It's Fun 2 B Mimi

Thursday, September 1, 2011

LOTV Candy!

It’s only 5 more days till the new Christmas release from Lili of the Valley, so they thought they would treat  "somebodies" to some new stamps!!  They will be giving a stamp away for the next 5 days to two lucky winners each day... so pop across to the Ideas to Inspire blog to enter.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Charsie!

Greetings ladies...
  The bad news is...all the grandkids had to go back to school this past week.
The good news is that...
"Fall is on it's way!!!"
 I LOVE Fall, it is my favorite season of the year.

My card today is for one of my best friend's birthday.

While Orange is not my favorite color, I can handle it if it has some pink paired with it.
This darling little image is from LOTV ...I think she is simply adorable.
 My computer generated sentiment needed "something", so I placed a piece of a Spellbinder die cut into the center.
The flowers and stick pin are from Wild Orchid Crafts, which I paired with a Magnolia
Doo-Hickey die cut.
(click photo to enlarge)
As "Always", I used my beloved Copic Markers to color the image.
Thank you for taking a look...
Keep smiling...GOD loves you and even me!

Crafty Calendar Aug Colors sat
Dream Valley Challenge #14 Orange, Lemon, Lime sun
Pile It On Girls sun
Stampin Sisters In Christ Choose 3 Hat Pin, Ribbon, Swirl sun
Make It Monday #52 Anything Goes  mon
Stamps R Us Anything Goes mon

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Birthday Card for Jaye!

Todays card is for Jaye, a darling little girl who loves the color Blue.

This stamp image from  LOTV  truely depicts her love for her puppy dog...a Standard Poodle named Kloe.

The "Shabby Vintage" DP is from Tim Holtz.
I stamped out Jaye's name with an unmounted alphabet set, useing my "Lightning Black" Brillance stamp pad in order to try to match the printed numbers on the DP.
The circle sentiment is computer generated and distressed with Tim Holtz's Walnut ink pad.
The bow is made with Wild Orchid Crafts Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon in Aquarelle....(Love this stuff.)  The Die-cut was made with a Spellbinder Pendant Die and my Tim Holtz my Vagabond too! The little charm is from my stash, as well as the flower in the center of the sentiment.

Thank you for taking a peek.

Pile It On 3 blues #33 Sun
Make It Monday #50 Anything mon
Paper Play Anything #53 mon
Anything Goes Challenge  #47 tues. 24
Deep Ocean challenge #6 Blue tue 30th
Try It on Tuesday Anything Goes tues
A Spoonfull Of Sugar #162 Happy Birthday tues 3oth
Divas By Design #8 Birthday wed
Crafts and Me #48 Blue wed
My Mum's Craft Shop#19 Summer wed
Scrapbook Sisters #48 Blue wed
365 Cards Vintage + Blue wed

Monday, August 15, 2011


Today's card is one of my favorite stamp, favorite colors, and favorite design paper.  
(click on card to enlarge)
The DP paper is from K&Company.  I love this paper so much, that I had to buy a second pad, just to allow myself to cut the first one up.  Even then, I found it hard to put the scissors to it.   I find the colors absolutely luscious. The paper flower embelishment is also from K&Company. 
The bow is made with seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
I'm not sure if you can see the machine stitching I've done on the layers of paper.

The stamp is from LOTV ...Isn't she the cutest?!  You will find her Here. and the Thinking of You is a clear stamp. (unknown)
I have colored her with Copic Markers, then painted her wings, the dandelions and flower headpiece with Radiant Pearls.  You can see the shimmer the Radiant Pearls provides in this close-up...

Flutterby Wednesdays #165 Things with Wings
Paper Shelter #26 Stitching
Stampavia and More #149 girlie JFF wed
365 Cards #163 In the Garden thur.
Craft Us Crazy #14 Anything Goes thurs
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes Fri
Mami Doodles Flowers Fri
Stamp Man Anything  Goes Fri
The Crafty Pad #134 cute and Girly Sun
Delightful Challenges Things with Wings thur
The Pink Elephant 112 Stitiching mon
Whoopsi Daisy Anything Goes Sun
Cupcake Craftroom Aug. Challenge Soft and Sweet sept
Thank You for stopping by.....

Friday, July 29, 2011


It's almost my granddaughter's 12 th Birthday...time sure flies!
In my Card today, Tilda is the center of attention in her softly muted summer dress...
perfect for a Summer Birthday Party
(click of photo to enlarge)
She finds herself surrounded with dilicate butterflies made with MS punches.
Several layers of DP was used to add texture.
The ribbon/bow is regular seam binding that I've colored using Walnut distress ink
by Tim Holtz.
The leaf spray is made with my Cricut and colored using an ink pad.
The sentiment is computer generated and cut using nestabilities.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.
2 Sisters #49 anything goes sat
Totally Gorjuss #90 punch or die cut sat
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Summer Colors 7/30
Make It Monday 47 Anything Goes mon
The Shabby Tea Room #72 pink, green yel + nuetrals Mon
Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Mon
Stamps R Us Happy Birthday 8/8
Top Tip Tuesday Girlie Tue
Papercraft Star Anything Goes Tue
Scrapbook Sisters Happy Birthday wed
7 Kids Challenge Texture wed
The Paper Variety Tic Tac Toe wed

Friday, July 22, 2011

Back From Vacation!

It sure is hard getting back into the groove, after ones been on vacation!  
Today I have another Red, White and Blue card... with so many scrapes on my desk from my last card, I decided to just try and use them up.
This darling image is "New Hat" from LOTV ... you can find it HERE
(Click on card to enlarge)
I used Copics to color my image.
B21, B23, B24, B26
R20, R22, R24, R27, R29

W 1, 3, 5, 6
outlined with B000, B0000

White dots were enhansed with a Sharpie Poster-Paint pen...I love this pen!

The pewter Butterflie charm is from a local bead shop...I got 7 of these for $1. !!!
The leaf pin is from Wild Orchid Crafts .
The paper butterflies were made using stamped card stock and a MS punch.
"just for you" is a clear stamp.
The bottom Scalloped edge is made with a  Sizzix die.
Allsorts Challenge Free and Easy #112 Sat
Lollipop Crafts Anything Goes Jul 30
Make It Monday Anything Goes Mon
Craft Room Challenge Butterflies Tues
Flutterby Wednesdays Things with Wings Wed

Aud sentiments Challenge #33  Makes You Smile Thur

Craft Us Crazy #13 Anything Goes thur
DYSU Wings Thur
Cupcake Craftroom Polka Dotty end of Jul
The Poodles Parlour Red, White and Blue 2 wks
Stamp Something Embellish fri
Papercutz Challenge Anything Goes Fri
The Outlawz Challenges Things With Wings Fri

Monday, July 4, 2011

Christmas in July!

Just in case you haven't heard, Claudia at Pretty Pressings has Christmas in July Candy.
Hurry over before its gone!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Terrible Two's In Red, White and Blues

(click on card to enlarge)

Happy 4th of July weekend to you all! Todays card is an example of "Real Fireworks" ...a two year olds tantrums.
I love these two Digital images from Mo's Digital Pencil, I think they are absolutely adorable...
of course it's all about ones perspective, and I'm no longer the mother of a two year old...and I can't even imagine having Twin two year olds!

I used a clear unmounted stamp for the sentiment and attached it to a Cuttlebug die cut...the flower is also a cuttlebug die cut.  My friend Char made the little bird embellishment for me.

The images were printed out on Neenah's Classic Crest Super Smooth cover, and colored with the following  Copics;
B21, B23, B24, B26
R20, R22, R24, R27, R29
outlined with B000, B0000

I can't remember the hair color Copics I used.
Sentimental Sundays #61 Red White and Blue Sun

Die Cut Dreams #92 Red White and Blue Mon

Make It Monday  #43 Anything Goes Mon

Paper Playtime #49 Red, White and Blue Mon

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Red, White and Blue Mon
Celebrate The Occasion #20 Red, White and Blue tue
Top Tip Tuesday #40 Starts w/ T (Twins, Tantrum) tue

Tuesday Throwdown #55 Red, White and Blue tue

Crafting For All Seasons Red, White and Blue wed

Digistamps 4 Joy #22 Red, White and Blue wed

My Mums Craft Shop #12 Something Old(Cuttlebug Die), Something New (Digi Stamp) wed

Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenges #56 Red, White and blue wed

Card Makin Mamas #23 Red White and Blue fri

Stamp Something Use a Digi fri

May all your tantrums be small!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summertime Fun!

Hope you are enjoying the 1st Day of Summer.  It's already a little too hot for me ...but then Summer is my least favorite Season...I'm a "fair weather creature".
My card today is in celebration of Summer, for those who love it.
(click to enlarge)
The image is an unmounted stamp that I've had for many years, ... she still makes me smile.  Notice her toy mouse sticking out of the basket.  * Opps...Cammy from Kaboodle Doodles pointed out to me, that that was the Kitty's "Picnic Lunch!" 
 The Sun is also an unmounted stamp from years past.  "The Summertime Fun" is computer generated, and the Star Fish is from a Stampin-Up set.  The Net is the backing off some glass tiles and the twine is just twine.
(You can see the glitter more if you click on photo to enlarge)
In this closeup, hopefully you can see that I added extra fine glitter to Miss Kitty's drink, and sun glasses..I also added glitter to the sun.
Thank you for coming by...and stay cool!
Paper Play At The Beach #24 thurs.
Crazy 4 Challenges Twine, Floss or String c4c94 Sat
Word Play Weekends Blue #6 Sat.
Sparkles Forum At The Beach #14 2wk Sun  7/3
Stamptacular Sunday Fun In The Sun #17 Sun
Kaboodle Doodles Food or Drink #72 Mon
Celebrate The Occasion Summer w/ a Sun #19 tues
Bearly Mine Summer Is Here #13 tues
Anything Challenge Here Comes Summer #43 tue 28th
Papertake Weekly Here Comes The Sun tues

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Instead of DAD, I thought about PA, but spelling it "PAW".  In fear of it getting lost in translation, I decided to stick with DAD.This image is by "Judith".  I purchased it at a stamp convention in 1996.  Judith actually autographed and dated the stamps that I purchased.  I also have the Bride Rabbit Stamp that goes with this handsome Guy.
The little Star button is made by stacking and glueing many punched out stars together.
The letters "D,A,D" are from a SU alphabet set.  I also used a bit of 'trash"...a crumpled-up grocery bag, and the metal corners are cut from an air tight seal on a tin of peanuts.
As always, the image is colored with Copics;
Rabbit E 40, 41,42,43,44,47,70
Clothing B 21, 23, 24, 26, 28
and R 01, 32, 35,37
Bow tie YG95, 97


Party Time Tuesdays Father's Day PTT#20 Tues

Papertake Weekly Dad's and Lads Tues
Craft Us Crazy Father's Day #10 thurs
Crafty Sentiments Father's Day thurs
Delightful Sketches Anything Goes thurs

DYSU Use A Star#24 thurs

Dutch Dare For The Boys #17 thurs

Southern Girls Anything Goes #21 thurs
Fashionista Fridays For Men #83 fri
Pile It On Show Me Some Metal #25 Sun

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I titled this card "Over, and Over, and Over Again",  because that's what I did, I reworked it over and over and over.  I just could not compose a card that would do justice to this darling LOTV image.  For me, coloring the image with my Copics, is the "funnest" part of making a card, but I struggle greatly trying to put the rest of the elements together and coming up with something I'm happy with.  Hopefully, the more I do it, the easier it will become.

I did however, rediscover my Radiant Pearls.  I forgot just how much I loved working with them.  At different angles, you can see how her wings and the flowers shimmer...

The Image is from Lilli Of The Valley
Copic Markers 
Radiant Pearls (on the wings and flowers)
MS Punch
LOTV Thursday Challenge  Anything Goes #100 Thur.
Crafts and Me Challenges Stamp Something #38 Wed.
Flutterby Wednesdays Polkadots #158 Wed.
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges Punch It #9 Wed.
Creative Card Crew Wings Tues.
Prairie Fairy Fridays Summer Fun #54 fri.
Stamp Something challenges Punched fri.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You Are The Answer To My Prayers!

This cute little digi image is from Bee Crafty.  It was a Freebie they offered for one of their Challenges.  Unfortunately, I didn't get my card done in time for that challenge...However, I did get it done in time to give to my wonderful Hubby on our Anniversary.

The image is colored using my beloved Copics, then cut out and mounted on a "Wonky Square" by Nestabilities.  I distressed the edge with Ranger's Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Distress Ink pads.  I also used a MS punch.  I'm in love with this "Shabby Vintage" DP from (surprisingly) Tim Holtz.  I also used a Nestablities Curvy Rectangle on the inside, to make a window for my computer generated sentiment.  I didn't want to get too "fussy", since it was for my Hubby, so no bows, glitter, or flowers. 

Computer generated outside sentiment:


Thank you for stopping by...


Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge Anything Goes Wed 1 *
Crafty Creations #118 Anything Goes Wed.
E C P Challenges Pastel Thurs may 26
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes Sat.
Cute Card Thursday Distressing  thurs
 Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes Fri
Catch The Bug  Dots and Stripes Sat
CupcakeCraft In The Garden Mon.
Lexi's Creations Spots and stripes#40
A Spoonful of Sugar Anything goes #152 Wed
Creative Craft Distressed Tue.
Scrappy Frogs Anything Goes Sun.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

Tiddly Inks  is having an Open Blog Hop.  I've never had a card in a Blog Hop before, so thought I would join in on the fun.  This is one of my favorite Tiddly Ink's digital images.  This is "Joy Bug"...isn't she sweet?
She is colored with copics and lots of glitter for her wings...a  girly bug can never have enough glitter on her wings!
The sentiment is computer generated and punched out with SU punches.
DP is from the "Sweet Fairy" collection.  The flower is made from a brown paper bag...saw the video on YouTube.  The card stock layer behind Joy Bug is cut with Nestibilities "Peony".  The corrugated piece in the lower left corner is "by" Starbucks.

I hope you are enjoying the blog Hop.
You can find two other cards I made using Tiddly Inks images, in some earlier posts.
Thank you for stopping by.
Make It On Monday Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy Fridays  For The Girls fri.
Stamp Something Digi Thurs.
Send A Smile 4 kids #9 May Flowers 21st
Cheerful Stamp Pad Girls with Curls Sun.
KB Cute Monday #13 Digi Mon

Monday, May 9, 2011


Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day Celebration!
The image I used on todays card, is a sweet little Ballerina Kitten from "Stamps Happen"
The image is colored using Copic Markers.  The Kitten is done with various Warm Grays, and her dress is done using one of my favorite color combinations; R81, R83,R85

I'm not sure if you can tell, that I have added Diamond Stickles to the edge of her skirt, the flowers in her hair, as well as on the bouquet of flowers.  I also added a bit of tulle to her bouquet to give it a softer look.

*My Mum's Craft Shop  #4 Cute and Girly wed
Card Makin Mamas  For a Loved One Fri.
Prairie Fairy Fridays For The GirlsFri.
Crazy Challenge; Anything Goes mon.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Put On Your Easter Bonnet, With All The Flowers On It...

Anyone old enough to remember that song?
This little bunny has her Bonnet on, and is ready to join in the Easter Parade.
She is from "Peddler's Pack" (1998),

The image is colored with copics.
"Think Spring" is a free digi
DP is from "heidi grace designs".
Butterflies and border punch are MS
Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The leaves were cut with my Cricut.

Pennys Paper Crafty Easter #51 wed27
Simon Says Stamps For a Child *
C.R.A.F.T Easter*
Pals Paper Arts Flowers *
Creative Inspirations Easter 57
Sentimental SundaysSpring/Easter 24
Cupcake Craft Lots of Layers sun
Fab and Funky spotty and Dotty wed
Creative Belli Bunnies wed
Creative Card Crew Spring wed