Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I wanted to share some WONERFUL Sweet Somethings projects from three of our Design Team members...

Momo from Made by Momo created a beautiful butterfly card! To see the video click here - here.

Joanna from Scrap-Making made three sweet cards! You can visit her blog here.

And Lauren from Lauren's Creative made these adorable cards! For the "recipe" visit her blog here.

If you enjoyed their projects, please visit and leave them comments. You know we all love to get praise! :)

Scroll down to the previous post to see all of our new SCRAPPY MOMS STAMPS DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS! :)

Announcing our new Scrappy Moms Stamps Design Team Members!!

Just a quick post to introduce you to our new Scrappy Moms Design Team!!! Please help me in welcoming...

Joanna from Scrap-Making
Lauren from Lauren's Creative
Momo from Made by Momo
and of course, Tammy from Scrappy Critters
and me, Melanie

All this week and into the next you will get to see wonderful new creations using our newest stamp set, Sweet Somethings. So, check back often - you can link to all the team members on from the list on my sidebar!

Monday, June 28, 2010

A NEW Scrappy Moms Stamps Set is now Available - SWEET SOMETHINGS!!!

Yay - our 2nd stamp set from Scrappy Moms Stamps is now available! It is called Sweet Somethings, here it is...

Here are a few projects Tammy and I have made with them -

This set was created with treats and goodies in mind, with a "sprinkle" of romance and fashion thrown in for good measure!

If you would like to purchase these stamps or our Amusing Animal set you can click the "Add to Cart" button on the right side bar. Each set has their own button but you can choose "Continue Shopping" if you'd like to buy both at the same time. Our site uses Paypal but you don't have to have a Paypal account to purchase the stamps, just a credit card, bank card or e-check. You can also purchase both stamp sets on out store blog - Scrappy Moms Stamps.

We are going to be having guest bloggers this week and next so come back and visit again soon to see more Sweet Something projects!

We have a WINNER!

I used to select a winner this morning. Drum roll, please ......

sdfsdssffThe winner is - JESS from MY SCRAP DIARY!!!!

Congratulations, Jess!!! I have sent you an e-mail. :)

Thank you again to everyone who joined us on the blog hop - YOU ARE AWESOME!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Great Big THANK YOU!!!

I just wanted to say thank you to all who joined us on our Canadian Nickel Scrap'n Blog Hop !!! I hope you all had as much fun as I did. :)

A big welcome to all my new followers - I hope you will enjoy your visits here. Please let me know if you every have any questions about my creations. You can leave a comment on the post itself or in the CBox below. I promise I read and LOVE every comment/question!

I also wanted to answer a couple of questions that came up about my Blending with Baby Oil tutorial.

  1. I mainly use dye-based inks for all my stamping. They dry quicker so I can craft faster. :) I think that pigment based inks would work fine with the baby oil - I will give it a try this week and let you know what happens.
  2. There is just a small amount of oil on the image so it shouldn't bleed to the envelope. If you concerned you can place a clean dry paper towel and a notebook/magazine/etc on top and let it soak up any excess oil overnight before you send it. I personally have never seen any "oil slick" issues.

I would love to see any of projects you complete with this technique - if you show them off on any blogs/facebook/galleries let me know, please. Or you can post them to my Scrappy Mel Fan Facebook page.

I will be doing the drawing for my blog candy on Monday morning so don't forget to leave me a comment on the Blog Hop Post below for a chance to win.

Thank you again and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Canadian Nickel Scrap'n Techniques Blog Hop and Blog Candy Giveaway!

Welcome to Scrappy Mel and thank you for joining us on the Canadian Nickel Scrap'n blog hop! I'm sure you all enjoyed visiting Meighen at Scrappin3rdeeschik!

The technique I have for you today is - Blending colored pencils with baby oil. Wow - that's a mouthful! :) Here we go...

Supplies -

Colored pencils (I just use regular Crayola brand and I like them), baby oil, a stamp and ink, blending stumps &/or Q-tips. I also use a small container and make-up sponge for the baby oil.

Step One -
Stamp your image on light colored paper so that you can get vibrant colors from your pencils.
Step Two -
Color in your stamp - go moderately heavy around the lines and lighter toward the center (you can see this easiest on the monkeys).

Step 3 -Use a lightly saturated blending stump &/or Q-tip to blend the color toward the center using small circular motions. I like to use a Q-tip for the larger sections and the blending stump for the small areas. What I do is put the baby oil on the make-up sponge and touch my Q-tip or blending stump to the sponge rather than dipping it directly into the baby oil. I have found that the blending stump needs to be a little more saturated than the Q-tip. Go lightly with the baby oil at first until you get the feel for it - you can always pick-up a little more with your tool if needed. Also, if you pick-up too much you can blot it off on a paper towel or napkin. I recommend doing a practice piece before you make one you want to use on a project.
Here is my final project -
I used the Quickutz Large Dots embossing folder, EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch AND a heat embossed sentiment from the 2nd set of Scrappy Moms Stamps - coming soon! :)
Ok, I know you are all waiting for the goodies - LOL! Please leave me a comment and a way to get a hold of you in order to enter. If you like what you see here and aren't already following I'd love for you to join in and follow me! Here is a picture of the CANDY...

Thank you so much for joining me! Hop on over to visit Shelley at Heartstrings Designs!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tammy's turn - check it out!

We are so excited to start showing off our 2nd set of stamps - which is in production as I type! I used one stamp to make my shoe card below and today Tammy has an ADORABLE tea-pot shaped card to show you. Here is a sneak peek...

You can see the full project on her blog, Scrappy Critters! Go check it out - you won't be sorry - it's so cute!

Over the next couple of weeks we will be showing more samples of our new Sweet Somethings stamps. Please join us and a few guest bloggers - hopefully you will enjoy it and be inspired. :)

{{ Hugs }}

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Question : What IS the NEXT BIG THING from Provo Carft?

I recieved a cryptic e-mail from Provo Craft last night.... It offered a chance to win the NEXT BIG THING they are releasing. What, oh what, could it be??

If you'd like more info or a chance to win click - HERE!

Best wishes to you!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I'm participating in a Blog Hop!! :)

The FABULOUS Nicole from Canadian Nickel Scrap'n has invited me to join her Techiques Blog Hop this Sat - June 26th. I feel so honored and excited to join her and 7 VERY TALENTED ladies!

We will all be showing you one of our favorite crafting techiques and there will be blog candy involved. :: GRIN ::

You can start at Canadian Nickel Scrap'n and Nicole will direct you to the next blog and so on.

I hope you will all join us on Sat - it's going to be TONS OF FUN! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Scrappy Moms Stamp Set .... Sneak Peek! :)

Hello, hello! I am so excited about todays post!! We are going to be releasing a new stamp set soon and I'm going to give you a sneak peek. Here is a card I made with one of the saying....

Enlarge the picture for more detail! The shoes are from Forever Young cut at 2.75" and diamond glazed. I used the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby (in the wedding dept - they have it in lots of colors!).

I'm not even going to share the name of the new set yet....keep watching for more sneak peaks this week here and on Tammy's blog - Scrappy Critters!

Hope you enjoyed your visit and come back soon!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A visit from Nicole - Canadian Nickel Scrap'n!

Our good friend, Nicole is joining us with an ADORABLY CUTE card she created using our Amusing Animal set! Here is a sneak peek...

You can see her full project on her blog Canadian Nickel Scrap'n - while you're there stay and check out her other great projects and videos!

Thanks, Nicole! :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Vist from Momo!

Our guest Designer of the Day today is Momo from Made by Momo. Here is a sneak peek of her projects (yes, plural) using our Scrappy Moms Amusing Animals stamp set...

You can see her full project on her blog HERE - trust me you'll be glad you did!
Momo - Thank you so much for helping us showcase our Amusing Animal stamps!! :)

A new design by Scrap-Making!

Here is a sneak peak of the adorable card that Joanna from !Scrap-Making made.

You can see the full projection on her blog HERE.

More to come shortly! :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Trendy Blog Award :)

Alex from You Had Me at Craft sent me a Trendy Blog Award - Thank you, Alex!! Go and check out her blog - I promise you you'll be glad you did!!! :)

Now I need to pass on this award to 5 bloggers who I enjoy or that inspire me so here goes...

All of these ladies make such adorable stuff, please visit their blogs - you'll be inspired!

Thanks for visiting!

1st Shippment of Scrappy Moms Stamps has gone out!

YAY!!! All orders as of June 13th have been SHIPPED! We hope you love your new stamps as much as we do! We would love to see your creations - if you like to share you can post them to our Scrappy Moms Stamps Fan Page on Facebook. :)

Thanks to all our supporters - you're the BEST!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Have a Dino-mite Day!

Here is an easel card that I made today. I have been dying to use this little dinosaur - he's so cute. I'm not in love with the patterned paper that I used but I have a limited time to craft (called "nap time") and I wanted to get the project done. LOL

I used the Devine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder for the background, the cuts are all from Create A Critter, and the sentiment is from our new Scrappy Moms Stamps Amusing Animal set.

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bee's Knees Card - by ... ME! :)

Poor Momo and Nicole are still waiting on stamps! :( We will get their respective projects up as soon as they get them - I PROMISE!

So for today I have made a card with one of my favorite saying from this set. I hope you like it...

Once again I tried to use a cartridge other than CAC (just to show the versatility) - all the cut images on this card are cut from Just Because Cards. I made the shadow (red) of the label with the DS but the rest are cut straight from the cart. The honey pot was cut at 7.25", the bees at 1.5" and the label (blue) is 5.25". I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots (on the cream) and the Quickutz Polka Dots (on the blue) embossing folders. I stickled the word honey, the bee's wings and added a "honey" drip. :)

AND a bonus for me... I followed Emma's Throwback Thursday Challange for this week. :)

Thank you so much for joining us this week!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day Five - Tammy :)

Tammy is our Designer of the Day today - here is a sneak peek of her design...

Check out the details on her FABULOUS card on her blog, Scrappy Critters.

On a funny note, Lauren also made a similar card with this sentiment today! You can see her sweet card on her blog Lauren's Creative. :)


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day Four - LAUREN'S CREATIVE!!! :)

Our guest Designer of the Day today is Lauren from Lauren's Creative. Here is a sneak peek of her ADORABLE card...

All of the details on this great project can be found on her blog HERE,

Thank you for joining us and THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating, Lauren! :)

Day Three - Surprise, it's me!

Unfortuately, Momo - didn't recieve her stamps in time to do a project today so we are pushing back our guest bloggers a day. Wow - over a week shipping time, not great USPS! LOL

Anyhow, I have made another card for you today using Paper Doll Dress Up for the main image. (Ok, I admit it, the sun is from CAC - it is the cutest one I have.)

I hope you like her! Oh, Yes - I almost forgot... She is also my entry to the Canadian Nickel Scrap'n Summer Giveaway. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day Two - Scrappy Critters Fawn Card! :)

Here is a sneak peek of Tammy's card...

To see the full project visit Tammy's Blog Scrappy Critters and let Tammy know what you think. :)

You can see the full stamp set on the Scrappy Moms Stamps blog.

Thanks for joining us this week!


Related Posts with Thumbnails

Blog Archive