Ok, this is Leah from Mommyish and I am bringing to you a a new blog feature – MY CT! I have some amazingly talented ladies on my creative team and I want to share their epicness with you. First up is Amie! She just made it on to round three of Cropped! She has been an amazing CT member and makes the cutest decorations for her house EVER! Read on to find out more about Amie!

amieHi! I’m Amie! I’m a wife to a banker, a mom to three lil rottens­ daughter age 6, son age 3 & our baby English bulldog puppy­ agee 10 months. In real life­ I’m a part time dental hygienist, but for the rest of my spare time (pshh as if that even happens with a house & kids & dog!)­ I like to do all things crafty scrapbooking, card making, painting and baking (especially cupcakes!)

What first drew you to digital scrapbooking?

I first got into digital scrapbooking when I came across a birthday invite on Etsy that I liked for my daughter’s 1st birthday. I KNEW I could make it myself­ so after talking my husband into purchasing PSE 7­ an addict was born! It was a natural progression into full layouts from there­ especially after googling “digital scrapbooking” and falling into a whole new world on the interwebs that I didn’t even know existed!!! Now I create all my (and for friends/family) invites/cards on PSE12 & love the “no mess” of digital scrapbooking.

How long have you been scrapping?

I started digital scrapbooking in 2008, but have done paper scrapping since 1999.

How has your scrapping style evolved over that time?

My digital style has definitely evolved over the years­ my first pages were very flat & clean. Now, I’ve learned shadowing & try to add a realistic three­-dimensional feel to my pages.

Is there something you put on every page?

This made me laugh out loud. I love all the things! I’ve been known to throw the kitchen sink on a page! ;) One thing that I MUST put on every page is a date! I actually print out all my pages & put them in albums, so it’s a necessity to my type.  ­A personality to have them in chronological order!

What is your favorite Mommyish kit?

GAH! I CANT CHOOSE JUST ONE! Seriously­ I’m so glad Leah took a chance on me for her CT­ otherwise my hubby would lockup my PayPal account! If I ~HAD~ to choose­ my most used (so must be favorite?!) is Schooled­ but I LOVE Basically, Best Summer Ever, Spooked, Happy CamperFrolic.

What is your favorite tip/trick in Photoshop PSE/CS

Hmm. I’ve watch oodles of tutorials & self taught myself PSE so I’m not sure if this is a “tip” or not­ but I always type in my credits (KIT: TEMPLATE: ) under “file” then “file info” then into the description dialog-box. When you upload the file into Facebook­ it automatically adds the credits with the file. Then when I’m uploading to galleries everywhere­ I just copy & paste the info from FB.  Also­ styles/actions are even a PU (personal use) scrapper’s best friend! I use them on every layout­ especially on titles! My favorites right now are the mommyish glittersnow styles on the WWFlakes font­ makes the most gorgeous snowflakes! ;)

Some of my favorite layouts from Amie:




I’m running some two for one specials today at Mommyish!  You not only get the color card… but a new tutorial as well!

Ok, yeah it wasn’t planned.  What happened is I have my little 11 month old monster who has a cold.  If any of you know.. nursing babies with colds are MISERABLE.  We’ve been using that snot sucker thingie.. saline, etc.. but she is just pretty unhappy.  I don’t blame her!  And due to this I wasn’t able to get my color card up!  But now here it is in all its glory!

card7I really loved the soft feel of this picture.  We associate fall with lots of bright colors but this somehow stays subtle.  I LURVE IT!

Ok, onward to the tutorial!  I was playing around with my workspace and thought “Hey, maybe I could give a “tutorial” on how to do that..”  so here you go!



Ok, so that didn’t make any sense, did it?  I feel lazy because the Company Stash at P&Co went out and it is freaking gorgeous.  The colors are lovely.. and all I did was make a set of styles.  I had grand plans for the stash.. really grand plans.  What happened?  Life, I guess.  Between working on 5 things at once my plan fell apart.

But.. the good news is I have a brand new collab that is being released this coming Friday and it is GORGEOUS! :D

I did make a new template today for you guys!  It is a freebie so just click here to snatch it up!


Today I was on a podcast with the DigiScrapGeek Podcast!  It isn’t live yet but it will be next week and I had such an amazing time.  The women on the show are just so amazingly kind and made me feel super comfortable!  It was a blast!

In other news I have started creating tools for teachers on Teachers Pay Teachers.  

My mother in law and I are coming up with all sorts of ideas to get this part of Mommyish going full force.  For now I have a few papers and clip art uploaded but we have grand plans!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend filled with lots of Autumn Goodness! <3