Welcome to Crafty Amour! Where crafts, love and my obsession with french combine :] I am new at the blogging world but hope to share many projects and crafts with everyone!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ribbon Challenge!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their long holiday weekend! I did, maybe a little too much! Now I need to get back in the gym and get back to eating right :]

Before I get to my post please visit my previous post to see what Im giving away and to hopefully join the challenge :]

So I decided to join in a challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. The challenge was to make something using ribbon! Not so hard since 90% of what I create has ribbon! lol But none the less it was still fun!

This is a card I created for my nieces 2nd birthday! They moved to Hawaii earlier this year so I wanted to make it super special!

All cuts including card base is from Birthday Bash! My new fav!
Ribbon - Generic from Walmart
Paper - DCWV stash

I also thought Id share a few pictures from my holiday weekend!

Here is my brother and I waiting ouside of Target on black friday. We got there at midnight on Friday and it was sooo coold! got to mid 20's!
Here is my boyfriend and one of my cute doggies relaxin :]

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Enjoy your day with family and friends and please check out my post yesterday for a giveaway! Im thankful for all of my new blogging friends!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving Eve to everyone! Im sure everyone is busy preparing and spending time with family! And hopefully getting some great photos! Thanksgiving has inspired me to scrap some photos that are just waiting to be made in to a beautiful page. I have recently gotten in to making cards but first and foremost Im a layout making gal :] I was doing scrapbooking layouts when I was little with stickers and construction paper! Ive come pretty far since then! I also like to make my scrapbooks in chronological order! I'm sure I'll throw that out the window one day! lol Here are some layouts Ive made...

I also bought a couple things at Michaels today I thought Id share

This paper is amazing! I loovvee it!!

I love it soo much I thought Id give away a pack!!
So basically Im kinda going to do a challenge.
I challenge you to make a layout of some old pictures that have been waiting to be put in your scrapbook :] If you dont do layouts then just make a card for someone special. Then please leave a comment with the link to your project! Im not going to judge on the project I will just do a random pick of the comments but I thought it would be fun to have a little challenge and see everyones project!
Ill pick a winner next Friday, December 3rd!
Good luck and hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One of those days..

Its one of those days that my brain just doesnt want to do anything!! It took me forever to do anything today! lol! I did get in my craft loft for a little but it was mostly spent watching the DIY network and planning how I am going to decorate my new house! lol! o well, everyone has these days! Well since I dont have any projects today here is some pics of my craft loft.

Here is the view from my stairs

some storage next to the stairs

my cricut station and ribbon storage

paper rack got at CHA last Jan and some more storage

Crafting table and stickers

Corner desk
Those pink storage guys are where I keep my cardstock scraps! love em!

Thanks for visiting!
I think I may have a giveaway soon so stay tuned!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving..

to me!! Are you wondering what the heck Im talking about?! Well... tonight was my boyfriends dads thanksgiving so we had our turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie early! It was yum yum yummmy :] We will have another TWO on thursday.. sharing holidays with our families is always fun!
So here are some cards I wanted to share with you guys! My brother is giving me his flip video so I will be able to make videos soon! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?!?! Im super excited
Here they are...

Cupcake-Smiley Cards
Stamp- Scrappy moms sweet somethings

Popsicle - Smiley cards (my one I did for throwback thursday looks pretty good compared it it huh?!)
Stamp - no idea. was before I labeled my CD cases. Sorry!

Ice cream cone - Smiley cards
Stamp - Scrappy Moms sweet somethings

love this one!
Cup - winter frolic
Stamp - Scrappy moms winter wishes

Thanks for checking em out!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blocks and blogs!

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your sunday night! Its getting a little chilly here is Las Vegas (we think anything below 50 degrees is chilly :] ) but I am loving the feeling of the holidays! I cannot wait to decorate my house! And speaking of houses, thanks for all the well wished comments on our search for our new home! We put in an offer yesterday on a property we lovve so cross your fingers and toes!
ANYWAAAYY... I teased you guys with a picture of a project that I was working on and its finally done! Was super easy to do and didnt take long at all! I got the idea from Karlee just with my own touch!

 So I got the plastic blocks from Target in the dollar bin and they are 3 1/2" by 3 1/2". As you can see I did different themes and just cut the squares to fit. The second layer is 1/4" smaller. I think they came out great!

Besides that I have been busy making cards and some LO's that are super cute! Ill share some pictures tomorrow! annnnddd I was nominated for a sylish blog award!!

Thanks so much to Kara and Karen! You guys are awesome!

This does have some rules in order to accept it..
1. Thank back and link to the person who awarded you this
2.Share 8 things about yourself
3.Pay if forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4.Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award

Here are the 8 GREAT bloggers I chose! Please check em out..
8. Gigi

And here are 8 things about me!

1. I have FOUR dogs.. and I love them like my children :]
2. My favorite movie is Grease
3. I have an addiction to paper (like 99.9% of us :] )
4. One day I want to open a party planning business. (I would like to be able to design/create all aspects. Cake, invitations, decorations, ect.)
5. I heart the DIY network
6. I have a hoarding problem with boxes :] You never know when you need a nice box!
7. My boyfriend and I have been dating for 2 1/2 years, no engagement yet but we pretty much have our wedding planned lol!
8. I love love love sushi! Raw salmon is my fav!

Time to go to bed! Night!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Topsy Turvy cake!

Hope everyone is enjoying your saturday! I know I am! Recently my boyfriend and I have decided to buy a home and between him working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day (he is in construction) and house hunting its been very demanding for him! Thankfully he has this weekend off so we are enjoying some much needed time together and ready to put an offer in on a home! YAY! Anyway, so I finished the topsy turvy cake and I like how it turned out. Im my own worst critic of course so I always see the faults and things I wish I did different/better. Before I show you the picture I wanted to share my first two topsy turvys :] I have been decorating cakes for about 1 1/2 years now so Im pretty proud of how far I have come...

Well this isnt a topsy turvy but this is the first cake I ever made :]

This is the first topsy turvy I ever did. It was quite the fiasco being it was probobly my 4th cake ever made but I did learn a lot :]

2nd topsy turvy. I HATED this one. The cake was too moist and couldnt hold its shape but I committed to making it so I did my best. They loved it.

3rd topsy turvy. This is one that is going to a birthday today. I was much happier with this one and it was my first time making a little figurine (I think he turned out a little creepy but cute :] )
Well thats my trip down topsy turvy cake lane :] I will continue to post my cakes if everyone wants to see them. I should be able to finish my other project later today and be able to share it! Hopefully I will be able to get a video camera soon so I can make some tutorials! That would be awesome! Hope everyone has a fantastic saturday!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Hi everyone! Hope your friday is going great! My day has been a little hectic so I am probobly not going to finish one of my projects tonight but it will definetly be up tomorrow! Also, I recently ordered some scrappy mom stamps and recieved them in the mail today so I cant wait to play with those and make a card or two! Tomorrow will be scraproom kinda day :] My topsy turvy cake project will definetly be done tonight (its due tomorrow) but probobly late tonight, Im a procrastinating kinda gal ;] I will post a pic when its done! Should be super cute! So just wanted to check in and wish everyone a great friday!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hello Thursday!

Did everyone get their email with all the new lite cartridges?! Or at least see some blogs with the images? If not go to Robyns page. She always makes cute cute cuteee projects with all the new cartridges! And on black friday Walmart will have all lite cartridges on sale for...ready for it.....
Awesome! I am kind of scared to go black friday shopping at walmart but I dont think I can pass this deal up :]
Anyway, Ive been working on finishing my Thanksgiving cards today so I can finally send em out. It seems like we always have more and more people to send cards so I made the same card about 30 times! Here they are ready to go to the post office!

I guess it doesnt look like that much but it is! lol!
Besides that I am working on TWO projects :] not ONE but TWO.. yup, Im an overacheiever :] Here is a sneak peak of one project..

its super cute! and easy peasy...

My second project is a topsy turvy cake Im working on so if you would like to see it I will post pictures!
Hope everyone is enjoying their Thursday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Throwback thursday!

Well, technically it is throwback wednesday night for me! Anyway, Emma has a challange going on for throwback thursday and it is to make something without the cricut or gypsy and to incorporate thank you! I have done few challenges but have been really wanting to experience them and share my creations more so Im going to try and do all the challenges I can!
So here is my entry!

My little popsicle was soo easy to make and fun! Why is it so fun making inanimate objects with faces?! I dont think I will ever be able to just make a cupcake, or just make a piece of food. They always need eyes and a mouth and a bow every now and again :]
One thing Im excited about is Ive never really been a card person. Its always been more layouts or home projects so now I am building up my card box to give away in the future! No more belated birhday cards :] Well maybe just not as many lol!
For fun I thought I would showcase the picture of my craft table after....
prepare yourself... it is NOT pretty...

Ive been a little lazy busy to clean up and I just got my sewing machine back so I just set it down...
I will probobly get in there tomorrow and straighten everything up and take some pictures! My craft room has moved a couple thousand several times. :]
Well thanks for checking my project out!