Friday, February 23, 2018

Eclectic Expressions

Good Morning, Stampers!

The NEW Eclectic Expressions stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure is a fabulous way to add pops of colors and patterns to spice up a simple card. They work great for layering and overlapping - such fun! Best of all it's FREE with a qualifying order  - I LOVE SALE-A-BRATION!


Check out ALL the Sale-A-Bration products 
in my online store HERE

Don't forget! I will send you an additional FREE
GIFT
with any order of $35 or more (before tax/shipping)
placed in my online store using the February Hostess Code:

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mixed Medallions Card Kit by Stampin' Up!

Good Morning, Stampers!

We are halfway through Sale-A-Bration! One of my favorite FREEBIE selections is the tri-fold Mixed Medallion card kit! If you haven't had a chance to see how this kit works, check out the
video here:



There is still time to get your kit (or any fabulous Sale-A-Bration product) and get 
creating! Just place a qualifying order in my online store by March 31st and select your 
free product(s). If you use the February Hostess code on your order, I will include 
an additional FREE GIFT from me as well! 


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #281

Good Morning, Stampers!

Check out the fun new sketch challenge this week at the Paper Craft Crew! How will you
interpret it? Play along with us!



I love the simplicity of this partcular sketch.
It's a great layout for a quick and easy card!

Can you believe there is NO STAMPING on this card??!!
I KNOW! crazy for me - haha! 
The Sweet Soiree Memories and More cards
are not just for scrapbooking - they make
great cards, too! Best of all, the Sweet Soiree cards
are FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration!
Already have the card pack? The beautiful Calypso Coral
Shimmer Ribbon and Basket Weave embossing folder
are also FREE, too! SO MANY OPTIONS!

SU!pplies:
Paper: Whisper White
Accesories: Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon, Basket Weave embossing folder, Cake Soiree Memories and More card pack, Layering Circle framelits

Shop all of the great products in my online store

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Check out all of designers projects and
play along with us! 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Party Panda Birthday-in-a-Box Tutorial

Hello, Stampers!

Yesterday, I posted this project and promised you the tutorial today. HERE IT IS! You can see the original post from the entire project HERE. ENJOY!



Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, February 19, 2018

Control Freaks February Blog Hop - Birthdays

Hello, Stampers!

Welcome to the February BIRTHDAY EDITION 
of the Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!

Whether you are just starting out, or arriving from
get lots of birthday inspiration from many talented stampers!


I created this fun accordian birthday card-in-a-box featuring the Party 
Panda stamp set from Sale-A-Bration and the Picture Perfect 
Party designer paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog.






Come back and visit my blog tomorrow - 
I will have the instructions ready for 
you to create your own birthday-in-a-box!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Party Pandas
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst
Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Berry Burst, Picture Perfect Party DSP
Accessories: Layering Circle Framelits, Happy Birthday thinlits, Mini Silver Sequin Trim, Large Letter thinlits, Lots to Love Box framelits, Scattered Sequins embossing folder, Seaside embossing folder, blender pen


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Check out the rest of the 
birthday projects from some very
talented and creative stampers!

Next up is Wendy!

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Good Morning, Stampers!

Each year, Stampin' Up! gives back to our communities through their Making A difference program.
Stampin' Up! donates time and money to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date, they have donated over $1.5 million dollars to their network and local chapters! If you would like to help support RMHC, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 from the sale of each Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.

I created this card featuring the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set and the NEW Basket Weave embossing folder - they work so well together - like they were made for each other! And I love how the Stampin' Blends make the strawberries look good enough to eat! Lots of masking done here to get the panel full of strawberries - SO YUMMY!


Purchase the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set in my
online store and I will include this card as a 
"Thank You" for supporting families through
the Ronald McDonald House Charitiesđź’—


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Sharing Sweet Thoughts
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Powder Pink
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends, White Doily, Basket Weave embossing folder

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, February 18, 2018

February Blog Hop - Theme Challenge - Love

Good Morning, Stampers!


Welcome to another fabulous Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop!
This month, we are following a LOVE theme challenge.


Since I earned the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack
from Sale-A-Bration, I thought it would be a great
opportunity to showcase the great cards along with some
fabulous products from the current catalogs!


Take a look at the Rich Razzleberry Floral Designer Paper. It's 
actually a 4" x 6" card that I cut to "stretch" across the page.
It's a simple trick I learned a long time ago and is a great way
to get the look of a large piece of paper when you don't have any!

The rest of the page was created using the Cake Soiree and 
Layering Love stamp sets. I kept the additional embellishments
simple so that they doesn't overpower the page - instead keeping
your eye on the sweet photo (that will be inserted!)
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Layering Love, Cake Soiree
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
Accessories: Laerying Circle framelits, Mini Treat Bag thinlits, Delicate White Doily, Sweet Soiree Memories and More

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Ready to see more? Next up is Tina
check out her fabulous project!


If at anytime you get disconnected from the hop, 
here are the links below to keep you going!
Danielle Bennenk
Sharon Dalton
Melissa Davies
Tina Riddle
Cheryll Miller
Jerim Dickins
Charlet Mallett
Pam Staples
Dena Albee
Jenny Hall
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Tanya Boser
Cathy Caines
Jess Brown

Brusho Card Class and Kit to Go

Good Morning, Stampers!

This week's Card Class and Kit to Go is a FUN ONE! We are creating cards with Brusho!
I have (3) fun ways of using the color crystals to get unique one-of-a-kind looks! Grab your
Brusho (or order it directly in my online store below) and this kit and get creating!

Kit INCLUDES:
* All consumable supplies to create (3) cards shown
* All die cuts and embellishments
* Full-color step-by-tep instructions

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

Shop these products in my online store.
Be sure to use the February Hostess Code
and get a FREE GIFT from me when your
order totals $35 (before tax/shipping).
(gifts mailed at the end of the month)

SU!pplies Needed to Complete:
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Vertical Greetings
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: Brusho, heat tool, Layered Leaves embossing folder, White embossing powder

Brusho Card Class and Kit to Go - $10.00
(+ shipping - US only)


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa