Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day...

Good morning and welcome to the Memorial Day holiday
(here in the United States).

Today, we take time to celebrate the lives of those that 
died while in active duty in our country's military.

While some family's are personally affected,
and others are just grateful citizens that pay their respects 
to those that have suffered this great loss,
we all are moved by the strength shown by those that have lost those closest to them.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Adirondack Chair Cards...

I finally had some time to work with some of the new products
that arrived just before we went on vacation.

I've always liked Adirondack chairs
and they were prevalent in the yards in Connecticut (where we were on vacation).

So, I was excited to get home to use the new Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies
and the chair in the set...
once I got a chance to start creating again.


I made two variations of the card...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Make it the Way You Like... (Paper Pumpkin Alternative)

Sorry that I am a day late on my 'Monday Blog Post'...
Things were quite busy, so I just didn't get everything all done yesterday.

But here it is, a Paper Pumpkin alternative for this month's (May 2017) kit.


A little pink :) but I was using colors I have that coordinated with the kit.
It will be great for ladies.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Graduation Hat Card...

So, their rightful name is mortarboard
but how many actually look that up 
when they want to make a graduation card?

Simple and to the point is a good way to go!


There are two graduates in our family this year...
One from Law school
and the other from High School.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Nature Scene Bible Journaling...

Psalm 104 has a number of references to nature in it.
And after reading in my daily reading, 
I decided to journal a nature scene...


Here is the video showing my process.


The stamp sets used are retiring at the end of May,
so if any peek your interest,
don't wait to order them!

In the Meadow Clear-Mount Stamp Set            Always an Adventure Clear-Mount Stamp Set
The colors used today are
Pacific Point
Tempting Turquoise
Smokey Slate
Old Olive

What have you been working on in your Bible?

Thank  you for coming to Create with Me today!

"Who laid the foundations of the earth,
that it should not be removed for ever."
Psalm 104:5

Amanda

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fabric Inspired Card...

Last week, I put this picture on my Facebook page
showing the fabric I was using to make culottes with matching ink colors.
My friend wanted to see the card inspired by the culottes!
So, I came up with one...


And it also has two matching varieties to go with it.


Here is the video showing how I made it...



I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the Flourish Dies
(the bundle will be available until the end of the current catalog),
which are carrying over to the new catalog!

The colors used are

Dimensions are in inches...
The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
The background 3 3/4 x 5,
and the sentiment piece is 3/4 x 3 1/2.
Extra pieces of very vanilla and/or other matching cardstock
 are needed for die cuts.

How do you get inspired for projects?

Thank  you for coming to Create with Me today!

"And this is the confidence that we have in him,
that, if we ask any thing 
according to his will, he heareth us:"
1 John 5:14

Amanda

Monday, May 8, 2017

Appetizer Umbrella's for Geography Fair...

Here at Quarter Acre Academy 
we are finished up with most of our 2016-2017 school year.
Part of our activities included a Geography Fair.


 Our local homeschool group did it's second academic fair this year.
(Last year it was History.)

My oldest daughter chose to do the United States National Parks.


My youngest daughter did Norway.


All the kids did a good job!

A friend of ours was also participating in the fair 
and did her display on the Amazon Rainforest.

We all were bringing snacks, with a lot of them being from the areas being shown on the displays.

The idea for the Amazon Rainforest was little umbrellas on some pepperoni and cheese appetizers.
But the umbrellas couldn't be found at the store...


So, I'm going to show you a quick video on how I made some easy Appetizer Umbrellas.


Supplies needed:

toothpicks
printed paper
2 inch circle punch or dies
tape

What are you doing to finish up the school year with your kids?

Thanks for stopping by to Create with Me!

"Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, 
thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
Psalm 12:7

Amanda

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Scrapbook "Show and Tell"...

Today is National Scrapbook Day...
So, I thought I would take you on a tour of the scrapbooks I have done.


"Scrapbooking is a method for preserving family history, 
personal momentoes, photographs, newspaper clippings, 
artwork and other memorabilia."
There is a complete overview of what the day is about 

Here is the video tour of my the scrapbooking I have done in the past.



Do you enjoy scrapbooking?
What is your favorite way to scrapbook?
Do you use a particular memory keeping system?

Thank you for stopping by to Create with Me today!

"They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
 and shall sing of thy righteousness."
Psalm 145:7

Amanda

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Silver Lining...

Do you ever have a project were it is just not turning out the way you wanted it to?
Today's card was one of those kind of projects.


I worked on it, but what was developing wasn't what I wanted.
So, I walked away...

Did other things and then came back to try again.
I don't even think I returned to it the same day.

But the break must have been needed, 
because after I started on it again, it worked into something I liked a whole lot better than where it was going earlier.

So, I made one of the 'good' ones for you...


Silver Lining card stats (in inches):

Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set
White card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 
scored and folded at 4 1/4.
Night of Navy cardstock cut at 4 x 5 1/4.
Another piece of white cardstock at 3 3/4 x 5.
A piece of Designers Series Paper at 1 1/2 x 3.
A 2 inch circle of
2 inch circle punch or die or stitched die.
A scrap piece of white cardstock for the cloud.
Stamp set used was the Sprinkles of Life,
along with the coordinating Tree Builder punch.
Tree Builder Punch
Thank you for coming to Create with Me today!

"Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; 
and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds."
Psalm 36:5

Amanda

Monday, May 1, 2017

April Paper Pumpkin Alternative Idea...

Welcome to a new week!
Last Monday I shared an idea for different ways 
to use your April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, 
well, today I have another one!

The extra it uses that are not included
 in the Paper Pumpkin kit is a piece of white card, 
a piece of printed paper, and some coordinating ink.

I also did this one that is very similar to what the kit is,
 except I did only the Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry colors
 and added a strip of Melon Mambo cardstock (that's not included in the kit).

Here is the video showing how I put the green alternate card together.

I enjoyed working with this kit.
There were some refill kits available, but they sold out already!
It was very popular.

Do you like the thoughts of doing some paper crafting, 
but don't want to invest in a lot up front?
Why not sign up for Paper Pumpkin? 
You get everything you need right in the box for only $20! 
(And that includes the shipping!)
Sign-up by May 10th to get this month's box...
don't miss another month!


Thank you for coming to Create with Me today!

"Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.
Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble;
incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily."
Psalm 102:1-2

Amanda