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!


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge - Color Scheme


Project Life Week 1.
 
I'm a little behind with my Project Life project.. already, like I knew I would be.
It's ok though, as long as I take notes each week.. :)

I have just fallen in love with this whole Project Life idea. I think it's so much easier than Scrapbooking and you focus more on the memory of what you are doing. Plus, I love all the little pockets! I have used my digi-papers Spring Love and I've also made some little Tags and Arrows to match the papers AND some 3x4 Journal Cards! You can view them all in my Etsy Shop!

I also have used some tags from Chic Tags,flair buttons from ShopEvalicious, Wood veeners and alphabets from Studio Calico, Kaiser Craft Alphabets, My Minds Eye brads. Some of the brads and tags are AC - Dear Lizzy.
The image I used is the Saturated Canary Stamp, 'Lilliana'. These images have so much character and emotion I think I want to try to include one on every Project Life week. This way I can still color and see how my coloring changes over time. :)

I made this for this weeks challenge at Saturated Canary. We are having a color scheme. You need to use 3 of the colors in the pallette.

I hope you like my page!
 Have a great rest of the week!
 

 





Monday, January 28, 2013

Lili of the Valley Spring Blog Hop and Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge!

Good morning crafters, thanks for stopping by!

Today we’re holding a
Lili of the Valley sneaky peek blog hop to celebrate the launch of the gorgeous new
 Spring stamps!

The first 6 were released last week and the remaining 11 will be available on the 30th January
There are 9 more super cute rubber stamps and also 2 new clear sets (an alphabet and some stitching borders)


You will be able to buy all the stamps on the
Lili of the Valley website from midday on Wednesday 30th (UK time) and you will also be able to get them at their showroom in Leeds if you are near enough to visit


The fantastic Design Team are all taking part, you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card. Hopefully you will pick up lots of ideas and inspiration along the way


We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure that you visit them all. We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and 2 winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those 2 blogs.
Each winner will get the 2 sets of clear stamps and also 6 rubber stamps of their choice from the new designs .


Here's a list of all the blogs taking part ...and remember you will need to visit them all to have the best chance of winning;

Ideas to Inspire
Anne
Bev  
Dawny
Dena
Elise
Fleur
Gretha
 Lou
                        
Mindy < you are here
Moni
Pops

There's also a new challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts. Our theme is Anything Goes.
I hope you will join us at Wild Orchid Crafts, too!

The papers I used are from Little Darlings and yes they are designed by me:). This collection is called
 Fruit Basket. I used my new die I got from my dear friend Irina at
 La La Land and the cute little red tab is from my buddy Veronica at Chic Tags. Thank you!  




Supplies
Ink - Memento an Copics
Accessories - SU ribbon, Kaiser Craft butterfly


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Take me out to the .. Saturated Canary Challenge...

A little late..
 
..but here's my card for the current Challenge at Saturated Canary. Our theme is to use an
image that reminds you of a movie. I chose this adorable new Saturated Canary Rubber Stamp, available at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, her name is 'Pitcher'. I absolutely LOVE her!
Can you guess my movie...
 
'A League of their Own'!
I love that movie! I used to watch it ALL the time as a kid.
 
So, what do you all think of these fabulous new Little Darlings Designer Papers.
(that I created :) ) These are the papers from the 'Summer Sorbet Collection'. I just Love, Love these!!
 Oh, and whatcha think of the new sentiment I used.. Cute, huh?! I did those too!
This one I'm using on this card is from the Girls Rock Sentiment set.
 
Well, I hope you will join us over at the Saturated Canary Challenge.
 
 




 
 
Supplies
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Studio Calico wood venners, La La Land Heart Pennant Banner Die,Su hardware, misc button, 


Monday, January 21, 2013

Magnolia-licious Love Blog Hop!

It's time for a Magnolia-licious Hop!
 
Our theme is Love and Anything but a card.. you can include a card though. :)
If you didn't come from my buddy Sharon's blog then please start at the beginning of the hop on the Magnolia-licious Blog.
 
I got this basket at Hobby Lobby for about $5. I love the way it opens.
 I just covered the top with the new #3068 Tilda with Heart Socks from the new
Magnolia Love Collection. I made little hearts with my copics to make it look like she's throwing tiny hearts. It came out pretty cute!
 
 Next stop on the Hop is Cheryl.
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supplies
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Hobby Lobby Basket, misc ribbon, white gel pen, stickles.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Stamp Release at LOTV!

 
It's time for a new release at Lili of the Valley.
I have a sneak peek for you all. I 'tried' and I really emphasize the 'tried' because I think I could have done better... with the coloring. I was trying to go for the old fashion look.. you know those photos with the little boy and girl and they are black and white or sepia and have a red rose? Well, that's what I wanted this to look like. :)
 
Today is my little girl's Birthday. My baby is 6. I offially do not have a child 5 and under..
Now I feel old.... well, not really.
 
I also wanted to remind everyone about Jacque's Sunday Sensations Candy!
 
 
Have a great day everyone!
 
Challenges
Basic Grey - Something New
 
 
 
 
 
 Supplies
Paper - Basic Grey
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Studio Calico wood veeners, SU eyelets and hardware,
 La La Land Pennant Die (Thank you Irina!!!!! Hugs!!)
 
 


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Challenge at Wild Orchid Crafts - Roses ... a little late.

 
 
Hi there everyone!
 
I'm a little late with my card. Here's my card for the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge.
Our theme is Roses. Pretty easy considering Wild Orchid Crafts has the most beautiful roses ever!

I've used this adorable Lili of the Valley image, Fairy with Dove. I have also used some of
 Little Darlings new designer papers, 'Summer Sorbet', which I have designed. I LOVE these papers! Love, Love, Love them!!!!
 
I completely forgot to take photos of this card before leaving for CHA and I already don't have access to the card anymore. I'm so mad!! So it's a phone picture..

Well, tomorrow I'm going to get my hair done! I'm so excited. :)
 Time for so me time. Relax. Gather thoughts. Plan ideas. Sit.
Ahh.. I can't wait!

Have a great Thursday I hope you will join us at Wild Orchid Crafts!
 
 

Supplies
Ink - Memento and Copics
 


Thursday, January 10, 2013

CHA bound in the morning!!!!

Hello all!!!
I will be leaving for CHA in the early afternoon tomorrow. I will be giving updates and posting photos on Facebook and Instagram!
 
 If you are going please stop by and say hello! I'm going to be in the
 
 Little Darlings booth #1913
and Scor-Pal Booth #2447
 
Here's some sneak peeks of the new Little Darlings Papers that I designed!!
Oh, I've completely fallen in love with Scrapbooking.. again.
Lots more to come!



Fruit Basket Collection
 
Summer Sorbet Collection
 
 
 I hope you like the papers so far! I'll be back with an update soon!
 
 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I love..Tilda with Love.

Hi there everyone!
 
Such a busy last few weeks.
 I have a class tonight at This and That Scrapbooking in Chino Hills.
I leave for CHA on Friday.
I'll be in the Little Darlings Rubber Stamp and Scor-Pal Booths!
 
I've been busy making samples and enjoying all the crafting time I've been able to do over Christmas break. The kiddos went back to school this past Monday.. so no more jammie days. :(
 
If you'd like to see some of my sneak peek samples for CHA
follow me on Instagram @StampinMindy also on Facebook!
 
I got my Magnolia-licious DT Package last week from the lovely Diana and I just LOVE the new
Love Collection. If you haven't
noticed my fellow dt sisters and I are coloring the images for the store samples so you can see how beautiful they look once they are brought to life. If you haven't seen them I suggest you pop on over to Magnolia-licious take a gander and bring your bib for the drooling over these coloring masterpieces! I have used the #317 Tilda with Love and she's so cute!
 I love her fluffy apron!!
I also sat in bed and came up with a new digi paper collection.
Spring Love. You can pop on over and have a look in my Etsy Store!
Have a great day all!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supplies
Stamps - #317 Tilda with Love, LOTV Sentiment
Ink - Memento and Copics
 





Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Scrapbook Page with Lili of The Valley!


I have a Scrapbook page to share today.
 I just love the way this page came out. These Lili of the Valley clear stamp sets are so perfect to coordinate in your scrapbooking.. which is one of my New Year Resolutions.
 
I've got a busy week coming up, I'm teaching at This N That Scrapbook store in Chino Hills on Wednesday, my kids go back to school and I'm doing last minute things for CHA because I leave Friday! Thank God I don't have to go anywhere far! Anaheim is about 40 min away.
 
Enjoy your weekend!
 


Supplies
Ink - Memento, Copics, Distress Inks



Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blog Candy Winner!!

Hello Everyone!
 
Thank you to all of you who entered my Candy.
 
The random winner of my candy is.
 
 
 
I also wanted to choose another winner just because I truly am grateful for each and every one of you who read my blog, leave me comments and encourage me to keep on craftin!
 
So ...
 
Sinnika will also win a surprize package from me, too!
 
 
Will both of you please email me your mailing addresses at
StampinMindy AT Yahoo.com.
 
Thanks again everyone!
 
I will be back soon with some more candy!
 
 

G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S!

Hey there crafty peeps!
I have a new card for you today for the new Challenge at Saturated Canary. Our theme this week is to choose an image based on a song that inspired you. I chose the image Blanche and my song is
Fergie's Glamorous song. She was so much fun to color. Wanna here something funny and probably a little strange. This image reminds me of my mom! LOL!!!! From the hair to her busty figure. :) Some of us (me) weren't THAT lucky!! LOL!!! Ok.. probably TMI.
 
I hope you all have a glamorous day and will join us for the challenge!
 



Supplies
Stamps - Saturated Canary - Blanch
Paper - Basic Grey
Ink - Memento and Copics
Wild Orchid Crafts - 25mm purple rose, cream sweetheart blossoms, 10mm pale pink rose, 6mm vanilla rosebud, 4mm vanilla rosebud, pearl brad, purple pearls, 15mm purple rose, black satin ribbon

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mega Candy!!!!!!!!!

Hello my crafty peeps!
I have some blog CANDY for you all!
 
I really want to kick off the new year with a bang and I'd like to hit that 2,000 follower mark!
Actually I think it would be cool to have 2013 followers to bring in 2013! :)
 
Can I do it?!?!
 
I'm so happy and grateful for everything I have and everything I've done this year.
It's been a struggle..
It's be fun..
It's been sad...and happy.
 
My kids are healthy, I'm surrounded by family, I've stepped out of my shell a bit with this whole crafting world. Not only do I love every bit of creating I get to stay home and see my kids grow up, help in their classes.. I really am ..lucky!
 
With all of this being said I have a few things out that I've been working on.
 
First is my new class at Color me Creative.
Shades of Grey.
Catchy, right?
 
 
Pre-registration is up and you can read all about my class and see the Supply list HERE.
 
 
Next thing I have to share is my newest Digi Paper Collection.
Which is now available in my Etsy Store!
 
I love this collection.
It will work great with Winter cards still and great for Valentine's, too!
 
 
I also have made a matching tag sheet. I really want to start a Project Life Scrapbook..
Hopefully I will get to in the new year.
 
You can view the tag sheet in my Etsy Store.
 
 
Ok, Now for my candy.
 
A bunch of Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
3 Lili of the Valley Stamps - Starry Bunny, Cho with Parasol, Little Mermaid 1
3 Little Darlings - Up, Up and Away, Slow and Steady, Kowabunga
3 Whimsy Stamps - Frog, Cat, Kenny K
3 Magnolia Tilda - 1 Edwin and 7 Accessories
 
 
All you have to do is become a follower and spread the news of my
candy picture by linking this post!
 
Oh, and link up to Mr. Linky!
 
Feel free to follow me on Pinterest, Etsy, or Facebook oh and Instagram @StampinMindy!
 
 


Happy New Year - Party till it's 2013!!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
 
I love this New Years Tilda. She's an ole party animal! Since today is the first of the month, there's a new challenge over at Magnolia-licious Highlites! Our theme is Anything Goes. Which really made this easy considering I had this image colored from my new Copic Class, 'Shades of Grey' at CMC.
These are once again my Cold Hearted Papers. I wanted to show how versitale they are, plus I already had them printed and I've been making samples for CHA so my craft armoire is a MESS!!!!
Like, really a mess!!
 
Anywho, I hope you all have a wonderful start to your New Year.
 
I will be back sometime tomorrow with the winner of my candy,
probably wont be until the evening, it's my Nana's funeral. :(

Challenges
Magnolia Down Under - Anything Goes
 
 




 
Supplies
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - MS heart punch, cheesecloth.