Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hump Day Leftovers


I find that the older leftovers get, the harder they are to work with--and the same applies to my stamping supplies!  So I'm challenging myself to use up my extras quickly, like the extra "smile" overlay and little banner from my latest Paper Pumpkin.  I have some birthdays coming up, so I grabbed my leftover Birthday Basics DSP from the last catalog...because let's face it, at a certain point it's not leftovers, it's hoarding.  I got my confetti colors from the balloon print and this card came together in no time.

I'm challenging you to put your leftovers to good use too!
Cheers,
Melanie


Monday, August 18, 2014

Confetti Fun!

Out of nowhere, I'm suddenly in LOVE with the confetti cards look!  I mean, how fun are these?


We just moved, and I'm waiting for our new address cards to arrive.  In the meantime, I updated my address with My Paper Pumpkin, and am thrilled with this month's kit!  I've already made all the cards, and have big plans for the extra pieces.

The best part is that I've been admiring all these confetti cards, and the kit had just what I needed to try my hand at making my own.  It's so simple and so fun!  I can't wait to get my hands on Dotty Angles from the new catalog now.  Mine should get here this week, along with the address cards.  Yippee!


Also, check out those sequins!  I hadn't played with any yet, and honestly, I thought they would be too fussy and messy.  I was wrong--sequins are so fun!  And the perfect touch for these confetti cards.  I'm excited to get them in the mail.  =D



I'm also excited for my new goodies, which should be arriving this week.  Look for those soon...  But in the meantime, think about signing up for My Paper Pumpkin.  It's a monthly surprise in the mail and oh, so much fun.  My Paper Pumpkin was the perfect size to give me a quick stamping fix on Sunday afternoon--the whole thing only took about 30 minutes and I love my new cards.

You can sign up here:  https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2042410

Stay tuned for more.
Cheers!
~Melanie

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy Friday!

This stamp just makes me so happy!  I love the bold look, and how much fun with the matching framelits!  I hope this card will also bring some happy into my friend's day...it's on it's way to her right now.

Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!
~Melanie

Stamps: Starburst Sayings
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Real Red
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Fresh Prints
Extras: Big Shot, Starburst Framelits, Banners Framelits

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bright Thank You


There are cards that say thank you, and then there are cards that beam it...and this is definitely one of the latter.  The bold tempting turquoise embossing provides high contrast against the calypso coral paper, and the whole card just screams spring to me.

It also screams thank you!  And let me tell you about this stamp--it's one of Stampin' Up!'s new photopolymer stamp sets, and I just love it.  So many thank yous, so little time!  But even better than this is the super cling these stamps have with our clear blocks, and the fact that you can see through them for perfect placement.  I highly recommend that you pick up a set (or more) for yourself.  You won't regret it.

Cheers!
~Melanie

Stamps: Another Thank You photopolymer
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Calypso Coral
Extras: Tempting Turquoise embossing powder, heat gun, embossing buddy

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ombre Flower


Once I made the ombre background for Friday's hello card, I decided it would be great in a few different shapes as well.  I really love this flower framelit, and the second flower in Primrose Petals makes a great drop shadow.

The stamp is from one of my Paper Pumpkin kits.  Paper Pumpkin is a great new addition to Stampin' Up!'s lineup.  It's a subscription that sends you a new kit monthly with everything that you need (except adhesive) to create a wonderful project.  The project is different every time, but always wonderful and perfectly sized to take only 30 minutes--which gives you the creativity fix you crave even when time is short.  Check it out: mypaperpumpkin.com  If you sign up (and you should), please just list me as your demonstrator and HAVE FUN!

Cheers!
~Melanie

Stamps: Background Builders
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Primrose Petals
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Extras: Big Shot, Floral framelits

Friday, February 28, 2014

Hello, Ombre

I just love how this card turned out!  I used Background Builders with my Stamp-a-majig to perfectly line up the patterns and create an ombre card.  This card also introduced me to what I think is going to be a personal favorite color combo--Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral.  So bright and springy!

Sadly, it isn't quite springy here yet.  It was way too cold and windy to take my photo outside, so I tried to use the natural light coming through the window...and you can can see some shade from the window panes.  At least it was a bright day!

Cheers!
~Melanie

Stamps: Background Builders, Four You
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Primrose Petals, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
Extras: Labels collection framelits, Big Shot

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sympathy Poppies


I cased this card from stamping genius Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty.  She has a lovely video explaining how to do the painter's tape technique, which I think looks fabulous under the Pleasant Poppies.  And it's so easy!

I never like sending sympathy cards, but this is a great one to have on hand.  

Cheers!
~Melanie

Stamps: Petite Pairs, Pleasant Poppies
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Extras: Corner Rounder punch, painter's tape