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Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve Look back at 2012

Can you believe that its the last day of 2012. This year has flown by so fast. It had many ups and downs but what year doesnt.We found out our oldest daughter has a heart problem. Our youngest started kindergarten, we saved 2 more animals, we made it through the end of the world 12-21-12 and Christmas but hopeful 2013 is a great year. I have many things planned for the new year and cant wait to get them going. But today I just wanted to take a look back on 2012 with some family photos and some of my favorite craft projects that I made this year. I will have the orignal links to the post for each of the craft projects.


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There I posted some of the projects that I loved making. Now if you can stomach some family photos mostly of the girls and pets then scroll down. :)




Here is one of our cats Sweetheart.
My girls Katie and Emma after finding the wrapping paper rolls. <3 my crazy silly girls.


Katie already for candy after trick or treating.
Emma.. My silly girl always posing. :)

Ready for school.

One of my geek moments of 2012. Standing next to the dalek with a follow fan of Doctor who. Her corset has daleks all over it. AWESOME!!! (you cant tell but am standing next to the Tardis too (: Cant tell you how happy I was that day. p.s. Dont you love my scraf????


Our other cat Daisy who wouldnt leave the tree alone at all.
The girls decorating the tree. :)

Me and Emma on a train ride at our local mall.

Oh yes dont forget about meeting Wil Wheaton.. He is so sweet and is a uber geek. But its all good Its Wil Wheaton.

And the newest member of the family our dog. Dakota Snow. He is the best dog ever. We just love him. So glad we was able to keep him. (all of our pets have been resuced pets)
 
That was a look into 2012.
Until Next Time
Stay Crafty (and safe)
See you in 2013
Amanda
 

Friday, December 14, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas


Happy Friday! Today starts a brand new

CTVS Ch#21 "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"
Starts: Friday, Dec 14th @ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, Dec 20th @ NOON EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for 
CHRISTMAS WITH SNOW, SNOWFLAKES, OR A SNOWMAN
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
(shop Cardz TV Stamps... HERE)
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Friday, Dec 21st @ Cardz TV

Here's my "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" project:

Card #1 I used the Cardz Tv Stamps "Tiny Tidings" and "Christmas Joy".
Also for this card I  used the Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cart which you can find HERE. The snowflakes on the front was the negitive pieces of a card on the cart. The inside snowflakes are cut at 1". I used lindy's stamp gang starburst sprays in Blue Hawaiian Blue,Cactus Gold,and Scintillating Silver

 Card #2 and #3 I used "Tiny Tidings"and "Snow Day"



 
The snowmen on the last two cards are from "Flakey Friends" stamp set from Close to my heart and can be found HERE. This is one of my favorite stamp set I own from CTMH.
I hope you take this weeks challenge over at CARDZ TV. This was a really fun challenge.
Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Want to play with us? You can enter your project below or hop over to Cardz TV to check out what my Design Team Sisters have created and enter your project there!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Emily's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Emily's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

 
Hi everyone!! Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Emily's 13th Birthday! Shh, don't tell anyone as it's a surprise!! We are so blessed that you've joined us today to celebrate the life of a sweet, talented young lady.

If you joined us from Janis then you are in the right place. If not, please go back to Beth's blog so you don't miss out on the wonderful projects that we have for you today.

Participant Blog Line up:


Sponsor info:
  • Beth McGee~ Cricut Cartridge "Jubilee Celebration"
  • 5 Digi Stamps~ Eureka Stamps : http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
  • Digital copy of "Creations by Crafty Card Gallery Issue 2" ~Sponsored by our own Jennifer Restivo.
  • $10 gift certificate for Close to My Heart products ~ sponsored by Lucy Kelleher, Close to My Heart Independent Consultant: http://lucyk.ctmh.com
 
To be entered to win, you MUST leave a comment on every blog in the hop.
Then you need to "like" each of the sponsors blog pages (Beth's, Jennifer's, and Lucy's) including each of the blog hop participants pages.
Next, head on over and visit the following (below) sponsors Facebook pages/stores and post a comment you are from the blog hop & thank them for sponsoring the hop!






Here is the card I made for Emily. I kept is simple and fun. I hope she likes it.

For my card I used papers from DCWV and from my stash. The cupcake is cut from the Close to my heart Artiste cartridge and I used one of the stamps sets that came with that cart. I also used one of the stamps sets that came from the Art Philosophy Close to my heart cartridge for the happy birthday.

Emily- I hope you have a wonderful birthday. It was so much fun making you this card. Enjoy your day and this wonderful year. "Follow your dreams and reach for the stars." Happy 13th Birthday.


Thank you for joining us now head on to the celebration stop Lori

Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda