Monday, January 31, 2011

Blog Award!!

So I received this bloggy award from the sweet, talented and wonderful JENN!! Thank you lovey:) I am so glad to have become friends with you and and super happy to be back working with you at the Outlawz!! You are my Cricut hero, and one day I hope to grow up, have a Cricut, and be just like you:)

In order to accept these pay-it-forward awards, I need to:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this(which I did up top..LOL)
2. Share 8 things about yourself(which I will do, down below all this)
3. Pay it forward to bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

Here are 8 things about myself I bet you didn't know:

1. I am obsessed with cows:)
2. I love Snickers candy bars
3. Baking is my passion, after crafting of course!!
4. I hate going on the computer but without it I feel completely cut off from everything!
5. Fiji water is my favorite bottled water because the bottle is pretty:)
6. My house is covered in picture frames
7. I have major OCD tendencies..but I fight them
8. I am moving in April to a bigger apartment!! SO freaking excited!!!!!

Now to my lovey's...(some of you are recently discovered, some not so recently discovered, but I love you all!)

I could go on forever...but I won't bore you all to death LOL...I love all my bloggin' buddies and every one of you is insanely talented and inspire me with every visit to your blogs! LOVE YOU GUYS!!! MUAHHHHHHH!!

Bold and Bright, Round 2!

I had an idea for another Bold and Bright Challenge entry, but it looked alot better in my head. I don't know what happened but oh well lol. It still came out pretty darn cute with these SU! stamps and Simplicity buttons! I had to hand punch the border for the desired look but it worked!

Color Combo:
Oh so CAS:

Thanks for all these AMAZING challenges Cathy!! They totally made my week playing with these scrumptious colors! Bring on the next challenges baby!!

One more for the Moxie!!

I had an absolute blast with these color combo challenges from Moxie Fab World. They were totally inspiring and some pushed me out of my comfort box!! I rarely start with a color combo so this was also a nice change! The color combinations where from the PC Color Inspiration magazine.

Here is the Pretty Pastels Challenge:

And my card:

I used chipboard letters and colored them with a black Copic. I then Glossy Accented them:) One of my very favorite techniques and products to use! I am a huge fan of the epoxy letters but man are the $$$! This is a great alternative! That little robot stamp...cutie pie from The Angel Company. Gems are Kaiser, glitter is MS. Ribbon is Craft Essentials, and all the paper except the polka dot pink is DCWV. The polka dot is KIWI Embroidery Paper, very cool texture, very different but fun to play with!

So I may squeeze in one more of these color challenges before midnight...let's see what happens!!


Last Day! Moxie Color Challenges

Today is the last day if you want to enter into any of the Moxie Fab Color Challenges. There are some amazing color combos to work with, and who doesn't love the chance to win some prizes or be featured in Paper Crafts!!

I finally found some papers and a design that worked for me with the Metallics Combo.

And here is the card I created!

Sorry for the shadow, the lighting here has been AWFUL with this yucko weather. The shimmery pink paper is TPC Studio Paradise Pink Shimmer, the glittery tan paper is DCWV Mariposa Stack, Kraft is Paper Company, Stamp from The Angel Company "Savvy Sayings", pearls from Kaiser and butterflies from Simplicity.

Thanks for another great challenge Cath!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab!

This one is a sweet one!! I have been meaning to get some Valentine's Day cards done and this week's Trigger completely inspired me to get on the ball!

Here is the inspiration photo:

And my little Valentine's card!

I totally love this paper and have yet to use it, it's been hiding in my stash for quite some time now! Now I want to make more for this challenge because the ideas are just flowing like wild fire!! Get out those yummy pinks and reds, and get busy!!

Hugs hugs!! Have a scrappy fun day!!

One fine scrappy day!!

Ok, well it was I'm running a day late....WHOOPS!! Haha, but it is another fine day at the Dollhouse with another fabulous sketch challenge just waiting for you to scoop up and get creative with! So I'm the GDT for the month of January, but you already knew that;-P AND here is the sketch (and don't forget to go look at the PRIZE you are playing for!!)

My layout:

You likey??? Me likey!! I love how this layout came out...I hadn't done a layout in god knows how many months and it was so nice to finally add to my overflowing scrapbooks has also inspired me to do my first 2 pager, in again, a VERY long time...

This was for a challenge on an AWESOME scrap forum Artistic Papercrafting ...very fun forum, with awesome challenges and super fun ladies!! Join it up, and mention MOI as your reference!

HUGS everyone, another snow day for us here....:)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Can't get enough...Moxie Trigger!

Tuesday came faster than I could blink this week!! And now it's already the end of Wednesday!! But here I am with the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger!! Gorgeous right??

How did this trigger inspire me?

Can you see it? I loved the color palette, it is so different, and I do NOT like mixing grey with brown...or black with brown, but this card totally yelled at me to use these colors! I have been loving on this stamp set as well lately..."Sew Thankful" from The Angel Company, it's been fun getting it all inky!! Hope you like my trigger card!!

HUGS to everyone, have a fabulous rest of the week!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Moxie Bright and Bold Challenge!

Totally loving these color challenges at Moxie Fab World! And here is another that I LOVED working with! The Bright and Bold Color Challenge is one of my favorite but very challenging color combos to work with! It's hard to get the colors JUST right!! Here is the color palette,

Now for my very CAS card to go along with it...I used mostly white with touches of black and pink and tangerine!!

(edited for new photo!)

Maybe a better photo is called for...the lighting is TERRIBLE here!! Night is no time to try and take pictures but I was just very excited to get this posted!! SO, tomorrow there will be a photo switch out that hopefully shows off the colors much better! Hope you like my card!!

Biggest HUGS! Amy:)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Another Moxie Challenge!

This is my 2nd post of the day so make sure to scroll down for earlier posts!

Cath over at Moxie Fab World Blog is on an awesome roll with these fabulous Color Combo challenges! AND I ran across the Clean and Simple Stamping challenge and fell in love with the sketch! So combining 2 challenges today which is very rare for me, but it was FUN FUN FUN!!
So first off is the Color Combo...

And here is the sketch from CAS Stamping...

Now for my interpretation!!

I had a bit of inspiration by one of the cards posting on the Moxie blog, the sun and clouds just spoke to me! (And it was the only papers I had that matching the color swatch!! EEEEP!)

Have a HAPPY day!!

Moxie Fab: Grey is the New Black!

And what a challenge it was! I think I went through 10 different papers before I landed on the 2 I liked the most...I even made embellies along the way that got discarded into the do-not-use pile! What can you do? LOL So for this Moxie Fab Grey is the New Black Challenge I was completely and totally inspired by this photo that Cath posted!
Photo from The Happiness School - Amanda Nisbet's Joyful Spaces via Decorati Access

And here is my card with some delish Webster's Pages and Pink Paislee!

Thanks for stopping by!! Big scrappy HUGS!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Moxie Trigger!

I loved the Moxie Trigger for this week, and after I discovered I can actually make these gorgeous paper roses (thanks to the wonderful Tammy's tutorial over at The Outlawz!) it got me awesome would the roses be in all different colors! So I pulled the colors from the trigger, made up some 2 tone roses, some glue, a sentiment and WHA-LA! Instant pretty card!

Ok so here is the Trigger Pic:

And here is my card:

Close up of the flowers...

I love how this came out...the flowers are a bit time consuming but fun! I do not own a 5 petal flower punch but I do have my Slice and on the Basics Cart it had a 5 petal flower and since you have to cut a hole in the middle of it anyways, it worked perfect because the hole is already there! Oh I love my Slice<3

Thanks Cath for another great Trigger!! And thanks Tammy for a fantastic tutorial!

Some creative yumminess!

Creative yumminess you actually get to EAT!! These amazing little homemade candies are not only extremely easy to make, but DELICIOUS!! Perfect teacher or bus driver, (any profession really!) GIFT! Now for the good parts....ROLLOS candies, pretzels and pecans (either plain or glazed, I used Pecan Pie Pecans...O-M-GOOD)

My sister introduced me to the recipe, I did a search online for baking instructions and wha-la! Here they are in all their chocolatey goodness!

So go to the store, by the goods, and get baking!


Place 1 Rollo candy on top of a small twist pretzel (as many as you want, you can get the tubes of Rollos and it comes with 8 in each roll, or the bag which has I think, 56 in it) Bake in the oven at 200 Degrees for 4 MINUTES (no more, no less, don't check them, just leave them be, I promise they will be PERFECT after 4 mins!) Take them out and IMMEDIATELY press 1 pecan (they usually come in halves, that is perfect) into each Rollo. It will smoosh perfectly into the top of the pretzel...should look like the picture above! Enjoy!!!

Big scrappy hugs,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Design Dollie's Color Challenge!!

So this month I am a guest designer over that the Design Dollie's Challenge blog!! I am was completely thrilled when they asked me to design for them for the month of January!!

First up in the Color Challenge! Red, White, Kraft and is my card for the challenge!

So head on over to the Dollhouse and check out the fabulous new challenge! They also have a new format for 2011 you will love! BIG SCRAPPY HUGS!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011


WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO, or YEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! It is OPENING DAY at The Outlawz!! A brand new Ning Community with LOTS of fun and exciting weekly challenges to get your hooks into! Head on over HERE and check out the brand new challenges that have posted! Join the open membership community and above all HAVE FUN!!
(flyer at top of my blog with info)

I was asked to design for this awesome site and gladly accepted the position so now I am a bona-fide OUTLAW!!

Ok, that's alot of excitement for one blog post...PLEASE come check us out!! We would love to have you!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tid bits:)

I have super exciting news and a couple of cards to share....

FIRST UP~ I was asked to be a GDT for Design Dollie's for the month of January...yes I know it is already January but I was super stoked they asked!!! Can't share those projects yet but you will have to check back to see them!!

SECOND UP~ I was asked to DESIGN for a brand new Ning site called The Outlawz!!! I was completely ecstatic and said YES YES YES!! It will be so great to be joining this fabulous group of women! I have the flyer about the opening of the site posted at the top of my blog, so make sure to check it out!! We go public TOMORROW JANUARY 10TH!!

Now for a little creative mojo...

the inside sentiment says "when you open your heart" stamps by Ippity

stamps by The Angel Company

That's all for now folks, make sure to stop by again though for some MAJOR yumminess!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

RRR's Blogoversary GiveAway!

So it's another awesome give away from Really Reasonable Ribbon's!! Very exciting!!! Here is the prize....

YUMMERS right?? Try and get your hands on it by clicking the link above and doing what they ask ya! TTYS! Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year and it brings peace and new adventures for everyone!!