AAA Cards Game #102 – Ink Blending

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #102.

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 CLEAN and SIMPLE cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Please include the following game image in your post to be eligible for this week’s prize.

Instagram users please use #aaacardchallenge.

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Our sponsor for this game:

Here’s my card using an ink blended background, some stenciling, die cutting and an ombré sentiment.

I used 4 STAMPlorations products.

First, I used a CUTplorations For the Birds die and

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 a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-RectangleI ink blended red, orange and yellow on another die cut rectangular small piece of white card stock. Then I used the ARTplorations Plaid Maker stencil to blend green over the other colors.

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The wonderful, and hope inspiring, sentiment is from a coordinating stamp set, “For the Birds.”

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I hope that you are inspired to play along* and remember our rules if you’d like to play to win the prize for this challenge. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

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

See below for the coupon and more information.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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STAMPlorations Products:

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* To play along and be eligible to win the prize for this week’s challenge:

Some things to remember…. 

We are looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards. Look here or see the above graphic for AAA Cards definition of CAS.

We’d like you to mention and link to us within your post and include the game image. Instagram users please use #aaacardchallenge.

Places I’m sharing:

Cherish. I need to cherish things that are truly precious, like my faith, for example. I am reminded of the following.

1 Peter 1:6-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

 

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STAMPlorations – Typografia in Faith Blog Hop – October 18

Hi! I very happy to be here for STAMPlorations’ Typografia in Faith blog hop.

These stamps will be 5% off instantly through the end of this month.  Plus, all customers can also get them at an additional 20% off when they use any DT code. (STAMPGIRLMELISSA at checkout)

Get your “In Faith” stamps at the instant 5% off and with my DT coupon, you can get an extra 20% off. Please see the bottom of this post for my coupon.

I have 2 projects to share with you today.

Here’s the first:

I stenciled the background with ARTploraions stencil Prisms and stamped the Typografia in Faith Thy Word is a Lamp.”

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Here’s my next card.

    I stamped with “The Lord Sustains.”preview-Typografia-TheLordSustains

I also used ARTplorations Circular Two.

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These stamps are truly superb. I am so excited to use them again. They stamp beautifully.I’m so happy that Shery has created 20 stamps for this series!

Important information/Prize:

1. One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps.
2. Make sure you stop by the event on the STAMPlorations blog and check out the main post.
3. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog main post and participating designers’ blogs.
 4.Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 24.
 Here’s the direct link to the In Faith section over at the shop.

Here’s my coupon for you.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Stencil Sunday – October 15, 2017 – Mini Notebook Covers

 Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have 3 mini notebook covers to share with you today.  To make these little notebooks, I used the CUTplorations For the Birds dies and ARTplorations Square City.Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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P.S. Here a coupon for you. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.slide1_edited-1

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/CUTplorations/STAMPlorations products:

 

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STAMPlorations – Typografia in Faith

Hi! I very happy to be here for STAMPlorations’ Typografia in Faith blog hop.

I have 3 projects to share with you today.

Here’s the first:

I used the Typografia in Faith “The Lord is Good” stamp,

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along with Be Thankful

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Here are my next two cards.

I used “Trust in the Lord.”

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and CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. (The card on the left.)

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These stamps are truly superb. I am so excited to use them again. They stamp beautifully.

I’m so happy that Shery has created 20 stamps for this series!

Prize:

One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps. Make sure you stop by the event on the STAMPlorations blog and check out the main post. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog main post and participating designers’ blogs.
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 19.
All Typografia In Faith stamps are now in the store.
Here’s the direct link to the In Faith section over at the shop. The stamps in this section are 5% off instantly and with my DT coupon, you can get an extra 20% off.

Here’s my coupon for you.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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I’m going to share the black-rimmed card over at:

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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