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
Papercrafting with Mimi-YouTube and FaceBook
www,papercraftingwithmimi-1.blogspot.com

Friday, September 22, 2017

Cards, Cards, and More Cards!

Hi my Fellow Paper-crafters!

This week has been for the "Cards"! LOL! I have a lot of cards to send out and to catch up on and I am doing it all without my beloved Art Glitter Glue and my ATG Tape Runner and Tape! They are still in Maryland! Hopefully they will be mailed in the next couple of weeks and most everything will be right with this paper-crafter! One of these days maybe all my things will be back home with me!

Remember my bird card? The one with the digi stamp from Creatful Hearts Digis & Designs? I entered it into their challenge and won! I am amazed because I am not a colorist, is that a word? LOL! I ordered 4 more digis and I get to be the GDT for the next challenge! Below is the winner...


This is the the one I have entered for the current challenge:




These cards are where it all began for me! Lightbox embossing using templates. I love doing it! It's a lot of paper piecing and cutting but I loved playing and making paper dolls!


The last two cards are some fun ones for some fun people!


I hope you all have a blessed weekend filled with relaxing and enjoying!

Blessing,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
Papercrafting With Mimi (FB)
emacate01@gmail.com
(812) 370-1023

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rainy Day in Indiana

Hi my Fellow Stampin' Peeps!!!

I wanted to pop on and show a couple of projects I have been working on. Two were for challenges and one just for fun!

Here are the just for fun:


These are quilt cards and I am really enjoying making them! I am using last years Carta Bella from Scrapbooking With ME patterned paper and ephemera!

This next one is from this past weekends School Days Challenge with Scrapbooking with ME:


Again my paper is from a monthly kit from Scrapbooking with ME! I absolutely loved the paper and didn't want to use it! Changed my mind since it really went well with the pictures of my Mom's!

The last is for a challenge Create-ful Heart Cards. Mary Smith is the artist for all the digi stamps! I loved this one because it was a Robin, Australian Robin, I had know idea what they looked like I assumed it looked like our American Robins but boy was I wrong! So I studied them and hopefully caught the look close enough! I also asked if she had any fox digi stamps and she did not so she drew one right up for me! It is now in her Etsy shop and so adorable! It will join my collection soon!



I am enjoying being back in my studio and I enjoy doing the challenges! SWME has several challenges! I am not sure I will make the monthly one this month because my cooking paper is still in Maryland and the challenge is to make a cookbook! I try to do all of the others and really you should too! In my opinion of course! To see what they are look at my previous blog post. They have added one since that post and it is called Flood the Wall Friday! I am working on my things to flood it with!

Create-ful Heart Cards is a new one to me but I believe they have two a month and you must use one of their digi stamps. I will add the blog at the bottom of this post!

I hope you are all having fun creating today and everyday! Until next time!

Blessings,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
papercraftingwithmimi-1.blogspot.com
Facebook page - Papercrafting with Mimi

SWME links are on the upper right side of my blog and is there already and I will be adding Mary's soon in the meantime here it is: createfulheartcards.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 26, 2017

I Love Me Some Challenges!

Good Morning my Paper-crafting Peeps!

Today I am going to talk challenges!

On SWME we have several. Monthly, Weekly, and Swaps! You should participate in one or all! We have a lot of fun. I love meeting new people. Here are some reasons to join in on the fun; We have fun; You meet some really nice people; You get to see some beautiful projects; You learn new techniques; and it gives you a set time each week to play with paper!

Our themes for this week, month, and swap are:


  • Weekend-recipe card for salads
  • Monthly-"Dog days of Summer" anything you want as long as it has to do with summer.
  • Swap-We just finished a tag box with tags. Our next beginning in September will be a tag mini album
I am going to my sweet friend house tomorrow to work on my recipe card since I still have all my stuff in Maryland! Maybe even to start on my "Dog Days of Summer" project. We have some great themes coming up!

For the weekend challenge you have you project as the header of out FB page for a week. For the monthly challenge you win a $5.00 GC. For the Swap you meet a new friends and we get to see all the wonderful projects everyone made!

If you are not a member on SWME FB pages search for Scrapbooking With Me Member Room and Boutique. They are two different pages. If you have any problems let me know! There is an online store as well, www.scrapbookingwithme.com 

I love doing the challenges and want everyone to have some fun so please think about joining in on the fun! Look for pictures of my card coming tomorrow!

Have a great weekend and start working on those recipe cards!!!

Blessings,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
Papercrafting With Mimi
FB, Blog and YouTube channel

Monday, July 31, 2017

Laces, Trims, Scrapping Items for sale, and more Laces and Trims!


Hi my Paper-crafting Peeps!

Today I want to highlight one branch of Miss E's businesses. Miss E and Cindy Rozek started "Lighthouse Stop 'n Shop" to sell laces, trims, and other items you might want to sell. 

Cindy has the best laces and trims out there. I have never been disappointed in my purchases! I love my laces and trims! 

Others can place items for sale on the site as well, I have! It is mostly stamping, paper, embellishments, and items people have made. 

Here is an example from my friend C who has some items up for sale:

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Of course these items are not available because, well, I bought them! She has 52+ items up. There is a rumor that T will be doing a BIG de-stash very soon as she has no room left to craft! Here is proof!

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Here is the link to the Facebook shop: (the link is also in my favorites at the top right of this page)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lighthousestopnshop/  

Be sure to stop by and look and shop! I tell you it will be worth it!

I will leave you today with this Crafter's poem:

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Blessings,
Mimi

Robyn Barber
Papercraftingwithmim.blogspot.com
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emacate01@gmail.com