Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On TV! not STV this time, Tee! Vee!!!!! :)

What a wonderful surprise I had on Saturday, to get an email from my friend Patricia Dunbar saying:

"OMGoodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(her words!!) "Your "Arranged with Love" stamps are on "Scrapbook Memories" on PBS RIGHT NOW!"

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (my words!)

You can check the "Scrapbook Memories" site's program guide to find out when the full episodes will air again on PBS, OR you can watch the clip with just my stamps, RIGHT NOW (there is also one with "A Year of Flowers"!) from youtube! Here they are below, enjoy learning how to watercolor with glitter pens and how to make clear embellishments with transparencies, courtesy of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!

using "Arranged with Love"

Using "A Year of Flowers"

I am still so excited and honored that out of all the stamps out of there that could have been selected to show these techniques, they chose *mine* from Gina K Designs! So blessed!

Enjoy these tips and tricks from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and download the pdfs to recreate these projects! Stardust Card

and Transparency Embellishments with Glaze

Thanks again Patricia for the heads up!! Made my week!

Would you like to win my upcoming stamp set from our next release? (Think Spring!) Help me spread the word by linking this post (you can also embed the video or pdf if you like) on your blog or Facebook account. Two entries if you post to both! Just come back here and leave the links back to your posts in the comments section, I will announce a winner next day! Thanks in advance!


  1. Wow! Congrats, Mel. That's just par for the course. We knew this year would continue to be good to you. You are so deserving. Hugs!

  2. Congrats my dear friend... you certainly deserved such recognition! I'm linking you on my blog. :-)

  3. Why am I not surprised! Your stamp art is *star* quality, Melanie. But this is truly awesome! Congratulations. I'll post to both my blog and FB. WTGG!!!!!

  4. You know I posted in both places about this especially since I had no idea it was such a lesser known technique. I've been using this technique for a couple years now (got hooked on it back when I used outline stickers alot) and it is my absolute favourite way to colour that stamp too!!
    Post on my blog is here http://stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/2011/01/go-check-it-out-video-of-my-fave.html
    And hmmm not really sure how to link Facebook so here goes but if it doesnt work I just posted it on my wall (darla haverstock)
    Hope that works!

  5. http://stampnboomer.blogspot.com I put it in the sidebar and on my FB page.

  6. You are such a star! Totally cool to be on PBS! I will add the link to my blog.

  7. Congrats! This is so exciting to see. I put a note on my blog. http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/2011/01/ustamp-project-melanies-exciting-news.html

  8. Melanie, How exciting for you! We are so proud of you! I've linked you on my blog!

  9. WOW!

    Sandra ltb

  10. Wahoo!!!! Huge Congrats Melanie!!!! You so deserve this and I am very happy for you. I have linked up the videos and your post on the top of my side bar. I am sure that this is the first of many more to come.

  11. Oh how Exciting Mel!!
    Congratulations! I just wish they would have mentioned you and the stamp names so people would know where to get them!
    Well, I posted a link on my blog and on my {ippity} facebook page!
    Congrats again! You deserve it!

    Blessings and Hugs,


  12. I love these videos and posted them both on my facebook. Here is the link http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1503293106

  13. Sooo over the moon excited for you! I linked to your post over at my blog:

    Hugs & Smiles!

  14. That is such fun news Melanie!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Congrats, Melanie!! So, so happy for you :)

  16. Congratulations!!!!! I linked this post both on my blog and facebook wall. I love your stamps so I'm not surprised she chose one to show.

  17. Congratulations! Weird, but I was actually working on a card with this same set yesterday when I saw your post, lol. http://craftingtokeepmysanity.blogspot.com/2011/01/arranged-with-love.html

  18. Congratulations Melanie! You ROCK girl! So deserving!

    I posted this on my blog's Candy Corner!


  19. Congrats! I posted on my blog:


  20. Congratulations on having your stamps highlighted in such a BIG way, Mel! Wonderful techniques with some awesome stamps!


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