Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Joy

It hit me this morning how fast the next 6 or 7 weeks will fly by. It's almost Thanksgiving and then the holiday rush is in full blast. Whether you are ready or not - it will come and come quickly. I had my Christmas music out earlier this week because I got together with some ladies making tags and other gift items. My daughter is now asking for more Christmas music.

Anyway - in the spirit of "Joy" here are a couple of Joy cards that I recently had published.



This angel card is in the November/December 2008 issue of Paper Crafts magazine. The papers are from Scenic Route and Flair Designs. I used Glimmer Mist shimmer spray on the chipboard letters.




This joy card is in the Paper Crafts Card Creations Volume 6 publication. It uses My Mind's Eye, Daisy D's and Flair Designs. The joy sign is from Making Memories.

And, for those of you sitting with baited breath (okay - so I know you really aren't...), here's my newest painting. It's called "French Quarter Delight".



You can watch the auction on Ebay here. I also have a new gallery at Artist Rising. They are in the process of getting things set up to offer prints. Bookmark the site.

And on to other things... How about some sneak peeks? I just finished working with the Lime Tart November kit and I just LOVE this kit. As you can see from the link, the papers are Basic Grey Urban Prairie. What a fun collection.






Check the Lime Tart gallery on Friday. That's when creations for all three of the November kits will be posted. I always get excited when gallery date comes around.

Have a wonderful, wonderful Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by.

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11 comments:

Lisa Dorsey said...

Melanie!!! I didn't know you could paint like that! WOW that painting is fabulous! Love your sneaks for LT. Yummy-can't wait to see the full projects.

Chris Cavendish said...

The "French Quarter" card is my fav. How long does it take you to produce one of these? Do you do custom work?

When you get the time, please check out my blg.
I have some very interesting Christmas Music.

CLICK HERE!
Thanks a trillion,
Chris

Miki said...

Oh man, your painting is beautiful!!! I just love your colors and whimsy feel....just amazing!

Suzy said...

Love your work, the lime tart sneeks are fabulous! Love that princess gift tin and album- too sweet!

Sherry Wright said...

So happy to seeing you painting again Melanie, it's fab!!! YOu have some serious talent. Loved seeing your cards in the pubs and your peeks look divine. ;)

Fink said...

Wow, great job with your painting! Makes sure you update us on what it goes for!! I love your cards too and need to invest in glimmer mist!

Stampin' Meg said...

Wow- Melanie- your painting just took my breath away!

joybear said...

I also didn't know you painted...VERY cool!!! LOVE love LOVE it!! Also love the layous and cards! Congrats on the pubs!!

~Nancy~ said...

You're so right.. just can't believe that it will be Xmas already in a few weeks!! Time sure is flying by! Love your new creations.. and the sneakies look gorgeous too!! Yum yum yum!!! Have a great weekend sweetie! XOXO

karen said...

wow Mel, you are just overflowing with talent! I LOVE that painting!

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Okay...excuse me a minute while I pick my jaw up off the floor!! Oh my gosh...that painting is UNBELIEVABLE!!! Mel....seriously girl, you are soooooo so, so, so talented! Great, fabulous projects and cards....YOU are the whole package!! :)