Sunday, November 16, 2014

Good morning!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Special thanks to Mary Fish for selecting me as today's guest designer on her blog. This project was inspired by my soon to be 100 year old grandmother. She is an amazing woman who has been my compass in this world and to whom I owe everything I am. I gathered some of my favorite photos of her and created this display tray.
 
 
I   used the All is Calm DSP for the background in each space as I wanted a vintage look for this project. I cut out Gray and Lost Lagoon pieces, inked the edges with coordinating ink and glued each piece in. I then matted each photo with Whisper White and Black card stock and glued those in place. In the first photo, my grandmother, Amanda, was just fourteen years old. In the second photo, my grandparents are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. In the large photograph, my grandmother was in her early thirties and already had eight children. In the photograph that follows she was in her mid to late thirties. In the next photo she was in her early 40s. In the last photo my grandmother was in her late 70s.
 
Now the fun part! Embellishments! As you can see, I used stamped images, ribbon, brads, thinlits dies, and rhinestones to decorate my project.
 
My grandmother has been a presence in my life for as long as I can remember. My grandparents came to the United States after losing everything in the war that tore my country apart. Following my
grandfather's sudden death, she found herself alone at the age of 62 in a foreign country with three little girls, my to sisters and I, ages 7, 8, and 10. In spite of that, my grandmother managed to raise three professionals. She is my inspiration, my friend, my confidant, and this is my tribute to an incredible woman who has led an amazing life, my grandmother.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Have a great day!
 
Angie
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014



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Welcome to the November Pals Blog Hop, we are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects.


You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Candy Ford's Blog at  http://stampcandy.net on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects.








My project is a thank you card. I scored the top layer of cardstock to create a crisscross pattern. I then inked the edges and the entire surface. The poppies were stamped on watercolor paper and were colored with Stampin' Up markers. I cut the flowers out to create a three dimensional look.
The next stop is Brian King http://stampwithbrian.com #3 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

Final Line-Up: 



  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

  2. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries

  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian

  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin

  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com

  7. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy

  8. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events

  9. September Gray at septembergray.com

  10. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp

  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat

  12. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings

  13. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!

  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards

  15. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit

  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains

  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

  19. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan

  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper

  21. Beth Beard at My little craft blog

  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti

  24. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'

  25. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie

  26. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...

  28. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully

  29. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping

  30. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky

  31. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles

  32. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine

  33. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space




    1. Wednesday, October 8, 2014


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      Welcome to the October Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating an early Halloween and Harvest season. This month we are sharing Halloween and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies.
       
      You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Wendy Klein's blog at Doggone Delightful Stampin' #30 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

       
      My project for today is a test tube holder. Once assembled, I embellished the box with DSP and Stamps from the Holiday catalog. This is project is very easy to make and can be adjusted for one or more than two test tubes. I colored the image with Stampin' Up markers and gave it a bit of a distressed look.

       

       
      My second project is a center step card. For this one I used the new Wonderful Wreath bundle from the Holiday catalog but gave it a fall twist. Center step cards are pretty easy to make and are very pretty for any occasion. I added a couple of panels to the center of the card to create the illusion of a front door. I then added a brad to simulate a door knob. The entire front was then distressed with Crumb Cake ink. Thanks for looking! 
       
      The next stop is Rae Harper-Burnet #32 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

      Final Line-Up
      1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
      2. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
      3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
      4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
      5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
      6. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
      7. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
      8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
      9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
      10. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
      11. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
      12. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
      13. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
      14. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
      15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
      16. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
      17. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
      18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
      19. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
      20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
      21. Amy Whelan at Amys Inklings
      22. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
      23. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
      24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
      25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
      26. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
      27. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
      28. September Gray at septembergray.com
      29. Sherrie Gross at Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sherrie
      30. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
      31. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
      32. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014

      Pals September Blog Hop



      Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!
       
      You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Debbie Crowley's blog on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

      This is my first time participating in this event and I am truly honored to be among such talent. My project for today is a treat or gift box I created using the new Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies from the Holiday Catalog. Once assembled, I embellished the box with Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper, Trees punched and Embossed with an embossing folder, red and white twine and Rhinestone basic jewels. I hope


       
       
       
       
      The next stop is Peggy Noe on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

      Final Line-Up

         
      1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp

      2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events

      3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan

      4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping

      5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper

      6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin

      7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner

      8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper

      9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping

      10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti

      11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie

      12. Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com

      13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine

      14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp

      15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

      16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper

      17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog

      18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!

      19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair

      20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'

      21. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

      22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

      23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice

      24. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com

      25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter

      26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

      27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space

      28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains

      29. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com

      30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat

      31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...

      32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries

      33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards

      34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

      35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery