AAA Cards Game #105 – Sparkle

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #105.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

I’d like to welcome our guest designer, Guest Designer, Bharati.

Our sponsor for this game:

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with a $20 gift certificate.

Here is my card using some retired HLS sentiments.

I used some patterned paper, did some die cutting, stamping with embossing ink, heat embossing with glitter embossing powder.

I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards to visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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The gift of friendship – I LOVE Tea

I’m back again today with another card just for fun!

Here’s my card using Uniko Studio’s I LOVE Tea and Background Builders: Squared Clear Stamps.

    Some simple stamping of the cup and sentiment + a smidge of masking and fussy cutting + a touch of silver gel pen + a splash of watercoloring + a pinch of stenciling + lots of lovely white space = a CAS Cup O’ Tea card.I LOVE this cup and the SWEET sentiment!

I love it so much that I made 4!

It’s a good thing too because look at what is happening at my house!

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I need to go and make myself a warm cup of tea.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Wishing You Joy

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I’m very happy to here with you to share a “just for fun” Clean and Simple Christmas card.

      This card was inspired by a bunch of great challenges that are currently going on. (see below)I used some much loved Papertrey Ink products. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Nicole Heady much joy as she moves on from Papertrey Ink.

The card was also inspired by the fact that

WE ARE GOING TO GET SNOW

in Maine TODAY!

Yes. YES! The Lane family is excited. The fact that we’ve lived on multiple continents, various countries, all over the U.S.A. and not really having had a lot of snow for the past 15 years has generated great enthusiasm in my children at the snowy forecast here.

Here’s look at our house, lit up and awaiting the first snow. I hope to have some lovely snowy photos to share tomorrow. (My husband and I moved away during the summer of 1995 and we may be just as excited as our children.)

In the meantime, here’s a peek at my new (still in the works) craft space.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon.  Click HERE to follow my honeybeelane board on Pinterest.

I have a scheduled post for AAA Cards that will be up tomorrow. Here’s a peek at that.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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JJ Heller is a favorite singer/song-writer of mine. Enjoy!!

Happy Little Stampers December Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes

Hi! I’m very happy to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge.

This is a sad post for me, as I will be stepping down from Happy Little Stampers after this month. I am so thankful to my teammates and especially Kylie for their friendship and support over the past 2 1/2 years. Ladies, I count myself blessed to be able to call you friends.

Our  challenge:

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.
 Here’s my card using Happy Little Stampers’ Mix Mash.
I had a lot of fun making this card and love how it turned out. Merry Christmas!
 
  I enjoyed making this card and hope you enjoyed this post.
So?! Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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TAGplorations – All About Christmas – December 2017

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a super monthly challenge at STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
“All About Christmas”
with an optional twist of GLITTER
Important info:
1. The TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

Here’s my tag, using CUTplorations Manila Tags Nesting Dies.

I stamped the sentiment on the tag in embossing ink and heat embossed.  I also stamped it another time on masking paper. I carefully fussy cut the letters and words out of the masking paper and applied the “stickers” (masks) over the stamped image on the tag.

I also made several tree masks using the same method. Then I stamped the trees over the masked off sentiment and the masked trees. I finished by coloring with Zigs and embellishing with gold gel pen and red glitter glue.

 I also used the STAMPlorations Come Adore HimTypografia Christmas & Sketchy Yule Trees.

I’m happy to be part of this fun Tag challenge at STAMPlorations and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the TAGplorations PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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You are able to automatically receive any of STAMPlorations current instant discounts in combination with the coupon code below.

Use my coupon and receive 20% off your STAMPlorations order.

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FYI:
– Players can link up as many projects as they want (1 project per blog post)
– Projects can be anything but it must feature a TAG
– STAMPlorations product is not required

 

Special prizes for December:

– Comment on the December TAGplorations challenge post and designers’ blogs for a chance to win a $15 GC to the store

– 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win a $20 GC to the store

– 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win her choice of 1 Tag Dies set from the store