Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year and Exciting Stuff!!

Hi ya everyone!  So, it's a New Year and to celebrate the new year Tiddly Inks is releasing a brand new set of images that are just so SUPER cute.  I honestly say this about all of the Tiddly Ink images but these are truly special.  They speak directly to my heart as they so remind me of my two little girls.  I know that each image holds a special place in the designer's heart too as they are drawn and inspired by Christy Croll's daughter!  So come and check out all the fabulous designs on Christy's blog January 3rd!

On another note - I wanted to apologize to my followers and my close blog friends for being absent the past few weeks.  I really needed a good vacation from blogging and crafting because I'm missing my family dearly!  So, it was nice to have a small break and rest.  To those of you that haven't heard from me - it's only because I needed a rest and I'm back and ready to blog hop and see so many wonderful creations created by you all!!!  I hope you had a relaxing holiday as well!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Coloring on the Cheap!

Hi ya everyone!  I'm going to share a very simple tutorial on what kind of images you can color cost effectively.  Thank you to the lovely Pam for letting me share with you at The BugBytes today!  I enjoy my Copic markers so much and think that they are truly the best marker for coloring large images such as the Tiddly Ink Alice image above.  However, for smaller images like the tea cup a cheap pair of Crayola colored pencils will do.  Check out my video below!
Thanks for watching and I love to hear your comments!  For more fun projects don't forget to stop by The BugBytes!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the whole gang!!!  
I hope your holiday is filled with LOVE and holiday cheer!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Much Love - Some Odd Girl Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  This week has been a rough one! My poor hubby had a bit of an accident and broke his face!!! Well after a bit of time in the ER we are home and settled.  But I had to share this cute card I made for my Some Odd Girl design team spot.  I love this little Tobie guy - Lovey Tobie and wanted to use him for the photo inspiration challenge!  Check out this cute little photo!
Here's my card with a sentiment from Some Odd Girl.
 Here are the Copics I used and don't forget to head over to Some Odd Girl and join our last challenge for the year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Simple Felt Flower Tutorial - She's A Sassy Lady

Hi ya everyone!  Today is my day to share at She's A Sassy Lady. I'm sharing with you one of my favorite products and a tutorial on how to make these simple felt flowers.  Thanks Sheila for letting me share today this easy tutorial. 
I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial.  I'll be sharing more of my favorite projects with the Spellbinder Nestables.  Please visit She's A Sassy Lady for more fun projects!  Don't forget to leave a comment - I love to hear from you and if you have any questions - ask away!

Friday, December 16, 2011

You're SEW Awesome - Some Odd Girl Final Reveal

Hi ya everyone!  Last day of reveals at Some Odd Girl.  This one is SUCH a cutie too and comes with so many fun accent stamps and sentiments.  It comes with In Stitches Tia, the spool of thread you see, a needle with thread, a number of fabulous accenting buttons, and a couple of cute sentiments like the one I used.
This is the gorgeous paper I received from Echo Park for winning a contest - isn't it beautiful!  I had to match the stitching on the paper to the stitching in my card.  Stop by the Some Odd Girl blog and shop and see all the new releases.  Here's a recap of all my cards using the new release - but there is one sweety I didn't get a chance to use Tobie!! So make sure to stop by and see them all!
You can find all these stamps right HERE!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I'm NUTS for you - Some Odd Girl Release

Hi ya everyone!! Another release today at Some Odd Girl and this is a HUGE stamp set!!!  I colored Nutsy Kaylee and her little squirrel friend in my Copics!  That's not all that comes with this set though! 
See the little heart and the sentiment - YUP that's not all either!!! There is a gorgeous wood grained heart and two more sentiments AND a large acorn!!! So many adorable elements!  I love all of them.  Check out all the adorable creations at Some Odd Girl
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Romance and Crushes - More Some Odd Girl Reveals!!!

Here is one of my favorite images of the new release at Some Odd Girl! Oh my gosh - isn't she just a cutey! I love the expression on her face - it's almost an embarrassed little look that says "I'm so crushin' on you".   What better expression for Crushin' Gwen!
The heart u stamp also comes with her and a few other sweet sentiments and images that I didn't use.  I used my awesome possum Copics to color her up.
 Also, you might remember this card from the blog hop Romantic Gwen...she's GORGEOUS and again another fabulous expression!
Be sure to stop by Some Odd Girl and see my teamies creations - BEAUTIFUL for sure and then hit up the Some Odd Girl store for your own!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dreaming of A White Christmas - Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone!
  This week at Tiddly Inks we are asking you to create a card for a White Christmas using a Tiddly Image.  I used Christmas Princess.  I thought she'd look gorgeous all decked out in white and sparkle!  I also added a shear ribbon and a strip of KarlaS001 pearl strand.
The sentiment that's a bit hidden in the picture is a My Craft Spot sentiment that says I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.  I used paper from the DCWV stack.
Here are the Copics I used.  Please join the Tiddly challenge this week!  Also, this is the perfect card for the challenge at iCopic Lover!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

iRock Winner

Hi ya everyone! I've picked a winner of the iRock using
Number 11 is Kymberlee!  Please email me at melissa dot forquer at gmail dot com with your address!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Foxy and Electric LOVE!!! - Some Odd Girl Reveal

New clear images at Some Odd Girl - WOOT!!!  These new stamps are on presale for only $5 now in the shop!!  Here's the first cutie I want to share with you today - Foxy!!! Isn't he sweet - I love him.  I didn't do a lot of texture on his fur because I wanted to keep the image a bit simple for this card.  But you have to look at the other Oddies cards on the blog to see how gorgeous this guy looks with texture too!
I tried to keep this a bit simple for a more masculine card.  All papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I used the following Copics.
The next creation I want to share with you is a little bit different!  Design Team member Corry showed how to do a really cute shrinky dink tutorial on the Nouveau Girls blog and I wanted to try it.
I used Corry's technique although I tried a clear shrinky dink material.  I stamped with Staz-On ink on one side and then flipped it over to color as Staz-On will ruin your Copics.  I used my heat gun to shrink the material and used it as a charm.
You have to stop by all this week to see the new images at Some Odd Girl!  I love each of them.  They are all perfect for those upcoming Valentines Day cards!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday Blog Hop

Hi ya everyone!  Welcome to The Holiday Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Denine's blog!  Wasn't her project gorgeous!?  As you can see I created an album and a card.  I really love this paper by Bo Bunny.  I didn't want to do anything too overwhelming as the paper really is vintage and gorgeous! I started with the card first.
The paper was just so wonderful I decided to alter a three ring recipe book I got for $1 at Michaels.  I took all the paper off the outside and re-adhered the Bo Bunny Paper.  I then added a number of gorgeous embellishments from KarlaS001 etsy shop.  I love all her gorgeous yummies!
 Last, but certainly not least!! I recently won a fabulous iRock from the Echo Park Co!!! I LOVE Echo Park paper and well I already have an iRock - so I thought I would pay it forward and send it to one of my followers that leave a lovely comment today!!!
Now you are on to the wonderful Allison's blog!!!  Your last stop in the hop!  Thanks for stopping by today

Friday, December 9, 2011

Some Odd Girl Blog Hop and an EXCITING announcement!

Welcome to the Some Odd Girl Valentine's Release Hop!  Kristy the owner and creator of Some Odd Girl has created some lovely new images early for Valentine's Day!  You know you need to start early on all those fabulous Valentine's.
I decided to use the FABULOUS Romantic Gwen for my card!  Isn't she just DREAMY???
Want some awesome inspiration - well hop along with us!  Remember if you are just stopping by and want to join in - and you will want to join in - PRIZE ALERT - just start at the beginning!  However, if you are coming from Cor's blog then you are in the right spot!!!
Melissa  - That's a me!
You can hop thru Sunday December 11th (midnight EST). I don't want to give too much away BUT make sure to comment at every stop because then you'll be entered to win a stamp set from the new release! We'll be giving away 1 of every set and announcing the winners all next week when the stamp sets are revealed. Are you ready to feel the love?
On another note, Kristy of Some Odd Girl and I are starting up a Copic class online!  If you you have Copics or if you don't, but want to learn them - you won't want to miss this class.  We will be offering downloadable content, a welcome pack if interested, a gallery and forum!  All sorts of fun - so please check out all the details by clicking the image below.  We'd also LOVE if you would pop our badge on your sidebar to help us spread the word!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

OOoo La La - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  This week at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog we are spicing things up!  Our challenge is to make a card that will warm you up! Create a sexy or hot card that is.  I chose this sweet bubbly bath lady called Take Me Away
Ah, how I LOVE digi stamps.  I tried this card with a smaller full version of her in the tub.  However, it just looked too small - so I blew her up!!!  LOVE being able to do that!  The real steamy part comes in with my sentiment that I created on the computer - Room For Two!!! :oD  I used my Copics and some of my FAVORTIE Echo Park paper from Be Mine.
I also followed the sketch at Card Patterns.
 I feel like I've lacked a bit of mojo so turning to a sketch always helps!  I love the iCopic Lover blog too and they are having a black hair challenge so I'm entering this card there too!  Also, Pile It On has a bling it up challenge - hence the black swirly bling! Check out all the new Little Somethings at Tiddly Inks too - here are just a few from cards I created for last weeks release!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sketch Time - Enjoy The Moment

Hi ya everyone!
  I had some fun this weekend and created this card for the Deconstructing Jen Sketch Challenge Blog.  Just for fun!! Love when I get to do that!  I used this adorable stamp from Some Odd Girl called Sweet Thinkin' Mae.  Here is the sketch this week at Deconstructing Jen:
and here is my take on the sketch.  Really not much variation.  But I wanted to try some fun stamping with the background of Mae. 
I created a mask for Mae and then stamped with some Inkadinkadoo stamps and Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink.  I of course used Copics to color Mae to match this fun paper from My Mind's Eye.
Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you have some fun time this weekend too!