Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Guest Designer: Miesje Flach

Welcome back to another guest spot, with another guest designer! Miesje Flach has been on my list of peeps to ask about guest designing for a very,very long time (you can see her amazing and vast StampTV gallery here) I know you're wondering, what was I waiting for? Well, I really like to choose the right set for the right person: I think about all the samples I've seen from them in the past, the type of stamps they like to use, their personality, as well as who will do a great job of showcasing the images, have a creative approach that will show people new things with that set, as well as be challenged and enjoy using it! For those reasons, I really wanted to wait for a faith based set for Miesje. She is an extremely talented and prolific stamper who has won many awards and participates in many challenges, her elegant designs are well known and loved on the web! Her sweet spirit just shines through her posts and the many encouraging comments she leaves for others. Miesje is also a designer for "Stampin' Sisters in Christ", a site devoted to paper craft challenges inspired by scripture. You can't not feel lifted up after seeing their designs along with the verses that inspired them and the designers own experiences! I knew these images would be in capable, loving hands. :)
I thought Miesje's gate fold card with heart using "The Vine" was so inspired! The sentiment "Grow in Love" stamped on the heart punch over the opening really touches me, as love always enlarges your heart and your life, unlocking doors to all sorts of new blessings.

Isn't that All Spruced Up CS beautiful with the deep pink flowers? (Thanks for reminding me to use a darker green sometimes!) I love how she chose an intricate green print from the Basic Grey Porcelain pack to mimic the vines and the gems and cut flowers added all around. The tiny bow is such a sweet touch. Small Basic Grey magnets hold it closed. This is unbelievably sweet card! I love it, Miesje!

Now please go see Miesje's blog "Craft Room with a View" (don't you love that name???) for more inspiration and another sample using "The Vine", and don't forget to leave her some love! (Spoiler: I've already seen it and you're going to want to go buy some doilies RIGHT AWAY!) :)

Have a terrific day, thank you for visiting!

9 comments:

Miesje said...

You are the best Melanie - making me blush! Thank you for the kind words and especially for choosing me for this stamp set - it holds a special place in my heart!

Melissa Cash said...

Miesje's card is beautiful! You made an awesome choice for guest designer Melanie. I can't wait to see Meisje's creations with your beautiful stamps. {{hugs}}

richardbreaks said...

Wow, this is a BEAUTIFUL use of this set, Miesje. The gatefold is perfection, and I love the image being used on the inside! Terrific work!!

Nancy L said...

fCouldn't think of a better choice..not only are Miesje's cards beautiful....but as you stated she is a beautiful person too! Congrats to you both!

Patti J said...

What a beautiful creation! You're right Melanie, this set was absolutely PERFECT for Miesje! And the card with the beautiful inside is perfect as well, because our Miesje is beautiful inside and out!!!

Becky said...

OH My, this is stunning Miesje..

catdidit said...

Both Richard and Miesje are such excellent choices to guest design for you Mel!! You know how to choose them dont ya!? ;P

Donna said...

Another fab guest designer choice! Miesje's card is just lovely, like her!

Kary said...

What a beautiful card!! So very glad for Miesje, and this set is so fitting for her too. Love her work. Great job, Melanie, choosing both Richard & Miesje :-)