Sunday, November 29, 2015


Made it just in time for Mrs. A's monthly butterfly challenge.  I was making a December birthday card for a co-worker and decided to combine it with this challenge.  Notice the two corner punched butterflies.  Also the embossed butterfly and stick on crystal butterfly.  Stamp by Hero Arts, paper by  Red Rubber Designs.  Also got the 3 bosses Christmas cards made this weekend, will show those another day.

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #43: Q is for Quadruple
Crafting When We Can: #108: Don't Forget the Animals

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale at MHK Designs Etsy shop! 

 Shoppers will get 50% off of everything with a minimum order of $5. 

Mynn is offering a "THANK YOU" for your wonderful support and kindness, MHKDesigns with  a 50% off sale this weekend!  Hop over to the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop and use code BLACKNCYBER from today, Friday, November 27th, until Tuesday, December 1st!

The next release date is December 6-11 and those stamps and paper sets are already in the store so you can get a jump on your Christmas cards! Check back December 6-11 at Mynn Kitchen's blog onastampage to see samples with the new designs (and comment for a chance to win each day) and links to the design team members each day to see what they created!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy 60th Anniversay

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy 60th Anniversary to my parents today!
Celebrating today with Mass and brunch with my parents and family for their 60th anniversary!
My parents are one of my many things to be thankful for today. Above is the card I made for them. No stamping, just several die cuts, punches and an embossing folder to get the elegant look I wanted.

A few fun challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania: Embossing
Pink & Main Challenge Blog #3: Thanks/Gratitude

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pocket Card Swap Recieved

This is the gorgeous pocket letter I received in the swap, isn't it fabulous, great colors and really like the sentiment chosen for the center and the ornament theme and all the extra ornaments and snowflakes sent for me!  The nicest letter was tucked in the back for me too!  This lovely pocket letter was made by Em, my HOC teammate, who lives in England! You can find her lovely blog at Creative Em.   Thank you again Em!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pocket Card

My first pocket card and what fun to make!  It was an optional swap the design team at House of Cards could participate in. You could choose a winter or holiday theme, mine is a bit of a mix and was sent all the way to Norway to Meredith (Ma).  As you can see below, the back of the pockets had little goodies in them to matched embellishment or theme of the front of that pocket, except the pocket with my letter.  Pintrest has examples of how to make a pocket card it you are interested or you can just wing it from my example.  Close-ups are below.

A few fun challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #171: Anything Goes
Darling Cardmakers: Anything but a card

Monday, November 16, 2015


I was a random winner of a gift certificate to STAMPlorations for participating in the Hop to Stop domestic violence and this darling cupcake stamp was one of the items I chose. I paired it with some imaginisce paper, a couple die cuts, a bit of glitter on top of my Copic coloring and into the mail it went!  Thank you Sherry at STAMPlorations!
A few fun challenges:
Melonheadz Friends: Any 3 in a row Sentiment, die cut, bright colors

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mug Bear

Isn't this Mug Bear from Gerda Steiner  Designs just adorable?  I've been meaning to join her progressive challenge for awhile and when I saw this image I could not resist.  You buy the first image for the challenge and then each month you get the image for the challenge free! I just love to color bears, my favorite part is  after coloring putting  Copic blender fluid on a small piece of burlap or  any textured material and pressing it to the bear, I have a close up so you can see the texture it adds to your image.
I used a new die cut I got at Hobby Lobby, it is a Momenta cutting template and I was also excited about the little pieces from the center, see below, I'm sure I can use those to embellish.

I've been following Jennifer McGuire's kindness challenge and as I was making this card I was trying to think of who I normally do not send cards to that likes purple as much as I do.  The list of people that like purple was long but I decided on my husband.  He makes the coffee on the weekends and usually get me a refill so I wrote him a little thank you/appreciate you not on the inside.  I think he will be surprised.

A few fun challenges:
Cute Card Thursday:#339 Birds/Animals
Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge
Sparkle and Sprinkle November Challenge: Embossing (mug)
Word Art Wednesday #202: Anything Goes

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Puppy and Butterflies

I colored up this darling puppy for my chemo buddies weekly card, can you guess that red is her favorite color?  I also made it to fit a few of my favorite challenges and felt it fit Jennifer McGuires kindness challenge.  Supplies I used: Great Impressions stamp, Authentique pattern paper: Smitten, Copics, and gems from my stash.

A few fun challenges:
Jennifer McGuire Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week 1
Sketch Saturday Challenge #386
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #42: Butterflies & Z for Zig Zags

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Welcome Autumn: House of Cards November Challenge

House of Cards   November Challenge:   
Technique Challenge: Stamped Punch Window
For my card I started with this Autumn digi from Sparkle N Sprinkle, after coloring with my Copics I added some glitter to the cats and leaves (see close up below) and then on to making my punched window.  Be sure to check out House of Cards for Mynn's video on how to do this technique and each week a team member will have another video with a twist. 

Normally your paper forming the frame to your window is mounted with foam tape, my frame was too skinny or it was the embossing but it was not pretty so I cut out several windows  and glued them together to get the dimension I needed for my window. I added some sequins and an embossed Pumpkin and was good to go!

Check out the cards by the rest of the talented design team: