Tuesday, December 6, 2016

MHKDesigns: Introducing Pretty Petunias

Hello, friends!  It is time for another release for the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop, and I have some super fun sets and papers coming your way!  This month, we're releasing sets that can be used year round--including a masculine set--and I hope you grab them for your stash!  Today we are featuring the *NEW*...

I made a fun and quick card set using this beautiful set!  I chose to make a rainbow of different colors and recolor the digis before I printed them.  Take a peek at the set...

I went with bold primary colors for this set, and I used a variety of sentiments from the Pretty Petunias set to accompany the fun striped flower image from the same set.

After printing the panels I made using the Pretty Petunias set, I die cut them with stitched rectangle dies and layered them onto another die cut panel that coordinates with the color of the flower.  I added some pearls underneath the sentiments for a bit of a finishing touch, as well!

I really adore the way these cards turned out, and I hope you do, as well!  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! :)

And now, let's talk about how to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE!  Here's what you'll need to do...
  1. Comment here on the MHKDesigns blog.
  2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.
I'll 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...

Asha | Donna | Katie | Judy | Jerrie | Jessica | Julie | Lilian

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  I will be back soon with another creation using products from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop!  Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN!  Until tomorrow, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

MHKDesigns: Here For You SURPRISE Blog Hop!

Hello, my friends!  Welcome to a SPECIAL SURPRISE blog hop for my 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.  You should have come here from the MHKDesigns blog.  If you didn't, please hop over to THIS POST for a complete list of participants!

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...

I used these two products to make a card for Julie.  I was inspired by the hop banner, as well.  Come see the completed card...

I printed an image from the Get Well Flowers digital stamp set onto white cardstock, then colored it in with colored pencils.  I added some Diamond Stickles for a bit of shine and texture (hard to photograph, sorry!), as well as some faux stitching.  The sentiment, also from the Get Well Flowers digital stamp set, was printed onto velum before being added over the top of the image panel.

The card base was prepped with some faux stitched papers from the Get Well Flowers digital paper pack.  These papers were also faux stitched to match the sentiment panel.  A doily and a smattering of rhinestones finished off this creation.   I hope that you love this card, Julie--it was made especially for YOU!

Julie, all of us are here for YOU during this difficult time, my friend!  You are so loved, and I want you to know that many prayers are being sent upwards for you.  I hope you feel our love today as you hop around and see what we all have in store for you!

Inside of my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends!  I know that Julie needs our support now more than ever, so let's band together and show her that we are here for her!  Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Asha.  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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House of Cards: December Blog Hop

Hi, friends!  It's time for another End of Term Blog Hop at House of Cards!  You should have arrived here from the HOC blog, but if not, make sure to stop by there for a full list of the hoppers!  It's also a DT call, so if you'd like to join our team, please check out the challenge post for all the details!  This hop will run from the 1st-15th of December, so don't wait too long!  We have some super fun photo inspiration for your crafting pleasure, too!  Take a peek...

And here are all of our fabulous sponsors. Our team will be using a variety of products from these amazing companies!
Prize: 1 stamp set or 3 single images
Visit My Online Store

Prize: 3 single images
Cute As A Button Designs

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

I chose to use products from MHKDesigns for my creation for today's hop.  I was inspired by the fun wreaths and traditional colors of the inspiration photo.  Check out my creation...

This image is from the Wonderful Wreath digital stamp set.  I colored it with colored pencils, then added a bit of glitter gel pen to the berries before fussy cutting it out.  I added a sentiment from the Eat Your Cake digital stamp set (printed on vellum) right across the top of the image.  

I used papers from the Simply Seasonal and Stars & Stripes digital paper packs.  A smattering of rhinestones, a punched border gussied up with silver Liquid Pearls, and some ribbon finished off my creation.  I love the graphic, yet vintage, feel of it, and I hope you do, too!  I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Your next step on the hop is Cohenna's blog!  Make sure to stop by all the other gals' blogs to see what they have in store--they ALWAYS amaze me!  Have fun!  Happy hopping, all! :)

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