Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Inspired by Feature Tuesday....

Do you know when you cruise through Google Reader and you spot cards/projects that you just totally know who designed it without looking at their blog...I love that...totally sings signature style.

I don't think that I have a signature style, although you all know how I love to combine colors and patterns, and have to stitch on everything.

Well, yesterday I came across THIS gorgeous card and loved it.  I totally knew it was an Audrey creation.

It inspired this card...

I had to do without scallops because I didn't have my old school fiskars template with me...

New things to me:

patterned paper base the same size as the cardstock base
I never do that and definitely love this look.

Check out all that twine action
You know that I love The Twinery but my use is pretty basic on cards...I love the double wrapping and the loopies under the bloom.  

I love blooms but typically don't add a sprig or leaf...I like how the leaf adds a nice unexpected pop of color {see Sunday's post about whimsicality}

Thanks Audrey for all the inspiration that you give me....I truly appreciate your style!

All the paper is Echo Park Everyday Eclectic, the feltie bloom is Pebbles, the sentiment is vintage A Muse, green cardstock is from my May 2012 Studio Calico 35 mm kit and of course, The Twinery.

Monday, July 30, 2012

EAD Designs Blog hop: Thanks!

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the EAD Designs Blog Hop!
{it officially starts at 7 am pacific}

You should have arrived here from Super Shellye's blog

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the EAD Designs blog!  Remember, every week there is a prize'ola for one lucky commenter.  All you have to do is leave comments while you hop!

A big shout out for our July Guest Designer Kate!!!!

Today's card is a colorful one:

Okay, most of my cards are colorful:)  That's how I like them!

Super easy smeasy card using Freckled Fawn Washi Tapes and topping it off with a thanks! stickerz from the

This set is chock full of fab thank you sentiments...perfect for the card maker!

The button on my tag was made by Jane of Jane's Doodles:)


I'm the end of the hop!

**Winner Winner**

The winner of the FREE spot in the interactive Rock Your Kit online class is:

Yahooooooo for June!!!!!!!!

Check out the deets to this amazing class and sign up today!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

a flair for the eclectic!

It's that time again...

Paper Issues is at it again!

Paper Issues Blog Design

The newest challenge has posted!

I had fun with this one....

Today is thee day...

do it.

What have YOU been procrastinating?  

Come on...we all do it...or should I type 'don't do it' since we're chatting about procrastinating.

I've been admiring the whimsical thread action of some fab scrapbookers so I finally gave it a try.  Do you know how hard it was to resist clipping those sprigs?!!!!!

I finally broke into my Freckled Fawn stash...laid it down with the hopes of some wrinkles...BAM...think and it shall happen...yet again, I had to resist the urge to try to peel up the tape to flatten it out...

I'm trying to be more whimsical:

Um, did you catch my post from yesterday?  It's when I flat out said that I'm predictable..so now you know how whimsicality is a challenge for me:)

Gotta love the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Collection.  I teamed it up with some Sassy alphas {thanks Cassie!} and my card base is by 
Gmund Savanna..111 lbs of woodgrain embossed goodness.

Check out our Super Sponsor:

Paper Play Studio will give one person a $25 GC. Like them on Facebook to win!!

Deets are on the Paper Issues blog!

Remember to use code Amy12 for 20% off your Paper Issues order!

Just a reminder about my

You have until tonight at 11:59 to link your name for the drawing for a FREE spot to the


Saturday, July 28, 2012


Those that know me know that I'm predictable.

I love to have consistency in my life.

I'm no rebel.

Why yes, that is a jar...{smiles}

I never seem to tire of the Dear Lizzy/Neapolitan Collection.

Pssstt....The Twinery is having a sale this weekend!  Time to

s t o c k  u p!!!

I was inspired by the new retrosketch:

and the 

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

It's been like forever since I played over at MFW!

I was inspired by:

The banners
The white
The ruffles = scallops

Work has me, well, exhausted...so exhausted that this beauty has been waiting for me to set him up:

I finally have my iPhone....my white iPhone 4S 
{to coordinate with my white iPod}

I kept hoping my current carrier would add the iPhone to their line up but no such luck.

This meant changing carriers...porting numbers...setting up new accounts...ugh.

It'll be all worth it:)

Friday, July 27, 2012

hello and a give-a-way!!

Did you see the new Play Date Cafe Challenge?

 Check out the all new fun & fresh colors!

Here is how it inspired me:

I colored the Jane's Doodle

I can't wait to see how the colors inspire YOU!

***Special Announcement***

I'm thrilled to announce that my bloggie friend Els is hostessing an online class:

Class kit for the Rock Your Kit online class

The kits can be purchased at the Ribbon Carousel. There is  25% off on all purchases for class participants!  If the winner has already registered and purchased the kit, they will get a refund.

‘Rock Your Kit – the Clippings Edition’ is an interactive online class running over 4 weeks. It is a “stretch your kit “- kind of class, working with Basic Grey’s Clippings 6x6 paper pad, the Clippings Snippets and Chipboard Elements.  We will take this kit as far as we can and make layouts, cards, a mini-album, and more. After registration, student will receive access to the class blog, on which there will be two new entries a week. Projects will be explained in great detail with videos, downloadable step-by-step instructions and pictures. Class kits are limited, so don’t wait too long to get yours. The class starts August 15th and ends on September 8th, but can also be followed at your own pace. Content will stay up on the class blog, even after the class is no longer running, and will be accessible at all times.

Basic Grey’s Clippings collection is a gorgeous line filled with warm colors, vintage flair, layers, grid patterns, and stitching accents. It is a versatile collection, which fits both male and female. In our class we will stretch this collection as far as possible. Be ready to get inspired and have fun creating!

For more information and registrations: http://bestamped.wordpress.com/online-classes/.

Check out the YouTube too:

Want a chance to win a FREE spot in this spectacular class?  All you have to do is link up below...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Guest Designing @ The Twinery!

I've had so much fun as a Guest Designer over at The Twinery!

Today I'm sharing a project that uses Maraschino!

When I think of twine, I think of the classic red/white!

Here's an altered tin that makes a fantastic giftie:

Okay, who wouldn't love a twine wrapped coffee cup sleeve?

I'm a big fan of the 'ole belly band.  It makes the tin easily accessible and re-giftable!

Check out the interior...I did a little stitching and actually sewed down the button so that the Maraschino would work as a perfect clasp!

Can you guess what the 'liner' is?

It's a coffee filter {smiles}...

check out the giftie...

Well, of course it is a Starbucks card!

I {heart} The Twinery!

Thank you so very much for inviting me to be a Guest Designer!

I'd be oh-so-grateful if you'd leave me some bloggie love over at The Twinery!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

hello friend.

...this 'n that...

My card is compliments of stuff from my stash...

July 2012 ohDEERme kit
NEW Fresh Inks {Strawberry & Pink Lemonade}
Lawn Fawn Flutter by
PTI button
The Twinery

I posted this to FB on Sunday...

Check out my NEW Fresh Inks:


**color my world**

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Play Date Cafe: Private Blend Designer!


Today is the formal announcement over at The Play Date Cafe:

I was super thrilled and honored when I was asked to be a Private Blend Designer
My term starts in August!

I look forward to working with the FABulous Design Team!

I wanted to play along with the gorgeous colors..

This card is a combo of Studio Calico and Dear Lizzy:

That bloom is actually a softer muted coral color than what is popping up on your screen:)

Have you read about the other newbies?  

Make sure you pop over to The Play Date Cafe for all the news! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

EAD Designs: Cork Card Candy

Hello and Welcome to the EAD Designs Blog Hop!
{it officially starts at 7 am pacific}

You should have arrived here from Super Shellye's Blog

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the EAD Designs Blog.  Remember, every week there is FREE goodies to be won by a lucky commenter.  All you need to do is leave comments along the way as you hop!

A big THANK YOU to our July Guest Designer, Kate!

We loved having you this month!!!

So, on Saturday I spent some quality time at Impress and Daiso, the Japanese Dollar Store.  

See these?

I bought a package of the round ones that are 1.75 inches in diameter and made Cork Card Candy:

They make super easy card embellishments!

The first 2 cards are 4x4:

I haven't dabbled in black card bases in awhile but I like how it makes the cork and sentiment POP!

This particular card is a wee 3x3:

The reason is two fold...based on the sentiment... didn't want to seem like I was shouting, but it was also so I could squeeze out 3 card bases from an 8.5 x 11 inch card stock:)

I used 3 different EAD Designs Rub ons:

I still have the "LOL" one...I'm going to use that on a layout instead of a card:)

I was inspired by 

Hey, don't forget about the EAD Designs Color Challenge:

Remember, the winner gets to be our August Guest Designer!

So now hippety hop over to Jenn's fabbie place

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Happy Sunday!

I'm working on Design Team assignments today but managed to squeeze in a "just for fun" card:

This 3.5 x 5.5 in card has Lawn Fawn, Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, The Twinery and Want2Scrap goodness piled onto it!

I was inspired by the current

I used Lawn Fawn's

Flutter By

Remember....Cassie over at Paper Issues can hook you up with your Lawn Fawn goodies!

Just convo her!

Give her my Amy12 code for 20% off your order!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Craft's Meow New Release Blog Hop!!!

Today is thee DAY!

Welcome to The Craft's Meow New Release Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from 

The Craft's Meow Store Blog

the craft's meow.

If not, you'll want to start there so that you don't miss out on any of the fun!

First of all a big WAHOO for our July Guest Designer

We loved having you play along with us!!!!!

Here's a clean & crisp card for today:

I love that sweet ice cream cone!

One Scoop or Two
{illustrator:  Amy Wanford}

I added the sentiment from

Summertime with Fibi & Lilly
{illustrator:  Mabelle R-O}
July's Gift with $50 Purchase!

Just a reminder that The Craft's Meow July Sketch Challenge is still going strong:

Today's card was inspired by

Doesn't ice cream make everybody h a p p y?!!!

You are eligible to win all 6 new sets from The Craft's Meow!
To be eligible, you will need to visit & comment on each blog on the hop
The deadline to comment is 9:00pm PDT, Sunday, July 22nd.
In case you get lost, the blog hop line up will be posted on The Craft's Meow blog!

Okay, now hippety hop over to my Teamie Amy **Aimes** Wanford's blog:

I'm absolutely certain that she has something ultra FAB to share with you!