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  1. Jane Allen says:

    Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks with pencils. Happy new year!

    1. Happy New Year!

  2. Just adorable, Amy! It would go great with my coffee! <3

    1. Makes me hungry too, lol! Happy you enjoyed! Thank you!

  3. Heading home to Michigan from Hatteras, NC April 4th or so. Checking to see if a stop in Tamaqua is warranted 😉

    1. I will check to see what we have going on and reply soon! 😉 excited for new things!

  4. Maria says:

    Those are nice ideas! Especially the Charlie Brown tree for the wrapping! Thank you! Merry Christmas!
    Regards, Maria

    1. Merry Christmas!

  5. Judy Kulmaczeski says:

    Such great ideas for Christmas! Will definitely have to color pencil Santa for next Christmas. Got to help decorate my cousin’s Christmas tree since I couldn’t do mine this year! Merry Christmas!

    1. Merry Christmas! So happy you had some ‘Merry’ this year while waiting for your home! Enjoy!

  6. Lynn Barbadora says:

    Love, love, love🌲🌲🌲
    Merry Christmas Amy🌲

    1. Merry Christmas my sweet gifted creative friend….love watching your Art and Photos with every post ~ gosh I need to make a ghord pilgrim in a bowl!

  7. Oh, Amy! Everything you do is so thoughtful and a true delight! I am so grateful for our friendship and I so look forward to the upcoming year ahead! <3 you, my talented and beautiful friend! Merry Christmas to you and your family! xo

    1. Xoxoxo miss talking with you! So looking forward to 2020 with so much to share! Love ya my beautiful and also very talented friend….merry Christmas!

  8. Cute ornament. I remember making candles when I was in college, always fun. Merry Christmas

    1. Merry Christmas!

  9. Phyllis says:

    Merry Christmas. May our 2020 look bright and be creative..

    1. Merry Christmas!

  10. Debbi says:

    I just made these cute paper bag houses this morning! Wrapping for friends at work…so much fun to make and real quick!!

    1. They are super quick and oh so cute! Thank you for sharing….share pics if you can!

  11. Another fun idea, thank you. One year I had one of my paintings made into Christmas cards, it was really fun to send them. I thought I would do a painting for a card every year, but never got to it after the first one. So many ideas, so little time. Enjoy the season!

    1. I remember the Snowman Ladies! Fun! You’re right…so many ideas! Merry Christmas!

  12. Sharon A.Shannon says:

    Thank you Amy Joanne, This is such a neat idea. Thank you for sharing this. Merry Christmas.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment! Merry Christmas!

  13. How beautiful your home is! What lovely touches you add to make it festive, too! <3 Thank you for sharing your home with us! <3

    1. Merry Christmas my dear friend!

  14. Lisa Boivin says:

    In my temporary living arrangement everything that I use to decorate the holidays are still in boxes. The only sign that physically shows in this place that the holidays are upon us are the Christmas cards that have been received from family and friends. It’s definitely a year that has allowed me to reflect on Christmas’ past and the fond memories that were made. But, this year has shown me that without decorations, cookies, lights, and tree there are other “gifts” that I can take comfort in. Health, food, my family, a roof over my head, friends, and above all my spirituality and love in my heart. I think that without all the hustle and bustle this year, it has allowed me time to step back and admire the beauty that others create for their homes and businesses. I absolutely enjoyed the view of your home dressed up for the season. You have wonderful decorating tastes and you so warmly share your love of Christmas by putting out your “welcome” mat for your viewers to see through the photos you share of your lovely abode. You are truly an inspiration to us all Amy and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. ❤️💚

    1. So happy you have this time in your life to be still and appreciate all the beauty…..thank you always for your kind words that keep this girls creativity moving….wishing you and yours the merriest!

  15. Glad you are still enjoying the glitter houses. I just had a glitter house party at church with about 25 or so, it was great fun and everything sparkled. Glad you are enjoying this holiday season. Look forward to creating together in the new year. Love and Blessings to you and Jerry this Christmas.

    1. Must have been fun with all that glitter! Love and Blessings to you and Al….playtime soon!

  16. Barbara Perry says:

    Your house is so warm and cozy, Amy! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. Merry Christmas!

  17. Lynn says:

    Merry Christmas Amy!

    1. Merry Christmas!

  18. Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity Amy. Wishing you a merry Christmas and an awesome 2020

    1. I’ve been thinking of you 🙂….have a wonderful and Merry Christmas surrounded by creativity!

  19. Thank you for such a beautiful gift! You always share your wonderful creativity with us all and we are so appreciative! Have a beautiful and Merry Christmas, my friend and a happy, healthy and creative new year ahead!

    1. Merry Christmas my friend! Looking forward to our creative adventures together in 2020!

  20. Sue Bullock says:

    I just discovered you! I tried to find your old blogs/posts about your “Chalk(paint pencil) technique to learn more about it, but I couldn’t find them. Would you please send me a link to them so I can go back, read and catch up?

    1. Hi Sue! So happy you found ‘us’! I just know your going to love creating Chalk Art! Here is a link (cut and paste into browser) to provide you with a quick video and free pattern with the supply list to try it out! https://classicamyjoanne.com/2017/07/11/a-slice-of-happy/

      You can see all the different types of Classic Chalk Art with this link (cut and paste into browser) ~ https://classicamyjoanne.com/product-category/classic-chalk-art-colored-pencil/

      If you have any additional questions ~ please let me know or take a few moments to ‘look’ around the blog tab ~ I am sure you will find something to enjoy! Lots to do with Chalk Art!

      Thank you again.

  21. PatriciaC Clark (BlueCrowArt studio) says:

    Love this cookie inspired design. And the softness of the new technique is spot- on to me.

    1. Thank you for your kindness! 🙂 enjoy!

  22. Thank you for showing us your technique, Amy. I love seeing your designs and reading your behind-the-scene process! You are so appreciated! <3

    1. Thank you! I love creating techniques for things that seem so complicated and making them simpler! Love our world!❤️

  23. Lisa says:

    What a great idea and simple enough to do this with my granddaughter who loves to craft. The trick is to save the cookies for the inside of the bags 😋. Thanks for sharing this Amy. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

    1. What an awesome craft to create with your granddaughter ….sure to create sweet memories for her too❤️🙂 happy Thanksgiving 🦃

  24. Grace bennett says:

    I am trying to order your recipe patterns but your paypal only sends to the U.S. I live in Canada and would like to order them.

    1. Please send me an email to Classicamyjoanne@gmail.com what patterns you would like and I will email them and send the invoice, sorry for the inconvenience, Thank you

  25. These are all just adorable! I love this idea for projects! There are so many fun uses with these designs, Amy! What fun! <3

    1. He was super fun…..mmmm, do I see a series??? Thanks 😊

  26. I love this post! I love seeing you put together all of these handmade TREASURES to make memories! What brilliant ideas! Thanks for sharing your creative mind with us! <3

    1. Thank you so much Sheila….never ending ideas as you know! Love our creative life!

  27. Oh! How I love your decorating! 🙂 What a beautiful and cozy home you have. One of the best part of being an artist and designer is the ever-changing surroundings we call our ‘homes’. It reminds me of a kaleidoscope: a beautiful design that never will look the same again!

    Thank you for sharing, Amy!

    1. Oh I love that Sheila…a kaleidoscope! So true! Happy it is not just another job to me…but a passion! Thank u

  28. Debbi says:

    Oh, the photos are so beautiful, and what a great idea to include the boxes!!!

    1. Thank you…makes a fun favor or gift❤️

  29. Diann Gushue says:

    Are these done with Pencils?

    1. These are all DecoArt acrylic🙂

  30. Marcia King says:

    I found the perfect surface for this project at Target in the dollar section. They are wooden recipe cards. Three different choices, pumpkin pie, apple pie and pecan pie. I bought 10 of them.

    1. This sounds absolutely perfect! Guess I need a trip to Target! Enjoy!

  31. Zeldas Sullivan says:

    can’t wait for the tutorial!

    1. I will be sure to share! Thank you

  32. Lisa Boivin says:

    Hi there Amy, this vignette is absolutely wonderful. It’s got so much character, creativity and fun. It’s all YOU! Your artistic ability never ceases to amaze me as well as your organizational, marketing and business skills that I’m sure are needed to be a successful blogger and business woman. You’re an inspiration and I have a funny feeling I’ll be looking at things from a Walmart and Dollar General a bit differently now 🤔🙂

    1. Thank your Lisa….always good to hear from you…🙂 your kind words keep me going! So happy you enjoy! Hope all as well❤️

  33. Sheila Landry says:

    I love this post! I love the way you coordinated everything to make such a lovely and inviting table. Sometimes the small details make a big difference! Thanks for sharing, Amy! <3

    1. Every time I create a place setting I love it even more than the last🙂 guess I have another hobby, lol! Thank you for your kind comments!

  34. Kathleen Warma says:

    Received my chocolate critter pdf file today. I would like to receive the technique sheet that you provide. My email is kwarma@charter.net. I am looking forward to creating this pattern as I have never done a technique using acrylic and pencils. Thank you
    Kathy Warma

    1. Hi Kathleen I will send later today along with a few links I made with videos and how-tos! Your gonna love it! Thank you so much!

  35. JOYCE ANDERSON says:


    1. So happy you enjoyed! I cannot wait to see all your projects…..busy hands ~ happy heart!

  36. Barbara Adams says:

    Hi Amy, just wanted you to know I got my new pattern(Santa Baubles) today. The envelope was so cute. Decorated with your new stamps I bet. I am always amazed at the number of photographs you include in your patterns and the quality. I really appreciate that from a designer. Can’t wait to paint this piece. Thank you for sharing your design.

    1. Thank you Barbara…..you made this girl smile, thank you for your kind compliment! Happy Painting!

  37. Sheila Landry says:

    Those boxes are “DA BOMB!” and your stamps are just the cutest, Amy! i can’t wait to see how everyone uses your adorable designs! What a fun set! <3

    1. I am super super excited about them 🙂 the quality is so excellent! Thank you for all your help❤️

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