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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Sunday, April 15, 2018

MHKDesigns: Caring Crocus

Hello, friends! I hope your April is going by beautifully! Today I'm back to share another card using the *NEW* Caring Crocus digital stamp set from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop. Take a peek...

I used Photoshop to create my focal panel. I used dry brush brushes to color in the image from the Caring Crocus set, making the flower a sunny yellow. I then added a fun butterfly embellishment to add a bit more spring to the card.

I then added the sentiment from the Caring Crocus set by adding a black background and recoloring the words white. I like doing this so the sentiment POPS! A few glittery embellishments frame the sentiment in a triangle formation.

Finally, I added black matting with a punched border and more blue pearly embellishment. I wanted a bit of blue to mimic the spring sky! I think this card definitely screams spring, and I hope you agree! Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!

That's all I have for you today, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by! I always love to hear from you, so please do let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Don't forget to head over to the MHKDesigns blog for more inspiration and join in our *NEW* challenge for your chance at winning some digital goodies from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

MHKDesigns: April Challenge + Caring Crocus Release

Hello and happy April, everyone! I'm here today to share a card for this month's challenge at MHKDesigns. As you know, I've revamped how my Etsy shop will be running this year, so our challenge posts will ALSO include a monthly release set! This month's set is called...

And here is our challenge inspiration:

This month's card's focal panel (that was interesting to type!) was created in Photoshop. Here is the completed card: 

I made the image from the Caring Crocus set white and did some watercolor brushing behind. I was inspired by the colors in this month's photo inspiration!

I chose to use the scripture from the Caring Crocus set as my sentiment. I think this is a wonderful reminder of God's love and mercy to us all!

Some yellow gingham ribbon, silver elastic cording, and a purple flower shaped button finished off this card. I matted the panel with black before adding it to the card front. I do love this card and hope you do, too! I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by, friends! Come join in the fun on the MHKDesigns blog for your chance to win some digi goodies from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!

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