Thursday, February 3, 2011

Meljens Desing Lots-O-Lovin' Blog Hop!!!

Hi ya everyone - boy do I have a special treat for you!!  Today our Meljen's Design team is adding a few new members!!!  We are so excited to have these three wonderful artists (Darsie, Robbie, Candace) join our crew and to celebrate we are having an awesome blog hop with lots of giveaways!!!  Get this - each Meljen's DT member will post a project and whatever stamp they use you could win that stamp (details for winning my stamp below)!!!  Now isn't that fun - there are also lots of prizes on your first stop - the Meljen's Design Challenge blog!  Comment on each post and qualify for four Meljen's digital stamps! So make sure to go through the entire list - and the best part is you have a few days to complete the hop! If you don't happen to win the stamp you just love then head over to Whimsy and pick up a few of the new releases.  There is also a fun challenge on the Design Team blog - unique folds - so if you have a fun fold card; gate, easel, etc. join in!

You should have arrived here from Marlena's blog Wasn't her card just DELICIOUS!!!  Here is the new release images:

I chose Bug-a-Boo frame and I fell in love with that sweet little ladybug! 

This was a very easy card for me.  I took the image and cut with my rectangle nestable.  Next, I took three shades of my Tim Holtz distress inks, worn lipstick, brick red and tattered rose and inked the whole stamp.  Next, I colored the little bug and hearts with my Copics.  Lastly, I used my white gelly role pen and inked certain portions of the stamp.

I took some delicious Basic Grey paper from the Olivia stack and mounted the stamp on top using a black piece of card stock directly behind the image for a contrasting edge.  Isn't this paper cute though - little animals poking out all over!
The last thing I added were a number of flower gems using my iRock.  I then took my Copics and colored a few of the centers to match the card.

In order to win this stamp - please leave me a comment telling me which image of the new release is your favorite!  Remember the release is pictured above!  Now you are off to our FABULOUS design team coordinator Nicole's blog.  Her project is GORGEOUS...you won't want to miss it and you have another chance to win an image!  So don't stop here - go, go, go!
Melissa -That's a Me!

Hugs and Enjoy!

55 comments:

  1. One word FABULOUS!

    Greetings,
    Katja

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  2. Girl, you know I love your blog and your cards! So talented, and you know I am a follower...TFS

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  3. So Sweet! I am loving this adorable design and what you did with it.

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  4. Even though you say the card was easy to do, it looks terrific! Love the little bug.

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  5. great ideas for me to try ! darling card :-)

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  6. I just love how you have colored the Bugaboo stamp! Very nice shading and great card! Looking forward to working with you :)

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  7. Wonderful card Melissa! I really love what you've done with the image!

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  8. Beautiful card Melissa. Your coloring is beautiful, as always, and I love that dp. Really love those gems too.

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  9. Love this sweet card! That little bug just pops out out your garden scene! I like seeing how this digi is used beyond Valentine's day...a "just because" i-love-you card.

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  10. Gorgeous card Melissa! I think this stamp is very cute, but hearty hippo is the cutest I think!

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  11. Love this little bugaboo image. Wonderful way to use your white jelly pen, thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Your card is stunning! I love what you did with the image and the paper you used. I would have to say the Puppy Love image is my favorite, but I love what the Bugaboo image says. :) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. Wow! Melissa! Love your color selection on this! That background paper is really great! I have never seen that before! It's a total toss up for me. I really love the image you used, but I also love the puppy with the heart. There is no way I could pick between the two. They are both my favorites! Hee! Hee! What a fun hop! TFS!!!

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  14. Your card is beautiful!!! My favortie image is of Lovey Pup!!! I sooo need to get him! TFS!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

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  15. Gorgeous card, love the new stamps. Debs xx

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  16. Love the love bug, sooooooooo cute

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  17. Amazing card!!! I love your card!
    Have added myself as a follower your work is fantastic xxxx

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  18. Love the color of all those distress inks put together - just gorgeous!!! And I love irock candy - nice touch!

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  19. This is fantastic! I love the background paper!

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  20. awee so cute and sweet! Love the detail you gave with the white pen.

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  21. so sweet! pretty paper and fabulous detailing! ;)

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  22. Such pretty paper and wonderful colouring. A really nice card.xx

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  23. WOW!! so cute I love your lady bug =)

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  24. Your paper and color choices for this little bug are "right on the money" !!!

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

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  25. Very pretty. I love the white lines next to the words.

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  26. ladybug is an amazingly beautiful card...


    ~Tina~

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  27. Hi Melissa :)

    I love this cute card... GREAT JOB!! I am also so happy to be working with you again on the DT :)
    Big HUG XX

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  28. Beautiful card! I'm so excited to be continuing on the DT with you!

    {{HUGS}} Di

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  29. Cute sentiment and card! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. What a cute card - Love the simpler layout with that busy (and fabulous) BG designer paper - perfect card.

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  31. The style of this card is totally up my alley, wonderful job :)

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  32. Love love love your different 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.

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  33. I love how you colored the image!! Really adorable :)

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  34. Very cute card! My fav image form the set is Hearty Hippo....she is just so sassy! :)

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  35. I love your precious card! I'm excited to be serving on the DT with you! :)

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  36. What beautiful paper and bling! Just adorable. TFS

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  37. Love this image and the way you used the white to accent it. It really makes it stand out. The paper is adorable and gotta love that bling!

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  38. Melissa, the colors on this card are simply incredible, so soothing and softly subtle....definitely at treat for the eyes. So glad to be getting acquainted with you through the MJD DT.

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  39. Such a sweet lil' image, your card is cute. Now I'm hopping on over to Nicole's blog.

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  40. Very sweet card, lots of lovely detail, and very cute

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  41. Such a cute card, that little bug is adorable, love the way you have popped the dark card behind the image, it fair make the image pop. love heidi x

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  42. I love this card. Thanks so much for sharing how you did the colouring. Great choice of papers to go with the image.

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