Saturday, June 29, 2013

HIMCR DT #104 - Freestyle!

This week's theme at HIMCR is Freestyle!  Anything goes!

I made this fishy card:

I used my Cricut, washi tape, brads, a stamp, fishing line and some ink.

I can't wait to see what you make and link to HIMCR this week.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

HIMCR DT #103 - Wedding theme!

This weeks theme at HIMCR is wedding! 

My brother is getting married in a few months so I made this card for them.

I know it isn't the traditional wedding style card, but it is THEM.  She likes owls and pink, he races Autocross and has a lot of tires. 

The tires are on 3D adhesive and the owl is on an Action Wobble.  I also used an EK Success punch, Lily Bee Design alphas and ribbon.

I can't wait to see your wedding projects linked to HIMCR this week.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Online crop (cont.)

Here are more layouts I did for the Cheeky Chic crop to support those involved in the OK Tornado.

This was for the pocket or tag challenge:

This was based on a sketch:

This was for the color combo challenge.  We had to use sea-glass, yellow and mango.

This was a layout with a weather theme.

This one has 4 primary colors; red, white, blue and green.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Online crop

Cheeky Chic is having an online crop and all the proceeds go to those involved in the OK Tornado.  They have a lot of challenges that were posted on June 15 and are due on June 22.  Here are some of my layouts for their challenges.

This was for a challenge based on an ad from a magazine:

This one was a scraplift from one of their guest designers:

This was based on yellow colors in a picture:

For this, they had a picture of multiple household items and we had to use at least 3.  I chose the crayon, paper towel (tube) and tissue box (part you remove to use the tissues).

Saturday, June 15, 2013

HIMCR DT #102 - Die Cuts

This week at HIMCR we are using die cuts, that includes punches too!

I made this layout with the NEGATIVE part of the die cut. 

I'm not sure if you can read it, but the die cut says 'BRANDED.'  The black paper is raised with 3D adhesive.  I tried to make it look like the word was branded onto the paper, like farmers do with livestock.

I used Paper Studio and DCWV paper, Storybook cartridge, stickers, ribbon, red ink and 3D adhesive.

Please link up your die cut projects to HIMCR too.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


Its another Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR!.  I made this layout.

It features my younger son with his blanket, similar to Linus,  It's even a Snoopy blanket.

I used Paper Studio and DCWV paper, Thickers, and brads.  Now its your tuen to make something with scraps and link it to HIMCR.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Egg-xtra special card

15 years ago my brother broke his ankle.  While I was helping to take care of him, he asked me to make scrambled eggs.  I warned him that I can't really make eggs but he wanted them anyways.  They ended up being the worst eggs ever.  He is still disturbed by it.

Last week he had knee surgery, on the same leg.  I sent him this card:

Now I can honestly say I made eggs for him again, and these don't taste bad.  ::snicker::

I used Chore Chart and Doodlecharms cartridges and an Action Wobble.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

HIMCR DT #100D- All That Shimmers

There are a lot of challenges at HIMCR today.  This challenge is to make something with shimmer or sparkle.

The sponsor today is Sheri Baldi and her 'Besties' digis.  I used one on this card.  It's hard to see (and photograph) but 3 of the papers have a sheen.  The background is a mirror type of paper, the light green has glitter and the purple has some shimmer too.  This image had some coloring and I did the rest with Prismacolor Pencils.  The stamp is from Scrappy Moms.

I hope you have something in your stash that shimmers.  Please use it and link to HIMCR

HIMCR DT #100C- Free Digi

There are a lot of challenges at HIMCR today.  Please visit the blog and get a FREE digi from Naomi for this challenge.  I used the puppy playing in the rain.

This card turned out so cute!  In addition to the digi I used Prismacolor markers, Scrappy Moms stamp, ink and DCWV cardstock.

Now it's your turn to get a free digi to use at HIMCR.

HIMCR DT #100B- Die cuts

There are a lot of challenges today at HIMCR.  This one is to use a diecut (punches included) on your project.

I made a card with a die cut and a punch.

I used Paper Studio paper, Lyrical Letters cartridge, a punch and Diamond Stickles.

I hope you are able to make something and link it to the HIMCR blog.  Laurie has a cartridge to give away!

HIMCR DT #100A- Choose a previous HIMCR Challenge

There are a lot of extra challenges today!  This one is to use the theme of any previous HIMCR Challenge.  I chose the 10 Minute Card challenge.  My kids behaved for 20 minutes, I was able to make TWO!

This one used images from 'Hey There and Broken Glass Stickles.

This card has a star from the 'Teacher Appreciation' set with DCWV paper, Diamond Stickles and a Fiskars stamp.

The sponsor for this challenge is Template Dreams.  She is opening a new store today:

I can't wait to see what HIMCR challenge you choose!

HIMCR DT #100! - Follow the Team! Blog Hop!

For today's first challenge, to celebrate the HIMCR 100th challenge, it is a color challenge but with a twist!  Each of the Design Team has chosen a combination of colors and you are to visit each blog, leave a comment, check out their color combos and choose one that you want to use to participate in the color challenge!  Please be sure and let us know who combo you decided to use!  Is that as clear as mud?  If you have any questions we (or at least a couple of us) are going to be available over on the HIMCR Facebook page to answer questions or to just chat! 

There are two giveaways up to win for this challenge!  One for participating in the blog hop and the other for creating an entry using one of the team's color combos! 

Here's the blog hop list:

Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room
Jennie - Jenscrapstoo
Nana - My Crafting Challenge 
Adrienne - PaperDivaScraps  
Diana - My Creativity Exploded!
Melanie - Afternoon Scrapper  <-- You are here!
Kim - Stamping with Kim <-- Go here next!
Amber - Momma Scraps 
Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room <-- Come back here to leave the final comment to get entered into the Blog Hop giveaway!

We all find inspiration in unexpected places.  My inspiration for this card came from Amber's blog.  I really like the background she has on there and it inspired me to make this card.  The colors I used are grey, white and teal/light blue.

I used an EK Success punch, deco scissors, fringe scissors, Thickers and Lily Bee Design alphas.  I think it turned out very elegant.

Your next stop is  Kim - Stamping with Kim.  And don't forget to choose use some of our colors and link your project to HIMCR.