Amber Housley

feelin’ some good vibes

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1. Finished up my goodie boxes of stuff for my friend’s husband and his fellow Marine buddies in Iraq. I spent nearly an hour at the store trying to figure out what to get. The Marine Corps. has an interesting list of things that are good to send, but when I sat down and looked at the stash on my kitchen counter, I had to laugh. Everything from baby wipes to twizzlers and other candy, carmex to rice krispy treats to breath freshners (my alternative to tooth brushes?).

And then there’s the explanation I gave the checkout guy regarding the half naked women magazines I was buying…even funnier, Brandon was going through the cupboard looking for something to eat, and I called from upstairs, "don’t eat any of that stuff that’s in those bags, they’re for the guys in Iraq." And he replies, "man, they eat better than me! when are you going to buy me some of this good stuff?"

Feels good to give. Especially when you know these guys are hard up for some good cheer.



2. I’m happy I finished a new kit! Madrid (Day & Night) is now available! I have to say my designs are centering more towards clean graphic lines and shapes. I’m now making the embellishments and accents with more whimsy and handdrawn elements…not sure if that’s what people dig, so we’ll see.  Here’s a peek at the new kit:

Madridsmkit Madridextrassmkit

3. Other things are coming along in my scrapping world. Working on several new business projects that I’m really feelin’ good about. I’m definitely feeling a bit tired from the full day job and then coming home and working on Citrus Blossoms, but things are evening out. I’ll soon be able to devote some time towards 2 of the exciting projects. I’m looking forward to the day (somewhat soon) when I will be able to work full-time from home on all my little ventures. Speaking of which, any of you blog readers coming my way to Memory Trends in October? It’ll be my first show, so I’m excited to see what it has in store! Hoping I get to meet some of you I see around on the 2peas boards and other sites.

4. Have you met my fabulous Creative Team at Citrus Blossoms?!?! I received so many wonderful entries from so many talented artists, that it was very hard narrowing it down to just these gals. They’ve already amazed me with their creativity. Even cooler, they’re coming up with so many ways to use the products in digital and traditional ways. A lot of these gal’s name’s you’ll recognize from some of the 2Peas boards or the many publications they’ve been published in. I have to say, it feels so *amazing* to see what people can do with your stuff…a VERY good warm fuzzy feeling.

5. I received a HUGE box of Heidi Swapp stuff this weekend. I’m off to play with it!


You are just the cutest! Love your blog, so fun and colourful. Kuddos to you for sending out cheer mail and your digital kits are gorgeous!

shell-bean says:

Love that new kit!!!!!! Well done ladies!!!!

Penny says:

I’m sure your cheer kit will be enjoyed, esp. those magazines! :P Love the new kit!

Candy says:

Amber, you are awesome to send that care package! Very cool!
And I love the Madrid kit – and the whimsy elements!
Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve as far as your 2 new projects! :o)

Krystyn says:

Gosh Amber-you are SO talented! I wish I had the talent to create those awesome digital kits – I’m a computer junkie, but I have no clue on photoshop and other stuff like that. The Madrid kit is very cool!!
I would love to send goodies to the guys in Iraq too…do you know them personally or is this through an organization of some kind? I’d like to help -can you let me know? THANKS!

Breanne says:

I love what you did for the Marines, I saw Lauren’s website today and thought the same thing…so Derek and I are putting together a care package for him and his buddies.
By the way…I love your Madrid paper, I just might have to buy it!

Rhonda says:

Love those papers!!! Man I gotta get that kit!

Bucket says:

Oh you are so sweet sending the guys in Iraq some goodies! I know they all appreciate it!
BTW, Loving all your new papers. I’ll have to make some time at work to play with them!

Lauren says:

Amber, I humbly ask, was my husband the marine you speak of? If so, and bloggers want to help, here is our site. (Click on the “LAUREN” below) Please remember – I am the opposite of Amber when it comes to design, so forgive my primitive website. It was created to answer the many questions of our family and friends and to help them feel connected to him while he is OVER THERE. Amber, I really appreciate your patriotism, and maybe this way some young marines will feel special knowing someone is thinking about them today. Really, THANK YOU. your mini.

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