Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hello Fall for SUNDAY STAMPS

Hello and Happy Fall! Though it is still in the the low 90's here in North Florida, the calender says it's fall so I'm in the spirit to bring out the fall decorations...Love this time of year! 🍁 This posting is for the new color challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS.  We are feeling the fall feeling there too...

Here are the inspiration colors:

Here is my card:

I love this coffee stamp set Coffee Cafe by SU! I only used it once when I bought it last year and I love love the sentiment which is my motto for the season ;)

The leaves are from Seasonal Layers which is another set I purchased and never used. :0 

Please stop by all the Design Team blogs and checkout what the ladies have made. Lot's of lovelies to inspire you...hope you will join us this challenge. Thanks for stopping by...Happy Fall!  

Blessings,  Melissa 

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Hello and welcome.  This card is for the new challenge up on SUNDAY STAMPS .
It's a fun sketch by Lisa. I swapped the rectangle out for a circle, I liked it better with the curve of the koi fish.  Below is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I won this great stamp set at a stamping event. It's a little different style for me but I love the look and fun way to use the floral as a border. It's called Koi Dreams by Fun Stampers Journey. 

I choose Flirty Flamingo,  Peekaboo Peach,  & Emerald Envy.  I liked the brighter colors for the overall feel.

Head on over to the other DESIGN TEAM ladies and see what they've created.  Hope it inspires you to join us in this sketch challenge. See you in the gallery...

Friday, September 14, 2018


Hello and welcome! This posting is for FMS challenge #354. This is a very interesting sketch!  I really struggled with what I was going to make. I think, I was over thinking it...

So, here is the sketch:

So after all that thinking, lol, I kept it REALLY simple. But, I think it works  :)

Sometimes simple is best...

Happy Fall and Pumpkin Spice season ;)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

HELLO for Sunday Stamps

Welcome to My Paper Canvas! This post is for SUNDAY STAMPS #187 color challenge. Love the colors  for this one!

I used:

Here is the inspiration photo:

What do you think? Fun colors huh?

Here is my card:

I used Thoughtful Branches by SU! I still like this set and really haven't used it much. So I plan on reviving some sets that are not new but are almost new to me :)

Please stop by the SUNDAY STAMPS  blog and check out  what the ladies have made. Hope to see you in the gallery...

Thanks for stopping by,  Melissa

Sunday, August 26, 2018

To A Good Friend

Hello and welcome. Glad you are here. Today I am posting for the new challenge that is up at the SUNDAY STAMPS  blog. This one is a little special to me because it's my first sketch since I joined the Sunday Stamps design team. I am so blessed and thankful to be part of a talented, friendly, encouraging and helpful bunch of ladies! Thanks Ladies! :)

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

The look and feel of the card is a late summer / looking forward to fall kinda feel.
I live in Florida so we don't really have season's like up north.  But, we live in North Florida and it does cool down more so than south of us.

Head over to the SUNDAY STAMPS blog and check out what the other DT ladies did. Their cards are just beautiful and I hope they inspire you to create something and join us for this challenge. Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery...

I'm also entering this card in the INSPIRED BY challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, Melissa

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Thank You...for SUNDAY STAMPS

It's  time again for a SUNDAY STAMPS challenge! This time it's a colorful color challenge.  Check out the colors below :

I choose the blues, orange and gray. I selected more muted tones. I used the Serene Garden set from Stampin Up and sentiment from Pop of Paradise also from Stampin Up. 

Stop by the Sunday Stamps blog and see the other Design Team creations. I hope you'll join us and I look forward to seeing you in the gallery.  

Kindness is free...sprinkle it everywhere :)

Saturday, August 11, 2018

FMS 349

Hello again and welcome. This card is for FMS 349 challenge.

Here is the sketch :

I kept the design of the card simple.  I wanted an organic feel and look with this new set I picked up named Seasoned With Kindness. 

I fussy cut the little pots and mixed up the greens for a more natural look. You could make these pots look terra cotta, bright colored fired pottery or even use a metallic paper for a metal look. Sweet, sweet set...

I also added some clear faceted gems for a little bling! Must have some bling  :)

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you'll stop back to check things out. Tomorrow's post is for the new Sunday Stamps challenge...see you soon.