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!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


I am so excited!!!

You 'all that know me know that no one loves ephemera more than I !
Well Now I get to work with it everyday!!
I have been chosen for the 2014 design team for 

Gecko Galz 
shop these products HERE !

Want more excitment

Check out Facebook challenge as well ")

Creations and tips coming soon!

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 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

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Morning Tardiness!!!

Hello Loves!
It's Monday over at Love to create Challenges and I am running late!!!
How did this happen you ask....Tisk, tisk it's a mystery.
So with on with the day !
I would like to give a big shout out to those interested in designing for us to please visit the blog and follow Jackie's instructions...We have a great team and would love to add you to our LTC family!
This weeks sponsors are
and the company my example came from
Enjoy and LOL ")!

Friday, January 24, 2014


I am so glad you could join me here .
Today I am hosting over at the 

Showing off her amazing digital images that I have been blessed to shade. 
What a great job to work with all of these amazing artist!
So without further ado
can be found HERE!

She was colored with Copics, the paper is a mixture of little stacks I had hanging around and the bling is none other than DCWV ! Ya had to know that was coming ") Big Fans here at my house. 
I used corsage pins to make the wee little flags and some little wooden glasses found in a recollection mix colored with Copic #100

 And Thank You for stopping by !

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Anything Goes over at The Stamping Chef!

Good Wednesday Morning!
Today I have a little image from 

Cogsley Copperpot

This weeks challenge is a anything goes theme and the results for your winning entry are free images!!!
Come join us!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Love to Create Challenges

Good Monday Morning!
We are celebrating the beginning of another challenge over at

and this week we are all about the buttons!
Now I know you want to know where these amazing images
 are coming from that our design team gets to play with so without further ado.

My cutie little raggedy boy doll is by

I made his hair all jazzy with embroidery floss and added the buttons!
Have fun!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Good Monday Morning!!!

Today over at 
we are being sponsored by the wonderful 

With a theme of step by step with a touch of snow flakes.

Come on over and show us your coloring chops for your chance to win some really amazing stamps!

My example this week is done on kraft paper stock with coloring pencils. I know I switched it up a bi from  my usual copic markers but today ...I just felt like being a little different ")
The window die is from Memory Box as well 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

More Vintage Collector from DCWV's Design Team

All week we have been featuring our DCWV design team members
 using the 
is taking the hosting helm over at the 

My 2 contributions today for your inspiration is
 a layout of my newest grand baby
Brooke Johnson
Smell my Feet!
and a nifty little key chain idea for valentines day 
(move in with me)

Monday, January 6, 2014

WOW!!! Guess what we have for you over at DCWV?

Happy Day! 
It is looking a lot like 
Vintage Collector around here due to literally stacks of the paper and embellishment to go with it !!!
Whoo hooo ....The design team and the fans of our stacks  have been screaming, begging and even on occasion trying to bribe with bottles of wine for embellishments to use with our paper, and guess what?
We got um! 
So we will feature on the DCWV blog all the newest line of goodies and what we the design team made to inspire you with them.

Today Rita (arty girl) Barakat is the featured hostess sharing her amazing works and letting us join in.

So come on over to the 
DCWV Blog and let us know how we are doing.

Today I have a toilet paper book using our
 Card stock stickers
Vintage edged basic stack
and the Charms and brads
 Also I have made you a card with more of the 
Card stock stickers
Box o Cards
Bakers Twine

Love to Create Challenges

Happy New Year!!
I have been out/down for the count.....Life at our house has been a real challenge so far this season but this too shall pass and BAM! I am all crafty again ")

So with that I am trying to slowly get back in the groove and will share with you this Monday's challenge inspiration brought to us ladies over at 
This weeks sponsor is

my image is 
snowman pinup sassy 

Friday, December 27, 2013

It is almost a New Year!!!

Happy Almost New Year!!
Today I want to show you another lovely image from 

And today my example is the
and you may find her HERE!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Stamping Chef

Do you feel like 
for the Holidays??

Today for our anything goes challenge I am featuring a few special things for my example

First let me say that my digi is 
and all the paper & embellishments used were from The Stamping Chef too
Now you know i used lots of liquid snow (aka puff paint) and glossy accents and blingy stickles.

Monday, December 9, 2013

It's a Holiday White on White with Jusstttt a Splash of Green!

Do you feel Holidayish?? Well we sure do over at
This week it is all about 
white on white with just a dash..a smidge...a SPLASH of green!
Our sponsors this week are 

Ms. Effie 2 from Sassy Studios
(Keep it simple)

Friday, December 6, 2013

It is another christmas matchbox ornament!

Good Morning !
Yesterday I promised another ornament example today.....
and would I josh/kid/and or all around fib to you???
Tee hee still early and the coffee hasn't reach the brain yet folks.
So I will quit typing and just put up the dang picture already.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It is a Bombshell Canvas Challenge from Ms. December!

Hello all, Today is my "Ms.December's" Challenge Day!
Over at the
Bombshell Stamping Blog
I have created for you a wonderful 3D gift for a friend.
First I used 
The Wonderful 
I love Bombshell..Sooo Saucy "Hubba Hubba"
 For the stages I used a 5x5 canvas a stencil and modeling past.
The flowers where stamped from the Angel stamp set and set on the canvas with matching brads. Wrap your ribbon and tie a bow and Wha La!
A beautiful wall hanging for your bestie!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It hard to be a Pin-Up Girl

Today I am using my 
Ms.December Pin up skills and hoping that as my month goes by I can inspire your creativity")
 Today over at the Bombshell Blog 
we are featuring a Wacky Wear Brown Shoes Day!