Friday, April 1, 2011

It's a Sale-A-Bration


Welcome to the Meljen's Designs Blog Hop to celebrate Melissa Jenkins 1st Anniversary of providing us with fabulous digital images in her unique style. You should have come here from Nicole's blog. Hop along with all of the designer's blogs and finish at Meljens, leave a comment at each stop along the way from beginning to end and you will be eligible to be one of the 3 randomly chosen winners that will receive 3 free digital images of their choice. When you leave a comment if you have a favorite Meljen's image we would sure love to know, be sure to let us know which one it is at one of your stops along the way.The blog Hop will run Friday April 1st through Monday Morning April 4th at 6 AM EST. Winners will be announced on the Meljen's Design and challenge Blog on the regular scheduled Freebie Monday's Post. Remember you must leave a comment at each stop including Meljens to be eligible. In addition, Melissa is celebrating by offering a 50% off sale on all of her black and white digital images during the Hop. They can be found at Whimsy Stamps.

Well for the Anniversary Hop I did something different from my usual card. In the last month I've become a full-time Stay at Home Grandma to my 3 granddaughters while their parents are at work or school. The 5 yr old decided we needed to have a way to monitor behavior like they do at school, you know the Green, Yellow, or Red card thing. "Woe be unto he (or she) that receiveth a Red Card"-You get the idea. Well that seemed kind of boring to this Grandma so I started thinking what could we do that would be fun and yet still get the point across that Grandma was getting to the end of her rope. This is what I came up with:

Are You A Happy or a Grumpy Gnome?


I made a 5x6 card with their name at the top, this one is for Jade, age 4, she's been desperate for me to get this done for her. I used Melissa's Image - Toadstool Buggies for the background. Colored, punched, mounted on cardstock, then laminated and finally added a bow and buttons and magnets on the back so it will hang on the Frig. Notice the round velcro button on the lower right? We'll get to that in a minute. I also used Melissa's Images Gruffy Little Gnome and Happy Little Gnome. Printed, colored, Cut out and then laminated also. They have a velcro button on the back of them as well. That is so that the little gnomes are interchangeable and depending on what you are doing you are either a 'Happy Helper Gnome'
or a 'Gruffy Grumpy Gnome' who is awfully close to a time-out. The girls are excited about these and this Grandma is hoping it will help save her sanity, some of her hair and that she will at least be able to put together a coherent sentence at the end of the day. There is a reason we have small children when we are young.... Well, thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the project here at Buttons and Bows and be sure to hop on over to Sandy's Blog, it's the next stop. Here's a List of all of the Stops along the way for easy reference. Anita, Audrey, Cheryl, Darsie, Dee, Dianna, Jessica, Katja, Marlena, Melissa, Nicole, Robbie That's Me), Sandy, MELJEN'S DESIGNS BLOG! Thanks again for hoppin on over and Happy Creating....

42 comments:

  1. Gorgeous girl! LOVE THIS IDEA! thanks for all you do at Meljen's Designs! We love having you!

    Nicole
    MD DTC

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  2. Robbie, I love your project! Your images are beautiful and I love the bright cheery colors. I'm sure your granddaughters love them too.

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  3. Great idea! I love your coloring.

    Diane S

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  4. Robbie, this is so cute and such a creative idea! I needed one of these when my daughter was younger.

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  5. Robbie, This is the coolest creation I have seen in a long time. Love the two little gnomes and the colors are perfectly bright and wonderful. My favorite image of Melissa's is Bubble Bath Bunny.

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  6. I love this idea. Might have to borrow your idea to try and sort out a very lively 3 year old :o). I have a few Meljen digistamps and my favourite is Girl and her Overalls, she's a bit of a tomboy and reminds me of me when I was young.

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  7. Robbie- this SUCH an awesome idea! I really need to make this for my daughter.. although at the moment it would never change from gruffy... er, yea... let's not get into that! LOL!! Wonderful coloring! I love your sweet style, you always make such fun things!
    Hugs,
    Dee (MD DT)

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  8. Oh what a wonderful creations Robbie!! I bet the girls just LOVE it!! I know I do!! Great job!!
    Denise

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  9. What a great project and what a lovely ieay.

    Marie-Anne

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  10. What an adorable project.. Great idea. Love the bright coloring (and cute digis).

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  11. Being a SAHM to twins, I totally LOVE this idea Robbie - how creative and awesome!! LOVE,love, love your coloring skills! My favorite image of Melissa's is Sunflower Buggie!

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  12. Awesome project!! I love it. Pat K.

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  13. Bah ha ha, can I make one of these for me? Mommy's grumpy or happy better watch out or she's going in a time out (ya know to take a quiet bath, read a quiet book). Great idea-way to go grandma :)
    My fav is Noah's Ark or the kids hugging the animals

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  14. Oh my gosh - this is hysterical. Very creative, love it!

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  15. Love the coloring! Very Neat!
    ♥sanwanya

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  16. These little gnomes are very funny, love this project, so cute. my fave images are the wee mices followed by the cat and kittens and the dragons! hugs heidi x

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  17. AWE this is very cute!!!!!! love it!! I love all the doggie images Melissa has drawn!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

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  18. Robbie I love this sign and think it is such a wonderful idea! Every kids needs one of these!
    Marlena:)

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  19. I love this idea!!! Great! Jo xx

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  20. What a great project! Your coloring is beautiful and I had forgotten about those gnomes. I've been saying all along this hop that Cozy Winter Owl is my favorite, but I have to add the gnomes to my favorites as well!

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  21. hihihi :) nearly wish my son was in his terrible-twos :) love the idea!

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  22. What a great project - and super to choose between grumpy and happy gnome! Love it Robbie!

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  23. How fantastic I've just bougtht toadstool buggies because of your card....My daughter's name is Jade and she loves this card too...!!!
    Huggz

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  24. Absolutely brillant!!! I love everything about it!

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  25. Your coloring is awesome ! such a cute card you made. I love MJ's birthday cupcakes.

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  26. Robbie - this is amazing girl. I love the bright colors and the clouds that you put in the background are awesome - subtle but realistic - toadstooly gorgeous! LOL
    Hugs,
    M

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  27. They are so cute . Each card is jsut as fab as the last. Great ideas all around!

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  28. Totally cracking up from your post! I totally agree about having children when we are young! I wish my husband and I didn't wait so long to have our son! He is 5 and we are 40... exhausted by the end of the day! Love this whole idea! Love that you can interchange them! SO CLEVER! The colors and the coloring are just incredible!
    TFS

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  29. I love your card - great colors!!! Thanks for sharing. I have you beat on age - I have a 10 year old and I'm 47!! Wouldn't give anything for him though!!

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  30. Oh I love these images! The card is outstanding and the colouring is simply stunning!!
    huggs
    Lynn xx

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  31. OK, now the gnomes just became favorites! Fantastic project and I may have to copy this for the grandkids in my life! Thanks so much for sharing your delightful project!

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  32. I love the idea of the velcro! Great project!

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  33. This gnomes are so great for men-cards but this is such a great idea too!!!
    Much greetings,
    Katja

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  34. This is precious! TFS I am a new follower and will be checking back often!

    mlenclade at gmail dot com

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  35. Great idea! I love your coloring

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  36. This is such a great idea and so cute as well. Love the colors you chose. I hope it helps keep your sanity!

    I love these images, but one of my all-time favorites is Double Scoop Ice Cream.

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  37. Toooo cute, way toooo cute!!

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  38. Such a cute card!!
    And my first and favorite image from Meljen's Designs is the three piggs!!!
    hugs Anneke

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  39. Robbie these are terrific! - awesome coloring and just the cutest. Hehe! Reminds me when I worked in kindergarten and had all kind of incentives for good behavoir.

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  40. This is soooo cute, I love it!!!

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