Monday, February 6, 2023

HVD - LOVE YOU

 Hello again and welcome! I have more exciting news!! I have now joined the TRY STAMPIN ON TUESDAY CHALLENGE BLOG Design Team! I am vey excited to come along side of a very talented team of ladies! So my first challenge with TSOT is challenge #593. It's also TSOT'S 12th Anniversary so this challenge has a little surprise, see details below...



Optional Theme: Valentines Day

It's TSOT's 12th anniversary, so we thought we would celebrate by giving away some small gifts to two of our wonderful followers chosen by random draw. Please share your creativity for chances to win in Challenge #593 before it closes on February 15th! 

We will be partnering with Double Trouble for this challenge.


 

And here is my card...




I kept with the sketch pretty much and added the optional Valentine theme. I wanted to make it a little fun and whimsical so I started with the heart DSP and lacey edged 2 tone rectangle. I glued strips of paper side by side and cut a heart out and topped that with a love die by Hero Arts. I found an old Dynmo label maker recently and thought it added a little fun to the sentiment which I adhered with a few staples...



Thank you so much for visiting today! Please stop by the other DT ladies blogs and check out what they did for this challenge and hope to see you in the gallery so you might have a chance to win one of 2 prizes for TSOT'S 12th Anniversary!! Stay crafty...

Melissa

Sunday, February 5, 2023

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

 Hello and Happy Sunday!! This card is for the 

FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES challenge #571.

See the sketch below...

And here is my card..



I forgot all about these rose and leaf hot foil plates, so I warmed up the machine and started playing around. I used red foil on the heart strip plate for the vertical shape piece in the sketch but wanted to add something to break it up a little so I thought a few of the roses might do it. The gold foil on the green CS and red foil on the pink CS made it more special than just ink. It's a little tricky to photograph hot foil pieces and capture the shine but I'm hoping you can get some idea of how it turned out.




Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful, restful day.

Melissa

Saturday, February 4, 2023

I LOVE US

 Hello and welcome! I have some exciting news...I am back on the Design Team at the SUNDAY STAMPS CHALLENGE BLOG! I am so happy to be joining in again with this great group of talented ladies! Now on to challenge #302...This weeks challenge is a sketch by our very talented Annette! See the sketch below:



And here is my card:



I pretty much kept to the sketch with just a few adjustment's. I first started with a white CS base and for visual interest added this very happy yellow stripe DSP. I stayed with the circle and the flowers and made the floral clusters asymmetrical. The floral dies are Be Bold Blooms from Spellbinders. The sentiment is also from a SB kit called My Forever Person. I will make this an Anniversary card and add it to my stash. Here's a closer look...



Thanks for stopping by here and please check out the other Design Team Ladies blogs and see the wonderful things they have made that will inspire you. Hope to see you in the Gallery!


Melissa


Monday, January 23, 2023

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & MANY MORE...

 Welcome! This card is for FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #569.

See the sketch below...



and see my card below...






I made this birthday card from the Spellbinders January small die kit. Love the large Ampersand and the impression of the sentiments. There are lots of little floral & fauna dies to make many beautiful color combinations. I used soft colors and a pretty coordinating DSP for the background and a brushed metallic paper for the Ampersand.




Thank you for stopping by. See you again soon!

Melissa

Thank You Jen B for selecting my card for challenge#569



















Sunday, January 22, 2023

WINTER BLESSINGS

 Hello and Happy Sunday!!! This card is for the 

Retro Rubber Challenge #198. See the image below, it's a winter theme...



and here is my card...



I made this wintery theme I could send to my family up in New England to let them know I'm thinking of them from sunny Florida! 😂

The images are dies from Hearts Come Home from SU! - 2017. The sentiment is from an old Dynmo label machine I found. I used retired Sky Blue CS and heavily splattered white to give the appearance of snow. I layered the homes on snowy hills and added a little sparkle to the roof tops and ground to sparkle like fresh fallen snow. I then add a few LARGE CS snow flakes made from dies from the Colorful Seasons by SU! - 2017 also.





Thank you for stopping by and stay creative!!

Melissa


Monday, January 16, 2023

HB you sweet thing!

 Hello and welcome!! This card is for the FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES challenge # 568. See the inspiration below...


and see my card below...




I stayed with the layout of the sketch and just substituted the three square shapes for the cute little strawberries. Everything layered and bumped up on the clean white CS made all the inked images pop!





Thanks for stopping in and hope you come back soon...

Melissa 

Thank you Amy for selecting my card for Challenge #568!

Saturday, January 14, 2023

JUST FOR YOU!

 Hi! This posting is for the Try Stampin on Tuesday challenge blog.

See the sketch below...


I took the sketch and made a slimline card which works great with the sketch, check out my card below...





This is a mostly die cut card with only the sentiment being stamped. The teenie flowers are from a Spellbinders Hot Foil Kit from about a year ago. Below is a close up of flowers...






Thank You for stopping by!! See you next time...

Melissa