Saturday, April 30, 2011

Katja is in the spotlight!

Katja has been a great late-addition to our design team since February, so I thought it would be sweet to show some of my personal favorites of hers!  To see more of her talent with paper and embellies, go to her blog HERE!

This Smart Cookie tag is the perfect touch to a graduation gift!

This Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake is just begging to be eaten!

This card with Cowboy Boot (available at PCP)
is perfect for that little man in your life!
The sentiment translates, to 'Congratulations on your Birthday'!!

And isn't this the cutest card for a New Baby GIRL!? 
Cuddle Bun Love is ideal for this one!

We are so blessed to have you on the team, Katja!  Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us at Meljen's Designs!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Flashback Friday; better late than never!

Happy Friday EVENING!

So sorry this post is coming to you late!  Family issues kept me hoppin' at home!  Let's enjoy a few new creations as well as old!

Katja made this adorable card using our good ol' CUPCAKE MOUSE digi!  Isn't this awesome?  I love the twine and flower detailing and that corner fold is so fun!  And how cute to see the sentiment in the movie tag!

Our delightful Dee created this adorable Mother's Day card using one of Melissa's Freebies from PaperCraftPlanet!  LOVE those flower embellies, perfect with that image!  Pop on over to PCP and become a member and grab some freebies for yourself!

Anita used this adorable I'M SORRY FREEBIE on her gorgeous card! WOW, the colors just pop!  Check in every Monday for the freebie of the week! You will be glad you did!

And, I dug up one of my personal favorites from my stash!  TEACUP MOUSE is just so sneaky, isn't he?? 

Shop HERE at Whimsy Stamps to get your Meljen's MOJO movin'!  There's rubber stamps, too!  Don't miss out on yesterday's NEW release and latest challenge, either!  It's a fun one!  Scroll down to see it!

Come back tomorrow to see more from Katja!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Challenge #56 and New Release

Did our freebie this week give you a hint about our new release images?  We're in Fairy Tale land this week and we are so glad that you have come to join us!

Each of these fun new images can be found in the Meljen's Corner at Whimsy Stamps right now!


Our challenge for you this week is to:

Create a BOOKMARK!

Here are some fabulous samples from our Design Team ladies:

Using "Speedy Hare"

Also from Robbie
Using "Sweet Rapunzel"

And now for YOUR bookmarks!

Have fun and thanks for playing!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sneak Peek - April 28th Digis

Every week, Melissa releases new, fun, amazing, adorable images into the Meljen's Corner at Whimsy Stamps!  Every week, she continues to wow us with her creativity and talent!

Here is a sneak peek of tomorrow fun new release

You'll want to run back here tomorrow to see the full release!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Tantalizing Toooooosday 4/26

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I have some beautiful creations to inspire you today!

From Darsie
Using "Army Bear"

From Dee
Using "Army Bear"

From Jessica
Using "Easter Cross" (Freebie)

From Katja
Using "Piggy Bath"

From Marlena
Using "Peter Bunny"

From Melissa A
Using "Daisy Pitcher"

From Nicole
Using "Astronaut Bear"

From Robin
Using "Baby Stork"

From Sandy
Using "Army Bear"

And, here are some amazing cards from YOU during our Recipe challenge last week:

From Anne
Using "Shower of Love" (Freebie)

From Karen
Using "Cuddle Bun Baby"

From Chrissy
Using "Giraffe's Necktie" (Freebie)

Don't forget to grab your Inspiration badge and display it proudly :)  You've earned it!

See you on Thursday with a new release and new challenge!

Have Fun!


Melissa Jenkins, creator of Meljen's Designs has colaborated with some other digi-illustrators at Whimsy Stamps to help bring financial support to earthquake-striken Japan!  CLICK HERE to see the details and ALL of the other wonderful creations involved in this effort! 

Above, is Melissa's digi that she created especially for this event.  You can purchase it individually or in the set with all of the images available.  The above card was created by our own Jessica!!  Her ribbon wrapping is beautiful and that blue umbrella is the perfect touch!!!!!! 

We will feature more of this image throughout April! 

We hope you join in to support Japan!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Challenge Winners ANNOUNCED!

(who used a Meljen's Designs image,
that's the new rule, see HERE!)
and our
Lucky Random Winner for this week!

Boy, did we have a BUNCH of entries in last week's RECIPE CHALLENGE that used a Meljen's Designs image!  Our team enjoyed seeing so many entries using Melissa's images!  Thank you!!
Did you see our latest challenge?  It's a Manly-Man challenge!  Nothing girly here! Hope you join us!

Here's our Random Winner of
the three FREEBIES...

 Here's your badge!
Be sure to display it proudly on your blog!

THEN, email Nicole at
with your three DIGI-PICKS from our
Meljen's Designs line HERE at the store!


#25 Rae Ann

Don't forget to grab your badge above!
Congratulations, Ladies!

Be sure to check out this week's Masculine Challenge!!
You could win some freebie images from Melissa,
or even get the honor of being in our TOP FIVE!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

More from our Newbie, ROBIN!

Happy Saturday!

In light of our Design Team changes, I have decided to showcase some creations by our newbies ROBIN and KATJA;
and also some awesome artwork by our LAURETTA {who is taking a break right now} who has been on the team from the beginning a year ago!

Today is is ROBIN's TURN!
 (Tune in next Saturday for creations by Katja and you can see last Saturday's post for creative-inspiration designed by Lauretta!)

The softness of this card is just beautiful!  I love the Frog Prince image, this is a pre-colored image and it is perfect for this royal-looking card!  And isn't that the cutest sentiment?  Robin is so fun!

Doesn't the plaid paper just make you feel "COUNTRY" with this one?  And there's nothing cuter or more country than this Girl and her Overalls image! 

AW, this Easter Bunny is the sweetest!  I love the multicolored pearls!  Never thought of doing that!  And the ric-rac ribbon is the perfect accent to this card!

AW, Cherry Mouse is so icky sweet!  Just love all the blingy details of Robin's card here, sure to add sparkle to the recipient's eye, I bet!

Meljen's Designs is very lucky to have the designers that it has!  We feel we have the best of the best!  Their love for Melissa's images and their excitement to show them off is obvious each and every time!  Thank you, Ladies for inspiring us every day!  AND again, we want to welcome Robin Parker to the family!  We are a tight bunch of gals and love sharing ourselves and our love for Meljen's Designs images with you!

Enjoy your day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flashback Friday!

It's FRIDAY!!!  TG{oodness}IF!

Here in the midwest (this is Nicole, I am in Indiana), we went from high-70's last week to the 40's this week! WHAT is that about?!!?!?!  So, I thought it would be fun to FLASH BACK to Meljen's Designs 'beginning' and bring you some summer fun!

Lisa Futch:
is using 'Turtle's Little Star' and 'Seahorse Love'
is using "Mamma Whale"
Lauretta {we miss you!} is using "Turtle's Little Star"
and Little Ol' ME, Nicole,
is using "Fancy Butterfly"
Be sure to see more of Melissa's Oldie but Goodies at the Meljen's store!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Challenge #55 and New Release

Hello Everyone!!

This week our images are dear to all of our hearts!  For those who protect and serve and for those who love them, we honor you with these wonderful images!

These images are so versatile!  For every little boy who wants to be an astronaut, for thank you cards to our soldiers overseas, for our family and friends who protect our country and cities.  Each of these cute bears brings a smile to my face!


Our challenge for you this week fits perfectly with our new images!

Use masculine colors, design, layout, embellishments - however you want to make it manly!

Here are our Design Team ladies with their samples

Using "Army Bear"

Using "Doctor Bear"

Using "Doctor Bear"

Using "Army Bear"

Using "Police Bear"

Using "Fireman Bear"

Your Turn!

Have Fun!