Friday, April 17, 2015



Today is all about the Clay...

I truly love this product. It is easy to work with, dries on its own with no mess! 

Today I get to share one of my first pieces with Makins Clay
(instructions at the above link)

Come join us! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gecko Galz

Awe the middle of the month......I love spring!!!

I am sharing my peacock brooch made from some more of my fun 

1x2 sheets

Again I hope you feel inspired!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

My Artistic Adventures

Good  Morning!!!

I am so excited to share my creation with you today!

It is a 
Happy Easter Train
Made and constructed with 
ephemeral sheets

I used the 

I wanted to give you a general pattern for your cart")

I would love to see what you were inspired to do !

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gecko Galz

Happy April Fools Day!!!

How did we get to April already? 
Seems like just yesterday I had a house full of christmas guest ")

Today I am featuring more great products from 

I hope you feel inspired!

Monday, March 16, 2015


Is having an 
Anything goes kinda day!!!

Using our 

St Patty's day paper lines 

I created this banner O LUCK!

Layers upon Layers and netting ") Created this fun Banner that will be hung at my door ")

Come play with us!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mid month Craziness!!!

I have another 

Mid month craft kit example for you ")

I used the papers and icons in this kit to make the Simply elegant card ")

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DCWV Goes MINI!!!!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Today I have some fun stuff to share brought to you by none other than my friends over at

Now if you trot on over to Joanns you will find these amazing and fun little 4x4 mini albums!!!

Today I used two of them to get prepared for the newest additions to our family.

These 2 ring binders are great for putting anywhere from 10-30 pages and the little packets of inserts come pre-sectioned for easier scrapping.
Below you will find a list of page titles and a extra how-to for special pages for you to use and share.

Now for the TITLES

Baby Name
And then there we're 3  (first child)
1 more makes 4  (2 child)
The baking Process (Belly Pics)
Baby's first pictures ( Ultrasound)
This is what Handsome/Beautiful looks like
10 Fingers 10 Toes
Birth/Weight/Height/LBS./ OZ.
The Help!!!  ( Grandparents or Pets)
Sloppy Kisser
Baby Crossing
The special envelope titled on each side 
What my Mom/Dad wants me to know when I grow up!
This is for the parents to write a special note to the baby on the first day of their life.
I cut a 12x12 sheet into a 5x10...I scored down the middle making a 5" folder .  Scoring again across the bottom of the 10" side 1/2" 
I folded all fold and tapes into an envelope punched holes and BAM! Extra envelope carrier. 

Sorry about those instructions folks..I was never good at that part. Arty minds just do it.. they never really understand the mechanics") 
I truly hope you have enjoyed and have a really great day!

Friday, March 6, 2015

I Have HUGE News!!!

I Am So Excited!!!

A lot of you know that I started out my career as a sculptor. 
So as I was poking around here and there I saw a company that y'all may recognize, and they have decided to have their very first design team,

With this much talent you will see amazing creations, tutorials and above all ...fresh ideas!  
I am so incredibly honored and blessed to be among these talented ladies and can not wait to see the amazing creation this year brings!!!
Come sculpt with us ")

Monday, March 2, 2015

DO you feel Green???

Over at 

Our challenge has a 
"Just a touch of Green"
For my example today titled
"Tea for one"
I have used the 
The Pink&Green St Patty's Day Irish Blend Sheet
which you can find HERE

Making this tag with tea bag was so much fun!!!

I have become a super fan of netting and pairing  that with glitter. All the layers that come with this sheet and wired butterflies makes this a fun with a "are you feeling irish vibe?!?! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Today over at 

We are having our monthly challenge and the theme is 
In the garden 

My example is made from one of our classic ladies where I have sculpted flowers out of clay to accent her over -all composition. 

Come play with us!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Coquette Kit

Hello Folks!

Today over at Gecko Galz 
we have another one of our amazing kits.

It is titled

This set comes with papers,stamps,ephemera and more...

 Have fun!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gecko Galz

Do You Feel Springy ???

I Love Spring! The mind boggles at the seed catalogs and the new birds in the yard returning from wherever they have been..Our little southern blue birds are bright and pudgy with little egg filled tummies")

So in the spirit of that I have created a card for you using my Gecko Galz Ephemera
Garden Birds
and some DCWV paper and twine !

Have a really great day! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lovin some clay time!!!

Boredom in my casa is unacceptable!!!

What's a girl to do??? 
Hit pinterest/You Tube...something,  anything to inspire and get the funk washed outta my brain!

Soooo imagine my pure glee when I found this amazing lil gal and what she inspired me to do.

Love her")

In the "naked closet" I found an old still packaged Ek success tin from a bagazillion years ago. 

Adding paper and knobs/bling we have a 4" dish ! A compote really ")

Within the dish I added made with my own two little hands some polymer clay fishes...I have to admit that some fish did not survive the transport to their new diggs "( They are only about 3/4" big !

These little fellers were snuggled in amongst the dirt ,rocks and general junk. 
Resin, when the right kind is bought is safe and "unsmelly" Vital to my survival!
I used Castin Craft from Michael's Worked great!
This picture doesn't do justice to how sweet this little guy is") Turns out that filming water is tough !
I have said this before and I will repeat forever, When you get an inspiration...share from whom! We are all in this crafty world together.
Have Fun and Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


It is all about the heart this week over at 

I have also entered these fine challenges,

Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

The Shabby Tea Room

And to help celebrate that I have made a fun and fancy valentine sucker holder out of our fabulous tassies and hearts

Tassies  can be round, triangular, square, hearty ")  the only sure thing in shape is that all that gets to  become a cone of some sort!! FUN! I attached two of our tassie's  cut outs,  cutting just 1 section of a heart off to make the back of my basket wider than the front. I punched my support holes and placed eyelets, strung with seambinding in "red". Next was my lovely little hearts on a string (twine). These little hearts were so much fun to fussie cut and I loved being able to use some of my DCWV stash in hearty bling.

Come be hearty with us ")  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Birds Eye Blue

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 Birds EYE Blue Welcomes You!

Over at Gecko Galz along with 
this week we are featuring our Steampunk Stamp set
My example, which is 14" tall and too big for the light box ") is made from many little treasures that I have shopped out of my naked closet") Yes... all items to be altered and or used to be altered live in a "naked closet" because they simply aren't decent enough to be seen "P
Too Hoakie ??? LOL
I took 2 of the stamps out of the set and highlighted them with my copics . Fussy cutting is tough but therapeutic for me , quick tip: Use your 1/16" and 1/8" hole punch on those little curves before you will take a lot of the frustration away. This set includes 25 stamps for 6.00! Wow!
Thanks to Tim I have tons of leftover insert configurations boxes that roll perfect with a dowel and mini bodice as the body. The hand are artparts found here . Gotta love a good collection of stuff. The radio tubes are recovered from the ebay locker as my originals ended up in the hands of pillaging greeds "( .
All that said I think she is wispy with her feathers and industrial with her gears ")
 Have A Great Steam Punk Day!

Now make sure to leave a comment so that I can enter you in my 50.00
Just a little taste of what can be arriving in your home,more pictures to come ")
sorry for the bad pic, I couldn't get it all in!!!

Everyone eligible no matter where you reside.
Winner to be announced February 15th !
Donna Mundinger...You are the WINNER!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's Our Gecko Galz February Challenge!!!

Over at Gecko Galz this month the theme is ....

Come join in the fun and see what you can win!

My example today is a card made and re-sized to a 5x7 ephemera sheet titled:
Cute Little Coquettes 
So easy and fun!
Come join us!

Friday, January 30, 2015

My New Years Resolution!!!

Good Friday Morning!!
Okay, okay I know I am about a month late!! Literally!
But some times...things take time. This year instead of the usual I will lose 50 lbs. ,or hey,! I will swear off chocolate "liar,liar pants on fire" I decided to get down to what I really wanted in this world. Hmmmp thinking, thinking (smell smoke)? The truth is, that since I was a little one laying in the grass spitting out clover because even though they said it was wasn't at all. I blame bug poo"P
I never wanted to be anything other than an artist, and maybe a cowgirl once in a while ;) 
So what haven't I done that I need to get too? 
Stringing The Light Banjo
"Friends Door"
"See Me"

I am so excited to hear what you think! 

Here is where I have used the Encaustic paints, which is a beeswax and oil paint medium,  DCWV newsprint paper stack and burlap!!! Varnish. Old book pages, And you guessed it folks..CLAY! All that know me pretty well know I am a sculptor at heart and clay is just the dimension I need for such a fun pieces! 
I truly hope you enjoy my journey with me and have a great day!
Poppies, because it had to be done ")

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Can You Believe The Time ?


Today I awoke at 8:09...or maybe it was 7:56 who knows!

The truth is we have several clocks around and about our home. Why you ask,? Well because I have a clock fetish....I would say it is a constant panic of knowing the time but it isn' is simply I love the look of the numbers in a circle, square or even the melting of the hours that pass by in the day "Thank you Mr. Dali. No one or nothing explains a bad day or moment like the portrayal of your image of time in The persistence of memory 1931. 
  Daylight savings time is battery change time in my household. So off to the major bulk store for one of those super duper packs of double A's and all set. The following Sunday we change the batteries along with adjusting the time. Which has led me to today's post. NONE of our clocks are the same. How can this be? Does our clocks know something we don't ? Is it possible that because our clocks are stationed in different parts of the house that the time is actually a touch off or further ahead in that part of the house? Do we have different time zones?  So now that I have shared this crazy phenomena   I hope that you will forgive me if I am tardy,  as I am still confused 19 times over on what the actual time in my life actually is. 

Have a great day!

Friday, January 2, 2015

My Artistic Adventures Challenge

Happy New Years!!!

Today I am featuring some amazing ephemeral sheets from 

We will be having amazing challenges every month of the new year where you can win some of these amazing collage sheets! 

My example Tag is using the
this 2 sheet set is just right for the New Year

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Can you believe it?
Another year of creating ahead!!! I am so STOKED!!!

To start my New Year I am going to share some fun challenge kits and collage sheets from

Using the Love Potion #9 Kit

Now you know I love ephemera..I do! It is just my style with all the fussy cutting and glaze & markered detail.
I hope you enjoy and have the best New Year you can have!!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Gecko Galz Christmas Extravaganza!!!

Merry Christmas!

It's going to be a very merry one indeed.

Today I am featuring  my 3 stars of Christmas using the 

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's All About the Tags/Bags/Boxes and BOWS!!!

I am so excited to share with you my example tag made from my

My Tag for our fabulous Gecko Galz Count down to Christmas!!

Layering is the key!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Gecko Galz Winter Wonderland Challenge

Good Morning

Happy December!!!
Today over at Gecko Galz we are having a 

For my example I have a card made from the 

Also on our site we are having an amazing cyber Monday Sale!!

Come join in on our fun!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Getting In On The Holiday How - To!

Today I get to feature some fun and easy tid bits to spruce up your Holiday Home!

Using the Ephemera sheets from 

"Heather Hudson"
Banners are such a nice way to welcome any of your holiday guest.  
I was able to put together this great Banner using these great sheets sold from Artistic Adventures
Follow the sheet names for links to purchase.

Have A Happy Crafty Day!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the 17 destination of the
Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop
If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 21 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage images, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, The one here is
Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year. This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12 different sets! This is a $144 value!
·        Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year! Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This is a $96 value.
·        Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 value!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $330!
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz. This enters you in the contest. On November 3rd we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the Gecko Galz site and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 


Your Secret Word is;

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Fair Maidens”

 as well as the samples I have made using the images!

Did I mention that the shadow box itself is a new series from DCWV ad the paper is the Newsprint stack from DCWV ...Truly  hands down one of my favorite stacks!

If You missed checking out one of the blogs or want to go through them again here is the rotation

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

Amanda Phillips (you are here)


Friday, September 19, 2014

Butterfly in Flight


Today I have a nifty little card i made using my 
haunted ephemera 1 & september colors sheets sets

Now I love the blues and greens they are still in style, but today I added a bit of a rusty brown that was found in the butterfly sheet to give it that Autumn flare!

Hope you have a great day! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Because ,Sometimes even a fairy has trouble keeping her wings "

Good Morning Folks!
Today I wanted to show off... 

Mechanical Fairies

I had so much fun creating with these digitals, They lend themselves to all your art doll needs!

I hope you have a fabulous day!