Thursday, November 18, 2010

I made this card for a friend today. I wanted it to be kinda "girly" so I made it a butterfly theme. This card gave me a chance to use some supplies I have had around for a while but never got around to using.

Let me know what you think...


Friday, October 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Card 2010

I went to Stampers Ink last week and picked up this adorable Riley stamp. This will be my Thanksgiving card this year and also the card that we will do in our class next month. I found the perfect "fall leaves" paper at Hobby Lobby and used my copics to color the image. Let me know what you think! Mel

Monday, October 18, 2010

Free Vintage Image

I recently bought a book called "The Journal of the Century" that was published in 1976. This book is just full of the coolest images. I am offering this image free to anyone who may want to use it in their artwork. I used this image in a mini book that I am making for my daughter for Christmas. I am planning to post some more images in the next few weeks. Let me know if you copy the image so I'll know what kind of images you like. Mel

Tim Holtz Tag

Recently I bought some Tim Holtz stamps and embellishments.....I was inspired to create this tag. I really like the hanging bead embellishmen and the metal butterfly that I found at Hobby Lobby. Click on the picture to get a larger view. Let me know what you think!! Mel

Hi everyone......I can't believe that it has been a month since I posted last. I'm still struggling with my foot and last week they sent me for an MRI. I should hear something soon.

I made these quick and easy Halloween cards last week. Had to keep it simple so I could sit in my recliner and color the images with my copic markers. I heat embossed the spiderweb with black detail embossing powder, embossed the orange paper with my Cuttlebug empossing folder and the "Trick or Treat" came from a Makaing Memories foam stamp set that I found at Tuesday Morning.

Hope your Halloween cards are coming along.....don't wait too long.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Inspiration by Tim Holtz

This is a canvas I did as a result of some Tim Holtz Inspiration. My love for paint, paper and Tim Holtz trinkets and embellishments made this an easy project. Let me know what you think. Melodie

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hi everyone, this is a collage I did with a picture of me and Clifford. I really had a good time putting this project together. The beautiful Brown background paper came from Hobby Lobby in the specialties paper section. The other paper is 7 gypsies. Mel

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Hi everyone!!! I just wanted to share some Good News with you. I have been submitting entries to the "Just Cards" magazine for about two (2) years with no luck. Well, imagine my joy today when I went to the mailbox and got a letter and a copy of the upcoming Just Cards Holidays 2010 magazine with one of my cards published in the magazine.

While I don't consider this my best work I was just so happy to finally get published!

Give it a try never know.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Black/White Butterfly Thank You

I've been on a "Butterfly" kick lately so I created this black and white butterfly thank you card for my friend Debra Lee because she sent me the nicest birthday gift. I heat embossed the butterfly in Seaform White on Black cardstock, cut it out, and then used clear crystals as embellishments. The white paper is a Hobby Lobby specialty paper that I got on sale recently. Let me know what you think.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Butterfly Cards Class

These are the four cards we will be making this Thursday evening. Cute but easy. I wanted an opportunity to use the butterfly die I purchased at Archivers.

Friday, July 23, 2010

In July my daughters, Brandi and Ashlea, and my grandchildren, Esther and Micah, were here in Kansas City. We had a great time together. This is my favorite picture of everyone. The big guy is my husband Clifford. This picture was taken the day that they all had to go home to Atlanta. After they left the house was so quiet.......I have really missed them so much.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge #61

This is the card I have entered into the Just Magnolia Challenge #61. I love this cute Magnolia image and I thought that this One Heart One Mind paper was perfect for this Happy 4th of July card. The second photo is the inside of the card. Let me know what you think. Mel

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mo Manning Challenge #37

This is the card I made today using the Mo Manning stamp "Soaking up the Sun". I just love this image because it just looks like she is sending you a SMILE!! I used Kaiser Craft paper (Pennyroyale collection) and misc. Prima flowers for embellishments. Let me know what you think! mel

Stampavie Challenge #26

This is the card I am entering into the Stampavie Challenge #26. I love this Kurio paper (discontinued) with matching embellishments. Let me know what you think!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Topiary

This is the topiary that I have been working on for the past few weeks. I hand punched every flower and leaf for this project.

Let me know what you think.......mel

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge #80

This is the card I am submitting into the Whiff of Joy Challenge #80 for this week. I love this image and I really love the One Heart One Mind paper that I used. I colored the image with Copic markers and used various flowers for embellishments. The leaf punch is Martha Stewart. Mel

Monday, May 31, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge #79

Whiff of Joy Challenge #79

This is my entry into the Whiff of Joy Challenge for this week. I love the K&Co. paper (Wild Saffron) and this adorable WOJ image. The challenge called for Yellow and Brown and another color of your choice. I chose to use the green to compliment the Yellow and Brown. On this card I wanted to let the paper speak for itself.


Monday, May 24, 2010

This is a project I have been working on for us to do at our next class. This purse project is adorable. I used stamps I purchased last week at Archivers. The 3x3 notecard fit perfectly into the purse. I know we will enjoy this project.

My grandchildren, Esther and Micah will be here for almost a month and they arrive tomorrow. Looking forward to lots and lots of fun. Melodie

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Faux Flowers

I was in Archivers the other day and saw some really colorful and fun flowers. Well, I thought, "I can do that myself" so I purchased them and them proceeded to recreate them. While they weren't quite as good as the original they would most definitely pass on a card or other project. Can you guess which were purchased and which were made?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge #78

This is the new card I made this week to enter into the Whiff of Joy Challenge #78.

I used K&Co. paper from the Addison Collection. This little girl is so precious and is one of the images that my friend Michaela sent me.


Paper Flowers 101 Class on Tuesday

Hi everyone.....

I had a "Paper Flowers 101" class yesterday and these are the lovely ladies that attended. Kris, Carrie, Nancy and Shawna all made some beautiful flowers. They were all surprised to find how easy it is to make their own Prima Roses and flowers.
We all had such a godd time.....


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This is a Mo Manning image that I colored with Copic markers. I used Kaisercraft paper from the Pennyroyals Collection (Wendy and Anne). This little girl is so happy and just seems to be "sending you a smile"! The second picture is of the inside of the card......mel

Friday, April 16, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge #75

This is the card I am entering into the Whiff of Joy challenge #75. This challenge is a color challenge using green, yellow and other of my choice. This is Martha Stewart paper I picked up at Wal-Mart.

I ordered this image from Mo Manning Digital Too and thought she was so precious. I'm still learning how to color my images with the Copics and am trying to perfect skin tones but it requires practice, practice, practice. Its a rainy day here in Kansas City so I'm planning to sit down and learn how to make cute little paper flowers!!!! mel

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This is another image Michaela sent me......she looks so cute in the garden! I used Kurio paper and matching embellishments to complete this project. I colored the image with Copic markers.

Its another Spring day here in Kansas City........the flowers and trees are in bloom. My friend Deb Cade just delivered this new stamp set "A Kind Word" from Stampin Up and I just love this image.

If you like this image and are interested in Stampin Up products I can get you a catalog.

I used some Making Memories paper, colored the image with Copic Markers and the cute little butterflies are from Sizzix. Flowers are American Crafts.

Let me know what you think. To leave a message just click on the "comments" section under the posting. mel

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What a beautiful Spring day here in Kansas City.........the sun is shining and I see flowers and trees in bloom! Sure beats cold temps and snow!!
This great weather inspired me to make a colorful card.....and to use my new die cut and border punch. This stamp that I bought at Hobby Lobby is so pretty.
Hope your weather is as nice as ours was today. Melodie

I needed to make a gift for a friend so I pulled out some of my black and white One Heart One Mind paper that I love. This is always a quick way to get a gift together. I used the black duct tape that they sell at Hobby Lobby to cover the binding and used some Paper Studio flowers to embellish.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My friend Denise at All About Scrapbooking has asked me to do a project for her 3 day crop on April 17th so I decided to use the tutorial that Michaela posted at for this cute box that will hold 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 cards. I used some of my old American Crafts paper and one of the images that Michaela send me. I just bought this Martha Stewart punch at Michaels and thought it was cute for this project. I also just bought these cute silk roses at Hobby Lobby, they are on sale, 50% off all stems.
Sorry the picture is not too good but I was just so nice outside I decided to take the picture of this project out there. We finally got some nice, spring like weather today.
Thanks Michaela for the box tutorial........mel

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm still playing with the Whiff of Joy images that Michaela sent me. This paper is "Blossom" from the Penny Lane collection and because purple is one of my favorite colors, I just had to have it. I used some of my new Copic markers to color the images. I'm new to Copics but so far I love them!!!! Off to get some shut eye...........Mel

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

This is a card inspired by my friend Deb Cade here in Kansas City. I got the paper at Archivers and the stamp was purchased by Deb at Hobby Lobby. On this card I wanted to let the paper do the talking for itself.....The hardest part of this card was cutting out the 12 images after I stamped it. Spring seems to have sprung here in Kansas City. The trees are budding and my day lillies are coming up. I see daffodils everywhere and everyone seems to have come out of hibernation. We got our last snow last year around April 15th so we're not out of the woods yet but I am definitely feeling that my hibernation period is over! I actually got out yesterday and worked in the yard. Going with some friends to brunch today for Easter Sunday and then to a movie. I really miss my grandchildren on the holidays that I cannot be with them, and Easter is particularly hard because when we were in Atlanta, I always made a big deal out of Easter. Our Easter egg hunts were always so much fun. Have a great Easter 2010.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

I pulled out some of my old Kaleidoscope paper that I bought last year and thought I would make a card for my granddaughter, Esther. I tell her that she is my angel so this card is just perfect. I love the greens, blues and purples that this paper offers. The embellishment flowers are K&Co.

This is a card I made from one of the images that Michaela sent me last week. How cute is she!

This gave me an opportunity to use some of the One Heart One Mind paper that I have had for a long time. I love this paper because I am crazy for paisley and collect paisley paper at every opportunity. I'm still working on the skin tone issue and am headed out to get a couple of more Copic markers that may help with this problem. Let me know what you think.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

My new friend who lives in Atlanta sent me some Whiff of Joy stamp images to play with and I sat down today to play! I had such a good time coloring the image, but I must confess I nornally stay away from "people" images because I struggle with skin tones. Well, I am definitely going to get over that now because I have fallen in love with Whiff of Joy stamps! So, thanks Michaela for inspiring me to get out of my comfort zone and go to another level of cardmaking.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Yeah! My puppy is feeling so much better. I actually got a 7 hr. stretch of sleep last night. Got up early tho' and sat down with some Making Memories paper that I've had forever and a new Butterfly die cut that I got at Archivers before I left for Atlanta. Very simple in composition but the I love the color combination and the butterfly.
I'm off to prepare for my Thursday class.

Monday, March 22, 2010

This is my puppy Sutter. He's been sick for the past few days and I had to take him to the vet. He's almost 15 years old and considered a geriatric patient. The vet says he has arthritis in his hips and she did a needle biopsy on a suspicious looking growth on his back. She gave him an antibiotic and special food to settle down his stomach and stop the diarreah and vomiting. FUN, FUN, FUN!

He's already feeling better. Sutter is by far the cutest and sweetest baby puppy in the whole wide world!!

I got stuck on this design and decided to make a cute little easter card with my SEI paper that I've had forever. This cute little puppy comes from a set I got at Impressive Ideas in Atlanta by The Cat's Pajamas.