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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Magnolia-licious Sagittarius from the Zodiac Collection

Hi Fellow Stampers,

I am super excited to announce that I'm a brand new member of the Magnolia-licious design team. Most of you probably don't know this but the "Magnolia" line of stamps were, and always have been my favorite stamps. Seeing them colored in a magazine inspired me to purchase my first Copic Markers.

Today I'm using a stamp from the Zodiac collection named Sagittarius  We currently do not have the full size version available in the online store but we do have the mini available if your interested. Please pop on over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and play along with us and you could win a $20 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licious online store.


Of course I have colored my Magnolia stamp with Copic markers. I have also used dies from the C.C. Design's Make a Card #12 set. I thought this was just perfect for Valentine's Day.

As always...if you enjoy seeing my work I would be honored if you would click on one of the "Follow Me" options on my side bar. Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Melanie

Thursday, January 12, 2017

LDRS Creative Fairy Serena

Hello Crafty Peeps,

Today I would like to share with you a sweet fairy card using the Little Darling's Serena Stamp.


This was a really fun stamp to color. I have used Copic markers here. I have also chosen to use the LDRS Magestic Frames die set for the frame in the back, and the Gilded Oval Label dies for the sentiment to sit on. I just had to use the "Darling" wood piece on a LDRS project ;-)

Thank you for stopping by today. If you enjoy my work I would love it if you would click to "follow me" by email. This will send you a notice each and every time I post a new project ;-) 

Melanie

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Quick Creations House Mouse "Smell the Roses"

Hi Friends,

Today I would like to share a House Mouse project using the stamp called "Smell the Roses" I used one of my favorite color combo's on this card, pink & green.

I have used Bo Bunny's “Soiree” 6” x 6” paper along with LDRS Creative dies and lots of embellishments from my stash.


Here is a close up of my coloring. I just love coloring House Mouse stamps because the artist has guided you on where the shadows should be which makes for easier shading. 


I hope you are having a happy January. Never miss a post!!! Make sure to click on the left hand side of my blog where it says "follow by email" This will allow you to receive my blog posts directly to your inbox.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs January Die Challenge

HI Friends,

I am excited to announce that I have been chosen by Elizabeth Craft Designs to be a part of both their die and also their color design teams. This is my first post for the die team. I have used two die sets from the NEW January Release. These should be ready for purchase around January 12th


I have used the following Elizabeth Craft Die sets:




I little die cut fussy cutting has been done here to create the heart and birds. I cut the leafy heart piece twice. I carefully cut the pink outlines to create the delicate hot pink outlines on the outside and inside heart shaped borders. I also cut the Love Birds 3 separate times to get the extra leafy portions as well as the two colors for each bird. These two dies go together perfectly.

Check out the entire "Coming Soon" page over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to see a bunch of new items coming out in January. 

Have a beautiful day my friends!
Melanie

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Quick Creations The Greeting Farm Trust in the Lord

Hi There,

Today I am sharing with you a really special card made for Quick Creations. I have used the beautiful stamp set called "Trust in the Lord" by The Greeting Farm. I have paired it up with Elizabeth's Crafts Country Scapes Wisteria Vine die.

When I created this card I actually was creating it for two different reasons. First as a design team card for Quick Creations, and secondly for an entry for a design team call by Elizabeth Craft Designs Die team. This is the first time I have went through a full application process including sending in my samples for viewing. I am ecstatic to announce I did indeed make it onto both of their teams (Coloring & Dies).


This stamp set will be perfect for bible journaling. That is another world that I would like to visit soon. So far all I have done is "collect" items that would be good to use in your bible.

For this card I have colored the stamp with Copic markers and I have used Kaisercraft “Cottage Rose” 6.5” Paper. I even used it for the blossoms. I just loved the way it turned out. 

Thank you for starting the New Year off by visiting my blog. I hope you will consider following me by email. Just add your email in the box to the left of this post.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

LDRS Creative ~ CandiBean's Spread a Smile of Joy

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am here sharing my latest card using this really fun CandiBean stamp named "Spread a Smile of Joy". You can view this and all LDRS Creative stamps & dies by heading over the the LDRS website. This stamp is perfect for the cold winter months.





I have used the following Copic Markers:
 
Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21, R20
Hair: E11,E13, E15
Clothing: B91,B93, B95, B97, BG15, BG18, B45, V04, V06, V09
Misc: C1, W3, W5, W6, YG05, YR68



I used the wonderful Fancy Rectangles and Layers Die Set to create these stitched frames around the colored image. I also used the Basic Cutting Edge Borders 1 Die Set to create the snow drifts. Finally for the sentiment I used the "Amazing Girls" set.


Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, and embossing folders in the LDRS Creative Store!!

Crafty Hugs,
Melanie

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Quick Creations Magnolia Snowy Tilda With Gifts

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am sharing a design team card for Quick Creations today. They are having a huge sale going on right now so make sure not to miss it.

For my project today I have colored us Snowy Tilda with Gifts by Magnolia Stamps. Magnolia stamps was the very first stamps I purchased to learn Copic coloring with so they are near and dear to my heart.


I have used CC Design's Snowy Day paper collection along with trim and Stamped/punched snowflakes with added rhinestones. My coloring medium was Copic Markers and I added stippling all around her in cool greys to give a 'snowy feel' to the piece. Have an amazing day everyone & stay warm!