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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{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.

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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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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.


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


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


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.


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!




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Die Cut Kissing Recycle -Lots of Tickets

Hi! My kids and I are headed out to the train station to get on a 4 o’clock train to meet my husband; we need to get our tickets to Vaihingen. He’s picking us up and then we’re going to see the movie “War Room”. We’ll need to pick up our tickets for the 6 o’clock showing of the movie too! I’m really looking forward to it. Lots of tickets in this post.

This post is a bit different because I’m not really sharing a card in it. Today, I have a ticket bookmark and a ticket tag to share with you.


This week Betsy, over at PTI’s MIM, used a stamp kissing technique but changed it up a bit by using a stamp and a die cut instead of two stamps. I had This technique was fun and I think I’ll be trying it again very soon. Here’s the post with the card I made for MIM.


 I did a test run with the 2 PTI products I wanted to use, the Bloomers stamp set, and the Heart cover Plate die.

The process……


Here’s the inked up die cut which I recycled for the bookmark and tag.


I stamped the front side with “Many Blessings” from PTI’S Scripted Stamp Set. I also decorated the back of the tag and made a space to write on. I made my own tickets but using a circle punch to chomp off the corners of the tickets and then I drew the lines on free-hand.



I added some Glossy Accents to the heart negatives on the bookmark. The sentiment is from PTI’s Bibliophile stamp set.


I’d like to play the tag over at WAW’s Challenge #198 – Anything Goes and Wednesday’s Simon Says Anything Goes

and the bookmark at SSS Mondays’: Ticket, Please.

IMG_0802edited2Thanks so much for stopping by!

Here’s the trailer for War Room:

Updated Sat 29 August: Here’s what I shared on FB about the movie: “Just got back. Incredibly good. Go. Take your friends, family, neighbors or strangers off the street. Go twice. Take more people. Every single person over 7 years old should go see this movie.”


Bloomers Stamp SetPapertrey Ink - Cover Plate: Hearts DieScripted Stamp SetBibliophile Stamp Set

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CAS Cupcake – Imagine It 2

I had fun making some different cupcake-inspired cards today.  This is going to be a quick post as it’s late and I’m headed for bed.

I’m going to play this over at CASology’s Week 155: CUPCAKE, and Little Tangles: Die Cutting


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