Stencil Sunday – November 19, 2017 – Pumpkin Table Decoration

 Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a pumpkin table decoration to share with you today.

I used the ARTplorations Flourishes stencil to decorate my already painted pumpkin.

(Please see the “P.S.” at the bottom of this post for details on how to make the pumpkin.)

I also used STAMPlorations Something to be Thankful for – Typografia Thankful and CUTplorations Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies to make the attached tag.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this particular Mixed Media Challenge graphic (immediately above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

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P.S. Would you like to know how to make the pumpkin itself? My friend, Ashley, made this one. She works at a local lumber yard and building supply store, S. W. Collins.   S.W. Collins recently sponsored an “Ladies Night” where Ashley and her co-workers provided several crafts and refreshments.  I attended the event (so fun!) and painted a pumpkin that had been cut and glued together. I would like to thank Jason, Ashley and all of the employees at S.W. Collins for their generosity and hospitality.

 

 

 

Please see the attached link below for where Ashley got the original idea.

Here are Ashley’s Instructions:
Materials:

Pine Board: 1X4X6 is the size I used the most.
Wood Glue (I used Titebond Fast setting)  or Hot Glue
Sanding Paper- 220 Grit
A Stick
Paint- The tutorial I saw used spray paint, but any paint suitable for
wood will work!
Ribbon

Instructions:

Measure and cut the wood. I started out with a 3″ piece and did 1″
increments up to 6″ and then back down to 3″. (3″, 4″, 5″, 6″, 5″, 4″,
3″) I played around with these measurements a lot to get various sized
pumpkins. (4″, 5″, 6″, 5″, 4″ was another one I used a lot).

Then sand down the corners and any rough edges of the wood.

Starting with the smallest piece, glue each of the cut pieces of wood
together. Allow to dry for a minimum of 30 minutes before you do
anything more to the pumpkin.

Once the pumpkin is dry, you can paint it!

After the paint dries then secure the stick to the top for the stem and
tie it off with a ribbon!

Link to original design.

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Honeybeelane is Chasing Holiday Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin | Season 2017

Hi! I’m happy to here with you today for a card that I made just for fun! Yay!

This card was inspired by my friend, Ksenija’s, “Chasing Holiday Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin.”

Here’s my offering for you to “CASE” if you so choose.

Here’s a little music for you to enjoy while you are here.

Just to get in some practice CASE-ing, I cased one of my own cards from last year. I blogged about last year’s card here.

Below, here they are together. 2016 on the left. 2017 on the right.

Please see below for a quick tutorial of how I made this year’s card.

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Please click on the photo below to see the tutorial for last year’s card.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Mixed Media Challenge – November 2017 Mini Calendar

  Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for our October  Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the above challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.

The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.
 Here’s a mini calendar page that I made for November.
As you can see, the Honey bees have been visiting and have left some delicious honey for my tea!
 
It’s a good thing too because we’ve had a week with power outages and crazy weather. A hot cup of tea (thankful for a gas range top to heat water) was a very nice thing to have!!
I used the ARTplorations stencils Coffee Cup and Honeycomb Delight Mini. I also used STAMPlorations “Trendy Leaves 2” and  “Something to be Thankful For.”
I had a lot of fun creating this calendar page and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media challenge graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stencil Sunday – October 15, 2017 – Mini Notebook Covers

 Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have 3 mini notebook covers to share with you today.  To make these little notebooks, I used the CUTplorations For the Birds dies and ARTplorations Square City.Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this graphic in your post (above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

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Mixed Media Challenge – October 2017 Mini Calendar

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for our October  Mixed Media Challenge.

 Remember to add the above challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.
The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.
 Here’s a mini calendar page that I made for October.
I used the ARTplorations stencils Forest of Leaves and Some Birds stencils.
    I also used STAMPlorations For the Birds stamps and coordinating CUTplorations dies along with Trendy Leaves 2 dies. I framed the calendar with a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.
I had a lot of fun creating this calendar page and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

I’d like to invite you to please come back on October 23rd.

I will have a Mixed Media tutorial up on how I made this calendar to share with you.

Please remember that this is not a card challenge…it’s anything BUT a card.  🙂

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media challenge graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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