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! 



Merry Snowflake Soiree

Good Morning, Stampers!

The Holiday Carryover list is coming to an end soon! Have you filled your wishlist yet? Get your favorites - like the Snowflake Soirre - before it's too late!



All products are available on the Holiday Carrover List until August 27th. 
Order in my online store HERE

See the Holiday Carryover list HERE

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Snowflake Soiree
Ink: Night of Navy, Costal Cabana, Soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: Filigree Frame embossing folder and Frosted Sequins (both coming soon!)

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekly 3/$5 - Feminine Cards

Good Morning, Stampers!

The theme for this week's Weekly 3/$5 Card Class is Feminine Cards. Completed in under an hour, these sweet cards can be used for any occasion with a simple switch of the sentiment!


Contact the Center directly to reserve your spot. 248-573-8175. 
Monday - 9am to 10 am OR Wednesday 10am - 11am. 
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hello, Fall

Good Morning,Stampers!

I had a chance to play with a new stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog this past week. The set called For All Things is a gorgeous set for all your Fall projects. Here, I have created a really simple card that can be used for any Fall occasion by simply changing the sentiment!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: For All Things
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Linen Thread, Starburst Framelits, Circle Framelits, Basic Pearls

The NEW Holiday Catalog will go live on August 28th! Contact me to reserve your copy!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Kinda Fall

Good Morning, Stampers!

I don't think I will ever get tired of this stamp set - Kinda Eclectic! It has become one of my absolute fav's! For this card, I used more Fall-like colors. I really like how it can go from Spring to Summer to Fall with just a few color changes! All I need to do is a Winter card - hmmmmm...


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
Ink: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Accessories: elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, What's Up Punch, Note Tag Punch (coming soon!)

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Friday, August 15, 2014

September Monthly Calendar - FALL

Good Morning, Stampers!

The September Calendar of the Month is here! The theme is Fall - so fitting with the cooler temps we've been having here! I am no where near ready for that but I AM READY with the calendar!

Thanks to Debbie Henderson for the apple inspiration!

Join me for the Calendar Class on Monday, August 18th @ 6:30pm. Class fee is $15 
Limited kits are available for $17 (+ shipping - US Only) get them before they are gone!
Trays are available for $15 (+ shipping - US Only)
SAVE on shipping! Purchase both the kit and the tray for one price!

Kit INCLUDES:
* Full-Color instructions
* All of the contents to complete each tray insert.
* All die cut and punch supplies

The kit DOES NOT include:
* Stamps
* Ink
* Adhesive


Options


Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CCMC #316 - Color Challenge

Good Morning, Stampers!


Take a look at the gorgeous color combination for this week's Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge! Doesn't have such a cool and calming feel to it?

When I first set out to create this card, I knew I wanted to use the Sizzix Flower Frenzy Bigz die. 
The problem I ran into was there is no stamp that coordinates with it. 
So, I thought, Designer Paper! That will work!
But I had NO DSP that would work with what I had in mind to do.
SO, I did the next best thing - I created my own!

The Background Stamps are the perfect solution!
I used the I Love Lace background stamp in the three challenge colors and then
cut each paper out using the die. 

Just as I had envisioned it! I really do LOVE this lace!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: I Love Lace, Another Thank You
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky, Old Olive
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sizzix Flower Frenzy BIGZ die, Basic Rhinestones

See all of the Design Team Creations at Create with Connie and Mary!

COMING SOON!


us again with their unique styles!

Visit Create with Connie and MaryHoliday Card "Create"tions 2014 
for all of the details!

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Christmas Bliss Holiday Stamp and Card Kit

Good Morning, Stampers!

 Each year, I tell myself I'm going to get started on my cards early, only to find it one week before Christmas and I'm still stampin' away! Can you relate??

So, to help myself - as well as those of you who are busy, busy, busy, I have created the first of several Holiday Stamp and Card Kits to help you get a head start on all your Holiday cards. My goal is to give you plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy your family, friends and all that makes the Holidays special to you.

The first Holiday Stamp and Card Kit is Christmas Bliss:


$25.00 (+ shipping US only)
Kit Includes: 
* Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Consumables to create 3 Holidays Cards
* FULL COLOR step-by-step instructions

Kit DOES NOT Include:
* Ink
* Adhesive
* Clear Blocks
* Shipping



Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa