Tonight I have some bittersweet news to share. One of our Paper Craft Planet Super Novas, Melanie Muenchinger, is leaving the Planet. Melanie has been on the Paper Craft Planet Design team since the ‘Planet launched last year, but with mounting family and designing commitments, she needs to scale back on her other teams to focus on illustrating for Gina K Designs. But since this is not really “goodbye”, the PCP ladies are throwing a little going away "Best Wishes" bash in the form of a blog hop today featuring two sets designed by Melanie: "A Year of Leaves” or “School, Sports, Spirit!". Gina K is sponsoring a challenge this week on Paper Craft Planet with a chance to win one of Melanie’s newest sets! Upload a new project you create with a "Best Wishes" or good luck theme to the PCP gallery by Monday night (Sept 14) 10PM EST, with the tag GKDBW. (Here is a tutorial on adding pictures to the gallery, if you need it.)
A Year of Leaves (which I absolutely LOVE):I stamped one of the many leaves onto a piece of textured green CS from the Green Stack (DCWV) and cut it out. The other patterned papers are also from the same Green Stack. I stamped the "Missing You" sentiment in the bottom right corner and added some Chocolate Chip ribbon. Of course, you know me - I couldn't leave out the Kraft!! The papers I chose to use were pretty busy, so I kept the overall layout design rather simple. I just love how that one single leaf looks popped up on dimensionals! I can see making a whole set of these cards using all the different leaves in Melanie's stamp set.
Melanie - I truly wish you the best of luck and I already miss you!! You know you'll always have a home on the Planet and we all love you!!
Now, head on over to the other Supernova blogs to see what the rest of the team has created in honor of Melanie:
Melanie Muenchinger herself!!
And don't forget to check out our challenge gallery for Melanie!