Sunday, August 30, 2015

An A+ for Nikki of MelonHeadz Illustrating

I have been so fortunate to have been a part of SEVERAL really incredible design teams over the years! And yes, I do love serving on design teams. Each one is so unique and the opportunities to get to work alongside some great paper-crafters is a real bonus. So here's a little shout out to all my fellow design team members (past and present)! I think you are all pretty incredible.

Speaking of incredible............. Nikki, the owner of MelonHeadz Illustrating is pretty incredible, too.

Yes, I am on the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge design team - so I know first-hand how gracious, kind, and generous Nikki is. Let me give you just one example.

 Each year Nikki adopts a school teacher/class and gives them some pretty awesome gifts. This year it was $100 in school supplies, $50 in graphics from MelonHeadz Illustrating, and monthly gift boxes shipped to the school, because, in Nikki's words "all kids need to know that there are good people in this world that care for them, too."

To enter the giveaway, teachers posted comments to Nikki's blog post HERE. If you have time, I'd encourage you to read some of the comments made by the teachers. So touching... and definitely some tear-jerkers, too. I'm pretty sure Nikki took the time to pray for the needs she read about in those comments. I, too, found myself praying for the teachers who took the time to comment.

About a week later, a teacher was selected (randomly) and received the gifts for her classroom.

Oh, but it doesn't stop there. Nikki announced the winner HERE and she also put two free images (a colored one and a line-drawn one) on the blog post for ALL OF US (so go get yours!). Wasn't that thoughtful of her?!?!?!?

THANK YOU, Nikki for your generosity!

Of course, I had to have the image, too. She's such a cutie!

Here's the card I made with her:

Here's the inside:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: MelonHeadz Illustrating pre-colored freebie found HERE
Sentiment: Annette Allen Watkins "Best Wishes" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Taken with Teal
Designer Paper: DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Embellishments: Buttons Galore Buttons and Sequins from an unknown vendor


Margaret said...

What a fabulous and inspiring story. And such an adorable card made with that cute image.

Shelly Schmidt said...

She is darling- love this cute card too. How wonderful to honor teachers so awesome!

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous card Jeanette - have you by any chance been infected with the button bug from Kelly?? i seem to have spotted a few on your cards of late :-)

:: BlueInks :: said...

It is awesome what Nikki is gifting to the school! The card you created is so cute. I like the color scheme and your sentiment is placed perfectly!