Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hi There! for FMS

When I first saw the new sketch for Freshly Made Sketches I thought about this new set with the cactus I just got. I've been busy all week and trying to get to my craftroom and make the card! So I finally had a moment on Saturday afternoon and played around with it and ended up with this single layer card!
Here's the sketch :

 And here is my card with this fun new cactus set from Stampin Up!

I'm looking forward to working with this set more very soon :)

Have a smiley day!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Simple Moments for SUNDAY STAMPS

Hello and welcome! SUNDAY STAMPS has a new sketch challenge on the blog and this time it's from Amy! I had made 3 other cards before I decided on this one. I had hearts and lots of layers, other elements  and themes. Then I decided  I was really over thinking the sketch.  That's  when I  decided to keep it VERY simple.  I like it and I think it works!

Be sure to stop by the other Design Team blogs and checkout how they interpreted the sketch. Thanks for stopping by...

Have a great day, 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

For Freshly Made Sketches

Hi there and welcome!  This card is for FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES # 373.  It's a fun sketch you can interpret many different ways. I decided to use clouds instead of the stripes and use the background filler pieces for the hot air balloon instead of the detailed cut out. I wasn't thinking of making a Valentine theme but that's what I ended up with and I think it works!

The sketch:

The card:

I used Stampin Up's Lift Me Up stamp & die set. Colors are: Real Red, Black, Smoky Slate and White.

Thanks for stopping by and checking things out....

Hugs, Melissa 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Love you...

Hello and welcome! My card this time is for  SUNDAY STAMPS color challenge. Here is the inspiration image...

Very pretty right.  I actually love pink and red together. It goes back to my days of floral designing.  I love how pink can brighten a darker shade of red. I had selected my colors: Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.  When I stamped the Rose image using all of those colors, they really didn't stand apart. They seemed very close especially when photographed. So, I added Powder Pink and kept the Real Red & Melon Mambo.  I fussy cut the PP & MM to add some dimension.
Also added metallic silver to add some shine...

Thanks for stopping by. Please checkout the other design team ladies and their lovelies. See you later...

Have a great day!!

Sunday, January 13, 2019


Hi there and welcome! This card is for a new sketch challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS and it's by our Annette. It's a fun little sketch and you can use any shape or element in place of the stars. I used a new stamp set from Stampin Up! It was a Christmas present from a friend and I've been playing around with it. It's also a new "cling" stamp from SU! So all their new clear sets will be known as cling stamp sets. I LOVE them and yes they cling! Finally, they figured out how to get the clear sets to stick to a block. I had started to just not apply the the clear image to my stamps and that was working but they fixed the issue and I'm so glad they did!

This set is called ALL THAT YOU ARE. Now, the challenge for me is I love to color but I am not that great at it :( I think I'm better with colored pencils than markers so my goals this year is to practice my coloring technique...or really develop a technique :/
So with that said I have been playing with this set and using it in ways I didn't have to color but still quickly make a card.

Below is the sketch from Annette...

This is my card for SUNDAY STAMPS...

I really love the red and white together it just pops. I also added some dimension to some of the flowers. I don't currently own the dies that coordinate with this set, so I fussy cut the flowers and leaves. I still have more ideas of how to use this without coloring but, my next card I'm going to give it a try and COLOR! Ugh!... Below is another card I did in heat embossing and again no coloring.

Thanks for stopping by and checking things out. Please stop by the other Design Team blogs and and see what they created with the sketch. I look forward to seeing what you create.

See you later...

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Happy Blooming Birthday

Hello and welcome. Happy New Year!  Can you believe it's 2019!?! I had a little extra time and wanted to do a few cards for some challenges today. But when I sat down  I was blank! I couldn't put together a color combo or design layout I liked. Well, I finally came up with this card for FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #369. I have been going through my stamp sets and deciding which ones I will put up for sale, either I don't  use them enough or I bought them and didn't care for them after using them. So, that's  what happeed when I stumbled back upon this set Flower Patch. It's one I was considering selling but starting playing around with it and like the result for the FMS  challenge. Still not sure if It's  staying or going...

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I can get my creative juices flowing and keep checking my For Sale page. I will be listing things soon.

Have a Happy, 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

You are Wonderful

I am off the rest of the year and I don't have to go back to work until January 2nd! I am so excited. I started a new position in October with a company that is very generous with employee benefits. So I have some extra time to get things done and even play a little in the craft room...

This card and post is for SUNDAY STAMPS and the new color challenge up on the blog. LOVE the colors but had a little "challenge" with them myself! ;) I made my card while looking at the colors on my tablet. When I posted the card for the design team I used my computer and noticed the colors looked a little stronger than the ones I chose :0 Oh well...this is my interpretation of the colors lol...

I recieved this Rooted in Nature set for Christmas along with the Stamperatus! -Yay! Looking forward to playing with my goodies while I'm off a few days.

Thanks for stopping by and checking things out. Please stop back again sometime.