Tuesday, September 2, 2014

No time to say hello /goodbye... I'm Late !

Usually you can set your alarm by ME! But this week I have several scheduling conflicts!
So I am going to be late all over the place :) 

Today is all about our challenge over at 

It's a color card inspiration and along with my team mates we have really done a stellar job!

This is my example from our lovely sponsor over at 

Come play today for your chance to win!

Monday, September 1, 2014


Happy Labor Day !

Today I am once again hosting over at the DCWV Blog

and I have some exciting extra's!

First let me show you what I made:
Isn't that just too cute too BOO?

Stacks used were 
12x12 Eek-a-Boo 
6x6 corrugated
6x6 fall& halloween cork stack that nifty little bow on the 1st O is made out of that!
81/2 X 11 Fall & Halloween Basics
6x6 burlap stack
Chalk Board Banner and Felt Bat Banner
I was also blessed to be able to use the wonderful and talented images from 
Thank You Chrishanti, you are amazing!

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Now that's a punch line!

Get it "punch"???

Today over at 

I am hosting one of the last of our amazing School theme examples. 
It has been a whopper of a month with inspirations galore!
Today I colored...

Come on over and read her story")

Monday, August 25, 2014

Are You Mad About Plaid???

Well, we are over at 

This week is all
Plaid and using

Weekend Walter
Come play with us for your chance to win!

Welcome To My Garden!!!

Good Morning!

Today I am hosting once again over at the 

Using these amazing stacks 
Printed Burlap, Printed Vellum, and the Quince Blossom Stack
 added dimension and texture are a sure thing on my card!

Now a card wouldn't be a mine if it didn't have a copic colored image and 
 has allowed me to use her image in my example today, her work is without compare and I hope you go visit her by following the provided links.  

Thank you MiRan!

This is Shaylee

Now I want you to have a happy day so I am going to share this little bitty pattern with you and I hope to see your bows using DCWV papers!
I hope you have an amazing in the garden kinda day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014


You got it toots!
Today is the very first ever 

and anything goes!!!

You know I love these images, and the very moment you become introduced you will too! 

This is LOOK
Isn't she precious! Every digital image is so unique by Chrishanthi. 
Come on over and join in the fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Wednesday!!!

It is a ........

and this week we are hoping your feel inspired by the song

Your My Best Friend
by Tim McGraw

Our lovely sponsor this week is 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sometimes...You color because it is so stinkin CUTE!!!

I am so honored and excited to be a part of this artist design team!
Thank you!

Today I am sharing with you some amazingly cute digi's!!!
Now I know I am a bit of a Digi freak but seriously, these are ridiculous cute! 
Chris Hanthi
And just to prove it!!!

here are some of my colored examples!

This little girly is right

Come on over and take a look and I guarantee you will not be able to leave without owning a little wee one yourself.

It Is Monday Morning Challenge Time!

Good Morning!

Today over at 

We are all about the 
Pearls and Polka Dots!

with our lovely sponsor being

Saturday, August 16, 2014


I have another fun project using 

Amazing products and today is a unbelievable set of digital stamps!
 At Gecko Galz we sell our stamps in packs of no less than 12- to up to 50 stamps within your pack...
The deals are Amazing! To say the least!
So with out further ado..I made this little tea time card using one of our digitals..I am loving me some birdies!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Whats Your Entertainment Passion?

This week over at

We are having fun with a {inspired by} challenge.
Song, Book, Movie, Television

Anything that entertains you and inspires you we want to see!
Enter the challenge for your chance to win some 

My Inspiration piece is from the show
Penny Dreadful
Yes a little macabre, but hey aren't most of the shows nowadays?
The image is a stamping chef image named demented beauty 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Loving Our School Theme

Good Morning!

Today I am hosting over at Art by Mi Ran etsy shop blog!!!

And this entire Month's theme is 
" School Days"

Today I have colored for you the 

Now as you know I love the teachers..for it is they who deal with our mongrels and differences in personalities on a massive scale! 
Thank you")

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Every since I heard that I got the GIG over at 
I have been literally having a ball. I can cut and paste and layer till my 
little arthritic fingers are so sore that pain medication is needed....To a gal like me...
That is the same as roses/wine and a violin playing in the back ground ")
This months cross promo is with 
I was in flat our paper piecing heaven!!!
Now I will tell you the supplies and who from but first let me show you....
Now the Itkupilli ,Primavera collection was used along with Gecko Galz , Butterfly jewels and For the birds Sheets! 
Come play and have fun with us!

Monday, August 4, 2014

It's Looking Like A Kenny K Kinda Day!!!

Good Morning everyone, This week over at 

It is an Anything goes week!
That means you can enter any project/image/style
(as long as it isn't unlawful ;)
and you could win yourself some amazing digi's! 

We are being sponsored by the 
one and only 

These fun images are so straight from the fancy comic books! 
I loved coloring her and hope you love her too.
Come on over and give our challenge a try ")

Capt. Lock

Friday, August 1, 2014

Just a Little Tease ;)


Today I am hosting over at the 

 I would love for you to come see what 
I have made out of our 
newest 6x6 paper stacks
 Printed Vellum, 
Printed Burlap,
and regular Burlap.

Here is just a wee little peek...

Monday, July 28, 2014


YOU know that I DO!!!

This week over at 

We are all about summer and along with 

You too can win some amazing free digi's!

My example today is called
" Smiling Sun"

This digi was so much fun to paper piece. And I used even more of the DCWV burlap 6x6 paper stack. I can't seem to get enough of that stuff ")

Here's to hoping you have a bright and sunshiny week and that we hope to see your creations over at our challenge!

Friday, July 25, 2014

It is a ART BY MIRAN day!!!

Good Morning!

Today I am a lucky girl and what do lucky girls get to do???
They get to host blogs and color for artist and make frilly fun things") 
Come join me over at Art by Miran today to get the story on why I chose this 
amazing image as my hosting creation !

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It is looking to be a Gecko Galz KInda Day!!!

I am so excited!!
Can you believe it?

Today I get to feature some of my work that I have gotten to do using my first design team bits from 

This amazing site has all your ephemera needs and then some! 
Loveeee It!

I made this fun in the sun tag for our Beachy Keen challenge!
Come play with us!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

In Celebration Of Our Nations Independence Day!!!

Welcome !!!
 I hope that you all see and celebrate a very 
safe and happy holiday where freedom and family are what it is all about.

has asked me to share a layout with you celebrating our country and how we got to this very liberty.  
Maybe you are lucky enough to have your own hero that  lives with you daily. 
Give them a hug and a big piece of apple pie and share your story.

I used the World Traveler /corrugated print/ and the woven stacks!

 Because my hero lives at home....

Happy 4th of July to you all!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

DCWV Triple Threat Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome one and all!!!

Welcome to the DCWV/May Arts/Tombow Triple Threat Blog Hop!  All this week, designers from these three great companies are sharing projects they created by teaming up some fun paper from DCWV’s Honey Chic stack, with a variety of adhesives from Tombow and some beautiful ribbon from May Arts.  

If you have come here from Britt Bass then you're on track! If not, you can go back to any of the company websites and start the hop from there!


Be sure to visit all the blogs today and leave comments for your chance to win some great prizes!  Three lucky readers will win a Triple Threat prize pack of you own, including a stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow.  Winners will be chosen from comments throughout the week, so make sure you check back daily to increase your chances of winning!  Also, please make sure you have popped on over to Facebook and “liked” each of the company pages (DCWV / May Arts / Tombow), because really, what’s not to like?!
Now, head on over to (the next person on the hop list) to see what kind of spring craftiness they have in store! 

And finally ME!!!

Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Love To Create Challenges Monday!!!

The only reason I could ever love Mondays is because it is time for another
This week over at the challenge we have 2 amazing sponsors

These were both so much fun to make click closer on Knowledge and see the gingers skin tone and the purse (camo /leopard) for Credit card.

Also on The Stamping Chef Site Today!!!

Make sure to come join us!
Enjoy and feel inspired")

Friday, June 13, 2014

It's Friday!!!

I love Friday's
It is the end of what ever happened to everyone at work this week that might have been negative and the beginning of the time off enough to share the good.
We get to start fresh again on Monday.
Hopefully rested, relaxed and with a great memory made over the weekend")
Maybe this weekend you have time to create and if so I hope I have some inspiration for you.

As you know i have spent some time in classes. It was an amazing amount of fun !
                  Loved seeing Jane again and missing
                         Joyce "Get well soon" girlie!

I hope you feel inspired and go with the art abandonment movement.
This is where you can see our amazing coach's works

and on day one she taught us too make 
Exquisite Enigmas
Now mine are no where near hers ,,but she made me feel capable")
This piece is on a 4x6 piece of pine board
She was amazing amounts of fun!

Day two was
Angels Among Us

Come back tomorrow to see her!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DCWV June Sketch Challenge

Good Wednesday Morning!!!

Today I get to send ya'all over to the 

This months challenge is a fun and unique way of helping you get your scrapping done with the added bonus of possibly winning some great stacks")

Come Join us!

My card example for this challenge is created using the Vintage Lane stack

And my layout featuring my newest little grand baby ") is made from the Bohemian Sunrise stack.

Have a Creative Day!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Love to Create Challenges

After much ado and some very much needed rest I have in fact returned to 

And I can think of no better way to celebrate than with a 
Birthday Party!!!

That is right!
Our sponsor this week 
is having her 4th Birthday 
and we are lucky enough to help celebrate it with her!

The image that I get to color is 

Victorian Irene
Happy Birthday Betty!

Monday, May 5, 2014

AUTHENTIQUE Anchored Guest Spot!!!

I am so excited!!!

What an a outrageous honor to be able to work with Authentique paper again! It is one of their newest and brightest lines yet!
Understanding of course that I love this brand to the moon and back ") 

I am featuring the fabulous "ANCHORED" paper line.
Now, as you will notice, I have several examples but the truth is....I couldn't stop. Dont'cha just love when that happens! 

Later on I will feature a mini album with this line too. 
The paper line comes with a full assortment of double sided "good quality" paper, an all around embellishment and sticker page, and a pre-made card page!!! 

So without further ado, 

This picture was taken off the docks in Savannah, Georgia.
card and atc....pre made card fronts page.

Again pre made card fronts also I have used an old school spellbinders die for the turtles, any one that emails me Thewitsend@yahoo.com giving me your address I will be happy to send a couple of these cute little turtles your way ")
Have a really great Authentique day!

Come back a bit later for the Mini Album made with this amazing line !

Monday, March 24, 2014

It's looking to be a Faber Castell & DCWV Blog Hop Sort of DAY!!!

Good Monday Morning!!
Today I get to share with you an exciting hop sponsored by 


Our design teams got together and made some design ideas for you .

My friendship/poppy card is featured on the back of your DCWV stencils

Follow along
There are some great prizes too- Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV will be giving away $75 in product at the end of the hop. To win, follow the list below and leave a comment. The hop will end at 5PM EST on Friday, March 28th. The winner will be announced on Monday, March 31st on each of the company’s blogs.
For extra entries, follow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV on twitter!

Your first stop is
AMANDA (you are here)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Love to Create Challenges.

Good Monday Morning!
I am certain you have all wondered where I have been.... (because I have received the fb messages and emails) Thank you for your support and thoughts.
I have chosen to take time off for a while.
Try to get my wits back and renew my basic art instincts.
Say goodbye to Winter and Hello to the Spring.
Isn't it amazing that with Spring everything feels renewed?
Okay sooo before I break out into kum bi ya and burn my bra....
This weeks challenge over at
We are being sponsored by