Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Jessica

Hello friends!


It's Designer Jess here today with my October Designer Inspiration post!

I just LOVE the simplicity and gorgeous designs in
"Growing Goodness" - 
so that is what set I chose to create my card this month!



Here is what I created:




I've been really loving playing with watercolors - can you tell? 

I hope you enjoy this card! 

See ya next time!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 2017 Release: Growing Goodness


Hello, friends!  Welcome to the October 2017 Release for the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  We have 5 fabulous  new sets to share this month and they cover a variety occasions, including sympathy and a celebration of the autumnal season starting here in the Northern Hemisphere!  I just know you will LOVE all the creations that my team and I have to share, as well!  Today's set is called...


And here is my card~

I used Photoshop brushes to color this image from the Growing Goodness set before adding a sentiment to the panel. Some washi tape, ribbon, a button, and twine were used as finishing touches to add a bit more texture to the card. What do you think? 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 | Asmah | Dawn | Janie Judy | 
Jessica | Julie | Mynn | Rocky | Shawna

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 next time, HUGS and happy stamping! :)


MHKDesigns October 2017 Release + Suggested Papers:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration -- Julie

Hello, good friends!  It's Julie with you today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.  I hope you are enjoying this month's New Releases as much as I am!  Today, I'm going to show you one of the new releases a bit before the rest of the team, a sneak peek, if you will.  This is a card I made using the new Growing Goodness Digital Stamp set, available in the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop.



I used one of the images from the Growing Goodness digital stamp set and colored it with colored pencils.  MHKDesigns images are so easy to shade!  They take very little coloring.  I LOVE this sentiment, and it is part of the Growing Goodness set.  The papers, also from MHKDesigns, are the Positively Purple Patterned digital papers.

MHKDesigns products used on this card:





Have you joined the MHKDesigns challenge?  There's still plenty of time.  They run from the first of the month to the end of the month.  If you use an MHKDesign image, it's Anything Goes!  I hope you link up!  Check out the MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook group, too, for news, inspiration, and fun!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 2017 Release: Funky Fall Foliage


Hello, friends!  Welcome to the October 2017 Release for the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  We have 5 fabulous  new sets to share this month and they cover a variety occasions, including sympathy and a celebration of the autumnal season starting here in the Northern Hemisphere!  I just know you will LOVE all the creations that my team and I have to share, as well!  Today's set is called...


And here is my card set~

I used Photoshop to create a foliage background using images from the Funky Fall Foliage set before adding a sentiment to match the colors on top. This set was super quick and easy because I used my recoloring tool in Photoshop to get a variety of colors! I added faux stitching and glittery dots to the focal panels and backed them with a variety of digital papers. What do you think? 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 | Asmah | Dawn | Janie Judy | 
Jessica | Julie | Mynn | Rocky | Shawna

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 next time, HUGS and happy stamping! :)


MHKDesigns October 2017 Release + Suggested Papers:

Monday, October 9, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Shawna

Hello Everyone,

I'm a bit behind due to an illness that caused me to sleep for forty-eight hours straight, but all is well and I'm ready to show you some inspiration using your MHKDesigns digital stamps. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


Any nautical image on a card, for me, invokes a personal journey.
This card would be a perfect card for any occasion.
The soothing blues and muted grays are such a pretty combination.
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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
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Embossing the base card really adds a lot of movement and texture.
I also used the emboss resist technique using my new star stamp and Oxide Inks. 
The black words and border visually make these elements the center of attention, allowing the anchor to be in the background of the card. Such a large and dominant image needed a balance and I thought these black elements were a perfect addition.
Since you are here, I encourage you to browse our blog and see more inventive ideas from our design team. It is our hope that you can play along with our monthly challenge. If not, 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,


Supplies Used:

Saturday, October 7, 2017

MHK Designer Inspiration - Rocky


      Digi stamps don't have to be just for making cards, having made a batch of quince jelly this week I needed to label it. What could be better than home grown fruit made into home cooked jelly, in recycled jars with a hand crafted label.
      I used a frame from Easter Blessings and turned it green, then I typed my own description in green and printed it out on 120gsm paper. Then I put double sided sticky sheet on the back and die cut them.
      Before removing the die I used some pale green ink to colour the paper, once the die is removed you have a lovely white border.
     All that remains now is to find where I've put the pretty holly fabric I bought a few months ago and I can put a nice cover on them before Christmas.
     If you would like to know how to change the colour of a digi image then pop over to You Tube and watch our very own Mynn show you how in this video.

Easter Blessings
                         



Thursday, October 5, 2017

October 2017 Release: Celestial Elements


Hello, friends!  Welcome to the October 2017 Release for the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  We have 5 fabulous  new sets to share this month and they cover a variety occasions, including sympathy and a celebration of the autumnal season starting here in the Northern Hemisphere!  I just know you will LOVE all the creations that my team and I have to share, as well!  Today's set is called...


And here is my card~

I used Photoshop to create a night time background before adding an image and sentiment and image from the Celestial Elements set on top in white. I decided to frame my focal panel with glitter, mat it in black, and add it to a silver and glittery card base. What do you think? 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 | Asmah | Dawn | Janie Judy | 
Jessica | Julie | Mynn | Rocky | Shawna

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 next time, HUGS and happy stamping! :)


MHKDesigns October 2017 Release + Suggested Papers: