Thursday, July 9, 2015

Farewell StampinMindy....


Well, I think it's time to retire this ole blog!

For months I've been working on adding content to my new blog. I'm so, so, SO VERY excited to share with you. I'm going to be expanding my crafts and start dipping into other adventures with blogging.

So this will be my last post on this blog. Thank you to all of my amazing and dedicated followers of StampinMindy. You all have been my inspiration and I truly mean that from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you!

I hope you will join me on my new home on the web at....
My Creative Scoop!

You will find my Make Amazing Girl Post over there, too!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey - Paris Girl.


It's time for another Make Amazing Girl Card For the Richard Garay DT!
Today I'm using the gorgeous new stamp set Paris Girl from the NEW Fun Stampers Journey Catalog. Isn't she just darling! I LOVE her. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you already saw a sneak peek of my Paris Girl when I was coloring her. I have also used the new Paris Vintage Paper Collection, also by Fun Stampers Journey. Notice the flowers in her hat match the paper! ;) 
There's also another Flower flower stamp set that goes with this entire Paris Vintage Collection


I didn't want to overload the embellishments because I didn't want to cover the gorgeous paper. So I wanted to add a little texture so I used my Square Pierced Dies to create this stitched effect along the 'poloroid frame'. Super cute, right!

 Whenever I color an image with eyes whether it's an animal or a person, I always take a fine black marker and trace the eyes. It really gives you a finished look and brings the image to life.
Try it on your next project!!




Well, that's all for now. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and weekend. 
I have some big news to share very, very soon!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Get the Scoop -- Fun Stampers Journey!

I have gotten a few questions about Fun Stampers Journey so I thought I'd share a few little things with you about this company.




First of all Fun Stampers Journey is founded by Richard Garay and his wife Gabby. I met them a few years ago at one of my Copic Classes at This n That Scrapbooking in Chino, California. The company was much smaller with just a handful of coaches at this time. A year ago I had seen my friend Cindy's post about the company and joining Fun Stampers Journey and becoming a Journey Coach. I called her right away to get a few more details. She said big things are going to happen with this company I can feel it! Sooo I thought about and then I signed up and I am Coach #227! I signed up right after their first Grand Event that was actually here in California and I MISSED IT!

So it's been 9 months and this company has just about trippled in coaches! We have already had our first convention and there is an incentive trip you can earn!

Lately the new trend has been a little more simple! I've really gone from frilly nilly to plain jane! Let me tell you why.

I was tired of all my cards looking the same. same types of papers, flowers, etc. That's why I fell in love with mixed media! So I started doing some of that. I just couldn't find my niche! I was burnt out from teaching Copic Classes for 3+ years. I was unmotivated! I love being on design teams and that was my main focus for a long time. Since having to work for the last 2 years it was so hard to keep my commitments on all my design teams...

 .. then I discovered something amazing that I've been working on for months... still working on and not ready to fully share yet! -- Such a tease.. right?

Ok, Let's talk Fun Stampers Journey Products!

We now have more stamps you can color in! YES!!!! I love to color! Take a look at this darling new image from a stamp set called Paris Girl. The card I created with this image will be up on my blog later this week!



Not only is there more images you can color there's more embellishments, ribbon, lace..

We now have Jewlery.. charms and lockets!!!!!!

There's 5 full themed collections!

Journey Girl - Fashion stamps, Pattern Paper, Jewlery, Lockets!

Journey Media - FULL Line of Mixed Media, Paints, Sprays, Stamps, Stencils and gorgeous papers!

Going Places - Stamps, Papers, Wooden elements, alterable projects all based on traveling and Journey!

Paris Vintage - Gorgeous Shabby Chic collection with papers, Stamps, Lace, Doily Flowers!!

Yummy and Delicious - Amazing collection to create yummy projects an party decor, table settings, Dies, washi tape..!!!

We even have some ADORABLE craft bags and totes now!!!!

How amazing is all of this! Can you imagine where this company is going? I'm SO GLAD I became a coach when I did. I'd be kicking myself!

The new products will be introduced in waves throughout the next 6 weeks. If you are looking for a new Journey I would love to have you on my team! email me!! Or Contact me.

Or you can sign up HERE and click on become a coach!

If you want to shop you can do so HERE!

One more day to Sign up and you will get the June Kit of the Month FREE!!!!!!!

Check out the Promotional Flyer!


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Creating a 3D effect on your cards!

Hello there crafty peeps!

Today I have a little tutorial to share with you for my Richard Garay 'Make Amazing Girl' DT project! I made this 'Fun' little card to share with you. Aren't those balloons adorable! Well I'm going to show you how I made those by combining a couple of products, you might not otherwise combine. I always try to think outside the box a little and come up with something a little unique or at least use the products in a little bit of a different way.



Here we go.. Let's make some 3D looking
bubbly balloons!

So I used the little Celebra'tions Tag That (thought bubble die) for my balloons. 
Now, you see the coffee stamp set, 'Cup for two' off to the right.. I stamped the cup first, 2 times in the Captivating Coral Ink and then cut out the die. 


I then trimmed the points off of the bottom of the thought bubbles. Now they look like balloons!!!


Next, I used my Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Tool and got out the stylus piece and went over the entire backside of the 'Balloon' in a circular motion. You will start to see the balloon curl on the edges.


You can see the difference in the one I haven't done yet...


Doesn't that look darling! You have some bubbly little balloons for your card! 



Oh and take a look at those green splatters! I used the Lucous Green Liqid Silk. I just LOVE this stuff. It's like a  bottle of nail polish so when you tap on the lid you really get a great splatter effect!!


Well I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. Until next time my freinds!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

FSJ June Kit of the Month and Incentive!


Hello everyone! 
I hope you are having a creativly great day so far. If not I hope I can inspire you!

Today I have a card I made for my Make Amazing Girl DT post using Fun Stampers Journey goodies! I have used my June Kit of the Month and added some of my own touches to it. I love these colors together. Eveything but the Butterfly and Pink Sequins are in this kit. I did add that extra layer of pink to the my card stock matting just to tie in the pink sequins. I love the way the Cool Pool looks with the Pink Bubble Gum! 


Don't you just love this butterfly! The stamp set is called Enjoy the Journey. Not only is this set gorgeous! It has a coordinating die set.. so no fussy cutting here! I just LOVE that about
 Fun Stampers Journey. There are so many stamps and dies that coordinate! 



 Ok, so I mentioned on my Instagram I have an incentive for you this month! So, here it goes. 
For my first 5 Subscribers this month if you join the Fun Stampers Journey Kit of the month. I will send you the Butterfly Stamp Set FREE! How AWESOME is that!!!! 

You can Subscribe to the kit HERE!


Well I hope you enjoyed my take on one of the projects in this month's Kit of the Month. 
Until next time my crafty peeps!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ice Cream is Happiness!



It's been a while since I've sat and created. I have had my last few projects made way in advance. I've have a really bad carpal tunnel flare up and it's making it hard to grip objects for long periods of time. So I had put crafting aside for a few weeks. Yesterday I finally was able to site and create. Boy, do I miss my crafts! 

Over this last weekend Fun Stampers Journey has released their 2015-2016 Catalog! Oh my!!
There are some fabulous new collections in there, Paris Vintage, Journey Girl.. a full line of Journey Mixed Media! Jewlery! If you haven't been over you should check it out!!! If you are interested in signing up as a coach I'd love to have you sign up under me! Contact me!! 

Here's my project for this week's Make Amazing Girl DT project!I made this adorable little table setting with an ice cream theme using the Fun Stampers Journey Yummy and Delicious collection. The stamp set I used is called 'Hello Scoop'. IT's adorable! and I just adore that saying!! The splatters being the quote is an ATC stamp called 'Ink Splat'. I used my Bubble Gum Ink. The darker splats are splatters of Bubble Gum Liquid Silk. I just love this stuff it comes in a 'nail polish' like bottle and has a little brush and it is so easy to get those splatter effects.

Fun Stampers Journey Yummy and Delicious

Ism't this such a cute little set up for ice cream if you had an ice cream party. I just love the way it came out. Those little ice cream cones are so cute. 

Copics : RV10, RV32, RV34, E44, E43, E42, W5
Fun Stampers Journey Yummy and Delicious



Fun Stampers Journey Yummy and Delicious

Well I hope you enjoyed my little ice cream set up. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges:
Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge -  Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - What makes you Smile (ice cream)


Fun Stampers Journey Products







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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Enjoy the Journey Card.

Well, if you are unaware The Fun Stampers Journey Convention is going on now and throughout the weekend! I'm SO BUMMED I'm missing it! I couldn't get the time off of work though. They are going to be having so much fun, getting lots of prizes, seeing all the new products in the new catalog and so much more. I will be stalking all of the journey coaches on Faceook!

Here's a simple card I have made using the SS-0035 Enjoy the Journey Stamp Set. I have used my Copics to color the butterfly. This paper is now retired from Fun Stampers Journey, it is called 
PP-0002 Black and White.  I used the edge of the AT-0090 Honeycomb to create some sporadic spots using IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink. It almost looks like it's blending in from the paper. 


Then I finished off by embellishing with the AC-0101 Fun Day Elegant Paperclips and AC-0112 Journey Sequins Blue Skies. Finally added just a little bit of Journey Dust AC-0013.

I hope you enjoy my card and remember to follow all the Coaches attending Convention to see all the new Goodies coming !!!
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Yummy and Delicious Place Settings!

It's time for another Fun Stampers Journey project to share with you all!
This little card set is so cute. The stamps and papers are from the Yummy and Delicious Collection. Fun Stampers Journey is currently travelig all over the USA promorting this amazing collection. YOu can view their tour schedule HERE to join the fun!

I made a matching Cupcake Treat Holder with the Cupcake Liner Die! This is seriously so cute! and you can easily make matching place settings for a baby shower, birthday, Thanksgiving ANY get together. This little set would make darling place settings. 


This Pineapple Smoothie Crimpped Ribbon is stunning. I love the texture on it. 
Of course I added lots of dimension by using my foam dots on the suckers and onmy pierced rectangle layer. Remember you don't need to hand stich or line up those rolling stitching tools. Fun Stampers Journey has these amazing dies that you can add the piercing template inside the die. It matches and lines up beautifully!


Isn't that rainbow chevron paper delish! 
It's one of my favorite paterns in this collection. 


Well, I hope you enjoy'ed my project. Have a wonderful and amazing day!

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies

SS - 0153 Candy Shop Stamp Set
PP - 0007 Yummy Prints
AC - 0094 Pineapple Smoothie Ribbon
AC - 0005 Natural Journey Twine
AC - 0031 Wooden Accents
IP - 0074 Cool Pool Ink Pad
IP - 0041 Black Licorice
CS - 0118 Cool Pool Cardstock
CS - 0040 Whipped Cream Cardstock
DI - 0041 Journey Rectangle Dies
DI - 0055 Cupcake Liner





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Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Fun Stampers Journey Gift Set


Hello there crafty friends.

Today I'm sharing with you a little gift set I made with my daughters girls scout troop for Mothers Day. I had made all the girls pre-cut kits. I did let them stampthe flowers and used the Journey Grand to die cut the flowers. I thought they would get a kick out of that instead of using scissors. The class was a hit. The Bow die is probably one of the coolest dies I've ever seen. We used the little box die and filled it with Hershey kisses. 




I had the girls stamp the flower on the white card stock and then take the die cut one and add a foam dot adding height and dimension. Which is the same thing I did for the flower on the box. These papers are from the Yummy and Delicious Collection. You can check out the dates of the Yummy and Delicious Tour HERE!



Fun Stampers Journey Supplies

Yummy and Delicious Paper
DI-0006 Treat Box Die
DI-0010 Daisy Blooms Die
DI-0049 Create a Bow
IP-0058 Bubblegum Ink Pad
DI-0041 Journey Rectangles
SS-0113 Daisy Flowers Stamp Set
AC-0112 Pink World Journey Sequins
JG - 0001 Journey Grand
CS - 0099 Bubblegum Card stock
CS-0040 Whipped Cream Card Stock
AC - 0011 Journey Craft Glue
AC -0098 Journey Foam Squares


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Make Live Share -- Candle Holders!

Have you seen this week's Make Live Share by Richard Garay. 
This week Richard is using the super cute and ever so versatile Cupcake liner die from Yummy and Delicious! These dies will available in the new Fun Stampers Journey Catalog which will be out in just a few weeks!

 Make Live Share is a great little challenge that Richard has going on each week. You can read about how you can play along here. If you would like to watch the video you can do so here.

I have made a little center piece decoration using my cupcake liner and some candles. I used the Journey Twine creating a twine flower and putting a button in the center. I love the way this looks! 


I also used a misc. paper doily in the inside of the liner creating a lace effect behind the scallop die. 




I hope you will participate in this week's Make Live Share.
 You can be the lucky winner of a FREE WORKSHOP for you and 15 of your crafty friends by the one and only Richard Garay himself!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey winner!!!!

Thank you all for such wonderful comments on my card for the Fun Stampers Journey Retirement blog hop!

The winner from my blog is.....

Sabrina!

Please contact me at Stampinmindy AT yahoo.com with your mailing address and I will get that information to Fun Stampers Journey!


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey Retirement Blog Hop



Welcome to Richard’s first-ever Up, Up & Away Retirement Sale Showcase! The Make Amazing Girls are showing off some incredible projects, each featuring retiring products from Fun Stampers Journey. Make sure to visit each and every blog, because there’s a lot of inspiration to be had… and a chance to win prizes, too! And check out the incredible deals on fabulous stamp sets, patterned paper, and more HERE.

Here’s what you do:

• -Visit each blog listed below
• -Leave a comment on each blog; one winner from all comments received will win their choice of one retiring stamp set. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! 
• Comments close on Thursday, May 8, 2015 at Midnight, PST.
• -Return on May 9th to see the winner announcement on Richardgaray.com! (Knowing Richard, he probably has a few surprises up his sleeve, too!).


Here is my creation for the hop and a little tutorial on how I created it!


 On this card I‘m using SS-0094 With Love and SS-0136 Love You Stamp Sets. Once I decide what I’m going to use I then choose a paper and color scheme. I chose the PP-0004 New DayPaper Collection. Here’s another way to get a layered look by cutting out a shape on your first layer revealing the paper underneath. I stamped my hearts in Pool Play ink and stamped the heart 2 times making one a lighter shade, then cut them out with my DI-0033 Heart Felt Dies.



Then I chose other elements from the stamp sets that I wanted on my card and stamped them and cut them out. I stamped the rose 3 times so I can make a 3d rose in 3 different tiers. Now I will layer my card using AC-0084 and 0085 foam dots in between each new layer.




You can see the shadows of each layer giving your card dimension and height.
I also have added some hearts on my white layer under the Patterned Paper. See those lovely little silver sparkle splatters around the hearts.. that’s Fun Stampers Journey’s fabulous AC-0019 Silver Silk.




One of my favorite parts of creating a card is adding all of those small little details that really give your projects that extra pop! I have used AC-0027 Hearts and StarsWooden Buttons, AC-0102 Paper Clip Elements, AC-0113 Journey Sequins Blue Sky and AC-0005 Natural Journey Twine.

The PP-0004 NewDay Paper Collection and 2 Stamp Sets, SS-0094 With Love and SS-0136 Love YouStamp are currently on the retirement list and will soon no longer be available. You can find these sets and lots of others on the retirement list. Great deals for you or gifts for friends!


Thank you for visiting my  blog today and joining us on the hop. Be sure to visit everyone!
Have a wonderful day! 



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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Teacher Gift Idea - Celebra'tions!

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and there's nothing better than a little coffee gift set to give to your child's teacher! 

I've made this adorable little gift set using Richard Garay's Celebra'tion by Spellbinders.
I have used 2 stamp sets for these projects. They really compliment each other well. The coffee set is called, 'Cup for two'. The other set is a combo die and stamp set. I just LOVE how convenient that is. The stamp set is called, 'Sweet Treats'.


Notice the depth of the heart on the card? Well, I took the Celebra'tion's Pierced Hearts Die set and cut the heart from the cup. Then I took the same heart die and cut out a heart in the cup with the words on it. I used foam dots to pop up the piece of card stock with the blue cup on it. and then I put the heart with words on it in the center of the cup but gluing it down to the blue piece of card stock.



Anyone who loves coffee would love this little gift set. 
Thank's for visiting today.
I hope you have a wonderful week!








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