Thursday, November 25, 2010

Snow Friends

Hey HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you and your families. Chances are you all snacking while cooking and looking forward to some turkey while having football or a holiday movie on TV in the background. However if not and you are blog hopping, well then I have a Meljen's Designs new release card to share with you today.

Check out these fabulous Meljen's Designs images (which can be purchased along with the rest of Meljen's fabulous images, at the the Whimsy Stamps shop).

Well as always, with the new release comes a new CHALLENGE. Yay. This week's challenge is:

                                               BUTTONS & BOWS

For my card this week I chose the super cute "Caroling Snowmen" image. I have a genuine addiction to snowmen and when I saw this I knew I had to use it. I made an easel card because I don't make them often enough and I thought that it would be the best way to oncorporate all the elements I wanted to  use without overdoing the front of the card. I embossed the white cardsock and I used 3 different patterned papers from the 2009 DCWV Christmas Stack, and  I added the blue ribbon and buttons to match.

Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Let it Snow
ABC Challenge - I is for Ice & Snow
Crafty Creations - Christmas is coming
Fab N Funky - Go With The Flow (anything)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Candy Cane Wishes

Hey everyone. I hope you are all ready for tomorrow, TURKEY DAY. I know I'm not. LOL. for the first year ever my parents decided that they didn't want to do anything so my husband and the boys are staying home and I am making all the food. Ugg. Oh well enough of my groaning over how to make stuff I don't even  like to eat, I better show you my card for today.

I whipped this card up this morning because I woke up inspired by a dream I had. I had a dream that I was in something like Wonka's Chocolate Factory but instead of chocolate, I was surrounded by fruity candies and hard candies and nougat. Oh it was great. So I got out my Meljen's stash and colored up this awesome Candy Cane Freebie that she had over on PCP. I used co-ordinating papers from last year's DCWV Christmas Stack. I finished it off with some black & hot pink ribbon. Its nothing  fancy but I like it.

Stampin for the Weekend - Winter
Totally Gorjuss - Not so Traditional Christmas Colors
OSAAT - Season or Event
Critter Sketch Challenge - Food
Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Christmas is Coming
Fab N Funky - Go with the Flow (Anything)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Well it's Thursday and that means NEW RELEASE DAY over at Meljen's Designs. Check out these fabulous images (which can be purchased along with the rest of Meljen's fabulous images, at the the Whimsy Stamps shop).

Don't those just get you in the holiday spirit? I know I am actually excited about it this year, well except the fact that $$ is tight. Well as always, with the new release comes a new CHALLENGE. Yay. This week's challenge is: Sparkle & Shine: Glitter, Rhinestones, Foil, anything that BLINGS!

For my card this week I chose the super cute "Santa's Jolly Smile" image. Isn't he so cute? Sorry it's not the best picture, I took it with my cell phone. Anyways, I used some new glittery cardstock I got and some never used patterned paper I got last year that I just love. The paper is double sided and so I used them both for this. I added Stickles to his red of his hat and the white fluff, along with the holly leaves and  berries.

Head on over to the Meljen's Designs DT blog so that you can check out this week's challenge along with all the fabulous DT examples using the new images. FYI, the challenge gives you a chance to win free images. Also don't forget to grab this week's freebie while you are there.

Stamp Something - Use a Digi Stamp
Totally Gorjuss - Traditional Christmas Colors
Sweet Sunday Sketch - Sketch
Critter Sketch Challenge - Texture
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for Xmas
Fab N Funky - Forget Me Not (Use forgotten stash)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meljen's Special Release

Today there is a fabulous special release at Meljen's Designs in honor of Melissa's father, Keith Smith. Melissa's father passed away one year ago on November 16th. In honor of him, Melissa created a special release of a few images in honor of him and his love for fishing.

I am very glad that I am able to take part in helping honor Melissa's dad. I chose to use "Fisher Moose" for my card today. I wanted to go rustic with the card because I was inspired by my own family fishing tradition. Every year my family goes fishing at Paulina Lake in Oregon and we stay in these great rustic cabins on the lake.

Now please head on over to the Meljen's Designs Blog to see all the details about this special release, along with all the other DT samples using the images. In addition, we are having a GIVE-AWAY with this release!  We are doing this so that we can celebrate the life of Melissa's dad! Please head on over to the blog and share with us a loving memory of one of your favorite relatives or friends. We will enter your name into a drawing for a freebie Moose image!  Also if you are on facebook and want a second chance to win, you can join Meljen's Designs on FaceBook HERE and share with us another memory there!  The winners-announcement will be on Monday!

Fab N Funky - Circles (I have the wood circle tag and the bobbers in the image)
Lil Red Wagon - Things in 3s (I used 3 strands of twine)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Use a Digi Stamp
OSAAT - Your Favorite Colors (mine are earth tones, any shade of an earth tone)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Distressing ( I inked all the paper edges)
Cards for Men - Animals

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Crafty Creations - Sponsered by Meljen's Designs

So guess what, Meljen's Designs is sponsoring the Crafty Creations challenge blog blog this week and some of the Meljen's Design Team were invited to join in as Guest Designers!

I am one of those Guest Designers. Woohoo. In addition to myself, one of my best crafty buddies Dee is also a Guest Designer. We were asked to be a part of this fun challenge by our fellow Meljen's DT member Melissa, who is also a DT member at the Crafty Creations challenge blog.

The theme this week  is Fables and Fairy Tales. What a perfect theme for Meljen's Designs to be sponsoring. There are so many fabulous images that go perfectly.

I have chosen Three Pigs for my card. I had some great new paper that has a linen look to it and I knew I wanted to use it with this card. I re-purposed some ribbon that had come on a gift basket. Then I thought  that the card wasnt quite done so I added the eyelets to the corners of the image and the card and threaded brick colored  twine to attach the image to the main body of the card.

I hope you can play along at Crafty Creations this week. There is a chance to win FOUR Meljen's Designs images. Yes I said 4, so what are you waiting for. Go get crafty and enter.

Drunken Stampers - No Copics
Sweet Sunday Sketch - Sketch
Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge - Embellish
Digital Tuesday - I've Been Framed
My Time to Craft - Quick and Cute
Lil Red Wagon - Use the color Red (mine is a brick red)