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CASology PIZZA

CASology PIZZA
It's Independence Day here in the U.S.A!  I'm spending time with extended family for the holiday, but am writing this post ahead of time so it will post while I'm enjoying my time away! Week 256 - Pizza Over at CASology, we're introducing a brand new cue word and having a pizza party in the gallery!  With SugarPea Designs as our sponsor this week, I chose to use one of their adorable fox images (Fall Fox set), pairing it with pizza themed things from Lawn Fawn's Pizza My Heart set. 2017 July4 PIZZA closeup The fox was colored with Copic markers.  I added polka dots to the jacket with my Copic blender pen.  The lower two pizza boxes were masked and then I stamped, fussy cut and popped up the top box with foam adhesive for dimension.  I stamped a little red heart on the main panel, adding sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Glitter pen.  The main panel was die cut with a stitched die from the Mama Elephant Femme Frames die set. I hope you'll go check out the inspiration on the design team members' blogs as well as our guest designer's blog!  They'd love to hear from you! DT Badge
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Guest Designer:  Maja

Don't forget to link up your own PIZZA creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win the prize from SugarPea Designs!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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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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CASology STRONG

CASology STRONG
It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  This one is full of strength and it's going to be interesting to see how everyone interprets it! Week 244 - Strong I decided to use a digital image from Kitty Bee Designs to create my design.  This time of year, winds are often strong and kite flying is a popular spring time activity!  I printed the panda image and then framed it using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die.  I colored the kite with watercolors and then applied a thin layer of sparkle using a Clear Overlay Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  The bear's eye spot was colored using a Copic C7 gray marker.  The sentiment is from the Precious Remembrance Shop Positive Thoughts set.  The finished main panel is popped up on the card base using foam adhesive for dimension. Be sure and go say hello on the design team member and guest designer blogs! DT Badge
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Then, be sure and link up your own STRONG creation by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win the prize from Kitty Bee Designs, this week's sponsor! Have a terrific Tuesday!   2017 Signature SaveContinue Reading...
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A Muse Studio New Release Spring Chicks

A Muse Studio New Release Spring Chicks
Happy Monday!  I'm back with even more A Muse Studio inspiration today as a design team member and, this time, I'm using some of the adorable chicks included in the two new stamp sets!  I used the larger chick from the Happy Spring set and added two of the little chicks from the Sweet Easter set to create a trio of cuteness.  I simply stamped the chicks and then colored them using a little Neon Yellow Splash ink and a small Aqua Brush to lightly apply the color.  Then sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the one-layer design was done!  A quick design that can be used for a quick note or a spring/Easter occasion! amusestudio.com Be sure and check out all A Muse Studio has to offer!  The new release is so fun and perfect for spring/Easter projects you may be brainstorming! It's another cloudy day here today.  I tend to miss the sun after several days of gray overhead, but at least we have milder temperatures now and going outdoors is a bit more pleasant.   2017 SignatureContinue Reading...
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Baby Girl Croghan Blog Hop

Baby Girl Croghan Blog Hop
I had to create a sweet baby card for the baby girl blog hop that began yesterday for Lesley Croghan!  This is such wonderfully exciting news and I can't wait for Lesley and Corey to have their sweet little bundle in their arms next month! 2017 Mar25 Baby Girl Broghan Blog Hop I grabbed WPlus9's Happy Gang set for the occasion!  I stamped the little mouse in gray on pink cardstock, fussy cutting it afterward.  The main panel is a Stitched Rectangle Die from Simon Says Stamp.  I stamped the sentiment and balloon string on the main panel in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The balloon was stamped with silver ink and fussy cut before being popped up with foam adhesive. 2017 Mar LesleyC BabyHop Closeup Three Pretty Pink Posh silver star sequins were added to the design before popping up the assembled main panel with foam adhesive on the card base.  Babies are simply the sweetest creatures.  Here's wishing Lesley and Corey all the best in their new adventure! Be sure and join in the celebration and link up your creation by this Friday, March 31st, at midnight (MST)!   2017 Signature   Save Save SaveContinue Reading...
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A Blog Named Hero’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Celebration!

A Blog Named Hero’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Celebration!
Have you heard?!  A Blog Named Hero is celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary today and tomorrow with a fabulous blog hop! 2017 Mar BlogHop Logo There have been so many wonderful companies who have sponsored the blog over the past 5 years and we wanted to give them a shout out as we celebrate this milestone, thanking them for their valued support over the past five years!  I have included the hop & prize details at the bottom of this post.  They can also be found over at A Blog Named Hero for easy reference and the full list of today's blog hop participants. As an A Blog Named Hero design team member, I created a card using some of Hero Arts' newest stamps!  I happen to love silhouette stamps and had to acquire the new Birthday Animal Silhouettes set as soon as I saw it!  So much fun!  I stamped the elephant in Soft Granite and the party hat in Crimson.  The little ball at the top of the party hat is a small accent pearl that I colored with a Copic marker!  I masked the water spray and used distress inks to add color.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink and then I added a touch of sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush marker. 2017 Mar BlogHopElephant Closeup  
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A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.
Today's prizes include the following:
Good luck and happy hopping!!**

Your next stop is Amy Tsuruta's blog!

Have fun hopping and remember to check for a new hop list tomorrow at A Blog Named Hero!  You'll need to hop along again tomorrow to be eligible for tomorrow's prizes! 2017 Signature Save SaveContinue Reading...
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A Muse Studio New Release Day!

A Muse Studio New Release Day!
The day is finally here!  The A Muse Studio new release is now available! I have to say, my favorite from the release has to be the new Bunny Candy Package!  There are so many possibilities for this!  I dressed mine up with the pretty new cardstocks, googly eyes and a little pearl sticker for a tail!  Inside, I put a Hershey's Chocolate Nugget which is the perfect rectangular shape and size.  The nose and mouth are selectively stamped from the bunny in the (new release) Happy Spring set. 2017 MarchMelissa10 Closeup2 WM I also made a little treat bag to go with these cute critters using the little Lunch Sack Die.  I embellished it with a die cut Stitched Egg (new release ) and delicate, mini die cut flower and added a little Bermuda pearl sticker to the flower center.  The egg is watercolored using Splash Color Spray. 2017 MarchMelissa10 Closefup WM The simple sentiment is from the (new release) Sweet Easter set & is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I filled it with green crinkle paper grass and additional treats. I hope this gives you some ideas for simple spring/Easter gift ideas!  I'm thinking teachers and classmates might just need a few of these in a variety of colors and patterns!  I may even try adding some of the adorable Bunny Bums (cotton tails) that are available in the store to the back of the bunnies!  So cute! Have fun shopping in the online store and making the items on your wish list a reality!  You can find the new release here.  If you just can't narrow it down and want the entire new release, you can purchase the I Want It All Bundle!  Enjoy spring's arrival and stop back often as I'll be back with even more new release inspiration in the days ahead! 2017 SignatureContinue Reading...
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A Muse Studio Sneak Peek: Day 3

A Muse Studio Sneak Peek:  Day 3
Today is the third and final day of sneak peeks for A Muse Studio's upcoming new release!  That means tomorrow is release day!  Doing a little happy dance, are you?! For today's sneak peek, I chose to create a watercolored design using one of the adorable bunnies in the new release along with the awesome new stitched egg die cuts! 2017 MarchMelissa3 Closeup WM I used a mixture of the fantastic Splash Inks to watercolor the eggs and main panel (using watercolor paper).  These sprays are so fun to use and, as you can see, can be used in other ways than the obvious!  I stamped the adorable bunny in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Vanilla cardstock before cutting it out and adhering it to the main panel with foam adhesive.  I attached the main panel to the card base using foam adhesive to add a little more dimension. It's time to get your wish list started if you haven't already!  Tomorrow's the big day!  While you're at it, go ahead and follow A Muse on Instagram and like their page on Facebook to keep updated on current events and the future new releases! I'll be back tomorrow with even more A Muse Studio inspiration!  Have a great Thursday! 2017 Signature Save Save SaveContinue Reading...
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A Muse Studio Sneak Peek: Day 2

A Muse Studio Sneak Peek:  Day 2
It's Day 2 of sneak peeks over at A Muse Studio!  Today, I'm sharing a super clean and simple design I created with the new Happy Spring stamp set, being released this Friday!  It's a cute little set and this adorable bunny is one of the critters included in it! I stamped and fussy cut the bunny (coordinating dies will be available with the new release).  I die cut a little bow tie using one of the new release gingham cardstocks and the mini bow tie die.  I popped up the assembled bunny & bow tie with foam adhesive on the white cardstock base after stamping the simple sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 2017 MarchMelissa9 Closeup WM Such a simple card and you could use a variety of patterned cardstock to vary the bow tie a bit!  Great for mass producing, but with a variety of patterns and colors! Tomorrow is the final day of sneak peeks!  You might want to get your wish list started because Friday the entire new release will be available in the online store!  Don't forget to follow along with A Muse on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates and inspiration! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 2017 SignatureContinue Reading...
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A Muse Studio Sneak Peek: Day 1

A Muse Studio Sneak Peek:  Day 1
Excitement is in the air!  Today is Day 1 of A Muse Studio's sneak peeks for Friday's new release!  Spring and Easter are on our minds now and you're going to love what's included in the new goodies that will soon be in the store! For today's sneak peek, I chose to create a design using some of the new release patterned cardstocks for paper piecing!  If you like cuddly little bunnies, this release is for you!  Bunnies are running rampant (along with some other critters)!  The trio I used on this design are from the new Sweet Easter stamp set.  After paper piecing the bunnies, I layered them with die cuts from the Landscape Die set and chose Grass cardstock for the grass.  I assembled the scene on the main panel using foam adhesive for dimension. 2017 MelissaMarch1 Closeup WM Stay tuned for another sneak peek tomorrow!  In the meantime, go ahead and follow A Muse on Instagram and like their page on Facebook to keep updated on current events and the upcoming new releases!Continue Reading...
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CASology CRUNCH

CASology CRUNCH
It's Tuesday and time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology!  I'm guessing we're going to have a fun gallery this week!  There are SO many ways to interpret this one and I had a tough time narrowing my own design down to one theme!  I may just have to create another card for later in the week! Week 238 - Crunch With in-loves who live on a farm, one of my first thoughts was cows or horses eating hay.  Have you ever heard a cow eating hay?!  Now that's a crunch if I've ever heard one!  I stamped the cow from Lawn Fawn's Critters on the Farm set and then colored with Copics and fussy cut the finished image.  I die cut a circle out of the card front with a circle die from Mama Elephant's Pizazz Creative Cuts Die Set  to frame the main image.  I then popped up the cow inside the card with foam dots, adding little tufts of green grass with a Copic marker (& forgot to take a photo).  I wanted the cow's face to be peeking out of the circle and this allowed for that.  The simple sentiment is from the same stamp set and is stamped in black ink directly on the card front. I hope you'll take a little time to visit the design team members' blogs as well as our guest designer's blog this week!  They'd love to hear from you! DT Badge
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  Then, don't forget to link up your own CRUNCH creation on the CASology blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win the generous prize from Lawn Fawn, this week's sponsor!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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