Thursday, August 21, 2008

Congrats to the Masters 09!

I can't start the blog for today without congratulating the new Memory Maker's Masters. I can't wait to see your wonderful work in future issues. And I have to say a special congratulations to my dear friend, Anabelle O'Malley! I'm so happy for you!!!

Anabelle also contributes to the Pursuit of Craftyness blog, and if you haven't seen one of her recent posts, you'll want to check it out. She shows innovative ways to incorporate recycling into your paper crafts.

I almost threw something away last week and remembered her tips, so I recycled a piece of plastic transparency from a sticker sheet. I stained the plastic, stamped with Stayzon and then punched out my flowers. Anabelle, I hope this makes you smile!

The papers are Graphic 45, the stickers are from Making Memories. The stamps (musical notes) are by Crafty Secrets. I handcut the fabric flowers on top of the plastic ones.

Here are a couple more cards. The first one uses American Crafts papers. The white butterfly is from one of my Scarlet Lime kits.

The last card uses my Cuttlebug and the "With Gratitude" combo die and embossing plate. The papers are leftovers from the August Paper Posies Kit.

That's all for today. School is now back in session and I'm working on getting myself into a new routine. Have a great day!



Lisa Dorsey said...

Fabulous cards Melanie!

Go Anabelle! :)

Anabelle said...

These are gorgeous, girl! LOVE the plastic flowers. Thanks so much for your sweet words and of course, yor support!!!

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Melanie...those cards are simply beautiful. I love the embossed "Thanks" card. Gorgeous stuff as always. :)

Sonda T said...

Really awesome cards, chicka! I love that recycle tip! And that cute little butterfly!

Sherry Wright said...

WTG with the recycling, love the cards and all your projects girl!! :0)

**** April **** said...

OMG Anabelle made MMM 09? !!! WOW OW OW OW! Thanks for sharing th news! :)

um...and your cards! To die for!

Mer said...

Those cards are beautiful!

Congrats on the CX dt! :)