Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Big News and a Blog Giveaway!!!

Hi everyone! I am thrilled to announce that I am the current Inspired Friend over at Inspire Company. If you recall, I have been giving you some sneak peeks of works in progress. Well, they were all in prepartion for this event! If you would like to see the finished products, take a spin by there for a browse.

I also wanted to show you the project above that I completed as part of my feature. This is the Marie Antoinette inspired Friendship Pin that I designed. If you are interested in making one for yourself , step by step directions are available there. Now if you are a very busy girl and would like to WIN this one, then simply post a little comment below or drop me an email, and I will pick a winner at the end of the week. Thank you for stopping by and helping me celebrate this wonderful opportunity! I hope you have a great day!




68 comments:

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

I just love your creations. They are so original. I admire anyone who can create like you do.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Pamela Jane said...

As a pleased early owner of one of your charming bracelets, I'm so glad to see you and Amy teaming up again. Thanks for sharing the Friendship pin instructions.

Elizabeth said...

Very cute!! I will go and check out the links you posted.:)

Scrappy Jessi said...

congrats i saw that this morning!!!
so fabulous!!!!
love all your charms!!
oxooox,
jessi

Anonymous said...

Love, love your bracelets! I have one of your Halloween bracelets, one with all blue trinkets, and now I just ordered the coffee one--all from Amy! Hope I win the friendship pin!
caroleboatright@msn.com

Michaele said...

Ohhhhh! Let *ME* "eat cake!"

What a terrific pin!

Jenmomof4 said...

Wow, So pretty!!

I hope I win!

juliagulia said...

Congrats!! I love inspireco you are so lucky to be working with her. Your stuff is great.
Julia:)

juliagulia said...

Congrats!!! You are so talented.
Julia

pink23 said...

i am a proud owner , too of one of your great bracelets! how fun is it to be profiled?? you deserve it!!!

sue said...

How beautiful. Thanks, Sue M

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

This is darling, and I'd love to win it! I love Amy's new magazine, and how fun to read your charm instrucions over there!

*Heidi*
Everyday Cookies blog

Mywiel said...

This pin is absolutely adorable. Tahnk you so much for sharing your lovely creations with us :)

LiLi M. said...

Thanks for sharing the Friendship pin instructions. With these pins the possibilities are numerous. I gave a german friend one with a porcelain dutch clog, a tiny tulip and a blue and white porcelain bead, because she visited my country for about 10 years in a row. But for me (pour moi) this Marie Antoinette pin would work better. If I would win, I would certainly send you one back! A personalized one for you (no I'm not trying to influence anybody). Anyhow, thanks for inspiration!

Bunny B said...

Congrats! :) That's lovely!! So is your friendship pin! Sweet stuff. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, just lovely!
Michelleb.

Marjolijn said...

Ooooh wat een mooie Friendship Pin ! Ik vind hem echt heel erg schattig en zou hem graag winnen ;)
Wie weet dat ik geluk heb :D

Lovely things you make btw !
Have a nice day,
Marjolyn

Kathy said...

I love the whimsy of your work. A pin would be a perfect way to wear your style...the bracelets are great but hard to deal with at work.

jeanetta said...

your bracelets are pure eye candy and the friendship pens are so sweet. i need to make some for mothers day.

shabbychicshar said...

Fabulous! I love the colors and Marie Antoinette. Thanks to Amy that I found your blog.

Anonymous said...

Melissa,
Love your friendship pin and your beautiful charm bracelets. Love the colors and the themes! Please include me in your drawing. Thanks!

hunnybunny said...

That's gorgeous! I just traveled over here from Amy's blog and I'm adding you to my bloglines. Everything here looks scrumptious!

Beth P said...

Melissa,
Love, love, love your friendship pin! Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

Beth P said...

Melissa,
Love, love, love the friendship pin! Please enter me for the drawing. Thanks!

fromthepines said...

This looks awesome! Count me in please.

Cheryl

Keke said...

Absolutely fabulous! I'm in love...

Keke

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,
Thank you for sharing this "charming" idea with us. I have been a big fan since Amy has been offering your bracelets on her site. Love your collection of goodies. Laurie

loulou said...

I have been in love with charm bracelets as a little girl ,my mom had one made from gold medallions inthe 1960s. So glad they are making such a come back. Yours are perfect! thanks again lou

Piper said...

Wow, you have a very cute style! I love that pin!

Anonymous said...

I, too, am an owner of one of your bracelets. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Rosemary

Kathie said...

I love your positive and creative inspirations! They conjure up so many heartfelt memories. Thank You Dearly!

Allison said...

so cute! I love it.

katarinasmama said...

Love the pin!!! So perfect, tiny and delicate...my birthday is coming up and all I can think of is "let them eat cake!!"

Trisha Carter said...

Absolute Eye Candy. Beautiful creation. So much talent. I am new to the blog but I just love it.
Thanks for offering a give away.

Cheri said...

Can't wait to get to a town for supplies to make one of your so-cute pins. Love the partnering of your work and Amy's.

stephanie t. said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
...for posting this project. After receiving so many fabulous charms and beads for trades at ArtFest I am now hooked! I can't wait to try a few of my own. Your tutorial is so well done, even a novice like me can follow along!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful pin! I like your blog, added it to my fav's!
~Angie~

Amy said...

How fun! Thank you for sharing the instructions! Your work is beautiful and so much fun!

ann-marie said...

fabulous! thank you for the inspiration! ann-marie ;)

Missy said...

Ooooohhhh,

just finished reading the instructions for this-- so fun! Pick me, pick me!!!

kemp_missy@bellsouth.net

maggiegracecreates said...

Wow look at all the wonderful blog comments. I too love the piece and the instructions. Congratualtions and thank you so much for participating.

QueenBee said...

I can't wait to make the friendship pin! It is something really unique and lovely.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Pick me!! Pick me!! I LOVE your purple room. I've always wanted to do a room in purple but never had quite the right feeling for it in my house.

Dream Keyper said...

Fab- Thanks I'll go check it out!
Join us for our "Beautiful Day" giveaway - xoxo Suzy

Sheila said...

OH MY GOSH, I adore this and your blog. I hope I am lucky enough to win the beautiful pin!

Sheila
halohill.blogspot.com

Rosemary said...

Love your bracelets. As the proud owner of two with another on the way from Amy I guess I can now be called a collector of your work. The pin you featured on her site is beautiful. Thanks for the instructions, I am looking around for the prisms to hopefully make some. Would love to have yours for inspiration.
Rosemary

Anonymous said...

love love your charm bracelets..I have a small collection that I purchased from Amy.

Theresa said...

This is a gorgeous pin! LOVE IT!

Cristina said...

Such a beautiful creation! I have been a customer of Amy's for some time now and am so grateful her blog took me to yours! I'll check back often now. :) Come stop by and say hi to another Northern VA gal when you can!

linda said...

The pin is beautiful. Love it! LindaSonia

Sherry said...

It's really lovely! And I hope that being an Inspired Friend will be a huge success for you.

Evelyn said...

Love your friendship pins. Thanks for sharing how to make one on Inspired. Would love to win your creation.

Regina said...

That is so so sweet!! You make beautiful things!

Kristin said...

Please add me in for the giveaway!! Thanks, Kristin

Cami said...

So, so lovely! Your bracelets are just out of this world.

natalie said...

What a beautiful pin, and a sweet gift idea!! THanks for sharing with us!

Jamie said...

so adorable! I love it! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

Lorrie said...

The pin is deliciously beautiful and aptly named. Thanks for being willing to be featured on Amy's site and for sharing the directions to those of us who won't win the pin!

Lorrie

kristinroberts said...

I just was drooling over your bracelets at Amy's site...beautiful work! Kristin

kristinroberts said...

I was just looking at your bracelets at Amy's site. Lovely! Kristin

Kim Caldwell said...

SOOOO fabulous! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

Kim

meleen dupré said...

melissa,

your charms bracelets are just beautiful!

meleen

A bird in the hand said...

A cake, a crown, oh yes!
Your pieces are delicious!

Sarah said...

Oh! Congratulations! How fun! I've seen your jewelry here and there around blog land!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Our Back Porch said...

You are just so darn creative! LOL I think you're awesome. I would SO love to enter your drawing! Thanks for being so generous!

Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Anonymous said...

i love your ideas! thanks for sharing the pin how-to.

stay creative,
cindy

Maija said...

Congrats on being featured on Amy's site!!
Please enter me in your drawing!

Tracey I. said...

Love the pin! Can't wait to go read over at Inspired friends.

Tracey I