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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Soundtrack of My Life (Scrapstars Challenge #1)


Soundtrack of My Life (Scrapstars Challenge #1)
Originally uploaded by bennett012002

Ok, so big secret to reveal for those who are reading....the big secret that Shaunna, Jill, Bekka, and I have been teasing all of you with is finally being revealed...go see what it is all about. www.scrapstars.net
We have been working super hard on this project and can't wait any longer to share it will all of you.
This is a layout for our first challenge called Soundtrack of My Life...go check out the site and read there for what to do and the awesome prize that the winner will receive.
Thank all of you so much for being patient with us!

xxx and luv, Amber

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sneaky Peeky!

So, I haven't been quite so faithful to blogging like I was trying to be before! Matter of fact, I have been slack in all aspects of scrapbooking due to this awesome project that I have been working on with these fab ladies pictured here in this layout! I have been so super excited about this that I have totally fallen off of the face with keeping up with blogging, commenting on layouts, reading up on your blogs etc, etc, etc. So if you feel like I have neglected you, please forgive me! I cannot wait to tell the world about the secret! It is going to be totally rockin!!!! Please stay tuned because you will find out sooner than you think!!! xx

Friday, March 21, 2008

Sweet Spuds layouts and TGIF!

So, this kit was pretty fun to work with....ummm, I had somewhat of a hard time with it, because it wasn't really my style, but I did enjoy a little bit of challenge. The layout I made of myself was like the most random layout I have ever made. I generally have a story or a purpose behind a layout and this one definately did not! I have started to evolve my scrap style a little at a time. I get a lot of inspiration from others' work. Lots of talented ladies out there!!!

The two layouts of my hubs I was pretty pleased with....mainly, because I love both of these pics of him. He looks so cute and happy! He is my sweetheart!!!!
I made this one last night of my baby sister and her boyfriend Mason. Christina rocks with the self portrait shots.....it always looks like someone else took it...maybe it is those long arms she has lol!

So anywooo....so glad that it is Friday! Can't wait until the end of the day! Happy Easter to everyone and I hope you have a safe weekend....I am going to the beach! Hope it's warm! xoxox

Amber

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Challenge Layouts

Ok above is actually the layout I made for the Scrap Mojo challenge blog. They are all so awesome over there! I love all of the dt's layouts and I decided to give it a try. Whaddaya think? Anywoo, this months challenge was in honor of Dr. Seuss...how could I pass that up. Somewhere on the page, you had to have "oh the place you'll go" and and, also, a little image about some of his books (which they provided for you). So, I chose this title, because I am actually going to be making a big change here in the near future. Details will be given when it occurs....it has nothing to do with my home life..for those who are wondering. It is really hard to make changes that take you from your comfort zone, but sometimes if you stop and listen to your heart, you will see that change is for the best....I am sure you all have experienced that at some point in your life.
This lo is for the Scrap Jacked challenge blog. Amy Lapi was jacked and she did a wonderful job! I love that site (even though this is my first try) b/c you can really do a lot without as much work. I mean, someone gives you a layout to copy and you do it....I can't make that light of it,though, b/c you are not suppose to copy everything...you put your own little spin on it! So I really enjoyed this a lot!

Well, other than that, I don't have too much to share. Got a haircut this weekend. Not a whole lot of difference, just a trim and some layers. However, there was a really old lady in there getting her hair set (Ms. Louise). Ms. Deb is the ladies name that cuts my hair and she is sooooo nice and funny. Well, I told Ms Deb that my hair is so long now that I can be like the girl on the Blue Lagoon and where my hair as a bra LOL I know! She laughed about it and when Ms. Louise sat down to chat with us, she told her what I said about my hair as a bra. Well, once Ms Deb trimmed my hair, it wasn't quite long enough do that anymore. I turned to Ms Louise and said, "I can't wear my hair as a bra anymore." Get this (she is like 80)...she says, "Just pull it down and tape it to your nipples." I seriously thought I was going to fall off of the chair LOL Old people can be really funny and enlightening! She is so cute, too!

So anyways, hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and having a wonderful week! More lo's to share soon, cause I got my Sweet Spuds kit in yesterday!!!!!

Hugs!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Best Day Ever


The Best Day Ever
Originally uploaded by bennett012002

So, to date this was the best day of my life. I feel sure that when we have children, that will rank up there or most likely beat this one. However, that has not occurred yet, so August 21, 2004, the day I married the love of my life, is the best day ever! This is literally the first time I have posted to a challenge. This is for Category Stories. Anybody who hasn't checked it out, should. It is pretty rewarding...I mean, even if I don't win anything, at least I feel like I accomplished something. I feel like I got my groove back.

For like the last year I have made a page here and there but let me tell you, since this weekend, I have made like 5 layouts! I am so happy! Last night is the first night I have not scrapped in the last couple of days. I had to have a break. I was seriously neglecting my husband, my pets, and my housework just to scrap LOL So I decided to take the night off.

With this layout, I used the February Kitty Robot kit. For anyone who has never heard of KItty Robot...you are so in the dark...LOL j/k Really, though, go check them out on etsy.com ....they are fabulous!

I also used some lovely Bam Pop goodness! Speaking of Bam Pop...I was checking out Holly Terra's blog yesterday and guess who won one of her awesome little Bam Pop homemade flowers?! That's right! I did! I was so stoked! if you haven't seen them go check her out! She is going to sign it and I am going to frame it and put it in my scrap room! Is she not the sweetest and wittiest person ever! She so makes me smile!

Also, I used a Shabby Chic Crafts tag from the lovely Veronica and her super awesome hubs. They have a shop on etsy, as well! They are doing amazing with their shop and I am so happy for them! They are super nice! Seriously, go check them out!

So I feel the need to scrap once again even though I have only had a one day break lol I might try out the scrapjacked challenge if I'm not too late. Anyways, we shall see what I come up with!

Hope everyone has a lovely Thursday...only one more day!!!!

xx, Amber

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Happy Tuesday!

So I decided that I would go ahead and try to stay on top of blogging. Since I opened this account I haven't really been a good blogger. The top lo is one that I made for my sweet friend Jill. Right now the poor thing is sick, so get better soon, honey!!! We did a swap like forever ago and she made several awesome lo's for me. Well, I was a retard and uninstalled my printer and couldn't find the install software to print her pics out. So....I stole this one from her flickr account so I could make her one.
This lo is called "Click". I told my photographer after the ceremony was over that during our first kiss that it sounded like the paparazzi was after us....all I could hear was his camera going off like mad.
This last lo is my take on the OLW's word TIME. I used the lovely Kitty Robot kit, along with American Crafts and Hambly papers to create this. To embellish it I cut out a felt cloud and used Shabby Chic and Elle's tags. The title of this is "Time Stood Still". Really, for me that day time did stand still. It really was magical!

I have two, non-scrappy stories to share.

1- I work in a mechanics shop...a very, very clean shop. It really is like spotless. Well, anyways, the hubs works here too and he pointed out a little mouse to me the other day trying to build a nest out in the shop. It was soooo tiny, like the size of a quarter. Anyways, I left food for her...I know, I can't help it...I love all little creatures. Well, my boss found out about her and said he was going to get rid of her and I begged him not to kill it. He complained but as far as I know she is still alive.....Get this, it poops in the toilet!!! Not once, but twice when my boss was going to use the bathroom he called me in there and there was mouse poop all in the toilet...how crazy is that!!!!???

2- My husband loves racing. He is a super big Jeff Gordon fan. Well, Sunday is race day. I care nothing about it myself. So I am in the kitchen frying french fries and I decide while that batch of fries is on I'll go shower. I went to take a shower...all the way across the house from the living room. I am in there washing when I hear this loud cursing and banging around and my first thought is that Wesley went to check on the food and burned himself or spilled the hot grease...so I jump out, soaking wet, tracking water everywhere, naked and run across the house yelling, "are you okay?" I get in the living room, where he is sitting on the couch, and say what is wrong? He said, "look at this replay, Jeff Gordon wrecked!" I was like you have got to be kidding me! I said, "you nearly gave me a heart attack over Jeff Gordan, I thought something was wrong!" These men with their sports!

On a last note...all of that complaining I did about not getting Ashley Wren's Rainbow Sushi kit...well, sistv has all of the papers back on sale. I didn't get the whole kit, but I did get the papers and labels and cards...so I am satisfied now!
Anyways, hope everyone has a good week...try to stay not sick...I am congested and sneezing argh!
xoxo

Saturday, March 1, 2008

On Cloud 9


On Cloud 9
Originally uploaded by bennett012002

Just wanted to share my new lo! Used the Love, Elsie Zoe line, along with some Bam Pop, and a super cute Elle's Studio tag! Hope everyone is having great weekend!

xoxo,
Amber

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Not much new here!


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Originally uploaded by bennett012002

Anyways, since the last time I posted...what do I have new to say? hmmmmm...well, I have been scrappy supply shopping like crazy. However, if any of you know me, I am one to buy, buy, buy, and not scrap with like half of it. I am ashamed to say that I have yet to use the massive amount of Love, Elsie Noel and Zoe stuff that I got right before Christmas. I have an excuse though! LOL We were moving but I still couldn't resist buying like every single piece of the lines. I also have a lot of older but sill good American Crafts supplies that I bought and haven't used. I also bought the new American Crafts thickers and the new awesome embellies they came out with.

Oh, and speaking of ordering a bunch of Love, Elsie stuff. I preordered the 4 new yummalicious lines she is coming out with. AND I preordered this months Sweet Spuds Kit. I am so looking forward getting it. I have never been fast enough to get one of these kits. I was so happy to be fast enough this month. If you haven't seen it go check them out www.mysweetspuds.com .

I, also, got the new Simply Renee Clip it Up. I so love this. I have always been the most unorganized scrapper. I have never been able to see what I have, and I think it has kind of hurt my lo's. I seriously would make a huge mess and still feel like I haven't created anything worth of "showing off'". With this new Clip it Up I can actually see what I have and it makes me soooo happy.

Another thing I have gotten addicted to LOL is etsy. I have been buying so many journaling tags made by the wonderful Elle and and the lovely Veronica. Check them out on etsy if you can find them. Elle's Studio and vmillan. I love them. I want to buy like every single new tag they come out with .

The card on the top of this entry is a card that I intended to be a Valentine's Day for Wesley. However dot dot dot....I did not get it done in time. So this card, became a "just because" card. It looks super sloppy to me. But oh, well. Total time it took me to make it was like 5-10 minutes. Anyways, I actually had more to talk about this time. I think I took most of the time to give inventory of what I have bought recently. I guess I have told you all this b/c I have no lo's to show what I do have lol

Oh and one last word...I would just like to say how pissed I am that I didn't get Ashley Wren's Rainbow Sushi kit from Scrapinstyletv....arghhhh!

Anyways, I guess I didn't move fast enough for it.

LOVE,

Amber muah!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Lots of news!

Ok, so this is a layout I made a very long time ago. Well, not that long ago, but a few months ago LOL. We went the the SC Museum in Columbia and that is where this pic was taken. In the near future (I hope) I can post some other cool pics from that day. The museum is such a cool place to go every few years or so. There is so much pretty art and so much history. The pic on this lo was taken in front or a wrought iron fence that was handmade. WOW! lol

Anywoo, we have finally moved into our new place. It is a complete disaster area in most of the house. I have so many things to go through and so much that I will probably give away or try to donate. I am on the way to getting my little scrap space organized....I have been so incredibly slack with anything that has to do with scrapbook stuff....with the exception of admiring everyone else's work online. I am going to get things going and try my best to start making at least 2 layouts a week. Cross your fingers for me : )

More good news, my sister in law and her family have finally moved to SC for good YAY! I have been waiting so I could spend more time with her, her hubs, and her PRECIOUS little girl, my niece, Kailyn! I am looking forward, once we are settled, and once they are settled to hanging out and spending time with them! They were in VA before so we actually only made one trip up there, when Kailyn was born.

Ok, well maybe I didn't have as much news as I thought. LOL

I hope someone reads this, probably everyone has thought I dropped off of the face since I never blog...so thanks to all who still check to see if I am alive <3