Happy Little Stampers December Sketch Challenge

Hi! I’m happy to be sharing a couple of cards with you for Happy Little Stampers’ December Sketch Challenge.

We are very excited to have the wonderfully fun and talented Darnell from djkardkreations as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Darnell! It is always good to hang out in the same blogland room as you. 🙂

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Winner will receive a $15 discount code to the Happy Little Stampers store!
You have the chance to win 5 digis
 

 Here’s my first card, made with Happy Little Stampers’ Whimsical Friends:Slide2Slide2

Here’s a look at the inside.Slide3And here is a second card for this month’s sketch:Slide1IMG_9390editedPlease stop over at the challenge blog to see the great creations by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Slide4P.S. I have another post up with some Christmas cards using Happy Little Stampers sentiments over here:

Slide12P.P.S. If your are interested I’d be happy to have you look at some other cards with my own drawings/water color painting here:

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CASology Week 174: OWL

Hi! I’m very excited to share some cards with you today that were inspired by CASology’s Week #174 cue word:

I had a lot of fun making 4 cards that were inspired by this week’s cue word. All stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink.

Here’s the 1rst card:Slide09

I used this owl photo as inspiration.

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As is a trend with me, I had several ideas for different versions of this card. As I stamped, I kept getting an idea for another card! I have to say that can be distracting. Maybe I should keep a sketch book handy so I can scribble down ideas and not distract myself! 😉

Here is my 2nd idea:

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The 3rd idea: (I’d like to play this one at CASology this week.)Slide21

The 4rth version: I’d like to play this one at SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s week #211: Anything Goes.Slide8

When my friend, Cindy,  and I were visiting over Skype on Thanksgiving Day she suggested a slight change to this 4rth card. So, I have plans to change it  a little and make a 5th version! 🙂 Maybe I’ll do that sometime this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

P.S. Would you like to see another card that I made using Papertrey Ink products? Please click here or on the photo below to be taken this my post for MIM #232.

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Updated Tue Dec 1: I am very happy to share that my card was chosen by Ardyth for an Honorable mention at CASology! Thank you, Ardyth! 🙂

Owl cards supplies:

The eyes:

Fall Florals Stamp Set

  The beak:

Enclosed: Star Mini Stamp Set

The sentiment:

Hooray Stamp Set

The feathers:

Papertrey Ink - Center Style: Feminine Die

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Make It Monday #232: Layered Stamping on Kraft

Hi! I’m here with a card for this week’s Make It Monday with Dawn.

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 I’d like to play this at SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog’s: Simon Says “Anything Goes” and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #211: Anything Goes. I CASED one of my own cards from last Christmas as inspiration for my design. I’d also like to play this card at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge: Bringing Bits of Cheer, The Card Concept’s Challenge #44: Festive Glory  ( I think that this card could be categorized as Clean & Graphic or maybe Classy & Elegant?) and at Always Playing with Paper’s Challenge #52 {Create a Christmas Card}.IMG_1203editedI’m really enjoying using this technique of stamping with white on kraft. I adapted the technique and used it to make a card with a hand sketched holly design and water coloring. If you’d like to, you can see it here.

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Here’s a slideshow of how I made this card:

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 All stamps and the die are Papertrey Ink products. While you’re here I thought you might to have a peek at a fun card I made with some other Papertrey Ink products. I’m very pleased with this card! Click on the photo if you’d like to be taken to the post where I share this and 3 other owl cards.  Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Grace & Peace
Melissa

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PTI November 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Hi! I have a non-traditionally colored Christmas card to share with you today. It was inspired by PTI’s November Blog Hop inspiration photo.
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Blog Hop Inspiration

Another gorgeous photo for this challenge.

  Here’s my card:

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 I’d also like to play this at SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog’s: Simon Says “Anything Goes” and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #211: Anything Goes. This card was also inspired by the technique used in this week’s Make It Monday video by Dawn. Instead of using Kraft, I stamped with white on a light gray.  (I made a different card for this week’s MIM. You can click here or click on the next photo to go to the post for that card.)

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I used PTI’s Fall Florals, Joyful Christmas and You’ve Been Framed:Hexagon to make 2 versions of this card.

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While you’re here I thought you might to have a peek at a fun card I made with Papertrey Ink products. I’m very pleased with this card. 🙂 Click on the photo if you’d like to be taken to the post where I share this and 3 other owl cards.

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Grace & Peace
Melissa

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Sketching Holly

Hi! I’m here with a post for CASEplorations Inspiration Project Post #48

and SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog’s: Simon Says Christmas. I’d also like to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #211: Anything Goes.

Recently, I have been enjoying stamping with white ink on Kraft. I love Kim’s card for CASEplorations Inspiration Project #48.

Here’s my card:

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Mine is a very similar design to Kim’s. For my card though, I actually did NOT STAMP, but did a sketch instead. I’d also like to play this card at Emerald Creek Dares: Bringing Bits of Cheer and The Card Concept’s Challenge #44: Festive Glory  ( I think that this card could be categorized as Clean & Graphic.) and Always Playing with Paper’s Challenge #52 {Create a Christmas Card}.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans. I am truly grateful to God for the U.S.A..

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Grace & Peace
Melissa

Updated Tuesday Dec 8: I am happy to share that this card was chosen as a CASEplorations November 2015 Top Pick! 🙂 Thank you, CASEplorations Gals! 🙂

Would you like to see of my hand-drawn holly cards? Check out this post:

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