Sunday, April 21, 2019

HB for Sunday Stamps

Hello again! Sunday Stamps has a new color challenge up on the blog. They are pretty jewel tones. Inspiration photo below :



And here is my card. I chose to go a little lighter with the colors and keep the card simple. I always need birthday cards so the sentiment was easy. As a matter of fact I need this card for a very special young lady!


Thanks for checking things out and I hope you come by again soon.


Happy Easter,
Melissa

Sunday, April 7, 2019

A Friend Is... for SUNDAY STAMPS


Hello and welcome.  Today's post is a new sketch challenge for SUNDAY STAMPS and it's my sketch! Looking forward to see how you interpret this fun sketch! Below is the sketch...



Here is my card:


I used the sketch and did a color block. After deciding on the colors, I wanted to add an image to enhance the look. So I chose the new delicate, almost lacey butterfly image framelit to give it a soft look.

Please stop by the other Design Team blogs and check out their cards. Looking forward to seeing your creation in the gallery fro this challenge...Happy creating!!


Hugs,
Melissa 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Wedding Wishes

I love weddings! When I worked as a Floral Designer, that was my favorite kind of work. I haven't been to one in a few years but I have one next month and I'm looking forward to going with friends. So my card entry is for Try Stampin on Tuesday with a wedding theme. I liked the sketch and wanted to use that for the design of the card.



I liked the half circle cut out and used a rose image to peek out from around it. I am not a real ribbon or bow person, but it seemed like the right material  to use for the vertical strip.


The embossing folder looks like lace and of course I added wedding tradition...pearls.


Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment and let me know what you think...


Bye for now, 
Melissa

From the Heart

Thank you everyone who joined in our 200th celebration at SUNDAY STAMPS!  We had a lot of entries and we had our blog candy winners. My winner is Golly! Golly, please contact me with your address and I will get your prize out to you and Congratulations! Ok, now onto our next challenge which is a soft springy color challenge. Below is the inspiration...


The colors are so soft I wanted  my card to reflect that. I used the Serene Garden set. I die embossed the lower left of the card so it softly mimicked the stamped image. Colors used are: Coastal Cabana, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and Perfect  Plum. I didn't stamp on colored cardstock or color in the images - I did at first, but it was too much color and lost the wispy, barely there look I was going for. The sentiment is from Petal Palette. And then of course I HAD to add some sequins...


Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment and stop back again.

Have a great day,
Melissa

Saturday, March 23, 2019

HB for AAA Cards

Hi there and welcome. This post is my first card entry for AAA Cards #136. I have never played along with them but I was cruising IG and spotted a card entry for this challenge and thought I would give it a go! This challenge is for "One Image" plus Optional Twist: SPRING







I love CAS, really I do. I just have a hard time keeping it simple without being boring...So I chose a single Fern frond in Green. I love all the Spring flowers this time of year but what I notice first is everything starts to get Green even before the flowers begin to bloom...So here is my card...



I have some beautiful green enamel dots that would be perfect for this but!...I used self control and kept it very simple, clean and green ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by...Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think!

Hugs,
Melissa

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

For Retro Rubber Challenge #106

Welcome! This post is for RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE #106 Mad About Stripes. When I saw the inspiration picture, I knew which older stamp set I wanted to use. Below is the photo :


I used Painted Petals from SU! from 2015. The stripe panel made a nice background for the trailing flowers. The sentiment is one of my favorites! Colors used are: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake & Old Olive.


Thanks for stopping by. Please stop by again soon!

Hugs,
Melissa
    

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Rustic Rooster for SUNDAY STAMPS 200th

Hello and welcome! I am so excited you are here! This post is extra special for SUNDAY STAMPS
because it's our 200th challenge! So to celebrate this milestone we are having giveaways on each of the Design Team members blogs! Monika's drawing is for international entires, so if you live outside the US comment on her blog, all others are for inside the US. So before I get to my giveaway, let's take a look at the 200th sketch by our own Monika. Sketch below...




This sketch is great! You can interpret it in so many ways. Wait til you see what the other Design Team Ladies came up with, they are lovely and each unique. My take is below...





Here's my Rustic Rooster! Love this set from Stamp Up called Home to Roost. I stamped the foliage and rooster, die cut with a stitched rectangle then ran it through a paper roller to corrugate and give it a rustic country look. I didn't divide the two panels evenly on purpose and also added an extra layer for a more rustic look. So now let's get to the give away...




It's a brand new Paper Pumpkin bundle. Bundle includes materials to make 10 masculine cards including envelopes, a stamp set, and a total of 3 Stampin Spots. All you need to do is leave a comment here on my blog and you will be entered for the drawing. The sketch challenge will end on March 22, 2019 @ 6pm EST. Winners will announced on March 23, 2019 with our Top Picks. So make sure to head back to Sunday Stamps and see if you're one of the winners.


Remember to stop by the other Design Team members blogs and leave a comment to be entered into a random drawing. Remember: Monika will be for an international winner, all others will be for inside US. Below are links to the other Design Team members blogs...Happy Commenting and Thank You for helping us hit 200!