meldewdesigns – Paper Craft Central!

A little 'bout my Etsy site and a little 'bout my life!

Christmas is COMING!!! Are YOU ready? November 16, 2010

Jingle bells, jingle bells!!!  Christmas is JUST around the corner, but are you ready??  Yikes!  Didn’t think so!  🙂  Maybe I can help!

Check out some new Christmas cards in my shop!!  Need more than one of an item or need something custom??  NO PROBLEM!!!  🙂


Halloween SALE! October 29, 2010

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Handmade Halloween Cards – ON SALE!!!!

Get them while they last!! I normally add seasonal cards back into my inventory, but have decided to price them to M-O-V-E!!!! 🙂 Take advantage of it while you can!!  I will ship them out the day you buy them!!  🙂


Wow!! Just got some FREE advertising October 12, 2010

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I just received word today that I am Featured Seller on Tools For Etsy!!!  This has made my day and I can’t tell you how excited I am!!!  🙂 Please come check it out and find out how you can get FREE advertising for YOUR Etsy Shop!!!  🙂 Marketing is so important for a successful business and when you don’t really have to spend a whole lot of time, effort or money, it’s even BETTER!!!  🙂


Over 1300 Flowers September 10, 2010

Yes, you read that right!!  I have been busy busy creating gobs and gobs of 1″ flowers…I will use some of these on my own creations, but will also offered them sold as die cuts in my shop.  Any opinions?  Should I lump some of the colors together (all red or all yellow) or sell them in color families (blues, greens, pinks, etc), or maybe sell them as themes (pink, green, aqua, purple)??  Ideas are much appreciated!!!  🙂

Color Names:

top row from left – watermelon, rusty rose, lilac, bluegrass

middle row from left – lakeshore, limeade, arizona, lagoon, berry berry

bottom row from left – leapfrog, sunbeam, marigold, baby blues

(Please note that the color names are more true to the actual color of the flowers than the picture is.  I will alter photo to look closer to true color when listing in my shop.)


Winner Announced!! September 1, 2010

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My apologies for the tardiness in the announcement…I didn’t take into consideration school starting up for me and the timing of everything!  Anyway…

The winner is MELISSA!!!  Melissa, I will send you an email to get your address!!

Bummed you didn’t win??  No worries!!  I found even more I need to give away that I just don’t use anymore.  Stay tuned.  That giveaway will be announced soon!!  🙂


Deadline for Entries August 30, 2010

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Hey all!!  Don’t forget – the deadline for giveaway entries is TONIGHT at midnight CST.  Winner will be announced tomorrow!!   🙂  I’m getting excited…are you?? 🙂

Haven’t entered the giveaway yet?  No worries…scroll on down a few posts until you get to “Giveaway” and read on how to enter!!  🙂


Does no one want free stuff? August 25, 2010

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Wow!!  I can’t believe that there is only ONE entry for the giveaway??  Goodness gracious!!  Time’s a tickin’, people!!  🙂  Enter, enter!!

Check it out here for more info and to enter:


GIVEAWAY!! August 22, 2010

Attention, attention!!!  I have a LOT of loot I am looking to give away to one lucky individual.  What is this loot, you might ask?

Let me just say that if you are into crafting, and are into paper crafting in particular, this giveaway is a GOLD MINE!!!  🙂 The giveaway will include:

  • A couple of my handmade cards – the actual cards will be a surprise!!  😉
  • Some of my new diecuts – a variety of different ones in different colors
  • Some of my new OWLS!!!
  • A stash of several supplies that I have duplicates of or no longer need (trust me, these will be GOOD)!!
  • Several lovely goodies from other Etsy shops that I have

The best part?  I will even pay for the shipping!!  How can you turn that down?

So, now the big question on everyone’s minds is “How do I enter?”
To enter, you must comment on this blog post with the answers to these two questions:

  1. What is your favorite item in my Etsy shop, meldewdesigns?
  2. What other items should I offer in my shop?
  3. Please also leave your email address so I can contact you in the event that you win!  🙂

BONUS!!!  I will also give you an EXTRA entry if you subscribe to my blog.  🙂  To subscribe, click on “Sign Me Up” on the right side of my blog (5th thing down)…

The giveaway entry deadline is Sunday, September 5th.  The winner will be announced on Monday, September 6th.


So many blog visits… August 15, 2010

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…and NO ADVICE???  🙂  Come on, guys!  I seriously, SERIOUSLY need some advice about photographingmy product.  Surely, there are some great photographers out there that read my blog.  Please help! 🙂


Need some serious photo tips! August 12, 2010

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When it comes to people, places, and a good selection of objects, I am a pretty darn photographer.  When it comes to photographing paper goods, I don’t do so hot – which is pretty darn unfortunate since I SELL them…LOL…I’ve asked around in the Etsy community and many seem to agree that paper products are one of the hardest things to photograph, but I SERIOUSLY need some help!!!  Any ideas would be really, really appreciated – I mean, REALLY appreciated.  🙂

Lots of photos below in my blog OR just click on “New Additions”.