ATSM Challenge #191 – Anything Goes

Hi! I happy to be here today with a card for ATSM Challenge #191: Anything Goes.

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I made two cards. Here’s the first:

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Do you like butterflies? I do! These butterflies are going to flutter over to my conservatory. IMG_5705edited

I used a Happy Little Stampers butterfly die and made a homemade stencil which I used to make both of the cards in this post. I’d  like to play this first card at  Simon Says Work It Wednesday: March, SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog’s Make It Girlie  and Word Art Wednesday’s Weeks #228-#229.IMG_5694edited

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I did some partial die cutting on this second card.

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I’d like to play this second card Little Tangles, at Time Out’s Challenge #55: Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cuttingSeize the Birthday’s Anything Goes.

I’d also like to play this along at Creative with Stamps for their very first challenge!:)

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 I very much enjoyed making this and hope that you are inspired to play along this week! Make sure you stop by the blog and check out my teammates’ beautiful work! Please do check our rules at the top of the challenge blog page if you are new to our challenge blog.

 Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

P.S. I took the above photos weeks ago. Here’s what my yard/garden looked like yesterday!
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We’ve had some snow today too!
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Happy Little Stampers 1rst Release Blog Hop + Bonus RAFFLE for EXTRA PRIZE ONLY HERE AT HONEYBEELANE

Happy Little StampersHi!  Welcome to Honeybeelane and welcome to the Happy Little Stampers 1rst Release Blog Hop. We have 4 new stamp sets & to celebrate our first release we are having this blog hop with prizes!!! I hope you’ve been enjoying the hop so far and that what you’ve been seeing has inspired you. You should have come to me from Birgit Norton’s blog. I always love Birgit’s creations. She has a lovely and sweet style. If you got lost along the way, don’t worry. Just start back at the Happy Little Stampers blog.

EXTRA PRIZE HERE AT HONEYBEELANE:
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This is a bonus give-away which I am privately sponsoring. You have to enter from the raffle here at honeybeelane.
LOOK FOR THE HONEYBEE PHOTO AT THE END OF THIS POST!!!

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Click on the honeybee photo at the bottom of this post and you will be taken to my raffle.

The HLS 1rst Release Blog Hop Prizes:

GRAND PRIZE – 1 Commenter (selected randomly) will win the whole release. That’s 4 sets of stamps with a value of AUD $69.

 MINOR PRIZES – 4 commenters (selected randomly) will win a gift certificate to the HLS store.

Check it out!

In order to be eligible for the prizes, please comment on the HLS blog, and then continue on to each Designer. The blog hop will run for one week in order to give you enough time to hop through and check out what the designers have been creating with the 4 new stamp sets.

Here is the full list of Designers in case you get lost along the way…

So! Now that we’ve gotten the business out of the way, let’s get to my cards. I made 9 for this post!! I’m excited to be showcasing three of the four 1rst release sets in this post.  I’m going to keep my comments to a minimum from here out, so if you have any questions please leave them in the comments.

#1. First up is a card using both Bold Birthday Sentiments and Butterfly Birthday.

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Card #2:

Slide1Don’t be shocked. The new year is only 101 days away.  😉 This is a pretty simple card. I created a bokeh background and added the silver heat embossed numbers. These number stamps are BIG and Bold and FUN!

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I used the Bold Birthday Sentiments set for this next group of cards.

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Card #3:

Slide4I adhered almost every stamp in the set to my stamp press and then inked it up and made 4 different versions of the same card, using the stamped sentiment background. I really like the font of this set and the sentiments are versatile. You could use them for any celebration, not only a birthday.

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Slide5 Last up are 3 cards using Butterfly Birthday.

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Card #7:

Slide7Woop wooop woooop! Bonus prize alert! LOOK FOR THE HONEYBEE PHOTO AT THE END OF THIS POST!!!

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This is my absolute favorite stamp set in the release!

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I love these butterflies. I used the “Happy Birthday” sentiment to create a background paper for this first card. I am loving this set so much that I am giving away 1 set to one randomly drawn visitor at honeybeelane. Please look for the Honeybee PHOTO at the very bottom of this post in order to enter the drawing for this stamp set from me! This is a private drawing sponsored by me and YOU MUST ENTER FROM my RAFFLE here in THIS POST at HONEYBEELANE in order enter the drawing.

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This next butterfly card showcases one of the beautiful butterflies, embossed in black and with a “smooshed” watercolor background.

Card #8: (I’d like to play this card at CAS(E) This Sketch #141):

Slide8I made this next card using all 3 of the butterflies in the Butterfly Birthday set. I did some fussy cutting on this card. (Love this technique!!)

Card #9: (I’d like to play this card at SSS Monday’s Challenge: Love This Technique & Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #201: Anything Goes.)

Slide1  I hope I have inspired you today with my cards. The other HLS designers & I have had a lot of fun playing with these stamps!  Don’t forget that you need to visit all of the designers in the hop in order to be eligible for the prize.

Now, you should be off to Sue Trembeth’s blog.

EXTRA PRIZE ONLY HERE AT HONEYBEELANE:

 Because I am loving this Butterfly Birthday stamp set so much that I am giving away 1 set to one randomly drawn visitor.

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This is a bonus give-away that I am sponsoring. Remember! You have to enter from the raffle here at honeybeelane.  Here it is!!! Click on the photo below and you will be taken to my raffle.

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Honeybee’s BUTTERFLY BIRTHDAY raffle!

UPDATED SUNDAY SEPT 27

CONGRATULATIONS Ellie L.! You won the raffle for the stamp set! Please look for an email from me. 🙂

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If you get lost, don’t worry. Just start from the beginning & work your way through. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

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AAA Cards Challenge #47: Spectacular Embossing & an Exciting Announcement

Well Hello! Thanks for visiting today. I’m so excited to have you here because I have a fun announcement to share with you. With this post, I have the honor & privilege of joining the ladies at AAA Cards as one of 3 new members of the AAA Cards Design Team!

AAA new DTThis week’s Challenge#47 is Spectacular Embossing.

Here’s my card:

IMG_0714cropsquare  I am truly “Giving Thanks” to the ladies at AAA Cards for inviting me to be part of their team! I had fun with this card and used a couple of my favorite techniques, sponging/ink-blending and emboss resist. I learned these techniques from Laura Bassen in her “Craftsy” class.

After stamping my image in VersaMark and heat embossing with clear embossing powder, I did some ink blending on top of the butterfly. I really enjoy using this stamp! The sentiment if from PTI’s Scripted stamp set. I highly recommend this set.

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I’d like to play this card over at SSS’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #198 – Anything Goes.

Please head over to AAA Cards and check out all of the superb creations by my new teammates. Thanks for stopping by for my debut post with the AAA Cards Design Team! I’m very happy that you did. 🙂 I hope that I helped to inspire you to play along with challenge #47.

XO
Melissa

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Paper: SU Real Red

Stampin’ Up! inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

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Product DetailsScripted Stamp SetTsukineko Full-Size VersaMark Pigment Inkpad, ClearClassic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Product Details

Soft Watercolor Butterflies

Today I have another butterfly card to share with you. I’m also going to play this over at CASology’s Week 157: Wings.IMG_9008editedI actually made this card  quite a while ago, but have not played it anywhere. I hadn’t added a sentiment until today. The sentiment is from PTI’s Scripted stamp set. This card reminds me of a bunch of watercolor butterfly cards that I made some months ago when I was on one of my butterfly kicks. Here’s one of the many!

IMG_9004edited     I’m also going to play this over at Crafting with Dragonflies: Card with Butterfly ( or two, three or more) and

  Suzy Bee’s 1 August challenge 91: anything goes with a twist … wings or feathers.

Honeybee seems to be a bit obsessed with butterflies! Since there are so many butterfly cards fluttering around here I thought that it might be fun to collect them all in one place! So, I decided to dedicate a page on this blog to all of the butterfly cards I’ve made. A conservatory of sorts!

If you’d like to, please take a look under “Honeybee loves Butterflies” at the top or click here.  I’m sure more butterflies will be landing there soon, so check back if you want to see more. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

XO
Melissa

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