Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Release, New DT and BLOG HOP

Holy cow there  is alot going on today at Meljen's Designs, we have a new release, 3 fabulous new designers and a super fun Blog Hop to celebrate.

First off let's start out by announcing and welcoming the three fabulous new designers, Candace, Darsie and Robbie. These three are super talented and I am so excited to be working with them and seeing what I can learn from them as well.

We have a fabulous new Valentine's release to share with you today. Check out these fabulous images (which can be purchased along with the rest of Meljen's fabulous images, at the the Whimsy Stamps shop).


As always, with the new release comes a new CHALLENGE. Yay. This week's challenge is FUN FOLDS! So let's see those easel, z fold, and any other fancy fold card you can think of. Head on over to the Meljen's Designs DT blog so that you can check out this week's challenge. 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.

Now in honor of all the excitement going on over at Meljen's Designs, we have decided to have us a little BLOG HOP.



This BLOG HOP PARTY starts Feb. 3rd 8am EST and ends on Feb. 8th  at 8pm EST. The hop will feature all returning and new designers. ONE GRAND PRIZE of four images of the winner's choice will be given on the main blog on Feb. 9th at 10AM EST, but you have to comment on all the Design Team's blogs during the HOP and leave some love on each HOP STOP to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!

In addition to the Grand Prize, every DT member is giving away the image they used on their blog hop card. HOORAY. Isn't that great. So that means I will be giving away the awesome "Love Sprouts" image as seen in my card below. I will randomly pick a winner from your comments that I receive on this blog hop post and I will announce the winner the morning of February 9th.

You should have arrived here from Dianna's  blog. If you are just happening upon my page and have not been doing the hop, please head on over to the Meljen's Designs DT blog for the details. But before you do that let me share my fab Meljen's creation with you.

For my card today, I went with a Gate Fold card using the "Love Sprouts" image from today's release. I have been trying to use up my stash of printed paper before I go buy anymore, so among the wreckage I found this gorgeous double sided Valentine paper. I knew it would match the image perfectly. I clasped it shut using a heart brad and pink anchor. I added some embossed flowers and a heart button to top it off.

Challenges:
Prairie Fairy Fridays - For a SweetheartTotally Gorjuss - As You Like It.
Corrosive Challenge - Button it Up
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - "Whateva"
Cards For Men - Valentine/Love
Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching

Now off to the rest of the hop. From here you should go visit Lauretta at her blog and see what amazing project she has to share with you. If you need, here is the entire blog hop lineup.

MELJEN'S DESIGNS BLOG!
Anita
Audrey
Candace
Cheryl
Darsie
Dee
Dianna
Jessica - YOU ARE HERE!!
Lauretta
Lisa
LisaM
Marlena
Melissa
Nicole
Robbie
Sandy
MELJEN'S DESIGNS BLOG!

59 comments:

Katja said...

I hop over to see all of the cards with images of Meljen's Design. They are all stunning!

Greetings,
Katja

Jennifer said...

I am loving this hop! you are all so talented!! I love how simple and pretty your card is! I am now a follower!! TFS

Denise said...

Love your card! I love the new images too!

Densie

http://www.craftconfectionery.com

Pat said...

Cute card and the sentiment is perfect! This is the best blog hop!

Judy said...

I love the colors and the heart brad with the anchor is a wonderful idea !

thecardcorner said...

This is a very nice card, perfectly for valentines day. Like the way you colored the flower pot. Very nice stamp!

Darsie Bruno said...

I just love how you have colored your flower pot! Such a pretty card! Looking forward to working with you :)

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Jess, I love your card! It's just beautiful!

Anita said...

Beautiful card Jess!

Anna R said...

Love your gatefold card...and especially the use of the brad and anchor...I have some that I've been wondering how to use...LOL. Thanks for the inspiration!

weva said...

I lika your card!! Beautiful colors!

jules said...

oh beautiful inside and out!

Robin Parker said...

Great Gate fold card. I think your designer papers are fabulous. Love the flowering hearts image.

jigglymills said...

Very cute card! Like the embellishment to go with the image! Thanks for sharing! :)

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE!!!! What a super cute card. Love the fold you chose too! cute new image also!
~Heidi Brawley

claire7q said...

Great card, looks like spring is just around the corner xx

Debs said...

Lovely card. All the new images are fab. Debs xx

laura said...

A beautiful spring card, its wonderful

Sara I. said...

Love your choice of pp's and the embossed flowers are simply gorgeous!! Thank you for inspiring me to try this technique. Wonderful card :D

Starla B. said...

Beautiful card! I love the papers...especially the one on the left side of the gate! Awesome!

Jennie said...

Fantastic card! Your DP's are awesome! They co-ordinate so well :D

xxx

Tracy S said...

Woo Hoo a party and blog hop on my birthday!! How awesome of you all to do for me..lol

Love this card.. the image and sentiment together are adorable.. I really love your doodling as well!

Karen said...

Such a very very pretty card! :) I love that it puts me in mind of spring too!
Really lovely.xx

Angelica said...

HI!! very cute card I love the colors and sentiment.

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous!! Really love this folded card creation!

I just discovered your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

very nice card!

paperfun said...

So cute!!

Kiehn said...

beautiful card...


~Tina~

Lauretta See said...

Hi Jess ;) So happy to be working with you again... your card is awesome ;) Big HUGS xxx

Anneke said...

Hi Jessica, this is really a cute card :) And do not mind :) I was not angry, but I thought I am also ther you that we could use them. Otherwise you asked you and might be wondering how I was coming on this digi :)
Hugs Anneke

Marie-Anne said...

What a great card!

Marie-Anne

Cherie's Corner of the World said...

I really like how all the papers work together. A perfect gate fold card.

mforquer said...

Jess this is so pretty! I love how you used the dark red to off set your image!
Hugs,
M

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Natalie said...

So pretty...love it!!!

Dianna said...

Super sweet card, Jessica! I'm so excited to be continuing on the DT with you!

{{HUGS}} Di

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I love the colors and sentiment!

Lisa R said...

Very nice card! Like the color combo. Thanks!

Collette said...

Beautiful gatefold card - I like the image - nicely done

Marie B. said...

Ahhh, very cute! That paper is a nice match to the image! :)

Robbie said...

Love this card and what you did with the image. So excited to be on the DT with you. I appreciate you encouragement and support.

Mandy said...

Wonderful card,love the sweet image and the papers are gorgeous...Thank you for joining in with us at Cards for Men...
Mandy x

Petra said...

What a sweet card! you did a great job :)

Kards by Kathi said...

Love love love your digi designed card. All of your things are so wonderful. I am new at this form of cardmaking, but hope to get better. Thanks for your time and talent.

tracy4 said...

beautiful card. Love the pattern paper you used.

Sandy said...

Awww what a sweet card - and that sentiment is perfect inside!!

Mary J said...

Sooo pretty! I love the colours!

Candace Mitchell said...

What a perfect sentiment! Love this sweet card! I'm excited to be serving on the DT with you! :)

Brennen said...

I love the little closure. I have lot's of those little things. Now I know what to use them for. Thanks! TFS

Rae Ann said...

Love those soft springy colors! The DP goes so well with the image too! Good luck using up that paper...I just seem to get more scraps every time I try.

Wondering Me said...

Great blog. Enjoying my first hop! Thanks

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Sammibug said...

Great card! Love the colors and DP you used!

Paula said...

such a cute sweet little spring image, love it. Now hopping on over to Lauretta's blog.

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous card, simple and yet very classy!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Heidi said...

This is such a fun image, so much scope, your colouring is brilliant and I looovve the papers. hugs heidi x

Mary said...

What a beautiful card! Such a cute image.

Jaqi said...

Such a lovely card. Your papers are a perfect match for this image. And I love how you have also done the inside.

Debs said...

love it! what a fabulous image and so beautifully colored, you've used some gorgeous DP as well, thanks so much for sharing with us at Fairy Fun Fridays, we hope to see you again
Debs
xxx