AAA Cards Game #113 – Perfect Day

Hi! I’m back with another fun new challenge for AAA Cards.

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards, BUT for this game please make sure to tell us how your card depicts a perfect day to you.
  2. White Space………..As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should be not be patterned, not embossed and not textured in any way at all. (This last part is KEY to us at AAA Cards. Although we love all types of styles of cards, sticking with the AAA Cards definition of “white space” is a requirement in order for your card to be eligible for us to vote for it.)

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Sponsor : Precious Remembrance shop
prize: this very cool stamp set below

Dyane from Precious Remembrance Shop is joining in with us. Our guest designer for this challenge is Guest Designer – Sharon – frommycraftdesk.

Here’s my “Perfect Day” card.

Although there is still SNOW here as of April 15th, I am thinking of a warm Maine day, perhaps in late July, with blue skies and daisies blowing in the breeze. The lake is there, ready for a refreshing dip after I’ve picked some vegetables from my garden and a bouquet for the supper table.

For now though, I will have to simply choose to BELIEVE it is truly coming because we’re just now beginning to see signs of Spring and today it is not supposed to get much above 35° F.

I’m playing along at MUSE where I’m inspired by Tracey’s CAS floral card with the colors blue, yellow and green and lots of white space and a prominent, die-cut, sentiment.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog to enjoy Sharon’s and my teammate’s lovely Clean and Simple Cards.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along and share your Clean and Simple, ‘perfect day’ card with us.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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STAMPlorations April Challenge – Focus on Sentiments

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Hi! I’m here to share 2 cards with you for STAMPlorations April Challenge.

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I love this cover plate die with the 3 blooms on it. I used one of my favorite STAMPlorations Typografia Thankful stamps that coordinates with this die perfectly.

I used a lovely and fun, new Bloomtangled Cover Plate Dies and Gratitude is the Blossom to make these cards.0preview-bloomtangledcoverplate1preview-Typografia-GratitudeistheBlossom

 

Be sure to check out the super projects that some of the other STAMPgirl DT members made over at the STAMP blog.

Remember that we are having one big challenge this month. You can join in here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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You can get them up at an extra 20% off if you use my discount code, STAMPGIRLMELISSA.

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TCC: My Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card is
inspired by the pretty bright colors and the flowers.

 

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AAA Cards Game #112 – Favorite Technique

Hi! I’m back with a fun new challenge for AAA Cards.

 

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards, BUT for this game please make sure tell us about your favorite technique that you used on the card front.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

Sponsor: Sugar Pea Designs – $25 gift certificate

My one-layer, CAS stenciled card.

  I combined some of my most favorite techniques and things all together on the CAS card. Namely, I used all of the colors of the rainbow, did some sponging/ink-blending, included flowers, did some masking and used a stencil.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

TCC #89: Clean and Simple Card, inspired by: the yellow bird, all the white space, the sunshiny look, the flowers on the chair and the the stripey carpet.

Mod Squad Challenge: Ready For Spring

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The Cross – Beautiful

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UPDATED Tuesday April 3, 2018: Thanks Rachel for choosing my card for an HM!

Rachel said,”Melissa’s gorgeous coloring and clever design were simply eye-catching this week!”

 

The Cross – Love, Joy

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UPDATED Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Thanks Bharati for choosing my card for an honorable mention.

Bharati said, “Love Melissa’s card with words crossed on an inked cross and embossing with crosses .”