Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sneak Peek – September 2nd Digis

Many of this week’s digis were inspired by an idea my hubby shared with me when I was having an artistic blank.


…our kitty cats inspired the others. *wink*

You’ll have to wait and see!

Keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Tuesday Inspiration!


First, I would like thank everyone for the birthday wishes :o)  You are all amazing and I love each and every one of ya!  Hugs!!!

Now, I have some awesome inspiration to share with you!  And, I have LOTS - so I'll get right to it!

First up - with our Birthday Challenge theme and/or this weeks new releases:

Also using "Ride Em Cowgirl"

And now for some beauties just to inspire you!

Our Guest Designer, Jessica, has a new one to share today - I'm so sad to see August end, as I've had a TON of fun having Jessica hang out with us this month!  
Using "Boy & Puppy" Freebie

(Check back on Saturday to meet our September Guest Designer!)

And Me again :)
Using "Boy & Puppy" Freebie

Using "Robot Boy"

This just in from Callie
Don't Forget!!  Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the SALE at Whimsy Stamps!  All stamps are 25% off until August 31st!  Go, go now!!

Ok - That's all I have for you today!

We'll see you tomorrow for our New Release Sneak Peek and on Thursday with our new challenge!

You still have time to play in our Birthday challenge - but you better hurry!!!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Color Challenge WINNERS Posted!

How about a round of applause for this week's winners??

It was tough, everyone's entries were just so inspiring,
but we finally made up our minds!! 
The color challenge of Orange, Teal and Brown
was made to look EASY by these gals!!!

Our random winner is...

#16 ~ JAY!

Thanks, Jay, for an UBER cute entry!

Please e-mail Nicole with your 3 favorite choices from the Meljen's shop and we'll send them to you asap!!

Jay, be sure to grab your BADGE below and display it on your blog!!
Now, for our

Top 5

Design Team favorites!!  

by Laurel...

by Melissa...

by another (not the same) Melissa...

by Katlyn...

by Kindra...
Congratulations, Ladies!!! 
Here's a badge for our fabulous Top 5,
be sure to post it PROUDLY on your blog!


I hope to see you again in this week's BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE, to honor our wonderful Design Team Blog Writer and Creator, DEE!! 

Happy Birthday, DEE!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Guest Designer Spotlight!

Hi There!!!

I just know you've been dying to see more wonderful inspiration from our Guest Designer, Jessica!!

Well, I always aim to please, so here you go!

Using our "Retro Cherries" Freebie

I just love the borders and the oh so yummy rhinestones scattered about!!

Using our "Seagull Frame"

If I listed everything I loved about this card it would take forever - it would just be easier to say I LOVE it ALL!!  Everything!!

It's been so fun having you around this month, Jessica!!  I love your cards and I've had a blast sharing them with everyone!!


Be sure to check back tomorrow for our WINNERS post from our Brown, Teal and Orange challenge!

I'll be back again on Tuesday with even MORE inspiration for you!


Here's a little inspiration To: YOU; From: Little Ol' Me, Nicole!!  My card is incorporating this week's BIRTHDAY challenge with our Double Scoop Ice Cream Cone!  This is for our Blog Writer, DEE!! She's supah fab and we just love her to death!!  Happy Birthday, DEE!!!  Check and see how you can play along with our Birthday Challenge in honor of Dee's Birthday, so you can be entered to win some freebie images from us!  Click here for the Challenge INFO!!

AND don't forget that you can also play along with MORE challenges each week to get entered to win some freebies images from us, too!  We sponsor some pretty awesome Challenge Blogs each week!  AND if you tackle their challenges, you are in for a chance to win FOUR more FREEBIES of your choice from the store HERE

Here's two more challenge blogs that we will be sponsoring...


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Challenge #22

Howdy Ya'll!!

It's time for some rootin' tootin' fun on the ranch here with Meljen's!!

Are you ready to lasso up and rope some awesome new images?

Set your sights on these babies!

Yee Haw!  Are those not the cutest things you've ever seen?
They're all available right now at Whimsy Stamps!

The design team gals sure are excited about the new release! (aren't we always, though??)

This week's challenge for you is:

Happy Birthday!!

How fun!!  As always, you may use any image you like, BUT if you use a Meljen's image you are entered to win our prize twice!!  So, grab one of our many freebies, or hit the shop to pick up an image off of your wish list, or go grab one of the super cute new release images!  They're all available in the shop at Whimsy Stamps now!  If you play along, you have the chance to win 3 Free digis of your choice from the Meljen's shop!!  Whatcha waiting for??  Let's Play!!

Here are some birthday wishes from the design team!

From Dee (The Birthday Girl!)
Using "Billy the Cowboy Bear"

Using "Lil' Rodeo Boy"

From Andrea
Using "Billy the Cowboy Bear"

And, from Jessica our August Guest Designer
Using "Lil' Rodeo Boy"

I've got more to share with you, but... you'll have to wait until Tuesday!!

Tomorrow you can check back to see what other challenges to play in to win more Meljen's Designs digis!

Ok... Show us what you've got!!  We can't wait to see your Birthday Beauties!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sneak Peek – August 26th Singles

More cowboy digis are a-comin’! Saddle up and get ready to snag some cuties to match the fun horseshoe freebie from Monday!

sneak peek

Keep ‘yer peepers peeled, partner! YEE-HAW!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Inspiring YOU on Tuesday!


Did ya grab yesterday's freebie??  Sooo cute and fun!!

And speaking of fun, here's some great new cards to share from our DT!

From me - with our challenge colors this week:
using "Bunny Love" (from our Freebie Pack)
Can I compliment my own card?  Love this color combo!!  :o)

From our Guest Designer, Jessica
Jessica also used our beautiful color theme for inspiration!  Love the glitter!

You still have a little bit of time to get in our our color challenge this week!!

And from Nicole
What beautiful colors and wonderful papers!

I found this one hiding on Sandy's blog, as well!
Using "Little Apple Worm" Freebie
So sweet and perfect for back to school!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a sneak peak of our Thursday release!  YeeHaw, wait until you see what Melissa has created for you!!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Let's Crown Some Winners!!

Hiya, everyone!!

We had 31 awesome entries for our "I See Double" challenge and I am so excited to announce some winners tonight!!

First up, is our lucky Random winner - picked with a little help from everyone's friend, random.org


Here's her super cute card!

Don't ya just love those balloons??  Great job, Ginger and congrats to you!!

Please email Nicole with your choices of 3 images from the Meljen's shop and she'll get you hooked up!

And, of course, a very special badge for our very special winner!
Now, for our Top 5 Design Team favorites!!  What a tough choice we had, as everyone really did a wonderful job with this challenge!

Congratulations to:

Oh, the colors and the butterflies are just gorgeous!

It's just awesome how she has the little cameo of Tilda down below, so cute!

The mirror effect here and the perfect sentiment are just wonderful!

Oooh, the yummy candy, the cute little house and the whole Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme - we love it!

What a cute mommy and baby monkey couple!  So clever!

Here's a badge for our fabulous Top 5!


Congratulations to you all!

And a HUGE Thank You to everyone who played along!!  You're all winners in our eyes and we hope to see you again soon!!!

Check back soon for our Monday Freebie!!!

Love Ya!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Guest Designer Spotlight!

Happy Saturday!!!

Our awesome Guest Designer, Jessica has a few projects to share with you today :)

First, we have a pinkalicious beauty using
"Sweet Little Donkey"

and a wonderfully colorful and oh-so-fun

Tomorrow, we will share our WINNERS from the "I See Double" card!  I'm excited, are you??

Don't forget the sale going on all month at Whimsy Stamps!
25% off every image in the store!

Friday, August 20, 2010


Losing that MOJO?  Need some inspiration, something to get your juices flowing?? Well, how about facing one of these challenges???  That will get the sparks flying and it could just help you win FOUR images from Meljen's Designs, too!! 

August 15 - Paper Sundaes

August  20 - Crafty Sentiments


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Challenge #21 and New Release!

Gooooooooood Morning!!

WoW!  Last week's challenge was kinda tough, but you all made some Amazing stuff!  Way to go!!  I hope you have as much fun with us this week!

But first.... let's see what Melissa has "cooked" up for your new releases this week!

Now really?  How stinkin' cute are those??  I can already imagine what some of you can do with that apron!  And those utensils and canisters are just darling!  Another sweet badge image and a new frame, as well, those are so fun to play with! 

They are all available now in the Whimsy shop, so head on over and grab 'em! And, don't forget the sale!  All stamps are on sale for 25% off until the end of August!  Now is the perfect time to buy those images on your wish list!

We have a COLOR challenge for you this week:

Brown Teal & Orange

Sound like fun?

Here's what the Design Team have done to inspire you - using this week's new release images, of course!

From our Guest Designer

From Lisa

From Nicole

From Sandy

What beauties!!  Great job, girls!!

And now, we want to see what you can do!  

Enter your card below for a chance to win 3 FREE Meljen's images!  Remember, you don't HAVE to use a Meljen's image, but IF you do, your entry counts twice!  If you don't have any Meljen's images yet, be sure to check out our Freebie Pack!

Have Fun!


Here's a little SNEAKY PEEK
of what comes tomorrow!

Keep Your Eyes Peeled
for some awesome additions
to the Meljen's Designs line!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Inspiration from Sandy & a SALE!

WOW, this week has been just late all around so far!  Well, better late than never, right?  AND hopefully Melissa will get us back on track tomorrow with her SNEAKY PEEK post of what is about to come with Thursday's New Release!!  It's something you surely don't want to miss!

Today let's see a little bit from our own SANDY!! 
She will have you inspired in no time!!

First, using "Topsy Turvy Cake...."

and using  "Miss Fancy Cat"

NOW watch this adorable video by SANDY, one of our very own Meljen's Designers AND the owner/operator of Operation Write Home and the creator of this video!! After you see it, click on over to her blog to see how you can make a difference in a soldier's life and the lives of their families!

Did I mention a sale???

Beginning today and for the next two weeks, WHIMSY STAMPS is having an 'End of Summer Sale'!!  That's right, get 25% off their items, including Meljen's Designs!!  So pop on over and take advantage of their steals, uh, I mean 'deals'!! TeeHee!!  Here's the LINK to Meljen's Designs images!!

Happy Crafting!!

Monday, August 16, 2010


Without further ado, here are the winners from last week's Clean and Simple challenge!!
Thank you ALL so much for playing along!
Our Random winner this week is:

Congrats, Louise!
Please email Nicole with your choice of 3 digis from the Meljen's shop
and here's a badge for you!


We would like to thank you for your patience while we voted this week!  It was a tough and very close vote... and here are our 

Top 5!

Grab Your Badge!

Congratulations, Ladies!!

Good luck to everyone on our current challenge - Seeing Double!!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for some more inspiration from the Design Team and then check in on Wednesday to see a sneaky peek from Thursday's new release!!