Monday, May 31, 2010

Tuesday - Inspiration!

Hidee-Ho!  Dee's in the hoooouse!

Ok!  Are you ready for some AWESOME Design Team inspiration? 
We've been using this week's new release, "In Loving Memory" and a few other adorable Meljens images!

Here we have a stunning card from Lisa S using "Teddy Angel"!  I LOVE the colors that Lisa has used here and the beautiful corner embellishments!  And, oh... to sew that straight!  I'm working on it, I just need more practice!!  Wonderful card, Lisa!

Here's a card from yours truly :)  I've used "Stars & Stripes Ribbon".  I went all-out patriotic with this one!  I'm going to add it to a box of cards to send off to Operation Write Home, which is an organization that sends blank handmade cards to our soldiers away from home, so that they can write on them and send them home to loved ones.  Click on the link above if you are interested in more info.  They serve all branches of our military in all deployed locations and accept cards from all over the world!  Thank you, Operation Write Home, for this amazing opportunity for all of us to support our soldiers!  And thank you to our soldiers, for protecting us and keeping us free.  We love and miss you, come home soon!
and another that I made while I had some quiet time this weekend, using "Strings of Stars"
This one comes from Lauretta, also using "Teddy Angel"!  Such a gorgeous gold card!  I just love all the sparkle and glitter!
Here's a beauty from Shana, using "A Girl and her Kitty"!  That ribbon is just gorgeous and I am totally loving the patterned paper!
And, I'll send you off with a summer stunner from Melanie, (using "Garden Birdhouse") I just love her clever use of the picket fence punch with the gingham ribbon!  Superb, Melanie!

I hope you're inspired!!

Come back tomorrow to see a sneak peek of another amazing new release!

You still have time to enter our Silver and Gold challenge for a chance to win 3 images of your choice!

And look for a new challenge on Thursday!

Happy Crafting!

Challenge #8 Winners!

Another awesome challenge has ended, but be sure to see the current one {HERE}!  Sorry this post is a day late!  I got so busy yesterday hanging with the kids and getting the pool ready for some splishin' and splashin' that I CLEAN FORGOT!!!!!!!

So, without further ado.....

Our random winner of three digis of their choice is:

 # 78 NANCY!!

Congratulations, Nancy! Please contact Nicole at:
with your choice of 3 digis from the Meljen's Designs store!!

WHAT awesome entries this week!  THANK YOU!!  We had tons of entries and A LOT of them used Meljen's digis!  So that was even more cool!!  Here are the Meljen's Designs Challenge Top 5 for Challenge #8! Be sure to grab your blinkie below, girls!


Check back in a bit for the MONDAY FREEBIE


on Tuesday for some Design Team inspiration!!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Challenge #9 - Silver & Gold

WoW!  What an amazing challenge we had last week!  It was just "Spot-tastic!!"
Thank you all so much for your participation!  Don't forget to come back on Sunday for more inspiration and, of course, WINNERS!!

This week, we have such a special release to share with you.  This release comes straight from the heart and means so much to Melissa.  Memorial Day is coming up, and she wanted to create some images in the theme of "Remembrance".

New Release #10 - "In Loving Memory"
We also have some "Extras" that we don't want you to miss out on as well!

All of these images are available in the Meljen's Shop as singles or you can buy the full "In Loving Memory" Pack for a special pack price!

Also, as a special treat for you, Melissa is having a special Memorial Day sale this weekend only!
So, if you have a wish list (like we all do!) now is the time to stock up on these amazing images!

Now, onto our challenge for you!

Our theme this week is Silver and Gold
You may interpret that any way you like, as long as you tell us how!  

Here to awe and inspire you are:

using "Stars & Stripes Dove"

Lisa F.
using "Dog Angel"

using 'Memory Word Art' and 'Stars and Tags'

using "Pair of Poppies"

And now it's your turn!

You know what to do:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wanna try for MORE FREE DIGIS??

Tuesday Morning Sketches {HERE} is an AWESOME Sketch Challenge Blog that Meljen's Designs is sponsoring beginning today!  How cool is that??  Below is Sketch #47 to use for inspiration at your craft table this week!  AND if you play along, you may just be drawn to win four (YES, FOUR!!) images of your choice FREE from the STORE!
At top, our Designer SHANA pulled a FABULOUS card together using the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge AND a MD image called 'A Girl and Her Kitty'.  See the details of Shana's card {HERE} at her blog, Two Cute Little Monsters!
A HUGE Thank You to Melissa Craig for giving us the opportunity to sponsor her awesome challenge blog!  We hope we can do it often!

We hope you face the challenge!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Challenge #7 WINNERS & Some Inspiration!

Hey Ladies!! Another challenge has been wrapped up and some awesome new talent has shared their creations with us!  It was difficult, but we managed to pick our TOP FIVE this week!

Our randomly chosen winner of 3 digis for Challenge #4 is...
Congratulations, Risa! Please contact Nicole at:
with your choice of 3 digis from the Meljen's Designs store!!

It was so difficult to choose just FIVE this week!  We had so many wonderful entries!  Here are the Meljen's Designs Challenge Top 5 for Challenge #7! Be sure to grab your blinkie below, girls!


Weren't those just awesome!? 
Are you ready for MORE Meljen's Designs Inspiration from the Design Team??
Here's just a few...

We have had so many new creations by the Design Team this week, that there will be even MORE creations to see along with the Monday Freebie TOMORROW, here on the MD Blog! 

AND of course, don't forget that Thursday brings not only a NEW Challenge, but a NEW RELEASE as well!  So be sure to head on back to see what is fresh and new, here at Meljen's Designs on Thursday, too!!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Challenge #8 - Seeing Spots

Oh, the Gaw-Juss flowers and blooms we saw last week!  Thank you ALL so much for joining us in our challenges!

This week, of course, we have a NEW RELEASE and a NEW CHALLENGE!

Are you ready???

Our new release is called...

"A Dogs Day"
(I just LOVE this!!)

These images are soooo cute, aren't they??  All 11 images will be available to purchase in the shop!  There are also a few new "extra" images that you will want to check out as well!

The design team has had a BLAST creating with these awesome images!

Our CHALLENGE for you this week is called "Seeing Spots"
Simply create a card or project using spotted doggies, spotted paper, spotted ribbon - anything spotted!  We can't wait to see it!  
Here's some inspiration for you:

Using "Little Fire Hydrant" and "Darling Dalmation"

Using "Prancing Poodle"

Using "Chili Chihuahua"

Using "Little Dachshund"

me, Dee
Using "Bulldogs Bear"

Using "Darling Dalmation"

Leave your link below to be entered to win your choice of 3 Meljen's images!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Challenge #6 Winners and Some Inspiration!

Hi everyone! It's time again to find out our winners and to get some inspiration! Melissa is hard at working cranking out a new release every week so make sure you're checking the store often :)  Let's get to the festivities of today.

Our randomly chosen winner of 3 digis for Challenge #4 is...
Congratulations, Betty! Please contact Ann ( with your choice of 3 digis from the Meljen's Designs store.

We were impressed with so many entries from the last challenge!  Here are the Meljen's Designs Challenge Top 5 for Challenge #6!

Whew! Well if that wasn't enough inspiration for you, here's some more eye candy from the design team!


Remember to come back on Thursday for Challenge #8 and to see the new images from our new release.  They are super cute, as always :)

- Ann