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  • Mousescrappers Marathon 2017 – 30% off SALE!

    Hi everyone, it’s been a while! I’m here to remind you guys that today kicks off the Mousescrappers marathon weekend.  I’ll be hosting a speed scrap tomorrow at 2pm Eastern.  Each speed scrap will have a set of seven instructions, follow them and upload your page in the given time limit and you’ll receive this prize from me.  It co-ordinates with a brand new kit coming to my store VERY soon:

    That Castle Add On by Melidy Designs

     Click here for more details of SS#220

    Plus,  complete all 14 speed scraps and not only do you receive all of the sponsors SS prizes but you’ll ALSO receive the Full Marathon goodie bag with yet more goodies  the sponsors/designers (there’s also a half marathon goody bag for those of you cthat can manage half of the scraps)! Trust me you are going to want to be there, by the end of the weekend you’ll have sooo much fun and soo many freebies!!! Here’s the full list of scraps:


    Plus, to celebrate the marathon I’m having a 30% off sale all weekend long:Mousescrappers Marathon Sales Ad

    I hope you guys have fun this weekend.  Hope to “see” you around!!


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  • September’s Winner

    Just a quick note to say congratulations to the September Featured Kit winner and to give a quick reminder. Pages must be posted in the comments of the post to count for the drawing, while I love seeing your pages by email/facebook etc. please also post a link to your page in the comments.  I know some of you don’t have an online gallery to link to but you can use a free photo sharing service such as Photobucket or even link to your page on facebook provided you have it set as “public” then I can see it :)

    Baring this in mind, there was only one “counted” entry for September, but what an entry it was, check out this stunning double pager from Andrea, I just LOVE it!

    Contact me by the end of the month to claim your gift certificate Andrea.
    Make sure you check back tomorrow to find out what this month’s featured kit is – thanks for stopping by!


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  • August Challenges?

    Hey guys, if you hadn’t guessed by now we are taking a break from the usual challenges through August. I am just so crazy busy right now, with my regular job, running my business, volunteer work, wedding planning  and actually trying to have some kind of social life in amongst that… So when my laptop had a major tantrum on me a while back, I just haven’t gotten around to properly fixing it and restoring all my lost data. But I’m working on it now, pinkie promise…. So not only do I hope to have the regular challenges back next month, I also hope to FINALLY have a new kit release. SOOO looking forward to that and getting back on top of things (now that I’ve declared it to the world I’ve GOT to do it)!!!

    Before I go, I just wanted to assure those who are waiting for prizes that they are coming! This week. Definately!

    And I also want to announce the winner of last month’s Featured Product Challenge. And the winner is…. Dianne.

    Contact me at to claim your $10 Gift Certficate.

    Thank you to everyone that has played along up to now. Can’t wait to see you all next month with a fresh look at the blog challenges!


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  • DSD winners!

    This post is coming to you a week late! Yikes, sorry! Things have been insane over here what with preparing for Melidy Designs second birthday, wedding planning, settling into a new job and various other things that have been thrown into the mix… I barely know if I’m coming or going right now. Anyway it seems I forgot to post the winners of my DSD games, so lets get right on it…

    Game 1: Porcasti-scrapping – Winners are Lynn G & Rose C

    Game 2: Never Have I Ever – Winners are Misty L & Shelly A

    Congratulations ladies, you’ll be receiving my That Tree kit before it hits the store, contact me at with-in the next fortnight to receive your prize!

    Thank you everyone for playing… and don’t worry there’ll be plenty more opportunities to win in the future 😉 Signature@MelidyDesigns

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  • I’m Celebrating | New Release, Sale & Speed Scrap Info

    Hello Hello!

    Today marks the start of the Mousescrappers Annual Speed Scrap Marathon Weekend! It’s an exciting weekend full of chats, scraps and prizes that you won’t want to miss. If you’ve never heard of it, essentially the weekend is made up of 14 Speed Scraps, complete each speed scrap within the allotted time and you get the participation prize. If you complete half of the Speed Scraps you ALSO get the half marathon goodie bag, complete ALL of the speed scraps and you get the full marathon goodie bag ON TOP OF THAT! So, you see how the prizes can rack up fast depending on how many scraps you can fit in this weekend.

    And for those of you that don’t know what a speed scrap is, each speed scrap starts with a chat at specific time (you can check the full list here). In the chat the hostess will give a set of instructions for things to include on your page, like a recipe, the first is given on the hour, and then the following instructions are given one by one, usually at 10 minute increments, for the duration of the hour long chat. The hostess will then give you a deadline to turn in your page by to receive the prize…. It sounds scary but I promise you it’s not! You can either join in on the chat (more info here), or follow along with the instructions in the forums (found here). Either way as long as you have your page in the corresponding thread by the deadline you will receive the prize.

    Sound good? Well make sure you join me for my chat today at  2:00pm EDT | 1:00pm CDT | 12.00pm MDT | 11:00am PDT | 6:00pm GMT (which is actually  7:00pm British Summer Time). Anyone that completes my Speed Scrap on time will pick up these cute journal cards and charms:

    And my CT member Becca is also hosting a Speed Scrap this Sunday, make sure you  join her at 10:00am EDT | 9:00am CDT | 8:00am MDT | 7:00am PDT | 2:00pm GMT (which is actually  3:00pm British Summer Time). I also donated the prize to her scrap, you can pick up this fun Mouse Stamped alpha pack:


    Neither of these prizes will EVER be available for sale, so the only way to grab them is to take part!

    And talking of sales….. to celebrate the Marathon my ENTIRE store is 40% off all weekend long!!! This is the perfect time to pick up your must haves!
    Sale Ad!I also have a new kinda new kit hitting the shop today.  A Magical Celebration was previously offered as a part of the Magical Mousetery tour, but now it’s been tweaked slightly and added to my shop.  It too is on sale this weekend only, so now is the perfect time to pick it up if you missed it!

    A Magical Celebration

    Usual Price: $3.75
    This Weekend Only: $2.25


    That’s all for now. See you at the chat later today!!


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  • Change is a good thing…

    First thing’s first, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Have you made your resolutions yet? If not, I’m a firm believer that “scrap more” should be on that list; it’s definitely going to be one of mine this year. I need to carve out more time for scrapping my own personal layouts and FINISH those books I’ve started. I’m aiming for at least one layout per week, that way even if I only hit the lower limit I’ll have 52 shiny new pages ready to print by the end of the year. And what is an hour or two a week?! Most of us probably spend more time scrolling through Facebook per week… Sad but true.

    As I’ve been thinking about resolutions, I’ve also been thinking about changes for Melidy Designs over the past few weeks/ months and I figured the New Year was the perfect time to roll out a couple of the thoughts I had buzzing around my head:

    First of which, Melidy Designs has a new loyalty scheme! Simply save this card to your computer and each time you spend $5 add your order number to one of the circles.  If you spent $10 add your order number to two circles, $15 to 3 circles and so on. Once your card is filled email it to me at with the subject “Loyal Customer” and once verified I will send you a coupon code to pick up a free kit of your choice from the store! Make sure you check the terms and conditions on the main page.

    Your finished card will look something like this:

    Melidy Designs Loyalty Scheme Example

    And the even better news is, I’m allowing backdating  to the opening of my store here at, so if you placed an order from June 2015 you can add that spend to your card right now. Unfortunately, I can not backdate to when I was selling at Mad for the Mouse as I have no way of verifying purchases – sorry for any inconvenience caused.

    **To find your previous orders log in to My Account and your order numbers will appear under “Recent Orders”.**

    Secondly, I’m changing the way some things are done here on the blog.

    Tuesday Template –  I’m changing the way the Tuesday template is handled.  The Tuesday Template was something I did before I started designing and combined with a few other freebies I offered, it was a way for me to “test the waters” of being a designer. Once I started designing it became difficult to carve out the time. My various health issues mean that some weeks I have very few “wellness” periods to design in, and I want to spend that time being as productive as possible. Add that to the fact that even though the downloads are now in the thousands, I get maybe one or two thank-you’s now compared to the many I got prior to designing, (when the number of downloads was considerably lower).  I’m not saying I expect everyone to be thankful of each template, but it gets difficult to justify spending my time on, if no one would miss them – not complaining, just trying to be logical and eliminate unnecessary work for myself. That being said I do enjoy creating templates for you all and I do want to continue into the new year.

    So, starting now Tuesday Templates will become monthly, available on the FIRST Tuesday of every month and will be ran a little like a template challenge. Anyone that uses the template (along with some form of Melidy Designs product), within the month will receive a prize. The level of engagement and participation this year will determine what happens to the Template Tuesday’s in the future as I  want to spend my time on things that will be enjoyed and you will get use out of.

    **Talking of the Tuesday Template, those of you who read my last post may have been expecting a Template Tuesday through the week, well due to my laptop almost suffering a fatality, that post didn’t go live. Phill luckily managed to save my laptop for me yesterday with minimal corrupted files, by which time I figured I may as well save it until next week. So check back THIS Tuesday for the new template which will be January’s Challenge template. **

    Featured Kit – I’ll also be starting up a monthly featured kit.  Check back tomorrow for the first kit to be featured.  The featured kit (and any coordinating extras) will be 30% off all month. Plus, anyone that shares a layout with the kit within that month will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate to my store. You can even combine this with the template challenge, so one layout will qualify you for both the draw and the gift.

    Tutorials – The tutorials are still continuing.  The programmes post I promised you all is coming in January and I have lots of plans for the Scrapbooking 101 series. Tutorials will be posted on an “as and when” basis, which will be compiled in the page I created here,  if you ever have an specific requests then please feel free to comment on the page or send me an email and I will try my best to cover your request in a future post.

    Freebies – The biggie! I know you all love freebies…  I’ve set up a new freebie page which is due to go live later this month. The new page will make it easier to access past freebies, as well as a new freebie feature. Each quarter I will be rolling out a new sampler kit freebie available directly on the freebie page and in addition to any other new release freebies, blog freebies, participation prizes etc. The freebie will be freely available to everyone and will provide you with a small sampling of my work which will be changed out seasonally.  The first freebie feature will go live midway through January!

    So that’s what I have planned for Melidy Designs over the coming year.  I hope you see these changes as a positive thing and I’d love to hear any thoughts or suggestions you have regarding these changes, let me know what you think in the comments!


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  • Disney Blog Train… Coming Dec 2015


    This December will see the launch of a new Disney inspired freebie blog train called The Magical Mousetery Tour. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be one of the designers joining them on their very first train “A Magical Celebration”, departing December 1st 2015! I’ve been working away on my submission and I can’t wait for you to get your hands on it, along with all the goodies everyone else has been working on! It’s so exciting!

    As part of the countdown for the first train, they have been spotlighting participating designers 1 by 1 on their blog, and today is my turn! Head on over there now to see my feature, learn a little about me and you can even snag yourself a discount coupon for my store, good though to the end of the month!!

    PS. If you want to keep up to date with all their goings on make sure you follow their blog and facebook page!


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  • Where in the World – DSD game winners!

    Several of you played along with my DSD game, Where in the World? I’m here today to announce the randomly selected winner of the $20 gift certificate.  And that winner is…..

    Becky Black

    Congratulations Becky, I’ll be in touch in a little while with your gift certificate!! And to the 7 other people who guessed correctly on all 6 photos, I’ll be in touch over on facebook with details on how to pick up your free kit!!

    If anyone is curious, check the original post which has been updated with the answers.

    Thanks for playing along with me and thank you so, so much to anyone who shopped my sale, without your support I wouldn’t be able to keep doing what I’m doing, and I am oh so very grateful!


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  • Three cheers for October Dawn Designs: My Happy Place, Blog Hop + Freebie!!

    My good friend and fellow designer October, is been celebrating her three year design-aversay, and what’s more it continues all this month, so even if this is the first you are hearing of it, there’s still plenty of time to take part in the fun and maybe pick up some prizes!

    Here’s the ad she posted on her blog a while back,  all of the giveaways are still active as of right now, as are the contests. Whats more, even if you just start today you can still pick up half of the free kit she’s offering as daily downloads, the kit is HUUGE,  so you’ll still receive a big chunk 😉 Make sure you stop by her blog for all of the goings on, you’ll not regret it:


    Along with all the giveaways, contests, games and fun she is also having a SALE with 40% off all of her products!! October has some truly amazing kits in her store, so please, please make sure you check out her products and give back to those designers that give to you! She has also split her products into $1 packs, which is perfect if you want to try a sample of her work or build your own kit using a mix of goodies! Here’s a couple of my personal favourites of hers (all are linked to her store if you want to check them out in more detail):


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    What’s more October has a new release today, a beautiful  kit perfect for all of your Magic Kingdom memories. It’s full of bright, pastel colors and plenty of fun elements. My Happy Place is versatile enough to scrap all of your Happy Place memories, whether at the Magic Kingdom or elsewhere:0-odd-mhp-previewAnd, just like the rest of her store, this kit is on sale for 40% off though the end of October… Meaning you can pick it up for ONLY $1.80!!!

    Here’s the page I created using My Happy Place:Marie - By MelissaAnd lastly here is my aforementioned freebie for you as part of the CT blog hop, a set of 4 coordinating journal cards:

    ODD_MHP_FreebiePreview_MelissaHope you like them! Make sure you check out the other stops on the hop to pick up all the other fun freebies that are being offered:

    October’s Blog

    Sheryl’s Blog

    Charlene’s Blog

    Jennifer’s Blog

    Melissa’s Blog

    Thanks for stopping by!!


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  • June Challenge Winner

    I’m here to announce the winner of the June Challenge.  There were some great quote layouts entered but the winning layout was made by… Tina Allen!

    June Challenge Winner - Melidy Designs

    I LOVE the way Tina did her quote – amazing!! Congrats Tina, contact me at to recive your $10 gift certificate!


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