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, November 20, 2013

You Can In Fact Easel Your Way In!

Do you love Easel cards?
We sure do over at 
and for our challenge blog today
we want to see your 2 or 3 fold easel cards!

My lovely Stamping Chef Lady is 
Leg or Breast

Friday, November 8, 2013

It's a Purrfect Time for Sassy Sponsorships

This week for
we are sponsoring
with a anything goes theme!!

My lovely example is of our Purr-fect sassy image entitled

But instead of a roar we have a 
Me WOW Siamese kitty!
Have big fun and enjoy!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

EUREKA & QKR Stampede Blog Hop Day 2!!

It is day 2 of our amazing gift idea BLOG HOP!!!

Today Our sister site with all her Amazing Design Team have come up with even more idea's to help you with your holiday overload!! 
 You should have arrived from Zella's blog
if not then you will want to start at the beginning on the Eureka blog,
as you will not want to miss a chance at all the prizes we are giving away!
 I am totally stoked that I get to join in the fun! 
My gift idea made from Eureka Digital Stamps is a 
Poinsettia Mini Tri-Fold Album!!
I had so much fun making this.

The digital images used for this
digi 10501 sm poinsettia
digi 11001 poinsettia
digi 16702 scroll digi
digi 38303 poinsettia envelope
digi 16502 the legend of the poinsettia
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be a prize from every blog along the hop who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!

These winners will each win a 2 digital image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Eureka's Blog
This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the
Eureka Digital Stamps

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Thursday November 7th,  6 P.M. EST,The lucky winners will be announced on Eureka blog on Saturday Nov 9th

Your next and final stop is....

Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way
Amanda ( you are here)
Visit us all for your chance to WIN!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

QKR Stampede/ Eureka BLOG HOP!!!

I am pretty certain that the elves over at

It is an amazing blog hop with our sister site EUREKA having another tomorrow!
No kidding folks the prizes on this will make your holiday stamping and gifts "Pure Perfection"!
Welcome to our QKR Stampede and Eureka Stamps Handmade Gifts blog hop!!!!

You should of arrived from Deonna's  blog
 if not then you will want to start at the beginning on the QKR Stampede blog, as you will not want to miss a chance at all the prizes we are given away!

My gift ideas that I have made for you today are...The first can be used as a gift card/christmas card as I have slit on the inside to hold the moola")

The images I used for Naughty or Nice are
digi15701 Holly
digi24240 Santa's List

Isn't he awesome! This digi has an old world feel to him and colors up easy and looks pre-vintaged")

Now my second idea was so much fun!!! 
It is a "I gotta"
because we all need that around the holidays ")

The wonderful and funny digital image used here was
digi 16709 Need more Elves

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be a prize from every blog along the hop who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!

These winners will each win a 2 digital image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is QKR Stampede 

This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the
                                                                                               QKR Stampede!

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Thursday November 7th,  6 P.M. EST,The lucky winners will be announced on QKR Stampede blog on Saturday Nov 9th

Your next stop is Trudy

Come play in this hop..It's going to be just plain out fun with some really great idea's..
Happy beginning to the holiday season ya'all!
Just in case you get lost....
Amanda ( you are here)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's all Black and Bling !

With a touch of black & bling over at 

And today being cruel so close to Halloween is the only way one can be dawwling ")

So with a little support from my gals over at 
I get to present to you
Cruella Honey

She is blinged and flocked "heavily" I love how her purse of ermine turned out ")

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Look what I found at Joann's.Com!!!!

It Is A Holiday Garland Featuring The Bells I Created !!!!

See it at Joann's 

These were so much fun to make...The bells themselves and the berries are sugared with glue and glitter. The seam binding was soaked and wrung out with hubbies left over coffee : p. The lace at the bottom of the bells is actually doilies that were scrunched up in hand and vintage photo distressed within an inch of their lives....Be careful here as tearing is a issue. And burlap ribbon that we are in love with this year!..How fun is that? Now for the beautiful snowflakes and pine cones  created by Andrea Worthen with a one of the fabulous cricut cartridges.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Whoop Whoop!!! Gettin all Crazy!!!!

We are gettin all crazy over at

this week!
It is a ATC only challenge
ATC = artist trading card
it means your creation can be no larger than 
3- 1/2" x 2-1/2"
I love ATC ..they have always been a way for artist to show the really amazing skill in small form, because we all run out of walls eventually .
This week we are being sponsored by 

My inspiration for you is made by a day for daisies and her name is 
Chubby Fairy
You had to know i would love her!
and with all the Day for Daisies images they have these wee fantastic flowers...I thought I would show you how I made them ")
Color paper with Y21 copic 
take black marker and dot everywhere!
Punch out dots with 3/16 or 1/8" whole punch .
Use the end of a pen or stylus to make curving and BAM!!
A day for Daisies Flowers!
Have a great day with a big oh bouquet of fun!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Let's Get All SKETCHY With It!!!

This Monday over at 
We are getting 
and being sponsored by 

Sassy Studio's Frankenstein Zombie

Come on over and join in the fun! ")

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Because it is October and Halloween we felt that it was okay to let our inner "freak" out over at the Stamping Chef! 
And Tamara has drawn up another one of her amazing images that fit this very challenge.

Now I love Halloween and must say that I didn't watch this show for the first 3 seasons because I was afraid of all the Halloween scary stuff. But still "I love Halloween" So when my husband came in the door saying honey, tonight we eat dude food (frozen pizza) and  catch up on a show that everyone is talking about. I was thinking..Ohhh mannn, more left turns??  :/
But NO! It was Daryl and Rick and they were kicking zombie butt teaching me some learnin on how to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Clearly this is needed information and much appreciated! 
We Love 

Zombified by the stamping chef

Yes I know i have a alien mark on marker slipped "}

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Are You Seeing Spots & Stripes???

We are over at 

I hope that you can join us in our spots and stripes challenge over at the 
 I will be using the 
Rockabilly Rebel for my challenge example.
She was drawn for the occasion, don'tcha think?

The paper is DCWV The Gone Wild Stack!

Friday, October 4, 2013

What a way to Welcome the Halloweenie Season!!!

Today I have been at the table making friends with some Zombie pals of mine when someone...."tried" to take my adhesive! Dont'cha just hate that? So I fixed the problem and put his stealing arm on display to ward off others ") This will be a partial tutorial or inspiration on how to do a small amount of blood and guts so if ya'all are squeamish...this is not the post for you "9

 The blood is plain old red dye of any kind  meaning alcohol ink , distress, or acrylic paint watered down then coated over with glossy accents....The real trick here is to soak gauze and stretch it out .

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Put a label on it!!

Good Thursday Morning!
I wanted to share one of the areas of my house.
I love to decorate..I do....and if it has meaning or history then the pieces I use make me even happier. 
You will see I have labeled my foyer with our name in 12" letters . 
This was an amazing amount of fun and honestly while I was painting these they just looked cool splayed out literally everywhere")
The little wooden kiddy trike was my fathers when he was little...he is 73 today.
the small black pictures on the shelf are of my Grandmother Annabelle and her Sister Jenny when they were  teenagers. Ahhh Those wacky days that dad would let you and your sis take the horse and buggy to meeting alone. Wild ones there! ") The acrylic cog was given to me from a my dear friend Jackie (finder of great junk) .  I have a lot of my own work here. The bird house, file drawer , birdie cart , little burlap file boxes , and the little suitcase. These will all be linked to when I first posted them on here so you can get better detail. My fathers first pair of welding glasses still in the tin box carry case. My first peanuts book too (which I might add was released on my birthday October 2, 1963) so we sorta share a birthday. I love my creative world and hope you will too. 
(Please excuse the bad shots I have been trying to home remedy my old camera)
" not so much a rebel anymore"

Friday, August 30, 2013

A Day For Daisies

Happy Friday ya I have a entry for

And sharing is caring ")

This image was the free one given for the challenge. I think that is so wonderful that they give you am image to sample for the challenges. Truly after you paint and or color one you seriously become addicted..Love these images! 

DCWV The Modern Meadow Stack

Thursday, August 29, 2013

DCWV in Haute Pink...

Yea Baby..

It is the Haute Pink stack featured over at the DCWV BLOG

and I have a little something special to show you,

I made this little mini out of a lipstick case found in the dollar isle at Michael's

it matched our stack perfectly along with the mini 6x6 foiled elegance") 

The mini is of my grand baby with her favorite friend Monkey....

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mini File Folders in Burlap!

No Foolin!!

DCWV has now introduced Burlap stacks..can you believe it!
They are pretty and fun to work with...
(not for couch pillows for those of you who have seen earlier post of mine :)

So today I have created a tutorial for you using our little 6x6 Burlap stack

Aren't they sweet?

You will need to make each mini file box

2 - 6x6 sheets  burlap paper
12- mini brads
1- label holder (optional)
Score board 
bone folder and larger rounded scorer
When cutting your burlap paper on a paper cutter do it burlap down: then take paper out and cut again with scissors. This will make for a perfect clean cut.
When scoring your paper: place paper burlap side down on board, score once with larger tipped scorer and then again with bone folder aka smaller tipped scorer. Again making your scoring line almost perfect. Please keep in mind that burlap is rough..if you score to fast you will skip your track from the texture and end up off where you wanted to be:P

Cut box paper 6x6 square
taking ruler to help steady on score board score in 
1 1/2 " all around then again at 1 3/4 "

Cutting out the corner 1 1/2 inch square on each corner and mitering the corners fold in .

Bend in edges as seen and punch desired holes and secure with brads...this will take a little finesse.
The Lid

Cut another sheet 4 1/2" x 4 1/2 "
Score at the 1 " mark all around and the 1/2 " mark all around.
Fold and bone fold to straighten.

Trim corner on "ends only" and same! refold and secure with brads.

Whaaaa laaa! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

I am in fact a Smarty Pants!!!

Today. I was bored...Yes I know what your thinking..
how can a girl that lives in craftopia be bored???
It happens.
So I surfed....(do people call it this still?) and stumbled upon IQ testing....
So as a joke (sorta) always worried about the Alzheimer's since mean-o-pause kicked in and scatter brain-ness is a normal part of my life.
I decided I would check and see.
Now I am not certain if these are accurate and mixing my IQ number with the fact that remembering that bra's generally don't fit well over robes or that stopping -walking long enough to not get the strap wrapped around an ankle :0....wellllll
Let's just say it's kind of sketchy! 
But never the less It made me feel all smart for about 5 minutes and I want you to feel that way too...but for longer........"awkward"
IQ test  I tested 143 here
Free IQ test I tested 134 here
Who Freakin new I am in fact, according to random internet testing, a bonafide
Smarty Pants!
As you know...they can't lie on the internet. I also confirmed this with my
French model, cousin and his insurance company")
Have fun!
( I would like to tell you that all the type o's in this article were on purpose....

Sunday, June 30, 2013

It's the Primrose stack !!!

Today I have made you a shadow box using the new stack from DCWV .
 The Primrose stack.

 I used several different embellishment and cut outs that are featured within this comes with not 1 but 2 ephemera sheets with the measuring tape being on one of them !
This was so much fun! I hope you feel inspired:)

It's a Somerset keepsake book with DCWV!

This summer DCWV has released a whole new set of fabulous prepackaged cards with envelopes. I for one am uber excited as I use these for so many things...a quickie card to jot a note to my friends and family.  I also use them for bases for my challenge cards . The massive variety is so versatile. Today I have come up with another idea that I hope inspires you to do the same.

I have used the Somerset card set

Today I have made a card smash book with ribbon enclosure.

Using 8 cards taped together back to back and one layered for the cover.
It is easy and a fabulous quick gift.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What a lovely day to be Authentique

What a wonderful honor to be Guest Designer over at Authentique.

Today I got to create these fun 5x5 canvas's with the Irresistabable line.
This line features sticker and embellishment sheets along with several versatile, double sided patterns.

So come on over and check me out and what all I have created for you.