Saturday, June 30, 2012

Card Share with Julie

Julie shared this beautiful card that she made for her mother-in-laws birthday...



Image: Daisy Pitcher

When you get a chance, take a look at Julie's blog: Rainbow Days.  Make sure to leave a message and tell her that Meljen's Designs sent you!  {{wink}}

Thank you Julie, for sharing your card with us!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

A Sad Goodbye to Nancy

Sadly, this is Nancy's last day as our guest designer!  :(  We've had so much fun having her join us for challenges and her special posts!  I hope that her creations have inspired you, as well!

By the way - if you have an interest in being a Guest Designer with us, please email ME and we'll get you scheduled!

Here is Nancy's final card

"God Bless"

I Love Raggedy Ann's and this one by Melissa is absolutely adorable.  Since the colours lent themselves to a patriotic feel, I decided to make this a Happy 4th of July card.

Thanks again, Nancy!  You've been fabulous this month!  I look forward to seeing you in our challenges soon!

Hugs,
Dee
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Challenge #116 - Bookmarks

Welcome to another fun challenge week! We are so glad you are here!

Our challenge for you this week is:

~ BOOKMARKS ~

Please remember that we require the use of any Meljen's Designs image for participation in our challenge! Entries that do not use a Meljen's Designs image will be deleted before the random draw.

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We've all been really excited that our Guest Designer, Nancy Parker has found the time to participate in the challenges along with us!  She found time to show create a corner bookmark for this weeks challenge...

Image: Stitched Fan Flower

And here are some examples from our FABULOUS Design Team!


And now YOU get to show off your work!




We can't wait to see what you create!


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Getting to Know Candace

Hi everyone!! It's Candace here to tell you a little more about myself today. 



1. Favorite saying.
"When life gives you lemons, thank God you're from the South, and put 'em in your sweet tea."
This quote may seem silly, but it says a lot about me. I've been going around saying it for years. It speaks about my determination, my pride in being a Southerner, my personal faith, and my love for sweet tea. :)


2. What is the first thing you see to your right?
a few cards that I made this week

3. What do you collect, other than designer paper & card stock?
Dust? LOL
I don't really collect anything, but I do have quite a few Willow Tree angels that people have given me. I love anything with bright colors, cupcakes, or fleur-de-lis stuff (see answer to next question).

4. Favorite sport and/or team to watch.
New Orleans Saints football! 

5. What is your guilty pleasure?
Cupcakes. I love them! I love to bake and cupcakes are my favorite thing to bake.

6. Do you snack when you create?  If so, what is it?
Not usually. Every now and then I will keep some chocolate at my desk, but not often because I'm always scared I'll get something on my card. However, I always have a Coke Zero at my stamp desk with me!

7. If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?
Does a Disney princess count? They always have happy endings!

8. A funny/quirky/odd thing about you...
I've never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Two of my toes are grown together.
I can't stand for leftover time to be on the microwave.
I teach English, but I say "y'all" 100 times a day. It's the Southerner in me. 
Oh, that was more than one, wasn't it? I guess I'm kind of quirky. :)

9. When you're not playing with paper, what are you doing?
Teaching - I'm a 7th and 8th grade English teacher. 
Watching a random assortment of TV shows (Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva, Teen Mom, Young & the Restless, Swamp People, and Duck Dynasty). I told you it was random. 
Reading on my Kindle
Sitting on the couch playing on my laptop
Baking something sweet in the kitchen
My life is VERY interesting. ;)

10. Finish this sentence:  "I love everything about..."
Stamping. It's given me some amazing opportunities. I've had the pleasure of serving on several design teams and making amazing friends. Also, it's so special to give someone a handmade card, and I love that!

Here's one of my favorite cards from the past using the  Love Sprouts image




I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me! :)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Getting To Know Ceal

 (This a recent pic of me with my daughter when I went to visit her in Germany)


Di gave us some questions to answer so you could get to know us a little better and today is my turn so here I go...


Favorite Saying: 
~ Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass it's about learning to dance in the rain.~
 Thanking God for your trials as well as your blessings because he is developing your character through these trials. So Dance and be happy because God loves you and will take care of your needs. 

What Do You See When You Look To Your Right:
My cell phone of course, who can live without one these days?

What do you collect, other than designer paper & card stock?
Snowmen!! At Christmas my house is full of them all shapes and sizes. I take my tree down after Christmas but I leave my snowmen put through the winter. Oh and I have also seemed to collect Ribbon and buttons too..lol

Favorite sport and/or team to watch:
Hockey, Hockey, Hockey! 
My favorite team is the Maple Leafs. Since moving to Colorado I have become an Av's fan 
and of course who can live in Colorado and not be a Broncos fan.


What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate!!!
 isn't it everyone's?

Do you snack when you create? If so, what is it?
Not always but when I do it's Cheese-Its or Peanut M&M's 
along with some sweet tea


If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?
Pooh because he has such a big heart and everybody loves Pooh :)

A funny/quirky/odd thing about you...
When I sleep I have to have my feet out from under the covers no matter how cold it is


When you're not playing with paper, what are you doing?
Spending time with the hubs, playing with my dog or curled up with my nook

Finish this sentence: "I love everything about..."
The Outdoors, whether it's the beach, the mountains, the lake, or the backyard. I love being outside/nature.
  I love to go hiking and camping and spending time with my family and marveling at the beauty of God's masterpieces..

What is your favorite card/project you've created using Meljen's designs?


Remember I love snowmen? Meljens has some cute ones for sure. I used Bundled Little Snowboy on this one.... you can find more cuties  HERE.



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Monday, June 25, 2012

Dad Challenge Winners!!!


Here are our Lucky Random Winners for this week!
A huge thanks to everyone who participated in the Dad Challenge last week!!

Here are our 3 Random Winners:

#1 receives THREE FREEBIES...
# - 7: Theresa P.


#2 receives TWO FREEBIES...
# - 6: EwaVermella


#3 receives ONE FREEBIE...
# - 4: Lalkygirl


Congratulations!!

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

Please visit the shop HERE to view ALL images including Freebies, $1 Digis and Pre-Colored Digis!
Once you've decided which digital image(s) you want,
e-mail Dianna with your choices. 
dlkronquist@yahoo.com
Please put Meljen's Designs Winner in the subject line.

Check out the next challenge HERE!

You have 3 chances to win some freebie images from Melissa!
(To see complete guidelines for the challenges, click HERE!)
Please remember that we require the use of any Meljen's Designs image for participation in our challenge! Entries that do not use a Meljen's Designs image will be deleted before the random draw.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELISSA!!!


Hi everyone!!

Today, we would like to wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our very own artist extraordinare, Melissa Jenkins!!

She has no idea that we’ve done this, but we’ve planned a bit of a surprise party in her honor!

Today, we are showing off some cards made by the team to celebrate her special day!

So, here are birthday wishes from...

Audrey

Candace

Ceal

Dee

Dianna

Jessica

Marlena

Rae Ann

Robin

And, we’ve even got some of our old friends joining the party today, too!!

Here’s some birthday love from...

Mel A.

Cheryl

Sandy

Melissa, we all hope you have a wonderful day and a year full of love, happiness and success!

We are all so honored to work with you and showcase your artwork every day!

Happiest Birthday Wishes to You!!

Love from Dee, Di and your Design Team gals - new and old!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Nancy - our Guest Designer!

Happy Friday, Friends!!

Here's our Guest Designer, Nancy Parker with a wonderfully adorable card!!


2 Cute 4 Words

For this card I tried to keep an Outdoorsy Feel to it by using  a "Barnboard" DP and flowers. A real sweet image and fun to colour.

What a lovely card, Nancy!  I love the scallops and pretty flowers!

Thanks for checking in to see Nancy's beautiful creation, be sure to check back next week to see what else she has to share!

Hugs,
Dee

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Getting to know more about "Lisa"





1. Favorite saying. My favorite saying is "you may stumble over a stone but, still climb a mountain". I love this quote. It reminds me that struggle is part of the journey. My failure teaches me much more than my success.

2. What is the first think you see to your right? My bulletin board. On that board are lots of things that I love and that inspire me. Pictures of my daughter and I, pictures of my dogs, and projects my daughter has made for me.

3. What do you collect, other than designer paper & card stock? I collect dog agility ribbons. I have them from when I first started competing in agility almost seven years ago. I finally boxed up Maddie and Panda's ribbons when they retired last year. Now Pearls are on display:) They remind me of the fun I had working as a team with my dogs and all our accomplishments.

4. Favorite sport and/or team to watch? I love watching women's sports. My favorite is the Phoenix Mercury WMBA basketball team. We go to many games each season. "Mighty Mercury!!!". The sport I watch the most of is volleyball. My daughter has been playing since 5th grade. She plays varsity during the fall and club volleyball the rest of the year. She is an inspiration:)

5. What is your guilty pleasure? Taking a bath, reading a book, and having a cocktail. I love being up to my neck in bubbles, reading a good book and having a drink and relaxing. My dogs love this and will try to sneak up on me to give me a kiss or stand on the side of the tub and look in to make sure I am ok. I love also to eat rice crispy treats hot from the pan. My husband makes the best ones. Super yummy!

6. Do you snack when you create? If so, what is it? I usually have my dessert when I create. I love M&M's particularly the almond ones or the dark chocolate.

7. If you were a cartoon character, who would you be? Buttercup the Power Puff Girl. She is feisty and a spit fire. I will do anything to stand up for and protect the ones I care about. Dosen't matter if it is my family, friends, my dogs, or important issues to me. I would love to have a cape and be able to fly like Buttercup. I could accomplish so much more in a day.

8. A funny/quirky/odd thing about you... It would be easier to say what is not quirky about me lol;) I am interested in learning everything. My bucket list includes riding one of those cool lawn mowers over hilly grass to cut it and learning how to cut hedges into round and square shapes. I love the smell of my corgi's feet. Smells just like Fritos. I have lots of food allergies. I cannot eat meat or animal products. I never had the chicken pox and couldn't get the vaccine because it was made out of chicken. That's some irony.

9. When you're not playing with paper, what are you doing? Training my dogs either in basic obedience, tricks, or dog agility. Pearl and I spend much time in classes, at the dog gym and competing in dog agility. It is my passion. I also spend alot of time quilting and doing machine embroidery.

10. Finish this sentence: "I love everything about..." I love everything about dogs. They give me so much love and comedic relief.

I know it's not Christmas time, however, my most favorite project I ever made with MelJen's digital stamps is this wall hanging. I used lots of dimentionals, glitter glue, and rhinestones. I had the best time making this and every year at Christmas time when I hang it on my wall, I am proud of what I created.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Challenge #115 - Sketch Challenge


Welcome to another fun challenge week! We are so glad you are here!

Our challenge for you this week is:

~ SKETCH CHALLENGE ~
Feel free to flip, flop or reverse the sketch for creativity!


Please remember that we require the use of any Meljen's Designs image for participation in our challenge! Entries that do not use a Meljen's Designs image will be deleted before the random draw.

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Our June Guest Designer, Nancy Parker once again joined us for this weeks challenge...

Image: Sweet Sundae

And here are some examples from our FABULOUS Design Team!


Ceal
Image: Circus Clown





And now YOU get to show off your work!
Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NEW Rubber Stamps for June!

Hello everyone! I’m excited to announce the release of three new rubber stamps! These are available in my corner at the Whimsy Stamps shop. They were created from a selection of my digital stamps.

<- CLICK HERE to visit the Whimsy Stamps shop –>
…where you can purchase these cuties!

piggy bath rubber baby stork rubber cubbin around rubber

Enjoy, and happy crafting!


(the artist)

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Card share with Suze

Suze was one of the random winners chosen from the Pearl's Challenge.  She chose Nativity Three Kitty Kings.  She shared it with me and I thought I'd share it with you...


Image: Nativity Three Kitty Kings

When you get a chance, take a look at Suze's blog: Crafty Suze.  Make sure to leave a message and tell her that Meljen's Designs sent you!  {{wink}}

Thank you Suze, for sharing your card with us!

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Do you have a card to share with Melissa?  You can share your creations with Melissa by e-mailing her at mnjenkins@hotmail.com or share them with us on the Meljen's Designs Facebook page HERE: Meljen's Designs !!
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Anything Goes Challenge Winners


Here are our Lucky Random Winners for this week!
A huge thanks to everyone who participated in the Anything Goes Challenge last week!!

Here are our 3 Random Winners:

#1 receives THREE FREEBIES...
# - 5: Rehu




#2 receives TWO FREEBIES...
# - 12: Frances R.


#3 receives ONE FREEBIE...
# - 4: Bonnie


Congratulations!!

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

Please visit the shop HERE to view ALL images including Freebies, $1 Digis and Pre-Colored Digis!
Once you've decided which digital image(s) you want,
e-mail Dianna with your choices:
dlkronquist@yahoo.com
Please put Meljen's Designs Winner in the subject line.

Check out the next challenge HERE!

You have 3 chances to win some freebie images from Melissa!
(To see complete guidelines for the challenges, click HERE!)
Please remember that we require the use of any Meljen's Designs image for participation in our challenge! Entries that do not use a Meljen's Designs image will be deleted before the random draw.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Card Share with Tammy, Marc & Julie

Quite a few people have shared their cards with Melissa this week!!  It's so exciting to see them! 

The first two cards are from Tammy & Marc Ortiz...



This talented husband & wife team can be found at their blog: Tammy's Scrapin Corner


This pretty card is from Julie...



When you get a chance, take a look at Julie's blog: Rainbow Days

If you get the chance, stop by the above blogs.  Make sure to leave a message and tell them that Meljen's Designs sent you!  {{wink}}

Thank you all for sharing your cards with us!

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