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April 18, 2013


The theme this week for the challenge over at Meljen's Designs is Recycle.  Use a recycled element on your project.  My current theme is to also reduce...reduce the enormous scrap pile I have amassed over the years.  I didn't reuse...but it made my blog title sound good. =)

This card was made entirely of scrap papers and cardstock except for the cardstock the image is printed on.  My printer dislikes printing on odd sizes of paper.

I paper pieced the pocket of the image Flowers in My Pocket and colored the flowers with Copics.  The background is embossed and I actually hauled out my sewing machine and did a little stitching.  My recycled element you ask?  It is the flower.  The flower is made from a used dryer sheet that I sprayed with different Tattered Angels glimmer mists.  I cut out three flower shapes and wrapped them around a small brad.  I tried just layering them, but there was no definition from one layer to the next.  Wrapping around the brad gave the flower a little bit of body.  The entire dryer sheet flower was layered onto a crocheted flower I made.

Just in case you missed it, the entire shop is on sale this month.  We are celebrating three years of wonderful images from Meljen's Designs.  Hop on over and fill your cart!  In addition, you have a chance to win three images by doing nothing more than leaving some bloggy love on each of the design team posts on the challenge blog.  At the end of the month, three mystery designers will randomly draw a name from everyone that left a comment on their design team post.  Go leave some love!

Card measures 1.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
Cuttlebug Bloom Dots embossing folder
Studio G sentiment stamp
pearls from my stash

April 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Meljen's Designs!

Wow!  Three years old!  It's hard to think that I have been a fan of these images for almost as long.  But they are just so darn cute and fun!  The challenge...make a birthday card to celebrate the big day!  You can never have too many birthday cards in your stash.

I used the image Flower Power Car and colored it with Copics.  My head was a little stuffy, so I had a hard time coming up with a funky layout.  I did manage to use up more scraps though.  All of the cardstock and paper was found in the scrap bin.  Did I mention I have a lot of scraps?!  I didn't have the perfect size die to mat the image, so I traced around the outside of the die I used to cut the image and cut it by hand.  Those Spellbinders dies are so versatile!  The sentiment is computer generated.  Love that font!

To celebrate the big day, all of the images in the shop are on sale!  Get over there and get yours now!

Card measures 4.25"x5.5"
Spellbinders Label 4 set
Ribbon from my stash
TPC Studios gold metal embellishemnts