Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011


Since having a little girl, I have been obsessed with hair bows.  I'm tired of spending SO much money on them, so I searched the internet on how to make them myself.  

Here are my first 2 creations:

So fun and cute to make!
AND, thanks to DeeDee for the watermark assistance! :)

xoxo Amber

Friday, September 23, 2011

addiction = creativity.

I admit it.  I'm addicted to Pinterest.  Is there a support group for this??

I came across this cute little weekly planner via this website:
It's a collage of picture frames that you use a dry erase marker on the glass to write your plans on!  Genius!

And decided I needed to make my own.  Here's what I ended up with:
 And here's a closer shot of the days/title:

{LOVED} making this!

xoxo Amber

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

pop culture and crafting - it doesn't get better than that!!

I decided to jump out on a limb and try out for a Design Team.  Sure - I run one, but I've never been a {TRUE} designer on one before.  I look at the girls on my DT and think they're {SO} amazing and talented.  I can only hope to be in the likes of them one day. :)  

Culture Shock is a new pop culture challenge blog.  My friends and family know that I'm 100% up to date on all of the celebrity smut and current happenings of the rich and famous, so I thought this may be a perfect fit for me.  I'm completely addicted to reality TV - seriously.  It's my guilty pleasure.  And I love to craft.  Pop culture and crafting - it doesn't get better than that!!  ok - MAYBE throw in a glass (or 2??) of wine and that would make it better.  

The challenge was to create a project around "Texting".  It's kinda funny how I came up with my project.  I absolutely {LOATHE} the word (or non-word??) LUV.  Do <3 or write out the whole 4 letters of LOVE.  I decided to try to be more accepting of this lovely 3-letter word and make my project around it.  
This is an 8x8 piece of canvas that I distressed using Tim Holtz's Distress Stain in Spun Sugar, and Distress Ink in Black Soot.  Used a random piece of pink dotted paper to mat my little subject on.  2 pink Doodlebug flowers, and a black blingy flower from Making Memories.  The lettering is also glitter foam stickers from Making Memories.  2 blingy flowers on the black ribbon from Bazzill, and random black and white ribbon to add some texture and dimension to it.  

I'm very happy with how this turned out and I hope you (and Culture Shock!!) enjoys it as well. :)

xoxo Amber

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

On a card kick.

This is from Neysa to her daddy for his birthday. :)  She may or may not have had some help.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Here's 2 little thank you cards that I made tonight. I don't send thank yous out as often as I should. Would like to be better about that.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

no-sew snug.

My little Bug hasn't been feeling good, so while we were at JoAnns today with my mom, we picked up some fleece and I made her a no-sew snug.

Super excited for her to see it tomorrow morning. :)

xoxo Amber