Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympics opening Ceremony!



Because you are all the besties I could ever ask for,
and in honor of the Olympics...
I'm awarding you all a melonheadz gold medal!
WOOT WOOT!
Take a bow my friends, you've earned it!
xox
How sweet is this?
Thanks Miss Penny for sharing your furry baby's
Olimpic win!
:)

Deluxe my town bundle




Here's the link :)

Bringing back an oldie :)

This bundle was one of my very first veiwer freebies!
Please note that is only available in JPEGS!
Here's the esty link:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Whatizits bundle



These are seriously cute when you see them together!

Here's the link:

Also the calendar is ready to go in the black and white version if you'd like to snap it up!

xox



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Misc. Superhero and first grade bundle just released today!




Here's the etsy link:

Also:

Here's the etsy link:


xox

New calendars out today!




Sorry! I had to post this pic extra big so you can see it! Its SO stinkin cute!
I do not have the black and white done yet, but hope to have it by the end of the sale ( you can preorder it and get it at the sale price :)

It is an eternal calendar (write in your own dates) so it can be used over and over! LOVE it!

Here's the etsy link:

Teacher's Notebook:

Colored version is $15, black and white $12, combo pack $25.

I'm going to print these out for my girls to give their new teachers on the first day of school.


Book mark bundle :)
One for each month of the year!

Here's the etsy link:

Digi paper and months bundle:)
Here's the etsy link:

xox


Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekend Sale :)

The sale code is: NEWSHOES

Make sure to use the coupon code so that you get your discount!

This sale applies to ALL of the melonheadz goodies...
your own melonhead, gift certificates, bundles, etc.



Thursday, July 19, 2012

How it's made :)

I've had a few people ask me lately how I get from a piece of blank paper, to a finished product for you, so, I'm going to go through the process for you :)

( Please note that I've never had any formal training at all, so really it is all a total fluke and a blessing that I'm able to do what I do. AND I most likely do everything the hard way...lol)

1. I draw an image using Sharpies (3 diff. sizes) . I very rarely use a pencil. Most of the time if I need a straight line, I use the edge of a piece of paper. Because my style is imperfect and a little off kilter, rulers look to "right" to me.

2. I scan in the image into the computer, using a printshop program, so that I can get a true black and white image.

3. I then transfer the image into my paint program where I clean it up and crop it, etc. You can the the difference between some of my first images, and the quality of images that I'm able to produce now. You can see the lines are more jagged, and the coloring on it in paint works, but the quality isn't as good.

4. Now the image goes into illustrator by Adobe. This is where I fix the lines and give them more fluidity. I also break down each image into layers to color. I seriously had an 8 year old teach me how to use it. And it took me FOREVER! Very intimidating when I watched her fly through something, and it took me hours and lots of tears before I could figure it out ( Thank you Eliza :), I miss you!)

5. The next step is Photoshop to convert the files into a jpeg or png format. If I could truly use these programs, I can just imagine all of the damage I could do...lol. Now the file is ready to post.

I have just this last week got some more software that I'm slowly learning, that will make my life 100 times easier when it comes to calendars, flyers, and invitation making.... those are what is on the list of to do's in my head...lol.


Just a side note:
My sleeping is another thing I've seen lots of posts about ...lol. THANK YOU for all of the sleeping wishes! I hope some day to get some :)
As a little clarification, (alot of you know) I work graveyards at a home for physically and mentally disabled adults. Then I do this pretty much full time during the day. Summer is extra hard because my husband does lawn care and is gone 7 days a week, all day, and my little ones are out of school. Thus, no sleep!
You'll have to forgive me if I'm grumpy, or if my posting is irregular (that means I slept an hour, and the kids didn't burn the house down..... remember the matches incident?) or, if I don't answer your email right away..... OR if you see an image I drew and it leans to the left a little...lol.
This would be because I see two of everything. Thank heavens for Pepsi is all I can say!

I hope this answered some of your questions!~

xox






 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bringing people together :)

I have a confession.... well not really a confession, 'cause I'm not in trouble.
I have been thinking alot lately about some of you. Each (knowingly or not) has left a permanent footprint in my life. Names don't need mention, but my thoughts do.
Cancer sucks.
Two small words that need not further explanation.
I saw a commercial today that said 1 in 3 women will have cancer in their lifetime.
I can count 3 of my friends without even thinking hard, that I have had the
blessing of "meeting" through this lovely blog of mine, that have battled, or are battling cancer.
Each has their own personal story of their trek through cancer,
yet each has a connection to the other through their experience.

I would like to introduce you to my friend Etta May. She is one of the strongest, and
most deeply rooted people I know. My mother would have said she has "an old soul",
wise beyond this life in ways that I only hope some day to be. She has alot of wisdom and humor to share. If you have a minute, stop in and share in this journey she's preparing to take.

My love and hope is with you all.
xox


 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sock monkey bundle :)



here's the etsy link:


As with all the bundles, this is available in the colored version as shown here for $7,
and the black and white for $5 (png OR jpeg). Or you can snag it
in the combo pack for $11.

xox

Friday, July 13, 2012

Giveaway winners announced!


 Thank you so much to all who participated in my giveaway,
it was so much fun to read your comments! xox

The winner for the family tree is Tanya
from first grade is fantabulous!
Congratulations!
Please contact Jacque through her blog to collect your prize!

The winners for the melonhead you are :)
Kathy Salazar, and
Mrs. Green
from Mrs. Green's green beans!
Kathy and Mrs. Green,
please send my your picture!

I am so blessed to have so many wonderful friends,
who help to make my dream come tue, every day!
Love you all!
xox

Mikella's deluxe embellies bundle



Here's the etsy link:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

900 viewer giveaway!



Our grand prize has been donated by Sweet Pea Family Tree:
Here's her link :

She has graciously offered to make a custom  printable family tree for our winner!
Here's some samples of her trees!




Here's how to enter:
You must follow both melonheadz and Sweet Peas Family Tree blogs,
and follow on facebook, or google+.

Our other prizes will be a melonhead (see the me by my signature )of your very own!
There will be 2 winners of this prize!
To enter for this prize, leave a comment on this post mentioning your idea
for your melonhead!

The winners will be chosen randomly on Friday July 13th, 2012.


 

Today's freebie :)