Hello! It’s nice to officially meet you. I have had the opportunity to help facilitate the start of this blog and am lucky enough to also be the lead of this fabulous Design Team. I design for a monthly kit club and am a guest contributor on a regional TV program called Good Things Utah. I appear on the show at least once a month and demonstrate projects using Scrapbooking products (mostly home décor).
I have lived in the southern end of the Salt Lake Valley my entire life. My husband, Bryan, and I have two beautiful (yes, I call them beautiful) boys, Neal and Riley. I am the oldest of my siblings and the only girl. I am used to living with all boys and wouldn’t know what to do if I had to share the bathroom with another girl! Family is very important to us. We are lucky to live close to both sets of parents & still have four grandparents alive.
(photo credit: Haylee Bean Photography)
When I started college, I was planning to become a CPA like my father. At the beginning of my junior year, I changed my major to Statistics. I ended up graduating with a degree in Sociology and plan on getting a masters degree when my children are older.
If you had told me that I would scrapbook for living, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was not “crafty”. But I had “crafty” friends. A good friend of mine had been teaching Scrapbook classes and was quitting. I decided that would be a good way to bring in a little extra money each month. I took some layouts into the store my friend had been teaching at and was hired! That was seven years ago.
Last year the store I was teaching at closed (sad day). I was worried about what the future would hold. I had been lucky enough to earn money and do something that I LOVED that also allowed me to be home with my boys most days. Those jobs are hard to replace especially in the current job market.
I, like Anam, have been a HUGE FAN of My Mind’s Eye since the days of Wild Asparagus. Most every class I have taught since then has had at least one layout designed with My Mind’s Eye products. I love how beautiful and versatile the papers are. I especially love the thick weight and texture. My Mind’s Eye papers are perfect for my layouts or home décor projects.
I’d like to share my favorite My Mind’s Eye products and some of my favorite layouts I have designed using them.
Abbey Road - Stomp (blue, green, brown & dinosaurs? What more can I say?)
Andrea Victoria (LOVE the mustard yellow, cream, charcoal gray and black combo)
Bella Bella (Just Gorgeous!)
Breaking Free (I'm a summer gal and LOVE the blue, brown, red & orange combo)
Penny Lane - Free Bird (These are just ME)
Spider's Web (WOW! Spooky and Elegant at the same time!)
I, too, am a My Mind’s Eye Endorsed Educator. In fact, if you live in Utah, I’d love to see you in my class at the Scrapbook USA Expo on September 11, 2009. I am teaching a “Spooky”tacular Halloween Banner using the Spider’s Web collection. Click here for more information.
Visit my blog, www.amberpacker.com, to watch one of my TV segments or just to see what I'm up to.
I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to work for and represent My Mind’s Eye. I am excited to work with the other talented ladies on this Design Team.
Would you like to receive a few of my favorite things? Just leave a comment on this post.
p.s. You have until midnight tonight (Aug. 20) to email me your Blog Challenge Entry.