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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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Using Twine & Sign Language Sentiments on a Card – It’s a SNEAK PEEK!!

Have you ever thought about using different items for your creations? What about twine? Have you thought about using bakers twine on a creation you have created to add a little color or pop? Thanks for joining us for Monday’s with Melissa. Today I am going to be showing you how to create a card using twine and give you a sneak peek of the stamp sets coming out Wednesday! Whether you learn better by video or a pictorial, we have both! Let’s Get To It!!!

Here is a list of the supplies you will need to create this:

Shaped Punches

Card

Patterned Paper for Base of Card

Paper for Stamped Sentiment

Coordinating Colored Paper

3-D Foam Squares

1/8 hole punch (works best with the diameter of bakers twine)

Twine

Tape Runner/Adhesive

Scissors

Ink

Sentiment Stamps ( We used the to be released on 4-8-15 Sign Language Sentiments Stamp Set )

Acrylic Stamp Block

Adhere foam squares to the patterned paper

Adhere paper to card

Line up sentiment paper on card for placement of the hole for the twine. This is needed because you are punching a hole through both the sentiment paper as well as the card so that they can be  lined up for proper twine bow placement.

Punch a hole through the sentiment paper and the card at the same time so they will line up for the twine attachment. Set the sentiment paper aside.

Punch out your heart shapes out of the colored card stock.

Take out your ink, stamps, sentiment paper and block.

Place sentiment on stamp block, ink stamp and stamp on the pre-punched sentiment paper.

Place adhesive on the back of the stamped sentiment paper

Adhere stamped sentiment paper onto the card ensuring the holes punched earlier are aligned.

Put the twine through both the holes on the card and sentiment.

Tie a bow with the twine and trim off the excess.

Adhere foam square to the back of the large heart and place on the card.

Place adhesive to the back of the two smaller hearts (You can also use pop squares on the smaller hearts as well. This is a design choice.)

You have your completed card 🙂

We hope you have enjoyed this tutorial… If you would like to see the sneak peek of the stamp sets that are to be released on Wednesday, check out our video above and be sure to come back on Wednesday for What’s New Wednesday for our Blog Hop which includes the new sign language sentiment stamp set as well as two other stamp sets to be released, creations and GIVEAWAYS!!

I would love to hear your feedback so be sure to leave a comment!

Thanks for going on

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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!

New Website, New Stamp Releases and Giveaways-OH MY!

New Website, New Stamp Releases! and Giveaways-OH MY!

We are so excited to share all of the great new things that are happening here at A Creative Journey with Melissa! We have an amazing new website, new products, new stamp releases, new Creative Crew Team Members, and JUST WOW! Of course there will be LOTS of giveaways too! We just can’t wait to share all of the excitement with you! STAY TUNED!