Monday, January 31, 2011

Love to Cook... a recipe box!

Hello there! I'm scheduling this post, since I'm at CHA!!! Wahoo!!!! LOL :)

Here's my project for the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge. Our theme  is "love" I made a recipe box that says Love to Cook! Which I do! I would do it a lot more if everyone in my household wasn't so darn picky! I actually made this for Diana to display Mini Magnolia World at CHA. I also made made matching recipe cards too, which I'll show you another day :)

I used so many flowers on here, I'm so happy with the way it came out.
Have a lovely day! I know I will!

Challenges

Paperplay - Layer it up
Paper Romance - Anything but a card







Supplies
Paper - SU and copic xpress it blending card
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft flowers - White Hellebores, Red Wild Roses, Red Poppies, Blue and White Cherry Blossoms, 15mm peach roses, 10mm blue roses, 8mm White roses, white gypsophilas, Brown Small flat Gardenia, Prima Pearl Swirls, Magnolia Tilda Lace Doo Hicky Die, RRR Ribbon, Bakers Twine, misc button, mini tag, Stickles.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Just Magnolia and Fussy and Fancy.... and it's not pink, LOL!

Happy Friday!! Only 2 more days till I'm on my way to CHA! I'll be there Sunday afternoon hopefully! I'm so excited, I really need a 2 day get away. I haven't had one in... well never! LOL :)

I made this card for Fussy and Fancy our theme is Valentines without pink and red. This is also for Just Magnolia our theme over there is spots or dots. My background paper is a spotty design, it's a little hard to tell with all the layers and stuff. This card reminds me of my friend Angie. She's always using earthy tones, I just need to learn how to do her gorgeous background. She just started a Copic and Distress ink class you can check it out HERE! I used my basic grey paper pad which Angie sent me a few months back! I just love these colors and patterns!

Well, I will be taking lots of photos at CHA and will post them next week. I will have my Wild Orchid Craft Challenge post scheduled for Monday and Tuesday Magnolia-licious Monthly Challenge will be up.

Have a great weekend all!


Challenges

Just Magnolia - Going Dotty
Fussy and Fancy - Valentines with no Red or Pink
Stamptacular Sunday - 3 Papers, 3 Flowers, 3 ribbons
iCopic - Teal, Blue, Moss
Magical Monday Challenge - Flowers
Basic Grey - Flower Power
Papertake - Sketch








Supplies
Stamps - #373 Honey Tilda, #517 Old Bench
Papers - Basic Grey, SU
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - Wild Rose Blue, White Cherry Blossoms, Pearl Hearts, Blue Ribbon, Individual Crystals, Zva crystal swirls, SU ribbon, Martha Stewart heart border punch and branch punch, Circle nestie, Stickles misc buttons.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Charisma Guest Designer :)

Hi there! This week I was asked to be Guest Designer over at CharismaCard Challenge! How could I turn that down?! :) The theme this week is Love/Valentines. I just love this time of year.. not because the whole love, mushy, mushy but because I can really go all out with pink! It's my favorite color to use, and the best color EVER! LOL :) I used my new stamps from my Magnolia Sweden Package! The Valentine's Magnolia Ink was also in my package and it's beautiful!!! I'm so grateful to be in a magazine with the amazingly talented Magnolia Design Team! I'm very proud to say all of the projects I sent made it into the Magazine. :)

Well here's my card for Charisma, I hope you like it. I will be back Friday with my Fussy and Fancy and Just Magnolia card! Have a great day!

Challenges

Charisma - Love/Valentines
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
CLP - Sketch
Beary Scrap - Friendship/Love
Flowersoft - Aything Flowersoft
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by your favorite color (pink)
Paper Sundaes - Distressing









Supplies
Papers - Bo Bunny and SU Xpress Copic Blnding card
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - 25mm Pink Rose, Pink Cherry Blossom, 15mm pink rose, 8mm pink rose, 4mm pink rosebud, pearl hearts, Pink Crystals, Blue Bakers Twine, RRR Ruffled Ribbon, FlowerSoft, Nesties, Magnolia Doohicky Die.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bon Voyage Stamp Winner!!

Thanks to all who entered in my candy and for all of the wonderful comments. You guys are so super sweet!

and the winner is........


Random Integer Generator


Here are your random numbers:



46 Timestamp: 2011-01-21 17:47:11 UTC

That's Frances!! Congratulations!
Please email me at stampinmindy(AT)yahoo.com and give me your mailing address so I can get this stamp out to you ASAP!

I will have some Valentines Candy up next week!!! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!





Yippie ... I'm Going to CHA.... and Just Magnolia card :)

Happy Friday everyone! Well yesterday was my baby's birthday. Katie is 4 years old now. I feel like that's the official age of non baby/toddler. Now she's a kid (stuck in a 2 year olds body) She's REALLY small for her age. Great things come in small packages, right?

I have a card for Just Magnolia. Our challenge is a sketch, by Donalda. Such a fabulous sketch it is too. I hope you can come play along.

I'm getting really excited CHA is next week and I'll be there on Sunday - Tuesday. I get to meet some amazing friends I have made through my design teams...I will be in the Scor-Pal booth with my design team sisters from Magnolia-licious Diana, Angie, Barb, Suzanne and hopefully I will be able to make it over to the Stampavie booth so I can meet my Just Magnolia sister Michelle. Anyone else who's going to CHA be sure to come say hi!!!! :)

That's all for now I've got TONS to do!

Challenges

Just Magnolia - Sketch
Craft your days Away - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Gems, Glitter, Ribbon
Lexi's Creations - Say it with Love
Corrosive - Pearls and Lace
Flowersoft - Anything Flowersoft
Stamp Something - Cute







Supplies
Papers - Magnolia and SU!
Ink - Memento, Distress inks and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers - Flat Small pink gardenia, 25mm pink roses, 15mm white roses, 10mm blue roses, 8mm white roses, Lace, SU ribbon, Spellbinders labels 16, Flowersoft.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Magnolia-licious Calendar Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Magnolia-licious Monthly Blog Hop! This month all of the Design Team has made calendar pages, I had June and July. A few months ago my friend and dt sister Angie came up with the calendar idea. We all sent our pages to Angie and she put together the calendar and sent it to Diana for Christmas. Diana sent the sweetest email once she recieved it. We all wished we could have been there to see her open it.

If you haven't started at the beginning on the hop please start at the Magnolia-licious Highlights blog. The next on the hop is our lovely and talented Cheryl! I cant wait to see all the girls pages! I hope you enjoy our hop!

Dont forget to check out the new Be Mine Magnolia Ink and the You are so Special Collection!

Challenges
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Pile it on - Anything Goes






I am actually really late for this post and so tired, It's 12:30AM, my little one is sick and sleeping and I'm too tired and lazy to open my armoire and dig out all the names of the paper.. so instead I'm going to do a candy for the hop! That's better anyways right??

I have an extra Bon Voyage stamp which are the stamps I've used for both these pages. Leave you name in the Mr. Linky and I will draw a winner by Friday January 21st

All you have to do is be a follower and spread the word!

Thanks always for the lovely comments. I enjoy them so much!
Here's what you could win!





Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wild Orchid Craft Challenge 'Sentimental'

Hello friends :)  Today I have a card for Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge. I had a lot of fun making this card, it's different than what I'm used to making. I truly love this Sugar Nellie image. It reminds me of my Great-Grandmother, Honey who passed last May. She had a doll that looked very similar to this image. She kept it in a small rocking chair up on the loft in their house in Bishop, Ca. Funny thing was all of us grand-children were affraid of it so it was always taken to the basement everytime we got there. LOL! Ahh memories!

I'm very happy to share with you all that Wild Orchid Crafts is now selling Self Adhesive Crystals!! I love to use crystals and pearls. There's so many different colors and for a great price! Check out the NEW PRODUCTS page! If you haven't ordered from Wild Orchid you are truly missing out on some great product and AMAZING customer service! I'm such a lucky girl to be on this design team! Such amazing new product is coming soon as well, I cant wait to tell you all!!

Well I'll be back later with Magnolia-licious Calendar Blog Hop!

Challenges

Wild Orchid Crafts - Sentimental
Pile it on - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome
Stampsomething - Anything Goes
Basicgrey - Dots or Spots







Supplies
Stamps - Sugar Nellie Image, Inky Impressions Sentiment
Paper - Basicgrey, Su, Xpress it copic blending card
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - Brown Flat Gardenia, Brown Cherry Blossom, Peach rose buds, Peach 15mm rose,Brown Crystals, Lace is from Jennifer Priest, Magnolia Tilda Lace die, SU ribbon, Martha Stewart heart punch, Clear Snap ColorBox Archival Dye Cat's Eye Mudslide .

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Best thing to hold on to........

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I have a card today using my most favorite technique, masking. I used the normal sized hearts from the Wedding Collection, and the mini Tilda from the Yummy for your Tummy Collection. I LOVE masking. I cannot say it enough, you can make such different looking cards with the same stamps!!!

This card is for Just Magnolia our theme is My Favorite Thing.. well it's pink and has lots of flowers and Magnolias so that just about sums it up! It's also my sketch for the Fussy and Fancy Challenge!

Well I'm off, I have to finish laundry, get ready and go get the kids. Today's their early day, then we are going to visit my Nana. I haven't seen her since Christmas and she's so lonely since Papa passed. So the kids and I get some quality time with Nana. Yippie!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ohh Dont forget to order the Be Mine Magnolia Ink!

Challenges

Just Magnolia - My Favorite Things (Pink and WOC flowers)
Fussy and Fancy - My Sketch
Totally Tilda - Roses and Ribbon
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Love is in the Air








Supplies
Stamps - #388 Mini Dinner Tilda, #654 Wedding Banner, #741 Mini The best thing to hold on Sentiment
Paper - SU and DoveCraft and Xpress it Copic Blending card
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - Pink 25mm Wild Roses, White Cherry Blossoms, HIP Rose buds, 15mm pink roses, 8mm pink roses, 8mm white roses, Martha Stewart Ribbon and punches, ZVA Pearls, Star dust stickles.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lili of the Valley Sketch!

Hello there my blogging buddies! I was working on cards all day yesterday. I haven't done that in quite a while. I just loved the sketch over at Lili of the Valley, so once I was done with design team stuff I decided to make a card for the challenge, I made their deadline by like 2 hours. :)

My shoulder is finally better, thank you to all who wished me better! I always get so many wonderful comments. My resolution this year is to comment more. I hop around so many blogs and see so many beautiful projects and always loose track with commenting. Shame on me!

I wanted to tell you all about my dear friend Angie's Copic/Distress coloring class over on My Creative Classroom. Angie has such an amazing and unique look to her coloring. Jaw dropping gorgeous skills if you ask me!

I hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by!

Challenges
Lili of the Valley - Sketch
Paper Sundaes - Circles
ABC DT Challenge - Baby it's cold outside
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Anything Goes
DoubleDutch - A scene
Stamp with Fun - Snow
Oh Alice - Winter Memories






Supplies -
Stamp - Lili of the Valley
Paper - X press Copic blending card, DCWV, SU
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - White Cherry Blossoms, blue and white 15mm rose, White HIP Rose Buds, 8mm Rose, Self Adhesive pearls, Martha Stewart Ribbon, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Circle Nestie, Heart pendant Nesties, Star Dust Stickles.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cupcake Anyone???

Hi my blogging buddies! I have had a tough week. On Tuesday morning I pulled a muscle in my neck and shoulder, the pinching was so bad when I got out of bed I broke out in a cold sweat and was so dizzy I went to the floor. I was in bed all day that day. It's still sore and hurts when I drive. :( It is getting better though!

I just love this card. These Mini Magnolias are so much fun to work with. I masked all of the cupcakes and I'm so happy with how it came out. I just want to eat up those cupcakes! This card is for Just Magnolia this week. Our challenge is 'Anything Goes' with buttons being optional. I hope you will join us in our challenge.

Challenges

Just Magnolia- Anything Goes (optional buttons)
Beary Scrap - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - New Beginnings (no sweets.. we'll see ;))
Creative Card Crew - New Beginnings (No sweets)
Papertake - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Something old (paper)
Paper Sundae- New (stamp)
Bunny Zoes - Sparkle and Shine
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Something New with Ribbon








Supplies
Ink - Memento, Copics
Paper - Magnolia, misc, SU, Xpress Blending card
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - Yellow Cherry Blossoms, Blue Cherry Blossoms, White Cherry Blossom, White and Pink 20mm Rose, 15mm pink rose, 10mm pink roseHIP Rose Buds, SU buttons, RRR Ribbon, deckled nesties, dazzling diamonds.