Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MHKDesigns June Release - Season's Greetings

Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 2 of MHKDesigns' June 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.





This month, MHKDesigns is releasing FIVE new digital stamp sets. 

As a special treat to celebrate the June 2017 Release, Mynn is giving away sets from this release. More on how to win at the end of this post.



This set is called "Season's Greetings" and is now available over in the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop.




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 on the MHKDesigns blog.
  2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.
Mynn will 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 | Judy | Jessica | Julie 
Monica | Mynn | Rocky | Shawna | Tasha

Monday, June 19, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration Post - June


Hi everyone. I am here today with my Designer inspiration for MHKDesigns. I am using an image from a beautiful set called Flutter and Fly


This was a very easy card to put together, but with a beautiful result. The bird and egg sticker I had in my stash and I added a fun sentiment from a Tim Holtz sticker set I had.

This is my last Designer Inspiration post for MHKDesigns. I hope that I have in some way inspired you with my creations and I have enjoyed working with Mynn's digital images.

Thanks for stopping by!


I Brake for Playtime!

Last month I turned 50. I remember when I was young thinking 50 was so old. Well you are only as old as you feel! While my playtime has changed a bit, I still have a playroom aka my craft room and I make sure I find plenty of time to play!


The stamp set I am using is called Fashion Silhouettes and it has a total of 6 stamps in this set. I have shared with you three of them in my previous posts. I just love this set. Not just for the beauty of the images, but for the crispness of the stamping! That is a must with silhouette stamps in my book! The sentiment is called Grow Old and you can find both of these over at I Brake for Stamps.

I added some black NUVO Drops to accent the night sky. It was a perfect finish. 



Don't forget to use coupon code: SAVE10MONICA to save 10% off your next purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Imperfectly Perfect!

As a crafter, and in life, I have learned that everything does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. I think that is why I love this phrase so much "EMBRACE IMPERFECTION."


I had this Custom stamp created over at Simply Stamps. It is very simple and was not very expensive, but is one of my favorite stamps to use on my projects. 



To see how I created this card click on my video below. 



What is great about this technique is that it is very easy to do and you can't make any mistakes! Here is what I did.



  • On a 4.25" x 5.5" piece ofwater paper, push down the distress stain so that it creates a splatter affect.
  • cut down paper using a stitched die frame
  • Add parts of a background stamp using archival Jet Black ink
  • add some Black Soot distress ink using the Dots stencil 
  • stamp "Embrace Imperfection" stamp onto some of the left over water color paper
  • Adhere onto a fancy die cut frame and add to the card
  • adhere finished piece onto some blue cards stock then on to the base of your card.

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