Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Free Preview Week Continues!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Are you enjoying the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday 
Card "Create"tions FREE Preview Week this week?!
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who left a comment
for a chance to win FREE BLOG CANDY yesterday!
Winners will be announced later this week -
GOOD LUCK to ALL!

Today, I have a Holiday Card to share with you today.
 I am IN LOVE with the new Wondrous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits!! It is just a gorgeous combination! I got
 lots of oohs and ahhs from this card from my class this past
week - simple and WOW! It's all in the products!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Wonderful Wreath framelits, Filligree Frame embossing folder, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Curious to see who has FREE BLOG CANDY TODAY? 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FREE BLOG CANDY!!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I'm SO excited that TODAY is MY day to share a chance for you to win BLOG CANDY! I am so thrilled to be back for the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card "Create"tions!
Card "Create"tions are my favorite Collections of all!

Stampin' Up!'s Silver Foil and Dazzling Diamonds papers are the perfect start to this adorable winter scene card! The images from the Holiday Home stamp set  are so fun and the shimmer from the decorative papers are SO eye-catching! I stamped the house images directly onto the All is Calm Designer Paper - pattern, and color in one simple step!



Please remember to leave me a comment at the end of the post and one lucky winner will be drawn and announced at the end of the week! 

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Happee Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, August 25, 2014

Card "Create"tions FREE PREVIEW WEEK!

Good Morning, Stampers!

AHH! I AM SO EXCITED FOR TODAY - It's the Day 1 of the Holiday Card "Create"tions FREE PREVIEW at Create with Connie and Mary! Are you ready for some FUN??!!!

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You will have a chance to win one of 
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Before you head out, I have a Holiday card to share with you! 
I love all of the coordinating products in the NEW Holiday Catalog!
It takes all of the "guess-work" out for you! 

One of the new sets I know you will love is the Festival of Trees.
It is so much fun to mix n' match! 

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Festival of Trees
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento, Garden Green
Paper: Whipser White, Real Red, All is Calm Specialty Designer Paper, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Banners, Itty Bitty Star Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Sixxix Little Letters

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ghostly BOO

Good Morning, Stampers!

Playing with a few of the NEW Fall sets from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog - isn't this ghost just the cutest?! The card is created with the Fun Fall and Little Letters framelits. So simple!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Fall Fest
Ink: Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Little Letters and Fun Fall framelits, Whisper White satin ribbin, Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Decorative Dots embossing folder

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Star Surprise

Good Morning, Stampers!

One of the things I love most about Stampin' Up! products is the versitility. Take this card by Stampin' Up. The fun sentiment from the Birthday Surprise stamp set combined with the Bright and Beautiful stamp set from the UPCOMING Holiday Mini Catalog makes for one great birthday card!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Birthday Surprise, Bright and Beautiful
Ink: Basic Black Stazon, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock, All Abloom DSP
Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon, Basics Hodgepodge Clips, Stars framelits


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Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Friday, August 22, 2014

August Free Stamp

Good Morning, Stampers!

I had the pleasure of hosting my Monthly FREE STAMP DAY yesterday - one of my favorite days of the month! It's when I get to give back to all of you, my customers, friends and fellow stampers as a great BIG THANK YOU for being YOU and supporting me in my business!

This month's project features the Sizzix Hamburger Box Bigz XL die in a fun fall theme featuring some NEW Holiday Catalog products! Yes, there is even a yummy little treat inside - carmel popcorn!



Instructions:
1. Die cut the Hamburger box using Real Red cardstock.
2. Stamp the leaves onto the die cut box using Real Red ink.
3. Assemble the box.
4. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to 1" x 11".
5. Cut a "v" in both ends.
6. Emboss the strip using the ZigZag embossing folder.
7. Wrap the strip around the box and secure with a staple.
8. Cut a leave from Gold Glimmer Paper using the leaf framelit.
9. Stamp the leaf image using Real Red ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
10. Cut using the leaf framelit.
11. Punch a hole in both leaves.
12. Thread the leaves using Gold Baker's Twine.
13. Tie the Gold Baker's Twine twice around the band and tie in a bow.
14. Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso ink.
15. Cut using the Itty Bitty Banner framelit (or by hand)
16. Adhere the sentiment to the band using a Stampin' Dimensional.
17. Unravel the Baker's Twine if desired.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: For All Things, Fall Fest
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: ZigZig embossing folder, Fall Fun framelits, Gold Baker's Twine, 1/8" hole punch


Plan to join my FREE STAMP DAY every third Thursday of the Month at 10am!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CCMC Sketch Challenge #317

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's another marvelous Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary! So many possibilites with this, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with - play along with us!



I used strips of the Gold Soiree Designer Paper along with Gold Glimmer Paper for super-extra sparkle! You are gonna want to get that feather framelit added to your WISHLIST now! 


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Skinny Mini Alphabet, Four Feathers
Ink: Garden Gree, Calypso Coral
Paper: Whisper White,  Gold Glimmer, Gold Soiree DSP
Accessories: Feather Framelits, Pistachio Pudding Baker's Twine



COMING NEXT WEEK!


us again with their unique styles!

Visit Create with Connie and Mary
for all of the details!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Control Freaks August Blog Tour - Simple and Elegant

Hello, Stampers!


WELCOME to the August Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! I hope you are enjoying the simple and elegant projects you have seen so far! If you are arriving from Deb Currier's blog, you are in the right place!

I created a golden Holiday invitation and party favor/place setting ensemble that will
 "WOW" your guests - no need to tell them just how easy this is!




I cut the Crumb Cake card to 3 3/4" x 11".
I stamped the Daydream Medallion using Whisper White ink.
On a 3 1/2" x 5" piece of Vellum Cardstock, I embossed the Christmas
Bauble in gold. I finished it off with a basic pearl, Gold Satin Ribbon and Baker's Twine.


This treat/party favor/place setting was made using a recycled toilet paper roll!
I simply covered it with a piece of Gold Soiree Designer Paper.
The tissue was stamped using the Nutcracker from the Santa Stache stamp set and Encore Gold Metallic ink. It is filled with treats and tied up with Gold Baker's Twine.
For the topper, I cut a 2" x 8 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I punched each end using the Scallop Tag Topper punch. I stamped and embossed the nutcracker up at the top using gold embossing powder. I stamped a secont moustache onto Very Vanilla and repeated the embossing. 
I cut it with the Mustache framelit and adhered it to the tag. 
Wrap the tag around the tube and secure with Gold Satin Ribbon and Gold Baker's Twine.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Santa Stache, Christmas Bauble, Daydream Medallion
Ink: Versamark, Encore Metallic Gold, Whisper White
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Vellum Cardstock, Gold Soiree DSP
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Gold Baker's Twine, Gold Satin Ribbon, Gold embossing powder, heat tool, Moustache framelit, toilet paper roll, Scallop tag Topper Punch

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

See what fabulously simple and elegant projects Julie Davidson has to share with you!