Friday, December 1, 2017

House of Cards: Holiday Blog Hop


Hi everyoneCan you believe we are at the end of another term here at House of Cards?!  Unfortunately we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and fortunately, we are so happy to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop! 

 This hop will run FROM DECEMBER 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH DECEMBER 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

***PRIZE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG HOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 20TH OF DECEMBER.  CARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT MONTH ON THE 15TH, AS PER THE USUAL HERE AT HOC.  THANK YOU!***



Here is the photo inspiration~

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

Prize: $10 gift card!

Prize: $10 gift card!

Prize: Choice of one digi stamp set!

I decided to use the Holiday Deer and Santa's Sleigh digital stamp sets from MHKDesigns for my creation for the hop. Take a peek...


I started by creating a digital panel with some soon to be released digital paper and the image from the Holiday Deer digital stamp set. I colored the image with colored pencils and then added some Stickles and Liquid Pearls to accent the image.


I matted the panel in black, then added some twine, a button, and a sentiment from the Santa's Sleigh digital stamp set, framed in silver glitter paper for added texture.  I love the way this turned out! I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below! :)



And now, are you ready to get hopping?! 

Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here's your hop order.

 

House of Cards Challenge Blog

Mynn | Judy |  Chanya13 Cohenna 
Donna | Em | Heather | Jane
Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Judy's Blog!  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)



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Thursday, November 30, 2017

MHKDesigns: So Grateful


Hi, friends! I hope your November treated you well! Mine started out a bit rough, but it got better! I am back today to share about my month and a digital mixed media, triple time stamped card and I made using products from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop. Take a peek...


I am extra grateful for a lot of things in my life today. I had to undergo emergency surgery at the end of October and the recovery took up about half of November. I am so grateful to everyone who helped me during that time, so I thought I'd share a card with a thankful theme! :) This card uses a sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts digital stamp set and images from the I've Been Framed, Chicken In, and Fabulously Fall digital stamp sets.


I printed the panel I created in Photoshop three times so that I could die cut them to create a triple time stamped focal panel. A few pearls and paper leaves finished this off. I LOVE the way it turned out! What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


That's all I have for you today, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by! I always love to hear from you, so please do let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Don't forget to head over to the MHKDesigns blog for more inspiration and join in our *NEW* challenge tomorrow for your chance at winning some digital goodies from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!



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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MHKDesigns: November Challenge


Hi, friends! I'm here to share some cards I made using the inspiration from this month's challenge at MHKDesigns! It's November, so that means it's the last challenge of the year so that our team can have a holiday break! I do hope you'll come and play along! Take a peek at this month's inspiration...


I am in love with the sweet vintage images in this inspiration AND the holly theme! I decided to make another card trio using the same layout in different color schemes. Here is the set...


I colored this image digitally in Photoshop. The original color scheme was a cheery traditional bright red and green like in the photo inspiration! I used the Deck the Halls set and paper from the Stars & Stripes paper pack for this CAS offering...


Next up I softened the colors and used papers from the Simply Seasonal paper pack. I just love that you can use so many different papers with the same layout to get a completely new feel!


Last but not least, I went for a nontraditional pink and green! I love the vintage feel of this card--I used distressed papers from the Fully Feathered paper pack for this one!


A sprinkling of rhinestones and black matting finished off this set! I think they will mail easily and pack a festive BANG when opened! What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


Thanks for stopping by, friends! Come join in the fun on the MHKDesigns blog for your chance to win some digi goodies from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MHKDesigns: Witching You a Happy Halloween!


Hello, all! Happy Halloween! It's my first Halloween as a teacher, so I'm not quite sure what will happen, but my goal is to keep it as calm as possible. I'll let you know how that goes. ;) Anyway, today's post is all about Halloween and a digital print I made using digis from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  Take a peek...


This print measures 8" x 10". I used Photoshop to create my gradient background, added some texture with a variety of brushes and styles, then added my sentiment and image, both from the Flight By Night digital stamp set. I just LOVE how versatile digital products are and how quick it is to create something fun and fabulous that you can print and use! Hop over to the MHKDesigns blog to get a FREE non-watermarked version of this print for your own personal use! :)

That's all I have for you today, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by! I always love to hear from you, so please do let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Don't forget to head over to the MHKDesigns blog for more inspiration and join in our *NEW* challenge tomorrow for your chance at winning some digital goodies from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!



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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

MHKDesigns October Release: Tick Tock


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 frame image from the Tick Tock set before adding a sentiment to the panel. 



The card base was prepped with some glitter and patterned washi tapes, and a smattering of sequins and glitter were added to the focal panel for added texture and shine. 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: