Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday with Meljen's!!.

Good morning everyone!! I can't believe it's finally Thursday! The week has been slow LOL! Let's see... this has been a pretty good week. Bailey had a couple of meetings in the morning, she had a Chorus Concert on Tuesday evening.. a really LONG Chorus Concert! It was a bit much.. an hour and a half! On Wednesday evening the kids went to the church. I think that is it? Nope... Thursday is a meeting at the High School for Drama and then they want to volunteer at the Elementary School next to us for their Fall Festival on Friday, but they can walk there.. it's that close. I was going to say this was a quiet week, but not so much! LOL

Yesterday afternoon someone tried to break into our house. They tried to kick in the door at the front of the house in the carport area. They smashed up the door and frame, but didn't break through the chain. Something must have scared them off or something. Really gets you thinking though! Makes you a bit nervous!

And what else... Kevin's tooth started aching today. I need to send him to the dentist tomorrow. They "fixed" that tooth! but it keeps giving him issues. Hopefully, he will do what he is told and go! He is stubborn though LOL!

Vicky Fortier and myself are opening a new challenge blog - Open-Minded Crafting Fun. That is where most of my focus has been this week.. working on the graphics for the site, getting the sponsors together and us just planning things out :)  I'm really excited! It's going to be a lot of fun! Especially since we are so similar in our views... No stress.. No drama.. Just have fun :)  It's going to be great!  Meljen's is one of sponsors... Of course I'm excited about that! I hope you all will join us!!

Today we begin a new challenge at Meljen's Designs!! Today we have Challenge #182 - Peek A Boo (Hidden Element)! How fun!! I had so much fun with the images I was using I made a set - a birthday card and for my hidden element I made an invitation!  The card is just a bonus item... no hidden element on it - I just couldn't resist the images!! LOL

For the challenge, here is my hidden piece:

I used the Pirate Polly and Treasure Map on this invitation. It is ATC size and I made the little envelope for it. I stamped the Date, Time, Place RSVP with one of my Stampin' Up stamps. I colored the images with Copic. I tried to get the dimensional view so you could see how I popped Polly. All scraps were used and some old fibers that I had. The small piece in the background was sprayed with water so I could get a really good crinkle and then I burned the edges. That's it for my hidden piece! I would have loved an invitation like that!! LOL

Here is the extra... the card that I made. No hidden object on this, just wanted to make the pair with the awesome images!!

For this one I used Pirate Johnny and again I used the Treasure Map. I popped Johnny a little. I did the same to the paper behind by spraying it with water to get that really good wrinkliness (new word - LOL!) and I burned the edges. I distressed the edges of the black paper and I inked the card paper.The inside of the card I used Ocean Floor Background and I popped ;the sand. I did the same with the printed sentiment by burning the edges.. I didn't wrinkle that one. And there you have a card with an invitation too. I can't wait to see what kind of hidden items you guys come up with!!!  Let's see them!! :)



Desire Fourie said...

These creations are such fun. Loving the pirate themes.
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Unknown said...

Susan, both fabulous creations. So sorry to hear that someone has given you a scare, trying to break into your house..hugs hun, it is disgusting and stays with you a while, takes a bit of your piece of mind away..take care...I am routing for you and Vicky for your new venture and await with baited breath for the DT

JanR said...

Wowzers, that invite is awesome!! So many fab details and I love that the info is hidden (as that can sometimes take away from the design). Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

P.S. Sorry to hear about your house scare.

Cumbrianlass said...

great card, thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

First of all, I am so sorry to hear that someone tried to break in! Although it's an awful situation, at least they didn't get inside the house.

What brilliant bright and fun makes. The pirate card you have entered into our challenge is gorgeous. Love the image and have many of her images myself. The texture of the pirate map backing is brilliant. Love it!

Thank you so much for joining us for this weeks LEJ Designs Challenge No. 75 - Celebrate.

LEJ offers great weekly challenges with great images and craft goodies from our wonderful sponsors.
I hope to see you join in with us again :-)

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Organiser

Mervi said...

Fabulous project,
great colouring!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again;-))m

Cards by Ziggy said...

It's a beautiful project.
Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.

Zoe DT member

Kay Wallace said...

I am so sorry about your difficulties with a near break-in. It is worrisome. But, on a lighter note, I absolutely love, love, love your invitation ATC. Brilliant to have thought of it!

Unknown said...

Oh wow these are amazing! Thank you for joining in over at MIM. Hugs Kerry xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

I love how you popped up your pieces and distressed the papers on these designs.

Congratulations and all the best on your new challenge blog.

Sharon said...

Your cards are stunning. Love the pirate theme too. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining in the fun at TG this week. hugs Sharon

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the details! Thanks so much for playing along in my "anything" word play saturday challenge!

Darlene said...

WOW! Fabulous creations! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

stefali said...

Great card! love the cuts!! thanks for joining penny s paper crafty challenge 149. stephanie DT

Roxann said...

Such precious cards you have created! I love them both. Your design is FAB! So glad you shared them at TTCRD.

hazel said...

What fun creations, I love them, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Luciana said...

Your card was very beautiful! The bird painting is beautiful!

Debi said...

just love the bright and vivid colours, such fun invites :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft room challenge., Debi x

Eret said...

Really awesome projects. I love the pocket you made for the invitation. There is always so fun to discover something on the card that is not shown at first sight.
Eret x

Whimsey said...

These are great; love the bright colors!

Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!! ~Michele, DT

Michele Spera said...

fantastic job!!Thank you for joining us at CMC,

Ger said...

Fabulous projects! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
Geraldine M