Saturday, November 30, 2013

Let It Snow

Hello All!! It time again for the Simply Create Too Challenge and the theme is Let it Snow or use all white!
It was so fun and I created a lot of things for my tree this year .. My theme this year on my tree is snowmen!

Here is what I created :)

I used square glass tree ornaments and glittered them with a diamond glitter. Then I used simple shapes to make my face with vinyl and added some fur to the top for his "hat"

These are soo cute and I made these in no time at all. :)

Stop over and join us at the Simply Create too blog and show us what you create!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Through a winner for my hop has been chosen

#6 Lorby!!! Congrats :) And THANK YOU for ALL of your hard work ladies <3 You made my first blog hop a great one!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Canine Cancer Awareness Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Canine Cancer Awareness Blog Hop!! We have a lot of talented ladies with some great projects to share with you today with the theme of Dogs...

Did you know that 1 in 4 dogs will be diagnosed with cancer?! I didn't realize that canine cancer was so common until my sweet girl was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.
This is the very same cancer that takes many young children's lives also. Humans and dogs suffer from the same cancers and I believe when there is a cure for human cancer there will be a cure for Canine cancer also. So we must all stick together and not only hope for a cure but bring awareness to these horrible cancers!

So there will be blog candy for this hop! You will have to do a few things to be entered in it but they are super easy :) But the CANDY IS......A $10 gift certificate from Me...and Miriam was super nice to match with another $10 gift certificate so 1 winner will get a total of $20 to spend in Miriam's shop! HOW COOL IS THAT?!

1. Be a follower of all of the blogs in this hop and also leave some love!
2. Head over to  and follower her page
3.Go to Miriam's Facebook Page and let her know you are stopping in from the hop
4. Stop over at Pet Care RX and like their page because each like this month will get the National Canine Cancer Foundation 50cents!!!! Every Penny Counts when it comes to finiding a cure!!
Just stop back at : Amanda's Blog and tell her you have completed each one

Remember Together We are the CURE!!!!

I made a shadow box using some paw print paper from my stash... The collar Hailey wore when she was just a pup and a milkbone biscuit because she Loves cookies! The sentiment I cut on my cameo and I just LOVE this saying. I also used an adorable charm that I got from Miriam's Crafting Store I absolutely Love these charms!

Just a little background on Hailey: We got her when she was around 6 months old from a friend who had brought her from Alabama and so we don't really know her background.. For the past 7 years she was healthy and full of energy.. One day she was playing because she likes to chase chipmunks around the woods... That night we noticed a small lump on her front leg. We thought she sprained it from digging around in the woods... After a week of me alternating heat and ice it wasn't getting any better... We took her to the vet and we got the news that it was cancer ...They told us the median survival time without amputation was less than 3 months....Because she was completely healthy other than the fact that she has cancer I made the tough decision to have her leg amputated and do chemotherapy. The doctor we have has been the BEST I have ever met.. He let me call him at all hours of the night after the surgery when I was worried and he calmed me down. They said that even with chemo and amputation she may only live 6 months... At her 3 month check up her chest scans were clear and we are now on month 5 and still no signs.. I have learned a lot by this experience..The biggest thing I have learned is that you can't control  the things you hope you can and you need to live in the moment and enjoy what you have. I have also learned that Now I believe my new mission in life is to raise awareness and hope for a cure... I am also determined to become and advocate of giving hope to the families of dogs diagnosed with cancer because it Really does not HAVE to be a death sentence.. It breaks my heart that people feel that there is no hope after diagnosis... Sorry to ramble but its time now see what everyone else has in store for you.

Thank You for stopping by and please hop on over to your next stop : Jearise I know she has something fabulous to show!

Line up includes:

Amanda - <---- You are Here
Jearise - <---- Your Next Stop
Gerda -
Carla -
Kanan -
Cornelia -
Maria -

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Hi everyone! I will be hosting my first blog hop on November 15th! And for my first hop I wouldn't have picked another topic....

please stop by on the 15th and show some love!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Treat Bag

Hello! Next week is Halloween and I have been making decorations and treat bags..I love this time of year! Its usually just crisp air but right now its FREEZING and snowy but I'll take it... Anyways .. Over at Simply Create Too the challenge this week is a bingo challenge and I chose "B" So here is my take on the challenge...

The file for the bag came from the SIL store...
The Owl came from Kadoodlebug Designs
The stamp is from Pink By Design

I will also be entering this into :
Decorate To Celebrate: Halloween Party Part 2 

Stop on over at and join in the fun!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Halloween Decorating

Hello all! I finally have a nice day off that I can get crafty and decorate for Halloween/Fall. So I was at the craft store one day and I saw that they made this really neat decoration out of deco mesh and a decorating stick... So here's my take on what they did

Sorry its not the best picture but what I used to make this is:
A pumpkin stake from AC Moore.. A wire wreath tripod... decor mesh, halloween lights to light up the inside.. and some ribbon... At night this pumpkin will have a purple glow on the inside :)

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Miriam's Crafting Blog - Anything goes fall theme
Decorate to Celebrate - Witch's Brew Halloween Party Part 1 

<3 Until Next time!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oh How I love fall!!!

Hello everyone! Its Challenge time over at Simply Create Too again! This weeks theme is FALL!! I love it! Its my favorite time of year!

This was a file I got from Creative Kuts! I love this little mini album! Will be awesome filled with this years fall memories from my family :)

I am also entering this into the following Challenges:
Miriam's Crafting Blog - Red and Orange

Stop over at Simply Create Too and join in the Fall fun! Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fall is coming!

Hello all! I wanted to share with you the project I made today. I wanted to make a new centerpiece for my table for fall even though I already had one but I had an idea and just couldn't help myself..

I want to also enter this project in :
Miriam's Crafting Blog: Red and Orange

I Absolutely love the colors of fall! And when I was at the craft store I saw these flowers and knew exactly what I wanted to do! So This is what I came up with.

<3 Until Next time!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Vintage Popcorn

Hello Everyone, 
Its Challenge time at Simply Create too again! This week's theme is create something vintage..
I went with a file that I got from Creative Kuts which I LOVED!

I turned this into a gift card holder. It has a small pocket that opens behind the popcorn at the top to slide a gift card into :) 

Come join us @ !!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Halloween Prep

So I have this seasonal job that I work in the winter time and its getting close to the time for me to go back. I always decorate for the holiday's that I am there because having my machine makes it so fun to decorate :)

So for my head start on my Halloween decorations I made this really cool item from the SIL store  to put on my desk.

I added glitter and rhinestones to this hat for a little extra pop of flash :) 
All of the paper came from my stash... 

I am entering this into the following challenges: 

<3 Until Next Time

Sweet as a Popsicle

As summer seems to be coming to a quick end.. I am trying to hold onto the warm weather by  making things that remind me of that warmer weather :)

So over at Creative Kutz they gave us a file for a Popsicle card so I created a few of them for some kids birthday's coming up :)

for this I used just plain papers and some glitter paper. 

I just love its big eyes! So adorable!

I will be entering this card into the following Challenges: 

Lexi's Creations: Sparkly & Shiny - My Popsicle is made with sparkly paper 

<3 Until Next time

Friday, August 9, 2013

Simply Create Too - Inspiration Challenge

Hello all! So its friday and that means its my turn for a new project for Simply Create Too ...This challenge is a photo inspiration challenge :

For this challenge I went with the Blue  colors and the browns and the beachy Theme : 

The base card came from the SIL store...
The bear Cut came from KaDoodle Bug Designs 
and the sentiment is from K Andrew Designs.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Christmas In July over at Simply Create Too

Hey everyone! Its Christmas In July over @ Simply Create Too!!! Its a great way to get a jump start on making cards or projects for the Christmas season which is actually not that far away! This year seems to have just flown by... Anyways this is going to be a short post but I really wanted to show you my project for this weeks Theme :)

The box file came from the SIL Store  which I will be making a lot more because I love making ornaments :)
The ornament I used a clear bulb that I got at Michaels and I added glitter to the inside  to make it sparkle. The ribbon is from some Christmas Ribbon I got at an after Christmas sale! Love those sales!

Enjoy! Remember.. Cherish what you have now.. You never know when it may change! <3

Until Next time!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Father's Day

Well its almost Father's Day! And I have another project to show you that I made for the Simply Create Too project

This file came from Creative Kuts as their weekly BAP.. I just love the BAPs they are always so fun to make !

This is a little gift holder that is a tackle box ... My dad isnt really into fishing but I figure my nephew can give it to my brother since he is :)

I am also entering this into the following challenges:

Jellypark - Masculine

Hope your friday is Awesome!! Remember to spend lots of time with your family!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to share a project that I made today for a few challenges...

For this project I used a file from the SIL store for the box ( LOVE IT) 
Then I used a file from KaDoodle Bug Designs (the bear) 
The stamp is from Pink By Design
And the ribbon is from my stash.. 

I am entering this into the following challenges: 

KaDoodle Bug Designs: Anything goes (use a KBD file) - On Facebook

Thank You for looking :)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer Days

Hello All! Its almost the weekend! I'm excited and hopefully its nice out! I finally got my garden planted so now all I have to do is the watering and harvesting :) Its so exciting to accomplish big projects that actually eventually reward you!

For today's project I was sort of inspired by the rain... Even though its a summery project :)

I used part of a file I got from KaDoodle Bug Designs .. (the pool noodles and float)
The Card Base and Sentiment tag came from the SIL store..
The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs...

I wanted to make this card because this summer there will be lots of times my nephew will be having play dates at my house in my pool.. so I thought this would make a cute invite for one of his play dates...

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges: Here comes the sun
Cameo Creations Challenge: Summertime
Dutch Dare Card Challenge: Summer's coming
Crazy 4 Challenges: Summer Inspiration

Thanks for stopping by! <3 Until next time!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

#1 Pappy

Hello all! Hope all is well! This past couple of weeks has been crazy with the weather here.. First its so hot you cant breathe then its cold as all get out.... But thanks to Mother nature I have been able to get some crafting done :)

So for today's post I wanted to share with you a card that I made for my sweet little nephew to give my dad on Father's Day. My nephew is so attached to my dad that its not even funny.. As soon as he walks out the door he starts crying and screaming Pappy... So I thought that my dad would enjoy a card from him.

The card base I got from the SIL store.
The Little boy came from KaDoodle Bug Designs "Little Engineer"
The Flag was also from the SIL store.
And the stamps are from K Andrew Designs
His face is from Peachy Keen Stamps 
I left a little space for my nephew to "write on" Since he's only 20 months old I know it will be scribbles but it will be nice for him to personalize it for my dad :) 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges: 

KaDoodle Bug Designs (on Facebook) - Fathers Day with 3 Textures 

<3 Until Next time 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Father's Day

Hello Everyone! I know its been a while since my last post and I'm sorry.. It has been super crazy with everything going on...But I wanted to show you a card that I made for my dad to give him on Father's Day.

My dad is a Huge Harley Fan... 
And I actually got this file from an online group that I am in
I forget who uploaded it but Thank You to the creator.
I just added "DAD" in the center bar instead of the Harley Logo because I wanted it to be personal for him.
I used the scrap orange cut for the inside so I  could stamp it.

I am entering this into: 


<3 Until Next time 
Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Simply Create Too Challenge- Babies

Hello Everyone! Sorry its been a while since my last post.. Life has a weird way of telling you to slow down and appreciate what you have...
But I have a project to show you that I created for the Challenge over at Simply Create Too - Babies!

Now we all know someone who is having a baby or has just had a baby ... This card I made for my SIL to give to her friend at a baby shower.

This is a card from the SIL store and I Love how it turned out :) 

Thanks for stopping by! Now show us what you have!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Get Well Soon

Hello Everyone! Its challenge time again at Simply Create Too!!! The challenge this time around is Use your Stash.... Come on we all know as crafters we have TONS of stash :) So pull some of it out and show us what you can do with it! Stop over today and show it off!

For my project I did a simple one but I used a file that I got from the SIL store.. I really actually kinda like it :)

Here goes:
All of this was from my stash :) 

<3 Until Next time! 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Simply Create Too Challenge - Animals!

Hey All! Its been so nice outside here but I have been super motivated to craft :) I have some craft shows coming up and I have been busy busy trying to get some stuff ready. Exciting!

For this weeks challenge over at Simply Create Too its all about animals! So join us and show us your project with animals! ALSO!! There is a DT call at Simply Create Too !!!! Come check us out we would love too see what you have to show us!

For my project I wanted to show you a LO I did :

All of the cuts came from Creative Kutz! I love their files! They have the most adorable piecings :) 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter everyone!!!

Hello all! Hope you are having a wonderful Easter with your family! I wanted to do a simple post today since I am spending the day with the elderly couple that I take care of...

I made some baskets for my niece and nephew and used vinyl to put their names on them.. I wasnt there when they got to see them but i heard they loved them.. But its not hard to make a 1 & 2 year old happy :) love them to pieces!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Simply Create Too Easter Challenge!

Easter is almost here and with that means SPRING!! YAY! So Anyways I have created an Easter Centerpiece for my table even when the lights are off it still has a nice glow.

 This project was super simple and super fun to make!

The bunny came from Creative Kuts, 
The basket and the light all came from the dollar store! 

Stop on over to Simply Create too and show us your Easter Projects!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Simply Create Too #32

Its midway through our challenge over at Simply Create Too and its about St Patrick's Day!!!
Stop over and show us what you have created!!!

My project is:

For every holiday I have been making something that I can take to work with me.. I 
am a caretaker for an elderly couple and the gentleman has a very advanced stage of dementia
and he just loves seeing new things that he can talk about on the table when he eats. 
I have become very fond of them both and it makes me happy to know that they enjoy the little 
things that I do to brighten their day.
So this hat now sits on top of the snowman goblet that I made them for Christmas so hes now their snowy

<3 Until next time! Enjoy crafting and craft what makes you happy!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Simply Create Too Mothers Day Challenge

Its challenge time again at Simply Create Too!!! This week's challenge is a Mother's Day Challenge :)
This challenge is a great one! Not only do we get to show our crafty abilities but we also get to do it while creating a great Mother's Day Project!

So For mine:

So this file was a BAP from Creative Kuts, And I cant tell you how much I absolutely love their cut files! I am having so much fun with them! Thanks to Melissa for suggesting them to me!

Stop on over to Simply Create Too and join in our fun!! Hope to see you there!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mardi Gras Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Mardi Gras" Blog Hop!  

It's Carnival Time here in the Big Easy a/k/a New Orleans! And we are celebrating with our own parade!  A parade of paper crafts!  

We're so happy you could join us today!  

If you came from {INSERT PERSON BEFORE YOU WITH LINK} then you are in the right place.  If not, please start at Miranda's blog, we don't want you to miss any of the fun! 

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a Michael’s gift card.  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Friday on Miranda's Blog! 

So for my card I wanted to go use the Bold Bright colors you see at Mardi Gras
I also added some bright colored feathers to make it fun and flashy!

Next on the hop is Jamie

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up: 

Miranda -
Vanessa -
An'Jenic -
Melanie -
Amanda -
Jamie -
Michele -
Mary Ann -
Kathy -
Ashley -

Friday, February 8, 2013

Simply Create Too Challenge #30 Valentines

Hello All!! Its midway through the challenge over at Simply Create Too. This week's challenge is Valentines!
I know you are all creating great projects for Valentines day; after all .. All crafters LOVE holidays! :)

So for my project I created a cute "lollipop" centerpiece that I made for my counter at work.
I love it so much and everyone else seems to really enjoy it :)

I just used scrap pieces from other cut to make the candy tops.. And Popsicle sticks to make them stand up.. I got the votive holder at the Dollar Store and it is so sparkly and pretty I couldnt resist. I filled the holder up with marbles so it would help hold up the sticks.

<3 Until next time!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine Treat Box Blog Hop

Valentine's Day is just two weeks away and we wanted to see what kinds of mailboxes, boxes, and bags you make to give those special people in your lives. Join us for some amazing Valentine's inspiration in plenty of time for that special day and those special treats.

This hop has two hostesses today: Jearise from Lorby's World ( and Tee ( Make sure you visit their blogs because they have some special treats of their own to give away. They'll tell you more on their blogs.

Now on with the inspiration...

I have 2 projects to show you today. So here goes :)

For this project I wanted to make a reusable treat container that would be good for my Nephew who is 1 and my Niece who is 2. So i found these cute plastic containers at Michaels and I knew they would be perfect for them because they are the perfect size for their little hands and they aren't really breakable. 
I cut their first letters of their first names out on my Cameo with vinyl and placed it one each container. Then I used a scrap heart from all of the Valentine's day cards I have been making and made them into tags and I hand wrote little messages on each of them for them :) And I think I will be switching out their candy to something other than hard candy but its all I had to put in it at this point so I could show you :)  (I Know they arent boxes but I couldn't resist them for my two little sweeties) 

For this one I cut it with my Cameo from a cut file from Creative Kuts. I absolutely love this file! Its fun and so easy to put together. Its a cute lollipop holder :) 
I cut it with some of my white feather paper and then I used some ribbons from my stash and I just had to add the feathers to it to make it fun! 

Thanks for stopping by and please continue on to Sandra. I'm sure she has something wonderful to show you!!

Final Line Up Will Be Posted on January 31st. Tee is asking that you include your DEEP URL if you know how. Thanks.  (You don't have to include the whole thing if you don't want.)

Jearise ~
Tee ~
Penny (Kindred hearts) ~
Robin S. ~ <---You should have come from here :)
Amanda ~  <---You are here
Sandra-  <--- Your next stop
Katie ~
Michele ~
Ashley ~
Lynne ~
Jackie ~

Monday, January 28, 2013


Hello all! Happy almost over Monday! I had time to craft today and I really dug into it got 3 projects done and I still have energy for some more! But I wanted to post and show you one of the projects that I am working on because I wanted to make something for my Brother and SIL to help decorate their house.

My niece and nephew are my favorite people in the whole world and I cant help but make things that are about and for them :) These were just cut out of black cardstock and I used MOD PODGE to keep them on the canvas. They aren't as perfect as I would have liked but they turned out pretty good . Will try again making some for my Mom since she liked them so much :)

<3 Until next time!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Hi everyone! Its so cold here! The temps yesterday and today have been around 8 degrees and I absolutely hate it! But one good thing is that the cold has inspired me to create a card. I love the snow but the bitter cold is not good for anyone or anything...except maybe us in the crafty world who stay warm and cozy and craft away :)

So for my card I used my Cameo to cut the card and all of its shapes.

Sorry for the glare but I couldn't seem to get the lighting right because of the metallic paper and the glitter on the snowflake... 
But this card was cut using a file from the Silhouette store. Its a tri fold that comes with a band to keep it closed. I wanted to keep it simple but keeping with the snowflakes on the paper I added a glittery snowflake to the band. 
I used K Andrew Stamps for the Sentiment and I used Staz-On ink since the paper is kinda glossy. 

I am entering this into the following challenges: 

Stay warm and Until Next time! <3

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Anything Goes over at Simply Create Too!

Its challenge time again over at Simply Create Too! And The DT Members all have something different and awesome to show you! Stop on over and check out what they have created and link up your own project to show too! :)

For my project I used my cricut and my gypsy to cut and weld a shaped card. I wanted to go for something a little out of the ordinary so here goes:

I i just used basic card stock for the base and the top sentiment piece is just a piece of scrap paper that I had in my bin. 
I added some homemade skittles to the card and then I stamped it with my K Andrew Design stamps.

<3 Until Next time! Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

White as Snow Blog Hop

Welcome to the White as Snow Blog Hop where the idea was to either create something that has white as a primary color or as the background. I'm sure some of these crafty bloggers got creative and combined both but you will only be able to find out by hopping along with us today...
Our hostess for this hop is Jearise from Lorby's World (link to - and it's a good thing to start at her blog because she has a special give away of her own and all the details are on her blog.
We also have a guest blogger, Anita from Anita and Bugs, who also has an awesome give away on her blog.
Our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop is THE CUTTING CAFE (link to - so please make sure you visit their online store to see all the wonderful cutting and printable files they have.
The Cutting Cafe is giving away to one lucky winner 3 files of their choice. To qualify, you need to visit The Cutting Cafe store (link to - and then "like" The Cutting Cafe on FACEBOOK (link to - and let Regina, the owner, know that you came from the White as Snow Blog. I can tell you now that if you like printable sayings and cutting files, you will love her designs and she has specials going on all the time on her FACEBOOK page.
Now on to the hop...
For this I wanted to go a little simple. I used a plain white background its a square card...
Then I placed the snowflake brads on (removed the brad posts) 
Then I added some Liquid Pearl in 2 colors (blue and teal) 
The Sentiment Came from K Andrew Designs 
Thank you so much for joining us today and your next stop is (insert person under you on line up).
Final Line Up

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Let It Snow

Hello all! Its time again for Challenges at Simply Create Too! For Challenge 28 the theme is Let it snow!

So for my project I wanted to show you what I made a TON of this season :)

Sorry about the mess in the background. I did some tweaking to these after I took the pictures. I have actually put a yarn scarf around the stem instead of the foil ribbon. I had so much fun making these and they can stay out until winter is over :)

Stop over and join in the fun over at

<3 Until Next time!

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