Sunday, February 19, 2017

Control Freaks February Blog Hop - Celebrate

Hello, Stampers!

Welcome to the February Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! 
This month, we are Celebrating! 

If you are following along, you are arriving from Cindy's blog.
If you are just starting here, I will guide you along so you
won't miss a single project! 

I'm celebrating a birthday with this "oldie but goodie" card and
bag ensemble. This idea is something I learned way back when I was
first introduced to Stampin' Up! back in 1998! 
Its a fun idea that lets your card be the highlight of the bag
(and there is no need for an envelope!)
A great idea for any occasion or event!


I cut a strip of Basic Black cardstock to 1 1/2" x 7".
Then, using the Classic Label punch, I punched the
opening just slightly longer than the card (4 1/4").
After I cut fringe along the bottom of the cardstock, I
adhered the strip to the bag being sure not to glue below
the punched opening to allow the card to slide in.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Custom Tee, Birthday Blast
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Fringe scissors, Melon Mambo marker, Basic Rhinestones, White gift bag, Pop of Pink washi tape

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Now, head over to Lyssa's blog to see what
she is celebrating!

510 Thousand Items Earned!

Good Morning, Stampers!

We are mid-way through the 2017 Sale-A-Bration promotion. Did you know that over 510 thousand Sale-A-Bration items have been earned so far??!! That's amazing! Can you guess what the top item is? The Hey, Chick stamp set! Coming in close at second and third is the Avant Garde stamp set and Carried Away designer paper. Rounding out the top 4 is the Designer Card Tin.

The card tin is a beautiful and convenient way to organize your handmade cards. It includes the tin as well as (9) customizable tab dividers. Decorate with stamps, washi tape or designer series papers for a one-of-a-kind look! Fill with handmade cards and they make great gifts for friends and family, too!

The best part is that the tin is FREE with a qualifying order! How great is that??!! Check out my online store HERE for all the fantastic freebies available during Sale-A-Bration!


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, February 18, 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Up in the Air

Good Morning, Stampers!


It's another fun-filled Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! 

This week,, we are Up in the Air! Is it a bird? A plane? Well, if
it's in the air, then it is on our hop! I chose the gorgeous
Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and kept it very simple.

I die cut the solid dragonfly from Whisper White cardstock and sponged
the colors directly on top. Then, I added a Whisper White detailed die cut 
on top to allow the colors to peek thru. It looks like a 
technique that took a lot of time and effort. Shhh, I won't tell!!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Daffoddil Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Carried Away DSP
Accessories: Sponge daubers, 2 1/2" circle punch, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits


Hey subscribers! Are you having fun
creating the projects from the February
Mini Session? If you haven't yet subscribed, 
no worries! You can still get all of the projects
now and get started on your projects right away!

Just visit Create with Connie and Mary for all of the details!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Time to see what the other designers have created! 
Go forward to see Connie's project or back to see Debbie's project.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Not Just for T-Shirts

Good Morning, Stampers!

How cute is this little treat box created with the Custom Tee stamp set??!! It's not just for making t-shirts! Makes a great gift for any softball or baseball player or party favor for the end of the season!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Custom Tee
Ink: Marina Mist, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist
Accessories: Layering Circle framelits, stapler, Linen Thread, Gift Bag punch board

Happie Stampin!
~Melissa

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Classic Tee Card Class and Kit to Go

Good Morning, Stampers!

This week's Card Class and Kit to Go is a FUN one! It is featuring the Custom Tee Bundle and Tie Dyed stamp set. I've also incorporated a super-cool pop and flip card - definitely made to "wow"!!
It'll be a hit for kids of all ages!!

SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!!
Kit INCLUDES:
* Supplies to create (3) cards shown
* All embellishments
* Full-color step-by-step instructions

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

SU!pplies needed to complete:
Stamps: Custom Tee, Tie Dyed, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Birthday Blast
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
Accessories: Melon Mambo Marker

Custom Tee Card Class and Kit to Go - $10.00
SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!!


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cool Birthday Treats

Good Morning, Stampers!

Create cool treats with the Cool Treats stamp set and coordinating Frozen Treats framelits. It may be wintertime, but that doens't mean you can't enjoy tasty treats all year round, right??!! Be sure to check out all of the mouthwatering embellishments and papers, too! See pages 32-33 of the Occasions Mini Catalog or in my online store here.

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini 
Session is now open! If you haven't checked out 
the subscriptions, now is a great time to do so!

The design team has created exclusive projects
just for subscribers. Get some great ideas for Spring
and Summer with products from the Occasions Mini
Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure! 

Visit Create with Connie and Mary to get all
of the details and to subscribe!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

You're The Sweetest

Good Morning, Stampers!

HaPpY vAlEnTiNe'S dAy! It's one of the sweetest days of the year, so I created "one of the sweetest" cards to honor this special day! It features the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and lots of embossed hearts from the Falling Petals embossing folder. Super-simple card that can be recreated in no time! It's perfect for a birthday or even to say "thanks" to a special friend - which is what I will be using it for!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Falling Petals embossing folder, Gold Wink of Stella

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Little Window Shopping

Good Morning, Stampers!

One of the products we are featuring in the Create with Connie and Mary February Mini
Session is the Window Shopping Bundle. There are so many ways to use this bundle. Take a look at the video to see the basics, then, subscribe to the February Session and see what exclusive project you can create using the bundle!



There are (14) exclusive projects created just for 
subscribers with full step-by-step instructions - you don't want to miss it!

All of the projects are available now for you to get creating!
Visit Create with Connie and Mary for all of the details.
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa