May Release Preview Day 1



Happy Monday!! You know what today is ??? It's the start of previews from the May Release at C.C. Designs!! Super exciting and absolutely in love as usual! There are 5 new image stamps and 2 new sentiment stamps. I love the sentiments and use them all the time! 

Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Facebook Group for a chance to win some free stamps. The new release will be available in the store on Thursday, May 4th as well as a blog hop. Check out the C.C. Designs blog page for lots of great inspiration and more previews! 

On to my card. This is my absolute fav out of the release and they are all super cute! I just love Birgitta! 




Supplies Used
Xpress It Cardstock
Doodlebug paper
Copics
Skin - E15, E13, E11, E01, E00, E000
Hair - E49, E57, E53, E43, E50
Shoes - E30, E31, E33
Socks - C2, C1, C0
Dress - N6, V09, V06, V05
Wings - BV000, BV00

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Party Animals Gerda Steiner Designs

Happy Saturday!!!! Today I'm taking over the blog over at 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store to share my newest card using Gerda Steiner Designs. I just love their images!! 

On this card, I created a window on the front of the card using square dies and double sided adhesive. My image from Party Animals is stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink. I colored the image and the background with my copics. For my sentiment, I actually used the All Cats stamp set. Once I put everything together, I finished it off with some Nuvo black drops and Nuvo morning dew drops. I am in love with the Nuvo drops! You HAVE to check out this section of the store. The morning dew is my favorite as it dries clear and is just the perfect touch to finish off any project! 




Supplies (all can be found at 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store)



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Kraftin Kimmie Saturday Challenge - Summer


Hi Everyone and Happy Saturday!!! I have had lots of fun stuff going on lately so be sure to go to my HOME button on the top of the screen so you don't miss anything! 

Getting a little early start on my Guest Design Team spot for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and participating in the Saturday Challenge which is Summer themed! Simple, fun and easy!!

Who can resist a shaker card right?! I love to make them and this set is perfect for it! 

I used my circle die and cut out a hole in the middle of my card for my window. I also used those same dies to do the same thing to 2 pieces of foam. Before I went too far, I stamped my sentiment onto my card front.  Then I adhered my two pieces of foam together. I added a piece of acetate behind the circle of my card front so my sequins don't fall out and adhered that to my foam pieces. My card base is actually me playing with distress oxide to give it that ocean water look . Unfortunately, I didn't write down which ones I used but maybe that will be a good video for the future.

I put my card base aside and colored up my whale from the Oceans of Love set (on sale right now!) then cut it out with my Scan n Cut. I adhered it to the front of my card with Scrapbook Adhesive. Almost done ! I lined up where my circle would be and put down some sequins mix on my oxide base. Normally I wouldn't do quite in this order but I was a little too focused and didn't think it through right away haha.

I then adhered the window on top of the distress oxide base and poof! You have a fantastic shaker card! The Nuvo drops I added for a finishing touch.







Supplies
Distress Oxide Ink
Static powder
Copics
B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until May 5th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in! Be sure to link it to the Saturday challenge post on the Kraftin Kimmie Blog!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!


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Alice Krafty Kimmie Komeback!!


**To get started I have to first announce a little secret .... I am going to be a Guest Designer for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps for the month of May !!!!!! Eeeeeeeekkkkk!!!!!!  I am over-the-moon excited about this! I had seriously done a happy dance in my chair lol ... and I was lucky enough to get a little early start with this Krafty Komeback which is FABULOUS!!!! **

It's time for a Krafty Komeback!!!
As you know, lots of our rubber stamp sets have long retired and are not available for purchase anymore. Well, we've decided to switch some things up and rerelease a few of your faves in clear! And today we're announcing a new one!
This WONDER-ful stamp set features one of our most popular images from artist Annie Rodrigue!


Such a gorgeous design with lots of pleats to colour! And look at that HAIR! A perfect image for lots of different card sending occasions!

The Krafty Krew design team members and guests listed below have created some fabulous creations to inspire you so be sure to hop around and check it out in action! Then hop on over to the Krafty Shop because ALICE in WONDERLAND is NOW AVAILABLE!!!
It's also Frugal Friday and we've got FOUR of our fabulous sets on SALE 40% OFF! But only for the weekend and only while supplies last! So be sure to check them out!

PLUS if you'd like to get your hands on some of our older, retired stamp sets be sure to join us this weekend for a LIVE Facebook Party in the Krafty Friends page for our RUBBER PARTY!!! Get all the details on how YOU can scoop up some of our hard to find rubber stamp sets in the group and join us at 2pm EST on Sunday afternoon for all the FUN!
Happy kraftin'!



On to my card for this amazing stamp set! I decided to go a little non-traditional on this one and I love it! 


Copic Colors used
Skin - E000, E01, E11, E04
Hair - E49, E47, E44, E43
Dress - C0, C2, C4, C6, C7, C9
R59, R46, R35



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Rustic Sugar Cinnamon's Present C.C. Designs

This little doll is part of the April release from C.C. Designs! If you haven't had a chance to snatch them up you better head on over - so much cuteness!!



Supplies
Foam
Copics
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04
Hair - E49, E47, E44
Pink - RV09, RV06, RV04, 
Blue - B00, B01, B02
Purple - BV000, BV01
Yellow - Y17, Y13, Y11
Cat - C6, C3, C1, C0



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Puddle Pals

Hello! Hello again! I'm sharing a card I put together for the Saturday challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. If you follow along with my cards you know I NEVER use flowers but ... that was the challenge so I took it head on! 




Nuvo Crystal Drops
Copics
Flower - Y26, Y38, Y15, Y11
Mouse Body - E37, E35,  E34, E33, E31
Ears  - R81, R85
Water  Drop - B01,  B04
Leaf - YG17, YG25, YG21



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Rustic Sugar Party Kitty

Playing with my distress inks is one of my favorite things to do to my cards and then combine with C.C. Designs - crazy fun!!!

This card is featuring Party Kitty. I thought some cute clouds would go great with it. I used the cloud border die from Jaded Blossom. First, I cut it out on some acetate. I now have a great template I can use over and over again. I then just lined it up on my cardstock and applied some Broken China distress ink. I just kept randomly moving it around my paper for some clouds.

Party Kitty I colored up on Xpress It cardstock and cut out with my Scan n Cut and adhered with foam dots.


Supplies
Copics
Red - R24, R22, R21
Green - UG03, YG05, YG07
Yellow - Y11, Y13, Y17
Blue - B00, B01, B02
Purple - BV00, BV02
Cat - C4, C3, C2, C1 C0, C8

Thanks for stopping by!

~Mindy

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Roberto's Rascals Sneaking A Lick C.C. Designs

I hope you're keeping up with my posts lately! haha!! If not, be sure to go  back and check out my previous posts. It is jam-packed with fun and cuteness!!

Today's card is a super bright and fun birthday card.


Supplies 
Copics
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04
 Hair - E49, E47, E44
Cake - E59, E57, E55
Icing - RV17, RV14
Hat/Candle - YG05, YG03
Shirt - R39, R24, R22
Pants - B18, B06, B05, B04, B02

Thanks for stopping by! 

~Mindy

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Swiss Pixie Balloon Lucy

I think this is my favorite card I made from this release. I am just in love with this image! This is Swiss Pixie Balloon Lucy from the April release at C.C. Designs.


Supplies
Copic
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11, E97
Pants/Balloon - B01, B02, B04, B05
Shirt - R81, R83, R85
Bow - R59, R37, R27, R24
Hat - V12, V15, V17, V28 Y32, Y35
Shoes - C4, C2, C0

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Roberto's Rascals Candle Blowing C.C. Designs

I was smooshing!!!!! Well... that's what I call it anyway .... lol ...

I thought this created a super fun background to go with my little sweetie from C.C. Designs April release.

I took my distress ink, smeared it on my craft sheet, spritzed it with water and used a piece of acetate to pick up the smeared ink. I then placed that right on top of my white cardstock. I love the randomness of it all.



Supplies
Foam
Copics 
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Shirt - E55, Y17, Y13, Y11
Skirt - RV14, RV17, RV66
Socks - C1- C3
Shoes - N8, N5, N2
Stool - E43, E44, E47, E29

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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! 



Supplies
Doodlebug Paper - Puppy Love
Copics
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
present
E43, Y17, Y06, Y02

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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!

Supplies
Copics
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

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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 ....

Enjoy!




Supplies Used
Xpress it Cardstock
Copics
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





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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
Copics
Hooves - N4, N6
Piggies - R02, R01, R00
Nose - R21

Hope you enjoyed today's card!

~Mindy


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Hoppy Friends Somebunny Loves You!

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



Supplies
Copics
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!

~Mindy

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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. 


Supplies
Pumpkin
Apple Green
Red Berry
Copics
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!

~Mindy 

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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!

~Mindy

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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!



Supplies

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

~ Mindy

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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!



Supplies
Powder Static Tool
Foam Tape
Foam
Copics
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 ! 

Mindy

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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.



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

I hope this inspires you! 

Mindy


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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


Copics
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!
~Mindy

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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. 

ANYTHING GOES! 

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. 



Supplies
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

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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.



Supplies
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. 


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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.





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

Thanks for stopping by!

~Mindy 

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