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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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November 26, 2015

PPA277: Clean and Simple



Hey stampers!!  I hope of you are ready to enjoy a day of feasting with friends and family!! I think Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year.  I love to cook, create a beautiful table and visit with the special people in my life.  I'm so thankful for all the blessings this holiday.  

This week we have a cool sketch!  Everyone one on the Pals team had such cool interpretations of this sketch.  So creative!!   I decided to go outside my comfort zone and try a clean and simple card.  What do you think?   
Here's my card below:


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Amy














November 12, 2015

PPA 275: Hey, Girl





 Hey there Stampers!!!  This week we had some fabulous Fall colors!!  I was so tempted to pull out the leaves, the pumpkins and burlap.  However, I really wanted to do something different and fun.  Here's my card below: 



Several items from the bows, balloons to the little mustache on the dog are all paper pieced together.  What was I thinking?  LOL!!!  Well she looks like she's ready for a party!!  LOL!!

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Amy








October 22, 2015

PPA 273: Leepin' Leep Frogs!!




Hi stampers!!  Look at this fabulous sketch this week!!  This really had me stumped!!  What in the world was I going to make?  Then I saw these cute little frogs from "You're Sublime"!  Aren't they just adorable!!  The "reeds" are the little ferns from "Awesomely Artistic".


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Amy












October 8, 2015

PPA 271: The Sweetbriar Rose



Hi Stampers!!  Welcome this week to Team 2 and our awesome color challenge!!  I decided this week to include the simple, yet nostalgic, Sweetbriar Rose on my card.  This rose is such a trooper even into the Fall.  I can remember seeing this shrub grow wild in West Virginia.  It can even be considered a nuisance!  However, I believe it shows strength, perseverance and endurance.  We all need a little of those qualities in our life!
Here's my card below:


I also used the dragon flies from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set. 
To see a dragonfly in your dream symbolizes change and regeneration. It may also indicate that something in your life may not appear as it seems. Alternatively, the dream represents instability, flightiness or activity. You are always on the go.  Hmmmm....very interesting!!  
Now those are some words for thought.....

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September 24, 2015

PPA269 - Flower Fair for the Fall




Hi Stampers!!   What a awesome sketch!!  Love it!!!  When I first looked at it, I thought what in the world was I going to do!!  I then found inspiration on FB from Rosanne Mulhern!  When I saw her use of this Flower Fair stamp set; I instantly saw this sketch!!  Here's my card below!!


Thank you for the inspiration Rosanne!!  I used Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Pool Party for the flowers.  Love this color combination!!!
 
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September 10, 2015

PPA267 - Ready for Fall!




Hi stampers!!!  Love our NEW Pals Paper Arts platform!!  It's always wonderful to have a fresh new look at things!!!  What do you think?  Today's colors inspired me to do a Fall wreath!! 
Here's my card below:


Is it starting to cool off where you live?  here in Texas it's still in the mid 90's, but we can feel the light changing.  Fall is on it's way!!!

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Amy







August 27, 2015

PPA 265: The Wilderness Awaits



Hi everyone!!  Today's challenge leaves us with so many options!!  These days I'm feeling rebellious,  restless and ready to roam.  While I was sorting through my stamps, I saw The Wilderness Awaits.  I instantly new this was the set.  Seeing the Elk climbing up the rocks just spoke to me.  I'll be moving in my near future and I want nothing more to go out into the woods and just climb to the top of a mountain.  I want that feeling of seeing the world and knowing it's out there ready to explore once I'm ready.  Here's my card below:

 
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Amy















August 13, 2015

PPA 263: My Summer Garden



Hi stampers!!!  Look at these fun colors!!  Perfect for summer!!  With summer here for just a short time longer; I thought I would pull out my new stamp sets "Gift from the Garden and Awesomely Artistic."  They are both of my favorites!  So many possibilities!!
Here's my card:


I'm not ready to let go of fresh veggies and colorful flowers yet.  I love to see the growth of new life from the land.  Sounds like I need to start planning my Fall garden.
 
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July 23, 2015

PPA 261:



Hello stampers!!  This week is the Stampin' Up Convention!!  Most of the Pals are there getting the latest and greatest ideas from Stampin' Up.  However, I'm writing to you from Bellingham, Wa.  I'm here visiting my daughter Amanda.  Shortly, she will be returning for her third year in college.  What happen to the time?  I'm missing all the Pals though too!!!  I know they are having a blast!!
 
What a fun sketch we have today!!  So much for the imagination!!!  I decided to have fun with my card by completely embracing the sketch!!  What do you think?


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Amy













July 8, 2015

PPA 259: Best of Thoughts!!


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Hi everyone!!  This weeks challenge really did give me thought!  When I initially saw the colors I immediately wanted to do a July 4th theme.  However, guess what?  July 4th was last weekend!!  LOL!!  On to plan "B".    So I looked up and saw Best of Thoughts!  Viola!!
Here's my card below:



 The silver foil I thought would be fun to cut random hearts to add a little sparkle.  Completely opposite direction than I thought about heading!!  Lol!! 
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Amy










June 25, 2015

PPA 257: Stampin' Up Punch Art



Hello my fellow stampers!!  As many of you know, I'm really into Vintage Campers.  As soon as I saw this sketch I thought it would give me the perfect opportunity to create something using punch art.  I immediately thought of this little camper!!!  What do you think?


The flags form the diagonal line.   The camper and the little black window form the two circular objects.  All of the products used to make this camper were using Stampin' Up products such as Large Dot Embossing Folder, Oval Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Flag Framelits and more.  What fun!!


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Amy















June 11, 2015

PPA 255: Summer Fun!!


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Hello stampers!!  This weeks color I just love!   I know it's summer, but I still love color palates like this to use.  They are so versatile and just classic.  Some may feel this leans toward Fall, but to me the colors say shabby chic, coastal and beautiful summer flowers of shades of blues you can't get any other time of the year.  Below is my card for this weeks challenge:


What do you think?  I used the stamp set Butterfly Basics with Hardwood background stamp.  To make the background lighter, I stamped off the Early Espresso, so the color would not be so dark. 

Before, I go I wanted to show you this little cutie below.


This is a 1961 Shasta Airflyte.  This is NOT mine, but this is on my bucket list to have one day!!  Wouldn't this be so much fun to tool around with in the campgrounds?  I'm keeping my eyes and ears open! Too cute!!!

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Amy









May 28, 2015

PPA 253:




Hi my stamping friends!!!  This weeks sketch challenge is magnificent!!   What did you see when you first saw it?  An abstract?  Mountains or rolling hills?  See what I mean?  What fun!!  I invisioned rolling hills.  I decided to go outside the box and do a fun summer day.  We're desperately in need of sunshine in our state of Texas.  I live just outside of San Antonio near Blanco, Wimberly and on up to Austin.   Our area was tragically hit hard with floods that have resulted in the loss of lives and property.  Dallas and Houston have suffered even worse.  Today's card is in remembrance of our easy Texas summer days.


A couple of tricks you might find fun.  The clouds were made from the cup cake punch.  The tree leaves are from the stars border punch.  Who knew?  LOL!!

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May 14, 2015

PPA251: It's a Party!!!


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Hello stamping friends!!  What fun colors we have this week!!  
These make me feel like we're ready for a party!!  Thinking of a party, I thought of using the Bow Builder punch with these fun colors. 
Here's my card below:

 
Isn't this card fun with all thee Bows and colors?

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April 23, 2015

PPA 249: Shades of Spring


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Hi fellow stampers!!!  It's time for another fabulous sketch with the Pals!!  
This week I finally decided to use my "Butterfly Basics" and "Painted Petals" 
stamp sets for this fabulous sketch.  I just love them both!  
I'm already thinking about what I'm going to do next with them.  This card I used Old Olive for the fern stem.  It looks like I used three different shades, but I actually only stamped off the ink to get the different shades.     
Here's my card below:


Isn't that cool?
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Amy


April 9, 2015

PPA 247: The Three Shades of Purple!!!


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Hello stampers!!!  This week we have a color challenge which has proven to be a challenge for me!!!  I never use these colors!  Purple in three shades!!  YIKES!!!   If it wasn't for that the fact I'm a paper hoarder, I probably wouldn't even have these colors.  LOL!!  So after considerable thought and
contemplation; I decided flowers it must be.  Obvious, but hey, a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do!  LOL!!  Her's my card below:




The flower pot card is from a template I used off of Split Coast Stampers.  Isn't this fun?  I'm going to have to make a bunch more of these with all kinds of colors!!

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Amy














March 26, 2015

PPA 245: Butterflies for Spring!


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Hello friends!!  This week we have a clean and simple sketch that challenges your creative minds.  It's REALLY hard for me to do clean and simple.  I want to layer, fussy cut and bling out the card as much as I can!  LOL!!  I managed to just layer and bling a "little" this week.  My inspiration this week are our Mountain Laurels.  Here in South Texas their absolutely beautiful!!  The Mountain Laurels are in full bloom.  They're absolutely my favorite flowers here in Texas.  Their sweet smell is just intoxicating!!  The bees and butterflies just live on these sweet blooms while they last.   In looking at the trees I thought the butterflies would be perfect to have featured on my card. 
Here's my card below:


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March 12, 2015

PPA 243: Sneek Peek of Spring!!


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Hello friends!!!  Here in South Texas the first signs of Spring have finally started to show.  Today it's going to be 70 degrees!!  The rest of the week will be 75!!  Wow!!  The kids are loving it!!  This week is their Spring break so the weather could be more perfect.  Trust me though; we will be facing 100 degrees and higher before you know it.  For those of you up North, the dreaded winter is to you what our dreaded summer is to us.  Scorching sun, water shortages that lead to water rationing and dieing plants you've worked so hard to save without breaking the law.  However for now, we'll relish in the lovely sunshine and mild temperatures.  It's just beautiful!!

The card below I thought would be a nice reminder for us to start to look for the smallest signs of Spring.  You hear the birds sing more frequently, the green grass you notice peeking up or that flowering tree you have been waiting to bloom has finally sprung one little flower.  
Oh the anticipation!!   


I hope you enjoyed my card today showing you those small little touches of Spring.  I can't wait to do another card showing our trees in full bloom.  What fun!!

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February 26, 2015

PPA 241: Kick Up Yer Heels!!!



Hi everyone!!!  It's time for another fabulous sketch challenge with DT 2!!  Today's card is in honor of our Texas rodeo taking place for the month of February.  It's amazing what this city will do to host this event.  They even kick our amazing SPURS team right out on the road until this extravaganza is over.  Yep...Our basketball team is even named the SPURS!!  LOL!!  
Here's my card below:


What do you think?  I even had to added a little bling in honor of fellow team member Ann Schach!!  Ok, she's a pearl kind of gal, but Rhinestones I imagine would work too!!  LOL!!

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February 12, 2015

PPA 239: Be my Valentine!!!


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Hi everyone!!  Valentines Day is just around the corner! This day is such a wonderful time to tell someone how absolutely special they are in your life.  I sent my daughter in Bellingham a care box filled with chocolate hearts and tokens of love while she's away at school.  Speaking of Chocolates and tokens of love; how perfect are these gifts to go with our palate of Crumb Cake, Real Red and Soft Suede!!   Aren't these colors just scrumptious?  
Here's my card below:

 
What do you think?  Of course, we had to have Chocolate hearts!!!  They're calorie free too!!  LOL!!  The flowers are from the Flower Patch Stamp set stamped twice in Real Red.  Once I ran them through the Big Shot with the Flower Fair Die; I snipped the top flower between each petal to show dimension.   I thought it changed the look of the flower completely.  
Such fun!!!  

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Amy




















January 22, 2015

PPA: 237: Beep, Beep!!



I'm so excited to show off our new sketch designs by Nicole Watt and Kerry Willard Bray!  Aren't they fabulous?   This week we had some glorious weather here in South Texas.   Made me want to ho on a little scooter and go for a spin!!  BTW...My sister-in-law really does have a bubble gum pink Vespa.  Isn't this adorable or what?


As I was thinking of hopping on that adorable little Vespa; I thought immediately of the stamp set Today & Everyday.  Isn't that little scooter adorable?  I fussy cut the scooter so it would pop-up on the card.  This little scooter is definitely on my bucket list!!


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January 8, 2015

PPA 235: Missing You Already!!


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Happy New Year!!!
It's hard to believe another year has gone by...again!!!  Everyone always has said as you get older the years would go by faster.  Well....they're right.
However, I have to say 2014 ended well and it's been a great start to the new year.  

This weeks colors are perfect for the start of Winter.  I just love the cool tones!!  Today's card is for my daughter.  It was so hard putting her on a plane back to school.  I was missing her before she even left the car!!!  She loves college, so I can't help bet be so happy for her.  
Here's my card below I made for her.

 
Aren't those little snowmen adorable!!!   I thought this was so fitting to use the trees and snowmen from the stamp set White Christmas featured in the past Holiday catalog.  All the snow and bare trees I thought would be just perfect for these colors.

Before I go, I wanted to leave you with a picture of my girl.  My daughter Amanda was home for her winter break from Western Washington University.   We had such a wonderful time together.  She and I spent more time together this time than we had with so many other visits.  Amanda has grown up so much since she left in the Fall.   Here's a picture from school while she and her best friend were out on a walk.  Amanda found a leaf as big as a plate.  LOL!!


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Amy