Sunday, August 21, 2016

MHK Designs August Challenge

Good morning friends!  What a great week of new releases from MHK Designs last week!  Today I'm here to share with you the MHK Designs August Challenge and what a pretty one it is!
 For my card I decided to use the Tulip of Thanks set and color my tulip purple using yellow as a accent color through a paper from the French Country paper pack. 
It was super hard to get a great photo of this card so please forgive me.  As you can see I sized the tulip image to fit fully on a 3 3/4"x 5" piece of white cardstock, printed the 'country star yellow' cardstock and layered it saving some for the sentiment banner on the front.  Then I got to work coloring my tulip.  I added some blue around the outside of the tulip for some drama (I think it worked!) and finally added a few pearls on the card draw it all together.

I hope you'll hop on over to the MHK Designs blog and play along with our challenge...there are prizes to be won! And if you use MHK Designs products it is anything goes!



Friday, August 19, 2016

New Releases with MHK Designs - Halloween Party

Hello!  Welcome to day four of the MHK Design new releases for August!  Today we are featuring a set called Halloween Party.  Here is what the entire set looks like:
Isn't that vintage image just the cutest?  I've always loved the halloween cards you can find at flea markets and antique stores!  Onto my project for today...a candy box:
As you can see I sized my image down to about 2"x1 1/2", so pretty tiny, and colored the image with Copics.  Being that the image was so tiny there isn't as much detail in the coloring...I even had to use my OttLite magnifying glass to make sure I could see the lines fully.  The box is a baker's box that I cut on my Big Shot with a thinlits die.  I love the little bit of whimsy that the spider web (I didn't want the box to be scary at all so I used white paper) and twine add.

Now, don't forget to head on over the MHK Designs blog to check out what the other crazy talented design team members made for today and make sure you get in on your chance to win one of the awesome new release sets!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

For my host...

I've started a new career with The Traveling Vineyard, a wonderful company that brings wine tasting experience to your home so you can enjoy the experience with family and friends.  I want to give my hosts a special little something for inviting everyone into their home so I made these fun wine tags.
I'll be telling them to place the tag on their last bottle of Traveling Vineyard wine so when they open that last bottle they have my contact information at their finger tips  so they can re-order their favorites!

I typed up my contact info in Word on my computer and used the following products to make these tags. I used Jaded Blossom's Wine Tag Die, Party Splatter stamps, Wine-O'Clock stamps, and SVG Cutting Files Kawaii Wine Glasses file.  The wine glasses are made with a clear sheet of acetate for a more realistic-ish look.  Seriously they turned out so much better than I thought they would!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Releases with MHK Designs - Beautiful Bottles

Today is day two of the August release with MHK Designs.  Today we are showcasing the new digital stamp set Beautiful Bottles.  I LOVE this set and I know you will too!  First, a look at the entire stamp set:
I'm not sure why I'm drawn to this set so much but maybe it is because it reminds me of my mom and grandma...they had similar bottles that sat on their vanities (I actually received the vanity I remember my mom using when I was a child after she died...I don't have it in my home yet but someday I will!).  Here is the card I made with this set:
I chose to go very clean & Simple for this card.  The smaller bottle reminded me of an amber bottle my grandmother had so I did my best to color it to resemble amber and then added some purple accents to go with the lavender salts theme.  I used a sentiment from the Tulip of Thanks set on this card and then added a couple of pearls to finish it off. 

Now...make sure you head on over to the MHK Designs blog to check out what the other designs have made for this release set and for a chance to win a new release set as well!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Exciting News!

I'm super excited to share with you that I am now on the MHK Designs creative team!  I'm am honored to be a part of this talented team!  I get to start right away creating with them as this week is new release week!  So I'll be back tomorrow to show you one of our new release sets!  In the meantime here are a couple of cards I've made with MHK Designs digital stamp sets:


And if you are hopping along with today's new releases here is the set we are introducing today!