Thursday, December 29, 2016

Season's Greetings

Hello Everyone,

It has been awhile since my last post. Things have been busy and as most of you know, the magic of the Holidays had to happen somehow... But I'm back, and today I have an inspiration card using your MHKDesigns digital stamps and papers. Here is my card for today, enjoy.

Winter seems to be a gray and dank season.
However, I believe during this time is when color has the opportunity to pop!
This is what I tried to illistrate with this card.

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MHKDesigns vintage images work so well with each other.
I invite you to check out her Etsy store and see for yourself
the versatility of stamp sets and variety of digital papers we have to offer

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I printed out two copies of the poinsettia. I colored one poinsettia, cut it out, then placed it on the base poinsettia. That is how its leaves are matching gray.

Left/Below: Pops of red seem to pop off the page. Leading your eye all around the card.
Right/Bottom: Of winter does have some sparkle. I choose to depict it by punching out glittery some snowflakes.


I encourage you to stop by the MHKDesigns blog to see more inventive ideas from our design team, and then play along with our monthly challenge, or just enjoy a bit of eye candy.

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Stop on over and see what we have to offer. It is certain to spark the imagination. So, thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.

All the best,


Supplies Used:

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Three Birds

Hello All,

{PIN}spirational is having their last challenge of the year!! But before I get to the challenge, I would like to share my card for today, enjoy!



Our three bird ornaments are using all the same colors.
I cross-polluniated the same color to different parts of the bird
creating a cohesive design.

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Our sponsor for this challenge
Winner of this challenge receives 
3 digis from our sponsor!!!


And now for our challenge:
Challenge #181
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The background flourish was done by layering a die-cut sheet over
a lightly sponged base creating a subtle ombre effect. 
Our birds were printed out in three different sizes.
Along with the cross-pollination of color, and by staggering the birds,

 it creates an interesting scene without looking too cluttered.
Challenges Entered:
Cards in Envy: Celebrate the Season Card Challenge









I know you have all heard it before, but now it is my turn to chime in... Wow! did this year go by in a flash! The days may have been long at times but the year flew by... I am grateful for the good, the bad, and the ugly this year provided. Well let me put it this way, I am grateful for the good, the happy, and the blessings I received this year. And you, my readers and followers, are part of what makes me so happy. Thank you for a fantastic year and am looking forward to another creative year with you in 2017!!

Well, that should do it for me. I hope you have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by my little byte of the internet. I do hope you will join us at PINspirational. It should be fun! Until then take care and happy crafting.



All the best,
Shawna

Sunday, December 18, 2016

White on White Mistletoe

Hello All,

I hope this post finds you well and ready for the coming weeks of the New Year! For today I am playing with Come and Get It Challenge and Creative with Stamps. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The monochromatic white-on-white color scheme
seems to make this card elegant and timeless.
Lots of festive sparkle and shine topped off
 with a white paper and vellum bow.
Rhinestones are sprinkled around and within the mistletoe.

Below: Detail view of the sparkly mistletoe and vellum bow. The view above/left shows the card in light and
below/right shows the card not in light, casting all sorts of beautiful shadows.
   


Challenges Entered:
Come and Get It Challenge: Christmas
Creative with Stamps: Challenge #9- Use a Christmas Stamp












Wrapping is the bane of my existence this time of year. Usually, I bare down on Christmas Eve and just get it done... While wrestling with the paper, it gets me a bit ornery knowing I am doing all this fussy work only to have it be ripped open in a few short hours... So, here I am once again with Christmas breathing down my neck and have yet to wrap one single gift...Tis' the season to procrastinate, I guess!! I think the movie A Christmas Story 24-hour marathon on TBS has my name written all over it, again.

So cheery tonight... Yikes! Anyway, I want to thank you for stopping by my corner of the internet. I hope to see you soon in Blogland. Until then take care and happy stamping!


All the best,
Shawna

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Reindeer Games

Hello Friends,

For today I will be playing along with Fusion Card Challenge. So without further ado here is my card for today, enjoy!

I wish you could feel this card because the snowflakes are velvety.
I think textures was the name of the game for this challenge so I tried to pick
elements that went with that theme.

Again lots of texture. The reindeer was cut by partial die-cutting then fussy cutting its trail.
 The sentiment seems to glide with the reindeer
What inspired me about the photo was its greenery.
I tried to illustrate that using PP with pine, wood then distressing the edges.

Challenges Entered: 


Life, like the weather, is changing here at my household. My son just turned 9 and my daughter is soon to be eleven. I have a ton of jobs, ideas, and oh yeah, Christmas!  Then I turn and look back and think change is good. Like the weather, as in life, I feel change allows for renewal, reflection, and a bit of nerv-citment! What is nerv-citment? Well, it is excitement along with nervousness that life brings you in times of change. 

Last Sunday evening after an entire day of activity, my husband asked if I wanted a glass of wine to end the busy day. I accepted and assumed a position under a blanket on the couch with my wine... So comfy... Too comfy apparently, because next thing I knew I heard a smash... You can only imagine the mess of red wine laced with bits of glass all over the floor! Our wool area rug and bare wood floors littered with debris. Nothing some towels can't soak up and a bit of Oxi-clean got that stain right out!! The most wonderful time of year? I say yes... Blessed to have so much to do...

Thank you for stopping by today. I know it has been awhile since I wrote a personal narrative but today I had a bit more time to write it up! So thank you all for stopping by my corner of the internet and I hope to see you soon in Blogland.

All the best,
Shawna

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Write Stuff

Hello again,

And welcome back to the final day of MHKDesigns release with TheGrandStampede!

It is that time again at MHK Designs. Our new December release is out and I am here to share the new 'The Write Stuff' digi stamp set. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I decided to take a more contemporary route for this card.
Kind of funky with vintage elements.
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All new eclectic stamps and sentiments
now available at MHKDesigns Etsy Store
The Write Stuff digital stamp set
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... 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!
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Above: I really like the monochromatic color scheme for this card. The funky elements like the glasses and the typeset lettering really set the tone for this design.

Bottom: The paper in the typewriter is actually popping off the card. Just a bit of editing for the sentiment and now it gives the impression that it was actually typed. The silver typeset letters work so well with this design. And the message has complimented the sentiment nicely.



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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 tomorrow, happy stamping!

All the Best,

Sweetness

Hello Crafty Friends,

For today I will be playing along with The Curtain Call, Freshly Made Sketches, and Cards in Envy. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The color scheme for this card came directly
from Curtain Call. Glorious colors!! Great job DT's!!

I like the white pop of color coming from the edges of the images.
So festive and happy.

Below: Detail showing the hot choco cup and wonderful dry embossing .. 

Challenges Entered:




Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon, but until then take care and happy stamping.

All the best,
Shawna

Friday, December 9, 2016

Fanciful Feathers

Hello again, 

Welcome back to day three of MHKDesigns release with TheGrandStampede!

It is that time again at MHK Designs. Our new December release is out and I am here to share the new 'Fanciful Feathers' digi stamp set. Here is my card for today, enjoy!



Colorful feathers everywhere!
Using a repeated image can make for a fantastic background.
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All new eclectic stamps and sentiments
now available at MHKDesigns Etsy Store

Fanciful Feathers stamp set
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...
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!
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The black border around the card was a good border to end the color.

MHKDesigners Blog List
Jerrie Mead
Almost done!---->Shawna Standish<---- you are here

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 tomorrow, happy stamping!

All the Best,

Other Supplied Used:

Beautiful Bottles stamp set



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ombre Snowflake

Hello Fellow Crafters,

For today I will be playing along with The Paper Players. A fantastic challenge for this time of year. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The background was a template for another card.
I used it as a stencil and thought it was too pretty to throw away.
I thought it would be perfect for this card.

The snowflake is a cut out from a piece of DP.
I just couldn't resist using it for this design.

Above: This color combination is so pretty... The shiny snowflake and sentiment look
so nice against the dark blue background and ombre stripes.

Below: Two pictures of the same card showing its shiny elements in the light and one out of the light. Look at the ombre background in shadow... Wow!! 



Challenges Entered:
The Paper Players: PP324- Theme Challenge




Well, that should do it for me. I do hope you enjoyed your visit and the card for today. See you soon for another installment from TheGrandStampede. So, until next time take care and happy stamping, y'all.

All the best,
Shawna
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