thanks for stopping by, friends! I hope you all have some time to play along with these fun challenges! I also hope you have a wonderful week! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping!


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Monday, July 9, 2018

Unicorn Birthday


Hi, friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I've been having fun getting out supplies that I haven't used and a few new things, too. For today's card, I used a new to me image from the Unicorn Birthday digital stamp set by Bugaboo. Take a peek...


I colored the sweet image with Spectrum Noir markers, then fussy cut it out. I used stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life to create the sentiment, then added some glitter gems, glitter paper, and textured ribbon for a bit more texture. The focal panel was added to a card base prepped with some pink paper pierced patterned paper (whew--how's that for alliteration?!) with a lavender mat.


I totally adore this creation, and hope you do, too! I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges:




Thanks again for stopping by to take a peek at my creation! I hope you've been inspired to craft and create today! If you are, consider joining in the fun with these fabulous challenge. :) Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Happy Birthday Flowers


Happy Friday, all! I'm back with another CAS creation that has a birthday theme! I kept the colors fun and summery because, 'tis the season! ;) Take a peek...


The floral stamps are from Stampin' Up!. I used a sentiment/cardstock/ink/dies from The Stamps of Life and patterned paper from Papertrey Ink. The glitter washi is from my stash and the enamel dots are from Close To My Heart. I am relatively sure that most of these items, with the exception of stuff from TSOL, are retired. I'm trying to use my supplies! ;)


I adore the way this turned out, and I hope you do, too! I cannot wait to hear what you think in the comments below! :)


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges:




Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you join in the fun with these fabulous challenges! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, all! :)

Punny Thank You


Hi, friends! I hope you all had a happy, safe, and enjoyable Independence Day if you live in the USA. We spent time with family and it was GRATE! Which brings me to this post's card...


I used patterned paper, cardstock, and ink from Stampin' Up!, stamps and die from Close To My Heart, and embellishments from a smattering of places for this card. I LOVE puns, so this sentiment and image combo make my heart happy!


I think this cards turned out beautifully, and I hope you agree! I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges:




Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek! I will be back sometime later with another crafty creation to share. Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CAS Flower Trio


Hi again, all! I've got another CAS creation to share with you, this one using more of my favorite punches and simple embellishments. Take a peek...


Another white embossed panel backed with black. I love how that little bit of black can add so much visual interest! Three flowers that were punched, shaped, popped up, and given yellow enamel dot centers flank the top and bottom of my printed and fussy cut sentiment. I adore the way this turned out, and hope you like it, as well! Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges:



(I chose punches!)


That's all for now! I have a handful of other cards I will be sharing here pretty quick, so stay tuned! Thanks so much for popping by! Sending crafty hugs your way!


Learning to Be + Butterflies


Hi, friends. It's been quite some time since I crafted and blogged. I have been going through some personal stuff, and I am trying to learn how to "be". I may or may not keep you updated on that, but for now I'll leave it at that! Anyway, I got back into my craft room (it's upstairs in its own ROOM now!) and made a few cards this week, so I figured I should share them because I miss my blogging friends!

Here's the first one I'm sharing:

A white embossed panel was backed with black cardstock to help it "pop", then I added some punched and layered butterflies and a sentiment I created on the computer and printed/cut out and popped it in. A few enamel dots help define the butterfly bodies.  I love it! What are your thoughts? I can't wait to hear them in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges:




Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! I hope you were inspired to create today! Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting! :)

Monday, April 30, 2018

MHKDesigns: Caring Crocus Freebie + A Fond Farewell


Hi, friends! I have some happy news today, and some bittersweet news. First, the bittersweet. This is the last post for the MHKDesigns blog until further notice. I have decided I need to focus my energy on teaching, and I feel bad that I haven't been able to comment and participate in blog land. I hope to be able to return later on, but for now my blogging days are going to have to diminish, if not end all together. THANK YOU to each of you who have supported us here at MHKDesigns! I will still be honoring the sponsor commitments I made for 2018, but starting today, the shop will start to slowly lose items. I will be starting a HUGE sale tomorrow with everything 50% off until May 31, 2018, so don't miss that! :)

Now, the happy news! By now, I think you all know that I have decided to do something NEW for the NEW YEAR! Each month I have been providing you with a freebie panel using that month's release set from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! They are all 8" x 10" so that they can be printed and used as home decor. This month is no different, so keep reading to grab the freebie!

This month's featured set is Caring Crocus!

To grab the FREEBIE panel, head over to 

Here's what I did with the freebie.

Instead of hand coloring, I decided to digitally color this month. I used a variety of paint style brushes to create the color behind the image from the Caring Crocus set. I recolored the image white so the colors would POP a bit more.


This fun rainbow creation makes me super happy! I hope it brings you joy, too! Please let me know what you think in the comments below!


That's all I have for you today, friends!  Hop by tomorrow to check out our *NEW* challenge, and don't hesitate to grab the Caring Crocus from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  Until tomorrow, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping!


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