Friday, May 28, 2010

Kickball Festivities!

So a couple weekends ago, Bryan and Melissa and Adam all played in a kickball tournament and I tagged along to watch these two cuties....oh the AGONY! Haha! Just kidding! We watched Mama practice for about 2.300053 seconds and then Taylor decided to start taking pictures...

"Smile, Tori," she says...
"Okay, Tori, let me take a picture of your nails. Here, lay them out pretty..." she says...
Then a random picture of me and Tori that I LOVE in spite of my little (??) double-chin!Then they took naps. Pretend naps!Then we played at the park until we were all tired, thirsty, and hungry!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Recipe/Note Holder

So this is the Mother's Day craft I promised that I am about a month late in posting! Haha! It's a *little* time consuming but only if you make a gazillion like I did...

Paint small terracotta pots on the outside, and little wooden kabobs or skinny popsicle sticks green. While that's drying cut out or find foam, stiff fabric or flower shaped stickers for your flowers. Glue mini clothespins to the back of the dried green sticks, and glue a chunk of foam (obviously doesn't have to be prettily cut!!) to the bottom of your pots.
Whew. That was the hard parts...then assemble flowers and glue/stick/etc. to the front of the "stems"And glue/pin fluffy boa stuff to the top of the foam to cover it up. Cut out little hands (I used my Cricut) and gather bright stickers for children to decorate hands with...once completed use the clothespin to attach the hands to the flowerpots! And an example of a finished one:
Even though it was a lot of work, the kids REALLY loved them and were so proud! Obviously, if you had an older class or children, they could probably do a lot of this themselves, but with 2-3 year olds...not so much! =)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

Well, if you're sick of looking at my butterfly card set, I can not blame you. I am sick of looking at it too! CPA Exam Part One is over, hopefully I passed. Who knows!?

On to belated Mother's Day cards...this one was for my mother-in-law...
And this one was for my mama...
And a picture of my gorgeous Mama and Nanny - two of my favorite people in the whole wide world! XOXO!
Happy Wednesday! Amber

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Butterfly Card Set!

I know it's been a little slack around here this week - studying for the first part of my CPA exam - so stressed about it! Anyways, probably will be my last post until next week - just a quick card set I made using some older supplies - for those last minute-need-a-handmade-card occasions! Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Oh, Happy...

Just a fun little birthday card today! Enjoy your weekend! =) Amber

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yummy Cake...

I'm sure I've mentioned this before but Taylor & Tori's mom, Melissa, is a great cake decorator and makes their cakes every year for their one of Taylor's favorite things when she looks through her scrapbooks to find her birthday cakes and then say something like "Yes, this was my birthday cake when I was two years old" - it is seriously the cutest thing.
There's something about this page that is just a little "off" to me - I don't know what though! I used a NSD sketch and some of my fav embellishments - I love these chipboard button stickers (Martha Stewart) and these oh-so-cute puffy flower accents (American Crafts)...
But every page doesn't have to be perfect right? I'm trying to get into the mode - paper & pictures - get the stuff documented! It's just HARD to be DISCIPLINED in your HOBBY! Ha!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Epoxy Stickers!

Up today is just a simple, easy birthday card I made for a friend at work for her daughter - using lots of Making Memories Design Shop stickers - I seriously have a thing for "dimension" and am a sucker for mostly any kind of clearanced dimensional sticker - this particular pack only cost me $.80!! You might can't tell from the picture but the little cake and banner are both on foam adhesive. Anyways, I love this card and almost couldn't give it up. But for $3, I gave it up, rather happily. =)

Happy Wednesday! Amber

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

All in a Day

You can sure get a lot accomplished (or nothing accomplished) all in a day! This layout was about a really crazy fun day T&T had at Auntie Amber's house - we played in sprinklers, did sidewalk chalk, made necklaces and bracelets, blew balloons, colored, ate lots of tomatoes and cheese and pixie sticks, played in the bathtub, threw water balloons, ate popsicles and played with Uncle Adam - whew! I need to have one of these days again - it was really fun!! All October Afternoon here, except for the pen (AC) and the border punch (Fiskars)
Have a grand day! =)

Monday, May 10, 2010

I Heart Strawberries!

Well, in spite of the fact that I am incredibly picky when it comes to food, I love pretty much all meat and pretty much all fruit...but most especially, I love strawberries. Yum, yum. I really need to go to the you pick farm and get me some (I'm craving them?! - however, for the 2 people that will ask if I am pregnant - I am not!)...until then though I made this incredibly simple layout with Tater's first adverture to the strawberry fields with my mom...look at how little she looks in these pictures?! How the time flies...American Crafts cardstock, pen & thickers, Cosmo Cricket chipboard circle, Doodlebug glitter cardstock stickers

Have a great day! =) Amber

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To my beautiful, wonderful Mama!! Love you so very much!! =)
XOXO! Enjoy your day! Amber

Friday, May 7, 2010

Celebrate Mothers!

Just a quick little card for today with lots of premade embellishments - I am always on the lookout for clearance 3D stickers, because they made card-making quick and easy and really fancy, some Making Memories stickers (clearanced for 80 cents....whoa! and some Me & My Big Ideas music print butterflies, clearanced at Michaels)...paired with some Dear Lizzy fabric paper flowers and voila, a quick and easy card to celebrate mom! Hope you enjoy your day!! Amber

Thursday, May 6, 2010

First Cars

I have had these pictures for foreeeevvver wanting to do this page and I finally did it! I love being able to cross teeny-tiny nagging mental goals off my list, don't you? Even though I know I can never get it ALL done, I love the little accomplishments!

Anyways, this was my mom's first ever new car and below was my very first car...I thought it was kindof cool the similarity between these two pictures and of course, similarity = scrapbook worthy. Lots of Crate Paper along with a Hambly sticker (car) and a little Dear Lizzy finishing touch (dimensional flower).
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day! =) Amber

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Exciting News!

I have a pretty exciting announcement to make for those family & friends that stop by my blog, my dear, dear friend Melissa has begin regularly updating her VERY OWN BLOG! For those of you who don't know Melissa, she is the mother to the two beauties that very often grace my blog and have a pretty big chunk of my heart & usually most of my allowance too, haha! So go check it out!

Speaking of those two little munchkins, this is a page I made starring them both for National Scrapbook Day this past Saturday - got about 9 pages done and 6 cards - so you'll have a lot of "crafty fun" to look forward to on the blog - plus a special Mother's Day craft for keep checking back!!A little Hambly, Jenni Bowlin butterfly love, Doodlebug glitter page borders and of course, the ever-present bits & pieces from the Dear Lizzy line. =)

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thickers Love!

This is a quick little ensemble I put together for a baby shower...cute little fabric gift tag (been hoarding for toooo long) and a simple card!
This card actually uses some of my favorite Thickers - which prompted me to take some pictures of my "new-er" Thicker collection (I know, I know...whoa!) - I just really love the texture they give a page!
These are probably my four favorite new ones!

Have a great day! Amber

Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

To my oh-so-handsome husband -

Happy Anniversary!
I love you! XOXO,
Your Wife!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another thank you card featuring a beautiful recycled wedding invitation that I seriously COULD NOT throw away. I would like to boast in my actual "scrap" saving skills, except that I have an ENTIRE room devoted to purchased items for my "scrap"booking hobby. Haha! What can I say?
Used some new Dear Lizzy thickers - really like the font and the glitter! Who, me? A glitter fan? Why, yes, I am!! ;)
Thanks for checking out the old blogeroo! Amber


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