Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I am so excited to share with you some exciting news! In December, I participated in Melanie Muenchinger's Hand-in-Hand sentimental journey challenge to create a card/project where hands are being featured. The winner of her challenge would get to be a guest desinger for Melanie in January and feature her latest stamps that are being released in January. I was soooo happy when Melanie selected my scrapbook layout and I got to be part of the release party of her newest stamps for Gina K. Designs. Melanie just released her newest set of awesome stamps called the The Best in Life.
Melanie is the senior illustrator at Gina K. Designs and has some amazing stamps that she has created and her blog: Hands, Head and Heart is just filled with amazing cards, projects and stories. Check out all of Melanie's stamps here and check out all of Gina K.'s amazing products here.She is someone whose work I have totally admired and I was so excited to be picked! YAY! Thank you Melanie!
Her newest stamps are sentiments that express what the best things in life are - they are sooo versatile and I just loved playing with them! you can mix and match sentiments and create your own new phrase of what the best things in life are. Melanie just posted a tip sheet on how you can use the stamps and what some different ideas for them are - you can check out her tip sheet here. Here are two cards that I created using her stamps:
This first one - I created using Melanie's The Best things in Life stamps and Gina's Warm and Cozy Christmas stamps and mixed the two together using Julee's awesome Mojo Monday sketch #70 I really loved making this card - because it was something I wanted to give to my MIL who is always so supportive and always such great care of our kids. These two little munckins in the their coats look just like our son and daughter. I loved the sentiment - from God - because no matter what your religious beliefs - children are a miracles. I paper pieced all the children's clothing and added alot of dimensionals to the card.
The second one - I created a card for a very special friend and the sentiment that I created from Melanie's stamps are: "The Best things in Life are shared" - I loved this! This card was created using the colors (black, kraft and pink) from the fabulous ladies at the Color Throwdown and uses Jen del Muro's sketch from last week.
I loved using Melanie's stamps for this card for my friend. She is such a sweetheart and is always sharing and taking care of others. The sundae's on the card have liquid pearl and the glass on the sundae's have a liquid glaze on them. I have so many ideas spinning around in my head on projects to use with Melanie's stamps - there are so many.
The thing that i like the best about her stamps is that she has sentiments that really fit everything you could want to describe and share in a card or layout or project. They are just so versatile. Please go check out Melanie's stamps and her awesome blog! She is not only an amazingly talented artist - but after having a chance to email back and forth and talk with her on the phone (we have to do it longer next time Melanie! :) she is just so sweet, kind and encouraging. I absolutely adore her!
I hope your sunday is restful and relaxing!! My sunday is unfortunately looking like a laundry kind of day - oh well! :) Hopefully, I can get some stamping done too!
Thanks for visiting!
Ciao for now!