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Scrappers Can Do It Too!

by Amy Day on October 21, 2012

I hear it often, “I’m a scrapbooker so I don’t stamp.”  I’m here to tell you – YES YOU CAN! Whether it’s titles, embellishments, boarders, or backgrounds; stamps make a great addition to scrapbook pages.  While prepping for a Close to My Heart gathering for a group of scrapbookers, I set out to create a [...]

Not Just for Teachers

by Amy Day October 4, 2012

Google “Teacher’s Toolbox”; and you will find 100′s of examples of this cute, easy, and cheap way to store your smaller crafting supplies! I first learned about this organization technique from the awesome Julie Hutchison.  Her good friend, who happens to be a teacher, was coming in to town; and they were going to make [...]

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For the Love Of Glitter Glue!

by Amy Day September 24, 2012

For some time, I’ve wanted reorganize my glitter glues.  I’ve been keeping my Stickles in a bag I purchased from Creative Memories, and my Martha Stewart glitter glues in basket in my craft room.  The Creative Memories bag worked well for awhile, but I grew tired of the bottles always falling over.  Not only did [...]

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September Card Club

by Amy Day September 19, 2012

Sadly, I only have one card to share this month (pout).  I realized on the Friday before card club that I had committed myself to not one, not two, not three, but FOUR things for Sunday!  I had to choose between card club, Grove City’s annual Soggy Doggy, watching the US Men’s National Soccer team [...]

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Stamp Your Heart Out – Part 2

by Amy Day September 14, 2012

Last week, we looked at several ways to store stamps.  This week we’ll look at how I’ve OCDed my stamps! First, you have to see my reference book.  I owe this idea to two fabulous crafters – Joe Rotella and Julie Hutchison.  My organization method is a combination of their ideas.  Whenever Julie gets a [...]

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Get Your Kicks!

by Amy Day September 6, 2012

Back in April, my husband and I embarked on the trip of a lifetime!  Starting in Chicago, we drove half of Rt 66, ending in Amarillo, Texas.  (Later, we plan to fly to Amarillo and complete the 2nd half of The Mother Road.)  This vacation was by far the best I’ve ever taken.  We saw [...]

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StampYour Heart Out – Part 1

by Amy Day September 3, 2012

There are millions of stamps and just about as many ways to organize and store those stamps. You could store them on a shelf . . . You could store them in baskets . . . You could store them in drawers . . . You could store them in clear plastic containers . . [...]

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Extra Scrappy!

by Amy Day August 27, 2012

Last OCD with Amy D, I showed you how I organize my smaller scraps, but what about the larger pieces?  And the pieces that cannot be cut down to 5×5 or smaller?  Originally, I kept a clear 12×12 folder for each color and carried all of the folders in this great bag.  It worked for [...]

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August Card Club

by Amy Day August 23, 2012

Happy birthday to you!  You live in a zoo!  You look like a monkey and smell like one too! August’s theme/technique was birthday cards.  Once again, the group out did itself with great, fun cards making it difficult for me to choose my four favorites.  I like to keep who made the cards a secret [...]

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I’m a Scrappy One!

by Amy Day August 15, 2012

It can be everyone crafter’s nemesis – scrap paper.  What do you do with it?  Keep it?  Throw it away?  Roll it up and smoke it?  Well . . . maybe not that last one . . . I use to just throw it away (gasp!).  That was until someone appealed to my OCD.  I [...]

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Paper Is My Weakness

by Amy Day August 6, 2012

Yes, I have a shirt that says, “Paper is my weakness.”  That’s why OCD with Amy D needs several blogs just to show how I organize my paper! After last week’s blog, follower – TaffysMommy – commented about how she organizes her paper; and it made my OCD tingle!  TaffysMommy organizes her solid card stock [...]

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For the Love of Paper!

by Amy Day July 30, 2012

I like paper.  I like paper a lot.  OK, that’s an understatement.  I lllloooovvveeee paper!  I’m actually a bit of a paper whore, and I even have the shirt to prove it! Keeping my addiction organized is a challenge, but a challenge I face with open arms.  I love paper so much and have so [...]

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Oooohhhh Pppprreetttyyyy!!!

by Amy Day July 23, 2012

While cropping with my fabulous friend Carrie Layne, I couldn’t help but marvel at her paper organization and efficiency.  OK, by marvel, I mean I petted it and chanted, “Ooooohhhh, ppprrreeetttyyyy!!!” To make her scrapbooking easier, Carrie cuts her card stock into 4.5 x 6.5 pieces and organizes them by color.  When she needs paper [...]

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Button Button Who’s Got the Button?

by Amy Day July 16, 2012

I’ll admit I’m not a button girl.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love the look of buttons.  Every time I see them on a card or scrapbook page, I think, “Wow!  Why don’t I think to use buttons more?”  So, when Shirley Wheeler put out a call to OCD with Amy D for how to [...]

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Welcome to OCD with Amy D!

by Amy Day July 9, 2012

Yes!  You read it correctly – Welcome to OCD with Amy D – a new weekly blog post all about organizing your crafting supplies!  In this case, OCD stands for Obsessive Crafting Disorder!  (OK, there’s a little traditional OCD involved as well.)  Sometimes I wonder what I love more.  Crafting?  OR  Buying and organizing crafting [...]

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Dethroning the Queen!

by Amy Day July 8, 2012

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been diligently working to dethrone the queen of unfinished projects! First up, a Technique Day album from 2 or 3 years ago!  Red Letter Journal offers Technique Day the 3rd Saturday of every month from 12-5pm.  For this Technique Day, we made a page each month to [...]

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July Card Club

by Amy Day July 1, 2012

Can you believe another month has come and gone?!  The year is officially half over – AH!  As usual, I waited until the last minute to make my cards for card club.  Every month I swear I will not wait and every month I’m rushing to get things done the night or morning before card [...]

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Mini Book

by Amy Day June 26, 2012

I simply enjoy making mini books to showcase events and to give as gifts.  Most recently, I made a mini book for my step-dad out of brown lunch sacks.  This technique is so much fun, and you can alter the direction and size to create multiple unique books.  To create this book, the openings of [...]

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June Card Club

by Amy Day June 23, 2012

I ABSOLUTELY loved this month’s card club theme!   I LOVE IT!  I LOVE IT!  I LOVE IT! June’s theme was card maps.  For those of you not familiar with card maps or page maps, they can help take your creativity to a new level.  They can also make your crafting easier and faster. A map [...]

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Happy Father’s Day!

by Amy Day June 17, 2012

I am blessed to have two great men to celebrate and remember today. My dad, Willie Lucas, passed away in 2000; and there is not a day that goes by I don’t think of him.  Even though my parents separated in when I was young, my dad was always there.  He called me every day, [...]

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by Amy Day May 12, 2012

Happy May Crafters!  Time for your monthly Red Letter Journal card club update! This month’s theme was chipboard.  To be precise, it was naked chipboard.  Participants could cover it with paper, paint it, emboss it, glimmer mist it, whatever tickled their creative fancy!  Of course, the Create & Craft team was on hand armed with [...]

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April Card Club

by Amy Day April 1, 2012

April’s theme/technique was texture.  If you’ve ever been shopping with me, you know I love texture!  I cannot walk through a store without touching EVERYTHING while oohing and aahing.  The softer – the better! Amy’s fav of the month comes from Ms. Carol!   While I love the colors and layout, what made Carol’s card my [...]

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February Card Club

by Amy Day February 11, 2012

Another month has come and gone, and the Red Letter Journal card club members have several new and gorgeous cards to show for it!  This month’s theme was using ink in any way except stamping an image.  Let’s check out what the Create and Craft team did! Joe Morgan used what is quickly becoming my [...]

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January Card Club

by Amy Day January 27, 2012

It’s bright!  It’s shiny!  It sticks everywhere, and it was the theme for January’s card club!  It’s GLITTER! The now even sparklier (apparently not a word but it should be!) participants were tasked with using dry glitter in making their cards for January.  Ultra fine or big ‘n chunky – it didn’t matter.  I just [...]

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December Card Club

by Amy Day December 16, 2011

Thanks to our monthly card club, I was able to finish my Christmas cards – yeah!  Five of the six cards I walked away with were Christmas, and they were all beautiful! For December, we had to use at least 2 of the techniques or themes from previous card clubs.  We could choose from dry [...]

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Merry Christmas!

by Amy Day November 27, 2011

Our last day and last holiday -Christmas.  Now it was time to use all of the skills and techniques we had learned during the past two days to create an advent calendar.  Embossing, shading, Wonder Film, crystal lacquer, distressing, and more!  Everything was used on these 25 tags to create a beautiful advent calendar.  We [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Amy Day November 26, 2011

Gobble!  Gobble!  Day 2 was all about Thanksgiving and fall! We started the day creating a gift bucket complete with a fall table wrap and festive pumpkin top!  The fall table wrap is a special acetate designed and sold by PK Glitz.  It fits great in the bucket we used or wrapped around a candle.  [...]

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Happy Halloween!

by Amy Day November 25, 2011

Welcome to our first day of classes at the PK Glitz Retreat!!!  Our theme for the day?  Halloween! We started the day by making our very own trick or treat bag!  This was also our introduction to Wonder Film.  These double sided adhesive sheets will stick to anything – glass, acrylic, paper mache, card stock, [...]

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PK Glitz Retreat

by Amy Day November 24, 2011

Almost a month has past since the Create and Craft team loaded up in the Paper Crafting Express (aka Betty’s van) and headed to Rocky Hill, Kentucky for a fun filled weekend playing with glitter!  Rocky Hill is the home of PK Glitz and the Rocky Hill Inn where 11 eager crafters gathered for three [...]

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November Card Club

by Amy Day November 10, 2011

It’s that time again!  Time for the monthly Red Letter Journal card club!  This month’s theme was Holiday cards, and it DEFINITELY got me in the mood for Christmas! My favorite this month?  The prestigious award goes to Carol!  Let me just say, “Amy loves her some sparkles!!!”  Carol started by using a retired PSX [...]

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October Card Club

by Amy Day October 13, 2011

Apparently last month was a fluke.  Heaven forbid I post our monthly card club on time two months in a row.  Silly me! This month’s theme was doodling.  Doodling – it’s not just for junior high notebooks anymore! The highly coveted “Amy’s Fav” award this month goes to Betty!  When Betty showed me her card, [...]

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September Card Club

by Amy Day September 5, 2011

Another month has come and gone; and before the Create and Craft team knew what was happening, it was time for another card swap at Red Letter Journal.  I can’t speak for the entire team, but I know I always vow to not wait until the last minute to make my cards; and yet here [...]

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August Card Club

by Amy Day August 27, 2011

You know the old saying “Better late than never?”  I’m going to use that as my defense! Red Letter Journals’ monthly card club met on Sunday, August 7.  Unfortunately, the Create & Craft team was unable to attend, but we were nicely represented by Carole’s daughter-in-law, the lovely Joanna.  While I was at our annual [...]

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Coloring Black Lined Stamps

by Amy Day July 3, 2011

Another month has come and gone.  It seems like just yesterday the Create & Craft team was at Red Letter Journal for the monthly card club.  No one knows how fast time can fly like the brave souls who were up until the wee hours of the morning making their cards for today . . [...]

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Hand Made Flowers

by Amy Day June 11, 2011

A few months ago, the Create and Craft team joined a monthly card swap at Red Letter Journal in Grove City.  Each month, the club meets to create a card using a specific technique.  Over the next month, each member makes a set of 6 cards using that technique.  The cards made over the previous [...]

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We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

by Amy Day March 17, 2011

That’s right Toto!  Riley isn’t in Kansas – he’s in Ohio!  AND he’s getting ready for his debut at Scrapbook Art – Saturday, March 19th. Riley and his girlfriend Sophie are cute no matter what they are doing, but they are especially cute as the cast of the Wizard of Oz.  While my absolute favorite [...]

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Love at First Sight

by Amy Day March 6, 2011

Love at first sight?  It’s not a myth.  I have proof that it exists.  I’ve not only seen it, I’ve experienced it!  I didn’t expect it.  I didn’t search for it.  But when my eyes fell upon that sweet face, I knew life would never be the same! I have fallen in love with a [...]

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