Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday with Amy |

Anyone else with a Thanksgiving Food Hangover?  In true Amy Style, there was way too much food last night but we all thoroughly enjoyed our time.  It's Friday which means I'm over on the blog!  Here's a sneak peek of a card that went postal earlier this week:

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers | Winter Wishes

I'm super excited to be up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.  Here's a peek at my project:

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade |

Today I have the privilege of hopping with as a part of the inspiring Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade filled with fabulously festive holiday crafting. Join me and many others as we celebrate a week of unbelievable deals on's fabulous exclusive products! Be sure to leave a crafty comment at every stop along the way of this amazing parade hop to qualify for an unbelievable GIVEAWAY!
Twenty of your favorite crafters have used tons of Exclusive products to provide you with plenty of holiday cardmaking inspiration! You'll love seeing how we used products like the Exclusive Hybrid Inks, the revolutionary Domed Blending Tool, festive stencils, cheery stamps and so many more! Come join us on this parade of Handmade Holiday Cardmaking Inspiration!

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You should have arrived here from Mona Toth's blog! I can't wait to check out her her style! If you didn't, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is Alexandra Stapleton-Smith's blog!

I have four cards to share with you today so let's get started!  I couldn't wait to team up the new Big and Bold Christmas set with their Ink Blending Tool with Domed Foam Applicators!  For my First card I combined - Premium Hybrid Ink - Ballet Slipper + Cardinal Red.

The sentiment has been stamped in's Black Hybrid Ink.  LOVE this black!

Here's my second card, same as the first but with the following inks:

Have you tried out's stamps?  They stamp beautifully!  Love how crisp the images are!  The domed Ink Blending tool makes it super easy to use the stencil!  In today's project, I've used Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Holiday Knit on the flat side of the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock.

Next up is a couple cards that feature the Nested Stars:

My first card shows three of the stars stacked.  I've teamed it up with the Believe sentiment from Big and Bold Christmas, stamped in Hybrid Black ink.  The snowflake + pattern paper is from the Echo Park Papers - A Perfect Christmas 12x12 kit.  It has been adhered to the design with  Double Sided Adhesive- Small Rounds.  I'm a big fan of's

Flat Card Front
Neenah,  Solar White 25 Pack

These are staples in my craft room!

Check out my final card:

Do you see what I did?  I cut the stars out of the card front panel and stacked them on my other card.  The sentiment is from Christmas Fun Card Sentiments, heat embossed with Hero Arts Gold.

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Now hop over to my awesome friend Terri Burson! I'm sure that she has some fabulous projects to share! In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Be Merry | Avery Elle

This card was actually completed yesterday before I left the house but I need to wait for the daylight this morning to take photos.  I've combined the Avery Elle:

Snow Fun + Cloch 

The background behind the cloche is a panel of Reverse Confetti RC Aqua cardstock along with their All The Stars confetti cuts.

The pattern paper is Doodlebug Design 6 Floral Graph Rainbow Petite Prints.  The twine is by Lawn Fawn.

The twine is by Lawn Fawn. 

I was inspired by the Color Throwdown.  I generally just work with the colors but those cookies had me smitten!

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Thankful Sale | Reverse Confetti

YAY for a Reverse Confetti SALE!!!!  This is a great time to stock up or get those new releases you've been eyeing!  I have a project that I wanted to share.  It is one of those, do you see what I see?

Let's start at the bottom and work our way up!  I'm still playing with my goodies from our recent Therm O Web collaboration.  The candy cane stripes are from their Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates - Ornamental Holiday.  It's been foiled with Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer Sheets - Red Static.  The sheen is amazing!

I used Premier Polar White with the Stitched Note & Frames.  The Warm Hugs confetti cuts has been cut from gold glitter cardstock from my stash and Dark Roast.  I team two colors up so that things don't get lost in a background pattern.

So I took the new Round Tag and cut it from Iced Aqua and Dark Roast cardstock.  I added it to my card at a bit of a angle to give you the sense that it is a coffee mug.  Do you see what I see?  Honestly, I'm always challenging myself to add a caffeinated spin on projects.  My original design had a sentiment embossed in the center of the Dark Roast circle but I decided to give everyone a hint with the Coffee confetti cut from the Drink More Coffee set.

I always love a good challenge and hope you see what I see!  

I wanted to share a couple of my previous Reverse Confetti projects today.  First up is this Beary Special card.  I love being to combine several critter sets in one design!

I think that fall themed cards are my favorite seasonal cards to make.  I love this color palette:

Rust  |  Olive  |  RC Aqua  |  Navy Blue

This year I've been really gravitating to a softer color palette.  The sweet Joyous Holiday set is so much fun!

That's it for me!  I can't wait to hop around and see what my teamies are sharing!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday with Amy |

Hey, it's Friday which means I'm up on the blog!  Here's a sneak peek of my card duo:

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Not 2 Shabby Collaboration Hop!

The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Design Team is so excited to be hopping with Super Sponsor Not 2 Shabby Shop!  If you hopped here from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog then you're right on track.  If you stumbled upon this post, make sure you start on the Not 2 Shabby blog.  

Leave comments along the way for a chance to win one of TWO $15 Gift Certificate to be selected from participating blogs (comment on all). Must comment by November 29th at 11:59 PM PT. Winner will be announced the following week on the blog.

Did you know that the Not 2 Shabby shop has digital designs?

Today I'm playing with:
Pumpkin Spice Everything
Better with a Friend

Here's how they inspired me:

I had so much fun with these images!  My first card features Pumpkin Spice Everything!  I decided to use a muted palette.  Such a cute image, right?!

I wish you could see the ribbon's beautiful velvet!  The pattern paper for both cards is retired Lawn Fawn.

Up next is the Better with a Friend digital.  This has been colored with vibrant color palette:

I finished off my project with some sweet polka dot ribbon.  

Which palette is your favorite?  Muted or Vibrant?

Up next is my teamie Kerry!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing:

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Guess What?  Not 2 Shabby is having a SALE:

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Coffee & Cards | SugarPea Designs

Hey, I'm so excited to be up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog today!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek of my project:

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes | Evelin T Designs

I'm so excited to be up on the Evelin T Designs blog!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek of my project:

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday with Amy |

Hey, Happy Friday!  I'm up on the blog today!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek of my project:

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November Essentials by Ellen Release | Ellen Hutson LLC

Have you seen the latest release from Essentials by Ellen - Ellen Hutson LLC?  It is packed with goodness!  Today I'm featuring projects using:

Here's a peek at how I was inspired: 

Let's start with the Be the Change set.  Although these moths [or butterflies] are screaming to be inked up, I decided to go a different route.  I wanted to keep my overall color palette neutral with a pop of Bellini.

One of my favorite cardstocks is the Essentials by Ellen - Oyster Gray.  I used the My Favorite Things Square Peek-a-Boo Window.  On my Solar White panel, I stamped the stripes from the Pattern Play by Brandi Kincaid in Bellini.  the sentiment from the Be the Change set has been stamped with VersaFine Onyx.

That moth has been heat embossed with Hero Arts Silver Sparkle.  I wish you could see the, well, sparkle.  It's super pretty!

The moth and the Oyster Gray panel have been adhered with foam tape.

Next up is the Up in the Air card:

THIS set is so much fun!  I love those hot air balloons and the silhouette images!  Those silhouette images have been stamped with Versafine Onyx.  This is my 2nd go at this design.  My first card I was happily coloring one of the hot air balloons when I noticed, yup, I had smeared the Versafine Onyx [grrrrr].    I do know better but evidently not on the day I worked on this project.

Take care to heat seat and/or mask your Versafine images.  My second card I did both methods.  My copic colors for this card:

YR00 | E93
BG10 | BG23
C0 | C3

Make sure you check out the entire November Release!

Before you go, I wanted to share Ellen Hutson's Anniversary Sale:

*Sale excludes Mama Elephant products released in the last 90 days, Essentials by Ellen November release, and BCRF Fundraiser.  Sale ends November 15, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

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