27 January, 2010


Angie Kindig!  She is the featured artist today!  Angie makes handmade paper crafts; cards, scrapbook pages, gift bags, wedding table numbers, etc.  If you can name it, she has probably made it.  This is a Valentine's Day basket she has made.  You can place candy, a small candle, or anything else you can think of that will fit in it!

Here is what Angie has to say about her Valentine's Day basket:
I made this at Kim Osmanski's Card Club. I first used the Scallop Circle die and cut three with the Pretty in Pink card stock. Using the With All My Heart Stamp set, I stamped the circles using Real Red and then sponged the edges. Just fold the circles in half and slide them together to form a heart. For the handle, cut a circle out of the scallop circle and adhere to the inside of the heart. The Love you Much stamp set is used and then punched out with the Scallop Punch and the 1&1/4 circle punch and then embellished with Sending Love Brads in Red! Add ribbon to the handle. Very cute!
Stampin' Up Items used:
Pretty in Pink Paper#100459
Love You Much Stamp Set#114756
With All My Heart Stamp Set#118134
Sending Love Brads#117270
Scallop Circle Punch#109043, Scallop Circle Die#113468
Circle Scissors #112530
Sticky Strip#104294 and the Big Shot!

Children's Books

As a child and adolescent therapist, I feel as though I have learned much about childhood development, emotions, behaviors, self-expression, etc.  I have decided that I would take this knowledge and write a children's book.  The story is written.  Now, I have to edit and format the story into a manuscript.  Once this step is complete, I will be sending it off to a publisher.  Why not take all the knowledge we learn throughout our lives and turn it into something more!?!  That is the beauty of creativity!

25 January, 2010

Simple Origami Box

This is actually from a post on my other blog.  I thought it would be fun to share!

This is the favor box that I wanted to create for my wedding reception.  However, I designed and handmade all of the save-the-dates, invitations/envelopes, and ceremony programs (my husband, mom, and MIL helped put the invitations together), and my mom created and handmade the rehearsal dinner invitations.
Making the favor boxes would have been way too time consuming for our entire guest list!  Making one box for this challenge only took me about 5 minutes.  It is a simple origami project that I use frequently in my work.  I am a therapist and work with children ages 5 to 18.  For work, this box is typically used as 1. an anger box, 2. a container for emotions, and 3. personal thoughts.  Although this is how I implement the box in my work, this box can be used for anything!  Click HERE for the instructions (images included)!



Welcome to Mindful Creativity!  The purpose of this blog is to offer creative ideas for any project; design, scrapbooking, fine arts, paper-made projects, etc.  I love to take ideas and turn them into creations!  It is very relaxing for me and when the project is complete, there is a sense of accomplishment!  Come back soon to see some posted ideas!