Friday, August 15, 2014

Class Kits FOR SALE!!!!

 
These are left over kits from my local classes that I teach.
There's no stamped image -- instead I have added actual stamps to go with the kits. Each kit comes with a photo of how the card is put together and Copic list which matches the papers.
 
**Note**
The image on the photo IS different than the stamps that are in each kit.
If you have any questions or interested in purchasing one of these kits please email me at StampinMindy AT Yahoo.com
 
Thanks you!!!
 
 

 



 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

More Lili of the Valley.. more youtube videos!!!!

Hey there all you crafty peeps!
 
Today I have a  mixed media card to share. I have used papers from Lili of the Valley. They are called 'Festive Trimmings'! I just love the colors. The image is from the newly released stamps, this one is 'Cold Hands, Warm Hearts' It's such a sweet image I'm a sucker for the snow peeps!
 
I have 2 new YouTube Videos up.. Woo Hoo! Go me!!!
 
The new Copic video is of me coloring the image in this card. I wanted to show everyone how I get that little bit of extra depth when coloring. Believe it or not.. all I do is add 1 extra color..  in this video, 'N5'. It makes a HUGE difference when coloring!
 
 
The other Video is also of this card and how I put it together and gave a little 'mixed media' feel to it.
I hope you enjoy the videos. Have a wonderful day!
 
 







Wednesday, August 6, 2014

No Line Stamping with a Bloom Girl!

Hello there, It's my turn to share on the Bloom Girls DT Blog!!
 
Today I have a wall hanging to share. I actually found a 6x7 piece of wood and covered it will all sorts of goodies. I had this piece of Prima paper that had this beautiful border which I never could cover up. So I decided to stamp Bloom Girl 'Karlie' in my Desert Sand Memento ink and have at it with my Copics. I really distressed my paper edges and laid a piece of cheesecloth under my paper before gluing it on the piece of wood.
 
 
 

 
I added some Prima Wood Pieces for some different textures.
I also found this quote, it was a sticker and I cut it up and added some more dimension. I just love the quote, I think it fits the image perfectly! 



 I cut the clock out of the same paper and then added some flowers all around. I did add some Crackle Accents and molding paste all around the edges everything! It's a little hard to see in the photo though. 

 

If you haven't already, you should follow the Bloom Girl DT Blog.
 We have a monthly challenge and you could use any stamp and make type of project, too.

I'd also like to enter this into the Prima Picks August Challenge

 
 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

See me in Action -- Coloring Lili of the Valley's Little Mermaid!


Hello there my blogging buddies!
 
Today I have a special treat for you. I have made this super adorable canvas,
 I used my LOTV Little Mermaid 1. I colored with my Copics . I'm sure loving the whole mixed media stuff. It sure is fun!
 
This is also my project for Frosted Designs, our challenge is Stamps, Masks and Paperclips. I have used some goodies from last months kit, Enchanted. I hope you will be able to play along with us.
 
Now, for some really exciting news.
I've decided to tackle the whole you tube experience! I plan on doing a video a week. I will do some videos where I'll  be talking and doing step by step instructions. Others will be full start to finish coloring in a speed video, who has time to watch me color for an hour and a half!
Anyways, my first video I'm coloring this adorable mermaid from start to finish. :)
 
Hope you will take the time to see me in action!
 
 





 
I used Faber-Castell Gelatos and Gesso and shimmerz to create my background♥
Cheesecloth is perfect for seaweed! :)





 
Here's a few challenges I'd like to enter
 
Sentimental Sundays - Favorite Hair color combo
Oddball Stamps - Show us your coloring skills! :) (all over this one!)
The East Wind - Beach 
 
 
Copics-

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, W5
Cheeks - R32, R30
Hair - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, W7
Tail - BG72, BG78, BG10, BG0000, E0000, E30, E31, E37, Y21, Y26, YY28, N0, N1, N3, N5, C00
Background - BG11, BG15, BG70, B95, B41, BG02, B97, BG0000


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bloom Girls 1st Challenge!

 
Hello there my crafty peeps!!!
 
Today is our first challenge over on the Bloom Girls DT Blog!
I'm so excited and honored to be on this team. Jamie Dougherty is an extremely talented artist.
 She's so sweet, too! I'm so very happy about this new direction and journey
 as a Bloom Girl and the Bloom Girls DT Coordinator! ♥.
 
Jamie has put together a gorgeous color palate for this challenge.
To enter you don't even need to use anything specific.. just create anything and let us know how the colors or image inspired you!
 
Here's my mixed media canvas using the 'Bloom Girl Summer'. I've used my Copics to color and Gelatos, molding paste and shimmerz to create my background.
I ADORE this canvas!!!
 
Check out what the other Bloom Girls have done and play along... you could even win a prize package. You have until the end of the month to play!
 
Check out a list of retailers HERE to get some of your own Bloom Girls!





 
 
Bloom Girl Challenge Inspiration Photo:
 
Inspired by the beautiful face and flowers and embellishments in her hair.
 
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Paste and Stencils
 
 
 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A pretty altered notebook!

 Hi there my crafty peeps!
I have a notebook I made using most of the products in this Frosted Designs Kit
I just adore this kit. The colors are gorgeous. I just love the new Tim Holtz stencil. I used some 3d molding paste on my journal with the stencil. I have distressed the edges of paper with my scissors and then I distressed them with the Tim Holtz Crackle Paint.
 
The stamp I'm using is this Gorgeous Bloom Girl Stamp. I used the no line coloring technique.
I just love those purple highlights in her hair! :)


 
I used some of the rub ons from the kit as well. Here's the sentiments along the bottom of the notebook. 


I also added some faux stitching along the top corner. I took the Maya Road Scalloped Frame and painted it with white acrylic paint. Then I added the rub on in the center.


Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


Hope you like my project. Have a great day


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lili of the Valley BLOG HOP!!!

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Today we are holding a Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous new Christmas products
This 2014 collection is an adorable mix of 22 cute character stamps; new vintage boys & girls, snowmen, penguins and angels
 
The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midnight on Friday August 1st (UK time) along with new Christmas paper pads and some useful clear stamp sets (Christmas sentiments, carols and mini images and also some everyday recipes)
 
 
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The LOTV design team are all joining in, you need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

As always there are fabulous prizes up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where they are hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog
We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs
 

We have a full set of the new Christmas image stamps to give away;
1st prize is the 12 angels, penguins and snowmen
2nd prize is the 10 vintage children
  

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;
 
 
 
Here's my card, I've used LOTV's new ' A Little Prayer'. I just love her and all of the folds in her little robe. I also used some of Lili of the Valley's papers. I mixed up some sheets from the 'Pressed in Time Collection' and also from the 'Krafty Christmas Collection'.




 


Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the new products go on sale.
 
 
Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!

Christmas Sneak Peeks for Lili of the Valley!

 
Some more Sneak Peeks From Lili of the Valley!
 
I LOVE Snowmen! This little guy will be available for purchase very soon. So you will all have plenty of time to create gorgeous cards for Christmas!
 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for another sneak peek!
 
Challenges
 
Party Time Tuesday - Christmas in July
Crafty Cats - Anything Goes








Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sneak Peek for Lili of the Valley!

Hi there crafty peeps!
 
Lili of the valley has a brand new adorable Christmas release coming out very soon. Look how darling this image is. I can't wait to show you the others I'm working on. SUPER CUTE!!
I've used my Fancy Pants Designs Papers, die cuts and flair button. I added lots of distressing and some Crackle accents and some white flowersoft.
 
I hope you all have a wonderful week! :)
 
Challenges
 
Hiding in my Craft Room - Anything goes
7 Kids - Anything Goes
 






Thursday, July 17, 2014

Frosted Designs Challenge - Stitching and Flowers

 
 Hello out there in the crafting world.
I have a layout to share with you. I've use my Frosted Designs Enchanted Kit! So many goodies in there! :) This is my youngest daughter Katie's 1st grade school photo. She will be in second grade this year.. wow! Still can't believe it. Isn't she super cute!
 
I used the Kaiser Kraft Butterfly stamps and embossed some of them onto the gorgeous Bo Bunny Paper. I then, tore a few pieces of the paper and layered them onto each other. The cheese cloth in the back ground gives it a sewn on effect. I really LOVE the way this came out. Of course I added lots and lots of flowers too!
 
I hope you will be able to join us for our Flowers and Stitching challenge at Frosted Designs!
 
Creative Embellishment - Photo inspirations (blue-green and beiges)
Bunny Zoe's - Bingo :Doily, Pearls, Embossing