Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

What a fun alternative to making a layout! This is a 11x14 canvas using items from my kit from BlueMoon.

I'm going to share the canvas and some close-ups. If you are looking for details and how-to's you'll have to visit the BlueMoon Design Team blog---ON MONDAY 11/2.









Aren't my 3 kids cute in their Halloween customs?!?!? This pictures are from 2 years ago. Certainly fun times around here in October!

Have a great HALLOWEEN and be safe!

~Melanie

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gettin' Messy!

The time has finally come--the first week of the art journaling class I'm enrolled in at Get it Scrapped! I have done 2 of the lessons so far and LOVED them. I love getting messy! I'm just gonna show you a peek of what I have been up to, there's a bunch more pages but I picked just a couple.

I would love for you to join me! Remember this is just the first week and look. This will be a book in about a month.

We are just gonna graffiti away throughout the next week....

Lesson 2:







This is from Lesson 1:



and my FUN mess!

ok, I know it's kinda a backwards post but that's ok-you get the idea. I'll share my progress next week when we get the next 2 lessons.

Really if you like this, you should take the class, the video's are awesome and Dina is a great teacher!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More from BlueMoon...

Just a reminded if you haven't already...you must enter yourself into the FUN GIVEAWAY'S THIS WEEK-you don't want to miss out on the goodies. Just go the Blue Blog.

Today I played with more 7gypsies products and the Border Punch (which is on sale this week).

I wanted a postage stamp effect on my paper and to do that I just used the circle border punch.



Here's the punchI drew a line through the middle of the circle to make sure each punch would be in the same area. I lined the top of paper to my pencil line and just kept punching all the way around the paper.

To get the border around the picture, I used the ATC punch, which is included in the border punch system and finished it off with the whimsy rub-ons 7gypsies has to offer.


a few close-ups of the rub-ons and stickers.


For more info on this layout, please visit the DT blog and remember to enter yourself into the HUGE giveway this week.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Melanie's Monday Column 10-26-09

I hope you are joining us at BlueMoon this week to be inspired by 7gypsies products. Plus don't forget about the BIG GIVEAWAY ON THE BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!

I played with a kit Blue Moon kit, which I purchased a while back. The black and white papers are flocked, which means they are soft and full of texture.

In my kit was a mirror, isn't it pretty with the border I cut out of my paper?

I used a ring dangle on the bottom of the page. I just love the way it hangs and looks. I also like the way they look on the spine of a scrapbook album.

On this picture you can see the scalloped metal frames and a piece of grafter tape. They look really pretty together.

The little heart on the crown was clear. After 1 drop of alcohol ink, it's now a pretty shade of red to match my page.
For more info on this layout, please visit the DT blog at BlueMoon.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

7gyspsies week at BlueMoon

You gotta join in on the fun...in order to win this...


It is filled with $70 worth of products. There is going to be one LUCKY person out there! So go to the blog, read the details on how YOU can WIN this!

Next news...There's a new kit available, which was inspired by 7gyspies called "Spiced Tea."

The Design Team will be posting all week on the Design Team Blog with idea's featuring 7gyspies products.

and of course we have to have a special sale:

20% off the Border Punch which is $19.99 and the Binderie Punch is on sale for $29.99 thru Saturday. Check out this for lots of fun kits and products!

Have a great day!

~Melanie

Friday, October 23, 2009

Imagine a Forest...

...is the line I was lucky enough to play with this month for My Little Shoebox. Make sure you check out the blog daily for fun updates from the entire Design Team.

The colors are great together...the brown, green and pink. Love that combo! Here's a couple layouts and a card along with some close-ups to show you the detailed work.















Have a great weekend! Stop back on Monday for my next scrappy update!

Melanie

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just saying hello!

Check out the cute little squirrels on the card. All products are from My Little Shoebox. Have a great day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Monday Column At BlueMoon! 10-19

It's time for an all new kit at BlueMoon Scrapbooking. This month I get to play with the kit called Crow's Feet! Make sure you check out the awesome stamps in the kit!

My layout is title: Sweet Sunny Smile.

Check out the awesome Prima Sunflowers! These would be perfect for a mini book or a home decor' piece...so many possibilities.


I did some masking on the orange paper, actually I did it on the entire layout before I added any pieces. I just wanted to tone down the orange paper a bit.

Check out the metal frame by Tim Holtz I embellished the frame with a My Little Shoebox "smile" sticker. (I had this on hand, not included in the kit)

For more info and a peek at next week's project be sure to visit the BlueMoon Design team blog, and let me you know you stopped by!