Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Challenge #14 - Red, White and Blue!

It's Challenge Day!!!

And, of course that also means 

It's New Release Day!!!

Man, I love Thursdays!!!

This weeks New Release is so fun and festive and just begging for glitter and bling!  I know you'll love it!
Just in time for Independence Day here in the states, we bring you:
Aren't those just CUTE??

All images can be found at Whimsy Stamps

Now, to go right along with these amazing images, we challenge you to create something using the colors

Of course, I have some amazing inspiration from the Meljen's Design Team!

From Andrea
using "Picnic Pie"

From Callie

From Dee 

From Kim

From Lauretta 

From Shana 
using "Picnic Pie"

Now, it's your turn!

Please remember to link to Meljen's Designs in your entry post!  Thanks!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sneak Peek – A Sparkling Holiday!

This weekend is going to be festive for many of us, and one of my favorite holidays of the year! As always, I’m excited to share this week’s coming digi singles with you…but you have to wait til tomorrow to see what they are! :-)

sneak peek 
This one would be fun with some glitter, it’s my favorite out of this week’s digis! I can’t wait for you to see the whole thing. It’s coming tomorrow! *wink*

Keep your peepers peeled!

Tuesday Inspiration!

Happy Tuesday, Meljen's Friends!!

Are you ready for some inspiration???

I know you are - but I have an announcement to share with you first!

Melissa and the Meljen's Design Team (yup, all of us!) would like to Welcome, CALLIE, our June Guest Designer as a permanent addition to our team!  We are all very excited to work with Callie and of course to see more of her wonderful creations!

Callie, as well, is just thrilled to join us and has created this beauty to share with you
using "Sunny Day Flower"

Welcome to the Meljen's Family, Callie!!

Now - in addition to Callie's inspiration, I hope you enjoy a few beauties from some of us "old-timers" LOL!

{Remember - Most of Meljen's Designs can now be found at Whimsy Stamps!}

From Lisa
using "Raggy Puppy"

From Andrea
using "Strawbeary Fairy"

I hope that you are having fun creating a Bookmark and/or Tags project for this weeks challenge!

Tomorrow is Sneak Peak Day!!  Be sure to come back and check it out, I think you'll like what you see!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Challenge #12 Winner and Top 5!

It is time to announce the TOP FIVE and Random Winner of our FIBER, RIBBON OR LACE challenge!!  We had just AWESOME ENTRIES this week (as usual!!) and we all just loved seeing your beautiful fibers, ribbons and lace!!  We'll have to do that one again soon!

Our random winner is 
Who entered this stunning card!!

Please contact Nicole at:
with your choice of 3 digis from the Meljen's Designs store!!
And now, the Design Team has voted and we have determined our Top 5 Favorite entries... what a HARD choice we had to make!!  All of the entries were amazing and we appreciate you facing the challenge yet again this week!!
Be sure to grab your blinkie to display PROUDLY on your blog!

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Congratulations, Ladies!

We hope to see you again THIS WEEK with Bookmarks and/or Tags challenge!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for your Monday Freebie!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Guest Designer Spotlight!

This is our last Saturday Spotlight with Miss Callie!

What a joy it has been to have her join us for the month of June!

I have had such a great time sharing Callie's happy, colorful cards and creations with you all!  I hope that you have enjoyed seeing them as well!

Here is another super fun card from Callie - using the new release image Bubble Bath Bunny and our challenge theme of Bookmarks and/or Tags!

I just love how she's layered the papers and the bubbles are just the cutest!

Thanks so much, Callie, for joining us this month!!  It has been a blast!

Please join us next Saturday to meet our July Guest Designer!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Freebies up for grabs!

Below is a list of current and upcoming Challenge blogs that Meljen's Designs is sponsoring. Play along if you would like to possibly win some freebie digis of your choice from the store! Click on the links below to see the details of their challenges and how to enter to win!!!!!!

 Be sure to come back tomorrow
 to see more inspiration from our
June Guest Designer, Callie!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Challenge #13 - Bookmarks and/or Tags

It's Challenge time, Meljen's Fans!!

But first - I have an announcement to share with you!
We all know that Melissa has a special Meljen's "Corner" at the Whimsy Stamps website, with a few special, exclusive Fairy Tale images, right?  (If you didn't know, you really do NEED to go check it out!)  Weeeeeelllll..... Melissa has just announced that ALL Meljen's images will soon be available through the Whimsy Stamps website!!  WhooHoo!!  This will start right now, with this week's new release!  All previous releases will still be available in the Meljen's shop, where you've always found them, while Melissa and Whimsy work through the transfer to the Whimsy site.  This is super exciting!  

Speaking of the new release.... This week, Melissa has come up with 5 brand spankin' new images for you!  These are an assortment of super cute, versatile images that can be used for any project!

We have a Pretty Piggy, a Teacup Poodle, a Bubble Bath Bunny, a Sunny Day Flower and a Teddy Bear Cast!

Aren't the just the cutest?  That Teacup Poodle.... oh, so sweet!  And the Teddy Bear Cast?  How many times have we needed an image like this and haven't been able to find one?  Just LOVE them all!!  Melissa's a ROCKSTAR!!

Ok, so on to the CHALLENGE!!  This week we challenge you to make a bookmark and/or tag (or card with tag, or card with bookmark... you get the idea!)

Here are some wonderful samples from the Design Team!

Sandy, again :)

I do have a few more beautiful creations to share with you - but... you'll have to check back on Tuesday for my inspiration post to see them!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Meljen's this week!

Sneak Peek with Sugar on Top!

I am excited for the digis releasing this week. I had SO much fun designing them…and one of the included digis is the finished version of a digi from the video I made for Facebook.

This one is my absolute favorite for this release though…it’s just a snippet, so you’ll have to wait and see what it is! :-)

sneak peek

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday Inspiration!

Hello again, everyone!

Did you all grab the Freebie??  I hope so!  And I hope to see lots of beautiful creations using it soon!

Here is some inspiration for you from our wonderful Design Team!

Andrea has 2 for you this week
using "Triple Treat Cupcake"

using "Stars & Stripes Dove"

using "Love Birds"

using "Cupcake Mouse"

using "Teacup Mouse"

There you have it - it that doesn't inspire you... well... it just has to!

You still have a few days left to create a card for our weekly challenge!  You've got a chance to win 3 FREE digi images from the Meljen's Shop!!  
Our challenge theme this week (in case you forgot) is Fiber, Ribbon Lace!  

Check back tomorrow for a Sneak Peek of Thursdays New Release!!  I think you're gonna like it!!

Have fun!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Challenge #11 - Winner & Top 5!

Ok!  I know you've been waiting patiently to see our Random Winner and Top 5 favorites from our Sparkle, Glitter and Bling challenge - so here you go!

Our random winner out of 110 entries (can I just say WOW!!  Thank You ALL so much!!)

who submitted this amazing card!!
I am just totally IN LOVE with the background shading on her image!

Congratulations, Annika!!  Please email Nicole with your selection of 3 Meljen's Designs images!

And now - for our Top 5 Favorites!
Girls, grab your badge to display proudly on your blog - you rocked this challenge and you deserve it!

  Now, if only we could have a Top 110!!  Everyone ROCKED this challenge!!  We love you all!

But 5 it is, so here's our 5!

using "Shower of Love" (Meljen's Freebie)
using "Gruffy Little Gnome" (Meljen's Whimsy Stamps Exclusive)
Congratulations, Ladies!!

There are still a few days to get in on our Fiber, Ribbon, Lace challenge!  Hope to see many of your blogs again this week!!  We love hopping around to visit you all!

Have fun and Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Guest Designer Spotlight!

Oh My!  I'm am SOOO Sorry for the delay in this post!  The fam and I took a trip to my parent's house this weekend for Father's Day and I have fallen behind!  I will catch up super fast, though, I promise!!

So, our lovely Callie has created an amazing creation to share with you all this Saturday!  She has used the new Double Scoop Ice Cream image and I totally love the way she has layered it up!

This card is so totally Callie's personality!  She's so bubbly and fun!  Bright and cheerful!
The bright colors and adorable ribbon! Oh, I just love all the spots!!

Way to go, Callie!!

Ok - Check back in just a few hours for our winner and top 5 post!!  


Friday, June 18, 2010

Face a Challenge for Freebies!

Below is a list of current and upcoming Challenge blogs that Meljen's Designs is sponsoring. Play along if you would like to possibly win some freebie digis of your choice from the store!  Click on the links below to see the details of their challenges and how to enter to win!!!!!!
June 13 - Stamptacular Sunday

June 20 - Paper Sundaes

June 21 - Cards for Men

June 21 - Sketch and Stash Challenge

Come back tomorrow
to see more creations
by Callie, our June Guest Designer!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Challenge #12 - Fiber, Ribbon, Lace!

Hello Meljen's Fans!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!  Has summer hit where you are yet?  Here in Eastern WA, we are enjoying an extended spring, which is just fabulous for me!  I'm not a hot weather person and I don't like the 100+ degree summers we get! So, I'll take all the extra 70 degree days I can get!  It's been great!  We've even had a couple sprinkles thrown in this week, too!  Love it!

Anyway - Meljen's is getting ready for some summer!  This weeks new releases are all summer themed - gettin' those flip flops out and hitting the beach!  We hope you like them!!  The Design Team sure has had some fun with them!

Our challenge for you this week is a pretty simple one for us crafty crafters!  Just add some fibers, ribbon or lace to your project and share a pic with us!  And remember, if you use a Meljen's image, you have double the chances to win 3 images of your choice!  Whoo Hoo!  What better excuse do you need to go grab a few of these new fabulous images?

Our random winner and top 5 winners will be posted here on Sunday!  Don't forget to check back!

So, I hope you enjoy the creations from the Design Team today!  Each of us has used one of the 5 new images that are available in this weeks summer release.

using "Pinky Flamingo"
using "Summer Time Sandals"
using "Seafaring Seagull Frame"
using "Double Scoop Ice Cream"
using "Anchor Away"
Using "Double Scoop Ice Cream"

What wonderful creations!  We can't wait to see what you have to share with us!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a list of challenges that Meljen's is sponsoring this week for more chances to WIN!