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Monday, January 23, 2012

Winner from Show Me Your Craft Room

I have chosen a winner for my personal blog candy from the Show Me Your Craft Room blog hop this past weekend for the $20 gift certificate from 

Designs on Cloud 9 

The lucky winner is ..... Kathy!

Here is Kathy's comment:

Kathy's Kreative SpotJan 20, 2012 02:48 PM
Great room, love your embellishment shelf (I been looking for one forever). I follow your blog and facebook page,
Kathy
 
I used random.org to choose the winner.
Congrats to Kathy!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Card Sketch #1 LSHD

Playing along with the Little Scraps of Heaven challenge this week which was a card sketch. I actually took the sketch and converted it to a 9x9 page that I'm going to add to my daughter's small book.

You can read about the details of the challenge HERE.

I used the Hoo Loves You file from Little Scraps of Heaven. I will post close-ups of the sentiments tomorrow.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Show Me Your Craft Room Blog Hop

Welcome Everyone!


If you've hopped over from Linda's blog you are on the right track.... if you just happened upon my blog be sure to start at the beginning with LLuvia's blog so you don't miss a thing!

This has got to be one of the best kind of blog hops! All about our creative spaces!

This is a group of very talented crafty people from all over the world who can't wait to share their awesome spaces with you.  We hope to inspire you with new ideas for your own craftroom/space.

This is a no obligation hop, so if you would like to just browse through the space's, that is totally ok!  This hop will be open all weekend long!  So no rush!

However, for those of you who like freebies there will be "blog candy" if you follow and comment on each posting and leave a comment with "your best organizational tip" your name will entered in a random drawing to win a $25.00 gift card from Michaels!!! Winner will be announced on Tuesday 1/24/12 so please check back to Lluvia's blog to see if you are the lucky winner of the gift card!

And I also have some personal blog candy for you as well..... find more details at the end of my post.

Hello Stamps!





 Copic markers and stand from local scrapbook store

Shelf with my most used utensils

 American Crafts scraps sorted by color in a Close To My Heart stamp container

 Close To My Heart cardstock

 Shelf: B&T Paper from Close To My Heart - Container on Floor: American Crafts cardstock

 Stamps, envelopes, dies for cuttlebug

 Idea books, catalogs, magazines

 Crop-a-dile big bite, ribbon, accessories

 Buttons! Buttons! Buttons! from Papertrey Ink, Close To My Heart Reinkers. Embellishment center bought from Michaels.

 My button jars made from baby food jars.

 Bind-It-All-Machine (in my video the comment is meant to be sarcastic...I don't use the bind-it-all that much) 

 Closet full of misc stuff to make projects out of and then pictures! pictures! pictures!

 Back of my door - shoe hanger that I keep my punches in



BLOG CANDY!

I have a $20 gift certificate from Designs on Cloud 9
To win please do the following

1. Leave a comment on the blog

2. Follow my Blog (or comment that you are already a follower)

3. Follow me on Facebook HERE

I will post the winner on Monday.

Now hop on over to Zenita's blog

Here a list of the entire hop in case you get lost along the way....

Mindy- http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/ <----- You are here


Thank you so much for stopping by and feel free to check out my store Paper Creations by Mindy website as well!

Goodnight Moon

What an adorable and fun set to make! 

Goodnight Moon from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs !

I changed the file up a little to make it an all boy pattern set - i think it turned out great! 

What do you think?








I outline everything in copic markers. I am also trying something new with the eyes.... what do you think about them?

Keep in mind - you can purchase premade paper-piecings through my store at 


I also take custom orders if you don't see something premade - email me with the title of the pattern and what company it is from. 

cvceggen@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Welcome!



Welcome to Paper Creations by Mindy! I am so glad you stopped in !  I created this store because I love to create projects by hand and want to share them with you. Anything you see in the store is for sale unless otherwise marked. Previously, I was known as Creative Valley Creations and have recently did a business "make-over" and am now known as Paper Creations by Mindy.

Here you will find hand-made projects such as

scrapbook layouts
cards
pretty packaging
premade paper piecings

Everything listed will be categorized by company and description to ease your shopping experience. I have also listed on the left hand side of the page the top companies that I use for paper piecing files - you can check them out and if you see something you like but I do not have listed - you are more than welcome to place a custom order. Please email me at cvceggen@yahoo.com

I will periodically be updating the store so be sure to visit back often or even better - become a follower to stay up-to-date.

You can also visit my personal blog HERE to get more details on projects I'm working on, what's being released to the store soon,  how I created something, or fun little tips.

Be sure to also "LIKE" my facebook fan page too! 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

LSHD Sketch Challenge #1 and Packer fan!

Little Scraps of Heaven was having a Sketch Challenge this past week. I was able to sit down and put a layout together for it (last minute of course lol) and I am pretty excited by the turn out! For further details to participate in upcoming challenges be sure to check out their blog HERE.

I've been making some Packer players for custom orders and I'm been itching to create a layout. This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity!

Here is the Sketch....

And..... here is my layout ~
Football player pattern is from the Football Anyone collection at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I just altered the color choices to fit the team I needed.

I would love to hear your feedback about the layout!

Keep in mind - you can purchase premade paper-piecings through my store at 


I also take custom orders if you don't see something premade - email me with the title of the pattern and what company it is from. 

cvceggen@yahoo.com

Thanks!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Nuts About You!

Another set created for a custom order.


This is actually one entire pattern set from Designs on Cloud 9 titled Nuts About You. I had to break it up into two separate pictures because they didn't all fit in my lense... lol

Here is an up-close of one of the squirrels.

Each item has been cut out with my cricut and then hand-pieced together. I have chalked each individual piece with the coordinating color of chalk/ink pad for added depth.

Keep in mind - you can purchase premade paper-piecings through my store at 


I also take custom orders if you don't see something premade - email me with the title of the pattern and what company it is from. 

cvceggen@yahoo.com

Thanks!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Apple Pickin Time

Here is a set I created for a custom order.



This pattern set is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs title Apple Pickin Time.

Each item has been cut out with my cricut and then hand-pieced together. I have outlined each individual piece with the coordinating color of copic marker for added depth.

Keep in mind - you can purchase premade paper-piecings through my store at 


I also take custom orders if you don't see something premade - email me with the title of the pattern and what company it is from. 

cvceggen@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Toast To Life Blog Hop

Happy New Year!



Welcome to the Toast To Life Blog Hop! If you have hopped over from Ashley's blog - you are on the right track. Otherwise, you can always to start at the beginning with Liz to check the other fabulous projects today!

I have a little mix with my project today. This hop is in honor of the best things in our life - which for me is my family. Everything I do  - revolves around them - including my scrapbooking and crafting. Another thing I would like to "toast" to is my state and how proud I am to be from Wisconsin. Not only because we have a nice mixture of weather but also for the hard-working people that work every weekend by beating up their bodies lol. In case you haven't guessed it.... I'm talking about da' Packers!

First I'm going to start off with showing you my adorable family - sorry these are just pictures.. My project is below...

My ever-so loving and supportive hubby....

My first born - and future scrapbooker...

and my little man - he is the ONLY boy born on my side of the family (between my siblings and I there are 5 girls)

Those are the true JOYS in my life.

Now.... my project..

I used the Football Anyone file from Little Scraps of Heaven and tried to create them around the Packer uniforms. These are so cute to make! I already have 4 orders for these guys and gal lol.

I hope you enjoyed my post today and hope it gives you ideas that you can always adjust colors when using your files.... I sometimes forget that.

Now onto to Barbara's blog for some more fun!

If you get lost along the way - here is the entire line-up.

Amy Jo - http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

Sponsor for the hop is Scraptastical Kreations with a $20 gift certificate so please be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment. Thanks