AAA Cards Game #98 – Creatures Great or Small

Wow, it’s been a long time! International moving and home renovation sure has kept me busy! I want to extend my thanks to  my teammates at AAA Cards for extending patience to me while I’ve been away.

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #98.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

I’d like to welcome our guest designer, Marge, of Marge Crafts.

Our wonderful sponsor for this game:

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with a $20 gift certificate.

Here’s my card using Happy Little Stampers’ products: (Doodled Flowers, Thinking of You)

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #92 – Resist

Hi! I’m happy to be here today with a post for AAA Cards Game #92 – Resist.

AAA Cards is a bi-weekly challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Our sponsor for this game:

Sponsor: HLS – $15 gift certificate

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We’ll pick a top winner and some runners-up.
It could be you!

Here’s my card.img_6407_edited-1I used Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers.

Doodled Flowers

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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!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

 

 

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AAA Cards Game #84 – Watercolor

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #84 – Watercolor.

Our inspirations photo:
Thank you to our sponsor: Uniko
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Prize – the winners choice of an in-stock stamp set

Here’s my card: img_4978_edited-1I used a stamp set from Uniko, Background Builders: Squared.  BBSquaredPPI used the emboss-resist technique.img_4335_edited-1 I did some heat embossing (one of my favorite techniques, using one of favorite tools)  and then watercolored in some different blue, greens and purples.  img_4338_edited-1I did some additional masking and added an ombré line of color along either side of the squares.img_4361_edited-1I stamped the sentiment and then attached the panel to a blue card base.

img_4977_edited-1I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Winter Birthday with Love

Hi! I’m here with a quick post of a 1-layer, ombré, Winter birthday card.slide001slide002slide001

I sponged on the woodgrain with a variety of blues and purples. I masked off half the card and sponged a medium blue onto the left side.

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I stamped the dark purple tree in the foreground and then masked it off.

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Then I stamped the bright blue tree and the dark blue tree.

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I added the sentiment, the shadowy snow, the swing, and the heart.

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Grace & Peace,

Melissa

P.S. I’m the Guest Designer at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for January please go here to see my post.

slide004P.P.S. I used the ARTplorations stencil “Weathered Wood” to make this card and I have a STAMPlorations 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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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Framed – Hearts

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home. 🙂

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Today I have a another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

Here’s a closer look at my card:img_2324edited

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations stencil Hearts in Bubbles.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background by sponging green , yellow, orange and red ink through the heart stencil.
  2. I carefully fussy cut the mug out of the panel and set it aside for another project.img_2323edited
  3. I stamped the cup and the ombré sentiment onto white cardstock.
  4. I attached the cup-heart frame to the with panel with foam tape.img_2341edited
  5. Matted the panel in black.
  6. Attached the panel to the card base yellow base.img_2335edited

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September. 🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

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