Mel's Card Corner | Hello Baby

Hello, Baby …

Baby Bear is one of my absolute favorite stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!® I love the photo-realistic look one can achieve on the bear using the Two-Step Stampin’ technique. Since I haven’t used this stamp set in a while, I...
Mel's Card Corner | Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day!

Today is Independence Day for those of us here in the United States. I just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone here a very happy 4th! If you plan to use any personal fireworks tonight, please be safe...
Mel's Card Corner | New LawnFawnatics Challenge Blog

New LawnFawnatics Challenge Blog

Have you heard the news? Lawn Fawn has launched their own new challenge called Lawnfawnatics. There will be a new challenge posted twice per month and one winner from all entries will be randomly selected to receive a $25 gift...
Mel's Card Corner | To the Amazing Women in My Life

To the Amazing Women in My Life

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. In honor of all the amazing women I’m blessed to call friends, I created this card yesterday. I colored the stamped image for day 7 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, but thought it would be perfect...
Mel's Card Corner | Day at the Beach

Day at the Beach

We went to outer space in yesterday’s post, but today is all about a day at the beach. I live about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, so this stamp set immediately caught my eye when it debuted in the...
Mel's Card Corner | Quick Holiday Tags

Quick Holiday Tags

One of the things I love most about the new Holiday Wrap-Up mini release from Catherine Pooler Designs is how quickly I can create some really cute projects. I used the Holiday Mittens stamp set to create six adorable tags...
Mel's Card Corner | Paper & Ink Sketches #10

Paper & Ink Sketches #10

It’s time for the next installment of the Paper & Ink Sketches series. This is a biweekly sketch series running from July 2016 until June 2017. By the end of the series, a total of 24 sketches will be posted...
Mel's Card Corner | Vellum Thank You

Clear & Sheer – Day 2

We had another day of lesson videos yesterday for the Clear & Sheer class at Online Card Classes. I’m in awe of a couple of the techniques I saw demonstrated in the videos! I didn’t have time to try some...
Mel's Card Corner | Purple Christmas

Purple Christmas

Please don’t freak out, but yes, I said the “C” word — Christmas! LOL I set a goal a few months ago to start working on my holiday cards earlier this year. I even went so far as to be...
Marker Pop Mini Haul

Challenge Win & a Mini Haul

I just wanted to send a big thank you out to the Design Team over at Just Add Ink. They selected my Rainbow Umbrellas card as the winner of their Challenge #304 which was a photo inspiration challenge. Thanks for the...