Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Welcome May - we hope you bring us lots of sunshine and flowers and the hope of summer!!! I don't know if you are liking me but I could use a good dose of sunshine and warmer days - it just gives me so much more energy and with that more creativity! How about you?

I just sent out my May Newsletter (click here to check it out if you haven't already) where I gave an update on what you can expect this month... if you haven't signed up yet please email me to be added to the list - amy.grendel@gmail.com


It's National Scrapbooking Month so we will be looking at how to use Stampin' Up! products, along with Project Life products, to document our photos and memories. I love to scrapbook so I'm looking forward to putting some focus on that this month.

I would love to hear from you though - do you have any questions about scrapbooking I could help with? Is there something you would like me to explain? Let me know in the comments and I will do my best.

Also don't worry - I will still be posting cards and other projects throughout the month too - and of course there is a :


RIBBONS AND EMBELLISHMENTS  - I love adding special touches of ribbons, enamel dots, gems, pearls, squines, washi tape, buttons, thread, glitter and more to my projects to finish them off.

Here are a few of my latest creations using some bling :)


(enamel dots and washi tape)

(ribbon and pearls)

SCRAPBOOK PROJECTS  - I would love to see your process, pages, layouts, albums, etc. Just post a picture or a link to your project in the FB Group.

Here is a picture of a project I do while ago - but thought I would share again. I will be sharing lots more over the month and walk you through some of my albums.

(8.5 x 11 layout)

(with pocket pages)

And I have to say that Stampin' Up! has a LOT of great deals on an assortment of embellishments and scrapbooking supplies that are retiring so its a great time to stock up and create with!

I can't wait to see what you create!


As always there is a monthly giveaway for those who participate throughout the month. To enter you can post pictures of your projects for the challenges on the Create & Share Facebook Page. You can also enter by placing an order, joining the FB group, attending an event and by sharing posts online.

To see all of the winners from last months 4 giveaways be sure to check out the newsletter. And the prize for this month is <drum roll >

The Urban Underground Designer Series Paper Pack
This pack of 12x12 paper is no longer available - it was one of the first of the supplies to sell in the retiring sale. I love the added sheets of silver embossed paper!

Here is a few quick cards I made using these papers:

PLUS if you place an order during the month of May - you receive a FREE homemade card from me along with a a ribbon sample! I hope to send some Happy Mail your way!


I would love it if you would join me at my upcoming events:

I have room for 4 more - even though the RSVP date has past - the class is $20 or FREE with the purchase of Project Life products. Here to get your order in now to get it in time for the class!

I have set aside a Friday Night each month for you to come use my space to work on your scrapbooking, stamping or any craft project you have on the go.

Cost is $15 or FREE with an order, and includes access to my Big Shot, punches and select stamps and ink. There will also be one Make and Take project provided if you wish to do one. Light snacks provided.

Sign up to reserve your seat (limited 6 spots)

If you have any questions feel free to email me - amy.grendel@gmail.com.
Have a great day!


  1. From your announcements to your giveaways to your classes to your challenges to your STUNNING creations, this blog post is super fun and informative! Best of both worlds!

  2. I loved attending your March open studio ... but last month and this month, life is getting in the way. I'll be back with bells on, as soon as my schedule allows!