Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K Andrew & Blog Award!!!

Kristal Andrew of Getting Cricky is hosting a Link Up Love Party!  It is a great way to get to know other bloggers and find inspiration!   I would love it if you joined in too!  Go to K Andrew's blog for the details so you can link up and share one of your favorite projects!!!

One of my favorite projects is this layout I made about my visit to St. Lucia.  This was one of the first projects I put up on my blog.  Here is the original post if you are interested in seeing the materials used.  We are also supposed to mention one thing we are thankful for.  I am very thankful for my family and friends who are there for me no matter what.  I love you guys!!!

I also want to share some exciting news!  I received the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award from Kaitlin at Cupcakes and Cards.  Thank you Kaitlin!!! She is so so so sweet and she is super talented!  I was amazed when I saw her cupcakes and read that she is only 16 years old!  Make sure to check out her blog.  She is just getting started and I am sure she would love some new followers.

Here are the rules for the award :
1) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2) To accept this award,  answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

Here are my 7 random facts:
1)  I work full-time as a Financial Analyst at a Fortune 500 company.
2)  I love sleeping in - I have been known to sleep in until 1 pm on the weekend.  :)
3)  I saw Super 8 and XMEN:  First Class this past weekend!  Both were terrific, but XMEN was AWESOME!!!
4)  I love Pottery Barn!!!
5)  I love the Cookie Monster!!!
6)  I really want a new die-cutting machine that can cut intricate designs better than my Cricut - I am looking at the E-craft, Silhouette, and the Black Cat Lynx.
7)  Roller coasters rock!!!

I am passing this award on to the first 8 people that comment on this post!  Those that leave comments are the sweetest crafters.  I so appreciate you (you know who you are, you probably commented on some one's blog today)!  ;)                


  1. Wow, Melanie, this layout is so awesome! The picture is gorgeous!! Absolutely fabulous! Just stopping by from K Andrew's Link Up Love Party...I'm already a follower :)


  2. Love the layout... I want to just dive into that beautiful water! Congrats also on your blog award :D Have a wonderful day!


  3. Hi, Melanie!! :)

    Your layout is so beautiful!! :) I especially love those flowers that you've added... So pretty!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your blog in the Link Up Love Party with K Andrew!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  4. I am over from the link up party!! Your layout is breathe taking!! I am a new follower!! Congrats on your blog award!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  5. This is definately a beautiful layout. I loved it the first time I saw it and I still do. I came over from the LULP at Getting Cricky.

  6. Your layout is just gorgeous!! The photo is beautiful and I think you chose just the right papers and elements to showcase it! I came to visit from the Link Up Love Party!!

  7. Is this layout ever beautiful!!! I love how you coordinated your papers which I know is from the same stack because I have the same one , wow thank you for the inspiration!!! Brilliant!!!!
    I am now a new follower!

    I would love if you visit me too! I did join the Love link up with K Andrew but just in case here is my link... of course never feel obligated.


  8. Fabulous layout...what an awesome place to visit too. I am now a follower, popping in from the LULP w/ K Andrew. Have an awesome rest of the day. ~Shen

  9. This layout is really colorful and outdoorsy! I am really enjoying how everything fits your picture without downplaying it! Thank you for sharing with the Link Up Love Party with K. Andrew! I am now a new follower!

  10. Beautiful layout, TFS & great job. I'm a new follower & sent from K. Andrew LULP


  11. New follower from K.Andrew's LLUP. I hope you come over & follow me too. Beautiful layout!

  12. Hi Melanie, I'm here for the LULP! Your blog is very nice, and your layout is so beautiful! I am now a new follower! :)


  13. Hi Melanie, I love your photo in the layout. it is definitely a beautiful layout. Thank you for stopping by and follow my blog. Will take my time to visit from time to time. Happy Scrappin!

  14. Love this layout- so beautiful! I'm here for LULP and now a new follower :)Amy

  15. Beautiful layout! i am a new follower from the LULP! Hugs! Dina

  16. Hi, I'm following from LULP! I love your layout!

  17. very nice layout..

    THanks for joining us at LULP with Getting Cricky.


  18. Your layout is gorgeous! It looks like a fabulous place to visit. I am a new follower from the Link Up Love Party. I would love it if you stop by my blog as well.


  19. Awesome layout! I like how your whole layout flows together! TFS
    Great job and thanks for playing along with us.
    Getting Cricky DTM

  20. This layout is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!



  21. Your layout is beautiful. I am here to show some love from the LULP. I love your blog. I am following you now. I will come back again. It would be great if you came to visit me and became a follower or me too. A new fan, Pam at craftycards4u2.blogspot.com

  22. Beautiful Layout I'm here from the LULP

  23. Hello Mel. Wow your layout is stunning. Those flowers are just beautiful and I love the colors you chose. Just love how you put the bling around them. That picture of St. Lucia is gorgeous and it makes me want to go visit there.:)

    Congrats on your award!


  24. Hey Melanie, I love your blog, thanks for visiting mine! :-D

  25. Hello Melanie!
    I am popping over from Ms. K's LULP.
    Your layout is GORGEOUS! TFS

    Happy Craftin'!

  26. Melanie. Its such a nice gesture to pass on an award to the first few who commented. Yes in blog land commenting is so important and cheers us all up.
    wonderful creations on your blog and I am glad I dropped in via the LULP.
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  27. This layout is sooo BEAUTIFUL!Great picture and Amazing details,Just Wonderful!!:)

  28. Melanie dropped in again to follow you. The follow button was not visible earlier. Why does blogger always act up during the link up party!

  29. Just beautiful! Love the flower accents!
    Thanks for sharing!