Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Amber Ink First Birthday Blog Hop!!!!

Happy First Birthday Amber Ink!




Welcome to the Amber Ink Turns 1 Year Old Blog Hop!!!

In December of 2010 I was asked to be a torchbearer for Amber Ink for the month of January of 2011!  I was a little nervous joining such a great crowd of stampers, but boy did I have fun! You can see my previous Amber Ink projects HERE.   Many of the previous year's torchbearers are joining in this fun blog hop in honor of this great occasion!  


I used this darling new Amber Ink digi set named It's a Trainset.  


I made a little mini picture album of my latest adventure with my grandsons,  Cole and Little Lukey.  We went to see Thomas the Tank Engine and rode the Mount Hood Railroad tracks in the traveling Thomas the Tank Engine railcars into the forest of the Columbia River Gorge and back. The boys had a great time and  the weather was perfect!  The Thomas adventure included  all  sorts of little kid type areas set up-- like miniature golf, bouncy houses, craft tables and story time. Cole (age 3) was the perfect age...Little Luke (age 1) just enjoys everything!

Project details:

Stamps: Amber Ink It's A Trainset
Cardstock: DCWV, Bo Bunny polka dots, SU! Real Red
Ink: Copics B 21,23,24,26   R05,08, 29,39   YR 21,23,24   YG 93,95,97  C5,7
Misc: Bind It All, Sizzix tree die, misc plaid ribbon
I cut my cardstock 4 1\4  x 8 1/2 and scored in the middle.  I folded the page in half after adding redline tape to the bottom to  form a pocket. I bound it with my Bind It All and decorated with wallet sized photo's, added a little of the trees/ forest and topped it off with Amber Ink's little train set!



Here you can see the pocket that holds one of our excursion tickets.
Here are a couple of the quick little pages that pull out. There were 4 pages, decorated on both sides. That's me trying to hang on to Lukey for dear life LOL! He is a wiggly little one for sure...and Cole...always ready with a cheesy smile for the camera!

The caboose page!

Speaking of caboose...I guess I am the caboose in this huge blog hop.  If you have come from  Penni's blog (Lazy Cat Cards) then you have arrived at the right station...and now you are at the end of the tracks...Head on over to the Amber Ink blog and check out the scoop!

Leave a comment here and on the main blog and you might win some Amber Ink love. You have 48 hours to leave comments and the winners will be announced this Friday. (You have until 9pm EST on Thursday to leave comments for a chance to win!)...read the small print LOL


At the end of the Thomas the Tank Engine adventure, Cole looked up at me, grabbed my hand and said to me..."It's a GREAT DAY"


Yes, indeed it was.........




Here is a brief message from Amber Ink!


Twelve short months ago
we made our big debut,
So now we'd like to commemorate
our 1st birthday with you!


This flash mob of torchbearers
always light our way.
Won't you please jog along
on our special day?


Leave your comments here and there
over the next 48
On Friday we'll announce the loot
Don't wait...let's CELEBRATE!
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I am in awe of the wonderful creativity and imagination the following crafters have to show you today...hop along with me and check it out!

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39 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, goodness Sue! What a fabulous little album! You are so creative!

*CAFE said...

Wow, girl! That turned out so fantastic!! What an awesome keepsake!

Adrian said...

Awww, so cute!

Susie said...

Honestly, you do the most fabulous things. I just love this.

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh wow what an awesome little book you have done, fantastic project, clever girlie, sue,x

lydiawalker said...

such a lovely project xxxx

Joey said...

Fab fab fab Album Sue and so many lovely piccys. Joey xx

TannyP said...

Oh my goodness...this is AMBER INKREDIBLE! Fabulous creative genius. That's the perfect way to keep your memories stored =)

Meg said...

Wow, what a perfect post for the caboose of the party train! This album is soooo cute; it's like those digis were made for it!

And a big "awww" on the "it's a great day!" quote!

Pam said...

Okay...I need to take a moment here...okay, I picked my jaw up off the floor so I can comment now. SUE! You are amazing. (wait...isn't that a Bruno Mars song?)well, he must have written it about you. You're the best little caboose this side of the Pacific. I still think Lukey and Cole must be about the luckiest grandsons on the planet, but boy oh boy, we're the luckiest girls at Amber Ink.

Cheryl said...

What an adorable book Sue!!!

Carol L said...

Definitely one of your very best little books!! CUTE!!

Alyssa S said...

This is fantastic! Love how you captured these fabulous memories!!

Whimsey said...

OM gosh; the train image is just PERFECT for this; how stinkin' adorable! Love seeing all the pix too!

PS - LOVE your work desk Wed., I don't think I could EVER show my desk. LOL

Hugs,
Michele (orange team)

Carrol said...

What a great mini album. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley N said...

Oh Sue, what a fabulous album, you did an amazing job! What a great keepsake for your grandbabies--Cole will definitely remember that "great day"!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute album. My son has always wanted to do the Day Out With Thomas. TFS.

Karin said...

What a fantasic project! Love your creativity on this album and the details are amazing!

Brennen said...

The train set is just perfect for your outing. Looks like you all had so much fun. :)

Cheryl said...

Such a fabulous project!




--Cheryl-- (Team Orange – February 2011)
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wendyp said...

What an adorable album that you've created for your grandsons!!!! Fabulous job, Sue!

Sue said...

What an adorable little treasure book for your precious Grandsons memeories! Love the trains and the bright colors and the pictures. Just a wonderful project.

Hugs
Sue

Divya@The Craft Angel said...

Oh awesome project! The colours work so well together...

FrancineB said...

Fabulous mini book! Great way to use the stamps and keep the flow of the book.

kurlygirl said...

How precious! Both the project and the children!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh how adorable! This little book is absolutely perfect for your "great day"!

Pam Sparks said...

Awesome mini book Sue! One that will be treasured and enjoyed for years! LOVE it!

Julie E said...

What a way to end the hop!!! You are one talented caboose :>) What a heartfelt, awesome project!!! Such a wonderful way to use the images :>)

Eve said...

oh what a cute book you created from your trip!! What a wonderful place you & your munchikins went! Even i'm not a little boy anymore, i wouldn't mind visiting there!!Looks like a fun place! :-) Thank you for sharing those photos! I missed looking at them :-)

The Paper Princess said...

What a darling project Sue!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

VICTORIA said...

I love your book. Great job on it.

Marion said...

Such a wonderful album and a lovely way to keep a memorable day in their minds.
hugs
Marion

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This is totally awesome. I hope to have grandchildren in the oh so close future and this book is FANTASTIC. Oh my...I will have to do something like with with a grandchild...this is just to cool and wonderful. Maybe aI could make one, leave it blank inside and then fill in the pictures.

Charlene said...

Fabulous album...aren't little ones just the best, Sue? It does look like a "wonderful day"!

Trena in Naperville said...

very creative Sue!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Silli said...

OM Sue, what a wonderful book, love the pictures, love the trains...sooo pretty...HUGS

Allison said...

Um, could you have used this set more perfectly? Me thinks not! And with Cole and Luke as the focus...yay!

Anja's weblog said...

This album is too cute! Beautiful Sue, and lots of work. Wow:))

Hugs
Anja

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