Friday, April 30, 2010

Thank You Card

I love making cards...I seriously make them 99.9% of the time for all kinds of occasions...I make a lot of thank you cards and birthday cards and frankly they are my favorite to make...I'm not really too much of a sketch out my ideas kind of person (well, I have lots of idea sketches, but when I sit down to make just kinda happens, instead of politely shaping up like one of my sketched ideas)...this was one such card...a "happener," if you will. I had one set of supplies and an idea out and bam, this card came out of nowhere. I don't know how it happens!Anyways, pretty simple...self adhesive photo mat, jewels, and dimensional stickers (K & Co.), along with some American Crafts Thickers (black fabric, black flocked). Easy as pie.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Amber

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Melissa's Birthday Celebration!

So, yeah, this post is waaay late, cause it takes me FOREVER to get stuff posted on my blog. I know, I know. But for Melissa's birthday, we went and got our toes done and had a deeelightful dinner at Red Lobster...yum!
This little piggy said to the other little piggy...Aren't you glad our toes have been saved??!! Hahaha! I know I'm cheesy...I happen to like cheese...A LOT! ;)
Taylor was happy to see Mama!! Love this one!! So beautiful!!Then we went to the mall and let Taylor and Tori play on the bungee jump...but not before Melissa snagged this suuuper cute little Nikes for Taylor *swoon* - adorable! Aw, what a great honor of a reaaaally wonderful person. =) Love ya, Melissa!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jam-Packed Saturday

So the Friday after I kept Tori for her birthday celebration, Taylor spent the night, then the next morning we had a Mother-Daughter banquet and Tori's birthday party...whew! So...kindof a catch-up post...cutie-pie Taylor... The mother-daughter get-together...
And a quick recap of Tori's party....
The girls were so excited watching the bounce house blow up... Melissa made this suuuuper cute cake...
Heeehee...and I made her sit by it for a picture! =) Isn't she pretty? See where her cute girls get it from??
And here's little Tori wearing the shirt I made her...

Super fun, but busy weekend!! =) Thanks for stopping by...Amber

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Um, so, a while ago (where has this month gone?) I made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday... Lots of Basic Grey, Dear Lizzy, and Jenni Bowlin goodness....thanks for popping by! =)

Monday, April 26, 2010

I Wish I Could Sew...

You know, like really fast and easily...seamstress style. I love making little shirts with iron ons and the such and wish I could whip out some cute skirts and sew up some quick dresses...but well, right now, its on the to-do list. In the meantime, I attempt at managing to get iron-ons to stick...haha!

I did however, make this cute little shirt...the only thing was the fabric (I just used cotton styles) frayed so bad when I sewed it...I ended up have to use fabric glue, which didn't do as well as I had hoped...any suggestions? I love piecing fabric, but wish I could find some colorful solids that weren't so prone to fraying...anyways, this was for Miss Tori's birthday party...the design is off of her birthday plates...And this pile of goodness is what happens when you are crazy + kinda crafty + an Auntie...You buy up clearance t-shirts and iron-ons months and years in advance to make t-shirts like this with this little girl. We had a blast making this shirt...but the next three weren't so cute...haha! Salvagable, hopefully, so maybe pictures later!! =) Can you tell she spent the night with Auntie Amber - giant bow, handmade necklace and blinged-out shirt...haha!! What can I say? I'm super girly!! ;)
Have a great day!! =) Amber

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tori Bug!

Just a quick, simple card for today... Continuing with my embellished envelopes theme...the puffy stickers are clearance at Michaels for a dollar...the letter stickers are American Crafts vinyl thickers!

Have a grand ol' day! =)

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Many Faces of Tori Noel!

I took this little yummy munchkin out for a day on the town in honor of her second birthday...we did lots of fun things, like shop... And we ate/drank whatever we wanted to...
And we rode fun rides (well, they were fun for Auntie Amber...poor Tori was not a big fan!!!) And we went to the park...
But perhaps most fun of all, we captured a few of the very many faces of Tori Noel...

I love you so much, you little cutie pie!! XOXO! Pictures taken April 15, 2010.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Easter Recap!

Thanks for being patient - or not so patient, depending on who you are - with the lack of blog season is finally over and the catch up posts are in full swing, as are my creative endeavors - lots of fun stuff headed to blogland. But first, a recap of Easter and a cute, easy DIY hair accessory.
This was the dear hubby & me Easter morning:
I didn't have time to shop for anything new, so I shopped my closet for something springy...and instead, made a new matching hair accessory...
I took a doily from Sweet Vintage and a strip of the cute Dear Lizzy fabric paper, and pleated the self-adhesive fabric paper into a circle and stuck it to the doily. I then grabbed a giant button out of my stash and sewed the button and the whole ensemble onto a bobby pin at the same time. Voila...quick and easy...
It is much harder to take pictures of the back of your head in a car than it is to actually make the hairpiece!! In between a gazillion tries, I took a picture of my handsome husband.
The end. Have a beautiful day!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Pink + gray is one of my very favorite color combinations. Random, I know!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Birthday...

Jenny, at my work, is one of the secretaries and I am not kidding when I say she does NOT look fifty (I could not believe it when I heard it!!)...anyways, I made this card for her...using her favorite colors...and my favorite technique (crumpled flowers)...the inside has a funny little don't be fooled by the sweet exterior! =)
And a pretty matching envelope... Have a great day!! Amber

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Card

Up today a "manly" card for my Daddy's birthday...I think man-cards are so hard to make...I tend to buy really "girly" supplies (um, can we say lace, pink, bows, and more lace?!?!) so I guess that's probably what makes it so tough!! And my new thing is to embellish the envelopes with matching supplies...cute, huh?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I Heart Showers...

...of all kinds! I love to decorate and eat party food....mmm...meatballs, cheese dip, yummy tart punch...anyways...I threw a little shower for this sweet girl...with lots of lace, soft colors and cupcakes! My first attempt at "pretty cupcakes"...a little short of the mark, but they tasted pretty good!! =) I made little dimensional cupcake toppers....and used many kinds of sprinkles...
Like I said, not perfect...but...did I mention they tasted good? The leftovers didn't make it a day at my work...
A little scrapbook paper, coffee filter, lacey banner...I have a little thing for glad they're "in" right now...
And I decorated the windows like little shop windows with hearts, flowers, and lace and fitted (scrapbook paper) scalloped valances...I finally got to use all that vintage fancy lace I ordered for my wedding and didn't really get to use!!
Have a great day! Amber

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Husband...

...really knows how to make me smile...a few weeks ago he left me this little surprise....
Life-size love notes...
On my car!!
Awwww, how sweet.
The best part? He left me a big glass of water to wash off the ice with...but yes, you guessed it...I left all the love notes...I just couldn't bear to wash them off!!!
What? This would be a great scrapbook page?! Why, that's a great idea! =) Have a great day! Amber


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