STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party – Blue Bird Thanks 2

Hi! I’m happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party.

The event will have one main day (April 5), with extra posts on the following 3 Wednesdays. We will be showcasing spring-themed projects (cards, ATCs, tags, postcards, etc.) that have wings (birds, butterflies, dragonflies, etc.).

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Here’s my card for today:

 

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

Use COUPON code

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at checkout and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

 

I used STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2.

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 Row of Roses.

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CUTplorations “Thanks” Word Die.

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which I used to make a stencil.

 I had fun creating this blue, bird card and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own projects and play along at the linky party! I’d be very glad to have you join us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

slide1_edited-1P.S. Do you use Instagram? I’d love to have you as a follower there! 🙂

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Stencil Sunday April 23

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

This is also a reminder that you have a few days to play along with this month’s Mixed Media Challenge.

I have a tag to share with you today. To make this tag, I used an ARTplorations stencil, tinted embossing pastes, inks, watercolor paints, twine, a die cut sentiment and some rhinestones.

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   I cut a tag using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

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I have a 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!img_7409_edited-2

I started making my tag by stamping the bird from STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2, carefully fussy cutting the image and inking it up the stamp with a variety of colors.

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Then, I used the ARTplorations stencil Retro Circles.

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I used the CUTplorations Love Word Die.

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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’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

slide1_edited-1This 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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STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party – Blue Bird Thanks

Hi! I’m happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party.

The event will have one main day (April 5), with extra posts on the following 3 Wednesdays. Today’s post is the first of the 3. We will be showcasing spring-themed projects (cards, ATCs, tags, postcards, etc.) that have wings (birds, butterflies, dragonflies, etc.).

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Here’s my card for today:I created a smooshed background with some homemade alcohol ink. I stamped the bird on the background, die cut the ‘thanks’ multiple times and then dry embossed.

I used STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2.

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 I had fun creating this blue, bird card and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own projects and play along at the linky party! I’d be very glad to have you join us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #28 – October – Black and Purple

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Hi! I’m here with a reminder post for The Mixed Media Card Challenge for October:

Here’s my card:

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I water colored with a variety of purples onto a watercolor paper background and then stamped with black ink and real leaves from my yard. slide04I attached the purple panel to a piece of black card stock and then stenciled with ARTplorations Some Birds and then heat embossed and added silver glass pen highlights.slide03

I dry embossed the panel.

Lastly I attached the fussy cut sentiments from the STAMPlorations sets BOLD SENTIMENTS: Explore and Trendy Birds 2.slide02

I had a lot of fun making these cards! Make sure you stop by The MMCC blog and check out my teammates superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by October 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on October 31.

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STAMPlorations & the Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 

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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 made this card for my husband’s birthday at the end of November. Even though I don’t care for coffee myself, he loves it.

So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home. 🙂

I Love Coffee

I have a fun “chalkboard” card to share with you that I designed for STAMPlorations and the Fall CLBH. I think that this card is very appropriate for Fall, back-to-school and reminds me of the song Margee Ann by Fernando Ortega.

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I really like the song Margee Ann. Here are some of the lyrics:

You’re the first light of the morning, my cool sunrise
You’re my love across the table, a little sleep in your eyes
You’re my strong cup of coffee, you like to laugh right with me
You’re my heart’s companion, my one true companion
Sweet darling, lover of mine

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

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Here’s a closer look at my card:
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 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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Make sure to hop along because Shery, apart from donating prize’s to Amy’s hop (a $25 GC to STAMPlorations online store and the new Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamp & Die Set as a flash prize), is also going to be offering a couple of prizes on the STAMP blog: three $10 gift certificates & some coffee dies!img_1907_edited-1I used a variety of other STAMPlorations/ARTplorations products on my card. Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations stencil Flourishes, and STAMPlorations stamps Big Greetings, Trendy Birds 2 and Retro Mod Shapes.

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    1. Made a mask/stencil of the coffee cup with removable sticky label.
    2. Masked off the chalkboard card stock with the mask.img_1910_edited-1preview-web-stencil-048-Flourishes
    3. Stenciled the flourish/leaf pattern into the negative space of the stencil/mask, onto the cup with the ARTplorations stencil Flourishes with sponge tool & white pigment ink.img_1916_edited-1
    4. Removed mask & stamped cup outline with embossing ink & heat embossed in white embossing powder (EP).preview-SheryRuss_TrendyBirds24x6
    5.  Stamped the birds (Trendy Birds 2) with more white pigment ink.

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    6. Double stamped the leaves and sentiment – first with embossing ink (heat embossed with white EP) & then, slightly off the original with white pigment ink.

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    7.  Drew in the “steam” and border lines with white colored pencil.
    8. Added colored pencil (faux colored chalk) shading and accents in blue, orange and yellow.img_1951_edited-1
    9. Applied some “chalk smudges” with a piece of paper towel and more white pigment ink.
    10. Fussy cut chalkboard panel and blue frame.

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    11. Finished by attaching chalkboard to blue frame with foam tape and then to orange card base with adhesive.

So, I love all kinds of teas, but I strongly dislike coffee. Truly. I hurts my stomach. 😦 But I do enjoy the mornings that I can sit with my husband as he enjoys his coffee.

img_1909_edited-1I love making chalkboard cards (so. much. fun!) and I hope that you enjoyed seeing this one. Make sure you stop over at the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the STAMplorations girls’ super creations. Remember that Shery is also going to be offering a couple of prizes on the STAMPlorations blog: three $10 gift certificates & some coffee dies. 🙂

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

Grace & Peace,

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P.S. Speaking of chalkboards, 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.(Post will go live at NOON Pacific – Friday September 23, 2016)

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products used on the chalkboard card in this post:

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