Friday, December 19, 2014

December Tour de Freaks - NEW CATALOG SNEAK PEEK!

Hello, Stampers!



It's a SNEAK PEEK Blog Tour! All of the Control Freaks will be sharing their projects made with products from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog! This is Stampin' Up!'s best mini catalog yet and the products are amazing! Wait until you see what the "Freaks" have created!

Whether you've arrived from Connie's blog or just getting started here, you are in the right place! How did you like what Connie created for you? She always inspires me with her creativity - she is one talented stamper!

I have to be honest. I had a hard time deciding what to order first from the new Occasions catalog - I want ONE OF EVERYTHING! It is so hard to pace myself - lol!

One of the products at the top of my list was the Build a Bouquet project kit from page 29. It is also the featured cover project, too - it is such a beautiful kit! I altered my project a bit and created a wall art piece using toilet paper rolls! Yes, I am a toilet paper roll collector! I've seen lots of projects on Pinterest and knew I could come up with something. I was going for a faux-ironwork look - I think it works!


I also have a card to share with you, too! It features the newest Valentine set You Plus Me as well as the Happy Heart embossing folder. See those little Calypso Coral pom poms? They are new, too! Gonna be a favorite for sure!



Thanks so much for stopping by! Continue on the hop to Justin's blog. Wait til you see what new products he is featuring! 

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Free Stamp Day - Framed Winter Chalkboard

Good Morning, Stampers!

Here is my last FREE STAMP DAY project for 2014! We created a chalkboard framed in a winter theme - something to display all through the chilly months ahead! Brrrr!



To create your own chalkboard:

1. Stamp winter images onto Basic Black cardstock using Whisper White ink.
2. Once complete, rub an embossing buddy all over the cardstock.
3. Thant's it! It couldn't be any easier!

To create the snowflake medallion:

1. Cut a 2 1/2" circle from Whisper White cardstock.
2. Emboss using the Decorative Dots embossing folder.
3. Stamp the snowflake from the Letterpress Winter stamp set using 
Whisper White ink onto Smoky Slate cardstock.
4. Cut using the Snowflake Card Thinlit
5. Adhere to the circle using Stampin' Dimensionals.
6. Adhere a 3/4" Basic Black Circle using a Stampin' Dimensional.
7. Cut a snowflake using Silver Glimmer paper.
8. Adhere to the circle using a glue dot.
9. Tie a bow in the Silver/White Baker's Twine and adhere with a glue dot.
10. Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock and cut to form a banner.
11. Cut a second Whisper White banner.
12. Adhere both banners to the backside of the circle.
13. Adhere the snowflake to the frame using hot glue.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Letterpress Winter, Project Life Hello December and misc. winter-themed images
Ink: Whisper White,  Tuxedo Black Momento
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Snowflake Card Thinlit, Decorative Dots embossing folder, 3/4" circle punch, Circle framelits, hot glue, 9x9" frame (or any size you choose), basic rhinestones

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CCMC Color Challenge #334 Seasons Greetings

Good Morning, Stampers!


It's time for another Color Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary and they have selected a shimmery and festive seasonal color combination for us!

My card is featuring a little "sneakie peekie" at some NEW products coming soon! The Lotus Blossom set is absolutely gorgeous! I added a little "snow" to the flowers with Whisper White embossing powder and turned it into a Winter Holiday card. 

SU!pplies: 
Stamps: Lotus Blossom, Watercolor Winter, Too
Ink: Versamark, Encore Metallic Silver, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Silver embossing folder, Whisper White embossing powder

Visit Create with Connie and Mary to see the challenge details - 
we'd love for you to play along with us!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Perpetual Snowflakes

Good Morning, Stampers!

I've been playing with some new toys every chance I can get these last few days. One of the new kits coming in the new Occasions catalog is the Perpetual Monthly Calendar Project. Of course, I just had to put it together right away!(You will see that project soon!) The coordinating stamp set for the kit is the Perpetual Monthly Calendar. It is such a cute little set that has (11) sweet little backgrounds - leaves, hearts, butterflies and snowflakes just to name a few... Here, I used the snowflakes. It makes a great winter-themed card for any celebration during the cold and snowy months!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Encore Silver Metallic
Paper: Whisper White, Vellum cardstock, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Snowflake Card Thinlit, Starburst framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Frosted Sequins

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Candy Cane Wrap

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have another Candy Cane treat to share with you today. I created these for all of my class attendees  this week - festive and tasty!! I created the wrap using the Label framelit and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder. I stapled the label close to the candy cane to secure.

I used the Festival of Trees stamp set for this project, but the images can easily be swapped out for any theme all thru the winter season!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Festival of Trees, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer
Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Star punch, Tree Punch, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Bitty Banner framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Label Framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, December 15, 2014

Crazy About You!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I am head over heels in L O V E! Have you seen the NEW Butterfly thinlits in the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog? It was the very first thing on my order and the sentiment set says it all - Crazy About You! Yes. I. Am!


If you'd like a copy of the new Occasions catalog, email me directly.
I am happy to send one to you! (US Only)
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Crazy About You, Petal Potpourri
Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride
Paper: Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Accessories: Butterfly Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, sponge dauber, Whisper White embossing powder, heat tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, December 14, 2014

'Tis the Season

Good Morning, Stampers!

This is a quick and simple card I featured during my Weekly 3/$5 Card Classes this past week.
The Many Merry Stars stamps set images coordinate with the Stars framelits as well as the Tree punch. The Filigree Frame embossing folder frames any image nicely, don't you think?


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Many Merry Stars
Ink: Whisper White
Paper: Garden Green, Under the Tree DSP
Accessories: Tree Punch, Filigree Frame embossing folder, Label Framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Winter Wonderland Card Kit

Good Morning, Stampers!

The newest class kit is here - Winter Wonderland! I have a limited number of kits available - get yours before they're gone!


Kit Includes:
* All of the consumable supplies to complete these (4) cards
* Full-Color Instructions
* All die cuts, punches and embellishments

Kit DOES NOT Include:
* Stamps
* Ink
* Adhesive

Winter Wonderland Card Kit - $12 (+ shipping and tax - US ONLY)