Thanks for checking out my blog! I try to keep it up to date with images from the projects I'm working on and cool things I find along the way. Feel free to comment on any of the posts, shoot me an email, or visit my website www.ambpaperworks.com if you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, November 17, 2008

i'm thankful for my sister

In the spirit of the season and of thanksgiving, I thought this picture seemed appropriate to enter into the greeblepix contest this month.

Every once in a while I catch a moment like this between them. The rest of the time they are laughing, crying, dancing, running, and pretty much everything but sitting still long enough for a picture.

Sorry this isn't a post about the latest invitations I'm working on. I'll post some more of those soon. In the mean time, think about what you're thankful for this time of year. :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008



Carlson Craft - www.ambpaperworks.cceasy.com

Happy Shopping!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

elegant destination wedding

This was such a beautiful job to work on! I love the colors and the paisley - and they got married in one of my favorite places in Michigan - Sutton's Bay!

We did coordinating programs, place cards, and thank you notes too.

more fun summer colors

This was one of the weddings I worked on over the summer. What a fun color pallet!

There are so many ways to take this design and make it your own.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

dusty brown photography - 5.10

I recently finished up work on a wedding for Jen & Ryan. their colors where 'punchy' pink, orange, and yellow and it was so much fun to work with them on all their wedding stationery needs.

They used Dusty Brown as their photographer and he did a huge favor for me and took pictures of my work in use at the wedding and the reception. I'm looking forward to featuring his images on my website! For now, here's the link to the blog post.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


AMB Paperworks now has it's own Envelopments website! Follow this link to check it out. This is my main paper supplier. They have great quality products, they can do all kinds of customizations (cutting, drilling, scoring, etc...), and some beautiful color and pattern options.

AMB also has websites with Carlson Craft and Birchcraft. These vendors sell all kinds of semi-customizable invitations, cards, stationery, and imprintable accessory items.

Monday, April 28, 2008

results of photography class

So I took a class called 'Photography Boot Camp' this past weekend to learn about my camera and how to take better pictures. We got to practice a little on some kids in the studio and outside. I got a few good pictures (out of almot 100 of them). Here are a couple of 'practice' shots that I took. What do you think? I certainly won't be quitting my day job any time soon, but I guess they could be a lot worse.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

resource for moms

I know a lot of my clients are brides-to-be but just as many are new moms, so this post is relevant. Brides - just bookmark this one for future use. :)

I was recently turned on to a website called mamasource. It's the coolest thing for connecting with other moms in your local community, getting answers to those nagging mom questions, AND you can promote your mom-owned-businesses for FREE! So, I of course wasted no time in putting AMB Paperworks on their site. Some of my loyal customers have even posted reviews for me. I love this site and have already been busy posting. Check it out!

new logo

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I've been busy with a few weddings, a new website (coming soon!), and a new logo (posted above). What do you think?

Don't worry - "couture" doesn't translate to "expensive". I like this definition better : "The business of designing, making, and selling highly fashionable, usually custom-made clothing for women." Ok, so I'm not exactly making clothing for women, but I am "dressing" the scene for whatever event you are planning, and the rest of the definition fits so I'm going with it!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Hopping in to spring...

This isn't the kind of invitation that I usually do (you don't see too many frog themed weddings), but I had a great time coming up with it. It's a frog invitation for my daughters end of the year preschool program. Her teacher asked me to come up with something fun for the the preschoolers to help make, and for Holly to hand deliver to the school board at their next meeting.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Brunch anyone?

This gorgeous invitation was used to invite people to an office brunch. Its versatile style could be used for a wedding or baby shower, a retirement party, graduation announcement - it's so flexible!

This sample used the following envelopments papers:
gate fold card in navaho, cardstocks in white micha kitsch, black linen, and white micha, a black satin ribbon tie closure, and a white micha envelope.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Ring in 2008 with a little Bling!

I was recently contacted by a friend of mine to design some invitation postcards for her Premier Designs Jewelry business. I had a lot of fun with these and am really happy with how they turned out! Also.. if you're looking for some jewelry or want to host a party, give her a call!