Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Creative Journey with Melissa: Naughty or Nice Stamp Release

I am so pleased and honored to be able to show you an amazing stamp set designed and released by A Creative Journey with Melissa. To have Melissa ask me to be on her design team floored me! I am, what I like to describe, a simple scrapbooker. I do not have a million design elements on a page. I like clean simple lines. So opposite of the trend right now. What is great is that her design team is so different than many I have seen. All of our styles are so different. So I ask that you please check out all of their pages!

Marie Ross- 
Karen Bahit -
Sandy Bauman -
Monica Edwards -
Brandie Partello -
Rhoda Sorensen - 

Well here is the AWESOME stamp set I was assigned! It is Naughty or Nice. Seriously I love this set since it is not the usual Christmas set. It has a little kick to it!. In one week alone I created two different cards and a layout. I have not been inspired like that in a very long time.
Project #1 Mr. Elf:
So my first card I decided to use the elf bottom :) Now let me point out that there are lots of different uses for that same image...Think Mardi Gras, Wicked Witch Shoes etc etc etc. Whatever inspires you...not just an elf. I did do the literal and designed an elf card which will be my main card for Christmas to mail out.

So with this card I used a bunch of the stamps. I used the smaller buttons, the phrases "So have you been" as well as "Naughty or nice?" and of course Mr. Elf! The paper was from Close To My Heart Believe X7145B. The colors used to color in the red was Holiday Red as well as for "So have you been". The green buttons and "Naughty or nice?" was Sweet Leaf. The blue buttons and stockings were colored in Sky. All being Close To My Heart. The Mr. Elf shoes were colored with Sweet Leaf as well but Zig Wink GL Clear 999 was added over for sparkle!

Here are some close ups:

Project #2 Santa Baby!

I told you I love this stamp set! I ended up doing a double layout of Christmas morning of my kids. My 15 year old (at the time) was mortified that I did the layout for first thing in the morning. LOL! She said "Mom can't you do a later in the day layout when I look cute?". Ummm no I think she looks adorable here. Agree? The kids for years have been asking for their own mini trees. We did not tell them that we got them for them. It was left by Santa of course with their stockings. My oldest (brunette) is Kortney and she just loves pink. So she had a pink tree of course. The middle one (red head) is Julia and a purple fan so duh. LOL! Youngest is Lil Larry and he likes blue. Hard to get a blue tree so he got a bright green with blue ornaments. The layout was from CTMH Reflections Book.

I again used Believe paper pack from CTMH. The red on the Santa stamp is Spectrum Noir due to my child took my red that day and I could not wait for her to get home due to I was too excited! The black is CTMH for the belt. The gold on the buckle is the Zig pens. Buttons are all colored in by CTMH with Zig over. The green outline on the left page is Zig as well.

Here are the closeups with a more detailed description:
I made this faux ribbon by 1/4" x 12" white paper stamped in Holiday Red of "Merry Christmas" and then the stamp of the buttons! :)

Here is a close up with the awesome bling, and cut out buttons from the stamp set.

I cut our the Santa after stamping it and coloring it in. The Christmas trees are cut from Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Project #3 Chevron Christmas:

Bo Bunny has an awesome line of papers. This Chevron paper really spoke to me. So I went ahead and trimmed it to 4" x 5 1/2". Then I trimmed the white on the bottom to give the green Chevron as the bottom.

I then used Artiste Cricut Cartridge exclusive to CTMH and cut the CTMH White Daisy cardstock  1.50 and the Core'dinations green cardstock 2.0. I stamped "Someone is comin' to town" and "Are you ready?" with Topiary.
Cut 1" strips and folded it accordion style.

Glued under the left corner

Attached them both to a beautiful accordion folded white satin ribbon


1 comment:

  1. Cute! I especially love the elf bottom card.

    We met at the Creative Blogging class at CHA. I'm your newest follower!