Monday, December 31, 2012

The Greeting Farm Blog Hop for the New Release!

"RINGING in a NEW year with five FABULOUS new RELEASES!"
Hi ya everyone!  
Today is release day at The Greeting Farm and we are SO excited to be wrapping up an exciting preview week with ALL FIVE releases available TODAY in the TGF Store!
The Greeting Farm wants to wish all of you a happy, healthy, and FUN 2013 and what better way to kick off the FUN part than with some crafty time?  We hope you are just as excited about these five new releases as we are and can't wait to see what YOU create when you get them!

We are just about to kick off our PREMIERE Guest DT Blog Hop, but first, I'm sure you are all wanting to know what the GRAND PRIZE is, right?  Well, if you guessed the ENTIRE JANUARY RELEASE, you guessed right!  One lucky hopper will walk away with all of these sent right to their doorstep, so as exciting as that is, let's get to hopping!  If you just came here by chance stop off at the TGF blog to check out more details!!!
MELISSA ANDREW - that's me!
Thanks again for stopping by today and we can't wait to see who the winner is!  Good luck and HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lovey Bean Release Preview at The Greeting Farm!

Hi ya everyone!  Continuing today with The Greeting Farm PREVIEWS!  Remember the stamps you see will be available for purchase on January 1st, 2013 from The Greeting Farm.  This week though, we are previewing all the new images and today we get to feature a BEAN!!! I love these sweet girls!!
Meet Lovey Bean
Oh my gosh isn't she adorable!  I love all those cute little side stamps that come with her!  The sentiment is so sweet, "I found myself a love so true"!!!  The hearts and flowers really add a nice touch to the card as well. 
I loved mixing and matching papers with this sweet girl! 

Make sure to check out all the designers today and leave comments on their blogs and The Greeting Farm blog for a chance to win this girly!!!

Melissa Andrew - that's a me!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Greeting Farm PRERELEASE Preview!!!

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I am sharing something a bit special.  I was asked by the wonderful Jessica of The Greeting Farm to be a guest designer for a special release!  I of course jumped at the chance and today I'm PREVIEWING one of the new releases.  They will all be available on January 1st!
 This adorable new stamp set is called Sitting Wonderful and comes with this sweet girl you see above!  You can also pair her with her adorable love seat seen below!
Would you like to win this set for your very own??  Make sure to head to The Greeting Farm blog to see what the other designers created and to learn how you could win this stamp set.
Here are links to all the designers previewing today:
Melissa Andrew - that's a me!
Make sure to join The Greeting Farm all week to sneak the new releases and to possibly win one for yourself!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Whimsy Stamps December Release Day 6!

Hello and welcome to Day 6 of Whimsy Stamps December Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Monday (17 December) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 23 December the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!
I used the adorable Playful Kitten images by Wee Stamps that are being released this week along with the FABULOUS new paper called Whimsy Romance and it's PERFECT for Valentine's Day!!! I LOVE IT! I used a Splitcoaststampers tutorial to make the Gable Box containers

Here are four close-up shots of those wonderful playful kitties!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on December 24th.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...


Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our February 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Monday 24 December 2012.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gift Card Holders

Hi ya everyone!

In preparation for Christmas I REALLY needed to make some gift card holders and I had some that I bought from Michaels awhile ago.  They were quite ugly so I had my hubby spay paint them silver and I made little gift card holder from them!
I've shared the details on the MarkerPop blog!  Make sure to check them out if you get a chance.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Whimsy Stamps December Rlease Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of Whimsy Stamps December Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Monday (17 December) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 23 December the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 24 December.
For my project I used the ADORABLE new rubber stamp from Elisabeth Bell called Strawberry Dreamer!
I also used the new sentiment stamp set called Just a Note Notables 6.  This is a GORGEOUS sentiment set that coordinates with the Notables 6 die!  I LOVE them together!
To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Melissa - That's ME!!!

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our February 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Monday 24 December 2012.

Don't forget - To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Whimsy Stamps December Rubber Release!!!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps December 2012 rubber stamp and die release!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, a fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC template and 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.
I created using the adorable Socialite from Whimsy and the new sentiment stamp set called Hello, Hallo, Hej.

We are also welcoming two new DT members to the Whimsy family today! We hope you will join us in giving a warm Whimsy welcome to Melissa Andrew (THAT's ME!!!!) and Janette Garcia. We are very excited that these extremely talented gals have joined us here at Whimsy as members of our magazine staff! Welcome Melissa and Janette!

From today until 23 December, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Monday 24 December) a 'Release Round-Up' will be posted on the Whimsy blog with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow:

Ann Vento
Ellie Stover
Iris Wiechmann
Janette Garcia
Melissa Andrew - that's me
Alberto Gava - Guest Designer
Beate Johns - Special Guest

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our February 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Monday 24 December 2012.

For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Guest Design Creations for Pink By Design!

Hi ya everyone!  Today is my last day at Pink By Design.  I had a great time designing with so many fabulous ladies, that were truly so kind and fun to work with!  I colored a Tiddly image called Lillie Claire Warm Wishes and also created a video for the special occasion on coloring black hair.  You can view that below!



I also created this fun little goody container using a Splitcoaststampers tutorial

The adorable stamps used for both creations are from Pink By Design and come with a little die-cut as well!  The set is called Goodie Labels (ONLY $10 with DIE!!)  That's a great price for this beautiful set of stamps.  Join us over at Pink By Design to see all the lovely creations from the DT!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sway Mae - oh so sweet!

Hi ya everyone!
Another cutey patootie release today at Some Odd Girl, Sway Mae.  Again, I used some ADORABLE paper that will be released from Whimsy next week and it is AMAZING!!!  The colors screamed to me when I pulled out this sweet Mae to color.  The purples and greens just really popped together.  The sentiment is from Birthday Mae.

Make sure to join us on the Some Odd Girl blog and leave comments to win one of the adorable new digitals being released this week! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In the mood for LOVE!

Hi ya everyone!
  There is a new digital release this week at Some Odd Girl and this sweet Giddy Tia is perfect for any Valentine's Day creation!  Isn't she just the cutest?  I did a mix match of pinks and reds for this card and used some new paper that's going to be released at Whimsy soon and it's GORGEOUS for those love projects.  Make sure to join us at Some Odd Girl blog because if you leave a comment on each new release you could win a digi of your own! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Little Pink By Design at Christmas

Hi ya everyone!  I'm super excited to be a guest this week at Pink By Design.  Elizabeth of 217 Creations asked if I would want to join the team for a fun week on the Pink By Design blog and I of course said yes.  I've been creating a number of fun cards using the adorable sentiments that can be purchased in the store.  Sarah Hamer the owner and designer is super talented and the stamps are of great quality and are fun to work with.  The theme this week at Pink By Design is non-traditional Christmas colors.  What a challenge for me, as I really love my greens and reds!  I used the adorable set called Goodie Labels and you are in LUCK as it's on sale for only $10 and it comes with a die too!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sweet Penguin Style

Hi ya everyone!  I created this adorable cocoa and candy cane treat box using a fun Splitcoaststamper tutorial.  This is for my MarkerPop post today on their blog!  For more information, on how I made this cute guy, including the tutorial head to MarkerPop!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

MakerPop and Tina Wenke Blog Hop!

Today MarkerPop is teaming up with artist and designer Tina Wenke to bring you a fabulous day of Tina Wenke inspired Christmas projects!!
If you haven't heard of Tina Wenke, here is a little info about her. Tina is an artist and designer who enjoys crafting, too. Her artwork and designs can be found on many different products like greeting cards, stationery, gifts, and of course stamps and paper crafting!  Tina's work is beautiful and MarkerPop is so happy to be carrying her stamp designs (by Stampavie); Tina also has a gorgeous line of patterned papers available at her online store.  Make sure to check out the paper and images as you hop!
We are so lucky to be hopping with Tina's products today. Each designer will share beautiful inspiration using Tina Wenke stamps and papers.  Make sure to hop along the designer list and see what everyone created today.
Today, I used the adorable stamp from Tina Wenke called Alyssa Pulling Sleigh and I paired her with the beautiful papers Holiday Stripes and Flakes Scrapbook paper!
The entire image was colored with my Copic markers and placed on Kraft cardstock!

Now, let's talk prizes!
Tina Wenke has generously donated a prize of 2 stamps (1 of her Winter designs and 1 Spring design) plus a pack of her Winter Papers & MarkerPop is giving away a $15 gift certificate. One lucky winner will win it all!
How can you have a chance to win? Simple, just follow these simple steps:
1. Head over to the Tina Wenke Blog & sign up to be a follower while you are there.
2. Head over to the MarkerPop Blog and sign up for an email subscription OR like us on Facebook (will have links).
3. Hop around to our designers and leave a comment on one or more of our Tina Wenke projects. For every comment you leave, you will receive an additional entry into our giveaway!




Monday, December 3, 2012

Hol-ODD-day Hop starts NOW!

Some Odd Girl is having their 3rd Annual Hol-ODD-day hop December 3-6 on the Some Odd Girl blog! Its one big Linky Party and you’re invited! All you have to do to hop with us is to create a post using a new or old holiday themed project using a Some Odd Girl digi or stamp and invite your friends to come hop by linking back to the hop in your post then just LINK UP at Some Odd Girl! Hoppers will be featured a few times a day on the Some Odd Girl Blog and linked up Hoppers will be entered to win some great prizes! Link up early for your best chance to be featured AND win!

Want to see my fun project using the adorable Angel Gwen clear stamp set.  The sentiment is also from the set.  The snowflakes that I stamped and embossed are from the Tiny Tia Warm Wishes clear set.  Both of these sets has so many cute items!  Make sure to check them out!
Make sure to head over to the blog and join us for prizes and features!