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Colour Q Summer Greetings

I haven't played along in many card challenges in recent months.  I've missed doing so, but life's priorities put card making a bit lower on the to do list than my human nature would prefer.  That's just how it goes.

I found a little time this morning to play along with Colour Q's challenge (which ends in just a few short hours).  It was raining again and I needed to create a little sunshine!

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These colors just grabbed my attention and pulled me in.  So warm and inviting!  And flip flops?!  I knew exactly which stamp set was going to get inked up.  It's been a while, but I dusted off Paper Trey's Flipping Out and went to work!


I didn't have the exact colors listed as for some reason, I never ordered the newest In Color palette from Stampin' Up!  I'll have to remedy that now that the new catalog is in my hands.  Crushed Curry was substituted for Hello Honey.  I stamped the floral flip flops in Pool Party ink on So Saffron cardstock.  The outline of the flip flops and the sentiment were stamped in Soft Suede (Oh, how I still love that color!).  I added a gemstone the color of Pool Party to the center of the flower after I'd added a little Wink of Stella marker sparkle.  The flip flops, flower and stitched main panel were all popped up with foam dots.

I'm ready for sunshine.  The last few days have been nothing but rain and gray skies.  With four children in the house, we're all due for some outdoor play!


I hope you've had a marvelous Monday!

Melissa
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CASology #150: GRADUATION

 

It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue card challenge over at CASology!  It's that time of year when graduations have been going on for a few weeks now.

I feel just a little sorry for kids heading off to college from high school.  Do you realize just how many careers there are out there to choose from?!  When I graduated from high school, I thought I had an idea of what I wanted to do for a career, but somewhere along the way, I ended up veering off into something different.  Back in grade school, I wanted to teach 4th grade.  In high school, I decided maybe nursing would be a good career.  Then, my senior year, I started wondering if maybe a business career in the medical field would be my cup of tea.  Enter a coop experience in a dental office as a business manager and the rest is history.  I went on to be a dental hygienist!  Do you see what I mean?!  Choices!!!

Stamps:  STAMPlorations (Vignette:  Puzzle Pieces)

This card pretty much sums up my feelings whenever I attend a graduation.  I just want to be an encouragement to those who are just beginning their journey...and those that are getting close to "graduating" from this thing called Life.

Be sure and go take a look at what the rest of the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!



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Be sure and leave them some blog love!  They'd love to hear from you!  Then, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for you chance to win a prize from STAMPlorations, this week's sponsor!
Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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Vintage CASology

It's Tuesday and time for a new cue word over at CASology!  This week's word sends us back in time!


I thought of old, patterned bow ties!  Thank goodness I had this stamp set and die from Waffle Flower handy!


I die cut the bow tie using some patterned paper from Bo Bunny that was in my stash.  I added a touch of sparkle to it using a Wink of Stella brush marker.

The shirt was made by cutting a line half way between the edges of the main panel and then folding the cardstock.  This design could be used for upcoming Father's Day too!

Be sure and go take a look at what the rest of the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!


Melissa Chipperfield - You are here. 
 
Be sure and leave them some blog love!  They'd love to hear from you!  Then, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for you chance to win a prize from Waffle Flower, this week's sponsor!
 
 
Have a terrific Tuesday!
 
Melissa
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Precious Remembrance Blossom Dimension

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It's time for another installment of Tuesday Ideas over on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog!  Today, I'm sharing this card:


I have what appears to be a fairly large stash of decorative paper from my early years of paper crafting.  It came in handy with today's card!  A little fussy cutting, gluing and a simple embellishment make this clean and simple card a piece of cake to make!


Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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A CASology Story

 

Once upon a time, there was a challenge blog that provided cue words to inspire creative minds to create a little something each week.  The only requirement was that the little something created had to be clean and simple.  Before long, 148 challenges had been issued and the design team members could hardly believe how amazingly inspiring the participants were!

I was trying to think of the stories I read as a child and Snow White came to mind.  "Mirror, Mirror on the wall..."  The Ton has a set full of frames that could work as mirrors, so that's what I went with!


I hope you'll take some time and visit the rest of the design team blogs as well as our guest designer's blog!  They've, once again, created some fantastic inspiration!


Melissa Chipperfield - You are here. 

Be sure and link up your own wedding creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for you chance to win a fantastic prize from The Ton, this week's sponsor!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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A CASology Wedding

 

It's time for a brand new cue word over at CASology and this week we're focusing on "wedding."

I focused on the typical sparkle found at most weddings...


The diamond image was stamped on a window sheet and then fussy cut.  I then applied a few layers of sparkle using my Wink of Stella brush marker before gluing the diamond to the card base with a clear glue.

I hope you'll take some time and visit the rest of the design team blogs as well as our guest designer's blog!  They've, once again, created some fantastic inspiration!


Melissa Chipperfield - You are here. 
Guest Designer:  Carol 

Be sure and link up your own wedding creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for you chance to win a fantastic prize from Whimsy Stamps, this week's sponsor!


Have a terrific Tuesday!
Melissa
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CASology Music

 

It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  This time, we're getting in the clean & simple groove again and creating cards inspired by the word "music."  I went with the obvious and used music notes on my design!

Stamps:  STAMPlorations (Trendy Butterflies, Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds)

Be sure and stop by the blogs of the rest of the design team and this week's guest designer!  They've created some rather awesome MUSIC cards!



Melissa Chipperfield - You are here. 

Be sure and link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win a prize from STAMPlorations, this week's sponsor!


Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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