Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ring in the New Year! (I have Candy!! ~ on this post and 2 posts down is another!;)

YAY! Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the Jacksonbelle Embellishments New Years Eve Party Blog Hop!! And guess what I have some Candy to giveaway!! All you need to do is leave a comment here by Friday, January 2nd and I will pick a winner and it will be announced on the Jacksonbelle Blog on Monday January 5th! There are 2 DT Blogs with candy for each challenge, so that means there is one more DT Blog out there with some more Candy!! Happy Blog Hopping!!

This is what my winner will get:




For this 1st Challenge we had to make something using "rings". So being New Year's Eve I decided to make another Champagne Glass Card using a ring around the stem! You know, you don't want to lose your glass!! I used some yummy October Afternoon paper (County Library) and I added a lil' Wintergreen Shimmerz in the little green circles. The colors matched perfectly. It is hard to see in the photo, but the Shimmerz gives just enough "shimmer" to the paper for a little added bling. So I guess you could say they are rings too! They remind me of champagne bubbles! Both those products can be found at Jacksonbelle's awesome store HERE!

And my 2nd card, is a Maya Road Snowflake Album, which I covered the back page with some more October Afternoon Paper, (which can be purchased at Jacksonbelle's Store)I used lots of glitter to outline the snowflake, as well as white ink and I used a Binder "Ring" to hold the 2 pages together! I also used a Melissa Frances Resin Frame, a button and some white and clear balls from a holiday pick, which all are either "rings" or "circles" for the challenge. I also used a Foam snowflake drenched in glitter, ribbon, a Martha Stewart Branch Punch, hemp cord and I printed the Happy Winter! out from MS Word and covered that in glitter too!

Hope you like my cards! I will be back at 9pm to post my projects for the 4th challenge and I also will announce the winner of my other Blog Candy Giveaway!!(2 posts down) Good Luck everyone and Happy Blog Hopping and Happy New Year!!

Hugs, Melissa

55 comments:

Alison said...

Fantastic creations, Happy New Year when it comes. all the best for 2009.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, what wonderful projects! Happy New Year!

Ronnie said...

Your cards are beautiful! You can tell that you put a lot of time and effort into them. I really love your snowflake album. It is so very pretty!

card crafted said...

There is so much inspiration here. the Maya Road album is just adorable, I love what you've done with it.

I just got through reading all about your box altering craze...you've made a super job of them all. I love the santa sleigh box but the ice skate is my fave I think. Very clever.

Thanks for setting the challenges and offering the candy, remember to take a moment to enjoy your New Year celebrations too :D

Happy New Year!

Lorraine said...

Love your NY card and your snowflake album is stunning! I just put in my first order at JBE for some ribbon and I am looking forward to the challenges here! TFS!

Jill said...

Love your interpretation of the challenge. Those snowflakes are awesome!

Maria Gurnsey said...

your projects are fantastic!!

evafromca said...

Melissa, your cards are amazing!! Love their look! Awesome blog candy by the way! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Blessed New Year!

Kris said...

Hi, Just found your blog, Love your stuff. Definately will check back by! thanks, Kris

Rachel Hope said...

OHHHHH, they are both FABOO!!!! I am Drooling over that Gorgeous Pink Snowflake!!!!

southernscraps said...

More great cards!

Kerry said...

What a fun New Year's card! And that snowflake one is just so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous goodies! :)

Cass said...

Happy New Year! Hope it filled with happy times. :)

Jenny B in Indy said...

This snowflake card is by far my most favorite project of yours. It's absolutely gorgeous and really catches my eye (maybe cause I don't have enough pink in my life, LOL).

Is that a clear album?

Great job!!!

Jenny B in Indy said...

Oh DUH! Nevermind.. Maybe I should have looked at ALL the pictures before I posted my comment! LOL

Anonymous said...

Love those projects! Happy New Year!

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Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Gorgeous projects Melissa! I love, love, love your style!

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are just breath taking! You can see all the love you put into each one. You are so inspiring. Thanks for a chance at this sweet candy. Happy New Year!

ribenaruby said...

New to your blog. Happy New Year to you! Your blog is inspiring and some brilliant ideas here.

Janet Z said...

Your projects are wonderful! Love all the sparkle on the MR snowflake.

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

wow awesome projects! Happy New year!!

wendyp said...

I just love that New Years glass card! So creative!!! happy new years!

Shannan Teubner said...

Wowee, girl these are gorgeous!!!

Carole said...

Your cards are so beautiful and the champagne glass is so original. Happy New Year!

Carole said...

Your cards are so beautiful and the champagne glass is so original. Happy New Year!

Victoria said...

Love that glass. Fingers crossed for candy!

dinkey doodle said...

Wow Melissa : again and again you amaze us every time we see your new creation's one out does the last. your Snow flake's are always so beautiful Just can't say enough about them. The Champagne glass is very lovely also but just love the colors and the snowflake you have a Great New Years and God Bless you always.
Hugs Dink

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Melissa :
What a beautiful job you have done once again. I will be back at 9:00 to see what else you have posted. Your work is Grand !


Sandy
Edison, NJ

CLHAJNAL said...

As usual I am in love with your work! I am sooo keeping my fingers crossed to win one of the blog candy giveaways.

Carrie

Shannon said...

Your cards are amazing!!!!!

Cheri Howard said...

I've only recently started following your blog - love it! You have so many inspiring projects!

Melissa said...

Happy New Year! That snowflake album is amazing!

jana z said...

wow! your work is stunning! i love the snowflake. thanks for the chance to win, and happy new year! :)

Jaspere said...

Love those projects. Happy New Year!

ms.cheryl said...

CUTTING IT CLOSE.I LIKE THE SNOWFLAKE AND ITS COLORS.IT LOOKS SO FEMININE.THANKS,MS.CHERYL

SmilynStef said...

Oooo ... I think you got the best prize ... what yummy goodies. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Melissa, these are stunning as well! Your champagne glass is just darling and your snowflake album, let me just say WOW!!! I love that pink OA snowflake paper, it is fantastic and so are your projects!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous projects!! Thanks for the chance to win the yummy candy. Happy New Year to you!!

leenda said...

WOW! You're one creative artist!! Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Happy New Year! Your snowflake is absolutely beautiful!! Wish I had your talent. Thanks for the chance to win candy. :)

Bunny B said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Fabulous creations!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Creations! The details are fantastic.

Anette said...

Your cards are beautiful!! Happy new year!!

Peggy said...

so pretty and creative, love all the bling!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Sheesh...totally blown away here! LOVE, LOVE both of these!!!! :D

Barb said...

I LOVE the pink snowflake creation!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Tristann said...

Stunning cards!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy New Year!

Jenn said...

I just found your blog, your cards and so cute and fun.

thanks for a chance to win some yummy blog candy too

Rebecca Ednie said...

The pink snowflake is gorgeous. What a neat idea. I can't wait to try it!

Sandi said...

Your work is SO FABULOUS!!! Happy New Year!!!

n2kids said...

What a lovely card! I'm loving the pink. It's one of my favorite colors. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Lastel said...

Awesome projects !

~*~ Stephanie ~*~ said...

Oh I LOVE that snowflake card... it is gorgeous!!!

Annelies said...

Great candy! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Cheri Wenger said...

How did I miss this post. Boy, am I behind. This is so gorgeous, girl! Love the pinks on these.