Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy 50th Anniversary for Sunday Stamps

 Hello and welcome. For this card, I used the new colors for the Sunday Stamps color challenge. Check out how soft and pretty below...



And here is my card...


This card is for a local flower shop I make and sell cards for. They wanted a 25th Anniversary ( which is another post ) and a 50th Anniversary card. I loved the soft colors of our new color challenge and thought it would look good with the metallic gold for this Golden Anniversary card.
I used one of my favorite floral die sets from Spellbinders and used most of the colors but the lavender. 

Here is closer look...



Thanks so much for stopping by and checking things out. I hope you will join us for this challenge and be sure to stop by the other DT blogs and see how they used the colors...bye for now.


Melissa


Saturday, May 11, 2024

Let's Get Together Soon!

 I made this card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #635. Both the beautiful Tropical scene and Tropical Foliage embossing folder are from the Spellbinders May 2024 card club. I heat embossed the image with metallic gold and lightly water colored in and placed that on a white on white dry embossed tropical foliage background.



I loved the sentiment and can think of many friends to send this to I haven't seen personally for a while! 



Thanks for stopping by and taking a look...glad you did! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to you all! Bye for now!

Melissa

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Happy Mother's Day for TSOT 646

 I used the new sketch layout to make a card for a sweet little girl to give her Mom on Mother's Day. See the new sketch from Try A Sketch On Tuesday below...



And here is my card...



I thought pink and white would be simple and perfect from a daughter to her mother and sweet little daisies as the theme on gingham. Can't go wrong with gingham ;) And here's is a closer look...





Thanks for stopping by an d checking things out. Be sure to checkout what the other DT members did with the sketch. Bye for now...


Melissa


Thursday, May 2, 2024

HMD for Freshly Made Sketches 634

 Hi again...when I saw the new sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches I wanted to join in and also knew the set I was going to use. It's an older set that I bought and never used! It's from Stampin Up! and called Quite Curvy. See the sketch below...




And here is my card...




I bought this set when it first came out in 2020 and never used it! Look how sweet the images are with the foliage garland and little birds!....this set is just perfect for the sketch I think and the gingham just adds to the sweetness...


Here's a closer look. I used Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz for the greens and Sahara Sand and Grapefruit grove for the birds. Thanks for stopping by and checking things out. Have a wonderful day, bye for now...


Melissa

Monday, April 29, 2024

Big & Bold for FMS

UPDATE:

My card was selected by Jen B. for challenge # 633(Princess) Thanks Jen! 


I wanted to do something a little different when I saw the new sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. I decided to swap out a shape for the rectangle corner pieces but, what would I use...? I decided on Poppy flowers but, once I had everything cut out and glued together and placed, the Poppies were very LARGE...VERY. But I decided to go for it and use the same color as the flowers for the base of the card AND the sentiment! So Big & Bold it is! Check out the inspiration below...




 

And here is my card...



The red is Poppy Parade and it is rich in person. This was a pretty bold color for me to use but why not...have a little fun and step out of my comfort zone a little.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Maybe you'll feel inspired to use something out of the norm in your craft room!  Have a great Monday and take care...


Melissa

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Thanks for Sunday Stamps 334

 I went back a little to 2019 and grabbed the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set from SU! for the new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps. Our sketch hostess this time is our very talented Heidi. Check out the sketch below...




And here is my card...




I pretty much kept to the sketch and choose a neutral color palette. I exaggerated the yellow banner for fun but also so you could see it a little better! I used a faux chalkboard effect on the magnolia bloom so the flower pops against the crumb cake base. 




Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stop by the other DT blogs and see what they did with the sketch...bye for now.

Melissa


Sunday, April 21, 2024

Happy Birthday for FMS 632


UPDATE:

My card was selected by Jen B. challenge # 632 (princess) Thanks Jen!


 Hi and welcome. I had been wanting to make a card with a floral theme on a deep base. I have been seeing pictures lately and love the dramatic look. Following the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches, I created a dimensional rectangle and placed the foliage and flowers in it. I placed that on top of the floral embossed black panel which was then paced on brown craft paper. 



I heat embossed the HB sentiment and placed metallic gold mirror dots to evenly disperse the gold throughout the card.


I found taking photos of black cardstock to be a little challenging, but hopefully you get an idea of the overall look. Sentiment, dies and embossing folder are compliments of Spellbinders. 


Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I hope you'll stop by again sometime. Bye for now...

Melissa