August 30, 2015

Pile It On Challenge #84 - Friend/Friendly Hello

Hello friends!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you've had a great weekend, filled with lots of crafty goodness.  We have been doing nothing, but relaxing.  My daughter just finished the first week of her senior year.  I was slightly emotional on the first day of school, but in all, I'm a very proud mama.  I cannot wait to see all of the things she's going to accomplish.

It's Sunday, which brings us to another Pile It On challenge.  This weeks challenge is Friend/Friendly Hello.  Our sponsor this week is Inky Impressions.  This weeks winner will receive a $10 GC to their online shop.  Awesome, right?!

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge.

I have a friend who LOVES this color combo.  It's his favorite, and I wanted to try to use it for a masculine card.  I think I'm obsessed with stencils right now.  I want to use them on EVERYTHING. lol  I have to say, I really like how this turned out.  My focal cluster on the left hand side is simple, yet adds just the right bit of "something".  And I love those distress inks.  They're fabulous and blend beautifully.  I do hope the recipient of this card enjoys it as much as I do.  I am going to submit this for the following challenges.

That's all for me today.  I hope you'll head over to see what my PIO friends have created for you today.  They're all pretty amazing!

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Vellum, American Crafts DIY Shop Patterned Paper
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Circle Sentiments
Ink: Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Iced Spruce & Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Accessories: MFT Bold Paisley Stencil, MFT In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Dies, Spellbinders Small Smooth Circles Dies, Reverse Confetti Triple Chevies Die, Studio Calico Wood Veneer

August 20, 2015

MHK Designs August Release: Beginnings & Endings


Welcome back!  We're on day five of the MHK Designs August release.  There have been some awesome, and inspiring projects posted this month.  I have no doubt that Mynn will be happy with the outcome of her first release.  She's got some amazing digi's this month, and I can't wait for you to see what she's got coming in future months.  So exciting!  To visit her Etsy store, click HERE.

The last set I got to work with this month, was Beginnings & Endings.  This was perfect for me. lol  Just by looking at my card, you'll know why.

Here is what I made.

Yep, a butterfly!  And a gorgeous one at that.  I wanted it to be the main focus of my card, so I enlarged it, and colored it with my Copics.  I think it's beautiful.  I added a vellum scalloped circle, a small tag, some washi tape, a few Pretty Pink Posh silver sequins, a wood veneer heart and some metallic melon Gelato splatters.  In real life, the splatters are so sparkly.  Love that!

That's a wrap for our August release.  We hope you've enjoyed everything and we appreciate your help in celebrating the grand opening of MHK Designs Etsy store this month.  We will be back in October, with five new sets to share with you.  I hope you'll be back to visit, and see what's in store.  If you happen to create something with any of the August sets, make sure to leave me a comment with a link to your project, so I can visit and leave some blog love.

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

What's In It?
Paper: SU! Whisper White Cardstock, Lavender & Light Aqua Cardstock, Vellum, Kaiser Craft Kaleidoscope Patterned Paper
Stamps: MHK Designs Beginnings & Endings
Ink: Metallic Melon Gelato, Copic Markers: V20, V22 & V25
Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Heart, Music Notes Washi Tape, Reverse Confetti Circles & Scallops Dies, MFT In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Dies, Maya Road Natural Twine

August 17, 2015

MHK Designs August Release: Serene Seaside


Welcome to day two of the MHK Designs August release.  To visit Mynnette's Etsy store, click HERE.  I have no doubt there is something for everyone.

The next set that I got to work with, was Serene Seaside.

 Here is the card I made.

The nautical theme is popular these days.  I wanted to create something with this awesome anchor, so I enlarged it and paper pieced it with some light aqua patterned paper.  You can't see it that well, but in real life, it adds a little bit more interest.  I masked it, so I could stencil the background, to look a bit like netting.  I then added a bit of sea green colored splatters to the top left and bottom right.  I didn't want to hide the anchor, so I printed the sentiment on vellum, and added it over the anchor.  I like how it turned out.  This sentiment is perfect for a special someone I'm going to send it to, who just happens to live on the East Coast.  I hope he likes it.  I'm going to submit this card for the following challenges.

Crafty Cardmakers #145: Warm Summer Colors (The nautical theme reminds me of summer, hope this counts)
Love To Scrap #60:  Anything Goes
Ooh La La #187: For The Boys

We would love it if you helped us celebrate Mynn's new crafty endeavor.  We hope you'll be inspired, and will join us for this months release.  I can't wait to see what you come up with, using these gorgeous new digi's.

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Taupe Cardstock
Stamps: MKH Designs Serene Seaside
Ink: Copics: Y32, Y35 & B12, Tumbled Glass Distressed Ink
Accessories: SSS Stitched Rectangles Dies, Faber Castel Mixed Media Stencils, MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames, MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags