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TIS THE SEASON TO GIVEAWAY STUFF

TIS THE SEASON TO GIVEAWAY STUFF. I think that says it all!

I am very fortunate and want to share the love today and give away four items. There will be four winners.  You just have to answer one question..

What one goal you have for 2019?

My goal is that I want to get back to scrapbooking. It seems like in two seconds, my kids have grown RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES. My oldest son just turned 21 and my youngest is 18 1/2.

I want to get the awesome stories that go WITH the pictures down so that they can share them for years to come. THAT is my goal.

I am not putting a number on it or pressuring myself completely. I just want to add more to their books next year. Anything has to be better than nothing, right? Now for the GOOD STUFF!

We will not have any tutorials or posts until January 7th so have a wonderful holiday and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

For the TIS THE SEASON TO GIVEAWAY STUFF giveaway,  we are giving away three dies and one stamp set. Here are the dies we are giving away above.

The first die I am giving away for the TIS THE SEASON TO GIVEAWAY STUFF giveaway is this beautiful cross.

 There are so many uses for this beautiful cross. You could use it for a Christening, Wedding, Sympathy, Easter, Confirmation, and the list is really endless. I love the detail!

This adorable die set is so cute with the candy cane, leaves and berries. I can’t wait to play with it and use different colors of paper!

This is a great holiday die set but also is a great masculine die set.

I create the card above using this die and I really liked it for a masculine card. What do you think?

Last but certainly not least, we are giving away the Coffee is my Liquid Therapy stamp set. It is one of our best sellers and I know you will be able to create some amazing things with it! I will have four winners for this giveaway. Please be sure that you  send me a message letting me know which post you won on and your contact info and I can get your prize out to you!

For last weeks prize, we will be giving away a $15.00 store credit! That way you can decide exactly what you want!

The winner is JUNE B!

Winner, please send me an message HERE and I will get your prize out to you!

For all of our giveaways including this one, in order for you to qualify for an entry to win, you would need to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts (found on our blog page) and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! When you subscribe, you will receive an e-mail on Mondays with our latest blog post. BE SURE TO READ IT to check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. NO EXCEPTIONS. 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 the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

We hope you will subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Blog/Newsletter updates and check out our website!

As always, we appreciate your visit and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. Have a wonderful holiday!

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2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Creatives!!!!

It’s the 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

If you haven’t read our Mental Health Awareness Month post, check it out HERE as I share a VERY personal and A Creative Journey about mental health and depression.

It’s a MUST READ.

If you happened to come by here by chance, WE ARE SO HONORED and thrilled that you did!! We are taking part in the AWESOME 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The hashtag is #springsummer2018clh and we are showcasing our love for Spring, Summer and of course COFFEE!!

Today, May 25, 2018 my baby boy graduates from high school. He is beautiful, sweet, loving, caring , funny, handsome and unbelievably SMART! I am so SUPER DUPER proud and excited for what amazing things will happen in his future! AWESOME JOB AUSTIN!

Now, are you ready for some cool stuff and giveaways? Let’s go!

Whether your drink of choice is hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or even a blended drink (which is what I ALWAYS prefer); you are going to really enjoy the 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

There are a number of companies participating  in the 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and we are really honored and excited to be one of the SUPER SPONSORS & FLASH PRIZE SPONSOR for this amazing blog hop! We also have our own giveaways also right here on our blog! Be sure to read the WHOLE POST for the details!

To start at the beginning of the 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop please click HERE.

The 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop runs Friday, May 25th starting at 6:00 AM Pacific Time thru Friday, June, 1st. This allows you PLENTY of time to participate by hopping, creating or BOTH!

Winners for the entire hop will be posted on the blog Sunday, June 3rd HERE.

If you aren’t familiar with the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Group and would like to learn more, be sure to join their Facebook Group HERE to ensure you get the latest info on all of their blog hops! The group is SUPER fun with awesome creativity and inspiration throughout the year and of course.. GREAT SEASONAL HOPS with WONDERFUL COFFEE inspiration! We would hate for you to miss out on the inspiration and possibilities!!

Now, onto the projects we have for you today! The theme is Spring … Summer …. COFFEE …. Tea…. COCOA… OH MY! 

We have some amazing projects from two of our Creative Crew Members Alena and Leticia. They are super talented and I love their creations!

Alena used the A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! and the A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee is my Liquid Therapy Stamp sets. 

Leticia used our two coffee sets as well as the A Creative Journey with Melissa Weather Related Stamp Set.

Alena made this lovely shaker card. She used distress oxide inks, the new versafine Claire ink pads and foam adhesive sheets to make the shaker card! I love how she added a little bit of sequins to bring out the beautiful colors of the paper and the ink on the shaker card. Super springy!

I love how Alena used the wood embellishment to stamp her sentiment on! The texture of the wood and the ink on the coffee cup are FABULOUS!

Leticia made this awesome card.  I love how springy and summery her creations are! She also is an amazing crop hostess! She has amazing crops with SUPER GIVEAWAYS that she hosts so if you are interested and you are in Southern California, be sure to like her Facebook page HERE and follow when her next event is!

These lovely little embellishments are so perfect for a planner, bujo, journal or really anything! Aren’t they adorable!

Here is a close up one of her adorable embellishments! AWESOME RIGHT?!

For our giveaway for this hop on our blog we will be giving away two $15.00 store credits for two winners! That way you can decide exactly what you want!

For all of our giveaways including this one, in order for you to qualify for an entry to win, you would need to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts (found on our blog page) and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! When you subscribe, you will receive an e-mail on Mondays with our latest blog post. BE SURE TO READ IT to check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. NO EXCEPTIONS. 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, unfortunately you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

For our blog winners for this blog hop will be announced on our blog post on Monday June 4, 2018. This is open to everyone, not only the US! 

Don’t forget to use the coupon code SSCLB2018 to save 20% on your purchase!

We hope you will subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Blog/Newsletter updates and check out our website!

Happy Hopping and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Six Giveaways Chase My Blues Away

Six Giveaways Chase My Blues Away is what we have today. No tutorial today just giveaways… Sounds good right? You know when you get kind of in a funk and on top of it have a lot of stuff going on? It can get overwhelming, right? Yes! For me too! What better way for me to cheer myself up than cheer up someone else?! You got it!

We have 6 giveaways today! Be sure you check back to claim your prize otherwise it will go back into the prize bin for another giveaway.

Some of the prizes for the Six Giveaways Chase My Blues Away are prizes that haven’t been claimed. I have giveaways every week so be sure to check back next week to see if you are a winner!

Our first giveaway is the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Sentiments 2 Stamp Set.

For my second giveaway for the Six Giveaways Chase My Blues Away is the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Sentiments Stamp Set

The third giveaway for the Six Giveaways Chase My Blues Away is this awesome textured embossing folder by Tim Holtz. Definitely one of my go to embossing folders!

This giveaway is for the planners. You are going to LOVE this set! It is not only filled with goodies, it is quite lovely too!

This awesome embossing folder is so much fun to work with! You can ink, stain, paint, sand and water color the paper before or after giving your paper an awesome and beautiful look! You can even use it plain with paper and it looks very elegant.


The sixth and last giveaway for the Six Giveaways Chase My Blues Away is this lovely wood grain embossing folder. This folder would work great for a masculine background, behind a bird image, an outdoor scene and really just about anything! Seriously the possibilities are endless!

 Now for this weeks GIVEAWAY we are giving away all of the AWESOME products above. There will be SIX WINNERS!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public 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! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

Subscribe to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES to be eligible. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list 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.

Now for last weeks GIVEAWAY we are giving away the amazingly versatile A Creative Journey with Melissa Outside and In Stamp Set!

The winner is Lisa Maxner!

Lisa,  please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from 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!

Thank you for joining us for the Six Giveaways Chase My Blues Away. I already am cheered up and am thrilled there will be six winners next week! I hope I cheered you up too!

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

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Welcome! If you happened to come by here by chance, you are in LUCK! We are taking part in an AWESOME Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (#Fallclh) showcasing our love for  FALL & COFFEE!!  Who doesn’t LOVE anything WARM on a cool crisp fall day.. or in my case 95 in Southern California…lol.. Whether it is coffee, tea, hot chocolate or any other drink of choice, you are going to LOVE this hop and be able to stay snuggly in your PJ’s while participating…. Sounds great right? We are really honored and excited to be one of the SUPER SPONSORS for this amazing blog hop!!

To start at the beginning of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop please click HERE. The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop runs from September 25th at 6:00 AM Pacific Time until October 2nd 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Winners announced on October 4th!

If you aren’t familiar with the Coffee Loving Paper Crafters Group and would like to learn more, be sure to join their Facebook Group HERE to ensure you get the latest info on all of their blog hops! The group is SUPER fun with awesome creativity and inspiration throughout the year and of course.. GREAT HOPS with SUPER SPECTACULAR PRIZES! We would hate for you to miss out!

Now onto some CREATIVE Fun stuff from Leticia!

Hi Creative Friends! ACJwM Creative Crew member Leticia Arvizu here! I am so excited to share my creations with all of you today for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! If you love coffee as much as I do then I am sure you are using coffee mugs, coffee cups and coffee sentiments in all of your crafting! I personally love to use ALL of them! I used ACJwM Coffee Is My Liquid Therapy stamp set for the two cards I am sharing with you all!! I’ve really been on the snail mail kick lately. It really is nice to receive happy mail. I love when I receive a handmade card in the mail. One of my girlfriends and I have been corresponding via mail lately, and she’s as much as a coffee lover as I am. So for my first card I used the coffee mug and “hello friend” sentiment. Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice latte is my fave right now! Pumpkin everything, yes please!!

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My second card actually doubles as a gift card holder. I needed a thank you card for a great friend who has shown me so much kindness recently. I used the coffee cup and sleeve along with the “Thanks a latte!” sentiment stamp. I kept with the fall theme and used paper from Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection. I plan on slipping a Starbucks gift card into the envelope.
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Speaking of Starbuck’s…… Now for a GIVEAWAY!!
Here on our blog we are giving away the Coffee is my Liquid Therapy stamp set AND a $10 Starbucks Gift Card. That means one person can win one of the two prizes so we will have TWO winners just on OUR BLOG!!

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This is in ADDITION to all of the other prizes that are to be given away! To be entered in the giveaway, all you need to do is post your answer to this question on our blog: What type of stamp sets would you like to see-coffee, sentiments, characters, or have another idea? We would love to hear form you! If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry. All comments are held for review.Blog-Button-w-SL-and-Awareness-Ribbon-info

Thanks for joining us and we hope the creations have inspired you to create something lovely that is coffee themed! Feel inspired? Why not participate?  Be sure to get your creative juices flowing and create something that is Fall coffee themed. You could link up to enter for some amazing prizes using the inlinkz link on the Coffee Lovers Blog. All of the info needed can be found HERE! If you post on social media be sure to use the hashtag #Fallclh for all of your creations as well! Be sure to hop along to all of the other amazing creatives for inspiration and the opportunity to win great prizes along the way!

What’s New Wednesday – Blog Hop, Releases, Giveaways!

Welcome to What’s New Wednesday!!

Hi There! I am Melissa Mueller, the owner of A Creative Journey with Melissa . Welcome to the monthly NEW PRODUCT RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. We will be introducing new products EVERY SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month. We are also having a blog hop this month so be sure to follow along for an opportunity to win one of FIVE PRIZES! The best way to ensure you are alerted to our latest and greatest info is to subscribe to our E-mail Updates to get the most up to date info! If you didn’t know, I also have a Mondays with Melissa which is a YouTube series. I have videos every Monday showing some type of design preference and/or a tutorial on how to do something you may not have done before. Sometimes we even have sneak peeks! We would love it if you connected with us and followed along! You can check out the latest video below but be sure to connect with us above at the top right where you can go directly to our social media areas. We would love to connect with you!

Now.. onto some fun! If you came here  by chance, you are in luck! We are having a blog hop with awesome creations as well as giving away five prizes!

Here are the three new stamp releases and I am thrilled to be able to share these new products and some great creations along this hop with you today.

Speech Bubbles Mini

Speech Bubbles Mini stamp set

Speech Bubbles Large

Speech Bubbles - Large Stamp Set

Sign Language Sentiments

Sign Language Sentiments  Stamp Set

I would like to show you this amazing creation done by a friend of mine Raven. I love her style, color choice and well.. I just love her! She is an amazing Mom, supporter of mine and really did an amazing job with the Speech Bubbles Mini Set and I thought you would like to check it out!

Here is my Monday’s with Melissa video if you didn’t catch it before and my card creation using the Sign Language Sentiments stamp set.

I would love it if you would check it out and see what you think!

Below is a list of the Blog Hop Line-Up participants. All you need to do is click on the blog hop participant’s picture (don’t click on me because you saw my post above and my video- you are already here:) ) and then follow the directions on their blog post. You must comment on all blogs and follow all directions to be eligible. If you do so, you will be entered in to win one of five prizes!

Melissa

 Alena

Brandie

Rhoda

Haidee

Giveaways

Speech Bubbles Mini Stamp Set

Speech Bubbles Large Stamp Set

Sign Language Sentiments Stamp Set

TWO $10 gift certificate for Joann’s

Thank you for visiting and please be sure to hop along the blog hop to all of our other amazingly talented Creative Crew Team Members and follow the directions on each blog and become a follower if you aren’t already. If you qualify, you will be entered in the giveaway for one of the FIVE prizes if you do so! Entries for this blog hop will end Friday 4/10/15 at 8 PM Pacific Time. Winners will be announced on Saturday, 4/11/15 on the A Creative Journey with Melissa’s blog HERE . The post with the winner information will not be live (active or available) until Saturday. You must contact Melissa with your shipping information via Facebook PM, comment on her blog or e-mail me within three days of the winning announcement blog post or your prize will be forfeited. At this time, only US Residents are eligible. Thank you for your understanding.

Next up on the blog hop is Alena and I know she has some really cool creations using the Sign Language Sentiments set and more… Check it out HERE

Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner on Saturday. Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

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What’s New Wednesday – New Stamp Release, Giveaways and MORE!

Welcome to What’s New Wednesday

Wow! Do we have a lot of new stuff to share!We appreciate your patience as we make some awesome changes and additions and are so excited to share what’s new! We are unveiling the new website, we have four new stamps sets, six giveaways and some AMAZING creations from our awesomely talented Creative Crew! We hope you like the new website, its ease of functionality, organization and MORE PRODUCTS.. and MORE COMING!

We appreciate your patience as we make some awesome changes and additions and are so excited to share what’s new! We are unveiling the new website, we have four new stamps sets, six giveaways and some AMAZING creations from our awesomely talented Creative Crew! We hope you like the new website, its ease of functionality, organization and MORE PRODUCTS.. and MORE COMING!

Here are the AMAZING new stamp sets!

We have Hello Spring

Hello Spring

Photo Booth Fun

Photo Booth Fun

Spring and Summer Celebrations

Spring and Summer Holiday Sentiments

Weather Related

Weather Related

   We are trying something a little different this month. We are not doing a blog hop as we have done in the past. We had some concern that people were having quite a time and some got confused. It was suggested that it was easier to just go to a central location and then go back and forth from there so that is what we are doing. We are doing a giveaway on each of the Creative Crew Team Members Blog as well as ours here! Yes, that’s right! SIX GIVEAWAYS! Be sure to follow the directions on each blog to qualify!

Click below on each of our awesome Creative Crew Members button to see their amazing projects and the giveaways that are being offered. Don’t forget to come back and be sure to check out all of them!

Alease

Brandie

Leticia

Rhoda

Haidee When you are all done looking at the awesome projects created by the Creative Crew, I would love it if you would leave a response as to what type of stamp sets YOU would like to see? We always love getting input from those that inspire us! On our blog, one lucky fan will win THIS prize package from Scrapbook Adhesives! A HUGE thank you for their support!

 

The giveaway will end on Friday at 8 PM PT. We will announce the winners on Saturday here. Be sure to check back to see if you are one of the lucky ones!

We have started a series – Mondays with Melissa. If you aren’t connected to us on social media, be sure to click on the upper right corner and you will be able to connect with us. If you would like to check out our Mondays with Melissa series, click on the YouTube icon at the top right above and it will take you right to our videos! If you subscribe to our channel as well as our blog you won’t miss out on anything! We hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa and the Creative Crew!