Bouquet -Thinking of You – 1-layer

Hi! I’m here today with a one-layer stencil card.

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I made this card with 2 ARTplorations stencils: Chevron Crazy & Happy Flowers.

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Grace & Peace,
Melissa

I’d like to play this at CASology:

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Edited Tue May 24: Chosen by Hannelie as a HM at CASology. Thank you! 🙂

Sprouting 3

Hi! I’m here with 2 cards for CASology’s: Week 192:

 I made 4 cards today at the request of my mother who wanted some cards for co-workers who will be retiring soon. I posted the others separately.

Here’s my card:

IMG_6520edited  To make this card, I re-purposed a mask from this card here.

 Stampin Up Sizzlits Little Leaves – Retired

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As an afterthought, I made the stem by sponging some ink on a piece of Post-It Removable Labeling Tape and then trimming a very thin piece.

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    We’ve been having some beautiful days here at our house! How about you? Is Spring springing at in your Northern Hemisphere locale?

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

I am very happy toe share that this card was chosen by Ardyth for a Honorable Mention at CASology! Thanks, Ardyth!

P.S. Here’s a pic from today of some Pansies and Forget-Me-Nots on my patio.

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Pi(e)

Hi! I’m back with another Pi(e) 😉 card which was inspired by the Week 174 challenge at CASology:

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I would like to play this at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #212: Anything Goes and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog’s Challenge: Gentlemen.

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Here’s a slide show of the process I used to make this card:

 

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO

Grace & Peace
Melissa

Updated Tuesday Dec 8: I am very happy to share that my Pi(e) card was chosen by Ardyth at CASology for an Honorable mention! 🙂 Thanks so much, Ardyth!

P.S. I was very happy to have my “owl” card chosen by Ardyth for an honorable mention for last week’s challenge at CASology. Thank you Ardyth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday’s pie card:

I have more ideas. Maybe I'll get to make them? I think I need to do some laundry first, though.

Today’s:

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P. P.S. Have you been making Christmas cards lately? I have! If you are interested I’d be happy to have you check out this post here with a few cards I made with my own sketch/water color painting. 🙂

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CASology Week 174: OWL

Hi! I’m very excited to share some cards with you today that were inspired by CASology’s Week #174 cue word:

I had a lot of fun making 4 cards that were inspired by this week’s cue word. All stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink.

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I used this owl photo as inspiration.

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As is a trend with me, I had several ideas for different versions of this card. As I stamped, I kept getting an idea for another card! I have to say that can be distracting. Maybe I should keep a sketch book handy so I can scribble down ideas and not distract myself! 😉

Here is my 2nd idea:

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The 3rd idea: (I’d like to play this one at CASology this week.)Slide21

The 4rth version: I’d like to play this one at SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s week #211: Anything Goes.Slide8

When my friend, Cindy,  and I were visiting over Skype on Thanksgiving Day she suggested a slight change to this 4rth card. So, I have plans to change it  a little and make a 5th version! 🙂 Maybe I’ll do that sometime this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

P.S. Would you like to see another card that I made using Papertrey Ink products? Please click here or on the photo below to be taken this my post for MIM #232.

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Updated Tue Dec 1: I am very happy to share that my card was chosen by Ardyth for an Honorable mention at CASology! Thank you, Ardyth! 🙂

Owl cards supplies:

The eyes:

Fall Florals Stamp Set

  The beak:

Enclosed: Star Mini Stamp Set

The sentiment:

Hooray Stamp Set

The feathers:

Papertrey Ink - Center Style: Feminine Die

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I See the Moon x2- One layer cards

Hi! I’m here with 2 one-layer cards inspired by CASology’s Week 163: Moon, Less is More’s Week 241: One Layer, Wishing, CAS(E) this Sketch #140 and SSS Monday’s Challenge: Love This Technique.

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Here are my two cards using one of my favorites, the ink blending technique.

IMG_1620editedI used this photo as inspiration.

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This first one was a trial run. I had printed the sentiment twice and it had overlapped slightly, giving a blurry effect. I thought I’d use it as experiment, but decided I quite like the result. I had a hard time photographing these cards. You can’t tell, but I made the crescent moon on this first card by sponging on Encore silver metallic ink.

IMG_1629editedMaybe the blurriness could be the result of tear-filled eyes? Longing for and wishing for someone? 😉

I decided to leave the second card with a full moon and made the sky a bit darker. I’m also going to play this second card at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 – Let’s Celebrate.

IMG_1633editedHere is the sentiment which in the inside of both of the cards. “Longing” and “wishing” are fairly equivalent, don’t you think?

IMG_1617editedI like both versions of this card. I think that I might end up changing the full moon into a crescent, but I haven’t made up my mind yet. What do you think?

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Have you ever heard of Chris Rice? He’s one of my favorite singers and he’s a incredibly talented pianist as well. I particularly like both of his “Living Rooms Sessions” albums.  Anyhow, I digress! He sings a song entitled “I See the Moon” which I love. Here it is:

I See The Moon– Chris Rice

Can you see the moon tonight
Sugar-white perfection
Radiant beams of purest light
Our hearts’ connection
Carries me back to a lullaby
The sweetest song in my memory
Of Mama’s voice on moonlit nights
To hush her babies, singin’…

I see the moon, the moon sees me
The moon sees the one that I want to see
God bless the moon, and God bless me
And God bless the one I’m longing to see

Did you ever notice the man in the moon
He’s the master of reflection
Somehow he knows and imitates
My heart’s expressions
Some nights he’s melting in clouds of tears
Or shining my smile like the bright sun
But look, tonight the moon looks like
He’s missing someone

I see the moon, the moon sees me
The moon sees the one that I want to see
God bless the moon, and God bless me
And God bless the one I’m longing to see

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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Edited Tue Sept 15: I am very happy to share that Melissa at CASology chose my card as an Honorable Mention for CASology’s Week #163!

P.S. Please make sure that you stop over at my blog post (goes live on 21st September at 6am AustralianEST) for Happy Little Stampers 1rst Release Blog Hop! We have prizes!!

Here’s a peek at one of my cards:

cropped hls 1rst release butterfly_edited-1Make sure to look for this photo at the end of my HLS Blog Hop Post for another chance to win the Butterfly Birthday stamp set, my favorite in this release, from me!!!

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