Monday, October 31, 2011

Some ODD Girl - Nouveau Girls HOP HOP HOP!!!

YAY!! It's finally time for the Nouveau Girls Release Hop! There has been a lot of excitement building up to this event but not only do we have this new line to share with you, we also have some other fun, new things too!
 Along the way you'll see some fabulous project by our Odd Girls who have just had so much fun with this new line and have been bursting at the seams to share! We're bringing you 3 Clear Stamp designs that we hope will knock your socks off and you'll love for all sorts of projects.  Each design team member has created THREE fabulous projects for you during this hop.  One will be showcased on their blog and the rest on the last blog of the hop - The NEW Nouveau Blog!!!!  So get to hopping!
Here's the hop order...make sure if you've just happened by my blog you start at the beginning!

Melissa - That's a ME!

We are hopping October 31 - Nov 1 with some special projects on the Nouveau Girls Blog the rest of the week. You have thru Nov 1st (midnight EST) to make sure and comment on every stop to be entered to win all three designs from the release! See you at the very end for the full reveal!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Announcement - Some Odd Girl Release and Blog Hop





Hey everyone - you won't to miss this new release from Somme Odd Girl. There will be a fun hop ending at the NEW Nouveau Girls Site. That's right - this line is going to be so fabulous and such a hit that it has it's own site!!! So get ready to hop - see all the fabulous creations - enter for chances to win prizes - and have a great time!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Backpack Tag - Meljen's Designs

Hi ya everyone!
  This week at Meljen's we are having a fun challenge - Christmas/Holidays - please come and play.  The new images are super cute - Christmas/Holiday Fairies:
 So cuuute!
I had to take a week off this week but I do have a project I did at the beginning of the school year that I have yet to share!  This is a backpack tag I made for Anna.  The front uses the image little school books from Meljen's Designs.  The back has our phone numbers only in case she loses the pack.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Live, Dream, Be Happy - Accordian Fold

 Hi ya everyone!  If you are looking for my Tiddly Inks post please scroll down!!!
  I am sharing at The Bug Bytes today!  I first saw this on Splitcoaststampers and couldn't wait to try it myself.  In fact, I have made three now - this one is a bit more masculine.
Here is my tutorial.  In the tutorial I talk about the sizes of paper and how to assemble this accordion fold card.  The image see above is a Tiddly Inks image called Lillie Claire Bouquet and can be found right HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and project.  Please feel free to ask questions or leave comments!  You know we LOVE to hear from you! 
All Images can be found at Tiddly Inks
 A more masculine version of the Accordion Fold
For more fun projects visit The Bug Bytes.
Thanks and have a great day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Silvery Blue Christmas - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone!
  This week at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog we are having a color challenge.  Use any variation of the colors below:
Oh these are some of my favorite colors for Christmas too!  Gorgeous - and you won't want to miss the design team creations this week - as always super inspiring and beautiful!  I love this sweet image - Lillie Claire - Warm Wishes and she can be found right HERE in the Tiddly Inks store.
Thanks for stopping by today and please visit Tiddly Inks for some adorable images!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

BeWITCHing Halloween - Some Odd Girl Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  This week at the Some Odd Girl blog - we are challenging you to color your image black and white!!! What a fun challenge for the Halloween Season!  Done with Halloween cards - well the design team has some gorgeous examples using a number of other gorgeous images.  I love this new image - Witchy Mae and couldn't resist coloring her for this challenge.  All other Some Odd Girl images can be found HERE
I recently purchased the Apothecary paper from Echo Park and some great fibers from an Etsy store and I thought they were perfect for Witchy Mae.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot and I thought it was fitting!  Thanks for stopping by today - I would LOVE to see your creation using black and white!  Join the fun at the Some Odd Girl Challenge Blog.
Copics used:
100, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Tiddly Halloween - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone! Halloween is quickly approaching and you know that Halloween is the Tiddly crew's favorite holiday!  So we are celebrating in style with a Halloween card this week.  I chose one of my favorite Tiddly images for this challenge.  I think she might have been one of my first images I ever purchased actually!  This is Higgelty.
I had so much fun coloring her up for this challenge.  I also did some paper piecing with her little purple patches on her robe.  I used my favorite collection of paper for this Halloween from K&Company.  Please join our fun Halloween challenge this week...Oh my and you have to see the adorable new image in the shop.
I mean seriously...how cute is that!?  She can be found right HERE!  Christy has a number of fun Halloween images right HERE!!! Join the fun!

Simple Treat Holders - Pumpkin Cups!

Hi ya everyone today is my day to share at She's A Sassy Lady!  I have a simple and easy project for you.  I needed some simple table decor for a fun crafty weekend I went to and wanted to add a little treat for everyone.  These cups were inexpensive and the vinyl adhered to them perfectly.  Here's how I did this fun project using Cricut Craft Room
Easy and inexpensive right?  Thanks to the fabulous Sheila of She's A Sassy Lady for letting me share with you today!
Have a great day! Please ask questions in the comment area - and I LOVE comments too!  Thanks for stopping by today.  You'll find more fun projects at She's A Sassy Lady.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness - Meljen's Designs SPECIAL Release

Hi ya everyone!  Today Meljen's Designs has a very special release in honor of the survivors, fighters, family and those lost to Breast Cancer.  I'm dedicating this card to my favorite aunt - Jane.  She is a breast cancer survivor now for many years.  I admire her in so many ways as she's always been a constant in my life.  I don't remember her fight against cancer but I do know how strong she is now.  I hope if I'm ever faced with this trial in my life I will battle like she did.
Melissa of Meljen's Designs has created two special images for awareness.  This image (Pink Ribbon Bear) and many other can be found right HERE at the Meljen's Designs shop.  More inspiration can be found on the Meljen's Designs team blog too!
On another note - Pops from Pop's Cards has given me a few tips on how to take pictures of my cards as I've always LOVED her ability to take fabulous pictures of her GORGEOUS creations.  You can see exactly what I'm talking about HERE.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A little Copic hint - Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!
  This past week I was asked to do a little Copic demonstration on The Odd Girl blog for the owner and illustrator of Some Odd Girl.  I jumped at the chance - this is the card I created for the demonstration.  If you are interested in learning your Copic markers please stop by Kristy's blog and read all the fabulous information surrounding Copics and techniques.
 I colored this sweet Some Odd Girl clear stamp called Mooey!  I love him and my technique shares how to get good transitions from your dark colors to your light.  Please stop by and check out my video!
Oh and I should add that I'm giving away a $10 gift certificate to the Some Odd Girl shop - make sure to comment on Kristy's blog under my post!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Cutie - Meljen's Designs Challenge and Release

Hi ya everyone!
  Here is a little card I made while relaxing at the beach on a crafty weekend with some FABULOUS ladies!  I had so much fun and cannot wait to do it again.  For everyone out there wondering if they should get together for a crafty weekend with the girls - OH MY GOSH - DO IT!!!!
Ok, now for my card - I LOVE these two images (remember my pumpkin coloring love) - well I just had to include him into the card - Surprise Pumpkin.  I also used this Little Witch Hazel - tell me she's not too adorable.  Here is the whole fun release however:
So fabulous and perfect for Halloween!!! All new images can be found in Melissa's new shop right HERE.  The challenge this week is to use ribbon on your card - now seriously - how easy is that!!! The ribbon I used is Seam Binding dyed with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists!!! LOVE THEM!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join our fun challenge at Meljen's Designs!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Booing We Shall Go - Treat Box and Card

Hi ya everyone!
  It's my turn at Creative Critterz Imaginations!  I love this fun idea - I had never heard of this as I live in Portland and well leaving a package on someone's doorstep these days might get you a call from the police!!! No just kidding - really I love it and I can't wait to try it in my neighborhood.  Here is a simple video where I explain the sizes and cartridges used for this fun Boo gift!
Thanks for stopping by today!  If something was unclear please feel free to leave a question and I'll get back to you!  I also love to hear from you too - so any love is appreciated!  Have a fabulous day and for more fun projects visit Creative Critterz Imaginations!
Recipe
Cricut Imagine Cartridges:  Country Carnival and All Wrapped Up
Cricut Cartridges:  Happy Hauntings and Simply Charmed
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Craftroom
White Paper
Adhesive
Googly Eyes
Ribbon
Scissors
Scoreboard or scoring tool

Monday, October 10, 2011

Boys will be Boys - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  This week at Tiddly Inks we are challenge you to create a card fit for a boy! This means snips, snails and puppy dog tails of course!  I used this adorable image called Muddy Adventures.
I hope you'll head over and join our Tiddly challenge!  Also - make sure to stop by and check out all the adorable Tiddly Images right HERE!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Giving Thanks booklet - Meljen's Designs

This week there is a new release at Meljen's Designs.  I decided however to use an oldie but goodie called Fall Wreath.  I love this image and also used a technique I learned over at Splitcoast for this fun fold card or book.
All of the inside sentiments are from My Craft Spot.  Each one a perfect sentiment for fall and being thankful.  If you would like to see each one click the image to enlarge it.  Here is the front of my project.
Let me show you the CUTE new release this week too:
Aren't they adorable - and perfect for Halloween!!! I love the little Frankenpup!  Have a great day and join us for our Halloween challenge this week at Meljen's Designs!