Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pretty Petunias + 2017 Sneak Peek!

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 here 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!  Here's what you can look forward to in the upcoming year...

  1. Challenges beginning on the 1st of the month.  That's right!  Our challenges are moving to the first of the month, and will run until the end of the month.  Our winners will still be announced on the 15th!
  2. New releases.  Yep--I've got more new goodies coming your way!  Our release months will be February, April, June, August, and October in 2017.
  3. A new look.  Did you notice?!  Our blog and Etsy shop have gotten a face lift of sorts!  It uses images from our Fanciful Feathers set and some bold colors.  We hope you like it as much as we do!
  4. A fabulous design team.  Along with some of our previous members, we are welcoming some new faces to MHKDesigns.  These gals will be introduced tomorrow in our challenge post, so stay tuned!

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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Friday, December 30, 2016

MHKD Designer Inspiration : SathyaSankaran

Hi Friends!!

This is Sathya, and this is my last DT inspiration at MHKDesigns. I had a great year working with the Awesome digisets and Wonderful DT team. Thanks much for this opportunity, Mynn. I learnt a lot from my fellow DTs and this team.

I was asked to share my fave project. As i couldn't pull out just one project out of all my MHKD DT inspirations, i made a collage using my fave digisets.

I absolutely enjoyed working with these Digi sets.

Each card here is SO close to my heart.

Open Bloom, Butterfly Wisdom, Butterfly Elements, Blossoming are my favorites among the digisets of this year.

If you wish to know how each card is made, click on my name in the label section, to know more about the card.

Thanks much for all your likes, comments, and Support on FB, blog and Instagram.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration- Shawna Standish

Hello Everyone,

It has been awhile since my last post. Things have been busy and as most of you know, the magic of the Holidays had to happen somehow... But I'm back, and today I have an inspiration card using your MHKDesigns digital stamps and papers. Here is my card for today, enjoy.

Winter seems to be a gray and dank season.
However, I believe during this time is when color has the opportunity to pop!
This is what I tried to illistrate with this card.
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 printed out two copies of the poinsettia. I colored one poinsettia, cut it out, then placed it on the base poinsettia. That is how its leaves are matching gray.

Left/Below: Pops of red seem to pop off the page. Leading your eye all around the card.
Right/Bottom: Of winter does have some sparkle. I choose to depict it by punching out glittery some snowflakes.

I 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,

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Designer Inspiration - NanaConnie

     Because the DT is taking a vacation over the Christmas and New Year holidays, Mynn has suggested to each of us that we go back and look for our favorite project from the last year using an MHK Designs image and this is the one I chose from last March.

      My inspiration card today uses the clock image from the "Rock My World" set and paper from the "You've Been Spotted in Pastels" set.  I used this card for my granddaughter's birthday party which had a vintage Mad Hatter theme and the clock fit perfectly (White Rabbit scurrying along, shouting, "I'm late, I'm late!")

      Have yourself a wonderful day, my friends.

Rock My World Digital Stamp Set     You've Been Spotted In Pastels Patterned Paper Pack

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Winter Wishes from MHKDesigns!

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow                         

Wishing you and yours a warm and happy holiday season!

See you in 2017!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Designer Inspiration: Jerrie

WowZa!!  What a fun year my friends!

 This year has gone so quickly!  As I look back on the cards made with MHK Designs,  there are two that are my favorite to use.  I think they remind me of my childhood and the fun times we had sledding, skating and outdoor activities.
                                                                Skating By

Sled Friends

I am looking forward  to the new images MHK Designs will release in 2017!  Thank you for stopping by and your kind  comments!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December Release Winners

Hi, all! 

THANK YOU so much to everyone who joined in the fun 

with our MHKDesigns December Release!  
We hope you were inspired by the creations 
that the team had for you and we cannot WAIT to see 
what each of you creates with these new sets, as well!  
Make sure to share them in our Facebook group and 
monthly challenge so that we can leave you some love! 
 Now let's get to our winners!

Winner of the Pretty Petunias set~

The Craft Princess who commented on this blog...
Beautiful set and everyone used it in different ways....loved them all :) Hugs...Janie

Winner of the Realistic Roses set~

Nancy  who commented on Shawna's Blog...

Gorgeous card, Shawna! I love your design and the cut edge! So elegant! :o)

Winner of theStitched Tea Party set~

Ruth Andrews who commented in the Facebook Group...

Oh I love this one!!

Winner of the Fanciful Feathers set~

kReN K who said on Sathya's Blog...
I consider Brushes and Color Bursts to be almost magical. I love to see them nurse into color. Your background is super!

Winner of The Write Stuff set~

Em Louise Farley who commented on NanaConnie's Blog...

Gorgeous card, Connie. Love the frame and layers, as well as the stamp set. As both a writer and card artist, this one really speaks to me


Janis who commented on Mynn's Blog...

I totally ADORE what you did here, Mynn. Wow...such a striking and attractive card with the browns complementing your fabulous image!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

Congratulations, friends! 

 Please email Mynn at mhkdesigns.etsyATgmailDOTcom to claim your prize!  Make sure to tell her what you've won 

so she can get you your prizes as quickly as possible. :) 
Until our next post, 

HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!

November/December Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our last challenge here at

We loved every single entry
 and have some winners to announce!

Our Top Winner is~

 Please email Mynn at 
mhkdesigns.etsyATgmailDOTcom to claim your prize!  

Our Top 3 are~

#10 Cohenna

Congratulations one and all!

Grab your badges up top and 
display them proudly on your blog!

HUGS and happy crafting to you all!

Monday, December 19, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Lorie Ames

Good Monday morning friends!  I can hardly believe we are in the final week before Christmas 2016...where has the month gone?  That isn't what you are here for, though, so lets just move onto the inspiration I have for you:

I was going through my stash of cards the other day and realized that I didn't have any sympathy cards made. Though it can be difficult to make sympathy cards I know I have to have some made up otherwise I won't send a card out when the time comes. I started with the Beginning & Endings set and went to work making the card.  Being that I've had a couple of losses in my life I know that, for me, the more simple and less words on a card the more likely I was to at least try and read it (I didn't read most of the sympathy cards I received when my late husband died until a couple of months after his service) and find out who it was from.  With that in mind I went super clean and simple layout with just a sympathy sentiment (that I recolored in PSE).  I did add some pearls just to break up the white space.  I also used very muted colors for my coloring so it will be easier to process upon receipt.  

I hope that my card gives you a bit of inspiration in this area.  I also want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Designer Inspiration - Rocky

I would like to share with you just two of my favourite projects from 2016.

Using Open Bloom & Butterfly Wisdom
      This one makes use of printing on acetate as well as card and using just part of an image. MHK Designs digi stamps are so versatile, you can do almost anything with them, like decorating candles.

Using Fruit Borders
I hope you have enjoyed all our inspirational projects this year and we look forward to seeing you again next year with some more great images, Happy Crafting.

Friday, December 16, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspirations: Lilian

Hello, Kraftie Friends!

Lilian here today to share my 2016 Favorite Cards, using MHKDesigns Digital products!
Here they are, in no particular order...

This will be my last post, since I've decided to step down from the DT!
Hope I've inspired you somehow!

Thanks for everything! And Happy Holidays!