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Music to our ears – CS #233 December 1, 2012

Filed under: 12 x 12 layouts,Contests,Uncategorized — amberscrappin @ 9:51 am

Happy Saturday! I cannot believe it is December 1 already. Where I live, we already have lots of snow. Though my kids are getting older now, I think that we should go out sledding one of these days!

I did this layout of my daughter, Sydney, playing her trumpet, using Creative Scrappers sketch #233 designed by Juliana Michaels (I love her work! Check out her blog). For supplies, I used the monthly kit from Scrapbook Studio, my lss.

The quality of the picture of my layout is poor, but I am very happy with how the layout itself came out!

CS #233

Happy crafting!

Amber

 

BPC Happy Mail – distressed challenge November 4, 2012

Filed under: Cards and misc projects,Contests,Events — amberscrappin @ 10:49 am

Well, hello!!!

 

I’ve been away for a long time now. Not from creating, per se, but from my blog, for sure. Just too much other stuff happening (all good!). I decided today, a pretty, snowy Sunday, was as good a day as any to return! I LOVE BPC (Big Picture Classes) … Stacy Julian is amazing. She inspires me in many ways. I am so glad I found BPC. In a relatively short period of time, I’ve taken a few of the classes offered by BPC (some of them free!) and taken part in a couple of events. Loved them all!

 

Stacy is leading a Happy Mail campaign, and I’m a happy participant! Today, I’m posting a photo of a card I made that has been distressed (if you look closely, you can see that the card front is embossed with a chevron pattern and then sanded in some places to reveal the kraft core; I also used a pin to poke holes around the yellow circle to add some subtle dimension). I made this card for my lovely sister-in-law, Kelly, for her birthday (tomorrow!) … happy birthday, Kel!!

 

 

Hope you like it :). I promise to try to be back a little more often. I’ve got a couple of really fun scrapbooking events coming up right away so I’ll be learning lots!!! One of them is Crop & Create, hosted by my most favourite inspirational magazine, Scrapbook and Cards Today. It is going to R.O.C.K.!!!!

 

Take care, and happy scrappin’ Sunday!

 

Amber

 

Yup, another one! May 7, 2012

Filed under: 12 x 12 layouts,Contests — amberscrappin @ 10:28 pm

Yes, this is #3! Seriously, I guess all I needed was a national day to get me moving!

 

Here is a layout I did about a story in our family about the word “awesome” (we pronounce it “auw-shum”). This is for another Scrapbook and Cards Today challenge on doing something different for your title. I split the title up and put it on two pieces of ephemera (love that word and the stuff itself!!!). Not overly creative, but hey, I did it, didn’t I?!!!

 

 

I think I may have one more post yet tonight …

 

Amber

 

Post #2 for tonight

Filed under: 12 x 12 layouts,Contests — amberscrappin @ 10:03 pm

I may be building some momentum here … two posts in one night, after a four-month-hiatus! I’d better be careful not to use up all of my bloggin’ steam!!!

Here is another LO I did for a challenge posted by Scrapbook and Cards Today on using an embellished pin. For this silly layout I did about texting language, I took two plain old sewing pins with coloured heads and poked them through a chipboard embellishment that said TTYL and tied some baker’s twine around it. Pretty simple, but I thought it turned out kinda cute!!

I’ll be back at least one more time before the night’s through ūüėČ

 

Seriously, it’s been waaaay too long now!

Filed under: 12 x 12 layouts,Contests — amberscrappin @ 9:54 pm

Hello, scrappy followers!

It has been more than four months since my last post, and I feel terrible for not keeping my blog updated. And I actually¬†had to think really hard about how to do it!¬†Honestly, even though I don’t have too many followers, I realize I can never¬†build my scrappy groupies if I never post anything new! So a lot has happened in my life since December 29 when I last posted (many great things, some not-so-great things, but LOTS of scrappin), but I am not going to go into detail about that right now. Instead, I will be posting a series of layouts I did this weekend in celebration of National Scrapbook Day. I love whoever invented this day!!!

First up is a layout of my now-12-year-old daughter, Sydney, at her confirmation … hard to believe this was more than a year ago already. Anyway, this layout is for a challenge posted by Scrapbook and Cards Today on using memoribilia. I used Sydney’s confirmation certificate here … but you’ll see it’s tiny! I didn’t want to use up most of my scrappin’ real estate for the certificate, so I shrunk it on a colour copier! This little trick was suggested¬†some time ago by my dear sister, Penny. She was awesome. I miss her so much. Pen, this one is for you <3.

 

 

Okay, watch for another post on the next challenge!

Thank you for visiting,

Amber

 

It’s been a long time … December 29, 2011

Filed under: 12 x 12 layouts,Contests — amberscrappin @ 11:36 pm

Greetings, all of you fellow scrappers. I have been absent from my blog for a long time.

It has been a very sad time in my and my family’s life. On November 23, we lost our sister, Penny, to breast cancer. She was officially diagnosed in March 2010 {although she had been through a battery of tests between then and when she found her first symptoms the December before}. Our family has always been close, but from that point on, it was like a magnet drew us even closer to one another. And Penny said herself, these two years were amazing. She was an absolutely wonderful person, sister, mother, and wife. My next post will be a tribute to her, and I hope it will convey just how special she was and will always be to us.

For now, I am posting a layout I did for Creative Scrappers for the December challenge. I used sketch #186¬†created by Juliana Michaels {I L.O.V.E. Juliana’s blog, 17 Turtles!}, and here is my interpretation:

I am very fortunate to have a good long break from work for the holidays, so that means lots of scrappin’ time! And believe you me, I have been taking full advantage of this time! I have done some layouts that I really like, many based on ideas from others, so hopefully I will get around to posting those so you can take a look. And I have also been busy educating myself on more scrapbooking techniques and styles by taking classes at Big Picture Classes. If you don’t know this online classroom, be sure to check it out!

For now, I will sign off and wish you all a very happy New Year. Back soon!

Happy scrappin’,

Amber

 

The Farm October 23, 2011

Filed under: 12 x 12 layouts,Contests,Events — amberscrappin @ 1:16 pm

Happy Sunday!

We have been blessed with another beautiful day here in Saskatchewan, even if the temperature is a bit cooler than we’ve been used to. I love fall, so I try to use it as inspiration! I’ve been busy this weekend scrapbooking some of my 2010 pictures so I can get that album wrapped up. Don’t let me trick you into believing that I’ve done everything UP to that point either! I’ve got to do many years backward, but I thought I would try to catch up on the present and then pick away at the good old days.

 

Last weekend, my whole family was here ~ my four sisters and my brother and all in-laws except Ringo. It was an absolutely fabulous time and very special. I relish those moments. It started out with three of my sisters and me getting together to scrapbook. And then because I was hosting at my place, our brother and other sister decided to join us, since they live only 2.5 hours away. It was nothing short of perfect. Those of us who scrapbooked got quite a bit done and loved every minute we spent doing that. I even designed a little make ‘n’ take for them!!! I will post pictures of the Scrap-Tastic Sisters event soon!

 

Anyway, I got a bit side-tracked there! So I was working studiously on my 2010 pictures and then my sisters pulled out their photos of us from when we were young, and so I scanned a bunch and told myself that as soon as I got my album of last year finished, I would work on my childhood photos. And I was really looking forward to that project. We don’t actually have a lot of photos for that time, so for me that meant that I could make a whole album of just a few pictures …¬†and LOTS of embellies!! Then a Heritage Challenge came up on Scrapping the Moments about creating a layout based on your childhood home. Well, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to START my childhood album! And it just so happened that the sketch (10.20) offered by Sketchy Thursdays¬†this week was perfect for my LO … I needed to do lots of journaling. So check out my creation below.

 

 

It’s fun and sad at the same time to reflect on your childhood. But it’s good for the soul, and of course good for my kids because they can get a sense of what my life was like before them … YES, I did have a life before they came along!!!

 

Wishing you a happy, relaxing, and satisfying day.

 

 
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