Coffee Spinner Slider Card

Coffee Spinner Slider Card is what we have for you today. This Coffee Spinner Slider Card is a fun moving card that ANYONE would love to receive! It is super easy and you will have so much fun creating it! I am so excited and inspired and hope to do the same for you!

If you are here for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, go here but be sure to read this post because this coffee card is too awesome to miss!

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed for the Coffee Spinner Slider Card

A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee is my Liquid Therapy Stamp Set

Manual Die Cut Machine

Adhesive

3-d Foam Squares and small dots

Paper to stamp sentiment on

Twine

Two pennies or washers

Ink

Stamp Block

Scissors

Punch

Jelly Roll Clear Star Pen

Rhinestones

Glitter Pen

141820 Big Shot Framelits Sliding Star Die Set *

Patterned Paper

Card Base

*If you are interested in purchasing the Stampin Up Sliding Star Die set to create this Coffee Spinner Slider Card, please go to Brandie’s Website HERE and I KNOW she will take very good care of you!

For the spinner card, you will need to take out your Stampin Up Sliding Star Framelits Die Set.

Using the circle die as shown above in the set, be sure that the cutting part of the die is face down on the paper.

Put the cutting part of the die face down and centered where you would like it on your paper.

Place your paper and die on your platform and clear platform where you would like it cut.

Once you are ready to cut it, place the second clear platform on top of the die.

Run your die through your manual die cut machine.

Here are the parts you keep to use for your Coffee Spinner Slider Card. Take out your card base as well.

You will need thin foam strips and foam squares for the next part to put your card together.

This is how I placed my foam squares and strips. It is important to place the thin foam strips on the top of the circle and the sides so the item that is spinning doesn’t get stuck on the adhesive strip.

Adhere the die cut patterned paper on top of your card base.

Cut one of your foam squares in half.

Place two foam squares and two halves on the back of the circle from die that was cut from your patterned paper.

Make sure the foam squares will NOT be int he way of your spinner or else it will get hung up and not spin properly.

You will place the circle in the center of the cut out circle on your card base.

BE SURE IT IS CENTERED or else it will not spin properly.

It is MUCH EASIER if you use a patterned paper for this part as you can line it up to ensure it is centered.

Take out your SMALL foam dots. I did try the larger foam dots. They did not work. They got hung up in the track for the spinner and it was not flowing properly. These foam dots work PERFECTLY so I am sticking with the smaller ones.

Place your foam circles in the middle of your penny or washer. These foam dots were thin so I stacked three together.

They aren’t exactly perfectly lined up but it still works perfectly!

Take your other penny and squish it so it is like a sandwich so it looks like a penny sandwich with your dots inside.

This is what it will look like once it is stuck together.

Now you are going to take  your card base and place your penny sandwich with one side of the penny under the patterned card base and one side of the penny on top of the card base.


This is what it will look like once you have put the one side under the card base.

Now you will take the right side of the penny and inside circle and gently place it inside the penny sandwich as shown.

This will allow you to have the item around the circle spin. Move your card around to be sure that the spinner is working. If it doesn’t work check to be sure both sides are even, your foam dot isn’t too large and the penny’s are both centered. You should be good to go!

Stamp the image you want to place on your spinner. This image stamped out and had cut it out with my Brother Scan and Cut 2. HOW COOL IS THAT? I will be showing you how to use it in future posts.

Since I didn’t need to fussy cut my image, I just took out my Chameleon Pen and colored my image.

I placed adhesive on the back of my image.

You will then want to adhere your image to your penny so that your image will be the spinning part of your project.

Next, take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee is my Liquid Therapy Stamp Set.

You will also need your stamp block, ink and paper to stamp sentiment on out. Stamp your sentiment.

Punch out your sentiment.

Using your twine, wrap your sentiment and tie it in a knot.

Cut off your excess twine.

Take out your rhinestones and place one on either side of your sentiment as shown.

Take out your Jelly Roll Clear Star pen.

Using your Jelly Roll Clear Star pen, outline your coffee cup stamped image to give it a little bling.

Using the pen gives a subtle glimmer effect to your image.

Place foam squares or dots on the back of your sentiment to give a 3-D effect.

Adhere your sentiment to your card.

Your card creation is COMPLETE! YOU DID IT!!

Now, for the GIVEAWAY!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the Chameleon Pastels 5 Pack of pens shown in the video above valued at $24.99!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.  

 Now for last weeks WINNER of the A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! Stamp Set !!

The WINNER IS  Vanessa Black !!

Vanessa, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Coffee Spinner Slider Card Tutorial. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. Be sure to come back Monday as we announcing our winners of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop as well as having something fun to share!

 

Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights

Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights is what we have for you today. I don’t know about you but I always have a hard time showing the light source and highlights in my coloring. I truthfully think it is a struggle for me just because I get anxiety over it. Although I am a bit insecure and don’t feel I am good at it. If I took a deep breath and just focused, I would be fine… but I psych myself out most of the time.

Today I am going to show you a shortcut I use for Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights. It has helped me and I hope it helps you too!

Supplies Needed

Ink

Stamp Block

Chameleon Pens

A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! Stamp Set

Paper

Stamp your images on your paper and take out your RD4 Chameleon Pen.

Remove the blending solution cartridge revealing the pen cap.

Take off the pen cap revealing the nib of your choice.

Place your blending solution cartridge on your pen.

Hold your Chameleon Pen upright for 10-15 seconds.

Notice how the tip of the nib is much lighter in color than the base of it. This is where the blending solution has been placed from the blending solution cartridge.

Color the area where you think the light would hit the stamped image in the picture. This will be very light in color therefore highlighting the area.

Continue to the handle of the cup which will also highlight that area.

Outline the image with your Chameleon RD4 Pen.

By using a flicking motion, color the image from the outside to the inside flicking toward your lightened area.

I am now doing the other side of the cup toward the lightened area.

Here i have colored the whole cup and the highlighted area is obvious but could be even more so.

Here is a close up. You could leave it like this but I don’t care for it. I think it needs to have a more finished and uniform look.

Place your blending solution cartridge on your pen nib again allowing the blending solution onto the tip of the pen nib.

Starting with the lightened area, color the cup over all of the areas you had previously starting with the lightest area first.

Here you can see there is a more uniform colored look and you can also see the highlight.

Here is another way to show the highlight even more. Add the blending solution cartridge on top of the nib.

Once you have had it upright for 5-7 seconds, go over just the area where you were highlighting the coffee cup.

Notice how it is blended however still shows the highlighted area a little more intense now that we have added more of the blending solution to the cup.

Now I am going to add just straight blending solution to the image on the cup to make the highlight even more intense.

This is what it looks like using the colorless blender after the previous steps we have taken.

Now I am going to show you what it looks like if you color the image without blending solution.

Now I am going to use the Colorless blending pen to highlight the area directly without any other addition of blending solution.

Here is a close up of the image once this has been done. Notice how light it is with just the colorless blender at the bottom versus the top right where there were layers of color placed on the cup.

Now you have three different ways you can show Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights. I hope I have encouraged you to try to face your fear and just DO IT! YOU CAN!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! Stamp Set shown in the video above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The WINNER IS  Denise Bryant!!

Denise, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! If for some reason, you don’t get a response within 48 hours, please contact me. I have had e-mail issues in the past and would hate to have this happen again and not realize you have tried to contact me. Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. Be sure to come back Friday as we are participating in the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop where there are lots of amazing inspiration as well as prizes up for grabs! 

2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party Part Two

2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party HAUL Part Two is what we have for you today. I am so excited to show you the second half of my awesome haul from my Stampin Up Party!

If you didn’t get a chance to see Part One, Check it out HERE.

I am so excited to show you my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party Part Two. The dies I received and the extras I received are awesome! I can’t wait to show you how I am going to use them in future blog posts and videos so be sure to subscribe so you can check the project out in the future too!! Are you ready? ME TOO!

For my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party Part Two,

I am going to show you the three framelit die sets that I purchased. I am so excited about these that I had to be sure you knew about them too. As you probably know, I have my own stamp line however, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate awesome products that would work perfectly WITH my stamps, right? Well, when I saw these die sets, that is exactly what I had in mind.

This is from the Framelits Sliding Star Die set. Here you can create cards with moving elements. The bottom die is used to have an item floating on a card giving you a cool 3-d moving effect. I will be creating items using this die so be sure to subscribe for future video and blog posts!

The top die is a circle which is prefect to have something floating around in a circle while you have an item in the middle. The circle die cuts not only the area where you would have something floating, you would also be able to cut the circle that would be inside the floating area.

This is the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits die set.

I love how it will not only cut your 4 x 6 items for Project Life but it will also cut your 2 x 3 cards as well!

This awesome set is the Thinlits Project Life Paper Clips Die set. Not only can you create 4 x 4 and 2 x 2 items using the larger dies, you can also create the adorable clips with the clip dies.

Here is a close of up the clips so you can see how large they are in relation to ones hand. SUPER CUTE RIGHT?

Here are all of the dies I showcased for my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party Part Two. I hope you will be sure to stay tuned to see what I create with my new dies!

Here is the complete list of items I showcased in my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party Part Two and a few extras I didn’t in case you want to check them out too!

Free Gifts

133719 Paper Glimmer Gold

135314 Paper Glimmer Silver

135315 Paper Glimmer Dazzling Diamonds

143831 Glimmer paper Assortment Pack

Project Life

141666 Project Life Card Collection Good Vibes

138454 Project Life Card Collection Moments Like These

135707 Framelits Project Life Cards and Labels

138284 Thinlits Project Life Paper Clips

141820 Big Shot Framelits Sliding Star

Coordinating Cardstock for Project Life Kits

100867 Night of Navy 8.5 x 11″

121044 Basic Gray 8.5 x 11″

138336 Tip Top Taupe8.5 x 11″

138334 Watermelon Wonder 8.5 x 11″

141415 Emerald Envy 8.5 x 11″

138340 In Color Collection 2015-2017 12  x 12″

Accessories

102394 Stampin Mist

101022 Stampin Mist Refill

If you have any questions about the items I have described in my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party Part Two, would like to order or any other questions, please go to Brandie’s Website HERE and I KNOW she will take very good care of you!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the Stampin Up Glitter Paper Pack shown in the video above. These stamp sets will work wonderfully with any of the products that have been shown in my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party !

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The WINNER IS  Jessica Marshall!!

Jessica, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! If for some reason, you don’t get a response within 48 hours, please contact me. I have had e-mail issues in the past and would hate to have this happen again and not realize you have tried to contact me. Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party Part Two. Be sure to contact Brandie on her website if you would like to have your own! You can even have an online party too!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

 

2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party

2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party by Stampin Up is what we have for you today !! Yes! You read it right!

My awesome friend and previous Creative Crew member has moved on to a new adventure which is being a Stampin Up Demonstrator!

I am so excited for her and of course want to support my friends with their passion. I wanted to share with you what I got at my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party ! As you probably know, I have my own stamp line so I don’t typically use other stamps as I prefer to use my own. Did you know that Stampin Up has a number of amazing products besides stamps? YES THEY DO!

Between the Project Life kits, dies, paper, stamp cleaner and so much more….OMG!

I have so much to show you from my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party, I have to do it in two videos! Be sure to come back next week for the second half too! Are you ready? Here we go!

In years past I typically would do a large party at my house with four make n takes along with food and fun all day long. I really miss those days.

It usually would last from around 10-6:30.. Yes it was an awesomely fun all day event. This year it is just not in the cards for us so I was able to do a much smaller version and just purchased what I had saved up for. After my order, I ended up getting the benefits for my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party ! Any of the items you see in my video are available for purchase through Brandie. The 2017 Sale A Bration ends I believe March 31st.

Any questions or orders, please go to Brandie’s Website HERE and I KNOW she will take very good care of you!

We, A  Creative Journey with Melissa, do have a number of stamp sets that work perfectly with Project Life, scrapbooking, Pocket Page Scrapbooking, Card Marking, etc. Specifically for this video, the stamps below would work great with the products reviewed.

        

Everyday Alphabet Lower Case and Numbers      Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticon

Design Elements Stamp Set       

Design Elements                                        Photo Booth Fun

              

Speech Bubbles Mini                                            Speech Bubbles Large

            Sign Language Numbers - American Sign Language Stamp Set

Sign Language Alphabet                                    Sign Language Numbers 

So let’s get started… 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party starts with the Stampin Up project life card kits come in the cutest little box! I love it!

You can reuse it as well as bring it along on a crop and have all of your cards in a protected perfect fitting place!

As you can see here, it has a different spaces to hold your project life cards as well as a place for a journaling pen.

You know how I feel about journaling so YOU HAVE to do it!

This awesome project life kit is called

Moments like these.

I love the color palette as it is perfect for not only masculine but feminine creations.

There are so many journaling prompts to pick from something is bound to inspire you to share your story!

The cards here are 2 x 3″ in size and really great for your Project Life album as well as using any extra for a greeting card to send a little hello to a loved one.

Here are the 4 x 4″ cards which are also included in the kit.

I love the variety of words as well as designs so that you really have a great variety to pick from for any occasion.

Here with the 4 x 6″ cards, you can use these as a photo mat, design element, or a page title! Look at the designs and the rich watermelon color to add a beautiful pop to your page!

Now, the second Project Life Kit I purchased for my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party is the

Good Vibes Project life kit.

I love the rich dark colors and Good Vibes is exactly what it gives me as I look at it!

This kit also comes in it’s own little box holding the 2 x 3″, 3 x 4″ and 4 x 6″ cards.

Its so compact and convenient which makes it perfect to bring along while you are waiting to pick up kids, waiting for an appointment or watching your favorite show. The possibilities are endless!

Here are some of the 4 x 6″ Project Life cards that come in the kit. I love how the titles can really be used as a journaling prompt.

As you can see here, the 2 x 3″ cards from this kit is full of words of inspiration.

Wouldn’t this card be perfect for a quote to be used along with the Speech Bubbles Mini and Speech Bubbles Large A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp sets? We thought so too!

Here are some of the 4 x 4″ Project Life Cards. I could really see some great stories to be told on those!

Now we have to talk about necessity for our 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party too.. Customers and friends have asked me how I clean my Clear Photo Polymer stamps.

I use the Stampin Up Scrub pad and Stampin Mist. In addition, I have the Stampin up mist refill just in case I get low!

I love how it works and how it doesn’t dry out my stamps like some cleaners do.

The Stampin Scrub is something that I have owned for years and years. I own two of them. I use them so often, I have one in each of the areas I craft in because it is my GO TO item in my crafting tool box!

One of the best things about the Stampin Scrub

is it is durable and washable! I love it! You can remove the scrub pads and wash them!

There are a number of products out there to clean your stamps whether it be for rubber or clear photo polymer. I have been using Stampin Up products on all of my stamps for YEARS.

Here are some of the products I love from Stampin Up. I was fortunate enough to get enough so that I am going to make another video for you for next week! Be sure to check out next weeks too! You are not going to want to miss it!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Lower Case and Numbers and Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticon Stamp Sets shown in the video above. These stamp sets will work wonderfully with any of the products that have been shown in my 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party !

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The WINNER IS  Jean Bullock!!

Jean, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! If for some reason, you don’t get a response within 48 hours, please contact me. I have had e-mail issues in the past and would hate to have this happen again and not realize you have tried to contact me. Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our 2017 Sale A Bration with Brandie Party. Be sure to contact Brandie on her website if you would like to have your own! You can even have an online party too!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

 

SUPER EASY Card combining stamps with Punch Art Fun

SUPER EASY CARD combining stamps with Punch Art Fun is what we have for you today. Would you like to make a SUPER EASY CARD? Do you have a HEART PUNCH OR DIE? Then YOU ARE IN LUCK! Maybe even FOUR LEAF CLOVER LUCK? Yes, we are going to create a really cute and simple St. Patrick’s Day card. Are you ready for some creativity? Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed for the SUPER EASY CARD

A Creative Journey with Melissa’s Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set

Stamp Block

Card Base

Patterned Mat for card

Paper to stamp sentiment on

Scissors

Foam Squares

Twine

Paper to punch out hearts

Heart Punch

Ticket punch

Adhesive

Rhinestones

Ink

This is the SUPER EASY CARD creation we are going to make today.

This is the perfect card to bring to a corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Wouldn’t this be perfect to bring along with a nice bottle of wine? YES!!

First, you will want to take out your heart punch as well as your paper.

Using your punch with the shape side facing you, punch out your shapes from your paper.

Cut out a stem for your four leafed clover from your paper.

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa’s Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set, ink, Stamp Block and paper to stamp your sentiment on.

Peel off your Happy St. Patrick’s Day sentiment off of your stamp set sheet and place it on your stamp block.

Ink your Happy St. Patrick’s Day sentiment.

Stamp your sentiment on your paper in the left upper corner. This will allow you plenty of space for your four leafed clover.

Take out your adhesive and four leafed clover pieces. Place adhesive on the stem of your four leafed clover.

Put adhesive on the hearts for your four leafed clover.

Place the pieces of your four leafed clover on your sentiment paper.

This is what the four leafed clover looks like close up once the pieces have been put together.

Take out your rhinestone and place one in the middle of your four leafed clover.

Take out the ticket punch and punch the left side of your paper.

Using your ticket punch, punch your base card on the left side of the card.

Be sure to punch both the front of the card as well as the back of the card. When it is closed together it will be punched through on the right side of the card.

Place foam squares on the back of the mat for the card base and remove the protective paper.

Adhere your decorative paper on your card base for your SUPER EASY CARD.

Place your foam squares on your sentiment paper and remove the protective paper backing.

Put your sentiment paper with your four leafed clover on your card base of your SUPER EASY CARD.


Take out your white twine and wrap your twine around your SUPER EASY CARD. I wrapped it around the card three times.

Tie a bow with your twine and cut any excess twine off.

Here are the completed creations of your SUPER EASY CARD!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa’s Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set shown in the video above which will work wonderfully with your SUPER EASY Card combining stamps with Punch Art Fun!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The WINNER IS Terri Burson !!

Terri, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! If for some reason, you don’t get a response within 48 hours, please contact me. I have had e-mail issues in the past and would hate to have this happen again and not realize you have tried to contact me. Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our SUPER EASY Card combining stamps with Punch Art Fun tutorial.

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

 

SUPER EASY Craft Project – Planner Pom Pom Clip

SUPER EASY Craft Project – Planner Pom Pom Clip is what we have for you today. You can use this clip not only for your planner but also as a book mark, scrapbook marker, gift for a friend and so much more! I was reintroduced to the Pom Pom when I went to a crop hosted by my friends Esther and Leticia. I remember making them when I was younger and LOVED THEM! Leticia is on our Creative Crew and I along with Brandie and Rhoda on our Creative Crew were thrilled to support such an AWESOME crop. Esther did the demonstration of the Planner Pom Pom Clip.

If you are in the Los Angeles, California and are interested in going to one of their crops, send me a message and I will get you in contact with them!

Now, do you want to make your own? Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed

Twine or Yarn

Scissors

Paper Clips

Cut off a 4-6 inch piece of twine or yarn and set aside. You will use this to tie your Planner Pom Pom Clip.

Hold out your two fingers. Holding them apart approximately a quarter to a half of an inch apart. Starting at the bottom of your fingers as shown, wrap your yard around your fingers.

Wrap around your fingers with the yarn.

I wrapped the yarn twenty five times around my fingers.

If you want the Planner Pom Pom Clip to be more full, you would want to add more times wrapped with your yarn.

Cut off the yarn on the bottom once you have finished wrapping it to your desired thickness.

Take out the yarn piece you set aside. You will want to push the yarn piece in between your fingers as shown above where it is wrapped with the yarn.

Once you have pushed the yarn through, pull the yarn half way through so that there is yarn on both sides.

You will then take the ends of the pushed through yarn and tie them.

Remove the yarn from your fingers.

Pull the yarn tightly ensuring the yarn is in place securely.

You will then want to tie it again making a knot.

Once this is complete, take out your paper clip. Bend out your paper clip a little so you have a little bit of room between the outside edge and the inside.

Insert your paper clip either through the knot in the pom pom or behind it.

I chose to place the paper clip behind the knot. I feel like it is more secure this way.

Once it is securely attached, slide the paper clip around a full 360 degrees around the paper clip so that the paper clip is facing the correct way.

This is what the Planner Pom Pom Clip should look like once the paper clip is fully in place.

Now it’s time to trim your Planner Pom Pom Clip! It’s just like giving your clip a hair cut. Trim it to your liking whether it be short, long, even or uneven, it’s all up to you!

Here is my completed Planner Pom Pom Clip!

Here are the three Planner Pom Pom Clip creations I made! Aren’t they adorable? The possibilities are endless!

Again, a huge thank you to Esther and Leticia for inspiring my creativity today!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa A Date to Remember Stamp Set shown in the video above which will work GREAT with your planner and NEW Planner Pom Pom Clip.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The WINNER IS Karen Ladd !!

Karen, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking product overview. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking

Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking is what we have for you today. If you are a long time scrapbooker, new to it or have put your creative juices on hold, I have something to get you back into the groove! Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking is an awesome way to document your life and also enable you to get your memories and pictures in albums.

I was inspired to start making scrapbook pages again!

I went to an AWESOME crop on Saturday that was hosted by our fantastically talented Creative Crew Member Leticia and her friend Esther.

*If you are in So Cal and are interested in attending, click on Leticia’s Facebook Page HERE become a fan and you will be notified when she has an event.

When I was getting ready, I needed to get some projects together to do. I realized it had been a while and I really needed to get back into the swing of things. The crop was SO much fun! Both Brandie and Rhoda joined me as well. Brandie was on our CC and Rhoda still is and it was a blast to spend some quality time with the girls!

With Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking, it can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it.

You can simply use a kit and put your page together with a specific theme or create your own pages using embellishments, 3-D items, memorabilia and whatever else you wish. There are other companies that offer similar things that can be used for Project Life Scrapbooking as well. The above pocket pages are made by We R Memory Keepers. They have a while line that allows you to document your life with Pocket Page Scrapbooking. They have numerous different page. Project Life also has different configurations and the page insert collections vary.

This is the cover of my Project Life Book. I really liked how it was not gender bias. I can often times only find albums that have more feminine colors. Normally masculine colors and designs aren’t available so I was thrilled to find this one as I think it covers both.

I really love how my Project Life album came with an album protector! This makes it so that the pages don’t get bound up in the three ring binder aspect of the album.

It is a harder plastic piece and it has a cool quote on it too. Be sure to keep it in front as it will help to avoid any pages being damaged or bent. I am not sure that all of them come with it but I bought this at Michaels and it did.

The first page I did was pretty simple to complete.

I used one 4 x 6″ card from a kit I had and it only took about a half hour, if that. What took the longest time in the whole creation of the page was the punching out of the pictures. I used the punch from We R Memory Keepers which punches out pictures to the perfect size for 3 x 2 pictures. You can choose to have rounded corners or squared punch. Depending on which project I am working on will depend on which one I use.

This is the left side of a two page spread for my youngest son Austin’s birthday.

I don’t really care for the quality of the photos but I have to document his birthday so of course, I kept them anyway. These pictures were taken with a disposable camera. When he turned 1 which was almost 16 years ago, they didn’t have cool filters, overlays and decor like they do now for your pictures. I bought this disposable camera that had the phrases on it specifically for his birthday. MY HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED, RIGHT?

For Austin’s first birthday, this is the right side of the two page spread.

This took a little longer with the cutting and I made an outline that makes the page look like a cake. My favorite picture is the bottom right where my oldest snuggles with my youngest. This is the EXACT reason why I have to get on the ball and start scrapbooking my pictures. I have plenty to keep me busy for a very long time.

This page is a little bit more detailed but still very simple to create.

I used 3-D pop dots for the top left and right pockets to give some dimension for the cards glued on top of the larger card. My choice for writing was lined cards. To add some interest, I chose to write the story straight across rather than have the first, second and third one read.  I thought it gave a nice flow to the page. I used my old fashioned label maker using yellow label tape I create two labels. Beach Walking for the left side bottom and with Daddy for the right side on the bottom. Although it isn’t extravagant in it’s creation, I do like how it is dressed up a little bit but still my style of CAS – Clean and simple.

There are a number of different kits you can get for various themes.

I really liked this one and thought it was pretty versatile although it is meant for a boy. The majority of the cards can be used for many different layouts. Kits typically come with 4 x 6″ cards and 3 x 2″ cards with two of each. You could share with friends or create two books like I need to for my kids.

This is what came in the kit.

There are numerous cards and I do not have them fanned out to show every single one. The picture to the right shows you what is all included in the kit.

Interested in purchasing more kits or learning more about Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking?

Go to Becky Higgins website HERE. Interested in checking out the various kits created by Stampin’ Up!? Interested in their awesome corner rounder punch for pocket page scrapbooking, go to my friend Brandie’s Stampin Up Website HERE. The Project Life corner rounder IS AVAILABLE! She can order it for you! It is product number # 135346 and its only $8.00!! They have other items also perfect for Project Life too!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking Kit used in the video above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber, if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

Last week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the  A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set, Petals for You 

The WINNER IS SHARON GULLIKSON!!

Sharon, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking product overview. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

 

Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens

Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens is what we have for you today. We are not doing a project just a tutorial showing you how to layer colors with your Chameleon Pens. Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens is what we have for you today. Chameleon Pens are very versatile and you can get numerous colors out of just one pen. Not only that, you can use two or more colors together and increase your color palette even further!

Supplies Needed for the Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens Tutorial

Chameleon Pens (AND THE COMPLETE SET OF 22 PENS ARE ON SALE INCLUDING PRIORITY SHIPPING FOR US RESIDENTS!)

 A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set Petals for You

Stamp Block

Paper

Black ink

 A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set Petals for You, stamp block and black ink. Place your stamp on your stamp block.

Ink your stamp ensuring it is fully covered with ink on the entire image.

Stamp your image on your paper. You will want to repeat this a few times so you have multiple images to practice your coloring on.

I stamped four images order to ensure I had enough images to play with.

We will be using three Chameleon Pens including NU1, NU3 and PK3 for the Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens tutorial. Now, you will want to take out your PK3 Chameleon Pen.

In an upward motion using the bullet nib, I colored two of the petals on the flower.

This is what it looked like once the coloring was completed.

Now we will take out our NU1 Chameleon Pen. Simply color on top of one of the petals. I love the color I have created with this. It gives a salmon and copper look to it!

This is a close up picture of what it looks like once I have completed the second coloring.

*HELPFUL TIP*

Always protect your work surface when working with Chameleon Pens especially if you are layering colors. They can tend to bleed through the paper in some cases and it is always better to be safe than sorry.

I have colored three more petals with the PK3 Chameleon Pen for the Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens tutorial. I am going to show you two different colors layered with the original color in the middle. This really shows you how you can change your colors and add to your color palette.

For the first example I am using a darker color. I am using the NU3 Chameleon Pen for this part of the Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens tutorial.

Here you can see the difference in a close up picture between the original color we started with and after the layered color was added.

For the second layering of color, we are going to use the NU1 Chameeon Pen. This will show you how the two different pigments added from the same color NU makes the PK3 color so different!

This is the close up picture of the comparison between the NU1, PK3 and the NU3 Chameleon Pens once the colors were layered.

Pretty cool, right? What colors are you inspired to layer for your own creation?

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the  A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set, Petals for You used in the video above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber, if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNERS!!

The winner of the That’s the Ticket A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set is

Jessica Marshall

The winner of the A Date to Remember A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set is

Christi Flores

Winners, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens tutorial. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

Creating Journal Blocks to tell the Story

Creating Journal Blocks to tell the Story is what we have for you today. This project is something you can do in mass quantity, keep on hand and decorate on an as needed basis. There are so many ways to utilize Journal Blocks to tell a story. They are perfect for trips, special occasions, experiences or just for “A Day in the Life of” to document your day! I am so excited to show this to you so let’s get started!

Supplies Needed

 Stamp Block

A Date to Remember A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set

That’s the Ticket A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set

Card Stock

Ink

Corner Rounder

First, when Creating Journal Blocks, you will want to take out your paper squares and use the corner rounder on the paper.

Next, take out your stamp block, ink, paper and the A Date to Remember A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set.

Place the dotted circle on your stamp block, ink your stamp and stamp on your paper.

This is what it will look like after stamping your dotted circle on your journal block.

Remember, when you are Creating Journal Blocks you can use whatever color ink or paper you want. Use what will coordinate best for your project. You can use Journal Blocks for a scrapbook, specific holiday or theme, event and vacation.

Take out your FEB stamp and place it on the stamp block.

Using your choice of ink color to match your project, ink your FEB stamp.

Pick out the correct date for your Journal Block, place your stamp on your acrylic stamp block and ink your stamp.

Here is a close up after stamping the month, dotted circle and date.

When Creating Journal Blocks, you can be as sophisticated or as simple as you wish.

As a design choice, I have decided to add the year to my journaling block. Take out the 20 stamp and the 17 stamp. First, place your 20 stamp on your block, ink and stamp on your paper.

Second, take your 17 (for 2017) on your stamp block, ink and stamp on your paper , lining it up to make sure it flows with the recently stamped 20.

Here is a close up of the result Creating Journal Blocks.

I love how the month and year are on the side and the date is straight. I thought it was something different to do.

We have now finished Creating Journal Blocks on the front side of our paper. Now, flip them over and we will start the journaling prompt on the back.

Take out That’s the Ticket A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set and peel off the frame of your choice.

The stamps in both of these sets can be used as exact straight creations or gently move them around to create your own. The stamps that have an outline image can be made into other shapes and I love how the frame can be perfect or you can manipulate it by changing it’s shape so it looks like it is hand drawn.

Be creative!

Place your stamp on the block and ink it thoroughly.

Stamp your image onto the paper.

TIP:Be sure when Creating Journal Blocks, you double check that the paper is facing the correct way so it matches regardless of which side you are looking at because  you don’t want one based horizontally and one vertically.

Pick out your favorite prompt for your journaling block. You can replicate the journaling prompt for all of your journaling blocks or you can do different ones for every day.

I chose different journaling prompts but for this one I chose MY FUTURE and since we are getting ready to look at colleges for my youngest son, it worked! Time FLIES BY!

To change the look of the outline frame stamps, we manipulated it so this normally square stamp is now placed on the block as an oval.

This is what it looked like once it was stamped. I thought it looks a little like the Batman logo LOL You can also use these on doodling pages!

Here are the finished creations for Creating Journal Blocks to tell the Story.

ACJwMThat’s the Ticket Stamp Set

ACJwM A Date to Remember Stamp Set

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the A Date to Remember A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set and That’s the Ticket A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set  used in the video above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber, if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Thank you for your understanding.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The winner of the I Just Love You Stamp Set by ACJwM is Barb Macaskill!

Barb, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Creating Journal Blocks to tell the Story tutorial. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

Embossing: Creating Colorful Background Paper

Embossing: Creating Colorful Background Paper is what we have for you today. Using heat embossing and distress ink, you can create amazing backgrounds for any project!

Last week I introduced some of you and reminded others of a simple yet awesome technique, heat embossing.

If you would like to check out the detailed tutorial, please go HERE.  I am so excited to show you the amazing way you can blend different colors to create a custom look for any background! Here we go!

Supplies Needed

I Just Love You Stamp Set by ACJwM

Acrylic Stamp Block

Distress Ink

Versamark Ink (Watermark Ink)

Heat Embossing Gun

White Card Stock

Color Blending Tool

Paper to cover work space or mat

White Embossing Powder

Hand Wipes

Paper Towels

Here is the sample for Creating Colorful Background Paper.

This is a close up of the coloring shades using the distress in for Creating Colorful Background Paper.

To begin, take out your versamark ink, White paper, I Just Love You Stamp Set by ACJwM and your Acrylic Stamp Block. Place your chosen stamps on your acrylic block.

Protect your work surface by using a piece of paper or a mat. Ink your images with the versamark ink and stamp onto your white paper. You will faintly see the image on your white paper.

Take out your embossing powder, sprinkle it on the white stamped paper and tap off excess embossing powder.

Return the remaining embossing powder to your embossing powder container.

For this tutorial, I created three different looks for my creations. These have not been exposed to the heat embossing tool yet.

Take out your heat embossing tool and emboss each of the papers you have created.

You will now be applying ink to begin Creating Colorful Background Paper. Start by taking your choice of the embossed paper, Distress Ink and Color Blending Tool. Apply your choice of distress ink onto the Color Blending Tool.

In a circular motion (I have found this works best) apply ink to your white paper.

This is what the paper looks like once it had been completely colored.

Take out your second color of distress ink and apply it in a circular motion.

Fill in the areas in which you want them to show more of the secondary color also blending it along the way.

Here we completed Creating Colorful Background Paper colored paper using distressed ink.

What you created  you went from white paper to this lovely shaded paper!


Here is a secondary creation using two different colors.

This third creation is using three different distress ink colors.

Here are all of the creations I made Creating Colorful Background Paper with Heat Embossing.

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the I Just Love You Stamp Set by ACJwM used in the video above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you may miss your chance and be ineligible to win. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber, if your profile doesn’t show publically who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Please just give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST as I don’t want you to get spam or have your comment go to spam and get deleted. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly. **  Thank you for your understanding.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The winner of the Hello Spring A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set is Rebecca Yahrling!!

Rebecca, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Embossing: Creating Colorful Background Paper tutorial. We hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.