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Sweet Sparrow Bible Journaling...

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This week went by so fast...  Sorry for not posting on Monday,  because, although I have material ready,  I had not been able to get a post written.
But today, I have a few minutes to share my Bible journaling with you...
For this particular project, I did not use all Stampin' Up! supplies.... I used what I had on hand that went with what I wanted to produce on the page.
I love the bird and hope to get more bird stamps,  so I can do a variety of them in the pages of my Bible, not to mention other projects.  Birds are rather versatile and most people don't mind them!

Here is the process video... Enjoy!

What Bible journaling have you done lately?
Thank you for stopping by to Create with Me today!
"But even the hairs on your head are all numbered.  Fear not therefore: ye are of more value then many sparrows." Luke 12:7
Amanda

Daffodil Woods Card...

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Daffodils are the first flowers we have around here when it starts warming up, and I like them! So, I went with them as my inspiration for a card...

I just love seeing the daffodils in the woods.
This card is a little more involved, but there is a video!

The card details:
White card base is 5 1/2 x 8, scored at 4 1/4 inches. Piece of Mint Macaron cardstock at 4 x 5 1/4 inches... then the middle removed at 1 inch in all the way around,  then done again at 1/2 inch. all the way around. White background piece at 3 3/4 x 5 inches
Ink colors are Mint Macaron Daffodil Delight Peekaboo Peach
As of this week, the new catalog has been released to demonstrators. There is some great stuff in the new catalog! However, with the new catalog, some things must go... So there is an extensive retiring list... (you can find the items here)
And the two stamp sets I used for this card In the Meadow (which I love)and the Oh So Succulent set are on the list to go... You can still get these stamp sets until May …

Super Simple Thank You Card...

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Today, I wanted to bring a project that was super easy and didn't take too many supplies. So I came up with these...
They went so fast that I made 4 up before I even got around to making the video.


I think it helped using different colors.
From front to back: Sweet Sugarplum Old Olive Bermuda Bay Smokey Slate
Then in the video I make the Bermuda Bay one,  but I also made one with Island Indigo...

I decided to go ahead and stamp on the inside of these cards as well.

The video here will show you how I did the outsides...
The stamp set used was the Flourishing Phrases from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.
I hope you enjoyed this simple card project and thank you for coming to Create with Me today!
"Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare." Psalm 75:1
Amanda

Just Stop Losing Your Happy...

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Today I have a Happy Birthday card for the Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop...


If you are stopping by today for the hop, welcome!  If you are a regular follower of Home Designs by Amanda,  Thank You for your continued viewership!

Today is the April Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop
and the theme is to use the Retiring 2015-2017 In-Colors.

There are a couple of birthdays coming up in the next couple months that I need cards for...  so I decided to make some cards for them.


I used the Number of Years photopolymer stamp set for these cards. While I was working on these cards, I was away from my desk,  and a family member caused an unintentional misplacement of one of the stamps... specifically the 'happy' stamp.
So, when I discovered that it was gone, we went looking for it, and found it in the entry way to another room of the house...
But the story doesn't end there...
That night I left everything where it was on my desk because I wasn't feeling well.. and still needed to work on …

Getting projects ahead...

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So, like I mentioned in Monday's video, I am trying to get some planning and projects done ahead  so that I am not scrambling each blog/video day to get something posted.

It is going well, but I am far from feeling far enough advanced... So, for today, I am going to take a day off from posting a new project and video.
This planning ahead will hopefully help me add to my posting schedule...
When I first started the stamping and doing videos in January,  my husband and I decide that I should post videos two days a week  - Monday and Thursday - and thought that would be a good start.
Well, two-ish months and some social media insights later, a better number sounds like three.

So, I'm setting up my plan for posting three projects/videos a week... but to do this and keep up with consistency,  having them ready ahead of time will be crucial.
Hope you don't mind the day off... but to keep you going, you can sign-up for my newsletter, either by clicking on the tab at the top of t…

Planner Update and Decorating...

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Welcome to a new week friends! This weekend I was watching videos to find out ways that other people  keep track of their blogging and video making schedules... to keep from scrambling around on the days needing post to get a video and post ready to go!
With that, I did some layout changes to my planner and decided to show that,  and the decorating of it today!
I'm still liking the lighthouse - High Tide - stamp set,  so I went with that for this weeks planner decorations and ended up using 5 ink colors...

I really liked the colors and look that worked out this week :)
Here is the video showing what I did to my layout and how I stamped it...
To review a little on the colors... I ended up using
Tempting Turquoise Old Olive Daffodil Delight Tip Top Taupe and Bermuda Bay.
Along with the photopolymer stamp set, High Tide.

So, do you decorate your planner for each week?
Thanks for stopping by to Create with Me today!
"Then are they glad because they be quiet;  so he bringeth them unto …

Minimalist Cards...

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These super simple cards are based from the Monochromatic cards I posted here on Thursday,  but are basically the same concept...

When I was editing the video of the original card (shown below...),  I noticed how cute it looked even before I put the larger plain white piece over the stamped piece  and thought I would see how they looked as cards...

So, I started making this one in Bermuda Bay to have just the ONE stamped layer,  but when I stamped the sentiment on, it was crooked!  So, another small piece of cardstock to the recuse to cover it.  I just "smudged" the edges, stamped the sentiment, and assembled.

However, I still wanted one with just the one stamped layer,  so I made another one in Peekaboo Peach... very simple!

They just use a card base  (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored and folded at 4 1/4 OR  like the Peekaboo Peach above, 4 1/4 x 11 scored and folded at 5 1/2), 
a piece of white cardstock at 4 x 5 1/4, 
ink,
 and a stamp set (Flourishing Phrases is what I used). 
The B…