Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sympathy card

           Here a sympathy card made for a close family friend whose mother just passed away:(
I used the angel anya stamp which I used my new copics to color.
I used the scallop card base and circle layer cut with my gypsy using wild card cartridge.
I used a 5x7 polka dots embossing folder for the circle layer and inked the edges with concord crush ink.
Then added plum twine from the twinery and a sheer lavender polka dot bow to the top along with some stickles.
I inked the envelope and used a M.S. edge punch to dress up the flap to match.

                       I used a stamp from Michaels for the inside sentiment and added faux stitching
Thanks for looking.     ~Mel

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mini made for my husbands grandmother with matching gift bag

Heres the mini I made out of recycled envelopes!
                                  Here it is all wrapped up! I used an "Oldie" cartridge for the bag and gift tag.           

                                        Tags bags boxes and more . This was the first bag in the handbook.
Heres the front cover of the mini

sorry this is sideways but here is a shot showing the tree charm on the side of  the book.

Hi Guys!!! Hope all is well .You will probably be seeing an abundance of new posts and videos on my youtube channel hearts1217. Ive been busy workin in my craft room! To see my videos just click the link on the top right side of my blog. Im going to be adding a new card idea video series very soon:) Have a great night!  ~Mel

Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Praying for You" Angel Anya Card

Hi everybody! Thank you to all you new subscribers Im glad to have you! Heres my latest card Ive made. I also have posted a video on my you tube channel if you would like to check it out there. My channel is Hearts1217. Here are a few pics any questions dont hesitate to email me at


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Easy Two Page Layout using Elegant Edges

Heres two easy layouts i made using elegant edges and my creative time stamps . See them in action on my youtube channel . Just search hearts1217 and my videos should come up. Have a wonderful saturday!  ~Mel

Saturday, July 2, 2011

"Lifes Beautiful" Congrats Card

Hi everybody, Heres just a quick card i made for a friend who just found out shes pregnant! I used two of the 49 cent stamps I got at Michaels a few months back. Which Ive heard and seen other Michaels stores sell them at a dollar each but at the one by me they are only 49 cents and Im not gonna question it lol! Then I used a striped baby pink ribbon from stampin up n used my atg to gather the ribbon added a matching hibiscus burst button and twine from papertrey ink and for the card base I used Hibiscus burst and kraft cardstock n inked the edges. Hope she likes it!

I was awarded my 1st blog award!!!

Good morning everybody! Glad its the weekend! Just wanted to do a quick post Thanking Carol over at  for awarding me with my very first blog award! This was soo sweet and I definitely accept! To accept this award you must post 7 things about you so here they are!!!!

                                                                 7 Things about me

                              1.  My cricut is a cherished family member! Lol

                              2. I get my "craftiness" from my momma who was more into sewing
                                                      but I guess it comes in ALL forms!

                              3. I Loooove Weeping Willow Trees! They just seem soo relaxed!

                              4. My favorite color is Purple! I love Anything Purple!

                              5. My husband and I started dating when we were 15!
                                                   ( and I still LOVE him lol!)

                              6. We just got a new kitten from the animal shelter named Pop.

                              7. Saving the best for last... I absolutely LOVE my family to pieces and
                                                      am extremely thankful for them!

                  When I figure out how to post a link I will post who I would like to pass this award on to:)                                                                                                                                          

Friday, July 1, 2011

Trifold Wedding Card using A Greeting Farm Digi Stamp

Disney Autograph Books I made for two little brothers going to Disney World for the 1st time!

 These are two autograph books I just finished for two little friends of mine who dont know it yet but in August will be going to disney world for the first time! i was so excited for them that I knew I had to make a homemade autograph book for them! We cant wait to take our daughter Mya but she is 4 now so were tryin to hold off for another year so she can really fully enjoy herself there. Cant Wait!! So anyway Ive been away on vacation in Maryland so Im back now and ready to craft! lol So anyway heres a few shots of the books . Hope you enjoy. Any Questions please ask

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My first attempt at making lollipop flowers!

Hey guys heres my first try at making this sort of paper flowers! I just used 4 different size circles. I cut them out at 4, 3, 2, and 1 inches. Then just crumbled them up, opened them then inked and assembled! Then you could just add the center of your choice. Super easy and there are a bunch of youtube tutorials that will help as well. Hope you enjoy!

Yay I hit 25 Followers!!!

Good morning everybody! I know this may not seem like a big deal to others as I am sure there are people with tons more followers than me but this is very important to me and is definitely a BIG deal. I haven't had my blog for long but Its been alot of fun so far especially for all of your kind comments! This is what keeps me motivated to keep up with my postings as it can be a job sometimes as I am not what u would call "computer savvy" lol But Im learning and just wanted to take the time to thank all of you for subscribing and taking the time to leave me a comment!  ~ Mel

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers Day card using my new pennant stamps

Happy Fathers Day Everyone!!! Heres just a quick card using the new pennant stamp I got at the scrapbook expo. Its a simple card but I like it. Hope my husband does too. Thanks for checkin it out.