Saturday, April 12, 2014

Inspiration team SVG Attic!

Im so excited to share that I am now part of the Inspiration Team (Design Team) for SVG Attic!  I'm not only excited because it will be fun, but it will help keep me in the craft room so I have lots to share here with you!  Here is my intro post and project for today :) 

Hello!   I'm Melissa Lind of My Watermelon Moon.  I live in beautiful San Diego, California with my beautiful family.  I am a paper crafting addict who doesn't get enough time to work on it.  I'm sure many of you can relate!  I am the mother of a 14 year old daughter and 12 year old son.  I just celebrated my 15th wedding anniversary with the love of my life who supports my crazy passions.  That's true love!  I like to make cards and scrap book pages, but I LOVE to make the 3D paper crafts.  They are definitely my favorite.  I love to make pretty boxes to put gifts in, they always get the biggest smiles.  In addition to paper crafting, I also love to cook, bake, read and my recent passion has been genealogy.  I am lucky and have two grandmothers with lots of information and stories to tell and I love the thrill of the "hunt" to gather more information about our families roots.  


            
            A little more about me~

            Places I have lived: Chicago & San Diego.  Basically really only San Diego, and while I love visiting other places, I never want to leave home! 

            Style: While I appreciate lots of different styles, I usually gravitate toward clean, simple, elegant designs.  Although I am trying to break that habit and try to expand as an artist.

            Favorite Project:  Oh, that's a tough one.  I am so excited about each project, they are all my favorites!  

To share today I made the well in the Make a Wish kit at SVG Attic.  I love this paper and I like how the project shows it off so well.  I also really love the wishing well, there is some thing magical about them :).


I really look forward to sharing projects and getting to know all of you and I am so glad to be part of the team!  Thank you for letting me share with you and have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Other Passion

It's been quite a while since I have made mention of it here on the blog, but in addition to life simply taking me away form doing as much crafting and blogging as I would like- I have another passion.  Genealogy.  I am lucky enough to have both my maternal and paternal grandmothers still here with me.  Both of them took on the role of family historian at some point in their lives.  They both have amazing memories and are good story tellers.  So far most of my research has happened on my couch, and interviewing grandmothers.  But as I learn more and more about research and where to find nuggets of information, i long to learn more!  It's just as serious a disease as paper crafting.  Now I have two passions to tame :)

In any case,  If any of you are in Southern California, I hope you will explore with me at my first conference:


http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/

I am excited to meet new people and learn lots!  

There are some new pretty paper crafts coming soon too! :)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hello! Hello? Hellloooooooo?

It's been 274 days since my last post. Are any of you still out there? What on earth have I been doing? Well It certainly wasn't crafting! Mostly I have been working- A LOT. There hasn't been much time for fun. My craft area was piled high with "do it later" have to's, like filing. But I finally unearthed it. I have missed being here, and creating so much. Longed to make something, but simply been to exhausted or overwhelmed to even consider it. Today though- I took it. I stole some time, ignored the have to's and made a little project. My daughter is starting her first high school photography class next week and I thought it would be fun to make a little something to celebrate! So I made this fun little box from SVGCuts.


I loved how it turned out and so did she!  I was so excited I posted even with the sub-par photography :) Now that the crafty area is clean and I'm excited to craft again...  You should hear from me more regularly!
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Time!

I am seriously in love with the baskets from the Picnic in the Park kit from SVGcuts.com.  I also have a spoecial place for the Chantilly paper kit form close to my heart... So I combined them!  The result?  One of my all time favorite projects!  These colors just are so happy and perfect for a picnic!  


The basket is fully functional, and opens on both sides like a regular picnic basket.  It's lovely for a gift bag, or just to keep and stare at on your desk, cause it's so gosh darn cute!


Hope you enjoyed today's project, and that you're inspired.  :)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hark! Another Project!

First off, let me again say how good it is to be back!  Thank you for the sweets messages, the likes and the new follows! Comments and FB likes are just pure enjoyment.  I love the kind and fun crafty community...

I did manage to get a couple of projects out this weekend. This is another one for ME!  I never make myself stuff, it's always given away as gifts, so I decided to use favorite papers and colors and make a few fun little things.  This is the "jewelry box" from SVGcuts Playful Parlour Kit.






I used Close to my Hearts For Always paper pack and the Lagoon cardstock that comes in it.  I LOVE the Lagoon Cardstock and think I will stock up on it! :)  I topped it off with some of my favorite ribbon, also CTMH. 

Nothing like a little embossing to make things extra fancy.  It also gives a lot of dimension to the piece with the embossing, and the white core peeking through is a lovely touch.
This little piece of cuteness holds three 3x3 post it packs and two of the small ones with it.  Perfect for my desktop!  I hope you enjoyed this project as much as me! 
Thank you again for visiting and your kind words. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hello! I have missed you!

Hello Crafty Friends!  I have missed you!  There has been a long dry spell of non-craftiness lately.  I am not sure what happened, but I clearly needed a break.  Finally yesterday the starts, the sun, moon and planets aligned and I was able to have some crafty time, and actually felt like using it!
I decided that my first order of business was to make some decorations for my desk at work.  Currently, there is nothing inspiring to look at while I am at my desk all day!  Terrible, right?

The first thing I made was a cute little basket to hold candy on my desk for my co-workers.  I used the new Picnic at the Park kit from my very favorite SVGCuts.com.
The Claire paper pack from Close to my heart I thought would be really cute for this.  The denim paper is adorable as the basket weave!  (Well I think so anyways)

I have a couple more projects to share later this week as part of the desk decor project.
By the way, who is your favorite SVG source?

Thanks for visiting! I promise not to be such a stranger again! 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

BINGO!

 
Welcome to our March Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop!   As you know, both the Artiste and the Art Philosophy cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant.  If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy then you are in the right place!
Our challenge this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but also a "BINGO" card!
Here is the BINGO card that our Consultants were given:
The Consultants were told they could  make anything they wanted using the Artiste OR Art Philosophy cartridge AND you work off the BINGO card posted above. Basically, you make a "BINGO" by going across, down, or diagonally and you have to use everything in that bingo line.
For my project I used the Artiste Cartridge and chose this 3D treat box. I also featured Close to My Heart's Chantilly paper pack. I made a quick little tag from scraps left over form decorating the box, some Spring (flowers) and some bling and Cha Ching! All done! I attached the tag with the CTMH burlap ribbon. It's one of my favorite things! The sentiment was stamped on vellum and adhered to the tag, for a little dimension that isn't easy to capture with the camera. I know just who this pretty little treat box will be for!
Your next stop on our "BINGO" hop is Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking.
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2.  Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts 
  3. Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents 
  4. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy 
  5. Melissa L- MyWatermelonMoon 
  6. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  7. Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle 
  8. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101 
  9. Stephanie ~  The Quilted Scrapper 
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.