Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Inspiration Post: Shawna

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing some inspiration using the highly versatile sets from MHKDesigns. The set I am featuring today is the Beginnings & Endings set. You have seen me use this set before for my other inspiration post back in February. 

The background and butterflies were produced using photo editing software. By adjusting layers and playing with color it allowed for a dimensional one layer card. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I can understand why a group of butterflies are called a Kaleidoscope
while in contrast a group of caterpillars are called an Army.

I decided to keep the butterflies translucent and let some light filter through their wings
I added a bit of Wink of Stella to accentuate the lines on its wings.
I wanted to focus on the sky as a kaleidoscope of color
then by adding this beautiful sentiment it brought the entire together.

Details showing the Wink of Stella sparkle on the wings. 

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy ShopThere always seems to something new to entice your creativity. I invite you to stop on over and see what we have to offer. I promise you will not be disappointed. 

Thank you so much for stopping by TheGrandStampede. I hope you will be able to join us this month at MHKDesigns challenge blog. If you don't yet have MHKDesigns product, not to worry, no purchase necessary to enter. See you there!

All the best,

Products Used:
Beginnings & Endings Digital Stamp Set
Beginnings & Endings stamp set

Monday, June 27, 2016

MHKD Designer Inspiration: SathyaSankaran

Hi Friends!!

Its Designer Sathya Sankaran with my Monthly Inspiration.

I made this card using Stitched Sunflower digi set. Just colored the printed digis with Faber castell bicolor pencils , fussy cut and mounted on a Beautifully brocade digi paper, which was matted on a ivory A2 cardbase.

Butterfly image from Butterfly wisdom is colored and fussy cut, mounted near the flower. Sentiment is matted with Sunflower sampler digi paper and tucked under satin ribbons.

This finishes off the card. Hope you like it!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

June Release Winners!

Hi, all!  It's time to announce the winners from the June MHKDesigns Etsy Shop release!  Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun--we always appreciate the kind words you leave here on the MHKDesigns blog and on the DT members' blogs, too!  Now, let's get to it!

Winner of Beachy Keen~
Megan J. who left this comment on Rocky's blog post:
"Hi Rocky, another fabulous card, you have all done wonderful jobs creating a range of cards with the new image, love the CAS card... thank you for the inspiration... Megan"

Winner of Butterfly Elements~
Carrie Sheridan who left this comment on GDT Janie's blog post:
"I'm loving this new butterfly set! You've showcased it beautifully here! Those 3D wings on the butterflies turned out great!"

Winner of Eat Your Veg!~
Gayarthi V who left this comment on the MHKDesigns blog:
"Love the stamps with coordinating sentiments. Superb!"

Winner of I've Been Framed!~
Linda Simpson who left this comment on NanaConnie's blog:
"Beautiful sentiment and of course you know I just love the colour. Hugs Linda xxx"

Winner of Open Bloom~
wannabcre8tive who left this comment on the MHKDesigns blog:
"All of the cards are beautiful. I love the Open Bloom new release, it is gorgeous."

Winner of ALL digital sets~
KT Fit Kitty who left this comment here on the MHKDesigns blog:
"Beautiful cards! This is another awesome set with beautiful vintage frames and wonderful sentiments!"

Winner of ALL new paper packs~
Lorie Ames who left this comment on a post in our Facebook group:
"So, so pretty!"

Congratulations, everyone!  Please email me at to claim your prize!  Make sure you let me know what you won so that I can get your prizes to you as quickly as possible. ;)  Until next week, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

MHKDesigns June Release:

Designer's Inspiration - NanaConnie

     On my own blog last Thursday, I shared a sympathy card I had to make for family friends who lost their 'special needs' daughter at age 18.  This is a second card for the same family at the request of my own daughter who has been a close friend of theirs for more than twenty years.  I chose image, sentiment, and digital dp from MHK Designs and this as my Designer's Inspiration card for this month.

     Sympathy cards are never easy to make but these frames from the new "I've Been Framed" set give lots of options for simple but elegant cards.  For this card, I chose the "Tree Frame" from the set.  The background is dp from the "French Country" set and the sentiment came from the "Beginnings and Endings" set.

     I die cut the sentiment, backed it with blue CS, cut it again, and added it to the inside of the frame with dimensional dots.  The two flowers were in my stash and have just a touch of glitter on them.  Everything is backed with matching blue CS, making a great mat for the image.

     Below you'll find photos of the three sets I used.  Have a great day and happy stamping.

  I've Been Framed! Digital Stamp SetI've Been Framed 

French Country Digital Paper Pack French Country

 Beginnings & Endings Digital Stamp SetBeginnings and Endings


Scrapbook Blessings Sponsorship + Video Hop!

Hi, friends!  I'm excited to share some news with you today!  The Scrapbook Blessings video DT is having a hop to show off the latest release from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop!  It's SUPER exciting for me, and I know that you will LOVE what they have come up with!  Make sure to give them the "thumbs up" after you view their videos!

To be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing, stop by each design team member's YouTube channel, watch their video, subscribe to their channel, and leave a comment.  When you've finished viewing all 6 videos, please send an email with "JUNE HOP" in the subject line to

The hop will run from Saturday, June 25th through Friday, July 1st, do you've got lots of time to fit in all of the videos and join the giveaway!  Enjoy--and don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment for each gal!

Here's the hop list~
Katie Skiff

The MHKDesigns gals will be back next week with more inspiration for your viewing pleasure.  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

Friday, June 24, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Michele

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card I created with an image from the I've Been Framed digital stamp set from mhkdesigns! I used one of my favorite quotes from Kahlil Gibran in this CAS inspired beauty. The background is watercolor, and I'm really happy with how well this new technique for turned out.

Take a look at all the amazing vintage images with a modern twist over at the MHKDesigns Etsy shop!  Play along with our monthly challenge too!

Thanks for joining me today!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration - Jessica

Hello friends!

It's Designer Jess here with my June Designer Inspiration!  I decided to work with my fave from the new release - Open Bloom.

Here is what I created:

I printed off the flower in 2 different sizes and colored them with watercolor crayons.  Then, I fussy cut each flower out and covered them with clear embossing powder.  I used some Embellishment Mousse to accent the background and the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy and be sure to check out our Monthly Challenge!

Until next time,

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June/July Challenge

Hello, and welcome to our SURPRISE Birthday Beach Blog Hop for the lovely Asha!  You are at the very beginning of the hop, but we encourage you to complete the hop for more chances to WIN!  THERE ARE THREE TOTAL PRIZES YOU COULD WIN!

We are celebrating a very special lady today, and we're doing so by creating beachy birthday cards to wish her many happy returns! Asha, we hope you have an AMAZING day, and we are SO grateful for all you do for us here at MHKDesigns!  You are beautiful, inside & out, and we are incredibly excited to celebrate you today!!!

Along the way, our DT and special guests will share 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 your hop list~

The prizes for this hop include:

Prize Package #1

Prize Package #2

Prize Package #3

Thank you so much for joining in our hop to say "Happy Birthday" to a dear friend!  Your next stop on the hop is Vicky Parson's blog!  Link up below for ANOTHER chance to win one of these prize packages!  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! :)