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June 19, 2017
Plan It Out Monday - More Set Up... from Home Designs by Amanda

Welcome to the next installment of the Plan It Out Monday series, where we are going to look at my set up of the Love Today Planner and what I have decided to do with it so far. I don't have much commentary to go with this post,  so we'll just dive right into the video... Is there anything that you can see that make this the next planner for you? If so, order today...

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June 15, 2017
Sweet Strawberry Jam Birthday Card... from Home Designs by Amanda

Strawberries come into full swing here in the month of June. Whether you grow your own, go pick them yourself,  or just stop and pick some up at the local road side stand,  they are well as delishious! So, I made some Sweet Strawberry Jam... in the form of a card! Although, this year my oldest daughter said that she wants us to try to make some jam... I made some

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June 12, 2017
Plan It Out - Unboxing and Starting to Set-up... from Home Designs by Amanda

Welcome to the start of a new week... and for me a new planner. Are you all as giddy as I am? Well, probably not, but you can be... You can order one now and have it in time to start with it in July! I realize that that probably doesn't work as well for most, however, it might help more than you may think at first... Those that homeschool and run through a school year similar to

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June 8, 2017
Wood Words with Overlay... from Home Designs by Amanda

The new catalog is brimming with great products. The Wood Words stamp set and coordinating dies, Wood Crate, are just one of the great bundles. It was one of the available preorders for demonstrators, so I got mine last month, but it seemed like I didn't get much of a chance to work with it until last week... I did a different technique to give the stamping a muted look, rather

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June 5, 2017
Plan It Out - Preview... from Home Designs by Amanda

Are you a plan things out kind of person? Or are you more of "I write appointments on a calendar and that's about it" kind of person? Well, either way, you might like this beautiful planner... I love office supplies... And new planners are great! I like to write out things I plan to do each day, and track things to see what is getting done... So, I'd say I'm a 'planner.' So,

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June 1, 2017
New Catalog Day... from Home Designs by Amanda

Good bright Thursday morning! It's June 1st, so that means  NEW Catalog Day! The 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog is now available! The ordering will go live at 12 p.m. (MT time), which is 2 p.m. for me here in the Eastern time zone. Looking forward to getting my order in... Do you want to look through the new catalog? Here is a rather quick flip through... which actually

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May 4, 2017
Silver Lining... from Home Designs by Amanda

Do you ever have a project were it is just not turning out the way you wanted it to? Today's card was one of those kind of projects. I worked on it, but what was developing wasn't what I wanted. So, I walked away... Did other things and then came back to try again. I don't even think I returned to it the same day. But the break must have been needed,  because after I started on

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April 27, 2017
Spring Woods... from Home Designs by Amanda

Spring is very nice here and it is quiet warm today. This card is my take on some spring woods... I really like how the wood background paper turned out with the Woodland Textured embossing folder used over it....then adding the ink to darken the trunks more. Some of the paper used was not Stampin' Up!, but I'm excited to see that there is some wood inspired paper coming in the new

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April 13, 2017
Daffodil Woods Card... from Home Designs by Amanda

Daffodils are the first flowers we have around here when it starts warming up, and I like them! So, I went with them as my inspiration for a card... I just love seeing the daffodils in the woods. This card is a little more involved, but there is a video! The card details: White card base is 5 1/2 x 8, scored at 4 1/4 inches. Piece of Mint Macaron cardstock at 4 x 5 1/4

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April 10, 2017
Super Simple Thank You Card... from Home Designs by Amanda

Today, I wanted to bring a project that was super easy and didn't take too many supplies. So I came up with these... They went so fast that I made 4 up before I even got around to making the video. I think it helped using different colors. From front to back: Sweet Sugarplum Old Olive Bermuda Bay Smokey Slate Then in the video I make the Bermuda Bay one,  but I also

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April 9, 2017
Just Stop Losing Your Happy... from Home Designs by Amanda

Today I have a Happy Birthday card for the Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop... If you are stopping by today for the hop, welcome!  If you are a regular follower of Home Designs by Amanda,  Thank You for your continued viewership! Today is the April Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop and the theme is to use the Retiring 2015-2017 In-Colors. There are a couple of birthdays coming up in the next

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April 3, 2017
Planner Update and Decorating... from Home Designs by Amanda

Welcome to a new week friends! This weekend I was watching videos to find out ways that other people  keep track of their blogging and video making schedules... to keep from scrambling around on the days needing post to get a video and post ready to go! With that, I did some layout changes to my planner and decided to show that,  and the decorating of it today! I'm still liking the

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April 1, 2017
Minimalist Cards... from Home Designs by Amanda

These super simple cards are based from the Monochromatic cards I posted here on Thursday,  but are basically the same concept... When I was editing the video of the original card (shown below...),  I noticed how cute it looked even before I put the larger plain white piece over the stamped piece  and thought I would see how they looked as cards... So, I started making this one

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March 30, 2017
Monochromatic Flower Burst Card... from Home Designs by Amanda

I really liked how these cards turned out and they were fun to make too! Obviously... I made 4, and I think I'm going to end up making even more. I tried to make them somewhat minimalistic on supplies...which may have helped make them a little faster to make too. I think my favorite ended up being the Bermuda Bay one here in the foreground of this picture. While I was editing the video

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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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