Thursday, August 23, 2012

Animals galore - platypus, unicorn and a peacock!

Hi ya everyone!
  Seems like each week there is a theme on my blog.  It started with dogs the other week and now it's a bit of Wild Kingdom here at Melissa Made :)  Some Odd Girl has the adorable Kaylee this week strutting her peacock self all over the place.
I had a great time coloring up Peacock Kaylee and decided to keep my card fairly simple as I wanted the focus more on her.  Head over to see what all my team mates did with the fabulous Kaylee and then go get her for yourself at Some Odd Girl!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I belive in unicorns :)

Hi ya everyone!
  New image today at Some Odd Girl.  This is the adorable Unicorn Mae.  I had a great time coloring her and adding a bit of sparkle to her mane and tail.  There are so many cute new releases this week at Some Odd Girl, you must come by and take a looksy.  You have a chance to win one of the new images too.  Head over and leave a comment each day for a chance to win!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Welcome Baby and a Platypus

Hi ya everyone!!
  There is just something about a cute little platypus right?  Am I weird because I think they are so odd that actually they are adorable???  Ok, maybe not straight out of nature, but this cute little guy from Lawn Fawn fits the bill for simply adorable.  He came from the Lawn Fawn set called: Critters Down Under.
  At MarkerPop we have a new challenge: kids/school.  While this isn't really for school it's still for a little teeny one.  Hopefully, I'll have a good friend to send it to soon. I used chocolate baker's twine and he is stamped on Copic Illustration and Stamping paper in Memento ink.  I used my Copics for him too! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Reflection and Prescious Time

Hi ya everyone!
  I've made some difficult descisions lately about what I have time for and what I don' thing I really miss is that I'm always creating for others and not so much for myself anymore.  I took on one to many things.  I've decided to step away from some things I love, but really miss things like an art journal.  I hadn't done a lot of this anyhow, but have really wanted to for a long long time.  Stress at work and stress put on myself by myself stopped me from enjoying my crafty side.  I've heard a lot of fabulous people rave about art journals and how they really do lift your creative side....
So, I did my art journal last night and it felt REALLY good.
I'm taking a fun class for art journals from Julie Balzer called 30 days in Your Journal.  It's relaxed and conversational and a perfect outlet as I have no pressure to create...I can do it when I can!
Thanks to everyone that stops by and reads my blog...I know there isn't always time to comment and that's a.ok.  I understand that time is precious and that it's easy to take a look, be inspired and walk feel free!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A little goth for a Thursday!

Hi ya everyone!
  Today I created a little door hanger using the adorable Tiddly Inks image called Pinky!  I love Pinky; her hair is so fun to color and I honestly love these gothic Tiddly Ink images for the young adults or tweens in my life!
Sometimes, it's fun to make something a bit different.  I have those great die-cuts from Spellbinders in the shape of pennants....I truly love these for all sorts of things - bookmarks, door hangers, albums and of course banners!

Each week at the Tiddly Inks blog we are celebrating some of the older Tiddly Ink images.  You must stop by on Thursdays to get a fabulous glimpse of each team member sharing a creation with an image you might not be familiar with!  Make sure to join us.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Gorjuss Creation for a Friend

Hi ya everyone!
  I have to confess I'm a Gorjuss fan :)  This adorable image is one I got from MarkerPop and it's a gray rubber stamp by Gorjuss called The Pretend Friend.  It stamps fantastic and I've just had so much fun lately with this line of stamps.  I'm sharing this card over on the MarkerPop blog today. 
I paired her with a bit of My Mind's Eye paper and this beautiful ribbon from Ribbon Coursel.  I love the cotton twill ribbon, it makes the prettiest bows.  Of course I colored her in my Copics and I've been trying out a new paper, Copic Papercrafting Stamping Paper.  It's really thin, so it doesn't take a lot of ink, which I like.  It does have a tendency to bleed a bit but if you have paper underneath that you are willing to change out, it's actually nice.  I've noticed that it's harder to control my color as well, but once I got used to it I really loved it.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Hi ya everyone!
  Well I'm still feeling under the weather - good thing I work ahead on most of my cards :)

Today is super exciting though as Christy from Tiddly Inks has the most adorable new images in clear and digi - of this little sweety Annabelle!  I love the name as Christy has combined one of my daughter's names with her daughter's name....I love this!

I've created a number of cards with these adorable images that I'll share with you today.  Each one has the name of the image and is linked to the shop so you can purchase them right know you'll want too :)  AND THERE IS A SALE!!! 15% off...don't delay! :)

Aren't these all so stinkin' cute?  I love this new image and think you'll have so much fun coloring each one.  All are perfect for our challenge this week at Tiddly Inks which is Summer.  You know summer is quickly coming to an end so we want to celebrate!  Make sure to use a Tiddly Ink image and join us.
I'm also entering my bottom card into the Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Summer! Love their quick shipping on my awesome twill ribbons and all that lace you see too!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Treat Yourself!

Hi ya everyone!
  Not feeling so hot today, so keeping this post short :).  Today at MarkerPop we are featuring white coloring using Wild Rose Studio!  Samantha from MarkerPop currently has a fabulous video on coloring white.  Head over to check it out.  This image is from Wild Rose Studio and she's called Mia with Cupcake and the paper is also Wild Rose Studio and called Candy Floss!  I used the princess pink twine as well!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Staying Cool!

OH my another outfit on Kaylee!!! Yep, that means another release of a cute little booster pack for Kaylee.  This set has another adorable dress but also comes with a popsicle and ice cream cone along with the adorable stay cool sentiment above!  Head over to Some Odd Girl to see all the adorable creations with this new set.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Born to Shop - more Kaylee's Closet

Hi ya everyone!
  Another fun card using the adorable Kaylee's Closet.  This is a set that contains a party dress (which Kaylee is wearing here) along with a birthday cake, sentiment and balloon!  Super cute for sure.  the clothes I put on little hangers are from the large set released a few days ago!  These are so much fun to play with...especially if you like paper piecing!  Head over to Some Odd Girl and check them out!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Kaylee's Closet; a paper doll stamp set!

Hi ya everyone!
  As I said a few days ago this week is release week at Some Odd Girl.  Have you gotten a chance to see the fabulous new sets?  Oh, you are going to love this take on an old time game; Paper dolls!  Yup, this is part of the new set called Kaylee's Closet.  The whole set can be viewed at the Some Odd Girl blog.  I simply used one item from the large set and that's the skirt.  The paper is Echo Park - Everyday Eclectic.  The gorgeous doily is from a die I purchased at Cherry Lynn designs!  Join the fun at Some Odd Girl and pick up your Kaylee's Closet today!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dogs week at Melissa Made!

Hi ya everyone!
  This week is a strange one for me as I'm whipping out all the dogs cards!  I love this image from Tiddly Inks called Dogs R Fun.  I wanted to showcase an older image for Tiddly Inks and well this is it.  I love the Gothic feel but the fun set of pups.  I added a few flowers from Wild Orchard.  The tag and sentiment are from My Craft Spot.  Don't forget we have a fun challenge at Tiddly Inks right now; use your favorite Tiddly Ink image!!!  So easy right?  Pick this one up today and join us!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dance with MarkerPop and Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!
  MarkerPop has a new challenge that is being hosted by Some Odd Girl!!  You know these are two of my favorite crafty places too!  I created this groovy little card using the Some Odd Girl image called Dancin' Mae.  Doesn't this remind you of so many teenagers today!?  Rockin' out on that ipod!!  I also used some GORGEOUS new paper from Echo Park called Sweet Day.  I love this paper.  The green in the background is Washi Tape.  The music note cotton ribbon is from the Ribbon Carousel.  You have to see what the other design team members cooked up at MarkerPop and guess what SOG is giving away a prize to our winner!! WOOT - so head over a join in.  The challenge is BRIGHT colors!

Preppy Pups and a hot dog!

Hi ya everyone!
  Today there is a super fun release at Some Odd Girl.  This week we are celebrating the new releases and this puppy comes from a cute set called Preppy Pups.  It's really a drool worthy set of stamps perfect for all those dog lovers!  My sister has dachshund pups and so I modeled this guy after their markings.  Want to see the whole adorable set?  Oh then you must head over to the Some Odd Girl blog to see what all the Oddies came up with.  There are so many fun things you can add to these doggies; glasses, mustache, the bandana above! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Note: I love you - Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!
  This week we have another fun sketch challenge at the Some Odd Girl Blog!  Check it out!
I love this simple sketch.  I used the adorable Love Letter Kaylee clear stamp set from Some Odd Girl.  The fun bright paper is from MarkerPop and is from Wild Rose Studio called Strawberry Picnic.
Also at Some Odd Girl we have NEWBIES hitting the scene and their creations are ever so beautiful!!!  Check them out HERE!