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CASology in Monochrome

 

It's time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology!  How about keeping colors simple this week?!

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn

I went with a white on white design, keeping the main images uncolored and then added a pop of a single color to add interest.  The mailbox and the letter are both fussy cut and popped up with foam dots for dimension.  I tried to create a little movement by adding the swirl.  The little hearts have a little sparkle to them, thanks to a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.


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Remember to link up your own monochromatic CAS design to the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win the prize from this week's sponsor, STAMPlorations!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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Prickley Pear Bird Fun

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  Mine was decent.  DH arrived home safely from his business trip and we all settled in together for the weekend.  After eating our fill of chocolate from Valentine's Day, it's time to head into a new week!

Prickley Pear has just released brand new spring stamps and I used a fun one for today's card!


Aren't these birds cute?!  I just love the expression on the face of the bird at the bottom of the pile!  I stamped the Stacked Robins image and then colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped alongside the main image.


Have a marvelous Monday!

Melissa
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Prickley Pear New Release Blog Hop: Day Three


It's the final day of the Prickley Pear new release blog hop!  I hope you've had fun hopping along so far!  Remember to leave comments on each stop for all three days of the hop to be eligible for the grand prize!  The winner will be announced February 23.

If you've arrived here from Angie's blog, you're on the right track!  If not, you may want to hop back to the Prickley Pear blog to start from the beginning!

For today, I used a sentiment from the new release and paired it with some watercoloring!
 

I watercolored a circular rainbow and then stamped the You Are My Sunshine sentiment in the center.  Three tiny, clear gemstones were added for embellishments.  The entire layered panel was popped up with foam dots for dimension.

Now head on over to Rita's blog for even more wonderful inspiration for the new release!  Have fun and good luck!

Melissa
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Prickley Pear New Release Blog Hop: Day Two


Happy Valentine's Day!  It's day two of the New Release Blog Hop over at Prickley Pear!  Hopefully, you've come from Barb's blog!  If not, you can go back and start from the beginning of today's hop over on the Prickley Pear blog!

Did you hop along yesterday for day one?  If not, be sure and do so after finishing up today's commenting as you'll need to comment at each stop all three days to be eligible for the grand prize (see photo below)!


Since today is Valentine's Day, I created a card to go along with a friendship/love theme!


I stamped the new Ladybug Love image and then colored it with Copic Markers.  The fantastic sentiment (from the new Circles Set - Sentiments) was stamped above the main image and then the entire panel was popped up with foam dots after being mounted on a piece of black cardstock.  I added a little sparkle to the heart spots using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.

Now head on over to Heidi's blog for more fantastic new release inspiration!  Tomorrow will be day three, so be sure and stop back for one more round of inspiration!


Have a super Saturday!

Melissa
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Prickley Pear New Release Blog Hop: Day One


Excitement is brewing over at Prickley Pear! Today is the beginning of a three-day new release blog hop!  Brand new stamps and dies are in the store and there are prizes to be won by those who leave comments on all of the blogs in the hop each of the three days!  This is what you could win:


The winner will be announced on the Prickley Pear blog on February 23!

If you arrived here from Heidi's blog, you're on the right track!  If not, you can go back and start at the beginning over on the Prickley Pear Blog.

I decided to create a card using Flourished Oval Sentiments, one of the beautiful new clear sets.


I used the coordinating Flourished Oval Die Set to cut out the carnival themed image.  I used kraft cardstock and sponged a mix of orange and yellow inks onto it.  The finished imaged was popped up with foam dots for dimension and the sentiment was stamped last.

Now hop on over to Angie's blog for more beautiful inspiration from the new release!


Have fun hopping along and good luck!

Melissa
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CASology Love


It's time for a brand new cue word over at CASology and we're going with the obvious since this is the month of love, after all!

I created a monochromatic card using kraft cardstock!  Lawn Fawn is our fabulous sponsor this week and I used images from their You've Got Mail set.


The Stitched Journaling Card die was used to frame the postcard.  The little red heart was added for a pop of color & interest.

Be sure and take a little time to visit the design team members' blogs as well as this week's guest designer's blog for even more LOVEly inspiration!



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Then, don't forget to link up your own LOVE creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win the wonderful stamp and paper prize from Lawn Fawn!


Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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Precious Remembrance Shop Last Minute Valentine

We're sharing last minute Valentine's Day ideas over on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog this week!  I've created some mini valentines for tucking in lunch boxes or to include with those sweet treats we all gift each other!  Here's one of the four I'm sharing over on the blog today:


These are simple, 3.5 x 5-inch mini valentines!  Be sure and go checkout the rest of them!  All were created using the new Love Coupon set!
Melissa
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Prickley Pear Zebra Love

It's Prickley Pear Monday and I've got a unique valentine to show you!  As I mentioned last week, DS3 loves zebras right now and I made this card with him in mind!


I used a simple white main panel and popped it up with foam dots on a black card base.  I just love the zebra image!  The sentiment is a fun font that I think fits perfectly on a child's card!

After a weekend filled with basement project happenings, it's on into a brand new week of daily routines and a visit from grandma!


Have a marvelous Monday!
Melissa
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Sweet Panda Love

Is it Friday already?!  I'm positive it was Monday yesterday!

Today, I'm sharing a sweet and simple little card made with the Perfect Panda set from Sweet Stamp Shop, one of my favorite stamp companies!


I grouped all elements of the design into one corner, stamping with black & red inks.  I added a little Crystal Effects to the balloon for shine.

I just love the adorable little pandas in this set!  DS3 used to be in love with pandas, but seems to have moved on to zebra adoration now.  I'm trying to find a place we can go this summer that lets him get fairly close to a real one!  So far, I've found a location that lets you pet one, but I need to double check once summer is here as I know they rotate their animals.  Regardless, I'm pretty excited at the thought of surprising him!  He has a summer birthday and it would be so fun to include a little weekend trip to see his favorite animal!

It's a no school day here on the home front!  No snow in the forecast, but a scheduled teachers' inservice day.  We have lots of snow to play in outside from our recent snowstorm and the sun is supposed to appear after lunch if the weather people are correct!


Have a fabulous Friday!
Melissa
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CASology: Hot

It's time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for this one!

 

We got a good foot of snow delivered to our doorstep over the weekend and, while I don't really mind it, I wouldn't mind if it all melted and spring arrived a month or so early either!

Hot reminds me of soup.  There are so many icky bugs circulating in our area that I have a pantry which contains a few cans of chicken noodle soup...just in case.  I'm crossing my fingers that we can all avoid fevers & the accompanying symptoms that are rampant right now!


I made a one layer card for today.  The bowl and sentiment are from the Paper Trey Comfort Food set.  I added a random little heart to the bowl and applied a touch of sparkle.

I hope you'll take the time to visit the design team members' personal blogs as well as our guest designer's blog this week!  They put so much effort into creating and supporting our participants each week!  They'd love to hear from you!




Don't forget to link up you're own HOT creation on the challenge blog for your chance to win May's brand new Valentine set (see CASology blog for details)!


Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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