TAGplorations – All About Fall – October 2017 – Reminder

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a mid-month reminder for the new monthly challenge for STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 “All About Fall”
optional twist of red, gold, and orange

Important info:
1. Our TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

Here’s my tag, using Tag O’Coffee.

 

I also used a Trendy Leaves Die to cut a leaf out of a (partially imperfect) gold embossed bit of stamping I had done for my previous tag for this challenge.

I recently had a birthday and so used some STAMPlorations gift certificates that I received to order the coordinating Trendy Leaves 2 stamp set. I am looking forward to using the stamps and dies together on some projects.

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I re-purposed a piece of the first attempt, flubbed up stamped image of  STAMPlorations’ Zen Coffee ATC #1 and ended up with a nice leaf for the in today’s post.

I’m excited to be part of this new challenge and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the STAMPplorationsaful PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations Products:

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Use my coupon and receive 20% off your STAMPlorations order.

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Country View Challenges October 2017 – Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues.

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FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20!!

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TAGplorations – All About Fall – October 2017

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a new monthly challenge for STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 “All About Fall”
optional twist of red, gold, and orange

Important info:
1. Our TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

Here’s my tag, using Manila Tag Nesting Dies.

I also used STAMPlorations’ Zen Coffee ATC #1.

Stamping, heat embossing and alcohol markers. A tag die, some twine and my project was finished.

I’m excited to be part of this new challenge and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations Products:

CUTplorations:

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STAMPlorations:

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Use my coupon and receive 20% off your STAMPlorations order.

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Places I’m Sharing:

Grab our badge:

Country View Challenges October 2017 – Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues.

Help yourself to our buddy button

Grab our blog badge

FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 13, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be back with you today with a post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

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I’d be very happy if you’d like to……

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I have 2 cards to share with you today.

For this 1srt card, I stamped the ‘cup with steam’ image (see here for how I made this stamp)

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in my favorite Hero Hues blue dye ink onto white linen cardstock.

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Then, I sponged teal ink onto the entire linen panel, over the stamped image.  Next, I die cut the ‘thanks’, matted the panel in blue and attached the teal card base.slide005For this next card, I repeatedly stamped the image onto watercolor paper.

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Then, I sponged the same teal ink onto the entire watercolor panel, over the stamped images.  Next, I die cut the ‘thanks’, from blue cardstock twice, stacked the ‘thanks’ and attached a blue card base.

slide004slide002As I mentioned last week, I needed to increase the number of masculine cards in my stash, so I took this opportunity to make 2 more. To make both of these cards, first, I created a homemade foam stamp, using a die, and stamped the cup with steam.

I used the CUTplorations die to make my stamp.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

I have a fun 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 at STAMPlorations!

slide006This technique was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in one of her recent videos on how to stretch your supplies.

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I’d like to play this multi-cup card at  WAW Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #264-265.

I am also offering this card up for CASEing at Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin:

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I had a lot of fun using this technique. I loved how the homemade stamp printed the images. I hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you next week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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.

slide1_edited-1P.P.S. Here’s a fun video for your encouragement.

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Some products used:

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 6, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Want to warm up with some tea? I love me a BIG cup of tea, especially on a day like today. It was 16°F (that’s about -9°C, right?)  when I checked the temperature this morning! BRRRRR! You’d never know that I grew up in Maine!

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I’ve become a WEATHER WIMP! I’d better toughen up because my family and I are moving back to Maine this Spring!

Anyway, nothing like warm tea on a COLD day!

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I have 4 (+ 1 = 5) CAS cards to share with you today. slide011

I’d be very happy if you’d like to……

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slide001I’d like to play this red version along at FUSION. I flipped the sketch and used the photo for inspiration too. Happy 3rd Anniversary!

I decided that I needed to increase the number of masculine cards in my stash, so I took this opportunity to do so.

I used the CUTplorations die to make my stamp.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

I have a fun 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 at STAMPlorations!slide001To make these cards, first, I created a homemade foam stamp, using the die, and stamped the cup with steam. This is a new technique to me and was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in one of her recent videos on how to stretch your supplies. I stamped 3 blue cups and 1 black one and 1 red one.slide006

Here’s a quick slideshow of the process that I used to make the red stamped card.

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For this blue card, I used a CUTplorations ‘thanks’ word die, sponged with Hero Arts blue dye ink.

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Then, I triple-stacked for the sentiment on this first card. I’d like to play this card at CASology. The blue is a cool/cold color and I love to drink tea when it is cold outside. slide006Using the negative from the die cut on the first card, I made a ‘thanks’ stencil and sponged the thanks onto this next card.slide009I fussy cut my stencil out and added that as the sentiment on this third card.slide008

I kept this next card very basic and B&W. slide010

I cut around the negative space that remained from one of the white ‘thanks’  die cuts from the first card (above – the card with the blue ‘thanks’ stacked on top of several white ones) and attached the white outline as the sentiment on this card.      slide001slide008

slide012I had a lot of fun using this technique. I loved how the homemade stamp printed the image. I enjoyed it so much that I have 2 more cards to share with you next week. Those two are less CAS and I’m excited to share those with you too. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s a fun video for your encouragement. Happy New Year!

P.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.

slide1_edited-1Products Used:

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Blue Hero Hues Dye Ink PadTsukineko Full-Size VersaFine Instant Dry Pigment Ink, Onyx Black

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FUSION – 3rd Anniversary

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Does warm tea for a COLD day count for CASology? 🙂

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SSS Wednesday’s: Simon Says: New Something: Making a foam stamp with a die is a new technique to me.

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WAW: Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #264-265

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ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 16, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for another day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.

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Here’s my card: img_4914_edited-1First, I created the background by sponging green ink through a paper doily onto white cardstock.

img_4917_edited-1I did some strategic masking and used the ARTplorations Stencils Coffee Cup,img_4909_edited-1 Dots All Over,img_4910_edited-1and Flourishes to create my pretty red cup and saucer.img_4919_edited-1 I also used the CUTplorations die “thanks”.

img_4908_edited-1Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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ARTplorations Stencils:

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