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!!