Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blooming with Love

So, the other night I went to a really fun meeting with my Stampin Up! upline. We made some neat projects and had a good time. Well, I had decided to participate in the team meeting swap. This was my first ever swap. It was a birthday theme and using only Stampin' Up products. I really don't have many birthday stamps, but just got this new stamp set : Blooming with Love and was dying to use it. The color combo came about because I only had enough of real red to make the cards the same for all of the participants. I worked with what I had and came up with this. I thought it turned out well.
Card recipe:

Stamp sets - SU Blooming with love and A little bird told me

Stamp pad- Basic Black

Accessories - Stampin Pastels, Real Red brad, Circle Tab punch, 1/4 inch white grosgrain ribbon

Paper- real red, yoyo yellow, gable green, whisper white

The swap was great because I got these great cards by some really talented ladies. It really got my creative juices flowing and I cannot wait to get into my room and do some more stampin!

Thanks for looking!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

Hi, this is my first time ever blogging. So welcome to my spot. I was trying to be creative with coming up with my blog name, and was getting nowhere. I was thinking Melanie M - something. So I came up with Midnight creations, because that is when most of my work happens. Maybe not midnight, but usually after the kids are in bed!

So, if you do not know me, I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love the stamps. I had my first workshop the other day and had so much fun. I was a little nervous and there definately was room for improvement, but I think everyone had a good time. Thank you to all who attended and to Jen for hosting!

I am not new to being crafty. I love to scrapbook, although I am further behind than I would like with it! I also like to sew, although have done little lately, and have made a few quilts. People think I am very creative, but I do get lots of ideas from others and I just enjoy making things and sharing with others.

On the personal side, I am married and have 5 kids - one stepdaughter and 4 biological - 3 girls and a boy. I love to make projects for them and with them. They are all wonderful kids. I am so lucky! I work full time as a registered nurse and love my job. It gets very busy and crazy some times, but I really love the work. I just wish I could work full time and be home with my family full time. Doesn't work that way though.

Well, I hope you enjoy reading my posts and seeing any projects I post. Thanks for reading.

~ melanie