Sunday, September 21, 2014

Curvy Keepsakes Natural White Pumpkin

Good Morning, Stampers!

The new Curvy Keepsake Box is one of the most easiest boxes to work with - and so cute, too! Simply cut two pieces and adhere at the base - that's it! I love the natural feel of little white pumpkins so I chose to keep with that when decorating my little box. These would make great little favors or place cards for the Thanksgiving table, too, don't you think?


SO MANY unique ideas from simple to elaborate - 
check out some amazing ideas HERE!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Fall Fest, Project Life Holiday Cheer
Ink: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke
Paper: Naturals White
Accessories: Sizzix Curvy Keepsakes, Fun fall framelits, Burlap Ribbon, Large Polka Dot embossing folder

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Holiday Card "Create"tions Week 3 Blog Hop

Good Morning, Stampers!

Ahh! It's the LAST DAY for the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card "Create"tions Edition! Where have the last several weeks gone? The design team is ending Edition with a final Blog Hop featuring the Petite Cafe Gift Bags from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

If you have arrived from Mary's StamperCamper blog, you are in the right place! 
If you are starting here, WELCOME!



A simple circle cut from the center of the bag along with a sandwiched window sheet 
makes for a peek-a-boo treat perfect for little ghosts and gobblins!!
I love all of the sweet little images from the 
Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set! 

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Holiday Cheer
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Window Sheets, Daffodil Delight, Silver Glimmer paper, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Circle framelits,  Star framelits, What's Up punch, Tangerine Tango Two-toned Trim, Petite Cafe Gift Bag

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa









Friday, September 19, 2014

Control Freaks September Blog Hop - BOO to YOU!

Hello, Stampers!

Welcome to the Tour de Freaks September Blog Tour - BOO to YOU!
If you arrived here from Mary's blog - Stampercamper you have arrived at the right place! 
If you are just beginning, WELCOME! You are in for a FABULOUS treat! 
All of the designers have created FREAKY, FUN and FANTASTIC 
Halloween projects to share with you!


First up, is my Rootin, Tootin, Halloween Ghost card.
I thought the new YeeHaw set was a great 
companion for the little Ghost framelit!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: YeeHaw, Fall Fest, Frightful Wreath
Ink: Crumb Cake, Jet Black Stazon, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, 
Accessories: Fun fall Frameliits, Basic Black Marker



The second project is an adorable little witches shoe
 filled with yummy Halloween treats!

I found the pattern on Pinterest HERE and 
thought it would make a great favor for 
a little goblin party! 


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Merry Everything
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Basic Black, Motley Monsters DSP, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, 7/8" scallop circle punch, Tangerine Tango two-toned trim, Crushed Curry Designer Buttons

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thanks for stopping by! 



September FREE STAMP DAY!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Yesterday was my FREE STAMP DAY! When I first saw this idea from Lisa Curcio, I just knew it would be perfect for this month's project!

How many times have you seen or made a card FULL of beautiful embellishments and layers?
The first thing I always think of is "What's it going to cost to mail"? Well, this project solves that!
The gift bag has a card hanger that serves double-duty! Not only is it a decoration for the bag, but it also holds the removable card, too! What a great idea, huh?! Thanks for sharing, Lisa!



Here are the hanger basics:

1. Cut a piece of card stock to 2" x 7".
2. Round all corners with a corner rounder.
3. Using the Word Window punch, start about 1/2" from the left edge and continue punching all the       way down the strip to 1/2" from the right edge.


4. Emboss/stamp/punch the piece as desired.
5. Adhere the piece to the stamped bag - DO NOT add adhesive below the opening or your card will       not fit.


Card Tips:

1. Stamp the images using Versamark ink and emboss using Whisper White embossing powder.
2. Color the areas using Stampin' Blendabilities as desired. 


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Ornamental Pine. Letterpress Winter, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Soft Sky, Versamark
Paper: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Whisper White embossing powder, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Old Olive Blendabilities Assortment, Mocha Blendabilities (Skin Tone), Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Soft Sky 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon


            Next FREE STAMP DAY is Thursday, October 16th at 10am - mark your calendar!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, September 18, 2014

600,000 VISITORS - THANK YOU!

WOO HOO! 600,000 VISITORS!!
THANK YOU!!!

I think that calls for some 
BLOG CANDY!

Leave me a comment and I will 
draw one lucky winner!!

Winner will be chosen thru random.org on Saturday, 9/20





THANK YOU ALL for leaving the 
wonderful comments! 
 Congratulations to Carrielynn! 
Please email me your shipping address and I send out your Blog Candy!

carrielynn said...
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CCMC Sketch Challenge #321

Good Morning, Stampers!

You are going to LOVE how fast and simple this week's Sketch Challenge is this week at Create with Connie and Mary! It will have you whippin' out cards for any occasion in record time!


I opted for a Thanksgiving card. I love the colors in the new Color Me Autumn Washi Tape. 
I used the same colors in the little leaves from the Fun Fall framelits. I added a little 
texture to each leaf using embossing folders. 


I am looking forward to seeing what you all create with the Sketch this week! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to join in!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Holiday Invitation
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Fun Fall framelits, Color Me Autumn Washi Tape

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We are in our last week of the Create With Connie and Mary Holiday Edition Card "Create"tions. If you haven't had a chance to subscribe, you don't know what you are missing! Join today and get ALL 3 weeks of projects. All of the details are at Create with Connie and Mary


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

October Calendar - HALLOWEEN!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I had SO MUCH FUN creating this month's interchangeable calendar! There are so many fun Halloween products to choose from - they all work together so nicely!


Limited kits are available for $17 (+ shipping - US Only) get them before they are gone!

CUSTOM TRAYS ARE SOLD OUT!!




Kit INCLUDES:
* Full-Color instructions
* All of the contents to complete each tray insert.
* All die cut and punch supplies, embellishments
* Calendar

The kit DOES NOT include:
* Stamps
* Ink
* Adhesive






Options
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All is Calm Christmas Bliss

Good Morning, Stampers!

I went a little wAcKy with my All is Clam Washi Tape for today's card! I love the color coordination with this Suite - so soft and elegant, too!


I cut a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock and began alternating strips of Washi Tape until the entire piece was covered. Once filled, I added it to the On Point embossed card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. A simple silver embossed sentiment and the addition of silver sequins gives a perfect amount of shimmer and sparkle to the card!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Christmas Bliss
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: All is Calm Washi Tape, Silver embossing powder, heat tool, Frosted Sequins, On Point embossing folder

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa