Thursday, April 20, 2017

Funky Flowers -- an MHKDesigns New Release

Hello, my crafty friends, and happy Thursday.  The new releases are winding down at MHKDesigns.  I hope you've been enjoying the month as much as I have!  Today, the design team is showcasing Funky Flowers.  It is available in the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop, along with the other new releases (and all of the wonderful MHKDesigns!).  

I used one of the Funky Flowers designs and colored it with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.  The sentiment, which I love, is part of the Funky Flowers digital stamp set.  The light blue background paper is also from MHKDesigns.  It is part of the Rosy Posy Digital Paper set.

MHKDesigns supplies used on this card:

Have you entered the MHKDesigns challenge yet for your chance to win some MHKDesigns sets of your own?  You have until the end of the month, and it's going fast!  Use an MHKDesigns product, and it's anything goes.  Use another image, and there's an inspiration board for you to follow.  Check out the awesome MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group, too! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring! For Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's the third Monday of the month, which means it's time for some mid-month inspiration over on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. The optional theme this month is The Beauty of Nature, but you can link up any positive themed project.

Here's my Beauty of Nature entry:

I love to color butterflies, and this one from this month's guest sponsor, Sparkle N Sprinkle, was a joy to color. I got to use some of my fluorescent Copic markers that I hardly ever use. After coloring the butterfly, I fussy cut it out.  The card was a design I found in the Silhouette Design Store, cut out on my Silhouette Cameo.  The embellishments are from Paper Whimsies. 

The challenge at Path of Positivity Challenge blog goes a month.  You have until April 30 to join in our The Beauty of Nature challenge.  

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Enjoy Your Day -- an MHKDesigns New Release

Hello, fellow crafters!  Is this really almost the middle of April?  I hope you are having springtime weather where you live!  Tomorrow is Easter, and more often than not, it is cold here on Easter, but I am hoping for "unseasonably warm."  If you've been following my cancer journey with me, I had a PET scan last week, and it showed that I'm in complete remission!  Thank you for all your prayers and kind thoughts!  Thursday, I had a bone marrow biopsy.  It is (hopefully) the last test needed to show I'm in remission.  We won't know whether the cancer is gone from my bone marrow & spinal fluid without this test.  Now, we're waiting for the results -- sometime next week.  Your prayers are appreciated !

There are many new releases this month in the MHKDesigns Etsy Store.  I'm featuring one today that has a masculine feel.  It's perfect for Father's Day or masculine birthdays.  Here's a tag I made featuring "Dear Dad".

MHKDesigns products used on this tag:

Have you joined in the MHKDesigns challenge yet?  It goes all month, so there's still plenty of time!  Don't forget about the MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook group.  Plus, there are still more New Releases to check out on April 20 and April 25!  It all starts on the MHKDesigns blog!

After the Rain -- for Imagine That! Digistamp

April 15?  Already?  Do I say this every month, LOL?  Today, it's time for some mid-month inspiration over at the Imagine That! Digistamp Creative Playground. The current challenge goes until May 5, so there's lots of time.  If you use an Imagine That! Digistamp image, you can win the Rainy Day Fun set (I used one of the images and one of the sentiments on this card) for FREE!

Here's my inspiration!

I used one of the black & white images from the Rainy Day Fun set (the 2 birds), and one of the pre-printed images from the set (the puddle), along with a sentiment, to create the focal point of this card.  The birds are colored with Copic markers.  The sun-shaped card in an SVG cutting file from The Cutting Cafe.  I used some thin washi tape on the rays of the sun so give it a bit of extra sparkle and shine.  The cloud die is from American Crafts, with some pen work added to match the puddle. 

I love this sentiment from the Rainy Day Fun set.  It keeps me going on some of my "low" days.  I had a bone marrow biopsy (major ouch!) on Thursday, and now I'm waiting for the results.  The test was needed to prove that I am for sure in remission -- that there is no longer cancer in my bone marrow and spinal fluid.  Prayers are appreciated!  I should know the results some time this upcoming week. 

If you celebrate Easter, have a blessed day.  For me, this one will be particularly special, a day of re-birth and truly starting over.  I'm excited!  He has given me new life!

I hope you join the Imagine That! Digistamp's challenge this month at the Creative Playground.  I'd love for you to have a chance to win this set. I'd also love to see what you make!  Check out the wonderful Facebook group too, for even more inspiration, news, and fun!  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bloom -- for Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog

It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog. This week, the theme is "flowers".  Easy!  You can stamp them, color them, die cut them, or add them from you stash -- any creative way you can think of.  We just want to see  a flower (or many) on your creation.

I used the adorable Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, Flourish, to create this: 

I stamped Florish, then used Copic markers to color her.  The cross stitch oval die cuts are from Die-namics.  The card base and flower were cut out on my Silhouette Cameo with a design from the Silhouette Design Store.  The designer dot paper is an Echo Park Dots & Stripes 12x12 paper.  The "bloom" sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe Shop. 

I hope you join the Flower challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog.  There's also a monthly challenge in the Crafty Sentiments Facebook Group. Join them both, because there's great prizes, and I'd love to see what you make!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bird Song -- an MHKDesigns New Release

April 10 -- that means it's New Release day at MHKDesigns!  Whoot! Whoot!  I love to see what this talented team does with the new releases!  It all starts on the MHKDesigns blog.  

Today's New Release is Birdcage Silhouettes, and I used one of my all-time favorite quotes on this card.  

Birdcage Silhouettes, and all of this month's New Releases are available now and found in the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop.

MHKDesigns products used on this card:

There will be more new releases throughout the month.  Come back on April 15, April 20, and April 25 to see the entire new release and what the incredible designers from this team have created with them.  You won't be disappointed.  All the fun starts on the MHKDesigns blog!

Have you entered this month's challenge yet?  It's just getting starting.  It's Anything Goes if you use an MHKDesigns image.  There's an inspiration board if you use another image.  Come join in!

Don't forget about the MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook group for more inspiration, news, and fun. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Make a Wish -- for Imagine That! Digistamp

Happy Thursday, everyone!  Today is a big, big day for me.  I had a PET scan yesterday and today I find out the results.  I've been doing a lot of wishing and even more praying.  Please, Lord, let that cancer still be in remission!

I'm also making birthday wishes today for Imagine That! Digistamp for some Thursday inspiration. I have 2 good friends celebrating birthdays this week, and one of them got this card for their special day. 

Isn't that a yummy looking birthday cake?  Makes you want to celebrate, doesn't it?  I used a pre-colored image from the Make a Wish KD kit and cut it out on my Cricut Explore. 

There is incredible value in this kit -- lots of images, bingo cards, sentiments, and papers!  Check out all the goodness!

The Kraft tag and large scalloped edge card were cut out on my Silhouette.  Papers from this card were found in the Make a Wish KD Kit.  The sentiment is also part of the kit.  The white shimmer trim and fibers are from Close To My Heart. 

Have you joined in on the monthly challenge at the Imagine That! Creative Playground?  There's a great set this month, perfect for spring projects that can be yours.  Just use an Imagine That! Digistamp image. The challenge goes all month, so come link up!  Check out the fun and informative Imagine That! Digistamp Facebook Group, too.