Sunday, May 30, 2021

Hello there

 Welcome to my post for the new sketch challenge at the SUNDAY STAMPS BLOG CHALLENGE. This time, it's our very talented Annette who designed the sketch. Hope you can join us! See sketch below...


Sketch by Annette  





Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
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  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday 6/11/2021  @ 6pm EST. 


Here is my take on the sketch...



Look how cute those strawberries are! I promised myself that I wouldn't buy anymore punches but...when I saw this set from SAB, I had to reconsider! I had lots of shapes and choices for the "2" shapes in the sketch, but ended up with the SB's. I wanted to keep the whole look of the card clean and simple so I started with white CS. Then I wanted color and movement other than the colors of the fruit so I stumbled upon this retired green striped envelope paper from SU and and it was colorful yet subtle at the same time. Then it came to me, use the DSP for the leaves! I LOVE the whimsical look it gives. This card was simple, clean and fast!



Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a closer look! I hope you feel inspired by what the design team has come up with and we see your creation in our gallery! Take care and be blessed!


Melissa

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Forever Friend

 

Hello and Happy Sunday!!! This post is for the new fun color challenge over on the              SUNDAY STAMPS BLOG. Check out the bright beautiful colors in the image below...



Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • The colors from this challenge MUST be the PRIMARY colors on your project. Please do not combine our colors with any other color challenges.
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on May 28th @ 6pm EST. 


And here is what I did with the colors...




I am really enjoying the SU Brushed Blooms and Beautiful Brushstrokes set. I haven't played around with the stamp set as much but I LOVE the dies! Check out Pinterest and see all that you can do with them. They are Lovely!



The sentiment is from the stamp set I love thickness and size of it. I used black CS and black sequins to bring in the dark color from the inspiration image. I roughed up the CS a little, stamped a little for the openings of the background, splattered and even added staples to the front but I don't think it looks busy at all. 

I hope you like the colors this time around and you feel inspired to join us and put your creation in the gallery for us to see. Be sure to checkout the other creations from the DT and Happy Stamping!


Take care,

Melissa 





Sunday, May 2, 2021

hello lovely...Take

 Hello and happy Sunday! This week we have a new sketch challenge for the SUNDAY STAMPS blog. Take a look at the sketch below...



Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday May 14th  @ 6pm EST. 





And here is my card! I chose the very large and beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly to replace the the round doily but I had to flip the base to horizontal to not loose a lot of the butterfly. A friend of mind showed us this look at our last card club. Take a large stamp like this Butterfly or the Dahlia and stamp it on top of DSP that you are not really crazy about or is really busy. I liked the look and thought I would use this look on paper I love like this beautiful wildflower paper! 




Thanks for stopping by. Click here to head over to the SUNDAY STAMPS blog and post your creation! Be sure to stop by the ladies blogs and check out what they made...

Have a great day...

Melissa

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Just Want to Say...

 Hello, Happy Sunday! Glad you stopped by to see this card for the new color challenge at the 

SUNDAY STAMPS  blog. See the springy inspiration image below...


Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • The colors from this challenge MUST be the PRIMARY colors on your project. Please do not combine our colors with any other color challenges.
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on April 30th  @ 6pm EST. 


Here is what I came up with!



I am lovin the Art Gallery Stamp and die set form SU! I pulled yellow, blue and green from the photo.


This is the first time I have used the word sentiment from the die set and I "just want to say"...haha couldn't help myself, I love it and it's easy to use. I also did a little stenciling. I have a few stencil sets and NEVER use them...that is going to change! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will check out the other cards from the design team and get inspired!


Have a super day!!

Melissa



Sunday, April 4, 2021

Slimline Card

 Hi. This post is for a Slimline card which is our focus for the next challenge over on the SUNDAY STAMPS blog. I love the fun shape of a SL card and the space it gives to create a little scene or be able to use larger font stamps and/or dies. Below is the graphic for the card. You can use a legal size envelope or buy envelopes at a craft door made for Slimline cards. 


 Sketch by Claire



Challenge Guidelines

  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday April 16th  @ 6pm EST. 


For the envelopes I have, my card measures 3 3/4" x 9". I did put this one in a regular legal size envelope because I needed the room with the layered flowers. I used the new Playful Alphabets from SU for the lettering and I am really liking them. I like the size and the boxy font; I feel you can get more wording on card fronts. 



I layered the Strawberry blossoms to give them more depth. I am happy with the card overall but I have the urge to start layering images and dies more. I look at the card and see where I could have layered more but again, I am pretty happy with the results.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join us with this Slimline change and we will see your creation in the gallery. 

HAPPY EASTER!

Melissa



 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

THINKING OF YOU

 

Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying a day of rest and catching up, but mostly rest! I had a great day with friends yesterday. We went to our local Trenton Quilt and Artesian Show yesterday. The weather was miserable! Cold, windy and a little drizzly rain. But we braved the weather and had fun! I found some goodies and enjoyed the fellowship!


This card is for the new color challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS. It's fun, bright & bold. Check out image below...


Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • The colors from this challenge MUST be the PRIMARY colors on your project. Please do not combine our colors with any other color challenges.
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on April 2nd @ 6pm EST.


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I used the Sheltering Tree set for this card. I found it pretty easy to apply the challenge colors for the images. I like the springy feel of this card and have already sold it!



I used Soft Sky to brush blend just a hint of blue for the sky and Daffodil Delight for the sun peeking in the upper corner. I added bars of color with some scrape paper for some visual interest since I didn't use sequins or dots for this card.


Glad you took a peek and I hope you stop back again. Checkout the other cards by the last on the blog and I hope you will join us for this challenge. 


Saturday, March 6, 2021

BEST WISHES

Hello and welcome...

It's time again for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps! Heidi came up with a great twist for this sketch challenge, you have 2 options, how fun is that! Check out the sketches below...


Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday   @ 6pm EST. 


Here is how I interpreted the sketch...




Of course I was pressed for time this week so I put this card together pretty quick!
So I decided to use the 3 panel sketch and wanted to use my new stamp set, A Touch of Ink. It's so easy to use and l like the not perfect, casual look of it.

Here's a closer look at the pretty Hummingbird..




Thank you so much for dropping by and taking a look. I hope you feel inspired by the Design Team creations and joins us for this new challenge!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Melissa