AAA Cards Game #93 – Words Take Center Stage

Hi! I’m happy to be here today with a post for AAA Cards Game #93 – Words take Center Stage.

AAA Cards is a bi-weekly 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.

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We’ll pick a top winner and some runners-up.

It could be you!

Here’s my card:

I love butterflies!

And red! 

And word dies! So, I am very happy with this card.

🙂

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

P.S. Here’s a fun video with some words of encouragement for you.

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Hello Fall

Hi! This is my 3rd post today. If you are here looking for my HLS Sketch post click on this card:

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OR if you’re looking for my MMCC post click on this one:

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So! Now I have a bright Autumnal ombre card to share with you. 🙂 The colors in this card remind me of Fall in Maine. Sigh. If you ever have the opportunity to go to Maine at this time of year do it!

IMG_0486editedI used Penny Black’s Foliage Fancy stamps, an Avery Elle “hello” die and a PTI birthday sentiment to make this card.

IMG_0491editedI’m going to play this at Time Out’s Challenge #41 ‘Inspired By Words’, The Male Room’s Challenge #20: Autumn, Fusion’s Falling Leaves Bouquet, Uniko’s Challenge #25, Inspirational’s Challenge #92 – Picture Inkspiration , SSS Monday’s Challenge: Ombre, SSS Wednesday’s Anything Goes  and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #203 Anything Goes.

I thought you might like to go on a relaxing trip to Maine today, but you probably just aren’t able to. So, here are a few of my dad’s paintings of Fall in Maine. If you’d like, please click on the image to go a larger view or CLICK HERE to go to his gallery.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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Uniko Studio – June Challenge: Anything Goes – Reminder

   Hi! Today I’m back as a Guest Designer with a reminder post to encourage you to play along over at Uniko Studio’s June Challenge!

IMG_5894editedThis month’s challenge is Anything Goes- with the optional twist of a masculine card. I did some masking and ink blending to make this, a masculine one layer card.

IMG_5895editedI used a couple of Uniko’s super and free digi stamps to make this card. I made two other similar cards as well.

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I also made a couple of feminine cards for this reminder too! I used Uniko’s English Country Garden – Butterflies. Uniko’s new website is looking really cool. You should go check it out!

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IMG_6711editedFor both of my butterfly cards I heat embossed onto SU! vellum with clear embossing powder. I’m going to play this over at SSS Wednesday’s: Anything Goes.

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Here is my second butterfly card.

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I used the photo below as inspiration for my purple card.

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I used a watercolor smooshing technique for both of these cards and then used my heat tool to dry the vellum. This was a bit tricky, but if you are careful you can straighten the vellum out, not re-melt the embossing powder and get a nice result!

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And just when I thought I was finished with this Guest Designer post…….

look what was in my mailbox last night! Royal Mail! 🙂

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So, you know I had to make a quick card this morning and add it to this post. The stamp set was just screaming, “Masculine card awaiting!”

So here it is.

IMG_6837editedI stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed in black, sponged on SU! Pacific Point, added the white gel pen outlines and the PTI “Thanks” sentiment. IMG_6836editedI look forward to much more  stamping fun with this set!

Thank you, Bev, for the opportunity to Guest Design for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

XO
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Uniko Studio – Anything Goes – Guest Designer

Hi! Today I’m happy to share that I get to Guest Design for Uniko Studio’s June Challenge!

IMG_5873editedThis month’s challenge is: Anything Goes- with the optional twist of a masculine card.

 To make this card, I used Uniko’s Balloon Bash and a free digi sentiment stamp.

IMG_5874editedI did quite a bit of masking for this one layer card. I look forward to using the super fun stamp set a lot!

I also made three other cards with Balloon Bash and some free digis.

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IMG_5887editedI made a bunch of other cards for the reminder post for this challenge! You can see them here.

Thank you, Bev, for the opportunity to Guest Design for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

XO
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P.S. If you are interested, please look here at my winning card, chosen by the DT, for Uniko’s Challenge #20 Things with Wings.

On Your Wedding Day

Today I have a CAS Wedding Card to share with you.

IMG_5064editedThe layout for this card was inspired by CTS #123, but I missed the deadline for that!

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I used my new PTI Petite Places Church. I’m going to play it over at CASolgy’s Week 147: WEDDING

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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