Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Choose HALLOWEEN?

Good Morning, Stampers!

I was inspired last week during convention by an adorable Halloween card created using the Choose Happiness stamp set. I NEVER would have thought to use that set for Halloween! Well, I knew I needed to try it out for myself! It will definitely tie me over until I can order from the NEW Holiday Catalog in two weeks!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Choose Happiness, Project Life Day to Day, And Many More
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wysteria Wonder
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wysteria Wonder, Typeset DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Wysteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon, In Color Sequins, 1/2" circle punch, Little Labels Punch Pack, Stars Decorative mask, Sponge Dauber

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Make Today AMAZING!

Good Morning, Stampers!

One of the highlights of any Stampin' Up! event are the fantastic Make & Takes! I absolutely LOVED the adorable note card set we made - we can keep to use for ourselves or give as a gift!


This set combines the Gift Card Enclosure Pack (pg 194 #136662) 
and Note Card and Envelopes (pg 194 #131527)
It features the stamp set Amazing Birthday (pg 48 #134225)

I think this would make a great gift for:
Baby Announcements, thank you's, personalized note cards and so much more!

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, July 21, 2014

More Swaps to Share!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have a few more swaps to share with you today! These swaps were "organized" and were a lot of fun to create!

"Over the Top Tags" featuring Something for Baby

"In-Color /Mossy Meadow" - featuring Work of Art

"Very Vintage" featuring Timeless Talk

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Control Freaks - Convention FREE-FOR-ALL!

Hello, Stampers!

Welcome to the special Convention Free For All Blog Tour this month! If you have arrived from Patty Bennett's blog, you are hopping right along! Isn't she such an inspiration?!

Since this is a Convention Free-For-All blog hop, I am sharing the swaps I created for a special Control Freaks Swap at Convention. This is one A-MA-ZING group of stampers and the projects you will see on this hop are going to "knock your socks off!"! This is my first "official" Convention Swap with the group and I'm SO excited to share them with you!


This card features the new Catalog stamp set - Choose Happines.


I love using unexpected stamps for the holidays!
This a la carte stamp is called Blended Bloom. 

 Next on the hop is Mindy Backes
Click below to go directly to her blog:

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Summer Collection Color Challenge - Week 4

Good Morning, Stampers!

I can't believe we are at the end of the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition already! Is it really possible that we have gone thru all 4 weeks already?

The good thing is we have one more Color Challenge today and we hope you will play along!


 These colors work perfectly with the Moonlight Designer Paper Stack. It made it super easy to create a card with these papers! This card is a great addition to the project I shared with Subscribers this past week. A card to go with the gift! Would you like to see the gift? You MUST be a subscriber!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Create Happiness
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Moonlight Designer Paper, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

Don't forget!! Even though the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition is coming to an end, you can still get access to all the projects! Visit Create with Connie and Mary for all of the details!

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Friday, July 18, 2014

Watercolor Winter - COMING SOON!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I had the honor of attending the Simply Created Master Class at Convention last night. WHAT A GREAT TIME! Stampin' Up! is always so generous with their classes and last night was no exception! We received the NEW Watercolor Winter Simply Created card kit - coming soon the the NEW Holiday Catalog! OMG these cards are GORGEOUS!! We were challenged to create a card using the supplies from the kit. They will be posted on the Stampin' Up! Pinterest board here for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree! I would LOVE for you to "like" or repin my pin! Here's my card:


Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sharing Swaps.....

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's DAY 2 of the annual Stampin' Up! Convention - Inspire, Create and Share 2014!

One of the things I look forward to is swapping - what an inspiration to exchange card and project ideas with thousands of talented Demonstrators!

I have a few of the swaps I created to share with you today:





Be sure to check back tomorrow - I will have lots more to share with you!

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, July 17, 2014

CCMC Color Challenge #312

Good Morning, Stampers!


is a bright and vivid Color Challenge. 
I love how well these colors compliment each other!


Join us for a new Challenge every Thursday for inspiration and fun! Visit Create with Connie and Mary for all of the details and play along!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Bloom for You, Blessed By God
Ink: Hello Honey, blackberry Bliss
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Moonlight Designer Paper
Accessories: Sizzix Flower Frenzy, Fun Flower Punch

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa