STAMPlorations Special Post: Say It Big with Bold Birds + A Giveaway

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Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I have a special group of cards to share with you today. I’m doing a product feature post at STAMPlorations. I’m highlighting STAMP’s bird products today along with Say It Big and Typografia Motivate sentiment stamps.

  Check out more at the STAMP blog. There’s a special sale with 25% off select products, 2 prizes there and 1 here plus you can use my coupon code, STAMPGIRLMELISSA, to receive an extra 20% off at the shop.

I’m giving away one of my favorite stamp sets:

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Comment here and over at my Instagram feed. Tell me if you enjoy bird watching or what birds you especially love and you’ll be entered into a drawing for “For the Birds.”

UPDATED Thursday, September 27th.

Karen Ladd you are the winner of the stamp set! Congrats!

Time’s flying and I have a flock of 14 Bold Birdiful cards to share with you today.  Let’s fly!

Please see the STAMP blog for card descriptions.

     

 

Can you see how much fun I had with these products?! I had originally planned on making 6 cards, but had a flock of ideas come flapping through my mind. The cards kept flying, but my feathers weren’t ruffled. Inky fingers, but no ruffled feathers. These products are a joy to use!

So, fly on over to the STAMP blog. While there, tell us which among my cards today is your favorite? Share your answer by commenting on the STAMP blog post for a chance to win either a $15 gift certificate to the store OR your choice of any one of the (in-stock) products that I used in my projects. Commenting closes on Friday, August 31. We’ll announce the two winners on September 10 in the August Winners post at the STAMP blog.

I hope that you’ll come visit me at Instagram.  Follow me there and leave a comment about your favorite birds.

I’m giving away one of my favorite stamp sets:

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If you are looking for me I’ll be in the gardens and fields with the birds!

Grace & Peace,

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Product Links:

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Hearty Gift Card Holder – February 18, 2018 Stencil Sunday

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Hi! I’m here with a quick post and a slide show of a project I made for STAMPlorations.

Here’s my gift card holder.

I used the emboss-resist technique and ink blending.

Here’s a slideshow of the process that I used.

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I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this gift card holder.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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P.S. Don’t forget to use my coupon code to receive 20% off at the shop.

ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products:

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Mixed Media Challenge – January 2018 Mini Calendar

  Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for our January  Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the above challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.

The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.
 Here’s a mini calendar page that I made for January.
I always enjoy making these calendars every month. I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media Challenge Graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge – I have used White, Winter, Photo Inspiration, Snow, Die Cut, Create a Scene (everything but stamping and one-layer).

January 2018 – Country View Challenges – Anything Goes

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AAA Cards Challenge #89 – Bright & Beautiful

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #89 – Bright & Beautiful.

Our Sponsor: So Suzy Stamps – $25 gift certificate

We’ve also got four of the So Suzy DT guesting with us for this challenge!

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So, this week, I combined a favorite stencil and a favorite butterfly stamp to make a bright and beautiful card.

img_5910_edited-1I stamped the sentiment, did some fussy cutting and added the chevron butterfly panel to the card front with foam tape.

img_5907_edited-1Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Would you like to be part of the AAA Cards Design Team? Well we’re looking to add a few new team mates at the moment. If you’d like to be considered simply make a card for this new challenge and  add DT after your name when you link up. Want to know more about what being on the AAA Cards DT involves? Scroll on down to the bottom of this post.

DT Call Info 

1. You will need to have a blog.
2. You will need to have time to create a CAS card and submit it on time for each fortnightly challenge.
3. Your card will need to match both the challenge theme and the AAA Cards definition of CAS.
4. You will be assigned a column from the link ups and need to have the time to leave positive comments about player’s cards.
5. You will be involved in voting to help pick the winner and runners up for each challenge.
6. It would be good if you have a facebook account as we have a DT facebook group where we chat about ideas etc.

The DT Call will remain open for the duration of this challenge and all successful applicants will be notified by 28th May at the latest. We’re aiming to introduce the new DT on the challenge that starts 11th June.

How to Enter:
Link up your CAS card
Mention us in your post
Display our challenge image
Leave a comment on three other blogs – let’s spread the love!
Remember to keep it Clean And Simple
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P.S. This week’s challenge theme reminds me of this hymn:

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Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – April 2017 Mini Calendar

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for Stencil Sunday and the April Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the following challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.
The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.

Here’s a mini calendar page that I made using the ARTplorations stencils Leaf Prints and Some Birds and Dots All Over.

I also have a discount code for you!

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

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

and receive 20% OFF

upon checkout at STAMPlorations!

The calendar measures approximately 5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ or 14.5 x 22.25 cm matted. img_5830_edited-1

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img_5836_edited-1I had a lot of fun creating this calendar page and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects!img_5837_edited-1 I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

Please come back on the  7th of April and I will have a Mixed Media tutorial to share with you. I made a second version of this calendar.

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Please remember that this is not a card challenge…it’s anything BUT a card.  🙂

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media challenge graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Do you use Instagram?

I’d love to have you follow me there!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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For your convenience here our challenge rules:
  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • You must display our STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media challenge graphic  in your post and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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