Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Memories of Childhood

Oh, did I fall in love with this adorable Night Time Bear from Meljen's Designs. It reminded me so much of Christmas and my childhood. I remember sleeping in my sister Nancy's room. I was little and so excited for Chirstmas. My sister kept telling me to get to bed or Santa would not come. She was out in the hall finishing this darling Pajama bag for me. When I woke up Christmas morning it was sitting in the middle of the tree. It was purple and was a monkey with long legs that hung down. Nancy has always been very talented and very crafty. This required lots of sewing talent. I just remember being so excited.

Well, this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday we are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs. Her digis are just so adorable.

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the Whimsey Stamp Store to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

You will see such a fablous line up from the dt this week. at Sweet Sketch Wednesday I am loving all the fun cards created with her sweet digis. You should bug on over to Meljen's Designs and check out the sweetness. Then bug on back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the Dt has created. Then you'll want to be sure and play along as Meljen's Designs is offering up 4 sweet digis as a prize to the top winner.

Thanks for bugging on over to visit me and for leaving me those awesome comments. It really makes my day.


  1. Hi Arlana, love your card it's super cute, great image and I adore your colours. Such lovely childhood memories of Nancy. I have fond memories of a Ragdoll I had but as I haven't got any daughters I won't be making any for my boys. Thanks so much for such another great sketch to work with this week.

  2. Hi Arlana - you and I used the same image and it's funny, I was thinking Christmas, too, but decided to go another route. You did a beautiful job on your card.

    What a sweet childhood memory you have. How special that pajama bag must've been. I remember wanting my own blow dryer when I was about 11 and my sister Karin made sure it was under the tree for me. Thanks for the little trip down memory lane.

  3. Arlana, I hope you are doing well and I am thinking of you often.

    Love your card - the deep reds and greens are so beautiful! Love the story about you and Nancy - you paint a detailed picture, thank you for that!

    Deanne :)

  4. Arlana, what an adorable Christmas card you made! I adore those three hearts on the side with the brads and bows. You are always coming up with something different! Love the new TOP 3 button this week! Great story about Nancy!

  5. I adore this image, will definately be using it a lot this Christmas. He is adorable. How nice is Nancy for doing that. Very excited about the Top 3 button too.

  6. Gorgeous card Arlana, love your Christmas story too.

    Wedgie xxx

  7. Arlana, I just love you sooo much. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. It is wonderful to remember the fun things from our childhood. We did have a great childhood too! Your card is soo cute and I agree, the colors are gorgeous. I love the hearts and the bows on the side too! I love that little bear...going to have to get him!

  8. What a sweet memory to go along with your card! The hearts are just perfect. Thanks so much for another great sketch this week, and no worries about being too busy to visit our blogs and comment. Family always comes first.

    Take care of yourself!

    Peace & Luv,

  9. Hi Arlana! Such an adorable image & beautiful rich colours & sweet story too :)


  10. Your sewing, coloring, bling, colors, ribbon and hearts just rock this sketch out! It is adorable and the rich colors you used just make you smile. You gotta love memeories. TFS.
    I really enjoyed working with the sketch too this week.


    We would love to have you come and join us over at 4 Crafty Chicks (new challenge blog).

  11. What a darling card! I love to hear stories about you all when you were younger. I don't know if my mom ever told me that. Your card is so sweet! I love the colors and the hearts with the bows just add such a sweet effect! Sorry I missed you last week!

  12. Oh Arlana, this is just too darn cute!! Beautiful color combo and those hearts with the bows and brads are so fabulous!!!
    Just wanted to say thanks once again for your thoughts, understanding and patience with me during the past couple of weeks. I can't begin to say how much I appreciate all the support this team gave to me.... I am so proud and honored to be a pArt of this wonderful team of sweet and caring gals! *U*

  13. Love your card, that bear is so cute, and love your hearts you've used to embellish your card

  14. What a sweet Christmas memory Arlana! And what a sweet Christmas card! Love your embellished hearts along the side too!! Have a wonderful weekend!!


  15. Super cute image! Love this sketch! Very well done!


Have a Sweet day!!!