Sunday, April 28, 2013

Guest Designer for Craftin Desert Divas


I am posting today as a guest designer for Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

This linky party theme is Puns. The sponsor is DoubleClick AKA a Busy Bee. The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.
Here is what I created for this linky party....


I used the Scalloped Circes Cutting Files for the card base and inside scalloped circle.  The fish is from Fishy Friends Cutting files.  The seaweed, coral, starfish and anemone is from the Sea Life Cutting Files.  All of the cutting files are from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons


The twine is Pumpkin Orange from Timeless Twine.  Below you can see the Action Wobble. The sentiment is from My Thoughts Exactly Under the Sea stamp set


Look at him go!  I love seeing him in action. Poor thing is going to get dizzy.  :)



Hope you will Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Melisa


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! ~~PPPR

 
Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!!
 
Today is Design Team day over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
 
I finally got a chance to use the Handled Treat Bag Topper 2 Cutting File from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  I've been wanting to use this since it came out.  I made this bag for my Nicky & Joey's speech teacher.  This is a big bag filled with Hershey Kisses.  It is a 5x7 bag from Jaded Blossom
 

For the apple I used the Back 2 School Cutting Files also from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's School Rules stamp set.  

 
For my scalloped circles I used the Scalloped Circles Cutting Files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.    The cute little stamps are from Jaded Blossom's Teacher Appreciation Candies

 
I combined the Natural Baker's Twine and Cherry Red Twine for my bow.   Both of them are from Timeless Twine

 
Don't forget to stop by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and check out what the rest of the Design Team made.
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Melisa


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Spring Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Spring Blog Hop!!


If you came here from Nicole's Blog you are in the right place.  If you just happen to stumble upon this post and would like to start at the beginning please head over to Lisa's Blog.  Today we are making projects with a spring theme, using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.   
 
 
For the card base I used the Scalloped Circles Cutting Files.  I grouped them and welded them together in the Online Silhouette store. The blue scalloped circle is also from The Scalloped Circles Cutting Files.  The clouds are from the Kite & Clouds Cutting files. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Easter Treats 2 stamp set. 

 
This cute little Zebra is from the Safari Love Cutting files.  The flower in his mouth and on the grass is also from the Safari Love Cutting files.  The grass is from the Hoppy Easter Cutting files.  I cut a couple of different colors of the grass and just layered them together on the card.    

 
 ~~Giveaway time~~
 
"For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog on our hop and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter.  A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, April 23. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please."
 
 
~~Don't forget there is a MEGA sale going on over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  **This type of sale doesn't happen often so I hope you'll take advantage of this AWESOME sale.**
 
 

Your next stop is the Super Talented Barb!!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Melisa
 
 

 
 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bundle of Joy Card


Hi Crafty Friends!!

Today I have a baby card to share with you.  I made this card for a child hood friend of mine who is expecting her first baby.  This card was super easy and so fun to make.  I found this cut file in the Silhouette store.  
 
 
The twine I used is the Kraft Brown Twine.   I popped up the onesies with pop dots after I inked the edges.   

 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great week. 
 
Melisa


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Greetings from the Fruit Farm ~~PPPR~~


Hi Crafty Friends!

I hope you are having a great day.  Today is Design Team day over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  I made a card to share with you.  


I used Apple Picking Cutting Files for the Apples.  The sentiment shape is from the Sentiment Spots 1 Cutting Files.


The twine is Olive Green Twine from Timeless Twine.  The sentiment is from Peachy Keen's Fruit Sentiments Two stamp set.  The faces on the apples are from Peachy Keen's The Cornies Assortment

Don't forget to stop by and check out what the rest of the team made.  You can see them HERE  Thanks for stopping by today!

Melisa 


Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Le Creuset Cook-Off Layout

 
Hi Everyone!
 
Today I am here to share a layout with you.  This layout is about a Le Creuset Cook Off I entered with my girlfriend and my Mom.  We were supposed to make a dish in a Le Creuset Dish or Dutch oven.  I made an Apple Crisp to enter into the cook off.  I didn't win but I did have a fun time. 
 
 
I used the Natural Baker's Twine and turned it yellow using my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade.  I really wanted it the twine to stand out that's why I dyed it yellow.  I love the way it came out.  At the end of the twine you can still see some of the Natural Twine


These little jars are actually stickers popped up on Pop Dots.  I used some Cherry Red Twine to tie a bow around the tomato jar. 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed my layout.  Thanks for stopping by!
 
Melisa