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

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October 26, 2013

A Ghostly and Creepy Crawly Night!!!


I'm so excited!!!  It's finally the weekend!!  I plan to hole up in my crafty spot and work non-stop on Halloween cards!!!  I guess you can tell by now I love this frightful day!!  LOL!!!  Below are a couple of cards I made using a ghost and a really awesome tarantula.    Now you all will have to bear with me, but I have to tell you a story about this tarantula and my daughter Amanda.  As you most know, Amanda is off to college now at Western Washington University.  However, a few years ago I bought this tarantula punch.  One evening, my teenage daughter was being a typical teenage girl.  She was a sophomore in high school and being particularly difficult.  Well Mom decided to lighten things up.  She had been in her room all evening with the door closed and only coming out for absolute necessities.  Well, I punched out a couple of these tarantulas and put them right outside her door in a dark corner.  One on the floor and a second starting to crawl up the wall.  I thought to myself then they sure looked real.  Well, late that evening she eventually came out.  At that point I had forgotten about the spiders.  I was sitting downstairs in the living room reading when I see her start to go back towards her room.  The next thing I know I hear this blood cuddling scream!! Whatever she had in her hands went flying, my husband runs out of the bedroom yelling what's wrong, the dogs start barking and the cat is running anywhere but where she's at!!  Amanda is up on a chair screaming and my husband is running up the stairs to the rescue.  I then realize what she has seen and lose it.  I'm laughing so hard I'm crying and can't even talk.  Priceless is all I can say!!  Needless to say, was I ever in trouble!!  Between you and me though.....it was worth it!!!  LOL!!!  

Here are the cards below:


Here's a picture of the inside.


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Amy

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October 25, 2013

Witches and Ravens Oh My!!!





TGIF everyone!!!!  It's Friday and I'm so excited for the weekend!!  I have all kinds of cards planned for Halloween!!!  I know my husband is going to be wondering what has happened to me!!!  One of my goals starting with Halloween, is to use up some of this fabulous paper that I have been hoarding!!!  Do you know what I mean?  I have both SU and Non-SU paper that has just been sitting in a very special spot begging for me to use.  I'm a devoted and committed to SU, but every once in awhile I'm traveling with a girlfriend or happen to walk by an unusual specialty store and the rest is history!!!  Oy!!  Of course, then I usually "save" the paper for a "special" occasion.  What special occasion you say?  You got me!!  So this is where we are today.  I have decided to pull out the goods and get to work!!!  LOL!! 

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October 24, 2013

A Halloween Spooktacular Week!!!


  Hello there!!!  This week at Pals Paper Arts we have another fabulous sketch from Nicole Watt!!! Do you know what is exactly one week from today?  Halloween!!!! 


Woot, woot!!!  Spooky costumes, fun tricks and candy galore!!!  Sounds pretty good to me!!!  This week and next I'm going to feature all kinds of Halloween cards.  So come back by and see all the fun!!! 

For my card this week I pulled out Toil and Trouble!!  I love the skeleton and the raven!!  So spooky!!  LOL!!!  The card base is Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Whisper White.  I then sponged the edges to give it a dark side!!!  The center is stamped in Tangerine Tango and then cut out with the Apothecary Accents die.  Last, I used the SU Bat Punch that is now retired. 





Here is a picture of the inside.  The little bats are a non SU punch.



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Amy


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Halloween with the Dynamic duos!!



Today's card is my one and only Witches slipper!!  The Dynamic duos is having a fantastic challenge this week with Tangerine Tango and Basic Black.  With those two colors you know you have to do the dessert option of Halloween!!!  What fun!!!  Here's my card I did for the challenge:


I have always wanted to try to make this witches shoe.  Having not planned ahead, I didn't go out and find a die to make this job a lot easier!!  
Instead, I had paper and a pencil.   What do you think?
I have to admit, this took much longer than I thought!!  LOL!!  I intended to make several of these gems for my friends and family.  Well.....I got one done!!  It took me two hours of fussing!!!  Eeeek!!!  Maybe now that I have figured out the details, it won't take me so long next time.
The card base is Basic Black for the shoe.  The upper part of the shoe is retired
SU Halloween DSP that has both orange and black in the pattern. 
For the tongue of the shoe, I used Tangerine Tango and ran this through with the Scallop Circle die.  Then I added black brads to represent the buttons.
Last, I fussy cut the spider from the now retired SU Dark and Dreary stamp set.

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Amy

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October 22, 2013

Envelope Punch Board!!!




Hi fellow stampers!!!  This week I have been playing with my new 
Envelope Punch Board!!  I don't know what took me so long, but I'm in LOVE!!!  No more boring, white, normal-sized envelopes!!  You can use colorful paper to create everything from very small to long and skinny.  
So Cool!!     Everyone is so excited about this amazing 
new addition to the line of Stampin' Up! products!

Here are some important facts for you to have:

Item Description Price
133774 Envelope Punch Board $19.95
  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use; it will go over as a huge wow when you demonstrate it at your events and your customers see it in action. It looks intimidating at first glance, but when they see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score they'll go crazy (in a good way).
  • It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it to your events and show it. It's also a great selling point when you show your customers how it's super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that they could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year's annual catalog, so it's here to stay.
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Have a fabulous week!!!

Amy

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October 15, 2013

Join for $25!!! Offer ends October 21st!!!



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Stampin' Up! is offering a special $25 Starter Kit (your choice of up to $26.95 in product and ships FREE) which will ONLY be available for purchase from Oct. 7 through Oct. 21.  This is the special we have ALL been waiting for and your budget-friendly opportunity to "test drive" all Stampin' Up! has to offer (discounts, resources, fun, even a little extra income if you want)
through April 30, 2014.

OFFER ENDS MONDAY, OCT. 21

This is the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Special you have been waiting for!!!  Don't miss this opportunity!!!  From now THRU Monday, Oct. 21, Stampin' Up! will be offering a special starter kit for just $25!  What a wonderful way for Stampin' Up! to celebrate it's 25th anniversary!
  • The $25 kit includes up to $26.95 of your choice of Stampin' Up! products (value must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax), a supply of annual and holiday catalogs and it all ships FREE.  Our regular $99 Starter Kit will not be available for purchase during this two-week period.
  • Test drive Stampin' Up! exclusive resources and discounts through April 30, 2014, with no obligation to purchase anything further.
  • Save!  Receive a 20% discount on every demonstrator order you place.
  • Receive 30% off your first demonstrator order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax).  Must be placed within 45 days of purchasing your kit.
  • Be first to know about new products and pre-order from new catalogs!
  • Reach $300 in sales by March 31, 2014 and renew an additional quarter (through June 30, 2014).  There's NO penalty to drop.
  • It's up to you!  Purchase the kit just for yourself and/or have fun and share Stampin' Up! with friends while making a little extra money.
  •  TO PURCHASE YOUR $25,  Click here to purchase your kit through me between now and Oct. 21.  You'll become a member of not only my team, but also the  Stampin Pretty Pals Community!!  We're nationwide, friendly, resourceful, virtual and fun!!!  
Hobby stampers are always welcome in my group! 

I love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!!  The relationships that I have made through Stampin' Up! are priceless.  Through my Upline, Ann Schach and Mary Fish, you will have access to our online social network with the Pals.  The Pals have so much fun and offer so many fun ideas too.  Stampin' up! is about sharing and I would love to share Stampin' Up! with you.  If you have questions or concerns, just drop me an email or give me a call.  
I'm happy to help you through you online registration!! 

Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you part of my team!!!

Amy
 

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October 10, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Latte Anyone?



Autumn brings some of my favorite things in life; crisp air, glorious colors in the trees and Pumpkin Spice Latte's!!  Yes my friends, I can't get enough of that warm cup of goodness!!  It just warms my soul!  This weeks color challenge made me immediately think of this fabulous treat with the colors of Fall. Of course, the stamp set "Perfect Blend" was right there ready and willing to be inked up.  Here's my card below:


Here is a closer look......



The Fall leaves and the birch bark are from the Simply Created Thankful Table scape.  I have found so many uses for the items in the kit!!  However, none of them have been what the kit was intended for.....a place setting!!  LOL!!

This weeks Just A Thought.....


Wow!!  Isn't that the truth!!  Sometimes we don't realize how very special a moment can be.  As you go through our journey in life, we age, friends or family come and go or you loose a beloved pet.  Those moments your sitting on a bench watching the sunset or throwing that toy for your dog for the millionth time, are special and priceless moments.  Never take for granted those little things!!


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Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Amy
Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Cajun Craze 
Stamps: Perfect Blend
Ink: Early Espresso
Fabulous Tools:  Dimensionals


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