Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hi there! I'm so late with everything. I'm really trying to get caught up with stuff, and things are not going my way. Lots of interuptions!!!!!

Ok, here's my card for Cute Card Thursday. The theme this week is New Year. I hope you all have a great 2012. Hope to see you join in our challenge!

I used one of the images I colored for my This and That Magnolia Class. One of the techniques I'm showing is to create hardwood floors around your image. I'm planning on the class going up on January 7th or sometime that weekend. It will be $45 but if you pre-register the price is $40. You can Pre-Register HERE. Here's a list of techniques that you will also learn in the class...

-using Mini Tilda as a Large Tilda's reflection in water
-creating water, pond, puddles
-blades of grass around an image
-dotted background
- creating and coloring hardwood floors
-creating and coloring tile floors
-creating a corner room for indoor stamps
-creating a meadow
-rain drops
-snow scene

I'm very excited about this class and I had a lot of fun with these techniques. I hope you will check it out!

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Something New
Samuel Taylors - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley - Coloring

Stamps - Mini #386 Kitchen Tilda, My Digi Sentiment
Paper - ?, Copic Xpress, Magnolia, SU,
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Spellbinders, 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Baby.. it's cold outside...

Hello everyone! I've been a little behind on things the last few days. I feel like all I've been doing is cleaning, putting stuff away, cooking, cleaning... ALL DAY!!! Today I put away all the Christmas stuff. When it's over, it's over.. I can't have it linger through New Years. So I have my house back.. so I can get back to the ole' crafting grind! Tomorrow I will anyways!

I have been working on my next class over at Color me Creative. I have Pre-Registration up. It's called Magnolia Copic Class 3 - This and That. You can read about all the techniques you can learn HERE!

Now for my Little Darlings card, which is fashionably late :). Our theme over at
Little Darlings Challenges is 'Cold'. I used Little Darlings - Snowy Friends. Remember, you do NOT have to use a Little Darlings image to participate. We are starting to have a top 3.. which the entire top 3 will win something! How cool is that!?!? So hurry on over and check it out and join us!

Have a great rest of the week!

Paper - Basic Grey, Copic Xpress, SU
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - MFT border die, SU ribbon, button

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Magnolia Advent Day 27

Magnolia Advent Calender Day 27

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Magnolia is giving a very special gift each day of this month and the month is coming to an end.
So be sure to link up with Mr. Linky for a chance to win a gift from Magnolia Sweden!

You must link up on my Magnolia Blog to Enter!

I wanted to try something different with my Mini Magnolia's, so I took the mini and turned it into the larger Tilda's reflection in the ice. I came out pretty cool I think. Just another reason these mini's are a must! :) I hope you like my card.

Good luck everyone!

Paper - 3 bugs, Copic Xpress, SU,
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - SU ribbon, Stickles

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Here's a card I made for my friend Sherri. She loves pink, like me. I used an image from
 Saturated Canary Etsy shop. I just adore Krista Smiths's art. She's uber talented. You've gotta check out her store if you haven't already.

Well today, or shall I say yesterday, I made 3 cards. It felt like I hadn't made a card in forever. My girls and I also baked some cookies for 'Santa'. We made peanut butter, chocolate chip and sugar. Someone needs to come over and eat them... so I DON'T!

Well, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve.
I'm crossing my fingers that I do..

Saturated Canary - Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Paper - Copic Xpress, ?, SU
Ink - Copics
Accessories - Really Reasonable Ribbon, Stardust Stickles. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I'm late.. I'm late...

Well, this is late! I completely forgot about my this post and I don't know how I did that I LOVE this card. I made this for Cute Card Thursday, the challenge is a sketch. I'll be honest, I thought I was going to have a hard time with it but I LOVE the wa my card turned out. I hope you like it, too.

Almost Christmas! Are you ready?!?!?

Christmas Challenges - Winter or Holiday image
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Everybody Art - Anything Goes
Papertake - Christmas

Stamps - Lili of the Valley
Paper - Basic Grey, Copic Xpress, SU
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - white gel pen,

Monday, December 19, 2011

Deck the halls........

Deck the halls will boughs of holly.. fa la la la la...

Hello everyone! Today we have a new challenge over on Wild Orchid Crafts. Our theme is Christmas Friendship. What doesn't look more friendly than a Tilda decorating using other Tildas?! This is also another card I made for Diana to display at CHA.  I love this paper I used. We don't have a scrapbook store where I live so I have to settle for what I find at Michaels or Joann's. Which usually isn't that great, but when you need some last minute paper you get what you get. This Precious Moments paper is too cute, though! That's why it may look a tad plain, I didn't want to cover it up.

Well I hope you will join us at Wild Orchid Crafts.

Have a wonderful day!

Don't forget about the sale on my Magnolia Copic Classes at Color Me Creative!
My next class is in the works, for those interested.

Wild Orchid Crafts - Christmas Friendship.
Stamptacular Sunday - Pink Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Non- Traditional Christmas Colors

Paper - Precious Moments, SU, Copic xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Pink ribbon, charm,   

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lots of red!

Hi there!

Today there's a new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy. Our theme is Monochrome plus sparkle. I used my 2 Tilda's to create this snow scene. I  covered the snow in star dust stickles for my sparkle. This is one of the cards I made for Diana for CHA, the one I posted yesterday was also for her. If you happen to be at the Anaheim CHA in January I'll be there in the Scor-Pal/Magnolia Mini booth! Yippie!! I cannot wait. I had so much fun last year, I'm honored that Diana asked me to return.

Well I hope you will join us for Fussy and Fancy this week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Fussy and Fancy - Monochrome and Sparkle
Samuel Taylors - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Anything Goes

Paper - Basic Grey, SU, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - SU button and hardware, paper doily, SU ribbon, white gel pen.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tilda's ice skating.

Hello my friends from all over the world!
I have a new card and some things to share with you today. Today over at Cute Card Thursday our challenge is stripes. I've used some striped paper. I masked these mini Magnolia snowy trees behind Ice Skater Tilda and I used my Copics to create the icy pond. How'd I do??? I used my white gel pen to make snow flurries all over.

I just wanted to remind you all about the Magnolia-licious All Wrapped Up Contest. You could win a KINDLE! So hurry on over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for the details.
Well, I've been asked by my friend Bev to join a new challenge blog, it's called Lili's Little Faries. I just couldn't resist! Thanks so much Bev for thinking of little ole me! Jacqui has some candy to share in celebration of this new challenge.

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Stamps - Mini Magnolia Snowy Trees, Mini #331 Ice Tilda, #710 With all my love
Paper - My Minds Eye, Bazzil, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics
 Accessories - Star Dust Stickles

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

 Hello! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. Today we have a new challenge over at Little Darlings. Our theme for this challenge is Christmas. I masked these 2 cuties, Decorating The Tree and All For Me. I wanted to make a round card to resemble a wreath , so I pulled out my Edwin Lace Die to give it that look. Isn't it cute! The sentiment is made by me and you can use it too! Check out my Free Digi Sentiments page!

I hope you will play along at Little Darlings. Remember you do not have to use a Little Darlings image but the prize is greater if you do! :)

Have a great day!


Little Darlings - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
iCopic - Holidays
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas

Stamps - Little Darlings - Decorating The Tree and All For Me
Paper - Basic Grey, SU, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mega Holiday Candy Winner!

Hello peeps!

I'm ready to announce the winner of my CANDY!!! I enjoyed each and every comment I got from everyone. Thank you so much for entering and supporting my blog.

The winner chosen at random is......

Please email me your mailing address at StampinMindy AT

I just cleaned out my stamps and I've got handfuls I haven't used! I'm thinking of doing a bi-weekly candy from now on. How does that sound??

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mega Holiday Candy!

Hi my lovely craftin' bloggin' buddies! I've been meaning to post some candy and here it is! I've been so lucky this year. I love each and everyone one of my design teams and I'm so lucky to be on them. I'm truly on the most amazing teams ever! I have done so much this year from getting published to teaching and I'm truly grateful for where I am today.  

I hope next year I can continue to grow in this crafting industry and without all of my blog readers I don't find that possible. So a HUGE THANK YOU to each and everyone of you. That being said here's some CANDY for you to enter. If I get lots of entries I will do a second give-a-way.

Good Luck!

To enter you must do the following:
Become a Follower
Post my CANDY on your blog

I would love to hear any comments about what you are thankful for or any goals you have accomplished this year or would like to reach next year.

Of course I'm thankful for my kids, family... and good health... and friends!
Had to throw that in there or I would look like a totally obsessed STAMPER!

Sorry I'm too lazy to list everything by name but there's Little Darlings Stamps, Magnolia Stamps, Mini Magnolia Stamps, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers and Twine, Spellbinders, background stamp, Flowersoft card toppers, SEI paper pad, Magnolia Ink Fall and Winter editions!

You have until December 10th to enter!

Mini Magnolia Ornament Tutorial!

Hello everyone! I've gotten so many emails and questions about the plastic ornaments I made using the Mini Magnolia's. So here's my tutorial! There's LOTS of pictures, I'm sorry if they take a while to load or make your computer lag.

Supply List

Mini #3092 Tucked Tilda, Christmas Sentimen Stamp, Crafters Tacky Glue, Silver German Glass Glitter, Bakers Twine, Roses or Flowers, Crop o dile, eyelet, ribbon, Q-Tip, Oval Spellbinder Nestabilities, 2 ovals, one with your image and one with a sentiment, Plastic Ornament from Michaels (.99)

Put your stamped image and sentiment image back to back and use your Crop-o-Dile to make a hole.

Place your eyelet in the hole.

Tie your twine in the eyelet. Leaving the strings a little long. I would say 3-4 inches on each strand.

Put the image aside and get your ornament and take off the silver cap.

Pour your tacky glue inside.

Using your Q-Tip spread the glue all along the bottom of the ornament.

I made swirls to make it look like snow.

Add a few pinches of white FlowerSoft.

Shake it around covering the glue.

Then I add a little Silver German Glass Glitter and shake that around.

Now grab your image and round it around your finger.


Squeeze it into the ball, leaving the twine out.

Make sure you hold the twine, so you can control the way your image is placed.

Now, with your pinky, or maybe a pencil, push, flattening the image.

Like this....

and this...

Now pull place the twin on each sid of the ornament, centering your image.

Pop the silver cap back on.

Add bows, flowers or whatever you like.

Here' the back.

Here's the first one I did, I decorated it a little different.

And the back.

I hope this helps, if you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Have a great day!