Saturday, March 31, 2012

Making Smiles!!

Hey there and welcome.. I wanted to share what I have made for a friend that I have made here at the Ronald McDonald House..
Her name is Rebeca. Her daughter who is 9 months old just received a bone marrow transplant. Abby has a rare disease. I have made Rebeca a Bear Banner for Abby and I have promised her that I would make her a frame for her daughter.

Here is her frame....

 I used white paper and used deco pauge on it and then cut out this design out using demask decor Cricut Cartridge.. I used Sophisticated Cartridge to spell out Abby's name and Precious out.. I changed the colors on my imagine to pink and Green. The design from Demask Decor was placed individually down and glued with deco pauge.I used green stickles and used the new Epiphany pennant and cut out her name using that punch and made it look like a banner.. I love this so much!

I hope you like this frame.. what do you think?? By the way the colors I used is exactly what her bedding looks like in Abby's hospital Room! I hope I put a smile on Rebecca's face and If i do then that's an accomplishment that i was hoping for...
I hope you all have a great crafting night and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sparkling Challenge!

Welcome To another Challenge!

Hey there today is another Challenge over at Scrappy Emt.  Today's challenge is Sparkling (Anything Goes)
She just asks anything made with some BLING, RHINESTONS, BEADS, GLIMMER

So you all know that I am currently living at the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati Ohio. The reason is because my two year old little Ethan had upper respiratory failure and  is one year post transplant (liver).
So I have been making families here at the house banners. I decorate and make animal banners and place the children's names in the middle of the character's that I create... I am trying to make my stay here a positive one. There are  so many tears and sad faces here and we are all family here fighting the same battle. That battle is fighting for our children's life. I decorate the doors here so when volunteers come to the house and take tours they see all the cute and fun banners. I get tons of thank yous and all I ask is to pay me in smiles...

So here is my banner that I have just recently finished for a family who's daughter is waiting for a lung transplant!

Her name is Leah! Keep her and her family in your prayer's and be thankful that you don't have to go through what some of these families have gone through!

To make this banner I used the Art Nouvou and Art Philosophy Cartridge. Use stickles,Tim Holtz distressing ink and liquid pearls... Thank you for stopping by.. Hope you have a fun and Crafting Day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jinger's Design Team Call!!

I wanted to try out for Jinger's  Adams's Design Team. A friend of mine told me  about this and I was super thrilled to show off my work. Now Remember I have only been doing this for about a year now!  I was really excited to make this Tissue box.

Something different and Unique.I was going for a Victorian style and I think I nailed it!

Here is my tissue Box!

Thank you for stopping by... I really hope I make her design Team ..It would be an honor!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mini Album Challenge!

Hey there and welcome ...Today over at Queen Of My Craftroom  is another fun Challenge. This Weeks Challenge is Mini Album: Theme~ Kids

So here is what I had made for this Challenge!!

I have made this little Mini Album for my daughter Haley! She is my pride and Joy!!
This is my first time using my zutter( Bind It All). All I can say is Easy and Amazing!

Now I know that there is No Matts for pictures to place. I did that on purpose because I have promised Haley that she can scrap whenever she comes to visit me at the Ronald Mcdonald House for her Spring Break!  She can then finish her book and I will put pictures up later!

Thanks for stopping by..come back soon to see what I have created next!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blog Candy Winner


Thank you all for Joining me on this HOP and commenting!!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop! If you have just came from Liz
Mullen Then you are at the right place. If you have not started at the beginning
hop make sure you do so by starting with Cori, so you do not miss out on great projects made by
some talanted ladies!
Today many fabulous crafters will bring you inspirational Spring projects!

This hop is sponsored by Ginger Snap Scraps, an online store run by Cori Wagner.
Ginger Snap Scraps

The store will be opening in April.
Cori is giving away a $10 gift card to the store to one lucky winner.
You must be a follower of Ginger Snap Scraps, the blog in order to win the $10 

gift card Ginger Snap Scraps will carry Cricut products, Echo Park, Lawn Fawn, Bazzil
Cardstock, The Twinery, Copics, My Mind Eye, La La Land and many more
popular brands that you love!
I had made something for my daughter's room... Haley was born during Spring!
April 17th! She will be nine Years Old!!! Agh!! Where did time go??
So here is my creation....

I used my new Pennant puncher and punched Haley's name. The paper that I

had used was in my scrap collection!

Flowers were made by using Flower Shoppe!

The stickers are from Recollection.

Here is a close up of my creation! Love the sentiment Rub On..

Take PRIDE in how far you come.Make Faith How far you can Go!!

Well  I hope you enjoy my Creation that I have made for my Daughter Haley!

Now the next stop is the talented  Shannon.

Thank You for Hopping by...

Here is the Line up Just In case you get Lost on your way!



Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patricks Lucky Day Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to St. Patricks Lucky Day Blog Hop!

Hope you all are having a Fun and LUCKY DAY!!

If you arrived here from Beckie then you are at the right place. If you just have

 happened upon my blog today, please start at the beginning with Angela,

because you do not want to miss out on all the fun.
Here is my Creation that I have made for today's Hop..

Here is my St. Patricks Day Mini Album!

Front ( I used Victorian Romance Cartridge)

This is the mini Card that is in the envelope that is above. When you open the card there is a tiny shamrock and when you close the card it shows up.. I use Wild Card Cartridge!

The middle is where you place a picture at! I made the green sheet of paper using a green ink pad and it just happened to make this cool pattern, at first I looked at and thought I messed it up but then relized what a pretty pattern and kept it!

I used Flower-shoppe Cartridge and made the green fowers!

This is the back of the book and I made these cute Butterflies. I used stamps and made them two toned and then I used stickes on the wings and liquid pearls on the attenaes..

Thanks for Hopping by and the next stop is the Fabulous Jessi.
I am also giving away Blog candy and it is this book! In order to win this you must please visit EVERYONE'S BLOG.. Leave a comment on my blog and everyone elses as well. If you do this You may be the LUCKY WINNER for my Mini Album! I will announce the winner Monday the 19th. Please leave your email so I can notify you as my winner...

Now Hippity Hop to Jessi...

Here is the line up just in case you get lost on your way!

Melissa- http;// ~ Here ~

Friday, March 16, 2012

Smash Book/ Junk Journal Challenge

Good Morning! Today Over at Scrappy Emt Design Team there is a Challenge that I have done.
It is called Smash Book/ Junk Journal Challenge. This Challenge we had to Alter a Composition Notebook. We had to either make it for ourselves or someone else. It must be a NEW Project...We could do any color scheme we would like...and Audrey asks that we include some embellishments, ribbons, tags and envelopes.

So here is my Alter Composition Notebook. I have never done this before and boy this was so much fun! If you have never done anything like this I would recommend you to do one!!

The paper that I used for this was The Chateau Lavender Stack DCWV. I love this paper so pretty and it had everything that I needed to make this book.

Here is the inside of the book. All these images came from this matt stack!

The little paper clips is perfect for a Composition Book or an actual Smash Book.
My Sister-in-Law sales All Smash Items in her store. Its called Store Ericas Craft Room. Go check it out..

Here is the back cover of my book.

Well this is my homemade Alter Journal Hope you all liked my work.
Please stop by tomorrow to see what I have made for St. Patricks Day Blog Hop and also Another Alter Project that I have created for Scrappy EMT Design Team..
Thank you or stopping by. Have a wonderful crafting day!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Disney Gives Back Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Disney Gives Back Blog Hop. This wonderful blog hop was created out of a desire to give back to a wonderful organization called Crops of Luv. Throughout the hop, you will see layouts from talented crafters who have chosen to give back and help make these children's days brighter.
Crops of Luv makes albums for Make A Wish Albums for families who go to Disneyland or World. Please visit and support each crafter and also if you would like to make layouts for Crops of Luv you can do so by contacting.... Crops of Luv at
If you came here from Nicolette then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon this blog by email or web surfing, please go back to the beginning at and visit the hop from the beginning. You don't want to miss out on any of these amazing layouts.
Our grand prize blog candy is a set of Stamps from CardzTV Stamps set Encouraging Thoughts. This is one of my favorite stamp sets that Mary has made this far. You get one entry for hopping with us and a 2nd entry if you make a 2 page layout for Crops of Luv and mail it. Post your layout to the Mr. Linky here then mail it to:

Crops of Luv
11424 S. Pawnee Circle
Phoenix AZ 85044

So here are my two layout that I have made for this special event!!!

I wanted to make this Layout Really fun and busy.

I used silver and red Stickles to add some more pizazz for the fireworks...The Disney Sign is actually made out of fabric...i absolutely fell in love with this.

Now the swirly embellishment's are actually 3D..I used wire and made them pop up.. something different and I wanted to try this out!

 I really hope you like these layout pages that I have made. Layouts are such a huge trial for me.. I really have a hard time doing these but I think I am getting better!
Now you are onto our next crafty friend (Sylvia)
Thank you for joining us and helping us give back to Crops of Luv.
Here is the Blog List just in case you get lost!

  1. Shawnee ~
  2. Rachelle ~
  3. Gaby ~
  4. Lisa T. ~
  5. Amanda ~
  6. Nancie ~
  7. Wendy ~
  8. Claire ~
  9. Jennifer ~
  10. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey ~
  11. Esther ~
  12. Paula ~
  13. Liz ~
  14. Heather ~
  15. Nicolette ~
  16. Melissa- ~~HERE~~
  17. Sylvia - Next~~
  18. Anita `

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Winner is.....

Hey there I would love to Announce the Winner for my Blog Candy.. On Monday the 27th Chic and Shabby Blog Hop!!!

Winner is.......

Crafty And Green!!!! Congrats Tina....
She said....Absolutely stunning Mel!! Your creations keep getting better & better!! Many Blessings, Tina