Monday, January 31, 2011

Love My Bug

Hello, all my crafty friends.. I hope your week is starting out great.. Well, I have had pieces of this card lying around for a few weeks now, and I finally decided to put it all together.. I just love how cute it turned out..

The supplies I used:

*Create a Critter (ladybug)
*Paper Doll Dress Up (convertible bug)
* All Around Sentiments Stamps by Joy's Life ( Joy’s store )
*Everyday Character Face Parts and More Stamps (Peachy Keen)
*Paper (the Paper Studio)
*Ink (black, red, green)
*Markers (white, yellow, blue, red)
*White Pen
*Glittered Heart Brads
*Bakers Twine
*Stickles (red)

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Paper Doll Dress up/ Everyday Paper Dolls
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge -Let's Face it Friday - X's and O's
Cricut Cardz Challenge - Valentines Day card for a child

Friday, January 28, 2011

Go Nuts

TGIF, all my crafty friends!! I hope your Friday is going FABULOUS!!! Well, I just purchased an adorable set of SVG's from Lettering Delights and it's called "Stuck On You"... I love this set so much a had to create a card with it right away... This set was 18 of the cutest Peanut butter and Jelly images and sentiments I have ever seen... Plus, they are so easy to work with and layer perfectly.. So, if you would like to check out their site just click here..

The supplies I used:

*Stuck On You SVG Set( Lettering Delights )
*Happy Birthday (Cuttlebug embossing folder)
*Paper (the Paper Studio)
"Father and Son Stamps" & "Lots Of Puns Stamps" (Joy's Life found here Joy’s store)
*Everyday Character Face Parts and More Stamps (Peachy Keen)
*Brown Marker
*White Pen
* Ink(brown & red)
*Distress Stickles (vintage photo)
*Scalloped Decorative Scissors
*Brown Pearls


** Cooking With Cricut ** - Birthdays + Peachy Keen Stamps
Frosted Designs - Monochromatic Challenge

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Project Day!!

Woo hoo, it's another Fabulous Joy's Life Design Team Project Day!! I hope all you crafty friends of mine are having a great day.. Well, I have created a DINO-mite Valentines Teat Box this week for my design team project.. I just love how you can mix and match Joy's Life stamps to customize your sentiments.. Make sure to you go and check out all the other amazing projects the rest of the design team created...

The supplies I used:

*Valentine Dine SVG (SVG CUTS Freebie)
*"Father and Son Stamps" & "Lots Of Puns Stamps" (Joy's Life found here Joy’s store )
*Tiny Mosaic (Cuttlebug embossing folder)
*Valentine Set #4 (Sizzix embossing folder)
*Ink (yellow, brown, dark pink, green, red, & black)
*Black Marker
*White Pen
*Stickles (red)
*White paper box (Michael's)

Pile It On- Love is in the Air
SEI Challenge with Abby #2 All About LOVE!!- All About Love
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
If The Shoe fits... Scrap It! - You've got a friend
the cuttlebug spot - Inspired by Advertisement (Picture inspiration (See Below)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

So Berry Sweet

Hello, all you wonderful crafty people!! I hope you all are having a Wonderful Wednesday.. Well, I have been really trying to stick to my word about focusing more on scrap booking.. So, I wanted to share my latest page with you all..

The supplies I used:

*Create A Critter (bear)
*Plantin SchoolBook (ovals)
*Simply Charm (strawberry)
*Sesame Street Font (title)
*Paper (the Paper Studio & DCWV)
*Ink (brown, green, dark pink)
*Shimmerz Spritz
*Scalloped Border Punch (Fiskars)
*Markers (brown, black, light blue)
*White Pen


Sketches In Thyme - Thursday Take #33 Sketch
Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #3 - Create A Critter
Wacky Wednesday #23 - Color Challenge - Brown, Green and Pink

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Attention: Merry Martha Winners

Attention : Merry Martha Winners

I have been experiencing so problems with the company that sponsored my Merry Martha Giveaway... So, if you haven't received your prize could you please email me letting me know and sending me your mailing information again... I am so very sorry about this situation and I hope it will all get resolved..


Saturday, January 22, 2011

You're a Birthday Star

Well, hello all my fabulous crafty friends.. I was out of town visiting my parents this last weekend and I was unexpectedly invited to a birthday party.. So, being Gypsy & Cricut prepared I put together a cute card... Sorry, my pictures aren't very clear they were taken with my phone..

The supplies I used:

*Wild Card(star card 4 1/2')
*Rock Princess( girl 3 1/2)
*Gypsy Font(Sentiment 1 1/2')
*Paper (Imaginisce & the Paper Studio)
*White pen
*Black Marker
*Stickles (crystal)

Paper Playtime - anything party related
Fantabulous Cricut - Neglected carts "Rock Princess"
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog - bling it up!!
Made by Momo - Tuesday Challenge "Princess theme"
The Pink Stamper - Birthday Challenge
Music Mondays Challenge-Satellite

Let me know what you think :0)

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays Design Team Project

Woo hoo, I hope you all are having a great Saturday.. I am happy that it's the day of the week that I get to share my Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays -design team project with you... This weeks challenge is to use a punch on you project... So, get your punches out and join in on all the fun.. Here is what I created.....

The supplies I used:

*Paper (scraps)
*Penguin digi stamp ( Bugaboo Stamps )
*Simply Everything stamp set (Pink by Design)
*Cloud stamp
*Icicle Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
*Chalk pencils
*Airbrush paint thinner
*Small paper flowers
*Black Marker

Crafty Creations Challenges - It's a Bird Thing
Stampin' Royalty - anything with wings
Stamp Something - stamp something cute

Let me know what you think :0)

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Whale of a Good Time

TGIF Everyone!!! I hope you all are having a fabulous day.. I created a card that I wanted to share with you.. This card was so much fun to put together and of course I had to use my Joy's Life stamps on it.. So here is my project:

The supplies I used:

*Create A Critter( whale 3')
*Zooballoo (waves 1 1/2' & penguins 2 1/2')
*D'vine Swirls (Cuttlebug embossing folder)
*Paper(the Paper Studio)
*" Lots of Pun Stamps” (Joy's Life found here Joy’s store )
*"Snow Cuties" stamps (Peachy Keen)
*White Pen
*Black Marker
*Copic Marker
*Stickles (crystal)

The Scrapbooking Queen - Tacky Tuesday (Whale Cut)
Getting Cricky with K Andrew Designs - bird challenge
SEI Challenges #2- winter/cold
Pile It On- Anything Goes

Let me know what you think :0)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Project Day!!

Well, hello all my crafty friends!! It is that day of the week were I get to share with you my Joy's Life Design Team Project.. I created a cute little fitness goodie bag for my workout buddy.. So, here is my project:

The supplies I used:

* All Around Sentiments Stamps by Joy's Life ( Joy’s store )
*" Be Yourself" stamp set (Close to my Heart)
*Paper (the Paper Studio & some from my scrap pile)
*Black Marker
*Black Ink
*Cellophane Bag
*Homemade Granola Bars

Energy Bars

*1 bag (8oz) Nuts (almonds, peanuts, ect)
*1 1/2 cups Oats, quick cooking
*1 1/2 cups Dried Fruit
*2/3 cup Pancake Syrup
*1 tsp Cinnamon

Preheat Oven to 275

Lightly spray baking pan.. Finely grind nuts, combine all the ingredients, and stir well.. Using wet fingers, press the mixture into the pan, and bake for 1 hour.. Allow bars to cool thoroughly while still in the pan.. Slice into bars and enjoy :0)

Let me know what you think :0)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Peek-A-Boo Layout & Blog Hop Winner

Happy Wednesday, my crafty friends..First, I would like to announce the Blog Hop Winner from this last weekend .. The winner of the Lots Of Pun Stamps by Joy’s Life is...

Cathie w said... very very cute card...TFS!!!!

Congrats Cathie!!! I will be emailing you shortly :0)

Now , I would like to share a layout I put together at a crop this last weekend.. I am really trying to work on my scrap booking and I am so glad that I have gotten several do in the last two weeks.. So, here is my page ...

The supplies I used;

*Simply Charmed (Baby face)
*Learning Curve (Title)
*Pattern Paper (Target $1 Section & K&Company)
*Card Stock (the Paper Studio)
*Everyday Character Faces (Peachy Keen)
*Polka Dots (QuicKutz embossing folder)
* Loops border punch (Martha Stewart)
*Ink (brown, black, & light pink)
*White Pen
*Black Marker
*Felt Flowers(Michael's)

** Cooking With Cricut ** - 3 flowers
Papercraft Star -Challenge #29
the cuttlebug spot -Childhood Games

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine Fortune Teller and A Video

Hey all my crafty friends, I hope you all are having a great day.. Well, I have a super fun project and video for you today.. Do you remember making fortune tellers in grade school??? I saw a photo of these adorable printable Valentine fortune tellers on the HWTM Daily Blog... So, after seeing them I decide to create my own Valentine one using my Cricut, Joy's Life Stamps, and some Peachy Keen Stamps.. Here is a video and my finished project:

Supplies I used:
* 12x12 pattern paper (the Paper Studio)
*Card stock (the Paper Studio)
*Imagine (hearts)
*Gypsy Font(numbers)
* “All Around Sentiments Stamps”, ” Lots of Pun Stamps” and “Father & Son Stamps” (Joy's Life found here Joy’s store )
*Everyday Character Face Parts and More Stamps (Peachy Keen)

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog - black, white and 1 other color
Tuesday Throwdown -Valentines
My Creative Time - Imagine Nation Monday "Sweets/Valentine"

Let me know what you think :0)

Winner of the Kich N Bleus Designs - February Collection!!

Well, I have a winner of The Whole Kich N Bleus Designs - February Collection is....

Erika Frey said...Thanks for introducing me to a new technique. I love the images.

Congrats Erika I will be contacting you soon :0)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Welcome to Amanda's Crafts and More and the ...A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS Blog Hop!
If you've come from visiting Celeste at C.C.'s Cards and Crafts , you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few of our favorite things with you today!
Each Design Team member will be featuring an project made especially for this hop using their favorite crafting tools and techniques. Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!

A Few of My Favorite Things I used on my card:
*Create a Critter
*Plantin SchoolBook
*Walk In My Carden
*Lots Of Pun Stamps ( Joy’s Life store )
*Stickles (Crystal)
*White Pen
*Black Marker

Now, I want to share one of my favorite things with one of you!!
Lots Of Pun Stamps by Joy’s Life!!!
For the giveaway just leave a comment on this post with a way that I can reach you if you win. I will pick a winner Wednesday the 19th ..

Next stop...Meagan's blog, Beyond Paper Designs . Go see what she has in store for you today...
If you get lost along the way here is a list of everyones blog:)

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays Design Team Project

Hey all my crafty friends, I hope you all are having a Terrific weekend!! Well, it's time for a new challenge at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays and time for me to share my design team project with you..

In my project this week, I used a super fun digi from a wonderful new digital stamp company Kich N Bleus Designs !!! They are just starting out, but they already have 2 FABULOUS collections of digi's out.. So, to help them boost their number of followers I am offering a giveaway!!! The prize up for grabs is

The Whole Kich N Bleus Designs - February Collection!!!

Okay everyone, here is what I need you to do:

*Head over to Kich N Bleus Designs (<- Click on their name) and become a follower * Then, come back here and leave me a comment telling me you are a follower of Kich N Bleus Designs

That is it!!! I will pick a winner on Monday evening..

The supplies I used in my project are:
*Digital Image by Kich N Bleus Designs
*Paper (Target $1 section & the Paper Studio)
*Love Always stamp set by Pink by Design
*Emo Love sticker set by E.A.D DESIGNS
*Copics & Colored Pencils
*Mesh Ribbon
*Black Ink
*Black Marker

Other Challenges:
Sketches In Thyme - card sketch
Stamp Something - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog - do it with digis

Let me know what you think :0)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thank Hoo... You

TGIF, all my crafty friends.. Well, I have a card I would like to share with you.. I entered it in a few of my favorite challenges Peachy Keen Stamps LILF Challenge , Jitterbuggin' , and E.A.D DESIGNS Color Challenge ... So, here is my card:

The supplies I used:
*Give A Hoot (owl)
*Plantin SchoolBook (circles)
* Paper (the Paper Studio & Core'dination)
*hoot a Licious sticker set ( E.A.D DESIGNS )
*Everyday Character Face Parts and More Stamps (Peachy Keen)
*Ink (dark green, black, & dark pink)
*White pen
*Pink marker

Don't forget about the awesome blog hop taking place tomorrow and as always I would love to know what you think :0)