Melissas Paperie

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last day of March??

I can't believe how quickly this year is going! I wanted to share a photo of some little birds I made for my kids. I ripped this project idea out of Family Fun magazine two years ago, but just now got around to making them.

I couldn't find the link on the Family Fun website, but here it is on a different blog . (Scroll down to the second project, Spread your wings). The project was pretty easy to make--just be sure to dry it overnight.

And finally, here's a peek of a card from my post today at Waltzingmouse Makers .

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wish Big

Happy Sunday!

I am playing catch up with our PTI Princess challenges... Pam used one way back to use scoring. Here's my card:

It ended up looking very circus-like, in my opinion. I used the polka-dot tab from Mini Scrapbooks: Tabs with the large scallop die, and the sentiment is from Big & Bold Wishes. The beautiful Label 4 stamp is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

And a look at the inside:

Thanks for coming by!

"Wish Big" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes, Mini Scrapbook: Tabs, Label 4 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening and Hawaiian Shores
Paper: Stamper's Select White and Raspberry Fizz
Other: Scor-Pal, HS satin ribbon, Large scalloped die, Label 4 Nestabilities Die

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers, as they signal the beginning of spring. We have some beautiful ones in full bloom at our house right now.

For my card, I stamped the background from Tin Types and heat embossed with white clear embossing powder. The daffodil was stamped, colored with Copics and cut out. I stamped the sentiment on the inside as the front was pretty full already.

Hope you are seeing the signs of spring where you are as well!

Thanks for looking,

Daffodil (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Daffodil, Background Basics: Tin Types
Ink: Versamark, Summer Sunrise and Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Stamper's Select White and Terracota Tile
Other: 1/8" Silk ribbon, White Detail EP (Filigree), Copic markers

Friday, March 26, 2010

Make A Wish

Happy Friday!! This card will be going to my daughter's friend for her birthday this weekend along with her Princess gift--which was determined to be a must-have by my little Kennedy!

I stamped the main panel with Hawaiian Shores ink onto HS cardstock using Background Basics: Petal Power. The cupcake is from Baby Button Bits, colored with Copic markers, glittered, cut out and popped up on foam tape. I added a HS button and a little row of Hibiscus Burst buttons.

Thanks for coming by!

"Make a Wish" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: BB: Petal Power, Baby Button Bits, Cupcake Collection (sentiment)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Rich Cocoa (Memento), Burnt Siena (Colorbox), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shore, Stamper's Select White, sponge
Other: HS felt, HB satin ribbon, HB and HS button, Rustic Cream twine, foam tape, Doodlebug glitter

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Yay...another PTI blog hop! This month's challenge was to use buttons--I used some gorgeous, new Hawaiian Shores buttons with Beautiful Blooms II!

Isn't this a fresh color combo! I tried to get a close up of the beautiful pattern on the largest button--this was the best I could get. (click on picture for an enlargement)

Thanks for looking!

"Happy Mother's Day" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Distressed Stripes, Beautiful Blooms II, sentiment from Delightful Dahlias
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow, Melon Berry, True Black
Paper: Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores
Other: HS felt and buttons, Melon Berry Satin ribbon, Label 1 Nestablities Die, DMC floss, foam tape

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I have a couple fun projects to share today that are all Easter themed!

First is a banner I created using MKC's DIY Printable Scalloped Banner , one of my favorite things! It also uses a new product from Quirky Twerp, Easter Rosettes , and papers from Happy Little Easter and You are my sunshine . Some of which are on sale today as they are new releases!

I also made a fun little Easter card with papers and images from the kit I Luv U , by Mari Koegelenberg.

Hope you're having a great day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WMS Blog Hop

Happy St Patrick's Day! I'm happy to be participating in the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop today. Since Claire lives in N Ireland, it is so fitting for her to host this themed hop! She also provided some absolutely gorgeous downloadable stamps and graphics, for free!! Find them on her blog .

Here is my card, which I sent to Joyce for our St Patrick's Day card swap. It's hard to tell in this photo, but I used the lace image from Faux Fun in the background.

Thanks for coming by!

"May you always walk in sunshine"
Stamps: Digital download and Faux Fun(WMS), Luck of the Irish (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger), New Leaf (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, New Leaf
Other: Silk ribbon (PTI), Copic Markers, Rectangle Nestabilites

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dana!

Today is my fellow PTI Princess Dana's birthday! Happy birthday, friend! Hope you had a great day!

I am late with getting her card in the mail, but here it is...had to use orange and leaves on the card!

I wanted to try a clear card as Nichole Heady showed in one of her posts in the last few days. (sorry not to post a link, but my computer/internet is going so slow!) Clear cards are fun, I'll definitely try it again soon.

Here's the inside:

Thanks for coming by to look!

"Happy Happy Birthday" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Heartfelt Basics, Fillable Frames #1, Blooming Button Bits
Ink: Antique Linen (ranger), Ripe avocado, Dark Chocolate and Orange Zest
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocodo and Clear cardstock
Other: Orange Zest twill tape, foam tape, sponge

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Birthday cards

Hi everyone! Thanks for all the well wishes! We got better just in time to enjoy the rain-soaked weekend! I'm sure the sun will be out again sometime, right?

Here are two late-arriving birthday cards I made for two of my good friends who had birthdays earlier this month.

This card used Year of Flowers: Violets and the sentiment from Vintage Picnic.

The next card was inspired by Maile Belles' card here (scroll down to last card). I also used the tiny butterfly from Butterfly Dreams.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 12, 2010

A special card...

Today I have a card to share with you that was made by my five year old son, Colin. He loves to draw, color and be creative.

This is the original portion and then he decided it needed more embellishment!

I also have a project up at The Hybrid Chick . It's a fun box for St Patrick's Day using a template, digital papers and PTI stamps! You can see it here .

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Soaring by to say hi

Or really dragging myself by to say hi...
I'm taking a short break from the throes of the stomach flu to show you a card I made using some beautiful digital paper that releases today at The Digichick . It's called All a Flutter , and it included many beautiful, spring papers and images.

When I saw this paper I realized it coordinated perfectly with Niki Este's new stamp set and die called Butterfly Dream.

Back to the trenches!

"Soaring by to say hi" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams and Everday Button Bits
Ink: Purples and brown (color box chalk inks), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Lavendar Moon, All a Flutter
Other: Butterfly Die, Pearls, sewing machine, foam tape, sponge

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Today's my day! day to post over on the Waltzingmouse Makers blog . Here's a little peak of my project

Have a great day!

Monday, March 8, 2010

For my mum

Hello! I want to share with you my card for Melissa Phillips latest photo inspiration challenge, based off this gorgeous photo from A Creative Mint.

I couldn't decide if the blue in the photo was more aqua or light blue, so I just went with light blue. I was inspired by some of the graphic details on the papers and the beautiful pink flowers.

Thanks for looking!

"For my mum with all my love" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Faux Fun and Spring Baskets (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Background Basics: Petal Power and In Bloom
Ink: Antique Linen (Distress), Rich Cocoa (Memento), Versamark
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain, Hibiscus Burst and Enchanted Evening
Other: White Detail EP (Filigree), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), Spring Rain Stain ribbon, heat tool, sponge, Copic markers, Foam Tape

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy Birthday, Crafty Girl

Hope you are having a great weekend!

I made a card recently using the Embellish magazine's newest color challenge. Very spring!

The background is stamped with Background Basics: Tin Type and the spools of ribbon and the sentiment come from Studio Style. I thought I needed to add something under the sentiment, so I chose a beautiful little Prima flower, but I'm not sure it was just the right thing...

Thanks for coming by!

"Happy Birthday, Crafty Girl" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: BB: Tin Type, Studio Style
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Melon Berry, Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: New Leaf, Melon Berry, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart
Other: Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), Hibiscus Burst satin ribbon, Foam tape, Copic markers, Prima rose

Monday, March 1, 2010

True Friend

Melissa Phillips has offered another beautiful inspiration photo from A Creative Mint.

Orange can be a difficult color for me to work with, but I wanted to give it a try. I am really enjoying purples lately. I stamped the background with an image from Vintage Label onto Vintage Cream cardstock, using Orange Zest ink. The sentiment is stamped in Plum pudding ink onto Lavender Moon cardstock. Everything is sponged with Walnut Stain ink for distressing.

Thanks for looking!

"True Friend" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Vintage Label and In Bloom
Ink: Plum Pudding and Orange Zest, Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding
Other: Orange Zest twill ribbon, Foam Tape, Gems, sponge