MHK Designs

2016 Wrap Up

Hi Crafty friends!!  

I am sharing this video on my YouTube channel today and wanted to share it here as well.  

2016 has been another whirl wind year, and I like to stop and reflect on the year at this time of the season.  We have so much to be thankful for!  

This will be my last post for 2016, as I want to settle in and enjoy the season with my family!!  I will be back to it the first of the year! 




Changes for 2017 -

  • I am stepping down from the Design Teams for MHK Designs and Craftin' Desert Divas.  I loved both so much, but I can't continue to keep up with everything I'm doing.  Some of those juggling balls are dropping.  This is such a hard thing to do, as I love being part of the teams, but I just can't fit everything into my daily life!!  
  • I will continue on with Riley & Co. and Prickley Pear Stamps and I hope to use my time to make those projects even better!  I'm looking for more quality over the quantity of posts/projects.  
  • I will also continue on with Scrapbook Blessings Club and heART of Worship posts.  Each of those is once a month, and again I hope to put more effort into those projects and videos for you.  
  • One goal I've set for 2017 is to share more Bible Journaling as well.  This is something I really have fallen in love with, and I hope to make more time in my day for work in my Bible.  I'm excited to share that more as well!  
  • After all of that, I hope to share more things that I love on here!  I am excited for a new year!  


I appreciate all of you and am thankful for your visits here on my blog!! 

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! 


MHK Designs | December Release | The Write Stuff

What a week!!  We are on the final day of the release for MHK Designs today!  Today's set, The Write Stuff, is a fun vintage set of 6 images and 5 sentiments!!  What a great deal! 

OK, and who else now has the New Kids on the Block song stuck in your head?  Oh, oh oh oh oh....the right stuff.  HA HA... sorry!



After playing around with this - you will see more to come from this set from me - I added the phones in random order and colors on my paper.  I thought these colors were super cute together!  

And the phone paired with this sentiment is perfect!   

MHK December 4


Another great release set!  Make sure you check out the blog and you can find all of the new image HERE on the MHK Designs Etsy store! 


Thank you all for visiting this week!  I can't wait to share more with you all soon!!


MHK Designs | December Release | Fanciful Feathers

I am MOST excited about today's release!  It seems each month that there is always one set or one project that I REALLY LOVE more than the rest.  And that is today's.  

I gave you a sneak peek of Fanciful Feathers last week with our challenge, but today I am sharing more!  And you guys, you have to stop by the MHK Designs Blog today.  The rest of the DT hit this one out of the park with this set!!  AWESOME.  Seriously AWESOME!!  



 I wanted to do something really great, especially after seeing the other DT ladies projects.  So I printed the feathers in different colors on vellum.  I knew that I wanted to use this in my Journaling Bible.  And it's hard to print on your bible, so vellum is the next choice!!

december feathers

After I printed them, I trimmed them down to fit the size of my Bible page. Then I used double sided tape on the edge of the vellum to adhere to the spine of my Bible.  I added the washi tape just for fun and more color.  With the double sided tape on just the edge you can still get to the next page in your bible if you need to.  


feathers december release


I love how this turned out.  Not only is it my favorite project for this release, it's one of my favorite pages in my Journaling Bible.  

Make sure you check out the BLOG and SHOP HERE!!

Thanks for the visit today!

MHK Designs | December Release | Stitched Tea Party

In addition to today's Release post, I am also on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog today with a super cute project for their Designer Highlight!  Check it out here after you check out the release.  


Are you ready for Day 3 of Release Week at MHKDesigns!!  Today we are releasing Stitched Tea Party.  This stamp set has 2 great images that have a different look to them!  How fun are they?  Plus the 5 great sentiments that coordinate so well.  




 I printed my image of the pot and cup and then printed again on the digital paper to paper piece them on.  I did color the greenery, but the rest was paper pieced.  I pulled those papers on the rest of the card and tied it all together with some rustic twine.  

MHK December 1

I left my sentiment tab hanging out as maybe a tea bag tag would hand out.  

This is a super cute card, and I'm so excited to share it with you all!!  

Make sure you check out the MHK Designs Blog today - and you can shop online HERE.  


MHK Designs | December Release | Realistic Roses

Welcome back to Day 2 of Release week for MHKDesigns!

Make sure you visit the Blog today to see all the awesome samples using today's release set, Realistic Roses. This set features one awesome rose image and three great sentiments.  



 I focused on the sentiment and paired it with some of the MHKDesigns digital papers.  I added in some color and white, plus a bit of lace to finish off a very soft feeling card.  

december 2


This set is so perfect for so many occasions!  I can't wait to see more created with it!!

Thank you guys for visiting today!!  


MHK Designs | December Release | Pretty Petunias

We are kicking off another exciting week of NEW STAMPS!!  Today is the first day of release week for MHKDesigns! MHKDesigns is an etsy store with AWESOME digital stamps and papers!!  

Today's release is featuring Pretty Petunias!!  These images are super cute, and the fonts that the sentiments are in is a perfect touch!!  



You can find Pretty Petunias HERE on the MHKDesigns Etsy Store!  Be sure you check out the blog today to see the other inspiration from the team!


December 3


I printed the image in a light red color and added the sentiment right over top of it.  This is one awesome benefit to having the digital stamps!  I pulled some wood grain and gold foil paper to tie the card together and then added some black satin ribbon.  

I love how this card turned out!  

 Check out the MHKDesigns Blog!

I hope you all enjoy today's project.  Tomorrow's is equally as fun!  I love release week!!  

Thanks for visiting!!


Surprise Blog Hop for Julie!

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a SPECIAL SURPRISE blog hop for my dear friend, Julie Odil!


Julie was recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, so this hop is our was of letting her know that we are here for her. You should have come here from Audy VanZandt. If you didn't, please hop over to THIS POST for a complete list of participants! Along with this hop, there is a special release digital stamp set and paper pack from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop designed specifically for sending get well cards to those struggling with different forms of cancer. The colors of the paper pack are lavender (all cancers awareness), lime green (lymphoma awareness), pink (breast cancer awareness), teal (ovarian cancer awareness), and peach (cervical cancer awareness). Take a peek at these products...

I choose to work with the lavender paper to work for all cancers!  I kept the rest simple as I wanted to mail this out too.  I printed the sentiment on the paper and then colored the flower with Copics.  I added a quick bow and was done.  


December 1 Blog Hop


Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I know that Julie need our support now more than ever, so let's band together and show her that we are here for her! Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Leah Cornelius!!

What a great way to kick off December!! 

Julie, will be keeping you in our prayers - remember God has a plan for you!!  

MHK Designs November Challenge


Hi friends!!  I am back again with more MHK Designs goodies for you!!  Today we are starting our newest Monthly Challenge!  


This idea image is so pretty and some of us are showcasing a fun set from the upcoming December release!! I can't wait to share that release with you all!!



 Make sure you join us over at the MHK Designs blog and you can win prizes!!  


November Challenge

 This set is called Fanciful Feathers, and like I said is part of the December release!!  So you will have to wait a bit to get it.  But the wait is worth it!!  

I put three feathers together on the back and added the larger one in front.  I added the sentiment over top in black to make a nice focal point.  Thankfully, I had some cute papers that matched this color challenge and some black twine to finish it off.  


Have a great Holiday week!!




MHK Designer Inspiration

Hi crafty Friends!  There is a lot going on this week here on the blog! Check it all out below!


But first, let's talk about today's card form MHK Designs.  

When I first saw the wreath set, I really wanted to make this card, but didn't get a chance too.

MHK October Challenge

For mine, I went with some heavy brown cardstock and I ran it through my Big Shot with my wood grain embossing folder.  A wood grain stamp would be great for this effect as well.    I decided I wanted more of an inlay look, so I used my rectangle dies to cut out the middle portions, and matted that on another piece of cardstock. 

I hung the wreath with some twine and an enamel dot.  Then I created the door knob with some glitter paper (it was on my desk) and another dot.  Super cute!! 

Be sure you grab this super cute set  - Wonderful Wreath - and use the fun wreath image!! 



While I didn't get all of the colors, I did use this image from our October Challenge to get inspiration from.  How perfect is this set for this challenge!  Check out the details on our challenge on the MHK Designs blog HERE.



Don't forget that Mynn is holding her 2017 Design Team call if you are interested in joining a great team!!   

Today kicks off the Prickley Pear Stamps Release for November and tomorrow is the Riley & Co. Stamps Release for November! I have fun projects  to share all week for both!! 

Be sure to check back!

Happy Birthday | MHK Designs

Hi again friends!!  I’m excited to pop on today to share this cute birthday card with you!!  I slipped this in a gift to one of my crafty friends, I am excited to see what she thinks!!


MHK Katie

The image is from the MHKDesigns set, Eat Your Cake!  And isn’t this cake image great?!  Love it!!  I paired it with some fun, retired CTMH papers and played ON TIME FOR ONCE with the Retro Sketches sketch!! 

I colored the images with my Copics, and added some white chalk around the side there with my chalk marker.  Then I finished it off with some sparkles. 



I wanted to let you know that Mynn is having a Design Team call for the 2017 term.  She is amazing to work with and the team has been super supportive!! CLICK HERE to check out the call.  

I will be back on Thursday with some fun eye candy for you.  And hopefully a video!!  We shall see.....