STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge – October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for our October Mixed Media Challenge.

Mixed Media Challenge FYI:
  • Players can link up as many projects as they want (1 project per blog post)
  • Projects can be anything — new starting October 2018 – including cardsbut stencils must be used
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic (SEE BELOW) and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Here’s a card that I made for the October Challenge.
I used the ARTplorations stencil Rows of Hearts with Brusho Colour Crystals. I applied Glossy Accents over the entire card front.  I also used the CUTplorations Hello Word Die and Tag O’ Coffee Dies and Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.
   
Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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AAA Cards Challenge #125 – Inspired by a TV Show

Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #125.

Did you know that AAA Cards Challenge’s CAS guidelines are among the strictly CLEANEST of the Clean and Simple Cards challenges on the web?

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards (minimal layers and embellishments, keep it simple, focused and clean looking with a fair amount of unaltered space) BUT for this game please show us and tell how your card has been influenced by our theme of “Inspired by a TV Show” as the focal point of your card.

  2. As always and for all of  the games at AAA Cards the definition of Clean and Simple (CAS) means that white space should not be patterned, embossed (heat or dry) or textured in any way at all.

Our super sponsor:

My card which was inspired by the the BBC TV mini series Pride and Prejudice.

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 I used STAMPlorations Today is Perfect – Typografia Motivate, CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, and the ARTplorations Stencil A Bloom and Three Buds.

The opening credits of the version of the TV series that I own shows the hand of a woman working on this embroidery.

 I’m happy with how the STAMPlorations products that I used fit nicely with this challenge.

See my 20% OFF STAMPlorations discount code at the bottom of this post.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today. I am always happy to have visitors and to read your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog my teammate’s lovely Clean and Simple Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

 

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STAMPlorations Special Post: Say It Big with Bold Birds + A Giveaway

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Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I have a special group of cards to share with you today. I’m doing a product feature post at STAMPlorations. I’m highlighting STAMP’s bird products today along with Say It Big and Typografia Motivate sentiment stamps.

  Check out more at the STAMP blog. There’s a special sale with 25% off select products, 2 prizes there and 1 here plus you can use my coupon code, STAMPGIRLMELISSA, to receive an extra 20% off at the shop.

I’m giving away one of my favorite stamp sets:

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Comment here and over at my Instagram feed. Tell me if you enjoy bird watching or what birds you especially love and you’ll be entered into a drawing for “For the Birds.”

UPDATED Thursday, September 27th.

Karen Ladd you are the winner of the stamp set! Congrats!

Time’s flying and I have a flock of 14 Bold Birdiful cards to share with you today.  Let’s fly!

Please see the STAMP blog for card descriptions.

     

 

Can you see how much fun I had with these products?! I had originally planned on making 6 cards, but had a flock of ideas come flapping through my mind. The cards kept flying, but my feathers weren’t ruffled. Inky fingers, but no ruffled feathers. These products are a joy to use!

So, fly on over to the STAMP blog. While there, tell us which among my cards today is your favorite? Share your answer by commenting on the STAMP blog post for a chance to win either a $15 gift certificate to the store OR your choice of any one of the (in-stock) products that I used in my projects. Commenting closes on Friday, August 31. We’ll announce the two winners on September 10 in the August Winners post at the STAMP blog.

I hope that you’ll come visit me at Instagram.  Follow me there and leave a comment about your favorite birds.

I’m giving away one of my favorite stamp sets:

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If you are looking for me I’ll be in the gardens and fields with the birds!

Grace & Peace,

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AAA Cards Game #116 – 4th Birthday

Hello and welcome! I’m here with a birthday celebration for AAA Cards.

If you are participating in our blog hop then should have landed here from Maaike’s blog.

 

Check out our fabulous set of generous sponsors.

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors.

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

Here’s my birthday card using some of one of sponsor’s, STAMPlorations, products.

 

I recycled a bird mask for this card. I used it on 2 other cards that you have seen here before.

I love finding interesting ways to recycle masks. I wanted to increase the number of male-friendly cards in my stash and the bird seemed to fit the bill.

I simply added a die cut panel to the card base and adhered the ombré die cut ‘birthday’ for the bird to perch on. I stamped ‘happy’ and was finished.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and hope that you’ve been inspired to join in the birthday bash.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday – May 2018

 

I am happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations for Stencil Sunday and with a reminder about our May Mixed Media challenge.

Our Theme for this month is: Things with Wings

For this month’s challenge please create a winged-themed project that includes a tag (or tags) in it.

I made a tag to share with you today.

To make the tag I used Curly Labels/Tags Nesting Dies, Bold Florals Mini Stencil, Faith – Typografia In Faith stamp

and Flutter Zen 1 Layering Butterfly Die.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace and Peace,

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