Sunday, February 27, 2011

SSC #100

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, February 27, 2011 3 stamps of approval
Wow!  Is it really our 100th challenge??  Being a part of the Stamptacular Design Team has been so much fun that the time has just flown by!  What an awesome challenge blog we have!

This week, our challenge is called:

You've Been Framed!

For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that includes some sort of a FRAME! Easy Peasy! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!

Our amazing sponsors this week are:

PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of FIVE Digis! 


Our very own,
PRIZE: Gift Giving Tilda Stamp

Here's the card that I made this week, I followed a tip from my friend, Lisa, about getting these awesome Kraft cards with matching envelopes for a great price at Hobby Lobby!  And, she also tipped me off that you can color on them with Copics and not have any colors bleed through the back!  Such a great way to create a single layer card!  I just love this simple effect and with the added embossed frame, it really creates a fun card!

I tossed a few pearls in the "spaghetti" just to add some bling and he's got the cutest little rhinestone buttons on his chef's coat!  He is mostly colored with Copics, but the white is a Galaxy Pen.

I hope you come play along with us at Stamptacular this week!  Great prizes up for grabs and a super fun challenge!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Meljen's Challenge #47

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4 stamps of approval
Oooh, we've got such a FUN challenge this week at Meljen's Designs!  At first, I was nervous.. I've never done this before, but it was SO MUCH FUN!!  

Have you ever made an Artist Trading Card??  If you have, then you know how fun they are!  If you haven't, you really need to give it a try!  All it is is a small card, 2.5 x 3.5, created in your style, to show what YOUR artwork is like.  It's just a sample of YOU!

Meljen's Designs is challenging you this week to make an ATC and, of course, there is a prize of 3 FREE Digi images available to our random winner!

Here are a couple of ATC's that I made for this challenge, trust me, I will most definitely be making more!

I've used new images from the Meljen's Designs Noah's Ark collection!  I love this set and am looking forward to more animals to add to it soon!

So sweet, aren't they?  You can purchase these individually or as a complete set in the Meljen's Corner at Whimsy Stamps starting today!

Have fun and I really look forward to seeing your ATC's soon!!

I'm entering my ATC's into the challenge at Lil Red Wagon - Animals


Sunday, February 20, 2011

SSC #99 - SOS

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, February 20, 2011 1 stamps of approval
Our challenge for you at Stamptacular Sunday this week is


"SomeOne Special"

For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project for SomeOne Special! Be sure to tell us who that special someone is and why they are special to you! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing! 

Sounds like a super fun challenge!!

I made a Missing You card for my Best Friend, who I am looking forward to seeing in just a few days!  She lives on the other side of the state and with life being busy, we don't get to see each other as often as we'd like!  

Our challenge is sponsored by 

PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of FOUR Digis!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to see you in our challenge this week!!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Birthday Challenges!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, February 18, 2011 7 stamps of approval
Happy Friday!!!

Todays a new challenge day at Card Makin Mamas!   Our challenge for you is Happy Birthday, in honor of my good friend, Jessica's birthday!  Yay!!

Our challenge at Meljen's Designs this week is also Happy Birthday!

So, there you go - right off the bat - 2 challenges to enter your Happy Birthday cards into!!  And, to sweeten the pot a little more for you, BOTH challenges are sponsored by Meljen's Designs!  That gives you 2 chances to win FREE Meljen's images this week!!  So, come on!  There's no excuse not to play along!

For my card, I've used 2 new release Meljen's images, Birthday Cup Mouse and Stitched Celebration

  I had a lot of fun with bright colors here and really loved coloring these images!  Meljen's images are always so much fun to color!

If you like my card, be sure to leave a comment and I really hope to see you playing along in both challenge blogs this week! 

I've followed the sketch from Pals Paper Arts
If the Shoe Fits... also has a Happy Birthday theme
Funky (fun colors) at Stamp Something
Die Cuts at Digital Tuesday (Pinking Circle and Circle Nesties)
One Stitch at a Time wants something pretty and blingy (my glittery brads should do it!)

Have Fun!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Virtual Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, February 14, 2011 72 stamps of approval
Hi and Welcome to the Virtual Valentine's Day Blog Hop!!  I hope you are having a LOVELY day today!!

If you have come here from my sweet friend Jessica's blog, you are on the right track!  If not, you're going to want to head to the beginning and visit Taylor to get started!  There are lots and lots of prizes along the way, but the only way to win them is to comment on all of the blogs in the hop!  There are random blogs that will select random commenters to win one of these prizes:

- StampInsanity - a set of choice to one winner
- Meljens Designs - 4 digis to one winner
- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner
- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate
- One Year General membership @ Christian Paper Crafts
- Paper Pretties - 3 prizes!  Timeless Love stamp set to one winner and 5 digis to two winners
- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner
- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digis to one winner
- The Scrappy Chick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner
- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to one winner
- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis to one winner
- Marks Finest Papers - 1 set of MFP's choice to one winner
- Amber Ink - $10 Gift Card (more if anyone uses an Amber Ink product - deets on their blog)
- Simply Betty - 3 digis to one winner
- Dreamweaver's Stencils - A couple of stencils, pearlescent embossing powder and a palette knife
- ChiChi Memories - Meaning of Love digi stamp set to one winner
- Little Potato House - $20 Gift Certificate
- Kenny K Digis - 4 digis to one winner (and 2 digis to anyone who uses a Kenny K image on their hop card)

Such an amazing list of prizes and sponsors!!  Really, who wouldn't want to win??  You have until Thursday, Feb 17th at 6pm EST to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win.

I have 2 fun projects to share with you today!

First, my Mom found this idea on the Family Fun website and I thought it would be so cute to make these for my little rockstars for Valentine's Day

I personalized Emily's (the pink one, of course!) with a few of her favorite songs, as well Mommy & Daddy's song "Ain't Nothin' About You" (by Brooks and Dunn).  Bradley's has more generic love themed songs, because he doesn't really have any favorites yet.

Just in case you get off track during the hop, here is the whole list for you:

My second project was so much fun to make!!  I bought one of those cheap little heart shaped boxes of chocolates at Walmart and I wanted to decorate it all up!  Of course, I nibbled the chocolates while I was working (but there were only 4 in there!!!)

Such a fun Meljen's image!!  I just loved coloring this Little Cupid!  His curly hair is so cute!!  And, his wings were the perfect excuse to use the Stickles that I barely ever use anymore!  I really love how this turned out!!

I am SO glad that you are hopping along with us today!!  It is an honor to be asked to join in with this group of talented ladies!  But, you're not done yet!!   From here, you are on your way to see Sandy, another of my fellow Meljen's Design Team members and I am just SURE that she has something AMAZING to share with you!!

Have fun and don't forget to comment!  The more comments you leave, the better chance you have of winning one of the fabulous prizes listed above!!

Good Luck!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #98

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, February 13, 2011 1 stamps of approval
Good Morning Stampers!!

It's time for another fun challenge with Stamptacular Sunday!!  And, while you're visiting Stamptacular Sunday, be sure to read about our current Design Team call, we would love to have you apply for a chance to join us on this wonderful team!

Our challenge this week is:

Lovin' From the Oven
Create a card or project that has something to do with FOOD!  Yummy!

Our amazing monthly sponsor, My Favorite Things, is offering up a $25 gift certificate to our random winner this week!

Here's my Lovin' From the Oven card

At first, I was unsure about this card, but the more I look at it, the more I love it!  The image is just adorable!  Thanks again to my Stamptacular teamie, Marianne, for sending me these awesome images!!  Also, sending Thanks out to my Stamptacular teamie, Leonie, for sending me the beautiful blue roses and pretty brown leaves that I used on this card!  

See what an amazing team this is??  Really, you need to apply in our Design Team call!!

Have fun with this week's challenge!  I'm excited to see your foodie creations!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Meljen's Challenge #45

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 2 stamps of approval
Oh, what an awesome fun new release we have for you at Meljen's this week!!!

I had no trouble at all deciding which of these images to use for our challenge!  As I am a spectacle wearing coffee lover, this was easy!

Our challenge this week is 

Gift Tags!

And, here is what I made

I really love how this turned out!  And, I'm super proud of my photo this week, too!!  Hehehe!

I hope you get a chance to play along with us in this fun challenge, it was awesome having a smaller palette to work on!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Winner Winner!!!! Blog Hop Winner!!!!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 0 stamps of approval
Ok, Everyone!!!

I am SO glad that you all had fun on our Lots-O-Lovin' Blog Hop at Meljen's Designs!!

I have asked Hubby to pick a random number for me to choose my winner, and after him being difficult and complaining about me interrupting his tv show, he has picked...



Please email me and I will send the Lovin' Turtle image right out to you!

Thank you to everyone who played along with us!

Don't forget, our current challenge is still up and running - we're looking for your Fancy Folds and you only have 1 more day to enter to win 3 images of your choice from our shop!

Good Luck!!

Getting Spring Fever!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11 stamps of approval
I am so ready for this cold weather to move on and for things to warm up a bit!  The wind can go away anytime now, as well!!  So, being in a spring mood, I grabbed some springy papers and a fun image to make this cute card!

I followed the sketch at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges and used one of the super cute Pre-Colored digis from Meljen's Designs!

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Banish the Blues
Pile it On - Bright and Breezy 
Creative Belli Challenge - Jewelry (pearls)

Thanks to all of the challenge blogs for such fun challenges and such awesome DT inspiration!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #97

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, February 06, 2011 15 stamps of approval
It's Sunday!!  And while the boys are watching the bowl (Go Pack), us girls will be playing!  And, Stamptacular Sunday has an awesome challenge for you to play in!

We're calling it
"Hearts Gone Wild!"
Show us your projects using lots and lots of hearts and love!

Here's my card, using the Conversation Hearts Cuttlebug folder, a big heart doily and a bunch of hearts on my Meljen's Designs image!

Our sponsors are

PRIZE: $20.00 Gift Certificate
Winner pays shipping!


PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of FIVE Digital Products!

Such generous sponsors and amazing prizes!  Thanks so much to both of you!

Come along and join us this week!  Even if you are watching the game, rooting on The Pack or hosting the party, you've got all week to play along!

Have Fun and did I mention... "GO PACKERS!"  :o)

Ok, really, I'm not a football fan at all, but I will always remember my Dad rooting on the Packers one day a year when I was a kid, so everytime I hear that they're in the Superbowl, I have to throw them some support!  :o)

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

One Stitch At A Time - Do it with a Digi
The Crafty Pad - Love is in the Air
Sentimental Sundays - Happy Valentine's Day
Secret Crafter - Valentine
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Stampin for the Weekend - St. Valentine's Day
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Red
Crafty Purple Frog - Valentine's

Friday, February 4, 2011

Card Makin' Mamas #14

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, February 04, 2011 7 stamps of approval
Time for another fun challenge with the Card Makin' Mamas!!

This week we want to see your Valentine cards!!

Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps, home of Meljen's Designs!

I've used a couple of Meljen's "unmentionables" on my card for you today

images: Lacy Panties and Little Brazier

The sentiment was created by yours truly in Gimp, would you like it?

Here ya go!
I've never done a sentiment like this before and it's off center (sorry about that), but if you cut it out, it shouldn't matter, right?  Enjoy!  And go ahead and leave a comment, maybe I'll share more sometime :)

Now, go create your Valentines and share them with us at Card Makin' Mamas!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Banish The Blues! (Funny Sentiment)
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Red, Red Rose

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Meljen's Designs Lots-O-Lovin' Blog Hop!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, February 03, 2011 51 stamps of approval

If you arrived here from our new team member Darsie's blog, then you're on the right track!  If not, you'll want to head over and visit our Main Design Team and Challenge blog to get started!

It's BLOG HOP time at Meljen's Designs and around here, that means that we have NEW TEAM MEMBERS joining us!!  Yay!!

We are SO excited to introduce you to three amazingly talented girls that will be adding their beautiful work to our team!
Big Welcome Hugs to
Also joining us for our HOP is our February Guest Designer and my good friend, Lisa McKinney (if you scroll ALL the way down to the bottom of my blog, there is a photo of Lisa and I from when we met last year!)

We have the WHOLE team participating in our HOP and every one of us has something wonderful to share with you!  

AND - WE EACH HAVE A PRIZE FOR YOU!!!  Leave a comment on our blogs and each of us will draw a random commenter to receive a FREE copy of the image that we used in our project!

In addition to that... if you comment on every single one of our blogs, you will be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE of FOUR FREE IMAGES of your choice from the Meljen's Shop!

Here's the whole team in blog hop order, just to make sure you don't miss anyone

 Anita - Audrey - Candace - Cheryl - Darsie - Dee (You Are HERE) - Dianna - Jessica - Lauretta - Lisa F - Lisa M (Feb Guest Desinger) - Marlena - Melissa - Nicole - Robbie - Sandy -  Meljen's Designs Blog

And now for my card!  I've decided to use this weeks challenge theme of Fancy Folds and I've used Lovin' Turtle - and he could be all yours if I select you out of my comments!

This is a really fun, fancy fold card that I found at Paola's Paper Haven.  It's called a Double Display card and I just love the way it frames the image!  You can find a template to make this card in her post HERE

Don't forget to leave me a comment!  I'll be selecting a random winner to receive Mr. Lovin' Turtle on February 8th at 8pm and I will announce the winner on February 9th at 9am.
You also want to leave a comment on ALL the hop blogs to be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE of 4 free images of your choice!  Again, that winner will be selected on Feb 8th, to be announced on Feb 9th.

YES!!!  We also have a challenge this week!!!  Head back over to the Meljen's Challenge blog to enter our Fancy Folds challenge this week!!

From here you will want to head over and see what Dianna has to share with you!  Dianna's awesome so it has to be amazing!!

Have fun hopping and Good Luck!


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