Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oodles of Love

Good Morning, Stampers!

I went very clean and simple with today's project. I kept the sentiment short and sweet and let the hearts and bow do all the talking!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Snuggles and Smooches
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Stacked with Love
Accessories: Bow Builder Punch, Heart Framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, January 26, 2015

Birthday Bokeh Technique

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's MY DAY! Yep, I get to share an EXCLUSIVE project today and here is a little hint -
It's featuring the Celebrate Today stamp set!


I am having fun creating this technique - Bokeh.
It is seen often in photography and very simple to 
recreate with ink and sponges!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Ink: Perfect Plum, Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, Jet Black Stazon, Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Strawberry Slush, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Balloon Framelits, sponge, window sheet, circle framelits

Here is a quick tutorial:

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Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hello Life Valentine Kit

Good Morning, Stampers!

The response to Stampin' Up!'s new Hello Life Home Decor project kit has been amazing! I'm so glad you like it as much as I do!! I am looking forward to creating a new idea for you each month!

Over the next 11 months, I will offer different interchangeable kits that will coordinate with the current Holiday/season - complete with full-color instructions and embellishments! Stamped images, adhesive and shippping ARE NOT INCLUDED.

January started with the basic kit. You can order this kit directly in my online store for $24.95 (+ tax and shipping - US only) Use item #137949  SHOP HERE

Next up is the Valentine kit! This has been designed to compliment the starter kit. Several of the pieces from the basic starter kit will be used in this month for a quick and easy change-up! 


All you will need to complete the Valentine kit is:
Stamps: You Plus Me
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Whisper White, Real Red
Adhesive: Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multi-purpose Liquid glue or Snail
Tools: Scissors


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More kits coming soon!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spring Collection Blog Hop - Week 1

Good Morning, Stampers!


If you are just arriving from Mary's Stampercamper Blog, you are in the right place! If you are just starting out here, hang on tight it's gonna be an inspirational ride!

So, we are winding down the first week of the Spring Collection and this blog 
hop is a little recap of all the products we featured for our projects this
 past week. The theme was Sale-A-Bration!

I just can't seem to get enough of the Irresistibly Yours Specialty paper! 
It is so fun trying out all sorts of ways to color this paper! 
For this card, I simply sponged the area using a sponge dauber in Pear Pizzazz.
It kind of looks like this sweet peep is in a little flower meadow, doesn't it?!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: For Peep's Sake
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Irresistibly Yours, Whisper White
Accessories: Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

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Her project this week was darling so I know you will want 
to see what she has for you today!
Happie Stampin!
~Melissa

Friday, January 23, 2015

January Stamp Set of the Month - Snuggles and Smooches

Good Morning, Stampers!

Time is running out to get your Snuggles and Smooches January Stamp Set of the Month! Get these two cards FREE when you purchase the stamp set in my online store HERE. Just a few card sets remain! It's the perfect time to get this fabulous set - just in time for Valentine's Day!


Set of 12            $15.95               #140326
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CCMC Sketch Challenge - #339

Good Morning, Stampers!


Welcome to this week's Sketch Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! I love 
the idea of utilizing extra paper scraps for this one! It's a sketch that is definitely easy 
to duplicate for any occasion! I hope you will play along!


I've had my Blendabilites for a long time but don't give them near the
 attention that they deserve! This sweet little birdie is the perfect
image for Blendabilites. Especially for someone like me who
needs a lot of practice! It's simple and quick!

I added Rhinestones to the card and colored them with the
Blendabilites as well. It gives a little color and sparkle all at once!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: A Happy Thing
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black 
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Painted Blooms DSP
Accessories: labels Framelits, Bascic Rhinestones, Night of Navy Blendabilities,Wild Wasabi Blendabilities, Melon Mambo Blendabilities, Smoky Slate Blendabilities, Artisan Embellishment Kit



Be sure to visit Create with Connie and Mary to see all
of the Designer creations and to subscribe to the 
Spring Collections Edition! We are into week one and the
projects so far have been so much fun! 
Don't worry, you won't miss any projects -
they are all available and ready to download!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Silly Valentine

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have a Valentine card to share with you today. It was so simple to do with a little help from my Washi Tape and the Snuggles and Smooches stamp set! Its a fun set to add lots of little layered pieces
to give some dimension to the card. A fun collage look!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Snuggles and Smooches
Ink: Jet Balck Stazon, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer
Accessories: Stacked with Love Washi tape, Sweet Sadie Washi tape, Itty Bitty Accents Heart punch, Blender Pen, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details


We have officially begun the Create with Connie and Mary 
Spring Colllection! (4) weeks of exclusive projects
created especially for our subscribers! 
Visit Create with Connie and Mary for all of the details.

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, January 19, 2015

Control Freaks - January LoVe

Good Morning, Stampers!


LOVE is definitely in the air for the Control Freaks this month and we are all excited to share our projects with you! If you are arriving from Deb Currier's ARTfelt Impression blog, you have arrived successfully! If you are just starting here, continue to follow along with us - we have lots of inspiration to share with you!

The first project I created features the new Mini Treat Bag thinlits, What is not to love about a set of thinlits that have so many possibilites?! Lots of "bang for your buck" with this set for sure!

This treat bag was designed especially for those who attended my Sale-A-Brate the Occasions Open House this month. A little special "thank you for coming"....


SU!pplies:
Paper: Typeset DSP, Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, Window Sheets, Silver Baker's Twine, Handheld Stapler


My second project was inspired by a Valentine decoration I saw while shopping a few weeks ago. The piece was made with dried flowers in the shape of a heart so I thought I would give it a try on a card! 

I used a large heart framelit and traced the shape onto the card. It made it so easy to line up all the little flowers! The White Jute ribbon has fabulous texture and compliments the flowers nicely. Definitely a hand-delivered card! 


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Dictionary, You Plus Me
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red
Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Flower punch, White Signo Uniball gel pen, White Jute Ribbon, Confetti Heart punch

Thanks so much for hopping along on the Control Freaks Blog Tour with me! The next stop is Mary Brown's Stampercamper blog. Mary continues to amaze me with her incredible talent! Just click the link below...

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa