Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sugarplum Wreath

Good Morning, Stampers!

Have you ever started out stamping one thing only to find that it is completely different that what you expected? Well, that's what happened with today's card!


I thought I would try to create a wreath using the greenery image.
I set a punched circle as a guide to help me stamp around the circle.
When I lifted the circle, it didn't look much like a wreath, haha, it looked 
like a star! Not what I was execting, but I love how it turned out! A good goof!


Want to see more ideas using the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set? 
I am highlighting the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set for the Create 
with Connie and Mary October Mini Session this month. 
Another alternate idea to use featuring this set!

I can't show you the project from the session because it is exclusive to 
subcribers only, so get over to Create with Connie and Mary 
and subscribe! You can be stampin' those projects right away!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Sugarplum Dreams
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Christmas Around the World DSP
Accessories: Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim, Old Olive ribbon, Blender pen, Decorative Ribbon Border punch

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Merry Christmas Cheer

Good Morning, Stampers!

I love how this card from Stampin' Up! uses three different versions of the same leafy shape. Combined with the burlap ribbon and textured embossing, it adds a lot of texture without being too bulky for mailing. So crisp and clean!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Seasonal Lanterns
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green,, Whisper White, Around the World DSP
Accessories: Burlap ribbon, White embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Quilt Top embossing folder, Gold Ribbon, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Clear Wink of Stella, Metallic Sequins, Lantern Builder framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, October 16, 2017

Celebrate104 Years!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I had a request for a very special birthday card. 104!!! That is AMAZING! It's great to have the large numbers to personalize cards individually. Works great for birthdays, anniversaries and graduations!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Number of Years, Paper Pumpkin exclusive
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blusing Bride
Accessories: Gently Falling embossing folder, Large Number framelits, Layering Oval framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, October 15, 2017


The Create with Connie and Mary October Mini
Session is open!! 

We are featuring all-new projects with products from
the Holiday Mini Catalog including:

  • Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle
  • Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  • Christmas Happiness Bundle

Get (14) step-by-step project tutorials that are easy
to follow and recreate! All the projects are great
inspiration for your holiday cards and gift-giving, too!

**BONUS**
BE MERRY KIT BONUS PROJECT:  
Purchase BOTH October and November 2017 Mini Sessions and 
get a BONUS 2017 TUTORIAL featuring the Be Merry Kit designed 
by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!  We are sure 
you'll enjoy this different use of the ornament kit!

Be Merry Hanging snippet



for all of the details or to subscribe!

You Move Me Bundle


Good Morning, Stampers!

Wouldn't it be fun to create a card where your images seem to flutter right off the card? It is possible with the You Move Me Bundle! The butterflies and hummingbirds seem to fly right in front of your eyes when paired with the coordinating framelits from the bundle. Check out the video:


Now try it out for yourself!
Purchase the bundle in my online store HERE

Don't forget to use the October Hostess Code for a FREE
GIFT when your order totals $35 or more (before tax/shipping)

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, October 14, 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - You've Been Boo'd

Good Morning, Stampers!

Welcome to the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary
Saturday Blog Hop. Get ready, you are about to be BOOED!

The cards we are featuring this week have the word "BOO" 
in it. You are sure to get some great ideas for your
Halloween cards!


There are lots of great new Halloween products in the
Holiday MIni Catalog, but I went with my favorite - 
an oldie but goodie - Home Sweet Home suite.

Those little ghosts are more cute than spooky!



Did you see that the October Mini Session 
is now open???!!!

We have designed (14) all-new projects
great for all of your holiday gift-giving
that we are so excited to share with you!

The best thing about these projects is that
you won't see them anywhere else but here!

Purchase BOTH the October and November
sessions and you will have access to the
the *BONUS* project created by Connie!

for all of the details and to subscribe!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Sweet Home
Ink: Whisper White, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Sponges, Home Sweet Home thinlits, BrickWall embossing folder, Sparkle embossing folder, Large Letter framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Now, take a look at the BOOrific projects
from Connie and Debbie!
Go forward to see Connie's project
or back to see Debbie's project.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Halloween Card Class and Kit to Go

Good Morning, Stampers!

The newest card class and kit is here! The Happy Halloween Card Class and Kit to Go features (3) cards
created with products from both the Idea Book and Catalog as well as the Holiday Mini Catalog.
Perfect for ghosts and goblins of any age!

Kit INCLUDES:
* All consumables to create (3) cards
* All die cuts and embellishments
* Full-Color step-by-step instructions

Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Stamps/Stamped Images
* Inks/embossing
* Adhesives
* Shipping (US only)

SU!pplies Needed to Complete:
Stamps: Festive Phrases, Spooky Cat, Sweet Home
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Heat Tool, Copper embossing powder, Sponges, Stampin' Spritzer, (Optional) Patterned Pumpkins thinlits

Happy Halloween Card Class 
and Kit to Go - $10.00
(US only)


Happie Stmapin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, October 12, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop - Fall/Halloween

Good Morning, Stampers!

Welcome to the OSAT October Blog Hop!
This month, we are highlighting Fall/Halloween.
Whether you are arriving from Lori's blog, or just starting out, 
get ready!! We have lots of great projects to share with you!


I love that Stampin' Up! kept the Home Sweet Home Suite!
It goes great with the new products in the Holiday Mini Catalog! 


The candy bars are an old idea, but it's easy - especially
if you are in a time crunch! You can make piles of these
for your little trick or treaters, co-workers, or like me, for my
class attendees this month! 
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Spooky Cat, Sweet Home
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Everyday Label Punch, Cat Punch, Layering Circle framelits, Home Sweet Home thinlits, Hometown Greetings edgelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
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