Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Guest Designer

Hi! I’m happy to be here for STAMPlorations as a guest designer for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Oooooo, don’t these look yummy!

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Here’s my card using some STAMplorations digital stamps.

img_7315_edited-1I printed the “You’re so sweet…..All you need is a cupcake.”

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   I also made a homemade stamp that I created using CUTplorations Clustered Hearts die and some fun foam.

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You can see that I used the homemade stamp on the front of this card.

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If you’d like to know how I made the stamp please go here to see the process that I used to make another stamp with a CUTplorations die and some fun foam.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 27, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a 4th, and final, post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I have two paper-pieced die cut cards to share with you today.

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I used the CUTplorations Anywhere There’s Coffee Die.

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I also used the CUTplorations word die, “thanks”.

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I also used these lovely snowflake dies.

Here’s a quick slideshow of how I pieced together the travel mugs.

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slide007I continued to piece together the mugs (and then pieced in the snowflake and “thanks’ into the popped up mug) and dry embossed the group on the card front.

slide006  slide002I had a lot of fun using this technique. I love paper piecing and bold, bright, graphic designs.

Thank you, Amy and all of you coffee-lovers, I’ve been so glad to be with you as the Guest Designer for January at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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CASology Featured Designer – On the CAS side with Melissa

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting me today. I am happy to be here with my 4th, and final, post as CASology’s Featured Designer. It has been a great pleasure and an honor.

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I want to thank Melissa and the entire design team for welcoming me and giving me this opportunity!

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As you read this I will be at the Happy Little Stampers retreat in England or in Scotland visiting with my family!

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Today, I thought I’d share a gallery of some of my own favorite CAS cards with you. I have made the photos click-able, so you can go back to the original posts to find out more if you’d like. 🙂 A new tab should open for you, please let me know if any particular photo does not do this for you. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So! What is your favorite card-making style? Clean And Simple (CAS) or Mixed Media?

I really can’t decide which style I prefer more. CAS or Mixed Media? Hmmmmm. Tough question! I so enjoy playing along at CASology and doing my design work for AAA Cards, but I also love working on mixed media projects for Happy Little Stampers, The Mixed Media Card Challenge and for STAMPlorations. I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to explore both worlds!

I’ll leave you with one of my favorites from each category. 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #65 – 2nd Birthday Blog Hop

Hi! I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #65 & our 2nd Birthday Blog Hop. We’ve got lots of Birthday Fun awaiting you!You should have come to me from Justine.

Here’s my card:

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I’d like to say a BIG ‘Thank You’ to our all of our great sponsors!

I used some products fr0m Happy Little Stampers, a Butterfly Die, to cut out multiple white butterflies. I also used a Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamp.

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Here’s my question:

I love butterflies in general and butterflies on cards too! I don’t think I’ve seen a butterfly stamp set or die that I don’t love.  Do you have a favorite butterfly stamp set or butterfly die? What is its name? Please leave your answer in the comments for your chance at a $10 So Suzy Stamp gift certificate. I’ll choose my favorite answer!

The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers’  Fun Birthday Sentiments.

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Can you spot my Treasure Hunt word  in this next photo? Look closely!

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Well, this butterfly is going to flutter over to my Butterfly Conservatory now! I hope that you are inspired to play along. Next up in the hop is Sandie.

You’re going to want to visit all the other DT blogs to find their questions and treasure hunt word.  If you get lost along the way don’t worry, here is our Blog hop order:

Ceal
Coralynn
Jane
Jenny 
Justine
Melissa (me)
Sandie
Sarah
Stephanie

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace
Melissa
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2 for Muse

Hi! I’m here with 2 cards inspired by this week’s Muse, Michelle.

http://icardeveryone.blogspot.com/2016/03/muse-card-club-challenge-156.htmlIsn’t it beautiful?

Here’s my first card:

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I’d like to play this first card at  STAMPlorations March CAS Card Challenge: Anything CAS Goes with the optional color twist: yellow and STAMPlorations never-ending anything goes challenge too.

I’m happy to share that this card was chosen at STAMPlorations as a top pick!

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And  my second:

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I’d like to play this second card at Muse Challenge #156 and Word Art Wednesday Challenge #221 – Anything Goes Two-Week Challenge.

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I used Artplorations stencils on both cards. Also, I used Trendy Butterflies stamps.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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