September 29, 2010

The Witching Hour

Who's ready for the October issue of PCS?   Awesome projects this month, something for everyone.

and a sneakity peakity......

More sneak peeks here:  PCS


September 27, 2010

Update on Shakespeare

The rescued baby squirrle is enjoying some cage free time.

....and enjoying some fingers.

September 23, 2010

A Regal Valentine

Have you noticed I sometimes alter my priorities according to what's more fun than urgent :-)  Believe it or not, working on something that isn't required clears my mind.  These past few submissions were sent in for publication.  Keeping my fingers crossed they made it, if not, well you'll all have something to work on during the Winter dulldrums.

With that said, here's the last of my Valentine submission.  That is, until the mood strikes again. 

The base of this project (the large heart) uses the Petal card die from Sizzix.  .

My favorite addition was dragging the cream colored craft pad over the upper left side (you can see below) and the cheesecloth.  Cheesecloth.  Love that stuff!  It adds softness and texture.  Gives it an, airy feel.  Ya know?

The most difficult part was threading the two flaps of the heart with poppy embrodiery thread (see below).  Love the look of hearts that are stitched; in repair.

Lots of detail in this peice.  The only thing I'd do different was to add a few more beads to the base.  The peice origially had 3 but my lack of making a secure knot resulted in only two strings.  The remainder of the third is dispersed on our backyard patio.

Hope you enjoyed this little Valentine series.

September 21, 2010

Sally's Valentine Dress

Why Sally?  She reminds me of the little sister from the Dick and Jane books.

This is another card for my Valentine (Poppy) series submitted to a publication.  This little image is from the Greeting Card Kids set.

The main image stops just below the top polka-dot dress.  I only added the extra layers for fun.  The red layer (Poppy) is distressed cardstock that was split in two (seperating layers). 

Each of the hearts were punch and covered with dimensional glaze for a glossy look.

September 18, 2010

Gratitude Medallion ~ Treat card box

Gratitude Medallion Video Tut from Melanie Schulenberg on Vimeo.
Free template for treat card available at

September 15, 2010

Baroque Poppy

A quick little share.  This was for a magazine submission.  Uses the baroque scrolls from "Newsprint" DSP, satin ribbon and polka dot embossed Poppy card stock.  It's really part of a Valentine series.  You can never start to early.

September 11, 2010

Autumn Tapestry

A sneek peak of the September 2010 issue of Paper Crafters Sampler "Autumn Tapestry".

PCS - Autumn Tapestry
from Melanie Schulenberg on Vimeo.

September 10, 2010

Caramel Treat Box Card

WOWZERS! It's been close to a MONTH since I posted.  I've been a busy bee.  Many irons in the fire, one being the little girl below.  Despite my PLEAS to take it to the wildlife rehab, the spouse wants to hang on to it.  He talks to her just like a baby.  Look at how big she's gotten:

Now, on to some CRAFTING news.  I'm going to share with you a fabulous new template.  It's FREE and you can find it on the Pockets Of Inspiration NING site.  Here's a quick sample of how to use it:

Might I suggest if you're stuffing the box with candy, you purhcase candy your family DOESN'T like, this way you won't have to head out to the store to by another bag because they've eaten it all.

Now, you've got to PROMISE you'll make some samples and share them on the Pockest of Inspiration NING site.  Really, there's so many fun things use it for.  I want to see YOUR ideas.

Be sure to check out the site as there are several more samples available in the photo section. 

Well, I'm running on empty and will be hitting the sack shortly.  I will be back this weekend with a sneak peek video for the latest Paper Crafters Sampler "Autumn Tapestry".