STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge – October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Mixed Media Challenge FYI:
  • Players can link up as many projects as they want (1 project per blog post)
  • Projects can be anything — new starting October 2018 – including cardsbut stencils must be used
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display 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
Here’s a card that I made for the October Challenge.
I used the ARTplorations stencil Rows of Hearts with Brusho Colour Crystals. I applied Glossy Accents over the entire card front.  I also used the CUTplorations Hello Word Die and Tag O’ Coffee Dies and Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.
   
Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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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.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace and Peace,

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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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STAMPlorations 5th Birthday

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Hi! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I’m very happy to be here as today’s featured designer for STAMPlorations 5th Birthday celebration.

Up for your CASEing enjoyment, I have 3 old projects and several new projects for you.

 

Check out all of the fun!

On top of all of that…….use my coupon code, STAMPGIRLMELISSA, and get an EXTRA 20% off.

Shery asked me to showcase 3 of my favorite projects.

But, wow! Picking only three was tough. So tough that I decided to add a new page to my blog.

When you are finished here please check out my STAMPlorations Products Projects.

Melissa’s Favorite STAMPlorations Project #1 – Card for Bloomtangled Cover Plate Die Release – March 2018

(You can click on the project photos to be taken to the original post for project #1 or to the tutorials for projects #2 & #3.)

 Melissa’s Favorite STAMPlorations Project #2 – Gift Card Holder

Melissa’s Favorite STAMPlorations Project #3 – Artist Trading Card Holder

I also have some new projects to share with you. I have been enjoying the new Bloomtangled cover plate dies and have made some cards with Bloomtangled Cover Plate #1.

   For this first set of cards above I used a paper die cut and also the die itself as a stencil/template for two different water-coloring techniques. I’ll share more information about those techniques in a tutorial at a later date.

For now, here’s a closer look at the cards.

For this second set of cards, I made a homemade stamp by die cutting fun foam with the cover plate die.

I glued the die-cut foam to a block of wood. See the stamp above in the middle row on the right? The foam was originally white, but as you can see, it was stained red by the last color of ink that I stamped.

Here’s a closer look at the home made stamp.

 When I started stamping I knew that I wanted to stamp in clear embossing ink and colored ink too. Since I could not easily wash my “stamp”, I stamped in embossing ink first and then moved on to the colored inks. For the finished card, above and in the center of the photo below, I stamped with embossing ink on water-color paper and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then water-colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I water colored this and the 2 cards below.

I was reluctant to cover any of the card fronts at all because the entire image is so pretty. I am happy with the “Happy Birthday” on the card above though. I may add sentiments to the front of the 2 below. I am not sure.

I stamped a bunch of colors so that I can try alcohol inks, water color pencils and other mediums. I water colored the 2 above, the red one with Zigs and the pink one with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. In the photo below (in the top right corner), you can just see a peek of the a water color pencil colored card.

As you can see, the cover plate dies are incredibly versatile. I have used the die cuts themselves in a variety of ways, including to dry emboss with. The die can be as a template for water coloring and used to die cut a stamp as I did for the above projects. I am looking forward to lots of creative time with this die. I hope that you’ve been inspired to try something new and CASE one of my projects.

Remember to link up your wishlist – FIVE crafters will win products (up to $25 MSRP) in their wishlist!

CASE 1 of my projects and link up for a chance to win a $50 GC.

Check out the FLASH sales every Monday in June. Select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically…no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night 11:59 pm Pacific.

Also, every Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3×5 stamp or any word/phrase die (up to $10 value))

Thanks for stopping by!
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P. S. In addition to all of the great sales and prizes, don’t forget to use my coupon code to receive 20% off at the shop.

P.P.S. Click here to go to my STAMPlorations Products Projects page to see my slideshow. Although I don’t usually make Clean and Simple Projects for STAMPlorations, I have used STAMPlorations to make a lot of CAS cards. Please do check those out, along with lots of other fun cards, tags and mixed media projects.

Freebie Days

  • Every Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3×5 stamp or any word/phrase die (up to $10 value))

$5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags (while supplies last)

  • Each bag contains the Handmade with Love stamp ($3 value) + 2 or 3 randomly picked previously released products (combination of dies, stencils, and/or 3×5/2×6/4×4/4×6 stamps) – total MSRP value of each bag is at least $20

50% Off Flash Sale

  • Every Monday: select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically…no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night 11:59 pm Pacific.

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday – May 2018

 

I am happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations for Stencil Sunday and with a reminder about our May Mixed Media challenge.

Our Theme for this month is: Things with Wings

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

I made a tag to share with you today.

To make the tag I used Curly Labels/Tags Nesting Dies, Bold Florals Mini Stencil, Faith – Typografia In Faith stamp

and Flutter Zen 1 Layering Butterfly Die.

Check out the COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace and Peace,

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