Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Sampler LO

Hi all. Wanted to share a quick LO before I go to bed. Tonight was the "Eclipse"! I had a wonderful time gushing about Edward and Jacob with my friends! I'm sure Matt was tickled pink I didn't drag him to the movies with me.

Now I want to show you a LO I did using goodies from "The Sampler" Kit for June. The new July Kit should be posted in the next few days at Scrapbooking Supplies R Us and I'm so excited to see it!

I wanted to keep my LO clean and simple.

OK now it's bedtime. My brain is on Twilight overload...need sleep : )

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ACLP Challenge 45

Ahhh it's finally here! June 29th. I've been waiting since last you know what I'm talking about???

I have tickets starting at 7 PM for Twilight then New Moon then at midnight...ECLIPSE! So excited, I'm like a teenager!

OK, enough of the Twilight stuff. Time for a challenge.

This week A Crafty Little Place is having a color challenge in honor of the beautiful new Cosmo Cricket Collection "DeLovely".

The DT got to play with the DeLovely Collection. I adore all the beautiful colors! Visit Die Cuts R Us to see this fabulous collection and do a little shopping!

My card for the week mainly involves the CC Collection. I used different patterned papers and a tag. I then added a bow and an AC Crochet Flower. Very easy!

Visit A Crafty Little Place to see the DT's darling creations!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Under Construction

My blog is a little messy at the moment! Working on a new LO. Accidentally deleted all of my DT information and badges! Will be working to restore everything in the next few days!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Keeping It Cool with Paper Garden Projects

Hi everyone. It's time for our June 4th Friday Fun Challenge from Paper Garden Projects. This month's theme is "Keeping it Cool". You can use "cool" Summer themes, cool colors, even snowmen! Whatever your idea of "cool" is, make a project and share it for you chance to win this cutie stamp from Kraftin Kimmie - Tubing Miles:

For my "cool" project I decided to make a card using cool colors, plenty of blues...and cool Summer stamp images from nature:

My stamps are the beautiful Bontanicals and Birds Stamp set available at Paper Garden Projects. I stamped the bird image and then went over areas of him with Copics and my Sakura Glitter Pen. Next up I used a small flower stamp also included in this set to make a floral boarder. My patterned paper is Pink Paislee 365 Degree. I then added some pretty pearls. My lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Visit the Paper Garden Projects Store to see Cathy's amazing selection of stamps and papers. And visit the Paper Garden Projects Blog to see DT creations. And leave us the link to your card for your chance to win.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 13

This week the Digi Doodle Shop's Best is having a fun challenge...anything goes! Make anything your heart desires and enter it in our contest!

Since I was still in the "masculine" and "Father's Day" frame of mind, I made another guy card. I love the Sail Away digi stamp available at the Digi Doodle Shop and just had to use it for this week's card:

This stamp is so fun to color with so many little details!

Visit the Digi Doodle Shop to see the new stamps and sales for the month of June. And visit the Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge Blog to see the DT's super creations this week!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ACLP Challenge 44

***Click for Paper Garden Projects Summer Stroll Garden Walk Blog Hop***

Time for a new challenge at A Crafty Little Place. This week we have a sketch challenge, take a look:

This week the DT got to play with Lilly Bee's "Hello Sunshine" collection (available at Die Cuts R Us). This paper is beautiful and I loved getting to work with it!

Here is my card:

This card kind of fell into place! Had no idea what direction it would take and then before you knew it, I had a card! Love when that happens!

Visit A Crafty Little Place to see the DT's beautiful creations.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Sampler Sketch Contest

***Click for Paper Garden Projects Summer Stroll Garden Walk***

Scrapbooking Supplies R Us is having a sketch challenge. Their fabulous monthly kit called "The Sampler" is full of fun goodies that the DT used to create LO's using this sketch:

The winner of this month's sketch challenge will receive an extra special prize package from Scrapbooking Supplies R Us!

Here is a little sneak of my LO:

And I have my first post at The Crop Spot on Wednesday. Here is a sneak of my creation I made using products from The Sampler:

Hope you will stop by Scrapbooking Supplies R Us and join in the Summer fun!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Paper Garden Projects Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Summer Stroll Garden Walk.
Take a stroll through the blogs of the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some friendly inspiration. This month we are focusing on some big summer fun.

You should have arrived from Cathy's inspiring blog. If you just happen to be stopping by, visit Cathy's blog to start the hop.

While you visit, subscribe to each Gardener's blog and take note of each designer's name and their special summery garden walk word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to with the list of designers and their garden walk word.

Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Tuesday, June 22 to send your list.

And the prize? How about this fun summer unmounted stamp set from Kraftin Kimmie - Mae.

Here is my project:

I used the beautiful Botanicals and Birds Stamp Set manufactured by the Paper Studio and available at Paper Garden Projects. This set is perfect for Summer creations and very feminine with swirls and adorable details. I used gorgeous Pink Paislee 365 Degree patterned papers (available at PGP). My cardstock is Prism. My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For this card I stamped my flower twice. Once in pink and once in green. I used pink on my cardstock and then cut out the green leaves of my other stamp and layered them on.

Here is the Blog Hop List:

Amber (that's me!!!)

Now for my special Summertime word: GRILL

Next up on the Summer Stroll is the talented Tangii's blog.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

DDSB Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome to a new challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. We have a new sketch to share with you created by Kym. Take a look:

And this week we have a Sponsor:

Pear Tree Designs is sponsoring the DDSB DT this week and offering our winner a prize. The prize they will be offering for the winner is a new digital image (which has not yet been released) and also a choice of another one of their digital images. Such a great prize and plenty of super adorable digi stamps!

Now for my card:

My digi is from Pear Tree Designs. I colored my image using Copics. I also used Spellbinder Nestabilities, Papertrey Ink Stamps and Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket & My Mind's Eye Paper, and Really Reasonable Ribbon (from the June Ribbon Club).

Who likes my neat-o picture editing? See the blurry corners of my picture? Well my house was so cold, when I took my camera out in the scortching heat to photograph my card it fogged up, lol! Cheap editing!

Visit the Digi Doodle Shop to see their beautiful digital images. Judy is constantly adding more to the store. And there are still June specials and sales! And visit the Digi Doodle Shop's Best DT Blog to see my DT buddies beautiful creations!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ACLP Challenge 43

Hi everyone and welcome to challenge 43 at A Crafty Little Place. This week we have a theme: create a masculine card.

The Design Team got to use the darling "Quiet Contrary" Little Boy Blue patterned paper collection from My Mind's Eye. You will fall in love with this line of paper from MME, available at the Die Cuts R Us Store.

For this masculine card, I had my Hubby in mind. I wanted to make something sweet, but not girly (wasn't easy!).

My paper is My Mind's Eye, Sentiment is from Cosmo Cricket's "Delovely" Collection, and my ribbon and lace are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. My doily is Little Yellow Bicycle.

Visit A Crafty Little Place to see the DT's beautiful creations.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon "June" Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon "June" Blog Hop! If you just happened to be visiting, visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to get started. And if you're already taking part in the hop, you should have arrived from Gini's super blog.

Today I would like to share a few creations I made using the RRR June Ribbon Club assortment. Take a look at the beautiful ribbons for this month:

I was swooning when I received this package in the mail! The greens and yellows are perfect for Summer projects! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packaged to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-8 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15 yards of ribbon. The total price of each monthly assortment is $9.00 and includes the shipping/handling fee too! This is a deal you don't want to miss!

Now for my projects. I adore pincushions. I think they are the cutest thing since flip flops. So I decided to use some scrap fabric, a baby food jar, buttons, and ribbon to make a pincushion. I found the tutorial at Craft Pudding, check it out for the details.

Isn't it the cutest. My main goal was to find fabric with a little green so everything would coordinate with my ribbon.

Next up a card:

I love the sentiment "Creative People Are Seldom Tidy." My Papaw recently visited and said my craft room looked like a tornado had been thru it. Does that mean I'm creative??? Or just messy!

Here is a list of the hop order:

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
Iwona Palamountain
Cassi Box
Robbie Herring
Kym Weber
Mindy Baxter
Gini Cagle
Amber Goble (You Are Here!!!)
Susan Dupre
Kerri Michaud
Cheryl Walker
Erika Taylor

Next up on the hop, is Susan's inspiring blog. Enjoy the hop!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fun Cards from The Sampler

I love this time of year! The sunshine, outdoors,'s all good! I also love sitting on my porch and crafting. So I took all of my goodies from Scrapbooking Supplies R Us' kit "The Sampler" to the porch and got to work.

I have a few cards to share tonite that I made using supplies from the June kit:

Here are my cards:

I love that you can use this kit to make fancy cards or vacation cards, it's so versatile. And this kit is perfect for scrapping vacation pictures!

Scrapbooking Supplies R Us is having a great giveaway, check out the rules. You have until July 7th for the chance to win one of three fabulous prizes!

Visit Scrapbooking Supplies R Us to do some serious shopping (they have tons of products). And check out their blog, The Crop Spot for inspiration!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

DDSB Challenge # 11

Welcome to a new challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. This week's challenge is to tie it string, twine, floss, rafia or anything that you can tie other than ribbon.

For my card I used the Old Water Pump stamp from the Digi Doodle Shop. I'm so addicted to all their vintage stamps!

I used twine instead of ribbon. I adore twine and the rustic look it gives a card. I didn't add a sentiment to this card, which was a fight to keep from adding...but I didn't want to take away from the stamp.

And check this out:

Visit the Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge Blog to see the DT's beautiful creations. And visit the Digi Doodle Shop for some fun shopping! And there is a sale going on for the month of June plus free stamps with any purchase over $5! Summer savings, yahoo!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ACLP Challenge 42

Time for a new challenge at A Crafty Little Place! This week's challenge is to make a card, LO, or project...but the catch is it cannot be a square.

The DT got to play with beautiful Lilly Bee's "Lovely" Collection (available at the Die Cuts R Us Store). This collection is adorable and I loved using it! And we have a special sponsor this week, Sassy Studio Designs! I got to use Sassy Fashionista's - Denim Debbie. It was so fun colorig her, fixing her makeup and jewelry. Check out the Sassy Studio Designs Store to see all their sassy digi stamps!

Here's my card:

I used my scalloped oval Spellbinder Nestabilities to make my card. I added the beautiful Lilly Bee's "Lovely" Patterned Papers. I colored my Sassy stamp with Copics. And I added Mays Art Ribbon for the finishing touch.

Visit the Die Cuts R Us Store to see all their amazing products. And visit A Crafty Little Place to see the DT's beautiful creations!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Sampler

Scrapbooking Supplies R Us has a wonderful monthly kit club called The Sampler. Today I wanted to share a look at the kit and a new project I made.

The June Kit is perfect for Summer Time, full of fun things involving travel and summer. Here's a picture of the kit:

The ribbon and embellishments are fabulous. Visit The Sampler to see a list of all the goodies in this month's kit.

I recently purchased the 7 Gypsies Artist Tray (that I got at Archivers). The idea is to use ATC in it, but I had another idea. I used it to make a 12x12 LO:

This is a picture of me and my Papaw. He is an amazing man and this picture was taken about a month ago when he came to visit the farm. I love spending time with him, he's the smartest person I know!

So I wanted to do a LO and use my Artist Tray as a frame. I simply measured and cut my 12x12 paper into rectangles, then did the same to my picture. It was like working a puzzle. All scrapbooking paper and embellishments are from The Sampler.

I then took some of the fabulous ribbon and chandelier drops from the kit and made flowers:

You can visit my tutorial for making flowers.

By adding some flowers to the actual tray and others to the trim, it gave the frame dimension.

Visit The Sampler to see more details of this month's kit.

And happy news. I have a card in the June issue of Cards Magazine, woot woot. Page new favorite number!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge

Hi all. This week at the Digi Doodle Shop we are having a super simple challenge. Make a project and use buttons. I put a button on everything, love buttons. Here is my card:

My adorable image is from the Digi Doodle Shop. I cut some flowers out and colored them with my Copics...then stuck them on top of my original image to give my card dimensions. I added a Cosmo Cricket tag. My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Visit the Digi Doodle Shop and see all their wonderful digi stamps. And visit the challenge blog to play along.
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