Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Roberto's Rascals Balloon Boy

I've seen fellow DT member Christine create this layout on her cards a  few times and wanted to give it a try. It's really fun to make! 

For this card I used Balloon Boy from the April release from C.C. Designs. This release is so super cute! 

Doodlebug Paper - Puppy Love
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04
Hair - E49, E47, E44
Pants - B26, B24, B23, B21
Balloon - RV69, RV59, R46, R24
Shirt/hat - YR18, YR16, YR14
Shoes - C8, C6, C4
E43, Y17, Y06, Y02

Monday, April 24, 2017

Swiss Pixie HB2U Birgitta

I'm sharing another card from the April release at C.C. Designs. This one is Swiss Pixie HB2u Birgitta and she is just the sweetest!

Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04
Hair - E44, E47, E49
Dress - YR61, YR65, YR68
Shoes - C4, C2, C0
Pink on Hat/Banner - RV19, RV17, RV14

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Aphrodite Card and Speed Color Video!

Happy weekend!! Not so happy in my house as our internet was down for quite a while. Thankfully it got fixed today so onto to my post!!

On one of my recent crafty hauls from C.C. Designs I picked up Aphrodite Twila. I adore her!!! I decided to try my hand at a speed coloring video.

**I'm not a professional or teach classes. I just  truly enjoy coloring . I also love watching coloring videos and thought you'd like to see what I do too!**

Honestly, it's the first time I've done a voice-over with a video too. You don't realize how noisy everything is around you until you try to record something lol ....


Supplies Used
Xpress it Cardstock
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04
Hair - E49, E47, E44, E43
Tongue - R43
Mouth - N6
Bird/Dress - B04, B02, B01, B00
Bird Beak - YR12
Waist Band/Arm Band - Y28, Y19, Y15
Ground- C1

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tickled Pink!

Howdy!!! It's my day over at 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and I have this super adorable card to share today! These piggies are just the bomb!! And of course I couldn't resist playing with my new sequins and Nuvo drops! All supplies are listed below along with the links where to purchase them. Keep scrolling and I have a super duper haul video to share! 

Foam Adhesive
Double Sided Adhesive - 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store
Clear Cardstock
Dimensional Banner - Jaded Blossom
Heart Dies 1 - Jaded Blossom
Hooves - N4, N6
Piggies - R02, R01, R00
Nose - R21

Hope you enjoyed today's card!


Friday, April 21, 2017

Hoppy Friends Somebunny Loves You!

Happy Friday! I'm sharing this super sweet card that I made using stamps from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

Bunny - E30, E31, E33, E34, E35
Tail/Belly - C0, C1, C2
Nose - RV02, RV04
Bow - YG07, YG05, YG03
Heart - R39, R24

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rustic Sugar Clove's Cake C.C. Designs

Welcome back! I'm sharing today a card I made using one of the new releases from C.C. Designs. 

Apple Green
Red Berry
Greens - YG09, YG05, YG07
Blues - B00, B01, B02
White/Grey Shirt - C4, C2, C0
Yellows - Y38, Y35, Y32
Orange - YR07, YR04, YR02
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E04, E11, E21
Pants - B18, B16, B14
Hair - E59, E57, E55
Shirt/Red - R39, R35, R24

Hope you enjoyed today's card and it has helped inspire you!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kit and Clowder April Copic Class

I love taking classes from Kit and Clowder! You learn so much from them and Alyce, the instructor, is so helpful. She really goes above and beyond! What I'm sharing today is part of a monthly subscription that I have at Kit and Clowder. You can read about it on the website HERE. It is absolutely worth every penny! 

I decided for mine not to add the pink background that she goes through in class. Once I get a frame for it, I'll just be putting it in my craft room with my other completed class pictures.

Hope you enjoyed today's post!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Birthday Tag SVG Cut Club

Welcome to my blog! Today I'm sharing a super adorable birthday tag I made for SVG Cut Club. They are celebrating their 1 year birthday and have some amazing birthday files on their site. You can read all about Cut Club HERE. Be sure to check it out ! It's full of awesome deals and cutting files! 

I am always in need of a birthday tag for my gifts. This is perfect! Supplies listed below!


Be sure to also check out the SVG Cut Club blog for more inspiration! 

~ Mindy

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Unicorns and Smooshing!

Welcome back! I have a super fun card to share with you today! I've been really wanting to try out this technique and I love how it came out. I've seen it called a couple things but I'm going with smooshing. This is where you swipe some distress ink onto a craft sheet, spray it with some water   and then take a piece of acetate and "pick up" the ink. When you lay it down on your paper it .. smooshes it lol . I kind of dragged mine around and splotted it here and there. Kind of organized but yet random - crazy I know!

I having dying to play around with these unicorns from Gerda Steiner Designs and so excited that 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store carries them now. I stamped out my image, colored it up and cut it out with my Scan n Cut. For my black banner, I stamped out a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it with Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder. Not only do these bottles look fantastic but the embossing powder is pretty great too haha!

Powder Static Tool
Foam Tape
Hooves - N8, N6, N4
Horn - Y26, Y23, Y21
Body - C0, C1, C3
Mane and Tail - B18, B21, B23

I hope this card inspires to create ! 


Friday, April 14, 2017

Cindy Bloom The Greeting Farm

This Bloom set is so much fun!! I love coloring up these cuties! This is Cindy from the new Bloom stamp set from the The Greeting Farm.

I also decided to play around with some stencils and Distress Ink Oxide. I love how the Oxide blends! 

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossing with Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder. I colored Cindy and cut her out with my Scan N Cut leaving a little bit of a white border. For a finishing touch, I added some Nuvo Pearl drops around the card.

Foam Adhesive
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E04, E11, E21
Hair - E59, E57, E55, E53
Dress/Flowers - R29, R37, R27, R22

I hope this inspires you! 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Brigitte Kraftin Kimmie

It's just been one of those days today.... and I needed some color therapy. So I sat down and colored up Brigitte from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. I kept it real simple for the card.

I added some Nuvo drops to kind of look like bubble floating around... 

I feel better now lol

Skin - E000, E00, E01, E04, E11, E21
Hair - E99, YR23, YR24
Bubbles - RV04, RV02, RV00
Towels - YG03, YG06, YG07, YG05, B01, B02, B00
Tub - C000, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store Monthly Challenge April

Happy Hello Everyone!!  Today is the start of the new monthly challenge over at 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. 


For my project today I used these absolutely adorable elephants from LDRS Creative. I mean... they are seriously just too darn cute!! It also comes with matching dies! This set is called Go Wild.

For this card I did some masking so I could line them all up and then fussy cut them out. I used my Misti Stamping Tool to do the stamping because I use it for everything!! I cannot stamp straight so this product was invented for me ! haha! The background I did some ink blending with my fabulous Distress Ink Oxides. I love the rich color of these inks and how well they blend on paper. 

The sentiment is also from the Go Wild stamp set which I heat embossed with the Nuvo glacier white embossing powder. My white card base is attached to foam which I then adhered to a blue cardstock base. I almost always pop everything up with foam because I love the dimension it gives. 

Foam Squares

I hope this inspires you! Be sure to head over the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store to play along with us this month and a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 

~ Mindy

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Birthday Puppy C.C. Designs

Have you SEEN the new release from C.C. Designs?! It is jam-packed with cuteness!!! I seriously cannot get enough of these adorable images!! 

For today's card I used Birthday Puppy.

Sentiments - Garden Antics Stamp - C.C. Designs
Copics Used
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E04, E11, E21
Hair - E79, E77, E74
Shoes/Mouth - C8, C6, C4
Shirt/Bow - BG11, BG15, BG29
Skirt - YG05, YG07, YG09
Yellows/pillow - Y38, Y08
Dog - E35, E34, E33, E31, E30

In case you missed it from the hop, I have a release video to share with you. It shows all of the new stamps and at the end of the month I will have another video showing all the projects I made with the new release. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ice Cream C.C. Designs

Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing another great way to use your washi tape. For my card shown below I just added some small strips of washi tape to the side for a border. My card mat and sentiment are popped up with some foam and a couple Nuvo drops for some fun detail.

Washi Tape
Skin - E0000, E01, E04, E11
Hair - E15, E13, E17, E18
Mouth - RV09, RV06
Outfit - YG09, YG07, YG05, YG03

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Jumbo letters birthday card C.C. Designs

Hope everyone is  a fabulous weekend!!! I'm sharing today a birthday card but.... there's no coloring!! Instead, I'm using the Jumbo Alphabet Die from C.C. Designs. 

I started my card just laying down strips of different colored washi tape. Then I picked out the letters from the Alphabet die that I needed and layed them out on another piece of cardstock. I use small strips of painters paint to hold them in place while die cutting. I don't actually use the letters but the negative piece - but be sure to save the small piece for the inside of the letter like the 'O'. 

I also ran that negative piece through my die cutting machine again using the biggest die from Rectangles #1. I used Birthday Sentiments to stamp a saying above my letters. Be sure to do this before moving on! lol 

I used some foam tape behind my negative piece and attached it to my washi covered piece. Once lined up the way i wanted, I attached it all to a piece of red cardstock. 

Supplies Used
Washi Tape
Foam Tape

I hope you enjoyed today's card! 

~ Mindy

Saturday, April 8, 2017

AlteNew 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store

Happy Hello Saturday! It's my day over on the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store blog and I have some adorable little cards to share with you! 

I've been playing around with watercoloring ... starting out simple. First, I stamped my images on some white cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with my Nuvo White Glacier embossing powder. I then used my water colors to color up the flowers and leaves, trying to adding a little shading in the process. Once that was dried, I fussy cut them and adhered them to my 4x4 card. 

I am linking below all the supplies used and my crafting haul videos from the store that show these products too! Enjoy!


Hope you enjoyed today's cards! Here are some crafty haul videos from 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store to get your motivated! I have been having a blast playing with these goodies which you'll be seeing soon! If you enjoy the videos I would love a THUMBS UP and you are welcome to subscribe to my channel to stay up to date! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Beauty Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

I'm sneaking in my card for the challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie's Saturday Challenge. It was to make something ..... yellow-ish.... lol .That was actually harder for me that I thought it would be. I don't use a lot of yellow paper and then it hit me.... COLOR something yellow!  

Supply list down below.

Patterned Paper/Cardstock - Papertrey Ink
Xpress It Blending Cardstock
White Gel Pen
Double sided Tape -7 Kids Crafting Supply Store
Skin - E000, E01, E04, E11
Hair - E49, E44, E47, E43
Dress/Flower - E35, Y35, Y21, YR14, YR18
Eyes - B02, C01
Leaves/Stem - G28, G14

I hope you enjoyed today's card!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

C.C. Designs April Release Blog Hop!

Today is RELEASE DAY for the new APRIL Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around birthday parties and celebrations!

Be sure to keep reading ... I have a fabulous video attached!! 
For my project today I made this sweet little tag that will attach to a package. I'm always looking for something cute at the last minute and this will be perfect!

This little girl is dancing and having a blast!  

For this tag I used 
Dancing - C.C. Designs (New!)
Shirt/Shoes - C4, C2, C1
Skirt - R13, R14, RV66
Hair - E79, E77, E74
Skin - E13, E21, E50, E51
Red - R24 , R22
Orange - YR09, YR04
Yellow - Y38, Y02
Purple - V09, V04
Green - YG09, YG05
Blue - B05, B02

Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations! This month we have an awesome Guest Designer joining us! Please give a warm welcome to Mindy Baxter of My Creative Scoop!

And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. The winner from the Blog Hop will receive FREE stamps!!

*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, APRIL 9th at NOON, 12pm EST. All winners will be announced the following week.

Don't forget we also have a give-away on the C.C. Designs Facebook Page. Head over, find the Preview Day Banner, and answer the question in the FACEBOOK comment section. You have until Sunday, APRIL 9th to leave an answer for a chance at winning! 

All of these products are now available in the C.C. Designs Store!

Happy Hopping!!

Here's a video I created of the release! Enjoy!

Or you can head to youtube and watch it there! Paper Creations by Mindy Youtube Channel

Magical Set The Greeting Farm

Today I'm sharing a sweet little circle card using one of the sweeties from the Magical set from The Greeting Farm. These big stamp sets are hard to come by if you don't get them right away when they are released but I was lucky enough to get my hands on one! 
I colored her up with my copics and cut her out with my Scan n Cut.

Supplies Used
Doodlebug Paper
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E04, E11, E21
Hair - E21, E25, E29, E47
Outfit - RV69, RV63, RV66

Thanks for stopping by !


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Cut Club Watercolor Card

Welcome back! I actually have two posts today so if this is your first time stopping in please be sure to click the HOME button to see what else is going on today!

Have you seen this month's cut club package?? It's fantastic!!!! So many useful titles and images in here for such a great deal.

I originally had something else planned for today but I've been dabbling with watercolors lately and wanted to make this card instead. 

I colored up my watercolor paper with some Prima Watercolor Confections. Then I used the paint roller from the Fresh Paint title and added it to the end of the colors. I think this worked out great how it looks like the roller painted that on! To finish the card I added a sentiment from Samantha from Stamp Anniething and a few sparkles from Pretty Pink Posh.

Stars - Pretty Pink Posh

Here is a picture of the entire package for this month and some more details how to join can be found HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! 

~ Mindy

Monday, April 3, 2017

Preview Day 2 C.C. Designs

It's that time .... time to Paaarrrtttyyy!!!! Today is Day 2 of  previews for the C.C. Designs April release and this month these stamps revolve around birthdays and celebrations....Woo Hoo!
We have changed our prize structure! So many of you love receiving stamps in the mail so we are going to do stamp give-aways for our FB Question Winner and Blog Hop Winner! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Facebook Page, find the Preview Day Banner, and answer the question in the FACEBOOK comment section. You have until Sunday, APRIL 9th to leave an answer.
On Thursday, at 12pm EST, all of the new products will be available in the C.C. Designs Store!! We will also have a BLOG HOP right here so be sure to stop back by for a chance at winning FREE stamps!

For my preview today I am showcasing 3 Balloons Kitty. I absolutely love the kitties from C.C. Designs!

White Embossing Powder
Cat - YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12, R37
C2, C1, C0
Red Balloon - RV69, R59, R46, R24
Purple Balloon - V09, V04
Blue Balloon - BG07, B02, B01
Foam squares
Doodlebug Paper

Isn't it just he cutest?!  Be sure to also head over the C.C. Designs blog to see the amazing creations from design team! 

 See you soon!


Hugs and Watercolors

Happy Monday! Did you miss me?! I have some fantastic cards to show you today. I have started playing with watercolors and started out with some simple cards to get my feet wet with this technique.

For each of these cards, I stamped my image with Versamark on watercolor paper. I heat embossed with white embossing paper and after it cooled I added some watercolors to it. Once I was satisfied with my colors, I speckled it with some paint just to add a little more character. When everything was dry, I stamped my sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added my word die cut that I cut from black paper.

I added a foam piece behind each watercolor piece and dabbled some sequins on it from Pretty Pink Posh and a few speckles of Nuvo drops. 

Not too bad for my first watercolor right?

Black cardstock - Papertrey Ink
White Embossing Powder
Pretty Pink Posh sequins mix