Saturday, December 3, 2016

Designer Inspiration: Julie

Hello, Crafty friends!  Julie here! Today, I'm showcasing one of my favorite cards from the past few months on the team.  This is a card I made back in August, and I really like the way it turned out:

I used the MHKDesigns Beginnings & Endings digital stamp set to create this card.  Both the butterfly and the sentiment are from the Beginnings & Endings stamp set.  A couple shades of Tim Holtz distress ink on the butterfly add those pops of color. 

The last challenge of the year is going on at MHKDesigns.  Come join in the fun!  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Here For You Always

Hello, friends!  Welcome to a SPECIAL SURPRISE blog hop for our dear friend, Julie Odil!  Julie was recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, so this hop is our was of letting her know that we are here for her!  If you would like to join us in sending well wishes to this amazing woman, please feel free to link up a card below!  Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect to see on your way through the hop...

Along with this hop, there is a special release digital stamp set and paper pack from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop designed specifically for sending get well cards to those struggling with different forms of cancer.  The colors of the paper pack are lavender (all cancers awareness), lime green (lymphoma awareness), pink (breast cancer awareness), teal (ovarian cancer awareness), and peach (cervical cancer awareness).  Take a peek at these products...

And now, here is your hop list~

You are here ---> MHKDesigns <--- You are here

Your next step is Mynn's blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by to take a bit of time to let Julie how much she is loved, friends!  We hope you enjoy our hop and that you add a card below to show Julie your support!  You can link up ANYTHING encouraging or get well related, just please link back to this post!  Sending HUGS to you all!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Shawna

Hello Friends,

For today I have an inspiration card using your MHKDesigns digital stamps and papers. Here is my card for today, enjoy.

I don't usually make tall cards but this design seemed to have
dictated the shape. Monochromatic'ish color palette allows it to be too busy.
MHKDesigns vintage images work so well with each other.
I invite you to check out her Etsy store and see for yourself
the versatility of stamp sets and variety of digital papers we have to offer


I really to enjoy the transparent acrylic at the top of the card.
You will see below behind the acrylic is iridescent DP. It adds a surprise bit of sparkle,
without it overwhelming the card.
I made this image extra large so you can see all the details and sparkle. 

I will encourage you to stop by the MHKDesigns blog to see more inventive ideas from our design team, and then play along with our monthly challenge, or just enjoy a bit of eye candy.

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Stop on over and see what we have to offer. It is certain to spark the imagination. So, thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.

All the best,

Supplies Used:
Christmas Candles digi stamp set
Worn & Weathered digi paper pack

Monday, November 28, 2016

MHK Designer Inspiration : SathyaSankaran

Hi Friends!

Its SathyaSankaran here, with this month's Designer Inspiration, using two of my fave digisets from MHKdesigns Etsy shop.

  • On a A2 sized black card base, mounted the sentiment as focal element, from Blossoming digiset.
  • The sentiment banner is distressed with wildhoney and barn door distress inks.
  • The flowers from Open Bloom digiset is colored, fussy cut and mounted on card around the sentiment.
  • Few orange enamel dots are added as accents.

Project Supplies

Friday, November 25, 2016

Designer Inspiration from NanaConnie

     I hope all of you in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and I want to share a card which might inspire you to get a start on those Christmas cards which you still need to make.  Only five more weeks, can you believe it?

    For this one, I used the globe image from the "Rock My World" set and "Distressed Dots" dp from the "Glorious Gardens digital papers."  First I printed the paper, then printed the globe image directly on top of it.

     I used a die set from Die-Versions to cut the Santa and Sleigh twice (one brown, one eggshell white), then printed and matted the sentiment.  In finishing, I added only the red pearls and the red bow, wanting the focus to be on the image, not the embellishments.

      Don't forget that our final challenge for the year is playing right now and you can join in between now and December 15.  Hope to see you there.  
Rock My World Digital Stamp Set  Glorious Garden Digital Paper Pack

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from MHKDesigns!

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
Wishing all of our friends a Happy Thanksgiving--no matter where you live, we are so grateful for YOU!  Enjoy your holiday in the USA!

Monday, November 21, 2016

November/December Challenge

Hello, friends!  We here at MHKDesigns are SO excited to have you here today for another monthly challenge!  THIS WILL BE OUR LAST CHALLENGE OF 2016 SO THAT OUR TEAM CAN TAKE A HOLIDAY BREAK, BUT WILL BE BACK IN JANUARY 2017 WITH MORE CHALLENGES AND RELEASES FOR YOU! We are going to keep it super simple each month with a photo/color inspiration.  You choose what you're inspired by!  We will share our creations using products from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop and encourage you to do so, too!  If you don't have our products, though, you are still welcome to enter!


If you don't use MHKDesigns products,
here's this month's inspiration~

And here is some inspiration from the MHKDesigners~

Using Fanciful Feathers digi
Using Fabulously Fall digi and Sunflower Sampler paper
Using Fabulously Fall digi
Using Fanciful Feathers digi
Using Chicken In digi
Using Stitched Tea Party digi
Using Fabulously Fall digi and Deck the Halls paper
Using Fanciful Feathers digi
Using Fanciful Feathers digi
Using Stitched Tea Party digi
Using Sled Friends digi & Snowy Season and French Country papers
Using Fanciful Feathers digi
Using Tulip of Thanks and Butterfly Wisdom digis &  Country Farm paper
Using Fabulously FallChicken In, Beginnings & Endings and Fanciful Feathers digis

The prize for this challenge includes:

Link up below for your chance to win these products!  Make sure to review our challenge rules before you do to make sure you'll be eligible for the prize, first, though!  We can't wait to see what you create for us this month!  HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, all! :)