TAGplorations Challenge – All About Winter – Non-Shaker Tea Kettle Tag – January 2

 I am happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations first tag challenge of 2018!

I hope you’ll join us for our fun tag challenge, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 
with an optional twist of Texture Paste

Here’s my non-shaker red tea kettle tag, using CUTplorations Tag O’Coffee & Let it Snow Dies.I love this little kettle! I have not used it before, but plan on using it again soon.

We’ve been having a very wintry winter here so far in Maine with 2 major snow events. We got 16″ (40.6 cm) of snow on Christmas Day and have been having daytime temperatures in the single digits Fahrenheit for over a week. Here I am (wearing the red coat), standing on a frozen lake, with my family on New Year’s Eve. We had lots of cold fun and then came in for a hot mug of chocolate.IMG_5499edited2

Lots of cups of tea and chocolate are surely in my future if this weather continues.

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I added Glossy Accents to the red ink sponged tea kettle, blue Smooch Spritz to the blue sponged “Let it Snow” and sparkly snow. 

I’m happy to be part of this fun Tag 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, and Happy New Year,

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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.

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FYI:

  • 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.

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Sunflower Summer Inspired Calendar – Mixed Media Tutorial for August 11, 2017

Hi! I’m here to share another mixed media calendar with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.
Here’s the mini calendar page that I made.
Please head on over to STAMPlorations’ Blog to see more of the calendar page and  the process that I used to make it.

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I hope that you enjoy the tutorial and look forward to reading your comments over the STAMP blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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P.S. Here’s a coupon code for you. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.
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Happy Little Stampers June Mixed Media Challenge – Glitter

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

Our  challenge:

Here’s my card using Happy Little Stampers Thinking of You, Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Birthday.img_4053_edited-1Lots of messy, lovely mixed media techniques went into the making of this card.

img_4055_edited-1I used watercolor paper, ink-blending/sponging, stamping, img_4054_edited-1masking, stenciling, gel pens, img_4056_edited-1Glossy Accents, Stickles,img_4057_edited-1 gold pigment ink, fussy cutting and foam tape.

img_4051_edited-1I enjoyed making this card and hope you enjoyed this post.

So?! Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Happy Little Stampers Products:

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Creates an Over the Rainbow Calendar – May 12, 2017

  Hi! I’m here to share a fun mixed media calendar with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.
Here’s the finished mini calendar page that I made using the ARTplorations stencils/masks Retro Circles, Just Flow, and Where Trouble Melts.

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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at checkout and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to make it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

Grace & Peace,

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ARTplorations Products:

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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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AAA #49 Word Play – use mostly words

 I’m happy to be here with you today with a post for AAA Cards Challenge #49: Word Play -use mostly words as a member of the AAA Cards Design Team.

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I wanted my card to appear as if someone had written on a steamy/rainy window with their finger.

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 The stamps are from SU’s “Another Thank You” stamp set.

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I used an emboss-resist technique, some water-color smooshing, some Glossy Accents and silver sequins to achieve this look. I double stamped and embossed the “Thank You” so that it looks like the window started to steam back up.

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I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

Supplies:

Zing! Clear Embossing Powder 1-OunceRanger Inkssentials Glossy Accents Precision Tip, 2-OunceProduct Details

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!

Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!