Monday, January 21, 2019

Jan. SID Reveal

   
Welcome to Stick It Down first card sketch of 2019. This month the sponsor is Cheeky Studio, find them at 
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This month's sketch is on that I created. It is a super simple design which makes it nice if you are tight on time but want to create. 

   Here is my take on it. I kept the embellishments down since I had so many patterns going on. 
Supplies: cardstock (My Mind's Eye), pattern paper (The Paper Studio), journaling card (Becky Higgins), washi tape (Scotch Expressions), stamp (Concord & 9th), stamp ink (Tsukineko), tool: (MISTI) 

   Stop by Stick It Down blog to see the complete reveal and play along for your chance to win. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Bloom Review

   I haven't done a product review in a long time and an online friend wanted to see the Bloom storage container in action. So today, I will be talking about the We R Memory Keepers Bloom. (disclaimer: I didn't purchase it but my parents gave me one for Christmas) 

As you can see I got the white one, which I love. At first glance, it doesn't look like a container but a stand. However, with a twist of the wrist, it is transformed. Plus, it is a one hand operational. 
   With a twist of the top the petals of the bloom open to reveal a total of 15 containers and an additional one in the center. I love the sizes of the "bowls" it offers. As you can see I still have 2 empty petals to grow into :) (pun intended).  
 
   This is how I stored these items before. This was not a great option since it kept gathering dust in the cups and when I knocked it over everything went flying. 

   Pros:
   1. It can hold a lot of little things that can easily get misplaced. 
   2. It keeps the items dust free when closed. 
   3. It has a little weight to it once filled making it hard to knock off the table. 

   Cons:
   1. I think it only comes in three colors. 

   Thanks for stopping by. Tell me what you think, I love reading your comments. 


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Looking Back

  While here we are at another end of a year. A time to reflect on what has happened in the last 12 months but for this girl it is a look back of the favorite projects of the year. 
  Here are my top 12 projects of the year, or the ones that are on my computer and I am too lazy to get photos of the other items. 

I loved this page. I got to use a lot of old products on here. 
    A fun valentine card 
   My first TN spread.
    I think is one of my favorite because I never saw a hot air balloon go by our house before. 
   My grandparent's anniversary card.
    I actually did a pinned project. 
   My first time doing something with a day in the life photos. 

  I love the fun flag border. 

    The first skirt that I sew that had a zipper. 
    Altering wood floor samples and wood stamp blocks. 
   My first layout as a guest designer for the Wild Hare Kit Club
    I am loving making these fauxdoris. 

   Here to hoping 2019 will just be as creativity filled. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dec. Card Stick It Down Reveal

   Hello everyone. After a whirlwind of the past month, I am posting. This card I will be sharing with you is based on the current month;y sketch over at Stick It Down. 

When I created this card it was a little tricky since I wanted to use larger elements on the card. I think it came out well. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park Paper Co.), stickers (Echo Park Paper Co.), sequins (Spiegle Mom Scraps), die cut (The Paper Studio), and frame punch (We R Memory Keepers).
   Here is a little closer look. I love the glittery snowflake. 
You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketch challenges over at Stick It Down. Just post a link to your creation to their sidebar on the blog. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Nov. Card Stick It Down Reveal

   Welcome to another card sketch reveal over at Stick It Down. This month's sponsor is Make Paper Art is an Etsy shop where you can purchase one of a kind digital cut files for all of your crafty projects! Each cut file is designed by me, Amanda Kirby, and inspired by the world around me! I am a scrapbooker at heart so many of my files are geared towards that, but they have many uses! Party decor, TNs, Vinyl cutting, you name it! Be sure to play along with this month's sketch for your chance of winning the monthly prize. 

   Here is my take of the sketch. This card was for my grandma's past birthday. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Crate Paper), journaling card (Project Life), washi tape (The Paper Studio and Cotch Expressions), stamps (Stampabilites), ink (Hero Arts and Memento) and sequins (Spiegelmom Scraps) 

   I love using my journaling cards as an anchoring feature of this card. 


Monday, October 22, 2018

Oct. Card Stick It Down Reveal

   This month's sketch at Stick It Down was one of my first sketches that I created for them. It is something simple but works with any style of card. 
   This month we teamed up with the challenge blog White... With One. Their color this month is elephant grey. They're using our sketches and we're using 75% white on our pages with a touch of grey. Be sure to read their rules HERE and play along with both challenges. Two for one! How fun!

   Here is my card. 
 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (My Mind's Eye), sequins (Fancy Pants Designs and SpeigelMom Scraps), stamp (Simon Says Stamp), stamp tool (MISTI), washi tape (Scotch Expressions), die cut (Bella Blvd.), and ink (Tsukineko)

   Here is a closer look. I hand cut the negative spaces in the bottom pattern paper. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to Stick It Down to see the full card team reveal.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Card - The Wild Hare Kit

   Today is the last project I am sharing over at The Wild Hare Kit club as their September's guest. 
   For my last project, I created this anniversary card for my parents that was made from just scraps from the kit minus the card base. Be sure to head over to their blog to see how I created this card. 
   
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Pink Paislee, Carta Bella), die cuts (Pinkfresh Studio), stickers (American Crafts), sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps), wood veneer (Pebbles), twine (?)

Friday, September 28, 2018

Layout Smile - The Wild Hare Kit Club

   I meant to post this layout that I created here earlier in the week but I kept getting sidetracked by yard work or cooking. Anyways, enough of the excuses.
   Here is the layout that I created of my dad using my September's hand-curated kit by The Wild Hare Kit Club.
 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Pebbles and Pinkfresh Studio), wood veneer (Pebbles (sequins (SpiegleMpm Scraps), die cuts (Pinkfresh Studio), flair (?), and stickers (Pinkfresh Studio and American Crafts), and bakers twine

   Here is a little closer look of the hand-stitched arrow. To see more details head on over to The Wild Hare Kit blog. 



My First TN - The Wild Hare Kit Club

     I can't believe I am going to say this but I did my first ever traveler's notebook spread and I LOVE it. When this trend first hit the scrapbooking industry I said: "That is NOT for me".  Boy, was I wrong? I have been wanting to do a cooking/baking theme scrapbook but doing a big album seemed unrealistic since it would take a lot of real-estate. 

   So here is my first TN spread in my cooking theme book. All items used on this page was included in my September's kit from The Wild Hare Kit Club. Plus, I even used this month's sketch as my inspiration. You can check out the sketch and a more detail post here
Supplies: pattern paper (Jillibean Soup, Pinkfresh Studio, and Pebbles), die cuts (Pinkfresh Studio), and stickers (American Crafts and Pinkfresh Studio)

   As you can see I even used a puffy sticker on the spread. I love that the Pinkfresh studio puffy stickers are not bulky. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Love Ya - Layout for The Wild Hare Kit

   Here is another layout that I created with the Sept/ kit that I got from The Wild Hare Kit club as part of their guest designer for this month. This page is of my cousin and grandpa (Jido). I love this month's free cut file that came with this kit. 

 Supplies: cardstock(Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee, Pebble), embellishments (Pebbles, American Crafts, Pinkfresh Studio, SpiegelMom Scraps)
  Be sure to stop but the kit club's blog to see a closer look. https://thewildharekits.com/love-ya-12x12-layout-with-mandi/

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sept. Stick It Down Reveal

   This month over at Stick It Down sketch blog we have a special sponsor, SpiegelMom Scraps. She is offering a special coupon code to all the SID peeps so they can enjoy a 20% off with code SIDSMS.
   Here is this month's sketch.
   Here is my take on the sketch. I created this fun Love card and used the Authentic You sequin mix from Spiegelmom Scraps.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Studio Calico), die cuts (Pretty Little Studio), wood veneer (Pretty Little Studio), sequins (Spiegelmom Scraps), and washi tape (My Mind's Eye)

   Here is a closer look. 




Thursday, September 6, 2018

Layout - The Wild Hare Kits

   Today's my first blog post over on The Wild Hare Kit Club blog. Head over to their blog to see a more in-depth detail of my project. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Pinkfresh Studio and Jilibean Soup) sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), die cuts (Pinkfresh Studio), wood veneer (Pebbles), stickers (American Crafts and Pink Fresh Studio)

   Everything that I used on this page minus my sewing machine came from the kit.