Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fishing Birthday Card!!

Hey Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing good today!! So on Sunday was my nephew's 9th birthday. He wanted a fishing theme birthday, so I decided to go with that theme for the card. So I recently got the Teddy Bear Parade cricut cartridge and it had a cute little fisherman bear. I loved it and thought how perfect it would be to create a fisherman bear. So I wasn't feeling the eyes that they do on the cartridge. It's too plain for my tastes so I created my own eyes. I did the card colors in green, brown and a light  khaki color. I inked it up in shades of brown as well. The bottom edge I used a Martha Stewart Scallop dot punch that I just bought. I tied a piece of string around the top of the pole to give it that realistic look. I hope you enjoy the card!! Thanks for taking the time to view my blog!!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dragonfly Birthday Card!!

Hey Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a great day today. I didn't get the oppourtunity to get this posted yesterday but as promised I'm showing you it today. So my soon to be sister in law's birthday was June 26th but we weren't able to celebrate it till Forth of July. I smoked some ribs, chicken and corn on the cob and I made a mud pie cheesecake. I was nervous on how it would turn out because it was an experiment. Haha. I've never made it before. One of my desserts I always make for the holidays is a mud pie and EVERYONE tears it up. Well my sister in law loves cheesecake so I thought why not combine the two and see what happens. It turned out really good! I liked it. 
So my sister in law likes Dragonflys so I decided to make her a card with a dragonfly on it. I started out with a standard A2 card and cut a dark pink out in that size. I cut the orange out slightly smaller and then used my Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch along the top and bottom. I tied a coordinating ribbon in the center.  Then cut out another lighter pink square and swiss dotted and inked it. I cut the Happy Birthday using the Birthday Cakes Cricut Cartridge and added a little swarvoski crystal bling to the i. Then I cut the cute little dragonfly using the Create a Critter Cartridge. I popped it up with some pop dots. I hope you enjoyed the card!! Thanks for taking the time to view my blog!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Father's Day Card!!

Hey Everybody,

How is it going in your lives today?? I hope you are all having a fantastic day, if not I hope that it gets better for you! Well I want to appologize for being gone so long and not posting anything. : ( I've missed you guys!! I'll give you an update on what's been going on in my life. In a previous post I put that my parents had both went to the hospital at the end of May for two separate things. Took about a week for both of them to recover and get back to their normal selves. Then I got busy with some summer things and then before you knew it, it was Father's Day.

So I hadn't had the oppourtunity to work on anything till I made my Dad this Father's Day Card. I really missed getting crafty. I've been learning over the past few weeks just how much I love getting crafty and creative using my imagination.

So for the card I wanted to use shades of brown and green because my Dad's a hunter and loves Deer. I used a standard A2 card and then cut out some squares for the background. For the green part I embossed it with an argyle folder and just chalked the edges in brown. Then I cut a square and turned it and chalked the edges brown. I put a brown strip in the center and chalked it brown too. I pop dotted the diamond with the deer.  I used the Disney Classics cartridge and cut out a silhoutte of Bambi's Dad. Then to finish it off I added some brown buttons to the edges.

Well I hoped you enjoyed this card!! I will post another cute card tomorrow!! : ) Thanks for taking the time to view my blog.

~Amanda~ : )

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scrapbook Storage Makeover!!

Hey Everyone,

Sorry I haven't been on in a while!! Both my parents were in the hospital all last week. My dad had cellulitis on his leg. : ( And my mom had a severely enlarged gallbladder that had to be taken out. She seems to be doing better now. Dad's leg is still pretty red and tomorrow he's going to get a biopsy on it. Hopefully he gets back to normal soon!! : )
So today I want to show you a yardsale find that I painted and redone!! I got the scrapbook storage at a yardsale for $3.00 a piece!! It was plain white, but I'm not big on just white furniture, so I decided to paint it. My craft desk in my room is a dark chocolate so I wanted to paint the outside a chocolate color. And then I wanted some pink because it added a little oomph to it. 
First I painted the scrapbook drawers and shelves pink and decided I wanted to get another color as well so it would match my desk. After I painted it all I decided I wanted to add flowers, so it wasn't too plain looking. I hope you enjoyed my project!! Thanks for taking the time to view my blog!!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Scrapbook Yard Sale Find!!

Hey Everyone,
I hope you all are having a fantastic Friday out there!! I'm having a pretty good one!! So today  wanted to share with you a yardsale find!! Mom and I go to yard sales on Fridays and Saturdays looking for some good deals!! Well this particular visit I found this storage/organizer thing for $5.00. I filled it with a lot of my scrapbook card making items. It's really handy and useful for me!! : )
I wanted to give you an update on some crafty projects I'm working on. I'm working on a particular gift for my sister right now. I'm about 50% done with it!! Hopefully, I can finish it soon and get a pic of it on here for you guys!! I'm also working on a few other projects as well. Thanks for taking the  time to view my blog!! : )

~Amanda~ : )

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blackened Chicken Pita Pizza!!

Hey Everyone,
I hope you all are doing great!! I thought I would share a recipe with you today!! It's Blackened Chicken Pita Pizza!! MMMMM!!! Ok so to start off I fired up my outdoor electric grill. I then put some Zatarain's Blackened Seasoning on the Chicken!! I love spicy flavoring!! After a while, then I took out my vegetables to grill. I had yellow, green, and red peppers as well as mushrooms, and red onions. After all that was done cooking on the grill, I brought in the vegetables to cut up. I also took out the pita pockets and put them on the grill I lightly brushed olive oil on one side and put just a little tomato sauce and some shredded mozzarella on the top half. You have to be careful and watch the bottoms because it could burn. After the cheese melted I took it off the grill and brought it in and put chicken and veggies on them!! They have a slighly crusty crunch to them !! I served it with a Salad. It's a light and healthy meal with just a little kick!! I hope you can try the recipe sometime and let me know what you think! Thanks for taking the time to view my blog!!
Much Love
~Amanda~ : )

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Card!!

Hey Everyone,

I hope you all had a great Mother's Day yesterday!! Yesterday happened to be my Birthday, so I had a pretty busy weekend, so I didn't get a chance to upload this pic. So I wanted to tell you guys a funny story. So my sister threw me a birthday party and invited family over. Well she realized yesterday morning that she didn't get candles, so I told her I would pick some up after church. I bought a package of some white candles. Well my sister was doing dishes and asked me to set out the cake and put the candles in it. I looked at the candle package and saw it said relight candle. I thought it meant you can use them again. lol so it comes time for me to blow out the candles and everytime I blow them out they relight lol I'm like ok what is going on and finally I'm able to get them to blow out. I looked at the package afterwards and notice the word magic. My family was laughing hysterically and when they found out I bought them for myself they really laughed. It was a pretty funny moment.

Here's the Mother's Day card I made. I used the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cartridge for the background. Ok I was having some serious issues  with the cricut the night I made this. I couldn't get Happy Mother's Day to cut no matter how I tried. I tried Best Mom like 5 times and it wouldn't cut. It just kept ripping when it was cutting. I need a new mat, more glue and a sharp blade I guess. Then I used the Flower Shoppe Cartridge for the flowers. I made the card in shades of yellow and purple. I like those colors together. I hope you like the card!! Thanks for viewing my blog!!

~Amanda~ : )