AAA Cards Game #113 – Perfect Day

Hi! I’m back with another fun new challenge for AAA Cards.

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, BUT for this game please make sure to tell us how your card depicts a perfect day to you.
  2. White Space………..As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should be not be patterned, not embossed and not textured in any way at all. (This last part is KEY to us at AAA Cards. Although we love all types of styles of cards, sticking with the AAA Cards definition of “white space” is a requirement in order for your card to be eligible for us to vote for it.)

Our super sponsor:

Sponsor : Precious Remembrance shop
prize: this very cool stamp set below

Dyane from Precious Remembrance Shop is joining in with us. Our guest designer for this challenge is Guest Designer – Sharon – frommycraftdesk.

Here’s my “Perfect Day” card.

Although there is still SNOW here as of April 15th, I am thinking of a warm Maine day, perhaps in late July, with blue skies and daisies blowing in the breeze. The lake is there, ready for a refreshing dip after I’ve picked some vegetables from my garden and a bouquet for the supper table.

For now though, I will have to simply choose to BELIEVE it is truly coming because we’re just now beginning to see signs of Spring and today it is not supposed to get much above 35° F.

I’m playing along at MUSE where I’m inspired by Tracey’s CAS floral card with the colors blue, yellow and green and lots of white space and a prominent, die-cut, sentiment.

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

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along and share your Clean and Simple, ‘perfect day’ card with us.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Happy Little Stampers May 2017 Mixed Media Challenge – Splats

Hi! I’m very happy to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers May Mixed Media Challenge.

Our  challenge:

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 I used a stamp from Happy Little Stampers’ Doodle Flowers. I also created a small, homemade, fussy cut stencil using the same flower in this set. I used some smooshed Brusho Crystal Colors to create a background paper.

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img_5938_edited-1Today’s card is yet another one that the flowers turned out in a way that reminds me of a book from my childhood. The book is entitled Andy Pandy – in the country.

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Have you read this before? I’ll bet some of my U.K. friends have. I love it. 🙂 I’d show you some more photos of it, but my copy is in long-term storage in Albuquerque and I’m in Germany now. 😦 You never know what you’ll miss when you put things into storage! I should be getting those things back soon, though. 🙂img_5935_edited-1

Anyhow, I used the negative spaces of some fussy cut flowers which I used of on this card to make a stencil. I stenciled embossing paste through the homemade stencil three times.img_5932_edited-1 After the paste dried, I stamped the flowers on top of the paste. I added some SPLATS of red with a paint brush, some enamel dots and the sentiment strip.img_5929_edited-1 The red splats on this card especially remind me of an illustration of Looby Loo and some red poppies. I’d love to see that page, so if you have a copy and want to email it to me please do!

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  So! I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my bright flowery card on what might be a gray day in you part of the world? Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – April 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 Stencil Sunday and the April Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the following 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 using the ARTplorations stencils Leaf Prints and Some Birds and Dots All Over.

I also have a discount code for you!

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

Use COUPON code

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and receive 20% OFF

upon checkout at STAMPlorations!

The calendar measures approximately 5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ or 14.5 x 22.25 cm matted. img_5830_edited-1

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img_5836_edited-1I had a lot of fun creating this calendar page and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects!img_5837_edited-1 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!

Please come back on the  7th of April and I will have a Mixed Media tutorial to share with you. I made a second version of this calendar.

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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.

Do you use Instagram?

I’d love to have you follow me there!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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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.

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For your convenience here our challenge rules:
  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • You must display our STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media challenge graphic  in your post and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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Stencil Sunday – March 26, 2017 – Big Bloom Tag

      Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday. This is also a reminder that you have a few days to play along with this month’s Mixed Media Challenge.

I have a tag to share with you today.

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To make this tag, I used the ARTplorations stencil Big Bloom Factory LARGE. This stencil/mask measures approximately 8 inches wide by 10 3/16 inches tall.

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I love this stencil!

I also used homemade tinted embossing pastes, re-inker inks, a button, ribbon, pearl dots, alcohol markers, an edge punch, and a smooshed Brusho Color Crystal background.

I have a 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!

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I can imagine a bunch of great ways to used this ARTplorations Big Bloom Factory Stencil.

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Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Do you use Instagram?

I’d love to have you follow me there!

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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.

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This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this graphic in your post (above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

ARTplorations stencil used in this project:

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Non-Tabbed Divider – March 24, 2017

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Hi! I here to share that I have a new Mixed Media Tutorial up over at the STAMPlorations Blog today. I made a divider to organize my ARTplorations stencils.

I also have a 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!

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Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. img_4253_edited-1I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to make it.img_2679_edited-1Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and look forward to reading your comments over at the blog!

Do you use Instagram?

I’d love to have you follow me there!

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Grace & Peace,

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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.

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P.S. Have you seen my other STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorials?

You can check them out……..

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