ATSM Challenge #167 – MYM

I’m back with a post for this week’s ATSM #167, our Make Your Mark (MYM) Challenge.

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Here are the rules for the MYM challenge:

Make your Mark – your entry MUST contain the use of anything that can make a mark – Stampin’ Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolors, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc

Our Sponsor for this challenge is:

The image that I used for this card, Flower Blocks – Daisy Block,  was generously supplied by this week’s ATSM Challenge #167 sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Flower Blocks - Daisy Block:

I used this photo of a Black Eyed Susan as inspiration.

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Here are my cards:

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The sentiments are from Happy Little Stampers Bold Birthday sentiments stamp set.

Bold Birthday Sentiments

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Make sure you stop by all of my teammates’ blogs and check out their creations!

To keep it fun for everyone we have a few rules:

  • Please make sure to link back to the POST your entry is contained in NOT your whole blog
  • Please mention Addicted to Stamps and More! in your blog with a link back to the challenge so others may join in
  • Please do not backlink – all entries must be new
  • You may combine up to 10 challenges in TOTAL
  • You may enter more than once provided each entry is different and abides with the rules of the challenge
  • Please turn off Word Verification for ease of commenting on your blog 🙂
  • We reserve the right to remove any links that do not comply with the Challenge rules. If any material submitted is offensive or found to be in poor taste, it will be at the discretion of the blog owner to remove these entries.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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ATSM Challenge #165 – Photo

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 I’m so happy to be joining you as a member the of ATSM Design Team today with a card for this week’s Photo Challenge #165 !

Here’s this week’s photo:

This week our sponsor is Stamplorations.

The prize is a $10 gift certificate for the store.

Here’s my card:

Slide1I made this using the Trendy Butterflies stamp set. I had a lot of fun making this! I love the masking/sponging/ink blending technique which I used. I’d like to play this at Less is More’s Week #244 Colour Challenge: Jewel colours.

and Word Art Wednesday’s Week #204: Anything Goes.

IMG_8140editedI heat embossed the butterflies by stamping with the back sides of the stamps over the previously stamped black butterflies.

I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge! Be sure to stop by the blog to see all of the inspiration from the rest of the team and to play along.

IMG_8138editedThanks for stopping by!
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Melissa

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ATSM Challenge #163 – Holiday

Hi! I’m here with a post for Addicted to Stamps and More’s Challenge #163 – Holiday. Also, please make sure you read to the end of this post for a special Happy Little Stampers Blog Hop and a Honeybeelane GIVE-AWAY ANNOUNCEMENT.

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This week our sponsor is the super fabulous Happy Little Stampers!

Here’s my card:

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I did some ink blending and then some heat embossing with SU’s “Vintage Leaves” stamps. I’m going to plat this over at to the first ever Link-up Challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

IMG_1639editedI hope that you have been inspired to play along this week. Please don’t forget the rules for our Holiday challenge. Addicted to Holidays – your entry MUST be relating to any Holiday you like. Christmas, Easter, New Year etc. Perhaps even a National Holiday. You may have a lovely holiday destination that you love and have memories of!

IMG_1642editedMake sure you stop by ATS&M and check out all of the DT member creations.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Melissa

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P.S. Please make sure that you stop over at my blog post  for Happy Little Stampers 1rst Release Blog Hop! We have prizes!!

Here’s a peek at one of my cards:

cropped hls 1rst release butterfly_edited-1Make sure to look for this photo at the end of my post for another chance to win the Butterfly Birthday stamp set, my favorite in this release, from me!!!

IMG_3670edited_edited-1Also make sure you visit all of the designers posts and leave a comment at each one for a chance to win all of the stamps in the first release!

ATSM Challenge #159 – CAS

I’m back with another fun challenge from ATSM. Our challenge this week is:

CLEAN AND SIMPLE

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Our Sponsor for this week:

The prize is 7 digis!

I made 3 cards to share with you today. Here is the first, and most CAS, one.

IMG_7655edited_edited-1I decided that I was not quite happy with this card and the following 2. So, I rounded the top corners and am much happier with them now. What do you think? With or without rounded corners?

IMG_9991edited The Love Conquers All image which I used for this card was generously supplied by this week’s ATSM Challenge #159 sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps. 

These next two are not that CAS, but I’ll share them with you anyway because I had so much fun with this image.

IMG_7659edited_edited-1IMG_9996editedI wanted to give you an idea of the different looks that you can get with this one image.

IMG_7666_edited-1Make sure you stop over at ATSM to check out the beautiful, fun and creative selection of DT cards. Enjoy, play along, link up!

I’d like to play this 3rd card over at Uniko’s Challenge #24: Summer.

IMG_9981editedHere’s their super cute optional twist inspiration photo.

My girls are going to love this photo!

Slide1Here are the rules for the CAS Challenge.

Clean & Simple (CAS) – your entry MUST be Clean and Simple. This means that clean and crisp lines, minimal or no embellishments and lots of ‘white’ space should be used.
* White space does not need to be ‘white’. It can be any color. White space is a term used for the area of your card with no stamping, embellishments etc.

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Make sure you stop over to the blog and check out all of the other DT members’ fabulous work. 🙂 Then join in the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Melissa

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General Rules for ATSM:

Our challenges are not restricted to cards. You may make cards, scrapbook layouts, tags etc.

The overall rules for EVERY challenge are as follows:

1. Please make sure to link back to the POST your entry is contained in NOT your whole blog
2. Please mention Addicted to Stamps and More! in your blog with a link back to the challenge so others may join in
3. Please do not backlink – all entries must be new
4. You may combine up to 10 challenges in TOTAL
5. You may enter more than once provided each entry is different and abides with the rules of the challenge
6. Please turn off Word Verification for ease of commenting on your blog 🙂
7. We reserve the right to remove any links that do not comply with the Challenge rules. If any material submitted is offensive or found to be in poor taste, it will be at the discretion of the blog owner to remove these entries.

ATSM Challenge #155 – Photo

Wow! Is this a fun and inspiring photo that we have for our photo inspiration challenge #155 at ATSM this week or what!?

I was so inspired that I made 4 cards with the Silhouette – butterfly image generously supplied by this week’s ATSM Challenge #155 sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

IMG_6202editedI printed 2 butterflies on Classic Crest Solar White cs and 2 on water-color paper. I colored all of the butterflies images in with my SU! Stamp & Write Markers.

For this first card, I masked off the butterfly with some Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper. Then I stamped the flowers with the Black-eyed Susan stamp from PTI’s Flower Favorites. I really like this multi-step stamp! All of the inks a Stampin’ Up. I used a white gel pen to outline the butterfly. The “hello” is from PTI’s Noted Stamp Set. That is heated embossed in black. I’m going to play this next card at SSS’s Wednesday’s Anything Goes Challenge.

IMG_6186editedAfter coloring this next butterfly, I covered it with Glossy Accents. Then I used the “smooshing” technique, made famous by Laura Bassen to make the background and then added some Smooch Spritz. The red heat-embossed sentiment is from PTI’s Sentiment Splits.

I’m going to play this card over at Cropstop’s Linky Party #6 – Anything Goes.

IMG_6176editedFor this 3rd card I used some masking fluid to cover the colored-in butterfly and then sponged on some SU! So Saffron and Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade distress ink for the background. I’m going to play this card over at WAW’s Challenge #194.

IMG_6193editedI used an emboss-resist technique for this 4th card. The flower stamp is from Jane’s Doodles Pretty Peonies. After heat embossing with clear embossing powder, I sponged on a variety of SU! pinks, yellows and the Squeezed Lemonade distress ink. My 2 youngest daughters wanted me to added some pink glitter embossing powder. So I did. 🙂

IMG_6171editedPlease stop on over at ATSM and check out the other Design Team Member’s creations.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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