Saturday, December 6, 2008

Scrapbook News and Review Blog-A-Log! and Blog Candy!!!

Hi! Today is my day on Scrapbook News and Reviews Blog-A-Log! YAY! So happy that you stopped by!! I am both honored and thrilled to be on the staff @ SNR! It is a wonderful site, with talented people and inspiring creations! If you don't subscribe to it yet, please do, it really is a wonderful E-Zine! And don't forget to check out the Current Calls and submit your work! You could be a Spotlight Reader!

I get alot of inquiries regarding the "Christmas Wish Boxes" that I make. So I thought I would share a few more that I made with you (well, I actually just finished making 15 of them for 1 customer-Whew!!). These fun boxes can be filled with Christmas cards that you receive, candy, a small gift or filled with all those Christmas Wishes! I made some with traditional Christmas colors and some of the more funky colors that are out now for Christmas! They are soo fun! I hope you like them!(click on photos, for a closeup)








If anyone has any questions, regarding any of the products used or a tutorial on how to make one, please email me at keepsakesbymelissa@yahoo.com!

I get alot of inspiration from Melissa Phillips' blog, LilyBean Paperie! Her work is amazing and she is just so darn cute!! And, I also can't forget Dani Flanders Blog, Homespun with Heart! She is Super talented and my Scrappin' Idol! hehe I am in awe of both of these ladies work! If you haven't seen either of their creations, stop by and pay them a visit! You won't be disappointed, trust me!!

Now on for a little candy!! In honor of SNR 2 Weeks of Christmas Fun, I am giving away a "Christmas Wish Box" to 1 lucky person! The one I am giving away is slightly smaller than these original ones, but still large enough for alot of wishes!! All you have to do is 1.) leave me a comment on this post AND 2.) either follow me and become my friend or leave a link on your blog to mine telling everyone about my candy! And if you want an extra chance, go and subscribe to Scrapbook News and Review's E-Zine! I will have my 2 1/2 yr. old son pick the winner out of a bowl, next Saturday, the 13th at 8 pm! EST Good Luck and thanks again for stopping by my little neck of these blogging woods!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Melissa

45 comments:

stephanie said...

Love your work Melissa. These boxes are adorable.

Anonymous said...

First your wish boxes are so cute. 2nd, I went on over to visit lillybean paperie and homespun with heart they are both very nice blogs to visit ,I like Danielle Flanders blog best of the two. and I love the idea of her having Christmas Music playing on her blog , both ladies are talented and do lovely work.But I still like what you do with your lovely creations!
have a wonderful weekend and have fun doing all your decorations at your home. ;)

~Melissa~ said...

These are just adorable, Melissa. My daughters would just love one of these - they are magical and make a sweet memory for sure!

Laurel said...

Wow, these boxes are fabulous! So is your blog, I have added it to my favorites and will be visiting often!

Rachel Hope said...

THose are So beautiful!!!!

Thanks for the chance to win one!!! I;m adding you to my Link list!

Bethany said...

What a cute idea! I will be adding your blog to my list of favorites!

robin said...

beautiful boxes indeed!!! you KNOW I need one!!! lol...

what will it take to bribe you for one?? (just kidding!)

Off to link you to my blog!

So happy to have you on our team! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Wow How nice what a great Idea of all the ways you did them so very creative!!! but you always are.I like the one with the little gingerbread men on it . the colors are just wonderful the little house and everything about it is just wonderful and orignal. keep up the wonderful work.
Paulette
PP.Fl

Anonymous said...

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Ck out my area of beautiful little Mountaintop Pa
Melissa
Your work is so very nice living up here in a samll town we don't see things like you make.it is very old school here love your wish box and your everything. have a fun weekend.
Nancy
Mountaintop, Pa

otagogirl said...

Hi Melissa,
Those boxes are to die for- just delicious!
Thanks for sending me to look at those clever girls' blogs, and the e-zine site. I need all the inspiration I can get, and you are all awesome- I'm so glad I follow your blog!

dinkey doodle said...

Good Evening melissa:
stopped by to see what you had posted , and wow what great little boxes, They are all as cute as they can be.
would you post the size of these boxes, You did a wonderful job on them but you usually do a wonderful job.
We're sure you are very busy this time of year having a 2 yr old it is such fun when they are little and innocent as he is now and will be for another few years enjoy him Now . they grow so fast.
Have a great weekend

ms.cheryl said...

the boxes are adorable! i linked you on my blog at http://www.mycraftivity.com/nayhddy
i added you to my google reader. can't wait to see more from you. thanks for the giveaway. ms.cheryl

Jenny B in Indy said...

Oh me me!! I love them!!!
I already follow you, girlie so I'll link you on my blog :)

Shirley said...

Those boxes are way too cute! You're so creative and love your work!

Beverly said...

Just hopped over from PCP. Your creations are WONDERFUL! Definitely gonna "follow"ya! Will also link later! Thanks for the chance to win one these cuties!!

Scrappinology said...

Omgosh these boxes are so darn adorable! I have but one wish this year (but it is a biggie and I am sure it would fill the box) should I be lucky enough to win. I am following your blog, your work is so good (been following you on P's too) that advent calender is just too cute!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

*gg loves Matthew*

jennmom2000 said...

These are so cute! Can you pick a favorite? I can't!

Pam said...

I am so happy tp follow your blog as your work is just awesome! Thank you! have a happy christmas.

Kimmie said...

omg how cool would one of these be filled with something and just left on a door step (just like Halloween when u Boo someone)

Your work is beautiful

YMBD said...

Fabulous job Melissa! Those boxes are so amazing! I bet you have fun making them too! It shows that you put alot of love into your work.

Kathleen said...

Hi Melissa These boxes are the best!! I would love to make one for my granddaughter or even better yet win one!! I have added you to my blog list. I have posted on my blog to for everyone to come check you out. I love all your projects. You are so talented. Plus I am a new member of the Scrapbook News and Reviews E-Zine.
Have a great day!!

Beverly said...

Got ya linked! :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...what wonderful treasures!!! I'll be watching for more beautifuil creations!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa, you have a wonderful site. I did it just by chance found. Very nice things. I am glad that you all share with us. I am now and will come back every day. Great site. Great inspirations. Keep it up! Hughs Katja

Babydoll said...

I simply adore those boxes!! If you're in the neighborhood, stop by my place for a give away!! I hope to see you there!

Anonymous said...

These are the most adorable little boxes I have ever seen. Great Blog. I'll be watching it and looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations. I'm not to computer savy and haven't started a blog yet.
Angie

terriavidreader said...

OH these are cute boxes. And a great idea too! Thanks for the offer of blog candy.

terriavidreader said...

OH these are cute boxes. And a great idea too! Thanks for the offer of blog candy.

Stampmouse said...

Oh wow those are awesome what a great idea too.

Anonymous said...

Bravo,magnifique..Kafran
kafran47@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

HI Melissa :Just went over to check out http://www.melissafrances.com/ Melissa Francis product line for christmas, I am shocked you are not using these beautiful pieces to create with . With your talents you could do wonders with them .
I love everything you have done for the holidays keep up the great work . I am checking daily for youe updates. and new creations. Hope to see some more new things real soon.

Christi Shanks said...

I love your wish boxes, they are beautiful. I am off to check out the other blog you mentioned and register for the ezine.

Christi S

Shannon said...

You know I LOVE YOUR BOXES! So I'm leaving a comment -- filled with lots of love and keeping my fingers crossed!

XOXO,
Shannon

Tracy Pea said...

These boxes are absolutely adorable!!

dinkey doodle said...

UMM: You put music on and even added DOMINICK THE DONKEY good old Italina song for kids and adults too all good music choices .. thanks melissa your readers will like this a lot I do !. looked to see if added to your blog yet. will check back later.

~RAGS~ said...

These are great!! Glad to have found your blog!!

Anonymous said...

Stopped by to see if you updated your blog yet : ( Will be back another time to check and see what you have that is New. Still love that White Tree and the Wish boxes ; ) .
Bet your bizzy shoping for Christmas. all done with that TG and now doing the cookies.

Take care have a nice night
Paulette
PP, Fl

ps Love the music great Idea !!!

Cheri Wenger said...

These are fantastic, Melissa! What a great job on each and every one of them. You rock, girlie! When do you rest? {he he he} Hugs, Cheri

KarenB said...

The wish boxes are amazingly cute!!! Just found your blog via Karen's blog and wanted to check out your work!!! Gonna put you on follow now so I keep up!!!

Casii said...

I'm in lurve with your wish boxes!

Linky, linky on my next blog post. You can count on it!

Sarah said...

Love, love, love the wish boxes!

ClaireQ said...

WOW! These boxes are amazing! I would be truly honored to have one of these! My dd would just love it!

~Thanks for a chance at one~

xx Claire

P.S. I just love your blog! You are Super Talented!! :-)

Theresa said...

Great wish box. anyone would be excited to get something this adorable. Thanks for the blog candy opportunity..=)

Ellen L. said...

What amazing gift's! These are priceless!! You can see the love you have poured into each one. Adding your Blog to my favorites.

Ellen

freckles said...

Oh girl you are so so, so, talented, I hope I can get some imspiration from you so I can learn to be so, creative as you. I would like to wish you and your families a Happy New Year1 I just simply love your blog, I on the other hand do NOT have a blog. Thank you Sincerely Marie M