Thursday, March 24, 2011

Long Morning Hike

I've posted so much already this Spring Break! Yay for recharging the batteries!

My most recent layout is from Sketch 246 over at Scrapbook Challenges.

I liked this sketch a lot, and I'm pretty happy with the outcome-I tend to be more proud of my simple things.
Now if only I could figure out how to get better pictures of my stuff!
thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Anniversary: The Paper Players

Yay, Spring break! So much scrapping happening!

John and I are celebrating our anniversary in a couple weeks, and I made him a card using the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players: #39 Clean and Simple.

It's so sunny right now, I had an impossible time getting a decent picture of it! The printed part is a cut out border, with the blue and the hemp knots underneath/behind. Something new that was tricky but fun to play with.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Two Birthday Cards

Yay for Spring Break! There are so many glorious hours in the day when I only have one full time responsibility, instead of two. I love school and my job is great, but I can't wait for our huge 7 month trip where I won't be doing either of them!

Anyways, free time means more scrapping. Here are my most recent two cards...
My mom got the card in the mail yesterday, so I can post a picture now :). I shouldn't reveal a lady's age, but it ended in a "0" so it's a big one. I tried some new things, like with the twine, beads and painting.

I'm pretty excited about it and my mom loved it :)

Then I challenged myself by combining challenges and made a card for my sister Lila. (Or, I think I'll give it to her, it's still a month and a half away.) Her birthday ALSO ends in a zero this year-30.

So the challenges that inspired me:
First, I saw the colors over at ColorQ (#77) and immediately thought of Lila-she loves blue.

But I thought "meh, it's too soon to make a card for her!" But then I saw the challenge happening at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Now, I hope this still counts-the challenge was clean and simple-and child themed. Since she's turning 30 I know she's not a child age-wise, but she is develop-mentally disabled, so she still likes children things. In my mind she's a big kid.

And, lastly, because I like seeing how many challenges I can combine on one card, I snatched a layout from over at Get Sketchy (#79) again.

Whew! Long post today. Again, yay for Spring break!
<3 Amber

Monday, March 21, 2011

Broken Zipper

Here's a layout I made from some pictures from our camping trip. The zipper on our brand new sleeping bag broke the first time we tried to zip it! We couldn't fix it for the life of us and it just kept getting worse. So, I put the broken pieces on a scrapbook page haha

The layout is lifted from the March POTW over at Scrapbook Challenges, week 3.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Here's to You!

My latest project-or, latest finished project. I have a couple layouts I'm working on that I'm a little stumped with.

The inside:

This card was inspired by a couple challenges. The layout is from CPS-Card Sketches #210. I knew I needed to use it as soon as I saw it-I love using my corner rounder, I would use it on every layout if it didn't get old!

The colors I got from The Play Date Cafe's color challenge #73. I love their color challenges. This one is girly without hurting your eyes or looking like a little girl's closet. Love it!

I made this card for my best friend Lilly. She was recently diagnosed with Cervical Cancer at the young, childless age of 25. They've caught it early, so her chances of survival or 90%+, however her chances of bearing children will be very, very unlikely. All she's wanted in life is to have a big family like the one she came from, so this is a heartbreaking diagnosis. I'm going to mail this snail-mail and hopefully bring a smile to a day in the near future.
Thank you all for looking, I hope you have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Life is Beautiful

I just keep going back to the sketch challenges over at Get Sketchy! This one is for #77, it's a "Happy baby!" card for my cousin Brandy and her beautiful new baby girl. Also, I finally got a circle cutter, and in case you can't tell, I'm pretty excited about it :)

Thanks for looking! Have a great Wednesday :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ready for Spring

I finally got my pictures in the mail from the camping trip John and I took and I'm working on some layouts. I used a couple challenges to create this one.

The journalling is all about all the things that went wrong on our camping trip haha. It was still fun, but it was FREEZING, and a super long hike, broken zippers, raccoon thieves, etc.

So, the challenges I used are the By the Numbers Challenge on Scrapbook Challenges. Part of it was 2 printed papers, and the base blue paper her is actually printed, but it didn't show up in the picture :( It's kinda like a sponge painted texture.
The Layout and color inspiration are from Sketchy Thursdays. The challenge was also to use spring colors-I know to most people spring is pastels-pinks, me (probably because I live in Seattle) Spring is rain and allergies. But also some pretty flowers :)
And, lastly, the Paper Players have a Spring is Sprung challenge going on. My page is all about wanting Spring and warmer weather already! So I think it counts :)
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thank you Color Splash

Cards, cards card! This week's Play Date Cafe's Color Splash inspired me to finally use this pretty black paper I've been dying to use. It's a pretty simple card. I've been feeling the simple lately...

Head on over to The Play Date Cafe to see all the other splashes of color happening!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thanks sunshine!

Waiting for the photos in the mail, working on more cards...

I need to find a trick for taking better photos of my things! The button there is coffee brown, and the colors should be more vibrant.
This one was to play with my new punch I found on sale. This one can go with the color challenge at The Play Date Cafe AND the color challenge at ColourQ! It's funny when they end up similar like that. Only, I didn't post this by the end of yesterday, so the only contest still valid is the ColourQ one.