Sunday, March 29, 2015

Create with Connie and Mary FREE PREVIEW WEEK!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Great news! It's FREE PREVIEW WEEK at Create with Connie and Mary! What does that mean? You have a chance to win a FREE subscription to the Create with Connie and Mary Card Collection every day this week! All you need to do is visit Create with Connie and Mary, see who is offering the FREE BLOG CANDY and leave a comment. That's it! So simple!

Not only that, all of the designers will have NEW projects featured on their blogs - so much inspiration piled into one week! You will definitely need to visit everyone every day this week!

My card today features the Corner Garden background stamp and the Simply Wonderful Sale-A-Bration stamp set. I stamped the floral image using Jet Black Stazon ink and colored the image with a blender pen and household bleach. I love how the Crumb Cake card stock changes to resemble So Saffron ink when the bleach is applied. Super-simple technique created in no time!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Corner Garden, Simply Wonderful
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Paper: So Saffron, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Basic Black 1/8" ribbon, Apothecary Accents framelits, Wide Oval Punch, Basic Pearls

and see who is offering FREE BLOG CANDY today!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Blog Hop - For Being You

Good Morning, Stampers!


So glad you stopped by to check out the Create with Connie and Mary 
Saturday Blog Hop with us today! Whether you arrived from Mary's Stampercamper blog or
you are just starting out here, welcome! 

We are celebrating the final days of Sale-A-Bration
by featuring cards created using the Sale-A-Bration products.

I selected the For Being You set - part of the Sale-A-Bration
 *BONUS* for the month of March.

I stamped the sentiment onto the Flowerpot Designer Paper
and then cut them out individually. The floral pattern
                   coordinates nicely with the Itty Bitty Flower and                  
Boho Blossoms punches, don't you think?!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: For Being You
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, tangelo Twist, Garden Green
Accessories: Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Bird Builder Punch, Hello You Thinlits, Spring Flowers embossing folder, Night f Navy Marker

Happie Stampin'!
Take a peek at what she is featuring! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

For the New Two

Good Morning, Stampers!

For a quick and Easy Wedding card, look no further than the For the New Two stamp set! Beautiful sentiments filled with many blessings for the new couple as well as a floral image with a bit of a vintage flair. I cut the card to 4" to allow the heart to over hang off the side for a little added interest.
A great go-to set for all the Spring weddings!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: For the New Two, Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Ink: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Epoxy Accents, Hearts A Flutter framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CCMC Color Challenge #348

Good Morning, Stampers!


I've missed playing along with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge so
I thought I would create a card using the Challenge colors for this week. 

The images in the Painted Petals stamp set 
resemble watercolor - these soft colors and perfect for this set!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Painted Petals
Ink: Rose Red, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Soft Sky Candy Dots, Fun Frames embossing folders

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
I hope you will consider playing along!
These challenges really provide some fabulous inspiration!
Visit Create with Connie and Mary for all of the details!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Something to be Thankful For

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's hard to believe but we are just DAYS away from the end of Sale-A-Bration 2015! Where has the time gone?

The GOOD NEWS is that there still is time to get your FREEBIES! One of the selections is the You Brighten My Day stamp set. Sweet little trinkets to go along with the lovely sentiment. What's not to be thankful for with this?!


With a qualifying order, get this set FREE!

Take advantage of this week's Weekly Deals -
More bang for your buck!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: You Brighten My Day
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Itty Bitty Star Punch, Note Tag Punch, Gold Dazzling Details, Gold Baker's Twine

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bleached Easter

Good Morning, Stampers!

I'm bringing back an old technique in my project today. Regular household bleach is the key to this soft look - and a little goes a long way! Lightly paint on the bleach using a dedicated blender pen. It's just that simple! I kept the embellishments to a minimum so as not to take away from the main image. I really am liking the overall softness of the card - a great "wow" technique!

SU!pplies
Stamps: Indescribable Gift, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride
Paper: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Household Bleach, Blender Pen, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Itty Bitty Banners

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekly 3/$5 - Easter Cards

Good Morning, Stampers!

Take a peek at the cards we will be making at my 3/$5 card classes this week! Hippity, Hoppity, Easter is on it's way! Want to join us? Contact me for further details - including locations and times - I'd love to have you join us!


Create these (3) cards in under and hour for only $5!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Paper Pumpkin March 2015 - SEW COOL!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Wondering what subscribers to the March Paper Pumpkin received in their little orange box this month? Take a peek at the video now!


Of course, I couldn't wait to get my hands on my kit! I love it! I'm always looking for different ways to use my kit, too.  I changed one of the cards up a bit to hold a gift card - makes a great last minute gift when I'm in a time-crunch!


Did you know that you can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards 
when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? It's true!


Join before April 10th to get the April kit 
delivered right to your door!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa