Sunday, February 27, 2022

Happy Anniversary for SSC#278

 Hello and Happy Sunday! It's new sketch day at Sunday Stamps and the sketch is by me!! Take a look at it below...



I kept the card super simple and I think I captured the sketch pretty well, see my card below...


I combined three older Stampin Up sets and came up with this! I thought the Honey Bees were a good use of the triangle shapes and the large Rose blossom for the circle. I had fun with the sketch and hope you do too!!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to visit the other ladies on the design team and check out what they made. Have a great day!

Melissa
  


Monday, February 21, 2022

Congratulations!

 Hello and welcome! I happen to have the day off and thought I would play along at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge which will end later today. It's sketch # 523, see image below...



And here is my card...



I used a lovely Designer Paper duo I found at a local craft store which I thought was so beautiful. The modern dot background is framed in a pretty scalloped design from The Stamps of Life set on a pretty light Aqua card base. I added a few delicate branches in white for the dimensional Butterflies I die cut to light on. I used a Congratulations sentiment for the card which I will be using for a new baby. A few shiny enamel dots and the card is complete! I added a few detailed photos below. 




Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look! Enjoy your day and come back again soon!

Melissa



Sunday, February 20, 2022

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hello and welcome to my blog! It's Sunday and time for a new color challenge over at Sunday Stamps blog! See the pretty color inspiration below...



I did find the colors challenging to use and pulled 3 or 4 different stamps sets until I decided I would let paper cutting dies be most of the design. See my card below...





I used the Painted Gallery set to stamp the florals in two shades of Teal Blue and the leaves are from another set stamped in light Beige and Dark Brown color. I used the pretty scalloped edge die to double frame the florals and added my sentiment along with a few sequins to finish the card. Here is a closer look...



 Thanks again for stopping by! Be sure to take a look at the cards the other DT ladies made and maybe we will see you in the SSC Gallery!

Melissa

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Happy Valentines Day!

 Hello there! Today's post is for the new sketch at the Sunday Stamps blog. This time around it's Amy we can thank for the sketch! See sketch below...



I took the sketch and flipped it vertical and added a lovely heart DSP I picked up at a craft store and used that for the first rectangle layer. Then I use the lovely new heart cluster dies from The Stamps of Life for the second layer. I thought the shape added some interest instead of a second rectangle. 








I used the Glimmer Hot Foil System for the HVD sentiment and a few embellishments that completed the card! Here is a close up...



Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look! Head over to the Sunday Stamps blog and check out the other cards the ladies made and maybe we will see you in the gallery!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

With All my Heart

 Hello and welcome! This card is for the new color challenge at the Sunday Stamps blog. I love the warm coziness of the image and the colors are perfect for Valentines Day! 



And my card...



The beautiful heart focal point of the card was made with the Spellbinders January Hot Foil kit. I foiled the heart in Red foil and colored it in which gave it a finished look. The inside scalloped die border is from The Stamps of Life. The heart embossing folder is from the monthly Spellbinders Embossing folder club and looks so different depending on the cardstock you use.

Here's a closer look at the Red foil...



Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Check out the Sunday Stamps blog for the other Design Team members creations and hope to see what you make in the gallery! 

Melissa 







Sunday, January 9, 2022

Friend

 This posting is for the new sketch challenge for Sunday Stamps! The sketch design is from our very talented Annette. Check out her blog and see the wonderful things she creates. See the sketch below:







My card is very simple and was easy to put together. I used a beautiful butterfly DSP for my base. I didn't want to cover it so I framed the double panels instead of leaving them solid. I then lined the panels with vellum to soften the background behind the butterfly. The butterfly is from the SU Butterfly Basics set and was the perfect size to sit in the center of the panels. I dabbed a little gold paint on the BF to add some shine and to also tie in with the gold sparkle enamel dots I added. 

Here is a closer look...





Glad you stopped by. Hope to see you in the gallery for this challenge!!!

Melissa


Thursday, December 23, 2021

I'm Thinking of You!

Happy Sunday and Welcome! We have a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps Blog. It's a color challenge and for me a very challenging challenge! Hope you will join us so I can see how you used the colors!



Nice huh...but wow! Anyway, I was able to put something together to add to my stash for the new year. See my card below...


I used the Stamp/Die set Art Gallery, the stitched leaves die for the panels and a script embossing folder. Colors I used: Night of Navy, Hello Honey, Blushing Bride & Sweet Sugarplum. After I figured out the design and components, the card came together pretty quick after that.  

Here is a closer look...


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to healthy 2022! (and more crafting time 😉).