Thursday, April 3, 2014

All our Friends

Melissa at MelJen's Designs is celebrating her 4th Anniversary of bringing sunshine and smiles through her Digital Images with a 50 % off sale and an Amazing limited time FREEBIE.
What a sweetheart. Her special image for the celebration is 'All Our Friends' and it is free in her shop through April 10th when it will be back to regular price. So check it out, grab your adorable freebie,  and take advantage of her Anniversary Sale.

It was an amazingly fun image to color and work with. All of us on the Design Team made a project using this image. Here is mine:

Check out all the gorgeous creations from my talented and creative companions at MelJen's Design Team and Challenge Blog and join us for this week's challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and whatever the weather may your day be filled with Sunshine and Smiles.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bad Hare Day

Yep, every once is awhile you run into a 'Bad Hare Day' and Boy Howdy this here guy is one of the Baddest Hare's around.

I like to call him 'Bubba'. He is from MelJens Designs and the image is of course titled 'Bad Hare Day'. He was a BLAST to work with and made me smile the whole time.

If you wish feel free to join all of us at MelJens for the latest challenge #203, 'Let's here it for the Boys!', you can find all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is filled with smiles and sunshine.

A Pocketful of fun - A 3-D Tutorial

This is the Design Team Day Blog Post I did for Meljens Designs:

I love this sweet lil pocketful of fluff, Little Pocket Puppy, one of Melissa's newer digital images.
One of the things I really enjoy doing with digital images is making them 3 dimensional so they really 'POP'. I don't mind fussy cutting and often find myself following the motto..."When in doubt, Cut it Out".  For this particular image I printed off 3 identical sized images and then colored the pieces I needed and cut them out.

I use mounting tape to add dimension, dimensional glue spots are also available.
 I find the tape less expensive and easier to find.

Cut and place the mounting tape pieces where needed.

Place the pieces in order on base from lowest to highest layer.



All Done

Hope you enjoyed this little guy as much as I did. 
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a 
'pocketful' of fun and surprises today and everyday.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Drum-roll Please....

And the lucky randomly selected winner of Little Puddle Duck is........

Sarah P......Yeah!  Little Puddle Duck is on his way via your email. If you do not receive him please contact me.

To all who left a comment and participated in the MelJens 200th Challenge blog hop thank you so much for your kind and enthusiastic comments, they were greatly appreciated.  Wishing you all a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and may the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams.
Don't forget Melissa has her entire shop 15% off  (no code necessary)
to celebrate the wearin' o the green and today Pot O Gold is free!

Thanks for stopping by and there is still time to join us for this week's challenge...'Lucky You!'

Thursday, March 6, 2014

MEl Jen's 200th Challenge Celebration. CELEBRATE Each and Every Day

Welcome to this stop on the MelJens 200th Challenge 'Celebration' Blog Hop. You should have come here from Rae Ann's Blog. My offering for this event expresses the thought that each day is cause to Celebrate the beauty and goodness that is around us if we choose to look.
I made a double easel card featuring Little Puddle Duck  which is the digital stamp I will be giving away to one lucky randomly selected visitor. Make sure you leave a comment with your email address to this post.
 I also used Sunny Day Flower for the Sun, Tulip Buggies for the Tulips, Sweet Little Rainbow for the clouds and Garden Flower Frame for the sentiments.
All of the images were fussy cut and colored with Copic Markers. I found a simple double easel card tutorial but adjusted the size making it smaller to fit my needs.

From here you need to 'Hop' on over to Sue's Blog and see what she has for you.

Thank You for stopping by and celebrating with us. Remember to leave a comment and your email here to enter the random drawing for Little Puddle Duck or any of the other digital images I used in this project.. You may also join our Challenge this week using a MelJens Digital Image and the theme Celebration for the chance to be one of three randomly selected entrants to win 2 digital images of their choice from Melissa's Store. For more info or to find the stops you might have missed you can find that here at the Design Team and Challenge Blog.

Hope your Day is just Ducky and filled with lots of little everyday joys and smiles for you to Celebrate!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's Back to School in Lunch Lady Land

OKIE DOKIE.....so it has been awhile since I last posted....Anyway.....

It's back to school and back to work, at least for this Lunch Lady. School started here in North Platte Nebraska on Aug 14 and Boy Howdy let me tell you those first 3 days at the local High School were a Doozy. Thought the other gals and I needed something fun for surviving to tell the tale. This is an 8x10 picture frame that allows us to 'advertise' our successes and encourage one another. The messages are written with a Dry-Erase marker and can be changed by just wiping off the glass.


The digital stamps I used were MelJens Designs 'Little Kitchen Utensils' and  'Flirty Diva', which I adjusted a bit with a white gel pen for her hairnet ( a must for every conscientious lunch lady) and an ultra .005 fine point black permanent ZIG marker to add sleeves, to cover her voluptuous cleavage-dress code appropriate; and change her stylish heels to the ever necessary, hideously ugly slip resistant safety shoes. Wow! How was that for a run on sentence. My 15 and 17 yr old sons still at home informed me the sentiment I wrote was redundant...(if one lived to tell the tale one obviously survived. Sometimes having smart nerdy kids is a pain, on the bight side they do stop to say Hi as they go through the lunch line and aren't too embarrassed to claim me as Mom. Best part of the job is the High School Kids, they really are a lot of fun, full of  energy and, contrary to popular belief, actually very polite and mannerly.
And yes....all us lunch ladies love the song, Lunch Lady Land - by Adam Sandler. 

Have a really Great Tuesday and hope this  brought a smile to your day....

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Add a lil Color to your Day

Nothing like a bit of 'color' to brighten even the dreariest of Winter Days. MelJens's Designs is holding a color challenge featuring this 'gumball brights' color palette.

I love Melissa's image, Big Sweater Kid. He is so fun to color up in big bright bold colors that are sure to add some sunshine to any one's day, even if there is snow outside.


So 'chews' (sorry... I could not resist a perfectly good pun) your favorite MelJens image and a few gumball bright colors and join us for this week's 'color challenge'.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you find a bit of color to brighten your day and lighten your heart.