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.

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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?

Here’s a photo hint:

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.

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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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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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Uniko

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.

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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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