STAMPlorations 2017 Giving Thanks and Wishlist Linky Party Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I’m happy to be here for a special event for STAMPlorations. It is STAMPlorations’ 3rd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop. This year there are lots of great creations to behold and prizes galore.

We have representatives from some of your favorite challenge Blogs joining us for this hop.

For the projects, the participating designers used 11 new stamp sets designed particularly for this hop: three 4×6 sets (Thankful & Blessed, Wonderfall Time, and Words of Gratitude) and 8 Typografia: Thankful stamps (Full of Thanksgiving, Giving, Gratitude is the Blossom, Something to be Thankful for, Thankful People, Thy Goodness, Unknown Blessings, and We Have Enough).
    
      
    

There are also a good number of other NEW Stamps. Check out the entire Typografia series.

You should be hopping here from Ina Grehan’s post.

I am featuring 2 new Typografia Thankful, Gratitude is the BlossomSomething to be Thankful For, stamps. I also used a bunch of other STAMPlorations products. (Please see the bottom of this post for all of the products used.)

Here’s my first of 2 cards.

There are 2 parts to this event:
  1. a blog hop with 36 stops (including this blog) where you can leave a little word of encouragement and thanks to the designers; and
  2. a wishlist linky party where you can link up your wishlist, as well as up to 3 projects you create that express how thankful and/or grateful you are.

The hop and linky are open until the end of the month so you can take your time hopping and linking up.

And here’s my second card.

Check out the surprise note under the movable top panel.

I wonder if the recipient will discover the surprise?

I hope that you enjoyed your visit and enjoy the rest of the hop as well. You should be off to Sandie Munroe’s post now.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Prize Info

Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs:
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 certificate to the STAMPlorations store
Prize for liking, commenting, tagging a friend, and sharing our post on the STAMPlorations Facebook page post:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn winner will receive a grab bag consisting of new products (valued at $25 MSRP) + another grab bag of the same value to the person he/she tags
Prizes for linking up to the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party:
  • TWO (2) randomly drawn winners will each receive products in their wishlist (up to $40 MSRP)
Prize for commenting and re-posting our Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party post on the STAMPlorations Instagram page:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn commenter will win her choice of Giving Thanks stamps (Thankful & Blessed; Wonderfall Time; Words of Gratitude; OR any 2 Typografia Thankful stamps)
Commenting on the blogs and linking up to the Wishlist Linky party ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific
 
Winners will be announced on December 10 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 31 to claim their prize.

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AAA Cards Game #102 – Ink Blending

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #102.

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 CLEAN and SIMPLE cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Please include the following game image in your post to be eligible for this week’s prize.

Instagram users please use #aaacardchallenge.

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Here’s my card using an ink blended background, some stenciling, die cutting and an ombré sentiment.

I used 4 STAMPlorations products.

First, I used a CUTplorations For the Birds die and

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 a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-RectangleI ink blended red, orange and yellow on another die cut rectangular small piece of white card stock. Then I used the ARTplorations Plaid Maker stencil to blend green over the other colors.

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The wonderful, and hope inspiring, sentiment is from a coordinating stamp set, “For the Birds.”

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I hope that you are inspired to play along* and remember our rules if you’d like to play to win the prize for this challenge. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

See below for the coupon and more information.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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* To play along and be eligible to win the prize for this week’s challenge:

Some things to remember…. 

We are looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards. Look here or see the above graphic for AAA Cards definition of CAS.

We’d like you to mention and link to us within your post and include the game image. Instagram users please use #aaacardchallenge.

Places I’m sharing:

Cherish. I need to cherish things that are truly precious, like my faith, for example. I am reminded of the following.

1 Peter 1:6-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

 

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Cool Autumn Inspired Calendar – Mixed Media Tutorial for October 23, 2017

Hi! I’m here to share another mixed media calendar with you today.  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.
 Here’s the mini calendar page that I made.

I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

I look forward to reading your comments over at the STAMP blog.

 Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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Mixed Media Challenge – October 2017 Mini Calendar

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.

 Remember to add the above challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.
The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.
 Here’s a mini calendar page that I made for October.
I used the ARTplorations stencils Forest of Leaves and Some Birds stencils.
    I also used STAMPlorations For the Birds stamps and coordinating CUTplorations dies along with Trendy Leaves 2 dies. I framed the calendar with a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.
I had a lot of fun creating this calendar page and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

I’d like to invite you to please come back on October 23rd.

I will have a Mixed Media tutorial up on how I made this calendar to share with you.

Please remember that this is not a card challenge…it’s anything BUT a card.  🙂

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media challenge graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations – Typografia in Faith

Hi! I very happy to be here for STAMPlorations’ Typografia in Faith blog hop.

I have 3 projects to share with you today.

Here’s the first:

I used the Typografia in Faith “The Lord is Good” stamp,

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along with Be Thankful

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Here are my next two cards.

I used “Trust in the Lord.”

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and CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. (The card on the left.)

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These stamps are truly superb. I am so excited to use them again. They stamp beautifully.

I’m so happy that Shery has created 20 stamps for this series!

Prize:

One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps. Make sure you stop by the event on the STAMPlorations blog and check out the main post. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog main post and participating designers’ blogs.
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 19.
All Typografia In Faith stamps are now in the store.
Here’s the direct link to the In Faith section over at the shop. The stamps in this section are 5% off instantly and with my DT coupon, you can get an extra 20% off.

Here’s my coupon for you.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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