Tuesday, January 31, 2017

C.C. Designs Preview Day 2 and Announcement!!


Hello! Hello! Welcome !!! First ... an announcement. I am super-over-the-moon-excited to say I am a part of the C.C. Designs Design Team!!!!I absolutely adore these images and the shipping on them - woooo!! speedy!! This is my first official post as a design team member so sit back and enjoy!! 

We are on Day 2 of Previews for the C.C. Designs February Release. This month's release is about Rainbows, Puddles, and Leprechauns, which of course are perfect for Spring and St. Paddy's Day. It has a such a great variety and some serious cuteness! There is also a new sentiment stamp that I found useful for many occasions and a new Spotty Dotty background stamp. Super cool! 

We are changing 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, FEBRUARY 5th 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!

Onto my project! Say hello to Umbrella Cinnamon - isn't she just the best! I stamped her in Premium Dye Black Olive Ink on Xpress It Blending Cardstock. I inked up just the umbrella and stamped that on my Doodlebug red polka dot paper and fussy cut that out. For the sun I used some Doodlebug paper again and cut it out with the Spring Dies 2 from Jaded Blossom. I used the new Lucky Rainbow Sentiments and popped it with some foam to add a finishing touch to the card. I'm seriously in love with this release! 

Umbrella Cinnamon
Lucky Rainbow Sentiments
Xpress It Cardstock
Spring Dies 2
Copics
Skin E000, E00, E01, E04, E11
Hair E79, E57, E35, E33
Jacket/boot/hat YR27, Y19, Y15, Y11
Boots N6, N4, N2
Water B05, B02, B00
Shirt R59, R46, R35

~Mindy



Monday, January 30, 2017

January 2017 Kit and Clowder Copic Class

I finished up my picture from the January 2017 Kit and Clowder class. Absolutely amazing! Such fun techniques that I can use on future projects. If you are interested in learning new things with copics or other coloring mediums check out Kit and Clowder.

This one will be getting framed and going in my craft room.

~Mindy

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Treena Twinkles at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

I just HAD to try out this new hair colour combo on a mermaid and the newest addition to stamp collection fit perfectly. Introducing Treena Twinkles! She has recently joined the stamp collection at Paper Creations by Mindy lol... and she's fitting in very nicely! 

I started out stamping her on Xpress It Blending Cardstock and cutting her out with my brother Scan n Cut. I colored her and set her aside to work on my background. I learned this in one of my classes from Kit and Clowder. I coloured up my background with a couple markers. Then I swiped colorless blender over it using a cuetip. I also dipped my cuetip in the liquid and just added some spots which kind of look like bubbles. .... 

For a final touch because I love sparkles.. I spritzed it with some shimmer mist - its gorgeous in person but hard to capture on camera.


Supplies
Premium Dye Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Xpress It Blending Cardstock -Simon Says Stamp
Shimmer Spray
Copics
Skin E00, E01, E04, E11
Hair - RV09, RV25, RV13, Y15, FV2
Tail - YG11, G19, YG09, YG05
Mirror - C0, C2, C4
Lips - RV25
Background - BG45, B01, BG07, Colorless Blender

Make It Crafty Tress Joyful and Dancing

Hi everyone! I just sat down to experiment with colors and Sandy Allnock's Hex chart and found some amazing color combos! I'll also be providing links to the image below.

To put these cards together, I really didn't want to go overboard with doo-dads and patterned paper as I wanted my image to stay the main focus. 


Supplies
Xpress It Blending Cardstock
Copics used
Skin E000, E01, E11, E04
Hair - BG49, BG15, G03, Y15
Jewelry - Y11, Y15
Pants - B06, B04, B02
Shirt - C8, C6, C4 (trim on shirt) C2, C1, C0 shading


Supplies 
Premium Dye Black Olive Ink
Express It Blending Cardstock
Copics
Skin E00, E01, E11, E04, R22
Hair RV09, RV25, RV13, Y15, FV2
Pants/Jewelry N8, N6, N4, N2
Shirt - C2, C0
Apple - R39, R35, YG17, YG13
Eyes B37, B04

Hope you enjoy these color combos! 

~Mindy 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Little Pixie Winged Hearts Washi Tape Card

Happy Saturday!!!! It's time to relax from the long week, colour and create! Here is a card I created using the rubber stamp Little Pixie Winged Hearts from C.C. Designs. I could colour up these little cuties all day!!! This was super fun to create with washi tape and I certainly see more in my future! 

I took some Valentine themed washi tape and placed down at an angle. Then, I cut out the heart using the Heart Die from Jaded Blossom. I did this through the cardstock and a sheet of foam so it all lined up perfectly. I attached everything with double sided tape for a nice secure hold. My image I coloured with copics, cut out with my Scan N Cut and attached to the front. 

Supplies
Little Pixie Winged Heart - C.C. Designs
XOXO Sentiments - C.C. Designs
Dotted Rectangle Die - C.C. Designs
Heart Die 1 - Jaded Blossom
Foam - Simon Says Stamp
Xpress It Blending Cardstock - Simon Says Stamp
Copics
Face E04, E11, E01, E00, R21
Hair E59, E57, E55
Shirt - R35, R43
Jacket - R39, R29, R17
Pants B34, B21
Shoes C5, C3, C1

I hope you enjoyed today's card! 

~Mindy

Friday, January 27, 2017

Got Eucalyptus? Jaded Blossom G'day Mate

Happy Friday! This is Mindy from Paper Creations by Mindy sharing my last project as Guest Designer for this month. It has been super fantastic working with Michelle and Candace and I'm such a fan of their stamps and dies. This truly has been an amazing and exciting month!! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!!

Onto my project! I used the G'day Mate ( I just can't get enough!!) and created this adorable little tag! I stamped the image, cut it out with my Scan N Cut machine and attached it to the tag I assembled using the Luggage Tag Die. Then I used the Mini Tag Die 2 die to cut out the small banner for my sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

The copic markers I used are as follows
C6, C4, C3, C2, C1 for the body
RV11, RV13 for the ears and feet
YG17, YG13 for the leaves. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects this month! I cant' wait to see what Jaded Blossom has planned for next month! 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Holly Sweet Dreams Stamp Anniething Card

It is amazing the difference when you change out the nibs of your markers. I did that to my browns the other day and I am soooooo happy with how this hair turned out! I hope you like it too! I was so happy that I just made a CAS card. I used Holly Sweet Dreams from Stamp Anniething and paired it with Lover's Day stamp set from Jaded Blossom. I thought Holly looked like she wanted to snuggle lol ..

Supplies
Holly Sweet Dreams - Stamp Anniething
Lover's Day Stamp - Jaded Blossom
Premium Dye Ink Black Olive - Your Next Stamp
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Skin E00, E01, E04, E11
Hair - E44, E47, E49
Outfits - R46, R59
Blankie - R81, R83, R85

thanks for stopping by! 
~Mindy 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sending Hugs and Kisses C.C.Designs Card

Happy Wednesday!!!! I have a card to share with you today featuring one of this month's new stamps from C.C.Designs. Each and every one of the stamps from this release is absolutely adorable!

I decided to stay pretty simple with my card this time to give all the attention to this little cutie! I colored her up with my copic markers and added this cute new banner die I got from Sugar Pea Designs. The sentiment is from XOXO Sentiments Clear Stamp which is also new this month and I popped it up with foam squares just to add a little dimension. Links are provided below with the supplies.

See? Isn't she super sweet!!! 

Supplies
XOXO Sentiments - C.C. Designs
Party Banner Die - Sugar Pea Designs
Premium Dye Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Xpress It Blending Paper 

I hope you enjoyed today's card! 

~Mindy

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Filling Up My Love Jar Cut Club

Hi Everyone! It's my day for Cut Club and I'm showing you what I created using the Filling Up My Love Jar Title from the January 2017 pack.

Absolute sweetness I think! 

I placed my title on a 6x6 card 

Supplies
Filling Up My Love Jar title - SVG Cutting Files Cut Club January Pack
Border Die 2 -Jaded Blossom
Shimmer Paint

Here is what you receive in the entire January bundle


You can find out more about Cut Club HERE and the amazing deals you get ! 



Up to 70% off Art Supplies!

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Greeting Farm Mega Mini Amazing Card

Have you seen The Greeting Farm stamps? They are beyond adorable!!! I colored up one of the little girls from the Mega Mini Amazing stamp set with my copics, cut her out with my Brother Scan N Cut and attached her to a circle card. I used foam squares behind my sentiment banner for some dimension. Full supply list below. I absolutely love how this came out ! It's one of those cards where you look at it and go ... "did I really just make that?" and then smile and say "yes I did".

Seriously how precious is this!?
Supplies
Mega Mini Amazing  - The Greeting Farm or you can get them at Marker Pop which is where I got mine.
Scalloped Circle - C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps
Enamel Dots - C.C.Designs Rubber Stamps
Circles #1 Die - C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps
Spring Dies 2- Jaded Blossom
Border Dies #2 - Jaded Blossom
Dimension Banner - Jaded Blossom
Dot-Grid-Daisy-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints Doodlebug Paper - Jaded Blossom
Premium Dye Ink Black Olive - Your Next Stamp
Foam Squares
Copics
Skin E00, E01, E04, E11
Hair E49, E47, E44
Dress BG01, BG05


Paper Supplies

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Jaded Blossom Guest Designer Koalaty Friend

Welcome back! I have been having so much fun guest designing for Jaded Blossom. Did you see all the great projects during the week from the new release? If not, be sure to go back and check it out! 

Today, I'm just sharing a CAS card. I adore the new stamp set G'day Mate! The koala just melts my heart! 

I colored up my koala on Xpress It cardstock, adding in a little shading and then just simply stamping a sentiment from the same set. It's quick and simple but .... with a koala this cute.... you don't need much more! 

Recipe
Copics
Body - C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C
Ears - RV11, RV13
Leaves - YG13, YG17

I hope you enjoyed the card! 

~Mindy

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kraftin Kimmie Kitties Square Challenge

If you are looking for the Jaded Blossom Blog Hop please click HERE.

I have another project for you today! I created a card for the Kraftin Kimmie Saturday Challenge #365 - square cards. I had a lot of fun digging through my stash and adding to my card.

Supplies Used -
Pretty Kitties Stamp - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Candy Charms and Banners Die- Jaded Blossom
Party Banner Die - Sugar Pea Designs
Rectangle Die 1 - Jaded Blossom
Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Foam - Simon Says Stamp
Little Things by Lucy's Cards Magic Wand - Simon Says Stamp
Misti Stamp Tool - Amazon
Xpress It Cardstock -Simon Says Stamp
Copics
Skin - E13, E11, E02, E01, E000
Hair - E79, E29, E25, E21
Shirt/Shoes - RV09, R83, R81, R85
Shorts - E35, E33, E31
Cats - C6, C4, C2, YR27, YR24, YR20




Kit and Clowder December 2016 Copics Class

I take classes from Kit and Clowder to learn different techniques to use with my copics markers and colored pencils. It's also great practice and Alyce is an amazing instructor! There may be a lot of people in the group but she will sit and look at each project/picture to leave some love and she's always there for feedback. She goes very in depth on the instructions  - they are worth every single penny! You can always visit the Kit and Clowder facebook group if you want to stalk it out a little first. Don't be shy!

This is the project from the December 2016 copics class. It looks way more than it really is. She breaks things down so well! I'm usually pretty intimated by the picture as a whole but once you start coloring it goes by really fast and all the sudden you're like " I got that much done already?" haha

I gave my mom my picture from the November class as a Christmas present and now she wants a collection haha ... so this one is for her. Who can say no to their mom right?

Image is from Stamp Anniething exclusive to Kit and Clowder class but check out her stamps - they are adorable!
I printed mine pretty big - on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of Papertrey Ink White Cardstock and then once I finished coloring I trimmed it down and matted it to a black piece of American Crafts cardstock so I can put it in a frame. 
There are a lot of colors here so I'm just going to list  the basics.
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E11, E13, E15, E18
Dress - , BG09, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG49
I changed my dress color to something other than what the class was using because I didn't have all the colors.

I learn so much from these classes! I hope you enjoy my finished project!

~Mindy

Friday, January 20, 2017

January Stamp Release Blog Hog Guest Designing!

Hey Everyone! 

Now if you're here from Michelle's Blog you're in the right place, if you're just passing through start at the beginning because you don't want to miss a thing.  I also have the complete line up at the bottom.
Here is what I made:

This fun treat jar! I plan on giving this to a teacher for Valentine's Day. I have pencils and suckers placed inside with some sparkly grass. Did you know you can use felt with these dies? It works really well depending on the type of felt you have. I used the felt hearts on the front of the jar and cardstock hearts on the pencils.


Supplies Used
Heart Dies 1 & 2 (New!)
Kiss Me A Latter (New!)
Flag Die
Doodle Bug Paper
Felt
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Momento Black Ink

I have had so much fun sharing projects with you throughout the week as a guest designer for Jaded Blossom! They are truly a fantastic company! And their shipping department.... the fastest I've ever seen!!! 




Regular Price for the Release Package is $136.99


 Free 3x4 Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 1/22, 11:59pm pst.

HEART WREATH



Of course, here is what everyone will receive when they order our New Release.



BLOG CANDY


1 Lucky Winner will get to pick a stamp set of their choice!

 Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!

The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!



Now on to the HOP....

Next up is Cindy
Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up:
Michelle
Mindy(January Guest Designer) You are Here! 

Jaded Blossom Sneak Day 5!

Welcome to Day 5 of Jaded Blossom Sneak Peeks! I've had the pleasure of guest designing for Jaded Blossom this month and what a fantastic month to be a part of! I am loving everything in this release! Today we are featuring TWO new stamp sets and a MUST HAVE for your collection. 

Heart Wreath Stamp

 Sweeter Than Candy Stamp

My project today is using the brand new Heart Wreath stamp. I used some watercolor paper and did a few swishes with some watercolor ink. I stamped the wreath in versamark ink and heat embossed using WOW Black Twinkle Embossing powder. I added a foam sheet behind the watercolor paper before adhering to my card to help smooth it out. I also added some foam squares behind the 'I Love You' Banner on the front because I LOVE dimension on my cards. 

 Gorgeous  - right?! 
Supplies Used
Heart Wreath Stamp (New!)
Watercolor Paper
Momento Black Ink
Foam Squares
Foam Sheets
Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Pink
Little Things from Lucy's Cards Ocean
Clear Double Sided Tape
WOW Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
Versamark

Check back for the hop starting at 4pm PST on Friday starting at the Jaded Blossom Blog!

~Mindy

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jaded Blossom Sneak Day 4!

Welcome back to Jaded Blossom Sneak Day 4! I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful goodies we are sharing with you! I'm guest designing this month and absolutely loving it ! Today we are showing a new stamp set Cupid Airlines and I think this one may be my favorite !!! This gave me a chance to play with my markers! 

Here is the stamp set - 

And my project for today .... 


How super cute is that??!! Perfect little treat to leave for someone! 

Supplies Used
Cupid Airlines (new!)
Foam Squares
Your Next Stamp Black Olive Ink
Doodlebug Paper
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Xpress It Blending Cardstock
Copics
Skin  - E01, E11, E50, E51
Hair - E29, E27, E25
Wings - B000
Arrow/Bow - E35, E33, E25, R35, R32

Be sure to head over to the Jaded Blossom blog to check out what the amazing design has created with this stamp set! 

Check back tomorrow - we still have more and then a blog hop on Friday!! Woo hoo!!!

~Mindy

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jaded Blossom Sneak Day 3!

Hello! Hello! And welcome back! We are on Day 3 of Sneak Peeks for Jaded Blossom! In case you missed them, be sure to go back and check out Day 1 and 2.


We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $125.99


January 2017 Release will include:

6 - 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
- New Dies
1 - 3 x 4 Freebie

 3x4 Freebie is for orders $40 or more (before tax and shipping),
Friday 4pm PST through Sunday 11:59 pm PST

NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS!
No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. 
 
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Regular price for the release package is $136.99

Today's sneak peek is Spring Sweet Treats Stamp!
I love how this one has so many uses to it!

For my project today, I'm sharing a little treat bag filled with chocolate gold coins and a cute little tag to match! I used the stitched circle die set to make the tag and punched two holes at the top to attach to my treat bag. 


Supplies Used
Spring Sweet Treats (New!)
Momento Ink

Head over to the Jaded Blossom blog to see what the Design Team has created! 
Thanks for stopping by! More to come tomorrow ! 
~Mindy 


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Jaded Blossom Sneak Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of Jaded Blossom Sneak Peeks! In case you missed it, be sure to go back and check Day 1! I am so thrilled to be guest designing this month!


We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $125.99


January 2017 Release will include:

6 - 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
- New Dies
1 - 3 x 4 Freebie

 3x4 Freebie is for orders $40 or more (before tax and shipping),
Friday 4pm PST through Sunday 11:59 pm PST

NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS!
No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. 
 
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Regular price for the release package is $136.99

Today we are showing peeks of a new stamp set Candy Gram - sooo many uses for this one!

For today's projects I filled a small bag with Reese's Pieces (my daughter loves these!) and added a bag topper. I cut out the banners from the Flag Die and Candy Charms and Banners .
Supplies Used
Candy Gram (new!)
Ranger Ink Classic Cherry
Papertrey Ink White and Chocolate Cardstock
Twine
Doodlebug Paper

Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 3!
~Mindy 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Jaded Blossom Sneak Day 1

Hello and welcome to Jaded Blossom Sneak Day 1 of the new stamps and dies coming out this week! I am super excited to be guest designing for them this month! For those that "Gotta Have It Now" you can follow the link provided below and order it now at a discounted price! 


We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $125.99
January 2017 Release will include:

6 - 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
- New Dies
1 - 3 x 4 Freebie

 3x4 Freebie is for orders $40 or more (before tax and shipping),
Friday 4pm PST through Sunday 11:59 pm PST

NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS!
No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. 
 
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Regular price for the release package is $136.99

Today we are revealing 2 new die sets and 2 stamps set and let me tell ya - these are amazing and a must have!

Heart Dies 1 Shadow Layers

Heart Dies 2 Top Layers

Kiss Me A Latte

Lover's Day

Now onto what I created!! I was having so much fun I made TWO projects for this sneak peek!

For my first project, I filled a coffee cup with some valentine colored rolos. I wrapped it in ribbon and added a tag. My husband doesn't drink coffee but he loves chocolate!
Supplies used:
Kiss Me A Latte
Heart Dies 1
Momento Ink
Ranger Ink Classic Cherry
PTI Raspberry Fizz Cardstock and White


For my second project that started out as me fiddling around and I ended up liking the final result is a simple Love card. I used both the Heart Dies 1 & 2 cutting hearts from two different colors. Then I just started matching up the hearts and randomly placing them on the card. I cut the word love out about 5 times and layered them up for some dimension. I adhered the word to my card using small foam squares.

Supplies used:
Heart Dies 1 & 2
PTI Cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration - be sure to head over to the Jaded Blossom blog to see what the Design Team has created! 
~Mindy