Monday, April 29, 2013


I made a layout:

It's hard to see the Icicle Stickles.  There is some in each corner and I used them to glue the 8 dew drops to the paper.  This is the first time I used the Stickles Glitter glue AS actual glue. The dew drops, circles and oval is from the Robin's Nest Outdoors Kit.  I also used Echo Park paper, and Lily Bee Design alphas.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Beautiful Bling Bloghop

Welcome to the Beautiful Bling Blog hop.  April's birthstone is a diamond, so we added some bling to our projects.

I made a layout.

A punch, Rhinestones, Diamond Ice Stickles and Diamond Stickles make up the 'stars' that my kids are supposedly looking at.  I attempted to make some of them look like shooting stars, but I don't think it worked.  Oh well.

Your next stop is:  Suzanne

Here is the whole line up, just in case you need it.

Misses Crafty

Thanks and have a great weekend!

HIMCR DT #95 Mother's Day

This week at HIMCR we are making projects for Mother's Day.  I made this layout:

This is my son and I at a special evening preschool session for moms.  He had made a x-mas light and on one side the teacher wrote his quote: "I love my mom because she reads stories to me."  That is one of my favorite classes.

For the page I used: Moxxie 'Winterland' paper, Sandylion alphas, ribbon, brads from Eyelet Outlet, Yellow and True Blue Stickles.  I LOVED that I got to scrap with purple, that doesn't happen often.

Please make any Mother's Day project and link it to the HIMCR thread.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Building Car also

This layout emphasizes my younger son assembling his wooden car set.

I really like the colors and personality of this page.  I used Fancy Pants 'Blissful Blizzard' and Karen Foster paper and brads.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Building car

Here is a layout emphasizing my older son assembling a wooden car kit.

I love how simple this is.  I think the photos really pop.  It has Karen Foster and Coord'nations paper, brads, Three Bugs In A Rug 'Tool Time' and Provo Craft stickers.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


For the RCS GD 'Brad Pitt' post go HERE.

For the ATS DT 'Baby' blog hop go HERE.

RCS GD 'Brad Pitt'

I am a Guest Designer for Red Carpet Studios during the month of April.  This week's theme is Brad Pitt. We all used brads on our projects.

My project is this 2 page layout:

The boys got a wooden car kit, apron and goggles from Sears.  Dad helped to assemble everything.  This is a closer view of the left side

and then the right.

I used 4 different types of brads.  There is the large metal hammer (Hot Off The Press), 2 types of screws and small hammers (all from Eyelet Outlet).

I also used Three Bugs In A Rug 'Tool Time' collection with Momenta paper and Provo Craft sticker border.

Later this week I will be sharing 2 more car building layouts.  They each feature one boy (more than the other).

Red Carpet Studio's SPONSOR: A-Muse Studio Consultant Candice Fields -
and entries are eligible for: PRIZE: $20 gift certificate

ATS Baby Bloghop

Welcome to the Baby Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

Bring on the bouncing babies! It's time for a Baby Blog Hop filled with all sorts of cute, fun, and of course, sparkly, baby themed projects!

If you've come from Tonya's blog, you're in the right place! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit All that Stickles.

For my project, I've made 2 mobiles, one for each kid.

 I colored the digi from Bugaboo similar to each kid's favorite animal. 

The boys got to pick the Stickles design on the stars and where the eyelet on the animal page went.

For the tan dog I used Yellow, Scattered Straw and Waterfall Stickles with Prismacolor markers, Chore Chart cartridge, twine, straw and eyelets.  For the dark brown bear I used Orange Peel, Scattered Straw and Waterfall Stickles to accent Prismacolor markers, Chore Chart cartridge, twine, straw and eyelets.

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday April 24th at All that Stickles.

1 Stamp Set of Winner's Choice

Handmade Stick Pins or 1 Set of Handmade Fabric Covered Buttons

Digital Delights by Louby Loo
$5 Gift Certificate

$6 Voucher

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Cynthia's blog. 

Here's the complete lineup:
Melanie <-- You are HERE

Thanks for hopping! :)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

HIMCR DT #94 Banners

This week at HIMCR we are making projects with banners.  I made this layout:

My son's preschool had a beach day. My camera and I got to attend.  The fish make up the banner.

I used: Life is a Beach cartridge, Basic Grey and Momenta paper, ribbon, 3D adhesive, EK Success Swiss Cheese punch, American Crafts Remarks alphas.

I hope you make a project with BANNERS and link it to HIMCR too.

8th ATS Linky Party - Baby Blue

The project I made is this card.  It has the 'Baby Blue' Stickles.  I also used Prisma Color markers, Kaboodle Digi, Thickers, brads, eyelets and Imaginisce paper.

I love the sentiment and this card is a perfect addition for sending meals and edible goodies to people.

I can't wait to see your projects with "Baby Blue' Stickles.  Don't forget to link them at All That Stickles.

This month the sponsors are:

Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Prize: 7 Digis
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Tabitha's Designs
Prize: Digital Paper Pack
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Fresh Brewed Designs

Prize: 5 digis
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


The boys had on capes and were hiding from me.

This layout is so much fun. 

I used the  Batman cartridge, Cooredinations cardstock, Lily Bee Design and American Crafts Remarks alphas.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

HIMCR DT #93 Super Scraps Saturday

This week at HIMCR we are using only scraps on our projects.  I love using scraps.  Sometimes those projects are my favorite.  For this challenge, I made a layout:

I asked them to show me their faces and that was how they responded. 

All these papers are scraps.  The background paper I have owned for over a year.  The 'Weathered Wood' Stickles bottle was already partially empty.  The punch is new to me, but had been used by someone else.

Please make something with your scraps.  Then you can link it to HIMCR too.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

RCS GD 'Movie frames'

I am a Guest Designer for Red Carpet Studios during the month of April.  This week's theme is Movie Frames. We all used a frame on our projects.

Mine is this layout:

(lion photo by Tracee Short)  I have 3 different frames on here.  The orange oval glittery one is to show which lion is in our family.

I used Summer Bliss and Spring Seasonal cartridges for the frames.  The papers are Echo Park and DCWV.  There are brads, glitter glue, 3D adhesives, Thickers and ink on here too.

The Red Carpet Studio SPONSOR: QKR Stampede - and all entries are eligible for: PRIZE: 5 digital images of winner's choice

Saturday, April 6, 2013

HIMCR DT #92 Yellow, Green, Pink

I am now part of the wonderful Hiding In My craft Room (HIMCR)  Design Team.  I'm so excited!  They really keep my creativity flowing.  They have different challenges every week that I will be able to share with you.  

This week's HIMCR challenge is to use Yellow, Green and pink.  I made this card:

I used the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge, American Crafts gel pens, 3D adhesive, ribbon, Yellow Stickles ON the ribbon, brads from the Eyelet Outlet, ink and a Scrappy Moms stamp.

Please make something with these colors and link it to the HIMCR thread for this challenge.

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


My son was concerned that his Big Doggie would be hungry because he had no bones to eat.  His brother then had the same worries about his Big Bear.  Mommy and her Cricut to the rescue! 

They picked the color and quantity:

The animals and boys were very happy.

I used the Create a Critter cartridge.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Around Halloween, the boys put blankets over their heads to become ghosts.  They did this after watching Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin episode.

I used Imaginisce papers, Ek Success punch and Black Soot Stickles.  This turned out so cute!

Monday, April 1, 2013


Hi.  They did a nice write up introducing me as the Guest Designer for April at Red Carpet Studio.