Monday, May 4, 2015

Neat & Tangled May Release Day One: Send Pretty Mail + Hoop Die + embellishments

Hello and Welcome to Day One of the Neat & Tangled May Release!

Today we're featuring

Send Pretty Mail ● Hoop Die ● embellishments

I had so much fun with the Send Pretty Mail set:

cardstock:  papertrey ink kraft, stampin' up gumball green  stamps:  neat & tangled/send pretty mail  ink:  ranger archival black, derwent inktense pencils

I put together a complete card set including envelope with liner!  I decorated the exterior of the envelope, I colored in all the images with Derwent Inktense Pencils.

I thought that sweet floral bloom would be darling as an envelope liner...they are colored in orange and the trio of circles has been colored in yellow.

Next up is the new Hoop Die and embellishments:

paper:  chickaniddy crafts twirly girly/date night  stamps:  neat & tangled/send pretty mail  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  neat & tangled sunset shimmer mix sequins

I can't tell you how happy I was when I saw the Hoop Die!  I used it with Chickaniddy Crafts Goldie Lox and black craft foam.  The possibilities are endless with that die!  I finished off my card with some of the new Sunset Shimmer Sequin Mix!

Remember, these will be available for purchase in the Neat & Tangled Store on Friday!

Send Pretty Mail is the May/June You're So Neat Incentive stamp set - meaning that it's FREE for all orders $50 and over! You do not need to add it to your cart, and there is no coupon code.

Make sure you stop over to the Neat & Tangled blog for tons of inspiration & a chance to win!

Also, check out the design team:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

winner of birthday blog hop!

Thanks to everyone that hopped with us for Kimberly's Birthday!

Shelly, I've messaged you!

So yesterday was {inter}National Scrapbook Day...did you play along in challenges, do some shopping or craft up a storm?  I had some crafty girls over and we made some gorgeous cards compliments of the birthday girl, Kimberly (those will be coming to my blog soon}.  In true Kimberly form, she gave me some goodies and this awesome card:

PERFECT for me...I love it Kimberly!

It's been really lovely here in the Pacific Northwest...last night the boy & I went for a walk on a local trail.  I'm lucky to live in a community where that has several trails and parks.

If you've been following me for a know that my boy is a high school senior.  We recently paid his college tuition deposit...yes, he's made his decision.  With 5 amazing choices, he's decided to go to school in New York City/Manhattan.  I'm super excited for him and know that it's a perfect fit.  I'm going to miss him horribly, I miss my girl and she's in the same state!   I'm super grateful for my kids...they make me laugh, they are self motivated and are just plain awesome♡

Friday, May 1, 2015

Curtain Call - Travel On: Smile

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

I was inspired by the camera:

cardstock:  recollections/black paper:  amy tangerine  other:  the cut shoppe/candid camera, lawn fawn/speech bubble border

Although it's an older sketch, I was also inspired by this

Make sure you check out the Curtain Call blog and check out all the designers:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

happy birthday kimberly!!

I consider myself a lucky girl.  

I have had the wonderful opportunity to make some great in-real-life crafty friends.  One of them is Kimberly.  I can't remember how I stumbled onto Kimberly's blog but the minute I did, I was absolutely smitten with her style & work.  Today is Kimberly's birthday and there is a group of us that are doing a birthday blog hop for her!

Amy  <-- you're here!
Kimberly <-- birthday girl!

Just a handful of girls from our Crafty Group that tries to get together on a monthly basis.  I score because everyone comes to my house {I absolutely STINK at packing for crafty gatherings!} and Kimberly always steps up to the plate with awesome Make 'n Takes.  It's a regular party...lots of laughing, stories, crafting and eating!

I've been out of town so I wanted to share this card that I haven't posted to my blog!  It's part of the Reverse Confetti Newsletter {sign up here for news, special features and sales!}. 

I was inspired by this print:

Aqua + Orange = Yes, Please!

Kimberly has a way of combine color and images...more on that in a smidge.  

Reverse Confetti Fresh 'n Fruity stamps/confetti cuts, Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts, Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts


I used Reverse Confetti's Fresh 'n Fruity stamps/confetti cuts, Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts, Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts!

I threw in texture {craft foam, felt and enamel dots!}.

Here are some of my FAV's from Kimberly:

I hope that you hop along with us!

Amy  <-- you're here!
Kimberly <-- birthday girl!

Leave a comment as you hop along and on Sunday, May 3rd, I'll draw a random winner for a $15 Butterfly Reflections Ink Gift Card!

Monday, April 27, 2015

coffee & a whole lot of love.

Hello and Happy Monday!

I'm sharing some A Jillian Vance Design projects that posted in March.

My first card uses the

Coffee & Jesus stamp set

which I combined with the 

True Love stamp set

I love the addition of the chunky wool makes the card 'cozy', dontcha think?

My next card uses the same Coffee & Jesus set, which I combined with the Love Word Die.

I love to combine kraft & green!  Adding the doily makes it such a feminine card!

You really should check out the A Jillian Vance Design Blog & Store!  So much fun inspiration and goodies!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

eat cake & more.

Hello and Happy Saturday!

I haven't posted my Chickaniddy Crafts cards over here in awhile so I'm doing a bit of catch up!

The first 2 cards are March projects.

This one was to focus on the chevron trend:

It made things super fun (& easy) to use the Reverse Confetti Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts!  The butterfly is PTI and all the paper is from the Twirly Girly Collection!

Next up is a Color Trend card:

navy ● mint ● coral ● pink 

Personally, I think the addition of any type of fruit image makes any card fresh & fun!

My final card focuses on flowers!

Being a card maker, I generally gravitate to the 6x6 paper pads.  That doesn't stop me from loving {hoarding} 12x12 paper!  I fussy cut blooms from Date Night/Awesome Blossom.

To add some texture, I used modeling paste on a portion of the card so it didn't overwhelm the design.  Do you see the semi-circles I punched out on the sides?  It's a great way to anchor twine!

I hope you're having a great weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fusion Card Challenge: oh happy day!

Hello and welcome to Fusion Card Challenge!

Check out the fun new inspiration photo and sketch:

I was inspired by the photo:

cardstock:  strathmore watercolor paper  stamps:  essentials by ellen/bold blooms  ink:  ranger/archival/black  other:  queen & co stars, stampin' up label thinlets

I've been inspired by all the watercolor stripes I have been spotting out in bloggie land and had to give it a try!  I love the look...I just used my cheap watercolor tray from M's.

I finally inked up my Bold Blooms set...isn't that sentiment...well, so happy?!

Make sure you check out the Fusion Design Team!

Deanne  <-- our newest teamie!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

curtain call bouquet reminder: woodland friends

There's still time to join us over at

We have a new sponsor, Penny Black, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Bouquet!  A randomly selected participant in the Bouquet challenge will have their choice of a Penny Black gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I used the adorable 

woodland friends

There are so many SWEET images in this set!  Last week I used the fox and fussy cut a bunny.  This time I'm using the birdhouse one:

cardstock:  recollections/110/white, stampin' up bermuda bay, papertrey ink kraft  stamps:  penny black/woodland friends  ink:  memento/tuxedo, various copics  other:  stampin' up labels collection thinlets

I'm also linking up to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:

Make sure you check out the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Chickaniddy Crafts: Focus on Flowers


Happy Monday!  I'm up on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog and I would ♡ if if you'd pop over there and check it out!

Thanks so much!