Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Some Dirty Things!

The SCS July Dirty Dozen/Fan Club is now Open! If you are a member, stop by and say Hi! We have a fun gallery and theme this month for you! If you are not a member and would like to join, just go HERE for info! Here are a couple of projects I had made for the April DD gallery. The theme was "Going Green".

This was one of those wooden ribbon spool holder thingys! I decided to make a Carousel out of it. A friend of mine had asked me to make a Cake Topper for her daughter's 1st Birthday party. The theme was the circus. So this is what I came up with. (Click on photos for a better view) I used a carousel horse stamp by Whipper Snapper Designs, lots of ribbon, glitter, spanish moss, a compact disc, Prima flowers, pearls and some Shimmerz Paint. My friend and her daughter just loved it. It is now displayed nicely in her room.

This next one is so fun and easy! It is a gift card holder made out of a paper towel holder. You know the cardboard tube in the middle! I cut a piece of the cardboard and then stitched the bottom closed. I then adhered some Pink Paislee paper, gingham ribbon, ball trim, stick pin and some Inque Boutique and Studio G stamps.

And lastly, this card was made with some shiny packaging I had saved from one of my son's toys. I made some seed paper simply by die cutting some scalloped circles using my Nesties and placing some seeds in the center and then sewing them shut. The recipient of the card would then remove the packet from the card and place it in the soil to grow. Well, I didn't know who to give the card to, so I just planted it myself! hehe And guess what, it WORKED!! Here is the pic to prove it. Beautiful Zinnias that I cut daily and put in a vase in my downstairs guest bathroom!

Well, I hope you enjoyed some of my projects! Have a great day! I will be back later today with my Giveaway Winner!!



Carolyn said...

Oh Wow, Melissa!! My jaw is on the floor! Your creations are so amazing. I love them all, but the carousel is just incredible and how very creative of you. What a special piece for a sweet little girl's birthday. You are a wonderful friend!! I do love coming to your blog to see all of you gorgeous artworks.


Carmen said...

I have to agree - that carousel is mind blowing. Absolutely love it - what a lucky little girl :)

Angie said...


They are all brilliant,

lisa808 said...

OMGosh... your carousel is beyond amazing. It is absolutely gorgeous, stunning, and magnificent.

Mel said...

Wow these are all so beautiful Melissa fab work :)
Mel x

Ivolina said...

Fantastic work. The carousel is amazing. The cards are so beautiful.

Penny said...

wow. the carousel is amazing. Very creative, it came out so beautifuL!

Leonie said...

these projects are just fabulous, that carousel is to die for, I cant believe you made that, so very clever!!!!

Kary Sol said...

Very beautiful works!!!
Thank you!!!

Penni said...

Great projects, you're so clever. Love the idea with the seeds.


Jen said...

That carousel is stunning!! You are definately very creative! Hope you are having a great week! :D

patty w said...

That card is too cute ! And I love Zinnia's ! Such a great flower, so many shapes, sizes and colors !

Jocelyn said...

The carousel is stunning and so is the card!!! Some serious talent going on sweet friend!!! Have a wonderful day!!!! :)

TABray said...

You are very creative! That carousel is amazing! How DO you come up with all these great ideas?!?

Anonymous said...

Good morning Melissa:
You have done it once again! you have out done yourself!the Carousel is just incredible and how very creative! I love your flowers also and the little watering can card with the flower seed is just great! Your special gift from God Just keeps shining through.As you do in our hearts.
Your so very very talented.
~ God Bless ~
♥ ♥ U

Anonymous said...

OH Missy:
Wow how beautiful My Gracie would love that little Carousel she loves horses. It is just beautiful! Hope you and everyone are fine Kiss Antonio for me.
Luv U

Happy Crafter said...

Wow your creations are amazing you are one very talented lady Mellisa,
i have tried to get onto your blog a few times but had probs with explora but no more yippee i have started to use firefox and so far so good well i managed to get on here at last :)
Hugzz Val xxx

Judy said...

Oh that is so beautiful and you are very creative. I found your blog the other day and I just love it!

Marjanne said...

wow this is just awesome!! how creative your are!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! You have been busy!! I love your carousel!! How Creative and fun!! Your creations have so many awesome details! You are too talented!

Danielle said...

Umm. Incredible and absolutely breath taking! Every project is gorgeous :D Please send some of creative talent my way!!!!

Jenny said...

Wow Melissa the carousel is beautiful. You are so talented. This is a perfect cake topper.


Nancy L. said...

Wow, that carousel is amazing!!!!!

sandra said...

My daughter sow you carousel and now I must make one to her!!!
Great job!!!

Cheri Peoples said...

You definitely have a gift.