Happy Little Stampers Watercolor November – Tag

I’m very happy to be back with you for this month’s HLS Watercolor 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, and coordinating tag, using multiple HLS Mix Mash.

I used a bit of die cutting, heat embossing and, of course, watercoloring, to create this birthday card and the tag.


I hope that you enjoyed your visit.

Thanks for stopping by!

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AAA Cards Game #102 – Ink Blending

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #102.

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 CLEAN and SIMPLE cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Please include the following game image in your post to be eligible for this week’s prize.

Instagram users please use #aaacardchallenge.

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Here’s my card using an ink blended background, some stenciling, die cutting and an ombré sentiment.

I used 4 STAMPlorations products.

First, I used a CUTplorations For the Birds die and


 a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-RectangleI ink blended red, orange and yellow on another die cut rectangular small piece of white card stock. Then I used the ARTplorations Plaid Maker stencil to blend green over the other colors.


The wonderful, and hope inspiring, sentiment is from a coordinating stamp set, “For the Birds.”

ForTheBirds-previewI am very happy with this card and love the way that it turned out.

I hope that you are inspired to play along* and remember our rules if you’d like to play to win the prize for this challenge. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

See below for the coupon and more information.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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Some things to remember…. 

We are looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards. Look here or see the above graphic for AAA Cards definition of CAS.

We’d like you to mention and link to us within your post and include the game image. Instagram users please use #aaacardchallenge.

Places I’m sharing:

Cherish. I need to cherish things that are truly precious, like my faith, for example. I am reminded of the following.

1 Peter 1:6-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.


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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Cool Autumn Inspired Calendar – Mixed Media Tutorial for October 23, 2017

Hi! I’m here to share another mixed media calendar with you today.  The tutorial is up! Please stop in over at the STAMPlorations blog to get all of the details. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.
 Here’s the mini calendar page that I made.

I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

I look forward to reading your comments over at the STAMP blog.

 Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
P.S. Here’s a coupon code for you. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid. You may use it in addition to the 5% off sale on Typografia in Faith stamps which will be running until October 31rst.
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STAMPlorations – Typografia in Faith Blog Hop – October 18

Hi! I very happy to be here for STAMPlorations’ Typografia in Faith blog hop.

These stamps will be 5% off instantly through the end of this month.  Plus, all customers can also get them at an additional 20% off when they use any DT code. (STAMPGIRLMELISSA at checkout)

Get your “In Faith” stamps at the instant 5% off and with my DT coupon, you can get an extra 20% off. Please see the bottom of this post for my coupon.

I have 2 projects to share with you today.

Here’s the first:

I stenciled the background with ARTploraions stencil Prisms and stamped the Typografia in Faith Thy Word is a Lamp.”



Here’s my next card.

    I stamped with “The Lord Sustains.”preview-Typografia-TheLordSustains

I also used ARTplorations Circular Two.


These stamps are truly superb. I am so excited to use them again. They stamp beautifully.I’m so happy that Shery has created 20 stamps for this series!

Important information/Prize:

1. One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps.
2. Make sure you stop by the event on the STAMPlorations blog and check out the main post.
3. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog main post and participating designers’ blogs.
 4.Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 24.
 Here’s the direct link to the In Faith section over at the shop.

Here’s my coupon for you.


Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,


TAGplorations – All About Fall – October 2017 – Reminder

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a mid-month reminder for the new monthly challenge for STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 “All About Fall”
optional twist of red, gold, and orange

Important info:
1. Our 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 Tag O’Coffee.


I also used a Trendy Leaves Die to cut a leaf out of a (partially imperfect) gold embossed bit of stamping I had done for my previous tag for this challenge.

I recently had a birthday and so used some STAMPlorations gift certificates that I received to order the coordinating Trendy Leaves 2 stamp set. I am looking forward to using the stamps and dies together on some projects.


I re-purposed a piece of the first attempt, flubbed up stamped image of  STAMPlorations’ Zen Coffee ATC #1 and ended up with a nice leaf for the in today’s post.

I’m excited to be part of this new challenge and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the STAMPplorationsaful PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,


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Country View Challenges October 2017 – Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues.

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  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20!!