Monday, February 8, 2016

Make it Monday.

I know....YOUR SHOCKED! I am finally posting a Make it Monday project. To get things going again and trying to get our of this creative rut I seem to be in I decided to go back to do some sketch challenges. So this week I am joining  Freshly Made Sketches for some inspiration.  I was happy and excited when I threw this card together in just a few minutes. A little help from the sketch and the awesome It's my Party DSP Stack I came up with this card.I love this paper stack so so much! It's so cute!









So let me know what you think...I love it and think it turned out super cute. It's easy and would be perfect for card class:) 





Here are the items used: 

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog








Monday, February 1, 2016

February Blogging Friends Blog Hop


Well here we are folks another blog hop! Thank goodness or else I would not have been posting today. I just cannot get with it lately. I haven't blogged at ALL and I haven't been creative at ALL. I barely was able to get projects ready for card class last weekend. I haven't felt like sitting at my desk and creating or sitting at the computer blogging or typing. No clue what's going on these days. Maybe it's the house full of chores or the crazy kids wanting or destroying something every 5 minutes...who knows...BUT I really hope it turns around! And because of all this mess and disaster going on over here I only have one project to share today:( 
My friends I am really hoping I can get it together. I haven't even done a Friday Rewind post in weeks {and those were my favorite}. I hope you like my project for this month's blog hop.  






I hope you get some inspiration from my simple yet cute card. Don't you just love that glimmer paper?! 




I am super excited to see what my awesome talented fellow bloggers and friends have created for this month's blog hop. I am sure these ideas will get me going and out of my rut:)



Up next:  Leanne Johnson

















Jessica Mink{that's me}

Friday, January 1, 2016

January Blogging Friends Blog Hop.

Okay Friends....I have been such a slacker! Apparently I took the entire month of December off from blogging. My last post was the December Blog Hop. I don't know about everyone else but I find it so hard to sit at the computer when I have a million other things going on. The month of December is always crazy with Christmas plus my Boys' birthdays. I had lots of little projects going on that left little time for other things like computer time. So I am hoping I can find some motivation and get this year off to a good start.




I have a couple cards to share today. Both are using products from the new Occasions Catalog. The Happy Birthday stamp used in the first card is from the Sale-a-bration catalog...both available and ready to order from starting January 5. 
I am in love with this new fabulous birthday paper stack....It's My Party. Love the color combos!!!! This card was my favorite out of the ones I created using new product. 





 Say WHAT?! A balloon punch to go with the stamp....LOVE!!! This card I copied straight from the catalog. It's simple and easy.  I should have added some Wink of Stella to the balloons to dress them up a little. Still cute and cannot wait to get busy creating more with this cute set. There is so much more in the catalog I cannot wait to get my hands! 



CHEERS! HAPPY NEW YEAR!



                  Crystal Komara- {up next}
                                                          Jessica Mink {that's me and where you are at}

I hope my cards give you some inspiration for your next project! Thanks for stopping by:)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Blogging Friends Blog Hop

I seriously cannot believe it's been a month since our last blog hop AND that it's already December! I have a busy month ahead of me just like I am sure most of you do as well! 






I have all kinds of cute little things I have made for my craft fairs and couldn't decide on what to share.....so for this blog hop I am just sharing my cards that I designed for a recent Stamp-a-Stack class. I

 always have trouble coming up with easy and simple cards so a couple of these card layouts came from some fellow members of a training group I am part of....Creating Success with Ronda Wade. It's an awesome group and I just love it!  After I was finished designing the cards and as I started cutting and preparing for class I loved them all so much more. I think my favorite one is the "Have a Cozy Christmas", the roof top has a slight little sparkle to it. I added some dazzling diamonds. 

I hope you get some inspiration from my cards:)












Up next is: Crystal Komora









Jessica Mink {that's me!}- You are here!!!!



{No clue what's going on with the font color here....it would not let me change a couple of the names so this is just the way it's going to be for now...sorry folks a little messy looking there}






Monday, November 23, 2015

Make it Monday.

A couple weeks ago I held my monthly card class. This class I think was one of my favorites and the card I am sharing today was my favorite out of the four we made. My inspiration from this card came from Kimberly Van Diepen over at Stampin By the Sea,  another Demonstrator and a member of the Artisan Design Team 2015-2016.  

Right now I am loving the circles and vellum and putting the two together I am loving it even more. I added the glitter to the vellum using the same technique I showed a few weeks ago. I splattered the glue all over the vellum then dumped the glitter, then after it dried I punched out the circles and backed the vellum with Home for Christmas DSP. I felt this card did not need a large sentiment as it would have taken away from the card. I am so in love with this card!!!! I hope you love it as much as do:)








 






Here are the items I used to make this card: 

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Friday Rewind.

WOW....once again it's been like 3 weeks since my last Friday Rewind post. Totally slacking!

The Fall baseball season has ended.....thank goodness. We get a few months off before it starts up again in February. Next up is basketball for both Cameron and Easton...that will be interesting to watch Easton play. 


A couple weeks ago I had my monthly card class and I am pretty sure this set of cards was one of my top favorites. I just love the Rudolph card...i love the gold accents and sparkle. 



That same day after card class we got a visit from some of our favorite people.....YAY!!!!! 

Last weekend I did another craft fair. You can never predict how a craft fair will go or what will be your top selling items. I am not sure I will do another this holiday season. I am not really in it to make money {usually there is no money to be made for me, I am happy when I make back my Fee money}. I am in it to get new cusomter contacts. They are a lot of fun, especially when you meet other paper crafters just like you:) 






This week the kids got out of school early every day and at the same time. So the house was very loud and crazy all week long. Today Easton has his Stone Soup Celebration at school. That was interesting taking the nephews who I babysit twice a week with me. Actually the little kids weren't that bad. Bentley and Landon are typical boys and did lots of running like crazies and Grayson just stayed in the stroller the entire time....then once I heard a fire drill was approaching we hightailed it out of there and went to the park just down the street until it was time for Cameron to get out....and luckily I was able to take Easton with me and didn't have to wait for the school day to be over....got lucky there!

 Easton and his goofy smile.





Our Apple Hill plans last weekend got rained out, so we had a nice cozy day inside and then later in the afternoon the kids went out in the back and played. So we are planning to go this Sunday and I know it's probably going to be super crazy busy with everyone buying Apple pies for Thanksgiving plus all those people who got stormed out last weekend. 

Tomorrow I have a baby shower for my Brother's girlfriend....I am not sure if I mentioned it before but they are having another BOY!!!! YES another BOY! The baby shower is kid friendly because my nephew will be there so the boys are going with me. 

Cameron brought home some mealworms over the Thanksgiving break....oh joy! We get to care for mealworms and hope they don't die.  He named them Sonic and Flash. 


He asked, "Can I play with my Mealworms?".....Sure Whatever Dude!

It rained last a couple weeks ago and this is Bentley finding something to do while waiting for Easton to get out of Speech, let;s just say he was soaking wet and had to strip down in the car. 

Boys will be boys and my boys are definitely all boys. 


Seriously this is so true. 



In my dreams!