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Monday, November 28, 2011

Missing In Action

Hi Everyone!

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. Recently, I have stepped down from the Scraptastical Kreations Design Team. They are a fabulous group of gals and very creative. They gave me such a warm welcome and I truly enjoyed being a part of the team. Unfortunately, I was running into conflicting time-tables. My premade piecing "business" has slowly taken off and I need to focus on that. 

I haven't advertised it a lot on here since I lost my original blog but I have a "business" page where I sell my premade items.
 

I've been trying to add to the inventory before really advertising it but .... I can't keep them in stock long enough! Which in a way is a good thing. I also do custom orders which is what I've really been focusing on lately.

I will be participating in A LOT of blog hops this month so please be sure to visit back often.... never know what kind of blog candy you'll find!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Things I'm Thankful For Blog Hop - Day TWO!

Welcome to the Things I'm Thankful For Blog Hop! This blog hop runs from November 18th through November 19th.

We have created this "Things I'm Thankful For" blog hop to show you some things we are thankful for and some wonderful things we think of when we think of Thanksgiving. We've had so much fun creating this hop and we have a wonderful lineup with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with Thanksgiving and things we are thankful for and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way!

If you have come from Janet's blog you are on the right track. If not, you can start at the beginning with Lisa. I am so glad you joined us today!


Today's project is a 2-two layout. "Giving Thanks" because that's really what this holiday is about. My "Giving Thanks" is going to have a picture of each of my children on it after Thanksgiving. Those are the two of the most important things in my life and am truly blessed!
Raggedy Thanksgiving dolls pattern is from Little Scraps of Heaven hand-pieced together by yours truly. "Giving Thanks" title is from Treasure Box Designs.


Here is the complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

1. Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
3. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
4. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
5. Janet N - http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
 
6. Mindy - http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE  
7. Lynda http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/  NEXT
8. Liz http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
10.Janet R - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
11. Melinda - http://thepaperthumb.blogspot.com/
12. Liz - http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com/
 Now head on over to Lynda's blog.
 I'd love to hear what you think of my project! And become a follower to keep up on my latest layouts!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Things I'm Thankful For Blog Hop

Welcome to the Things I'm Thankful For Blog Hop! This blog hop runs from November 18th through November 19th.


We have created this "Things I'm Thankful For" blog hop to show you some things we are thankful for and some wonderful things we think of when we think of Thanksgiving. We've had so much fun creating this hop and we have a wonderful lineup with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with Thanksgiving and things we are thankful for and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way!

If you have come from Janet's blog you are on the right track. If not, you can start at the beginning with Lisa. I am so glad you joined us today!

For my project, I created a table-piece. I haven't decided if I'm going to just put Happy Thanksgiving on it or use it as a name place at the dinner table lol. It is also being propped up with a large clothespin that I picked up a while back.


Pilgrim bear pattern from Scraptastical Kreations.

Here is the complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

1. Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
3. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
4. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
5. Janet N - http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
 
6. Mindy - http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE  
7. Lynda http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/  NEXT
8. Liz http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
10.Janet R - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
11. Melinda - http://thepaperthumb.blogspot.com/
12. Liz - http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com/
 Now head on over to Lynda's blog.

Be sure to check back with us tomorrow for round 2!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Hop

Welcome to the "Thanksgiving" Blog Hop!!


We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything to be thankful for!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

If you've hopped over from Debbie Wilson, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Thanksgiving  FUN, then please CLICK HERE  to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

For the hop today, I've created a layout for a Baby's First Thanksgiving. I'll have to go back and make another one for a little girl since I have one of each lol.

Paper piecings are all hand-pieced by yours truly.
 Turkey and Title pattern are from  Baby's First Thanksgiving from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
Baby Indian pattern if from Giving Thanks at Treasure Box Designs

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to Carol's blog

DAY TWO (November 16):



Now head on over to Carol's page.  If you want to check out Day ONE - head on over to Lynda's blog.

Monday, November 14, 2011

All About Boys Hop WINNER!

I have a WINNER! 

Judy! You are only lucky girl!! You win the fantastic prize from the All About Boys Blog Hop this passed weekend. Here are Judy's comments from my blog

Day 1
Your layout is so cute -- I so miss those 1st birthdays:-) Love the SK files, too! Thanks for hosting!! I am already a follower and fan...

Day 2
This is just a totally awesome lo!! I love the bears you used :) I am a fan, follower and thank you for doing the great hop...

Congratulations! Please make sure to contact the companies via email to redeem your prize. I will provide them with your name and email to look for you - 

Scraptastical Kreations  $20 scraptasticalkreations@gmail.com
Little Scraps of Heaven  $20 lshdesignsmail@aol.com
Designs on Cloud 9  $20 designsoncloud9@gmail.com
Paper Piecings by Nikki  $20 nikkicalmes@ymail.com
The Beary Scrap $15kimm@thebearyscrap.com
Beary Sweet Designs  $20 kimm@thebearyscrap.com

Be sure to put as the title of the email "All About Boys Blog Hop Winner"

These emails I found on Facebook as each company has their own page, which I've provided links for as well. My post from the blog provides the actual links to the companies or you can find them in my side bar as well to start your shopping spree.

Thanks to everyone for joining us and I hope you return for some more fun this week with some Thanksgiving hops!

Mondays with Mindy November 14

Hello to all of you! I want to thank everyone so much that stopped by my blog this weekend for the hop! It's so wonderful to hear from everyone! If you missed it, you can always go back through the posts to see what we created. 

I created this card for my best friend's daughter who just turned 16 this weekend. I know these are not her favorite colors but I just didn't have any flourescent cardstock lol. 

All patterns are found at Scraptastical Kreations. The bear is from the Building Adventures file and the present is from Let's Celebrate.

 Thanks so much for stopping in today. Please check back again soon to see what I've created for the Thanksgiving Hop!

Blog hopping starts at Lynda's blog on November 15. I will have a project for November 16.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

All About Boys Hop - Day 2

Welcome to All About Boys Blog Hop day 2 of 2! I am so glad you joined us today! Boy themed projects seem harder to come by so that is why we have dedicated TWO whole days to nothing but boys! Hopefully you are able to walk away with some fabulous ideas in mind. We have a lot of very talented people that will be sharing their projects with you and what would a hop be without a little prize at the end.....?

There is a FANTASTIC prize package waiting for you! All you have to do to be eligible is...

1. Leave a comment on every blog (BOTH DAYS)

2. Become a follower on every blog (if you already are just put that in with your comment)

3. Become a fan of Paper Creations by Mindy on facebook (stop in and say hi too!)

Three easy steps and you're eligible for the prize!

Now .....what will you win.....? (are you ready for this...?)

Scraptastical Kreations $20 gift certificate

Designs on Cloud 9 $20 gift certificate

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs $20 gift certificate

Paper Piecings by Nikki $20 Gift certificate

The Beary Scrap $15 gift certificate

Beary Sweet Designs $20 gift certificate
 WOW! Wish I could enter my own hop lol!
AND  to sweeten the deal... I have my own personal "goodie bag" for you.
 You have until midnight, Sunday, November 13 to get the steps done to be eligible for the PRIZE. I will post the winner on Tuesday, November 15 here on my blog and also on my facebook page.

Now onto my project -

I've been itching to use that title! I used a combination of files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs which is also one of our sponsors.

In case you get lost - here is the line-up for Day 2

DAY TWO November 13th
10.  Melissa Haereiti-http://timeweavers.wordpress.com

Now hop on over to Janet's Blog to see what she has in store for you!

If you want to check out Day 1 of the hop CLICK HERE. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

All About Boys Hop Day 1

Welcome to All About Boys Blog Hop day 1 of 2! I am so glad you joined us today! Boy themed projects seem harder to come by so that is why we have dedicated TWO whole days to nothing but boys! Hopefully you are able to walk away with some fabulous ideas in mind. We have a lot of very talented people that will be sharing their projects with you and what would a hop be without a little prize at the end.....?

There is a FANTASTIC prize package waiting for you! All you have to do to be eligible is...

1. Leave a comment on every blog BOTH DAYS

2. Become a follower on every blog (if you already are just put that in with your comment)

3. Become a fan of Paper Creations by Mindy on facebook (stop in and say hi too!)

Three easy steps and you're eligible for this AMAZING prize!

Now .....what will you win.....? (are you ready for this...?)

Scraptastical Kreations $20 gift certificate

Designs on Cloud 9 $20 gift certificate

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs $20 gift certificate

Paper Piecings by Nikki $20 Gift certificate

The Beary Scrap $15 gift certificate

Beary Sweet Designs $20 gift certificate
 WOW! Wish I could enter my own hop lol!
AND  to sweeten the deal... I have my own personal "goodie bag" for you.
 Christmas card kit, stamps and sassy strands!

Now onto my project -


The adorable little bear and party hat is from Scraptastical Kreations.

In case you get lost - here is the line-up for Day 1

Now head on over to Lisa's blog to see what she has in store for you!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Santa paper bag album

We are challenging YOU! This week at Scraptastical Kreations we are challenging you to take something from your home and decorate it. Can be anything! Empty cans... picture frames, baby food jars... bottle caps... whatever you can find to decorate it. Then head on over to the fanpage and show us what you did - we'd love to see it!

I made a paper bag album this week for the challenge. These are so cute and so fun to make. You just take a couple paper bags (doesn't matter what color) and cut the bottoms out. Once I had the bottom out, I held them all together and trimmed the edges so they were all the same length - then folded them in half. Poof! There's your album! All you have to do is punch holes on the side for the hooks to go through to hold it all together. 

I went a step further and one of my bags I trimmed the page down so it was only about 1/2 of a page. Those work good for journaling or somewhere to add a cute paper piecing.

Onto the show!







Files used were purchased from Scraptastical Kreations. I used the Dear Santa file to decorate.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to come tomorrow for the All About Boys Blog Hop that I'm hosting

HUGE HUGE Prize Package!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Winner from Mix It Up Hop

I have a winner for my personal blog candy from the Mix It Up over the weekend. It is....... Craftaholic! Congrats!

craftaholic said... I am already a FB fan and Now a new follower here and love what I have seen so far!! Very cute Turkey!! Love the LO!! TFS!! And what awesome candy!!

Thank you everyone who came by our hop and commented! It is very much appreciated and hope you have become a fan!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mondays with Mindy November 7

Can you believe it's November already?! I sure can't - that just means Christmas is right around the corner and I'm NOT ready for Christmas yet lol! 

I want to give a big HUGE thank you to everyone that joined us on the Scraptastical Kreations and Treasure Box Designs Mix It Up Blog Hop this weekend. It was a great turn out! Did you see that prize package?! Wow! Wish I could have entered lol. That's ok though- it was still great to see all the fabulous artwork out there.

This week I've created a little gift package. Instead of putting my card in an envelope - I'm putting it in a little box.....
(can you tell me the extra contribution in the photo that my son left for me ? lol) 

This is the front....
and the back...... (I love these kinds of projects that show the back of something - I think they are so cute!)
A close-up of the face. I don't know about you but I appreciate it when people provide close-ups... I sit and analyze things lol
and the card inside the box.

Files used to create this adorable gift package were purchased at Scraptastical Kreations: the bear from Building Adventures, I *heart* U title from the Valentine's Day Title Collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by! It would be great to hear what you think of it and be sure to keep stopping by... never know when I'll have a giveaway.........

You can also find me on Facebook at... Paper Creations by Mindy.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Scraptastical Kreations & Treasure Box Designs Mix It Up! Day 2!

Welcome to the first ever Scraptastical Kreations and Treasure Box Designs Mix it up blog hop! This day 2 of 2 of the hop so this is your last chance to get in on the prizes! If you are here from Rhonda's blog - you are on the right track! Otherwise, you'll want to head back over to Scraptastical Kreations to start at the beginning - you DON'T want to miss a thing!
I hope you were able to join us yesterday. There were some amazing projects posted! The combination of the files from these two companies has just endless possibilities!

We are offering a AMAZING grand prize to one winner. That one winner will win $100 in free paper piecing patterns; $50 from Scraptastical Kreations and $50 from Treasure Box Designs. How about that?? Isn’t that awesome!! All you have to do is 
1. Leave a comment on every blog in this hop
2. Become a fan of Scraptastical Kreations AND Treasure Box Designs. CLICK HERE to get to Scraptastical Kreations fan page and CLICK HERE to get to Treasure Box Designs fan page. 
Be sure to hop through the entire hop to be eligible for the grand prize, as well as all the other blog candy throughout!

We hope you all enjoy this hop and find a lot of great ideas, inspiration, and most of all have loads of fun!! 
And keep reading.... because there's MORE! 
I just LOVE how this layout came together! The colors and designs really flow and my 5 yr old daughter helped pick out the title since this will be her scrapbook page. 
Files used are Garden Splendor from Scraptastical Kreations for my design element around the picture, xoxo title from Scraptastical Kreations, and Little Angel from Treasure Box Designs.
Here is a close-up of the design element. I added sparkles just for a little extra. And of course the angel has sparkles too. Can't have an angel without sparkles!
Here is the complete line-up.

Scraptastical Kreations – www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

Treasure Box Designs - http://treasureboxdesigns.blogspot.com/

Colleen - www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Barbara - http://paperpiecingmemoriesbybabs.blogspot.com/

Diane - http://thescrapinator.blogspot.com/

Sherri - http://crafty1mommy.blogspot.com/

Tammie - http://mysweetpaperdreams.blogspot.com/

Rhonda - http://createdscrapsoflovebyrhonda.blogspot.com/

Mindy - http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/

Karel - http://artandscraps.blogspot.com/

Blanca - http://creationsbyqueenb.blogspot.com/

Jessica -
http://www.scrapbookingwhenpossible.blogspot.com

Teresita - http://scrapbookymas.com/
 Now ..... I have a special PRIZE for you all as well! I just have two simple requests.....
1. Follow me on Facebook HERE - make sure to comment on the fan page that you are from the hop.
2. Become a follower on my blog - if you are already a follower just let me know on my fan page or comment here.
(Note: blog participants have the chance to win my personal blog candy) 
 Thanks so much for joining us this weekend! I hope you have become a fan/follower on the pages - there are so many more projects coming soon to Paper Creations by Mindy!
I will post the winner to my personal blog candy on Tuesday, November 8