Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sneak Peek Day 2: "Little Critters" and "Chocolate Bunnies"


Welcome back! On our second day of previews, the hop gets hoppier with "Little Critters" and "Chocolate Bunnies"! First up is Theresa Momber's beautifully drawn "Little Critters", they are storybook magical, with lots of little elements to help you create adorable scenes around the critters! I heart this little froggie and mushroom!


These prints reminded me a of a spotty frog and FLIES, hee hee! :) I sponged some Vvid Brick ink over the heart die before removing it to make the greeting pop.

Cardstock: Pure Luxury Soft Sand, Black Onyx, White, Basic Grey Marjolaine, Copics on Frog and Ranger Antique Linen and Peeled Paint Distressing Ink for stamping ferns and sponging, Nestabilities Scalloped Heart Die

Next up we have "Chocolate Bunnies", illustrated by Asela Hopkins! How sweet for Easter! These really take me back to my childhood, what hunt or Easter Basket is complete without a little chocolate bunny (or two)?? She drew several to give you different shapes and expressions, I added some pink Copic to the cheek (coloring right over the brown) of this shy, blushing (loving!) bunny...

TIP: Stamp bunny in brown before coloring with brown shades.

Cardstock Pure Luxury Innocent Pink, Chocolate Brown, Basic Grey Nook and Pantry (I use this paper on my cake card last week, looks like I did a lot more work than I actually did!) Fancy Tag Die, Copics, Basic Grey Glazed Brad.


Please see more samples for each of these sets from our talented team!

  • Asela Hopkins (Ilustrator of "Chocolate Bunnies")



  • Carolina Buchting



  • Carolyn King



  • Cathy Tidwell



  • Colleen Schaan



  • Deb Felts



  • Donna Baker

  • Emily Giovanni

  • Gina K


  • Giovana Smith



  • Janice Whiting



  • Jennie Harper



  • Lee Murphy



  • Melanie Muenchinger (you are here, thank you for visiting!!)



  • Michelle Woerner



  • Suzanne Dean



  • Theresa Momber (Illustrator of "Little Critters")



  • Tina Gilliland



  • Vicki Dutcher


    • Have fun hopping today! See you tomorrow for an Operation Write Home update!

    164 comments:

    1. Oh I am loving your coloring on the froggy, and his shadow under him is just perfect! Love the bunny, great tip about stamping on brown cardstock too!

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    2. Totally love how you colored the frog AND mushroom!! The bunny is fabulous with that DP!!

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    3. CUTE cards! LOVE the big toad!!

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    4. Oh, that froggie scene is fabulous! Gorgeous coloring! Both cards are beautiful!

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    5. Love your frog card...and the paper, it does look like flies!

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    6. Great coloring on the frog card. Like the layout of the bunny card using the fancy tag die.

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    7. Love what you did with Gina's new stamps. You do beautiful cards.

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    8. Both cards R just adorable.
      ColleenB

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    9. Melanie- Your cards are adorable! So very cute!

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    10. Melanie, your coloring on the frog is divine, and your bunny card exquisite!! TFS

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    11. They sure are magical. Great cards.

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    12. Fabulous cards, the frog in his "native" scene with mushroom and ferns is just too cute!

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    13. Oooo that froggy and mushroom.....just beautiful!!!! I love the Kiss Me heart!! And the bunny card is sweeeet!!

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    14. Your coloring is so perfect as are your cards.

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    15. Gotta love that little frog card thanks
      Nikky

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    16. I just love your cards thanks for sharing.

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    17. Great cards Melanie!
      Love your use of DP!

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    18. So cute cards! The frog is adorable!

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    19. Great choice of colors and paper on the froggy card. And I love the vintage look with the lacy paper and the chocolate bunny.

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    20. Your attention to detail is amazing I love your cards

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    21. cute cards-- love your coloring, especially the frog!

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    22. Your cards are so gorgeous! Love how you've colored your frog and mushrooms and that dp with the bunnies is awesome. :)

      Debbie Meijer

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    23. Another set of cute projects--and some more stamp sets that I want--need! Thanks for sharing!!

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    24. the frog card just catches me. Love him.

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    25. Very nice! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    26. These are so unique! Love the colors of your cards!

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    27. Great designs, Melanie! Lovely colors with the frog image.

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    28. Love the inspirational quote on your blog today. Both cards made me smile.

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    29. You always make your cards looks terrific!

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    30. thanks for the tip, and love your cards!
      linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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    31. Frog looks so real..great coloring..love the card.
      I love the bunny with the rosy cheek.
      Fun cards!

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    32. I love seeing your cards everyday you are such an inspiration!

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    33. Love those subtle ferns on the first catd and tag use on the second. Great cards!

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    34. Especially like the way you colored the frog stamp.

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    35. Such fabulous designs Melanie! Love the dp you used on both of these designs.

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    36. What beautiful cards you have created!

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    37. Beautiful coloring jobs on both of these cards Melanie, especially that mushroom. Pretty color palettes and DPs too!

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    38. Your cards are always elegant!Love them!

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    39. So many cute stamps...so little time! Love the use of the tag on your bunny card.

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    40. Wonderful designs. I love little critters

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    41. Those are darling! I love your sweet bunny's pink cheeks!

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    42. Your mushroom is gorgeous. Great coloring.

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    43. That frog just makes one happy to look at it.Love your cards

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    44. So much time and creativity...beautiful.

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    45. Great cards! Your coloring on the mushroom is awesome!

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    46. Love both your cards. Love the coloring.

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    47. What cute images! Love that little frog!

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    48. Love the frog card. A must
      have stamp set.

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    49. Great cards for someone special. Thanks for sharing.

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    50. Great color Mix! on the Frog I think every one has done that, But I Like Yours with that RED!!

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    51. Frogs & bunnies galore - I guess I'd better hop to it as far as Easter card stamping goes!

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    52. Holy majoly!!! Great work on those! You are amazing!

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    53. Love your cards and you have some great stamps too! Thank-you!!

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    54. Nothing short of fabulous!!! You are just amazing!! Thank you for doing this craft!!

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    55. Both of your cards are stunning - thank you for sharing them with us!

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    56. I too love the coloring on the frog -- and it even looks like something I could do with my skills! Or at least I can't wait to practice with that froggie! Cute cards both!

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    57. Cute cards!

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    58. Lovin' the coloring and the use of punches (?) on the bunny card.

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    59. Melanie, Beautiful!!! I love how you colored the frog!

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    60. These are fantastic. Love the coloring on the frog. Good job.

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    61. That frog keeps getting cuter and cuter.
      crafty teacher

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    62. Big sigh! These are too stinkin cute, Mel!

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    63. Cute "froggie" colors. Lovely "vintage" bunny.

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    64. Cute images! Your cards are adorable Melanie!

      Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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    65. I always enjoy your card creations....great taste!

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    66. Nicely colored frog scene. The vertical shapes with the bunnies is very striking. Thanks

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    67. Love your frog card -- the coloring is fab! Your bunny card is darling. The background paper is just perfect for this card!

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    68. Oh my! Your frog fairly glows!! Wonderful coloring!

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    69. I really, really, REALLY love the frog card! The bunny card is so cute - would be great for my little grandkids!

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    70. You do amazing work, Ilove the paper on the chocolate bunny and the frog is adorable.

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    71. Great job on the cards. Your rabbit card looks like it took so much work.

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    72. While the chocolate bunny is good, I absolutely love the frog! Can't wait to see the whole set.

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    73. Cute cards! Nice colors and patterns

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    74. Melanie, you make that frog look so cute and friendly! Great job.

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    75. Great cards Melanie. Love the colour choices.

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    76. Your combination of reds and greens for the frog are so striking! Love the idea of stamping the bunny on brown. Works just great!

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    77. Cute criters and cute cards.

      hugs
      bobbi

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    78. Fabulous frog coloring!! Well done~

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    79. What a great idea to turn the fancy tag. Cute cards.

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    80. I can't wait to see these stamp sets as a whole. All of the artwork I have seen so far is fantastic. Love your frog.

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    81. I just love these cards and the soft coloring that accents the images so nicely. Thanks for sharing and motivating!

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    82. Your froggie scene is fantastic! And your bunny card is adorable.

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    83. Beautiful....can I crawl inside your head and steal some of your creative juices????

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    84. Beautiful cards- thank you for continued inspiration :) Heather J.

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    85. Very very cute ideas. The frog's coloring is wonderful as well as the bunny.

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    86. Love the frog and toadstool card - too cute!

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    87. Love the critters! Great job.

      Diane

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    88. So very cute Melanie! Love the colors and heart accent on that froggy card, so fun!

      hugz,
      Suzannec

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    89. I used to never like frogs, until now

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    90. Adorable cards--thanks for the tip on the bunny.

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    91. beautiful cards Mel! I esp love your froggie card. Love the strip of red in the bg!

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    92. Love the colouring great cards

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    93. I really like how you used the tag for the sentiment on the bunny card. I always get such great ideas for new ways to look at and use things from the design team!

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    94. the frog is adorable - great coloring

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    95. Frogs coloring is awesome.... love it

      Oldersis1@aol.com

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    96. I really love your cards. Thanks for sharing :)

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    97. Love the lace on the bunny card and the background paper on the frog one.

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    98. that cute frog card I like it!

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    99. Tons of fun on these cuties!

      It's a good life!
      Terri E.

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    100. Love the lace on the bunny card and the background paper on the frog. Makes them exciting!

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    101. Loved the coloring inn both cards!!!
      Great cards!

      Joanienp

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    102. This frog is just too darn cute. thanks for your inspiration.

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    103. Sweet sketches and perfect use of coloring techniques :) Love them!

      Kim Marie

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    104. Your cards are adorable! Loving the coloring on the frog card!!

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    105. THank you. The frog is great

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    106. Great coloring and great ideas. Thanks!! You have such talent and I thank you for sharing with us.
      Jean McGee

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    107. I love the toad! Great coloring!

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    108. Neat coloring, especially like the background 'lighting' on the frog card.

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    109. Bunny card is amazing!! I love the combination of elements!

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    110. WOW WOW WOW!! Stunning cards!!! Love them both!!!! Wonderful job!!!

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    111. Great cards Melanie! Looking like another fun release party!

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    112. Wonderful job on the coloring of your Frog card, so bright and cheery and the bunny card is awesome!!

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    113. tfs to cute love both .. and tftctw tu amiga Kat

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    114. Your coloring is awesome!! Love your cards!
      Deanna A.

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    115. THESE ARE SO CUTE!!! Excellent coloring! LOVE the toad!

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    116. Really sweet cards Melanie! Adorable!

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    117. What wonderful cards. That frog is so cute.

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    118. The backgrounds on both of your cards are awesome. They really bring out stamped images. The coloring is fantastic

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    119. Love the Frog...Bunny card is very shabby chic. Barb S

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    120. Love your frog card...and the paper, it does look like flies!

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    121. So stinkin' cute! Love them both! TFS!

      Kris in Alaska
      funamom at yahoo dot com

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    122. Your cards are both adorable. Great coloring on the frog.

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    123. Totally cute!! Love the colouring on the frog & mushroom. The bunny is sooo cute.

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    124. Your cards a so cute. Thanks for the ideas.

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    125. Beautiful! You are sooooo creative.

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    126. How cute. I LOVED how you colored the frog! The bunny card is so perfect for Easter and I think after viewing your cards, I am going to have to add this to my list of stamps to get. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    127. OWH and GKD all in one exampling looks like Framed Greetings die cut label stamps could hop on bandstand anytime. Options simply oooozzzzee from the screen. Thanks for your sharing, Melanie.

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    128. stampandweave from SCSFebruary 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM

      Cute!

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