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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Scrappin Madge Birthday Blog Hop Sept 17th

First, I want to wish Madge of Scrappin Madge the HAPPIEST of birthdays!!
If you came here from the amazingly talented Rhonda Emery, then you are at the right place.
My name is Melissa Fromm and I am a fellow Close to My Heart Consultant with Scrappin Madge. She calls me Sweet Melissa Fromm, however I am not sure what I said/did to get that title. ;) I must admit that to come up with something that is in the same league as these other designers was tough. I am so honored that Madge accepted my hop request and so after asking family and friends what I should present, they all said my Minecraft decorations. This is the first time I have showed them here. I made them by request for a boy's birthday party. My husband helped me put them together as they were a lot of work. First off, I didn't make these SVG's myself. They were given to me by Krafty Nook. She makes amazing things! I imported them into design studio one by one. Here's what the main character Steve looks like in design space for explore:
I could not find 12x24 paper, so I cut up black poster board for the base cuts. Then, the base was placed on foam core board and cut out by hand. The next step was to cut out all the different colors and layer them on the base. Then, I reversed the image on my explore and glued the base to the back and all layers so they are double sided. The base is pieces of beveled wood that we drilled holes in and then we dry fit shrewers into the holes after the pointed piece was put into the foam. The foam core sandwhich was a very sturdy base for the cuts. They do not wobble at all and a gust of wind isn't knocking them over. This was a must for an outdoor party for little boys! Steve was cut at 11.5 width. that is the max width for him due to his axe, so I adjusted all the others to look ok with him. After the base is put on, the piece measured over 16 inches tall. Here they all are:
Here's what just the poster board of the sheep cut out looked like next to finished Steve and Creeper:
Here they are on a table in different lighting so you can see both sides:

The fun thing about these is they could be played with and put in the child's room after the party. The party was a huge sucess! I only hope Madge has an amazing day today!!! Thanking for hopping by! I am giving away this mini CTMH stamp set as blog candy from my page:
The stamp set I am giving away is brand new. the one pictured is my personal one. I have two rules in being eligible for the stamp set: 1: you can't be a CTMH consultant, 2 you must follow and comment on my blog. I will take the names of all who qualify and draw one lucky winner by Sept 20th. I would love it for all to follow my blog. I love making birthday cards and projects and thats mostly what I do, but I just brought a bunch of stuff to start working on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! It will be a very Merry rest of the year. I am celebrating a lot the end of this year. Sept 1st was my 10 year work aniversary,my grandma turns 90 next month, Nov will mark my 10 year wedding anniversary and the 1 year anniversary to major surgery I had last year. There's so much to celebrate as I am doing so well and feeling so much better. I am a world better than I was!

Next up on this fabulous hop is Tammy Smith! Thanks again for hopping by!

Here's the blog roll in case you came here from some where else and what to check in on the fun:
Start: Scrappin Madge: www.thescrappinlounge.com
Rhonda M. Bewley Ratliff: www.flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com
Jessica Douglass Wilson: www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
Jennifer Gallacher: http://jengallacher.blogspot.com/
An'Jenic Gibson: http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
Linsey Rickett: http://linseyrickett.blogspot.com
Jenny Johnson: http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Angela Corcoran: www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
Sarah Biswabic www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Rhonda Helm: http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
Bev Code: http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/2014/09/scrappin-madges-birthday-celebration.html
Dawn Marie: http://kraftychick.blogspot.com
Amy E. http://www.scrapthissavethat.com/
Rhonda Emery: http://www.scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com
You are here, Melissa Fromm: www.frommtheheart.blogspot.com
Tammy Smith: http://lifeupdownandsideways.blogspot.com/

Remember there is blog candy offered thru Scrappin Madge herself: Yellow Fuji Polaroid camera for one lucky winner, another lucky winner could win the amazing mini album by Rhonda Emery,
and one more could win the Peachy Keen Stamp set from Linsey Rickett!!


  1. your character are mind blowing. i have never seen anything like them before. thanks for sharing and the candy.

  2. fabulous and fun images.. very creative and inspirational

  3. OMG I am in total awe of what I just saw talk about your hubby being a super talented techy guy WOW I love all of your characters they are totally out of bounds. WOW!! I am totally fascinated by things like this I have an Explore too so I do know how much you guys had making this so thanks for sharing what fun it was to see it. YOU ROCK!!

  4. Wow! What a awesome project!! I am glad the little boy loved them!

  5. Wow labor of LOVE! These came out great!!! Very creative :-)


  6. HOLY WOW!! You just blew me away. I'm sure the little guy that had these at his birthday was just as impressed as I am. Awesome Job!!

    Tammy S.

  7. Wowza, so much technology, I can't handle it! Amazing stuff...looks like a ton of work but it really paid off.

  8. Such an awesome project and a job well done!!

  9. I've heard of Minecraft, but never seen the characters before. Thanks for sharing! I just became a new follower.

  10. Oh my son would love these.. He is huge into mindcraft.. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Very cute!! Love CTMH and cant wait to get the new cricut cartridge. New follower

  12. Wahoooo!!!! Thanks so much for being a part of this wonderful hop!!! I am super excited that you were able to be a part of this fun blog hop!!! thanks my sweet melissa!! loves-Scrappin Madge

  13. I love this set of characters and how cool is it that they will remain on display long after the party is over. What a wonderful and fun idea!

  14. WOW Melissa!!!! Those characters are spectacular!!! I can't believe how much work you put into them! I bet they were the most popular thing at the party!! I'm a new follower an can't wait to see what's next!!

    Amy E.

  15. Thanks everyone! Winner will be announced soon for blog candy!

  16. WOW my kids would so love this. These are too cute.