Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pretty Dahlia Box

Here is a pretty little box I created using "Ornate Cut Out Butterfly" and "Fred's Flowers - Dahlias" by Fred, She Said.  I used Label Sixteen by Spellbinders to create the top and bottom of the box.  Next, I took textured blue strip to create my sides of the box.  Then, I glued down my pattern paper and cardstock to the top and bottom of my Label Sixteen.  I used a white lace piece and glued to the top edge of the sides of the box. 

I colored my leaves, Dahlias and butterflies with Copic markers, then cut them out.  I arranged them onto the top of the box.  Next, I created little note cards by using an embossing folder and adding another butterfly and sentiment.  My finishing touches are pearls.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Belli Challenge #142 - Animals

Can You Believe It!!!  We made it to 500 followers of the Belli Challenge.  We are so EXCITED, so much so that Darsie Bruno our owner and fabulous DT Coordinator  has some Blog Candy, go check out the Belli blog!  Thank you for all the support and for entering the challenges!!  Keep it up and tell your friends to join us.

Here is an adorable card using "Spring Chick" and "Spring Sunflowers Word Art" by Meljen's Design for the Belli Challenge.  The theme for the Belli Challenge for  two weeks is Animals, there must be an animal on your creation.  I colored my images with Copic markers.  My designer paper is from Hobby Lobby.  Next, I cut out the Spring words and added a piece of yellow grosgrain ribbon.  My final touch is a yellow button with yellow/white striped floss.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Meljen's Design Inspiration

Here is my latest using "Sleepy Time Bear" from Meljen's Design.  This is for a little girl baby shower.  My designer paper is from My Mind's Eye.  I colored my image with Copic markers.  The foot, hand and hearts are from Spare Parts from Hobby Lobby.  My finishing touch is a white seam binding bow.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Creating With Word Art

Meljen’s Designs has so many cute and adorable images, but do you know that there is a fabulous selection of Word Art too? You can also  find the Word Art in the Dollar Digi section.  Sometimes, when I don’t have time to color a full image, I whip up a quick card using one of the Word Art sentiments. It makes for a great card, and all you have to do is outline some of the words in the image.

As you see in my card I am using "When Life Gives You Lemons", I highlighted two of the words, and some of the swirls, then did a quick coloring of the lemons and lemonade. It maybe took me only a few moments to do! I added some cute ribbon, a punched trim and sweet bee embellishments. I only used a single patterned paper, and mounted it to a black panel, then to a white card! My card was done in less than 10 minutes!!

So take a moment to look through the Word Art section at Meljen’s Design store, and you’ll find time for a lot more cards in your busy life!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hearts & Roses

Here is my creation using "Hearts & Roses Digi Set", "Smelling The Cherry Blossoms Set" and "Ornate Cut Out Butterfly Digi"  by Fred, She Said.  These sets come pre-coloured or a digi.  I embossed my background paper using a Cuddlebug embossing folder.  I colored my trim on the heart and butterfly with Copic markers.  I cut out my pre-coloured flowers and used pop dot to make them 3-D.  My finishing touches are blue/green/white pearls and branches from a MS punch.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Meljen's Design Challenge #106 - Spring

Here is my latest using "Garden Bun Bun Fairy" by Meljen's Design.  The theme for this week over at Meljen's Design Challenge is Spring.  I colored my bunny with Copic markers.  My designer paper is The Fun in the Sun Summer Stack by Die Cut With A View.  My finishing touches are a seam binding ribbon/bow and pink pearls.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Emma & The Cake

Here is my latest creation using "Emma & The Cake"  and my sentiment is from "Empty Pockets Shrugger Digi Set" by Fred, She Said.  I colored her with Copic markers.  My designer paper is Soda Fountain & Metropolitan Dots & Stripes by Echo Parker.  I used Spellbinder Beaded Oval and inked the inner ovals.  My finishing touch are two green pearls.

Friday, April 13, 2012

JustRite Papercraft Challenge #70 - Pretty Papers

I created this pretty box for the JustRite Papercraft Friday Challenge #070 - Pretty Papers. The goal of the challenge is to make your own background paper using a JustRite Papercraft stamp.  I chose to use the pretty flower from "Cast All Your Cares" stamp set and stamped it all over a light colored patterned paper from The Paper Studio.  I colored my flowers with Copic markers, then cut 1 Spellbinder Label Seventeen from my finished background paper. 

Next, I cut a strip from my stamped background paper for my box walls.  Then I stamped, embossed, colored and adhered the "Classic Scallop Border" and "Lace Borders" for the top and bottom walls. I cut a rectangle out of black cardstock, and the largest Label Seventeen out of ivory cardstock.  I adhered my rectangle to my ivory Label Seventeen panel, then constructed the walls of my box on that same piece. 

For the top of my box, I cut out another ivory Label Seventeen (Largest) for the base.  Next, I went one size smaller and cut out the black piece. Then I adhered my stamped patterned paper to the black Label Seventeen, then  added that panel to my ivory base.  I stamped and embossed the frame from "Cast All Your Cares", then cut it out with Spellbinder Labels Sixteen.  Next, I stamped my sentiment in the center with black ink, colored and glitter the edges for my finishing touches.  I adhered that panel with pop dots to the top of my box.  I stamped several flowers from "Cast All Your Cares", colored and layered them for a 3-D flower.  Finally, I embellished with a black satin bow topped with my 3-D flower and decorative pearls.



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Belli Challenge #141 - Children

Here is a fun creation using "Billy The Cowboy Bear" by Meljen's Design.  The theme for the Belli Challenge is your card must be for a child.  I colored my image with Copic markers.  My designer papers came from Hobby Lobby.  I used the Star Nestabilites by Spellbinders and a MS punch.  My finishing touches are clear and red star rhinestones.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Easter!  Here is my latest using "Easter Chicky" by Fred, She Said in this adorable "Treat Basket".  I colored the little chicky images with Copic markers.  I followed the tutorial and added my own spin on colors and basket handle. Next, I added color to the edges of the flowers to make them more vibrant. My finishing touches are white lace and white satin bows. I filled the bags with jellybeans, you can us just about any treat that will fit in the basket. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Meljen's Design Challenge #104 - Dots

Here is a fun creation using "Fuzzer The Monster" and "My Little Monster Word Art" by Meljen's Design.  The theme on Meljen's Design Challenge is to have dots on your card.

I colored my image with Copic markers.  My designer paper is from Baby Boy Stack by Die Cut With A View. Next, I used the large dot embossing folder.  My finishing touches are green bubbles and blue rick rack.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Meljen's Designs Anniversary Blog Hop!

Today is a fun day! It is Meljen's Designs TWO year Anniversary!!! Happy Anniversary to Melissa, the talented creator of these awesome designs!!! And to celebrate this joyous occasion, we are having a Blog Hop and Melissa is having a Super Sale in her store! 

Also, each designer will be giving away the digi that is used on their card, so make sure you leave a comment where you'll have a chance to win!!  I am giving away "Little Ballerina" to one lucky winner who comments on my blog this week WITH their email address, so I can contact the winner! The winner will be drawn on Friday, April 6th. Also, we will have a grand prize to one lucky winner at the end of the hop, who will receive a bundle of Melissa's favorite images.

And even more good news!! Meljen's Designs will be having a Buy One Get One Free sale during the Blog Hop! The Blog Hop will run from April 2nd to April 6th, but the sale will last all of April!! 

Here is the list of designers for the blog hop!!

Here is my creation using "Little Ballerina":

My blog is the last on the hop, so head over to the Meljen's Design Team Challenge Blog and leave a comment about what your favorite digital image is to enter the drawing for the grand prize!! Also, hop to the Meljen's Design store and take advantage of the Buy One Get One Free sale that is going on right now!! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the digi I'm showcasing today!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

JustRite Stampers Challenge #69 - Spring Fling

Here is a card I made using "Birthday Celebrations Set", "All Occasions Nested Sentiments"(retired) and "Nested Frame Dies" by JustRite Stampers.  The theme for JustRite Stampers Challenge is to have soft spring colors and a butterfly.  My designer paper is Watercolor Bouquet by K&Company.  I used Lacey and Classic Circles, Spiral Blossom One and  Foliage by Spellbinders.  My butterfly is by Fred, She Said.  My finishing touches are a green and white fork bow, green satin ribbon and tan pearls.