Melissa Frames a Flying Rainbow -May 2018 Mixed Media Tutorial for STAMPlorations

Hi!  Are you a lover of butterflies, rainbows and flowers? I have a project that may interest you.

Check out the full tutorial over at the STAMP blog.

I hope that you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this fun flying floating flowery rainbow and are inspired to do a little crafting of your own. If you like this projects and want to purchase the supplies please remember to use my discount code, STAMPGIRLMELISSA, and receive 20% off at the shop.

I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

ARTplorations Stencil: Big Bloom Factory (Large)

 I hope that you enjoy the tutorial over at the STAMP blog and look forward to reading your comments.

I hope that you have a great day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,



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STAMPlorations March Challenge – All About Spring and Faith

Hi! I’m here with a special post for STAMPlorations March Challenge.

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You’ve probably heard by now that STAMPlorations owner and designer, Shery Russ, welcomed a daughter named “Winter” to the family in December. In order to give Shery some time to catch her breath we are going to take a little “Winter” break!

There will be just one STAMPlorations challenge for you to join for the months of February, March and April. You’ll find it announced on STAMPlorations blog the 5th of each of those months. The challenge will have a theme and as long as you follow the theme, any type of project is welcome! We’ll return to our regular schedule in May.

Here’s my card using STAMPlorations: Faith – Typografia In FaithBig Bloom Factory and CUTplorations: Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies.

Lots of masking, stamping, a rainbow of color, a great sentiment stamp and a surprise of hidden butterflies.

So, our theme for the February challenge is All About Spring and Faith! What does that make you think of?

I had a lot of fun making this card. I hope that you enjoyed seeing it and have been inspired to create something for this month’s challenge. Take a look at what some of the DT STAMPgirls created.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Challenge rules:
*Create any type of project — cards (any style), mixed media, tags, layout, etc — as long as it follows our theme.
*STAMPlorations product is not required though we’d love to see it.
*Enter as many times as you want – as long as each project has its own blog post.
*Display the challenge graphic + link back to the challenge page to qualify for the prizes.
*Comment on the entry before yours in the gallery – let’s spread the love. (If you’re the first player, just comment on the entry after yours. If you have back-to-back entries, comment on the entries before and after yours.)
*For an extra chance, comment on this challenge post, the designers’ blog posts, and on the special posts we’ll publish throughout the month.
*TWO (2) winners of a $25 gift certificate – randomly drawn from all entries
*ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate – randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers’ blogs throughout the month
Shery is offering a generous 10% off (no coupon code needed) all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store through April. Retiring products are excluded. We hope you’ll find time to play with us and we look forward to seeing your project in the gallery.

STAMPlorations March 2018 Challenge: All About Spring and Faith

Heads up! If you used a STAMPlorations stamp (clear stamp or digi), CUTplorations thin metal die, and/or ARTplorations stencil in your project(s), make sure to link it up to our Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge too for a chance to win more STAMPlorations products! (We draw a winner for every 50 entries in the linky :o)


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Love Is In The Air

Hi! How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? We’ve been having lots of snow. I love it. It is very beautiful, but I know that Spring is on its way. I have a Spring feeling card to share with you today.

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolor October – Gold

I’m very happy to be back with you for this month’s HLS Watercolor challenge.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I have 2 cards to share with you today.

Here’s my first card using multiple HLS products, Brusho Watercolor Crystals and a gold glass pen.

To make this card:

  1. I made a stencil with a butterfly die and stamped in butterflies in the negative spaces of the stencil.
  2. Removed the stencil and masked off the stamped images.
  3. Sprinkled on red Brusho crystals.
  4. Spritzed with water.
  5. Allowed to the water dry and fussy cut the panel.
  6. Added some gold accents with the glass pen.
  7. Stamped, cut and added the sentiment.
  8. Assembled the card with foam tape and snail adhesive.Here’s card#2. Comparatively, it’s a very CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I used stamps from Doodled Flowers.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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,

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