Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas to you....

Hello there! And Merry Christmas to all! I have a post over on The Bug Bytes blog and this is it! I love Christmas time.....such a wonderful time of year. One of my favorite songs is "I wish everyday could be like Christmas"....sung by none other than the King himself!....Elvis Presley! Lol Any way I have that tune stuck in my head. Well I know everyone is busy trying to get everything prepared for the big such a shame it does not last longer. Well I am always in need of that simple little gift to give that does not cost alot. Well I have a very simple "angel" that can be made in no time at all. Oh....sorry no cricut at all.....just used my cuttlebug to cut the tag out. Anyway I found these cute glittery ornaments in the $1 bin......gotta love the dollar bin!
Pretty on there own but I wanted to spruce them up a bit! So with a little ribbon, pearls, and a premade flower.......I made my "angels".
See.....very simple. Tie a bow....glue to the back and to the front add more skinny ribbon, pearls, and flower.....done! Then of course I added a tag with a sweet angel sentiment....then I will probably put "With Love at Christmas, The Smith Family".
And there you have pretty ornament to give to anyone! I made 10! Just like to have something to give that is ready! Well.....that is all for son comes home from college today. I have some things I want to finish before he gets home! Have a Very Merry Christmas!!! See you in the new year! Amylynne

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blog changes!

Hello there! Trying to get a Christmas design up but blogger is not cooperating! Lol It will not let me copy and paste my new design.....anyway the header looks good but not in the position I wanted it! Oh well.....I will keep playing! Off to Christmas shop today......are you finished yet? I have only just begun! Lots to do.....have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Daily......begins tomorrow!

Hello there! December Daily begins tomorrow! back up.....December Daily is Ali Edwards way of documenting December memories. However I am not very good at posting links so her blog address is sorry. I have tried to get the blinkie for the side bar but that will not work am soooo not into techy stuff! I am all thumbs! Any way.... go check her site out! Here is my cover and beginning page 1.....yes I did scraplift Ali's page 15.....I loved it soooo much! I will try to post more photos of finished pages as I get them completed....actually all my foundation pages are comlpeted however I did not take photos of them all......sorry. I made my own cover.....with paper and chipboard and 3 inch rings from the needlepoint isle at my hobby store.
Look at how thick!! And there are not photos yet! Lol Now for the cover page......I will have to take better photos when I fill has pockets and a flip top....on the back side it also has a piece that flips up.....thought I needed more room for photos and quotes and know he fun stuff!
Next up is just my page 1.....
Hopefully you can see I stitched a snowflake the snowflake theme. My paper that I am using is Little Yellow Bicycle.....last years design! I really wanted to use some of my stash up.....I have way too much! Tomorrow is the day!! Well.....I am going to be in and out so much this month....I fear I will be behind before I even start! Lol Any way....have fun and check out all the other posts on Ali's many beautiful books! Have a great night!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

December Cards Class!!

Oh my......I guess it has been awhile I have visited my poor blog! Lol Been kind of busy! Thought when I became an empty nester I would have more time! I guess I have been a little busy! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Lol Well this is for my ladies in Mt Juliet! Here they are......I know you have seen these in the newsletter but I thought I would share them here plus a few more to get a better look! And you can always click on the photo to make it larger.
As always there will be three cards to complete! Well one is more of a box these! Here they are..... The first card is the napkin folded card.....
inside of card....
Next up is another folded twisted I never know what to name some of these!!
Love that angel......simply devine! Now for the inside.....which will fit a gift card if you wish!
Lastly another box card.....or tea light card.....will make a sweet gift.
Now for the inside which will fit some tea light candles....or chocolates!
There you have them! Hope you are as thrilled about them as I am! Now you must go by the store and check them out......even better in person! I believe there is still room in this class which will be held on December 1.....that is this Thursday! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting! Enjoy all the weekend specials every where!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop!!

Hello there! Thanks so much for stopping by! If you are arrived here directly and want to follow the hop please go to
  lots of awesome inspiration to make your season fun! I am super excited to share this project with you. You can say I like different....I like to learn how to really optimize my tools. In the past I have done tutorials on making stamps and stencils with your cricut. Now I am going to take it a step further and cut fabric with my cricut. Just a few pointers....start with a fresh blade and cutting will make your life much easier! Lol I also for this project used 100% cotton fabric and wonder under{iron on fabric adhesive}. I put my blade depth on 5, pressure high, and speed low. But test your machine first on scrap fabric......that way you can get an idea how your machine will cut. Also....using simple shapes is best.....not too detailed. I am making some fall pillows for my living room. For this project you will need.... Sewing machine and matching thread Enough fabric to cover pillows and various colors for shapes Wonder under a few buttons Yo Yo maker{large} 2 pre make pillow bases{mine are 18x18} Decide your pillow size and cut front and back. First iron on the paper backed wonder under to the wrong side of your fabric pieces for shapes. When I load my mat fabric facing the mat, I use a brayer and tape the edges with blue painters it is good and stable. You are now ready to cut! Choose your are mine.....some fall pumpkins and leaves.
Iron your shapes onto the pillow front and you can let that go or you can stitch around the shapes.....
Next make 3 yo yo's and sew to pumpkin as in photo below.
To put the pillow together.....take your front and back and sew right sides facing each other....only 3 sides....that way you can turn it right side out and put pillow inside and then sew the bottom. You can use your machine to close the opening or hand stitch it closed.
There you have it!! Some fun pillows to decorate and brighten any room in your home! Give it a will be amazed at how easy this is and fun! So many possibilities! Enjoy the hop! If you arrived here from Kate's blog then you will want to go to Mila's blog                                  
Have fun!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blog hoppin with Papertrey Ink

Hello there! Popping in today for Papertrey Inks Blog hop! Here is the link to check it Sorry still cannot figure how to put a link in I am falling in love with Papertrey ink! I just love how there stamps have matching dies......and the felt.....need some! Anyway over there we are hoppin for September! Also there's a little inspiration challenge....heres the photo for inspiration...

Love the colors! So bright and fun! Any way I wanted to play along so bad but the only thing I currently own of Papertrey Ink is the here is my card......I went with the stripes and colors for my version.

Sorry if the photo is not that good.....I am having a camera issue so I took it with my IPhone. If you click on the photo it looks much better! Well that's it for tonight.....I want to curl up and watch a good movie after dinner. Back soon......have a good night

Amy Lynne

Monday, September 12, 2011

September Advanced Cards- Murfreesboro

Hello there!! I had a great weekend! Filled with nothing but a little work and relaxation! How about you? Well I had my first card class at The Sassy Scrapper yesterday......thanks for coming Eva! We had a great time playing with paper and catching up! But there is one more class in September and it is Thursday the 29th at 6:00pm. Well here are the cards we will be making......

A Box card.....

Next up the Flower Pot card....and you get to choose the color of flower pot!

Lastly the Explosion card....

Don't they look like fun? I am really liking the pretty! Now for the extras to bring to class....

paper trimmer, adhesive, wet adhesive, sissors, stickles in diamond{stardust or crystal will be fine}, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, Fiskars apron lace punch, score board, bone folder, and foam adhesive pop dots.

That's it! Just call The Sassy Scrapper to sign up and reserve your spot! See you there! Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Advanced Cards- Mount Juliet....

On the road again......remember that old song? Well they are Mt. Juliet! The September Advanced Cards! We will be doing 3 cards again........a Box card, a Flower Pot card, and an Explosion card! I know you have seen them in the newsletter that Charon sent out but here they are again......and if you click on the photo it will make it larger for a better look! The Box card.....

Next we have the Flower Pot card..... oh and you get to choose the color of flower pot you want!

And lastly the Explosion card.....

Now for the stuff you will need to have on hand........ Score board, bone folder, paper trimmer, sissors, adhesive , foam adhesive pop dots, stickles in either diamond or stardust{any of the clear sparkly one will do}, Martha Stewart doily punch, Fiskars apron lace punch, What ever you color in stamps with {or can be done at home}. There you have it! The class is September 17th at sign up to reserve your spot! See you then!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stamps and the Cricut!

Hello there everyone! Last month if you saw my post for my DT spot on The Bug Bytes I did a small tutorial on making stencils with your cricut. Well I am enjoying using my cricut in different ways and thought we would move into making stamps with your cricut! Sound fun? It is! Let's get started.....first you get some of Provocrafts stamp material. You set your cricut on the setting according to the package.....which is blade depth 4.5, speed 3, pressure 4.

Now the really hard part......choosing a design to cut! Lol As you can see by the photo I chose just a few.......

Now you can stamp away and make some projects! I just used a few of what I cut out to make a couple cards.

Love it!! I think I really like the monogram one.....from Tie the Knot cartridge.....yep....I can see making a set of these for a gift! Well any could be a gift! Lol That's it! I hope you enjoyed my brief tutorial on stamping! Have a great day and happy stamping!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Much too hot here.....

Hello again.....are you all having a heat wave? I can only pray that it will cool off eventually! Cannot wait for October weather! Lol I have a few cards that I think got lost along the way and I forgot to post them on here! These are the cards I did for my May Advanced cards class at the Sassy Scrapper. They are all Tim Holtz inspired! So if you are game come take a look at how we got our grunge on! Lol

First card is a wallet card......used some grunge paper, Tim's gears, and a faux leather technique!

Next was a double flap card.....again with the grunge!

As you can see we inked and dry embossed and had fun doing it!!
And lastly a diagonal top card......sometimes I am not sure what to name these cards! Anyway......more inking, industrial grunge technique, and pure fun!

Now how did you like that for grunge? All had an awesome time! Well that is it for today! Must go shopping for clothes for my son who is leaving for college soon! Have a great day......bye for now...