Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Please visit my new blog here:

Hey there my stamping peeps, sorry I haven't been here for a while.  There have been many things in the works over the past few months and I'll be debuting a new blog sometime soon. I'm aiming for sometime in May.  So stay tuned.

Also my wonderful hubby John has been teaching me a little about photography and it obvious compared to his mad skills (immediately below) that my, ummm "skills" (every other blog photo) have a lot to be desired.  But bare with me while I practice and I promise I'll have some exciting news and all-new projects (and photos) on my new blog to share with you later this summer.

I'll keep this post at the top of my blog and in the meantime happy stamping!
Love and hugs,

This is an old SU! set called Dream Garden, which I'm kicking myself for giving away - LOL!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Deborah the Bumble Bee

I did an emboss resist technique using a chicken wire background stamp and "washed" on my honey ink colors using an aqua painter.  My name Deborah means BEE in Hebrew and I semi-collect bee stuff..well at least bumble bee rubber stamps that is and these Paper Smooches ones are some of my favs ;o)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Birthday Stretch

Just a quick-n-easy (aka clean and simple) kitty card. 

Stamps: Technique Tuesday, Paper Smooches


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pulse Sympathy

My heart goes out to all the victims and their loved ones of the tragic event that took place in Orlando this past weekend.  There just aren't words.
I don't and can't understand why there is so much hate. 

Monday, February 29, 2016


This is my first (and possibly my last) attempt at Zentangle, yikes, this took a really long time BUT it was kind of fun!  I can see how it may become addicting or at least something to do while talking on the phone ;o).  Below is the stamped image before and after I colored with Copic markers and then did my doodling using a Copic multiliner.  You can read more about Zentangle here:

Stamps: Leane Creatief (flower), amuse studio (sentiment)
Cardstock: amuse studio
Other: copic markers and copic multiliner

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Consultant #12405

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Botanicals Just for You

I made this card for a wonderful friend Kyrie who is a new SU! demo (congrats!), an amazing card maker and a dear, DEAR friend!  Love you KyrBear!   

all supplies are SU!

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Monday, February 08, 2016

Hodgepodge Valentine

This is one of my "hodgepodge" cards which is basically just leftover pieces from other projects that were left on my desk.  I kind of like how it turned out and it's good timing for a Valentine card post. <3 Happy Valentine's Day!

Quick Tip Tutorial:  I punched the hearts out of real red cardstock then I colored them with copic markers and added some white dots and dashes for highlights.

all supplies are SU! except for the stitched circle is MFT and the black glitter washi tape is from M's.  Oh and copics markers.
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Inky Fishy Friends?

This is an old SU! set called Fishy Friends and each image is just cuter than the next.  I originally had a different sentiment on it which was, "Inking of you" then I realized ummm, DER, this is a jelly fish not an octopus!

Quick Tip Tutorial: to get the inky background I used an old piece of mesh screen and dabbed versamark onto watercolor paper and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I wet the water color paper and used SU reinkers and just randomly smooched on a couple of colors with a paintbrush.  Here again the technique would have been perfect for an octopus (DER) not so much for a jelly fish.

Stamps:  SU!, amuse studio
Ink:  SU!
Paper:  amuse studio, watercolor paper
Dies:  amuse studio
Schtuff:  sequins, copic markers, mesh stencil, clear embossing powder

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Calico Kitty

Just a cozy little kitty card to share with you today.  It's hard to see in the pic but I scored the white cardstock to make it look like bead board.  HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.

all supplies are a*muse studio

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Monday, December 07, 2015


I've often wished that stamp companies would include both spellings of the holiday in their sets. It seems they almost always only give the more common option of "Hanukkah" but some people prefer the more traditional spelling "Chanukah".  Regardless of the spelling this is a beautiful holiday that honors God's miracles...HAPPY Chanukah/Hanukkah everyone...ENJOY!  

Stamp: SU!
Dies: MFT, Quickutz
Other: amuse studio - cardstock, silver cording, splash, sequins

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Consultant #12405

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Christmas Open House

Email me for more information on my 
Ava Anderson Non-Toxic
Christmas Open House on 
Saturday Dec. 5, 2015
10am - 2pm

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Summer Torture

Well it's not supposed to be SUMMER but it certainly feels like if here is SWFLA!!   90+ degrees in November with no relief in sight.  
This is TORTURE!  May as well post a summer project since it may as well be SUMMER - ARGH!!!

all supplies are a muse studio
Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Consultant #12405

Saturday, October 31, 2015


The BEST day of the year!!  Happy Halloween everyone hope you have a FANGtastic time!
all supplies are SU! 

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fancy Favor Halloween Treat Box

One more Fancy Favors Box Halloween door prize.

all supplies are SU! 

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fancy Favor Spider Box

If the Bigz Box #2 is my favorite SU! box then the Fancy Favor box runs a close second.  This was one of the door prizes at my 2011 Halloween stamping party.  This is the first year in 10 that I haven't had a Halloween party...I'm getting a little sad :(. 

all supplies are SU!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BINGO Halloween Card

This card is a total CASE, I case'd it over two years ago so I apologize, I do not recall where I saw it??  If anyone knows, please add a comment or email me and I'll update this post giving credit for this KILLER card!  I just had to make one for myself and I'm now kicking myself for selling the stamp set(s)!
all supplies are SU! 

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Consultant #12405

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Peppermint Swirl Halloween

This card drove me crazy trying to complete it, but when I added the CHRISTMAS peppermint swirls it was just the finishing touch I was looking for!  And now qualifies as one of my reverse Halloccasions cards.  
all supplies are SU! 

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Consultant #12405

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2012 Halloween Party Door Prizes

These are some pics of the door prizes I gave away a couple of years ago at one of my annual (until this year) Halloween stamping parties.  

All supplies are SU! except for the mason jar and picture frame,  The image in the picture frame is from SU! My Digital Studio.  I can't take credit for the captured ghosts in the jar idea, I think I saw the idea on Pinterest...?

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

BOO Box #2

I think the SU! Bigz Box #2 is my all-time favorite Sizzix box, I've used it for so many door prizes over the past few years.  
all supplies are SU!

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Spiders Eek!

The incy wincy spider...
all supplies are SU!

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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Trick or Treat

One of my 2011 Halloween party make-n-takes.  
All supplies are SU!

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

The Most Wonderful Tome of the Year!

October is here - YAY!  My favorite month and holiday are approaching but I'm a bit bummed out because I can't decorate my house the way I usually do.  This year I have TWO puppies, a 7 month old & and 8 month old and while the 7 month old is a good girl the 8 month old is a TOTAL TERROR!!  I wouldn't be a happy haunter if my decorations were destroyed.  Likewise since I've been a busy ghoul with my new Ava Anderson Non Toxic business I haven't had time to make my usual variety of Halloween paper projects.  So for this year I will post some things from the past few years, before I had a blog and that I haven't posted before.  So while they are old to me, hopefully you enjoy them as new to you.  HaPpY FaLL YaLL and HaPpY HaLLoWEeN!
All materials used for this project are SU!
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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Is is Fall yet?!

This owl just cracks me up, I colored him using a waterbrush/aqua painter and reinkers.  after I colored him I also used white acrylic paint to really whiten his eyes.  Even though it's still one million degrees here in SW Florida I thought a September 1st posting should be at least somewhat Fall(ish).

Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink: SU!
Paper: amuse sugar and watercolor paper
Dies: nada
Schtuff: acrylic white paint & aqua painter
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Resigning from a muse studio

Hey there everyone, I’m blogging today to tell you that I'm resigning from a muse studio and have found an amazing non-stamping company to work for (more on that in a moment :o).  I've been a stamper for, well, pretty much ever and rest assured I'm certainly not stopping my all-time favorite hobby!  So stay tuned because I will be continuing with my amped2stamp blog and posting cards made with lots of different stamping products YAY!  I'll also put in one last a muse order on 9/15/15 if anyone wants to order from the current catalog and/or the holiday catalog just let me know.

Now to tell you about my new position as an Ava Anderson Non-Toxic consultant.  I'm SO OVER THE TOP excited about this line of products I want to share it with everyone! For those of you who don't know me I'm a skeptical, analytical person who has severe allergies and sensitivities and I have to read labels and be cautious with anything I put on or in my body.  I had absolutely NO intention of signing up to be an Ava consultant when I went to my friend’s avaHOUR and really I had no intention of buying anything because I figured the products would just be more of the same toxic stuff everyone else has and I would have a reaction to it.
EDIT: effective as of March 2016 Ava Anderson Non-Toxic is now PUREhaven Essentials.  Ava Anderson was sold but the only thing that has changed is the name, it's STILL top quality, all non-toxic ingredients and we have lots of new products now too! YAY!


Well let me tell ya, after hearing the educational presentation (and I consider myself an informed consumer) I learned so many things!  Then I started reading the ingredients on the products and knew they were safe for me to smell and test while I was there.  I was so happy and relieved because I had ZERO reactions WHAAAT?!  So I placed my order, went home and did EXTENSIVE research on the company and their mission and ended up signing up to be a consultant.

I held my first avaHOUR and knew immediately this is what I'm supposed to be doing! I'm so thankful to my friend Terri who invited me to her avaHOUR and that I went - snort!  I truly believe that I can make a difference in people's lives with these products and to help you make healthier choices about what you put on your bodies and use in your homes every day.  

Please take a look at my PUREhaven website and be sure to click on the informational tabs at the top, there's a lot of valuable information available to you.  And after you look around I welcome your comments and want to hear your thoughts.  Please try these products for yourself and your family and see just how effective and amazing they are.  Once you've done that I know you'll want to spread the word and book your own avaHOUR with me so you can experience what I did for yourself (you don’t have to be local, we can do virtual avaHOURs!).  And better yet, do your own research and then sign up to be on my team...I want to build an Ava ARMY of Toxic AVAengers!  Please let me know if you have any questions, I want to spread this health message and help everyone that I can. 

Non-Toxic, stamping hugs,
PUREhaven Essentials Consultant #12405

EDIT: effective as of March 2016 Ava Anderson Non-Toxic is now PUREhaven Essentials.  Ava Anderson was sold but the only thing that has changed is the name, it's STILL top quality, all non-toxic ingredients and we have lots of new products now too! YAY!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Muse Studio Retiring List Cards

Here are a few cards that I haven't gotten around to posting yet.  Some of the products are retiring at the end of this month so I thought I'd share them with you before they go into retirement.  

Big Words

Big Words & Mad for Plaid

Big Words & Floral Duet

Pretty Peonies 2

Sending my Love (already retired)

Sunflowers (sold out)

Harlequin Background

Springtime Day

All products are Amuse Studio unless otherwise noted.
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