Friday, January 30, 2015

Sending Sympathy and Prayers

Good Morning, Stampers!

I created this card for a very special friend who lost her daughter last week. The butterfly is perfect  for a sympathy card - it adds a soft touch and symbolizes hope for a brighter tomorrow.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Butterfly Basics, Petite Pairs
Ink: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride
Paper: Whisper White, Something Borrowed DSP, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Butterfly framelit, Blushing Bride ribbon

Happie Stampin!
~Melissa

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CCMC Color Challenge #340

Good Morning, Stampers!


I'm lovin' the soft color palette for this week's Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge!
It gives the card an overall calming and serene feel with the neutrals, don't you think?


My card features the Exclusive Hostess-Only stamp set - Because You Care.
There are (4) all-occasion sentiments and a few decorative images.
I went with a less-is-more for this card and added several basic rhinestones
for a little added "bling"!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Because You Care, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Deco Label framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Itty Bitty Flower Punch


Be sure to visit Create with Connie and Mary to see all of the designer creations. Also, check out the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection, too! We have seen some really unique projects that are great for all Springtime occasions - you won't want to miss! See ALL projects in full color complete with step-by-step tutorials - It doesn't get any easier than that! Over 24 projects in all!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Love So Sweet

Good Morning, Stampers!

I had my Hello Life Home Decor Class this week. It features the stamp set Hello Life and I wanted to show the versatility of the stamps so I created a couple of cards as inspiration. Simply turning the sentiments on the side makes great balloon strings!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Hello Life, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Encore Gold Metallic, Real Red, Blushing Bride
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oodles of Love

Good Morning, Stampers!

I went very clean and simple with today's project. I kept the sentiment short and sweet and let the hearts and bow do all the talking!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Snuggles and Smooches
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Stacked with Love
Accessories: Bow Builder Punch, Heart Framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, January 26, 2015

Birthday Bokeh Technique

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's MY DAY! Yep, I get to share an EXCLUSIVE project today and here is a little hint -
It's featuring the Celebrate Today stamp set!


I am having fun creating this technique - Bokeh.
It is seen often in photography and very simple to 
recreate with ink and sponges!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Ink: Perfect Plum, Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, Jet Black Stazon, Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Strawberry Slush, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Balloon Framelits, sponge, window sheet, circle framelits

Here is a quick tutorial:

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fabulous creations designed by amazingly talented designers?
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Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hello Life Valentine Kit

Good Morning, Stampers!

The response to Stampin' Up!'s new Hello Life Home Decor project kit has been amazing! I'm so glad you like it as much as I do!! I am looking forward to creating a new idea for you each month!

Over the next 11 months, I will offer different interchangeable kits that will coordinate with the current Holiday/season - complete with full-color instructions and embellishments! Stamped images, adhesive and shippping ARE NOT INCLUDED.

January started with the basic kit. You can order this kit directly in my online store for $24.95 (+ tax and shipping - US only) Use item #137949  SHOP HERE

Next up is the Valentine kit! This has been designed to compliment the starter kit. Several of the pieces from the basic starter kit will be used in this month for a quick and easy change-up! 


All you will need to complete the Valentine kit is:
Stamps: You Plus Me
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Whisper White, Real Red
Adhesive: Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multi-purpose Liquid glue or Snail
Tools: Scissors


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More kits coming soon!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spring Collection Blog Hop - Week 1

Good Morning, Stampers!


If you are just arriving from Mary's Stampercamper Blog, you are in the right place! If you are just starting out here, hang on tight it's gonna be an inspirational ride!

So, we are winding down the first week of the Spring Collection and this blog 
hop is a little recap of all the products we featured for our projects this
 past week. The theme was Sale-A-Bration!

I just can't seem to get enough of the Irresistibly Yours Specialty paper! 
It is so fun trying out all sorts of ways to color this paper! 
For this card, I simply sponged the area using a sponge dauber in Pear Pizzazz.
It kind of looks like this sweet peep is in a little flower meadow, doesn't it?!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: For Peep's Sake
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Irresistibly Yours, Whisper White
Accessories: Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

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Her project this week was darling so I know you will want 
to see what she has for you today!
Happie Stampin!
~Melissa

Friday, January 23, 2015

January Stamp Set of the Month - Snuggles and Smooches

Good Morning, Stampers!

Time is running out to get your Snuggles and Smooches January Stamp Set of the Month! Get these two cards FREE when you purchase the stamp set in my online store HERE. Just a few card sets remain! It's the perfect time to get this fabulous set - just in time for Valentine's Day!


Set of 12            $15.95               #140326
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa