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Awareness Ribbon #6 – Angels with Autism Stamp Release SNEAK PEEK and MORE


Awareness Ribbon #6 – Angels with Autism Stamp Release SNEAK PEEK and MORE is what we have today for you! We have one sneak peek but there are TWO more stamp sets coming out! Be sure to check out our blog and website on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 to see all what we have that is NEW! We are going to have directions for our Instagram Hop so you can hop along and win one of three prizes! For now though, we have this awesome creation to show you using our to be released Angels with Autism Stamp Set and Chameleon Pens! As an added bonus, I will show you how to color your own embellishments so that they match your project! Are you ready? Let’s get started!

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Awareness Ribbon #6 – Angels with Autism Stamp Set (TO BE RELEASED 3-16-16)

Stamp Block

Chameleon Pens

Ink

Card Base

Two Mats for Stamped Image

Paper for Stamped Image

Adhesive

Scissors

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Take out your Paper, Ink and Awareness Ribbon #6 – Angels with Autism Stamp Set out. Stamp the image on your paper. Set aside.

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Take out your colored papers for matting. Adhere the yellow mat to the red mat.

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Adhere the mat to the card base. Set aside.

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Take out your Chameleon Pens and your stamped image. You will need your CB (Colorless Blender), BL6, RD4, YL2, and CG8. Take out your CG8 pen. Take off the bullet nib cap off. Using the blending cartridge, place the bullet nib in the blending cartridge holding it upright so the blending solution cartridge is on the top. Hold upright for 10-12 seconds. Awareness Ribbon #6 - Autism Angel Stamp Release SNEAK PEEK and MORE ia

Color the angel wings with your CG8 from the puzzle piece out to the end on both sides.

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Color various pieces of the puzzle on the image with your YL2   pen.

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Color various pieces of the puzzle on the image with your RD4 Pen.

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Color various pieces of the puzzle on the image with your BL6  Pen. If you feel at this point any of the colors need to be a bit lighter, you can use a light coloring of the colorless blender to smooth out any areas as well as lighten the colors on your project.

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Take out your rhinestones. The rhinestones are a light blue but we need them a darker blue so we are going to color our embellishment so that it matches our project.

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Using the B  Pen, color the rhinestones creating a deeper blue color.

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Cut apart the rhinestones only taking the ones you wish to use. Apply to the card front.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the stamped image paper. Adhere the stamped image to the card base.

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Your project is complete! Thank you for joining us for the Awareness Ribbon #6 – Angels with Autism Stamp Release SNEAK PEEK and MORE!

Be sure to check back for info on here on our blog for our Instagram hop on Wednesday as well as the blog hop for the 2016 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that runs Friday, March 18 – Friday, March 25! There are a number of sponsors and WE are one of them! There are a BUNCH of great prizes up for grabs! Be sure to check it all out! You won’t want to miss it!

Thank you for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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CHA 2016 Going on A Creative Journey with Melissa Part #2

I am baaaaaaaaccccckkkkk from CHA 2016!!!  I have returned from CHA 2016 and am overwhelmed, thrilled and exhausted! I have a lot to show you and will be showing it to you over the next few weeks as well as having GIVEAWAYS TOO!! Today’s focus is on We R Memory Keepers products. I do not have any affiliation with them, I just love their products and own a number of them. I am thinking about carrying them, what do you think? Would you like me to carry them and if so, what would you like to see? Comment on this post and answer this question and you will be entered to win one of the CHA prizes I have. I have a number of them thanks to the generosity of some of the manufacturers like items from  Tim Holtz, Simple Stories, Cathie and Steve with Plaid Industries, Sizzix to name a few. I will be picking a winner at random on Sunday January 17th and will announce the winner on Monday January 18th as well as what they have won and will have one of my sons pick the winner. This is a tradition I started when I started blogging and have continued it throughout the years. After all, they are the A and the C of the ACJwM! The above video is a sneak peek at that alphabet punch board by We R Memory Keepers. It’s really cool and I think it would be great for teachers that do bulletin boards. I thought you would like to see it as it is not even on the market yet. How cool is that? If you want to learn more about CHA and read my first post, please go here. Now, onto the products. I loved this display it was clean, colorful and most of all filled with fun items to play with! They were wonderful and the gentleman was more than happy to do an impromptu demo video for little ole me! I was and am VERY THANKFUL!

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These above are shadow boxes, cork boards, chalk boards, peg boards, wire hanger and picture frames. They all look so wonderful and when I saw them I thought HMMMMM…. PAINT!

IMAG1029The above includes washi tape, washi dispenser, paper and more! It also includes a type of rail system PERFECT for organization. Especially the farthest left one that has different size holders for different sized ribbon and WASHI!! YES WASHI!!We R Memory Keepers CHA 2016 2

Here is a CLOSER VIEW of the rail system. It’s pretty cool!

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The above has various punches and decor for party decor making!  They are all so useful! This display is also including  punches to make the alphabet punch board that is featured in the above video 🙂

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Here are some awesome flower kits, various punch boards as well as embellishments PERFECT for a PARTY!!!

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And of course for all of you Project Life Lovers… We have a similiar type of item that would work great with Project Life which is Albums Made Easy. We also have the FUSE that allows you to make your own sized pockets along with a bunch more fun stuff for Pocket Page Scrapbooking!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as well as the products included in the review of the We R Memory Keepers booth at CHA 2016! Thank you so much for stopping by and going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Who is sneaking around? Is it Photo Booth Fun?

Who is sneaking around? Is it Photo Booth Fun? One of our stamp sets that are going to be released tomorrow is just that! The Photo Booth Fun Stamp Set is an awesome set that is so versatile-YOU are going to LOVE IT! It is cute, silly, awesome and most of all.. FUN! Having photo booths is all the rage now a days. Especially with people taking so many selfies for their social media pages. This set has awesome images as well as sentiments to use for all of your party layouts as well as your cards and projects! Here is a little sneak peek of what you are going to see… This creation is from Haidee on our Creative Crew. Adorable isn’t it? Our new releases are tomorrow! We have five stamp sets that are going to be released tomorrow as well as some awesome giveaways! Be sure to STAY TUNED for new stuff and GIVEAWAYS!!

 

Use Your Paper Scraps, Favorite Embossing Folder & Make Quick and Easy Cards

Here is a great tutorial on how to use up your scraps as well as give a little texture to your creation! Use Your Paper Scraps, Favorite Embossing Folder & Make Quick and Easy Cards is a quick video to give those visual learners (I am one too) a short and sweet tutorial that can help you use up your stash. I learned this technique from one of my best friends Sharon. She is amazingly creative and always inspires me! She taught this in a class a number of years ago but I have always loved the result and wanted to share it with you. The video has more detail or you are welcome to check out the instructions below. You are also getting a sneak peek at ONE of the FOUR stamp sets that we will be releasing on Wednesday-Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set.

Supplies

Coordinating color/designed craps

Your favorite punches

Card Bases

Trimmer

Adhesive

Foam squares

Manual die cut machine and appropriate platforms

Embossing folder

Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set (Coming out this WEDNESDAY!)

Ink

Directions:

Pick out the card base you would like to use for this creation.

Decide what color mat you would like for your design on your card base.

Cut out a size that will look good on the card base you have chosen. I used an A2 card base and cut my paper mat at 3.5 x 4″ Some were varied a little due to the size of the scrap.

Punch out your favorite shapes.

Arrange and adhere your punched shapes on your selected color base piece of paper.

Place your colored mat piece of paper with the adhered shapes inside your embossing folder. DO NOT EMBOSS THE CARD BASE.

Emboss it with your manual die cut machine.

Take out your creation and adhere it to the card base.

Stamp your sentiment on a piece of scrap paper that will coordinate nicely with your creation.

Cut or punch out your sentiment using a complimentary cut or shape to the creation. I used a dog tag punch and cut out a rectangle with my trimmer for mine.

Use your 3-D foam squares to adhere the sentiment to your card.

Your creation is complete! Now you have created some Quick and Easy Cards using your scraps!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial featured on Mondays with Melissa. Please be sure to check back for our new releases on Wednesday and for more projects!