Sunday, August 21, 2016

MHKDesigns August/September Challenge

Hello Readers,

Well here we are at MHKDesigns to present a new challenge for you to try. But first here is my card for today, enjoy!
This card reminds me that fall is on the horizon.
I think it may be the straw that is used in this fantastic 'Fruit Borders' digi.
Once again using several parts of one image to create this fall'ish themed card.
Keep scrolling down there is a surprise twist to this card!
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Check out all of MHKDesigns digital stamps
where Vintage Images Meet Modern Sentiments.

introduces a new monthly challenge
for August/September. Here is your inspiration.

The prize for this challenge includes:
Pansy Corner Digital Stamp Set
Pansy Corner stamp set

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Link up at MHKDesigns 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! 
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Do you see the twist to this card? The purple border is mounted to the back of the card.
It is very unexpected but so much fun when the recipient discovers it.
I have found this a way to give your cards a bit of uniqueness without looking too different.
The white butterflies were not meant to draw attention
but to blend right into the card's design. 
Today I was killing time at a coffee shop waiting to pick up my son from a birthday party. The weather was bad so I pulled out my phone to check the radar. What it showed was all dark red and heading right for my house. My husband and daughter home to hunker down in the basement and wait out the storm. 

Finally I got home. All was good until I drove down my road. It looked like all hell broke loose- Down power lines-one of which was laying on our driveway live and arching, full trees uprooted, just tons of debris EVERYWHERE. I am happy to report there was not a tornado in our area but lots of straight line winds. 

Afterwards, I was sitting down with my alcoholic beverage of choice reflecting, how exhilarating and scary it was to feel the power of nature's force and to actually be aware what was happening. Oh what a day to be alive!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you at MHKDesigns blog and join us at our monthly challenge. No worries if you don't have any MHKDesign product yet, you can still play along. We will see you this month and looking forward to see what you create. Until then, take care.
All the best,

Products Used:

Pansy Corner Digital Stamp Set  Fruit Borders Digital Stamp Set

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pansy Corner

Hello Readers,

Welcome to our last day of our August release at MHKDesigns. As you may know we have been showcasing a digital stamp set a day and for today I am sharing the new 'Pansy Corner' digi stamp set. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


Colorful bouquet to compliment this uplifting sentiment.
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All new eclectic stamps and sentiments
now available at MHKDesigns Etsy Store

Pansy Corner Digital Stamp Set
Pansy Corner stamp set
Here are some digital papers that coordinate with the set.
French Country Digital Paper Pack  Damsel In Distress Digital Papers

Now for the giveaway!! 
Let's talk about how to get this set OR the entire release for FREE! Here's what you'll need to do...

1. Comment on the MHKDesigns blog.
2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.

Mynn will be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners! So, the best way to win is to comment every day! We LOVE the feedback you give us! Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...
Design Team Blogs:
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Taking a smaller section of the whole can create quite a scene. This is exactly what I did for this design. Copied the image again enlarged it and now I have beautiful
branches hanging above the rest of the image.


Thanks for stopping by today, friends! Today is our last day, but yours truly will be back soon with more inspiration to share using products from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop! Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well!


All the best,

Friday, August 19, 2016

Primary Colors

Hello Readers,

Just a quick post to play along with The Paper Players color challenge. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Primary colors, to me, needs to be playful and what better way to be playful
then this Doodlie-Do stamp set by Papertrey Ink.
The large sentiment capitalizes on the challenge color, black.
The background images were left uncolored  except one flower.
I thought it added a bit of balance.
Close up of the central image. I stamped the sentiment panel and then fussy cut around the doodles. Then I overlaid the panel onto the already stamped card base.



Well I have to take the kids and go 'back to school' shopping. So I should really get off line for a bit and get it done!!

Thank you so much for joining me at TheGrandStampede. I really do appreciate every single visit; comment or not! I hope this finds everyone well and healthy. So until next time take care and we will see you soon!

All the best,
Shawna

Halloween Party

Hello Readers,

Welcome to another day at MHKDesigns. Our new August release is out and I am here to share the new 'Halloween Party' digi stamp set. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


Kind of creepy card and once again most of this design was done using computer
editing software. The focal image from the set is translucent allowing the color to come though.
Then all I did was print it out! Now to distressing the image.
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All new eclectic stamps and sentiments
now available at MHKDesigns Etsy Store

Halloween Party Digital Stamp Set
Halloween Party stamp set

Here are some digital papers that coordinate with the set.Trick or Treat Patterned Paper Pack  Very Distressing Patterned Paper Pack
Left: Trick or Treat digital paper pack; Right: Very Distressing digital paper pack

Now for the giveaway!! 

Let's talk about how to get this set OR the entire release for FREE! Here's what you'll need to do...

1. Comment on the MHKDesigns blog.
2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.

Mynn will be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners! So, the best way to win is to comment every day! We LOVE the feedback you give us! Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...

Design Team Blogs:

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I used a distresser to fray the edges, I ripped the paper, and then sponged the panel
all around the perimeter and around the rips.
I also distressed the card base with the same black color.

Left: Look closely, can you see the card opens the wrong way! I would love to say it was intentional but it wasn't. As I was starting to swear I thought 'this is perfect for Halloween'!; Right: That fingerprint you see is mine. Also, the sentiment is from the same set! Very fun

Thanks for stopping by today, friends! We will be back tomorrow with another *NEW* set to share from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop! Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well! Until tomorrow, happy stamping!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Welcome Back

Hello Readers,

For today I am playing along with CAS on Sunday. This card came out a bit unexpectedly but I really enjoy how it turned out. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Back to school is right around the corner.
I thought this card would be perfect for my daughter's teacher!
I really like this shot because you see the 'glass' in the frames.
I thought the letters appeared larger in the lense.
Is it me or am I just seeing things?
The pencil image was stamped then cut in half. I took each end of the pencil and tucked it under the circle. It makes the pencil apprear longer and matches with the sketch challenge quite nicely.
Again you can see the reflection of the 'glass' in the frames. 
Challenges Entered:
CAS on Sunday: Challenge #89- Sketch



I know most of you have been through this, but to create this CAS card I had what seems to be all my supplies out trying different techniques, stamping, die cutting! In the end, I managed to settle on this design and I really like how it turned out! Now the real fun begins, cleaning everything up. I need a magic cleaning wand but can't seem to find anyone who sells them!

Well that should do it for me. I am trying to dial back my bedtime in preparation for school. So now I will watch a bit of Olympics while I fall asleep. Take care everyone and thank you so much for joining me! Until next time, take care and happy stamping.

All the best,
Shawna 

Thoughtful Thoughts

Hello Again Friends,

Welcome to another day at MHKDesigns. Our new August release is out and I am here to share the new 'Thankful Thoughts' digi stamp set. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This entire card was designed using photo editing software.
I created an over layer then layered the sentiment and globe image on top.
I took the positive space of the sentiment and globe and cut them out of the over layer allowing a 'window' into the multi-colored background.
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All new eclectic stamps and sentiments

Here are some digital papers that coordinate with the set.
Country Farm Digital Paper Pack  Glorious Garden Digital Paper Pack
Left: Country Farm digital paper pack; Right: Glorious Garden digital paper pack
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So if this card was done on the computer then why is there a raised panel?
Well I printed it twice and cut out the white panel then raised it with dimensionals.
Easy-peasy!!
I know I only used the 'thank you' sentiment but wow what an impact!
Both the sentiment and image are in balance.
It seems the multi-colored background is the common element which brings the two together.

Now for the giveaway!! 

Let's talk about how to get this set OR the entire release for FREE! Here's what you'll need to do...

1. Comment on the MHKDesigns blog.
2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.

Mynn will be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners! So, the best way to win is to comment every day! We LOVE the feedback you give us! Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...
Design Team Blogs:

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Thanks for stopping by today, friends! We will be back tomorrow with another *NEW* set to share from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop! Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well! Until tomorrow, happy stamping!


Supplies Used:

   Thankful Thoughts Digital Stamp Set  Rock My World Digital Stamp Set  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Beautiful Bottles

Hello Readers,

Welcome to another day at MHKDesigns. Our new August release is out and I am here to share the new 'Beautiful Bottles' digi stamp set. Here is my card for today, enjoy!



The entire composition, even the color,
was created using photo editing software. 
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All new eclectic stamps and sentiments
now available at MHKDesigns Etsy Store

Beautiful Bottles stamp set
Here are some digital papers that coordinate with the set.World Traveler Digital Paper Pack   Worn & Weathered PINK Digital Paper Pack
Left: World Traveler digital paper Right: Worn & Weathered PINK


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Distressing the edges creates a vintage feel.
Detail showing the bottles and a single flower from
the Open Bloom digital stamp set.

Now for the giveaway!! 

Let's talk about how to get this set OR the entire release for FREE! Here's what you'll need to do...

1. Comment on the MHKDesigns blog.
2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.

Mynn will be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners! So, the best way to win is to comment every day! We LOVE the feedback you give us! Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...

Design Team Blogs:

Mynn Owner | Asha | Donna | Jerrie | Jessica | Judy | Lilian|
NanaConnie | Rocky | Sathya | Shawna
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Thanks for stopping by today, friends! We will be back tomorrow with another *NEW* set to share from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop! Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well! Until 
tomorrow, happy stamping!


Supplies Used:

Open Bloom Digital Stamp Set  Beautiful Bottles Digital Stamp Set

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