Sunday, February 19, 2017

MHKDesigner Post - Just my Type

Hi everyone and welcome to my Designer inspiration for MHKDesigns.

Today I am sharing with you an image from one of my favorite sets from MHKDesigns called The Write Stuff.


It is available over at the MHKDesigns Etsy shop along with many other wonderful sets.


The Write Stuff
This card was so simple to make and I just love the way it turned out. I had some extra rub ons, so I used them to create my background.  I then matted my background onto some black cardstock.

I used the typewriter and sentiment as my focal point and popped it up using some foam dots.

It is a fun and simple black and white card that was a lot of fun to create.



Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, February 17, 2017

Random Act of Kindness Day & Giveaway

Today is National Random Act of Kindness Day! So what does that mean? Well, it is just like it sounds, it is a day to spread kindness, but it is Random and typically unexpected by the recipient.




In honor of RAK, I decided to create some ATC's and send them out to some random people.  I have stamped the back of my ATC's with a stamp from Simply Stamps.




Simply Stamps has a specialty section,which provides several styles of these Random Act of Kindness stamps. These can be used for envelopes, cards, or the back of ATC's.

To create these cards, i simply pulled out a few of my scrap papers, some collage medium and my scissors.



Using my tonic scissors, i cut out some rectangles and triangles to create some small houses.  I adhered the shapes onto a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of heavy decorative card stock using matte collage medium



To mute down the colors a bit, I applied some gesso to the top of my design and thinned it out using a baby wipe.  



I then outlined my houses using distress crayons and rubbed in those colors using my collage medium.



Finally, I picked out some word phrases to add to my ATC and stamped the back with my Random Act of Kindness Stamp.



I will be doing a giveaway on my You Tube Channel as my Random Act of Kindness so be sure to check that out in the linked video above.

Thanks for stopping by!



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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MHKDesigns - February Release Day 3 - Lovely Ladies

Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 3 of MHKDesigns' February release. If you are not familiar with Mynn's designs, I invite you to head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.




Today we are sharing the third release set of five this month. This set is called Lovely Ladies and is available now in the Etsy shop



How To Win

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesign Blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list below) 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.

Asha | Asmah | Dawn | Judy | Jessica | Julie 
Monica | Mynn | Rocky | Shawna | Tasha

Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment on every release.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Non Traditional Valentine Sentiment

With just a couple of days before Valentine's Day, I wanted to share with you a card I made for my husband of 25 years. I always try to find the perfect sentiment and try not to just say "Happy Valentine's Day."


This sentiment is from Tim Holtz and is a great sentiment for someone you have been with for a while. With any relationship, you will have ups and downs, the trick is to have more ups than downs!

I created a video to share with you some inspiration on creating layered cards, so I hop you give it a peak. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel if you haven't done so yet. 



The paper I am using is from Graphic 45. I have created links to all the products that I used to create this card for your convenience.  

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Thanks for stopping by!


~Links to products in this blog post may be affiliate links. This means that when you click and shop, I make a small commission at no cost to you that goes towards the upkeep of this blog and my YouTube channel.~


Friday, February 10, 2017

MHKDesigns - February release Day 2 - Hoppy Easter

Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 2 of MHKDesigns' February release. If you are not familiar with Mynn's designs, I invite you to head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.



Today we are sharing the second release set of five this month. This set is called Hoppy Easter and is available now in the Etsy shop



How To Win

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesign Blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list below) 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.

Asha | Asmah | Dawn | Judy | Jessica | Julie 
Monica | Mynn | Rocky | Shawna | Tasha

Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment on every release.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Vintage Pastel Easter Card

Hi everyone. With Valentine's Day almost behind us, I am now starting to bring out my Spring colors. I don't typically work with these bright vibrant colors since I tend to go with they earth tones, but this year I decided to work in some of those pastels into my vintage cards.


I created this background using washi tape, Gesso, a stencil and some texture paste.  To see exactly how i created this card, be sure to check out my video linked below.


These types of backgrounds can be so fun to create and what is great about them is you don't have to be an expert at mixed media to create fun colorful backgrounds.  

For your convenience, I have listed all the products that I used to create this card.  You can find some great vintage Easter printables on pinterest, so be sure to check that out as well.

Thanks for stopping by.  


~Links to products in this blog post may be affiliate links. This means that when you click and shop, I make a small commission at no cost to you that goes towards the upkeep of this blog and my YouTube channel.~