YES! You are the right page! I just have a new name! :) After realizing that I do more than just scrapbooking, I've decided to change the name and will be changing the look.. I'd do a whole new blog but I'd hate to have to start all over.
Here you will find scrapbooking ideas. There's a ton of older posts that used the Cricut, but lately I haven't been using it much and well, my sewing machine is gaining more miles by the day.

Files are currently not available due to file hosting fees, please send an email to amkscrap @ gmail.com (no spaces) if you would like to request a file and I'll see if I still have it on hand.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Relax.. and have a seat!

Someone on one of my yahoo groups was looking for a couch..
here are 2 rough ones that I did.. both made with George! Hopefully you can do better color combinations than I did lol!
Both are .cut for the Cricut Design Studio

And... just a quick note.. the blog candy will be mailed off later today, sorry for the delay but I was waiting for a package to arrive for one of them, and I didn't want to mail off until I had them all ready to go! I will send confirmation numbers to the winners!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Christmas Card

A little late in posting, but here is the card that I sent to Andre.
Candy Canes were from Christmas Cheer.
Paper is from the Shimmer Stack.
The Merry Christmas I printed directly on the paper, sprinkled some clear embossing powder, and used the heat gun on it.
The gold paper is vellum, and the silver ribbon was in my stash.

Inside read. "No matter what I get for Christmas, you're all I really need" which was also printed and heat embossed for a nice raised look.

Thanks for looking!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Blog Candy Winners!

Thank you all for the wonderful comments the last few days! I really appreciate and enjoyed reading all of them!

Here are the winners!
**Please contact me at amkscrap@gmail.com with your mailing address, all prizes are still inroute to me, and hopefully I should get them by midweek, and then I will mail them out**

Day 1 - Cricut Cardmaking Book
Blogger Tanya said...

Love all your projects! Gee I cant even remember what my first project with the cricut was...Gonna have to think about that!

Thanks :)
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

January 4, 2011 10:19 AM


Day 2 - CGull Tools
Blogger Karen said...

Had fun going down memory lane. I have a few carts that I have only used once or twice.

January 8, 2011 9:27 PM


Day 3 -Gingerbread Mini Cartridge
Blogger Sandy T. said...

Hi Amanda,
I love your blog! I enjoy getting the emails.
My favorite cart winnie the pooh font. I love winnie the pooh. And the font is neat.
Sandy Twardesky
Jessiesmom0659 @ yahoo.com

January 5, 2011 8:56 PM


Day 4 - My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies
Blogger Michelle said...

We do lots of crafts, painting, making cards and pictures, beading, etc. Thank for the chance to win
Michelle in NJ
meeshella2 at aol dot com

January 7, 2011 10:56 AM


Day 5 - Sentimentals Cartridge
Blogger Melinda said...

Aww, resolutions are tough, but I hope you keep this one, cuz I'd sure enjoy reading your blog at least twice a week, too! Here's to a fantastic 2011!

melindapate at gmail dot com

January 9, 2011 1:28 AM

Thank you all for helping me celebrate my 3rd year Blogaversary!!!!

Blog Candy - Closed!

Just a heads up, the blog candy posted in the earlier posts is now closed!

I'll be posting the winners in a few!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Busy Busy!

and the ONLY thing I got done today was approving comments!

Tomorrow I'll do the drawing for the blog candy, so if you haven't had a chance to enter, make sure you click the links below and comment to enter

I have really enjoyed going thru my old posts, and hope that it will motivate me to do a lot of scrappy things this year.

Friday, January 7, 2011

There are no words left to say...

I must say that I am more than glad that I did this recap post, as it brought a surprising and sad email from a friend. I hope that he doesn't mind me sharing this, but I received an email from Ron, from the Ron and Kili recap in the 2008 post. I read it just as I was walking in to work, and by the time I was to my desk, I was in tears.

(last names and locations removed to protect privacy!)

Remember back in 2008 you helped in campaigning for votes for Ron and Kili. Ron and Kili had entered a video contest on YouTube as residents from Bayshore Apartments, You had urged all your contacts to vote for Ron and Kili. Ron and Kili had received over 6,500 votes from YouTube viewers and from 37 countries.
Kili and I thank you for your wonderful support in 2008. January 3, 2011, Kili passed away from a long illness from copper toxicity. Kili had been Ron's faithful Service Assistance canine since July 2002. You remember watching Kili remove clothes from Ron's electric dryer while filming Ron and Kili episode on YouTube.
Thank you and your many friends for supporting Ron and Kili in 2008.
God bless.
Ron and Kili

My deepest sympathy goes out to Ron, as Kili was a great companion. She will be missed, and will live forever in our hearts.

I talked to my friend, Beth, whom I had showed the video to back in 2008 and she remembered how cute it was to see Kili taking the clothes out of the dryer. She told me that she will talk to Mr Willie tonight and tell him to show Kili around the Rainbow Bridge.

I feel like there was a reason that I was to do this recap.. and perhaps this reconnection was the reason... kinda odd how God works things out...

2011 : My dreams, Hopes and Wishes for the Future....

There is no where left to look than ahead right now.

I am determined to make my 2011 the best year ever. I have no idea what the future holds right now, but I do know that it will be a busy one. We've got a wedding to plan and figuring to do, who knows where the days will lead me to.

Last year I made resolutions, and well, I wasn't very good at keeping them.. I did for the first month.. *maybe* and well, I'm not quite sure what happened but they did not get done. And I personally didn't think that they were that unreasonable.. read a book, use my page kits etc.. all very with in reach thoughts.

So this year... I'm not quite sure what I want to do. I know that I want to atleast do 2 blog posts a week. I think I'll start with that, and so far.. I'm off to a great start.

We'll end this on a happy note...

Thank you all for following and joining me in the recap of the last 3 years! I love reading all the comments and emails that I have gotten over the last few days!

Now.. for the fun stuff! (wait.. it's all supposed to be fun right?!)
If you have made it this far.. then you surely deserve a chance to win! Blog Candy #5 is..
SENTIMENTALS .. Cricut Cartridge!

All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST!

What are some of the things that you hope to do (Crafty or non crafty) in 2011?

**please make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you yourname @ yourdomain works well (as long as you put the spaces in there!)**

Winner will be drawn on Sunday January 9th!

Previous Blogaversary Candy - be sure to comment on each post to be entered for the drawings of that item!

**Note.. I have not had a chance to approve comments from yesterday's post, will do that when I get off work, so even tho it does say "0 comments" I have over 100 to approve in my query! I just want to write them down before I approve them so I don't miss anyone **

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010 Revisited.. and BLOG CANDY TOO!!!

2010 was a year of adventure for me! It was the first full year that I lived on my own (ha, for the first time in my life, I was single.. but not for long :) I juggled work, family, friends and scrapping.. and although it was hard at times.. especially from March - July.. my manager was let go, and I ran the department for those 4 months.. I couldn't have done it with out my bestfriends, Kathy and Beth! They kept me sane .. well mostly.. for that time... they are also the best coworkers anyone could ever ask for! Because of them, I was able to take 2 long weekend trips.. one to the Minneapolis area to meet up with Andre, and the 2nd to go down to his place in Charlotte.

This picture is actually Christmas 2009, but I posted it as my first post in 2010.. Uncle Eric, playing with Lilly and her barbies :)
On a sad note.. next week will be the one year anniversary since my friend, Beth, lost her doggie, Mr. Willie. Shortly after Mr Willie's passing, Beth adopted another doggie from the shelter, Solar, who she says has the same characteristics as Mr Willie, and does a lot of the same things that he used to do, and enjoys the same things.

And here are Miss Lilly's Valentines for the year.. can you believe that she wanted these AGAIN this year?! I told her that maybe she should go with something else since the Vikings had a bad year.. so we decided on Littlest Pet Shop and Batman/Superman. Looks like I got a project to do!
And no valentines day is complete with out handmade cards from your child! Scrapbooker in the making I tell ya!
And here is Lilly and her older Sister Joslyn, with wooden spoons and swords. There is a cute video on this post, you can see it here!
This train makes a cute card for kids all ages! Get the Gypsy file on this post! and see other variations on this post!

I was asked by a coworker to make a baby banner for her daughter who was having a girl. She wanted the baby's name and something pink/purple and poofy! Read all about the making of thisbaby banner with my cricut and fabric on this post!

And I was busy making cards for the Bulbs to Blossoms sale again, so here's a post with a bunch of different cards!
Here is a display board that I made for work! Aren't they adorable?! Sadly, I was told earlier this week that the sheep need to be "relocated" :( as Serta and Menards have finally figured out something to put there that shows the different types of Mattresses that we carry. I've seen pictures of the poster, and maybe I'm just bias, but my Sheep are MUCH cuter! Here's the postwith the full board!
And Cricut Lites were spotted at Walmart! This is pretty much the only scrapbooking stuff that my store now carries :( so sad the selection is limited to a 4 foot section.
I was part of a back to school blog hop, and you can click on this post and see my project!
Another silly picture of Miss Lilly!

You can check out the Spooky Town Village display that I did for work on this post, with Franken-Ray and Dra-Ray-Cula!

Just a halloween card :)
Miss Lilly on a horse at Nelson's Farm in Minnesota
And with the Ghost that followed us home!
In September, Andre and I got engaged! Here we are at my parents house.
And here are the invites...over half of them are made (just the fronts so far) there is no date set yet. But I'll be going down there in a month and hopefully we can get that finally figured out, along with engagement pictures taken.
Here's Santa Ray, all ready for Christmas!
And a Gas Grill Cut File! View the post here to download!
I had made the grill card for my dad, since I wasn't sure if the cover that I ordered would be there in time for christmas. Well, it arrived at their house yesterday, so Dad cleared the grill off, and put his new cover on :)
And this was just 2 weeks ago :) Christmas Day will Miss Lilly!

Now.. for the fun stuff! (wait.. it's all supposed to be fun right?!)
If you have made it this far.. then you surely deserve a chance to win! Blog Candy #4 is going to be... My Pink Stamper Stamps - Winter Punnies

All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST!

Do you craft with your children? (or grandchildren or nieces, nephews etc.. the children in your life) What is your favorite crafty thing to do with them?

**please make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you yourname @ yourdomain works well (as long as you put the spaces in there!)**

Winner will be drawn on Sunday January 9th!

Previous Blogaversary Candy - be sure to comment on each post to be entered for the drawings of that item!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2009 Revisited Part 2- and Blog Candy Too!

I hope that you have enjoyed the last 2 days worth of posts :) It's been fun myself going through my blog and looking at all the things that I've done over the years.

The layout below was done by Phillis, she was so kind to share it with me, using the appliance Cut files!

And here is Ray, he was my First layered SVG that I cut out!
This was the year that I painted my baby bug Purple..
Here is a Wonderful Word book made by Lisa (BugJunkie) Isn't it AWESOME?
You can find this project and many other very cool wordbooks on her blog
And for those that don't have Designer's Calendar, here is a link with a bunch of differentcalendar grids, all made with George.
And here is a Sympathy card that I made that year.. details about it are on this post
September 2009 is when I moved into my own place.. so what better thing to share than aMoving Van!
And.. after the long move.. how about a drink? They are on me tonight! Click the link to find this one and many more.. in SVG Format!
And here's another wordbook.. Click here to go to the post and download the file!
Looking for a few different techniques? Check out this post to see a few of my favorites!

And I had spent a weekend with Lilly and we crafted all weekend long! I see a future scrapper in the making, and we usually do crafty projects when I come to visit. See our fun here!

You can check out this post here and download this #2 Card

I did the Holiday Village and put my cricut to work making a banner to hang, it reads "Happy Holidays from Menards" and there was a Ray at the end.
And I made a few Baby Cards :)
Everyone got Altered Coasters for Christmas, and I made a cute little box to put them in! Click on this post to see how to make the box.


Now.. for the fun stuff! (wait.. it's all supposed to be fun right?!)
If you have made it this far.. then you surely deserve a chance to win! Blog Candy #3 is going to be... Cricut Gingerbread - Holiday Mini Cartridge.

All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST!
There were many different cartridges released during 2010, over 100 of them!

What is your favorite cartridge (new or old) ? and why? :)

**please make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you yourname @ yourdomain works well (as long as you put the spaces in there!)**

Winner will be drawn on Sunday January 9th!

Previous Blogaversary Candy - be sure to comment on each post to be entered for the drawings of that item!