Friday, February 25

Claudia & Company BLOG HOP!!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!  It's raining, cold and dreary here in Southern Indiana, so what would be better than sitting a spell and enjoying a BLOG HOP full of fantastic creations by the designers and customers of Claudia & Company??? NOTHING!!!!!!!!

So, let's get to it!!!!  You should have arrived here from Carol's blog!  If you didn't, and want to start from the beginning, GO HERE, and I will see you in a bit!!


For my lovely creation, I used Puddle Jumper Winter Ella with Penguin!  I coordinated her winter coat, scarf and boots to my papers (by Stampin' UP!) and I used Copic markers to color in this ADORABLE image (created by Lori Boyd, of course!).  I added a little bit of button and bling for a nice detailed touch!

Isn't she the sweetest??!

It's time to keep hopping!!!!!  Be sure to comment on everyone's creation to be eligible for the prizes that Claudia is giving away on the HOP!  You have until Monday 12pm NOON Eastern time to get your voice heard!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some love!


She's sure to amaze you with her talent!

Nicole -  THAT'S ME! 

Thursday, February 17


Another Thursday and another release from Meljen's Designs!  Looky at these SUPAH cute Birthday and Celebration images!  They are so HAPPY!!!!!!!!  Today is one of Meljen's Designs Designer's Birthdays!  Jess' birthday is today! AND POOR THING, she's SICK on her big day! SO SAD!  Stop by and leave her some love if you have time!  She'd feel so much better! 
{Hope you feel better, Jess!}
For my card, I used Birthday Cake Mouse!  Isn't he the cutest??  I cropped off the bottom portion of the image, but you can see the entire image and ALL of the new images below....
So, in honor of Jess' Birthday, this week's challenge at Meljen's Designs is to make a Birthday card that INCLUDES a birthday Sentiment!!  Click on over to see the details of the challenge AND to see ALL of the designers creations using these SUPAH cute images above!!  You won't want to miss out on this batch of talent, that's for sure!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, February 11


SURPRISE, it's a SALE!!!!!!

Beginning today and ending on Sunday,
ALL of Melissa's digi-images are 20% OFF!!!!

Gift yourself for Valentine's Day! 
You'll be glad you did!

Thursday, February 10


NEW images along with a NEW challenge!

Are you ready?  TAG you are it!  Make a tag and you could just be the next random winner of three digis from Meljen's Designs!!!  See details of the challenge on the BLOG!  And see all of the new creations by the Designers, using these images below....
These are so cute and PUNNY!  I just love puns!  AND did you see my BERRY cute card above?  Well, that one you can have FREE!  It's our Monday Freebie of the week!  Check that out on the BLOG too!

Wednesday, February 9

Blog Hop WINNER!!!!!

Here's my lucky winner of the Meljen's Designs Blog Hop!

#16 Heidi Brawly,
you won the Bug-A-Boo Frame image from Melissa!

{~ Contact me with your email addy so I can send him to ya! ~}

IF you didn't win the Bug-A-Boo Frame but would still like to own it, go to the Whimsy Stamps store!   OR you can participate in our Fancy Fold Challenge and possibly win THREE freebies in the random drawing!  The challenge closes tonight, but don't fret, there will be a new challenge posted tomorrow with another awesome set of images by Melissa, illustrator of Meljen's Designs!!

Thank you all for playing along!!!!

Monday, February 7

Blog Hop for PMS!

Happy Monday! 

Welcome to stop #16 of the

{{If you are looking for the Meljen's Designs BLOG HOP,
Otherwise, keep on  reading to learn more about my adorable
Coffee-Lovin' COSETTE, below!}}

My dear friend, Andrea Vernagus, invited me to be a part of the 2-Year Celebration Blog Hop of Paper Makeup Stamps today!  You should have come here from Andrea's blog (did you see her awesomeness, yet?), but if not, GO HERE to start at the beginning!

Paper MakeUp Stamps is celebrating
their 2 Year Anniversary today! 
Congrats, PMS! 

Cosette, (above), may be lover of hot cocoa, but since I personally am a coffee-freak, I thought I would showcase her (and pretend that she is drinking coffee! LOL!) on my card today!  Cosette is a stylish little fairy in her green and purple get-up, don't you think?  I enjoyed coloring her in with my Copics and coordinating her with my Spellbinders Nestibilities and paper, punches, Copic-colored bling and sentiment by Stampin' UP! 

Now it's time to keep on Hopping to see the ever talented, Anita Hovey!  You will be glad you did! 

Thanks for taking time to stop by and celebrate with Paper Makeup Stamps!


Sunday, February 6

It's a BLOG HOP with tons of prizes!

Here's the exciting post I have been talking about!

 Are you ready to win a freebie or three?!

It's a Meljen's Designs BLOG HOP! 

You should have just visited Melissa to get here, but if you just hopped on and want to start at the beginning go HERE to Andrea's blog!

We have three new designers to announce!  And to celebrate our newbies, we are having a BLOG HOP with plenty of prizes to go around!!  At EACH of our designer's blogs you can win the image they used in their creation!  AND if you comment on every blog you will be eligible for the grand prize!  See the details at the end of the hop on the Meljen's Designs Blog!

But first, let's see Melissa's Brand New images for this week! They are just adorable and already getting rave reviews! (from ME of course!)  Aren't they the sweetest?? I KNOW!

Meljens Designs February 3rd Release Display

Mostly everyone on the HOP used these uber cute images above as I did!  I used the Bug-A-Boo Frame, it's so cute and this is the one I am giving away on my blog!  Just leave a comment and you will be entered to win it!  I also incorporated the Winged Heart freebie from this week and a wonderfully versatile Sweet Lace Heart image!

Below: the fun-fold inside!!!!

 Below: HOW the fold works!
Check out these images at the Whimsy Stamps Store anytime!

As you hop along you will meet our newbie Designers! 
They are Candace, Darsie, and Robbie
We are so lucky to have them join us!  Welcome, Ladies!

Time to keep HOPPING!
You only have until the evening of February 8th to enter,
so get going!

From here,
you should go to Robbie's Blog! 

Or just start from the beginning, here......

Lisa M (Guest Designer)
Nicole - you are here!

Thanks for celebrating with us! 
I hope to see you in this week's challenge
Good Luck on winning some freebies!

Wednesday, February 2

Happy Groundhog Day!

Melissa Jenkins, creator of Meljen's Designs, is feeling generous again! 

She created these two images just for you in celebration of today,

which is Groundhog Day!

can be seen online at the Meljen's Designs SHOP!

AND the Perfect Sentiment to go with it…

(To download, click on the images to get the full-size version,
then right-click to save on your computer! Print and create!)

Come back tomorrow for a special post!

Tuesday, February 1

Pre-Colored images ROCK!!!!!!

Hey my peeps!

How is everyone's week so far?  I hope everyone is smashing!!

Today I have a simple, fun little card for you!  I used the pre-colored Frog Prince digi by Meljen's Designs!  BOY, do pre-colored digis make card-making faster! I whipped this one up in no time!  I used a past sketch by Card Patterns (below) as my beginning point for inspiration.  I love a good sketch!

These papers are by Die Cuts with a View and are actually Christmas papers, but I don't think you can tell, can you?  The image was colored perfectly for these papers so I just had to use them!  My card is also incorporating this week's HEART challenge at Meljen's Designs!  Make something with a heart and you, too, will be entered to win three free images from Melissa Jenkin's digi-line!!

AND did you see the latest release of UBER CUTE images (below) by Melissa?  OH MY, she is just so talented!  Love her little swirls, squiggles and dots!  They just give the images such personality and whimsy!  Lovin' Turtle has quickly become a favorite of many of our fans!  I bet you are one of them, too, aren't ya?? Giggle!

See MORE of Melissa's images at Whimsy Stamps!  She has rubber stamps, did you know that?  AND she has other pre-colored images, too, that make it so simple to pull a project together and quickly! 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Be sure to drop by on THURSDAY for a SPECIAL POST!! 
You will be glad you did! 

Enjoy your day!