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A Blog Named Hero June Challenge

A Blog Named Hero June Challenge
It's the first Monday in June and we're starting a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero, collaborating with the awesome Chibitronics!

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Interactive cards have an element of fun to them and Chibitronics lights are perfect for this month's theme!

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I used Chibitronics lights to light up the little robot on my clean and simple card!  (If you're not familiar with how these lights work, check out the Chibitronics How To page!)  So much fun and I can imagine a little boy being delighted to receive a birthday card like this one!  I know my three sons couldn't resisit pressing the robot's stars to get the three little lights to light up!  Please note that the robot is one that is a bit hard to find these days, but you could use any robots you have in your stash that have little lights drawn on them!

I hope you'll join us this month over at A Blog Named Hero for some interactive card fun!

Have a marvelous Monday!

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Honey Bee News!

Honey Bee News!
I can finally share some exciting news today!  I've been selected to join the Honey Bee Stamps social media design team!  Beginning the last week of June, I'll begin sharing lots of fun Honey Bee Stamps projects on social media and here on my blog! 2017 SocialMediaDT graphic   As you can imagine, I'm beyond thrilled!  I created a card for today's announcement using one of their adorable honey bee themed stamp sets!  I combined the adorable Build A Bee stamp set with a pretty sentiment from the Hooray set for this design. I masked the three lines with distress inks and then stamped the sentiment in black on the middle, yellow stripe.  The bee was stamped, colored with Copics and cut out using the die from the coordinating Build A Bee Honey Cuts.  I added vellum to the wings and then a little sparkle using a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Overlay marker.  After this was dry, the bee was popped up using foam adhesive to add a little dimension to the overall design.  Three gold sequins were added to finish. I'm looking forward to sharing crafty cards and projects using the fantastic Honey Bee Stamps product line!  There are so many fun things in the online store and the new design team is going to be such an inspiration! SaveContinue Reading...
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CASology Medicine

CASology Medicine
It's time for a brand new cue word over at CASology! Week 251 - Medicine The first thing that came to mind was the Mary Poppin's song, "A Spoonful of Sugar".  I didn't go with the sugar, but did use a spoon with medicine flowing from it!  I masked the flow of medicine, using Broken China Distress Oxide ink.  The spoon (Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes set) was stamped in black and then I paper pieced the medicine to match the masking.  The spoon was fussy cut and popped up with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped in Black Versafine Ink to finish the design.  Super simple! Take a look at what the rest of the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration this week! DT Badge
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I hope you'll join us this week on the CASology blog for you chance to win the prize from Serendipity Stamps, our sponsor!  Don't forget to link up your creation by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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A Muse Studio Seahorses!

A Muse Studio Seahorses!
Happy weekend!  It's a holiday one here in the U.S! Today, I'm sharing some adorable seahorses from the A Muse Studio June Collection new release!  They're included in the fantastic Let's Be Mermaids set. I die cut a circle on the Sugar cardstock card front using one of the dies from the Pinking Circles Die Set.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink below the die cut circle.  The seahorses were stamped and colored with a water brush and Papaya pigment ink.  The heart was stamped in Poppy ink and then both the heart and seahorses were cut out using the coordinating dies for the stamp set.  The glitter background was created using Mermaid glitter on a separate piece of cardstock.  A piece of clear cardstock was attached to the back of the card front.  The seahorses and heart were attached to the glittered cardstock with foam adhesive and three clear sequins were added.  The assembled piece was then attached to the back of the card front to create a little scene behind the clear cardstock covering the circle window. 2017 May Melissa2 closeup I love glitter and this particular color makes me smile!

Have a happy Saturday!  I'll be back soon with even more June Collection inspiration!

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A Muse Studio June Collection

A Muse Studio June Collection
Have you checked out the A Muse Studio June Collection yet in the online store?!  This new release is just adorable with a mermaid, narwhal, whale and other sea creatures just waiting to be inked up and used on those summer paper crafting projects! logo I had so much fun creating clean & simple designs with the new sets and thought I'd share a couple of them today!  For my first card, I used the two adorable fish from the Let's Be Mermaids set.  I cut a thin line for a wave using Mermaid cardstock and one of the Landscape Dies.  The fish were watercolored using a water brush and Ocean and Mermaid and Papaya pigment inks.  The fish we cut out using the coordinating dies for the stamp set and popped up with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and three Twinkle stickers were added as embellishments beneath the wave.  The finished main panel was popped up on the Sugar cardstock base. 2017 May Melissa8 closeup For my second card, I used the True Blue Friend set. 2017 May Melissa6 blog The whale was stamped in Ocean ink and cut out using the stamp set's coordinating dies.  I cut out a wave using Mermaid cardstock and one of the stitched Landscape Dies, trimming to fit the main panel.  I die cut the sentiment using the Hello word die and Polka Dot Papaya Cardstock.  A single clear Twinkle Sticker was added as the whale's eye before the whale was popped up using foam adhesive. 2017 May Melissa6 closeup The assembled main panel was popped up with foam adhesive on the Sugar cardstock base. I'll be back tomorrow with even more June Collection inspiration!

I hope you've had a fantastic Friday!

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A Muse Studio June Sneak Peek, Day Three

A Muse Studio June Sneak Peek, Day Three
It's the third and final day of sneak peeks for the A Muse Studio June Collection!  Be sure and head on over to the A Muse blog and leave a comment for your chance to win! Today, I'm sharing a punny clean & simple card with you.  I just love these seagulls and this card is super duper simple to make!  I simply stamped the birds with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Glitter White paper and then cut them out using the coordinating dies for this set.  The beaks were colored with an orange Copic marker.  I then popped up the birds with some foam adhesive for a little dimension and then stamped the sentiment in black ink. 2017 May Melissa1 closeup A little sparkle is always good in my book and this glitter paper is so easy to use on a card!  I can't wait to try it out on more designs soon! Get your wish list ready because tomorrow is the big day!  The entire new release will be available in the online store!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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A Muse Studio June Sneak Peek, Day Two

A Muse Studio June Sneak Peek, Day Two
It's Day Two of the A Muse Studio June Collection Sneak Peeks! logo Today, I'm sharing a peek at the new Gnarly Birthday set! For this card, I embossed with clear embossing powder on Ocean cardstock using the Rolling Seas background stamp.  The panel was die cut with a stitched die from the Tag Bundle die set.  The stars, sentiment and narwhal whale were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I added a little sparkle to the stars using a white Wink of Stella brush marker.  The whale was cut out using the coordinating dies for this set and colored using a water brush and Ocean pigment ink.  I embossed the tusk with gold embossing powder. 2017 May Melissa3 closeup The finished main panel is mounted on the card base using foam adhesive. Tomorrow is the final day of sneak peeks with the new release happening Thursday!  I can't wait to show you more of this fantastic collection!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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LOUD with CASology

LOUD with CASology
It's Tuesday and a new cue word is up for brainstorming over at CASology! Week 250 - Loud There are many interpretations one could use for this word.  I went with a music themed interpretation.  Music can get a little loud sometimes! I used the jukebox image from Sunny Studio's Sock Hop set to create my clean & simple design.  I used their wavy border dies to cut out two sound waves from white cardstock.  These were adhered to the card base using liquid adhesive.  I then stamped the jukebox in black ink and colored it with Copic markers.  A little sparkle was applied to the center of the jukebox with clear Spectrum Noir glitter brush pens.  The jukebox was popped up using foam adhesive for dimension.  The sentiment and music notes were stamped in black ink to finish off the design. Go take a look at what the design team and this week's guest designer designed for inspiration! DT Badge
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  What does the word LOUD make you think of?  I hope you'll join us this week on the CASology blog for you chance to win the prize from Sunny Studio, our sponsor!  Don't forget to link up your creation by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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A Muse Studio June Collection Sneak Peek!

A Muse Studio June Collection Sneak Peek!
Excitement is building over at A Muse Studio!  The June Collection is set to release this Thursday and three days of sneak peeks begin today!  Today, I'm sharing a little peek at the new Let's Be Mermaids set! logo I stamped the little mermaid in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut it out using the coordinating die.  I die cut a wavy line using a piece of Mermaid cardstock cut twice with one of the stitched landscape dies.  The die cut piece was attached directly to the Sugar cardstock base using liquid adhesive after stamping the simple sentiment.  The mermaid was colored using a water brush and Papaya, Mermaid and Ocean pigment inks.  Copic markers were used on the mermaid's skin.  Once the inks were dry, Diamond Embossing Powder was applied to the tail for a little sparkle and gold embossing powder was used on the crown.  The finished mermaid was attached to the die cut wavy line using foam adhesive for a little dimension. 2017 May Melissa5 closeup Stay tuned for more fun sneak peeks tomorrow and Wednesday! Sorry I've been so quiet lately.  May has proven to be full of special events and family time!  Summer is coming, after all, and it's a bit of a primer for the next three months when all the kids will be home enjoying summer break!  Rigid schedules will subside for a while and we'll start planning summer fun together!

Have a marvelous Monday!

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CASology COMMENCEMENT

CASology COMMENCEMENT
It's time for a new cue word over at CASology!  With all the graduations going on this month, we thought we'd provide a gallery of inspiration for the occasion this week! Week 248 - Commencement I used a stitched die cut from Mama Elephant's Femme Frames to create the hat base, cutting it to fit on the card base at an angle.  I stamped the letters from A Muse Studio's Rino Alphabet in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, following the edge of the hat.  I punched a 3/4-inch circle, cut it in half and heat embossed it with Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder.  I popped it up on the hat with foam adhesive.  The assembled hat was then popped up on the card base using foam adhesive. We have two graduations to attend this year.  Both are kids that were just three years old when we moved to the area!  Time really does fly!  Our own children are living proof of that and whenever I attend graduations, I find myself reminded again just how quickly children grow up.  And how fast life itself goes by.  Every day counts. Have a terrific Tuesday!Continue Reading...

CASology FLOW

CASology FLOW
It's Tuesday and time for a new cue word over at CASology!  We're going with the flow this week.  Altenew is our sponsor and I used their Let the Wind Carry You set to create my design.  It's such a sweet set! 2015 Altenew   Week 247 - Flow I stamped all images and the sentiment with VersaFine Black Ink.  The pinwheel was then stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder.  With that, I called it good!  A simple, one layer design! 2017 May2 FLOW closeup I hope you'll visit the design team and guest designer blogs when you have a chance!  They've put together some awesome inspiration this week! DT Badge
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  Don't forget to link up your own FLOW creation on the CASology blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win the prize from Altenew! Have a terrific Tuesday! SaveContinue Reading...
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