Friday, May 4, 2012

Exciting News / What's Your Favorite Holiday?

Happy Friday!

I have some exciting news: I have been asked to join the Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge Design Team. Every Friday, I will be playing along with a great group of ladies. We’ll create cards, layouts and other projects using fabulous Sweet ‘n Sassy digital images. Here’s more exciting news: You can play along too. Just link your creation to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog using their linky tool. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Please use digital images ONLY for the challenge.
You don't have to use Sweet ‘n Sassy digital images to play along but it would be terrific if you did!
Please share a link to your creation using the linky tool featured at the end of the SNS Digi Challenge post. If the linky tool is down, please add a link with your comment.
When uploading to online galleries, please use keyword SNSDC52.

For every card you link to the Challenge Blog throughout the month of May, you will receive one entry in the monthly drawing. One lucky winner will receive 3 digital images of his/her choice from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store. Please note, if you use SNSS digital images to create your project, you will receive two entries! Be sure to play along every week... The more you play and/or use SNS digis, the more chances you have to win!

This week's challenge, in honor of the blog's 1 Year Anniversary, is Favorite Holiday. To play along, just create a card, layout or other project using digis that relate to your favorite holiday.

For my first card I used the very cute Cocoa's Santa Hat image. I have the feeling you will be seeing a lot of Cocoa on my blog because I LOVE this mouse! When I saw this image I knew I would pop Cocoa's head up with one of the new Action Wobble Springs. I then paper-pieced the hat and colored using my Copics. The patterned paper is from the Authentique Wonder Collection.

My second card uses the Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Candle image. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the Midnight Candlelight Service at my church. The music and sea of white candles is very moving. This image reminds me of these services. After I colored the image with Copics, I added a little Glossy Accents to the flame, dripping wax and berries. Both the die border and the patterned paper are from Memory Box.

Are you ready for more inspiration? Please visit the following blogs:

Cathy Wallington
Ceal Pritchett
Cyndi Bundy
Makiko Jones
Melinda Gleissner (that's me)
Meredith "Crafty Math Chick"
Patricia Hays
Stephanie Serrano
Stephanie Wright
Wendy Jordan

Thanks Sweet 'n Sassy for this incredible opportunity and thank you for visiting today! I hope you'll play along this week. What's your favorite holiday?


  1. Welcome Melinda!! Both cards are super pretty! I love your clean style and coloring! Fantastic job!

  2. Your Cocoa card is so cute! I like that you paper pieced the Santa hat from the same paper as the border. Your candle card is very elegant!

  3. Beautiful cards. I hope the "nose thing" doesn't ruin your weekend!!! Great story though!! Take care of yourself!!

  4. These are both wonderful... Welcome aboard SNSDC team...