Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Challenge #65 & New Release

Welcome to another amazing new release announcement and challenge week!  We are so glad you are here!

This weeks images are a "Piece of CAKE!"  Yummy!!


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

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Our challenge for you this week is:

A fabulous sketch from our very own, Di!


And here are some examples from our Design Team!

Using "Patriotic Cupcake"

Using "Sweetheart Cupcake"

Using "Piece of Cake"

Using "Sweetheart Cupcake"



Dianna
Using "Patriotic Cupcake"

Using "Piece of Cake"

Using "Piece of Cake"

Using "Piece of Cake"

Using "Sweetheart Cupcake"



I hope you love sketches as much as we do!  We're can't wait to see how you use this one!  Flip it, turn it, leave it as is... just as long as we know it's there!  And remember - if you use a Meljen's Designs image, you could win our Top 3 Badge!!  You can use any image at all for a chance to win our random prize of 3 free images.








Happy Crafting!
Dee
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sneak Peek - June 30th Digis

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



What could it be?

Check back tomorrow to find out!

Hugs,
Dee
xoxox
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Tantalizing Toooooooosday 6/28

Before we get to our inspiring pieces today, I want to make sure that you ALL got your invite to the Paper Craft Planet group Party tonight!!  If you are just now learning about this fun event - you are now officially invited!!  Please come join us for challenges, prizes, chats and fun!  Plus, you'll get to meet each of the Design Team Members and Melissa will be there, too!  If you're not already a member of our group at Paper Craft Planet, go ahead and join now, so that you're ready when the fun begins at 8pm Eastern time!  Our first challenge will begin around 8:15pm and we will party until about 10pm!  We all hope to see you there!!


And now, for some beautiful creations from the Design Team!

Audrey

Using "Pirate Johnny", "Pirate Polly" and "Treasure Map"




And for some creations from YOU in our Red, White & Blue challenge:


From Tina
Using "Hero Stitches" (Freebie)



From Elizabeth
Using "Army Bear"


From Anita
Using "God Bless" (Freebie)


Here is your very special Inspiration Badge:

See you tonight at Paper Craft Planet!!  The fun starts at 8pm Eastern!
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Red, White & Blue Winners!!

Hi there!!

So sorry for the delay in this post!  The weekend just got away from us here at Meljen's Designs!

Without further ado - our random winner for our Red, White and Blue challenge is:

#29 - Rae Ann

Congratulations Rae Ann!  Here is your badge

Remember to email NICOLE to request your 3 free images

And, for the Top 5, voted by our Design Team:



#10 Perli

#17 Jenn

#18 Celine


Congrats to each of you!

Here is your badge

Thanks for playing along in our challenge!

***Be sure to visit our Paper Craft Planet group for a special "Monday Freebie" challenge and check back tomorrow night for our little Paper Craft Planet Party!!***


Have Fun!
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Friday, June 24, 2011

A Sad Farewell to Carisa!

It has been awesome having Carisa with us for the month of June!  I know she's inspired me and I hope that you're creative juices are flowing, too!

This week, I asked Carisa what inspired her?  What does she to do kick-start her mojo when it seems to be lacking?

Ahhh, what inspires me?!?! Anything pretty - I love looking at pretty paper, full of color and texture and design. I could look at designer paper for hours at the store....in fact, I have such an obsessions it's starting to border on hoarding. haha! If I'm feeling low on mojo, a good sketch is where I will turn to. Then I'll start coloring a stamp. It's pretty easy to color the skin and hair without having a clear direction so that is where I will begin. Then because I like to have my paper picked out first, I'll dig thru my papers and try to figure out what I want so I can color clothing/accessories to match. I also love looking at blogs and magazines to get the creative energy flowing again. Usually just seeing something gorgeous makes me want to get to my desk to create something all my own.

I want to thank Dee and everyone at Meljen's for asking me to guest design in June! It was so much fun to design with these cute images. I love their simple & whimsical design - perfect for the coloring addict like myself! 

Here's Carisa's last (sob!) card for you:



Thanks for joining us this month, Carisa!  It's been such a joy sharing your creations with all of our Meljen's Fans and learning more about you each week!

If YOU would like to be a Guest Designer with Meljen's Designs, just email Dee or Nicole for more info!
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Flashback Friday and a Birthday Wish!

HEY LADIES!  Before I get to business, I must share the happy news that it is....

MELISSA'S BIRTHDAY TODAY! 

Happy Birthday, Melissa! 
Thank you for sharing yourself with us each week through your whimsically, happy images!  They bring smiles to everyone each time!  We all hope you have a wonderful day
and that this year is your best EVAH!! 
WE LOVE YOU!!

Well, there's not many new 'oldies' to share with you this week!  All of our designers have been enjoying the latest and greatest from Melissa's collection HERE!  But I did manage to find a couple of wonderful creations for you!

First, Di used our fabulously FUN Miss Fancy Cat image for her card below!  What a great sentiment, too, Di always comes up with the best sentiments to coordinate with Melissa's images!

INSIDE:


AND..........
 
Here are a few sweet cards by Emily, our own Dee's daughter!  She's quite the budding artist, isn't she?  What beautiful work, especially for just being 6 or 7! WOW!

using 'Sweet Lips' freebie

Dee (the proud mama!) noted, "I'm just thrilled with how well she colored each of the tiny little leaves!  :)"  And she should be!  LOVE is in the details, you know!

Thank you for checking in with us and be sure to check out this week's challenge HERE and then join us on Facebook HERE soon!  Show us your Meljen's creations there, we would love to see them!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELISSA!
(be sure to share your birthday wishes today!!)
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Challenge #64 & New Release

Welcome to another amazing new release announcement and challenge week!  We are so glad you are here!

This weeks images are so perfect for the summery weather that is finally coming around!  Get our your grill and tools, season up the steak and let's get cookin'!!


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

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Our challenge for you this week is:

Stripes and/or Plaid

And here are some examples from our Design Team!

Using "Smokin' Hot" and "Kiss the Cook" (Freebie)


Using "Smokin' Hot", "Marching Ant Frame" and "Kiss the Cook" (Freebie)



Katja
Using "Smokin' Hot" and "BBQ Time" (Freebie)

Using "Smokin' Hot"



We're excited to see your Stripes and/or Plaid!  Come on and join us for a chance to win 3 free images of your choice!  Or, if you use a Meljen's Designs image, you could possibly win the coveted "Top 3" badge!  Good Luck!








Have Fun!
Dee

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sneak Peek - June 23rd Digis

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



What could it be?

Check back tomorrow to find out!

Hugs,
Dee
xoxox
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Tantalizing Toooooooosday 6/21

As always, the Meljen's Design Team has lots of fun creations to share with you!  Just in case you need some inspiration - take a peek at these!  Don't forget to click on their names to visit their blogs for more info!

Anita
Using "Just Like Dad"

Using "Stitched Swirls Heart"

Using "Penguins Cocoa"

Dee's daughter, Emily
Using "Ivy Wreath Heart"


Using "Ballet Slippers"

Using "Mailed with Love"

Using "Little Ballerina", "Ballet Slippers" and "I Hope You Dance" (Freebie!)



Oooh, of course I have some lovely creations from all of YOU as well!  These are from our Pink and Pearls challenge


From Anne
Using "Strawbeary Fairy"



From Tina
Using "Sewn In Love" (Freebie!)



From Riette
Using "Little Ballerina"



Here is your very special badge - display it proudly, you've earned it!



Thanks to everyone who joins us each week, we love you all and are so glad that you enjoy playing in our challenges and coloring Meljen's Designs images!

Hugs,
Dee
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