Sunday, December 7, 2014

Creative Crew - 2015

Hi ya'll!!

Today I have some {SUPER} exciting news to share with you.

I've been selected to be on the 2015 Creative Crew for Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz!!

I am in the company of some extremely talented ladies and I'm SO excited to be a part of this awesome team!!

Here's a few little projects I made specifically for this DT call:

I've been using Bella Creationz stamps for a while now and I love them - but I'm also stoked to start incorporating some of this super cute Timeless Twine into my pocket pages.

Congrats to everyone that made this team!  I can't wait to get working together!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

June 16 - 22.

Becky Higgins and Heidi Swap teaming up for 2 new PL kits WITH embellishments?!  Of course I had to check them out.  I fell in {love} with "Favorite Things".  Tons of bright, loud colors - right up my alley.

While I'm still trying to get caught up, I'm keeping the embellishing to a minimum.

Full spread:

Close ups of a few of the things I liked best:

Left side:

Right side:

Hoping to knock another week (or 2??) out today.  Yay for mojo!!

xoxo, Amber

Sunday, August 10, 2014

May 26 - June 1.

Main LO. :)

I again cut down a 6x6 pad of "Walk In The Park" by Echo Park.  I'm really enjoying making my own cards from paper I already own!!

Close ups:


I used Butterfly Reflections exclusive stamp to make this card and I. LOVE. IT!!

The silver heart card is my favorite. :) 

Eventually I'll be caught up!  Only 2 months behind - I've TOTALLY got this!
xoxo, Amber

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

We Are Family.

I LOVE this LO!  I made all of the cards using "We Are Family" by Echo Park.

Left side:

Right side:

I am currently on a Technique Tuesday stamp kick.  LOVE them!!  See, pages can be simple yet so fun using paper you already have and minimal embellishing using stamps. :)  I'm SO pleased! :)

xoxo, Amber

Saturday, July 26, 2014

UmWow Studio - July Sketch!

Feeling a little bit in a rut w/my PL'ing and this sketch challenge popped up on my FB news feed so I thought I'd give it a shot!

You can find the link up here if you want to join, too! :)

Here's my take.

Great elements in the original sketch, but it's hard to fit all of them on a 4x6 card so this is my interpretation of it. :)  I used the heart mask and Mustard 29 flair from the UmWow store.

Now, back to my table!!
xoxo, Amber

Friday, June 13, 2014

Guest Designer - UmWowStudio - Pocket Page

Hey everyone!!

Today, I've got a Guest Designer post up over at UmWowStudio.  I've been friends with the owner, DeeDee, for over 2 years now and have been so happy to see her business start from the ground and grow into an incredibly successful business.  I LOVE seeing successful women!!

Her store has AMAZING chipboard and mask products.  If you're into Mixed Media at all, or are just obsessed with naked chipboard like me, you really need to check it out here.

She asked me to be the Guest Designer in June, and of course I said yes.

I had SO much fun with this LO, and had EVEN MORE FUN creating the insert. :)

This is SO easy, my little 3 year old could do it.

First, I took a Project Life insert (design J 4x4 is the one I chose) and put some of the UmWow Pocket Chip, UmWow Documented Hashtag Banners, random sequins, and a metal butterfly.

Once I was happy with how the pockets looked, I broke out my trusty sewing machine, and simply stitched across the top of each pocket.

That's it!  It's so easy, fun and adds so much to your spread.  I can't sew a straight line to save my life, but you really can't tell so that's another bonus.

Another product of hers that I want to draw attention to are the masks.  These are high quality, non-flimsy, pieces of delightfulness.  Last week, I did a post on how to make the card below.  For the star one, I used an UmWow star mask. :)

Here are some other close ups of the right and left pages:

DeeDee, thanks so much for featuring me!  
It's be really fun to play with your products and incorporate them into my weekly PL album. :)

xoxo, Amber

Complete Product List:
Random Pocket Scrapbooking Cards, embellishments, washi tape.  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sneaky Peeky! :)

I'm the Guest Designer over at UmWowStudio Friday!  

Here's a little sneak of what I've been up to. :)

Tune in Friday for the full project!  It's easy and FUN!!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Gelato - It's not just for eating.

I've been in a crafty funk lately.  So much going on, and no desire to do anything above what I HAVE to do.  
I ended up meeting this gal on one of the Project Life groups that I'm in and she did a Gelato/Stencil/Gel Medium tutorial that I {ADORED}.  You can find it here.  I pinned it for future use.

She has ALL SORTS of fun techniques in her blog, too.  This will be my new go-to spot when I need to get that mojo flowing again!!

Wednesday, I had some {mommy time} and went to my lair to play.

Here was my first attempt:

I loved the result, so I posted the in the PL group for her to see, and to my excitement, she said she wanted to feature me on her blog!! :)  Squeeeeeee!!!

I whipped up a few more cards:

This is SUCH an EASY (and WAY fun) technique to add some texture so some plain cards.  You can use them plain, or embellish to your taste.

Thanks, Heather, SO MUCH for featuring me today!!

xoxo, Amber

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cuttin' and Stampin' - Quilt Challenge

Hey ya'll!

April 1 - 7, 2014
Challenge - Create a Quilt Pattern using paper or stamps

The design team is using LemonLush paper line for this weeks creations.  This paper line is perfect for quilting! You can pick up your own pack and the coordinating embellishments in our Facebook Store

Here's my take on this:

I came up with a cute little 4x6 card perfect for my pocket scrapbooking.

I wove the yellow and pink papers together and actually ran the square through my big xyron machine before I die cut them.  I know those puppies weren't going ANYWHERE after that!  Once they were stickered, I ran it through my Big Kick with one of the Project Life dies, doodled, added the Acetate Butterflies, and stuck down on my card. :)  

Hope you like it!  Don't forget to link up your entries here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sale!! :)

Now through Sunday (3/23) save an extra 10% on your ENTIRE order and receive a free gift w/purchase for every $25 spent at Cuttin' and Stampin'.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Guest Designer - 3 Girl JAM - Things I Love

I got a message from my dear friend, Karen, a few weeks ago asking if I'd like to do a Guest Designer post for a fabulous Design Team that she's on for 3 Girl JAM.  

Um, YES!!!  I would love to!! :)

I honestly have never used any of their ribbon so Karen sent me some and I can promise you that I will be purchasing some in the future!  It's soft, and super easy to work with.  I loved it!  This ribbon is also AWESOME for layering.  It's not thick so it doesn't add a ton of bulk to your page which really impressed me.

Before I had decided what project I was going to use it on, I knew from others that have used the ribbon that it was easy to dye so I knew that I could make it work on ANYTHING!!  I ended up not needing to, however, because the cream matches the paper/embellishments that I chose REALLY nicely. :)

Michaels has an exclusive Project Life core kit by the fabulous Maggie Holmes, but no embellishments to go along with it.  Since I work for Cuttin' and Stampin', I decided to add some of the embellishments to our store to fill that void. :)

Here's what I came up with:

Title card:
One of my all time favorite cards I've ever made - probably my favorite.  

I used UmWow Studio arrow mash and heart mask for the black hearts and main arrow.  I used a gold Wink of Stella brush on the arrow, and a blue one on the butterfly.  I also added 2 Regal Gold Candi dots to add a little more oomph to the card.  Lots of dimension to this!!  Love it!  The UmWow chipboard is the best that I've found that makes the Wink of Stella ink the most glittery.  It's really kind of hard to see the glitter in the image, but trust me - it's there!!

Left side:

Right side:

The frame on the bottom right card is a fabric frame that I just folded over the top of the picture since it's a bit bigger than this photo.  Love all of the different materials on this spread! :)  The blue heart and yellow geotag (left bottom picture) are from WeR Memory Keepers Enamel Dot collection.

Butterfly layered 4x6 card w/a strip of the 3 Girl JAM ribbon:
(again, lots of layers!)

3x4 Butterfly card with a simple knot of ribbon:

Thanks, Karen and 3 Girl JAM, for letting me Guest Design for you today!  It was a BLAST!!

xoxo, Amber

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cuttin' and Stampin' - Pink, Orange and Grey Color Combo

January 28 - February 3, 2014

Weekly Challenge - Color Combination
Pink, Orange and Grey
A while back Teresa Collins introduced her You are My Happy line.  The design team went crazy over it.  We decided that it could be used in SO many wonderful ways that we couldn't put just one theme to it.  The challenge for you is to use the colors in the line to create a project.    

(This line can also be found here for purchase!!  There is a complete product listing at the end of this post.)

In addition to this super cute line, we also just got in the CHA release from My Mind's Eye called "Record It!" and I. AM. IN. LOVE!!  I figure why not use 2 of the best paper companies out there together?!

I chose to use You Are My Happy and mix in some of the "Record It! - Charmed" line because the gold looks really good with the other collection.  

I am NOT a gold-lover.  I don't own any gold jewelry so I was kind of surprised that I was loving these gold foiled cards.

Another issue I ran into was I am actually ALL caught up on my Valentines Day pictures!  So, I decided to create my spread for our 2014 Valentines Day. :)

(Not usually ahead of the game...kind of strange for me!!)

Here's what I came up with:

Left side:
(PS it's hard for me to create a spread with no pictures!!!  The white heart cards are where I'm planning my real pictures to be.  Using these place holders makes it easier for me to visualize since I usually put my pictures down first.)

Right side:

Close up of left 3x4 cards:

Right 3x4 cards: 

Title card: 

If you want to link up and join us in this challenge, here is where to go!

Until next time.... :)
xoxo Amber

Product Listing:
(click link to take to store!)