Sunday, January 24, 2021

Color Challenge

 Hello and Happy Sunday! Today's card is for the new color challenge over on the 

Sunday Stamps blog. The colors are very warm and cozy and I enjoyed racking my brain coming up

 with a card design with them! See the beautiful colors below...




And here is how I used them...




             The colors I used are: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Cinnamon Cider.

Wow...I used the new embossing folder from SU! called Old World Paper and I love it!

 I used it in my color block background. I use to crumple up paper by hand and smooth it

 out to age it but now the folder will do it for me! I also use the Thoughtful Branches set

 from a few years ago because I still really like the Hydrangea from this set. Here is closer

 look at the Hydrangea flower I layered...



Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have checked out the other ladies blog and what they created and you feel inspired to join in and paly along this challenge!


Have a great day,

Melissa



  

Sunday, January 10, 2021

For Sunday Stamps

 This card is for the new sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps. It's by Stef and it's full of possibilities. Check out the sketch below:



I ended up turning the sketch horizontal, centering the rectangle and making the sentiment the focal point. Checkout my card below...


When I first saw the sketch, this is what I envisioned! So I got busy and put my card together. The design is simple but I love the color combo and like the large bold sentiment.


Thanks again for stopping by and checking out my card. The ladies on the design team have made some beauties so be sure to stop by their blogs and see what they created.

Take care,
Melissa





Saturday, December 26, 2020

Merry & Bright

 May your days be merry and bright...I'm still in the holiday spirit and I am looking forward to more       merry & bright days in 2021. So, with that being said, we have a soothing color challenge for the         Sunday Stamps blog challenge!

 Check out the colors and graphic below and be inspired...



I have always loved blues and greens together. No matter how light or deep the color intensity, they are very soothing together. See my card below...


This die is called Nordic Winter by Tim Holtz. It is from 2019 but I just found it earlier this year and 💓💓💓 love it! 


There are so many cut out shapes and not enough time! I like that you can use it for Christmas or                                                                          Winter cards and projects...

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a chance to see how the other Design Team ladies used the                                                              colors. Hope to see you in the gallery...

Bye for now,
Melissa






Sunday, December 13, 2020

All is calm, All is bright

Hello and welcome! This card is for the new sketch challenge for the SUNDAY STAMPS Blog. It is my turn for the sketch and I thought since the challenge ends on Dec the 25th, I thought a tree image might be a little fun! But please feel free to use your creativity and use whatever shape inspires you!

See the sketch below...


Here is my card...


I do have to say I am smitten with this die set from Sizzix. It's from last year but I found it earlier this year. The designer is Courtney Chilson and I love the overall feel of the dies with their woodland theme. I kept this design simple but the die set comes with a bunny, a dove and lots of things to decorate the tree with.


The sentiment is from the Wonderland stamp set from SU! This is not a card but a piece I am going to frame...that's the plan anyway. I was hoping to play around with this set a little more but maybe I can in the next weeks when I get some time off.

Thanks so much for stopping by...glad you did. Please stop by and see what the other ladies made using the sketch. Hope to see yours in the gallery...

Merry Christmas,

Melissa





 



Sunday, November 29, 2020

Christmas Wishes

 Welcome! This post is for the new color challenge over on the Sunday Stamps blog. It's a pretty rustic Christmas visual along with great colors! I was challenges to use the Plum color! I had quite the time putting this card together for some reason but once I selected the Red Plaid DSP, it kinda came together a little easier and I love it with the Plum. See the Inspiration below...


I used Green, Red, Plum and a variation of the Brown by using wood DSP. I really like the Juniper dies from the Peaceful Boughs set from SU!, you can cut out evergreen boughs a lot quicker than some of the other pine green dies. 

I added a little sparkle to the evergreen to give it a little frosty feel...I had to stamp the sentiment multi times on the Stamparatus so it would show up on the woodgrain DSP but I do like the look.

Glad you stopped by, hope you have a chance to see what the other DT ladies have done with the challenge colors...

See you next time...

Melissa


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Be Merry & Bright

Hello and Happy Sunday! It's sketch time at Sunday Stamps and Amy gave us a very sweet one to work with! Check it out below...

 



And here is my interpretation...





I am on a mission to start using my mega stash of DSP before I buy anymore Lol...unless it's just irresistible!
I keep the card design very simple with the help of DSP. The banner sentiment is from Toile Christmas. I really like how it fills the oval, and yes I did keep the oval shape! I use these sweet felt trees from SU! a few years back for the embellishment accent shape and a few clear sequins and the card is ready to be put in the mail.



Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. After church today, I plan on putting the tree up and start decorating for Christmas! It's been quite the year and I think a few extra weeks of celebrating will be good for the spirit!

Have a great day and wonderful week. Hope to see your designs in the gallery and take a peek at the other DT cards for more creative inspiration.

Melissa



Sunday, November 1, 2020

Simply Thankful for Sunday Stamps

 Hello and welcome back...It's Sunday and time for a new color challenge at the Sunday Stamps blog. See the beautiful inspiration below...


See my card below...



The Vintage Leaves set is still one of my favs from SU! It's a classic look that won't go out of style, I think...

I stamped the leaves randomly around the top of white CS with the challenge colors, then fussy cut them for detail. I stamped a few random leaves on the base CS so when I bumped up the layer it would have multi layered look.


I splattered the golden yellow on top of the black stamped sentiment then heavy handed splattered metallic gold just for fun! A few gold textured dots and the card is done!

Thanks for stopping by and checking things out. Check out the other inspiration from the rest of the design team and I hope to see you in the gallery!

Melissa