Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pet Puns

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome again to our August release from MHKDesigns! For today we are featuring our 'Pet Puns' stamp set. This set is uplifting and humorous. It is sure to make anyone's day a bit brighter. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I used two images and a sentiment from this set.
I think it hilarious that the fish look so worried while the cat is thinking of a way to pounce

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All new eclectic stamps and sentiments
now available at MHKDesigns Etsy Store


New Release:
Pet Puns



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!

MHKDesigners Blog List
Almost done!---->Shawna Standish<---- you are here
Tasha RJ


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At first, I wasn't going to distress the edges but I felt it needed a border.

I love those cat's eyes with a look of determination on his face.
The fish bowl was colored using colored pencils. The same goes with the cat's eyes.
Thanks for stopping by today, friends! We will be back in a couple of days with another *NEW* set to share from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop! Don't forget to get all your comments in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well! Until then, happy stamping!

All the Best,

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cheers Man!

Hello All,

Here to share with Y'all a new challenge at The Male Room. Our theme for the next two week is DRINK! Interpret our theme any way you'd like. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


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Challenge- Theme

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Well, that should do it for me. I hope you enjoyed your stay but more importantly, I hope you join our challenge at The Male Room. Until then take care and happy stamping! Take care all and looking forward to seeing you at The Male Room!! Happy crafting!!

All the best,
Shawna

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Marvelous

Hello, and welcome back to TheGrandStampede!

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

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All new eclectic stamps and sentiments
now available at MHKDesigns Etsy Store.

New Release:
Marvelous
Marvelous 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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MHKDesigners Blog List
Almost done!---->Shawna Standish<---- you are here

Thanks for stopping by today, friends! We will be back in a couple of days with another *NEW* set to share from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop! Don't forget to get all your comments in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well! Until next time, happy stamping!


All the Best,

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dogs Do Go to Heaven

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today marks a new challenge over at PINspirational. Before we get to our challenge I would like to share my card, enjoy!


This is a lovely card for a recipient who has lost its best friend. I think it's neutral colors are comforting and calming.
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Challenge #197
Image may contain: dog

The sponsor is
Prize- $10 gift certificate

Image may contain: text
Prize- $10 gift certificate 
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This card has been printed, water colored using markers and an aqua pen. Each piece of stained glass was fussy cut and reinserted on another printout to create texture. The cross again was colored this time in gold paint and the white was cut out of shimmering paper. The Embellishments were self stick dots again added for texture and focal point. Below you will see be hard in the light and the card without light. 

This is a good shot of the dimension on this card. There's visual dimension using the watercolored stained glass, cross, and the die cut dog. Also, physical dimension by cutting each pane of stained glass, pop dots for the already dimensional cross and of course our beloved dog. The simple sentiment says it all, I'm sorry for your loss.
Challenges Entered:


As some of us know, losing a dog is losing a family member. We lost our Great Pyrenees, Thor, September 10th 2001. The next day, as we all know, was September 11th the day the world changed. Later on we said that Thor was taken to heaven so he can greet all the fallen from September 11th. I will always remember him.

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

Messy Paint

Hello All, 

Today I would like to enter the challenge Fusion. This card takes both the inspiration photo and sketch and well... Fuses them together. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


This card was made for one of my kiddos on their first day of school. I think a nice word of encouragement
is good for the first day
.
At first I wanted to do was color the paint brushes rainbow but after checking the inspiration photo I didn't feel rainbow was necessary. So I picked some of the dominant colors and started stamping.
I saw the sketch had some symmetrical traits, so I thought keeping one side crisp and clean while the other is an 'artistic' mess.


Challenges Entered:
Fusion: Pastel Pencils

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. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best, 
Shawna

Friday, August 11, 2017

Shelves

Hello All,

For today I will be entering Inkspirational. Their vivid colors combined with rustic elements compelled me to enter this challenge at the last minute. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I really like the visual balance of this card.
I took the yellow color from the inspiration and decided to
create a vase for the wispy grass plant.

Above: The paper comes from a DD pack. All I did was sponge Cracked Pichashio, Mermaid Lagoon on 3 of the 5 boards. Afterward, I distressed the edges with gray ink and pencil.  Below: The white shelf from the inspiration made a wonderful strip for my sentiment. It seems to anchor the card nicely. Bottom: The shell was stamped on patterned luster paper. It is the only element on the card that has shine.


Entering Challenges:
Inkspirational: Challenge #40- Photo



My daughter loves to write as much as I love to make cards! Naturally I signed her up to go to writing camp. lt is there the students went on field trips to local restaurants, sample their food, and write up a review about the establishment. One trip they visited a bakery shop and got to sample all they had to offer. Poor child 😉! Afterward, the baker asked them to design a donut (I saw it as free marketing advice) and the winning donut will be sold next week to the public. Well, my girl won!! He said her recipe was cost effective, simple ingredients, and yes, yummy. Here is her recipe:
A plain donut with caramel frosting topped with apples, walnuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. WOW! Does that sound good! So if you happen to be in the neighborhood go on over to the local donut shop and order 'The Nutcracker' donut. It is sure to please. 

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. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best, 
Shawna

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sand and Sea

Hello All,

We are all holding on to the last days of Summer. Days are shorter and school is about to start but that doesn't mean we can't hold on a bit longer. That is why I am entering Addicted to CAS, Addicted to Stamps and More and AAA Cards Challenges. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


This is where sand and sea meet. The text 'sand' and 'sea' were done using
two sets of alphabet stamps. They look like they belong together!
This card would be a perfect thank you, encouragement, thinking of you
or even a get well card.
The adjectives used are so well... calming and peaceful.
Perfect for the last days of relaxing Summer fun.
Challenges Entered:
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #117- One Layer 
AAA Cards: CAS Game #96- Summer Fun
Addicted to Stamps and More: #254- Clean and Simple

  

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. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best, 
Shawna
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