Technique Tags – Fabric Fun & Water Mist

If you are jumping in on this post series,  you might want to see all the techniques,  and you can find them here. You also might be interested in knowing that one lucky winner (USA only) will received the set of tags I created and photographed for this series.  (Information at the end of the post!)

Intro & cardstock tearing

Background Stamping & Sanding Cardstock

Tissue Inking & using sponges

Pockets & Tags

Faux Stitches & Patchwork

Pop Dots & Window Panes

Sponge Backgrounds & Crinkling

Random Stamping & Doodling

Today’s techniques are ones I don’t use often,  but they definitely make a statement on my project when I do.

The first one is Water Mist.  This is done with a stamp, ink & some water in a fine mist spray bottle.

watermist_ins watermist_imgThe next one is fabric fun,  and although it adds a lot to a project or page,  I don’t do it often as I don’t yet have a sewing machine set up or ironing board for that matter.  Hand stitching is not my favorite thing  🙂

FunFabric_ins FunFabric_img


Now you might want to know how you can earn chances to win These tags.   There are several ways.  Write a comment on this post.  (1 entry)   Share this post link on your Facebook post and let me know on my FB page Crafting with Amanda that’s you’ve done it.  (1 entry per share).  Like my FB page.  (3 entries)  If you’re a pinterest person, for every technique tag you pin, you receive an entry.  (up to 35!)    At the end of the contest I will assign each entry a number and using a random number generator will pick a winner.  I will announce the winner on this blog, and then contact them to get the address where the tag book should be sent.

If you would like a copy of my technique instructions file,  leave a comment with your email and I will send it to you.

Happy Crafting and Good Luck!

Time to starting thinking about 2017.

Yes,  our CTMH planners are available now.    Supper cute and a great way to keep yourself on schedule,  but for me it is also a great way to look back on everything that has happened in the year.

I’m re-using my binder from last year,  so I will make a new cover for last year’s pages.  It’s a great way to preserve our family memories.  (good and bad!)

Happy Crafting.

It’s Here, the new Holiday Inspirations Book!

Get your own copy of the new Holiday Expressions book delivered to your door when you place any order on my website.


I am loving all the new paper.  I typically do,  but there are some papers that take longer for me to find my mojo than others.  This book also had a couple of those,  but I am now hooked.  Looking forward to getting back in to the school routine and perhaps some crafting time for me!  I have so many ideas of projects that I want to create with these great papers.

Close to my Heart has started highlighting a paper pack of the month,  it is available after that time,  but the bulk of their marketing will be about this paper.  In September Jeepers Creepers is their choice.   Here are some of the artwork their artists created.

16-he-jeepers-creepers-birthday-card 16-he-jeepers-creepers-pocket-pages 16-he-jeepers-creepers-be-scary-card 16-he-jeepers-creepers-wyw-card-set  16-he-jeepers-creepers-monstrous-card-set 16-he-jeepers-creepers-happy-halloween-card 16-he-party-time-wyw-cardmaking-kit I’ve selected all the cards to start with,  I will do another post with the scrapbook pages!   Some of these cards are from the Jeepers Creepers workshops your Way.  I am truly loving the new workshops your way that CTMH has put together.  Everything I need in one kit,  little waste,  and both layouts & cards.  SIX layouts come together quickly!

Happy Crafting!

AMAZING Deal – only $75!

I’m not just saying that.  The special promotion for July is a consultant sign up special.   Those of you who have been following my blog know that I will gladly share the opportunity to become a consultant,  but I don’t push or pressure.  That being said,  the numbers don’t lie.

$75 kit cost + shipping (guessing $10) + Tax (in MI $5.00 ish) = Investment of $90   Gets you $125 in product and supplies in the kit (shown below) + $50 in Select Product Credit + another $31.90 in product during the month of July!  So that’s $206.90 in goodies for approximately $90!

If that’s not enough incentive,  you would be one of the first people to get your hands on the new Annual Inspirations Book!  Could purchase  any of the exclusive CTMH  cricut cartridges at a discount!  And, get the latest CTMH papers FREE!   This is the month to sign up to be a consultant.  (I feel like this is a commercial where they keep saying “But, wait!  There’s more!)


In addition to the basic tools you get in the new consultant kit,  you receive $50 in Select Product Credit that you can use right away to pick papers, inks, stamps and more that YOU want, not what some marketing guru decided would be best.  In July,  you also get a bundle of one of the new Fundamental Paper packs and complements.  ($19.95 + $11.95 Retail Value)


Wow,  What more could you want.  I am available to answer your questions,  just send an email with your phone number, or indicate a different way to get ahold of you.

Happy Crafting!

De-cluttering House – the forever task

“De-cluttering House – the forever task” sounds more menacing than it really is.  It just takes time and I sometimes find it takes mental strength as there are so many, many decisions along the way.   I just realized that I haven’t put a post up in over a month and when I stepped back to figure out why that was,  it’s because it’s fall,  I’m in the process of cleaning out one of our Pandora’s closest and this is a busy time of the year with craft shows, crops and family.

Just so you don’t think I’ve forgotten you,  I’m going to share this month’s special and the pattern for creating some great (& fast) scrapbook pages.


Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 USD / $85.25 CAD each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95 USD / $23.75 CAD! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

Pretty Cool huh?

I will suggest that you cut 2 papers at once and get double the layouts.  You can use old paper packs or new.  great way to get some crafting in without having to make so many decisions and taking a lot of time.

fundamental-scrapbooking – Download and print this file to create this great Fundamentals workshop!

Happy Crafting!