Saturday, April 27, 2024

You are You


Hello and happy Saturday!

I finally had a few moments to myself to sit in my craft space and work on a Mother’s Day card. I’ve used this week’s SC1007 sketch over at Splitcoast Stampers as my inspiration. And it just so happens this is an Anything Goes challenge week over Simon Says Stamp, so I’ll submit for that too 😊

For this card I’ve used retired designer paper from SU, stamps from Simon Says Stamp, Mamacita and Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous, Love Notes. I also got out my old faithful heat emboss tool to give the hearts and script some texture.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look! You can also find me on Instagram at kensley.mymindseyecreations

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Psalm 96:12

Hello there!

My card for you today was inspired by two challenges, Splitcoast Stampers SC1005 and Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, Spring Flowers.

For this card I’ve used stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink, Vase Collection 15 and Psalm Reflections 96:12.

Inks are from Concord & 9th and patterned papers from Authentique.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Friday, April 12, 2024

Knit with Care


Hi Friends!

I’m back with another fun card using dies and paper from Concord & 9th.
I’m about a week behind in the sketches on Splitcoast Stampers, but this card was inspired by SC1004. Pop on over to SCS and check out all the great inspiration!

Thursday, April 4, 2024

My Favorite Princess

Hi There!

I’m here with a card I’ve been thinking up for awhile now, as a fun way to use my favorite princess stamp from The Sassy Club! 

I wanted to use these hot foil stars from Spellbinders to create a cascading night look for the fairies to be floating down toward their princess. I think it works! It makes for a very tall card though, so it’s hard to fit it all in. 

I’ve also ran some gold thread lines up the sides to frame the scene and backed the frame with sparkly gold paper from Simon Says Stamp. It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the color inside the clouds is gold sparkle pen (it appears yellow in the photo). Sentiment is from another set at The Sassy Club as well.

Thanks for popping in for a look! Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Big Thanks

Hello and happy Tuesday to you!

I’m back with a card I’ve made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, “Anything Goes.” 

I’ve had this digital stamp from Sweet November Stamps colored up (using Copics) for a while now and just waiting for the right card inspiration. He is called, Thankful Cutie Boy (and he certainly is!). I love all of Amy’s cuties, but this one reminded me especially of my sweet son, so it warms my heart extra!

I’ve also paired him with die cuts from MFT stamps and patterned paper from Doodlebug Design.

Thanks for popping in for a look. You can also find me on Instagram @kensley.mymindseyecreations if you prefer that platform

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Out of this World


Happy Tuesday, Friends!

I recently got a bundle of fun new stamps from Scrappy Boy Stamps that are in the likeness of some of my fave things in pop culture. So I had some time to get inky last night and started with Future Family.

I’ve also paired this stamp set with the classic tv die cut from MFT Stamps. I spied that Scrappy Boy Stamps also has an awesome tv die in their shop, but since I already had this one I spent my coins on another Scrappy Boy stamp set instead (more cuteness coming soon).

Future brother and sister are colored up with Copics and the papers are some “retro” aka retired patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to pop over to my Instagram page @kensley.mymindseyecreations

Monday, March 25, 2024

Care Bear Stare



I’m back with a card that makes me so happy - - thinking about growing up when Care Bears first came into the world! I looooved Care Bears (and still do) so I was thrilled to find these cuties over at The Sassy Club that are reminiscent of the iconic friends in Care-a-lot; a stamp set called Eighties Bears. I could have colored them up in many different combinations, but for this first time getting inky with them, I chose my 4 childhood favorites.

I’ve also used this really cool rainbow die cut from Picket Fence Studios.

Thanks for stopping by to take look!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Spring Thanks


Hi All,

I’ve been itching all week to get into my crafty space and work with sketch 1002 over at Splitcoast Stampers, as well as create a submission for the Wednesday Spring challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

I’ve been anxiously waiting for the right inspiration to hit to work with these new dies, stamps and colors recently released from Concord & 9th.

My card is not an exact match to the sketch but I hope you can see it was inspired.

Please check all the amazing submissions on SCS using this sketch and also check out my Instagram page @kensley.mymindseyecreations

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Lucky to have You

Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

My card today features stamps from Purple Onion Designs and papers from Doodlebug. Colored up with Copics.

It also looks like there’s a 2nd ‘Bit of Green’ challenge going on over at Simon Says Stamp (this time for the Wednesday challenge). So I will submit this and play over there :)

Thanks for taking a look. This card is also posted on Instagram if you prefer to view cards on that platform. @kensley.mymindseyecreations 

See you soon!

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Let’s Party


Hi All!

I hope you’ve had a great week! I’ve been working on this fun birthday card for the Lawn Fawn All Things Birthday challenge. I really wanted to try my hand at the “Give it a Whirl” die set again. I think these interactive cards are so much fun!

Here is my finished card using ‘Hang in There’ sloth set and sentiment, plus party hats and streamers from ‘Party Animal.’

Here is the spin halfway

Here is the inside with embossed sentiment

Thanks for taking a look! You can also find me on Instagram @ kensley.mymindseyecreations. Be sure to follow me and I will follow you back!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Bethany’s Card


Howdy Friends! 

I can finally share with you the card I made for my niece’s birthday, now that it has been gifted to her! I could not believe how much this stamp Dale by artist Mo Manning for Mo’s Digital Pencil looks like my sweet niece! And then even more, I found this rustic farmlike patterned paper which said ‘60% sweet 40% sassy’ and that is also spot on! heehee

I’ve colored this cutie up with Copic markers and added a little bit of sparkle in a few subtle places.

Thanks for taking a look! Be sure to follow me over on Instagram @ kensley.mymindseyecreations

See ya soon!

Monday, March 11, 2024

Beautiful Friend

Hello Beautiful Friends!

I’m back with another new card and this one just happens to have a bit of green, making it perfect to meet the criteria for this Monday’s Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

For my card I’ve used stamps and stencil from Concord & 9th. The flower is shaded using Tim Holtz Ranger distress ink. The sentiment is from Spellbinders and is heat embossed in gold.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look! You can also find me on Instagram @ kensley.mymindseyecreations

Friday, March 8, 2024

Big Hugs

Hello there! I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of green cards lately, so I apologize if this month seems monochromatic, but I have also loved where all the inspiration has come from!

My card for today uses sketch challenge number 1000 (!) over at Splitcoast Stampers. WOW they have been inspiring us with sketches for a looooong time over there! Please check out all the lovely creations made with Jeanette’s sketch.

For my card I’ve used all Concord & 9th from their February release.

Thanks for taking a look. Please also follow me on Instagram and I will follow you back @kensley.mymindseyecreations

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Lucky to have You


Hello! Hope you’re having a great week and that March is treating you well. I actually can’t believe it’s March already! But here we are 😊

For today’s card I was dying to try out this brand new ‘Give it a Whirl’ die set from Lawn Fawn to create an active card. Who doesn’t love a good REVEAL. So I decided to inaugurate this die set by making a card for the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Challenge, ‘add a sentiment.’  (oh and please avoid the zoom in — the glue it’s still drying! haha)

I’ve also used clover dies and sentiment stamp from Lawn Fawn as well. Shading is with Ranger distress inks and sentiment heat embossed. 

I was so close to making a birthday card instead, and that would have been perfect for the current Lawnfanatics challenge…but that just means I need to make another card with this extra fun Give it a Whirl die set!

Have a great rest of your week!

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Those Who Inspire Us

Hello and Happy Sunday!

I was able to spend some much needed time in my crafty space last night and worked on a few cards for some very special people in my life, who are in need of some uplifting happy mail.

Here is one of them and it works perfectly for this week’s Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp, “Anything Goes.” There’s nearly 200 entries so far, but it never hurts to throw my hat in the ring when a randomizer is selecting the winner 😊

The motorcycle stamp is one of my fave (retired) stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and the sentiments are from Stampin’ Up (outer) and MFT stamps (inner).

Thanks for taking a look! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @kensley.mymindseyecreations and check out all the other ssswchallenge entries


Saturday, March 2, 2024

Wish Big

Hi Friends! 

This week was a blur. So many things keeping me from my creative space. I did find some time though to work with this week’s Wednesday sketch challenge 999 over at Splitcoast Stampers.

Here is my card using Kim’s sketch and stamp from Purple Onion Designs, Mr. Corgi and Balloons

I’ve had this image colored up for a few weeks now, but was just waiting for the right layout to inspire me. I hope you like it!

Be sure to give me a follow on instagram @kensley.mymindseyecreations and I will follow you back!

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Don’t keep it boxed up

Hellooooo and Happy Thursday!

I’m playing along with this week’s sketch challenge again over at Splitcoast Stampers. I’ve been so excited to use this die set from Spellbinders but haven’t been able to figure out how to use it on a project yet. Marion’s sketch offered such a great layout to display the box and balloon with panels!  The die sets from Spellbinders are Surprise Box and Colored Blocked Balloons. The sentiment is from a retired set from Unity Stamps Co. called Empowered Words.

Thanks for taking a look! Be sure to check out the other awesome cards at SCS using the below sketch!

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Have a Brite Day

Hello to you on this beautiful Tuesday!

I had a lot of fun this weekend coloring up images and trying to think up some fun layouts to present them with. This adorable stamp from The Sassy Club, called Sunshine Girl, has been on my list to get colored and shared. And since we are both children of the 80’s, my little Sister’s birthday is the perfect card to display her on! 

For the rainbow I’ve used a die cut from Honey Bee Stamps. The stars are also from that die set as well, and then sprinkled with Stickles.

Thanks for taking a look! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @kensley.mymindseyecreations

Have a Brite Day!

Sunday, February 18, 2024

First Foil Card

It’s Sunday and I’m back with the card I’ve been stewing over for this week’s Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. The challenge is foil cards and while I’ve long admired this technique and have even had my very own Glimmer hot foil machine for months and months now, I still hadn’t been successful in my attempts at foiling. But thanks to a few helpful hints on YouTube, I gave it another try and here it is, my very first Foil card!

For this card I’ve used the Spellbinders Tulip and Frame sets and attempted to water color it. I have to say, since I’m quite comfortable with my Copics, it’s a real learning curve for me to get the outcome I have in my head using other mediums. I’m also quite the perfectionist, so I’ve sat with this one all week, tweaking and messing with, and doubting it. I’ll get better though, I just need more practice.

Thanks for taking a look! I welcome any hints on how to keep your hot plate from moving and double imprinting after you place your foil, paper and plates and then move it to the press.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Eeyore Says

Hello and a happy Saturday to you!

I’ve been trying to drum up some card inspiration this week so that I could join in with the two fun challenges happening over at Simon Says Stamp. While I’m still working on the Foil challenge from Wednesday, here’s my entry for Monday’s Tie it Up theme.

For my card I’ve used this sweet stamp from Unity Stamp Company called Weeds are Flowers, from their Winnie the Pooh line.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Be sure and find me on Instagram @kmensley.mymindseyecreations 

Friday, February 16, 2024

Celebrate Everything


Happy Friday, Friends!

I have another fun card for you today using this week’s Wednesday sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Be sure and pop over there to check out all the fun ways people have been inspired by Lisa’s sketch.

For my card, I’ve colored up another adorable stamp called The Sweetest by artist Mo Manning. You can find this cutie, here at Mo’s Digital Pencil. The sentiment is from Spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping by!

Don’t forget to find me on Instagram @ kensley.mymindseyecreations

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Valentines for our Valentine

Well hello there and Happy day of Love to you!

If you’re like me, you’ve been happily crafting some Valentines for the Valentines in your life and maybe even some for your Galentines. 😊

My son and I worked on some cards together for his Dad (also known as my Hubs). We had the best time thinking up what would go onto his card. He LOVES this Dungeon Squad stamp set from The Sassy Club and was very excited to color up this stamp that’s reminiscent of one of his favorite characters.

For my card, I’ve also used a stamp from The Sassy Club and it is in the likeness of one of my childhood favorites as well! He’s from the Hog N Friends set.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. If you prefer Instagram you can also find me over there under kensley.mymindseyecreations 

Would love to have you follow my new page there and I’ll be sure to follow you back!

Have a wonderful and happy Heart Day!