Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Little Old, A Little New!

How many are still recovering from the Christmas holidays?? Don't get me wrong, I truly love this season, and celebrating the birth of Jesus! But, it is a busy time with all the baking, hosting, shopping...phew! I made my first turkey this year...a 25 lb beast it was! I am happy to report that it turned out pretty good. I have to admit though, I was nervous about it!

Now before I get to my Sweet 'n Sassy post for this week, I believe I promised to reveal one of my secrets today! If you have been visiting the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Blog, you may have noticed that they have announced their Digi Design Team. Now, I was asked to step in as a guest designer for December, but I had also been asked to be a member of the DT as of January 2010!! I am so excited to work with this great team, and to welcome in some new guest designers for this coming month! Be sure to stay tuned, and I will keep you up to date on all the happenings over at Sweet 'n Sassy!! I would just like to say thank you to Korin and Sandy for giving me this opportunity, and also say a big congrats to all the other DT members (who will be listed on the left side of my blog)!

So, the title of my post talks about the old and the new. I thought that along with a card featuring the new digi release for this week, I would also post a card with an "older" image. First up, we'll have "Be Mine Cocoa". I get so excited each time I see a new Cocoa image! Please keep them coming Korin!!

Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about Valentine's Day? I decided to make a smaller card this week, and used my scalloped Nestabilities to make a shaped card. I paper pieced the envelope, which had to be done a little differently with a digital stamp! I printed out a copy of the image on plain paper and used it as a template to trace on the DP I planned to use. I popped up Cocoa's head, as well as the little heart on the envelope. The "XOXO" sentiment is part of the Valentine Sentiments, which was also released this week.

Up next, we have Feel Better Paulie. This digi was released back in November. I also used a sentiment from Get Well Wishes. I couldn't help myself...I HAD to use some real tissue in poor Paulie's box! I just poked a little hole, and pushed some tissue up from behind. I also coated his water bottle and thermometer with Glossy Accents.

Here's a closeup of Paulie (you can see the tissue better in this pic!):

Have a blessed day!

Be Mine Cocoa
Digi Stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Stamps
Ink: Copic markers
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah, Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Spellbinders
Feel Better Paulie
Digi Stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Stamps
Ink: Copic Markers
Paper: K&K Company, Bazzill, Neenah
Embellishments: Ribbon, Glossy Accents (lol...Kleenex!)


Maria said...

Congrats Melanie on becoming part of the DT! Love the cute cards and of course your colouring is amazing. Great touch adding the piece of tissue to the Get Well card. Hugs, Maria

Brandi said...

Both of your cards are darling, but I am with you about Cocoa... what a sweetie! Love to see new images featuring her. :)

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness! Both are SOOOOOOOOOO adorable! I think I feel a bad something or other coming on. I think you need to mail me Paulie! Just kiddin. Really he's so cute and I love the colors you used! I love the sentiment Korin made for him too! Cute, cute, cute!

Anonymous said...

Melanie this is such a great gig. You are perfect for the job. These are just perfect.

Have a wonderful new year!

Kristine said...

Oh Melanie, I'm SOOO HAPPY for you girlie!! Your work rocks and I just know you're gonna be such a wonderful addition to their family... OUR family! We'll be neighbors as I'm on the stamp DT starting January too!! *Ü* Woohoo! Great job on your cards... LOOOVE that whale one so much! Very creative! :)

Crissy Armstrong said...

Ohmygosh, the cute factor on these cards is off the charts! Love them!

My Paper Passions said...

These two are adorable!!!!
Amanda B