Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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

Monday, July 27, 2015

Friends in Bloom

Good Morning, Stampers!

The swap I have for you today features the Garden in Bloom stamp set. The FABULOUS
GO DIVAS swap is one I always look forward to. The ladies are so talented and I am always impressed with their talent!

You have to look close as it is tough to see in the photo, but I stamped the largest flower in Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. It fills in the white space with a subtle touch of color and adds a bit of dimension as well.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Garden in Bloom
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Versamark, Jet Blac Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder DSP
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones Washi Tape punch, Silver Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, Tags and Labels framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Very Vintage Swap

Good Morning, Stampers!

Today's swap is from the Very Vintage organized swap I participated in. This is a swap that I try to get into every year. I get so many gorgeous vintage card ideas!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Sweetbriar Rose, Papillion Potpourri, Writing Notes
Ink: Smokey Slate, Hello Honey, Jet Black Stazon, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories: ELegant Butterfly punch, blender pens, Tip Top Taupe Dotted ribbon, Lovely Lace embossing folder, Bitty Butterfly punch

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, July 25, 2015

2015 Convention Swaps

Good Morning, Stampers!!

One of the highlights of attending the Stampin' Up! Convention is the SWAPPING! We attended a P.J. Party Swap where 30 of our fellow stampers dressed in their comfy p.j.'s.. SO fun!! Tammy and I were the only ones's that were not staying at the hotel. Walking 3 blocks from our hotel to where the swap was being held was a bit of an adventure! Never got so many awkward stares from strangers - we sure did give them a good laugh!


Here is where all the swap cards were lined up. 
Then, we voted on our favorite card.


I decided to go Christmas (it IS Christmas in July!!)
Keeping it simple when having to make a large amount of 
the same card is certainly the way to go!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Lots of Joy
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Gold Foil, Real Red DSP
Accessories: Tree Punch, 3/4" circle punch, Gold Sequin Trim, Label Bracket Punch, Elegant Dots Embossing folder,

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Friday, July 24, 2015

You've Got This Notepad

Good Morning, Stampers!

As promised, I have the first of several days of swaps to share with you! Today's project is a journal I created for my roommates. It's a great way to keep all of their notes on all the convention activities close at hand. I began with a basic black paper notebook. I added artist paste (see info on this from previous post) to the cover and allowed to dry. Once dried, I stamped the speckled background using Metallic Gold ink. Tthe flower was stamped in Jet Black Stazon, colored with Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake inks. Once cut,  I added Crystal Effects to the entire flower and allowed to dry completely overnight. I finished it off with ribbons, stamps and punches.


Here is the flower and paste close up:

SU!pplies:
Stamps: You've Got This
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, God Metallic ink
Paper Very Vanilla, Vellum,
Accessories: Striped Scallop thinlits, Bold Butterfly thinlits, Burlap ribbon, Natural Chevron ribbon, Gold Sequin Trin, Elegant Butterfly punch, Artist Paste

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Holiday Joy

Good Morning, Stampers!

As you know, I am in Salt Lake City enjoying the Stampin' Up! 2015 Convention! I have TONS of samples of swaps to share with you, but I don't want to give any secrets away just yet!

So, I have one of the cards we created in my Christmas In July card class from this past week to share with you. I love gold leaves for the Holidays and the Vintage Leaves is the perfect choice! So many fun and fabulous embellishments and papers that all coordinate to make it a true sparkling creation!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: VIntage Leaves
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Gold Shimmer
Accessories: Gold Doily, Leaflets framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Permanent Marker, Wonderful Wreath framelits, Woodgrain embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler Think Baker's Twine, Gold Embossing folder, heat tool, Stylish Stripes embossing folder

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

**Come back tomorrow - I have swaps to share with you! **

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hello, Butterfly

Good Morning, Stampers!

Playing some more with the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper pack. This is another gorgeous print in Calypso Coral. I wanted to really highlight the beauty of this paper and the die cut butterfly does just that! A little Gold Sequin Trim and sentiment gives the right amont of glitz - so frilly!

SU!pplies:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Gold Foil, Pretty Petals DSP
Accessories: Bold Butterfly framelits, Greetings thinlits, Gold Sequin Trim, Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine, Gold Baker's Twine, Corner Rounder

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa