Groundhog Day!

February 3rd, 2010 Mel Posted in Food and Fun | 4 Comments »

Well, I guess ol’ Phil saw his shadow today.  Not good news…I am ready to be warm.  In celebration of the day (and our friend P’s bday) we made Groundhog Treats for afternoon snack.  I saw the idea HERE and it originally came from HERE and did a little modification.  I used pudding cups instead of cupcakes.  Quick. Easy. Yummy.  That’s a Nilla Wafer with a little melted chocolate chips for nose and mouth, sliced almonds for ears (adhered with said melted chocolate) and crushed Oreos sans the creamy stuffing for ‘dirt.’



link is fixed!

February 2nd, 2010 Mel Posted in Featured | No Comments »

There was a little bit of trouble with the link…all fixed now!  Download away!

February Issue of WFM is out!

February 2nd, 2010 Mel Posted in Featured, Food and Fun, Giveaways, My Designs, feature crafts, magazine, printables | No Comments »

The newest issue of Woodlands Family Magazine is out!  You can pick one up for free at area Kroger stores or see the issue online.  I love Valentine’s Day and it shows this month with some super cute crafts!  Take a look (and get the instructions from the magazine!)…


And don’t forget to pick up your free download of those cute lolly covers…right over on the sidebar!

Are you keeping up with the Blog Flip Flop?

December 21st, 2009 Mel Posted in gifts | No Comments »

Just checking in to tell you Mari and I are still blog flip floppin’ over at my other site, The Hybrid Kid and Mari’s blog, It’s My Life.  For today, Day 7, I made a simple gift card holder made with a bracket shape…


Keeping up with the 12 Days Blog Flip Flop?

December 19th, 2009 Mel Posted in Cricut, Food and Fun, Hybrid Team Projects | 1 Comment »

I just posted another quick and easy project over at The Hybrid Kid.  And this time, I used my Cricut!  I’m falling more and more in love with that thing the more I use it.  Check out my Christmas tree boxes


More on the Blog Flip Flop

December 16th, 2009 Mel Posted in Featured, Hybrid Team Projects, freebie, printables | No Comments »

Mari and I are still at it!  If you’ve missed the first couple of days, you can catch up at my other blog, The Hybrid Kid, and on Mari’s blog, It’s My Life.  For today, I’ve a cute little treat topper to show you…and it’s a free download!  Go over and grab it!


12 Days of Christmas Blog Flip Flop!

December 15th, 2009 Mel Posted in Hybrid Team Projects | 1 Comment »

I just wanted to let you know about a fun little blog hop I’m doing with my friend Mari over at my other digital blog, The Hybrid Kid.  Each day for 12 days we will be showing you fun digital papercrafting ideas that make for quick, easy, and inexpensive gifts.  Run over to my other blog and check it out


The Daily Digi

December 11th, 2009 Mel Posted in Featured, My Designs, printables | No Comments »

I’m not sure how many of you know…but I also do some digital scrapbook designing.  I am the lady behind The Hybrid Kid.  I design digital scrapbook kits, hybrid projects, and printable learning activities for kids.  I sell my digital designs exclusively at The Digi Chick and you can check out my shop here.

I’m so excited to be a sponsor this month at The Daily Digi.  It’s an awesome site…not just for the digi goodies, but the articles, the team, and the amazing work that gets showcased!  Every month they compile an awesome grab bag filled with digital kits and projects from 8 to 10 designers.  You get digi goodies from all of the designers for just $5!  It’s a great way to try out some new designers and to add to your digital stash. 


I really love the project I completed for this month’s files.  I can’t really tell you what it is…it will be revealed next week, I think.  But I love the colors and the concept.  And it’s useful…a plus in my book.  I can show you the preview of the sneak peek, though…


December Birthday…

December 10th, 2009 Mel Posted in Featured, My Designs, printables | 2 Comments »

My daughter was born on December 20th.  Not exactly prime birthday party season.  This year, for her 7th, we decided to have the party really early.  Mom translation…get it out of the way before the hustle and bustle-that way maybe it really feels like a birthday and not a pink-coated holiday celebration!

Her vision of a nice birthday party and my vision do not quite match up.  I had visions of white cake plates and polka dot ribbon with little girls dressed in pinafores.  Her version…glam ho.  ug.  We somehow compromised.  She got to have the party at a really cool dress up/salon close by and I got to do all the invites and party favors.  And we went with a SMALL guest list.  Fair enough.

Forgive the bad inside pictures.  FYI I did all the graphics, too.  Who knows, maybe I’ll release it as a kit or some printables!  Here’s what we did…






And here’s what we’re doing for the thank you note.  I have a picture of each girl getting dolled up that I will put where the gray square is.  Cute, huh?


December Freebie now available!

December 2nd, 2009 Mel Posted in feature crafts, freebie, printables | 2 Comments »

As some of you know, I write a feature for Woodlands Family Magazine every month.  This month’s issue is available now in our local stores and restaurants…but if you’re not local, you can still check it the digital copy here.  (I think my feature is around page 34 or so…)  Each month I offer a free download to accompany the craft I make.  This month I made a cute Countdown to Christmas.  You can pick up your free download over in the sidebar and make your own!