Congratulations Leaves

I have another card to share with you today.

IMG_4405edited     This card is fairly CAS, but it also has some layers. I cut the waves with a utility knife, free hand. The stamp is from Penny Black’s Fancy Foliage stamp set and the sentiment is from PTI’s Swoosh Sentiment stamp set.

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The colors, flowers and leaves for this card were inspired by Time Out’s Photo for their Challenge #30

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and the color combination was also inspired by LIM’s Color Wheel Challenge.

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The challenge was to use opposite colors on the wheel. I used SU’s Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi to stamp the leaves. I also stamped some dots with PTI’s Background Basics Polka Dots II and added some colored card stock to each wave.

The layout for my card was inspired by Stamplorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #33. I am also playing this at Stamplorations May Challenge: Stamps & Leaves.

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xo
Melissa

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EDITED Wed May 20: I am so excited to share that this card was chosen as the Stamplorations Sketch #33 Winner! Thanks Shery! I’m looking forward to being a a Guest Designer for Sketch Challenge #36!

Edited Mon June 8: I am happy to share that this card was also chosen as a “Top Pick” at Stamplorations’ May Challenge: Stamps & Leaves.

Fun and Bright 18

Here, I have a fun and bright birthday card to share with you.
IMG_4409editedThis card is fairly CAS, but it also has some layers. I used a homemade stencil to create a watercolored “18” and then die cut the number out with PTI large number dies. The stamp is from SU’s Summer Silhouettes stamp set. The colors, flowers and leaves for this card were inspired by Time Out’s Photo for their Challenge #30

and the color combination was also inspired by LIM’s Color Wheel Challenge.

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LIM’s challenge was to use opposite colors on the wheel, so I used SU’s Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.

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I sponged some ink onto the card, masking off the top half to add a little Bermuda to the top of the top “hill” and the bottom edge of the card front. I also ran the top edge of the bottom “hill” along the Bermuda ink pad to add a bit of color there too. I added a layer of vellum to soften the colors some.

The layout for my card was inspired by Stamplorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #33. I am also playing this at Stamplorations May Challenge: Stamps & Leaves.

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I was also inspired by the design of Muse’s Challenge #116 where this week’s Muse is Vicki. Here’s her fun, graphic and striking card.

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Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Melissa

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Casology Week #144 Guest Designer!

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Excited?! Yes. Nervous? Most definitely! Mostly though, honored.

I reveled in having my card chosen, by Kymona, as the winner for Week 142: Sweet. Well, I reveled for a few hours and then it occurred to me that past winners had turned into Guest Designers! Gulp! When I was invited by Melissa from CASology to be a guest designer for this week’s challenge I thought, “Yes! Wait, Oh No!!” 🙂

But here I am with my card for this week’s cue word…..

Week 144 - Flight

IMG_4163editedFrom the photos below you can see that I did some ink blending/sponging, stamped the butterfly images and then punched them out. The sentiment is from PTI’s Swoosh Sentiment stamp set. The inks, stamp and punch are all Stampin’ Up. I used Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White stock for the card base.

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I have a confession to make. I made 11 different cards for this challenge! I asked my family to help me choose which one to share.

IMG_4167editedCurious about the rest of the cards that I made for this cue word? Here’s a slideshow of the other 10. 🙂

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What do you think? Is there another one that you would have chosen to feature?

I will look forward to reading your comments sometime soon. I’m not sure when that will be though because I will be having a test performed on my heart today. These past few months have been a test of faith for me, but God continues to pour out His grace on me and I know He’ll be with me no matter the result. If you have a mind to, please pray for me today and share any encouraging Scripture too. I would greatly appreciate that. I pray that I will have reason to “Celebrate” as my card says, but either way I know that God is the God of the rainbow. He’s The Ultimate Promise Keeper and He won’t abandon me. No matter what!

 I’m beyond thrilled to be this week’s Guest Designer at CASology!! I hope you will be sure to play along with the challenge this week.  I can’t wait to see what your take is on the “Flight” cue word.  Please make sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out the superb creations from the design team too.  Thanks so much to Melissa and the DT for allowing me to play along with you this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

xo
Melissa

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 I’m also going to play over at Uniko Studio’s: Things with Wings and Time Out’s Challenge #29: You Can’t Have a Rainbow without a Little Rain.

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P.S. I discovered this young man’s sign language music video the other day. I thought you might like to watch it. He signs to Mercy Me’s song “Greater”.

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P.P.S. If you are interested in an update on my heart test please click on over here or you can look to the right, at the side bar, and find Recent Posts: Lanes in the Promised Land & click on the “Good News” post.

Grateful – Watercolor Butterflies

Today I have another card on black stock to share with you.

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This design for this card was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #117

and Kim’s card for

Time Out Challenge#28

I used some more of my smooshed water color paper. Wow! This stuff is just not running out!

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I’m also playing this over at LIM’S Colour Challenge Week 218: Predominantly Black.

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Today I’m grateful for many things. Number 1 is Jesus who is my hope. Next is my best friend, my husband, who has been taking me to a multitude of doctors appointments. Also for an appointment today with a normal ultrasound of my thyroid. My eldest daughter who has taken over cooking for me since I have not been well. There are so many other things too.

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Grateful=Thankful & reminds me of a Bible verse.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Phil 4:6-7
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XO
Melissa
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Flowers In Scotland

Today I have another one of my own photos, printed on card stock.

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   I die cut the “Thankful” and popped up the white matted photo with foam tape.

I’m going to play this over at  Just Us Girls #287 – Word Week:Spring and Time Out’s Challenge #28.

   I’m also playing this over at CASology’s Week  140:Spring. and LIM’s Colour Challenge Week 218: Predominantly Black.

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XO

Melissa

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