Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stylish blogger award

I received the Stylish Blogger award from two people! First it came from Carrie over at Paper Glitter Stamps and then later today I found out that Karey at Creative Craft Corner wanted to pass the award to me as well! So thank you so much ladies for the Stylish blogger award!

The conditions of this Award are . . .

1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!
2. Share 7 random things about yourself
3. Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they've won the award.

7 random things about me...
I am addicted to the show Dexter. We get it on Netflix and everytime a DVD ends were like NOOOO we gotta wait till tomorrow to find out. Plus tomorrow will be the last disc for the seasons on DVD so were gonna be going thru Dexter withdrawals at my house.

I just ate french fries with my son.

At the end of this month my husband is being medically retired from the military because in august of 2009 he was diagnosed with MS. That's why the MS blog hop is something very near and dear to my heart.

I have a great BFF who introduced me to scrapbooking and I love her!!! and I'm jealous of all her scrappy stuff. She's got ALOT!!

I sleep naked (TMI hahaha)

I hate doing the dishes

I sometimes still take naps

Now onto the passing of the award.

p.s. I just had to add one more person to this award because after seeing her blog she totally deserves it! You have to check out Teri over at Creative Space she is really talented!!!

Announcing the Lucky Charm Blog Hop!!!

Hey Everybody! I hope you can all join me in the fun that will soon be had with the Lucky Charm Blog Hop! It is being hosted by two very talented ladies Nadia over at Nadias Beautiful Mess and Giselle over at Cross My Heart Paper Crafts. The hop will be taking place starting Thursday  March 17th to Saturday March 20th. Please help me pass the word along! This is going to be a hop you won't want to miss!

Monday, February 21, 2011


This is a test to see if my posts get uploaded to my FB page. :)

I'm finally on FACEBOOK!!!!

Hey ya'll!! I finally started up a FB page for Amy Designs. You can find me on there by clicking on the link to it on the left side of my page. I hope everyone comes and checks me out over there. I'd love to make some new friends and start showing more people my crafts. Thank you,  Amy :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Get Whale Soon

My BFF's baby girl is sicky poo and my son wanted to make her a feel better card. We used CAC, MPS stamps and Peachy Keen stamps. We also used some ribbon, glitter and glossey accents. The paper is from Stampin Up and my scraps folder.

All the pics are just different lighting. Wanted to show with flash and close up to light... I don't have a light box so I'm always taking like a bajillion shots to try and get the right one.

We hope you feel better soon Ava :)

The Liebster Blog Award!!

Yay!! I received the "Liebster Blog Award"!! The very talented Jenn over at Craftyful Gardens picked me to pass the award to! You should go check out her blog. She does really great crafts and she has a avatar that I'm jealous of!! hee hee
The Liebster Blog award is given to bring new blogs to light. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:
1. Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks
2. Let them know you chose them
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5. Have fun!

With that said, it gives me great pleasure to honor 3-5 others to bring awareness to other wonderful blogs!
Misty Rose @ Sweet Magnolia Rose

Please show these wonderfully talented crafters some love and support, they deserve it! Keep up the great work ladies!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Archivers Make and Take Projects

Today I dragged my lovely mother with me to Archivers to do the make and take projects they had. I'm not a fan of the card but the layout is pretty cute especially after I put the pictures on it. hee hee!! It went perfect with my Dad's 50th surprise party pics. Alrighty here's the pictures of everything I made.

p.s. thank you mom for going with me. :) and for eating baker square with me. Nom Nom Nom

Friday, February 18, 2011

So excited and I just can't hide it!!

My hubby just brought in our mail from today and my PEACHY KEEN STAMPS came in the mail!!! I'm soooooo excited to finally have some good sets of cute little faces and I also got the medium sized critter faces so my addiction to the CAC has just gotten worse!! YAY!!! I'm happy :)

Throwback Thursday Challenge (My Creative Time with Emma)

Hey Everyone!! This card is for the challenge going on over at My Creative Time with Emma. I saw this card cut for the first time on the blog hop I was just involved in. Mindy over at Grammie's Craft Room did such a great job on her card so I had to look up directions and try it out myself. You can find the template and instructions over at My Creative Exposure. I found her site thru yahoo and she makes some great stuff and has great tutorials.

Alrighty onto the pictures!!

p.s. I don't have the "Walk In My Garden" cartridge so I used "Accent Essentials" instead. Thinking outside the box!!

I used Accent Essentials for the flowers. My first time ever making flowers with my cricut!! I used Stampin Up for the plain cardstock, Me & My Big Ideas for the patterned paper, and my I-ROCK for the bling. The sentiment is hardly viewable but it's a rubber stamp I got at a garage sale. This card looks hard to make but it was the easiest card I've ever made. Hope ya'll enjoy!! I love reading your comments.

Amy :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I heart my sweet tooth

Another belated valentines project for ya!

We went grocery shopping today and the commissary had all their valentines stuff real cheap. My sweet tooth was calling out to buy the box mix of fun-fetti cake and make some nom nom cookies. When I got home I decided to turn the cookies into a really cute fun editable craft.

I used the heart from Plantin Schoolbook and I used my Peachy Keen Stamps

They taste as good as they look and my wonderful Hubby is taking them with him to his gaming night so I don't end up eating them all!! He was embarrased at first because it's a bunch of guys who play Warmachine but he loves me and I'm sure all the guys will eat them all up!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bee Mine

It is so awesome how much my son amazes me everyday. He loves Loves LOVES drawing and watching video's on youtube. So one day I decided to type in how to draw tutorials on youtube and he's been addicted to them ever since. He always comes to be and says, "How to draw bee" and then we'll look up the video and he'll sit at his white board and learn to draw something new. Then I'll sit there with him and teach him how to write the word of whatever he is drawing. It's mommy's pre-school!! hahaha I just had to share this adorable picture of what he drew this morning. Soooo cute! I love my little man.

Announcing my Blog Candy Winner for the Lot's of Love blog hop!!

Hey Everybody!! Wasn't the Lot's of Love blog hop a blast??!! I had so much fun reading all the very nice comments and making great new crafty friends. I'm gonna have to keep up with my postings now that I have a few more crafty friends to show my projects too!!

I'm so glad I was involved with this blog hop and I hope to be doing many more. In fact if you or any of your bloggy friends are hosting a hop I would love to be part of it.

So onto the winner of my blog candy!! I used to make this fair. I read every single comment and wish I could give everybody something but then I'd be broke! haha

The winner is: Jen! She said, "Oh my gosh! Love the banner, so cute! Love it, and the cards! TFS :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lot's of Love Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and Welcome To The Lots of Love Blog Hop!

This hop will be showcasing 14 different designers and their love inspired projects. If you are coming from Patti your right on track.  If you are just visiting and would like to join the fun hop on over to COURTNEY'S BLOG that's where the fun begins! We hope you have a great time hopping along and feel some love inspiration this Valentine's weekend! 

Now onto my Lot's of Love inspired project(s)!!

I was totally inspired to do a banner after seeing the adorable "Love Bug" on the create a critter cart. For the banner I used my cricut expression with the create a critter, storybook and alphalicious carts. I also cuttlebugged a few of the Marquee's behind the letters with a sixxix folder I got at michaels. (on sale of course!!) I blinged out two of the four corners on each Marquee with adhesive rhinestones and made a cute little bow for the "L". To string the whole banner together I used my new tool my Crop-A-Dile II which is a great tool to have. I punched the holes and used 3/16 heart shaped eyelets. Used red glittery ribbon to string thru the eyelets and there is my lovely banner.

***EDIT*** I forgot to mention how I made the letters glitter fabulous. I cut the shadow with bazzill bling and the top layer with plain red cardstock from stampin up. I use martha stewart glitter on the letters and once that dried I went over the letters with glossey accents. I love glossey accents it gives glitter that extra smooth shine! I hope everyone enjoys my little tips. :)


These cards were sooo simple and easy to make. I used K&Company Designer Paper and Stampin Up cardstock for the bases on both cards.

The two cards above I added some blingy rhinestones and also used my bakers twine for the first time from scrappymoms. The sentiment on the front is another sixxix mini embossing folder that came with the on sale pack. I inked the edges and added some martha stewart glitter to the letters to help them pop out.

For these cards I used some ribbon from michaels. I also added pink hot rocks and got to use my I Rock tool. That thing is so much fun. I want to bling out everything now!! The sentiment was cut from the Beyond Birthdays cart. I seperated the cut into 3 pieces on my gypsy so I could use different colors to make it pop.

Now onto the blog candy. Nom Nom Nom!!!
  I know all us cricut girlies go thru those blades pretty fast I am offering one package of cricut replacement blades. I'll also throw in a couple extra things but those are a surprise!! ;) To enter for the candy Please become my follower and  leave me a comment telling me what you think of my Lot's of Love projects.

This has been so great making these projects and I hope everyone goes and checks out all the other ladies on this hop. I have survived my very first blog hop!! Thank you Courtney for organizing all this and letting me join in on the fun.

Next head on over to Janice to see her lovely creation.

Here is the hopping list with links just in case you have lost your way.

1. Courtney "Krafty Keekerz"
2. Nikki "The Glamorous Side Of Scrapping"
3. Cindy (Cindylu2u) "Scrapping Room"
4. Erin "A girl and her craft box"
5. Shawnee
6. Mindy "Grammies Craft Room"
7. Cheryl "Nana's Creative Place"
8. Norma
9. Bree "Craft Scrapper"
10. Patti "Patti’s Paper Fun"
11. Amy "Amy Designs" **That's me!!**
13. Jen

Friday, February 11, 2011

Remember the "Lot's of Love" Blog Hop!!

Hey Everybody!!! Just wanted to give a quick reminder to come back and check out the Lot's of Love blog hop that I'm involved in set to start off tomorrow at 9AM. There are some awesome crafters in this hop and you won't want to miss a thing. There will be great giveaways and lot's of creative juices flowing. I can't wait to show you my project(s). I've been having so much fun getting in the Valentines mood. Oooh La La!!

See you all tomorrow at the Hop!!

Thank You

I made this quick super simple card for my Aunt and Uncle.

I used the "Just Because Cards" cart. I love the card bases on this cart. I also used the "Spots and Dots" embossing folder with my cuddlebug. The paper is Stampin Up, DCWV and scraps from my scrap folder.

I also for the first time got to use my new I Rock tool. I kow awhile back and I said I wasn't too impressed with it in the store but I went ahead and bought it and I'm glad I did. It makes such a difference on my crafts. Love the extra added bling!! Now I want every color of hot rocks and gemstones. hee hee hee

Thank you for looking :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Peachy Keen Sale!!!

Hey Everyone I just wanted to share with you the awesome sale going on over at Peachy Keen Stamps. I'm not sure if it's everything on their site or just the stamps but you get 25% OFF your order!!! Whoo hoo!!!

Amy :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lady Gaga on Mom Puter

My dumb neighbor......

The video explains everything....

The Sweetest Thing....

This morning my son and I were about to start walking downstairs to start our day. He looked up at me and said, "Mom carry." I said, "Baby Mommies arms have owies from shoveling yesterday. You can walk like a big boy." He looks at me with a sad face and says, "2 owies" and then points at my arm and then his ankle. So I said, "Mommy kiss your owie and make it better" and I leaned down and kissed his cute little foot. He then says, "I make mom better" and he kisses my arm. He looks up and me and says, "2 feel betters, Lycan feel better and Mom feel better." I wanted to melt right there. It was the sweetest thing ever!!!

A little background story.... my son was diagnosed with speech apraxia after a few months of speech therapy when he was 2 years old. Doctors and Therapist pushed and pushed him in therapy and we took him to specialsts and it was pretty much said that our son would never talk. He would need a device that he hangs around his neck and it talks for him. My husband and I were devistated because it just seemed like he was soooo young to get this kind of diagnosis. We continued therapy with him 2-3 times a week for an hour at a time and everytime we went he would just have these anxiety attacks. He would close up and maybe say one or two words in therapy. My husband and I decided last summer that the therapy was just making our son close up and it wasn't doing him any good. So we took him completely out of all therapies. About 2 months later I'll never forget it we were putting a diaper on him for nap time and we were singing the abc's and my son started saying every letter after us. That was the first time I knew we had done the right thing. From that point on he started trying to say more words. The words were coming out so clear and beautiful. If you have a child and when they are 3 years old and you've never heard their voice it is such a heart warming moment when you finally get to hear them speak. As of today he can say so many words and he puts sentences together and he totally knows how to get what he wants from mom. I'm the big pushover!! hahaha!!! But I wouldn't have it any other way. He's my sweet boy.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard of 2011

Hey Everybody!! I hope if your in a snowy area you are staying toasty warm inside and that you have power. Alot of people in the chicago area are without power but thank goodness we still have it. I'd go stir crazy without some kind of internet or TV. My son is being soooo goofy with me today. We woke up and looked out every window of the house and took pictures and just had fun giggling with eachother about how deep the snow is. I think we'll be snowed in here for awhile. I went and did my grocery shopping yesterday morning so if were stuck at least we won't starve. hee hee

Here is the first pic we took. It's the view from our back patio door. I measured it with my cricut paper cutter and it's 25 inches deep!

Anyone wanna come over for a BBQ???!!!

This is the view looking down at the back yard from my sons bedroom window. I didn't take a picture of it but the neighbors house straight back from this picture has a snow drift on the side of the house that is at least 9 feet tall. I wanna go walk thru it just to say I've walked thru snow. hahaha!!! But that won't happen I'm too chicken!! hahahahaha!!!

O.K. so our neighbors have 3 cars. Their sedan, SUV and big truck. We live in Navy Housing and have to share a driveway with them. Last night they were going out with their truck and compacting the snow into the driveway so they could just drive over it. I was so mad at them last night because they compacted all the snow with their truck and we only have a little corolla that would never be able to go over the compacted snow. So if we did have to leave we'd have to go out there and dig up all that compacted snow. They just made things really hard for us. At about 8PM I looked outside and both their truck and SUV were gone but they had left their garage door open. This is the what happened to them because they forgot to close the garage door.

I wonder what their gonna do now. I've not yet seem them outside with a shovel all winter. 

This is the view of the driveway... you say...what driveway??!!! It's totally covered by at least 20 inches of snow. Luckily the drifting made it so there is no snow directly in front of our garage. And I don't think the plows have been out in our neighborhood all night. The roads are completly covered as well. 

This is the view from our front door. The neighbors across the street got the snow drift and it's half way up their door. Those windows on the front of the house are at least 3.5 feet off the ground and the snow is right below them.

I hope everyone enjoys my snowy pictures!!! Thanks for looking!! Amy :)