Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Fun Card Class and Kit to Go

Good Morning, Stampers!

The newest card class and Kit to Go is HERE! The Fall Fun class features fun techniques in deep, rich fall colors with some of your favorite products from the Holiday Mini Catalog that are great for any occasion or event this time of year!

Kit INCLUDES:
* Supplies to create (3) cards shown
* All die cuts and embellishments
* Full-color step-by-step instructions

Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Stamps/stamped images
* Inks
* Adhesives
* Shipping (US only)

Fall Fun Card Class and Kit to Go - $10.00
(+ shipping - US only)




Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, September 18, 2017




The Create with Connie and Mary September Mini
Session is now open! 

We are featuring all-new projects with products from
the Holiday Mini Catalog including:

Festive Phrases stamp set
Pick A Pumpkin Bundle
Tags and Trimming Bundle
Spooky Cat stamp set
and the Colorful Seasons Bundle

Get (14) step-by-step project tutorials that are easy
to follow and recreate! All the projects are great
inspiration for your holiday cards and gift-giving, too!

**BONUS**
Purchse BOTH the September and October sessions
and get a bonus project created with the Carols of
Christmas by Mary Brown! 

Fall Bonus 2017 snippet



for all of the details or to subscribe!

Christmas Cheer

Good Morning, Stampers!

I've got a fun technique to share with you today! The Stained Glass technique is a simple technique that gives stunning results! Grab your embossing heat tool and some vellum and lets get started!


1. Rub your vellum cardstock using an embossing buddy.
2. Stamp your image onto the vellum cardstock using Versamark ink.
3. Sprinkle the image with embossing powder and heat set.
4. TURN THE VELLUM OVER.
5. Color the image from the backside using markers.
6. Turn the image back over and adhere to the card.
7. Enjoy the gorgeous stained glass!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Cheery Chirps, Seasonal Lantern
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Be Merry DSP, Vellum Cardstock, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Heat tool, Silver embossing powder, White paper doily, Cherry Cobbler marker, Garden Green marker, Always Artichoke marker

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thinking of Orchids

Good Morning, Stampers!

Climbing Orchids - It's not just for card-making! These gorgeous handmade paper flowers can be combined to create beautiful 3D flowers for your cards....


Or joined together to create a stunning one-of-a-kind home decor piece!


Either way you build them, your multi-dimensional
flowers will be sure to WOW!!

Visit my online store HERE for all of the details! 

Use this code at check out and
received a FREE GIFT when your
order totals $35 or more (before tax/shipping)
(free gifts mailed out at the end of the month)
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, September 16, 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Awning Card

Good Morning, Stampers!


We are creating cards with awnings this week
on the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

I have honestly never made an awning card before - it's a
first for me! When I scoped around Pinterest for some ideas, 
I came across a beautiful wooden awning with wrought iron.
So that was my inspiration for this card:


I took the window ledge and doubled it to create my
awning. The "wrought iron" is the large pumpkin 
topping die from the Patterned Pumpkin framelits.

The awning and shutters were created with the Pinewood
Planks embossing folder and Crumb Cake ink. I lightly
sponged some Early Espresso ink to highlight the
detail in the wood and finished the card off with a 
few pumpkins and the sentiment. 
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Pick a Pumpkin, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Accessories: Pinewood Plank embossing folder, Sponge Dauber, Hearth and Home thinlits,
Cat punch, Patterned Pumpkin framelits

Happie Stampin'!

The ALL-NEW September Mini Session is HERE!

(14) exclusive projects created just for subscribers 
complete with full-color step-by-step instructions.

The sets we are featuring this month include:
Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Spooky Cat Stamp Set
Festive Phrases Stamp Set
Colorful Seasons Bundle

There is a *bonus* too! 
Purchase both the September and October 
Mini Sessions and get a FREE Project
Tutorial created by Mary Brown!


for all of the details and to subscribe!
There are great projects for the holidays
for anyone who loves papercrafting!

Continue along the hop to see more awning cards!
GO forward to see what Connie has created
or back to see what Debbie has created!

                       

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fa La La La Fabulous!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Have you seen the new Merry Little Christmas Memories and More card pack? Whether you are a scrapbooker or not, you will love this product! Of course, these cards make scrapbooking so easy and fun, but did you know that they are also great for cardmaking, too??!! Check out this card by Stampin' Up! featuring the card pack. The cards along with a little stampin' and embellishing make your cards come together beautifully! They work great for tags, too!


Start creating NOW!
Get this kit and more in my online store HERE
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack

Kit includes: 
* 72 double-sided cards: 52 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm), 
2 each of 26 designs; 20 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm), 2 each of 10 designs
* 1 cardstock sticker sheet
* 1 acetate sticker sheet printed with silver foil designs
* 4 acetate card overlays


Be sure to use the hostess code, too!
Get a free gift from when when your order
totals $35 or more (before tax/shipping)

Thursday, September 14, 2017




The Create with Connie and Mary September Mini
Session is now open! 

We are featuring all-new projects with products from
the Holiday Mini Catalog including:

Festive Phrases stamp set
Pick A Pumpkin Bundle
Tags and Trimming Bundle
Spooky Cat stamp set
and the Colorful Seasons Bundle

Get (14) step-by-step project tutorials that are easy
to follow and recreate! All the projects are great
inspiration for your holiday cards and gift-giving, too!

**BONUS**
Purchse BOTH the September and October sessions
and get a bonus project created with the Carols of
Christmas by Mary Brown! 

Fall Bonus 2017 snippet

for all of the details or to subscribe!

OSAT Blog Hop - Throwback Thursday

Good Morning, Stampers!


It's THROWBACK THURSDAY! Ready for a little blast from the past??!!
Retired products from way back when... a revamped project....whatever
goes! Whether you are arriving from Maria's blog or 
just starting out, this is going to be so much fun!

 All Aboard for the Classic Convertibles! These two sets - 
Classic Convertibles (2000) and All Aboard (2001) were two of my 
sons' favorite sets! To this day, I can't seem to let go of them.
The blocks are in rough shape and have sure seen a lot of love, but
they still stamp perfectly!



This is one of several train sets I have kept over the years.
My older son LOVED trains when he was little.
He even got a hold of my blue Stazon pad once (when we carried blue - 
his favorite color at the time) and stamped the entire toilet seat cover! 
haha! Let me tell ya, he did a great job! lol!

This card is one I have made several times throughout the years. 
It is so simple and so easy and really makes for a 
beautiful winter scene. Gotta love that Lovely as a Tree!
It's easy to incorporate new products, too - 
It's difficult to tell from the photo, but I added the
new Embossing Paste for the snow and sprinkled 
with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. ooohhhh!!!


This second card features the Classic Convertibles stamp set.
It as another set that the kids loved to play with.
Making the car "zoom" across the page was their
favorite thing to do with this set!
I love that there are current products that look great with
the vintage look of this car!

That was so fun! Are you ready to see more??
Just follow the next button. If you get disconnected at anytime, 
you can follow along again with the links below.
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa



Jenny Hall - https://www.jennystampsup.com/2017/09/14/osat-blog-hop-throwback-card/
Kelly Acheson - http://astampabove.typepad.com/my-blog/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday.html
Anna Smith - http://www.scrappingstampingandstuff.com/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday/
Rose Grunewald - https://countrycardsbyrose.blogspot.com/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday.html
Maria Willis - https://cardbomb.blogspot.com/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday.html
YOU ARE HERE - https://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday.html
Jennifer Hill - https://wp.me/p72MWS-cg
Jessie Holton - http://www.jessieholton.com/2017/09/14b.html
Rick Adkins - http://wp.me/p2AuXD-4cG
Dena Rekow - http://www.thecreativitycave.com/my_weblog/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday.html
Renee Ondrajka - https://stampinwithrenee.blogspot.com/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday.html
Tina Rackley Riddle - http://www.tinascropshop.com/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday.html
Lori Mueller -- http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blog/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday-in-september.html
Pam Staples - https://wp.me/p3p2VA-1XN
Jeanna Bohanon - http://www.stamptimesomewhere.com/stamp_time_somewhere/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday.html
Marisa Gunn - http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzines_by_meg/2017/09/osat-blog-hop-throwback-thursday.html
Justin Krieger - http://wp.me/p5dZez-6w7
Andrea Tracy-Tucker - https://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2017/09/osat-throwback-thursday-blog-hop.html