New Stamp Release, Blog Hop, and GIVEAWAY!!!!

Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa . Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month we will be featuring our newly released stamp sets. I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa and I am so excited to be able to share these creations with you today. The new stamp releases are the Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #3 - Ready for a Fight and the Awareness Ribbon Stamp set #4 - Autism Awareness. We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet and Everyday Alphabet Outline stamp sets throughout this hop. 

I am highlighting the Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #3 - Ready for a Fight stamp set 

Please be sure to hop along to each participant, follow their blog and answer the question correctly that they have posted to qualify to win the prizes. The prizes include:
  • The Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #3 - Ready for a Fight
  • The Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #4 - Autism Awareness
  • Sizzix Embossing folder set


What type of die cutting machine do you have if any?

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! Entries for this blog hop will end Thursday at 8 PM PT. Winners will be announced on Friday on the A Creative Journey with Melissa's blog here Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

Heart Disease has sadly touched my family.  My mother was diagnosed this year.  I used the set to make her a card and I dedicated a SMASH page to her and her fight to get healthy!  

I used the stamps to create background paper for the page and card.  I used the heart stamp and ribbon stamp, hand drew a heart monitor line between the stamps. The inside of the card I stamped the YOU'VE GOT THIS on white, inked the edges with red, and matted on white to match the outside of the card.

Then I created a SMASH page in the Simple Style SMASH Journal.

Have you tried making SMASH Book pages?  Many companies have their own version, but I love the SMASH Brand books from K & Company.  They have spiral bound books and thring binder books. Most pages have a theme to kinda jump start you on an idea and their are no rules.  I love using Movie Ticket stubs, Stamps, Magazine cut outs, printables, washi tape, etc.  It has really helped me catch up, if that is possible hahaha, and I feel more creative.

I Love the new three ring binders.  I also used the photo inserts that came with the book, to add extra stamped images, and the back has journalling.

I used my Cricut Artiste Cartridge for the bow but did not have black and white polka dot paper.  I just used the washi tape on a scrap piece of paper and ran it thru the cricut.  I used the same technique to cut out the banner outline.  I used a depth of six and it worked out perfectly.

I just attached the bow with a brad, wrapped red twine around the brad, and attached the boxing glove stamps.  I just cut them out and attached with my glue runner.


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