Sunday, August 10, 2014

OH IN LOVE WITH THIS ALPHABET BLOG HOP!!!!

Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month we will be featuring our newly released stamp sets. I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa and I am so excited to be able to share these creations with you today.

The new stamp releases are:
 
  • Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #3
  • Ready for a Fight and the Awareness Ribbon Stamp set #4
  • Autism Awareness.

We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile stamp sets throughout this hop:

  • Everyday Alphabet
  • Everyday Alphabet Outline

I am highlighting the Everyday Alphabet stamp set (or sets as the alpha sets are actually two separate sets) for this blog hop.

Please be sure to hop along to each participant, follow their blog and answer the question correctly that they have posted to qualify to win the prizes. The prizes include:
  • The Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #3 - Ready for a Fight
  • The Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #4 - Autism Awareness
  • Sizzix Embossing folder set
My question is:

What is my FAVORITE scrapbooking item, besides A Creative Journey with Melissa, to use when I craft? The item is used in both of my products...hint: **The answer is in this blog**


So let me start off with my first project! Up Up and Away Oh Happy Day!


I used the CTMH paper pack X7180B Balloon Ride which is $9.95. I hand cut the balloons and the cloud. The ribbon I found in my stash from CTMH as well and matched perfectly. I used Z2196 Smoothie ink to stamp Everyday Alphabet. I then cut it out in awkward "rectangles" and used Z2500 Crystal Blue to edge it out. In the following photo you can see the Wink by Stella in clear to add some shimmer.




The clear glitter Wink pen was used on the flower, petals on the balloon, the yellow trim on the balloon and the detail on the clouds.


Close up of the awesome stamp! Again you do not need to season her stamps! They are amazing!

When you are 40 you realize that it is not the same "40" you thought it would be when you were a kid or in your "20"s! This thought and feeling is what inspired this card!!!




I loved loved loved making this card. I used both the capital and lower case with numbers stamps from A Creative Journey with Melissa.  The ink I used to distress was Z2118 Desert Sand and the stamped words are with Z2155 Topiary from Close To My Heart.


I have had the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cart since the day it came out. I have tried and tried to make those amazing flowers but they never looked right! Well saw an awesome video on the CTMH page! Geez I am not a good sales person. LOL and they used a quilling tool. So I have had this tool and never used it. These are literally my first attempt at it. I love love love them! They take 1 minute to make with some z679 Liquid Glass to hold it in place. The Pearl is a previously embellishment released by CTMH.

 
The back round paper is also the same paper that the green flower with pearl is made with. It has a leather like feel to it. The green patterned paper is the same as the "black" flowered paper. The ribbon is a random seam ribbon that I found in my stash cause I love ribbon and is my favorite thing to use when scrapbooking and card making next to my A Creative Journey with Melissa stamps.

**So remember to win you need to go to EACH and EVERY person LISTED below and comment with the answer to their question in the comment section of their blog. **

Just click their name...it is hyperlinked for you!

Rhoda

Amanda

Marie

Alena

Brandie **YOU ARE HERE**

Melissa 



Please remember to let Melissa know who sent you :-)

Always,

Brans


29 comments:

  1. I love ribbon too, it just seems to finish the card right?

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    1. Thank you Ronnie! You are right and I totally agree!

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    1. Kintreed you are correct! TY for coming!

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  3. Beautiful cards. Ribbon is the answer. Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Gloria! That is an awesome compliment from you!

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    1. Natalie you are correct! Thanks for coming!

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    2. Becky you are right! Thank you for coming!

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  6. Ribbon is the answer to your question. I haven't used any, but have lots. I think it's time that I tried it!

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    1. Deanna you are correct!!! I love love ribbon. Add a little here and there to get your creative juices going!

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  7. I can't find anywhere on this site to "like"

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    1. It is listed as "Join This Site". Thank you for such nice compliments!

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  8. Amazing.. Love the small details- always makes me smile looking at how you work. I am gonna guess CTMH papers:)

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    1. Thanks Sandy! <3 YOU! Make sure you post the answer! You are eligible too!

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    1. Thank you and you are right Mary!

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  10. Brandie, love the cards you made! The colors are awesome!

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  11. Love your cards :) You really make my stamps look good! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love the fact that you created something you were skiddish about and it worked out AWESOME! LOVELY!! Great projects! Thank you for your support! Oh and uh..... RIBBON RIBBON RIBBON (and of course your wink pens!)

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  12. Your Favorite item to use is RIBBON !!!! I too love Ribbon it really gives things the kick they need to look extra special.

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    1. Thanks Cindy you are right!!!! I agree I think it really completes many of my projects. Thanks for stopping. I will check out your blog :-)

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  13. Very nice cards. I love ribbon, but don't use it as much as I would like.

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    1. 4Him pull them out! I love ribbon. I use it often and have a stash a zillion miles long. Thanks for coming to my blog and I will check yours out as well :-)

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  14. Beautiful projects. Your FAVORITE scrapbooking item, besides A Creative Journey with Melissa, to use when I craft is CTMH papers and embellishments.
    TTFN

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  15. Brandie, my favorite CTMH paper of all time. I bought it before I left CTMH along with the Project Life themed cards. I loved what you did with it! And I also have this cartridge which I will have to try out with my new Cricut Explore to get these amazing flowers! Your favorite scrapbooking item to use besides ACJWM? I would think anything with the initials CTMH for sure!

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  16. OH MY GOSH! Brandie those cards are super fabulous!! WOW! I am particularly drawn to the first one (because I love those colors, they remind me of Shabby Chic things)! So, so beautiful!! You really made that alphabet look amazing!! Great Job!

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