March 20th, 2012
you know that little strip on the bottom of the 12×12 patterned papers that shows the pattern on the back side? well i love to use that on my pages! sometimes if i only have that one sheet, but need another little piece to coordinate, this works perfect! and i added that cute little bicycle stamp, fits perfect in that little collage on the patterned paper.
i added both the dimensional stickers and the pennant stamps to create this banner.
i found that my butterfly stamp is just about the same size as my butterfly punch…so i layered the punch on top of the stamp! love it!
*the strip of houndstooth paper is from the bottom of the 12×12 paper…i did it again!
the “19″ sticker worked perfect for this layout…my daughter and son are 19 months apart!
i love working with jen’s papers…i love that her designs have lots of layers to them, and her stamps match, you can add whichever ones to personalize your pages!
March 13th, 2012
i scrapbooked one of my favorite pictures of my family…and titled my page “so happy, so lucky” since it’s almost st. patrick’s day! i used this fun green, glittery quatrefoil paper from the lost & found 2 collection: rosy “everything.”
i picked out a few green papers from that same collection…i love to use color that goes with a theme/holiday…you don’t necessarily have to use something with shamrocks or little leprechauns to scrapbook something about st. patrick’s day!
i cut out a piece from this paper, so that i could use the back side of it, i loved the printed words and the green swirls…if you see that part of your paper will be hidden any way, might as well cut it up so that you can utilize more of your paper! i do this a lot, especially if it’s double sided patterned paper and i only happen to have one sheet! and even though i loved the coral orange text on the paper, i decided to cover it up to go for a green monochromatic page.
here’s where i added a scrap square piece i cut out…added a banner stamp and a green brad!
i used the banner stamp…just a corner of it…i liked the “3″ on it…for my three kids.
ran a tag through my printer for some journaling, added a few stamps at the bottom.
my sewing machine wasn’t liking my adhesive runner that i used…i just left it instead of trying to match up the holes again, embrace imperfection, right?
lost & found 2 rosy “everything” dry goods 12×12 paper
lost & found 2 rosy “everything” 6×6 papers
lost & found 2 rosy “everything” ”princess” & “breeze”stamps
lost & found 2 rosy “best of friends” pearls
lost & found 2 “favorite” trims
heidi swapp alphabet stamps
January 31st, 2012
I’m having a blast at CHA and I’ve even been wearing my flats so my feet are doing okay too. I’ve taken tons of pictures and seen lots of cute cute stuff, so here is a compilation of some of my favorites…
I always love Crate Paper, and Lisa (the owner) is just such an awesome lady. The two new lines this show have got to be some of my absolute FAVORITE of anything Crate Paper has ever done. Just love the colors and style:
I’m not normally into the Pebbles style, but I just LOVED this cute display
I also loved the new October Afternoon lines. The cute secretary paper is to die for!
I seriously fell in love with this adorable line from Websters Pages. I’m not sure what it’s called, but it’s kind of a storybook/fairytale line and the colors are so gorgeous, it’s definitely one to see in person.
And for all you party-throwing ladies, Clearbags.com has the cutest little boxes that fit gumballs. I’m so excited to create some cute party favors for my next party!
Jillibean soup had some super cute lines including an adorable typewriter paper. I loved this cake that they made:
I also liked the styling of the new Heidi Swapp stuff, and her booth was really cute too.
She had two of these cases and the contents and wording changed each day!
I have so many other pics, so I’ll post more when I get a chance. Tomorrow is a travel day so It might take a day or two.
January 30th, 2012
Hey Everyone! I’m at CHA having fun but missing my little guy and of course Mr. Project too. Saturday was set-up and these are pictures from set-up day. My new line is Miss Caroline and it has 4 different color sets:Dolled Up
There are lots of cute accessories including these cute button & pin cards, twine, stamps, brads, pearls, and even rub-ons which look amazing rubbed-on to wood background paper! I’ll just have to make some layouts or cards to show you!
here is the booth set up. The little flags and paper chandelier are made with Rhonna Farrer’s new “follow your heart” line. Which I don’t have a picture of, but I’ll get one today.
Miss Caroline paper is mod podged on that suitcase! And the lunchbox! Plus a smattering of layered stickers made a fast and easy altered project.
And there is this cute antique type-writer that is adorable and best of all it’s “The Oliver Typewriter Co.” I am seriously going to take it when MME is done using it!
I have tons more pictures from my favorite booths, and I’ll take more of the other MME releases today. What are you wanting to see at CHA? And who are you wanting to meet? Yestereday I met Elizabeth Kartchner, Noell Hyman, Kelly Purkey, Paige Evans, Margie Aslett-Romney, and the adorable Teresa Collins.
January 27th, 2012
So I haven’t really posted recently. I have been under this little cloud called “unmotivated” and every time I thought about doing a blog post I would get really discouraged and I would think of all the posts that I have just waiting to be written and get overwhelmed and then I would just hang out on facebook and watch something mindless on TV. Anyone else ever have weeks like that?
So this morning I had a lightbulb moment… I don’t have to do any of those lined-up blog posts, I can post whatever I want! Yeah simple I know, but sometimes it’s hard to get there. So in the shower I had a fun idea for a post: things that I’ve been thinking about lately.
We’ve been talking about politics, watching every (stupid) debate, discussing back and forth our issues with each candidate, and generally groaning about how crazy people are. I really like Mitt Romney, he’s handsome (hey we have to look at the guy a lot!), and hard working, is an honorable human being, and a lot of his ideals fit into my moderate perspective. Newt on the other hand I want to poke my eyes out every time I see him, and he has an ego the size of… well bigger than Texas (been there, done that). I actually like the sitting president though I feel his hands have been tied on so many things both by congress and his inexperience, as well as his desire to make everyone happy. If it were between Newt and Obama I would surely vote for Obama, but for now I’ll keep dreaming and hoping that Romney gets the bid.
2. Oliver and playdates
I’m always obsessed with my little guy, he’s the BEST! He started walking a few days after Christmas (at 9 months!) and is pretty good at it now. We also started play dates – I actually had 2 this week which is crazy! I have found that he loves to poke other babies in the eyes, and he loves swings. It was a great week! There was also a huge sale at Baby Gap, and I got him a ton of cute new clothes which was sorely needed since he decided to GROW out of pretty much everything else we had. So now he’s in between his old jammies making him look like a stuffed sausage and his new jammies which bunch up on his feet when he walks around. He had his 10 month dr. visit and he’s 21lbs and 30″ tall. that’s 50th percentile weight and 75th percentile height. What a big kiddo!
layouts by Amber Packer
I’m on my way to CHA in the morning. For those not in “the know” it’s the Craft and Hobby Association trade show. My new scrapbooking line (that I haven’t talked about here yet) Miss Caroline is debuting and so I’m going to go and have some fun and see some folks I haven’t seen in awhile and generally just get some inspiration and time away from home (I’m sure I’ll miss Ollie like crazy). I am PLANNING on doing some good blog updates while at CHA so if you’re into that type of thing visit often!
4. Blog Re-design
Up until this point in blog-dom I have had Mr. Project do the majority of the programming of my blog, but I wanted a few specialty things so we’ve turned it over to a good friend who is also an awesome programmer. We are going full-speed ahead on a new look for the blog, and more important better functionality via search and tags etc. Hopefully that will be up sometime in March. I need to get it in gear as far as working on all the new graphics etc.
5. Young Women’s
I just got called in our ward as the Personal Progress Leader. Or something like that. I’m basically in charge of keeping track of and motivating the young women in the ward to keep up with their Personal Progress Program. It’s been so long since I’ve done anything YW related so this should be very interesting. I’m super excited in some ways, and completely terrified in others. But I’m mostly happy to be able to use some of my talents. For me that is so important when I accept a church calling.
Who is NOT obsessed with pinterest?
I spent some time and money getting some empty parts of the house filled thanks in part to these awesome (and cheap) lamps at target. Now to take pictures…
8. iPhone 4S Camera
It takes awesome pictures and I always have it on me which allows me to get quick shots of Ollie and his daddy. ALL of my January pics have been taken with it, which means that I really need to dust off the SLR. It also means that I’ve gotten a lot of cute video too. Love my phone!