Sunday, August 20, 2017

MHK Designs August Release Day 4 - Pet Puns

Who doesn't LOVE their pets!!!  MHK Designs new release  Pet Puns is irresistible!!!



I couldn't wait to use this set to make a card for my dear friend that loves cats.  I made this adorable Pop-Up Easel card for her.



I printed the image in dark gray and softly colored it with colored pencils....gray for the kitten, pink for the collar, and green for the eyes.  I used silver glitter gel pen to color the bells on the collar, but it doesn't show up well in the pictures.  I also light chalked with blue around the kitten to give it some dimension.   I used my stitched oval dies to cut out the black oval layer, and around the kitten and a small oval for the sentiment.  I punched a tiny butterfly from the pink paper and inked the edges with "Black Soot" Distress ink so it would match the butterflies on the paper and placed it above the kitten's head so it looks like that is what she is looking at.  On the bottom I added a doily and ribbon, then attached a bow to hold the easel open.  I love Love LOVE how this turned out and almost hate giving it away...but I know my friend will love it.

LOOK FOR A TUTORIAL ON MAKING POP-UP EASEL CARDS COMING SOON TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

Scroll down the page to find the CHALLENGES I have entered :)

This is DAY 4 of MHK Designs August Release Party !
To see all the wonderful creations the Design Team has created you can start at MHK Designs Blog where you will find links to everyone's blogs.  Also, below are details on how you can WIN one OR all of August's new release sets!!!

GIVEAWAY!

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 MHK Designs Blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHK Designs Blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

YAY....CHALLENGES!!!
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Animals
Cardz 4 Galz - Challenge #54 Cats or Kittens
Craft Rocket Challenges - #40 Animal Kingdom
The Paper Shelter - #305 Punches and Dies
Simon Says - Add A Sentiment
Show Us Your Pussie Cats Only Challenge - #21 Furrything
(PIN)spirational Challenges - #197
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - August 2017
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - August
And of course....don't forget...
MHK Designs - August Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MHK Designs August Release Day 3 - Marvelous!!!

Flowers are always a MARVELOUS addition to any card or scrapbook layout....and this new digital stamp set, Marvelous from MHK Designs is no exception.



I decided to make a sweet and simple card and let the floral image speak for itself.



I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the white background layer of the card to not distract from the floral image.  I used my Cricut Explore's print & cut feature to cut out the flowers, and then colored them with colored pencils.  I gave them a coat of matte Mod Podge to add a subtle shine and make the cutout a little sturdier.  I used my stitched oval dies to cut out the green and white ovals.  I adhered the green oval directly to the card and the used foam tape to pop up the white oval for dimension.  I then partially glued the flowers to the white oval, leaving parts of the flowers and leaves slightly raised for a more realistic look.  And finally, I add a lavender bow and the tag with the sentiment.  I love the way it all came together.
DON'T MISS THE CHALLENGES I'VE ENTERED LISTED BELOW!!!


This is DAY 3 of MHK Designs August Release Party !
To see all the wonderful creations the Design Team has created you can start at MHK Designs Blog where you will find links to everyone's blogs.  Also, below are details on how you can WIN one OR all of August's new release sets!!!

GIVEAWAY!

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 MHK Designs Blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHK Designs Blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

Awesome CHALLENGES I entered....
MHK Designs - August Challenge
Crafting With Dragonflies - #87 Embossing
Crafty Friends - Challenge #64 Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop - Color Inspiration Link Up #25
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #235 Flowers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - 1733 Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - In My Garden
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - August / Flower
Happy Little Stampers - August / Anything with Dies
Die Cut Diva's - August / Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



Saturday, August 5, 2017

MHK Designs August Release Day 1 - Christmas Frames

I love Christmas and MHK Designs just released a new digital stamp set called Christmas Frames that I absolutely LOVE!!!



There are so many possibilities with this set!!!  Here is one of the cards I made using it.


I cut out the center of the scene so I could turn it into a shaker card.  I put a variety of sequins (white, silver, and irredescent) and some snowflakes in the shaker to add to the winter scene.  I put the shaker off center leaving a strip on the left where I added a silver ribbon & bow and attached the circle with the sentiment on it.  From the moment I saw the Christmas Frames set this is what I imagined.  I absolutely LOVE it!!!

If you don't know how to make a shaker card, or if want to see MY way of making a shaker card and get some tips...
CLICK HERE TO WATCH MY YOUTUBE TUTORIAL ON MAKING SHAKER CARDS.

PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL THE CHALLENGES I'M ENTERING BELOW...KEEP SCROLLING :) 

This is DAY 1 of MHK Designs August Release Party !
To see all the wonderful creations the Design Team has created you can start at MHK Designs Blog where you will find links to everyone's blogs.  Also, below are details on how you can WIN one OR all of August's new release sets!!!

GIVEAWAY!

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 MHK Designs Blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHK Designs Blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

NOW FOR THE CHALLENGES!!!
Crafty Friends Challenge - #63 Christmas In July
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - #345
Addicted To Stamps and More - #253 Holiday
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - July Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Challenge #42
Shopping Our Stash - #314 Countdown to Christmas
Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - #11
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - August
World Wide Open DT Challenge Blog - #24
Happy Little Stampers - August Christmas Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



Friday, July 28, 2017

Fun With Alcohol Ink - Parts 1 & 2

I don't know about you, but I LOVE ALCOHOL INKS!!!
There are so many ways to use it, and in this series I will be sharing a few of my favorites.  In my videos I am using glossy cardstock, but  you can use anything non-porous such as ceramic tiles, glass, metal, etc.  If you use glossy cardstock then you can create awesome backgrounds for cards and scrapbooking, or you can make die cuts with character.

In Fun With Alcohol Ink Part 1 you will learn how to make beautiful backgrounds with the help of plastic wrap (the kind you have in  your kitchen).  To watch just CLICK HERE 



In Fun With Alcohol Ink Part 2 you will learn how to make fun and unique backgrounds with the help of canned air (the kind you clean your computer with).   To watch just CLICK HERE 


Look for more of my videos on Fun With Alcohol Ink
COMING SOON!!!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Easy Mini Album

I recently discovered mini albums and I love how easy and versatile they can be.  The one I made I came up with on my own but wouldn't be surprised if someone else had a similar idea since there are probably only so many options.


To watch my tutorial on YouTube

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Thursday, June 29, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I just had to enter one more card in the Coffe Lovers Blog Hop....and making a coffee themed card isn't easy for me.  But I gave it a good try and thought I'd make a funny one.


It's pretty simple but  I thought it was funny.
The image is from Sunsational Stamps and is called Not Myself Till That First Cup Of Brew .  I colored the image with colored pencils.  The background I did for another card and loved it so much I used it again....I made it using Gelatos.

Be sure to check out the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!  CLICK HERE 

Thanks for stopping by and....
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Paper Sweeties June Inspiration

I love Paper Sweeties and this Thank You card was inspired by their June challenge.  Luckily I had the perfect die for this... Sweet Cuts Mason Jar from Paper Sweeties :) 


I used Gelatos for the background.  I paper pieced the jar and lid and then used Glossy Accents over the jar to give a glass look then sat it on the doily.  It just reminds me of a summer evening picnic.

Be sure to check out their challenge here....

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Well it's that time of year again for one of the greatest blog hops ever!!!  And I am happy to be entering this card.


A coffee themed shaker card I made for a friend's birthday....and she will probably see this post before the card arrives...oh well.  And that adorable image is Sherri Baldy's pre-printed 3D Coffee Bestie but I just used a single layer for this card.

Be sure to check out the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!  CLICK HERE

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



Thursday, June 15, 2017

NEW SHAKER CARD!!! Lace & Pearls Variation

I have been wanting to share this for a while....and now it's time.  A Lace & Pearls shaker card!!!  In some ways it's your typical shaker card....BUT NOT....I have used LACE in place of the acetate normally used.  And I have used 3mm PEARLS in place of the sequins normally used.  These changes create an elegant card suitalbe for a wedding, anniversary, adult feminine birthday, sympathy card, and more.


For more details on the making of this card, and for links to products used, please CLICK HERE to watch my YouTube video.  Links will be in the description box.

Check out the challenges...
Modsquad Challenge Blog - Make It Square
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - #59 Make It Pink
Crafting From The Heart - #163 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #37
Dream Valley Challenge #158 Square Cards Only
Crafting When We Can Challenges - #146 Shabby Chic
A Gem Of A Challenge - #196 Wedding or Anniversary
(I used the top row Lace Flowers Bling)


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tulle Shaker Card - Inspired by Jennifer McGuire

I don't know about you but I love shaker cards.  Recently I learned a new way to make them, thanks to Jennifer McGuire, and wanted to share it with you.


It's not your normal shaker card.  Instead of using acetate for the window, you use TULLE!!!  But there is more to it than that.  You will have to watch my video to see how it's done, but I think you are going to LOVE this!!!

CLICK HERE watch my video and see how it's done.

A few good challenges...
Modsquad Challenge Blog - Spark It Up
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - #59 Make It Pink
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #162
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #37


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Easy 4th of July Home Decor Project

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Honeybunnies Treasures and was given the Stars And Stripes Mini Page Kit to work with.  Since I really don't do much scrapbooking I thought I would show other ways to work with it.  This week I have created an easy to make home decor piece for the 4th of July.


All of the details are in my YouTube video...
to watch it just CLICK HERE 

I found a few challenges...
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #162
613 Avenue Create - #198 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #253 Celebrations
(you inspiration photo made me think of a 4th of July picnic)

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

4th Of July Picture Frame & Easy Pinwheel Tutorial

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Honeybunnies Treasures and was given the Sweet Liberty Mini Page Kit to work with.  Since I really don't do much scrapbooking I thought I would show other ways to work with it.  This week I decided to decorate a frame and make an easy pinwheel.


Last weeks project was a birthday card for my daughter, 
and this frame is also for her birthday.

All the details are in my video, including the easy pinwheel tutorial and links to the products used.  Just CLICK HERE to watch my tutorial.

Guess what...there are challenges for this!!!
Hiding In My Craft Room - #302 Any Holiday
613 Avenue Create - #197 Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #161 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - #342 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - June Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - #45 Anything Goes
(Your inspiration photo made me think of a 4th of July picnic)


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 4

Welcome to week #4, the final part of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I have posted a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For week #4 I will be showing you how to make a fabric flower the does not involve sewing.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, brad, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless (hmmm...again, sounds familiar)


CLICK HERE to watch

And if you have missed the first 3 parts
here are the links...

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4th of July Birthday Shaker Card

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Honeybunnies Treasures and was given the Sweet Liberty Mini Page Kit to work with.  Since I really don't do much scrapbooking I thought I would show other ways to work with it.  For this week I decided to make some cards for the 4th of July, and the one I'm sharing here is the shaker card.


The kit included this 4" x 6" panel with the Statue of Liberty on it and I used a craft knife to cut out the image leaving an opening for the shaker part of the card.  I not only added red, white, and blue sequins to the shaker, but added a few to the front of the card too.  And then I added a strip of the red and white striped paper (also in the kit) down the side and embellished it with stars cut from blue metallic cardstock and added a silver sequin to the center of each star.  I decided the words Celebrate Freedom did not stand out enough, so I underlined it with red Stickles.

Believe it or not, this will be a birthday card.  My daughter's birthday is near the 4th of July and she is very patriotic.  But not only that, she will be 18 years old...and what does every 18 year old do?  They CELEBRATE FREEDOM!  I actually made another card for her from this kit, but decided I am giving her this one instead of the other one.  

To see the other card I made using this kit and to learn more about this kit just CLICK HERE and watch my YouTube video :) 

Challenges...
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Birthday Bash
Crafty Creations Challenges - #342 Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday AG
The House That Stamps Built - M2417 Anything Goes
CAS On Sunday - #108 Shaker Card
A Bit More Time To Craft - #44 Anything Goes


Thanks for watching and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 3


Welcome to week #3 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers in week #3 I will be using a die to cut the fabric and from there creating a beautiful flower.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless (hmmm...sounds familiar)


If you're into Shabby Chic like I am you will LOVE these!

CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss Part 4 next week when I show you how to make "no sew" flowers!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!