Monday, April 30, 2012

Count Blessings not years...

Happy Monday!

Today there's a new challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts. Our theme is Fancy Folds. I made a different type of card. First is swings out and then a small flap opens up to reveal a little note. I think it's cute! I just love this Tilda. I made it look like she is sitting on a little hill. She's such a sweet new image. You can find her at the Magnolia-licious store.

The Birthday Sentiments are by Little Darlings and they are made and designed by me! I have so much fun creating little sentiments and poems. There will be more to come!

I hope you will join us ay Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge.

Have a great week everyone!

Paper Sundaes - Ribbon and Pearls

Stamps -  #212 Honeebee Tilda, Warm Fuzzy Birthday Sentiments,
Paper - Pink Pasilee, SU, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics
Wild Orchid Crafts - pink trellis rose, 25mm white rose, 15mm pink rose, 10mm pink rose10mm white and turquoise rose, light blue lily, 25mm turquoise rose, pearl brad, small pearls, hat pin, silver corner
Accessories - SU ribbon

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Time Heals..

Hello friends!

Today there's a new challenge over at TOMIC. Our theme is an inspirational photo with these gorgeous clocks. Then you also have to have a get well sentiment. I chose 'time heals' as my sentiment. It can be used for a number of reasons.. sick, sympathy feeling down etc. I also thought it went well with the image, who knows how long Tilda has been standing there as the water continues to rise. :) lol!

Well I hope you will join us over at TOMIC this week.
Have a great day!

Paper - MME, SU, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Small alphabet, SU hardware, scor-pal

Friday, April 27, 2012

Princess Tote!

Happy Friday!

Today it's time for another Just Magnolia Challenge! The theme this week is Buttons and Bows. I made this tote for a class I was supposed to do but fell through... so here it is for a design team project! :) This is my second attempt with coloring on a canvas.. I colored lightly so I could try to add a little darker shading this time. It's ok.. for coloring on a canvas. It's difficult to start towards the center of the image since the ink spreads... I need some more practice.

Well have a great weekend.
This will be my last weekend in my twenties!
*sniff sniff*

Tip Top Tuesday - Anything But a Card
iCopic - RV Family
Magnolia Down Under - Anything But a Card
Basic Grey - Spring colors

Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - tote, Basic Grey Buttons

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Have a Sunny Day!

Hello bloggin buddies!
Today there's a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies. We have a lovely sketch by my friend Jacque. I wanted this card to be very soft looking so I decided to use a natural lace for my 3 stripes in the sketch. I thought it was actually a bit plain while I was making this card but when I woke up the other morning I walked past my shelf and actually did a double take and though,. 'Hey, that turned out really pretty' :) I absolutley love this image from LOTV!

Have a great day everyone.
 I'll be back with Just Magnolia tomorrow!

Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Material
The Shabby Tea Room - Inspirational Photo
Creative Belli Blog - Animals

Stamps - LOTV - Milly Me and My Dog, Magnolia Sprink Kit Sentiment
Paper - Pink Pasilee, SU, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Magnolia butterfly die, Oval coluzzle

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Little Darlings Background Blog Hop and new challenge!!

Today we have a new release over at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.
Little Darlings now has Background stamps! These stamps will go great with Little Darlings or the Cutie Pies actually... I'm sure they will look good with any stamp line!
There are 5 new Backgrounds and you cand see them all in the NEW Products section of the store!

If you haven't started at the beginning of the hop please do so on the Little Darlings Challenge Blog.
Which brings me to our new challenge, which is 'Flowers'. You don't need to use a Little Darlings image but the prizes is greater if you do!

I'm the last stop on the hop so now go on over to the Challenge blog and tell us your favorite new Background! It will put you in the drawing for our CANDY! The winner will be announced on Friday!

Paper - Basic Grey, Copic Xpress, SU cardstock,
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Magnolia Heart Swirl die, white gel pen, SU eyelets,

Magnolia Smash* Hop with Candy Galore!!!!!

Hello Smashy Friends!

I've recently gotten into the whole Smash* book thing. A few of us Magnolia Designers have come together along with a few other crafty friends. We are all using Magnolia Stamps in our Smash * Pages. I decided to Smash* about being on the Magnolia Design Team.

I hope you enjoy our hop!

 We have 8 sponsors and there will be 8 winners! All you have to do is leave all of us a comment and come back Friday April 27th and see if you are a lucky winner!

The Beary Scrap is also giving a special discount for all of you hoppers today!
To get a 15% discount on your order use the code:


Now take a look at our fabulous sponsors.

3 Mini Magnolia Stamps
$25 Gift Certificate
Little Darlings
Any Little Darling, Cutie Pie Or Warm Fuzzy Sentiment
Saturated Canary

Any 2 Digis
Now here's my Smash* Pages! All of the images that are colored were just laying around and left over from my Copic Class at Color Me Creative. Such a great way to use up those images that are tucked away in a drawer. :)

Here's a list of the Magnolia Stamps I've used...
 #211 Explore Tilda (mini and regular sized), Mini #386 Kitchen Tilda,

If you are looking for more Smash* Inspiration visit my friend Kellie on Sundays for her
Enjoy the Hop!

                         Mindy < You are here

Have a Smashing Day!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

75 Years!!!

Can you believe my Nana and Papa (Great-Grandparents) would have been married 75 years this month if my Papa hadn't dies a year and a half ago. He was 96 years old! My Nana is now 93 and missing the love of her life. I spent a week with her a few weeks ago and I heard wonderful stories of their life together. My Nana would go on about something then look down and twirl her fingers and say I can't believe he's gone, then look up at me with tears and say it would have been 75 years this month, that we were married. It's amazing how life really does go by in a blink of an eye.

I made this card for my Nana in celebration of their 75th Wedding Anniversary!
 It's for the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge, the theme this week is 'Diamonds and Pearls' which has Nana written all over it! :)

Hope you like my card and will join us for the challenge.


Oozak - Anything Goes
RRR - Black, White and one other color
PaperPlay - Animal Antics

Paper - Misc
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - vellum, MS heart punch, Magnolia swirly heart doohickey die, 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Magnolia-licious Blog Hop and new Wild Orchid Craft Challenge!

Time for a Magnolia-licious Hop!

I've got lots of hops going on in the next 2 weeks.. :) So be sure to visit me, I'll have some candy!

Our theme for this months Magnolia-licious Blog Hop is Luscious Lace. So I've added some Lace borders around my card. I really love the scene I've created. These 3 stamps are perfect together.

If you have come from Cheryl's Blog you are on the right track. If you haven't you should start at the beginning of the hop at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog.

I've also made this card for the new challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts. Our theme this week is Spring and doesn't Tilda look like she's riding on a beautiful Spring day!? I've also used one of my new Spring Sentiments from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.

Well your next stop along the hop is Barb.

Have a great day y'all!


Magnolia Down Under - Flags or Banners
Totally Gorjuss - Bling
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Stamptacular - Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly - Once upon a time

Paper - MME, SU, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - liquid pearls, 

Friday, April 13, 2012

New Sentiment Stamps Created by ME.. and Just Magnolia Card!

Hello out there....

It's been a while since my last post! Lots of behind the scene type of stuff with stamping and with my family life. Hopefully I can get a balance going on so I'm able to keep up with what I love to do..
color and create! It's been about 3-4 weeks since I sat and colored and yesterday I did! YAY ME!

One of the things I've been up to is designing some
 Sentiment Stamps called 'Warm Fuzzies'. They are now on sale at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. There's a Birthday Set which coordinate with the Spellbinder Circle Dies and a Spring set. I really hope you all like them! You can never have enough sentiments.
I made this card for a class I was hoping to do but unfortunately it isn't going to happen. So I was able to fit this card into this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge. Our theme this week is 'Lovely Lace'. I've used this darling image #281 Princess Welcome Tilda from Magnolia-licious. Which is now also available as a Mini, too! I also used the Magnolia Heart Swirly Die.  The papers I used are from My Minds Eye and are just gorgeous!

Have a wonderful day! I hope you will join us at Just Magnolia!

Magical Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Lace and Die Cuts
ABC DT Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, April 2, 2012

Baby Monkey!

Happy Monday!
 It's spring break for my kids this week so I'm sure I will be clinically insane by next weekend. :)

I have a card for Magnolia-licious and Wild Orchid Crafts today.
 For Magnolia-licious it's time for a new monthly challege, our challenge is to create a baby project. I kept it simple this month and just made a card. I love this little Sally the Monkey. She's super cute and perfect for me since I call my kiddos 'Monkeys'.

As for Wild Orchid Crafts our challenge is wings. I was going to add some butterflies to my card but I decided not to and to just let those cute little birds show in the top right corner. So what do you all think of that flower cluster? Isn't it GORGEOUS! They are new at Wild Orchid Crafts and are called Gardenia Flower Spray - a must have!

I hope you will join us over at Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia-licious!
Have a wonderful week!


Stamping Scrapping - Mom/Girly
Tammy's Scrapping - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Shabby Chic

Paper - My Minds eye, SU, Cryogen
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - SU clip, misc button