Sunday, August 18, 2013

page planning process.

I wanted to document (for my own purpose - I want to see how my "process" changes over time!) how I get my pages planned and finished.

Step 1:

The first thing I do is decide which page protectors I will need to fit all of the pictures I've taken.  I am VERY picture heavy.  There's so many things that N does right now that I want to document!  I don't print my pictures to fit specific protectors.  I make what I print work in what I have. :)

After I've figured out which protectors I need to use....

Step 2:

I figure out what cards I will need - by size and qty.  It's a much quicker process to use pre-made cards, however, I wanted to make my own this time. :)

Step 3:

Cut!!  I used Everyday Eclectic by Echo Park for this specific spread.  
I went space by space and figured out which color combos I wanted to use.

Step 4:

Once I've gotten all of the cards cut that I will need comes the fun part - EMBELLISHING!! :)  I used Thickers, UmWow! Chipboard butterfly, Heidi Swapp sequined hearts - those are the main embellishments on here.

You can make this as simple or as fancy as you'd like!  Some of my spreads are super simple - others have more details.

Here's the final product:

I used a bunch of white cardstock cuts that I had already cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  The "life is good" embellishment is self-adhesive cork that's stamped on that I got the idea from a sweet lady in one of the Facebook groups that I belong to.  You can use whatever tickles your fancy!!

Absolutely LOVE how this spread turned out!  Journaling will be done later. :)
xoxo Amber

Saturday, August 17, 2013

holy exciting, batman!!!

I heard about a PL Creative Team call in one of the groups on Facebook that I'm in and I thought, what the heck - why not try for it?  All they can do is tell me no, right?

Well, guess what....


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I am SO excited to be a part of this awesome team and since I'm still new to PL, I will be able to learn SO much from these ladies!!  

Can't wait for this new adventure to start.  First challenge goes up on September 1st!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Silhouette Challenges - August 2012 - Shaped Card

It's the first of the month again and time 
for another Challenge over at

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Ch# 4 Shaped Card
Begins: Thursday, August 1
Ends: Saturday, August 31

Sponsors this month are:

Prize: $10.00 GC

Prize: $15.00 Amazon GC

$15..00 GC

For my shaped card challenge, I created a cute little cupcake "HB2U" card for a special someone that has a birthday on the 7th.  I sure hope she likes it! :)

Remember - for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes, link your shaped card project up using the directions above!

Amber :)