Memory Lane … and Blog Candy!

memory_laneYowzer!!! As a Kindergarten teacher and a mom of high schoolers, I’ve been on high gear lately. Prepping for end of year festivities as well as attending end of year band concerts and various sports banquets has kept me out of my craft room. Boo! The dust will settle soon, but in the meantime I thought I’d post some of my favorite projects from this past year. Be sure to read the funny story I shared for the fourth card posted.

indexI’m offering Blog Candy … Without going to Pinterest :), guess which of these projects received the most repins. Leave your guess in a comment below and state WHY you think it received the most. If several people guess the correct one, I’ll put those names in a hat. I’ll reveal the results on Friday, May 22nd.


I was on a Gorgeous Grunge kick with this card. This was one of those projects that came to me without much effort. It was as if “Truffula trees” was whispered in my ear. Don’t you love that?

To see the original post, go here.

xmas02This is one of my favorites because of the brayer technique that created the mottled background. A video tutorial explains how this was done. See the original post here.

boxIf you’re familiar with my blog, you know that I love, love, love the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I’ve showcased it numerous times because it’s sooooo versatile as shown here. This box was featured in the November/December Stampin’ Success magazine that we SU! Consultants receive. Stampin’ Success is a fabulous magazine with oodles of ideas – and it’s just another great benefit to being a Consultant. If you would like to discuss the many other benefits, I’d love to speak with you! See the original post with template and video tutorial here.

threeleavesI can vividly remember the day this was stamped. My friend and fellow stamper, Lynn Dunn, was here and we were playing with new product that we had preordered from the upcoming Occasions Catalog. We had so much fun that day! I had just invited her to stay for dinner when we used my new Big Shot for the first time. As I cranked the die through, the Cutting Pads made that loud cracking sound that they often do. We had no idea that that was normal so we freaked out! I stood there bewildered and silent for a few moments and then hurriedly announced that she had to go home. Ba ha ha ha!!! Why did I send her home after having invited her for dinner? We still laugh about that today. You can see my original post here.

happybday2This card is probably one of my top three things I’ve ever stamped. Ever! I made several of them and have had a hard time using them. If you received one of these cards from me you are mighty special. And if you didn’t, well … You can see my original post here.

whiteIt’s hard to see in this photo, but there are trees heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on the white base of the card. Oo la la. So pretty. You can see my original post here.


Peek-a-boo! I love this little birdie from the SAB stamp set A Happy Thing. After stamping and coloring the bird, I smooshed the whole circle punched paper into my Versamark pad and then heat embossed it several times with Clear Embossing Powder to give it a high sheen. See my original post here.

I hope you had fun going down memory lane with me. I’ll post another Memory Lane later in the week. Be sure to comment on which project you think was repinned the most and state why. I’ll announce on my blog this Friday who won the blog candy.

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38 thoughts on “Memory Lane … and Blog Candy!

  1. Amy what a fun look back at some awesome projects! ! My guess is the card using the gorgeous grunge stamp set. The idea lends itself to so many color combos it makes your head spin!! That stamp set is a favorite of many including myself. Enjoy the end of school year craziness.


  2. I think the Happy Birthday one. I thought it was a shaker card at first, and I’m not usually too keen on shakers. But I went back and read your original post and saw how you did it, and I love it! I think that because it looks like a shaker at first but then isn’t that it would intrigue more people, which would cause them to repost.


  3. I also think it would be the Truffula Trees card. It’s so easy, but so cute, I would want to remember when I’m looking for a fast card. What’s a Truffula Tree? 😊


  4. Hi Amy, I think that the Christmas card with the brayer technique might have been the most popular. It was so different and because Christmas is such a special time of year that people send out cards, I thought this might have been the one.


  5. Hi! I am thinking it is the gorgeous grunge card. The card is so bright and happy!!!! A smile has to your face. Thanks for all your great cards and inspiration!


  6. I think that it would be the Christmas card. I unique technic was used and I think more stampers need Christmas ideas more than any other type of card… and this one is a real winner!!


  7. I think it is the Truffula Tree……matter of fact I made a note of it!! I think it is such a fantastic use of Gorgeous Grunge……plus it makes me smile with the great colors. I always like different ways of using our stamps for other projects besides the obvious.


  8. I think the trees with the iridescent ice embossing would be repinned several times. It is a simple card with an elegant look.


  9. I think the Truffula Tree one also, my thought of why is quick and easy, plus cute that what I always look for. I never get to spend as much time creating as I would like.


  10. I think it was the red “goodie/card” box. The reason, you had a template available to make it and everyone looks for 3D projects that are cute and easy. Thanks for sharing!


    • My vote is the Christmas card using the breyer technique. It has a mysterious look to the background making it pop to the front of the card even tho it is the background. Good luck finishing the end of school. I was a kindergarten aide for 25 years before retiring. I love this age and the wonder of learning in their eyes!


      • Lyyn, I’m a K aide or “parapro” too. I’m shared between two teachers. This is my 8th year. I can’t imagine doing this for 25 years. That’s some fortitude! Thanks for your feedback. I’ll keep you ladies posted.


  11. He box made with the scalloped tag topper punch because you always seem to be needing a little something that looks special. This looks so cute and do-able!


  12. I think the Christmas set because it’s the one I actually tried to make! (only had the angled tag topper though)!


  13. Hi Amy,

    While I love ALL of your wonderful projects (& try to duplicate most of them in some form or another!), I think your Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Box got the most re-pins!!! πŸ™‚ Not only is it a clever design, but you were sooooo SWEET to take the time to provide a video and such detailed, helpful diagrams!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your favorites with us again!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com


  14. Is this where we tell you which one of your beautiful creations was re pinned the most? There are many I like!!! But I would say the balloon card. Thank you! Maureen


  15. The birthday card looks so cheery and looks like it has a 3-D effect–anyone would be thrilled to receive a card like this. I would certainly make this card.


  16. I am going to go with the Sheltering Tree/Work of Art/ Iridescent Ice card. Love the simplicity and sparkle and both those sets. Beautiful cards Amy, every project is a winner in my book!


  17. First of all, I love your blog, and follow it regularly! I think it was the last one with the bird because it was a sale a bration item. A lot of people probably got this and were looking for inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!


  18. I’m going with the Giving Thanks because it was my first card with Amy Inklings. 😊. It’s been a true pleasure creating with you.


  19. I am thinking it might be the White Christmas card with the car and tree because of the unique background and the video.


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