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Sunday, February 26, 2017

March C.C. Designs Preview Day 1


Welcome to Preview Day 1 of C.C. Designs new release! We have 7 absolutely adorable new stamps for you and one coordinating die set. This release has so much fluffy cuteness in it - I love every single one of them.... as usual! 

Today I am previewing Hop Clear Set and Hop Die Set. I will admit, before this I did not own a coordinating die for a stamp set. I was a little hesitant but after using it - I'm in love! They are so easy to use and fit so perfectly. I do own a Scan and Cut but it's not always set up where as my Big Shot is always out and right next to me (yes call me lazy lol) Also, the mats for the Scan and Cut do not last long and I've already had things slide around on me. So if a stamp set comes with a coordinating die, I highly recommend getting it! 

Onto my project!

When I saw this bunny - I could just picture him hopping along in the grass - and that's what I did! I stamped it out - colored him up with my copic markers and cut it out using the Hop Die set. I've made a few cards with this cute stamp set so be sure to check back or follow my blog to see more in the future!

Also, you can head over to the C.C. Designs blog to check out previews there from the rest of the amazing Design Team and Blog Hop later this week!


Hop Clear Set

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hi Anya Treat Box

Playing along with The Greeting Farm challenge this month which is creating a 3D project. I colored up Hi Anya stamp, cut her out with my Scan n Cut and attached her to this cute gift box I made from Jaded Blossom.

Copics
Hair - 110, E59, E57, E44
Dress - RV52, V05, RV66
Boots - C2, C4, C6
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11

Thanks for stopping by! 
~Mindy

Fairy Friends Card

Happy Saturday!!!! I'm in love with magical/fairytale stamps so this week's challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps was perfect for me ! I had already started coloring this image last night and finished it this morning. Pretty simple card.... but one small thing is I added a strip of vellum on top of the patterned paper. I thought it helped soften the pattern a little. Then I added some enamel dots so I could put some dabs of glue behind them to attach the vellum to the card. 

Click on the image to see it larger

Vellum - My Favorite Things
Copics
Hair - B18, B16, B02
Collar/Stripes - RV19, RV69
Body - YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05
Wings - V17, V09, V06
Leggings - YR61, YR68
Sparkles - Y04, Y06, Y08

Have a happy Saturday!
~Mindy

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Donuts! Donuts! Donuts! C.C. Designs

I didn't get a chance to play with these enough so.... here I am today sharing a card using stamps from C.C. Designs. Pretty simple and yet so much cuteness! This worked out perfectly with my new Doodlebug Design paper.

Supplies
Copics
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair - E37, E35, E33
Donut Bag - E33, E31, E30
Scarf - E59, E57, E55
Jacket - R43, R21
Hat - R39, R46
Pants - B99, B97, B95

Have a fabulous day!
~Mindy 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Witch Wanda Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Who says you can only use Witch stamps for Halloween? I think this stamp works great just for some empowerment. She was a lot of fun to color up! 

Supplies
Copics
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Ribbon - V09, V15, V17
Cape - C9, C8, C6, C4
Hair - C8, R89, R37
Bloomers - C5, C3, C1
Mirror - C3, C1, C0, E59, E57, E55

I have the perfect person in mind for this card and I know she will absolutely love it!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Mindy 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SVG Cut Club February Bundle Puppy Card

Welcome back! Today I'm sharing a card I made using a couple files from the February Cut Club bundle from SVG Cutting Files.


Both of these files are also a part of the February Bundle HERE

Read more about Cub Club HERE and the great savings of joining!


Feel free to visit the Cut Club blog for more inspiration!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Furry Surprise Card Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Happy Monday!! I've been kind of in a mojo-funk and I feel like I'm FINALLY coming out it! I used the sketch from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps to get me started. 


Supplies
Body E35, E34, E33, E31, E30
Collar - Y15, B01, B04
Ears - R21, R22
Nose - C2, C4, C6

Thanks for stopping!
~Mindy 
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Friday, February 17, 2017

For You Anya The Greeting Farm

I played with a lot of layers on this card just for some variety! I used two sets from The Greeting Farm which I'll share below in the supply list.



Supply List
Foam
Foam Dots
Copics
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R43
Hat - R89, R46, R35
Boots - E33, E35, E37
Jacket - V12, V15, V17
Dress - YG17, YG03
Colorless blender

~Mindy

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lucky Clover Masking Technique C.C. Designs

I'm sharing today another card using the masking technique and distress inks. I'm using Lucky Clover from C.C. Designs which is part of the February release. 

I started  by cutting my white cardstock and foam to 4" x 5 1/4". I stamped my image twice: once on the cardstock and once on a post it note so I could "mask" it. I attached the mask to my image and used a variety of distress inks to create a rainbow background. Once I finished, I removed my mask, colored up my image and stamped my sentiment. I then applied double sided tape to my foam on both sides. I attached the foam to my white cardstock and then that matted piece to my red base cardstock. 


Supplies
Post Its
Foam
Double Sided Tape
Copics
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E04, E11, R43
Hair - E13, E19, E49, E39
Pants - B02, B04, B06
Clover- YG 25, YG17, YG03
Horseshow - Y11, Y15, Y26
Shirt - R32, R05, R20

Thanks for stopping by !
~Mindy 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Lil Magic The Greeting Farm

I've always been in love with unicorns and now I get to color them up pretty and add them to cards! Today, I'm working with The Greeting Farm. I kept this one pretty simple (loving the simple look!). I cut my white cardstock and foam to 4" x 5 1/2" and my base blue cardstock to 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". I adhered my foam to the white cardstock using double sided tape. Then, I matched up my cardstocks to the right side so it left a small colored strip on the left. Love ! Love! Love!
Supplies
Copics

Thanks for stopping by! 
~ Mindy


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cinnamon Paints C. C. Designs

Hello! Hello! Welcome back! Today I'm sharing a card I made using Rustic Sugar Cinnamon Paints from C.C. Designs. This is part of the new February release. Unfortunately, I didn't write down all the colors that I used on the card - shame on me! But I hope you enjoy it anyway!



Since Cinnamon is the main focus of this picture, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple. I just added a foam sheet behind my white cardstock for a little dimension because if you've been following me ... you know I love my foam!

You can find the Cinnamon stamp set HERE and Lucky Rainbow Sentiments stamp HERE.

Thanks for stopping by ! 
~Mindy 



Monday, February 13, 2017

Squishy Hugs Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Happy Monday!! Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card I made using Squishy Hugs from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. Super adorable stamp set! The only thing extra I added was some foam behind the white cardstock piece.


Everyone wants a squishy hug right?? 
Supplies Used
Copics
Skin E0000, E000, E00, E11
Shorts/Shoes/Shirt - B02, B04, B06, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG25
Cat - C0, C2, C4, C6
Hair - E25, E27, E29
Mouth R23

Thanks for stopping by!
~Mindy

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Leprechaun card C.C. Designs

Quite a change up from yesterday's card ! I have to admit .... coloring this little guys hair has always been a challenge for me. Instead of streaks in the hair - which is what I normally would do - I opted to blend it more and I think it worked!! This is the Leprechaun Stamp from C.C. Designs part of the February release.


He really is just the cutest!
Supplies used 
Doodlebug Paper
Copics
Outfit - YG01, YG03, YG17, YG25
Pants - C6, C4, C2
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E04, E11, R32
Hat/Pot - C8, C6, C4
Gold - Y26, Y15

Thanks for stopping by ! 
~Mindy

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Buddy Bears Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

I'm on a roll!!! Once I get my mojo going I just have to go with it which means... more for you to see!! Here I used the new Buddy Bears and Sincere Thanks stamp sets from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. I admit, I wasn't real thrilled with my hand-made background at first but when I came back to it in the morning and took another look ..... I was slightly impressed with myself haha! In hind-sight I really should have used my distressed inks.... but that's for next time.




Supplies
Copics
Bear - E59, E27, E25, E35
Muzzle/Belly - E34, E21, E41
Wheels - C4, C6, C8
Wagon - R89, R46, R35
Sky B00
Grass - YG17, YG25

Rainbow Lucy Clean and Simple C.C.Designs

Happy Saturday! I'm back again today sharing another clean and simple card that I made using Rainbow Lucy from C.C. Designs. Can you tell I'm just in love with this release???!!! This is another card design inspired from Instagram that I switched up the papers and stamps and of course did my own coloring.

There is a lot of dimension to this card! White is actually very hard for me when it comes to cards and since I was refraining from adding too much I decided to use my foam sheets and foam squares.



Supplies used
Foam
Foam squares
Copics 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E29, E27, E25
Dress - B02, B04, B06
Shoes - C0, C2, C4

Thanks for stopping by!
~Mindy

Friday, February 10, 2017

4 Leaf Puppy CAS Card C.C. Designs

I have to admit, I was inspired by some pictures on Instagram for this card. I just changed it up to use my C.C. Designs stamps. Sometimes simple ... is really really hard! lol .. You feel like you should add more to it but in reality - it's perfect just the way it is!

I have a piece of foam behind the circles and also behind my 4 leaf puppy.



Supplies
Foam
Copics
Puppy - E41, E42, E43, E44, E53
Clover - YG01, YG03, YG17, YG25

Thanks for swinging by!

~Mindy


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Rainbow Lucy C.C.Designs

Welcome back to my blog! I'm sharing today a card I made using Rainbow Lucy and Spotty Dotty Background from the February release at C.C.Designs. I knew the second I saw this background stamp that I wanted to dig out my distress inks and play... and that's what  I did!

I started out by stamping the spotty dotty background with versamark onto my cardstock. I then heat embossed it with WOW bright white embossing powder. Next I dug out my distress inks! I lightly applied rainbow colors across the whole entire piece and then trimmed it down using the stitched rectangle die. I applied that piece to a piece of white cardstock, adhered some foam behind this mat and attached to my card base.

For my image, I also used the stitched rectangle die and then using my Misti stamping tool, stamped my image in the center.  I love to mat everything as it thinks it just adds a nice little "something" to the card. The sentiment I stamped from the Lucky Rainbow Sentiments and some added some colorful rainbow enamel dots.

I'm super excited how this all turned out!! 

Supplies used:
Rainbow Lucy - C.C. Designs
Stitched Rectangle Die - C.C.Designs
Enamel Dots - C.C. Designs
Xpress it Blending Cardstock
Copics
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11, E04
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Clouds - C1
Dress - R39, R24, R46
Shoes - C1, C0

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lucky Clover C.C. Designs

I just can't get enough of these fabulous new stamps from C.C. Designs!!! Today I'm sharing a card using Lucky Clover and Lucky Rainbow Sentiments. I kept this one pretty simple by just adding layers and foam for dimension.

Supplies
Lucky Clover - C.C. Designs
Lucky Rainbow Sentiments - C.C. Designs
Scalloped Squares Die - C.C.Designs
Stitched Squares #1 - C.C. Designs
Border Dies 2 - Jaded Blossom
Foam
Copics 
Skin E00, E01, E11, E04, R43
Hair - E47, E49, E44
Shirt - G99, G94, YG03
Clover - YG01, YG05, YG09
Pants - B99, B97, B95
Shoes - N2, N4, N6
Horseshoe - E27, Y26, Y15, Y11

Hope you enjoyed today's card! Be sure to check out the entire release from C.C. Designs
~Mindy

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

And They Call It Puppy Love Cut Club Layout

Hello Everyone! It's my day for SVG Cut Club and I have a super sweet layout to share with you today. I used Page Sketch 20 and title "And They Call It Puppy Love" from the February Bundle. You get such a deal when you sign up for club! So many awesome files the possibilities are endless! Read more about Cut Club HERE.


I love this layout and plan on using it for pictures of my puppy.. well... he's not quite a puppy anymore though! 


Here is a picture of the entire bundle!

I hope you enjoyed today's layout! 
~Mindy


Monday, February 6, 2017

New Premade Titles Listed!

Welcome to Monday!! I have some new premade scrapbook titles listed in my store and ebay. These are great for St. Patrick's Day and maybe even just for some celebrating scrapbook pages. These titles are made from American Crafts quality cardstock. I cut them out and paper piece together myself. The patterns for these are from SVG Cutting Files which are available on their site.





I also snuck in this cute title!! 



Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for my project from SVG Cutting Files Cut Club!

~Mindy


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hog Heaven My Favorite Things

I may have gone a little .... hog wild... with this set and sketch challenge. I decided to play along with the sketch from My Favorite Things and I liked the outcome so much and had all the supplies out that I decided to keep going! I made a couple extra small cards because I can always use a thank you card.

I started out stamping my image onto some Xpress It Blending Cardstock and then also on a post it note with my Misti Stamp tool and Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the image on the post it note and put it over the top of my image on the blending cardstock. Next, I used my new Clarity brushes and some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and lightly applied some blue around my image. I removed my mask around the image and colored it up with my copic markers. 

To prepare my sentiment, I cut come black cardstock with my Flag Die from Jaded Blossom. I used one of the sentiments from the same stamp set and heat embossed it with Versamark and WOW Bright White embossing powder.

Once cooled, I trimmed it down and adhered it under my image. For some dimension, I added a foam square behind my mat and adhered it to my cardbase. Final touches is some cute enamel dots from C.C. Designs . This all actually goes together really quick once you have all the supplies out.





Love! Love ! Love! And there are so many other cute images and sentiments on this stamp set! 

Supplies
Hog Heaven Stamp - My Favorite Things
Flag Die- Jaded Blossom
Post Its
Copics
RV10, RV21, RV13

Thanks for stopping by!
~Mindy

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Greeting Farm Little Fairies

Happy Saturday! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I'm popping in to share a card I made and I must say I absolutely love this style! I see myself making more like this in the future! 

I started out stamping two little faires on Xpress It Blending cardstock and then also stamping them on a post it note. I fussy cut the ones on the post it note and added them to the images on the card to mask them. I used the little stars on that same stamp set, stamped them in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with WOW white embossing powder.

After that cooled, I grabbed my Tim Holtz distress inks. I used Scattered Straw and Festive Berries and lightly went around the fairies. Once my background was finished, I colored up my cute little fairies.

To complete this card, I added the sentiment in the corner and some sparkles from Little Things by Lucy. I also added some foam behind the white cardstock for some dimension. So simple and yet so captivating!! love it ! 


Supplies Used
Little Fairies - The Greeting Farm
Premium Dye Ink Black Olive- Your Next Stamp
Foam
Copics
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair (brown) - E59, E57, E55
Hair (red) - E97, E09, E15
Dresses V15, V17, YG09, YG06
Wings - B00, B000

Friday, February 3, 2017

Kraftin Kimmie Tweetie Birds

I have one more to share with you today!! This one is not even available yet in the store! This is the stamp set from the Super Secret Krafty Stamp Club from January. This is a preorder and you don't know what it is until you get it but I highly doubt you'd be disappointed !It will be available to everyone in March. Check out the facebook group if you are interested in future Super Secret Krafty Stamp Club purchases. 

Isn't it sweet!? This is just one of the images on the stamp set and it's just as tweet!
Supplies
Tweetie Bird - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps (available March!)
Cardstock and patterned paper - Papertrey Ink
Copics
Skin - E00, E01, E04, E11
Hair - Y26, Y15, Y11, E33
Flowers - RV19
Dress  - BG49, BG15, BG11

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Buddy Bears

Happy Friday! I'm stopping in to share a card I created with one of the new stamps from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. This set is super duper cute!!!



Supplies
Buddy Bear  - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Border Dies 2 - Jaded Blossom
Spring Dies 2 - Jaded Blossom
Copics 
Bear- E41, E42, E43, E77
Muzzle/Belly - E50
Pillow - B000, B00
Colorless Blender


Thursday, February 2, 2017

C.C. Designs Blog Hop

Today is RELEASE DAY for the new FEBRUARY Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around Rainbows, Puddles, and Leprechauns, which of course are perfect for all those Spring and St. Paddy's Day cards. We also have a new Sentiment Set and an awesome background stamp! Also, we are going back to pre-cut rubber for our character stamps. The sentiments will remain clear for easy stamping.
For my project today, I created a shaker card using 4 Leaf Puppy. I think this is just darling!!! I colored up the puppy with my copics and then cut it out with my scan n cut. The circle window for the shaker I cut out from cardstock and a foam piece using Circles Layering Die and Scalloped Circle. I filled the shaker window with Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold and Sparkling Clear sequins. For my sentiment I used Lucky Rainbow Sentiments (new!) and stamped it on the Flag Die using Premium Dye Black Olive Ink. For just a little extra flare, I added a banner across the top.




Supplies
4 Leaf Puppy (new!)- C.C.Designs
Lucky Rainbow Sentiments (new!)- C.C.Designs
Scalloped Cirlce Die -C.C.Designs
Circles Layering Die -C.C. Designs
Metallic Gold Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Sparkling Clear Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Flag Die - Jaded Blossom
Banner Die - Sugarpea Designs
Premium Dye Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Foam Tape
Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink
Be Creative Tape 15Mm
Foam Squares
Doodlebug Paper
Copics
Puppy - E77, E43, E41, E42, R43
Clover - YG67, YG17, YG03
Neck - YG07, YG06
Nose N6, N4

Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations!

C.C. Designs Blog
Christine
Jessie
Joni
Kathy
Kelli
Larisa
Laura
Mindy
Rachel
Rosemary
Simone
Stacie
Tamara

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, FEBRUARY 5th 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, FEBRUARY 5th to leave an answer for a chance at winning! 

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

Happy Hopping!!