Thursday, January 29, 2015

Meljen's has TEAM SPIRTI!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, January 29, 2015 0 stamps of approval
With the Superbowl being this weekend, we thought it would be a great time to have a TEAM SPIRIT challenge at the Meljen's Designs blog!

Show us your colors!!

I chose to use Blue & Green - do you know who my team is?


I used Meljen's Designs "Sports Fan Teddy" for this one, I added the little 12 on his flag.

Even if you're not a sports fan, I'm sure you can find a team whose colors you can work with!  So, come join our challenge and have some fun!


How about a few more challenges?

Monday, January 12, 2015

All That Glitters ATC Swap

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, January 12, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hi there!

Here is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I made for my swap group on Facebook - Fun ATC Swappers.  The theme for December was "All That Glitters".

I used the "Stitched Stocking" stamp set from Stampin' Up! which I covered with Versamark ink and glitter embossing powder.  Add a bit of Holiday Cheer and some bling and baker's twine and it's good to go!

I'd like to enter this ATC into the current color scheme challenge at Wicked Wednesday

Also, the Winter Sparkle challenge at Sentimental Sundays

If you're interested in joining our swaps, check us out on Facebook

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Year - New Projects!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Happy New Year!!

I'm excited about new projects and lots of crafting fun this year!  

I'm still participating in ATC Swaps and that's been keeping me busy over the past few months, I've just been bad about sharing things here.

The latest swap that I've joined is "Winter" hosted by Kristy's Bloomin' Journey.

I've used a wonderfully fun stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey called "Enjoy Coffee".  If you know me, you know I love, love, LOVE coffee and all things coffee related!  I have a crazy huge collection of coffee stamps, dies, ribbons, stickers, paper, etc... and whenever I see something new, I have to have it!  That was the case with this great stamp set!  As soon as I saw it in the catalog, I just knew I had to have it!  I've been so impressed with the stamps from Fun Stampers Journey and if you're looking for something new, please go check them out!  
**If you are an ATC maker, you MUST go look at the catalog!  They have tons of stamps that are sized perfectly and specifically for ATC's!  They call them ATS (Artist Trading Stamps) and they are awesome!**

Here's the "Winter" ATC that I made for the swap using the Latte Cup from the stamp set.
I embossed the background paper to add a wintery feel, added the sparkly ribbon and row of fun snowmen which was cut from a stack of Christmas paper that I had.  I used a snowflake charm and a sentiment with one of my *many* favorite Christmas song titles.  Image is colored with Copics.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Challenge #230 at Meljen's Designs

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, October 02, 2014 0 stamps of approval
Good Morning!

It's Thursday Challenge Day at Meljen's Designs!

Our theme this week is


This week I've used our Sparrow Fairy digital stamp, colored with Copics, DCWV patterned paper, Flower Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug and the bow die from Fun Stampers Journey.

Come play along with us this week!

Cute Card Thursday - Spots & Dots (I used the spots & dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug for my pink paper.)
Simon Says Stamp - Transport (Birds are fairy transportation after all!)
Try It On Tuesday - Animals


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Challenge Day at Meljen's Designs!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, September 25, 2014 0 stamps of approval
Hi All!

It's Thursday and that means that it's challenge day at Meljen's Designs!

Our theme for you this week is


I've created a cute card using Loved Little Bear, some scrap paper, Sizzix honeycomb Die (from Stampin' Up!) and the Epiphany hexagon shape tool.  I colored my little bear image using the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers.  I'm hoping they come out with ore colors soon!

I hope you get a chance to enter our challenge this week!  I look forward to visiting your blogs soon!

I haven't entered any challenges in a really long time, so I'm excited to enter this card into these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


Monday, September 22, 2014

Got Mud? ATC

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, September 22, 2014 0 stamps of approval
Happy Monday, Friends!!

Here's an ATC that I made a bit ago and I realized that I never got a chance to share it with you all.

This one was a lot of fun!  I made it for a swap and the theme was "Splash".  Since it was during the summer, I thought that lots of people would think pools and water and ocean.. well, I wanted to do something different!  So, I cut the splash on my Silhouette Cameo and positioned my Stampin' Up! truck so that it was diving into the mud.  The Got Mud medallion was also cut on my Silhouette Cameo.

This was a fun swap to participate in!  I hope you like my ATC.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Picnic Time ATC

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It's been such a long time, I know!  But, I'm going to do my best to come back often and share with you again.

To begin with, I'd like to share an ATC that I recently made for a swap that I run on Facebook.  If you're an ATC swapper, please leave a comment!  I'd love to invite you to join our group on Facebook, we're always looking for new crafters to swap with us!

This card is a special single card that I made, so there isn't another one exactly like it!  I made it using leftover pieces that I had from a box card that I made.

ATC - July2014 - "Picnic w/ Donna"

I hope you like my ATC!
Check back, I promise I'll be posting my crafts more often!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Meljen's Designs Blog Hop Winner!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, March 17, 2014 0 stamps of approval

Hello wonderful friends!

I would like to thank you all for the awesome comments you left on my blog during the Meljen's 200th Challenge Hop!  You've made me all feel so loved!  I know my blog hasn't been very active lately, but your love has inspired me to get back and start posting again very soon!  Thank you for that!

I've selected a winner for the Party Time Cat image (with the help of and that winner is #45:

Blogger Cheryl First said...
Fantastic! I don't think I knew that cat was actually an image that was available until I saw this! So glad I did!!
March 12, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Congratulations, Cheryl!  Would you please email me at sprytebyrd at gmail dot com?  Let me know whether you would like the colored version or the black & white version and I'll send it off to you!

Again, thanks to everyone who visited!  Love you all!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Meljen's Designs 200th Challenge BLOG HOP!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, March 06, 2014 47 stamps of approval
We're doing the happy dance as we celebrate our 200th Challenge!

Join us as we celebrate this milestone with a very special BLOG HOPand CELEBRATION CHALLENGE where we give you the gift of FREE digital stamps!

Hop through the blogs of our talented Design Team for a chance to win the digital stamp that they used on their project!  In order to win, you must leave a comment & your e-mail on their blog posts.  ONE friend will be randomly chosen from every DT Member to win the digital stamp that the DT Member used on her project!

- and/or -

Enter our weekly challenge and leave a comment on the Meljen's Designs blog for a chance to win TWO free digital stamps!

I have created a simple cute card to celebrate a special birthday.

I used one of the awesome pre-colored Meljen's Designs image.  This is Party Time Cat - if you win this image, you can choose the colored or non-colored version!

From here, you'll hop on over to visit Denise to see how she is celebrating!

Here is a master list of our blog hop locations:
Rae Ann
Don't forget to leave comments along with your e-mail at every stop. Each Design Team Member will be giving away the digital stamp that they used!
All winners will be announced on the individual DT Member's blogs and on our challenge blog on
Monday, March 17, 2014.
{{HUGS}} from each and every one of us - we truly have the best fans in the world!

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Meljens Designs TIME'S UP!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, January 30, 2014 0 stamps of approval
Our fun challenge for you this week is to create a card using a Meljens Designs image in LESS THAN 30 MINUTES!

Are you up to the challenge??

I created this cute, simple card in just 20 minutes, thanks to the wonderful selection of pre-colored images that Melissa offers in her shop!

Sweet, isn't it?  :)

So, take a few minutes to yourself and create a quick card for this weeks challenge!

See you soon!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Anything Goes at Meljen's Designs!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, January 02, 2014 0 stamps of approval
Meljen's Designs Challenge blog is welcoming 2014 with a fun and easy challenge for you all!

We're starting off our year of challenges with a friend favorite:

Anything Goes!

Stop by the blog and see the amazing creations from our design team!  I know they will inspire you to color up your own Meljen's Designs images and enter this weeks challenge as well!

We've got a year full of wonderfully fun challenges lined up for you!

Come join in the fun!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Birthday Card for a Little Sweetie

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 24, 2013 2 stamps of approval
My little guy had a birthday party to go to yesterday for a sweet little friend of his.  Since he's not quite as into card making as Emily is, I had to make a card for him to give with the present.

I flipped through my stack of images that I had printed up and came across this Saturated Canary cute that I thought would be perfect!

I colored it up with Copics, made sure there was lots of sparkly paper and glitter and finished it all up with her name in rhinestones.  What cute little girly wouldn't love her name in rhinestones??

When I showed it to Boo, he rolled his eyes at me!  LOL!!  But, he said he liked it and from the big hug I got when I picked him up from the party, I'm guess that she did as well!  :)  That just made my day!

Enjoy my sweet little card, I had fun making it!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I'm late, I'm late!!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 0 stamps of approval
I can't believe I forgot to post this on challenge day!!

There's a challenge happening right now at Meljen's Designs and it's called Take 5 - use 5 elements that are the same.

I really wanted to use 5 bats, but they were a bit big and overpowered the image (we can't have that!!), so I used 5 black rhinestones instead.

Image is available in the shop: Halloween Cupcake

Good Luck on our challenge this week, I look forward to seeing your creations!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Getting a little crafty

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 15, 2013 0 stamps of approval
Halloween always gets me creative!  I have more Halloween cards than I know what to do with and I keep making more!  It's really my favorite holiday to craft for!

This is one of the first Halloween cards I've made this year.  I was just playing around while my daughter made a card (see it here) and I love how this turned out!

Dilly Beans digi stamp and a freebie digi from my good buddy Lizzie!

I'm looking forward to posting more Halloween cards soon!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Summer's Over....

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 08, 2013 0 stamps of approval
Summer's over and I finally have a little bit of free time to work in my craft room!  I've got so much catching up to do, some days I don't even know where to start!

I've been working on a lot of ATC's lately for my facebook swap group, that's been a lot of fun!  But anything beyond that has been put on the back burner while the kids were home from school!

Now that they're back in school, and we've got our routine sorted out, I'm back in my room and working on finding the mojo again!

Let's start with a birthday card for my Big Brother!

I used a new technique for making a "file folder" card using my envelope punch board and I love how it turned out!  

Hubby says it's a bit flowery and lacey for a guy card, but I'm hoping that it's "Manly" enough for my bro!

I dusted off some Stampin' Up! stamps that I bought quite a long time ago, they've never been inked until today and I really love the detail in this set.

Anyway - hope you like my card and I look forward to posting more fun stuff more often now that school is back in swing!


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