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.

Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of my design teammates’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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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STAMPlorations Mixed Media Tutorial – With all Thine Heart Calendar

Hi! I’m here with a quick post to share that I have a new mixed media tutorial up at the STAMPlorations blog.

Please head on over there to see the process (double masking, lots of stenciling and messy fun!) that I used to make the calendar page below.

 

STAMPlorations™ BlogI used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

STAMPlorations: Trust in the Lord (Typografia In Faith)

I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it and find it an to be an encouragement.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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You are beautiful – with rainbow & dragonfly

Hi! I’m here today with a quick “just for fun” post.

 

I hope that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for stopping in.

 

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

Joyce said, “Melissa L’s card is so stunning, with its rainbow stripes and white die cuts.”

Thanks, Joyce!

Stencil Sunday – January 21, 2018 – XOXO Your Blues Away Tag

 Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a tag to share with you today.

I used CUTplorations Curly Label/Tags Nesting Dies and  “XOXO” word die.

I also used texture paste with ARTplorations Retro Circles (on the largest tag/label) and with Leaves 1 – Sanna Lippert Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Do you use Instagram?This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this graphic in your post (above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

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AAA Cards Game #107 – Chilled

I’m here again for AAA Cards Game #107.

Our sponsor for this game:

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Here’s my card.

I used a variety cool-hued, wintry colors.

What’s better than a big mug of something hot when you are chilled to the bone and it’s cold outside ?

I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards to visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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