Wednesday, July 27, 2011

At Uncle Adam and Auntie Amber's House...

A long time ago (though it feels rather like yesterday!), the girls came over to spend the night. There was lots of games & giggling with Uncle Adam and an hour of trying on Auntie Amber's different headbands and posing for pictures.

And there was glitter glue painting and watercolor painting...WITH UNCLE ADAM!
And tomatoes, with cheese, tortellini and parmesan chicken with Mountain Dew (!!!) for dinner!
And fun, imperfect t-shirt making and headband making along with rainbow necklaces and bracelets to match their Sunday dresses...
There was also yellow painted fingernails (& toenails) with glitter on top (which you can see slightly in the picture above), because Taylor & Tori know the best way to go - glitterfied!

I don't know if you can tell, but I love my little girlies! ;)

Have a happy Wednesday!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Our Cape Canaveral/St. Augustine Vacation

Back at the beginning of June (where is time going?!), we took a little vacation to St. Augustine after a few days of work training at Cape Canaveral (for Adam). It was a fun five days! :)
It was my first time flying...
Which, in spite of being terrified of heights, I was not scared at all!
The clouds were so amazing!
Adam says I wasn't scared because it was (seriously) the smoothest ride (no turbulence, yay!) and best landing/takeoff he had ever been on. Plus, it was only a 45 minute flight!

Adam had some classes in Cape Canaveral so I shopped at some nearby downtowns and scrapped a little bit.
We drove around looking at some different places and then to St. Augustine on Friday.
We found this great little italian ice place in St. Augustine, it was so so good and had this mirror on the ceiling. Notice my cute Jo Totes purse?? My mom bought it for me last Christmas!
We visited the St. Augustine lighthouse, but um, I chickened out like one flight of stairs up. Haha! Oh my poor husband!!!
Visited the fort there too...and did some downtown shopping.
We also ate at some fun, yummy little places (mostly seafood) and this one great brick oven pizza place with garlic knots...mmmm!

It was a fun quick trip! :)

Have a good weekend! Amber

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Sweet New Nephew!

We found out Adam's sister & husband were having a baby in 2010, on the day we went to the Peanut Festival. Taylor was with us and was happily playing with Mitzi and completely oblivious to the happy news. They chose not to find out the gender of the baby until he/she was born...which was really fun. Krystal, Christina and I threw a really cute owl shower (gender neutral of course!)...of which, pictures should follow soon. And then, there was a baby...
And it was a boy!!
He's so beautiful and we love him so much already!! :)
XO Little Bear!
Uncle Adam & Auntie Amber!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Us...American Crafts Two-Page Layout

Although this didn't photograph very well (I was in too big of a hurry)...this 2 page layout is so, so pretty in real life. It's almost 100% American Crafts and the cardstock is a shimmery, beautiful white with pop-dotted paper cut-out flowers, and simple embellishments (brads & flair). The left-hand side is our engagement/wedding pictures and the right hand side is as a married couple. Simple isn't usually my style, but for this one, when I got to this point, I just stopped.

Sometimes simple is best! :) Have a great day! Amber

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Polka-Dot, Stars, Bees & Strawberries Card

Up today is a mix-matched card using an American Crafts card base and thickers, along with some Martha Stewart paper flowers, Basic Grey chipboard stars, and K&Co. puffy stickers (bees, strawberry).

Have a good day!! :) Amber

Friday, July 15, 2011

Soft, Girly Cards

Just a couple quick and simple girly cards...these were both finished on the inside and had embellished envelopes to match...
Nothing fancy, but I like them so much because they're so pink and girl and flower-y. :) Hehe! No surprise there!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Youth Trip 2010

So, shortly after the completion of the 2011 youth trip, I will finally get up page one of the 2010 youth trip...ha! The other side has pictures of the young people that went on this trip with us, but for the sake of privacy reasons, I didn't include it.

I have a lot of special memories of this trip since our Pastor went with us...and it was Stephen's (my b-i-l) first time riding rollercoasters at Six Flags...ahhhh!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bright, Happy Cards

Just a couple simple, bright, happy cards - using up some older stash for some always needed "thanks" and "congrats" cards! :)
Thanks for stopping by...Amber

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Owl Baby Shower Cricut Invites

Just a quick glance at things to come...these owls were the invitations to my sister-in-law's baby shower...the words were on the back! Aren't they the cutest? The idea wasn't boss had an owl invitation that I "adopted" and made my own...

They were a lot of work but so much fun to make! :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Taylor's 1st Peanut Festival!

I don't think this ever made it to the blog..has it? It is hard to remember...I made this last year for the Peanut Festival scrapbooking contest...lots of Echo Park and cute Taylor pictures!

And the journaling:
Hope you have a terrrrific weekend! :) Amber

Friday, July 8, 2011

Amy Butler & Felt Flowers

For today's post, I used a sheet of my very favorite Amy Butler paper pad. It was hard to do, I will admit it. But the new motto around here is use it or lose it. And I'd rather use it. So ta da! American Crafts thickers, flair, pen, and dimensional Sticker...Crate paper die-cuts, Martha Stewart fabric butterfly, all other (paper, ladybug, jewels) from K&Co.

OH...I am a big fan of color & girly-ness! Don't you think this layout is a good mix of the two?!

Happy Friday to YOU! :) Amber

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Finally a College Graduate...

Well, I have had this layout done for almost a year but am just now getting around to blogging it?! Yes, that's right. It's just a simple page documenting a pretty happy moment - finishing up my Bachelor's degree in Accounting...I walked early before I was actually COMPLETELY done, but it was a fun day. I won a yellow potted plant which I pretty much immediately killed and all my family came and watched me. I need to add journaling somewhere, but it might take me another year to get around to that....
Have a good day! :) Amber

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Forever Paper Floral Card

Hello...I can't seem to consecutively keep up with my blog keeps happening, if you know what I mean! In the past week, Adam and I went on the youth trip, met our brand new baby nephew, Barrett, had our air conditioning go out (TWICE), installed a temporary window unit to avoid sweltering due to aforementioned air-conditioning issues, and saw the fireworks, among many other things. With all that, and a full-time job...blogging just isn't like it used to be! :) BUT! Here's a card for today...
It's on an American Crafts card base with a smattering of Martha Stewart paper flowers, and American Crafts/Making Memories brads. Super simple, but I think those paper flowers make it look so pretty.

Thanks for stopping by! Amber


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