Big News!!

♥♥♥Big News♥♥♥
I'm going Puerto Rico!!! Scrapbooking Gallery PR Class Date October 25th We will be making 4 projects using Prima's Gorgeous new papers, Coffee Break, Bloom Girl, Julie Nutting and The Greeting Farm Stamps. I will be teaching techniques with Copics, Gelatos and paints! This is going to be an all day event FULL OF FUN!
Visit Scrapbooking Gallery PR for more information!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lili of the Valley and Gelatos PLUS a Tutorial!

 
Hi there all my crafty blog peeps!
 
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I got home a little early from work and was able to sit and play a little. I'm trying to get some new ideas going for my classes and try to expand my little creative mind a little...It sure is nice to explore all of these new craft items I'm not used to. I'm like a little kid in candy store..
 I sure do love these Gelatos® by Faber-Castell. I decided to do a little 'How To' for you all.
So, I hope you enjoy it!
 
I took my Lili of the Valley Grunge Elements Stamps. and stamped a few of them randomly all over my 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 white cardstock with some versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.



 
Then I took my Faber-Castell Gelatos® and scribbled the Pistachio Gelatos® over where the leaves are.Then, I scribbled the Butter Cream Gelatos® over the flowers. along the edges and around the butterflies I scribbled Acqua Dolce Gelatos®.


I dabbed a little water on my finger and in a circular motion I spread the Acqua Dolce color around the butterflies, first. Then I wiped off my finger and again dabbed in water and smudged the Pistachio color. Last, I did the Butter cream. With the remaining coloring left on my finger from the Butter Cream, I added a little color around the butterflies.
 


 
 Wait a few minutes for it to dry and then wipe the embossed area with a paper towel. This will remove the color leaving the white outline. a stunning effect, LOVE it!!
 


 
 Then I took some Whipped Spackle and added some to the center and around the embossed butterflies. Then I took my little poker pen and made some swirls in the Whipped Spackle.
 

 
I decided I wanted to break up the pattern a little so I cut this into 4 squares and put a white mat behind each piece. I also added some faux stitching around each square.

 
After applying then to my card base with the foam dots I decided to take some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and mix some of the Acqua Dolce Gelatos® into it making this gorgeous color that you will just love! I then added this to the corners of my card.
 
 
I used my Spellbinders Dies and my Lili of the Valley Quotables for the sentiment. I added some of my Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, ribbon and lace... and voila!
 



Friday, September 19, 2014

Bloom Girl Art Canvas.

Hey there my crafty peeps!
It's my turn to post on the Bloom Girls DT Blog.
 I have used Bloom Girl Jing. She's just gorgeous! Honestly I had no clue where this was going. I wanted it to be black and white.. then I thought I'd add pops of pink. Then somehow blue-green got in there! LOL!
 
I do love the way it came out though.
 
I have a coloring video I did on Coloring 980191 Bloom Girl Jing. I was hoping to have it up today. But -- Time has not allowed. So, next week it will have to be!

Don't forget about our Bloom Girl Challenge.
 Also Prima Marketing Inc. is having a Contest with the Bloom Girl Totes! So check it out and join the fun!




 
Challenges
 
 
 
Supplies
 
Prima -980191 Bloom Girl Jing
Prima - 846572 Optimist 6x6
Prima - Bloom Brads
Prima - Bloom Collection Flowers/Roses
Prima - Bloom Chevron Stamp
The Crafters Workshop Stencil
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Lili of the Valley - Script Background
Heidi Swapp Sticker 'Beautiful'
 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

LOTV Blog Hop!!!!

New Stamps at Lili of the Valley!!

Hi everyone, we have a new release that will be available online for you all to buy on Monday September 22nd. So get your wishlists ready!! If you are a lucky crafter that happens to live by Lili of the Valley these gorgeous stamps will be in the shop on Saturday.

There are 6 new stamps and will be giving away 2 sets to any random commenter from the hop so be sure to comment on all the blogs! The winner will be announced Friday.

Now for my card.. I have used Annabel Camping. I adore this character.
These are also Lili of the Valley's Papers, Country Meadow. I could use these over and over they are so pretty!


I have also done another You Tube video of me coloring this little cutie with my Copics!
So be sure to scroll all the way down.

 





 
 
Skin- E000, E00, E11, E13, W5,
Cheeks - R30, R32
Hair - E41, E43, E44, W7
Shirt - E41, E43, E44, W7
Puppy - N0, N3, N5
Bows - Y26, Y21
Tent - RV000, RV10, R81, R85, E17, E41, E43, E44
Ground - E0000, E30, E31, E33, W5
Grass - G28, G24, N5
Flowers - Y21, Y26, R81, R85
Sky - E0000, E41, B00, B000, B0000, Y21, C00, R30
 
Challenges
 All Sorts - Sugar and Spice
Creative Romance- Anything Goes
Inspired By Stamping - Color Scheme
 


Friday, September 12, 2014

My Little Crafting Space Tour!

 
 I've had these photos for EVER!!!!
I can't believe I never posted these.. of course I have all my crap in there and I'm in need of a good de-stashing, now! So I can't show you how I have everything organized in there.. Another day!

My ever so talented Uncle built this for me! We designed it together and I watched him build this masterpiece in my garage in the course of a month in a half.

I've been crafting for 8 years now and it sure is amazing I can still stay this condensed. I forget things I have in here.. I can't imagine having an entire room of stuff!

I ♥♥♥ my Armoire! It's about 6 1/2 feet tall and over 5 feet long. ♥

Here it is......
 
 
 
 
 

 
Here's a photo of the Computer Armoire I had before ...
 


 
 
I have peg boards on each side of the doors. To hang all my goodies.
 
Those brown rails are for my punches.
 
My little cubbies are for my markers.

The bottom doors open and I have paper slots for my patterned papers. I had them categorized by seasons, events etc. But have recently started separating them by manufacture, for my Design Team purposes.
 


I have a pull out desk, with folding legs that come down, although they are not down in the photo.
 



 

 
 
 You see that chair in the background... I have decorated my armoire in these colors because I love that chair! I also have painted a wall that same mustard color. So it all ties in with my chocolate colored couch! I'll get some more photos up! I have a tiny little house but I love it so much and have worked so hard for it and everything inside.
 
Thanks for visiting today.
 


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some News, Stuff for Sale, Class Stuff and Stuff!

 
 
Hello everyone.
 
I hope you all had a wonderful week. I have just updated a few things and wanted to share!
 
 
First, I'd like to say I'm very excited to have the opportunity to teach ay Scrapbook Gallery PR in
 BEAUTIFUL PUERTO RICO!
 
Here's the projects we will be creating. You can see more info HERE!
 
 
 
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Other Stuff
 
Next I'd like to share that I have updated my Contact Page so you can ask me questions a lot easier
or if you might be interested in having me teach in your area, or a message about Copics, current classes, blog design etc.
 
I teach locally in Southern California on a monthly basis. 3 Stores 3 different projects every month.
Check out the stores HERE and Like my Facebook page for project pictures!
 
I'm going to be doing a large give away really soon..
 I'm cleaning stuff out and making room for some more!
 
 
If you haven't already seen I made the Limor Webber Design Team!!!
No words can describe my excitement!
 
Last but not least I've updated my Etsy Shop with some cards, journals and other stuff I've recently made. If you are looking for a one of a kind handmade project.. check them out!
 
 
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bloom Girl Bag and Challenge over at Prima Marketing!

I'm so excited to share this next Bloom Girl project with you.
 I have decorated my Prima Marketing Bloom Girl Bag with my Bloom Girl 'Summer' Stamp. I absolutely LOVE the way this came out.
 
I stamped my image and painted it acrylics. I used some bubble wrap for the circles. I love her eye and the way her hair turned out. Her skin was a little tricky. Overall for my first time ever using acrylics and on canvas I'm over the moon with my results!
 
This bag is huge! It also has a zipper and is amazing quality.
 All the ladies at my Class at Custom Impressions Scrapbooking loved it and this might be our project for November so keep an eye out here or my facebook page.
 
You can check out my bag and some of my BloomGirl Design Team Members
 over on the Prima Blog today! There's also an awesome contest to participate in you can read all the details on the Prima Bloom Bag Post!
 
Products Used
 
980214 Canvas tote bag
980160 Summer Bloom Girl Stamp
 



 
 
Challenges
Altered Aclectics - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
 
 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lili of the Valley Christmas Card -- PINK of course!

 
I'm so ready for cooler weather!
Where I live it doesn't get this cold.. but if I take a drive about an hour away I can sure find me some snow. Usually, it's about 70 here in the Winter.. on average. :) Lucky me.
 
Here's my one of many PINK Christmas cards I normally make every year. I love pink a Christmas!
 I also used Lili of the Valley's new Christmas Wishes Sentiment Set. This gorgeous paper is also by Lili of the Valley and it's called 'On a High Note'.. pretty good.. it's not even Christmas paper!
 
We have a Monthly Challenge going on and it's for you to use our Pretty Papers!
How fun, right! LOTV is always so generous with prizes so you have to play along for a chance to win!
 
Today's my Monday BOO! I'll be at work Friday - Monday! Hope it's better than last weekend!
Have a creative weekend my crafty peeps!
 





Challenges
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
ABC - S-Shabby Chic
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
 


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

This Friday's Copic Class at Custom Impressions!

 
Here's a card I made using Jamie Dougherty's Bloom Girl Gardenia Stamp. I have also used the No Line Technique. I love this technique. I think her hair came out gorgeous! All of these colors really give her hair a realistic look.

We will be making this card on Friday at Custom Impressions in Bellflower.
(562) 925-5927




 
Challenges
 
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Copic Spain Challenge - Anything Goes
 


Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Challenge at Frosted Designs PLUS a New Video!

Hey there everyone.
Today I have a mixed media layout to share.
I have used lots of different textures. I just love textures and splatters.. I've been a little obsessed with them lately! :o)

This week over at Frosted Designs Challenge Blog we have a new challenge and the theme is Stamping. Go figure, I'd pick THAT as my topic, as I am hosting this challenge. I have used the GORGEOUS stamp from Prima Marketing. Jamie Dougherty's Bloom Girl Stamps are simply amazing and you have so much room for experimenting with Copics! I LOVE IT!
I have used the Frosted Designs August Kit, 'Summer's End'. I've also used Gelatos and molding paste. I just love all of the layers using all of these different mediums. Here's a little video on putting my creation together. Enjoy!


 

 

 
 

 


 
Have a wonderful day!
 
 
Challenges
Southern Girls - All About Texture
Copic Marker Europe - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Scrap around the world - Photo Inspiration Top left photo

 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bloom Girl Mixed Media page!

 
Happy Wednesday, all!
 It's something I NEVER do. I completed a project and left it 'uncolored'! Shocking, right!?

It's my turn to post over on the Bloom Girls Design Team Blog. If you haven't checked it out you really need to! We have a monthly challenge all you have to do is be inspired by our inspiration photo and share it with us!
 
I used my Gelatos and I really love these nifty little things! The colors are gorgeous, I just love the way they blend. I used my favorite Bloom Girl 'Summer'. I love this stamp, she's so beautiful and you can do so much with her. If you haven't gotten this stamp yet you can find out where to get this one and any of Jamie's other Bloom Girl Products HERE.

I plan on doing a YouTube video to show you how I color her. If you haven't checked out my YouTube Channel.. please do. I have Copic videos and 1 mixed media card.. more mixed media to come, too.
 
 





 
 Challenges:
Just Us Girls - Color Scheme
Tok Bobok - Mixed Media
Mixed Media - Molding Paste
Paper Wings - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Art Word Wednesday - Anything Goes
 
 
 


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!!!