Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sneak Peek - June 2nd Digis

Here's your very special preview of our new release images this week!

What could it be?

Check back tomorrow to find out!


Monday, May 30, 2011

Sketch Challenge Winners!

Sorry for the delay!  We had a couple of DT members out of town for the holiday weekend and there were so many wonderful creations it was hard to get a vote!  Thank you for your patience!
Without further ado... 

(who used a Meljen's Designs image,
that's the new rule, see HERE!)
and our
Lucky Random Winner for this week!
Thanks so much for participating in our  SKETCH CHALLENGE last week!! 
We hope you join us for this week's challenge!
Click on this link for details of our KRAFT Challenge!

Here's our Random Winner of
the three FREEBIES...
#13 - PEGGY T!!

 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!

#11 - Allison

#14 - Sally

#23 - Deedee

#25 - Deonna
#26 - Rae Ann

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

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

Tantalizing Toooooooosday 5/31

Here are some beautiful inspiration pieces for you on this beautiful almost-summer Tuesday!

Using "Sand Castle"

Using "Groundhog Day" (Freebie!) and "Dig It" (Freebie!)

Using "Robot Boy"

Using "Army Bear"

And, I'd love to share a couple of your creations from our sketch challenge last week:

From Penny
Using "Sweet Chocolate Bar"

From Michelle
Using "Sick Little Bear"

From Mariken
Using "Teacup Mouse"

Here's your badge as our thanks for being an inspiration!

As always - thanks so much for visiting and playing along with Meljen's Designs!

See you soon!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Day BLOG HOP!!

Howdy, PEEPS!!
It's an exciting time for us here at Meljen's Designs!!
Because it's time for the Operation Write Home Memorial Blog Hop!!  <~~ Click on that link to start at the beginning, if you like!
Melissa has not only wanted to celebrate Memorial Day weekend by participating in the OWH Blog Hop, but also lavish you with a couple of freebie-surprises and a 10% OFF SALE at her corner of the Whimsy Stamps Store!  CLICK HERE to see all of her digistamps that are on sale!!
But first, let's see what a couple of our designers
have made using one of the new freebies below!

Anita's patriotic card is just beautiful!! 
Love all those stars and fireworks! 

And here's Di's serene, beachy-feeling card
with a little use of marine blue and sand/kraft paper! 

So, are you in LOVE with this image yet?  I BET SO!  Well, you can have it for free, BUT only prior to Tuesday, May 31st.  After Monday, it will be put in the Whimsy Stamps Store, so grab it now for FREE by CLICKING HERE!

Above digi is FREE till May 31st,
after that it will be available at Whimsy Stamps!

  You can use this second Freebie for so many reasons, but especially for those Thank You's you want to write to all of our soldiers, Present and Past, who have done their best and given their all in serving to protect us and our awesome country!  It is also great for children to color and write a Thank You note to their teachers!  CLICK HERE to get it!

Thank you to ALL of those brave men and women who have sacrificed so much, even their own lives, for all of us to be able to live FREE! 
Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs!!  We hope you drop by again to see our new releases each Thursday (and sometimes inbetween!) AND participate in our fun challenges for your chance at more freebies AND being in our Top Five Favorites!

NOW, keep on HOPPING to:  Marjorie!!


Guest Designer Good-Bye! SNIFF!

Today is our last post for May's Guest Designer, Shana Dahl!  We really enjoyed seeing her talent grace our blog again!  She's uber talented and just a delight to work with! 


Shana fell in love with the new Pappa Bear image from yesterday's release and knew exactly what she wanted to do with it!  The awesome ability to 'tweek' digistamps is the highlight of Shana's card, today!  She used Melissa's Pappa Bear image and altered it by moving the one little bear over closer to the Pappa Bear.  And this is exactly what Melissa had in mind when designing this image, for YOU to be able to make the image work for you! so I am glad to see how Shana took advantage of this feature of altering the digistamp to suit her creative needs!

Isn't her card just adorable?  I am sure her hubby is going to appreciate this card from their kids on Father's Day this year!  She used the Number One Dad Stitched digi on the left of the inside of her card as well!  And she even added a personal (AND HILARIOUS!) sentiment on the inside right!  Just adorable!
See more of Shana's talent at her blog HERE, Two Cute Little Monsters!  Her creations will surely get your creative mojo-moving!

Thanks Again, Shana!
We will miss you!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Flashback Friday!

It's time to go BACK to the PAST with some of Melissa's oldie but goodies!

This first one is by me, Nicole!  Now this digi, Mailed with Love, isn't 'THAT' old, but it's not exactly 'NEW' either!  So, I thought I would share it with you again!  It was fun to color and perfect for a love letter or a simple 'HELLO!' like this one!

Melissa A. was inspired by another card she saw on Anita's blog, so she thought she would put Tweet Heart Birds to work for her! 
This is so clean and simple, I LOVE IT!

Snuggle Time Boy is a popular digi of Melissa's. I have seen it in blogland quite a bunch so I thought I would color it myself!  This is a sweet image, perfect for a little boy's birthday or that thumb-sucker in your life!

 Darsie gave  Loving Ewe a spotlight in this eye-catching card!  I love pink
and black together so I had to show it off for her again!  Just darling!

Well, there you have it!  Your Friday walk down memory lane!  I hope you found something new you hadn't seen before!  To see all of Melissa's rubber and digital stamps go see her corner of the Whimsy Stamps Store!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Challenge #60 & New Release

Well, now that we've celebrated Grads, it's time to show some love for DADS!!  Check out these awesome images from Melissa just in time for Father's Day!

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

For our challenge this week, we would like you to use

KRAFT plus ONE other color
(not including white, of course and your image may use more colors, if you like)

Here are some delightful samples from our talented Design Team Gals!

Using "Pappa Bear"
I just love the little bear family!

Using "Pappa Bear"
Just the cutest with the little note and ric-rak!

Using "Pappa Bear"
Just a simple ol' card from lil' ol' me :)

Using "Just Like Dad"
Love the denim paper and buttons!

Using "Number One Dad"
Love the green with the kraft and the buttons!

Using "Number One Dad"
More blue than kraft and it's lovely!

Using "Pappa Bear"
Oooh, just look at all those cute little girls!!

I just love this challenge theme and I can't wait to see how you work it!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sneak Peek - May 26 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, May 23, 2011

Tantalizing Toooooosday 5/24

Hello everyone!!  Time for a little mid-week inspiration for you!  Our Design Team is always so inspiring and I hope you love their designs as much as I love sharing them with you!

Here are our Girls!

Using "Johnny Bird Boots" (Pre-colored Digi)

Of course, we have an amazing design from YOU as well!  There were only a few entries using Meljen's Designs in our Graduation challenge - remember if you would like to win our Top 5 or our Inspiration badges, you MUST use a Meljen's Designs image!  There are lots and lots of freebies available for you to play with, too!  You can find some HERE and HERE and HERE :)  

So, after we picked our Top 5, there was one fabulous entry left for inspiration and that is...... 

Using "Professor Owl"

Don't forget to grab your special inspiration badge!

A new challenge is up in just a couple days, be sure to come back and check it out!