Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm moving!

I moved over to typepad!

The Stamping Scrapbooker

I finalllly got everything transferred over and got the blog lookin half-way decent! Come on over and visit! If you have me added to your blog roll, change my address! Thanks, and see ya on the other side:)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

This is what happens...

when you ask a scrapbooker to make donation boxes for the Air Force Ball fundraiser *snicker*

It gets "Scrap-a-tized"!

Oh yeah! I used my CTMH cardstock in Holiday Red and Star Spangled Blue and used my super awesome SU! Corner Punch! I do hope someone asks how I made those cute corners so perfect, great sale opportunity*wink*

One day left!!

I can't WAIT for my 4 day weekend! My 4th wedding anniversary is on Saturday so Billy and I are going to Tampa saturday evening and then go to Busch Gardens on Sunday! I'm SO excited! We get in free since we're military, how cool is that? I'm hoping if we get to Tampa earlier enough, he'll take me to Rouban Rouge *something tells me we'll probably get stuck in traffic before that happens*

Here's a card I made last night for the splitcoast color challenge. The colors were Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, and Old Olive. Well I ran out of OO so I had to use True Thyme (last year in color) instead. It's quite an obvious difference between the TT paper and the OO ink and brad...durnit. I made this for Billy for our anniversary, but when I finished I was like "Dang, this is way to girly" so I'll have to make another one, but at least I got the color challenge done;)

The stamp I used for the main image is from the "True Friends" set in the Holiday Mini (order from in on the 1st!) The sentiment on the bottom is from the level 1 hostess set "So Many Sayings" I used scallop scissors for the scallops on the pretty in pink piece and also used my photo corner punch for the corners! The ribbon is from M's, doncha love it?!

Okay, back to work! Hope you have a great Wednesday!!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

It's Monday...again.

Yeah, I do love a good monday *gag* I think the thing I dislike most are our Monday meetings. Do ya'll have those? It's just awful, have to talk about what you did last week and what you have planned for this week just so the boss knows you're not goofing off on your blog or splitcoast all day, sheesh. Can you say micro-manage? LOL! Yeah, I know, I'm totally kidding!

Did you notice my super sweet banner? Michelle Weaver designed it for me, I *love* it! She did such a great job on it and she's really a very sweet lady:) I totally owe her for that!

Okay, here's a card I did late last night, the color combo came to me as I was looking through my new CTMH catalog *I have a twinge of guilt leaving the company, their stuff is super fabby and I miss it!*

The colors are all CTMH in Twilight, Sunflower, Autumn Terracotta, and Garden Green! Stamps used are from PTI called Beautiful Blooms. The paper flowers are also CTMH. The twilight tabs were made using my word window punch and the mustard brads are SU! I dry embossed all the edges and sanded them, love that look! Okay, gotta go get my numbers for the meeting, have a good Monday *if that's even possible*...

Saturday, August 25, 2007


That's right, I SCRAPPED today! No cards, no altered bags, I scrapped a double page layout:) Actually, *Three* double page layouts but the other two don't have pictures yet so I didn't want to post those quite yet;) This is a double page I did about my grandpa's 80th birthday party this past March! It was such a good time, though I suspect Billy thinks my whole side of the family is crazy, he may have something there...

I digress...This is my double page layout!

I used the new SU! Apple Cider dp, it's such nice paper, really fun to work with! I also used the new SU! Mini set "True Friend" for the stamped images. The title is done using CTMH's "Classic Caps" and the faux stitching is CTMH "Simple Stitches. I also used SU! photo corner punch and vintage brads. The colors used with the dp is Wild Wasabi, Really Rust, and CTMH Chocolate. The sketch for the whole 2 page layout is called "A New Perspective" in the CTMH Cherish book! How do you like it? I love doing two page layouts, its such a feeling of accomplishment, lmbo! Thanks for stopping bye, have a fabby Saturday night!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I love Kraft!

I absolutely looove Kraft paper, I don't know why I don't use it more often, it adds such a nice touch:) For this card, I used SU! Purely Pomegranate, Kraft, and Buckaroo Blue (last season In Color) cardstock. The dotted dp was made with a little dot stamp from Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms using Versamagic Chalk Ink in Spanish Olive, Aegean Blue, and Perfect Plumeria! The leaves and flower stamps on the main image are also from PTI Beautiful Blooms. The brands in the center of the flowers are SU! Not Quite Navy. I also added some Gold Stickles to the centers of the leaves for some sparkle! The blue ribbon is from CTMH and the color is Indian Corn Blue. The little corner up in the left was made using my awesome photo corner punch! Love this thing for making perfect photo corners, no more making my own lob-sided ones, lol!
Tomorrow morning I'm running a 5K on the beach with a bunch of other ya-hoo's on base! I've never run in this kind of race before, so pray for me, lol! Should be fun though, as long as the thunder and lightning hold off!
Have a fantastic Friday Eve...
PEACE I'M OUTTA HERE!! (Okay, picture Adam Sandler from Billy Madison saying that, much funnier, lol!)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Beautiful Blooms meets Apple Cider!

Sketch challenge day at SCS!

This is the sketch:

This is my card:

I used Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and the DP is from Apple Cider! The flower stamp is from the new Papertrey Ink "Beautiful Blooms" set and the sentiment inside the flower is from the Lizzie Anne Designs "Daisy Dots" set! Some accessories used are my SU! ticket corner punch, Chocolate Chip taffetta ribbon and copper brads by MM! This was a really fun sketch, I thought it would be tough but the idea for this card came pretty easily!
I find that when I start designing a card I don't really like where it's heading. But then I say to myself, "Self, you WILL finish this card and you WILL love it!" And you know what? It works. I totally love this card:) I'm trying to think who I wanna give it to cause it must go in the mail tomorrow, too cute not to share, lol!

Well, I'm off to do some dishes, I haven't trained the dogs to do that yet...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fun mail day and a little project!

Well, today I got my Decorated Swap from Becky! Girl outdid herself! I couldn't believe all the goodies, they just kept coming! Thank you soooooOoo much Becky for your generosity!!!

My little project looks simple but it took me like 2 hours! And I'm *still* not 100% satisfied with it. I think I ruined it with the brown flowers stamped on the bag. It looked too plain without them so I figured I'd go for it, but I don't know if I like it or not. Bummer!

The main panel was stamped with the leaves from the **gorgeous** new Beautiful Blooms set from PTI! I stamped it in versamark and clear embossed it. Then I sponged it with Soft Sky, wiping off the excess. Next I used a stamp from my new Oval Borders and Corners set and cut it out with my Oval Coluzzle. I stamped a few random flowers from Beautiful Blooms with Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, and Chocolate Chip and mounted them onto the panel with dimensionals. The "friend" sentiment is also from Beautiful Blooms, I like it because it's such a unique font! I finished it off by threading a piece of Groovy Guava ribbon through and added a satin and paper flower with a K&Co rhinestone in the middle! The Groovy Guava piece that the whole image is mounted on is cut on top and bottom with scallop scissors:) You can get these adorable white or kraft coffee bags from Papertrey, they're so fun!

Have a great night/morning/whatever time of day it is for you:)

Amber, Out.

Okay, my heart is back out of my throat.

So I'm at home on my lunch break chugging a bottle of water when I hear this SUPER loud explosion, if you will. It scared the poo out of me and the remainder of my water went all over my shirt! The dogs flipped out, they headed for the table and hunkered down waiting for the worst to happen. I went outside to see what it was and didn't see a thing! Cars just driving around like nothing had happened. So I went about my business assuming I was just going mad. I was on my way back to work and started to think what it could know it was?

It was the space shuttle Endeavor coming back into the atmosphere, lol! It was THAT LOUD! I mean, it lands only like 30 miles from my house so you'd expect it to be loud but dang. I wasn't expecting that!

So now that my heart is beating normally again, I can go back to work!

I'll hopefully be posting a fun little project tonite, check back often! Thanks for your visit, I get lonely here all by myself, bwahahaha!!!

Amber, Out.