Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Balloon Ride Blog Hop!

Hooray! It's Blog Hop Time!

Welcome to the Damask Divas May Blog Hop featuring the beautiful Balloon Ride Paper Pack!  If you came from MyPassionforScrapbooking, you are in the right place!  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

For today's project I really wanted to showcase the beautiful balloons featured in this pack.  I took time to "fussy cut" several of the balloons on the page and affix them with different sized foam tape to give several layers- which of course is hard to see in a photo :).  I used a banner from my Artiste collection chipboard pieces, and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the super versatile Joyful Birthday collection.  The edges of the card were distressed with desert sand and sorbet inks, and the banner with sorbet, which pairs along perfectly with this collection.  I hope that you enjoyed today's card and that you feel as inspired to create with this paper pack as I do!  
The next blog on the list is Aime Kiger's blog. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using the beautiful Balloon Ride paper. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas blog for the full list.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Make A Wish!

I'm back with another DT project for SVGAttic!  This is from their Make a Wish kit.

I had fun making this with some of my favorite Close to My Heart papers.  I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the liner layer to add some texture to eh card.  I also wanted to add some dimension and color so I created layers for all of the words on my Silhouette and placed the words with foam pop-ups.  Somehow I ended up using all of MY favorite papers, but it's a little piece of me to give as a gift to someone, so I think that might be all-right. :) 
One can never have too many birthday cards on hand.  I actually made this with someone special in mind, but sadly she will never see it.  That's a story for another day.  But in spirit of her, I added this sentiment to the inside of the card:

I hope you enjoyed today's project, and I hope you stop over to see the folks at SVGAttic, they are having a terrific sale right now!

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!