Monday, May 18, 2015

The Mystery is Solved! I was Thinking of You!

Hello everybody!
I have my card from the latest Mystery swap to post today.

I am loving the image Linda sent us to create with.

Here's what I came up with:

Isn't that SU! Koala the cutest thing you've ever seen?!!!
I love small, simple images and Linda really made me HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY with this one!

Thank you for stopping by today!
Please visit the other Mystery gals. There blogs are listed in my right sidebar.
Until next time...

Friday, May 15, 2015

Summer Fun with the Dueling Darlings!

HI everyone!
We are having a great time "dueling" in SplitCoastStampers! The Darlings are at it again. This round we were to create a Summer themed......anything but a card! :)

I am in LOVE with pocket letters!!!!! 
They were created by the fabulous Janette Lane. You can find her blog HERE.
If you've never heard of them, don't worry, the concept was just "discovered" back in February. Visit Janette' blog for more details of see her videos on YouTube. You also need to check out AnnMarie's blog (she is how I found out about them!) HERE. Scroll down her blog and see all the pocket letter glory! WOWZERS!

Take a sleeve, you know the ones made for baseball card collecting?!!!! Then add 2.5"x3.5" decorated cards (also known as ATCs). Add goodies to the back (or front if you wish), add a letter to one pocket and mail to a pal! :) :) :)

It's so fun!
Here are a few I've made (I'm working on my 27th right now and only started the last of March LOL)
 The butterflies on this pocket letter remind me of summer.
(This one I recently sent to AnnMarie)

 Of course a garden theme reminds me of summer!

and these bright colors on this PL and memories of catching lightning bugs in mason jars, 
remind me of summer!

I loved the theme this round for the Dueling Darling challenge!
Thanks ladies for thinking outside the "card". :)

Be sure to visit all the other Dueling Darlings blogs. There is a list in my left sidebar.

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dueling Darlings ~ I Picked a Flower for You!

Hello everyone!

I'm so happy to say it is time to post another creation for the Dueling Darlings group. This round Tami was the hostess for the Divas and I was for the Dazzlers. We had fun coming up with what we were to challenge the ladies with and we even threw in a little twist.
Our kits consisted of an image with flowers and of course papers, card stocks and embellishments but one embellishment in particular the ladies HAD to include in their creations......a piece of green ribbon.

Here's what I came up with:

 This cute little image is from Whimsy Stamps called Fistful of Flowers.
I colored her with my Spectrum markers. I then went crazy with my sprays on the image and the sentiment (CTMH set Sweet & Lovely) piece.....both were stamped on white card stock. :)
I can't wait to check out all the other Darlings creations!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Until next time...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Finally! It's Time for "What's Your Brew?"

Don't even get me started on what I have gone through the last two months with our home internet provider! I've been bewildered, angry and seems like all in the same moment. I don't like being taken advantage of (as I'm sure no one does) and I wish I didn't get so upset but GOODNESS! They were taking me away from my online crafty community! Hello?!! Do they not know I need my blog and SCS and chat time? LOL

Anyway, I've had my card ready from the kit Sweet P sent us for our March Dueling Darling challenge, but I didn't have access to the internet (unless I would have brought it to work to load and that would have been frowned upon, I'm sure. Hee! Hee!).

So, with my deepest apologies to Sweet P and the other Dazzlers and Divas, I present my "What's Your Brew?" creation!

 I LOOOOOOVED the papers and image that Sweet P sent us! Oh my! this was soooooo fun!
I used the baker's twine she sent all together at the top of my card.....just gave it a twist and taped it on the inside :)
I colored my image with my Spectrum makers.
I mean really, who has seen a coffee bag with a pink label? But, my image.....I can make it whatever I like, right?!! LOL

Thank you so much Sweet P! I loved working with this image and the kit you sent. I'm sorry it took me so long to post it to my blog. Thank you Dazzlers and Divas for having patience with me.

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What a Glamorous Babe!

Hi all!
I'm posting my latest Mystery card! This mysterious image was toooooo funny!
I love it Carol! Thank you so much for hosting this round!
Have you ever seen a more glamorous image??? hee! hee!
 For this round, I made a 4x6 pocket card with a matching Kraft envelope (which I forgot to take a picture of). The image I colored with my Spectrum markers.
The card base is a 12x12 piece of card stock that I cut at 4", then I place the 4x12 inch piece of c/s on my Scor Pal and scored at 3" and 9" to make the opening in the middle of the card base. 
 I added some solid c/s to the middle of the card to hide where the patterned paper came together (there is a slight space if you don't score the base exact so this helps to cover any imperfections).
After I cut out the image with my Spellbinders die and Big Shot machine, I placed a piece of cornered kraft c/s behind it so when you lift the top up.......
 You don't see the ink that bled through when coloring.
I hid the sentiment behind the top lift of the card......
 Here's the inside of the card with the sentiment. With this striped fold, I made a pocket so that the sender can place money, a note or gift card in the card.
 The sentiment was plain white.....I decided it needed to be sprayed a few times. Of course, doing that meant I had to go over the font with a black gel pen to darken the words a little.
Here's a close up of the pocket. I just added some 1/8" scor tape to the left and right sides.

Well, that took quite a bit of explaining. LOL
I hope you will try this yourself!

Until next time...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Don't Forget Your Umbrella!

Here I am again, late as usual and again I apologize to all my crafty friends with whom these creations mean the most to.
Our last Dueling Darling kit was too cute! Darlene sent the kits for the Dazzlers. She sent two different images and well, I used them both. LOL
Here's what I created:
A 5x5 card....
 Darlene's kit was so bright and cheerful! Thank you Sweetie!
I loved using the patterned papers and rick rack, too fun!
So this card should have been on my blog last month on the 15th. Well, in true Melina style, it's not.
Now, I get to visit all my other Dueling Darling Sisters' blogs to see what they created for this rainy challenge!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Until next time...

I'm Late Showing My Love!

Hello all!
My last Mystery image swap card.....well, pictures were took, the package was mailed and I received the swap cards back in the mail. BUT, the card never made it to my blog! Good grief, I'm so behind.
Oh well, so sorry you had to wait for this one, even though, there isn't much traffic to my blog lately since I haven't been keeping it up like I should, so I know there aren't that many that missed it. :(
But, I know my Mysterious Sisters missed it and for that I apologize to the group. I currently don't have home internet (I'm at my Mom's making my blog post today) we are at odds with our provider and trying to get a new one. Anyway, that is my reasoning for my tardiness. I hope all is well with my crafty friends!!!
Here's what I made with Barb's image she sent us last round.
 I loved coloring this image! That bear is the cutest!
I had fun with my punches too. :)
Here's the inside of the card. Very simple
Barb! Thanks for being our Mysterious hostess!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Until next time...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Dueling Darling Gals Wish You a Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone! I'm back with a cool Dueling Darling creation!

Deb (the hostess of the Dazzlers) sent the kit this month. Oh my! I'm in love with this image. It colored so beautifully and it was very simple to get the sections blended! I love when that happens.

Here's my 5"x7" card:

(sorry for the poor's been very dreary here today....the sun has been hiding)

Here's Deb's kit details:
DP - American Crafts, Confetti - Banana Cream Brady and Peanut Butter Benny.
Images - Whippersnappers "Little Girl and Dotted Present
Button - SU!
Ribbons - SU! Rose, crushed curry, orange, bermuda bay

I love this size card. I do believe this is my new "go to" card size. ;)

Thank you Deb for such a wonderful kit!

I can't wait to see what all my other Dueling Sisters created.
Please visit their blogs. The list is located in my left sidebar.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Until next time...