ATSM Challenge #191 – Anything Goes

Hi! I happy to be here today with a card for ATSM Challenge #191: Anything Goes.

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I made two cards. Here’s the first:

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Do you like butterflies? I do! These butterflies are going to flutter over to my conservatory. IMG_5705edited

I used a Happy Little Stampers butterfly die and made a homemade stencil which I used to make both of the cards in this post. I’d  like to play this first card at  Simon Says Work It Wednesday: March, SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog’s Make It Girlie  and Word Art Wednesday’s Weeks #228-#229.IMG_5694edited

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I did some partial die cutting on this second card.

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I’d like to play this second card Little Tangles, at Time Out’s Challenge #55: Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cuttingSeize the Birthday’s Anything Goes.

I’d also like to play this along at Creative with Stamps for their very first challenge!:)

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 I very much enjoyed making this and hope that you are inspired to play along this week! Make sure you stop by the blog and check out my teammates’ beautiful work! Please do check our rules at the top of the challenge blog page if you are new to our challenge blog.

 Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

P.S. I took the above photos weeks ago. Here’s what my yard/garden looked like yesterday!
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We’ve had some snow today too!
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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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Happy Little Stampers March CASE the Designer Challenge

Hi! I’m happy to be here with you today for  HLS’ CASE the Designer Challenge.

Here’s our CASE the Designer for March, Kim’s, card:
I love the color blocking of Kim’s card. What a sweet scene!
Here’s my CASE:
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This is a brand new type of design for me – all of the different little panels. Also, some of the stamps, the tulips, the clock, the leaves are all NBUS! 🙂 I used most of the colors from Kim’s card, yellow, blue, red, green, white and black on my card.
IMG_4770 copy I chose to use a variety of square and rectangle die cuts and then adhered them with foam tape. This card was a challenge for me, but I really like how it turned out! I would like to play along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday’s Anything Goes, SSS Monday Challenge blog’s” Take a Leap into the Unknown because of the new type of design and layout. I’d also like to play along at Darnell’s NBUS#6: Anything Goes ChallengeColourQ’s #330:
 
IMG_4802edited_edited-1 Please stop over at the challenge blog to see the super CASEs by my teammates on the HLS CAS Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace

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Happy Little Stampers February CASE the Designer Challenge

Hi! I’m happy to be here with you today for  Happy Little Stampers’ CASE the Designer Challenge.


The winner will receive one stamp set from Happy Little Stampers.
CASE the Designer for February will be
 

Isn’t this so sweet?! I loved Shona’s overall design and so that is what I CASEd.

I used an HLS Butterfly stamp from Butterfly Birthday.

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I also used an ARTplorations hearts stencil. I’d like to play along at Simon Says Stamp Monday: Ray of Sunshine and SSS Wednesday’s:Anything Goes. I used HLS’ Butterfly Birthday and Thinking of You.

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 Please stop over at the challenge blog to see the super CASEs by my teammates on the HLS CASE the Designer Team.

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Clearly Butterflies

Hi! I have two cards to share with you today. One is a mixed media card; the other is CAS. For both, I used my brand new butterfly dies from Happy Little Stampers. If you’ve visited Honeybee’s Butterfly Conservatory, you’ll already know how excited I am about these dies. 🙂

This first card was inspired by CASology’s Cue Card:

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 I stamped (with Butterfly Birthday) and then heat embossed with white on acetate. I’m going to add this to my new CAS gallery and Honeybee Loves Butterflies pages. If you have time, I’d be very happy if you’d go over and take a peek.

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I have had the butterfly stamp set for a few months now and I am very much enjoying using it.

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I love these dies!

Butterfly DiesThe sentiment is also HLS, Thinking of You.

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For the inside panel, I watercolor painted with these         

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My second, mixed media card, is also very cheerful. These lovelies and are going to flutter over to the Conservatory and the Mixed Media Gallery.

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I used the same water color paints (for the rainbow) on water color paper, white embossing powder, Faber-Castell Gelatos (for the butterflies) and did some ink blending for the ‘sky’.

Faber-Castell FBR770169 FaberCastell Gelatos Set - BrightsZing! Opaque Embossing Powder, 1-Ounce, White

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How I made this card:

  1. I used the butterfly dies on the previously water colored rainbow panel.
  2. Next I used the panel as a template to stamp the butterflies in embossing ink.
  3. After heat embossing the butterflies on the card front and then masking them off, I sponged on the blue bg.
  4. Then I water colored the insides of the butterflies.
  5. I also fussy cut the rainbow panel and attached it by popping it up with foam tape.
  6. Added the sentiment. (HLS Whimsical Friends)

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I’d like to play this card at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Best Friends,

SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog’s: Create with Critters and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #218: Anything Goes.Slide11I hope that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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