Where have I been?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

 Hello! I must apologise for the total neglect of my blog but life has managed to get in the way of all things crafty for what seems like such a long time. Tragedy strikes when you least expect it and a dear friend has needed support and love to get through the loss of her darling husband and so I felt it was necessary to focus on her, my friends and my family and put things in perspective for a while which has kept me away from my blog. I've also been dealing with health issues for some time and trying desperately to get on top of things there too. Finally I seem to be reaching a point where my life seems to be a little bit more lenient towards my love of scrapping and I'm now able to get back to the craft table and enjoy a bit of fun time. I certainly have missed it.

I am really thrilled to announce that I have been accepted back onto the Pebbles design team for another term and I couldn't be more delighted. Last years team was a wonderful group of very talented designers who taught me so much and I loved being part of the mix. And now we have a new team for the 2011-2012 term and some of the wonderful ladies have returned and there are some new and exciting names to add to this years contingent. So, my first project that I would like to share is from the brand new Pebbles collection 'Fresh Goods'

We were asked to create a layout for our official welcome back to the team that truly showed our style. Well because I'm still a work in progress when it comes to style I decided to just do what I know... start from the ground up and just keep adding little bits and pieces until it feels right.

 Two new products to the Pebbles line-up are the super cute adhesive buttons and the new mini alphas. Love both of them!!!

Would love for you to pop over to the Pebbles blog HERE and see who else made the team and also my introduction on today's post.

Thanks for stopping by and I promise there won't be such a huge gap between now and my next post.

From farm to you...


  1. This is beautiful Melinda! Congrats on making the team again!

  2. I was missing your work.Glad you´re feeling better.I want to tell you tha a couple of days ago I made a layout using one of your sketches http://luzmasscraplace.blogspot.com/

  3. Hey gorgeous, so glad life is getting back to a bot of normality for you hun and that you are feeling better. I have tried to call you and feel so bad as I have not tried again for a while. I promise I will ring you soon. Thank you so much for your support of Helen darlin. These things certainly do help us to put life into perspective hey. Your layout is beautiful and Miss Georgia looks so grown up. Im so happy you have accepted another year on the Pebbles DT. Love you loads Melinda Girl xxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. always a treat to see what you create ! I'm so loving seeing all the Fresh Goods creations so far over at Pebbles blog ! ;)

  5. GORGEOUS!!! This is beautiful and of course you were accepted back! You're amazing! :)

  6. just stunning ! congrats on a 2nd term with Pebbles, I loved being on this team :)

  7. I hope everything is fine now!
    Beautiful project. love as always!
    Congrats on your back to Peebles! You deserve it!!!
    Aline Fonseca

  8. oooooooo gorgeous melinda, I hope you and H are doing ok, if that is possible at this point in time, how lucky she is to have a friend like you!

  9. Your LO is just simply gorgeous!!! I love the papers and trims you used. So pretty! Your 'add until it feels right' is such a great method! :)

    Glad to see you are back. I kept checking in and was so happy to see you had posted. I love your LOs and learn soo much from your blog. I am sure your friend appreciated having you to support her at such a difficult time. As women and mothers we care for so many beside just our own families and the blessings are returned many times over in so many ways. Hope your health keeps improving and you are feeling well.

    Congrats on making the team again! You just do what you do so well!

    Thank you for sharing and caring! :)

  10. Glad your back and things are better. I like the nee products!Did you get a Chance to pick a winner for the giveaway?

  11. Great layout! glad your back!

  12. Glad your friend had the support of you and your friendship:) Hope you are also ok :)
    Congrats on being back on the pebbles team, and glad to see you back with a great layout filled with handcutting and dimension:)

  13. Hi Melinda. I'm sorry to hear that life has been tough for you. ((hugs)) I'm so glad you are feeling up to blogging again. Have missed you around here.
    Your layout is beautiful! Huge congrats on another term with the Pebbles DT! Very well deserved! :)

  14. Melinda, my good pal, Valerie made the Pebbles team this year! She is a wonderful person and as talented as they come! :) Looking forward to seeing what the 2 of you do over the next 12 months! This layout is fabulous! Those buttons are adorable and I love how youu made all the little things into fabulous layout. Such a great photo to start out with too!

  15. Congratulations Melinda! I love your layout and that photo is awesome!

  16. Melinda here we are working together on 2 teams!!!! So excited to be working with you on both Pebbles and Doodlebug!!!

  17. love all the buttons they look like sweets