Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Let's Party Hardy at This and That!!! Copic Class - June 5th

Hi there everyone!
I want to share a card I made for my next class at This and That, here in Chino Hills, California.
If you would like to join us you can find out all of the information you need HERE.
I used this cutie from Saturated Canary. The stamp is called Party Hardy. I love her and I think she makes a perfect little red head. I decided to go with a criss cross card, I haven't made one of those in a while. I used the papers I designed for Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, Summer Sorbet. I love the oranges and pinks, so perfect for Summer!
Well. I've been working so much, I think I have found my balance, though. Maybe it's because I don't have to run the kids to and fro from school. So in another 2 1/2 months I'll have to find a new balance. That's life though, right?!
Have a lovely day.. my crafty peeps!

Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - misc eyelets,

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Some Photos and new Lili of the Valley Stamps and Sneak Peek!

I just wanted to share a few photos from last week. My daughter's awards and my son's promotion and my youngest daughter's promotion. A week full of excitement, emotion and exhaustion!
This is a little different of what a card than what I'm used to doing. Lili of the Valley has come out with some super cute Vintage stamps. I just love the way these simple cards are and how they pop off the page. I just hope mine look as good as the others I see out in blogland.
I will be honest.. I do ♥ my coloring... so I cannot give it up fully. These simple cards ae great for a fast easy card. Plus, we all know how hard it is to give up the ones we spend hours on.. these 10 minute cards are super easy!
I have used the sketch from Studio Calico. My papers, wood veeners, clip and stars sequence are all also from Studio Calico. The Make a wish Sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and will be available on June 1st... so mark your calendar!!!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Wee bit adorable!

It's time for some Wee Wednesday!!
I've used this adorable Wee image called Angel Cody. I used the no line stamping technique. I LOVE the way the hair came out. This technique looks so soft love, love.. love it! I used Magnolia papers and of of my Sentiments from Little Darlings... which goes perfect with this image.
I hope you will visit the Magnolia licious blog for some more Wee Inspiration.
Have a wonderful day, all!

Paper - Magnolia
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Freckled Fawn wood veeners.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Imagine Believe Love!

Hi there my crafty peeps!
It's time for team b to post their weather creations for the Magnolia-licious challenge.
I really wanted to color up this image, Tilda with Prince Froggy... so I thought how on Earth can I include weather in this scene. So I made a rainbow, sorta cased one of my DT sistahs, Elise. She absolutely BLOWS my mind with her creations. Hers is WAY better.. but hey I tried! I also used  Papers and Sentiments I designed for Little Darlings.
I hope you all have a terrific week.
Today is my kids' last day of school. I can't believe it.. I now have a 1st grader, 6th grader and my son is in HIGH SCHOOL! Wowzers!

Ink - Memento and Copics

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dream Away!

Hi there everyone.
I made this card the other day and I LOVE the way it came out. I really need to do some simpler cards. I really do love the look. I think this Lili of the Valley image is adorable. I wanted the cardbord box to look really worn and 'played in'. The wood veeners really make this card. I need to get more of these. I just ♥ them!!!
Well, I'm off to bed. I work in the morning. I should be home around 4.. after I feed my little monkeys I think I have a date.. in my craft armoire! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Ink - Memento and Copics
Wild Orchid Crafts - Cord and Pearls

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mindy's Monthly Mystery Prize!!


Well, I've been looking to put together some Blog Candy and I have really have so much stuff. So I've decided to do start a Monthly Mystery Candy. This month will be short since half the month is over. but ever 1st of the month I will choose a winner and put up a new post for you all to comment on, to enter. One word comment is fine.. even a simple hello. I just really do appreciate all of the years of support from my readers and friends. Prizes will always be different. I will post a photo when I post the winner.. kind of exciting. It will be things from my design teams, Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps, Lili of the Valley, Wild Orchid Crafts, Saturated Canary/Little Darlings or Fancy Pants Designs.. it could be one or 2 things from anyone of these companies, or maybe something from all of them!!

All you have to do is..

  •  be a follower 
  •  leave me a comment
  •  post my Mindy's Monthly Mystery Prize banner on your sidebar linking to my blog
Piece of cake!

The first winner will be posted on June 1st!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

You are you...

Hi everyone.
I just wanted to share a layout I made a few weeks ago.
I also used my stencil with the Dr. Seuss quote from the Fancy Pants Designs Artist Edition Collection.. We are all HUGE fans and read his books every week. I am just so amazed with Katie's reading. She has been able to fully read books in the last 2 months and it just melts my heart!!
Well, busy weekend ahead, grocery shopping, work, cleaning, crafts, blog post scheduling, kids, cooking..oh my!
Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A New Saturated Canary Rubber Release and BLOG HOP!

Welcome to our 4th Saturated Canary Rubber Stamp Release!
We're going to give away 1 stamp to each of 3 lucky winners! This is all you have to do....
1. Be or become a Follower of this Inspiration Blog.
2. Be or become a Member of the LDRS FaceBook Group.
3. Enter your name in the inLinkz collectionon the Blog.
Follow these 3 simple steps and your name will be entered into the random drawing on Friday the 10th of May. The 3 winners will receive their favorite stamp from this Fairytales & Fables release.
This Fairytales & Fables release contains 10 whimsical Saturated Canary images PLUS an awesome coordinating Fairytales Sentiment set.
Now, let's move on to that Blog Hop!
There's a lot to see so make yourself comfy and enjoy the show.
Here's the line-up:


Stamps - Saturated Canary - Rose Red , Little Darlings Fairytale Sentiments
Paper - Teresa Collins
Ink - Memento and Copics
Wild Orchid Crafts - Pink classic rose, 25mm cream rose, 15mm pink rose, cosmo daisy, 4mm pink roses, 15mm cream rose, pink satin ribbon, white lace

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lili of the Valley Vintage Boys Blog Hop!

Today we are holding a Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous new Vintage Boy stamps
There are 8 of the cutest images and they will be perfect for those hard to make cards for boys and men
The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midday on Monday 6th May (UK time) and you will also be able to get them at the Lili of the Valley shop in Leeds on Saturday (4th) if you are near enough to visit

The fabulous LOTV design team are all joining in, you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure you visit every blog. 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

There will be 2 prize winners, each winning the full set of 8 new stamps

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

Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out where the hidden prizes were.
Enjoy the hop… and good luck!

Stamps -LOTV - Man's Best Friend, LOTV Sentiment
Paper - MME
Ink - Memento and Copics
Wild Orchid Crafts - natural lace, ribbon


New Challenges at Lili of the Valley!

We are starting a monthly challenge at Lili of the Valley. Every 1st of the month.
You can enter the challenge HERE.
Prizes to be won so play along!
The new release will be available May 6th!