Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Butterfly Tag - FREE Tutorial!

Good Morning, Stampers!

WOW! WOW! WOW! It was great hearing how you all LOVED my butterfly tag! The requests for instructions filled my inbox - THANK YOU!! I am happy to say, I have made up a simple sheet of instructions for you to enjoy!


CLICK TO ENLARGE/PRINT

SU!pplies: 
Stamps: Watercolor Wings, B.Y.O.P
Ink: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Corner Rounder, 1/8" hand punch, Silver Metallic Doily 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Whisper White ribbon, Silver embossing powder, heat tool, Expressions Natural Elements, Fluttering embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, August 03, 2015

Happy Scenes

Good Morning, Stampers!

Another beautiful sample featuring the Happy Scenes stamp set by Stampin' Up! The window is a new framelit and coordinates nicely with the images from the Happy Scenes. The Fall/Halloween, Winter and Christmas scenes will be a great addition to your stamp collection! You will definitely want to add it to your wishlist!


How would you like to get products from the NEW Holiday Catalog early?
Just join my team in August and choose these products in 
your starter kit! Contact me for all the details!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Happy Scenes*
Ink:Crushed Curry, Archival Black*, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Encore Metallic Gold
Paper: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Into the Woods DSP, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hearth and Home thinlits*, Blender Pen, Into the Woods Elements*, Gold Cord*, Gold Doily, 
*Available September, 2015

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, August 02, 2015

All About Sugar Halloween Treat Box

 Good Morning, Stampers!

The All About Sugar stamp set is featured on page 61 of the big Idea Book and Catalog. A simple Spider Web doily fromthe upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog transforms this Sizzix Hamburger box into a spooky and fun Halloween treat! BOO!!!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: All About Sugar
Ink: Archival Black*
Paper: Kraft, Delighful Dijon, Delightful Dijon DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Sizzix Hamburger die, 1" circle punch, Spider Web doily*, Clothespins, Metallics Sequins Assortment, Gold Cording Trim*
*Available September 1, 2015

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Howl-O-Ween FUN!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Well, I FINALLY got an opportunity to play with the Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set that I won at the Stampin' Up! convention last week. I LOVE this set! See the fun little spider web doily and and Designer Paper? You won't need much to create spooky and fun Halloween projects with these! Add them to your wishlist now - ordering starts on September 1st!


Here's a little close up:

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Howl-O-Ween Treat*
Ink: Archival Black*, Tangerine Tango, Raspberry Ripple, Encore Silver Metallic
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Happy Haunting DPS*
Accessories: Spider Web Doilies*, Silver Thread

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Friday, July 31, 2015

Butterfly Congrats

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have the last of my convention swaps to share with you today. This particular swap was Over-The-Top Tags. I have participated in this swap several times and it is always amazing to see the gorgeous creations I receive from everyone!

I found the idea for this tag - believe-it-or-not-  from a pair of shorts I bought for my son recently. I love the way it opened, so different and fun! A tag within a tag! The orignal tag was on a much smaller scale, but I wanted mine to be large enough to fit a gift card. So, I fiddled with some measurements and this was the result!


SU!pplies: 
Stamps: Watercolor Wings, B.Y.O.P
Ink: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Corner Rounder, 1/8" hand punch, Silver Metallic Doily 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Whisper White ribbon, Silver embossing powder, heat tool, Ezpressions Natural Elements, Fluttering embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Convention 2015 Blog Tour

Hello, Stampers!

Welcome to the July Tour de Freaks Blog Tour! This month, we are featuring the 
cards we swapped among our group at last week's Stampin' Up! Convention.

Let me tell you, this is an amazing group of stampers! You will see as you 
hop around, just how wonderfully-talented they are - (as if you didn't already know)!! 

If you are hopping along, you are arriving from Dannie's blog.
I LOVED her cards, didn't you?! Her work is just beautiful!

The first set I chose for my swap, was the exclusive hostess set, Floral Wings.
It was so hard not to use the butterfly as it is the main image of the set.
Instead, I wanted to show how easy it was to use the 
small, coordinating images. 
If you enlarge the photo, you will see the subtle 
Versamark images embossed with clear embossing powder.
It's a great space-filler!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Floral Wings
Ink: Crumb Cake, Jet Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Versamark
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Fun Frames, Cherry Cobbler Think Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Clear embossing powder, heat tool

I threw a Christmas card in for my second swap. 
It's hard to belive with the hot and humid weather here, that
we are halfway to Christmas! As a stamper, it is 
never to early to start your holiday cards!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Every Blessing
Ink: Encore Gold Metallic
Paper:  Whisper White, GOld FOil Vellum, 
Accessories: Star Framelits, Lucky Stars embossing folder, Gold Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Permanent marker


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Head over to Mary's Stampercamper blog. She is next up on the tour. 
Wait til you see what she has created for you!


The Joy of Your Presents

Good Morning, Stampers!

Today' projects are the make and takes we created at Convention last week. I love the versatility of this set - presents are for ANY and ALL occasions! Your Presents will be available September 1st - add this one to your wishlist!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Your Presents*
Ink: Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Archival Black*
Paper: Mint Macaron, Vellum, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Stapler, Garden Green Striped Ribbon*
*Available September 1, 2015

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Your Presents*
Ink: Archival Black, Watermelon Wonder, Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, In-Color Envelope Paper,
Accessories: Silver Sequin Trim, Garden Green Striped Ribbon*, Silver Cording Trim*, Envelope Punch Board
*Available September, 2015

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thank You for Stamping

Good Morning, Stampers!

One of the swaps I created was actually a business idea. These wet wipe matchbooks are a fun little way to say "thanks for stamping with me"! The Best Decision Ever photopolymer stamp set is a must for any business-mined demonstrator!


Of course, you have to have a wipe on hand for 
the "Inky Fingers"!!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Best Decision Ever, Dots for Days
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Stampin' Stapler, Oval framelits, Boho Chic embossing folder, Greetings framelits, White Perfect Accents

Happie Stampin!
~Melissa