I finally had the courage to look at all the wonderful cards people from all over the continent and the world made for Melissa. I’m humbled at the beauty and the creativity, the sentiments and the prayers and encouragement. Needless to say, I spent most of the time with tears in my eyes as I reviewed all of them. I am amazed at the close knit community that has been created through the internet and how people can have true feelings for someone they never met.  I’m thankful on this day for thankfulness for everyone who took the time to send us messages of hope, solace, compassion and peace.

Where the cards came from:

California, Missouri, New Mexico, India, Washington St., Michigan, Germany, Austria, Virginia, Oregon, England, Canada, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania.

Blessings to all of you.

Chris (Melissa’s husband)


STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge – October 2018 – Reminder









Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a reminder post 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 cards — but 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 as a reminder for the October Challenge.
You’ll see that I used both the positive & negative die cuts to create 2 cards. One for the original challenge post &  this one for the reminder for this month.
For this card today, I used the ARTplorations stencil Rows of Hearts with Brusho Colour Crystals.
After adhering the rainbow of teapots, I applied Smooch Spritz over the entire card front.  I also used the CUTplorations Hello Word Die.
Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,


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Melissa Frames a Flying Rainbow -May 2018 Mixed Media Tutorial for STAMPlorations

Hi!  Are you a lover of butterflies, rainbows and flowers? I have a project that may interest you.

Check out the full tutorial over at the STAMP blog.

I hope that you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this fun flying floating flowery rainbow and are inspired to do a little crafting of your own. If you like this projects and want to purchase the supplies please remember to use my discount code, STAMPGIRLMELISSA, and receive 20% off at the shop.

I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

ARTplorations Stencil: Big Bloom Factory (Large)

 I hope that you enjoy the tutorial over at the STAMP blog and look forward to reading your comments.

I hope that you have a great day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,



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HUGS & xoxo, xoxo, xoxo

A quick ‘hi’ and a CAS card today.

I repeat stamped using the “XOXO” stamp for STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms. I added “HUGS” using the CUTplorations Upper Case Alphabet Dies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,


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Think Happy Thoughts – Glistening Sunflower in February

Hi! I’m very glad you stopped by. Today I have a Sunflower card to share with you.slide01slide02

slide03I used my NBUS STAMPlorations Happy Sunflower stamp.


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

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I painted the flower with my pink and orange Zigs.

    slide02I fussy cut the sunflower. The large bloom, set in the upper left corner of this card, was is inspired by Yulianna’s submission for “Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin”.slide05 I stamped the “stem” with the sentiment and heat embossed in gold.slide06I added a shimmery-pink gel pen line along the edge of two sides.

slide04I narrowly matted the white panel with another panel of orange cardstock.

slide03Finally, I added a white card base. slide07Thanks for stopping by!

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slide1_edited-1This card was chosen by Deidre for an HM at CASology!

Deidre said, “Melissa’s sunflower glistens in gold and the sentiment stem is genius! Great card.”

Thanks, Deidre!

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