For with God……

Hi! I’m happy that you have stopped by! Today I have a CAS shimmery flower card to share with you.slide01  slide01 I used my NBUS STAMPlorations Faith Expressions stamp set.

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I stamped the flower in embossing ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts (my new favorite) gold embossing powder.slide02

I painted the flower with my pink and orange Zigs.

I added Glossy Accents to the flower centers.slide04

I added the sentiment, inking up the stamp with pink and orange inks.

slide05I have a discount code to share with you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

Use COUPON code

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and receive 20% OFF  all regular and sale priced stamps, dies and stencils in the STAMPlorations store. slide02I added some pink and gold vellum to the white card base and attached the little flower panel with some foam tape.slide06Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin – CASEing Angela Tarasenko

Hi! I’m back again Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin. 🙂 This is a great idea that Ksenija had to help us get back into the creative mode after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. I’ve been having a lot of fun CASEing multiple cards from those offered up at Sweet Kobylin.

I’ve been so inspired by many of the cards and would love to CASE them all! I wonder, is it possible?

For this card, I CASEd the lovely Kraft card by Angela.

Here’s my CASE, using a here-to-for uninked background stamp. NBUS!

slide01Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Stamps - Vintage Lace Background Stamp WVBG015 slide03I’m pretty new to coloring on Kraft, so I kept it simple by heat embossing the large image and coloring in the spaces. slide02How about a rainbow in snowy January? slide04

I added some rainbow hemp cord that I won a few years ago from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Hemptique Rainbow Hemp Cord Twine 62.5mI added a big “Thank You” which I heat embossed onto vellum. I fussy cut away most of the vellum in order to expose the card-front.

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Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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2 Raindrops

Hi! I’m here with 2 cards, both using PTI’s Rainy Day Sentiments Stamp Set. The first one was inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #140 and Colour Me’s #88.

Here’s my first card.

IMG_1577editedI’m going to play along this at CAS(E) This Sketch, Colour Me, and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

IMG_1557editedThis second card was inspired by this week’s Make It Monday #223: Camouflaged Pocket Inserts.

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XO
Melissa

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Updated Sat 19 Sept: I’m happy to share that this first card was chosen for an honorable mention for CTS #140 and by Jinny for an honorable mention at Colour Me’s #88.

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Rainy Day Sentiments Stamp Set

Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5

P.S. Please make sure that you stop over at my blog post (goes live on 21st September at 6am AustralianEST) for Happy Little Stampers 1rst Release Blog Hop! We have prizes!!

Here’s a peek at one of my cards:

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Mermaid for CTS #140

Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #140.

Here’s my card.

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I used a NBUS mermaid stamp set that my parents sent to me. Isn’t she cute?!

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I also used another NBUS stamp, from PTI’s Ahoy stamp set.

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I masked off the mermaid and sponged ink on for the sky. I also used my NBUS Kuretake watercolor paints to color the mermaid. I also used some Glossy Accents and a white gel pen to do make the “splash” and a gold one to add some sparkle to the mermaid’s hair. I added silver to her tail and the water with a gel pen and more Glossy Accents to her shells too. 🙂

IMG_1528edited   I’m going to play along this at CAS(E) This Sketch, Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate, Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5 and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

IMG_1538editedI’m pretty happy with how this card turned out.

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XO
Melissa

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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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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