Saturday, October 21, 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Black and Orange

Good Morning, Stampers!

We are featuring cards created with orange and black this week
at the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!



And the Spooky Night designer series paper fits
the bill perfectly! Hmm... wonder if Connie and 
Mary planned it that way??!! 😏

I used the Pattern Party decorative mask and sponged Basic
Black ink for the background. It's not just for embossing paste!

Finally, I finished it off with a few "spooky" bats and a rat.
HaPpY hAlLoWeEn!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Spooky Cat, Sweet Home
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Spooky NIght DSP
Accessories: Sponge, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Cat punch


The Create with Connie and Mary October Mini
Session is open!! 

We are featuring all-new projects with products from
the Holiday Mini Catalog including:

Seasonal Lantern Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Smitten Mitten Bundle
Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
Christmas Happiness Bundle

Get (14) step-by-step project tutorials that are easy
to follow and recreate! All the projects are great
inspiration for your holiday cards and gift-giving, too!

**BONUS**
BE MERRY KIT BONUS PROJECT:  
Purchase BOTH October and November 2017 Mini Sessions and 
get a BONUS 2017 TUTORIAL featuring the Be Merry Kit designed 
by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!  We are sure 
you'll enjoy this different use of the ornament kit!

Be Merry Hanging snippet

for all of the details or to subscribe!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
See what the rest of the design team has
created! Go forward to see Connie's project
or back to see Debbie's!

  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Cat

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have a fun Halloween card to share with you today. It features the Cat punch layered on top of the stamped potions giving it a 3D look. The bubbles from the potions match the texture of the embossing folder and the polka dots on the witches hat!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Spooky Cat
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Cat Punch, Gently Falling embossing folder

Happie Stampin!
~Melissa

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Christmas Quilt

Good Morning, Stampers!

This card from Stampin' Up! shows that Christmas stamps are not just for Christmas! With the simple change of your color palatte, you can use this set all year long!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Christmas Quilt
Ink: Versamark, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Blushing Bride
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum
Accessories: Whisper White embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Iridescent sequin assortment, Quilt Builder framelits, Quilt top embossing folder

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sugarplum Wreath

Good Morning, Stampers!

Have you ever started out stamping one thing only to find that it is completely different that what you expected? Well, that's what happened with today's card!


I thought I would try to create a wreath using the greenery image.
I set a punched circle as a guide to help me stamp around the circle.
When I lifted the circle, it didn't look much like a wreath, haha, it looked 
like a star! Not what I was execting, but I love how it turned out! A good goof!


Want to see more ideas using the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set? 
I am highlighting the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set for the Create 
with Connie and Mary October Mini Session this month. 
Another alternate idea to use featuring this set!

I can't show you the project from the session because it is exclusive to 
subcribers only, so get over to Create with Connie and Mary 
and subscribe! You can be stampin' those projects right away!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Sugarplum Dreams
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Christmas Around the World DSP
Accessories: Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim, Old Olive ribbon, Blender pen, Decorative Ribbon Border punch

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Merry Christmas Cheer

Good Morning, Stampers!

I love how this card from Stampin' Up! uses three different versions of the same leafy shape. Combined with the burlap ribbon and textured embossing, it adds a lot of texture without being too bulky for mailing. So crisp and clean!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Seasonal Lanterns
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green,, Whisper White, Around the World DSP
Accessories: Burlap ribbon, White embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Quilt Top embossing folder, Gold Ribbon, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Clear Wink of Stella, Metallic Sequins, Lantern Builder framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, October 16, 2017

Celebrate104 Years!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I had a request for a very special birthday card. 104!!! That is AMAZING! It's great to have the large numbers to personalize cards individually. Works great for birthdays, anniversaries and graduations!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Number of Years, Paper Pumpkin exclusive
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blusing Bride
Accessories: Gently Falling embossing folder, Large Number framelits, Layering Oval framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, October 15, 2017


The Create with Connie and Mary October Mini
Session is open!! 

We are featuring all-new projects with products from
the Holiday Mini Catalog including:

  • Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle
  • Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  • Christmas Happiness Bundle

Get (14) step-by-step project tutorials that are easy
to follow and recreate! All the projects are great
inspiration for your holiday cards and gift-giving, too!

**BONUS**
BE MERRY KIT BONUS PROJECT:  
Purchase BOTH October and November 2017 Mini Sessions and 
get a BONUS 2017 TUTORIAL featuring the Be Merry Kit designed 
by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!  We are sure 
you'll enjoy this different use of the ornament kit!

Be Merry Hanging snippet



for all of the details or to subscribe!

You Move Me Bundle


Good Morning, Stampers!

Wouldn't it be fun to create a card where your images seem to flutter right off the card? It is possible with the You Move Me Bundle! The butterflies and hummingbirds seem to fly right in front of your eyes when paired with the coordinating framelits from the bundle. Check out the video:


Now try it out for yourself!
Purchase the bundle in my online store HERE

Don't forget to use the October Hostess Code for a FREE
GIFT when your order totals $35 or more (before tax/shipping)

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa