Thursday, February 3, 2011

MELJEN Designs Lots-O-Lovin' Blog Hop

Welcome to MELJENS Designs Lots-O-Lovin Blog Hop. If you have been Hoppin' along you should have come here from Nicole, If not, you can begin the Hop by starting at the main Meljens Design Team Blog and get the 'inside track' on all the fun stuff that is happening. The hop will run from Thurs. Feb 3 - Tues. Feb 9 8pm EST. Be sure and check the MDT blog to get all the particulars on how to win the Grand Prize.

I’m so glad you stopped by and am very excited to participate in this my very first Hop ever! Just a couple of months ago I discovered the wonderful world of digital images and soon came across Melissa Jenkins’ incredibly fun designs. I just fell in love with them and was ‘over the moon’ to be asked to be a member of her Design Team. Such a talented group of ladies to rub 'cyber shoulders' with. Darsie and Candace are also joining me as the newest members. Tons of inspiration will be coming your way here on my blog and at the Meljen's Designs blog, especially Thursdays, where each week there is a new release and a new challenge! Each challenge gives you a chance to win free images , so I hope you play along with us. We love seeing your creations!
Alrighty then, lets get down to business…Here are Melissa's New Digital Image Releases, so cute and sure to bring a smile to your heart and brighten your day. Here at Buttons & Bows I am featuring Melissa’s New Digital Release Lovey Puppy and also Hearty Hippo, they were both so cute I couldn’t decide. Leave a comment to this post during the L-O-L Blog Hop and 1 randomly chosen winner will recieve their choice of either Lovey Puppy



or Heart-y Hippo. This week’s challenge at Meljens Design Blog is to use a ‘Fun Fold’ in your creation. I chose to make a couple of ‘Spring’ Pop-up cards to showcase these delightful images. These cards mail flat and then ‘Spring’ up when taken out of the envelope. A wonderful easy-to-follow tutorial for this project can be found Here. These cards are a lot of fun!

I Wanted to keep the cards themselves simple so they would show off the image as well as the paper and fold of the card. I cut the puppy's mouth with an x-acto knife so I could slide the heart cut-out inside. (Yeesh, that sounds a bit morbid, ok alot.....but I digress…)

Thought the fanny of this Hippo needed to have an additional layer cut out and popped up on dimensional tape, the heart is another layer on top of that. The tail and bird are also 3-D. Those big ole pearly whites were just asking for a bit of Glossy Accents, the bright pink toenails as well. (We girls always want to look our very best.)

Lovey Puppy and Hearty Hippo were colored using Prismacolor colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. A tutorial for this technique can be found Here .

Remember to leave a comment and you will be entered to win your choice of either Lovey puppy or Hearty Hippo. I will choose a random winner after the Hop closes on Tues evening and announce the following morning, 2/9 at 10AM EST right here at Buttons & Bows. If you are the winner contact me and let me know which image you would like as your prize.

Looking forward to hearing from you and thank you for stopping by.

From here be sure to hop on over to Sandy.

Hope you will continue to stop by on occasion here and at MELJENS.


MELJENS Design Team
Anita
Audrey
Candace
Cheryl
Darsie
Dee
Dianna
Jessica
Lauretta
Lisa
LisaM
Marlena
Melissa
Nicole
Robbie
Sandy
MELJEN'S DESIGNS BLOG!

51 comments:

  1. I love both your cards but i'm really in love with the digi of the Hippo!
    Greetings,
    Katja

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  2. I love all your cards!! I am now a follower! TFS

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  3. I think I have seen the cutest on the blog hop and then this one pops up ! I love it:-)

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  4. oh my gosh, Robbie, these are so darn cute! Just love your spring cards! Looking forward to working with you :)

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  5. Robbie I love both of these cards and the fancy cold you used! Welcome to the team!

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  6. Robbie, I love your cards. They are amazing. Welcome to our team and I look forward to working with you.

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  7. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! Love that pink with the grey hippo! Congrats on the new DT position!

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  8. wow love them both just gorgeous!!! i must have a go at this shape card!

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  9. Hey there! Congrats on making the team! I will enjoy working with you!
    Both of your cards are adorable...you do great work!! Again, congrats!

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  10. Love both Spring Pop-Up fold cards. Love the pink and gray color for the hippo card. Great job on the designer papers for the Lovey pup card.

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  11. Those are some really cool pop ups! Love the Lovey Puppy's coloring, reminds me of a dog I used to know. :) The hippo card almost looked like you had somehow slid the squares together. My eyes were playing tricks! Beautiful cards!

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  12. Oh!!!! Your spring pop up cards are totally cute! I love the Lovey Pup image the most!!! TFS!
    ~Heidi Brawley

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  13. WOW, incredible cards, love them

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  14. 2 beautiful cards. Love the cute dog image and how you have coloured it. Debs xx

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  15. Wow you have been busy and your colouring is PERFECT!! Amazingly good :)

    Thanks so much for the inspiration xxx

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  16. Congrats on your new DT position!! They are definately lucky to have you and I can't wait to see more of your creations from week to week!! Love all the punching and how you tied up the hearts on the first card - on the second, I love your paper pieced heart, and especially how you colored and glammed up that darling bird!

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  17. Congrats on the DT spot! I love these cards...so beautiful!

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  18. Congrats on making the DT!

    and how cute are these cards!! You can't go wrong with pop up cards, they are so much fun!
    Both are beautifully done! Great coloring too.

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  19. Congrats on making the team! Love the cute cards...all those details are fabulous! ;)

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  20. Oooh such beautiful - stunning creations! Your colouring is superb, the card designs are fabby! and I love the images!
    I have just bought the hippo one (couldn't resist! hehe) but you know, your cards are serious eye candy honey.xx

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  21. I love your cards!!! they are soo cute =)

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  22. Both cards are so perfectly done! Great job and so creative!

    I just discovered your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  23. oh my goodness wow...thats all i can say

    ~Tina~

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  24. Both of your cards are so fun. I love the springy design.

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  25. Robbie, congrats on your DT with us. I am happy to be working with you ;) Your cards are awesome.. both of them.. ;) great Job!!!

    Hugs xx

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  26. These cards are so lovely!

    Marie-Anne

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  27. Robbie - your coloring and technique is fantastic! You are a wonderful addition to our team! So excited for you!
    hugs,
    M

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  28. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous cards!!!

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  29. Beautiful, fun projects! Great job!

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  30. Two gorgeous cards, Robbie! Breathtaking coloring! I'm so excited that you're on the DT! Congratulations!

    {{HUGS}} Di

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  31. Haven't tried this kind of card yet. Need to. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!

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  32. Congratulations on your DT position - love both your cards - absolutely adorable.

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  33. What an awesome fold! thanks for the link to the tutorial :) beautiful cards you created and with such attention to detail.

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  34. Love love love your hippo and puppy digi designed cards. All of your things are so wonderful. I am new at this form of cardmaking, but hope to get better. Thanks for your time and talent.

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  35. Your popup cards are so adorable!! Welcome to the DT, I'm so excited you're on the team!

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  36. I love that hippo!! You have such beautiful cards and I just love this card fold.

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  37. Hi Robbie honey! Wow, these are just wonderful! I gotta try one!!

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  38. Wow, Robbie...you are famous!!! love the cards...also that I'm often a recipient of them!huggs...lisa

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  39. Incredible! Love them both!! I'm excited to be serving on the DT with you! :)

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  40. Congrats on the DT post! These cards are so cute and colorful. I love all of the little details in each of them.

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  41. Wow! I love the corners of your cards. How simple yet eye-catching. TFS

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  42. Awesome cards! Now I have to try making one of these! Thanks for the fun inspiration! I love the creations along this hop!

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  43. Wow, you have made some stunning cards. You are very talented, such a great job. Now I'm hopping over to Sandy's blog.

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  44. both cards are gorgeous! I love the shape and intricacy of them. Beautiful colouring and adorable images.

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  45. I have become a follower,I think your cards are awesome! Hugs Heidi x

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  46. Robbie, the puppy is cute but the hippo is gorgeous! I love the little added extras like the pink toes :) Congrats on joining the DT too!

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