Friday, May 31, 2013

Cupcake Catastrophe and Friday Top 10 with Cocoa Daisy

Hi ya everyone!  It's Friday, and therefore, time for another top 10 here at Melissa Made.  Today, I'm sharing one of my new favorite obsessions, Cocoa Daisy!  Cocoa Daisy has FANTASTIC kit subscriptions.  I have to say, they have the best kits around.  The above layout was created using the May kit - Record Label.  The only two things not in this kit were the black thickers (March add-ons) and my white acrylic paint for splats of cupcake.  The little folder is a great place to journal too.

This is such a fun story about my little one turning three.  She was so excited about her yummy cupcake, that she dropped it!
Tears quickly ensued before we could even tell her it was ok, she could have another.  Finally, a new one was plopped in front of her and she was all smiles once again! Now, on to my top 10.

Top Ten Reasons Why I LOVE Cocoa Daisy

10. I don't have to think about it!  Everything is right there for me.
9. A FABULOUS variety of products: from twine to paper to embellishments, did I mention everything already matches?  Check out the June kit!! YUMMY!
 8. Beautiful colors that are trending and new (and they match).
7. A super fun group to chat with and hang out with on release days (28th of every month)!
6. Project life kits, scrapbooking kits, and stamp kits for each month, oh and they match :)
5. An easy to access gallery to upload your projects.
4. Lots of inspiration in the gallery and from the wonderful design team members.
3. AMAZING customer service and quick shipments!
2. Beautifully packaged products that come completely in-tact and undamaged.  More June deliciousness!
1. I'm scrapbooking again!!!!!!  This is HUGE for me as I didn't want to take the time to find things to match.  Now, I store my kits in large ziplock bags and everything I need is there.  My time to scrapbook is cut in half and I still have a beautiful layout when I'm done!
*I am in no way paid by Cocoa Daisy or provided with any of their lovely products.  I truly just LOVE them and subscribe and pay for their monthly scrapbooking kit!*

To see my other layouts and creations using Cocoa Daisy kits, click on the tag below this post that says, Cocoa Daisy.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Little Beauty and Copic Coloring

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a special little treat.  I get a lot of requests on my speed videos to describe the colors I'm using and also what I'm doing.  I created this card and tutorial for just this reason, to answer a few questions about coloring.  Enjoy the video and make sure to pop over to Whimsy Stamps to pick up your own Beauty by Elisabeth Bell.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

You Brighten my Day!

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing this bright and cheerful creation using the adorable Gill Roberts stamp from SP and Company called Puddles.  I colored her in my Copics and used the beautiful paper from Echo Park called Here & Now by Lori Whitlock.  The button is also from SP and Company and is in the fabulous Flamingo Pink color.

On a side note.  The stamps you get from SP and Company are such an awesome high quality stamp!  I love them as they stamp so well and that's often hard to find with clear stamps.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Come in Cuteness for Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Here in the US today is like a Monday, as yesterday was Memorial Day.  Tuesday means Tiddly Tuesday and today I'm sharing a fun little creation using this sweet alien called Come in Cuteness.  Our challenge that starts today is to make a masculine card.  We don't care if it's for a boy, a teen boy or a man.  Just as long as it's for a guy in your life.  It's a perfect time to make Father's Day cards too!  Make sure to join us and check out all the ADORABLE Tiddly creations to get you inspired!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I HEART Glitter! I know you do too!

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I have a simple creation I made using some fun ink at SP & Company.  I used the awesome Avocado green and Flamingo Pink for the I love glitter stamp.  The sentiment is also from SP & Company and comes in the Glam Girl Emma set.

I have a question for those of you that do use glitter on your cards.  How do you get it to adhere in a nice even coat?  I used my tape runner but it's often hard to get it to go on nice and smooth.  I love the look of this card but wished that the chunky spots wouldn't have happened.  Tell me, what's your method of attaching LARGE areas of glitter!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fabulous Friday and my Friday top 10

Hi ya everyone and Happy FRIDAY!  I hope you got a chance to check out the wonderful new images at Tiddly Inks this week.  If not, click HERE for all the cuteness!  There are so many adorable fairies and two new gothic cuties like the one above to drool over.  Check out Whatever Blooms, a cute gothic girl that I colored in my Copics.  Don't you just love her little outfit.  I loved using my fun papers and embellishments to really make her pop off the page. 

I thought I'd start doing something a little different on Friday's.  I love the idea of telling you why I love the products I use.  Today, I wanted to start with my Tiddly Ink stamps.

Top Ten Reasons Why I love Tiddly Inks
10.  A stamp for every occasion
9.  No matter my mood, I can find something perfect to match it (I just love a quirky gothic image every now and then)
8.  Who doesn't want to color all that long luxurious hair??
7.  Don't feel like coloring a person, there are so many adorable pets!  I especially love those that do naughty things (Silver I am Sorry)
 
6.  Fairies - I mean what little girl doesn't love the idea of a sweet fairy.  Did I mention they have glorious hair to color :)
 5.  The most talented design team around!  Need inspiration, check out today's Fabulous Friday post from those awesomely talented gals.
4.  Digital and Clear stamps are available to fulfill all your needs and wants.
3.  So much fun to color, from flowy dresses to fabulous flowers...did I mention GORGEOUS hair?
2.  Images that are quirky, light-hearted, and whimsical all in one!
1.  An artist that loves what she does and does it with such a big heart!  Truly, Christy is one of the most generous people I've ever known and probably one of my favorite people in this big world!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fairy Beautiful Release at Tiddly Inks!

EEEEEEeeeek, today's Tiddly Ink release is SOOOO cute!  I love all of the adorable new fairies that are being released today!  They come in clear too with adorable sentiments.  I used the super sweet Fairy Tenderhearted Clear Stamp Set.  But truly, there are so many adorable images over at Tiddly Inks, you just have to check them out!  OH MY GOSH AND 20% off!!!  I colored her in my Copics of course.  The You banner is stamped in my pretty pennant dies and stamps from SP & Company.

Make sure to check out all the beautiful fairies...oh and there are two more cuties joining the Tiddly crew today.  Check out a sneak peak of Whatever Blooms - but you have to head to the Tiddly Inks blog to see the rest today!



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Whimsy Stamps May Sneak Peek and Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps May Release Sneak Peak Blog Hop!

Just as we did last month, we are now going to host a 3-day new release event each month where we will have a Sneak Peek Blog Hop on the day before the release (today!), a Release Day Blog Hop on release day (tomorrow), and finally a Review Day Blog Hop the day after the release.

Each blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

Today we are excited to share sneak peeks of some of the brand new Wee Stamps, Kenny K and Momas Collection stamps that will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store TOMORROW!

To be entered into today's 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 here on the Whimsy blog on Friday (26 April).

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


For today’s card, I inked up KennyK's new rubber stamp Airborne!  I had such a ball coloring this radical dude.  And, you know, he's perfect for any BOY or Teen out there!
Don’t forget to stop by the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the full reveal of the new release and our New Release Blog Hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tiddly Inks Fairy Release!

Tomorrow's release will be FAIRY special!! Make sure to head over to the Tiddly Inks blog to check it out.  Christy has REALLY outdone herself this time and I love all of these!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Father's Day TIE!

Hi ya everyone!  Well..I can truly say I'm exhausted.  I was hoping for a day of rest, but I don't think that's happened yet today.  My hubby was gone visiting his brothers and this weekend was SUPER crazy.  Without him, it was even crazier.  I can happily say that we made it to birthday parties, swim meets and work on time however.  The house is clean and super is cooking.  Can I PLEASE craft now?
Today, I'm sharing a Father's Day card using the ADORABLE set from SP & Company.  I've found that with masculine cards, for me, simple is better.  The Father's Day Fun Mini Stamp Set is perfect for simple and adorable!  I used a number of background stamps too inside the ties (chevron, medium dots and Journal this).  First, I stamped the plain tie and then used different colored inks to stamp in the tie.  Last, I cut them out and placed them on another plain piece of paper!  Perfect and easy for Father's Day!

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Measure of Happiness

Hi ya everyone!  I created this fun layout using my Cocoa Daisy kit and a number of items from SP & Company.  I used the stamp set called Journal This.  It's great for scrapbooking and I love the type font (this is and love).  I stamped them in the new inks from SP & Company too, which I love, the color is Ocean Waves.  I also used the new buttons, and they are awesome because they come in so many different sizes.  The largest ones are perfect for layouts.  Everything else came in a Cocoa Daisy kit.  If you don't know them, check them out, their kits are FANTASTIC!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tiddly Inks and MarkerPop Blog Hop

Hi ya everyone and welcome to the Tiddly Inks and MarkerPop blog hop!

MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more!
Tiddly Inks provides cute and quirky stamps---both digital and clear---plus some digital papers; all are illustrated by Christy Croll!

Today, we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the adorable Tiddly Inks images along with some of our favorite coloring tools from MarkerPOP.com. If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!

My project used the adorable Faythe Flies image from Tiddly Inks along with fabulous washi tape from MarkerPop called Patching Green Gold Pink.  I also used paper from Anna Griffin's paper pad Olivia.

I've also created a short speed video for you!  Enjoy!


PRIZES:
We have TWO awesome Tiddly Inks stamp sets up for grabs! One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from Tiddly Inks!



HOW TO WIN:
Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post. TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left. The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!



Hop will run through Monday, May 13th at 11:59pm EST. Blog Hop winners will be announced Tuesday, May 14th!

Happy Hopping!






Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Magical Creation

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I made a fun creation using the rubber stamp by Kenny K.  This fun image is called Elf Queen and is perfect for those magical creations!  After coloring her in my Copics, I masked her off and used a few sprays to mist the background.  I then added some fun embellishments and used a fun set of Thickers for the word, Magical.  Make sure to hop on over to the Whimsy shop and pick up a fun image of your own to create with.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy Hugs for You!

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a little milk carton that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo!  I love this machine and all the great cuts I can buy for so cheap.  The convenience of hooking it up to my computer and not having to look through books or pull out cartridges is AWESOME!  Anyhow, this milk carton is from the Lori Whitlock collection from the Silhouette store.  The adorable image is from SP & Company and is called Glam Girl Emma.  If you haven't heard Sami is having a FANTASTIC SALE!!  Grab box for $25 and I think that includes shipping.  So stock up now!