STAMPlorations – Typografia in Faith Blog Hop – October 18

Hi! I very happy to be here for STAMPlorations’ Typografia in Faith blog hop.

These stamps will be 5% off instantly through the end of this month.  Plus, all customers can also get them at an additional 20% off when they use any DT code. (STAMPGIRLMELISSA at checkout)

Get your “In Faith” stamps at the instant 5% off and with my DT coupon, you can get an extra 20% off. Please see the bottom of this post for my coupon.

I have 2 projects to share with you today.

Here’s the first:

I stenciled the background with ARTploraions stencil Prisms and stamped the Typografia in Faith Thy Word is a Lamp.”

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Here’s my next card.

    I stamped with “The Lord Sustains.”preview-Typografia-TheLordSustains

I also used ARTplorations Circular Two.

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These stamps are truly superb. I am so excited to use them again. They stamp beautifully.I’m so happy that Shery has created 20 stamps for this series!

Important information/Prize:

1. One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps.
2. Make sure you stop by the event on the STAMPlorations blog and check out the main post.
3. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog main post and participating designers’ blogs.
 4.Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 24.
 Here’s the direct link to the In Faith section over at the shop.

Here’s my coupon for you.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations – Typografia in Faith

Hi! I very happy to be here for STAMPlorations’ Typografia in Faith blog hop.

I have 3 projects to share with you today.

Here’s the first:

I used the Typografia in Faith “The Lord is Good” stamp,

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along with Be Thankful

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Here are my next two cards.

I used “Trust in the Lord.”

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and CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. (The card on the left.)

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These stamps are truly superb. I am so excited to use them again. They stamp beautifully.

I’m so happy that Shery has created 20 stamps for this series!

Prize:

One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps. Make sure you stop by the event on the STAMPlorations blog and check out the main post. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog main post and participating designers’ blogs.
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 19.
All Typografia In Faith stamps are now in the store.
Here’s the direct link to the In Faith section over at the shop. The stamps in this section are 5% off instantly and with my DT coupon, you can get an extra 20% off.

Here’s my coupon for you.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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I’m going to share the black-rimmed card over at:

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God is Our Refuge & Strength – Pansy Water Color

Today I have a sketched and water colored card to share with you.

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I LOVE pansies! Especially blue, purple, purpley-blue and bluey-purple ones! They were a favorite of my Grandma and will always be special to me.

Sketched Pansy

Sketched Pansy

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Here’s a quick slideshow of the process:

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Slide016Thanks for stopping by!

Grace& Peace,
Melissa

P.S. If you’d like to take a look, here’s another Pansy Water Color card that I made.

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Places I’m playing:

CASology’s 200th Challenge:

Less is More’s Week #279 – Colour: Purple

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Addicted to CAS Challenge #89 – Petals

Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge Weeks #232-233

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Fusion’s Something Blue:

Sunset – Beautiful Negativity

Hi! I’m happy to be able to share 2 cards with you today.

My cards were inspired by City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 299 ~ Negativity.

Oooooo! I love this!

Here are my takes on this beautiful piece of art. I’m nothing if not literal. 😉

Card 1: Slide002I was also inspired by all of the DT’s bird cards at CASology: Week 185: Egg.

I used an ARTplorations stencil:

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I’d like to play this 1rst card along at:

and the second at:

Card 2:Slide001I was also inspired by the colors from The Card Concept #49 {Floral Radiance}.

What do you think? Would you categorize these cards as clean and Graphic?

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I’d also like to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #220: Anything Goes.

Grab our badge:Slide002I’m very happy to share that this card was featured by Sundays With Lorraine at The Weekly Scrapper. I am honored. Thanks Lorraine!

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Grace& Peace
Melissa

UPDATED FRI 26 FEB:
I’m happy to share that this card IMG_5048editedwas chosen as the WINNER at:

Winner BadgeThanks so much, City Crafter Challenge! 🙂

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #19 Reminder – January – Beginnings

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi! Thank you for spending some of your time to visit me. 🙂 I’m very happy to be here today with a reminder for The Mixed Media Card Challenge’s Challenge #19 – January – Beginnings.

Here’s our January Challenge Graphic:

I have 3 cards to share with you today.

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Card #1 (I’d like to play this at CASEplorations.)

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How I made cards #1 & #2:

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  3. Masked off center of card with a rectangle
  4. Applied embossing paste through stencil

5. Removed stencil & mask, allowed EP to dry

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6. Stamped sentiment

7. Added sequins

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Card #2 (I’d like to play this at SSS Monday.)

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I used a similar technique to make this card, but made a partially die cut heart door. It opens to reveal an ink blended background and a Scripture sentiment.

I’ve been working on organizing my blog and have added some new pages at the top. I’d like to invite you to visit my Mixed Media and CAS/Nearly CAS galleries. 🙂IMG_3151edited

I’d like to play along at STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog’s: Stencil It, Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #217 Anything Goes and CASEplorations January Challenge: CASEing the incredibly talented and fun Laura Bassen.

Please stop by the challenge blog and checkout my teammate’s wonderful creations. We have quite a variety of cards for you to enjoy this month. I had a lot of messy fun making these cards.  I hope that you are inspired to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace
Melissa

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by January 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
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Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

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