Friday, August 01, 2014

Flower Patch Decorative Cork Board

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have a fun new project to share with you today! I created this for an upcoming class but have many kits available, too! You can keep one for yourself AND give one as a gift! Scroll down to see some other options for personalizing your board!


Kit INCLUDES:
* All of the consumables to create project
* Pre-cut pieces and embellishments
* 14" x 14" Cork Board Frame
* Complete instructions

Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Stamps (Flower Patch and Large Than Life ABC)
* Ink (Encore Gold, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding)
* Embossing Powder and Heat Tool (Gold embossing powder)
* Shipping US ONLY

*** Banner can be customized! Here are some optional ideas:
* First or last name (personalize) * Family * "To-Do" * Memo * Notes * 
* Inspire * Ideas * Art * Messages * and MORE!

Display in:
Craft Room * Office * Bedroom * Kitchen * Laundry Room and MORE!



Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CCMC - Color Challenge #314

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's time for another Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge! They are closing out July with a fun and bright Summer color combination:


What better way to spend Summer than with a CELEBRATION?! 


This is a simple card that can be used for many occasions during the summertime. 
I created the balloon using a Starburst Framelit and a small heart - so easy!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Fabulous Four
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: Large Polka Dot embossing folder, On Film framelits, Starburst framelit, Heart framelit, Basic Gray Baker's Twine, Epic Day Washi Tape, Basic Rhinestones, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Decorative Dots embossing folder

Visit Create with Connie and Mary to see all of the beautiful color challenges created by the Designers and Challenge Participants! 

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Zentangling - An Impressive Technique

Good Morning, Stampers!

I was introduced to a cool technique at the Stampin' Up! Convention a few weeks ago. It was one I couldn't wait to get home and try. The technique is called Zentangling. I've seen this around, but I never knew there was a specific name for this technique. So fun and the results are so impressive! It can change the look of your image in so many ways!

Here is a sample idea that was shown:


A simple Blended Bloom image stamped in black with lines, doodling, etc. added with a Project Life Journaling pen - amazing!

I tried the idea using a colored flower. It really "pops"!


I began by stamping the flower in Jet Black Stazon ink.
Then I colored the image using a blender pen along with 
Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette inks.


I finished it off with a little "Zentangling" - 
lines with little dots... pretty cool, huh?!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: In Corner Garden, Blended Bloom, Another Thank You
Ink: Jet Black stazon, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Blender Pens, Project Life Black Journaling Pen

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Little Kind and Cozy

Good Morning, Stampers!

A bit cooler temps here the last couple of days made me dig out this very neglected stamp set - Kind and Cozy. I think it has only seen ink once before - long overdue! A warm cup of Java for a friend is in order! I LOVE this deep, warm color combo!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Kind and Cozy
Ink: Early Espresso, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Moonlight Designer Paper
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, Hearts Border Punch, Pansy Punch

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekly 3/$5 - Christmas in July

Good Morning, Stampers!

We are celebrating CHRISTMAS IN JULY this week at my Weekly 3/$5 Card Classes!


Join me Mondays at 9am - 10am and Wednesdays 10am - 11am when we create (3) cards in under an hour for only $5.00! Contact the Center directly to reserve your spot - 248-573-8175.

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 2014 Holiday Card Class

Good Morning, Stampers!

Take a peek at the first of five Holiday Card Classes! Mark your calendar and join me on the last Monday of each month from July thru November. I will have (4) NEW cards each month - all different stamps, styles and colors - ready for you to create!






 Kits are available for $12 (+ shipping US Only) Tutorial Only - $3.95

Kits include:
* Full-color step by step instructions.
* Consumables to create the (4) cards

What it does not include:
* Stamps

* Adhesive
* Ink


2014 July Holiday Card Kit
    SOLD OUT

July 2014 Holiday Card Class - TUTORIAL ONLY
(PDF emailed within 24 hrs of purchase)


Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2015 Convention Savings Fund - Join My Team!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I shared my Stampin' Up! Convention adventure with you this past week - 
how would you like to join in on the fun NEXT YEAR? 
JOIN MY TEAM! 
I have a fun gift to help you to start saving NOW.
I shared these with my current local team members 
at our last team meeting and I have more to give!
Would you like one?
and I will mail one to you!


 Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Friday, July 25, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin - July 2014

Good Morning, Stampers!

When I saw this month's My Paper Pumpkin at the Stampin' Up! Convention last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! This is a fun and unique way to give a small gift - a gift and card in one! Who wouldn't want something fun like this?!!



It is SO easy to do, too! Fold the card in half. Along the fold, measure the open space at 2 7/8" wide (the width of the box) x 1 1/4" down. (Note: this measurement can be adjusted to fit any size box - just measure the width of the box!)


Now you are ready to decorate! 


Of course, this is one that you would need to hand-deliver - it's all in the presentation! 


Are you a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Don't miss out - the next (2) month's are sure to knock your socks off! (Believe me, I've seen them!) GET THEM THRU SEPT. 10th AT 50% OFF! Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com and join! Be sure to select me as your Demonstrator and I will send you a My Paper Pumpkin stamp box to store your Photopolymer Stamps - FREE!

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa