Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Gentle Peace

Good Morning, Stampers!


This week's Create with Connie and Mary Challenge is a fabulous trio of color!
I couldn't resist inking up the NEW October Photopolymer stamp set Gentle Peace.
Isn't the image just beautiful?!


I tried to keep it simple by just adding color to the main focus of the stained 
glass image. I inked the image in versamark and embossed using Silver 
embossing powder and coloring with the challenge colors and a blender pen. 
What you can't see from the picture is that I covered the entire 
image using Dazzling Diamonds glitter - SO SPARKLY!
I will definitely be using this set a lot more in the near future!
It's just so beautiful and the sentiments are lovely!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Gentle Peace
Ink: Versamark, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Lucky Stars embossing folder, Silver 1/8" ribbon, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, Silver embossing powder, heat tool, Silver Dazzling Details, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

It's not too late to join in on the FUN!
to see all the details on the Holiday Collection!
Four weeks of EXCLUSIVE projects
created just for subscribers!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Holiday Tags - Get Your Christmas On!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Yesterday, I met with some of my local downline and we created Holiday Tags with products from the Holiday Catalog. Check them out:

My Tag created with Ornamental Pine

Barbara's tag created with Get Your Santa On


Linda's tag created with Festival of Trees


Roxie's tag created with Festival of Trees


Tammy's tag created with Seasonally Scattered

Aren't they fabulous?!

Hope they inspire you to get your Christmas on!!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quick and Easy Spooky and Screamy

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have a quick and easy card to share with you today! Such a fun sentiment for little trick or treaters! This is one of the cards I am featuring this week at my 3/$5 Card Classes.


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Mingle All the Way, Fall Fest, Holiday Invitation
Ink: Pumkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Hello Honey
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Blender Pens

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, October 20, 2014

It's MY 25 DAYS!

Good Morning, Stampers!


It's WEEK 2 of the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection and MY DAY to share a project! I'm sure you know by now that only subscribers get to view the projects, but I always like to show you the stamp set I am featuring. This week, it is the stamp set 25 days. If you haven't subscribed, you may want to check it out - treats are involved!


My card was created on Shimmer Gold cardstock.
I embossed it with the Lucky Stars embossing folder, 
added lots of little embellishments and finished it off 
by adding Gold Glitz Dazzling Details - SUCH SPARKLE!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: 25 Days, Good Greetings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Shimmer Gold, Very Vanilla, Gold Shimmer, Cherry Cobbler Shimmer, Trim the Tree DSP
Accessories: Lucky Stars embossing folder, Stars framelits, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim, Venetian Crochet trim, Gold Glitz Dazzling Details


Head over to Create with Connie and Mary now to get in on the 
Holiday Collection Subscription!
 Four weeks of Holiday projects for you to make to give as gifts, 
keep for your self or to teach in a class! You are going to LOVE what the Design 
Team has planned for you! Be sure you subscribe so you won't miss a thing! 

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Tour de Freaks Blog Tour - Fall/Gratitude

Hello Stampers!




Welcome to the October Tour de Freaks blog tour! The theme this month is Fall/Gratitude. If you are arriving from Wendy's blog, you are in the right place! Don't you love what she shared?!


Last week was my monthly FREE STAMP DAY. This is the project my stampers made. It's a Harvest basket perfect for little treats or to add your thoughts of gratitude. I keep mine filled with chocolates near the front door for anyone who stops by!


The basket itself is created using one only piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock - 

SU!pplies:
Stamps: For All Things
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn DSP
Accessories: ZigZag embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, 1/8" Hole Punch, Honeycomb embossing folder, Simply Scored, Sticky Strip, 


The second is a card I created for a wedding this past weekend. 
Her Fall-theme was perfect for adding the Autumn Wooden Elements
along with lots of gold "bling"!



SU!pplies:
Stamps: Cheers to Love
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Fringe Scissors, Gold Sequin Trim, Autumn Wooden Elements, Gold Baker's Twine, gold embossing powder, heat tool

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now head over to Connie Babbert to see what she has created for you!



Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Hi There, Honey!

Good Morning, Stampers!

This card created by Stampin' Up! combines the bright vibrant colors with the warmth of fall feeling. It's a great all-occasion card with just enough added gold sparkle to impress and delight!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Happy Hooray
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Gold Sequin Trim, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Holiday Collection Blog Hop!

Good Morning, Stampers!


Welcome to the first week of the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection Saturday Blog Hop! If you are arriving from Mary's Blog, you are in the right place! If you are just starting out, you can continue all around the hop and end up back here!


                               My project this past week featured the Festival of Trees stamp set, so                            I thought I would share with you a coordinating card to give!

This is a simple card with a touch of fringe and sparkle!

Stamp the trees across the card front. Cut a banner and punch a tree
in the center. Fringe the top and tie a silver ribbon in a bow. Adhere the
banner over the tree using Stampin' Dimensionals.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Festival of Trees
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, All Is Calm DSP, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Fringe Scissors, Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Star punch, Silver Ribbon

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Head over to Nicole's blog
wait til you see what she has to show you!

Friday, October 17, 2014

November Interchangeable Calendar

Good Morning, Stampers!

The theme for this month's Monthly Interchangeable Calendar is Thanksgiving. There is so much to be grateful for!  Get all the supplies to create this calendar as well as the full-color instructions for only $17.00.


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



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Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa