Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Zentangling - An Impressive Technique

Good Morning, Stampers!

I was introduced to a cool technique at the Stampin' Up! Convention a few weeks ago. It was one I couldn't wait to get home and try. The technique is called Zentangling. I've seen this around, but I never knew there was a specific name for this technique. So fun and the results are so impressive! It can change the look of your image in so many ways!

Here is a sample idea that was shown:


A simple Blended Bloom image stamped in black with lines, doodling, etc. added with a Project Life Journaling pen - amazing!

I tried the idea using a colored flower. It really "pops"!


I began by stamping the flower in Jet Black Stazon ink.
Then I colored the image using a blender pen along with 
Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette inks.


I finished it off with a little "Zentangling" - 
lines with little dots... pretty cool, huh?!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: In Corner Garden, Blended Bloom, Another Thank You
Ink: Jet Black stazon, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Blender Pens, Project Life Black Journaling Pen

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Little Kind and Cozy

Good Morning, Stampers!

A bit cooler temps here the last couple of days made me dig out this very neglected stamp set - Kind and Cozy. I think it has only seen ink once before - long overdue! A warm cup of Java for a friend is in order! I LOVE this deep, warm color combo!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Kind and Cozy
Ink: Early Espresso, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Moonlight Designer Paper
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, Hearts Border Punch, Pansy Punch

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekly 3/$5 - Christmas in July

Good Morning, Stampers!

We are celebrating CHRISTMAS IN JULY this week at my Weekly 3/$5 Card Classes!


Join me Mondays at 9am - 10am and Wednesdays 10am - 11am when we create (3) cards in under an hour for only $5.00! Contact the Center directly to reserve your spot - 248-573-8175.

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 2014 Holiday Card Class

Good Morning, Stampers!

Take a peek at the first of five Holiday Card Classes! Mark your calendar and join me on the last Monday of each month from July thru November. I will have (4) NEW cards each month - all different stamps, styles and colors - ready for you to create!






 Kits are available for $12 (+ shipping US Only) Tutorial Only - $3.95

Kits include:
* Full-color step by step instructions.
* Consumables to create the (4) cards

What it does not include:
* Stamps

* Adhesive
* Ink


2014 July Holiday Card Kit
    SOLD OUT

July 2014 Holiday Card Class - TUTORIAL ONLY
(PDF emailed within 24 hrs of purchase)


Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2015 Convention Savings Fund - Join My Team!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I shared my Stampin' Up! Convention adventure with you this past week - 
how would you like to join in on the fun NEXT YEAR? 
JOIN MY TEAM! 
I have a fun gift to help you to start saving NOW.
I shared these with my current local team members 
at our last team meeting and I have more to give!
Would you like one?
and I will mail one to you!


 Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Friday, July 25, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin - July 2014

Good Morning, Stampers!

When I saw this month's My Paper Pumpkin at the Stampin' Up! Convention last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! This is a fun and unique way to give a small gift - a gift and card in one! Who wouldn't want something fun like this?!!



It is SO easy to do, too! Fold the card in half. Along the fold, measure the open space at 2 7/8" wide (the width of the box) x 1 1/4" down. (Note: this measurement can be adjusted to fit any size box - just measure the width of the box!)


Now you are ready to decorate! 


Of course, this is one that you would need to hand-deliver - it's all in the presentation! 


Are you a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Don't miss out - the next (2) month's are sure to knock your socks off! (Believe me, I've seen them!) GET THEM THRU SEPT. 10th AT 50% OFF! Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com and join! Be sure to select me as your Demonstrator and I will send you a My Paper Pumpkin stamp box to store your Photopolymer Stamps - FREE!

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CCMC - Sketch Challenge #313

Good Morning, Stampers!



I love the unique look of this sketch - definitely something I never could come up with on my own!


I love the gold foil embossing paper and I thought it is a perfect fit for a Baptismal card. Though you can't tell from the photo, the card base is the Shimmery White cardstock and is SO shimmery/sparkly up close!

Visit Create with Connie and Mary to see all of the Designer creations. So many inspirational possibilities!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Blessed By God
Ink: Encore Metallic Gold
Paper: Shimmery White, Fancy Foil Gold Designer Vellum, Brushed Gold Shimmer, Champagne Glimmer
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Choose HALLOWEEN?

Good Morning, Stampers!

I was inspired last week during convention by an adorable Halloween card created using the Choose Happiness stamp set. I NEVER would have thought to use that set for Halloween! Well, I knew I needed to try it out for myself! It will definitely tie me over until I can order from the NEW Holiday Catalog in two weeks!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Choose Happiness, Project Life Day to Day, And Many More
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wysteria Wonder
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wysteria Wonder, Typeset DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Wysteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon, In Color Sequins, 1/2" circle punch, Little Labels Punch Pack, Stars Decorative mask, Sponge Dauber

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa