Thursday, April 23, 2015

Creating a Fun Stampers Journey Stamp Collage.

Hi there Crafty friends!

Today I have a Fun Stampers Journey Post to share.
I want to share some of my tips on layering inks and creating a mixed media look. 
Whether you are creating a card, box, tag or any other project. I suggest taking a piece of card stock that is a little larger than your actual project. For example, the piece I started with was a little bigger than this box I made using Fun Stampers Journey Treat Box Die DI-0006. Reason being is if your card stock fits your project you are going to be thinking where exactly you want to stamp each stamp pattern. We want a 'random look right, off-center. So for me this is the easiest way I can achieve that look.



So now I have my card stock I'm going to create a little collage.




After I trim my paper down to now fit my project I inked the edges in black giving a little border. Then, I added this adorable little Hot Air Balloon from the Lift Me Stamp Set. I used a foam dot to give this some dimension. Wrap some ribbon and pop a bow on and voila!  
A daring little gift box!



I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and have a crafty weekend!

 Fun Stampers Journey Supplies

Dies

Stamps

Inks

Accessories/Tools


Challenges
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafting - Spooled Item
Creative Card Crew - Use a sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown - Up in the air


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Sweet Elle from Unity!



Good Morning Friends!

Today I have a Baby Set to share with you. 
I used the adorable Stamp Set from Unity Stamp Co. Sweet Elle

WIB-842-SWEET-ELLE

I used this brown paper bag and created my own little gift bag by covering the front and back in patterned paper. I then cut out my Sweet Elle in a circle. and colored her in with my Copics. I used N0, N1, N3 and N5. The balloon is Y26, Y21 and Y0000. The heart is BG15, BG11, BG10, BG0000. 

The little pouch is so simple. You ccan pretty much take any size rectangle and tape the ends in opposite directions. I use double sided tape and crimp the edges. of each closed piece. 


You could use these as a gift wrapping, or even put them as place settings at a baby shower. 
Super cute little idea and Sweet Elle would be the most cutest theme, too!!



Have a great week everyone!




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Friday, April 17, 2015

Simple Cheery Celebra'tions Birthday Card.

Hi everyone! 

I have a new card to share. For the Make Amazing Design Team! Here's a fun, bright Birthday card using Richard Garay's Celebra'tions Collection from Spellbinders. 

I just love the all the white showing on this card. the Pierced Rectangle Dies give cards so much detail I can use them on every card! The other die I used is from the Embellish It Die Set.

That delicious paper is is from Celebra'tions Pints Collection. There's so many fun patterns in this collection. Perfect for summer with those bright cheery colors.

I really love height and texture on my cards. Since I don't have a lot of layers of card stock I decided to use some different ribbons and linen thread for my final touches, of course I had to add a button which is from Fun Stampers Journey 




Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Unity Blog Hop!


Hello there my crafty peeps!
Today there's another Hop over at Unity Blog. Being the Guest Designer this month I get to join this fabulous group of talented ladies. 

As always Angela from Unity has some a-m-a-z-i-n-g deals on so many stamps and sets. You have to jump on over there and take a look once you're finished with the hop.


I used Unity's, 'Bird Chirping Weather' Stamp set. It's so super cute. There's so many ideas I have for this stamp. I colored it with my Copics.  

Just look at the gorgeous artistry on those sentiments! Beautiful!

UK-742A-BIRD-CHIRPING-WEATHER



Don't forgot to hop along leaving comments for a chance to win some goodies!

Ta ta for now!


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Monday, April 13, 2015

Craft Supplies for Sale!


I have several boxes of crafts I'm trying to sell there's over 15+ 12x12 papers, 6x6 paper pads, flowers, pearls and other embellishments, tags, stencils, chipboard, acrylic and rubber stamps. Some of the 6x6 papers have missing papers and some of the embellishments are missing from some packages but overall there's quite a bit in each kit. Some of the brands included are:

Prima
Whimsy Stamps
Fab Scraps
Crafty Sentiments
Chic Tags
Elle's Studio
Basic Grey
Little Darlings
Fancy Pants
Kaiser Craft
Wild Orchid Crafts

The boxes are $35 each and FREE Shipping if you're in the USA!!

Here's a Sample of one of the boxes. They are all different although there's a few that do have similar items. If you are interested in particular items let me know and I'll make sure you get the box with something you've listed. 

There's just way too much to list.. 

Email me if you're interested StampinMindy AT Yahoo.com






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Unity Water Color Wonder!

Hello friends!
Today I'm up over on the Unity Blog!

I have a fun Water-colored card to show you. I used this adorable image from the January Kit of the Month. This is such a simple technique and it has such a beautiful effect. All I did was use my Tim Holtz Water-colored markers directly on the stamp. Give it a little spritz of water and voila! If you want more of a watercolor look you can always take a wet paintbrush and bring the color out a little. 

Unity Stamp Company water color tim holts


Have a great day everyone!
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Celebra'tions - Sunny Days Card and Ribbon Pleating Tutorial!

I’m so excited to be sharing with you my first project as Richard Garay's Make Amazing Girl! This has been such a wonderful experience so far and it’s just the beginning.

Today I’m sharing a super fun Summery card using Richard Garay’s Celebra’tions Collection. Soon as I saw this polka dot orange paper in the Celebrations Prints Package I had to use it! I have used the Stamp and Die Set SunnyDays. After all, what goes better with orange polka dot paper better than a sun shine, right?




I’ve also used the Pierced Circles Dies for the white and orange circles. My favorite part about these dies is that you can choose whether or not you want to add the piercings. Notice the texture on the white circle behind my sentiment. I have used the ‘Create a Cone’ die set to emboss my circle with a waffle cone texture.



I use A LOT of foam dots! I love texture and dimension on my cards so every layer is on a foam dot!
Even the cloud that sits on the sun is on a foam dot. I have used some Journey Sparkle Dust on the inner part of my orange circle. A few other embellishments are Journey Twine, Buttons, Sequins and TangerineFusion Gingham Ribbon.



Which brings me to one of my favorite techniques.
 Ribbon pleating. Here’s a super easy way to pleat ribbon.

First, you will need Ribbon, Scissors and JourneyWhite Liner tape.


Then you will place a strip of the White Liner Tape across the ribbon.




Next, make little loops pinching the ribbon. You don’t want to the ribbon too tight unless you want tight looking pleats. Then trim off ribbon stands..and attach to your project!








Well I hope you enjoyed my project and mini tutorial.
 Have a wonderful day!





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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April Kit of the Month with Copics!


Hello everyone. 
Have you seen Fun Stampers Journey's Kit of the Month. It's adorable!!
If you don't have a large collection of supplies and embellishments these kits are perfect! You get 4 card kits with colorful step by step instructions. I always challenge myself to come up with a completely different design using the combined card kits in the kit. I do add white or a neutral card stock and or little embellishments.


You know me and my foam dots! Look at all the height.. love dimension and texture!


Here's a little work in progress timeline I've created. I love to see little coloring bring an image to life! I masked her with the raindrops and then colored her with my Copic Markers.
I used:
Skin: E11, E00, E000,
Cheeks: R32, R30
Coat: Y26, Y21
Hat and scarf: R85, R81, RV10
Background: N1, BG0000,
Ground : BG11, BG10, BG0000
Umbrella: N5, N3, N0, R85, R81, Y26, Y21

I always give little sneak peeks like this on my instagram and sometimes on Facebook. I'd love it if you would follow me!


After I attached her to my card I added some Journey Sparkle Dust to the umbrella, rain drops and ground.



I love to 'make things my own'. Take a look at the cards you could make from the kit or do something on your own that inspired you! 

Join Fun Stampers Journey Kit of the Month HERE!



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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

One stamp set, 1 patterned paper and 3 different cards!

Hi there everyone. I hope you are all having a great week! Today is my day off so hopefully I can be productive. I have had so many ideas lately  I can't turn my mind off!


I would love it if you would stop by and take a peek. 

Enjoy your Tuesday! 






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Monday, April 6, 2015

Turn an old box into Mixed Media Art!

Hi there everyone!

I'm up on the Limor Webber Designs Blog today! 
Here's a Mixed Media Box I decorated out of a Levis belt box. I just love how you can use things in your home that you'd normally throw away and turn it into art!
The Sentiment is From Jamie Dougherty's Bloom Girl Anneli. 



I really love all of the textures on this box. In the video below you can learn how I layer all of these elements. Sometimes Mixed Media can be a little intimidating when you see a busy project and don't know where to begin or what to do first, such as painting or stamping adding texture paste, etc. 



Here's a video tutorial of me creating this little box and all the different stages and textures you build upon. I hope you enjoy the video and are inspired to create your own Mixed Media art!

Enjoy!




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A Spring Birthday Card with Unity!





Here's a card I made using Unity's January Kit of the Month. This kit is so versatile and the sizes of the stamps are so much bigger than what you would think from the photo online. The Sentiment is from the Sweet Elle Stamp of the Week Set.

JANUARY-2015-MAGIC-OF-BEGINNINGS

I used the 'no line' stamping technique, one of my favorites. I stamped the image in Memento Desert Sand ink and colored with my Copics using Y0000, Y21, Y26, Y28, G82 and G85. 


I added some Flowersoft along the entire bottom of the card. I love the texture the Flowersoft gives.


I took some Journey Glaze and put some in the centers of all of the flowers. You can see a little shine to them in the photo. Of course I use lots of 3d foam dots when creating. It adds so much to your cards. Even if it's a simple one. 


I hope you have a wonderful day. 






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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Unity Hop!

Today I'm hopping with the Unity gang! How fun!!
I have a fun and simple card to share. I used the January Kit of the Month. I cant get over how versatile these Kit Club Stamps are! They are a blast to work with. 
I used these fun Hearts and saying and then the little border stamp along the bottom. Such fun elements in every single kit! If you are not a Kit Club Member you should be!












Thanks for hopping along enjoy the rest of your week!






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