Saturday, May 27, 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Hello Summer

Good Morning, Stampers!


Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary
Saturday Blog Hop - Hello Summer!

And nothing says Summer more than ICE CREAM! YUM!
I was thrilled to see that the Cool Treats stamp set and coordinating
Frozen Treats framelits are returning in the 
2017-2018 Idea Book and Catalog! It's a great summertime set!



SU!pplies:
Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Peek-A-Boo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Tasty Treats DSP

Want more ideas using the NEW Annual Catalog products?  
Visit Create with Connie and Mary for all of the details
on the June Mini Session!

*** BONUS PROJECT ***
Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get
 a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed 
by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase! 
Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Time to see what the rest of the team has created for you! 
Go forward to see what Connie has created 
or back to see what Debbie has created!


                     

Friday, May 26, 2017

So Cool

Good Morning, Stampers!

Here's a quick and easy project featuring the Cool Treats stamp set. A great tag for a birthday bag or bookmark for an end-of-the-year school gift. You scream, I scream!!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Watermolon Wonder, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Tasty Treats DSP
Accessories: Tasty Treats Washi Tape, Ribbon

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing - Sprinkled with Love

Good Morning, Stampers!


So glad you could join us for the May "A Paper Pumpkin Thing -
Sprinkled With Love" blog hop!

The Sprinkled With Love kit is full products for you to
create fun donut-themed cards for any occasion or event!
Who doesn't LOVE donuts??!!

This blog hop is featuring alternative projects for 
you to create using the products from your kit.
Whether you are looking for new or different ideas,
or you have more supplies than you needed, this is a
great way to get inspiration for your kit!


This first project was a simple one. I cut the cards
apart and adhered them to a round piece of chipboard.
Then, I added (3) layers of matte Mod Podge and
created these fun little coasters perfect for a 
Father's Day breakfast surprise!
(or dessert as this Reese's Peanut Butter donut is 
definitely more of a dessert than breakfast!)


This medallion was created with the (9) paper bags includedin the kit. 

To create the medallion:

* Add liquid adhesive down the middle and across the bottom of the bag.
* Place another bag on top.
* Repeat until all bags are on top of each other.
* Snip off each corner and across the top.
* Gently bring one end and match to the opposite end.
* Add adhesive down the middle and across the bottom to secure.
* Punch a hole at the top for hanging.
* Decorate the center as desired.
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa


  1. Kimberly Morris - http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com/2017/05/APPTBH-May2017.html
  2. YOU ARE HERE! - http://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-sprinkled-with.html
  3. Sara Levin - http://wp.me/p52EFH-2o3
  4. Carolynn Sander - http://carebearstamps.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-blog-hop.html
  5. Tina Rackley Riddle - http://www.tinascropshop.com/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-may-2017-blog-hop.html
  6. Rachel Tessman - http://www.stampyourartout.com/stampyourartout/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-blog-hop-sprinkled-with-love-kit.html
  7. Rick D. Adkins - http://wp.me/p2AuXD-3PW
  8. Megan Thompson - http://meganttstamps.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-blog-hop.html
  9. Lori Mueller -- http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blog/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-blog-hop-sprinkled-with-love.html
  10. Audra Monk - http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-may.html
  11. Cathy Caines - http://www.inthecatcave.com/2017/05/pumpkin2.html
  12. Pam Staples - https://wp.me/p3p2VA-1OL
  13. Jennifer Hill - https://onecraftysister.com/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-blog-hop-sprinkled-with-love-kit
  14. Andrea Tracy-Tucker - http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-sprinkle-with.html
  15. Dena Rekow- http://www.thecreativitycave.com/my_weblog/2017/05/a-paper-pumpkin-blog-hop-sprinkled-with-love.html
  16. Monika Davis - https://monikastamp.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-blog-hop-may-2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Big Best Wishes

Good Morning, Stampers!

Sometimes you just need to go BIG! I had an order for a large card that can be signed by 20+ people.
The solution was a full-size 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock folded in half. To get the large sentiment, I simply printed it on to a piece of cardstock and cut it to size. The new Daisy Delight stamp set images filled the card with a beautiful watercolor look. It is quickly becoming my new favorite set!
Make a custom coordinating envelope easily with the Envelope Punch Board.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Daisy Delight
Ink: Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Archival Basic Black, Always Artichoke
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Daisy Punch, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestones

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Life is Beautiful

Good Morning, Stampers!

I love the beautiful sentiments that are included in the Colorful Seasons stamp set. They speak from the heart and the font is so pretty! This set will be available beginning June 1st. Add it to your wish list now - you'll be using this set for your projects all year long!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Seasonal Layers thinlits (optional)

Happie Stampin'!
Melissa

Sunday, May 21, 2017

You Brighten my Day

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have another Daisy Delight card to share with you today. I just can't seem to get enough of it! I am so excited for the new catalog to go live so you can all get your hands on this set! For this card, I switched up the simple daisy and went with more of a Fall/sunflower instead. I can see this set is going to be a year-round favorite!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Daisy Delight
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Watercolor, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
Accessories: Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon, Linen thread, Stampin' Spritzer

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, May 20, 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Tri-Fold Cards

Good Morning, Stampers!

Welcome the the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday
Blog Hop! This week, we are featuring Tri-Fold cards!

I was excited to dig into my new stamp set Colorful Seasons for this card!
This is the perfect set for creating tri-fold cards. There are a
lot of images as well as coordinating framelits to choose from 
to fully fill all of the panels.


This is my favorite tri-fold card to create. 
It's put together with one 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card and
one 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" card. Simply adhere them
together so that the openings are facing each other!


The Seasonal Layers framelits include this 
large scallop border and make a nice edge along both
edges of the cards.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Berry Burst
Paper: Whisper White, Fresh Fig
Accessories: Layering Ovals, Seasonal Layers framelits


Want more ideas using the NEW Annual Catalog products?  
Visit Create with Connie and Mary for all of the details
on the June Mini Session!

*** BONUS PROJECT ***
Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get
 a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed 
by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase! 

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
 Now continue along on the hop!
Go forward to see Connie's tri-fold card
or back to see Debbie's tri-fold card!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

                     

Friday, May 19, 2017

Delightful Daisies

Good Morning, Stampers!

Just a few more weeks until the NEW 2017-2018 Idea Book and Catalog goes live and you are going to LOVE all of the new products! One of my fav's is the new Delightful Daisy Suite. The Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Delightful Daisy designer paper are absolutely gorgeous! Did I tellyou there is a coordinating punch to match the flower, too??!! So exciting! One more thing I need to mention is that the stamp set and punch will be offered as a bundle at 10% off when purchased together! Definitely products you will need to add to your stamping collection!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Daisy Delight
Ink: Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dasiy DSP
Accessories: Daisy Punch

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa