Thursday, December 30, 2010

Meljen's New Challenge!

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It's time for another new challenge at Meljen's Designs!  And, I'm sure you know, every new challenge comes with a new release, too!!!  Yay!!  We've got some super cute images to share with you today and the Design Team has some amazing creations using them!

Our challenge this week is to create something Cold and Snowy!!  Should be SO easy with Meljen's winter images!  If you don't have any, you can find them in the shop at Whimsy Stamps!

Here's my card, using the new Yeti Cocoa image


It's so hard to tell in the photo, but I added some clear microbeads to the snow and it looks really cute in person!

If you've played along with Meljen's, you really should!  There's a chance to win 3 free images in our challenges!  And, everyone needs these super cute images in their collection!

Have Fun!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #91

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 26, 2010 2 stamps of approval
Time for another FUN challenge at Stamptacular Sunday!!

This week's challenge is

Snow Much Fun!

Create a card or project that has SNOW on it... somewhere, anywhere, just as long as we can find snow on it!

Here's a card I made using the Skiing Mouse image from Meljen's Designs


We have 2 sponsors this week!

Robyn's Fetish is offering up 5 Free Digis from her shop 
and
our very own, Gemma is giving an awesome pendant stamp set!

I look forward to seeing your creations!

Have Fun!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 19, 2010 1 stamps of approval
We're celebrating TREES at Stamptacular this week!!

Create a card or project that has a TREE on it to enter our challenge!

Here's a quick Christmas card that I put together using a new Meljen's Christmas Tree image, that you can find for sale right HERE


Our wonderful sponsor this week is

with this awesome prize!
PRIZE: $25 Gift Certificate

I hope you can play along with us this week!!

Have a very Merry Christmas and we'll be back on Sunday with another FUN new challenge!

I'm entering this card into the challenge at

The Crafty Pad

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Meljen's Inspiration!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9 stamps of approval
Hey! 

Did you see that Meljen's Designs now has a FEW select PRE-COLORED images??  All ready to go, just print them up, cut them out and paste them to some pretty paper!  How great is that??  And, for those of you (like me) who haven't quite finished their Christmas cards yet... the first release is all Christmas themed, so it's SO easy to get those cards done and in the mail!

Check it out - I've made a super cute card using the Caroling Snowmen pre-colored image and I think it took me about 5 minutes to put this card together!


I really love this card!  I think I'm going to make up a few more to finish off the Christmas card list!

You can find all of the pre-colored images right HERE in the Meljen's Corner at Whimsy Stamps!


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed - Sparkle and Shine
Digital Tuesday - Sparkling Christmas
The Pink Elephant - Winter Wonderland
The Crafty Pad - Embossing
A Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas Card


Monday, December 13, 2010

Karen's Doodles - Silver & Gold

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, December 13, 2010 5 stamps of approval
Happy Monday and time for another fun Karen's Doodles challenge!

This week, we are asking you to make a card using Karen's Doodles and the colors
Silver and Gold

I've made a Christmas card using the Oh-So-Fun Christmas Moose image!  Now, I had to giggle while I was making this card, because I finished it up right after my hubby and I had finished hanging all the lights on the house!  And, so I was looking at this little moose, all tangled up in lights, thinking of my hubby.. all tangled up in lights!  Hehhehe!


As always, there are prizes to be won at Karen's Doodles!  But, you have to play to win!

Hope to see you join us this week!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

A Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas Cards
Stamp Something - Digi Day
The Crafty Pad - Embossing
Totally Gorjuss - Snow
Digital Tuesday - Baby, it's cold outside

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stamptacular #89

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 12, 2010 1 stamps of approval
It's another super fun Stamptacular Sunday!!

We challenge you to create a Winter Wishes project this week!

Our wonderful sponsor is My Favorite Things - with a prize of one $25 gift certificate!

I've used some My Favorite Things snowmen today and some non-traditional colors.  I colored the image bright, so that it would pop against the papers.  Hope you like it!


By the way - BIG thanks to my friend Jessica for sending me the papers - I was desperately low on Christmassy paper!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meljen's New Release!

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Hey there!

There's an AWESOME new release set available from Meljen's Designs today!!

It's really, really, amazing!

There are 12 images in this set and if you are a fan of ALL of Santa's reindeer, this one is for you!

Meljens Designs December 9th Santa Claus is Coming to Town set display

Each little reindeer has his or her own super cute personality!  Such a fun set and I am SO excited to get to feeling better so I can play with these!!

There's a new challenge going on, too!  It's a color challenge and an easy one for the season!  All we ask is that we see some Red, Green and Gold on your project!  So fun!  The design team has really gone over the top with some amazing projects using these new images, so be sure to visit each of them to learn the details of their projects!

Have a great day and I'll be back soon!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 05, 2010 0 stamps of approval
It's Stamptacular Sunday again, friends!!  And we have another awesome challenge for you this week!

Unfortunately, I have been unable to create a card for today's post, but I will hopefully get one made to share with you as soon as I'm feeling better!

Our theme for you this week is

Blue...Blue... Christmas!

and we have 2 wonderful sponsors offering up prizes for you!

PRIZE: $10 Gift Certificate

and


PRIZE: Winner’s CHOICE of FOUR Digis!

I hope that you get a chance to play along with us this week for a chance to win these awesome prizes!!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkeys

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, December 03, 2010 0 stamps of approval
Hi All!!

I saw this super cute idea somewhere in the blogosphere and thought I would make up some placecards for Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house.

 I used my Build A Turkey stamp set by Unity and each little turkey is sitting on a Hershey Nugget!

Here's a view of the table with all my little turkeys (one for each member of the family) - and a pumpkin that Mom made last year.


And, here's the biggest Turkey of all - my Brother!  And, of course, my Mom ♥ 

I'm sure my bro will be just thrilled to find his photo on my blog... hehehe!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Karen's Doodles new challenge and BLOG HOP!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, November 29, 2010 26 stamps of approval
Hey Hey Hey!!  Are you having fun hopping along with the Karen's Doodles Team today?

Our challenge for you is an easy one this week - I know we all love sketches, so let's get to it!

Here's the card that I've made using our sketch and one of the new Holiday images from Karen's Doodles - this is Carolers, they are so cute!

and here's the sketch for you to use



Karen's Doodles is hosting a blog hop today along with our weekly challenge. Visit each team member's blog and collect the letters.  Once you get all the letters, unscramble them to reveal the 2 word phrase; return to the Challenge blog and leave a comment with the answer.  A grand prize winner of a $20 gift certificate will be chosen from all the correct answers, in addition to our 3 weekly challenge winners.  We will also be awarding random prizes of digi images chosen from the people who comment on each member's blog.  If you arrived here from Anne, you are on the right track. If not, start at the Challenge blog for a list of the DT members in hop order.

Here's my letter:


From here you'll want to head over to Dorte's blog for a visit - don't forget to comment!

Have fun and good luck on winning our awesome prizes!

Hugs!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #87

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 28, 2010 1 stamps of approval
It's time for another awesome challenge and some prizes from Stamptacular Sunday!

This week's challenge is…
“FALL”ing For You!
For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project all about LOVE using only FALL COLORS! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!
My card uses one of the super cute images from Meljen's Designs - this is Kitty Cat Love and I thought it was perfect for this challenge!

Our sponsors this week are (as always) AMAZING!

BARB; a former Stamptacular DT Member!
PRIZE:
and
PRIZE:

So be sure to play along with us this week!  2 great prizes up for grabs!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Karen's Doodles New Challenge!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, November 22, 2010 5 stamps of approval
I've got a quick post for you today as I am heading out of town for the week to spend time with my parents for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Karen's Doodles new challenge for this week is to use more than 1 Karen's Doodles images on your card or project.

I've created a tri-fold card, using Bigsby's Gift and Herbert Christmas


Such a super fun challenge, I hope you can play along!

Have Fun!

I'm off to brave the snow and hope that the roads are good!  I've checked all the reports and I think as soon as I get out of the housing area, I should be good!  

Be safe, everyone!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #86

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 21, 2010 2 stamps of approval
It's a brand new challenge at Stampatcular Sunday today!

This weeks challenge is called
"A time for GIVING"
and we challenge you to create a GIFT!  

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

with a generous offer of a super cute Magnolia stamp!
(Thank You!)

Here's my gift - which is actually a gift card holder made from a espresso stand coffee cozy!  It comes complete with a gift card so that the giftee can enjoy a yummy coffee!  These are so fun to make, and I have to thank my Mom for sharing the idea recently at our annual Crafty Girls Weekend at the beach.  We all had a great time making these (and lots of other crafts) and I am looking forward to gifting this very soon!



I hope you get a chance to play along with the Stamptacular gals this week!  There are some really great gifts on display, you should visit the team and see what they all have to share if you have time.

Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment if you love what you see - I love your comments and they all make me smile :O)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Meljen's Designs Challenge #34

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 0 stamps of approval
We're all sparkley and shiney this week at Meljen's Designs and we want you to be, too!

Come along and play with us for a chance to win 3 free digi images from the Meljen's Designs corner at Whimsy Stamps!

There are even new release images to choose from in the shop today!  Whoo Hoo!!!

Here's a card that I made using one of those new release images.  This is Santa's Jolly Smile - isn't he the cutest Santa you've ever seen?  I really do love this guys smile!


To get all sparkley, I've got a ton of glitter on that pretty red flower and I even added some cute little rhinestones - aaaaaand - there is glitter ALL over Santa, too!!

Here is a photo of the full release that just came out today
Meljens Designs November 18th Release Display
So many cute images to choose from!!

Come play along with us this week!  You could be our lucky random winner and get 3 free images or you could be selected as one of our Top 5 and get a nice, shiny badge to display on your blog! 

Have Fun!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meljen's Special Release!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1 stamps of approval
Here is a card that I made with the special release images from Meljen's Designs today!

If you would like more information about the special release or the CONTEST that goes along with it, either scroll down to my previous post or check out the Meljen's Challenge blog.

I've used Bucket of Worms and the matching word art - both of which are available at Whimsy Stamps.
These images are so cute!

I've also used the sketch from The Corrosive Challenge blog this week.

We're hungry at Meljen's!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 4 stamps of approval
I'd like to bring special attention to a very important Meljen's Designs release!
Melissa - the heart and soul behind Meljen's Designs - lost her Dad, Keith Smith, one year ago today.  Melissa we are all so very sorry for your loss!  In honor of her Dad, who was an avid fisherman, she has created a special set of images to share with you.
Meljens Designs November 16th Special Release Display
These are just so cute and fun!  Each of these new, special images can be purchased in the Meljen's shop at Whimsy Stamps.

Please take a moment today to hug your loved ones, remember those that have passed and treasure those that are with us.  Life is short and time passes so quickly!

The Meljen's Design team has created some amazing cards to share with you using this special release - some have been posted on the challenge blog today, most are on the DT members blogs and more will be posted on Thursday with the new challenge.  I hope you get a chance to visit the team and leave them some love.

Melissa is offering up a Freebie of the FISHER MOOSE as a prize in 2 contests - there will be a Facebook announcement later today and there is an announcement on the challenge blog now.  If you leave a comment on Facebook and/or the challenge blog sharing a memory of a loved one, you will be entered in a random drawing.  If you comment on both Facebook and the blog, you have 2 chances to win!
Good Luck!!

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Did you see this weeks challenge at Meljen's Designs
It's all about FOOD!!
A perfect challenge to go along with the super cute release this week!

I've had a chance to play around with Pumpkin Pie Slice and I came up with this simple card, showcasing the yummy image!


I just love pumpkin pie... but... there isn't nearly enough whip cream on this slice - Melissa??  Pass the whip cream please?  LOL!!

I hope you can play along in our TASTY challenge this week!! There's only a couple of more days to get your entries in!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges as well:
Fresh Brewed - 2 or more patterned papers
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Little Red Wagon - 3 of something (I've got 3 each in my jewel sets)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Keep it Simple

Monday, November 15, 2010

Karen's Doodles - Make a Gift!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, November 15, 2010 3 stamps of approval
Hi there!

This weeks challenge at Karen's Doodles is to create a gift box of some sort!

I've made a simple but oh-so-cute popcorn box that I will definitely be making again!!  This was so easy and so fun!  Simple measurements around your bag of popcorn and you're set!



I used the Movie Date image and a cute ticket sentiment that I found as a freebie somewhere in the blogosphere.

I hope you can play along with us this week - don't forget to use your Karen's Doodles image!

The other gals on the design team have some amazing gift boxes to share with you, so be sure to go check them out!

Anne - Annita - Chris - Dorte - Gini - Gro - Joey - Kelly
 Lori - Nancy - Peri - Sandy - Tanja - Tracy - Zoe

As always, we have prizes to be won!  Check out the Karen's Doodles Challenge blog for all the details!
Have Fun!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #85

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 14, 2010 2 stamps of approval
I have a fun card to share with you today for our 85th challenge at Stamptacular Sunday (WoW!  85, really?  That's just awesome!!)

Our sponsor this week is My Favorite Things
Offering up a $25 gift certificate to our random winner!

I've used a new My Favorite Things image on my card today and even though this card came together very quickly and is quite simple - I really like how it turned out!!

Image: Latte Ala Mode - MFT

Monday, November 8, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge #36

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, November 08, 2010 7 stamps of approval
It's time for another fun challenge at Karen's Doodles!

This week, we challenge you to make a Christmas card using only Black and White!  Of course, you may use other colors on your image, but not anywhere else!!


This challenge is harder than it sounds!!  I really wanted to do a bright red ribbon and some red rhinestones... and I wanted to highlight the embossing by coloring some of those ornaments... but, I like this card, it really makes Bigsby stand out and the card really is all about him, isn't it?

I hope you get to play along this week!!

I've used the sketch at Stamp Something this week for their challenge.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #84

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 07, 2010 1 stamps of approval
Happy Sunday Stampers!

Wow- do we have a FUN challenge for you this week!  :O)

This week's challenge is called…
DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION…!
For this weeks challenge you will choose ONE of the projects created this week by ONE of the Stamptacular Design Team members and create a card or project using it as your inspiration! Please be sure to mention which DT member inspired you in your post and why! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!
For my project, I've done a card with some new (new-to-me) folds and a new ribbon tie idea that I found while surfing the blogosphere.



I've also used a couple of Meljen's Designs images because they are sponsoring Stamptacular Sunday this week!  You've got a chance to win 4 free digital images if you play along!

Or, you could win an adorable Magnolia stamp from our very own teammate, Marianne!

So, come on, play along with us!  I'd love to see if you chose me for your inspiration!!


 

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