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!
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Monday, February 28, 2011

A Coffee Bucket for Wild Orchid's Anything Goes Challenge!

Hello there! I have a project I made for a friend of mine. She has this bucket to keep her coffee packets in. I was over her house and seen it and I had to offer to decorate it for here. Anyways she's been waiting patiently for me to decorate it. I've had it for probably close to or over a month now. Well I finally did it. I'm glad I waited actually because my Sugar Nellie Stamps came in and this Luv a Latte Simply Sassy stamp is perfect for it!

This is also my project for Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge. Our theme for the next 2 weeks is anything goes. I hope you will be able to play along. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Challenges

Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp -Coffee n Cream
Ribbon Girl - Cream, Pink and Brown
Crafty Catz - Make something for a friend 
Stamp Something - Flowers
The Craft pad - Something Yummy for Your Tummy
Sketchy Colors - Pink and Beige





Supplies
Stamps - Luv a Latte Simply Sassy Stamp, The paper company coffee stamp set
Papers - SU, Echo Park papers
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft flowers - 25mm wild roses, white cherry blossoms, brown cherry blossom, Autumn gold 15mm rose, 8mm pink rose, brown crystals, Really Reasonable Ribbon, double white rufflesdouble brown ruffles, Su ribbon, misc lace, thickers letters.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lili of the Valley Circle Card!

I cannot believe it's been over a week since I last posted. My kids have been sick and of course I started coming down with it too. For 6 days I didn't get more than 2-3 hours of sleep at a time. I would check one of them, give them medicine, and wait for it to kick in go back 20 minutes or so later to make sure the fever was going down, then I would feel ok to fall asleep. Then the other would wake up. Plus I was setting my alarm clock every few hours to give them medicine. My poor Belle still has no voice, but I know she's feeling better. I HOPE next week is back to normal!!!!!!

I had a few hours to make a card and I really wanted to make a circle card. Angie is GDT over at Lili of the Valley and her card is drop dead gorgeous.. just looking at it gives me so much inspiration. As her cards normally do! I went with bright colors once again. I really wanted to use this new FlowerSoft that I got. It's sooooo pretty I  just love that stuff!!!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Challenges

Flowersoft - Spring
Papertake - Sketch
Sweet Stampin - Oh So Girly
Stamp Something - Flowers
Color Create - Lime, Melon, Orange
Sweet Stamps - Flowers







Friday, February 18, 2011

Happily in love with you.

Hello friends! I am really late with this card. My kids have been sick. It's been a mess! Fevers and coughing and ER visits! Today they are all home and driving me insane! Today is a really, really bad day! I will not go into all the details!

This card is for Just Magnolia, our theme this week is 'Love you'. I had a little trouble using hese new colors I got. It's really a bright color and I'm not used to using brights. Over all I guess it came out ok.

Well This is short and sweet.. have a great weekend!

Challenges

Just Magnolia - Love you
Simon Says Stamp - Make your own embellishments (butterfly)
Desert Island - Sparkle, Swirls and Border punch
Samuel Taylors - Use Copics






Supplies
Stamps - #3050 Tilda with Heart Lace, Make it Crafty sentiment
Paper - SU card stock, 3 bugs in a rug
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts flowers - Deep Pink Wild Roses, Pinks Floral Foundations, 8mm pink roses, 4mm pink rosebud, 10mm pink rose15mm 2 tone blue rose, SU and misc ribbon, Zva crystal swirls, deckled rectangular nestie,  MS border punch and stickles.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Valentine for my significant other...

Ok, a day late for this but you know what.. it's so cute therefore.. worth the wait. :) I made this for my signifcant other for Valentine's day. I used my new LOTV stamp that my dear friend Angie gave to me. This is such a fun image to color, as all their stamps.

Yesterday I went to Fountian Valley to the iCopic store. I met Ashley the owner and she's just the sweetest. Her and I have been emailing for about a month. I'm going to be teaching a Copic class on March 12th, if anyone is in the Southern California area and would like to attend. She will have more info on the iCopic Blog this week. I'm soooooo excited!! While I was there I was able to get some refills and markers for my Valentine's present! YAY me!!!!

I just love doing this background. Suzanne has an amazing tutorial on her blog. I was lucky enough to see her in action at CHA. She has amazing Copic skills!! This is also like Angie's distress background, which I LOVE but feel as if I have't got that down yet... LOL!
Here's my card...

Challenges

Lili of the Valley - Sketch
Stamping Scrapping - Pink
Card Makin Mamas - Valentines
Frosted Designs - Love
Stamp Something - For your Valentine







Supplies
Paper - SU and Colorbok
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid - Pink Wild Rose, 15mm 2tine pink rose, 8mm pink rose buds, 10mm pink roses, 8mm white roses, Pink Pearls, pearl hearts, My Favorite things Scallop die, SU silk ribbon, circle punch, stickles.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Card!

Hello everyone! Last month my card was chosen over at Bunny Zoe's to be guest designer this month! I'm so excited. I decided to use one of the adorable Nellie Snellen Stamps. I have never seen the line of their stamps before and they are all just darling! The challenge over at Bunny Zoe's is Spring. I decided to make a Spring Birthday card.

This is also the card for Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge. Our Challenge is a lovely sketch by Bev. I hope you will join us, there's an amazing prize package of goodies from Wild Orchid Crafts too!

Well I'm off I hope you all have a wonderful day. I will be back tomorrow with another card. :)

Challenges

Wild Orchid Crafts - Sketch
Bunny Zoe - Spring
Paper Cutz - Butterflies
Stamptacular -  Lovin from the oven






Suppies
Paper - Basic Grey and SU
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers - Flat Flowers, Pink and Yello Cherry BlossomsBlue Aster Dasies, 8mm Pink roses, 15mm pink 2 tone roses, pink self adhesive crystals, Lace,  Martha Stewart branch punch, Zva pearls, misc ribbon and stickles.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Valentine..... that I didn't want to give up!

Hello everyone! I have a Valentines card that my daughter asked me to make for her teacher. I REALLY didn't want to give it up. I think it came out adorable! I used the Stampavie Kitty and Puppy and masked Tilda with many hearts behind them. Isn't it cute!!!! I will be doing this again with this Stampavie stamp. They go great with Tilda.

I hope you have a great day.... I'm off to... make something :)

Challenges
Card Makin Mamas - Valentines
Cute card Thursday - Flowers and Hearts
Stamping Scrapping - Valentines
Paper Sundaes - 2 or more images
Challenge up your life - Monochrome
Make it colorful -  Shadow and depth






Supplies
Paper - Colorbok papers and SU
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories- Wild Orchid Craft flowers - 25mm pink rose, white aster dasies, 8mm pink rose, Really Reasonable Ribbon and bakers twine, Stickles, Square doily, misc button and brads.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Two cards for two dear friends!

**Long post, scroll all the way down for my second card**

Good morning! I have had a rough week. My son has been really sick and has been home the majority of the week. He has a really bad ear infection, which ended up rupturing his eardrum on Tuesday. Talk about scary! :( He's doing better though. Hopefully in 2 weeks when I take him for a check-up, it's healing right.

I made this card the day before I left for CHA. I gave it to Diana.. boy did we sure have a Magnolia-licious Party alright! I cannot even begin to describe how much I enoyed the mini vacation!

I just LOVE these new stamps. Birthday's are all year and I will have no problem grabbing these cuties over and over again to make a card! Do you see the Loving Border coming down under the flowers. I LOVE that corner stamp! This card is for the Just Magnolia Challenge, we have a sketch by Mina and it's a fun one! I hope you will join us this week!

Challenges

Copic Creations - Cool Colors
Design Dollies - Purple, Green, Ivory
Magnolia Lovers - Glitter
The Ribbon Girl - Pink and Green






Supplies -
Paper - Martha Stewart, SU
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts flowers - yellow cherry blossom, 20mm pink rose, 15mm purple rose, 10mm white rose, purple 4mm rose buds, Magnolia Swedish Lace Die, SU ribbon, Studio Stickers, Kaiser Pearls, Stickles.


For my next card..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
 ANGIE!!!!!!

Angie isn't allowed on my blog until she gets her card in the mail! LOL I was trying to get her goodies mailed so she could have them by her Birthday (Feb 10th), but with my son being sick it was difficult. As all of you know I LOVE pink and frilly, girly stuff. Angie really likes the deeper tones I really hope she likes her card, what do all of you think?

This card is also for Fussy and Fancy, Our theme over there is Something Sweet. It was intended to use actual sweets on your project, I misunderstood and put some cupcake stickers, which ended up being ok with my design team girls sooooo you can use actual sweets or stamp a sweet.. whatever tickles your fancy!

Challenges

Fussy and Fancy - Something Sweet
Paper Variety - Cupcakes
Cupcake Craft - Seeing red






Supplies
Papers - SU, Pink Pasilee,
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, brown gardenia, 10mm blue rose, peach 4mm rose buds, 6mm vanilla rosebud, Tilda Lace Border, Silk Ribbon, Prima pearl swirl, SU button, Studio Stickers, Stickles and bakers twine.

Sorry for such a long post, if you're still reading, Thank you :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Just Magnolia and hAngler Challenge ... Anything Goes!

Happy Friday! A few weeks ago I was contacted by Marciava, about doing some custom name frames for her and her girls. She gave me the themes, colors and we decided which Tilda would go with the theme. I will be putting up a link in my Etsy Shop once I get a chance. If you are interested in a custom name frame please email me at StampinMindy@yahoo.com 

This is also my project for Just Magnolia and hAngler Challenge Blog. Our theme this week is Anything Goes with Ribbon being the 'optional'. I hope you can come play along with us!

That's all for now. I really want to go and stamp today.. after being so inspired from CHA and getting new goodies I want to go play! Have a great day!

Challenges

Just Magnolia- Anything Goes with Ribbon optional
Paperplay - Stamp it out
ABC - N is for Nesties
Anything Challenge - Butterflies
Oldie but a Goodie - Mermaids, Faries and Dragons
Papertake - Anything Goes with flowers optional
Copic Creations - Cool Colors


Stamps - #306 Little Mermaid Tilda, Seaweed, Sea horse
Paper - SU, Copic Xpress, Chatter Box
Ink - Memento, Copics, Distress Inks
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers - Blue Classic Rose, 25mm Orange Rose, Yellow Cherry Blossom, 15mm White Rose, 10mm Orange rose, Target Dollar ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch, Pink Pasilee Letters.
Papers - SU, Copic Xpress, Magnolia
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers - White Curly Rose, Black Wild Rose, Teal 15mm rose, 15 mm White rose, 8mm white rose, Crystals, White flat flowers, Wire butterflies, Magnolia Swedish Lace Die, Su Ribbon.

Paper - Imaginations, SU, Xpress it,
Ink - Memento, Copics, DI

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pictures from CHA!

Hello everyone! I didn't take very many pictures. I was too busy chatting away. I did get a few, I dont like the way I look in most of them. I honestly take awful pictures, plus I need a better camera. I wanted to bring my big Canon, which is what I use to take pictures of my cards, I didn't have enough room in my purse. So I had to bring my crappy camera!

I got to the Hotel around 4:30 and checked in. Angie and I shared a room my first night and her last night. The room was beautiful we were on the 21st floor. Which is at the very top! There was a beautiful view of LA...


Once again this camera sucks, the white area almost in the center of the top of the hill, is the Hollywood sign.


Here's mine and Angie's room. I actually took these photos on my last night..


When I first arrived to drop off my stuff in the room, Angie put some goodies on my bed. She gave all of us M&Ms with Tilda's on them and they say Magnolia Mini World.. and they are PINK, white and purple.. and PINK!!!! :) LOL She also gave me a beautiful box and filled it with some stamping goodies, stuff I've really been wanting for a while!! You are the BEST Angie thanks so much!!





After the Convention on Sunday night we all rode the shuttle to the JW Marriott and me and Angie went to our room to get ready for dinner. We went to Wolfgang Puck. It was DELICIOUS!!! Angie, Suzanne, Diana and I all got the sea bass, I never had it before, I loved it!

Here's me and Suzanne on the left side of the table, Diana, Angie and Sheila on the other side. Barb was taking the picture. We would have asked the waitress to take all of our picture but she was having enough difficulty just bring our food and drinks.. as it was we had to ask twice for things before we got them :P


We got back to our room a little after 11:30 and Angie and I talked for hours! I think it was after 2:30 AM before we decided to ty to go to bed.. then we were up before 6. We went downstairs for breakfast before she left :(

This was us at breakfast..


We had so much fun together.. I really didn't want her to go :(

Here's some pictures from Monday at CHA.


It goes Me, Barb, Diana, Lisa (in the back) and Sheila!


Here's me in front of the Mini Magnolia World booth. I should have checked my pictures I wish the whole banner was in the picture.. :(



After I ate lunch I walked over to the Stampavie booth to meet my DT pal Michelle from my Just Magnolia DT. It was so nice to meet her and chat for a few minutes. The Stampavie DT samples were amazing. A real treat to see in person.



I colored most of the day with Barb, once I came back from lunch it was time to color with Suzanne for a couple hours. Her coloring just blows me away. It's AMAZING!!!

While me and Barb were coloring we kept noticing our markers acting up so we went over to the Copic booth and I met Marianne Walker. She's so sweet and showed me how to do a "tune up" on my markers! Barb and I both got lessons! :)



On Monday night Barb, Lisa and I went to Trader Vic's for dinner. We had a lot of fun chatting about our blogs and design teams. Tons of fun!

Tuesday morning I woke up and met Diana, Roy, Barb, Shelia and Valerie(who I didn't get any pictures with :(  ) We met for breakfast and headed over for the last day at CHA.  Barbro, the owner of Magnolia Sweden came over to the booth and Diana introduced her to me. It's such a pleasure to meet her. I never thought I would. So here's Diana, Barbro and me. :)


It was so great I had so much fun! Diana has asked me to go to CHA next January in Anaheim next year! I'm so excited. I'm counting down the days already! Next year I will take better pictures and more of them. There's so much I didn't take pictures of, I was having so much fun in the booth with my Magnolia-licious family I didn't want to leave them!

Have a great day I hope you enjoyed reading about my trip!