Friday, November 16, 2007

A hundred years!

Ok, so it has been like forever since I have blogged...I am terrible at it! I have not been scrapping at all lately which kind of makes me feel down. I have to urge but not the drive! We are in the process of trying to move. I never knew what a pain it would be to establish a residence from the ground up. It will all be worth it once we are in there, I am sure. I can't wait to get my scrap room! I feel that you all will be seeing way more from me once I am all organized. Right now I have like 100 pounds of supplies stacked up in the corner and I have to scrap on the living room floor. Believe me, it isn't comfy! On a lighter note....tomorrow my mom, sister, and I are going to get pampered at a spa! Can't wait...hope you all have a good weekend!

Monday, October 29, 2007

New Layout....Finally!

Well, this is my latest layout! I have been buying so many scrapbooking supplies lately and have been scrapbooking very little! Crazy I know! Anyways, I also ending up deleting the program on my computer to upload new layouts....and I can't seem to find the install disk anywhere. I was able to upload this one at my parent's house this past weekend. Just wanted to share it with everyone! TFL Have a great week!

Monday, October 15, 2007

"Fours Tag"

And now, a "Fours" tag that I got off on Jill's blog!
4 Jobs I've had:
1. The Everything Girl at an automechanics shop....I literally answer the phone, deal with customers face to face, order parts, take customers home that need a ride, deal with the guys in the shop, do all of the paperwork, payroll, get lunch for everyone, and have even picked up kids from school. 2. I worked at a place called the Potting Shed when I was in highschool...I loved it. I love planting things..and at Christmas time, I got to make real handmade wreaths.3. I worked at Cracker Barrell one time. I hated it with a passion. I ended up walking out of there during my shift and never went back. 4. I worked in a loan company one time...big suck job...all of the people were screwed up.

1. 4 Movies I could watch over and over:
1. The Notebook 2. Sweet Home Alabama 3. Wedding Crashers 4. Hitch

4 TV Shows I watch:
1. Prison Break 2. Dirty jobs 3. House 4. anything on Food TV or HGTV

4 Houses I've lived in:
1. My in laws house 2. Our house on the river 3. My parents house 4. My parents first house (soon will be living in our very own house, for good)

4 Favorite Foods:
1. Pizza 2. Crab Legs 3. Sushi 4. Pasta

Favorite Colors:
1. Pink 2. Green 3. Orange 4. Red

4 Places I'd love to be right now:
1.back in Mexico 2. snuggling with my man 3. in the mountains 4. taking a nap

4 Names I love but could/would not use for my children
1. Mary, this is my grandmother's name, therefore I love it, but I have a hard time thinking I would name my child that...I have came up with Marly instead, to honor her....if you look up the meaning of Marley, it means decendant of mom hates Marley though...2. James...this is my dad's name (he is called Jim) I had an ex boyfriend names James, called Jamie....there are so many people with that name and there are so many nicknames that come from it, so no 3. Trinity....I love this name, but it has become way to popular...I have been in stores and heard like 2-3 different kids being called this in different parts of the store. 4. offense to anyone...I like the name Richard, because it sounds very classy, but I would not like my son being called Dick.

If I tag you, you MUST do this! Or else... something horrible will happen to you in 10 minutes! Lol, I'm jk. Don't you just love getting email forwards that say "If you don't pass this on after 6 minutes, you will have bad luck for 6 years!" Or whatever. Ridiculous! No but seriously, do the tag! I want to read my friends answers! :)

Friday, October 5, 2007

October Afternoon

This is the October kit for is definately a must have...I have been waiting for the October Afternoon products to go on sale at some of the regular sites I visit and I haven't seen anything yet. For some reason I am totally in love with this new line. Maybe it is because it is so new and fresh. Anyways, I have an itch to get this one, so I think I will before it ends up selling out. I wish I could find more stores that have listings for these products or at least have the option to preorder...maybe more will come about! Anyways, hope everyone has a good weekend! xoxo

Monday, October 1, 2007

My Kits!

These are the kits that I put together to sell at my etsy shop. I made these two layouts to show how they can be used. Anyone who does not have an etsy shop can contact me here and I will see about getting you one. I am planning on sending one out as a gift (either kit) person's choice. Let me know what you all think!!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Everything is here!!!

Ok, peeps, I have everything I need to get the kits up for sale at my etsy shop. As soon as I get them all together I am going to post them here and at the shop and will post a link for you! I am going to play with all of the goodies over the weekend and see what I can come up with for some inspiration. Have a good weekend!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Goodies Arriving!

Hello, everyone. I got the biggest bulk of supplies for one of my kits today in the mail. I am waiting on a few more items and I will have one of my kits up for sale...hopefully this week. I plan on having two kits to start with and will have three of each for sale. Once, I get everything in, I will make a couple of scrapbook pages showing some ideas with all of the goodies that will be in the kits and post pictures here on the blog of all of the items. You guys don't even know how excited I am!!! If these particular kits go over well with everyone, then I will eventually raffle off one or two, and plus keep coming up with more kits for sale. I hope everyone stays glued to my blog to see what I have in store for you....have a great Monday!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy Wednesday!

Hey, this post is just to show everyone my newest layout. I actually made this layout about a month ago and I am just now getting up and posted. I made this primarily of Tinkering Ink products with a little Prima, Luxe, and American Crafts. I love this picture of us...even though, as usual, we are taking it of ourselves. This was taken on the beach in front of our hotel in Myrtle Beach. I love when we go on vacation, but we always have a bunch of pics of me by myself or a bunch with Wesley by hisself or shots like this one. I got smart while we were in Myrtle Beach, though, and sat the camera on top of the TV in our room with the timer and got a couple like that before we went out to eat. Anyways, let me know what you think of my new page!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

So Very Excited!!!!

So, you see the look on my face in the middle? The left is my sister in law, Ashley (the last blog I posted "Miss Kailyn" is her little girl). The one on the left is my sister in law, Amy (the beach blog I posted is pics of her kids). Well, the point of this pic is to show the excitement and laughter in my face. That is exactly how I feel right now. I found out today that Wesley and I got approved for everything with our home. We are just waiting on the title search to come back so we can have a closing. About 90% of our stuff has been in storage for the last almost 2 years, so I am really happy to be able to be surrounded with all of my stuff and my pictures again soon. The sad part of moving is that, these past couple of years we have been living my my mother and father in law and it is going to be hard to leave them. I have gotten so use to having a live in girlfriend. Coming home everyday and being able to sit down and chat with her and spending time with her is what I will miss the most. She really is like a second mother to me, so despite the excitement of being on our own again...there is also a sadness. It is all very bittersweet. Well, this kind of went from happy to sad really quickly just by thinking about that. The good thing, though, is that we will only be about 30 minutes away, and we only work about 15 minutes away, so it isn't like we are moving hours away or anything. Just wanted to share the good news....oh yea, and another perk is that I can have a scrap room!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Miss Kailyn

This is my sweet, little niece, Kailyn. Doesn't she look so sweet and precious sleeping? I took this photo of her on her first birthday, August, 4, 2007.
Right after she was born we went up to VA to see her. In the following months after that, her mom and dad came home for a few weeks so I felt like I got to see her so much. It was weird for me to have so much contact with a baby that I love so much. The last time I spent that much time with a little one was when my brother and sister were babies (they are 18 and 20 now). To be honest, it made me get baby fever a little bit. I felt like I bonded with Kailyn instantly. I was so excited to know Ashley was going to be having her. She is such a gorgeous baby! I will have to admit I took it kind of hard when they came home for her 1st birthday only because I was so use to being able to hold and snuggle with Kailyn from before. she was one, and she hadn't seen me in like 6 months....basically I was a stranger : ( She warmed up to me a little bit before they left. She really only wanted to be touched by her moma and no one else. So I am writing this basically because I am really excited to say that Ashley, Brian, and Kailyn will be moving home after the first of the year. I am really looking forward and hoping that I can get Kailyn to feel more comfortable with me again. I can't wait!!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

This is a layout I created awhile back. This is my most favorite photo of Wesley and me from our wedding reception. I used a combo of Tinkering Ink lines to create this. Also, my first time using the Heidi Swapp cards, which I love. They are huge and so fun to work with. This is one of my favorite layouts that I have ever made....believe me, it looks much better in person. I suck at taking photos of my layouts...they always look so off balanced and you can see the couch or the carpet on at least 2 corners.... I so have to practice taking better and straighter shots, because I sure can make them look so lopsided and messed up. I think the reason I love this layout so much is, for one, this is my favorite picture ever, and two because I really have received a lot of praise on this layout from all of the lovely girls at and Well, that is it for now...should have some new stuff up and posted for tomorrow. Have a good one! xoxo, Amber

Beachy weather is almost over : (

Well, the beach weather is almost over...which in a way makes me really down and out. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas season more than any other time of the year, but during the summer, since my parents have a beach house....I get to see my family a lot more often. My mom is a teacher, therefore, she has the summer off, so I could see her like every single weekend. One really sweet moment during the summer that I experienced was taking my mother in law, sister in law, and her two kids down there for the day. This was the first time Morgan and Zachary have ever been to the beach. It was so sweet to watch them playing in the water and sand, finding shells and feeding the seagulls. Here are some pics from that day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

So Glad it is Hump Day!!!

Well, Wednesday is almost over! Thank goodness for that, only 2 more days until relaxation...I think. It seems like the past few days have gone slowly by. I think this evening I will go home and try to get some scrapbooking done. I recently made a clock for my niece Brittany. This is the picture of it over there on the digi doesn't ever do my work any justice..I gotta do something about that. So if there is anyone out there that may want to share some ideas or scrapbooking pages with me, please feel free to do so.