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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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August 22, 2013

"From My Heart"


Can you believe it's almost the end of August!!!  Where has the time gone?  Our kids are going off to school and the summer is coming to an end.  In Texas, that's a good thing!!  Many of you saw my wonderful pictures from Washington while I took my daughter Amanda up there for orientation.  What a treat the scenery and weather was for us!  In the middle of September, we go back again.  This time I come back alone.  Whoa.....  I know many of Mom's have done this, but I "feel" like I'm the only one right now.  Here's another picture from our trip with Amanda's new mode of transportation.....peddling!!! LOL!!! 


Anyway, on to this weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge!!  Nicole has come up with another fabulous sketch for us this week!

 

In making this card I kept wanting to make this sketch more complicated.  Clean and simple cards are so hard!!!  I almost feel the more I fuss the easier it gets for me!!  Ok, I'm just an odd duck!!  LOL!! 

Here's my card below:


I love this stamp set "From My Heart".  Every stamp has a useful heartfelt message.  The colors are Crumb Cake and Pistachio Pudding.  Don't these colors make you feel warm and cozy inside?  How about a pot of tea between two friends?  Sounds like a great idea to me!!   Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they're sharing.

This week's "Just A Thought"......


I saw this on Facebook this week and felt it would be the perfect thought for those of us taking our children off to school this year near or far. 

   
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Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Amy


Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding DSP 
Stamps: From My Heart
Ink: Crumb Cake
Fabulous Tools:  Dimensionals, Basic Pearls
 
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August 16, 2013

Eastern Elegance Gift Set


Wow!!  What a busy, busy week this has been!!  Amanda and I just got home from Bellingham, Washington.  We have had so much fun!!  The weather has been beautiful and the area is just stunning!!  Here are a couple of pictures I thought you might enjoy!!!


This is a view from Chuckanut Drive off of I-5.

 This is a view from a boardwalk in Fairhaven, Wa.

Isn't it just amazing?   I can't wait to go back in September to drop Amanda off at school!!!  Whoa.......pause...maybe I can wait!!! LOL!!
 
Anyway, today's post was created for a friend as a gift set.  I made eight "Z" fold cards with two of each pattern.  It's her birthday, so I thought this would be make a nice gift set.

Here's the set below:


......and a little closer look.


What do you think?  I hope she really likes them!! 

Just a Thought.......

Never define
yourself by your 
relationship status,
your income or 
your looks.  
It's your generosity,
kindness and 
compassion that 
counts.

These words speak volumes.   We must always be humble and grateful for what we have in this life.  Appreciate those around us and give of yourself to those less fortunate.

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  We have lot's in store for you!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Amy


Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper: Eastern Elegance ,Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry
Stamps: N/A
Ink: N/A
Fabulous Tools:  Scallop Circle punches, SU Rhinestones, Dimensionals.

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August 8, 2013

I'm Running in Circles!!!!




It's time for another fabulous challenge with the Pals Paper Arts!!!   This week we are featuring some of my favorite colors!!  Woo hoo!!!   Also this week, my daughter and I are off to Bellingham, Washington to go to orientation at Western Washington University.  Needless to say, we were "Running in Circles" trying to get ready!!!  LOL!!  We wanted to take as much as we could to put into storage since we aren't driving her to school.  So between shopping for school, getting cards and posts ready, packing......we literally kept feeling like we were turning circles!!!   So what a better theme for today's post right?  LOL!!  Now I realize this is my third card using the stamp set the "Perfect Blend" in the past few weeks.  However, I just LOVE this set!! I can't get enough!!

Here's my card below:


Here's a closer look:


This card was so much fun to make with all the circles and different layers of colors!!  The coffee cup is whimsical and evokes thoughts of yumminess inside.  Latte or Cappuccino anyone? Mmmmmm...

This week's "Just A Thought"........

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Every day we face struggles and challenges that we ponder whether we are going to get through.  Sometimes that can be truly a loss of some sort from a job change or friends and family.  However, usually it's the little stuff that can really pull you down if you're not careful.  Like me running in circles getting ready for this trip.  It was amazing how you get yourself all worried and twisted up.  For me, I was fretting about our trip and getting ready for my daughter to "visit" the University.  She wasn't even going to stay....she's coming back!!!  I was just running in circles worrying about what if I forget something.  Was it really going to be the end of the world?  No.  In the end I had to just "dance" in the rain and allow the storm to play out.  There was nothing I could do about this anxiety, worry and flood of emotions.  I just had to embrace the changes and understand this is "Life".  So my friends, remind me of these very words when I take her in September and leave her.  Oh my..........

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Remember to stay tuned next week for our August blog hop on Tuesday and for another PPA Challenge on Thursday with Team 1!!
  What a fabulous week we have in store!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Amy 
Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper: 2013-2014 In Color Collection DSP, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral 
Stamps: Perfect Blend
Ink: Crumb Cake
Fabulous Tools:  Coastal Cabana 3/8 Stretch Ruffle Trim, 1" Circle Punch, Dimensionals.
 
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August 6, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin!! Half Off Sale!!


Stampin' Up! is promoting Paper Pumpkin by allowing you to sign up for
2 months at half-price.  So for $10/month, which includes shipping, you can get a fun box delivered to your door.  It includes everything you need to create the project except adhesive.  Everything is cut and ready for you to start creating.  Even the ink is included!  Paper Pumpkin makes the perfect gift subscription for those just getting started.  In addition, you have the option to cancel after the first 2 months.  What a deal!  See details below.

PAPER PUMPKIN PROMOTION



Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit mypaperpumpkin.com to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the mypaperpumpkin.com website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013.
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August 1, 2013

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Is Live!


2013 Holiday Catalog

It's finally time to order from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!!!  There are so many wonderful choices of stamps, paper and embellishments for Halloween, Fall, Christmas and Winter Holidays!

Look what else Stampin' Up! is releasing today!!!  

FLIP CARD DIES!!!

Thinlit flip card dies flyer 1

 You are going to LOVE these amazing new Thinlits Card Dies from Stampin' Up!!! You can create two unique types of flip cards.  HUGE BONUS!!!!  Look at all the other cute dies you get in each set too!!  Woo hoo!!!

 LABEL CARD THINLIT DIE SET

#133479  $32.95

CIRCLE CARD THINLIT DIE SET

#133480  $32.95

How about some great samples shared on stage at Convention showcasing these amazing new dies?

Label flip card die extended  Label flip card blank
Above and below: Label Card Thinlit die set
Label flip card snowflake 

Label flip card hi 2 Label flip card hi

Below: these samples feature the Circle Card Thinlit die set

 Circle flip card 2 Circle flip card 3

 Circle christmas flip card 

Circle flip pull out card 1

You can keep attaching cards to each other to create this amazing pull out card.

Circle flip pull out card 2


As always I love to see your comments!! What do think of the new catalog and the fabulous thinlit dies?  I'm so excited about all these new products!!  I'm already thinking about what I can do with this new stuff and where to start!!!  LOL!!!
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Remember to stay tuned for another PPA Challenge next week with Team 2!!
  We have lot's in store for you!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Amy

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Thanks So Much!!




This week at the Pals Paper Arts, Team 1 is having a fabulous color challenge!!  I just LOVE these colors!!  I decided this would be the perfect color combination for the stamp set Oh, Hello
Here's my card below:






Isn't this such a "happy" card with all the bright colors?  To give the card dimension, I used the Chevron Embossing Folder and the Chevron Pattern Paper from the Brights Collection DSP. I inked up the flowers with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive markers.  I have listed below all my supplies at the end of the post.

This week's "Just A Thought"........


Our days are HAPPIER
 when we give people a bit of 
our heart rather than a piece of our mind.

I have a challenge for you today.  Your challenge is to smile and say a kind word to as many people as you can while you go through your day.  See what kind of response you get even from the grumpiest face.  LOL!!!  How do you feel when someone unexpectedly smiles or just says hello?  How about when you receive an unexpected "thank you" or "hello" from someone you haven't even met before?  I can't tell you how many times I have walked through a store and someone is approaching that has a scowl on their face.  I sometimes don't even think they realize they're frowning.  I usually say something from my heart like "hello", good morning or simply open the door for them with a smile.  You wouldn't believe what a difference I can see this has made in their day.  You know what?  It makes my day better too; even when I'm feeling the same way.  Next time you're out, smile at someone, say hello or give a heartfelt thank you.  Let me know what happens.  How did it may you feel?  I bet you had a fabulous rest of the day. 

As always I love to see your comments!!
Join my blog and be notified of all the fun as soon as I post!!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Remember to stay tuned for another PPA Challenge next week with Team 2!!
  We have lot's in store for you!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Amy


Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper: Brights Collection DSP, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate 
Stamps: Oh, Hello
Ink: Old Olive Marker, Daffodil Delight Marker
Fabulous Tools:  Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Dimensionals.

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 FREE 2013-2014 ANNUAL CATALOG!

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