Sunday, October 31, 2010

Card Share – Debbie M’s Fall Craft!

Just in time for Halloween (and Thanksgiving / more Fall around the corner!) I wanted to share another craft by Debbie Marcinkiewicz!
I know I would love receiving a gift like this. :-) So colorful and country-themed! I just love it! Look at the lace, crinkle paper, string and flowers!
Debbie TSTR #32 (5) 
Now for the details, can you spot all of the stamps she used? I almost couldn’t, she sure got creative and used several in many different places!
Here you can see Country Pumpkins, my Happy Fall Freebie (which includes the tiny leaves) and one of my favorites – Stanley Scarecrow. :-)
Debbie TSTR #32 (3) 
Here’s the ‘Friends’ freebie and Cutie Sitter Witch (another one of my favorites!!)…
Debbie TSTR #32 (4) 
And here’s a cute little card made with the Country Star Pumpkin stamp! Look at the glitter!
Debbie TSTR #32 (2) 
Wow wow! Thank you Debbie for sharing! What a fun, crafty inspiration! To everyone else, please be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love. :-)

Remember, if you have any creations made with Meljen's Designs stamps that you'd like to share, email me pictures along with your name and a link to your blog if you have one! I will share your creation here and on our Fan Creations Picasa album.

Have a…

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
and a wonderful remainder to your weekend! (hugs to all)
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WINNERS!

"Anything Goes" Winners!

With over 200 entries in last week's challenge, we decided to share the win!  It was too difficult for our team to dwindle down 230+ entries to just five, so we decided to go RANDOM!

WOOT WOOT!
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Here are our lucky Random Winners this week...

















Grab your badge and display it proudly on your blog!  And then email Nicole with your choices of TWO images from the Meljen's shop HERE and she'll hook you up with your prize!


Congratulations, Ladies
& HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Introducing....... { Part 5 of 5 }

Here's the last edition to the "Getting to know the Design Team"-Saturday!!!!!  Next Saturday will feature our November Guest Designer of the month!  Who is it?  Well, you will just have to come back and see!! 

Last, but by far NOT the least, is our wonderfully artistic SANDY ALLNOCK!  Sandy joined us last Spring in the middle of a rotation/term, but wow, were we excited to have her on our team!  She's uber sweet and extra busy, but always finds time in her schedule to share her talent with us each week!  And for that we are blessed!  Here's......



I'm a graphic designer by trade, and I work by day at World Vision. (Where I have been working on a SCRAPBOOKING project all day! Imagine THAT!) I've been a designer my whole career....went to school in Maryland. And now I live in Washington. The left coast one! By night and weekend, I run Operation Write Home, which is my way of helping crafters have excuses to buy and use more STUFF ("Really, honey, I neeeeeed more patterned paper! It's for the troops!!!").....and I also love serving our nation's heroes!!!

Craftywise, I'm a consummate overembellisher whenever I can....love me some lumpy cards! I also love Copics, and if a card doesnt have a stamped colored image on it, it has NO PLACE in my heart lately :) Okay I like other peoples' but mine look naked without Copics! I took the certification training, but I learned more on my own - being an artist myself, I experimented til I learned how to use them. I'm on a bender this year to post a card a day....supposed to be MAKE a card a day, but some days, ya know....yesterday's card sometimes has to suffice. But I'm doing a lot more creating since I took on this New Years resolution, so the whole thing is working to keep me crafting.  Hope to see you visit me soon at my blog, It's a Colourful World!

Our design team is awesome!  Always doing more than what is expected of them, always there to lend a helping hand or a supportive, sympathetic shoulder or ear!  We are like family here at Meljen's Designs and enjoy getting to know our followers and fans through our challenges and card-shares!

If you are wondering, our next Design Team Call has been tentatively set for January 1st.  If any of our current members decide to step down we will put a call out for newbie designers to begin on February 1, 2011, for the next four-month rotation.  Until then, we hope you participate in our weekly challenges and send us pictures of your newest Meljen's creations and we may just post it on the blog here!

Enjoy the rest of your day!
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Card Share - Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Debbie sent me this very sweet little card made with a vintage feel, with findings like buttons and bits of lace…and glitter! I love glitter. :-)

Here it is…she used the Teacup Poodle stamp!

by Debbie M 
I just love this card. So much detail, with faded edges and perfectly matching colors. :-)

Thank you for sharing, Debbie!

Please visit her blog and leave some love. :-)

Remember, if you have any creations made with Meljen's Designs stamps that you'd like to share, email me pictures along with your name and a link to your blog if you have one! I will share your creation here and on our Fan Creations Picasa album.

Have a lovely Friday, everyone! (hugs)

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Challenge #31 - It's a 2-fer!

Wow Wow Wow!!!  Soooo many awesome entries in last weeks Anything Goes challenge! 
We're so glad you all had a good time and thank you SO much for playing along!  Winners will be posted on Sunday, so be sure to check back!  We hope you like this weeks challenge, too!

But first - a New Release to share with you!!

As much as we LOVE Halloween - it's getting up on that time to change over to a new holiday (or two).  Hope you like these!

Meljens Designs October 28th Release Display

These new Holiday images can all be purchased at Whimsy Stamps right now!

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Our challenge for you this week is:

USE 2 IMAGES

This is similar to our Seeing Double challenge, but this time you have a choice - you can use 2 of the same images OR 2 different images!  Have some fun with this one!

Here are your Design Team inspiration

Using: "Teddy Pilgrims" and "Happy Harvest"


Using: "Happy Holiday Wreath" and "Seasons Greetings" (freebie!)

 Dianna 
Using: "Happy Harvest" and "Teddy Pilgrims"


Using: "Fancy Little Stocking" and "Seasons Greetings" (freebie!)

 Sandy 
Using: "Happy Holiday Wreath" and "Seasons Greetings" (freebie!)

Here's the "linky thingy" for you - to make it easy to play along!  hehee!

I'm really excited to see what you create with this challenge!!

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Card Share - Mary Johnson

Mary sent me a collection of lovely cards that she colored up and embellished, made from a few of my rubber designs from High Hopes stamps that were manufactured earlier this year.

(You can see their selection of rubber stamps made from my older Meljen’s Designs digis HERE)

Here are her sweet cards!

sleepybear by Mary J sunflower buggies by Mary J toadstool buggies by Mary J 
Aren’t these lovely? I love all of the red colors and gingham, they remind me of little fairy tale stories, or a country-side cottage!

Thank you for sharing, Mary. :-)

Please visit Mary’s blog to leave her some love!

Remember, if you have any creations made with Meljen's Designs stamps that you'd like to share, email me pictures along with your name and a link to your blog if you have one! I will share your creation here and on our Fan Creations Picasa album.
Have a lovely and creative day, everyone! :-)
 
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Sneak Peek - October 28 Digis

It's beginning to look a lot like.......

Well, you'll have to wait until tomorrow!  :o)

Here's a sneak!



See you tomorrow!!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Inspiration!

Hi there!!

Here is our Design Team with some fun inspiration projects to share with you!!

Dianna has been making cute coffins!!

Using "Lil Vampire"

Using "Trick Or Treat" freebie 

Lauretta has a couple of sweet Witches to share



Anita has a yummy ghostie treat

Using "Ghost Cutie"

Jess created this adorable kitty card


Audrey's got great Halloween colors


I also played with "Little Frankie" this week

And Andrea has made a bat beautiful!

Using "Cuddle Bat"

Now for a few of YOUR creations!!  I found these in our recent Tags challenge:

Paula's got a hidden greeting using "Pumpkin Bumpkin"

Brook has some awesome colors with "Little Bunny Witch"

And Mudmaven has great papers with our "Happy Fall" freebie!

Such beautiful creations!!  

Thanks to everyone for sharing your talent with us and for using Meljen's Designs!  We just LOVE to see what you create!

See you Thursday with a brand new challenge!!
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Card Share – Donna

This sweet card was sent to me by Donna. She and Peggy run a mother-daughter blog where they share their craftiness!

Check out this card that Donna shared with me:

by Donna 
Aren’t those colors cheerful? This would definitely brighten anyone’s day. :-)

Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love!

Remember, if you have any creations made with Meljen's Designs stamps that you'd like to share, email me pictures along with your name and a link to your blog if you have one! I will share your creation here and on our Fan Creations Picasa album.

Have a lovely and crafty Sunday!

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WINNERS for our TAG challenge!

TOP 5 and Random Winners
from our TAGS Challenge!

Thank you all so much for participating in our challenge last week!

Here's our lucky Random Winner this week....


And, of course, a very special badge for our very special Random winner!
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Please email Nicole with your choices of 3 images
from the Meljen's shop and she'll get you hooked up!

Now, for our Top 5
Design Team favorites!!







Grab your TOP 5 badge and display it proudly!

Congratulations, Ladies!!

Be sure to see our latest ANYTHING GOES Challenge,
you could just win some freebies from Melissa!
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