Sunday, December 16, 2018

Merry Christmas for SUNDAY STAMPS

Hello and welcome. I hope you are enjoying the festivies of the holiday season!  Shopping, parties and all the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations.

This posting is for the new challenge over at SUNDAY STAMPS! It's a great sketch by our own Heather....check it out below :

Here is my card:

I am having such a time photographing  my cards. I usually  like to go outside and use natural light, but with it getting dark so early,  if I don't do it on my off weekend I'm bringing it with me everywhere  trying to get a good Think I'm going to ask for a light box for Christmas then I don't have to worry about time, weather or season!

Thanks again for stopping by and taking a look. I am excited to see your creations  in the SSC gallery....

Merry Christmas to you and yours ,

Saturday, December 8, 2018


Hello and welcome today!
I am posting this card for the new FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #366 challenge. Love the fun sketch, and wanted to play along...

Here is the sketch:

A lot of times I will vary a little from the focal shape and go in another direction. But, when I saw the "triangle tree", I knew I'd keep and design around the tree.

Green and Gold. That's all. But I think it's enough. I used the tree from an older STAMPIN UP set and the sentiment from Merry Patterns from last year.  I only bought one new holiday set this year. I told myself  I was going to use the sets I bought last year and didn't use!

Thanks for stopping by. Please come back again soon...

Blessings, Melissa  

Sunday, December 2, 2018


Hi and welcome...

This post is for the SUNDAY STAMPS new color challenge over on the blog. The colors are so pretty and I was excited to make a card with them but then I didn't know which combo to use! I made a couple of cards with different color combinations and ended up selecting the one with the softer colors for the focal and a  stronger color background....See the color inspiration photo below:

For my card I used several different stamp/die sets. I love combing different sets for projects and having the overall look flow as if they all were part of the same set. I used: Buffalo Background, Wishing You Well, Hearts Come Home & Garden Scene Framelits all by Stampin up!  Colors I used are Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide & Granite Gray(for the dove) all SU!. Also, I had a very busy week and couldn't photograph my card at home with my tablet like I normally do and with it getting darker I had to take my card and background to work and take a picture on the ground in the parking lot with my phone 😂 But, I don't think they came out bad at all!!

Hope you join us for this color challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS and looking forward to seeing what you create! Stop by the other Design Team blogs and check out their pretties...

*******Prayers and Well Wishes for those in Alaska who went through the earthquake this past week....including our own Lisa*******

Blessings, Melissa 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sketch challenge for SUNDAY STAMPS

Hello and Welcome! Today's posting is for SUNDAY STAMPS. The challenge this time is a fun sketch by Claire. Check out the sketch below:

Here is my card. So many possibilities, but I went with a Christmas card for my stash.

Love traditional Red, Green and White for Christmas...

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I hope to see what you make in the SSC gallery. Stop by the other Design Team ladies blogs and get inspired by what they  made. Please stop by again soon.


Monday, November 12, 2018

Birthday Wishes for FMS #362

This posting is for FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #362. I feel like I haven't entered a challenge in forever so I saw the FMS challenge and thought I'd get it in before it closes in a few hours.  Next was the theme. Fall?  Christmas?? I needed some birthday cards in my stash so I decided for a birthday theme. See the sketch below...

When I saw the circle, the first picture in my mind was By the Tide. I think it works and I am getting it in almost last minute and I have other cards to do so here it is:

Thanks for stopping by and taking a looky....have a great day.

Blessings, Melissa

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Thankful for SUNDAY STAMPS

Hi and welcome! My card for this posting is for the new color challenge over at SUNDAY STAMPS.  Check out the colors in the photo below....they are fallish in a soft and wispy way.

Here is my card...

This card is a combination of SU!, Paper Pumpkin and FUN Stampers Journey! I couldn't make up my mind so I used a little  of each...

Thanks for stopping by and please stop by the other DT ladies blogs and see the lovelies they created. Hope to see you in the gallery...

Be a blessing today,

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Fall Birthday for SUNDAY STAMPS

Hi and welcome.  I am posting for the new Sunday Stamps challenge.

Here is the fun sketch from Heidi :

Here is my card:

I still love these Leaflets Framelits from SU! and paired with the Buffalo Check background stamp also from SU!, gives these leaves a fresh current look.

Please stop by and check out the other designs the ladies on tbe Design Team have made....lots if inspiration....hope to see your creation soon ...

Have a great day,  Melissa