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Welcome to my blog!! I started this blog to share my cards with everyone who shares the same passion. I love to share inspiration, meet new friends and to have a place where you can come for some old fashion fun!! I am a Stampin’ Up demonstrator located in San Antonio, Texas. The wonderful quality products offered by Stampin' Up just add to the fun! I post a new project every week. So come join the fun and let's start Stampin'!!!

"The Boss"

"The Boss"
This little guy is Oliver. He is the one and only Mama's boy!!!

"The Spotted Demons"

"The Spotted Demons"
Tucker - Part Termite and Vacuum Cleaner.

Maggie - Part Grasshopper and Lover Girl.

"Molly"

"Molly"
Who are you calling a cat? Me? Woof!!!

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Creative Recognition
Feb. 4 & Dec. 1, 2012 April 13, 2013

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April 29, 2013

The Paper Players Sketch Challenge 143



This week Ann Schach is our fabulous hostess over at the Paper Players!!  
She has an exciting sketch for us to try our craftiness on!!!  In trying to decide what colors I was going to use; I looked over to my shelf and saw the box of bright little wonders of color in the "In Color Dahlias" calling my name.  These little gems have been waiting patiently for me for months!!!  So I decided to jump in and use the Dahlias with some fun colors such as Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Lucky Limeade.

Here is my card below:


Here is my card at another angle:


I also used another go to favorite "Tea for Two" DSP.  I'm seriously going to have to order several packs of this paper before June 1st.  
I just LOVE this paper!!  

Go HERE to order this awesome pack of paper below before it's too late!!!

Tea for Two Designer Series Paper

As always I appreciate your comments!!  There is a complete list of supplies listed below.  I'm also happy to answer any questions!!  
Don't forget to go on over to the Paper Players and play along!!!  
The design team has come up with some stunning cards!!!  
This link closes Friday, at 12:00 pm (PDT).  
Have a fabulous week!!!
Amy

Stampin' Up Supplies:
      Paper: Craft, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Tea for Two DSP
      Fabulous Tools: Chevron Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot
      1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch, In Color Dahlias

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BONUS!  SHOP WITH ME AND GET A 
FREE 2013-2014 ANNUAL CATALOG!  
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April 25, 2013

PP142 - Clean-and-Simple Challenge



Today's card is for Jaydee's "Clean-and-Simple"
challenge over at the Paper Players
I wanted to feature one of the retired stamps from our
new retired list that was just posted.

Go HERE to see a complete list of retiring products and accessories.

With Spring still here in Texas and for those still dealing with the last bits of cold; I thought a little bit of sunshine was in order.  I pulled out one of my favorite DSP packs called Polka Dot Parade with some Whisper White and Daffodil Delight.  Then I used the Nature's Pace stamp set that was just placed on our retired list.  So sad!!  There are several sets that are MUST haves before they are gone for good!!

Here is my card below:



Here is the stamp set below:
Nature's Pace - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
  There's still time to go on over to the Paper Players to play!! 
The challenge ends tomorrow at 12:00 PDT. 
There is a complete list below of the supplies I used. 
As always, I love to read your comments and
I am happy to answer any questions!!
 I hope you enjoyed my card today!!! 
Have a fabulous weekend!!!
Amy


Stampin' Up Supplies:
      Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP
      Ink:   SU Markers Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight
      Fabulous Tools: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Big Shot

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BONUS!  SHOP WITH ME AND GET A 
FREE 2013-2014 ANNUAL CATALOG!  
SEE DETAILS HERE!!! 













 

April 16, 2013

Hello Sunshine!!


Spring is absolutely the best time of year here in Texas!!  
The chill from the winter is gone and the sun is out, but not to the point where the heat has set in.  This card reminds me of the spring flowers and the tepid days were are enjoying now.  
The grass is green and the flowers are blooming away in the sunshine!!
Here is my card below:


This is a duplicate of the card I did in March for the "March Pals Blog Hop".  It was so much fun to make; I had to do another!!!  Wow does the color change the look of the card!!!  I used the same "Tea for Two" DSP, just used "Lucky Limeade" and "Summer Starfruit" as my foundation.   In addition,  I also used my "Perfect Polka Dot Embossing" folder over the DSP and flower to give dimension.  Same card.....different dress!!!  FUN!!!

I hope you enjoyed my card today!!  As always, I love to hear from you!! 

Thanks for visiting!!

Amy
 

April 10, 2013

Part II: Recycling SU Scraps and Packing!!


Welcome back!!!!
I'm so excited!!!!! My recycling project for today was a success!!  Whew!!!
Remember that pile of scraps and packing I showed you Tuesday?
If not, here's a picture below.


Now that this is all said and done; WOW was I a little nervous about taking on this task!!  I decided to try my hand at making "home made" paper from all if my itsy bitsy Stampin' Up paper scraps and packing.  So last night I went to town!!  Here's a picture of my messy little spot in the kitchen!!



What brought this on was I was so tired of throwing all my paper scraps in different craft boxes and them just sitting there waiting for attention.  That's when I thought of making my own paper!!
What a way to recycle!!!
I did a test run by making two sheets of paper last night.  It wasn't too bad!!  Wet, but otherwise not bad.  Felt like a kid playing in muddy water!!
Then several steps later....VIOLA!!!   
As promised, here is my project below:




The next few weekends, I'll experiment with taking my scraps and making different colors.  That's actually the tricky part is knowing what color your pulp will turn out to be!!  Most of us really try and reuse all of our little tiny scraps, but we still end up with paper we throw away!!!
Maybe this will be a new thought I can inspire others to do too.

The Paper Players are also celebrating re-purposed or recycling with this fabulous theme challenge by Nance Leedy. 

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I decided to enter my recycled card for the Paper Players challenge too.
What a fun idea the Pals and the Paper Players have come up with this month!!!

As always, your comments are always appreciated!!
I hope you love this challenge from the Paper Players!!  Just a reminder the link will close Friday, April 12thth at 12:00pm (PDT).   So go on over and join them for some fun!!!  See you there!!!
Amy
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Stampin' Up Supplies:
      Paper: Recycled SU packing, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Whisper White
      Ink: Primrose Petals
     Fabulous Tools: Heat Embossing Tool (129053), Primrose Petals Stitched Ribbon














April 9, 2013

Stampin' Pretty Pals April Blog Hop!!!


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Thank you for joining us for the April Pals Blog Hop! 
To celebrate Earth Day, the April blog hop  features new cards and projects that capture the essence of Earth Day through colors and images and/or use recycled or reused elements. We hope you are ready for some fun and creative ideas.  
You should have just left stop number 5 on the Pals Hop
If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

My card below is in celebration of Earth Day.  What wonderful gifts our planet gives us!!  I love flowers!!  In many of my cards you see I have created flowers that feature different levels of dimension and complexity.  However, today I decided to do a simple wild flower spray to show the simplicity and elegance of what Mother Nature gives us!!  What do you think?



 Usually I leave the inside of my cards blank, but I decided this time to add the sentiment inside to keep the focal point of the flowers.  This card is obviously for my sister.  
It's to show my appreciation for her support she has shown me 
while on the college search with my daughter. 
 

I decided to use a fun color combination of Regal Rose and Whisper White.  I used the "Amazing Family" stamp set from our Spring catalog.  The flowers were created using "Simply Soft" now retired from our 2011-2012 Catalog.  Reusing this set is also a way we can recycle items in our craft room once in awhile too.  I colored the flowers using Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue stamp pad with the watercolor pen.  I love the soft muted colors this created!!  Last, I used the "Distressed Dots" pad  for the envelope and background on the card.  To add just a little more dimension, I used the hole punch to emphasize the dots on the sentiment. 

Now, as an added bonus, take a look at this pile of scraps and packing below from my Stampin' Up shipments.  Look familiar?


This month is to celebrate not only Earth Day, but the "art" of recycling.   
Come back Thursday to see what I have done with this pile!!!   
What could I possibly create with this Stampin' Up pile of scraps and packing?
I can't wait to show you!!!

I hope you enjoyed my card!!!  As always, I love to hear from you!!!   
The next stop is Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com,
stop number 7 on the Pals Blog Hop! 
 Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Amy


             24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts




April 4, 2013

EXCITING NEWS!!!!


FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS
APRIL 6th, 7th and 8th!
 no mimimums, no restrictions!


 Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING 
(excluding expedited orders)!!!!  
There is NO $6.95 shipping minimum or limit on how large or small your order must be. 

To shop online, 
 go to this link, Stampin' Up Online Ordering and start shopping!!!!

This just in! Color Refresh!

Stampin' Up! is refreshing their color line for 2013-2014!
Check out the new colors - and some returning In Colors! 

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STOCK UP NOW on your favorite "soon to be retired" colors!!

I'm so excited to see some previous In Colors coming back!!
These color combos will be so fresh and exciting!
Watch for "bundles" of the new color products available to customers: May 31!
The Brand New color is called Smoky Slate - it's a beautiful soft gray color!

The 9 RETURNING In Colors are:

Bermuday Bay
Blushing Bride
Calypso Coral
Crushed Curry
Island Indigo
Pear Pizzazz
Pool Party
Soft Sky
Wisteria Wonder

Which RETURNING color are YOU most excited about?

The 10 RETIRING Colors:

Regal Rose
 Pretty in Pink
 Bashful Blue
Certainly Celery
Baja Breeze
Riding Hood Red
Bravo Burgundy
Not Quite Navy
 More Mustard
 River Rock

Beginning on TODAY (4/4), all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available ONLY while supplies last.  
This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period 
(WHICH BEGINS APRIL 24 AND RUNS THROUGH JUNE 3, 2013).   
 Stock up on your favorites this weekend while shipping is FREE (SEE ABOVE OFFER).

To shop online, 
 go to this link, Stampin' Up Online Ordering and start shopping!!!!
   
As always, your comments are always appreciated!! 
Have a fabulous day!!!

Amy