Thursday, March 31, 2011

Springing Ahead!

Lately a lot of brilliant things have been happening Amber Ink. Style. Here's a fresher:

Mandi Moore is brilliant! She took our totally cutesy Spring ready Smile Daisies iPaper and turned them around to make something stately and demure! Check out what she's done with this get well card!

Amy Everson's paired our Tiny Picnic Gingham with our Butterfly with Heart to create something truly lovely and totally unexpected. I cannot wait for the gingham and the butterflies to get goin'!

Laurel Seabrook is rocking out in the name of Get Sketchy! Look at this card. Have your mind blown. I love the way she uses color and patten! She makes me look forward to the rain!

Sarah Michelle has our impending April Showers on her mind. This is so clean and classy it makes me happy.

Spring! Spring! Spring!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Getting Sketchy Up in Here

When I break things down to my true Internet identity, it's summarized in one word: "Sketchy" I'm tickled pink we're sponsoring this week's Get Sketchy Challenge #80!!!
Take a look at this beauty of sketchiness:

Doesn't that beat all?! It makes me want to grab um...
a couple talented friends :)
Mission Complete:

This enchanting bit of bidness is straight from the brilliant mind of Mandi!

It's coming up spring over at Anita's! Isn't this the bee's knees?!

The girls over at Get Sketchy are really creating a storm of beauty. Run on over and PLAY!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Etsy Inspired!

We're thrilled to be sponsoring one of the coolest challenges out there, EtsyInspired! This week's inspiration at (my favorite site in the whole wide world) is
Fresh Metal Jewelry! This awesome store pairs romantic soft edges, springtime blooms and flowy bits of cloth with heavy metal findings to create unique pieces that go with everything!

Jana's turned her inspiration into a card that is not only cute, but totally classy! Look at those Love Bunnies! It's the perfect thing for Spring!

Amy Beth is rocking out! You'll love her blog post about the inspiration for this cheeky blue!

Anita took our little Wild Animals With Heart of a Turtle and made this amazing card. I love her inspiration for this piece! Run and look!

Tammy's used a flower from our new Wee Bee line and iPaper from our No Ka Oi collection to make an awesome flower within a flower!

What will yours be?! Run over to Fresh Metal Jewelry and get a gander at all their great stuff!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Now We Ain't Sayin' She a Gold Digger

This ABSOLUTELY perfect card is one of the truly creative bits of brilliance by our chief innovator, Sunghee. You can catch her latest experiment at

Furthermore, check out this button beauty, as featured on Create.

Friday, March 25, 2011


No work tilllllllll Monday!!! Mommas on a sabbatical, so today you've got me, playing the game mom invented, which also happens to be my favorite Friday thing!

The exciting thing about this weekend is that THE DUCHESS is TURNING 26!!! WOOT.To celebrate her 'made in the 80s' status, we're rocking out like it's 1989!

I am beyond excited. So here's the deal.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you KNOW that Duran Duran just dropped my dream album, as produced by Mark Ronson!!!!

#1 - Your favorite 80s Band, Song, or Singer!

2) Your favorite 80s tv show or movie:

3. Your favorite 80s accessory!

1. My favorite favorite 80s Band, Song, or Singer is _______.
2. My favorite 80s tv show or movie: ____________________.
3. My favorite 80s accessory ________.

Ok, I hope i did this right! It's my first time.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE DUCHESS, my most favorite friend!!!


It's best to right click and save an image to your computer file first.
Link to a URL, not your blog!
Make sure you put the category # (1,2,3) and your name.
(No need to put your email addy.)
That's it! See...easy peasy.
Enter once, twice or thrice.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WOYWW - Please Don't Eat the Daisies!

Lately, all I think about is Spring.

We have snow in our forecast tomorrow!!! The torture of it all!  Bahamas was the perfect place to be last week, but I was wishing, and thinking, and hoping and praying that I'd come home to daffodils.

The only thing to do was to make some daisies!

These babies are our "Smile Daisy" iPaper. They're from our new "Wee Bee" collection. They're daisies with faces and you can Download them for
Free until Thursday night

Just put them in your cart and log into paypal. Check-out and they're yours.

I hope they brighten your day! They're pretty much the only thing I'm clinging to until I can go outside without a coat :)

Run on over to Miss Julia's she's sure to have 'Dunnit" again. Hehehe.
You can share your workdesk too!

WOOT! Our Girls Are Running Fast!

It's their first official day of torchbearing and our girls are already a blaze with brilliance!


Looooooook at this! Amy's rocking our sponsored SFYTT challenge with this new card showcasing our brand new "Wee Bee" collection. Run over to Bearpaw Studios to show some love!



Tah Dah! How enchanting! Try and catch our pink torchbearer! She's used our turtles from our "Wild Animals with Heart" collection. Check it out at Mandi's Enchanted Occassions!



Look at the glitz on gilded wing here! Anita's rocking our "Wild Animals with Heart" line to make this loverly card with such a dazzling focal point. See it up close and personals at Just a Pigment of My Imagination!



Direct your eyeballs to this card! Doesn't it just SING 'Spring"?! Jana's totally turned out our new release of Amber Ink "Wee Bees"! Go see more brilliance at Janna's Creative Pursuits in Stamping!



Now for something Yummy! Look at how fun this recipe card is! Tammy's pulled together designs from three of our collections to share the secret to something delicious! You can learn more about it on our lady from TURTLE LAKE ;) Tammy!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Our New Torchbearers Are Total Babes!

Our girls are running strong! Check out brand new babes! Cheer them on as they run strong!

Our adorable and inspired Amy Everson is running strong with her flaming blue torch. It's a perfect match for this West Virginia stamper, who is extra bright and rarely blue.
We're excited to have such a reliable torchbearer running in our midst, you can set your watch by Amy, who sneezes uncontrollably every day from 3:45 to 4:00pm. Her coworkers call her sneeze attacks the "closing bell"!

Amy's introduction to card making came in 2009 when she set out to make her own wedding invitations! She's still in honeymoon mode with her knight in shining armor, Tim. Her hubby is her favorite chef (just as long as he's not cooking something gross like tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, water chestnuts, and anything with a pudding/yogurt texture) Our girl's discerning. ;) You can see that careful eye in cards!

Amy can't wait to get a puppy. In the meantime she's taken up residence with a 6.5 foot bear, Bruce. Don't worry, he's stuffed! Is it any wonder that Amy shares her favorite things at Bearpaw Studios every month?

If you're looking great tips for the young at heart with a pension for true fun you're going to find them at
Our flaming pink torch is being carried high and proud by the simply enchanting, Mandi Moore.

Mandi is simply hillarious, simply talented, simply a vision of motivating force ;) Mandi likes things clean and well... simple. The tea mugs in her Isle of Wight home all face the same direction and her favorite foods, chips (fries to us Americans) and chocolate are appreciated one at a time but never together. Growing up Mandi dreamed of being a maid! Can we say that she was destined to be a queen of clean?

As one of the two driving forces behind the simply brilliant, brand new, A-listed, top-rated, incredible 'Less is More' challenge blog, Mandi (with friend Chrissie) has her finger on the pulse of what is simply classy. She's inciteing a movement!

We are so excited to have this classy girl carrying that bright pink flame! Take a stroll by Mandi's sparkling blog, where she works her magic, runs her stationary and wedding card business, and inspires us by living what she preaches. You're sure to be enchanted!
That orange burst of light you see blazing across the sky hails from Enon, Ohio - also home to our newest orange torchbearing babe, Anita Madden!

Anita is a loving wife to her best friend, her hubby of 37 years (woot!), and a caring momma to her beautiful grown up daughter who's a loving momma herself. In her sparetime Anita is most happy playing with her charming and handsome five year-old grandson.

Anita has a talent for making people smile. When we asked her what her worst habit was she told us her husband would say it's putting down the toilet seat! Hehehe. We're excited for what is sure to be an extra fun run with this girl! What a (ahem) 'card'!

Her visual tastes run sweet, cute and spicy (just not her tastes in food!). You can see her sunny personality in the brilliance she showcases on her beautiful blog, Just a Pigment of My Imagination.
Jana Weaver is weaving her way 'round the roses, carrying this purple flame proud!

If this SAHM of two, 8.5 DD and 2.5 DS, has a fault, it's over committing herself. With this talent, how can it be helped!? We're so excited we get a piece of her this March.

When Jana's not raising kids, teaching a card class at her LSS, caring for her furbabies, 13 year old ally cat Shadow and a 10 year old lab/border collie mix, Maisy or dreaming of lobster, she's stamping up a rainbow storm of brilliance. Jana's so committed to color she even restacks her kids rainbow Ikea bowls if they've been stacked by a less masterful hand. Red goes next to orange kids!

Currently she's in Copic mode, but she loves watercoloring
too, and her old Prisma pencils are awesome when the fancy strikes. Yessirree, this laid back stamper has a divine color sense. It's apparent in her wildly adorable blog, which often seems like a little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Jana's creative persuits in stamping never pale, they always sail!
Our brown torchbearer is strong! Tammy Hellstern's got endurance!

Running to us from Turtle Island, WI this amazing stamper's got game. She's a mover and a shaker without a single flaw ;) Her only real defect was the drinking Mt. Dew, but now she drinks Diet Coke instead. Fixed that!

Tammy makes changes. She changes route and she changes something else, for the better. Our gorgeous babe once dreamed of being a cruise director, but she made a change and now she takes the cruises herself, done and done! By day Tammy makes windows but her second job is where she finds her bliss, this girl's a Close To My Heart Consultant!

Tammy loves life and you can see it in her lively blog that reflects her life, her talent and her amazing strength, and we're not talking muscles, but she can flex those too :)

Come scrap with Tammy at

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Aloha Friday...

No work till Monday ...doo dee doo doo dee doo dee doo dee doo dee doo dee doo.

Yep, It's March 18th, the day after. 

But who can't still enjoy a happy Irish flash mob?


Oh, this is such a good one!!!

Get out your lucky charms and link us up!
It's best to right click and save an image to your computer file first.
Link to a URL, not your blog!
Make sure you put the category # (1,2,3) and your name.
(No need to put your email addy.)
That's it! See...easy peasy.
Enter once, twice or thrice.

See you on Monday when our new torchbearers are introduced!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Don't cry for us...

(or anyone else)
The truth is they've never left us
All through our wild days,
our mad existence
They kept their promise
Don't keep your distance

Okay, I tend to get a little dramatic sometimes so I'm told.
Is it any wonder?

I mean look at these girls,
Running around, trying everything new...
Whoops, there I go again...

Have I said too much?
There's nothing more I can think of to say to you.
(other than aren't they freaking A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.?)
But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is true.

Come back on Monday to see who is making the catch!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Not sure if this counts for a workdesk exactly. 
Amberbop is always in charge of Wednesdays in our neck of the woods,
 basically because it is her workdesk that is always interesting. 
Mine is usually piled with bills.
(Okay, to be honest, hers is too - we ALL have bills right?)
I heard that she is out of town at the moment.
Haven't heard directly myself, but I did spy on her Facebook.

And don't tell me this isn't her!
Only a mother can identify her child's toes!!!
And then I found this face that goes with them...

Maybe her desk will be a little more boring next Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Freshly Discovered Raw Footage...

We could barely wait to release our Goddesses nudie cuties...

They had been on our minds for a long time...

We knew they would push the envelope...

But somehow we thought their naked candor would be appreciated...

Especially by a few risk takers in the crowd.

Thanks Allison, Jen, Sue and Carole.

Find the bare essentials here:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jan Ken Po

For some reason I am having a hard time coming up
with a blog post today. 
Not from a lack of material - there is getting to be lots of that! 
 It's just that my brain is still on weekend mode. 
Which brings me to Jan Ken Po aka Rock Paper Scissors. 

Amber Ink supplies found HERE and HERE

Which also reminds me to use rock and scissors
while playing children's games
and save the paper for crafting...

Whenever you need a good chuckle for the day
our Torchbearer ALLISON's got you covered.

Friday, March 11, 2011

It's Aloha Friday...

No work till Monday ...doo dee doo doo dee doo dee doo dee doo dee doo dee doo.

I'm a total Sagittarian.  See, I carry this bow and arrow around and when I see something, I just shoot right into the mark.  I usually think about it later.  Aloha Friday makes me act more like a Libra.  Should we keep it?  Should we not?  Bottom line is, I have fun with it, but one of these days we might just be singing Aloha Oe, which then makes me think of music and sound.  See, that's how Aloha Friday works.  Whatever pops into my very little brain becomes our Aloha Friday theme.

I would have a hard time functioning w/o my hearing.  I love sound. 
My favorite sound in the world is this:

It is music to my ears.  Since I haven't been able to hear that sound lately,
I've been tuning in to this:
or better still this:

(Pandora lets you pick a style,
 Grooveshark lets you pick songs and build a playlist)

Sometimes when I'm feeling a little snarky, I even like listening to stuff like this:

This is Leslie Hall.  You're welcome.

So here is our Aloha Friday link up...

#1.  Radio anything - a show, a station , a podcast, personality

It's best to right click and save an image to your computer file first.

Link to a URL, not your blog!

Make sure you put the category # (1,2,3) and your name.

(No need to put your email addy.)

That's it! See...easy peasy.

Enter once, twice or thrice.

Listen to something fun this weekend
while you enter SFYTT,   Less is More and CASE

We'll see you on Monday!