Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HOC Blog Hop & Prizes

Welcome to our bi-annual House of Cards blog hop with prizes! This is such a fun event , be sure to go to all of the design team blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win prizes from our wonderful sponsors.  I chose a digital set from one our sponsor DeeDee Digi's to design with and made two cards with this fun set called Ornamental (Contempo).  I used the Inspiration Photo to start:

 This was my first card made with this wonderful digital set, it was pre-colored and also came in black and white but these colors seemed to fit the challenge so I went with them.  I used my Versa Mark pen on the entire left ornament and parts of the other two and them embossed with holographic embossing powder and added a few gems, a bow and I was done! Click on the image below to see the sparkle.


 I also wanted to see these ornaments on vellum, this vellum came with gold highlights already on them so I really did not need any embellishing.  Below I have the vellum lifted up so you can see the cute digital paper that also came with this set!

Thanks for visiting and here is the hop order so you don't miss any of the lovely designs and your chance to win prizes from our lovely sponsors! Or you can go to House of Cards main page to see the prize packages, full hop order and design team call information!

You came from ---- Donna N.
You're here --- Donna T
Next---Dotty Jo


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