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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Meljen's Designs Challenge #31

Hi there!! I hope everyone has been having a great week! The weather has been a bit warm, but we are expecting a cool front today so the cooler weather will really put me in the mood for Fall!!!

The challenge this week over at Meljen's Design Team Blog is to use 2 images on your project! I used two images that are being released today over at Whimsy Stamps.
My 2 images are Teddy Pilgrims and Happy Harvest.
This is the front of my Gate Fold card:

Card Details: Digi Image--Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg Collection, Circles-Nestibilities, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Buttons-Cosmo Cricket, Misc. Floss and Stickles

Inside of my card:


Last week we had over 200 participants share their talent for our "Anything Goes" challenge! Wow!!! I was amazed at all the awesome samples!!! Keep it up!!!!

Have a blessed Thursday and I can't wait to see what you come up with by using 2 images!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm just gonna be "Frank" about it....




I really like looking at all the Halloween decor!!! And...I really like all the yummy Halloween candy!

Today I'd like to share a card with you using a set of new releases that can be found at
 Meljen's Designs: Whimsy Stamps

I used "Little Franky"



Card Details: Digi Image "Little Franky" by Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Sentiment: Studio G, Misc.: Rhinestones, Stickles

Here's a sneak peek at today's releases:


Also...please don't forget to head on over to our blog for new challenges and inspiration! Currently Challenge #30 is going on and it looks like lots of fun!!!
Meljen's Designs Design Team and Challenge Blog


Have a wonderful Thursday!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Meljen's Designs--Tag Challenge

This week's challenge over at Meljen's Designs is to make something using a tag, or make a tag. This is Challenge #29!!!
 I really had a blast with this challenge because tags can be so much fun. They are like mini canvases to decorate!!!
I decided to use a really cute image called Witchy Cat you can find her and many other really cute digi images here at  Whimsy Stamps


Okay...I will stop chatting and just show you my tag...I tied it onto a large mason jar filled with an assortment of Halloween Candy!!! I love this time of year!!! {{{{{{sigh}}}}}}}
Project Details: Digi Image: Meljen's Designs, Patterned Papers: The Paper Studio, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Ribbon and Button: WalMart, Misc.: Stickles and Machine Stitching

Thanks for visiting today!!! I hope I have inspired you to make a tag of your own. I'd love to see it!!!
Have a wonderful Thursday!!!!


Saturday, October 09, 2010

Meljen's Designs now has Rubber Stamps!!!








Isn't this exciting?!!!! Melissa is so super, duper talented. And now...not only do we have access to her digis, but she has a new line of Rubber Stamps that just got released!!!

Just look at these adorable images:

Full Holiday Bundle ONLINE

Want some of these for yourself? Well, go on over to  the Whimsy Stamps store and snatch some up!!!

Have an Awesome Saturday!! Like always...thanks for visiting!!!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Celebrate!

In our family, October is FULL of birthdays!!! My son and I celebrated our bdays on the SAME day last weekend, then it was my friend's and niece's bday on Monday, today is my nephew's bday, tomorrow is another friend's bday, and then...there are about 5 more before October is over!!!
So...for the month of October, I make plenty of birthday cards!
I made this card for my niece and paired it with a cute spiral lollipop and a matching, wrapped Hershey bar!

Card Details: Digi Image--Sassy Cheryl's, Patterned Papers--The Paper Studio, Ribbon-WalMart, Stickles

Have a wonderful day!

Halloween Candy

Sorry, this candy you cannot eat, BUT it will last a lot longer than your normal candy. :) Janet over at
Pink Gem is giving away this Halloween Blog Candy:

Hurry on over for your chance to win. Ends October 21st. 

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

"Spider Eggs" to enjoy!

Yes, Spider Eggs!!! Not real ones of course, but yummy ones!!! I saw this idea on another blog "Happy Little Art", but I didn't have the test tubes that she put her "eggs"  in. But I did have these cute little jars. I bought them several years ago and a thrift store and have used them to store buttons, pins, etc.
I had about 10 of them left and thought they'd be perfect for my "Spider Eggs". The lids were originally gold, but I changed that with my good ol' spray paint!!!
Here they are:

Don't mind the little "glue webs"...I'll just say they add character!LOL

 I am off to work on my Meljen's Designs creation so check back soon!
Have a wonderful day!


Friday, October 01, 2010

Attention: I'm a Newbie!! Blog Hop Party!!!

Wow, it's finally Friday, and for weeks now I have been keeping a secret!  NOT an easy task for me. And today is the day I get to spill the beans!  WOOHOO!   Meljen's Designs is one of the hottest new digital stamp lines around asked ME, YES ME!!, to be on their Design Team! 
I am  beyond excited........can you tell!? 

Here's a card I created just for this blog hop:
Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Papers--Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg line, Circle/Scallped Circle-Nestibilities, Misc.-Chalks, Copics, Ribbon
Seven HOT designers have been added to the existing team so now we are doubled in size!  Tons of inspiration will be coming your way here on my blog and at the 

   Please join me on Thursdayswhere (each week) there is a new release and a new challenge!  Each challenge gives you a chance to win free images, too, so I hope you play along with me!



BUT FIRST. before I get too excited, today marks the beginning of a three-day BLOG HOP PARTY to meet the newly expanded team! The blog runs from today October 1 thru October 4th.  If you are already HOPPING, you should have come here from
And next you will go to Callie's Blog where you will be inspired by her beautiful card!!







Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you!  Now KEEP HOPPING!    Oh, did I mention that there's a prize at the end?  So be sure to leave everyone some love!  Now, hop-Hop-HOP!!