Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Blog Hop with a PRIZE for A Creative Journey with Melissa!!!

I am so excited to be able to share these creations with you today. I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa. I am highlighting the Tie Dye and Splatter stamp set for this blog hop. Please be sure to hop along to each participant and answer the question correctly that they have posted for this hop. If you do, you will be entered to win one of five prizes! You can win the Tie Dye and Splatter stamp set, the complete two piece set of the Everyday Alphabet stamp set, the complete two piece set of the Everyday Outline Alphabet stamp set and 2 adhesive prize packages from Scrapbook Adhesives! I wish I could win!!!!

Melissa has 6 sets coming out today! Yes 6!!!! How crazy awesome is that???? Here are the names of them and by going to each person in the blog hop you will get to see either a sneak peak of their work or all of it! Here are the stamp names:

Tie Dye and Splatter
Wedding and Celebrations
Everyday Alphabet Outline Upper and Lower Case
Everyday Alphabet Outline
Numbers and Symbols
Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticon
Everyday Alphabet
Lower Case and Numbers

Here are a few preview samples of the release:

This was a card I created with Tie Dye and Splatter! Tomorrow's blog post will show you how I did it AND let you see my second creation I made with this set!

This one was created by Melissa. I think it is so amazing with the crackle effect. The hint of bling I think really elevates the card. BTW how simple would this be to create for a little boy's birthday or go with pastel for a little girl??? Add some stickles or crystals and you are set!
Here is another one created by Melissa! I think this card is so fun! The color combo is amazing! Great for, not only, your hippie friend but for a teen, or school colors for your child's teacher, graduation, birthday (OH PINK AND BLACK) and just plain old Thinking of you card to brighten someone's day! All you need is your favorite ink color and coordinating cardstock!

My question is "What is your go to embellishment that you can not live without?"
Post your comment below and Melissa will pull a random name!
Thank you for visiting and please be sure to hop along to all of the other amazingly talented design team members and comment on each blog answering their question correctly. Contest ends Friday at 8 PM. Winners will be announced on http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/ Saturday.
1. Leticia
2. Alena
Brandie (ME)
3. Monica
4. Amanda
5. Melissa

As Always,


Monday, July 7, 2014

Another Amazing Release from A Creative Journey with Melissa!!!!

So you all know how much I love A Creative Journey with Melissa! Melissa is so talented. I am so lucky and honored she has chosen me to be on her design team. She is so fashion forward and always one step ahead of the industry I think! This cycle I have I think a stamp a month for the next 5 months! Yeah me! So here is the first stamp it is called Tie Dye and Splatter!

The  rest are pictured at the bottom of the blog post.
There is a BLOG HOP. Click HERE to be able to have a chance to win one of FIVE projects!
So I was a dork when I first tried these...I was trying to fit the solid paint splatter in the tie dye splatter! DUH it does not work that way. LOL! Once I got that figured out I had a zillion projects going through my head!!! Paint splatter would be awesome for the update on my bathroom and the kitchen layout! Problem is the kitchen is not done yet. Darn husband! LOL! So I decided to create a project for my cheerleading daughter. She made cheer for her 4th year of high school. Last year her squad went to Nationals. Huge for them. They have never made it that far and we are a small high school. I am talking 600 kids. My senior class was bigger than her high school! So here is a great picture of Julia.
As you can tell her school starts with a "R" and their colors are red, white and black. So I took that and had lots of fun!
I received a bunch of great stuff from a friend. In there was a very thick cardboard letter "R". I immediately knew I wanted to do something with it for her. So I first took a 12 x 12 white daisy cardstock. and my red and black CTMH ink pads.

I then lined up the "R" to where I liked where it hit on the random stamped page. I then traced it with a large overlap and cut it out.
Now with this project Modge Podge is your best friend! You need to be very liberal with it when you apply it to your project with a foam brush. Then I sanded all of the edges to get the excess paper off. and applied more Modge Podge over the top of the paper to secure it. It also allowed my red letter cut outs to be applied with no adhesive other than covering it up over the top of those as well.

Here is my ending project to hang in her room!!!!

Now I did another project!!! Can you tell I was inspired?!?!?!?!

I added a trim around every paper with a freestyle hand drawn line. This paper is CTMH Lagoon.

Random paper with same black trim

Rectangle paper with snip to create the banner type look.

I stamp on foam. It creates a great clear stamp when I do. CTMH stamps all come with foam but if you do not have one handy you can use a mouse pad too. Always good when you are at crops cause those plastic tables give too much when you are trying to stamp.  Also always stamp standing up. You will thank me for this!

Ok this is the first time I stamped with this saying. Can you see how clear it is? You do not need to "season" the stamps from A Creative Journey with Melissa. They automatically stamp beautifully!

Here is a close up

Added the tiny splatter stamps to the banner tag.

I over inked my stamps to give it a bit of a crackle effect.

I cut out the edges. Took only a few minutes for both. I like the effect. Do you???
Final Project! Hope you like it! If you like what you see please go to A Creative Journey with Melissa and please let her know that Brandie sent you. I like to look good for my boss lady!
Here are all of the new releases available at www.acreativejourneywithmelissa.com
Everyday Alphabet Outline Upper and Lower Case

Everyday Alphabet Outline Numbers and Symbols
Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticon

Everyday Alphabet Lower Case and Numbers
Wedding and Celebrations
As Always,

Sorry I have been gone so long!!!!

Wow so much has changed since I last wrote on my blog. I GOT A JOB!!!! Woo Hoo! It is great. I have an amazing boss and wonderful co-workers. I get to work with children. Something I love to do! Kids are on vacation so we have been living at Magic Mountain, the local pool and inside with the air running. Yesterday was 102* UGH. I have a huge release post tomorrow but wanted to share with you some of the random stuff I have worked on this summer.

Pretty princess with random pieces of paper and clear glitter wink pens

My lego card! Great for scraps of cardstock. Just make sure to edge the
circles and pop them up or they will blend in.

Love this strawberry stamps. Colored it in with the pink and hot pink glitter wink pens! The little green bow I think adds a cute finish.

Love this birthday card. So girlie

The Soiree card is adorable!

Made with CTMH paper www,brandie.ctmh,com

Made with CTMH paper available at www,brandie.ctmh,com

Available at www,brandie.ctmh,com

Available at www,brandie.ctmh,com

A card made for someone who wanted to let someone
know that they were thinking of them.

Friend's daughter's 2nd birthday. Left side

right side

Put together all cardstock. Dots are punched out and glued individually.

Loved the gears and using the G45 paper. Stamps by CTMH

Loved the gears and using the G45 paper. Stamps by CTMH
Hope you enjoy!!!!!! Look for my stamped project from A Creative Journey with Melissa