Butterfly in the Flower Garden – Thank You

Hi! Quick post with a “just for fun” card for some of my favorite CAS challenges.

I used the new Bloomtangled die (#1) to die cut a panel and then used the die cut paper as a stencil. I also created a couple of die-cut stencil/masks and did some masking to make this one-layer card.

 I applied the solid butterfly mask to the card front and stenciled over it with the large cover plate stencil. Then I removed the stencil and the mask. Next, I masked off the butterfly several times, using the negative and positive butterfly die cuts to stencil the butterfly.

I used the butterfly mask and butterfly stencil to make 2 other cards.

I think that it is a lot of fun to get 3 cards for 1!

I’d better get out of my warm bed now!

Lots of things going on here today.

There’s very cold, windy, wintry weather, a special birthday and planning for our week.

There’s longer term planning to do for the coming gardening season too.

To look out of my window, you’d think that would be far away, but it’ll be here soon.

It was 10° Fahrenheit when my husband checked the temperature before we went to bed last night. He’s bringing in lots more firewood now because we’re going to be having some abnormally low temperatures this week.

Pretty soon there will be butterflies, but for now there is snow.

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STAMPlorations February Challenge – Paint it Red

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

You’ve probably heard 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.

I used ARTplorations “Hidden Hearts” stencil to make all 5 of the following cards.

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Here’s my set of cards.

Here’s my sweet parade of cupcake cards.

Card #1 Thanks (SSSMonday)

Card #2 CAS XOXO (FMS322,The Paper Players,WAW)

Card #3 Love (CFC192, JUGS#426)

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card (Fusion Sketch)

Card #5 Sweet (MFT, WAW)

So, our theme for the February challenge is Paint it Red! What does that make you think of? Hearts? How about coffee/tea and sweets? We’d love to see your creations using the color red or having a theme of love.

Take a look at what some of the DT gals created.  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Card #1 Thanks

Card #2 CAS XOXO

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Card #3 Love

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card

 

 

Card #5 Sweet

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Melissa Makes a Christmas Gift Card Envelope – STAMPlorations Mixed Media Tutorial – December 2017

Hi!  Are you in need of a last minute Christmas gift or 2? Still feeling a little crafty? It’s not too late to make a beautiful and useful gift card holder! I’m sharing a new tutorial at STAMPlorations.
I hope that you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this gift card envelope.

Poinsettias always remind me of how much my eldest daughter loves anything Christmas, and especially poinsettias.  She is one of the 4 greatest and most memorable gifts my husband I have ever received.

I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

Christmas Flower – STAMPlorations

Doily Squares – ARTplorations Stencil

I look forward to reading your comments  at the STAMP blog. Please head on over for the complete tutorial with step by step photos and instructions.

Merry Christmas!
 Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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Melissa Makes a Memory Verse Booklet – STAMPlorations Mixed Media Tutorial for November 24, 2017

Hi! I’m here to share another mixed media project with you today.  I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this memory verse booklet. The tutorial is up! Please stop in over at the STAMPlorations blog to get all of the details. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.
Hi!  I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this memory verse booklet.
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I look forward to reading your comments over at the STAMP blog.

 Thanks for stopping by!
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TAGplorations – All About Gratitude – November 2017

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

Our Theme for this month is:
 “All About Gratitude”
with an optional twist of polka dots
Important info:
1. The 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 CUTplorations Curly Labels/Tags Nesting Dies.

 I also used the ARTplorations Honeycomb Delight Mini and Coffee Cup Stencils and STAMPlorations “Something to be Thankful for.” (Giving Thanks instant 5% discount – ends 11/30 )

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

Check out the TAGplorations PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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  • 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.