Monday, February 19, 2018

New Facebook-Createful Heart Digi & Designs Challenge!

Good Rainy, Windy (Very Windy) Morning!

I am so ready for Spring! I love Winter but it has become so rough on both my hunny and I. However we are here for another year or two during the Fall/Winter/some Spring then we will become Snow Birds! Not sure where, when, or what that will look like but God does!

Now onto business:

Createful Heart Digi & Designs has started a new Challenge! The Blog Challenge will go from twice a month to once a month still anything goes with a twist here and there! This challenge will go from the first of each month to the end of the month (IE: March 1st-March 31st).

The new challenge is on our Facebook page!! We will give you an image and a card sketch to follow and you will have a month to complete and post. We will pick one winner using random.org and they will win a free Digi of their choice from Mary Smith! During the month Mary will have some of her Digi's discounted for you to purchase if you choose to do so. This challenge will go from the 15th of each month to the 13th of the next month (IE: February 15th-March 13th).

Below is the card I made for my entry:


The image is "Up, Up, and Away" the artist is Mary Smith. I am now working on my entry for the Blog Challenge on March 1st. I am using one of Mary's new sketches and I am not telling anyone which one yet! LOL!

Well I better get off here and start my coloring since I have more than one to do know!

Blessings,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
Papercrafting With Mimi-1 (Facebook and YouTube soon!)


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Creatful Heart Challenge Blog 1/30/18

Good Saturday Morning!

I wanted to take a minute and show you the card I made for our next Creatful Heart Challenge Blog!

There is one challenge still going on until January 30 so you have time to get into this one! The new one begins February 1.

The three top winners get a Digi stamp from Mary Smith the artist of all the Digi's for Creatful Heart Cards and Digi's! It is a lot of fun and you get to meet new colorist from around the world.

I use Prismacolor Premier pencils. They are soft core and the colors are bright and beautiful! The Digi I choose this month is called "Girls Sharing a Secret". I choose it because it reminded me of my girls growing up. They still share with each other but on Face Time! LOL! In addition this month we have to have a heart somewhere on our card. I used Illustrated Faith paper and my sentiment is "Love you for Owl-ways"



Next month our "add" is lace! I better get my daughter to send me my lace from Maryland! (Some of my things are still with her).

I am headed to my Digi folder to print some Digi's to start coloring. All my pencils that I have been missing to finish my Kit and Clowder classes will be here next week! I can't wait!

Remember to join in on the challenge that ends on January 30 and then the new one beginning on February 1!

Have a Blessed Saturday and try to enjoy if weather allows...it is pouring here!

Blessings,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
Papercrafting with Mimi-1 (Facebook)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Look What's Coming to Dallas!!!

Look Who and What's Coming to Dallas!!!

Make you plans now! This will be a great time!

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We are so happy to announce we will be at the Made It Con in Ft Worth, TX with Maymay this year! March 15th, 16th and 17th. This is a one of a kind convention and we are so very happy to be a part of it. As you can see the line up of creators is awesome! We would love for you to join us, there will be classes, classes and more classes along with workshops  that will explain and demonstrate certain techniques. Tickets are limited so grab yours now. Here is the link, we hope to see you there. We look forward to meeting all of you. 

Purchase tickets and more info: 
http://bit.ly/2mHMzGz

Make your reservations NOW!!!

Blessings,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
Papercrafting with Mimi-1 (FB & YouTube)

Friday, January 19, 2018

God's Glory

Good Winter Morning,

As I look out our dining room window I realize the beautiful picture God has painted for us...almost like a promise. A promise that He love us, A promise that He's got this, A promise that this is not our eternal home, A promise that it won't be winter forever, and a promise we can fight any battle that is thrown our way.

For those of you who don't live in the southern part of Indian it is a beautiful clear day with blue skies and those almost transparent clouds here and there...snow on the ground that is glistening with diamonds. You can see icicles forming right before your eyes as well as some melting into water. The bare stark trees against the bright blue sky takes my breathe away. Watching Blue Jays and Woodpeckers vie for the tree they want their nests in.

I love days like this my favorite days of winter. I love to watch it snow too but afterwards you can really see God's beauty!

I really jumped on here to show some of the coloring I have been doing on these dreary days...I bring out my prisma's (colored pencils) and color away.

I have been taking monthly coloring classes through Kit and Clowder and am loving it! This image is from the December class (I am a little behind). I haven't finished it yet I am missing some of the colors Alyse uses. I have them on order and s/b here next week!



These next two are from Createful Heart Cards & Digi's for which I am on the Design team.  I need to submit a card the end of this month using one of the images...and I can't choose! Mary has two new ones I adore so maybe I will use one of them! I can be so wishy washy sometimes! No really Mary has some good ones to choose from!




Today I need to switch from coloring to making a mini album, note cards, birthday cards, and sympathy cards. I better get busy!

Happy New Year! I challenge you to look at your blessings instead of your "don't haves" although our loving God sometimes takes those "don't haves" and turns them into awesome blessings so watch out and hold on!

Blessings,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
Papercrafting with Mimi-1 (YouTube and FaceBook)


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I can't believe it has been two months since I have posted...I have be in a whirlwind of life. A lot has happened in those two month! I did find a lot of time to make cards and a few baskets and even some scrap-booking!

We are in the middle of transitioning from living in a home to living in a trailer. The cold is killing both of us and we have decided it is time to make the move. We are on our maiden voyage now. We traveled to Dallas to see my two youngest grand babies and have learned some important lessons about being RV owners! LOL! It has been an adventure! We have awesome friend who are fellow RV dwellers and have helped us figure most of it out and referred and awesome RV mechanic. When we get back to Indiana, hopefully Friday, he will be visiting us and fixing a couple of things and giving us some important information!

This is a picture of out new home:



I have also been asked to be on the design team for Createful Heart Digi's & Cards! Thank you Miss Mary and Miss Jeanie! I am so excited and am loving the digi stamps and even some of the paper. It takes up a lot less room in the RV although I still have my SU, MayMay, etc. stamps. We have been very creative in our storage and have had to give up a lot of our items but it is just stuff...less for out kids to get rid of! LOL!

Here are a couple of the most recent cards I have done for Createful Heart Digi's & Cards: (check out their blog listed to the side of my blog)





The following are just a few items I have made here and there...I made several more items and cards but forgot to take a picture of them! I will get better!













Ending on a joyous note...my Mom went to be with Jesus in November. It may sound odd that I say "ending on a joyous note" however I will see her again and I know where she is. She was so tired and the fighting was dragging her down I miss her so mush and many times have reached for a the phone to call her. My Brother, Sister and I all live in different states so trying to get everyone together was a daunting task. Our church in Indiana, Vienna Baptist Church, gave my Mom a beautiful memorial. It helped somewhat in my closure and was a very nice evening. Here are some pictures and scrap-book pictures of my Mom.




I think I have caught you all up on most everything for now! LOL! I am sure I will have more later...2017 was a horrible year...both of us were far from God which lead to us being far from each other. God has provided more than we could have ever expected Jim and I are so excited to see what 2018 has in store for us! More to come...

Blessings,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
FB Page - Papercrafting with Mimi-1

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall is finally here!

I love Fall!!!

The trees are so pretty right now...in a blink of an eye they will be bare but for now I enjoy all the colors.



We took a quick trip to TN a couple of weeks ago to visit my friend, Sarah, she started me on my papercrafting journey many moons ago! We stayed two night in Pigeon Forge on our way home and relaxed and enjoyed ourselves!

I have been busy getting ready for a craft fair coming up at our church on November 11th. Jim has been making some things as well so we both have been in our office/studio most days with a break in the afternoons to go to the pool at the YMCA!

I have also been working on challenges for both Scrapbooking With ME and Createful Heart Cards.

I was GD this month for Creatful Heart Cards (Digi Stamps) below was my entry:




Below are pictures of a SWME haul!!! I got another one but forgot to take a picture!



Below are pictures of a couple of projects I have going on right now as well as SWME challenges, Christmas cards, Craft Fair items, and Christmas gifts! Busy time of year for me in the papercrafting world!



I have my first box coming from Maryland this next week! Mostly my winter clothes AND some of my tools that I have missed so much! You don't know how much you use something until you don't have it!

I am encouraging you to jump into any or all of the challenges on SWME and/or Creatful Heart! They are fun and you get to meet a lot of cool crafter's from all over! Both their links are on the right side of my blog! Head on over and just do it!!!

Thank you for taking the time to read!

Blessings,
Mimi (Mimic)

Robyn Barber
Papercrafting with Mimi (Facebook & YouTube)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Layouts, Cards, Baby and More

Hi to my Fellow Stampin' Peeps!

Today is my honey's birthday! We are now the same age for the next 25 days then I become the older woman again! LOL!

Fall is in the air. We went down to the river to do our Bible study yesterday after running some errands. They had a swing, which is my favorite, the breeze was cool, the sun was warm and the Word was good.


SWME had two challenges last weekend one was a scrapbook double page layout and one was something that had to do with apples. The layout had to be Fall and we had to use the sketch they gave us. Below are the two items I came up with. All the patterned paper came from SWME as well as some of the embellishments and everything else was from my stash!




I spent most of the week making card kits to take with me on a a quick trip in a couple of weeks to TN. I am going to spend some time with my friend who lives there. Jim is going to be in Paintsville, KY with his family and kids, then my honey and I are going to take a couple of days to disconnect from the world and reconnect with each other in Pigeon Forge, TN! LOL!

The most exciting thing that happened this week is the birth of my grandsom, Brecken Josiah, 9/28/17, 6 lbs 12 oz, 20". He had a little trouble breathing and was in the NICU for a few hours but he is doing GREAT now! This Mimi can't wait to meet him. I now have four grand children 3 girls and 1 boy and they all have my heart...I always heard that being a grand parent was better than being a parent...that is truth!!!



The next few weeks Jim and I will be preparing for a craft fair at out church. I love doing craft fair's but boy do you work hard up to it! LOL!

The Lord has blessed us in so many ways that we could never have fathomed. My quiver is full, our talents are glorifying, our needs are met, and even some of our wants are given to us.

I will share some of out items that are being made through the next few weeks. Thank you for reading...videos are coming soon (I know I keep saying that but we have been met with little blips) all in God's timing!

Blessings,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
(812) 258-1023 - Scottsburg, IN 47170
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