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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.


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

Creative Recognition

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

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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. 


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!!!
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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


Brian King said...

Absolutely stunning, Amy! This project shows pure determination to recycle. I know you must be so pleased with the end result. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

Cheryl said...

This is a lovely idea! I have seen something similar to this. One Question...How did you get the paper strained and flattened?
Cheryl McAskill

Carol Carriveau said...

Fabulous use of scraps...and we all have tons of them...well many of us do! Will definitely give this a try...thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful card!

Amy O said...

I need to pick my jaw up off the floor. Wow! Not only is your paper-making absolutely amazing and beautiful, but your card is stunning. I love the rolled flowers and your pretty color scheme. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wowza! You broke out the kitchen appliances for this one! Such a beautiful card, Amy! I love the natural look to the paper and the soft colors. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

stampwithsandy said...

Homemade paper? Wow, that's pretty impressive. Do you have a source for your instructions? Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with The Paper Players!