Something......Blog HOP

Good morning crafty friends!

Happy Saturday! Welcome to our first blog hop of 2012! We are super excited because this hop is over TWO DAYS....Today and Tomorrow AND Features TWO DIFFERENT SETS of DESIGNERS! So our theme was chosen by Yolie, one of our designers. She went with....

This means each designer was tasked with using: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue. This was a FUN one to do. So here is what I am sharing today! It is this little Hot Cocoa-Coffee Mug I came up with....

My Something Old: The ribbon and flowers....The little flowers are from Prima and I don’t know if you all remember when the glass bottles of these little cuties were all the RAGE! I mean you wanted them in every style...LOL! Gosh, I am talking about a good 5+ years now.
My Something new: The mug cutting file I designed and the beautiful paper from Quick Quotes. 
My Something borrowed: See the bow, My sweet friend came over one day and showed me this little contraption called the “bow-easy” she let me “borrow” it so that I could figure out how to work it. It is a cool little thing that allows you to make bows really quick and easy. I have to give it back to her now, so it is quite literally....something borrowed :)
My Something Blue: Well I think this one is pretty easy to tell!
Here is one more project I wanted to share.
frosty days-500
For this one. The something old is the background paper. The something new was the snowman pattern, the something “borrowed” was the idea to glitter the whole snowman and the touches of “something blue” are pretty easy to see.

Okay how about a little blog candy to warm your heart on this chilly Saturday!

I have TWO Download codes to give.... One for Saturday AND one for Sunday!
pcw 20-gv-400
Just be sure to leave a comment and be a follower. I will pick a winner from Saturday’s comments for one and a winner on Sunday’s comments for the other!

Lastly, how about a free download for all you lovely crafters for coming by today! A cute little digital stamp that let’s you all know how all of us here at PCW and CWC feel about you! It is in a pre-colored and black and white format and in jpg. Be sure to grab it while you can. It is available TODAY ONLY!
Click the add to cart button to download. It will not cost anything to download today only.

Now on to the next blog: The super duper talented HEATHER

Here is today’s line up in case you get lost!
Melin – YOU’RE HERE!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new project and a new line up of 10 different designers!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Melin,  that mug is so awesome!!

  2. Jill Lebbin1/14/12, 8:12 AM

    Melin, FABULOUS projects!

  3. Melin....I LOVE it!  The paper from QQ that you did your cup in.  It is just beautiful!!  I so need a bow maker too! ;)  I also LOVE the colors of your lay out...your layouts are always so cute!!!  


  4. Melin,  What a delightful mug!  The paper is fabulous.  I love that little bow.  I may have to check out a bow easy.  
    This is such a fun hop and a agreat way to begin a new year!!

  5. Heather Peterson1/14/12, 11:01 AM

    Beautiful projects as always Melin! Simply love what you've done with that layout (esp the glittery snowman, and those intricate photo corners!) I just purchased the bow-easy thanks to a suggestion from one of our talented DT members (Ugh! Can't remember who it was, and can't find the post now!), but I love it and was grateful for the suggestion! I did find through pinterest that you can use the same technique with a fork! but it will be a much smaller bow of course!! :)

  6. Cely (Carolina Girl)1/14/12, 11:23 AM

    Truly enjoyed the bop and got some wonderful inspiration!

  7. The cocoa mug is adorable!  and I love the layout.  Your designs make me wish I had a machine on which I could cut svg files.  Wonderful projects and inspiration as always, Melin.

  8. Great projects, Melin! I love the bear's sweater in your layout.  Thank you for the digi-stamp!

  9. MelissaSunshineHoneyBee1/14/12, 2:26 PM

    Like the mug & the layout. Thanks a-latte for the freebie (could not resist).
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. MelissaSunshineHoneyBee1/14/12, 3:02 PM

    Enjoyed the 1st day hop. Thought I'd let you know that Larelyn's blog is incorrect on your list. There's a missing 'd' after the hyphen '-' but I figured it out since I'm already a follower of her blog. Looking forward to tomorrow's creations/projects.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Courtscraftcorner1/14/12, 4:43 PM

    Too cute and a fab little gift!

  12. Becky Curtis1/14/12, 4:47 PM

    Melin love your projects.  The layout is sooo adorable.  Thank you for the freebie

  13. Therrien_linda1/14/12, 5:08 PM

    Love the tea cup and the scrapbook layout is soo cute - great job.

    CWC dt

  14. Kraftyhugzz Kenzi1/14/12, 5:43 PM

    Enjoying blog hop, and wow love the little mug u made its gorge, ready to have a great big topping of squirty cream and marshmallows mmmm.
    Great freebie too, thanx soo much, lotsa hugz, Kenzie xx

  15. Sandy Sommerfeld1/14/12, 5:45 PM

    great idea for a blog hop!  Love your mug of love!  :)

  16. loving the mug !! great job!

  17. Cute mug! I love them but have been to chicken to try one myself! Thank you for sharing.

    Oh, I like your layout too...haha!

  18. Great projects. Thanks so much for the freebie!

  19. Craftsbyreva1/14/12, 9:08 PM

    Thanks a bunch for the great freebies on this site. I just became a follower. Also love these great projects.

  20. Love the mug idea!!  I wish I knew where I placed my Bow Easy! :)

  21. Mrodriguez8601/14/12, 9:30 PM

    WOW! Amazing! Love the Mug!

  22. Wordperfectqueen1/14/12, 9:45 PM

    As always, your files and projects are so darn cute.  Love the mug and thanks for the free file.

    Lynn C. (

  23. Awesome projects.... I love the coffee cup.... Thank you so much for the freebie

  24. Marla Lagoski1/14/12, 11:17 PM

    Thank you for this fabulous coffee cup!!!!  Your projects are amazing!!

  25. Jenny Jean Lim1/15/12, 9:23 AM

    Fab projects! :)

  26. Love the hot cocoa coffee cup! Thanks for the freebie too.

  27. BobbisTreasure1/15/12, 2:56 PM

    What a great idea!  Thanks for sharing.


  28. Thanks for the freebies! Love the projects, can't wait to see what's next.

  29. Nancyparker551/15/12, 3:16 PM

    Great freebie, thank you so much. Great projects.

  30. Becca Clark1/15/12, 4:03 PM

    I love the new ideas!! I am still enjoying "winter" themes.. so the snowman is just adorable!! TFS. 

  31. So glad I got to check out your blog hop. I love your projects. Thanks so much for the freebies.
    I am a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  32. Turtlelover1/15/12, 5:08 PM

    I love the cocoa cup. So cute!!!!

  33. scattyShirley1/15/12, 5:20 PM

    What a  good design that is! Thanks a latte´

  34. I absolutely love your Frosty Days layout just everything about it where can we buy the files to make it?

  35. Wow thanks for hosting the blog hop great ideas to get the creative juices going again after a brief break from Christmas.


Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it so very much. Due to excessive spam, all comments are moderated. -Melinda