Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thoughtful Thank You

Good Morning, Stampers!

Time is running out to get your hands on the Thoughtful Branches exclusive stamp set and bundle! From elaborate masterpieces to simple and easy cards like this, you will LOVE your bundle! It's so versatile, too! Create flowers and trees all year long - even pumpkins and Halloween scenes! Oh, the possibilities!



SU!pplies:
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Beautiful Branches thinlits, Futtering embossing folder, Gold Metallic Thread

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Touches of Textures

Good Morning, Stampers!

Sometimes you just need a simple packaging idea like this adorable box from Stampin' Up!. The box was created using the Gift Box Punch Board. The Gift Box Punch Board allows you to create lots of boxes in a variety of sizes for any gift or treat you may have. Makes a great party favor, too!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Touches of Texture, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Peek-A-Boo Peach, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party,
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Gift Box Punch Board, Peek-A-Boo Peach ribbon, Gold Clips, Lots of Labels framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pumpkin Jar

Good Morning, Stampers!

Change in the temperatures here in MI is my inspiration for today's card. It got me thinking Fall is just around the corner! Do you think my little jar resembles a pumpkin? That is what I was going for! The Pretty Paisleys embossing folder will be available beginning September 1st - just a few short weeks!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Pretty Paisleys embossing folder, Everyday Jars framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, August 22, 2016

Good Morning, Stampers!

The Holidays are coming and that means gift giving! What better way to do that than with personalized gifts?! The Letters for You and coordinating Large Letters framelits are the perfect answer! Cards, notebooks, gift packaging, framed art - anything monogrammed! Start your gifts early with this bundle and save 10%!

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Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Card Class and Kit to Go

Good Morning, Stampers!

This week's Card Class and Kit to Go is here! The Thoughtful Branches bundle makes gorgeous cards - complete with sentiments - for every occasion. The Thoughtful Branches bundle is only available for a limited time. Be sure to order yours before it's too late!

Kit INCLUDES:
* All supplies to create (3) cards
* Die cuts and embellishments
* Full-color instructions

Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Stamps/stamped images
* Ink
* Thoughtful Branches bundle
* Shipping (US Only)

 Order your Kit to Go here - $10.00 (+ S/H - US only)


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, August 20, 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Good Morning, Stampers!


Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary
Saturday Blog Hop! This week is "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head".

This one was such a fun card to make - I love to watercolor!
I created my own background paper by stamping the umbrellas 
all over the Watercolor paper. Then, with my Aqua Painter and inks, I 
added colors to the images. Once they were dried, I added the
stamped raindrops to finish it off - fast, easy and custom!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Weather Together
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist
Paper: Aqua Painter, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolor, Basic Black
Accessories: Aqua Painter

Happie Stampin'!
See what Connie has created!

Check out Debbie's blog here:

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tour de Freaks August Blog Hop - Holiday Catalog

Hello, Stampers!

So glad you could join us in the August Control Freaks
Blog Hop! This month, we are celebrating the NEW Holiday Catalog!

When I saw the Cookie Cutter Suite, I immediately fell in love!
There is a Christmas and Halloween set that has a coordinating punch, too!

I took a basic chalkboard easel and added some Real Red Glitter embossing
powder with Versamark ink and a sponge. SO SPARKLY!

My first project is a Countdown to Christmas chalkboard.
The little banner images were stamped and colored with a blender pen and the 
sweet little gingerbread house was cut directly from the Candy Cane Lane designer 
series paper. A touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter really compliments 
the glitter embossing powder nicely!
A fun way for kids to get ready for the "big day"!


This adorable scarecrow was colored using blender pens
and added to the Tip Top Taupe doily. The warm feel
of the card was created using the Cable Knit embossing folder - 
look at that detail! 
The best part of Stampin' Up! products are how versatile they
can be! Mixing and matching supplies allows
for endless possibilities!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Cookie Cutter Halloween
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie,
Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Cable Knit embossing folder, In-Color doilies, Real Red stitched ribbon, Cookie Cutter bilder punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Hello You thinlits, bender pens, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Real Red Glitter embossing powder, sponge

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Continue on to see Connie's Holiday project!

Celebrate You

Good Morning, Stampers!

For today's card, I let the Bloom and Bliss designer series paper to the talking! The patterns and colors are so soft and have a bit of a watercolor look to them. The papers coordinate nicely with the Penned and Painted stamp set. Such a pretty backdrop for the 2-step stamped images.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Penned and Painted, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Garden Green
Paper: Bloom and Bliss DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Duet Banner punch, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa