Tuesday, June 26, 2012

PTT#74 - Anything Goes!

The sky is the limit this week at

Our theme is Anything Goes,
so show us what you've got!

I used the supplies from our generous month-long sponsor

and an adorable image from
to make this week's card:

Isn't she sweet?

We'd love for you to stop by and share your creation with us.
Be sure to read the rules and link your project to
Challenge #74 at

Monday, June 25, 2012

Thank you, a layout, and a winner!

First I'd like to thank each and every one of you for the overwhelming response to the 
"Well OWL Be Blog Hop".

I will be visiting all of your blogs in the upcoming days if I haven't done so already!

Today I have a special layout to share.
Of course it's not at all what I envisioned when I started!

I grabbed a stamp, some Smooch, acrylic paint, a pen, fussy-cut mini hexagon strips
and went to work.

Loving the background....

Flipping through my photos and found these heartwarming shots 
of my Mom and niece at our rehearsal dinner.

Twine . . .

Title . . . 

Something handwritten (I'm trying to do more of this) . . .

I love it!

My "Polaroid" is actually a piece of chipboard that I painted and inked and dressed up with a sticker.

And now it's WINNER time!

I had 88 fabulous comments on my owl-themed mini album, 
and Random.org has chosen:

Comment #12!

Wow!! What an amazing album!! I love all the different owls throughout!!I love the color theme of the album and all the amazing papers you used. Absolutely gorgeous!


Congrats, Susan!!

Please email me (kelseymel@yahoo.com)
 so I can get your prize in the mail.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Well OWL Be! Come hop with us!

Welcome to the Highly Anticipated
"Well OWL Be" it's Heather Lynn's 1st Blog Hop!

If you have arrived here from Little Honey Bee Studios
then you are in the right place!
If you just stumbled into the hop and want
to start from the beginning, go HERE.

Today is the day that Heather Lynn's love for everything OWLS
is showcased through the creative talent of her friends
at each Blog Hop Stop!

Heather Lynn, the Hostess with the Mostest,
is offering up this fabulous Grand Prize to 1 Lucky Follower:

In order to be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE above,
you must do the following:
1. Be a follower of each Blog on the Hop.
2. Leave a comment at each Blog on the Hop.
3. Once you have finished, please return to Heather Lynn's blog
and leave a comment stating you have done both!

I'm also doing a little giveaway of my own to thank you for stopping by:
{paper and chipboard album measure 5x5}
All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave me a comment!
If you're not a follower of mine (I'd love it if you were!), 
please be sure to leave me a way to contact you if you're the lucky winner.
*Comments will remain open until 8am EST Monday, June 25, 2012.
Winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Monday, June 25, 2012 by 5pm EST.

I was so honored to be asked to join this hop!
I created an owl-themed mini album:

I used a mix of papers from Teresa Collins {Carolina Breeze}
and Basic Grey {Little Black Dress}.
Some of the embellishments and papers are part of a prize pack
I won over at Krafting Love (Thank you, Kenya!).

This book has room for several photos and a bunch of tags for journalling.
It was so fun to make, I hope you enjoyed looking at it.

Now you will HOP over to Heather's Crafty Blog Space!

Here is the HOP Lineup in case you get lost along the way :

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Simple Thank You Cards

Sometimes less is more, and that is the theme of this card set.

A simple shaped card.

DCWV Mediterranean Mat Stack.

A stamp, coordinating chalk ink and a circle punch.

Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Motifs and some pop dots for dimension.

And that's it.
 I love the way they turned out and will likely make a bajillion more.

Hope you're having a great week, friends!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

PTT# 73 Color Inspiration

Happy Tuesday!!

I'm so excited to share this week's challenge at
because these are some of my favorite colors:

Would you look at that sunset?!

Thanks to our awesome sponsors I was able to create this card:

So cool, right? 
The papers, rub-ons and Dew Drops are courtesy of

And that amazing image is from 

I hope you are inspired to play along with us this week!
Please visit the Party Time Tuesdays blog for all rules
and to check out our fabulous sponsors!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Blog Hop Reminder and a Sneak Peek!

Don't forget, friends, Friday is the big day!

Heather Lynn's owl-themed blog hop will be packed full of talented crafters,
inspirational projects, and yummy giveaways!

Here's a peek at what I'm creating for the hop, I can't wait to share it with you!

See you Friday!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

I'm so, so blessed to be the daughter of one of the most amazing men on the planet.

And to be the wife of one of the most amazing men on the planet.

I'm surrounded by wonderful fathers - my brother is one as are my brothers-in-law.

And if I could've actually picked my father-in-law, I definitely would've picked mine.

I made this card for my dad using my trusty stash of Graphic 45.

I hope you have a blessed Father's Day with the fathers in your life.
If you're missing your father I hope you're remembering him today with fond memories. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

A card for the birthday boy!

I guess I should say man, since he'll be 38 tomorrow.
But I do, for some reason, refer to my husband as "the boy".
I always have and I just can't seem to shake it.

I grabbed a premade white square card blank, my 6x6 of EP's This & That Charming,
a cheapie stamp from Michael's and went to work.

Here's a closeup of the fan. It was excruciating to make.
Thank goodness for glossy accents!
I added a cute Making Memories charm from my stash to hide the insane mess 
that I made with all that glue.

And that's it! Thanks for taking a peek.

I hope you all have a great weekend,
I'll be back on Sunday with a Father's Day card.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Another Amazing Giveaway!

This one comes from Nadia at Just My Scrapping World
and it's a big one!

{This is just ONE of the FIVE prize boxes to be given away!}

CLICK HERE to see the amazing goodies
and see how you can enter to win!

Good luck!

New Blog & Giveaways!

Erin over at My Scrap Cabin
is branching out on her own and is need of followers.

She's having a Housewarming Party
and hosting some amazing giveaways!

Go check it out,
and good luck!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thank you!

First I'd like to thank those of you who have asked about me.
I'm okay, just busy entertaining the kids since school is out.

I'm feeling a little blah and trying to work through it,
thankfully the sun is shining and we are all healthy.
Can't complain about that!

I stopped by Mojo Monday for a little inspiration
and, as always, they didn't disappoint.

Look at this cool sketch!

So I grabbed my gorgeous stack of MME {On The Sunny Side}
and got to work.

Here's what I came up with:

I think this card came together in 3 minutes - 
the sketch and the paper made it too easy!

Thank you, again, for thinking of me and always for the wonderful comments you leave.
I will be playing catch up today and visiting each of your wonderful blogs!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Father's Day at Party Time Tuesdays!

This week at Party Time Tuesdays we'd like to see the "mechanical" side of crafting.
Cogs, gears, robots, bulldozers, automobiles, etc.
So get out your "manly" papers and embellies and show us what you can do for Father's Day!

I used these gorgeous papers from The Robin's Nest
and an adorable image from The Stamping Boutique
to create my card.

We're also being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish this week,
be sure to stop by Party Time Tuesdays to check it out!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Royal Treatment!

It's a ROYAL party this week at Party Time Tuesdays.

In honor of the Queen's birthday we want to see your cards shine!

Bling, gold, crowns, layer it on!

The design team was given oodles of fabulous product
to work with from the nice folks at
The Robin's Nest (our month-long sponsor).

I was able to choose my adorable image from:

for more design inspiration featuring images from

We can't wait to see your royal creations!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Long time, no blog!

With the exception of my Tuesday cards for Party Time Tuesdays
I have been seriously lacking in the blog department!

Just busy tying up all of those end-of-the-school-year details.

Hurry up, summer!

And speaking of summer (you see what I did there?)
I just bought the most adorable paper from My Mind's Eye -
On The Sunny Side.

Have you seen it?
Go buy it.
It's adorable!

That dollface is my son. I can't believe he'll be 10 in October. TEN?!

What's that little piece of paper tucked behind the photo?

It's my journaling card, of course:

I don't remember where I got that stamp {a good life},
but it's my absolute favorite.

See? Cute. 
I love summer.

What's your favorite season?