I'm Mindy and I'm a:
former Athletic trainer
Group exercise/turbokick instructor
Hallmark Christmas Ornament collector
and finally PAPER CRAFTER and Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I love all things crafty and especially paper-crafty! I always remember having construction paper and coloring books as a kid and I got my first stamp set some time in the 80's. It was a Lisa Frank set with neon ink pads and foam stamps. Anyone remember Lisa Frank stuff? It had crazy colors and this stamp set was SO COOL! After high school graduation, I got some scrapbooking supplies as a gift and began to scrapbook in college and then started making cards in grad school. I found Stampin' Up! through a co-worker at my first "real" job and was hooked!
I married my high school boyfriend in June of 2010 after not being in contact for about 10 years!
With his encouragement, I signed up to be a demo in the spring of 2009 and have loved every minute of it! I love taking little bits of nothing like paper and ribbon and turning it into something fabulous! I also like the smile that a card or handmade item can put on the face of the recipient!
We have a little toy fox terrier named Ellie and she's my buddy when I'm my studio stamping! Here she is with my convention bag from 2012. She LOVES the thing!
I always get questions about my blog name and my profile pic so here is the scoop: I've had MANY nicknames over the years, most of which result from being short, ha! But, one of my good friends and co-workers started calling be Bada or Bada-Bing because my maiden name was Bingamon. It made more sense before my name changed so I get asked about it a lot more now, ha! But it was a nick name that stuck and I liked it because it wasn't about being short:-) And that's kind of how I feel after I make an awesome card, like "bada-bing! Look what I made!" It's such a great feeling of accomplishment and it's given me a way to fill time instead of doing other things like housework, ha!
And my profile picture is one of my favorites and is actually my "stamp face" as my hubby calls it. It was a Saturday morning and we were getting ready to take our first weekend trip as a couple BUT I had just gotten a shipment of SU goodies so I was keeping them company in my office until we had to leave, lol! He came in and said, "what do new stamps make you do?" I didn't know he was going to snap a picture:-) But stamps make me happy so.....
I'm was on the design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments and am the creator of the Fab Friday Challenge Blog. I love creating for challenges! It's nice to have a place to start! I've also been a guest designer for Create With Connie and Mary as well as a finalist in the Stampin' Up! Artisan Award contest in 2011 and a member of the Control Freaks.
In August of 2014, I became the mommy to a wonderful little boy, Ian! It took me a long time to get back into the stamping groove after he came along but I'm slowly getting there! He keeps me busy and wears me out but he's just the best!
We might like Star Wars if you couldn't tell ;-)
That's probably more than you ever wanted to know but I'm a talker:-)