Guest Designer – JUGS Challenge #310 Trend Week – Balloons

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you today with a card for Just Us Girls Challenge #310 Trend Week – Balloons.

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I’m very happy to be Guest Designing for Just Us Girls for the month of September! This is my second post  as JUGS’ GD this month. I hope that you enjoy the DT cards, along with mine, and are inspired to play along. 🙂

IMG_0275editedI used PTI’s Polka Dot basics II and my NBUS SU Celebrate Today stamp sets to make this card. I also used an Avery Elles’ Pinked rectangle die and the balloon die is from SU. I’m going to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate, Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5, SSS Monday’s Stamp And Punch/Die Cut and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

IMG_0278editedI did some ink-blending on the balloon on this fun and bright birthday card.  All paper and ink are Stampin’ Up, with the exception on the black ink which is VersaFine. I also used a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen to do some tracing and highlighting and a gold one to add some sparkle to the stamped confetti image on the balloon. I finished it off with a little gold enamel dot from PTI’s Make it Market : Garden Gild Set and some SU! gold thread.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
MelissaIMG_0279edited

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My Card from Just Us Girls Challenge #309:

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Supplies:

Polka Dot Basics II Stamp Set

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Balloon Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Gold Metallic Thread by Stampin' Up!Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit

Guest Designer – JUGS Challenge #309 – Apple

Hi! I’m so excited to be here with you today as a Just Us Girls September Guest Designer! Woohoo! 🙂

This week’s challenge is the Word Challenge – Apple.

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I hope that you enjoy all of the DT cards, along with mine, and are inspired to play along. 🙂

IMG_0151editedI used several masking techniques and some ink-blending on this card. The stamps are from PTI, A Cheerful Heart & L’Shanah Tovah Mini Stamp Set.

IMG_0094editedAll paper and ink are Stampin’ Up, with the exception on the black ink which is VersaFine. I also used a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen to color in the apple halves and do some tracing and highlighting.

IMG_0153editedI think that I’ll link up over at The Male Room’s Challenge this week. Their prompt is FRUIT.

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XO
Melissa

Honored to be Guest Designing for:

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Stamps:

A Cheerful Heart Stamp SetL'Shanah Tovah Mini Stamp Set

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Triangles & Flowers

Today I have a bright and fun card to share with you. It was inspired by JUG’s Photo Challenge #303.

Here’s my card:

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I masked off a circle, stamped a Hero Arts Tiny Flags bg stamp with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged on TH Squeezed Lemonade, Hero Arts Blue, SU Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush ink. Next, I ironed off the embossing powder.

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Then I stamped the flowers with a stamp from PTI’s Flower Favorites and added the die cut sentiment. I’m also going to play this over at SSS’s Wedneesday Challenge:Anything Goes and  WAW’s Challenge #193.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO
Melissa

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Triangles & Butterfly

Today I have a bright and fun card to share with you. It was inspired by JUG’s Photo Challenge #303

and CASolgy’s cue word: Wings.

Here’s my card:

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I stamped a Hero Arts Tiny Flags bg stamp with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged on TH Squeezed Lemonade, Hero Arts Blue, SU Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush ink.

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IMG_8983edited  Then I die cut a butterfly out of vellum and put the vellum on top of the bright bg to tone in down and make it a bit more CAS. I added the white die cut butterfly and sentiment and then I was finished. I’m also going to play this over at CASology’s Week 157: Wings and WAW’s Challenge #193.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO
Melissa

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JUGs #303 Inspired

Today I have a bright and fun card to share with you. It was inspired by JUG’s Photo Challenge #303.

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Isn’t this an inviting porch?!

A porch is the perfect opportunity to play with color: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/classic-porches-and-porch-decor/?socsrc=bhgpin051214colorcontrast&page=6I have to say that I’m not usually a big fan of orange, but I would happily sit down and relax there! I love all of the texture on this porch. The basket, the chairs, the carpet, the cushions on the couch all have different textures and lovely bright colors. I used the blue, orange, white, yellow and green all from the photo.

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I used square dies, a square punch, a SU stamp from the “Hello, Lovely” stamp set, an embossing folder and my SU markers to make this card. I’m also going to play this over at SSS’s Wednesday Challenge:Anything Goes and WAW’s Challenge #193.

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Thanks for stopping by!

XO
Melissa

P.S. This card was selected by Cheryl as the winner at JUGs Week #303! I have been given the honor of the title “Chic of the Week!”

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