Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Stamp Releases and Blog Hop!

Good morning Friends!

It's that time for a new stamp release from A Creative Journey with Melissa!

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. As you are all aware, I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa and I am so excited to be able to share these beautiful creative designs with you today. The new stamp releases are Celebrate Judaism, and Fall & Winter Holiday Sentiments. Also highlighted are our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet (Upper Case with Emoticon and Lower Case with Numbers) and Everyday Alphabet Outline stamp sets throughout this hop.

I am featuring the Celebrate Judaism, Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticons  and Everyday Alphabet Lower Case stamp sets. It is hard to find stamp sets for any Jewish holiday. Melissa has taken that burden away by making a beautiful stamp set one can use for many Jewish holidays and celebrations. My First card, 'Happy Bat Mitzvah' was made with four layers of cardstock, two which were embossed. I took an ink pad and rubbed it over the embossed background and used the same ink to stamp the images.

My second card, 'MazelTov', was made with ribbon. I covered the entire front of the card with thick, glittery blue and silver ribbon. I loved the simplicity and elegance it gave to the stamp set. This is a perfect card for a wedding or anniversary.

I love using Melissa's stamps.  They are very versatile, stamp with detail and are easy to use. You can find the Celebrate Judiasm stamp set here.

I made my first 12 x 12 Project Life page using the Everyday Alphabet Upper with Emoticon and Everyday Alphabet Lower Case Stamp set . It's never too late to start a baby album...even if your baby is now 25! Project Life is all about documenting, so I made sure to write as much as possible and use my own handwriting for posterity. You can find the Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticon set here. The Everyday Alphabet Lower Case and Numbers can be found here.

Everyday Upper Case with Emoticons and Everyday Alphabet Lower Case and Numbers stamp sets

Blog Hop Time!

We are having an fabulous blog hop for you today to debut Melissa's new stamp releases. Please be sure to hop along to each Design Team member, follow their blog and answer the question correctly that they have posted to qualify to win the prizes.  The prizes include:
  • Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments
  • Celebrate Judaism
  • Sizzix Embossing folder set
  • Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D foam squares

My question is: 

What craft supply could you not live without? I know there are many, but if you could just pick out one, what would it be??

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 four prizes if you do so! Entries for this blog hop will end Friday at 8 PM PST. Winners will be announced Saturday on Melissa's blog.  Be sure to check back at to see if you've won!

A Creative Journey with Melissa Design Team:

 Marie (You are here!)

Thank you for visiting and please be sure to hop along to all of our other amazingly talented design team members and comment on each blog answering their question correctly.  If you do, you will be entered to win one of four fabulous prizes listed above. 

Thanks so very much for hopping along with us!

Contest ends Friday at 8 PM PST. Winners will be announced Saturday.


  1. Love your work! I can not live without Ribbon!!!! I am obsessed with it!!!

  2. WOW! Great projects! My favorite or most used craft item would be my glue gun.. EVEN MY KIDS USE IT for their projects! TY for your support and for participating in the hop :)

  3. Beautiful. Great texture and that ribbon is amazing

  4. super fantastic projects & TFS your creations
    I would not be able to be without paper... wouldn't know what to scrap with then, lol

  5. LOVE your menorah card. Very beautiful in blue!!
    I can't craft without my tape runner!! I use it every time I am at my craft table!!!
    I am a new follower by Google Friend: J.Woolbright. Hooray!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Love how you incorporated the stamps to project life page as well! Just beautiful! My go to and obsession is paper. I love patterned paper, love feeling texture, just have to have tons of beautiful papers.

  7. Nice cards Marie! I love paper.

  8. Love your projects!! I could not live without my double sided tape :)

  9. Like your pocket layout :) It is sweet memories to remember. I cannot live without my Silhouette Cameo since my husband got it for me LOL!

  10. That is a hard question, the thing I could not live without is my 12 x 12 cutter.

  11. Let's see, I could live without glue cause I'd make my own, I could live without scissors cause I could just rip I guess I can't live without paper! And that is the most darling layout!

  12. Can't live without paper! Thank you all for your comments!

  13. I love your cards, I can't live without my ATG tape gun and Glue gun. :)