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!
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!
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!