Saturday, February 18, 2017

Your Toadally Awesome -- for Imagine That! Digistamp

Hello, crafty friends, and happy Saturday!  It's time for a bit of mid-month inspiration in the Imagine That! Creative Playground.  The challenge goes all month, closing March 3.

Challenges are 'Anything Goes'.  If you use a Imagine That! Digistamp product, you can win Frogs in Love for yourself, and it's adorable!  Here's what I created with it:



I used one of the pre-printed images that come with the Frogs in Love digital stamp set (there are 2).  I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.  Then, I used a die set from Top Dog dies to create the heart-shaped card.  The sentiment is also from the Frogs in Love set.  The glitter hearts paper is from the Imagine That! Digistamp Beary in Love paper pack

Those frogs make beautiful music together, don't they?  I think they are toad-ally awesome!

Imagine That! Digistamp sets used:




I hope you can join us this month in the Creative Playground and win this set for yourself.  Just use an Imagine That! Digistamp image, and Frogs in Love is yours.  Toadally awesome, for sure!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Strong Women Lift Each Other -- an MHKDesigns New Release

It's the middle of February, Valentine's Day has come and gone, and there's another New Release today at MHKDesigns.  Today's new release is called Lovely Ladies. There are 3 equally Lovely Ladies in the digital set, and 4 great sentiments. 

I adore shaped cards, and make them often.  Here's a shape I haven't made before, but I thought it framed this Lovely Lady well: 



She didn't seem to need any coloring to me at all.  I printed her on colored card stock, then cut her out with an oval die.  Papers for this card are from MHKDesigns Damsel in Distress digital paper pack.  The sentiment is part of the Lovely Ladies set

I cut the card design out on my Silhouette Cameo with a design I found in the Silhouette Design Store. The ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.

MHKDesigns products used:




Have you joined the MHKDesigns monthly challenge yet?  It's Anything Goes, if you use an MHKDesigns product. You still have lots of time to enter -- it goes until the end of the month.  Come join the fun!  I'd love to see what you make!  Check out the MHKDesigner and Friends Facebook group, too. There's lots of great inspiration there!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Each Day is a Blessing from God -- an MHKDesign New Release

Hello, and happy Friday!  Today is the day after chemo treatment #5.  I rarely feel good this day, so I scheduled this a couple days ago.  I usually lay pretty low the first few days after a treatment.  But, I have to get through this one and one more.  I can DO this!

Today is another New Release at MHKDesigns.  Easter isn't too far off --  never too early to start those projects!  Today's new release is perfect for Easter and Spring.  It's called, appropriately, Hoppy Easter



I colored the Hoppy Easter digital stamp set with Faber-Castell Polycolor pencils.  The sentiment, (and there are some great ones!) is part of the set.  The papers that I used to make this round card are from the Easter Flowers digital paper set.

Here's another view:

I used circle dies from Craftin' Desert Divas and Lifestyle Crafts to make this card.  The label die is from Hot Off the Press.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.

MHKDesigns products used:


Have you joined the MHKDesigns monthly challenge yet?  It's Anything Goes, if you use an MHKDesigns product. You still have lots of time to enter -- it goes until the end of the month.  Come join the fun!  I'd love to see what you make!  Check out the MHKDesigner and Friends Facebook group, too. There's lots of great inspiration there!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Whooo Loves You? for Imagine That! Digistamp

It's Thursday, and it's time for some inspiration on the Imagine That! Digistamp blog.  It's also my 5th chemotherapy treatment day (out of 6 -- getting close!).  There have been some adorable Valentine's Day sets released recently in the Imagine That! Digistamp store.  You can find them here. I used one of the new sets, and one of the new digi paper packs to create a treat bag to fill with some chocolates to take to the chemo nurses today:



This delightful treat bag, cut out on my Silhouette Cameo, uses the Owl Always Love You digital stamp set.   This is the pre-colored male owl from the set.  The fun hearts paper behind him is from the Tweet on You digital paper set.

I've been trying to use my Cricut Explore more.  I've figured out how to upload JPEG's and PNG's into the machine, then use the print and cut feature.  I did that to cut out the owl and branch he's sitting on. 

Imagine That! Digistamp products used:



Check out the rest of the great inspiration on the Imagine That! Digistamp blog today.  Don't forget about the monthly challenge going on.  If you use an Imagine That! Digistamp image, you can win an awesome frog image!  It's perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings, sweethearts, spring, etc. There's also an awesome Imagine That! Digistamp Facebook group to check out.  There, you'll find freebies, more inspiration, notices of sales, and some great friendships!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Live Out Loud! for Crafty Sentiments Designs

It's Tuesday!  That means it's time for a new challenge on the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog.  It's also New Release week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  You'll find the New Releases rubber stamps in the store on Saturday, Feb. 11.  You'll see all the new releases on the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog today through Friday. 

This week's challenge is Anything Goes.  The entire team is working with today's New Release, Josh - The Sound.



I stamped the rubber stamp, Josh - the Sound onto Copic blending card, then used Copic markers to color it.   The sentiment is computer generated and just seemed to fit the image.  

I cut the easel card out on my Silhouette Cameo.  I found the awesome music paper at Pixel Scrapper.  It is digital.   The music notes are from a Spellbinders Die set. The other dies used on the card are also from Spellbinders. 

I hope you enjoyed this new release and will visit the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog this week to see the other wonderful ones, then I hope you'll join this weeks' Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs

Monday, February 6, 2017

I Wuff You -- for Path of Positivity

It's the first Monday of the month, and it's time for a new challenge at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. This month's optional theme is "An Expression of Love". The challenge runs until March 5th.  Link up any inspirational piece!

One of our guest sponsors this month is Imagine That! Digistamp.  I used the Puppy Love digital stamp set to follow this month's Expression of Love theme and created this:



I used a preprinted image from the Imagine That! Digistamp's Puppy Love set, and used my Cricut Explore to cut it out.  The card base, with the paw print border, was cut out on my Silhouette Cameo.  The Heart paper is also from Imagine That! Digistamp.  The sentiment comes with the Puppy Love digital stamp set.

Every pet owner needs a Valentine's Day card from their pet.  My husband will get this one from our Golden Retriever, Sophie.  She loves him almost as much as she loves her peanut butter treats!  It is truly an expression of love.

I hope you join in the Expression of Love challenge this month at The Path of Positivity.  We have great sponsors and prizes, it's a super easy theme to follow with this month having Valentine's Day in it, and I'd love to see what you make!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Our Greatest Glory... for MHKDesigns New Release

"Our Greatest Glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."  Isn't that quote by Confucius the best?   I find such power and hope in it!

It's also one of the sentiments included in today's New Release at MHKDesigns, found in the Etsy Shop.  The New Release is "The Glory of the Lord".



I created this tag/bookmark, thinking it would be great inspiration for someone with  cancer, or another terminal disease.  It would work very well tucked in a Bible or Devotional book.  

I colored the morning glories from The Glory of the Lord with  Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.  The design papers, including the one the sentiment/quote is printed on, are an MHKDesigns digital paper set called Easter Flowers.

Dies used to create this tag are from Hot Off the Press and Craftin' Desert Divas.  Really Reasonable Ribbon and Timeless Twine finish it off.



Check out the MHKDesigns blog for more inspiration and to find out how you can win this set, and the other MHKDesigners blogs to see their incredible takes on this new release.  There's also a great Facebook group, MHKDesigners & Friends that you don't want to miss!

There'll be new releases all month -- the 10th, 15th, 20th, and 25th, so keeping checking back, and don't forget to enter the MHKDesigns monthly challenge.  It's anything goes, if you use an MHKDesigns image.  This would be a great one to use!