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Friday, August 26, 2016

Crafts & Me The East Wind ~ "Aurora Prayer"

Hello Lovely Friends,

Today I am sharing a new card which is near and dear to my heart. I am using an East Wind Image named "Aurora Prayer" which can be purchased in the Crafts & Me online store by clicking HERE.

The reason this is so special to me is because I am wanting to start a card ministry which I have named "Cards for Cancer". My daughter recently graduated from nursing school and is currently working at a hospital in the oncology unit. Hearing her stories of her beloved patients and the families of the patience and how she is helping to touch their lives is just amazing.

When I was recently on a scrapbook retreat in South Carolina I ran across a stamp that says:

 "What Cancer Cannot Do
Cancer is so limited-
It cannot cripple love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot corrode faith,
It cannot destroy peace,
It cannot kill friendship,
It cannot suppress memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot invade the soul,
It cannot steal eternal life,
it cannot conquer the spirit."

I felt impelled to purchase it. Ever since then all I have been able to think about is how all of my extra cards can make such a difference in these people's lives. So I will stamp the inside of some of the cards I will be sending to cancer patients. I will also make sympathy cards as well, because I know along my daughter's journey she will be seeing a lot of death and the families left behind will be able to also receive cards from the ministry to help them in their hour of need. Of course this is only in the beginning stages but I just wanted to share my vision with all of you.  I'd love for you all to join in with me simply click below to join the facebook group!!!

I will continue to keep you updated as the planning and creating continues. If you would be interested in donating any handmade cards please feel free to contact me.  Together we can ALL make a difference. 


Friday, July 29, 2016

Crafts & Me "Thankul Angel" By Sara Burrier

Hello Friends,

DT Melanie coming to you today with this beautiful new digital image available in the Crafts & Me Online Store. Her name is "Thankful Angel" by Illustrator, Sara Burrier. You can see all of Sara' Beautiful images by clicking HERE.

Purple & Green have always been a favorite color combination of mine. I have colored her with Copic Markers. Here is a close up of my colored image. 

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a colorful day :-) 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Quick Creations GDT ~ La La Land At The Beach Molli

Hello Friends,

Today I would like to share a card I made for the Quick Creations Guest Design Team. I am really enjoying working with this team and I appreciate all of you who come back each and every time to see my work.

The theme this time is a fun "beach theme" so I have chosen to work with a La La Land rubber stamp named "At the Beach Molli". I am also using some amazing designer paper y Echo Park called "Summer Party". These papers are s much fun to design around. Make sure to check them all out in the Quick Creations Online Store. 

I have used numerous sets of amazing dies that we carry over in the Quick Creations online store. The stitched oval came from the C.C. Designs "Make a Card # 5" die set. The sun die came from then C.C. Designs "Make a Card Summer" Both of these die sets are AMAZING and come with so many dies in each package.... I also used a set of dies by Lawn Fawn called "Meadow Borders" from this set I used one of the grass dies as well as the butterfly.

I colored Miss Molli using my Copic markers. Here is a close up of my coloring. For all the the noted items in this post please click on over to the Quick Creations Online Store. We appreciate you, and I hope you have enjoyed my work. Have a crafty day!


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Quick Creations GDT Card ~ Whimsy Stamps 'Honey Bee'

Hello Friends,

I am coming to you today with an adorable little girl stamp called "Honeybee" She is a stamp that Quick Creations carries in their store and is by Illustrator Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. Make sure to click on all the links above to visit the Quick Creations online store to snatch up one of these adorable stamps.

I have colored this sweetie with my Copic Markers and used the following items which are all available in the Quick Creations online store.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you enjoy my work I would be honored if you would consider following my blog. I have numerous options along the side bar. Thank you so much & happy crafting!

Melanie Smith

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Crafts & Me CAS Challenge With Hannah Lynn's Butterflies of Hope

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I'm here today with a Clean and Simple (CAS) Card using the amazing Crafts & Me Digital image named "Butterflies of Hope" by illustrator Hannah Lynn.

Butterflies have a special meaning to me so choosing this image to work for was a no brainer. 

I colored her with Copic Markers in the following colors:

Skin: E000,E00,E04,E11,E21, & R20
Hair: E30,E31,E35, & E37
Eyes: YG41 &YG45
Butterflies: YR02, YR65, & E30

If you would like to participate with us for our 'Clean & Simple Facebook Challenge' simply click HERE

Thank you for stopping by today. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Crafts & Me Hide and Seek Summer

Hello Friends,

I hope you have had a beautiful weekend. I am just getting back from vacation and am excited to share with you this amazing digital image by illustrator Sara Burrier. You can look at all her amazing images in the Crafts & Me online Store, their selection is amazing! The name of this image is "Hide and Seek". The detail in Sara's designs are pure magic.

I have used Copic markers with a little Stickles added to the wings.The die used to cut her out was by Sizzix and I used the Triple Corner Punch by Stampin' Up! to make the coordinating mat. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up! and is punched out using the Word Window Punch also from SU! The flowers added are fussy cut from a matching designer paper and added with dimensional for extra dimension. 

If you are interested in seeing more amazing designs head on over to the Crafts & Me Facebook page where we are kicking off a "Summer" challenge. Our challenges always include an "anything goes" option so they are stress free and fun for everyone. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Crafts & Me ~ Hannah Lynn Easter Lily


Welcome Back friends,

Today I am sharing my new Design Team card for Crafts & Me. This digital image is by Hannah Lynn and it is called "Easter Lily".  I have colored her with my Copic Markers.

I used this photo from the Longfield Gardens's Website. for inspiration. It is a Stargazer Lily. 

<b>Lily</b> Stargazer - Longfield Gardens

Here is a close up of my coloring. I love coloring Hannah Lynn's designs. To see all of them that we carry click on over to the Crafts & Me Store.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. I hope you are cherished by your family and that you have a beautiful day!