Spread the Love


Clear & Simple Stamps is hosting a Spread the Love Campaign and you can find all the fun details over at Damask Love, Amber’s wonderfully crafty blog!  The campaign runs until this Saturday, March 2, at 9:00 EST and includes some fabulous prizes!

Basically, you select a blog you admire, your “blog crush,” and give them a shout out while creating a card using one of the gorgeous color schemes provided for the campaign.  I chose to use the one seen below.

Honestly, I really thought I owned at least one Clear & Simple stamp set, but discovered I was only wistfully dreaming!  I think I’ve visited their store many times, filled my virtual cart with wonderful goodies and then put myself on a mental guilt trip about how many stamps are already in my stash!  Sigh.  Perhaps I should just put “Place an order from Clear & Simple” on my March to do list so that I can’t do that to myself again!  I really do adore their stamps!

Stamps:  Prickley Pear (butterflies, sentiment), The Craft’s Meow (graphic border)
Ink:  SU (Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green)
Paper:  Paper Trey white cardstock
Accessories:  green gemstones, corner rounder, foam dots

My “blog crush” these days?  I agonized over picking just one as I have so many, but found myself thinking of Mama Mo Stamps, Maureen’s creative blog!  I love to bop over for a visit just to take in all the gorgeous color of her creations and she has a wonderful knack for designing clean and simple cards (my favorite kind).  She revamped her blog design recently and it looks fantastic!

I’m off to get our evening routine going now!  DS3 and I spent quite a bit of the morning running here and there in town as we had a delivery to make and some other quick errands to run.  Tomorrow, we’ll be doing more of the same!

I hope you’ve had a great Thursday!



  • Happy Dance Posted Thursday, 02/28/2013 11:13 pm

    I can understand why Maureen is your crush. Her work is phenomenal. Yours is right up there too, Melissa. This card is bright and happy, yet soft and sweet too. I love how you say so much in a perfectly CAS card. Truly lovely. Bev : )

  • Lisa Posted Thursday, 02/28/2013 11:55 pm

    This gives me a smile. The cheerful colors, pretty spring green and fluttery butterflies bring happiness into this rainy gloomy day!

  • Maureen Merritt Posted Friday, 03/01/2013 1:24 am

    I am so honored Melissa! What a wonderful way to end my day. I read what you wrote to my husband too 🙂 And I love your blog and your fantastic creations and especially what you do for the CAS stamping community!

  • jimlynn Posted Friday, 03/01/2013 2:06 am

    WOW! Melissa, this is over the top gorgeous! Love the butterflies and the bright colors! So very lovely.

  • Kristie Goulet Posted Friday, 03/01/2013 12:34 pm

    I can certainly understand why Maureen is your crush! Her work is amazing!

    I have loved coming to visit your blog each day as well to see your amazing creations and this card doesn't disappoint. 🙂 I LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing your creativeness.

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Friday, 03/01/2013 8:32 pm

    Beautiful card Melissa, and I love the colour scheme you chose. Maureen's blog is awesome–great choice! Those butterflies are lovely!

  • Cassie_lu Posted Saturday, 03/02/2013 3:39 am

    I really like the bright colors of the butterflies. Wonderful creation.

  • Pryn Posted Sunday, 03/03/2013 2:21 am

    Gorgeous card! Love the bright, beautiful colors! It reminds me that Spring is right around the corner!
    Fabulous choice of blogs to showcase! I was on a couple of DT's with Maureen in the past. She is just as amazing a person as she is a stamper 🙂

  • Amber Posted Sunday, 03/03/2013 2:47 am

    Perfect card and perfect blog crush! Thanks for playing along! You executed the color scheme perfectly …and btw…I am obsessed with your blog name! So cute – and your header is great!

  • Jen W. Posted Wednesday, 03/06/2013 2:06 am

    LOL! Glad I'm not the only one who merrily fills a virtual shopping card and then slinks off guiltily without paying for anything… 🙂 Love your yummy happy card and I confess to having a blog crush on Maureen too!

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