TAGplorations Challenge – All About Fall – October 2018

I am happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations as part of the TAGplorations Design Team for our October 2018 TAGplorations Challenge.

TAGplorations Challenge Information FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you’d like (1 project per blog post)
  • Projects can be anything but it must feature a TAG
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display this month’s challenge graphic (see below) and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Theme:
All About Fall
optional twist of red, gold, and orange

For this month’s challenge please create a fall-themed project that includes a tag (or tags) in it.

Here’s my tag:

To make this tag I used CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies.

I also used STAMPlorations Be Thankful Stamps and Coordinating Die, CUTplorations Celebrate Word Die and ARTplorations Flourishes Stencil.

I hope you’ll join us for our fun tag challenge at TAGplorations.

Check out my COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace and Peace,

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

I’d be happy to have you follow me on Instagram.

STAMPlorations/CUTplorations products:

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AAA Cards Challenge #125 – Inspired by a TV Show

Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #125.

Did you know that AAA Cards Challenge’s CAS guidelines are among the strictly CLEANEST of the Clean and Simple Cards challenges on the web?

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

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards (minimal layers and embellishments, keep it simple, focused and clean looking with a fair amount of unaltered space) BUT for this game please show us and tell how your card has been influenced by our theme of “Inspired by a TV Show” as the focal point of your card.

  2. As always and for all of  the games at AAA Cards the definition of Clean and Simple (CAS) means that white space should not be patterned, embossed (heat or dry) or textured in any way at all.

Our super sponsor:

My card which was inspired by the the BBC TV mini series Pride and Prejudice.

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 I used STAMPlorations Today is Perfect – Typografia Motivate, CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, and the ARTplorations Stencil A Bloom and Three Buds.

The opening credits of the version of the TV series that I own shows the hand of a woman working on this embroidery.

 I’m happy with how the STAMPlorations products that I used fit nicely with this challenge.

See my 20% OFF STAMPlorations discount code at the bottom of this post.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today. I am always happy to have visitors and to read your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

 

Products used:

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{Special Post} Say It Big with Beautiful Butterflies by Melissa

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Hi there, STAMP friends! I’m back in from the farm fields and flower gardens for a quick post with 11 bold butterfly-ful cards to share with you today. Thanks for stopping by. I have another special group of cards to share. I’m doing a product feature post at STAMPlorations and this time I’m highlighting STAMP’s butterfly products along with Say It Big and Typografia Motivate sentiment stamps.

  Check out more at the STAMP blog. There’s a special sale with 25% off select products, 2 prizes there and if you use my coupon, STAMPGIRLMELISSA, you can receive an extra 20% off at the shop.

If you were here before for my Bold Birds post you’ll know that I’ve been spending lots of time outside this year. My husband and I have started a farm, “Promised Land Farm,” and we’ve been doing a bunch of projects to get the farm started.  We have been enjoying starting some flower gardens for the many pollinators that we have flying and fluttering around.

Our daughters have also been collecting Monarch butterfly larvae and we have been enjoying seeing the Monarch butterflies emerging from their Chrysalides.

 So, in honor of our fluttery friends, here are the 11 cards that I have to share with you.

I love all of the featured products and thoroughly enjoyed making these cards. In keeping with my busy season of life and the need to be in the fields and gardens, I’m going to simply share my cards with you.

Please see the end of the post for product links.

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for me I’ll be in the gardens and fields!

Grace & Peace,

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Product Links:

Life Is Art – Say It Big Series

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 Beautiful Destinations – Typografia Motivate

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Chance – Typografia Motivate

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Proof – Typografia Motivate

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The Future Belongs – Typografia Motivate

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Today is Perfect – Typografia Motivate

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Winged Things – The Bee’s Knees

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Amazing – Say It Big Series

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Beautiful Word Die – CUTplorations

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All Your Heart – Say It Big Series

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Blossom Like A Butterfly

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No Mistakes – Typografia Motivate

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Trendy Butterflies 2 – Shery Russ Designs

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Flowers 1 – ARTplorations Stencil – Sanna Lippert Designs

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Chevron Crazy – ARTplorations Stencil

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Peony Number Two – ARTplorations Stencil

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Big Bloom Factory LARGE – ARTplorations Stencil

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Shower of Flutters – ARTplorations Stencil

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Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate Die – CUTplorations

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Trendy Spring Blooms Dies – CUTplorations

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Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies – CUTplorations

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Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies – CUTplorations

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Bracket Labels/Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations

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Art Edges – CUTplorations

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Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations

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Tags #1 Nesting Dies – CUTplorations

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AAA Cards Game #124 – Imagine

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 to use the theme of “imagination” of your 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.

Our super sponsor:

Winnie & Walter, LLC

Here’s my card. I was inspired by this game’s graphic and the theme “imagine.”

 

I’ve also been inspired by the flowers in my garden.

  I’ll miss my garden and look forward to the blooms next spring. For now I’ll enjoy my garden until the first frost and will have to imagine what it will look like next year.

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

 

AAA Cards Game #123 – Sketch

Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #123.

 

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

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, BUT for this game please feature the  as the main and focal point.
  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.

Our sponsor for this game is Happy Little Stampers.

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Kylie of HLS is offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge.

Here’s my card using HLS’ Mix Mash.

I am always happy to have visitors and love reading your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I’d love to have you follow my card blog on Instagram, Flickr and/or Pinterest.

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