Mermaid for CTS #140

Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #140.

Here’s my card.

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I used a NBUS mermaid stamp set that my parents sent to me. Isn’t she cute?!

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I also used another NBUS stamp, from PTI’s Ahoy stamp set.

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I masked off the mermaid and sponged ink on for the sky. I also used my NBUS Kuretake watercolor paints to color the mermaid. I also used some Glossy Accents and a white gel pen to do make the “splash” and a gold one to add some sparkle to the mermaid’s hair. I added silver to her tail and the water with a gel pen and more Glossy Accents to her shells too. 🙂

IMG_1528edited   I’m going to play along this at CAS(E) This Sketch, Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate, Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5 and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

IMG_1538editedI’m pretty happy with how this card turned out.

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XO
Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

CAS(E) this SketchGrab our badge:Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Supplies:

Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5

Ahoy Stamp Set

Guest Designer – JUGS Challenge #310 Trend Week – Balloons

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you today with a card for Just Us Girls Challenge #310 Trend Week – Balloons.

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I’m very happy to be Guest Designing for Just Us Girls for the month of September! This is my second post  as JUGS’ GD this month. I hope that you enjoy the DT cards, along with mine, and are inspired to play along. 🙂

IMG_0275editedI used PTI’s Polka Dot basics II and my NBUS SU Celebrate Today stamp sets to make this card. I also used an Avery Elles’ Pinked rectangle die and the balloon die is from SU. I’m going to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate, Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5, SSS Monday’s Stamp And Punch/Die Cut and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

IMG_0278editedI did some ink-blending on the balloon on this fun and bright birthday card.  All paper and ink are Stampin’ Up, with the exception on the black ink which is VersaFine. I also used a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen to do some tracing and highlighting and a gold one to add some sparkle to the stamped confetti image on the balloon. I finished it off with a little gold enamel dot from PTI’s Make it Market : Garden Gild Set and some SU! gold thread.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
MelissaIMG_0279edited

Honored to be Guest Designing for:

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My Card from Just Us Girls Challenge #309:

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Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge BlogGrab our badge:Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Supplies:

Polka Dot Basics II Stamp Set

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Balloon Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Gold Metallic Thread by Stampin' Up!Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit

SPL – HB 101!

Hi! I’m here with a wicked fast post. Mainers say “wicked” a lot. I’m a Mainer and I made the card in this post for another Mainer, so I thought that “wicked” would be an appropriate adjective for this short post. I’m going to play this card over at CASology’s 160: Number.IMG_0247editedI made this card for my husband’s grandfather. Yes! He does turn 101 in September!!! He’s still fit, plays golf, goes to Florida from Maine in the “Winta” and has an incredible mind. IMG_0244edited_edited-1His favorite color is purple.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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Wicked
adj., A general intensifier: “He’s wicked nuts!”
Wicked awesome!
adj., Somethin’ that’s just absolutely too cool for words.
Wicked cunnin
adj., (Also “Ain’t that cunnin”) Special or cute.
– Submitted by KD (born and raised in Downeast Maine)
Wicked good!
adj., Somethin’ that’s way cool.

Supplies:

Paper: Purple, not sure of brand, purchased 2 years ago at a small shop in Dunoon, Scotland on Argyle Street. Super paper!

Papertrey Ink - By the Numbers Die Collection (set of 9)

Balloon Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!

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Update Tue 25 August . I am so happy to share that this card was chosen by Ardyth at CASology for an Honorable Mention for their Week #160 challenge: Number. Thanks Ardyth and CASology. You ladies rock. 🙂

Make It Monday #214: Stamping With Neutrals

For this week’s MIM #214, Dawn is talking about giving neutrals a more predominant role in our stamping.

Here is a card that I made with that in mind:

IMG_5938editedI used SU Soft Stone, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky to make the bg paper for these incredible lupines.

Here’s Dawn’s lovely card:

DSC_6317.1The frondy leaves, the flowers and the black sentiment on my card remind me of this week’s card at Muse’s Challenge #121, by Michele Ferguson.  So, I’m going to play this over at Muse #121. Also, this week’s SSS Monday Challenge is For the Love of Plants, so I’ll be playing over there as well.

Here is the photo which I used as inspiration for my card. Growing Lupine

I couldn’t help but include some Glossy Accents from Make It Monday #213: Cool Condensation Effects. Oh, and after MIM #212, I can’t stop fussy cutting my sentiments out!

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Thanks for stopping by!

XO
Melissa

P.S. Did you see my news this week?! I’m super excited and a bit nervous. 🙂 What a blessing and an incredible opportunity!!

Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge Blog