Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tropical Parrot Layout

READ THE BOTTOM OF THE POST TO FIND OUT HOW TO WIN ALL THESE FREE FILES!


Hello Everyone!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week! What a week for me...my baby offically started high school!!! Man, time sure does fly!
Here is my project for this week's FCCB challenge. The challenge is "Tropical - Hot". I don't know about you, but where I live....it is HOT! So this fits nicely into the Central Florida weather during August.

So here is a view of the entire layout.
Here is a closeup of the Parrot. I designed him. He can be cut on your Cricut if you have SCAL or MTC.
Here is a closeup of the floral spray. I designed the leaves, bamboo and hibiscus. In fact the hibiscus flower was a giveaway file I did a few weeks back. So here's an idea on using it :-)
Here is a closeup of the Bird of Paradise I designed. Those flowers are just so unique in real life. Coming from a Northern state and moving south, I remember being so intrigued by all these different tropical flowers I had never seen before.
I will try and finish the "CRICUT VERSION" that I started soon!

Well that's it for today! I hope you will hop over to FCCB and check out what the Design team did this week! Some fabulously HOT projects! Be sure to enter yours too! As always, there are some fabulous prizes to give away!

Oh Yeah....last note: Don't forget to check out my DT CALL. I am so excited to get this next phase of fun going!

OKAY...I haven't given away any free files in the last couple of weeks...Getting ready for school, computer problems...etc, etc... I really feel bad about that....SO here is my olive branch.....

Leave a COMMENT ON THIS POST ONLY and one randomly drawn name will get ALL the files I created to make this page, sent to her!!!!!

That's the following: Parrot, Bamboo, Hibiscus, Bird of Paradise and ALL the greenery! So please be sure to leave a comment! I will leave this open until next week Friday, September 3rd!!!

You MUST be a follower of my blog and leave a comment...That's it :-)
In the meantime, I will work on getting some free files done and into your hot little crafting hands :-)

140 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE this LO, all of the elements are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait for the cricut version!!!!

lisa said...

Wow. I LOVE LOVE love all the element in this page. Thank you for sharing your talent with us
Lisa

Scrapsofstuff/Daphne said...

That is a beautiful page! It would be great to use with Parrot Jungle photos!

Sandy said...

I absolutely love everything you do! The colours, the design, the layout are fabulous! You make me want to create!

crotnem said...

WOW is all to say about this LO! I would love to have the svgs.
TFS

Sharon said...

I love this! Our favorite vacations are of the tropical variety. We love the Caribbean!

kmcilrath said...

I love the pages! I want to win! Can use those for the cruise we just back from.

Leanne said...

Your amazing!!! My mouth drops everytime I look at your layouts! You have got such great talent! I would love to win the cut files I have some pictures that would go great with this. Thanks! Leanne

Patsy said...

Absolutely amazing! I love this layout. TFS

Nikki said...

Beautiful work again, Melin! I would love to win these cut files! I'm glad you're back to posting again, missed seeing your creative ideas!

momof5 said...

Beautiful layout. You are very talented and so willing to share. It would be fun to win if I am lucky enough.

Tammara said...

That parrot is incredible! Absolutely love the colors--wow!

Cyndi Budhi said...

This is Beautiful! Thank you for the offering of such a wonderful file.........

Pam said...

WOW! This is a great layout. Fantastic job on all the little details!

Pam

Anastasia said...

Exceptional work! I would love to use your files. Especially the parrot since we have one. Thank you for sharing.

Nanette said...

My goodness, you are talented! Love your work
Nanette
Nanettesplace@comcast.net

kvalerio said...

You are absolutely amazing! I love this layout and would love to have the files, especially the parrot. Kathy

jmrempe said...

WOW what beautiful pages you are very very talented.

Fliss said...

What a stunning layout!!! :) The techniques are simple yet captivating! I would love to win these files! Thanks for sharing. :)

lilred said...

What can I say, as always your page is beautiful. You are a very talented person and so willing to share your talent and time (because to make these files takes time) with everyone. Thank You. I also would love to win your files you designed to make this page. Love it.

Terri said...

I am so impressed by the quality of your work. I would love to win these files so I might achieve pages like yours.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Your layouts are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I especially LOVE the Fall one!!!!

LoriSunchaser said...

I love all the colors in this layout! How very beautiful! I would love to win these files.

Are they going to be for sale after the winner is drawn?

Lori F

Carol's Crafts said...

Your layouts are fabulous, and I love the files you created. I just signed up to follow your blog, and also to get your newsletter. I sure hope I win, because I would love to have the files you created.

simplybren said...

What a gorgeous layout!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
Brenda

Dani said...

Hi,
Love the layout. You are so creative. Thanks for the chance to win.

cme said...

WOW, I love the elements of your layout,they are fantastic!
Thanks for sharing

LadyTrucker said...

That is one beautiful layout! You are so very talented!

HappyExpressions said...

This LO is so adroable! I like the bright colors and all. Thank you for a chance to win some of your fabulous creations.

Rae said...

Oh My Gosh--that is soooo cute!!

funybuny said...

what a great!! layout went to San Diego It would be perfect for that

Kristin said...

Your designs are fab!!! I love this one and the fall one...lol...heck, I love them all! Would love to win one!

Jean said...

I love your blog. You are very inspirational. I also live in FL (East Coast) and could certainly use these files. (fingers crossed) Thanks for your great shares.
Jean

Marcy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I would use the cuts for the album I am making for my kids' honeymoon to Hawaii. TFS!

Linda Mc said...

I just ordered the Cricut Create and can't wait until it comes and I can cut with the cartridges and try making my own designs. I keep telling myself that all of you wonderful designers were beginners once too.

Betty Anne said...

I just love your layout and would love to win the files you used to make it. I'm already a follower.

RickeyJ said...

Everytime you design a layout its great. The detail is awesome and that parrot is so colorful. Can't wait to see the Cricut version. Of course if I was to win the actual files would be an added bonus. Thanks again.

Jnett's Place said...

Love the parrot, would love to win the entire set.

Rosie said...

I love your 2 pg. layout, especially the parrot, he is darling. But haven't found the free file yet.

Anna said...

Love these files and would love to have them in my hot little hands :D I am and have been a follower. Love your work. :)

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

OMG...I love this!!! Having just returned from FL last friday night..and seeing this all in person, it has a soft spot in my heart. Birds of Paradise are my favorite flowers...all the die cut images are wonderful, and I would be so jazzed to be the lucky winner!! You do good work!! Hugs, Rockin Robin C

Judy B. said...

Love this LO!! I love all things tropical-such romance! TFS!!

Tracey said...

Your page is fantastic......It would be so cool to win your cut files!!!

Sherry F said...

This layout is fabulous. The parrot and tropical flowers are so detailed. I love how you dress up your diecuts. Would love to win this set !

cuttinupdesigns said...

I have been staying at a hotel in Covington, KY for work for 3 weeks. There is this lovely parrot that resides in the atrium and he looks so much like your design! I would love to have him to put with my photos from this trip!

Jackie said...

I have just found your blog and I can not get over how beautiful your work is. I can only hope to design my scrapbooks like yours. I am hoping you will pick me as the winner of the files. I lived in Ft. Walton Beach for a few years and loved it. We are in Mississippi now. Just not the same.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

This is awesome! You amaze me how you create all thes terrific files! Great lo!

Malissa said...

Love your art work. This two pages reminds me the Hawaii cruise I and my family took about a year ago. When we were at Waikiki Beach, we took a picture with a parrot. It is an unforgettable journey.

Linda said...

Your parrot and bird of paradise are stunning. Having grown up with bird of paradise around our house I considered them just a common not-too-attractive flower as a child but now I can appreciate just how unique they are. You captured them in such detail!

Mylene said...

This layout is so beautiful. The colors are great.

mylenew at gmail dot com

Sherri said...

Wow....that parrot is wonderful....and Fantabulous!!!

PenLight said...

Melin, this is gorgeous. I'm sure you know that already. You are such a fabulous artist!

Monkeygirlsmomma said...

Very nice I love the layout. Your work is just awesome!

Melin said...

To Linda MC- Be encouraged...you are absolutely right... We ALL started somewhere. I LAUGH when I look at my first pages! It's hard not to want to pull them out and re-do them! The things we used to do! Maybe we should have a segment on past pages...Ha, Ha, Ha! We would ALL get a good laugh!

Thank you everyone for all the wonderfully sweet comments. I am so encouraged when I read them. You are all just WAY too kind! - Melin

AprilsL8 said...

Super cute LO!! I love the parrot!

SandraCoe said...

Oh this is just so beautiful! I am working on a trip we took to the Zoo last year, and I have some beautiful pics of parrots that were there. This so reminds me of that. All your designs are just fabulous and I love looking at your work. Thank you for the chance to win these files, I so hope I am the lucky winner!
Sandra Coe

Alicia said...

This layout is just beautiful! I would love to win these files to make a page for my niece. She just celebrated her 17th Birthday and her theme was Hawaii-These would be perfect!!! *Hugs* and thanks for the opportunity. Alicia

bybetsy said...

Oh how excited I am that a friend shared your site with me! You really have some great pieces and I look forward to using them. Thank you for sharing your God given talent with others.

Annel said...

I just LOVE your pages...I would love to win any of your files... Thanks for a chance to win this one.
Annel

pappin said...

This is absolutely fabulous! You are so talented. The colors on the parrot & flowers are beautiful...I would love to win these files. Thanks for sharing.
Nancy

cprn44 said...

This is INCREDIBLE! Hats off to you. Can't wait to get it for my make the cuts.
Thanks

westloopsters said...

It's HOT!!!! We too had a very hot summer here in PA.. the layout makes me think of Jimmy Buffet...lol..

cruisingcrafter said...

Your work is incredible. I love the layout> Reminds me of Key West.

TerriM56 said...

This is a real stand out layout. I absolutely love it. Now I need to recreate one of my own. I have Key West pics to scrap

Carolyn said...

This is a beautiful L.O. I would love to win the digi stamps but even if I don't could you please do a tutorial or something on how to use them. I do not have any idea how to do the digital stamps and would like to learn. I would definately be a beginner status but would love to learn. tfs

Carol said...

I love this, so beautiful and colorful. the details are quite breathtakeing.

cal8007 said...

What an awesome job you did on those trropical files. Thanks for the chance to win them. I follow you already, but I don't have a blog.

Hugs,

Carmen

BusinessTechTeacher said...

I love your creation!!!!! The beautiful tropical colors, designs, and placement are gorgeous! Thank you.
Lynn

fortun8123 said...

I LOVE this layout. it reminds me of trips I took with my Mother to Hawaii and all the great memories . Just Love it!

Doreen said...

I love the parrot and the colors you used to create him. I would love to win the cut files, thank you for the opportunity.

suzieq said...

Once again you have created an amazing LO. The details and colors are perfect. This would be great for my pictures from Hawaii. My daughter and I had parrots on our shoulders and lap.

Caroline said...

Beautiful layout! We have a Bird of Paradise growing in our yard... just gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win your amazing files :)

WendyP said...

your layout is stunning - love all the details especially on the parrot !! and thanks for the freebies as well - much appreciated

Kelly aka chantryss said...

This parrot is so grogeous! I am astounded by the care and detail you put into your designs. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Cherie said...

Wow! I love the layout. The parrot is totally awesome! Such beautiful colors! Gorgeous flowers too! TFS!

kandilin said...

I am so glad I have found this site. I hope your pastor continues to mend. In this day and age the
evil one is out to get every one he can before his time runs out. Thank you for the sharing about your pastor and the Psalm and I really do like the cricut files you share as well as the spiritual digital files.

picture2u said...

Colorful and gorgeous!!!Keep up the good work!!!

Linda W. said...

Melin,

I love your parrott and the flowers. Got to learn how to do this- soon.

brenda b said...

Wow what a great layout love your bird, great job, thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

this is absolutely beautiful~!!!!! you do amazing work!

wvcathy said...

You are such a talented lady - and so generous to share those talents. These are absolutely beautiful and alive looking.

wvcathy

Verna said...

INCREDIBLE Layout You do great work. I would love to win this for my own. Thanks for the work you do.

Verna

Carla said...

Love this! Growing up we had a large bird of paradise in our front yard. I loved that plant. I now live in the mid-west, and really miss the beauty of Southern California. Thank you for this treat.

breyman said...

You are so creative! You inspire me. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Laura

breyman at sbcglobal dot net

Cathy said...

I just found this blog and it is way too cute. I just love your tropical layout. I would love to win. thanks Cathy scrappingatmills@yahoo.com

Val from Oz said...

Love the layout I am heading for the Gold Coast in Australia for holidays next week and would be great for a scrapbook page Cheers knknewbie

AdinĂªs said...

It's a beuatiful page.You are very talent.
I love the colours !!!!!!!!

Thank You!!!!!!

Amy said...

My daughter recently turned 4 and we had a luau themed party and this design would be perfect. I hope I win!!

Babyfaces4 said...

WOW1 I'm glad I found your site! Such great designs and wonderful work!

Cheryl D.

Dana's Delights said...

This is a great site! Lots of cool ideas!

Susan said...

Great layout!

Elizabeth said...

That parrot is so adorable! and I love the hibiscus flowers! Simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Jacqueline Bayliff said...

This is a beautiful layout. I am sooo jealous! I love everything you do and hope to be like you when I grow up...lol. Thanks for a chance to win such great files.
Jacque

linda said...

You have a great gift God has given you. I follow your blog faithfully. You have inspired me to learn more about designing my own files. If I ever get to be half as good as you I'll be satisfied. Thank you for sharing you files & ideas with us.

Givens Family said...

I love the new layout. It looks like a tropical island and we where there. You have a great talent and I am so grateful that you share.

Lisa Mala6 said...

Wow, I love the LO. Your projects alway inspire me to try new ideas.

:)

scrapy1 said...

I don't know how you will pick w/so many comments.
Your work is stunning! I wish I had a small portion of your talent & immagination.
Kathy B

Lesley from WI said...

Love your LO and that parrot is adorable!

Melin said...

Thank you ladies for all your wonderful comments. They are truly appreciated! to scrapy1...I use random.org to pick a random winner. It would be impossible for me to pick just one person. In fact we are so close to 100 comments, that I think I will pick two winners. One for each 50 :-) May you all have a wonderfully crafty day! Melin

Cindy Cade said...

Your use of color makes my mouth water. Virgin pina colada anyone? Beautiful is not adequate enough!

Pam said...

Wow, what a great job. You always amaze me with your talent and inspiration. Thanks, Pam

Pam D said...

Love this layout! You do wonderful work.

dmbennett said...

I love this layout. You really have talent when it comes to creating files. Love the parrot...

Linda said...

Love everything you have. I could spend hours looking and imagining what I could do. Thanks.
Hugs,
Linda

Jewel said...

WOW!!!! I purchased a Cricut so I too could make & create however I feel like such a newbie when I come across such stunning work. Absolutely beautiful. I'm subscribing to the blog in hopes that your creative flair rubs off on me. Thank you so much for sharing your work with all of us!

DebiO said...

Your work is just incredible! I wish I would just take the time to start learning my new bug.

Brenda said...

Amazing. These files would be awesome for some Hawaii vacation pics. Fabulous.

Teresa said...

So beautiful...would love to win this file. Thanks, Teresa E.

Debbie said...

Love the colors and the great files.

Ellen said...

beautiful layout. I love your parrot and the colors that you have used
Thank you in advance
EllenM

Angela said...

What an absolutely beautiful creation. I hope to someday to be able to have such beautiful creations!!!! Nice job!!! Angela :)

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Your layouts are AMAZING!!! I absolutely LOVE all the detail you put into them!!!

St. Petersburg Cricut Cut-Up said...

i live in florida and the flowers you made are as beautiful and real as they are here. great job

NeseScott said...

You are so talented! This is GREAT!

Cathy said...

I love your ideas and your files. Thanks for sharing

Texas-Scrapper said...

I would love to win.. This kinda looks like my Mango, she is a blue and gold Macaw. I have so many pictures of her but I do not have a file like this, would even love to purchase it if I don't win.
Beautiful Work, by the way...
Cathy

Vicki and Don said...

What can I say besides cute, cute, cute! TFS!

charleeta said...

I love the colors you used. This is so cute. Thanks

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

I love your creations and the depth you are able to create with inks? or and chalks!!

Hoppy said...

O' I just subscribed to your blog. Wow, the parrot is amazing, love the colors and what you did with the Bird of Paradise. Would love to have a chance to win.
Thanks for sharing this!

Leah said...

This has been a trying time subscribing to this blog.

When I first saw this layout, I thought of my son and his new wife of 10 days. They got married August 21 and honeymooned in Jamaica which they returned on Saturday the 28th of August. This would be an awesome addition to their wedding album. They tried to get a blue Macaw to talk while they were there, but it wouldn't. They would absolutely love this layout. You are soooooooo very talented. You are an inspiration to all of us.

Cindy H said...

These is a beautiful tropical layout. I especially love the bird and the floral. Thanks for a great opportunity

auntiejenni said...

i am continually surprised by what can be done with the cricut machine i purchased recently...i'm stunned. i'm grateful i found your site for inspiration and teaching. thank you. these are completely lovely. my mouth is still open wondering how you ever did this!

Sandy said...

Just found your blog. Love the LO. It would be great for my dgc who had their pic taken with a parrot on vacation.

jan said...

WOW this is a stunning layout!! I love the colors and the elements are adorable!

Karen said...

I just discovered your blog. Wow...you have some great cards and scrapbook pages. I really like this page. The flowers are so beautiful. I've just subscribed and I would love a chance to win. Do you sell any of your files?

Kim said...

Really cute SVG files! Would love to win. Really enjoy your work!!

Kasot@aol.com

Kitkat36 said...

Wow awesome job...it's so wonderful that there are crafters like you will to share with others.
Thank you

Judy Baker said...

So cute! You are so talented!

Judy Baker

Sue Denning said...

I am probably too late to enter the giveaway but I couldn't let this opportunity go by. This layout is stunning and the files are so creative. Lots and lots of work of "not so everyday" items. Thankyou for the inspiration you continue to give us all.

DebbieB said...

Love your files and so much inspiration. Thank you for the free files and digi stamps too.

jean said...

I just found your link and such awesome things to do!! I hope I can make something look half as good. I am still learning and oh so much to learn,. Thanks, Jean

emasmom said...

Not sure if I missed the entry for "Road Trip". This would be perfect for my daughter who is getting her license this week. She needed hours for her license so she and her 21 year old sister took a road trip to Texas to visit their grandmother.

If I missed the entry, will you have this available as a kit later??

Mary

Carolyn L said...

Hi!
This would make a wonderful spread for my trip to Costa Rico. Please send me the files if it's not too late. Thanks September 6, 2010
Carolyn L
cdltfl@msn.com

Mary Nell said...

Hello, I just found you today and have signed all the newsletters and followers. LOVE LOVE your designs and can't waite untill I can make some of them. Have you booked marked and on my fav list.
Thanks for all the good work you do.
Hugs
MaryNell

KSinMT said...

Wow this layout is so beautiful, I would love to win it, it I am not too late!
kschenckATbresnanDOTnet

kramer_buffy said...

omg... this is gorgeous, I just love your chalk shading... you must run out of chalk often.... I think I have had my chalks for over 13 years... LOL!!!!

- dalis

Barbara said...

Very striking! Would look great in my Hawaii Honeymoon scrapbook! Love the road trip one, too. Every thing you do is gorgeous!

fleming said...

incredible layout. love the parrot. this would be perfect for out st martin vacation pictures. so many beautiful birds there.

Coffee said...

Your work is Scraptabulous and so is the blog candy. TFS