Sunday, November 28, 2010

For a Sweet Little Girl!!!

It was my cousins Birthday and she is such a sweet heart, she enjoys all the girlie things in life (like me :) ). I knew I wanted to use cute colours and bling....this is what I came up with....

Paper: SU Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow (retired) and Align CenterRich Razzleberry pattern paper from the new DS stacks (love them)

Stamps: SU Fun and Fast Notes

Punches and Dies: SU Scallop Border Punch and Top Note Die

Inks and Markers: SU Rich Razzleberry, Sage Shadow (retired), Chocolate Chip, and Basic Black

Embellishments: SU Rhinestones, and Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon

This was a quick and easy card but it turned out so cute!!

Thanks and Take Care

Amanda oxox

October Artful Inkers Swap

October was my first Stampin Up Team Meeting with the Artful Inkers (Local Demo Ladies). At our monthly meetings we swap cards....I was very nervous swapping with these gals as they have been demos alot longer then me and that had be intimidated. This is what I came up with.

Paper: SU Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, and Pattern Paper from the Brights DP in Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive.
Ink and Markers: SU Tempting Turquiose, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Sahara Sand and Basic Black
Embellishments: SU Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Punch: Corner Rounder

Thanks Ladies
Take Care xo

Halloween Treats-Catch up

I apologize about the pictures I realized after giving all of the treats out that I didn't take that great of a close up of these. :( They did turn out cute though haha, as soon as I saw the candy wrapper die in the SU mini I knew I needed to get it and make Halloween treats and this is what I came up with ( after watching multiple videos on how to put the wrappers together)

Hope you like them.

All products used where SU

Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and

Wicked Fun DP

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: White Staz On, Basic Black ( for sponging around edges of tag)

Embellishments: Raven Trim Lace Ribbon

Big Shot Die: Candy Wrapper Die

Take Care Ladies

Amanda xox

Happy Birthday to my Hubby-Catch up

It's a little late (posting not giving he did receive this on his Birthday haha) but this is the Birthday card I made for my hubby. I cased a sketch from Mojo Monday #142. Hope you like.
Paper: SU Brilliant Blue (retired), Only Orange (retired), DP (retired), Whisper White, and Old Olive
Ink and Markers: SU Brilliant Blue (retired), Only Orange (retired), Black Fine Tip
Stamp Sets: SU A Word for You and Party Hearty
Punches: SU 1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Modern Label and MS border punch
Take Care Ladies
Amanda xo

Christmas Countdown Swap

This year it is my first Christmas as a Stampin Up Demonstrator and part of the Artful Inkers ( local demos). We had a Countdown swap this year, which consisted of making 24 items and wrapping them up just simple or we could give something little like chocolates (mmmmm) and wrap them up fancy. We had to put the date that we where assigned onto the package so everyone knew that on that day you open that gift :) Everyday through the month of Dec we get to open a gift, so fun although I must admit as soon as I got home that night I opened everything :0 hehe Sorry ladies I couldn't help myself I'm kinda like a kid that way.

Anyways here is what my gift was, a mini composite book made into a Holiday Planner where you can keep your lists of what you need to get still or even write down the recipes you will need for Xmas baking. I had fun making these and will def be making more in the future.

Here they are after I wrapped them, I decided just to wrap them in tissue paper with a ribbon and a tag with the date they could open them on.

Paper: SU Jolly Holiday DP, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Confetti White

Punches: SU Snowflake, and Decorative Label

Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive

Embellishments: SU Glimmer Brads ( Old Olive and Real Red ), and Cranberry grosgrain ribbon from Walmart

Cricut Cart: Number 6 was cut out at 1 1/2" using Plantin School Book
I used a sponge to go around to edge of the books and the tags. Also I used a black fine tip pen to do the dashes around the label punches. I didn't have a stamp that said what I wanted so I printed out onto very vanilla from my computer and then punched them out to make label on cover :)
Hope the ladies like them with they open them up today !!!

(or opened them up like me that night wink wink)

Thanks xoxo

Take Care


Monday, November 22, 2010

Blogger Award

It's been awhile since I posted anything on here and believe me I have lots to post and I need to get on that but today I received a message that I was being awarded the Stylish Blogger Award from I am honored to have such great followers that are such an inspiration like her. Make sure to jump on over to her bloCheck Spellingg and check out her projects. :)

Now, this award does come with some rules and I have to pay it forward:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards
Ok now 8 things about myself in no particular order:
1. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 2 1/2 years.
2. I am a new Stampin Up demonstrator
3. I've only been making cards for a 1 1/2
4. On top of card making I also love sewing, scrapbooking and baking
5. I spend every Sunday with my mom (Momma K crafts) doing crafts
6. I am an embellishment junkie
7. My husband and I bought our first home 2yrs ago
8.I would love to travel and look forward to doing more in the future
Now the blogs I have chosen to pass on the Award to are:
Thanks again and I hope you check out these very talented ladies, I promise you won't be disappointed.
Take Care xoxo

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Birthday Card for Momo

Well for those of you who know about the famous and Creative Queen Momo you will know that it was her Birthday on the 10th of October. My mom and I where involved in a group of ladies that sent cards to Momo. I thought it turned out pretty cute...???

Paper: SU Basic Black, Whisper White, Blushing Bride DP (Hostess level 1)
Stamp Set: SU Birthday Bakery
Ink: Black Staz On, SU Markers, Black fine tip pen
Embellishments and products: SU Real Red Satin Ribbon, SU soft subtles buttons (retired), Rhinestones, MS garnet glitter, chipboard "M",
Crystal Effects
To get the glitter to stay still and not go all over the place while in the mail I used a trick I saw to use crystal effects over the glitter and it worked really well to seal the glitter :)
Thanks Ladies
Take care xoxoxo

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hard at work crafting

Hello everyone,

I haven't posted any project lately but I have been working on some projects for a craft sale at work. Every year they do a United Way Fundraiser for the months of Sept-Nov and they always do a craft sale and I thought I would make up a bunch of things to donate. I'm in the process of making Christmas cards, and gift tags. I'm thinking I'll get a cheap mirror and put a Christmas vinyl cut on it. There are so may ideas running around in my head of what I could donate. Anyways I'll make sure to take pictures and post them soon of my goodies to donate :)

Thanks Ladies ttys xooxoxo

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Tea"rific Birthday

All Stampin Up Products

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla and So Saffron CS, Retired Sweet Pea DP

Stamp Set: Morning Cup

Markers and Ink: Black Staz On, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Going Gray, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, Blender Pen

Punch: Scallop Trim Border Punch

Thanks Take Care TTYL

Amanda xo

Quick Anniversary card

I had a few people in my life that had Anniversaries so I thought I would make the same card with a couple different colours.

All Products Stampin Up
Paper: Craft
Stamp Sets: Medallion and A Word for You
Inks: Versa Mark, and Chocolate Chip Ink
Embellishments: Old Olive and Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, and Retired Buttons

Thanks Take Care and TTYL
Amanda xo

Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to School with The Canadian Paper Trail

Hello Ladies, Today I am featured on The theme is Back to School / End of Summer. I decided that to go with Back to School, I don't have children yet but I'm looking forward to the first day of school activities. I think with the first day of school its a must to get the snap shot of them as there heading out into the world so with that I made a First Day of School photo frame. To go with it I thought making lunch time cards would be cute also. What kid wouldn't love getting a little note from mom or dad in there lunch bag to cheer them up?

Paper: Assorted SU, Brazzill, MS and Recollections
Stamps: Peachy Keen assorted faces
Cricut Carts: Doodlecharms, Lockertalk and Mini Monograms
Embellishments: SU Real Red Satin ribbon, Xmas Red and Orange Peel Stickles
The picture frame was just a plain wood frame that was on clearance at Micheals
Apple where cut at 2 3/4" with Doodlecharms
Bus where cut at 3 1/4" with Lockertalk
Pencil where cut at 2" with Lockertalk
Letters where cut at 3" on the Mini Monograms
It's hard to see but I used stickles to fill in the lights on the bus :) so cute!!

Paper: SU and MS
Cricut Cart: My Community
Others: Black and Brown fine tip pens
Crayons: I used DS to pull up the crayons from the My Community Cart and hide two out of three of the crayons. I repeated the first step to get two of the same crayon side by side. After that I flipped one of the crayons and welded them together to make a crayon card. I cut the crayons out at 4 1/2. I repeated to step to pull up the layers and hide the crayons I wasn't using and again cut out the layers at 4 1/2.
Bag Topper: I used DS and My Community again, with the blackout feature pulled up two of the lunch time cuts then flipped and welded them to make the topper. Then I pulled up the layers for the topper three times so I could hide one of the items in each so in the end I only had to cut out the layers once. I cut all of the topper out at 3 1/4.
I hope you enjoyed my projects and make sure to go over to and check out all the other featured designers. yesterday was my moms post from over at she decorated my laptop with vinyl, and it turned out soooo cute. Thanks Mom!!!
Take care Ladies ttyl xo

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Birthday Goodies

These are my Birthday gifts from my mom (Momma K crafts) and dad. I got a pink
ATG GUN , ATG refills, Heat Embosser, Embossing powder and some stickles.
I'm a very lucky girl, my husband also said I could make an order from Stampin up on him :))
I just became a Stampin up Demonstrator so it benefits me either way haha

My card and gift bag my mom made for me. Sooooo Cute!!!

Thanks again ladies ttyl xoxo

Monday, August 9, 2010

July Card Swap

For Julys card swap the theme was Christmas in July :) I just started stamping a little over a year ago so I don't have many Christmas stamps (yet) so this is what I came up with.

Paper: SU Melon Mambo, and Whisper White
Stamp Set: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Serene Snowflakes
Punch: SU Snowflake
Cricut Cart: Tag, Bags, Boxes and More
( can`t remember the size I cut it at I tried alot of diff sizes to get it to what I wanted haha )
Embellishments: Pink Celebrate Ribbon, Twine, MS Tourmaline and Crystal glitter and Icicle Stickles added to the middle of the snowflakes to add a little more bling ( gotta love the bling)
Thanks ladies ttys Amanda

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Post it Note Holders & Pen

I have been wanting to make some of these for awhile and finally did it. I got the directions on Dawn has some great videos/ideas for projects and you should definitely check out her blog if you haven't already.
I think I may have to make lots of these. I love them :))
Paper: SU Kraft, DP Thoroughly Modern, Whisper White and
mint green ( not sure from where)
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, and Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Michaels Dollar Bin cupcake, Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcake (Hi Cupcake)
and SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds (Retired)
Embellishments: Red and Green American Crafts Brads

Paper: SU Sage Shadow, Pale Plum, and Whisper White

Stamp Set: SU Garden Whimsy (Retired)

Markers: SU Sage Shadow and Pale Plum

Thanks Ladies TTYS Amanda xo

June Card Swap

Junes card swap theme was food or drink. I saw this idea on Dawn's Stampin Studio and thought it would be perfect for this swap.
Paper: Recollections Vellum, Brazzil Yellow Textured, SU Whisper White and a Michaels pattern paper.
Stamp Set: SU Tart and Tangy
Ink: SU Ruby Red, Only Orange, Cameo Coral, and So Saffron
Embellishments: Celebrate Ribbon
Others: Black Fine Tip Pen, and a Straw
For the cup I sponged the ink on the vellum to make it look like a shirley temple :)
TTYS Amanda xo

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Masculine Congratulations

A guy at work just got a promotion, so I made this card for everyone to sign and give to him. It isn't very often I make masculine cards so I find it a bit harder but I'm happy with the quick and simple outcome.

Paper: SU Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy and Brazzil Red Textured
Stamp Set: SU Congrats ( Retired)
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip and Staz On Timber Brown
Punch: SU Photo corners
Embossing Folder: Cuttle Bug Argyle
Around the Whisper White center I ran my finger nail along the edge to create some texture and then went over it with a sponge and some chocolate chip ink.
Thanks again xox Amanda

Sunday, July 18, 2010

B is for Boy

My mom got the B is for Boy cart while we where in the states so I made this card with it. I'm not sure what I'm gonna use it for so I left a space in the bottom right hand corner for a sentiment but I thought it came out cute.

Paper: Brazzil yellow, red, white and black, cricut stripped and the blue is from Micheal's
Cricut cart: B is for Boy
Embellishments: Bo Bunny buttons and SU brads
Marker: Fine Tip Black
Measurements for car: I cut it at 4"
Thanks xo Amanda

Monday, July 12, 2010

Blog Candy Re-Draw

It has been a week and I still haven't heard from the original winner of the blog candy from the Canada Day Blog Hop :( Unfortunately the winner didn't leave a way of getting ahold of her so I had to hope she would come back to check out the winner on here. So I did another random draw and the new winner is Cheryl aka Nanascreativecorner over at
I will get ahold of her and hopefully I can get this prize sent off asap :))

Thanks again to those how entered!!!

Today Is My Lucky Day!!!!

Last night was my first night back to work after holidays so I was sleeping today ( I work midnights )when I got the call from my mom that I had won the blog candy from the picnic blog hop that went on this weekend over at so excited, I never win anything haha
On top of that I was also awarded the Trendy Blog Award and the Sunshine Award from both Momma K over at and Sarah at these ladies are very talented and I am honoured to have been thought of when they where choosing blogs to award. Make sure to check them out if you haven't already :)

With these awards I need to award 10 more blogs that have inspired me and that definitely are great at what they do. There are lots that I could think of but these are the ones I choose....

Friday, July 9, 2010

Shopping Haul

This week my husband, parents and I went on a shopping trip for a few days to Erie, PA and well we shopped that's for sure. Thanks to my husband I was able to use 50% off coupons almost everything I bought from AC Moore and Micheals. haha I would give him a coupon and I would use one myself every time we went through the store :))

This is a few things I got from Marshalls. They didn't have much but I bought one of each of the items they had left. A couple MS punches, pack of paper and some gromets.
My Micheals items: Hero Arts cloud stamp, 3x rhinestones, 2x red sticky tape, thick embossing powder, MS pink bonefolder, and some chaulk inks

Items from AC Moore: DCWV mango stack, birthday sizzix embossing folders, clear blocks, glue glider pro refills, rhinestones, glue dots, button brads, snowman stamp, zebra background stamp and some really cute zebra print paper with lips on them :))

At walmart I got a stack of paper, sharpies, MS glitter, composite books ($0.25 each so I had to get eight ) and a bag of nuggets ( we can't get these in Canada)

We went to Big Lots for the first time actually we went to two of them haha but they didn't have much either unfortunately but I did mention to get a couple paper packs, some brads, eyelets and a MS large cutting mat.
And last of all my Joanns haul. I got four DCWV paper stalks at $11.99 each, ribbon they may be small but they where only $0.50 each so I had to get a few :). They had some button packs on for $0.50 each also I bought some of them and then they had they glass calender on half price for $15 so I picked that up also for my scrapping room so I can write my classes and birthdays etc.
TTYL xo Amanda

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Winner of the Canada Day Blog Candy!!!!

And the Winner is............drum roll please.......
Jodi !!!!!!
she said
" I love the skyline, that's really pretty"

If Jodi can just get ahold of me by send a email to my email at bella-girl-83 at hotmail dot com that would be great and I can send off your prize asap.

Thanks to all of you who left a comment I appreciate all of your kind words. Until next time ladies. Keep crafting!!!
xo Amanda

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sorry Ladies

Sorry Ladies,
I was at the dentist with MommaK and it seems as though our blogs didn't post when they where suppose too. We set the schedule for them to go up at ten but it didn't work :(( Thanks for being patient.

xo Amanda

It's Blog Hop Time!!!!

Hello Ladies!!! Most of you have been working your way through the Canada Day blog hop starting at Princess Paper Projects. If you are starting at another one of the six talented ladies in our blog hop or maybe even this one you can get to any of the other blogs on our Canadian Hop at the bottom of this post.

Ok now on with the fun stuff :) I decided I would make a Canada Day Celebration scrapbook layout for you today. If you like it make sure to leave a comment and become a follower if you are already a follower just indicate that in your comment and make sure to leave a way to get in touch with you. I will be doing a draw for some blog candy!!! That's right I'm giving away blog candy so be sure to leave a comment about my layout, blog or even about today's blog hop and you could be the lucky winner. The deadline is July 4th at midnight, and I will be doing the draw in the morning. If you win you will receive a H2O zig water blender pen, a soloz acrylic "hello darling" stamp, a pack of cutter bee piercing bugs and a container of summer dayz chipboard cut outs. :)

When I think of Canada Day I think of course fireworks high in the sky so my layout is just that. I used a cricut to cut out a city sky line and some fireworks and this is what I came up with. Hope you like it!! Details of what I used and measurements are found below.

Paper: Brazzil Great Lakes Blue, Avalanche White, Black and Red

Cricut Carts: Plantin School Book, Lyrical Letters and Wild Card

Markers and Tools used: SU Summer Sun Marker, Black Fine Tip, Cricut Expession, and Zig glue pen

Embellishments: MS Glitter Emerald Green, Garnet Red, Silver, Purple and Blue

Directions: I started off by cutting the sky line from Plantin School Book in Black at 11 1/4" and with the fit to length button on. Then I cut out in white the shadow of the skyline but I put it down to 11" still with the fit to length button on.

After using my zig to glue them together I used a yellow marker to fill in the windows to make it look like lights.

I cut out white and red at 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and put dashes and dots all around the edges with a fine tip pen for where the photos will go on the page.

I cut out a maple leaf from red on the Wild Card Cart at 4" and my letters on the Lyrical Letters cart at 3 1/4" on the jacksprat font feature and put dashes all around the edges and went along the lines that where on the maple leaf.

I cut out the fireworks on the Lyrical Letters cart on the Jacksprat feature at 2 3/4", 3 1/2" and at 3 1/4". I also wanted an I for my title so I used a firework, I cut it out on the Wild Card cart and cut them at 6". After they where all cut I used my zig to glue glitter on them . I love Glitter!!

Well I hope you enjoyed my project and maybe you will visit my blog again. Don't forget to leave a comment and visit all the other ladies involved in today's blog hop. Thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

May Card Swap

Yep I said May I know I'm a little late but I thought I would post it anyways. I did a spring themed card swap with some ladies in town and this is what I came up with. Hope you like it.

Paper: SU Whisper White, and So Saffron, the minty colour is from Micheals

Ink and Markers: SU Perfect Plum and Pale Plum

Embellishments: MS Coral Color ribbon, Rhinestone blings

Stamp Set: SU Garden Whimsy and a random SU Thinking of you (not sure the set sry)

Other: Big Shot and Scallop Circle Die and Cricut for the circle