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! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scrappers Delight Challenge # 31

This week I had truly a ton of dates run into one another and had a serious case of blog -traffic jam!

So with that said I really don't want you to miss out on the 
Anything Goes Challenge

ME and my fellow designers have made some really amazing inspiration examples with our scrappers delight images.
Mine is a bit on the autumn side

How fun! I can just imagine a little fairy world within this pumpkin") 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

School Days!!!

We are having a School Days Challenge 
over at 

and we want you to come play for your chance to win a really amazing prize!

Today to inspire your i have created a 
I (HEART) School Card
using our 
School Days Stamp Set
and a special thank you to
DCWV for the use of their Chalk paper and Fall& Halloween Basics stacks.
 Back to school Days challenges I have entered
1. The Card Concept

Use your white versa to stamp on your chalk paper to get the chalk effect that never erases!

Monday, September 8, 2014

PPinky Doll Challenges #2

Good Morning!

Today is challenge #2
over at 

and it is anything goes with a twist
add a little flower") 
Come see more of what of our amazing team samples, newest releases and we would love for you to get in on the challenge fun! 
I love these images ! Everyone another aweee with amazing, sweet factors thrown in!
The amazing challenges I have entered my card in

My example is 
wee little Gipsy 

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Hello and Welcome!

Today I am featuring my art doll I have entitled 

Witchy Woman

I had so much fun creating her and with the amazing packets of fun provided by
I used Haunted Ephemera 2, Coven Paper Pack
HP7  Mrs Cobweb, Black Cat, & Other
I just couldn't go wrong ")
Now I want to encourage you to come see us over at the Gecko Galz Blog and join in on the many events we have throughout the month!

                                            Please leave me some love and have a bewitching day !

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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...

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, 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!

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, 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 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)