Monday with Mindy October 31

Happy Halloween!!

Is everyone all set for the trick-or-treaters? We are taking both kids out trick-or-treating this year since Dalton is a little older now. Should be fun - I just hope its not TOO cold... lol

So... onto my project for today. My daughter Ali who is 5 loves to read ... or should I say loves for me to read her books. She is going to be a total bookworm like her mom, I just know it. So with her love for books...I created a bookmark for her.

You can find the owl and book pattern HERE at Scraptastical Kreations. 

Once I had the bookmark put together and hole punched, I laminated it and added ribbon. It's not a normal bookmark size but that's ok :-)

Hope you like the project and check back again soon!

Would love to hear your feedback on what you thought of my bookmark!

If you are a stamper - be sure to check out my Stamps page - I have tons that I'm selling!

Monday with Mindy October 24

Happy Monday! So Saturday night I had a huge creative block. Thankfully Sunday I came back around just in time to pull this project together and I"m pretty excited about it. 

Introducing...... Baked With Love

To create this I used the cookie jar file, one of the bears from Awww-tumn Bears, and the bowl and title from Baked With Love. All of these files can be found over at Scraptastical Kreations.

Hope you enjoyed the layout - would love to hear your comments!

Thank You!

Thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments! Wow .. 40 comments for one post - that just rocks! And 30+ new followers!  I've added a new feature to the blog where you can sign up for email updates but I'd love for you to still become a follower!

Make sure to check back often if you haven't become a follower - I'm going to be adding a page for some items I'm cleaning out of my scrapbook room (LOTS) and maybe I'll even do some giveaways!

Stay tuned!

Friday Challenge at Scraptastical Kreations

Hello again! Are you ready for another challenge over at Scraptastical Kreations?! This one is great! Right up my alley! All you have to do is create something that has to do with Halloween. How easy is that ?! So check out what I came up with. I used one of the new files : Witchy Night. There are so many more files in that set that I couldn't fit on my page. Please be sure if you participate in the challenge that you come share with us on the fan page HERE. We would love to see what you came up with!

My cat is actually a combine of the original cat pattern and also the bear's muzzle.

I really hope you've enjoyed what I came up with. Would love to hear what you thought so feel free to leave a comment and be sure to become a follower if you haven't already. You won't want to miss all the wonderful treats  in store at Paper Creations by Mindy. I will be updating my store frequently with premade piecings that you can purchase!

Looking for something?

Please click HERE if you are here for the challenge project from Scraptastical Kreations.

Click HERE if you are hopping over from the Halloween Blog Hop.

Halloween Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Halloween Blog Hop! So glad you could join us today! I hope you are having a blast and picking up some great ideas along the way. If you came here from Lisa's Blog you are on the right track. Otherwise, if you just happened along my blog you can start back at the beginning with Ashley - you won't want to miss a thing! AND KEEP READING AT THE END - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THE GIVEAWAYS!

For my Halloween project I made a little photo stand. I found the pattern from Split Coast Stampers. They have some fabulous ideas out there to fit anyone's needs - too many to choose from actually!

Front view of the photo stand. It consists of two coasters decorated with pattern paper. One side has the witch that I created from Scraptastical Kreations. The other side is a spot to put a picture. I plan on putting my daughter's picture on here of her in her Halloween costume... I just have to print it. lol.

Back of the photo stand to see the nifty paper design....

And... the close-up of my bear .

I really hope you've enjoyed my project - I can't to get it on my desk at work! Now you'll want to hop on over to Staci's blog. I'm also posting the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way. See below the list for the giveaways!

LOTS OF GOODIES and here's how
For the chance to win 1 Digi image from Make It Crafty - you must visit their facebook page HERE and "like" them...

Chance at a Halloween Puns Stamp Set from Joy's - visit their facebook page HERE and "like" them...

Chance at Cricut cartridge, twine and goodies at Cricut Craft room - visit their facebook page HERE and "like" them..

Now for the GRAND PRIZE.... $50 gift card to the winner's choice from either Michaels, Joann's or A C Moore! Isn't that awesome! All you have to do is
1. Leave a comment on each blog
2. Become a follower of each blog

Be sure to visit Ashley's page on Monday, October 24 to find out if you are the winner!


Monday with Mindy from Scraptastical Kreations DT

Hello again!  It's the start of a new week which means it's time for a new project! yeah! Have you checked out Scraptastical Kreations lately....? oh... my... gosh.... if you haven't yet ... you NEED to! They have some great new files added to the store and this is one of them.

This is a kleenex box I decorated with a paper pack from Close To My Heart and then attached this precious bear to the front. This has got to be one of my new favorite files! Awww-tumn Bears! Great collection!

Here's a look at what else you get in the Awww-tumn Bears collection..
Hope you enjoyed my project today! Be sure to hop over the fan page on facebook for more  great projects from the other Design Team members during the week. Be sure to head over and LIKE my facebook fan page as well! Hope to see you back here soon!


Trick or Treat - Halloween Blog Hop

Memories In Tyme

Welcome to the "Trick or Treat" Halloween Blog Hop!!

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

We can guarantee LOTS of treats on this hop (and maybe a few TRICKS too)... So let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from Shannon's blog, 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 Trick-or-Treat FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because...  It's always a TREAT to start at the start!! :)  We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamping Treats!!  To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!!  One random winner will be chosen on Friday, October 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)... For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:

Sweet Stamping Treats

For the hop today, I've created a Halloween layout to put all those cute pictures of the kids in costumes! Paper pack is an oldie but goodie from Close To My Heart and my bear piecing is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to Theresa's blog and remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN!!

Below are links to Day TWO of the hop - if you missed DAY 1 of the hop be sure to click HERE to check it out!
DAY TWO (October 16):


DT Challenge - Chocolate - Pink & White

Happy Friday! Over as Scraptastical Kreations, the challenge is to create anything Chocolate, Pink & White. Such easy colors for me with a little girl! I hope this inspires you. I combined patterns again (hee hee).

I used the bear from Just Beachy set and the girl outfit from Picture Day Bear set.

Head on over to visit the fan page to see other great artwork with this challenge!


Monday with Mindy from Scraptastical Kreations DT

I think that's pretty catchy lol - "Mondays with Mindy" .... Mondays are my day to share a creation highlighting something from Scraptastical Kreations. I have chosen to work with the Garden Splendor file. I see people post creations all the time with awesome flowers so I thought I'd try my hand at it .... with a little twist.

I started out using a piece of cake pattern that I found online. Luckily I found one in an SVG file so I could cut it with my machine instead of by hand. Then I cut out my flowers from Garden Splendor. Since Halloween is right around the corner I decided  to try it out with Halloween colors and "top" it off with a little pumpkin.

Top of the cake

Side view

Everything was sprayed with a glitter mist for a little sparkle but I don't think the camera captured it as well. Looks so much more awesome in person with the glitter! Hope you like what I've created. It's a little out of my box but I think it worked out great . Thinking about donating it to my daughter's teacher for their classroom.

I'd love to hear what you think too so feel free to leave a comment~


The winner of my layout giveaway is Sandra Delong! Congrats!

Thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments! It's so great to hear and I'm so excited to see all these new followers. I will definitely keep you busy :-)

Music Challenge at Scraptastical Kreations!

My first DT Challenge over at Scraptastical Kreations! Music! Pick a favorite song or lyric and make a title or page surrounding it. Here is what I came up .... and I'll probably have the song in my head the rest of the day lol!

I did the title from Bee Happy Title and it's only $1! How cute is that ?! The photo mats are layered and can fit a 4x6 picture which slides under the border piece. 

 I just had to decorate the wings with glitter and I suddenly pictured googley eyes on my little bee!

So head on over  to the fan page and join in the challenge! You have until Thursday to post for this challenge. Also Scraptastical Kreations has a SALE going on right now - get 50% your purchase when you purchase $25 (or more)! Great deal!

While you are here check out the deets how to win a fabulous layout! Just click HERE!

World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop Day 5

Hello crafters and welcome to "The World Cardmaking day"  blog hop. This is a 5 day blog hop with 10 different participants each day. If you would like to go back to Day 1 please be sure to visit Gill's blog HERE.  

If you are here from Pamela's blog - you're on the right track! Otherwise, you can start at the beginning on Gill's Blog.

There is a huge blog candy prize being offered from the sponsor 

 is donating this mega bundle - thats a whopping £145 worth of goodies!!

 is offering 3 free digis of your choice
for the "duration of the blog hop ONLY" 
 get 50% off any digis - just simply quote BB50 at the checkout .
Amy Shaw - craft presenter on QVC

is offering Woodware goodies!

CBGM - thats Gill !

is offering £50 worth of goodies
 Each day remember to leave comments on ALL the blogs in the hop as you need to comment to be eligible to win the prizes, divided up into a top 3, and Gill will announce the winners  later in the week after the hop closes. Please leave your contact info in the comment so she can contact you!

Onto my project! Here is the card i made. This design comes from Scraptastical Kreations. With my computer software, I was able to turn the pocket into a card and then added the sentiment. The bear is hand-pieced together and accented with chalk ink for added dimension. The heart in the middle is pop dotted up just for fun!.

Now you can head on over to Deb's blog after you leave your comment. Listed below is the complete line-up in case you get lost on the way.

Also be sure to check out my post from earlier this week and enter for a chance to win! Or visit it HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and can't wait to hear from you! Hope you visit again soon! Lots of fun stuff to come! 

Lil' Spooks

Welcome to Paper Creations by Mindy! I have some wonderful blog candy for you today! This is my FIRST official post as a Design Team Member at Scraptastical Kreations - I am soooo excited! Keep reading to find out how to be a WINNER!

Here is a Fabulous layout using some files from the Haunted Halloween Collection. I switched up the bears and used the ones from the Just Beachy Collection. The bat border you can find as a FREEBIE at the website.

So what did you think? Do you like what you see? Well.......... it could be yours!!!!! Yep - this layout is the blog candy. All you have to do to be eligible to win is 

1. Leave a comment on this blog at anytime - you only need to comment once to qualify but would love to see more!

2. Become a Follower

Please be sure to leave your email in the comment so I can contact you.

That' it! Two simple steps to be eligible.

This giveaway will continue until Friday, October 7, 2011. I will pick a winner that night 10pm Central Time (sorry for the late time - I know my kids will be in bed by then lol)

All Things Royal Blog Hop: Day Two!

If this is your first time here, you'll want to check out yesterday's post. All Things Royal is a two-day hop.

Complete Line-up listed below so be sure to check everyone out!
 My second project is a card for a "little princess"

Now you can Hop on over to  Janet's blog

Blog Hop Candy is sponsored by Jen's Digi Stamps
Leave a comment on every blog to be entered for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate.
(If you left a comment yesterday - you're good to good for the drawing but I'd still love to hear from you!)

Leave a comment here and you will be entered into a drawing for a $15 gift certificate from Scraptastical Kreations!
(Be sure to leave your contact info so I know how to reach you if you win!)

For my Blog Candy, winner will be posted here and also on my Facebook page on Monday, October 3.

All Things Royal Blog Hop: Day 1

Make to sure to read EVERYTHING! Lots of good stuff here!

Hello! Welcome back! If you haven't signed up for my page yet - you'll definitely want to now! There are going  to be some awesome things going on here between my work as a DT Member at Scraptastical Kreations and all the wonderful blog hops I'll be in... it will be so much fun!

So this hop is "ALL THINGS ROYAL". I signed up for this hop because my daughter loves anything that has to do with a princess. I think she has every costume too - she adores playing dress-up - so ... All Things Royal? How perfect is that?!

Here is the complete line-up of the hop- this is a two-day hop so be sure to check back tomorrow!

On with the project....

(carriage, princess and horse from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)
(Crown and wand from Designs on Cloud 9)

(Close-up of the piecings... I decorated with stickles... can't have a princess without sparkle!)

Now Hop on over to  Janet's Blog

What's in it for me you may ask......? Well...... you have to leave a comment on every blog and a lucky winner could win a $5 gift certificate for Jen's Digi Stamps!
AND........ For MY BLOG CANDY your comments HERE will also count towards ANOTHER PRIZE! So you have a chance at winning TWO prize packages! 
$15 Gift Certificate from Scraptastical Kreations!

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