Even More AMM Design Team January Kit Projects!!

I have MORE from the AMM Talented Design Team!!

Magic by Hilde Janbroers

Yummy Hot Cocoa by Anita Letts

You are Five by Patti Hutch Enjoy more of Patti's mini here.

Tiniest Snowman by Jennifer Findlay
Once Upon a Time by Corien vd Oever
Now What by Hilde Janbroers
Hi Card by Tonya Dirk
Even the Birds by Tonya Dirk

~fly~ by Patti Hutch Get Ready because next week we will be seeing the February AMM Design Team projects!

Brand NEW Graphic 45 and My Little Yellow Bicycle

are available in the A Million Memories Store!

Graphic 45 Communique and Fashionista
My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Notes Collection!
Be sure to get yours now!!

Brand New CHA Products Giveaway!

Michelle brought some CHA goodies home to share!
This giveaway includes both of these goodies!

Making Memories 8x8 Love Notes Paper pad
Pink Paislee FETCHING Paper Set!!
BOTH - for one lucky winner!!

All you have to do is link me to your favorite blog on this thread on the message board. A blog you read everyday - or one your read as often as you can! You have until Saturday January 31 to leave a post. On Sunday morning I will pick and post a winner on the message board thread!!

Of course - you are currently reading my favorite BLOG!!

Show me yours!

February Sneak Peek and Special Guest Designer

Nancy Burke will be our Special Guest Designer for February!
A little about Nancy:
I started scrapbooking almost 11 years ago before my first daughter was even a year old. I walked into a scrapbook store with my SIL, who was already an avid scrapbooker, and was amazed by all the fun papers and stickers. I was hooked right then and there!

With an education in Graphic Art and Design, my love for photography, and my desire to capture and record my daughters every waking moment, scrapbooking seemed the perfect fit. I soon started working at that same scrapbook store teaching classes and sharing my passion for this "little hobby of mine". While at the store, I was able to meet other people working in the scrapbooking industry and was soon asked to be on the Paperkuts Magazine DT. Not long after that, I was asked to assist in the writing of two idea books by Chatterbox. That led to quite a few other opportunities, including being asked to be on the Ivy Cottage Magazine DT, co-authoring the Scrappers Idea Book, being featured in two other idea books by Kalmback Publishing and Martingale Publishing, Guest Designer spots with EK Success, Fredrix Artist Canvas, The Vintage Workshop, and Delta Crafts. I have also been on DTs for Fibers By The Yard, Inque Boutique, and I am most proud of my work with Sticker Studio as their Head Designer.

I currently work as a Designer for Best Creation. I have traveled all across the country teaching at scrapbooking retreats and conventions, and have met so many wonderful people who also share my passion for this "little hobbie of mine"! My new loves are online shopping for the newest supplies here at A Million Memories, and blogging about my latest scrapbooking adventures at Scraps & Ink. I live in the beautiful foothills of Idaho with a very handsome and supportive husband, two wonderful daughters, one faithful dog, and four spoiled cats.

Please join me in welcoming Nancy as our February designer. I am sure you all are as excited as I am to see the wonder she works with the February A Million Memories kit!!

Creative uses for Prima Flowers by Carole Maurin

Here are a few ideas to use prima flowers on your scrapbook projects :

Create a fall with flowers on a layout by putting the flowers diagonally around the picture.

Use flowers to make the leaves of a tree

Add flowers to a grapevine wreath to celebrate Christmas or any season.

Make a necklace - you can change the flower to match your mood!

Create holiday ornaments using flowers as an accent or to cover an entire ball.
String some garland using pretty beads in between the flowers

Adorn a candle with flowers

Some ideas to decorate the center of the flowers :

Brads, Buttons, Beads, Stickles, Liquid pearl, Wire, chipboard, etc…

Carole Maurin

Corien's Valentine's Day Album!!

Corien vd Oever created this stunning album. What a perfect Valentine's day gift to the one you love!!
What projects are you working on for Valentine's day? Leave us a comment and share your ideas.

How would you like to win this!!


Michelle has two goodies in this prize pack!! You will receive the

SEI Lovebirds Assortment pack

The Windsor 8x8 Paper Pad
Let the games begin. Today is the start of CHA-Winter 2009. Michelle is attending and will be sending me pictures to post as time permits. In the meantime - we thought a great way to get the party started is to share the fun with all of YOU!!

SEI Lovebirds Assortment Pack
Pack contains: 2 sheets of each glitter cardstock, 2 sheets of each shimmer paper, 2 sheets of each foil cardstock, 1 sheet of each die-cut cardstock, and 1 sheet of glitter die-cuts.

To win - all you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog telling us what you are most looking forward to from the CHA peeks you have see so far!!

Monday morning I will pick a winner!! Be sure to check out the CHA forum on the AMM messageboard. The winner will be posted on the messagebaord!

Design Team Challenge - Jan. 25th - Feb. 7th


Lori Gentile here to bring you the next design team challenge. In honor of Valentine's Day, I challenge you to make a card for a loved one. You can make one card, a set of cards, cards for you children to give-away, whatever you desire. The whole idea is to get a jump on the Holiday and into the handmade spirit. I made this card for my husband. Inside I've invited him to dinner and a night on the town. 

Simply upload your card to our gallery and post it on the design team challenge thread to be entered to win a great prize package of chipboard and stamps. I'll draw a winner at random on Feb. 8th. 

Graphic 45 Goodies

We are wrapping up the Graphic 45 designs today with these two incredible layouts by Lori and Corien!

Dare to Dream by Lori Gentile

Find Your Way by Corien vd Oever

I hope you have enjoyed the designs created with Graphic 45. Please chack out the Graphic 45 blog for more inspiration!

AMM Design Team January Kit Projects

Wow - the AMM design team created magic with the January kit. here are some additional works of art for you to enjoy!

Tall Tales by Tonya Dirk

Stories I Want to Tell by Karen Grunberg

Peek inside Karen's mini here

One Pretty Girl by Anita Letts

Love is... by Corien vd Oever

Littlest Watchdog by Jennifer Findlay

I will Always Look for You by Hilde Janbroers

Happy Birthday by Patti Hutch

Abbie by Tonya Dirk

Best Buds by Patti Hutch

The entire January Design Team Gallery is available here.

Check back next Thursday for more highlights of the January AMM Design Gallery.