Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Challenge Winners Post

I would like to take just a second to thank all of our fans for playing with us for so many years.  We have all loved inspiring you!  


Thank you

 ... to everyone who participated in the Easter Challenge last week!  We are so excited that you took the time to play along with us!!

Congratulations

... to the following three friends who were randomly chosen to win digital stamps from the Meljen's Designs Digital Stamp Shop!  Participants that used a Meljen's Designs image on their project were eligible to win the grand prize of five digital stamps.  Participants that used a Meljen's Designs image also received an entry for the random draw of second and third place as well.
Won the grand prize of Five Digital Stamps






Won second prize of Two Digital Stamps







Won third prize of One Digital Stamp





Melissa created this sweet badge for you to proudly display on your blog:

MD-challenge-winner-badge

Please visit the Meljen's Designs Digital Stamp Catalog 
to choose the digital stamp(s) of your choice. If the catalog is not clear enough online, download it to your computer for easier viewing.
Once you've decided which digital stamp(s) you want, e-mail Rae Ann with your choices.
failte@charter.net
Please put Meljen's Designs Winner in the subject line.


Thank you again for all of your support over the years!


Happy coloring!

 Rae Ann
Senior DT Member & Challenge Writer

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye..

Here is the first card I ever made with Meljen's Designs.  This card holds so many memories.

I remember applying and being accepted on one of my first design teams.

I remember being part of the team for the first challenge post on this blog.

I remember being amazed that I was accepted on a team with such talented crafters.

Then there's this card.  I remember exactly why I made it.  My daughter, at only 4 years old, had to have her appendix removed.  Surgery.  At 4 years old.  I was a wreck.  I made this card twice. One to give to the nurses at the hospital who helped her through recovery and one to give to the surgeon who took such great care of her.

This card.... one simple little card... so many memories.

And, in the years to follow, there were so many more cards.  So many more memories and so many more friends that I met through the team.


I started out as a Design Team member.  Then I volunteered to help write the posts for the challenge blog.  I became the blog writer.  That was so much fun!  About a year later, I became the design team coordinator.  That was a lot of work, in the beginning, but it was also a lot of fun!  Now, at the end of our term at Meljen's Designs.  My job has been made easy by such a wonderful team, who just kept things running smooth all the time!  I couldn't have asked for a better team to work with!  We all had a lot of fun, didn't we, ladies?


It's been a ton of fun!  Melissa has been a dream to work with and her designs have been loved since day 1 by crafters all over the internet.






It's hard to say goodbye..  I've had a great time on this Design Team. 

I'm looking forward to seeing what Melissa does with her art in the future and I hope you'll all continue to follow her as well!

Take Care of you, each and every one of you!

Thank you so much for your support and loyalty over the years!

Hugs,
Dee


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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sad Day...A Farewell...

Warning:  Lots of pictures follow! =)

This is a hard post for me to write.  I have been a member of the Meljen's Designs team for so long...3.5 years to be exact!  Before I applied for the team, I was so excited to be asked to be a guest designer for a month.  I had never done anything like that before and was over the moon.  When I was accepted for the design team...well...I thought I had died and gone to heaven!  Before being asked to be a guest designer, I had  played in every challenge I had time for.  Most nights I skidded in on Inlinkz by the seat of my pants, but I made it!

I came across Meljen's Designs images on Paper Craft Planet.  I saw was Double Scoop on someone's card and I totally fell in love with those little faces.  Unfortunately, the cardmaker didn't credit the image and I had no idea whose art it was.  A little while later, following another link I came across the Meljen's Designs Challenge blog and they were having 6 month celebration blog hop.  I hopped and I won 4 images of my choice.  How excited was I to see that adorable Double Scoop in the shop?!  Those 4 images turned into four more, and then four more and the rest is history!

I started playing in the challenges in October 2010.  My card was chosen for the top 5 and I was so excited!!


This was my first card. =)  Still love that Monkey Toes!  Took me forever to figure out how to make that box!  Here is another Monkey Toes...


Can't forget Double Scoop!








I have created for the seasons....






Created with critters....








Created with flowers...





And created for the holidays...





I have tried new things (Tattered Angels)...



And conquered my kryptonite (shabby chic)


I have created for friends and family...





And I have loved every minute of it!!  It has been a wonderful 3.5 years!  Thank you Melissa for sharing your wonderfully whimsical art with us.  I will miss inspiring your fans, but look forward to seeing what you come up with next!  

If you would like to see more of my Meljen's creations over the years...feel free to pop over to my blog and roam around. =)




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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SHOP CLOSING - New Direction for Meljen's!

Meljen's Designs Shop is Closing!

(This post is pinned to the top of the page.  Please scroll down for the current posts and challenges)

EXCITING CHANGES FOR MELJEN'S DESIGNS - New shop, HUGE sale, CUSTOM design work and more!

First of all, I am doing a big, HUGE sale - 50% off everything in my shop through March.* This is because I'm moving back to Etsy and taking on a new art adventure. I won't be making digital stamps any more, but I will be carrying some favorites with me and packaging them up for you over there for a while. Keep an eye on my Etsy shop, any new adventures I come up with will happen there!

I am also opening up CUSTOM design work! This means if you've wanted me to draw something for you in my style, now is the time! I don't know how long I will be doing this for, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested.

To help move things forward in my new artistic journey, I need to close my current shop, my design team, our challenges and my facebook group. I will keep them open through March so you can collect and say / do anything you'd like before they close down.

I hope you'll join me in my new adventures! I have a NEW Instagram account (@meljensdesigns) - I've been playing with it a bit and it's quite fun! I hope you'll follow me there, and keep in touch with me on Facebook. I'll still be 'Meljen's Designs' - just taking a step forward down a new yellow brick road. :-)

(HUGS) Love you all, my beautiful & talented friends!

Melissa

*The sale is going to run like my past ones - just drop items into your cart and the 50% sale price will show!

PS - If you have ANY stamps or unused shop credits / vouchers, now is the time to use them before the shop closes! If you need help, please contact me. 

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Recipe Challenge Winners


Thank you

 ... to everyone who participated in the Recipe Challenge last week!  We are so excited that you took the time to play along with us!!

Congratulations

... to the following three friends who were randomly chosen to win digital stamps from the Meljen's Designs Digital Stamp Shop!  Participants that used a Meljen's Designs image on their project were eligible to win the grand prize of five digital stamps.  Participants that used a Meljen's Designs image also received an entry for the random draw of second and third place as well.
Won the grand prize of Five Digital Stamps






Won second prize of Two Digital Stamps






Won third prize of One Digital Stamp





Melissa created this sweet badge for you to proudly display on your blog:

MD-challenge-winner-badge

Please visit the Meljen's Designs Digital Stamp Shop 
to choose the digital stamp(s) of your choice. 
Once you've decided which digital stamp(s) you want, e-mail Rae Ann with your choices.
failte@charter.net
Please put Meljen's Designs Winner in the subject line.


There's still time to play along with this weeks challenge!
You can find all the information HERE!

Happy coloring!
 Rae Ann
Senior DT Member & Challenge Writer

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Last DT day with Crafting Vicky

I'm so very sad... .this is my last DT inspiration day with you. As you know Meljen's is closing down so make sure you grab those digis you love before they are gone!!!!!

Hope your week as been good so far?  I'm sharing as my last post the inside of a special card that I did for my little niece Stella.  I had decorated the inside of the card of her twin brother!  So I needed to do the same for her right?!? So here's my make with the super cute Party Penguin

Meljen's Designs Party Penguin digital stamp

Here's my card's inside :)

Here's a closer look at the digi that I colored with my copics.

Isn't he adorable?!?  If you want to know more about this make check up my blog post here.

I hope you have a fabulous crafty Friday and weekend!!!

And since this is my last post I would really like to add that it's been a true joy to be part of this team!!!!  I just love Melissa's art!  Thank you for having me on this team for a year and a few month :)

Hugs

Crafting Vicky
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Challenge #253 - Easter

It's time for another challenge at Meljen's Designs!

This will be our last challenge before the shop closes!  Don't miss your chance to play with us one last time!

This week's theme is:

Easter



You are welcome to use any image on your project.  Using a Meljen's Designs image will qualify you for the grand prize drawing of 5 images!


The TALENTED Design Team members created some
inspiring projects for this week's challenge...


Digital Stamp:  Chocolate Bunny





Digital Stamp:  Easter Cross



Digital Stamp:  Little Puddle Duck



Digital Stamp:  Hop Along Bunny


We hope that you've been inspired to join us for
this week's challenge!

Need help linking your project to our challenge?  See our Inlinkz Tutorial.



After you post your project, PLEASE leave some blog love for Melissa & the Design Team!


We love to see everyone's creations and we love it when you share it with
us in the Meljen's Designs Club on Facebook!
We can't wait to see what you create!

 Rae Ann
Senior DT Member & Blog Writer
   
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