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December 19, 2011

The Shape of Inspiration

Did you see the release at Meljen's Designs this week?  They are the greatest images!  Something to get you through this pre-holiday madness!

I know I will need a vacation once the holidays are over! 

This week the challenge is to create a card that is any shape but a rectangle.  For my inspiration project I decided to give a snowflake shaped card a try.

I cut the snowflake using the Cricut Christmas cartridge.  I welded together two 4.5" snowflakes and cut them out of Core'dinations cardstock from the whitewashed collection.  I embossed the snowflake and then sanded the embossing.  After that was finished, I sprayed the card with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Marshmallow.  You can't see it in the picture, but it has a lovely pearly sheen!  I colored the Snow Bunny image using Prismacolor pencils and baby oil.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and has a pearly sheen to it as well.  I won some blog candy from Enfys at the Going Buggy blog, and received a package full of goodies from Craftwork Cards.  I have to say, I am in love with their products.  I so wish it were easier to get them in the US!  After I cut the scalloped circle and oval punch, I sprayed them with the Glimmer Mist as well.

Card measures 4.5" x 4"
Lifestyle Crafts Circle and Scalloped Circle dies
Stampin' Up Oval punch
Ribbon and snowflake gems from my stash

December 8, 2011

New Challenge

It is time for a new release at Meljen's Designs and with a new release that means a new challenge!  The images this week are sure to melt your heart! 

Aren't they just adorable?!  They are available in the shop now. 

The challenge this week is to use any shade of green.  I used Cozy Winter Wolf Pup for my card.

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil.  The snowflakes were cut with the Cricut Christmas cartridge.  I created stitiching with a Signo gel pen.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Rhinestones and ribbon from my stash

December 1, 2011

Exciting News!

I have been waiting anxiously for December 1st to arrive.  No...not because it is officially December and Christmas is only 24 days away!  But today I officially become part of the Meljen's Designs design team!  I applied when they had their design team call and was thrilled when I was invited to become part of the team.  I love Meljen's Designs digis and I am looking forward to using them to inspire you.

Here is my debut project:

I used Christmas Star Snowman from last week's release and based my card on the challenge for this week: inspired by a Christmas song.  I love the song Do You Hear What I Hear? and thought this image fit perfectly for that song.

The images for the release this week are all Christmas carols.  You can find them in the shop today!

So join us for the challenge with your Christmas carol inspired project!

Card measures 4..25" x 5.5"
Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Embossing folder-snowflake
Martha Stewart Swirling Lace Punch around the Page
Sentiment was computer generated
Star button, twine, and velvet ribbon from my stash