Apr 10, 2009


My monthly Stampin' up! card swap over on Split Coast Stampers is due. This months theme was either Mother's Day or Graduation. I don't have any SU! stamps for either of those occasions. Ugh!! So I sorta kinda fudged it a little. This is as close as I could get:

I used Basic Black and Kraft (my go to color) cardstock with Silver Encore ink. I think it turned out pretty great! I hope those that get one like it.

Today over at AMR we had quite the scare. If you haven't heard by now, the south is being ravaged by tornadoes. Many of our members live in the path of where these storms were hitting. Well a F4 tornado (and a few smaller ones) hit the home town of our Scrap Chat Hour hostess Abby. She had posted that the storm was moving their way and that they were taking cover. After a while many of the girls in that general area popped on the board to say they were okay but after repeated requests for an update Abby hadn't answered. We were all very worried. Finally late this evening one of the gals was able to get e phone call through. Abby and her family are fine but without power. I've never felt like hugging my computer before today. I actually started crying when we got the word. I tell you about this because I want you to know what it is really like on the AMR message board. We are a family there. We care about one another. I don't think I would be as happy anywhere else on the net. Like any family, the more the merrier. Come on over and check out AMR. :)

Apr 9, 2009

Just a little retail therapy.

Online that is! One of the best things about All Moments Remembered is that it's not just a message board but also a online store! Stacey stocks a ton of great stuff. My favorite thing in the store right now is this really cool Creative Imaginations Narratives Easel Album . It is actually designed by Karen Russell who is like my most favorite photographer. I want to take one of her online photog classes so bad but I am a slow typer and have yet to secure a spot. They sell out with in minutes! I am on the waiting list now though so there is hope for the future!! This is that way cute album I was talking about! Isn't it awesome?!? It even has a little "kickstand" built into the back for those of us that never know how to display mini albums. Ingenious! So if you are in the mood to do some scrappy shopping check out Stacey's store! Then when you are done shopping head on over and sign up on the message board and tell us about all the fun things you are going to do with your new schtuff! Just remember to put scrapbooking somewhere in your profile. It helps Stacey keep the spammers at bay. That's so nice of her!

Apr 8, 2009

Hey You!!

Ya you! The one looking at the computer! (Michelle W.) Have you checked out All Moments Remembered yet? You know you want to. Just give it a try! It's not like it's addicting or anything. ;)
Ya, I know I'm a pusher... ;)
Hope to see you over there soon!
Here's a little cute kidness!

Apr 7, 2009

Sometimes having challenges is a good thing!

Really!! All Moments Remembered has some of the best challenges around. In fact there is a whole forum with a team of gals dedicated to coming up with new challenges for us. So far I have only had the time to do three but out of those three I won 2! Pretty sweet eh? They were both color challenges.
This one we had to use Red White and Blue but not with a 4th of July theme. (I've shared this one before)

This was this weeks. We had to use Teal, Brown, White and either Moss or Celery.

I really love all the layouts I have done for these challenges. If not for the challenge though I probably would have never gotten off my duff and got them done! It's great that these two won the challenge but all in all I just feel great that I have a couple more layouts to add to my ever growing scrapbook. Yet another one of the things I love about AMR. We encourage each other to get our stories told. No matter what your scrappy style you always feel welcome at AMR! I really think ya'll should come on over and have some fun!

Apr 6, 2009

Easter Sneek Peek

Okay so if you know me at all, you know that the place you can always find me hanging out on the web is All Moments Remembered. It really is the nicest and most encouraging message board around. One of the the thing I live the most is the swapping. Cards, ATCs, stamped images... the list goes on! We have such fun doing it to. There is actually a whole forum dedicated just to swapping! Talk about awesome. The best thing is that AMR is still small enough that you 'know' everyone you are swapping with. This month Melonscraps hosted a Easter card swap. All over the net I have been seeing different ways that people have been using paint chip samples in there scrapbooks. Well I thought why not on a card?!? (Don't look if you want to be surprised girls!!) I did these in a few different colors (some are not pictured) and since I know the gals I sent them to I was able to make sure a few of them got certain colors. Whaddaya think? I love these babies! Yes, I know I shouldn't steal the chip samples! The whole time I was in Home Depot the theme to Mission Impossible was running through my head. I kept thinking that at any moment security was going to bum rush me. It was kinda stressful and I'm sure the extra grey hairs is enough punishment for my crime! We AMR gals are always looking for new people to swap with! Come on over and get registered on the message board. Just be sure to put "scrapbooking" in the profile area. Stacey works really hard to keep us safe from spammers and yucky people so it's the least we can do to help her know the good folks! Tomorrow I will tell you about the challenge area on the message board and show you a couple of winning layouts I have done!! Here's a cute kid lovin' his Not So Hot Chocolate from Dutch Bros Coffee. He calls it coffee and as soon as we pull up to the window he starts yelling, "I need ice cream on my straw... please!!". I think it's so funny that he calls the whip cream ice cream. lol I think the second photo really says it all. lol