Friday, April 29, 2011


I heart to sketch......April sketch. Saw this post on Jen Shultz's blog {} and saw that Unity was the sponser and thought I would play along! What fun! This is my first sketch of theirs! Only wish I would have found them sooner! Here is the sketch.....

And this is my card using a "Unity Stamp Co" sentiment stamp and of course a Greeting Farm image! What an awesome mix! Hope you like it! Had some much fun combining the 2 companies!

Here is the link to the "I Heart to Sketch" site......check it out!
hope that might have to copy and paste it! Still trying to figure this linking thing but I will get it! Have a good weekend!


What's cookin.......good lookin!

Hell again! Are you having a great day? Tonight is prom night! Took lots of photos!! As any proud parent! They looked great! Will post a photo or 2 tomorrow!
I wanted to pop in again to post a card for the Card Patterns challenge 112 sketch. It has been so long since I have been able to play......last weekend I sat and did a bunch of! Since I had some colored images thought I would make some cards! Any is my card using the sketch.....

I used one of my favorite Greeting Farm stamps.....well its hard to pick a they are all super cute.....especially the Cheeky cherry collection! Loved playing with this sketch! Forgot how much fun it was! Until later! More to come.....bye


Fun with color.......

Hello.....just popping in to share some recent cards I made using the Greeting Farm Stamps and 1 from Lily of the Valley. The first 3 were Easter cards and the others were just fun to color! Well they are all fun to color! I have been practicing with my Prisma colored pencils. Here they are....
Love those bunnies! They are from Lily of the Valley stamps. The other 2 are Greeting Farm. The bunny girl in the basket is a digi that was a freebie last week on the blog! Fun!
Well thats it for now! Will be back later with 2 more.....bye


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter......

This year on Easter morning
At the rising of the sun
I'll rest my soul in Jesus
Who is the Risen One
And as this day moves forward
I'll feel the joy within
God made good on His Promise
And rescued me from sin
And when the evening shadows
And followed by the night
I'll feel the peace of Jesus
Who is my inner light!

by Jennifer Byerly

May God truly bless you this day!!


Friday, April 22, 2011

My son will be 18.......they grow so fast!

Hello there......just popping in to show you a card I made for the last Farm Fresh Friday challenge over at there new blog I think there stamps are simply adorable! And I love all the Ians because they do not look too childish for my big guy! The challenge was "distressing". I had alot of fun with this one! Pulled out my Tim Holtz inks and paints and embellishments and got to work! Did some die cutting and sewing too! Added a little twine for my ribbon......awesome for boys because its not too

Here is a close up of the coloring......I used Prisma colored pencils and OMS. I love this of my favorites.

Well that is it for today! Have a great one!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Mother always used to say........

"Some day you will thank me for this"! LOL Hello there my sweet friends and followers! This is my post for my DT spot at The Bug Bytes on sidebar. Thanks so much to Pam for letting play awhile on your blog!
Thought I would set you up with what my post is about today with a "Momism". Have any of your favorite? As many of you may or may not know my "baby" is graduating this May......then come August we will be empty nesters! Oh my!! Don't get me started.....the tears will come! Anyway here is a quote that will be going inside my card......"A Mother holds her children's hearts for a while, their hearts.....forever." Hmmm...yes this card is going to my oldest daughter. Sweet! Well this post is photo heavy......I believe 12 in sit back and enjoy the ride!
Today I made a "Napkin" fold card. If you have been visiting my blog I have another in a recent post for my Advanced card class that I teach at my LSS. As much as I would love to take credit for coming up with this sweet card I cannot..... I found it on a Norwegion? I visit so many blogs......but here name is Marrianne. On to the card

I will do my best to explain the we go!!
Here is a list of some supplies and a photo!

As you can see I used the .....
Martha Stewart score board
Martha Stewart punches
Tattered Angels glimmer mist {dazzling diamonds}
Distress paint {picket fence}
PP from DCWV {Mariposa stack}
distress ink {old paper, not pictured}
Prima flowers
Pearls{Recollections, from Michaels}
Ribbon 1 yard
And of course the Cricut!

Start by taking your 12x12 piece of Cardstock and score at 3" and 9" turn paper 90 degrees and score at 3" and 9" again. Using your bonefolder crease those folds crisp. Next you will want to find the center of your 12x12 paper. When you find it fold all corners into the center and crease crisp! Next taking the Martha Stewart around the page punch.....punch. Making sure to punch the corners first! Then the edge punch. As seen in photo below.....

Pretty cool huh? Now if you are really want a challenge take one of those Martha Stewart cartridges and design your own edge! LOL.....for me I am quite happy with how she designs these punches and have no desire to try and make my but you can have fun with that one! Onward we go.....
Next you will cut your design paper into squares, then triangles.
Here is the cuts....

2 = 5.50 squares{then cut into 8 triangles all together}
2 = 3.25 squares{then cut into 8 triangles all together}
1 = 3.75 square{cut into 4 triangles}
1 = 2.75 square{cut into 4 triangles}
photos below.....

Now back to your Cardstock piece.....which is the card base. After cresaing your will see a point on the side form....fold that one into the card.....oh I hope you can see that from the photo! Very hard to explain this part! Click on the photo and it will enlarge and you should be able to see what I mean. Also fod each corner back onto itself.

Next start layering your triangles as follows in the photos.....oh of course I inked all edges with distress ink before putting it together.

Now you are ready to make the belly band. Cut a 12"x3" piece of cs and fold in you have a 6"x3" folded piece. Cut another 12"x2.50" piece of cs and fold the same way. Then edge punch both pieces and ink. Layer larger strip the ribbon and then smaller so the ribbon is sandwiched in between and glue together.

Next cut your design out and layer and glue.....
And don't forget to glimmer mist your design and flowers! Add pretty pearls too for add embellishment!

Next tie it around your card for a gorgeous card that you can give Mom or hey make one for any occasion!

Oh boy......I did it! I truly hope you enjoyed my tutorial! I had alot of fun creating will too! Until next time......have a great day!
Thanks again to Pam from The Bug Bytes for letting play on her blog! I will leave you with one other "momism"....."Some day when you have kids you'll understand." LOL

Yours truly,

Monday, April 18, 2011

Are you dizzy..... sorry. I am just trying a few different backgrounds....reinventing myself so to speak! Hey....not a bad idea! Why not....REINVENTING AMY......what do you think? Others do it! Why can't I......hmmm.....

You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be

There is inside you
all of the potential
to be whatever you want to be,
all the energy
to do whatever you want to do.

Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
doing what you want to do,
and each day, take one step
towards your dream.

And though at times it may seem too
difficult to continue,
hold on to your dream.

One morning you will awake to find
that you are the person you dreamed of,
doing what you wanted to do,
simply because you had the courage
to believe in your potential
and to hold on to your dream.
*Donna Levine*

Hmmm....reinventing myself....yes!!
I will leave you for now.....


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Advanced Card Class......April

Hello again! I know I know I didn't forget to post but was just wiped out after working the last 2 days at my other job! But here I am ready to present my cards for the April class......there still is time to sign class is this Monday at 6:00pm at The Sassy Scrapper on Medical Ctr Parkway. Ready?
The first is a cricut cut {designed in my gypsy} Easter card.

Card #2 is a Thank you card.....using Just Rite Stamps.

Now for the personal favorite! The Napkin Folded card.

There you have them! See I bet the 3rd is your favorite too! LOL They all use Bo Bunny Gabrielle this color combo! Well What are you waiting spots the store and sign up! See you in class!
Bye......only for now.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Make a wish.....

Hello there.....
Things have kind of calmed down for me. My daughters wedding is over.......was really beautiful! I have seen some of the photos from the Photographers.....can I just say WOW!! I will post a few when I get pretty! Next up for me is my sons graduation at the end of May.....although lots of things happening still.....wrestling banquet, Prom, and so on! Lol Lots of photo opportunities.......then you know the drill.....scrapping!!
Well enough of my life and on to my card for today. I used a stamp from The Greeting Farm......there Cheeky collection......just adorable! This was for last weeks spring colors challenge. I did a tag own version that I also hand died the seam binding! Also used a Die-namics die from My Favorite Things......the rolled felt and hand sewed a pearl onto it......very sweet! Enjoy the photos and I will be back tomorrow with my cards for my card class for April! Have a nice night!