Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Serene Seaside FREEBIE Panel!

Hello, friends! May is about to wrap up, and that means it's time for me to share another FREEBIE panel for you to use in our monthly challenge next month! I chose to use the Serene Seaside digital stamp set and Serene Seaside digital paper pack for this month's freebie. Take a peek...

I printed the panel out twice so that I could fussy cut the seashells and pop them up for added dimension. I then added various pearls and some faux stitching for texture. I would love to hear what you think of my card in the comments below!

Now, some info about the freebie. The print size of this panel is 3.75" x 5". There are just 3 rules about this, and future, freebie panels: 1) You may not sell any cards you make using this panel. 2) You may use this panel to enter the March 2017 MHKDesigns challenge only.  Entries in future challenges using this panel will be deleted. 3) You may NOT alter the panel in any way, including recoloring or cropping digitally.  This includes cropping the panel so that you may use the sentiment on other projects.  I'm hoping the honor system will work with these freebies so that I can continue to share them with you all!

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 entire Serene Seaside set and Serene Seaside papers from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  Until tomorrow, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping!

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Monday, May 29, 2017

MHK Designer Inspiration ~ Asmah

Hello friends! Welcome to another episode of MHK Designer Inspiration and today is my turn presenting you my easel card creation using MHKDesigns digital stamps.
 I fussy cut Get Well Flowers digital stamp and adhered on my creation. 
This is one of my favorite digital stamp sets from MHKDesigns and love fussy cut the flowers.
 The sentiment is from Lovely Ladies digital stamp set.
I hope you are inspired by my art work this time.
Be sure to drop by at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop because we have five new digital stamp sets in the store that are so eye catching. Don't forget to join the upcoming monthly challenge beginning June 1st. May you get lots of inspirations form the amazing designers.

Until I see you again soon.
Enjoy your days with happiness.

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, May 26, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration by Dawn

Hello friends!

I'm here on this fabulous Friday with my Designer Inspiration for MHKDesigns digital stamps and papers.  Here is my card for today!

Both the image and sentiment is from the "Beauty" stamp set. 

A closer peek at my image and sentiment:

I hope you enjoy!  I had a lot of fun creating. Don't forget to link up to our current  MHKDesigns challenge too! :)

Until next time,

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Tasha

Hi everyone, Tasha here with my May designer project for MHKDesigns digital stamps and papers. For my project, I created a lovely floral card with the Open Bloom digital stamp set.

 The flower image was printed in black and colored in shades of blue. I layered clear glitter over the petals and leaves to give them tons of shimmer. I also adhered clear enamel dots to the center of both flowers; the glossy finish gives a water-like look.

This wonderful set includes several sentiments, but I thought this one was perfect for a year-round card. I printed it out in an ombre font color. The plum and gold color combo looks awesome and really coordinates well with the blue.

To complete this design, I layered the card on a pearl navy paper and teal floral pattern paper. I think the dark blue is a great mat color and the teal paper adds more pops of color. Lastly, I created an olive green card base from heavy card stock and embellished with white gel pen.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create with the beautiful Open Bloom digital stamp set!

I hope you enjoyed this card and be sure to check out the MHKDesigns Blog for more inspiration!

Click HERE to visit the MHKDesigns Store!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 22, 2017

MHK Designer Inspiration - Monica

Hi everyone it's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I am here today with my Designer inspiration for MHK Designs. I am using one of my favorite sets called "The Write Stuff".

Many people may not know that not only am I am paper crafter, but I sew as well. My sewing machine has been put away for awhile, but recently I have been inspired to bring it out of the closet and start incorporating my sewing into my paper crafting.

I was at a local fabric shop recently as saw this cute fabric. I just couldn't resist it as I know I had the perfect digital images to create a note card set.  I think they are a pretty cute pair, what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

April 2017 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~

#13 Zora

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

Our Top 3 are~

#4 Karen Seifert

#6 KReN

#12 Natalia Dmitrieva

Congratulations one and all!

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

HUGS and happy crafting to you all!

Friday, May 19, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Jessica

Hello friends!

It's Designer Jessica here to share my May Inspiration!

I chose to work with a Stamp Set called "Birds & Branches".  I just love this set!  It is so versatile and lovely.  I printed off the digital stamps and watercolored.  

Birds and Branches Digital Stamp Set

Here is what I created:

All I added from my stash were the buttons and some ribbon.  I used a bit of shimmer spray as well.  I hope you LOVE this card as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Until next time,

Monday, May 15, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Julie

Hello, fellow crafters.  Julie is with you today. Today is a very big day for me!  Not only am I on this blog sharing with you, which is always a treat, but I'm also heading back to work after being away for 5 months.  I had 4 months of chemo and a month to recover.  Now, it's time to return to the people and the job that I love.  My heart is ready, and I hope my body is, too.

Langston Hughes said, "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."  It has taken much courage to keep my dreams alive some days this winter, and it has taken support from many incredible friends and family.  I thought of those people when I made this card, using MHKDesigns Birdcage Silhouettes.

Both the printed birdcage and the Langston Hughes quote are part of the Birdcage Silhouettes digital stamp set.  I found the birdcage charm in my stash, and just had to use it!  Designer papers on this card are also from MHKDesigns.  They are the Get Well Flowers digital papers

MHKDesigns products used:

Have you entered this month's MHKDesigns challenge yet?  There's still plenty of time.  It's Anything Goes, if you use an MHKDesigns image, or there's an inspiration picture board if you choose to use something else (or need a little inspiration).  Please join in!  I'd love to see what you make, and you have a chance to win some great MHKDesigns digis!  Yea!  Please join in on the MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook Group, too, for more inspiration,  fun, and news. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

MHK Designer Inspiration: Shawna

Hello Friends,

For today I have an inspiration card using your MHKDesigns digital stamps and papers. MHKDesigns makes it easy to create fantastic, elegant cards. Case in point, here is my card for today, enjoy!

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 the variety of digital papers we have to offer

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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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

MHK Designer Inspiration - Rocky

     Hello and welcome to my very simple inspiration project for this month. A tag to go with a handcrafted gift that also has a sea theme.
     I used the sand dollar to make a background in my photo package. The contrast has been changed on some of them to get them near white, with the others having the opacity changed to get shades of grey. The main image was done last so it sits over all the others but it is at 75% opacity so the greeting stands out in black.
    The whole background was then placed over a sheet of paper from Country Farm to get the sandy colour. Once the printed paper was stuck on the tag it was then trimmed and edged with blue ink, with the addition of  two colours of string the tag was complete.
    Don't forget to pop over to the current challenge for a chance to win some gorgeous MHK Designs goodies or visit our Etsy shop to browse the huge collection of digital delights.

Sea Creatures
Country Farm

Happy Crafting.

Friday, May 5, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Judy

Hello everyone!

It's Judy here sharing a little inspiration with you!

I created a set of tags using one of the newer sets

I cut some tag shapes out of cream colored card stock
and covered with a DP  from the Paper Studio.

 I had some paint chip samples laying around
and repurposed them on the tags as the background
to the images that were colored with pencils and fussy cut.
The sentiments are from

I added some mesh, buttons and ribbon.

It's so easy to create great projects with these products.
Be sure a check everything available at

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!