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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Recap of 2011

This might be the last post for 2011. So with that being said I wanted to recap. I got my cricut expression and gypsy on christmas 2010. I then started a blog in Jan. 2011. I cant believe its been almost a year. Here is just a few things I made in 2011.

*Entered this card in the cooking with Cricut challenge* you can find them HERE orginal card post for this card can be found HERE


 I also made a video and have a youtube channel. I havent figured out everything about making videos for youtube when it comes to set up and lighting but one day I will. Here is my video.



I also wanted to thank all my followers who have stopped by my blog and commented along the way. I also wanted to say I had so much fun at the Cricut Cirlce event the CHA road trip over the summer. It was a blast. I cant wait till 2012 and see what crafty things I can make. Hope everyone has a wonderful last couple of days of 2011 and a wonderful New Year. :) Be safe
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

project to come

I have started a project last night. I cant wait to post some photos when I think am done with it. All I can say is right now am so digging the why its turning out. so look forward to a furture post with photos.

Stay Crafty
Amanda

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to make a post today to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope each and everyone of you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your family today. My girls have been playing non stop since they opened their gifts. Santa was very nice to them this year and got them each one thing they asked for. They even got new bikes.(since they out grow their old ones over the summer).

So merry christmas again.
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cardz Tv Design Team Christmas Blog Hop. The hope will be for the whole weekend (Dec 17-18) You will want to make sure you start at the begin of the hop at Cardz Tv. This hop is going to be amazing. Am so happy to be on this wonderful team. I also wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for hopping along with us.

For my project I made treat bags for my oldest daughters 1st grade class. This was the 1st time ever making something for her to take to school. I had so much fun making them and the best thing is the kids in her class loved them and so did my girls.
For the treat bags I used Cardz Tv stamp set "Holly Jolly" and I used the Create a Critter cricut cartridge. I did a play on words because the saying is "Have a holly jolly christmas" and the candy cane is a jolly rancher candy cane. :). Which is really good. Am just saying.
*Update- I have been reading my lovely comments and thank you all for the kind words. :) I have had a few people ask a couple questions. 1. The reindeer is on page 73 in the create a critter hand book. The tree is also in create a critter on page 33. (I hope that helps) and 2. The white back ground is cut from Cricut Craft Room Basic shapes or if you have the Imagine you can find it there in the preloaded shapes. I have both so either way will work. But for this project I used Cricut Craft Room. If you are new and find that Cricut Craft Room is hard to use check out this site Cricut Craft Room Blog. It really did help me.

I hope you are having fun on the hop.

Please be sure to check out  Mary’s blog(Cardz Tv) because she will be giving away Cricut Seasonal cartridge Gingerbread and Cardz TV Holly Jolly Stamp set for blog candy. Also Lynn (Sheree) has generously sponsored the hop with an adorable North Pole Collection paper kit from Crate Paper! Thank you so much Lynn! Thank you to both of you for these wonderful items. In order to win leave a comment at each design team members blog. :)
Here is the order list for the hop:


Thank you for hopping by
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Friday, December 9, 2011

Cardz TV Challenge #2 "Crafty Christmas"

Welcome to my blog and Cardz Tv Challenge. This is challenge #2 "Crafty Christmas". For CTV Challenge #2, make a Christmas card, tags, mini album, home decor item, gift or candy container, or what ever you'd like, using CTV stamps.

For my project I made a card and I used the Holly Jolly stamp set. I Love Cardz Tv Stamps. They are just amazing. :) 

I have always been a fan of blue at christmas time. I also love snow flakes.

I would also love to show what my 6 year old daughter has made for school. She used a tag I made using Ticket Talk on her project.


Make sure to check out Cardz Tv and all the Design Team amazing and fabulous craft projects. :)

Mary will also be giving away giving 2 sets of stamps to the winner..."Encouraging Thoughts" and "Make a Wish" and the only way to win is to take the challenge. So make sure to check out Cardz Tv

Stay Crafty
Amanda

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Please Forgive me

Wow I havent posted on here since thanksgiving. :( Am so sorry. I have been off my a game since around that time. I have things ready to cut on my gypsy just need to get them cut out. Tomorrow is a new day and I really do hope to have some new things to post this coming week. 
I just wish my mojo would come back so I can create.

I must add that today weather isnt helping. I mean I live in Ohio and its almost 60 degrees in December. Really how wonderful is that. I dont like the cold weather. I quess having many years of really cold weather will do that. I also know that we are going to have a wicked winter because of the weather patterns now. Trust me come Jan I will be mad and miserable because of the cold, but today I will take the weather and just run with it. I dont want to think about cold and snow but because of the weather it doesnt seem like christmas time. I am having a hard time with getting ready for christmas. If it wasnt for my kids I would just skip it. Just Kidding.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I know that am ready for monday to be here since my girls have done nothing but fight this weekend. Until next time. :)

Stay Crafty
Amanda

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Good Thursday everyone. I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you. I have now reached 200 followers. I never thought that I would have a blog let alone any followers. Am so thankful for you all taking your time out to follow and read my blog. It means a lot to me.

Enjoy the day with your family and friends. Have a great Thanksgiving. Eat lots of food. Watch good movies. :) and hopefully a craft or two.

Thank you all again for following and leaving comments on my page. Hugs and Love.

Stay Crafty
Amanda

Monday, November 21, 2011

My Imagine-ation Monday @ My Cricut Craft Room

Welcome to a new Imagine-ation Monday @ My Cricut Craft Room. I hope everyone had a great Saturday and a Wonderful "Sunday". I know I did. Took the girls to the zoo on saturday and had a blast. So for today I made a very quick and very simple card. I havent added anywording yet. The reason for that is I dont know what wording I want to go with. I could use any number of things.

I could have used "Meet me on Sunday" or  "What to go for a sunday" or just "Sunday?"
For the card I used one cartridge for the whole thing. The cut and the paper is all from Yummy cartridge. I love this cart.

Thanks for stopping
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room Recipe/Baking Blog Hop

If looking for "Just My Style" Challenge click HERE


Welcome to the Recipe/Baking Blog hop being hosted by My Cricut Craft Room. You should have started at My Cricut Craft Room and if you didnt please start there. See link above.
This is the front. The white space will have a photo of the cake which I didnt get printed yet but I do have the photo.

Doesnt the cake on the layout look like the missing piece. :) I call this cake a Dentist Dream Cake.


This is the back of the layout or the Recipe area. I started to write it but I figured it would be easier to read off here.
The cake is cute out from Sweet Treats. and the paper I used was something I got from a friend ;) Thank you Erica.
 The cake Recipe is a french vanilla cake mix bake as directed.
The filling is a jar of nutella. YUMMY STUFF
The frosting White Chocolate.
This cake is super rich but oh so yummy.

Thank you for stopping by you next stop is TRACY

Stay Crafty
Amanda

In case you get lost here is the line up.

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Just my Style" Challenge.

Welcome to the "Just my Style" challenge at at Cardz Tv. This is the first challenge for the Cardz Tv Stamp Design Team and am so excited to be apart of this. For this challenge we had to make a card using your favorite technique, card fold, colors, embellishments whatever you consider YOUR style.
My Style:

For me I like to keep things simple. Simple folds and easy to make type of things. I do like to try different things but I like simple the best. When you have two kids simple is good.

For my card I used Cardz Tv Stamp Set Holly Jolly. Which you can find at Cardz Tv.


Please Make Sure to check out Cardz TV and see what everyone has created. I still cant believe that I made this amazing team. Thank you again Mary for all that you do and for letting me be apart of this.
Make sure to check out the stamps as well. They are amazing. :)

If you would like to take this challenge and link up. you can do it HERE.
Stay crafty
Amanda

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Imagine-ation Monday

Its monday monday. Got to get my imagine-ation on monday. Ok Sorry. Its me being silly. I cant believe its monday. So that means its My Imagine-ation Monday over at My Cricut Craft Room.The weekend want by fast. Today for imagine-ation monday I used Yummy as well as Celebrate with flourish.

I love how this came out. The photo isnt that great.

The stamp is from Cardz Tv Stamp. and is from the Holly Jolly set. :)

Thanks for stopping by
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Back Blog Hop


Welcome to the Giving Back Blog Hop! We wanted to give back to the person who has given so much to us! So, this is in honor of Erica from My Cricut Craftroom.

 I had the chance to meet Erica over the summer and she is so much fun and she really does like to give. So on this blog hop we are Giving back to her. :)



You should have come from Pattie blog. http://sweetpsscrapbooks.blogspot.com/ . If you are starting at my blog, you will want to start with Kat’s Blog at http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com  so you don’t miss any of the great layouts. When you get done hopping, you will want to go to Erica’s Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/EricasCraftRoom) and leave a comment on her page. We will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win blog candy.

For my layout I made a christmas themed one. Erica's favorite time of year is Christmas and I love to call her Santa Erica.


I love the way it came out and I hope Erica loves it. I know some of you might think what is up with the photo of the colors in the sink. This was something that Erica and I did. 2 girls having fun. Summer of 2011 for me was a blast.


The next stop on the hop is Connie. http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com

Thank you for hopping
Stay Crafty
Amanda


If you get lost along the way here is the full line up.
http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com                    kat schriber
http://papercrafteranonymous.com                  heather flaherty
http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com       melissa pinter
http://grammiejudys.blogspot.com                   judith ashmore
www.lezlyes.blogspot.com                               lezlye lauterbach
http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/                      gayle schrader             
http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com               sue-ann lovell
http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/                         rosa kleyman
http://cema1cema.blogspot.com                      christina bartels capps
http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/              madison
http://micraftygal.blogspot.com                        patricia holloway
http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/  samantha sickles
http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/   ricki sholler
http://sweetpsscrapbooks.blogspot.com/           pattie mcginnis
http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com                 amanda haynes<<<<ME>>>>
http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com             connie benford layman<<<<NEXT>>>>
http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com                   tina ondrus keller
http://allmadebylisa.blogspot.com                     lisa
http://mississippihippycrafts.blogspot.com         enjoli collums
http://kccroppers.blogspot.com                        shelly lynn
http://www.creativecraftcorner.com                  karey
http://www.lauriecandoit.blogspot.com             laurie

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Happy Happy News

If you are looking for My Imagine-ation Monday for My Cricut Craft Room. please scroll down to the next post. :) Thank you.

This is my second post for today. I checked my email first thing and I have some very good news to share. I am now going to be designing for Cardz TV.





Thank you Mary. I cant wait. Congrats to all the ladies as well. I cant believe it am really am in shock. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

Stay Crafty
Amanda

My Imagine-ation Monday

 Welcome today is Monday and at My Cricut Craft Room that means it Imagine-ation monday. For today I used 3 carts for my card. I used Industrial Glow Imagine Cartridge for the papers. I also used Home Decor and Flower Shoppe.

The background mat is DCWV and its form the Haverst Gathering mat stack.
The bird is cut at 4 inches and is from home decore cricut cartridge
The leaves are cut between 1.2 and 2.0 inches and are from the flower shoppe cartridge.

I used vintage photo distressed ink around the edges of everthing as well as on the ribbon. and the button on the corner is thread with orange and brown thread. (which is also the school colors for my oldest daughter)

Thank you for stoping

Stay Crafty

Amanda

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop- Day Two

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Hop

Can you believe its the 1st weekend of November. With that it is time for the November 100 cricut cartridge blog hop. You should have come from Karey. If not please start with Erica I used a total of 5 carts. I used Sophie,Pasiley,Gypsy wonderings,Fancy Frames, Yummy. The top 3 things I made is going to be a gift for my neice who is going to be 16 in just a little over a month from now. I cant believe she is going to be 16. 
The bookmark was cut from Sophie. and it is cut at 6 inches.  and the card is cut from Paisley and is cut at 4 inches. The pink butterfly on the card is also from Paisley and is cut at 1.5 inches. 

This cut is from the Gypsy Wanderings. I cut this a total of 4 times. I did 3 layers of just white cardstock glued together and then the type layer in a print. I think I might cut this a couple more times to make it a bit thicker and add hooks or somehting to the back so it can be put on the wall. It was cut at 6 inches. All the paper I used on these three project was printed with the Imagine and come from the Yummy cartridge.


I have made the frame and couldnt decide on what to do with it. I want back and forth several times on what to do with it. I final gave it a home on this comp. book. The book that is covering come from I think is a value stack from dvwv. The frame is from Fancy Frames and is cut at 4 inches. I printed the base layer (bottom) of the imagine Yummy cart. and left the top white. the white butterfly is Martha Stewart. I found it at my Joanns. the ribbon I had in my stash and have always wanted to use it and I think it goes really well with this project. The book is going to be used for all my crafty ideas or card ideas I find on line and I want to try. I figured it would be a handy thing to have.
Thank you for hopping by today. Your next stop is Gayle

Remember to stay crafty.
Amanda

   In case you get lost on the way here is the line up for today. :)

Erica http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com-
Lisa www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com
Lezlye http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/
Karey http://www.creativecraftcorner.com/
Amanda   http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/
Gayle  http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/
Patricia  http://micraftygal.blogspot.com/  - 
Lucinda  http://thegrowinggibson.blogspot.com/
Connie  http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/
Jen L http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com/
Tammy A.  http://crazycardcreator.blogspot.com/
Jen R. http://memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/
Kat http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com/
Rosa   http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/
Tina http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/  - - 
Erica’s Project- http://ericascraftroom.blogspot.com/
Blog Candy-  http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com/





Thursday, November 3, 2011

Theme Day Thursday @ My Cricut Craft Room- Retro

Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room
I can't believe its November already. In just 3 weeks it will be thanksgiving. For today retro theme card I used Kates Kitchen. I love this cart.

I cut the tea pot and cup at 3 inches and popped up the tea pot and tea cup. The saying is cut at an 1 or 1.5 inches I dont remember sorry. it is also popped up. The red background is from DCWV Mod-Retro stack. I then used my gelly roll clear glitter pen and colored in a few squares. I also used Vintage photo distress ink.

Thank you
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Card Creating Sundays @ My Cricut Craft Room

Its Sunday and that means it Card Creating Sunday with Erica at My Cricut Craft Room. I cant believe how fast this year has gone. I mean its only like yesturday it started. However I am happy that its fall and almost thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving. Spending time with the family, the food, the smells, the colors everything I love. So for today card I used Create a Critter and the imagine. I also used the cuttlebug swiss dot folder.
Recipe for card
The card base is The paper company, the patteren paper is DCWV from Harvest Gathering stack and the turkey and phrase is printed with the imagine. Everything is inked around the edge with distress in in Tea dye.

Card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/4
Layer one is 4 x 5
layer two is 3 3/4 x 4 3/4
Turkey is cut out 3 inches all layers from Create a Critter on pg 70
both layer of the feathers are embossed using the cuttlebug and swiss dots.
Gobble is also from Create a Critter on pg 70 and is cut at 1 inch. I only used the base layer of the phrase.

Be sure to check out the rest of the creations on My Cricut Craft Room.

Stay Crafty
Amanda  


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Theme Day Thursday @ Cricut Craft Room

Good Thursday everyone. Today is Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room, Todays theme is Winter. I for one dont care to much for winter. Its to cold where I live, and last year it was a really bad winter. However with that being say I do think its pretty.
For today I made a card using snowflakes. I cant remember but am pretty sure that it was the christmas cartridge I have on my gypsy. I dont remember the sizes I cut them out at because I cut them between 1 and 3 inches. and then pick 3 for the card. I cut all of the snowflakes out of vellum and then used a light blue ink to give them some color and then added glitter glue.
Vellum and the glitter glue are so cool together I think. The vellum will start to curl up and do things when its wet from the glittler glue.



Have a wonderful and crafty day. be sure to check out My Cricut Craft Room for other wonderful creations.

Amanda

Monday, October 10, 2011

My Imagine-ation Monday

For Fight Like A Girl Blog Hop Click Here

Its monday and what a monday it is. Its not even 9:30 in the moring and already feel like I have done a lot. :) Today for Imagine ation monday I used Imagine more cartridge with francy frames and flower shoppe.
I used the music paper from Imagine more which is on page 38. I hope you like this.


Thank for looking and make sure to check out My Cricut Craft Room. as well as Fight Like a Girl Blog Hop

Have a safe and Crafty day
Amanda

Fight Like A Girl Blog Hop










The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Here at Jens Digi Stamps we want to recognize the 2.5 million women who survived breast cancer,  Honor those that are standing up right now and Fighting Like a Girl we support you !


Please take the time to get a mammogram....


About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.


The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).


These statistics came from www.breastcancer.org


Here is my project.







Our "Fight Like a Girl"  hop will run a full week ending at 6 PM EST on Oct 16th


Show your support leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win some Amazing Prizes


One winner will receive a  $10.00 GC to the store, 2 winners will receive  a $5.00 GC to store
          Winners of the Hop will be announced on Oct 17th on  JDS blog -                                   jensdigistamps.blogspot.com

winners will be randomly selected by random.org from those that complete the hop by leaving a comment on each blog - 


The hop begins here - 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Jen Digi Stamp.

Did someone say COFFEE??? Well its not even 6 am and am up and I dont drink coffee but I do drink Hot Tea. LOL What is with all the coffee talk if I dont drink any about. Well today Jen Digi Stamps has new releases all about Coffee. She has some really cute tags as well as some really cute digis who are drinking coffee. I used the digi with just the cup and muffin. Which is making me hungry. :)

Now do you see why its making me hungry.. It could also be that its 5:45am and I need to eat. For this I used Bic mark it markers to color the image in. The paper is from my stash and was given to me so I dont know the name.

To see more Ideas from Jens Digi Design team head over to her blog HERE . Now go get coffee you know you want some(or tea)
Stay crafty
Amanda

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jen Digi Stamps Cats

I dont know what happend I had this ready to post last night and it didnt post. So here it is. Jen Digi Stamp has new cat digis out today and they are really cute.
I think he is so cute. I like to call him Garth. I couldnt help laughing when I was coloring him with say "Foxy". If you have ever watched Waynes World then you might get the ha ha part. Please check out Jens Digi Stamp Store.
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Monday, September 19, 2011

My IMAGINE-ation Monday @ Cricut Craft Room




Today is My Imagin-ation monday over at Cricut Craft Room. If I have never said it I will now I love my Imagine. For today I will show you some cards I recently made for a baby shower my sister was going to. She asked me to make 5 cards for her. Well I shared one a couple weeks ago, So today I thought I would share the other 4. Yes 4.
The onesie card was made using Lifes a Party card and all colors where printed using the imagine. Love that I can do that. I cut the main shape at 5 1/2 inches. I then used my white gel pen to add stich marks and a silver paint pen to add snaps.

This bear card was cute using the Baby Step cartridge. The card was 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 card. I used DCWV Nana Nursury baby boy mat stack. I inked the edges with Distress ink Stormy Sky. I cut the bear and all layers at 2 1/2 (I do believe) and the paper for the bear was printed using the imagine. the ribbon what dyed using a sharpie marker. which I threaded through a die cut using a cuttlebug die.

The sleeping baby was cut using baby steps. For this card I used my swiss dots cuttle bug folder to emboss the paper. I cut the baby and all layers at 1 1/2 and all the colors were printed using the imagine. Once again the color ribbon was colored by sharpies. Whats really neat about this card is the baby is on a home made action wobble.

 This is my favorite card I think that I made out of the five I made for my sister. I used imagine to get all the shapes. The card is 5 in square card. That I once again used stormy sky distress ink around all the edges. The white elegant frame is from the cricut circle cart Sophie. the other white shapes are preloaded shapes on the imagine. The butterflies are from Martha Stewart as are the gems. The stamp in the center of the card is from Inspired Stamps.

Well that is a very long post and I hope you enjoyed all the cards I made. Until next time Stay Crafty
Amanda

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Its been a week. WOW

Wow. Its been over a week since I posted on here. Am so sorry. Just been really busy with being a learning coach for my kindergarter- am home schooling her :). Its been an amazing but stressful all the same time. I will be post a few projects with the next few days. :) So until then, as my friend Tina would say "Create a good one"

Stay Crafty
Amanda

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

my new obsession

Earlier I made a post for Jen digi stamps. That post is still below this one. but I wanted to share the other altered mini comp book I made last night. Am so happy with this one that I cant wait to make some more of them. I might even do the bigger ones. 

:) thanks for looking

Stay Crafty
Amanda