In Stamping Mode

Thursday, January 28, 2010

All My Love

This month has been all about Love on my blog in the preparations for the upcoming holiday. I must say, I'm breathing a large sigh of relief that I'm prepared for the big event. :) In a few days, I'll hopefully start mailing out those letters of love to loved ones and friends that I hold dear to my heart.

One project I wanted to complete, as my last days as a Verve Guest Diva dwindle, was a Love banner. Before I show my project, I just want to take a moment to thank Julee over at Verve Stamps for the invitation to join the rest of her fabulous Divas this month. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to work with your latest release and stamp alongside such fantastic stampers! Special thanks to the Divas as well for openly and warmly welcoming to the crew. :) It's been a fabulous month!

So, this is about to be picture heavy, so hold onto your hats ladies! Here's how my banner started.

The paper is called Spring Petal from Autumn Leaves (I bought this at the Hot Spot paper item at Archiver's) and I stamped the leafy image from Love's Flower randomly throughout with Antique Linen Distress ink...I just love how soft it turned out.

And then I poured my heart into creating each letter....


"I Love You" was stamped repeatedly across the top in Tea Dye Distress Ink using the Heart's Desire set.


The "O" fit perfectly atop my stamped image from Accent Notes...I was just tickled pink! This letter's a regal one with a large rhinestone from Anna Griffin in the center and a crown adorned to the side.

"V" for Valentine...and what's a Valentine without a heart? I placed a delicate crocheted heart under my "v" with a dainty ribbon rose.


And finally the "e," embellished with a single flower with pearl center and Prima bling flower centers on the sides.


And the banner in it's entirety. Made from my heart using all my favorite little things...


Hanging on my mantle...you can really see all the shimmer here. I sprayed Bed of Roses Shimmerz on my chipboard letters (which were also covered with fine glitter and glitter glass) and over the crepe paper rounds.

And finally a couple more projects that I haven't shared with you yet that I made early for the release.

I've always wanted to try a mussy tussy...romantic, Victorian, and just pretty in general.


Here I used vintage sheet paper and used the romantic images from the set Heart's Desire. Spritzed entirely with Bed or Roses Shimmerz again...can you tell I love that color? :)


And finally a card using the set Love's Flower. I'm not sure why I haven't shown this card earlier...I absolutely adore it! I love the fun colors from the latest Valentine collection from Pink Paislee. I want to make more cards with it! I wish I had more time..


And I think I've inundated you with enough pictures today. :) Enough to last the rest of the month maybe?? hehe I'm soooo looking forward to Friday tomorrow. Today was a rough one...my little girl took a Sharpie marker to the kitchen tiles...I cleaned up the evidence, but the grout didn't fare too well. My boy...he's just being a boy. Rough and into trouble. I'm a strict one though...we'll get a handle on it.

Until then, I look forward to my usual Friday evening margarita at my usual place with my usual suspects.

Any plans for you? I'd love to hear!

Thanks so much for your visit...and getting, "in stamping mode."

20 comments:

Alisha said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Alisha
www.craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com

tina said...

This is gorgeous! I love how much work & heart went into this project!

Busym1 said...

Oh my goodnes, it's all so pretty! I love the colors! Hugs, michelle

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic, Melissa. I love the vintage feel that is so full of romance. Jaw-dropping beautiful!

Jeanie said...

Oh my, this is stunning Melissa! So pretty and elegant.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Melissa! Such stunning work!

Amber said...

OMG, these are so gorgeous Melissa! You are so wonderfully talented, I wish we could keep you!:) That "Love" banner is truly amazing:) Thanks so much for all your beautiful creations this month! I'll be a fan and stalker forever:) MWAH!

Lisa Kind said...

You must have been reading our JUGs minds when making this banner! It's GORGEOUS, as are the tussy mussy and your card! Love your shabby chic flair! Thanks so much for playing our JUGs challenge!

Heather said...

LOVE this! I love the shabby chicness of this banner. I am at loss for word. WOW! Beautiful!

Sharon said...

Wow! i just love your banner and all the little extras! Simply wonderful!

Paola said...

Beautiful. TFS

Chanda Stehlik said...

This is stunning! You really have a knack for putting things together beautifully! Wish I could do that! I'm going to add In Stamping Mode to my fave bookmarks! TYFS!

Mtgchic said...

I saw your banner in the Favorites thread and just had to come see more pictures over here on your blog....WOW!! Love every single letter!! What a wonderful job!
(Ps-gig 'em!)

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh WOW! Melissa these are GORGEOUS! I love them! I love all of the beautiful layers to your banner and wonderufl accents on the tussy mussy and card. Amazing! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girl this week!

Stampin' Pam said...

Outstanding collection of projects! Love the victorian feel to your beautiful work - WOW! Thank you for sharing your amazing creations as you played along with Just Us Girls. TRuly fabulous.

cheap r4 said...

You have no idea what pleasure you gave us! You’re so great!!! It was so awesome. You all are talented and amazing. I hope that the rest of the evening or, to be more exact, night was fun and accident-free. It’s so cool when people, who have something that unites them, meet and have fun, hang out and have the time of their lives.

Karey said...

You did a great job with everything!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous creations, Melissa! Your LOVE banner is FABULOUS!!

Paper Paradise said...

Love the gorgeous makes on your blog. The banner is so subtle and delicate. Beautiful x

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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