Stencil Sunday – January 21, 2018 – XOXO Your Blues Away Tag

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

I have a tag to share with you today.

I used CUTplorations Curly Label/Tags Nesting Dies and  “XOXO” word die.

I also used texture paste with ARTplorations Retro Circles (on the largest tag/label) and with Leaves 1 – Sanna Lippert Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Do you use Instagram?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.

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For the Birds – Faith Sings – Geometric Bird 3 with Heart

Hello from snowy Maine!

I have a bright, bold and cheerful almost one-layer card to share with you.

I did some ink-blending, stamping, fussy cutting, die cutting and masking to create this card. Besides the red heart die cut negative, the rest of the card is one-layer. I used only ink-blending and stamping on the white card base.

This card was partially inspired by the following card that I made in February of 2016. Slide002

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace, and Happy New Year,

Melissa

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For the Birds – Faith Sings – Geometric Bird 2

Hello from snowy Maine!

I have a bright, bold, super CAS card to share with you.

I did some ink-blending, stamping and fussy cutting to create this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace, and Happy New Year,

I’d be happy to have you follow me on Instagram.

Here’s a coupon code for you:

Edited Wednesday January 10, 2017: I am honored that Melissa chose the card above as an honorable mention at for Week 281.

Here’s what Melissa had to say,”Melissa used color & pattern so strikingly on her perfectly CAS design!”

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For the Birds – Faith Sings – Geometric Bird 1

Hello from snowy Maine!

I have a bright, bold, one-layer card to share with you.

I did some ink-blending, stamping, fussy cutting and masking to create this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace, and Happy New Year,

I’d be happy to have you follow me on Instagram.

Here’s a coupon code for you:

Products used:

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Coordinating Products:

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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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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.”

ForTheBirds-previewI am very happy with this card and love the way that it turned out.

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

You may use STAMPlorations Gift Certificates in combination with discount codes.slide1_edited-1

STAMPlorations Products:

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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.

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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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