Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Paper Bakery Week Two Sketch

Another great sketch from The Paper Bakery, it was perfect for this "remade" picture of my husband and I at the Arch.
Make sure you check out the new bi-weekly sketches at www.paperbakerykits.com
I broke out the new Simple Stories collection, Vintage Bliss and it was amazing for this picture. I also used a Fancy Pants collection for the embellishments. I was unsure about this layout at first but this came out great.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Amber 9 & 10, Amazing Amber!!

Can't believe another 10 week series has come to end. This series had some great sketches. I  had so much fun with these sketches. This layout features a really old picture of Andru and Chuck enjoying some tice cram on a hot summer day while waiting for Caleb to finish his group meeting. Check out the sketch here.  http://scrapbook.steals.com/wp/2013/04/24/american-crafts-stamps-and-memory-marker-mid-week-mojo-amber-10/
With this layout I am done with mine and the kids Daycation to Kansas City, I used the sketch from Scrapbook Steals which you can find here.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Amber 6

This weeks sketch was bittersweet, the weekly sketch person lady decided she was going to go in a different direction. I take a few liberties with the sketch but you can still see the inspiration. Check out the sketch here http://scrapbook.steals.com/wp/2013/03/27/pebbles-walnut-grove-collection-mid-week-mojo/

I don't know about you but I love free prints, if someone wants to give me a free print I will gladly make it worth while. I received a free 8x10 from walgreens and did a collage of the pictures from the Arch trip. I did all the pictures of us climbing to the top. I used my silhouette to cut out a frame, it took me three tries but I really like how it came out and it will allow me to do this in the future instead of having to use just a few pictures at a time.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Amber 7

A new sketcher is at Scrapbook steals, but she is not exactly new. I am very excited to see what other sketches she comes up with in the future. This weeks sketch was so fun, which can be found at this http://scrapbook.steals.com/wp/2013/04/03/my-minds-eye-lost-and-found-3-ruby-collection-mid-week-mojo/ link.
Caleb has been asking to go to the St. Louis Arch since the first time he came to Missouri to visit us when he was about 4 years old. When I told him we were going to the Arch, he was so excited. He seriously couldn't get the smile off his face it was the perfect day. I got this perfect picture of him at the top with the sign that tells how high up you are. I used Simple Stories new Urban Traveler line for this layout and its just the perfect collection for our trip.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Amber 8

Another fun sketch from scrapbook steals, they had a guest designer again this week. I just loved the sketch and it worked perfect for this picture of my guys.  you can see the sketch by following the link below.  

I have decided that I am not going to get hung up on colors or genders of papers anymore, this has made my scrapping so much easier. I just pick out paper that is speaking to me and then throw it all together. I know some people like to match their photos with the paper but I just can't seem to get anything done that way. This is one of my layouts I made using my new method, and it came together in about 20 minutes. The colors are so fun and they really capture the wonderful smiles my guys have me in this picture. 

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to come back and check out my upcoming fun.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Amber 5a & 5b

This week there was 2 sketches due to a guest sketcher over at Scrapbook steals. I just had to use both of them because they worked perfect for these pictures. You can always check out the weekly sketch here is the link http://scrapbook.steals.com/wp/2013/03/20/my-minds-eye-the-sweetest-thing-tangerine-collection-mid-week-mojo/


This is a few more pictures from our quick day trip to St. Louis. We were not exactly dressed for the weather when we got to the Arch. But I did manage to get a few pictures of the boys with the arch in the background. Due to the weather we couldn't find anyone to take a picture of all of us.

These photos are from our wedding almost 5 years ago. My husband and his best man had a blast taking crazy photos before the wedding. I was up stairs getting ready and freaking out, true to fashion they were down stairs having a blast. I just love these pictures and had to showcase them together.  The second sketch was perfect for them.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Paper Bakery Sketch

My friend Katrina is now part of a design team for The Paper Bakery, who makes awesome Flair. Flair are just small little "buttons" that may fun saying or pictures on them. The Paper Bakery just started a bi-weekly sketch. I had a blast with this sketch, it was perfect for some instagram pictures I printed of my youngest son and his chalk hands. 
I used October Afternoon's Woodland Park collection, I have given up on the "gender" type papers and just use whatever paper speaks to me.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top of the Arch

About 10 years ago myself and my husbands family went to St. Louis for a family fun day. We went to the top of the Arch and took a picture in front of the sign. Last month I planned a family fun day so that my kids could have the fun memory of the Arch. We were able to get a family photo in front of the sign at the top of the arch also. 
I have been loving the subway art that has been doing around lately, I asked my facebook family for words that would describe family and this is what they came up with. I loved the history in the making and how it went perfect with the picture. Our family is a mixed family but we all love each other just the same.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to come back, I have lots more projects to share.

Monday, April 8, 2013

St. Louis Instagram Fun!

When I found out that Walgreens was not printing instagram photos I was in heaven. I have several pictures that I only have on my phone because I am not the best at carrying my point and shoot camera around. I have these cool photos of the family in the car on our way to St. Louis for a day trip and then the photo of us all at the top of the Arch.

I was recently given permission to get a Silhouette Cameo and the background was the first cut I made. My husband (god love him) said he liked this page but was thinking it should have more to it. I just wanted to play with the cool back ground, plus the pictures totally speak for themselves.

The kids had a blast and even though I had massive anxiety the whole time, I had a great time also. Anything to make memories with the family.
Thanks for stopping by, make sure to check back for some other awesome projects I've made recently with my Silhouette.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Kiwi Lane April Blog Hop and Amber 4

Welcome to the Kiwi Lane April Blog Hop, you should have arrived from JEN COLLINS blog, if not make sure you head back to the Kiwi Lane Blog and hit them all.

When I was asked by Kristy to be part of the blog hop I was beyond excited, getting to showcase the use of my favorite scrapbooking supply who wouldn't enjoy doing that. Make sure you check out Kiwi Lanes online shop as some of the templates in this hop are on sale right now.

I personally use the Kiwi Lane Designer Templates on every single one of my layouts, they make scrapbooking so quick and easy.

For this hop I was given the Tiny shapes templates, which are perfect for those small regular shapes you just can't ever seems to make on your own.

I started with some scraps of paper (we all have those laying around) and used the 5T & 2T templates to have the different sizes of the same shape. Then I just laid them down randomly on my page, over lapping a few, putting some at a different angle. It all worked out to really show off the shape but also my paper as well.
Arrow are a hot thing right now, for this layout I used the 1T template to create an "arrow"  I also used a tiny tag for the journaling card. The templates added just the right shape to this layout.  I used the sketch from Scrapbook steals for this sketch, http://scrapbook.steals.com/wp/2013/03/13/fancy-pants-designs-blissful-blizzard-collection-mid-week-mojo/

Make sure you leave a comment here and on all the blog posts as a random winner from ONE of the 10 blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop.

Here is the blog hop lineup .

4. Jen Collins http://jande14.blogspot.com/
6. Staci Jones http://www.scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
7. Stephanie Umpleby http://sucw.blogspot.com
8. Stephanie Dang http://www.paperandi.blogspot.com
10. Charissa Miller http://akihasmommascraps.com