October New Stamp Releases, Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES BLOG HOP for A Creative Journey with Melissa. Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month we will be featuring our newly released products and will have a blog hop to showcase some awesome Design Team creations with those sets!

If you haven’t ever participated in a blog hop, DON’T WORRY! There is NOTHING TO IT and I am happy to get you started! I am the first person in the blog hop. Read my blog, follow the directions and answer the question in the form of a comment on my blog. Once you have done that, you go to the next person in line and in this case, that would be Amanda, When you get to her blog by following the link below or clicking her name above, you would do the same on her blog and so on. Each blog will have the blog hop line up so you will have access to the links you will need to follow along. Once you have reached Alease’s blog and commented etc. you will have completed the hop as she is the last stop on this creative adventure. THAT IS IT! Be sure to comment on EACH blog, follow each blog and answer the question on each blog so that you can be put in for the giveaway. That’s it! The winner is announced on Saturday on my blog post here (won’t be live until Saturday) so be sure to check back!

Now for the fun stuff! I am beyond excited to be able to share these stamp sets with you. The new stamp releases are:

You’re Snow Wonderful                                         Coffee is my Liquid Therapy












We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet stamp sets throughout this hop as well.

First, I am highlighting the Coffee is my Liquid Therapy stamp set. I really love how versatile the stamp set is. This stamp set was designed to be a year round stamp set that can be utilized to let a friend know you are thinking of them or to say happy birthday! The possibilities are endless!

This quick and cute card I made using the coffee cup, coffee sleeve and the Hello Friend sentiment stamp in the Coffee is my Liquid Therapy stamp set. I cut out the sleeve and to add dimension added a pop dot behind it and mounted it to the coffee cup. Punched two holes threaded the twine and made a bow 🙂IMG_6957wm

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This is a gift card holder. I stamped the background with the coffee bean from the stamp set. I stamped the medallion with the coffee bean, Happy Birthday sentiment and the steam elements. I colored the coffee cup and background with copic markers.

IMG_6965wm I used the stamped medallion and ribbon as a pulley to bring the gift card out of the pocket! IMG_6968wm

Now, I am highlighting my You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set creation. I am always looking for a cute idea for teacher’s gifts, crafty items and the like. I found this a number of years ago (Yes, even before Pinterest) and sadly do not recall who it originated from as I would love to give credit to that person. I have seen and created numerous different versions of this but I really like the snowman and how he adds personality to this adorable gift! The snowman kisses text was printed on my computer, the snowman and arms are from the You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set. I colored the snowman with copic markers.

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The inside of the creation highlights the to and from sentiments as well as the hearts. All of which are from the You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set.


Please be sure to hop along to each Design Team Member’s blog, become a follower their blog and answer the question they posted correctly to qualify to win the giveaway.

The giveaway prizes include:

You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set

Coffee is my liquid therapy stamp set

Sizzix Embossing Folder set

Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D foam squares

My question is: Do you like instructional videos (YouTube, etc) and if so, what type of videos would you like to see?

The blog hop line-up:

Melissa: YOU ARE HERE 🙂








Please be sure to answer on everyone’s blog the question asked of you correctly and follow each blog. You will be entered in the giveaway for the three prizes if you do so! Unfortunately due to the high cost of shipping, the giveaway is only open to US Residents/mailing addresses. Thank you for your understanding. Entries for this blog hop will end Friday at 8 PM PT. Winners will be announced on Saturday on the A Creative Journey with Melissa’s blog post here so be sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!