Friday, December 30, 2011

Better Late than Never :)

Hello All... I hope everyone's Christmas was a wonderful one full of family and friends! I know i've been MIA for a few weeks but I just wanted to post a project that I made for a gift that was given out on Christmas... And i've been anxoius to get back to crafting because I got myself the Cricut Expression this week and I know that there are a lot more projects that I can do on it versus my little Cricut machine :) That and I am now a proud owner of a Gypsy !! Yay!!! I've been taking it to work with me and working on things at work here and there too haha!! Now onto my little project!!

For this project my SIL and Brother needed a gift card holder to give to my other Brother and didnt realize that they needed on until Christmas Eve... So Luckily I have a wonderful set of Stamps that I got from K Andrew Designs  and some very cute paper I quickly got the situation under control :)

For this I used some red snowflake paper as the envelope part;
Then I cut a circle using my Martha Stewart circle cutter
In the center I used a cute little penguin sticker that I found at Michaels (i couldnt resist them they were so cute in the package it was like they were calling my name to buy them), For the sentiment I used the "Winter Wishes" stamp set from K Andrew Designs
Then i used some Tim Holtz green ink around the edges to give it a little color since it was just white. Then I tied a piece of ribbon around it and there it is :)

Here is a preview of the AWESOME stamp set that I used to make this card:

If you havent checked out her stamp sets yet, you should really think about it because they stamp so nicely , clean nicely and the stamp sets are all mix and match and there are so many great sets that once you get cant get enough of them! Plus Kristal donates a portion of each stamp set sale to a charity. Each stamp set goes to a different charity! How great is that?!

Until next time <3

Monday, December 12, 2011

BLOG HOP FRIDAY!!! Snow Much Fun!! :)

Hey Everyone!!! Hope the season is treating you well!
I am going to post a few cards here but my main purpose for this post is to let you all know that there will be a Blog Hop starting this Friday (12/16/11) over at Getting Cricky ... If you have been to them before you know there are always AMAZING projects on display!! And if you havent made it to one yet I promise you that you wont be sorry you stopped over!

On To some cards :)

These are some of the cards that I am mailing out to my family :)
For the sentiments I used the AMAZING stamp sets from K Andrew Designs
I have loved her stamps since the first time a good friend of mine let me use hers to enter a challenge! Below is a preview of the stamp set that I used to create these cards :)

EVERY stamp you purchase benefits charity! Atleast $1 from the sale of every single stamp set goes to a well deserved charity. Please check the charity tabs to see which charity your stamp set benefits.

FREE mini stamp set (Merci or Sweet Wishes) with 20.00 purchase at Gift wrap available and expediting shipping.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge - Joys Of The Season

Well todays post is being created for the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky .
The Theme for this week is Joys of the Season - A holiday decoration. So for this weeks post I created a snowman out of ivy bowls and votive holders. Along with some other neat things :)
 I am now using this little guy as the centerpiece on my table! He is so adorable and welcoming to people!  For his little sign I used the wonderful K Andrews stamp set "Winter Wishes"  I have to admit these stamps are good for ANY project you can think of! If you dont have a set of your own, you should really think about stopping over and checking out all the great sets of stamps she has to offer! Here is a preview of the stamp set I used for this week :
Stop on over to the Getting Cricky website and check out all of the other DT Projects and even add your own project! Its a lot of fun and you get to see a lot of amazing projects that everyone comes up with! Enjoy and until next time <3

Friday, November 25, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!!!!!

Hi Everyone!! I just wanted to let you know that using I have drawn a # for my blog candy :)

Winner was!!!

Becky Dunham said...
Sweet card Amanda! Congrats on being on Kristal's DT :) I am a new follower of your cute blog!

Becky Congrats!!! :)

Please email me with your info so I can get your glass christmas ornaments sent out to you :)

aclapper1 at gmail dot com


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankful For

For this Sunday's Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky the theme is "Give Thanks"... For my project I am going to show you one of many things I am extremly thankful for! Three Days Before my birthday my Handsome nephew was born! I am so thankful that he is soo cute and healthy! He is surely growing super fast but I enjoy being his Aunt a ton!!

For this I used a simple Orange Cardstock background,
Put his picture on the cardstock and
Punched a hole with my Martha Stewart Window punch,
Placed it on top, Added some black velvety paper and white on top of that then used a sentiment from the K Andrews Collection "Winter Wishes" (I LOVE THIS SET!!)
Then I added some black brads to the corners and them some yellow ribbon and some red glittle glue around the edges of the black for a little bling and
There we have it :)
Its Simple yes i know but I am pretty pleased with the finished product :)

Here is a preview of the one I used :)

To get some of your own K Andrews Stamps click here
EVERY stamp you purchase benefits charity! Atleast $1 from the sale of every single stamp set goes to a well deserved charity.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop!! "Holiday Wishes"

Welcome to the "Holiday Wishes" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to TEN member of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Ellen from "a little bit of this...", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Amy then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

For my project, I'm featuring theWinter Wishes Set;

For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

I was inspired to create this project as its getting colder here and snowing off and on! On this card I used the DCWV paper pack : "The Winter Magic Stack" then I cut out the hat and mitten from my Simply Charmed cartridge and added a cute PK face to each one and added some flock to the ball on top of the hat so its nice and fuzzy :)

Then I added a piece of blue ribbon and some bling to make it pop. Lastly I added my sentiment from K Andrews Winter Wishes stamp set which is AMAZING i love it!! So many possibilities :)

Now lets get to the CANDY!!!!

I am giving away a pack of 6 clear glass ball ornaments!

I will be choosing a winner on Thanksgiving using!!!!

Now all you have to do be eligible is :

1. Become a follower

2. Leave a comment here

3. Head over to Facebook and check out the Getting Cricky Fanpage and tell them Amanda sent you!

4. Visit my DT Sisters and Have fun!!!

OHHH and By The way!!!!
Plus, this weekend ONLY - thru SUNDAY (11/20), all Getting Cricky Fans will receive 20% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE of K Andrew Design Stamps when you enter the discount code: cricky20!! Woo-hoo!! So buy now to take advantage of this special offer!!

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Charlotte ......

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Link Up The Love Party!!!

Hey!!! I wanted to write a post quick to let you all know that there is a link up the love party going on over at Getting Cricky!!!!

Please make sure to head on over!! Its running from 11/15-11-22! :)

Also make sure to check out the awesome stamp sets that K Andrew Designs has to offer! :) YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!! :)

<3 until next time!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

I hope everyone is ready for a great Friday!! (Yes i know its monday lol)  I hope everyone is planning on joining us for the Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!! It will be a blast and I'm sure there will be TONS of amazing projects on display from the Design team! Please stop over and show them all some love! And I may even have a surprise to give away friday night!!! For more information or to even to check out the WONDERFUL stamp sets over at KAndrews... Please click here

Blog Hop starts Friday November 18 @ 9:00pm est and continues throughout the weekend; so if you cant make it friday there is plenty of time to hop with us over the weekend :)
Hope to see you there!

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

<3 Til next time

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Military Tribute

With Veterans day around the corner I thought it would be appropriate to post this card.

Also the theme over at Celebrate the Occasion this week is Veterans Day!
So I am entering this into

For this card I got the background paper from the single paper selection @ AC Moore. The cuts were cut from Stand and Salute Cartridge and for the sentiments I used K Andrews stamp set "Freedom Isn't Free"

EVERY stamp you purchase benefits charity! Atleast $1 from the sale of every single stamp set goes to a well deserved charity.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Let It Snow My Friend

I have been itching to making a Christmas card and yay! I did it! I know I know Thanksgiving hasnt come and gone yet but its never to early to start making Christmas cards :)

I actually created this one for the Peachy Keen Challenge #64
I am also entering this one into

For this card I used a black background but the cool thing about this paper is that its a fuzzy paper!!
Then I added some glittery foam snowflakes, placing a PK Face on the big one..
Then A strip of ribbon that says Let it Snow and
using my "Amazing You" stamp set from K Andrews Designs
If you havent checked out her stamps yet, please do because she has a ton of stamps that you can use on
ANY project you make! And I promise you that you wont be disappointed!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Awesome News!

Friday night at Getting Cricky I attended the Upstream and found out that I will be part of the new Junior Design Team! I am so excited to become part of their team, They are all very talented ladies and I have been so inspired already and cant wait to see how we all work together :)

Congrats to everyone! Heres to making some new friendships and some great projects!!! <3

Until Next time!!!

So Sweet Hot Chocolate Mug

Lately I have been using my scoreboard a lot and have been trying different things with it. I was on the Score-pal site and came across the directions to put this project together.. I am really pleased with the way it turned out :)
This hot cocoa mug is made from the I Believe collection paper... I then made the flower using the EK flower punch and placed a glittery piece of paper in the center. I made a tag with the matching cup paper and used the sentiment from K Andrews Design set "Amazing You". Pick Up Your Set Today ... I then put some chocolates in a bag and tied it shut with a brown ribbon and there it is... My Cute little cocoa mug :)

I am entering this into the Simply Sunday Challenge @ Getting Cricky! -Tea Time!

Until next time <3

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Black.. Orange ..

I know i'm posting these Halloween Cards a tad bit late but I am entering them into the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge - Black, Orange and One other color.

These cards I will just save until I need them next year :) But who can ever save up enough cards to send out?! I'll stockpile them until I have no more room haha! Well Onto my cards

For my first card I used paper from Recollections called Midnight Magic. Then i used some orange ribbons and added  the 3d Happy Halloween and Spider from I do believe K&Co (i do know for sure i got them at Michaels)

 For My second Card I Used the paper from the Recollections paper pack Midnight magic again .. I really like the papers they had in this pack! They are so fun and they are so sparkly!
Then I cut out a monster from my Mini Monster cartridge and added a googly eye to him and then added a 3d Trick or Treat sign on it ...
I may change my little monster later on down the road though beause i kinda think he may need to be a little less plain.. but that i'll have to ponder for a while :)

Make sure you stop over and check out all the amazing projects at Getting Cricky's website !! And also check out her section of Wonderful stamps!!!!!

Until Next time! <3

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mini Recipe Box

 Well Its cold and snowy here in PA so I figured why not craft on a cold day while watching it snow :)
I made this little mini recipe box using a pattern i got off of splitcoast and I LOVE making these! They are cute and so fun!  For this box I just used the pattern and then decorated it with an oven mit that I used the Lite Cartridge "Savory" For... Then added some ribbon and a button and a little tag at the bottom and then some tabbed seperators  and I cut down some index cards to add recipes on and there it is

Until Next time <3

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Treat Holders

Hello All! Its almost Halloween time!!!  Lately I have been cooking instead of crafting but I'm working on getting more crafting done :)  But I did manage to get a couple of Treat holders done for the  Simply Sunday Challenge- Halloween Treat Holders ! I did notice that there are TONS of great projects already entered and Great Job Everyone! They are wonderful!
Well Onto my projects :)

 These 2 Bags are Headstone treat bags I just used small black bags that I got at AC Moore  and cut a headstone topper out on the top and then I wrote R.I.P. and Stamped Spooky on them and added a 3D Ornament and they are from Michaels.

For these I made Coffin candy holders using the Martha Stewart pattern from her site and then I just lined the inside with a patterend paper from the Halloween collection paper that I got from Michaels and then I found the blood drippy punch at Michaels on sale so I used that to edge that way when the top is closed you see little blood drips coming out of the coffin. Then I just put a 3d puffy sticker on the top of it to give it a little more pop of color and it came out cute! I did have curling ribbon wrapped around it but I wanted to show the insides also so i took it off.  I hope you enjoy :)

Until Next time <3

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Treat Boxes

Its been a few days since my last post but its been a very busy week.. My cousin brought her kids up to visit this weekend and then my soon to be sister in law had my nephew and niece here also .. so it 4 kids all at once haha! But fun :)
Anyways onto a project I was working on for the Simply Sunday Challenge "Fall Treats"
If you havent yet you should stop over and check out  her site! There are so many amazing projects and her stamps are amazing! :)

I made these small boxes to use as part of a fall decorations... The boxes were made from paper from the Recollections paper "Night and Fall" Then I cute leaves out from the Doodlecharms cartridge and added a touch of glitter to each one and placed some fall ribbon on top and they look amazing with my little Jack-B-Littles and gourds :)

Until Next time <3

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Birthday Card

Happy Sunday all! I know i'm pushing it by creating this a little late but I wanted to create this card to enter into the Celebrate the Occassion Challenge #30

For this card I used background paper from  Recollections "Night and Fall"
Also Same with the present boxes.. For the ribbons I just added some glitter to the top to make it sparkle and shine and then I used a touch of ribbon to make it look wrapped.
For the Sentiment I used a plain brown background and punched it with my EK punch and then used a white overlay on it and used some distressed ink to it and stamped it with "Its your birthday!" and
For an extra special touch I added a flower

Enjoy! <3 Til Next time!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

More Halloween!

Hello all! I am really into making Halloween cards right now yay! I am planning on sending my cards out to people this year especially the little ones in my family.. But here is my newest creation that I am somewhat proud of.. I really enjoyed making this card because I used one of my new punches :)
I hope you all enjoy !
For this card I started out with a simple orange background. Then I added another layer from my papers "Night and Fall" from Recollections..  Then I used the Lace Hole punch from McGill and laced in some black ribbon. I also added some tiny bat punches along the bottom and some orange and purple rhinestones to the top corner.
I will be entering this card into the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge "Halloween"

Til Next Time <3

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

I am entering this card into the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge "Halloween"..
For this card I used paper from K&Company's Designer Mat Pad (Halloween edition).
I cut the spider from Doodlecharms and I dont remember what I used to cut the words out..
I also Added some glitter to my big spider to make it sparkle and some googly eyes to make it fun... Then I have a tiny spider paper punch that I cut one out and used as a template and placed some inked spiders along the web. And last but not least I used some black pearls at the top and bottom. I hope you enjoy! :)

Til Next time! <3

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Happy Saturday Everyone!!!  I finally get to see some sunlight today since this week has been very dreary and rainy here! Although I wanted to post this card to enter it into a challenge :)
"You Are Loved <3"
For this card I wanted to make a card for my mom because she just became a Grandmother this month! So what better than to make her a card and I even get to enter it into a challenge! For this card I used the paper from DCWV "The Mariposa Matstack" , Then I added a ribbon to it and then I antiqued a tag and stamped it with the K Andrews "Amazing You" stamp set.
I am entering this card into:

Challenge #29 Grandparents Day

Enjoy! Until Next time!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Its Your Birthday

I created this card for Celebrate The Occasion
The sketch was a great base for me to use!
So I used Martha Stewart paper for the bottom .. its a glossy paper..Then the top part came from colorbok. Then I placed a piece of pink ribbon between them and put some cute pearls to add a little flare.. Then the butterfly was cut from Wall Decor and More with the Martha Stewart Paper then I put some blue rhinestones down the body to make it sparkle a little more. The flower is a K&Company Stickon and I just little square to add the sentiment with some more pearls of course! Enjoy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

You Are Beautiful

I enjoyed making this card...But I really had to dig through my paper selection to find the right paper for this... But all in all I do believe it turned out well! I am entering this card in the
I am also entering this card into the Made It Myself Mondays challenge at You Had Me at Craft.

For this card I used a background that I got at AC Moore in the single paper section..
I used the cartridge Wall Decor and More for the butterfly. I also put some pearl accents on the center of the butterfly to kinda give it a little pop, and the sentiment came from the K Andrews Stamp Collection Amazing You.

Until Next time! <3

Saturday, August 27, 2011

First Card with my new stamps!

This is my very first card with my very own set of K Andrews stamps! I am very excited and I'm sure there are many more to come! I am also excited to receive my order of Peachy Keen face stamps!  Well now onto the card ...
For this card I used the Amazing You stamp set ... The background paper is DCWV "The Green Stack", The Message background is from the DCWV "The all about girls stack" .. I added a piece of ribbon and some pearls and a stick on flower to dress it up a little bit... I'm pretty pleased with the way this came out.. I cant wait to send this one out to my friend :)

Til' next time <3

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Its been a bit...

Its been a while since I posteda card and I apologize. But I have a few cards to post! :)

The first one is another baby card but this one is for a baby girl. Not sure how i feel about this one yet.. but I will let you decide. The baby and gifts were both cut from New Arrival... I used a glitter background from a package of Martha Stewart paper that I got at Michaels and just added a pearl to her little bow and some rolly eyes and a little glitter to the ribbon on the gifts..

This one is a thank you card that I made with Fall in mind.  My favorite season of them all! I cut the thanks from Cuttin' Up and the tree from Wall Decor and More. The paper was a paper that I got at Ac Moore  ..I just loved the the gold foil leaves for the background..
I made this "just because" card to send to Operation Write Home. This was a double sided paper that I got at AC Moore (of course!) and cut it to size then in half to flip over one side so i could have a double pattern card. I also added a cute little green butterfly to add a small pop of color...

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