STAMPlorations February Challenge – Paint it Red

Hi! I’m here with a special post for STAMPlorations February Challenge.

You’ve probably heard that STAMPlorations owner and designer, Shery Russ, welcomed a daughter named “Winter” to the family in December. In order to give Shery some time to catch her breath we are going to take a little “Winter” break!

There will be just one STAMPlorations challenge for you to join for the months of February, March and April. You’ll find it announced on STAMPlorations blog the 5th of each of those months. The challenge will have a theme and as long as you follow the theme, any type of project is welcome! We’ll return to our regular schedule in May.

I used ARTplorations “Hidden Hearts” stencil to make all 5 of the following cards.

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Here’s my set of cards.

Here’s my sweet parade of cupcake cards.

Card #1 Thanks (SSSMonday)

Card #2 CAS XOXO (FMS322,The Paper Players,WAW)

Card #3 Love (CFC192, JUGS#426)

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card (Fusion Sketch)

Card #5 Sweet (MFT, WAW)

So, our theme for the February challenge is Paint it Red! What does that make you think of? Hearts? How about coffee/tea and sweets? We’d love to see your creations using the color red or having a theme of love.

Take a look at what some of the DT gals created.  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Card #1 Thanks

Card #2 CAS XOXO

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Card #3 Love

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card

 

 

Card #5 Sweet

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TAGplorations Challenge – All About Winter – Non-Shaker Tea Kettle Tag – January 2

 I am happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations first tag challenge of 2018!

I hope you’ll join us for our fun tag challenge, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 
with an optional twist of Texture Paste

Here’s my non-shaker red tea kettle tag, using CUTplorations Tag O’Coffee & Let it Snow Dies.I love this little kettle! I have not used it before, but plan on using it again soon.

We’ve been having a very wintry winter here so far in Maine with 2 major snow events. We got 16″ (40.6 cm) of snow on Christmas Day and have been having daytime temperatures in the single digits Fahrenheit for over a week. Here I am (wearing the red coat), standing on a frozen lake, with my family on New Year’s Eve. We had lots of cold fun and then came in for a hot mug of chocolate.IMG_5499edited2

Lots of cups of tea and chocolate are surely in my future if this weather continues.

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I added Glossy Accents to the red ink sponged tea kettle, blue Smooch Spritz to the blue sponged “Let it Snow” and sparkly snow. 

I’m happy to be part of this fun Tag challenge at STAMPlorations and hope that you will join in the fun.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace, and Happy New Year,

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1. The TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
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Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin – CASEing Ksenija 3

Hi! I’m here Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin. 🙂 This is a great idea that Ksenija had to help us get back into the creative mode after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. I’ve been having a lot of fun CASEing multiple cards from those offered up at Sweet Kobylin.

I started by CASEing our hostess, Ksenija’s beautiful offering. I have CASEd her card 3 different ways!

Here’s the 3rd one:

slide01 slide02   I used a favorite, Technique Tuesday’s Carefree Cosmo stamp. 

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I stamped the sentiment in my favorite Hero Arts Blue ink. Then I masked off the sentiment and stamped the flowers in the same blue. slide03Next, I watercolored the petals with a few shades of red Kuretake paints.

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Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin – CASEing LauraJane

Hi! I’m back again Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin. 🙂 This is a great idea that Ksenija had to help us get back into the creative mode after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. I’ve been having a lot of fun CASEing multiple cards from those offered up at Sweet Kobylin.

I’ve been so inspired by many of the cards and would love to CASE them all! I wonder, is it possible?

For this card I CASEd the beautiful blue floral creation of LauraJane. Have you visited her lovely blog, AHIAF? You should!

Here’s my CASE:

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Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin – CASEing Ksenija 1

Hi! I’m here Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin. 🙂 This is a great idea that Ksenija had to help us get back into the creative mode after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. I’ve been having a lot of fun CASEing multiple cards from those offered up at Sweet Kobylin.

I started by CASEing our hostess, Ksenija’s beautiful offering. I CASEd this card 3 different ways. I’ll share the first one in this post and save the other 2 for later.slide001slide005slide001  Here’s a quick slideshow of the process I used to CASE Ksenija’s card:

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Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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