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March 28, 2017
Bible Journaling of Healed Woman in Luke 8:48... from Home Designs by Amanda

Along with a flip through of some other journaling through my Bible. This blog post is a little later in the day than normal for me, but I was having trouble getting going on what to write and record today... But I did finally decide on some Bible journaling...and then I had to record it! Typically, I try to have the video recorded BEFORE the day I need to edit and post it, but that did not

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March 23, 2017
March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas... from Home Designs by Amanda

In case you haven't heard about it before, Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription box from Stampin' Up! It is a very fun box full of great paper crafting fun. I'll explain more in a few moments... This month's kit was Bunny Buddies...for Easter. However, I don't really need any bunny items, so I changed mine up a little! I really like the Happy Spring alternatives I came up with, and hope

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March 20, 2017
Simple Succulent Card... from Home Designs by Amanda

At least it seemed simple to me...but it does take a little time to die cut the succulents out. I like making cards the same but with different colors...more variety :) This one in Sweet Sugarplum is the one that is in the video being put together. Oh So Succulent BundleDies and Stamps   $48.50 I'm really liking the Oh So Succulent bundle. It just seems so versatile,  and

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March 16, 2017
Planner Stamping... from Home Designs by Amanda

I decide that for today I would switch up from doing a card to showing you how I use stamps in my weekly planner. This is the finished decorating before I started really filling it in for the week. The video shows my process to get from my blank pages to a pretty week spread... Oh So Succulent PhotopolymerStamp Set  $21.00 I used Certainly Celery (retired*), Sweet Sugarplum, and

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March 13, 2017
Quick chat... from Home Designs by Amanda

Good afternoon, I hope you all enjoyed yesterday's bonus blog post for The Remarkable Ink Blog Hop! Today's post is just going to be a quick chat about what's going on... Mainly, I'm trying to get prepared for my FIRST Stampin' Up party...which happens to be a virtual party on my Facebook page. Click on the picture to take you right to my FB page! So, if you are free...or perhaps snowed in.

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March 9, 2017
Medallion Thanks Card... from Home Designs by Amanda

Today's card uses FIVE Sale-A-Bration items...and looks so pretty and delicate. Here is the video showing how this one is made... In order to get theses great FREE stamps and glitter paper, you have to hurry... These items are only available until March 31, 2017, and some things may be unavailable as we get close to the end of our Sale-A-Bration sale! If you need more information, just

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March 2, 2017
Bible Journaling Baby Moses' Basket... from Home Designs by Amanda

Today, instead of a card, I'm sharing how I use stamps to do some Bible journaling. The video below shows how I used my stamps to make this picture in my Bible. Do you enjoy Bible journaling? What was the last passage you worked on? Thanks for coming to Create with Me today! "And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with

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February 27, 2017
Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin... from Home Designs by Amanda

This was the free Paper Pumpkin kit I received for signing up to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. It was from August 2016, which is still available for purchase, but there will be more details on that later. Here are the projects you get with this particular Paper Pumpkin... It includes 3 regular sized cards, 3 smaller cards, and 3 pocket cards. All very nice! All the supplies are

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February 26, 2017
Lift Me Up Card... from Home Designs by Amanda

Along with a Giveaway! Today's card(s) are made with just the Lift Me Up stamp set and parts from the August 2016 Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin kit.  The lighter color of the Hot Air Balloon was to give it a vintage-y look, but I think I like the darker on on the right. This was the sample one I made first. The second one turned out lighter, but a little more masculine without the flower

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February 25, 2017
Flying High Card... from Home Designs by Amanda

Today for Hot Air Balloon Week we are going to make a card that does not have a sentiment on it, making it a nice to have on hand for any occasion when the need for a card arises. This card seemed to come together rather smoothly and I really like the finished product. The video below shows the process. Supplies needed to make this project: 1 card base - white cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

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February 22, 2017
Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece... from Home Designs by Amanda

A few extra blog posts happening this week for Balloon Week! Today's post is about how to make the Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece to use for table decorations. I made 3 of them for a birthday party this past weekend. The first two were made with scrapbook paper I had in my stash. But I'm pretty sure that the one made with the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) is my favorite. You can

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February 21, 2017
Hot Air Balloon Week... from Home Designs by Amanda

Starts today! This week I'll be showing projects using the Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Up & Away Thinlit Dies, and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper. There will be treat bags, table decor, cards, and a giveaway by the end of this week! Our first project is going to be today with the Hot Air Balloon Triangle Treat Bags... These are made using a 4 x 6 piece of scrapbook paper and adhesive..

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February 20, 2017
Woodlands Mountain Birthday Card... from Home Designs by Amanda

Today's card uses only dies, paper, and adhesives...oh, and a little ink to write out the sentiment. The background is die cut using a die cutting machine with the Stampin' Up! dies set, Outdoor Adventure. (Links to the products used are at the end of the blog post*.) Here is the video showing how I made it... The dimensions for making this card are as follows: White card base - 5 1/5 x

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February 10, 2017
Flourishing Birthday... from Home Designs by Amanda

On Monday, I did the Flourishing Rose Red card with just the stamp set. Well, the next day my shipment arrived from Stampin' Up! with my flourish thinlits dies. So, today, we are going to do another flourish card...adding in the flourish dies. This first example is made using Mint Macaron. The second (and the one shown in the video) is made with Night of Navy. Note added: For the Night

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February 7, 2017
Flourishing Rose Red... from Home Designs by Amanda

The idea for this card started on Friday with using Calypso Coral ink and Smokey Slate ink... I made a sample ahead of taking the process video, and used the second coral colored card base for the first take of the video. However, that video was at a bad angle and I was out of frame most of the time... So, I had to come up with a second color scheme. I chose a piece of stash cardstock

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February 5, 2017
Back to how it started... from Home Designs by Amanda

But with a new twist! When I started my blog, Home Designs by Amanda, it was a name I had previously used on homemade cards I would give to family and friends. However, on the blog, my main craft posts usually consisted more about sewing and fabric crafts. Now, I have a new endeavor I'm very excited about that takes me back to the world of homemade cards and paper crafts...which is where the

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