AAA Cards Game #108 – All You Need is LOVE

I’m here for AAA Cards Game #108.

Our lovely sponsor for this game is:Uniko

Our guest designers are Bev from Uniko and Sue  from suescardcraft.blogspot.

Check out AAA Cards definition of “WHITE SPACE.” Colored card stock is great, but not patterned, embossed or textured.

Here’s my card using an old favorite, Uniko’s Background Builders: Squared. 

I also used a new stamplorations alphabet plate die.

My sentiment was inspired by the DC Talk song  “Luv Is A Verb.” I have heard DC Talk sing this song in person.

LUV is a verb – Chorus

(chorus 1)
Words come easy but don’t mean much
When the words they’re sayin’ we can’t put trust in
We’re talkin’ ’bout love in a different light
And if we all learn to love it would be just right

(chorus 2)
Hey, tell me haven’t ya heard?
Luv, is a serious word
Hey, I think it’s time ya learned
I don’t care what they say
I don’t care care what ya heard
The word luv, luv is a verb

Almost 22 years ago, a few days before our first child’s birth, my husband and I went to a DC Talk concert in Albuquerque.  The concert was so loud that even though we sat in the far back, she did not move a bit during the entire concert or for a long time afterwards. That worried me! Needless to say, I did not attend loud concerts during my subsequent pregnancies.

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I am still a big fan of DC Talk’s former lead singer, TobyMac’s, music. Some of my favorites are Feelin’ So Fly, Love Broke Through, Lights Shine Bright,  Me Without You, and Speak Life.

I hope that you are inspired to play along at AAA Cards this game.

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Updated Tuesday, February 6: I am very happy to share that I had 2 cards chosen as HMs at CASology. This card was Anna’s choice for an honorable mention at CASology’s SWOON challenge.

Anna said, “ Love Melissa’s clean and crisp design and I like the positioning of the image.”

Thanks, Anna!

 

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The gift of friendship – I LOVE Tea

I’m back again today with another card just for fun!

Here’s my card using Uniko Studio’s I LOVE Tea and Background Builders: Squared Clear Stamps.

    Some simple stamping of the cup and sentiment + a smidge of masking and fussy cutting + a touch of silver gel pen + a splash of watercoloring + a pinch of stenciling + lots of lovely white space = a CAS Cup O’ Tea card.I LOVE this cup and the SWEET sentiment!

I love it so much that I made 4!

It’s a good thing too because look at what is happening at my house!

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I need to go and make myself a warm cup of tea.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #102 – Ink Blending

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #102.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards.

Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit CLEAN and SIMPLE cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Please include the following game image in your post to be eligible for this week’s prize.

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Here’s my card using an ink blended background, some stenciling, die cutting and an ombré sentiment.

I used 4 STAMPlorations products.

First, I used a CUTplorations For the Birds die and

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 a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-RectangleI ink blended red, orange and yellow on another die cut rectangular small piece of white card stock. Then I used the ARTplorations Plaid Maker stencil to blend green over the other colors.

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The wonderful, and hope inspiring, sentiment is from a coordinating stamp set, “For the Birds.”

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I hope that you are inspired to play along* and remember our rules if you’d like to play to win the prize for this challenge. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

See below for the coupon and more information.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Cherish. I need to cherish things that are truly precious, like my faith, for example. I am reminded of the following.

1 Peter 1:6-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

 

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AAA Cards Game #101 – Inspired by a Film

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #101.

Thank you to our sponsor, Winnie & Walter.
Prize: $25 gift certificate
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Here is my card, using W & W’s “So Tweet.”

Before you scroll down and look to see the answer, want to take a guess at what film inspired my card?

I’ll give you a little help. I have 2 hints for you.

  1. Scroll back up, count the birds. The number of birds represents the number of the very important main characters in the film.

2. Okay, now what is one of the things that birds are best known for doing?

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Okay, now scroll past the next photo (showing the inside of the card).My card was inspired by The Sound of Music. Image result for sound of music movie

Can you see how I identified the various children?Why does the first child have a letter?

Now, for you big “Sound of Music” fans, what is the name of child/bird to which the balloon belongs? Do you remember their introduction scene and the following conversation with Maria?

Why would I give one particular child a balloon and why would I choose to make it pink in particular?

I really like how this card turned out. I hope that you are inspired to play along.

Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #99 – Autumn Colors

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #99.

I’d like to welcome our guest for this challenge is Hannelie of desertdiva.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Our lovely sponsor for this game is:

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prize of the winner’s choice of any in stock stamp set!

Here’s my autumnal colored card using Uniko’s English Country Garden and I LOVE Coffee (sentiment).

Do the butterflies remind you of falling leaves?

To make this card:

  1. I stamped with the small, solid butterfly stamp in fall-inspired colors.
  2. Then, I stamped over the images in gold pigment ink with the coordinating detailed butterfly stamp.
  3. Spritzed with Smooch Spritz.4. Stamped the sentiment.I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Grace & Peace,
    Melissa

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