Saturday, May 31, 2008


I woke up this morning to the migration of egg laying snapping turtles. These are really big girls with really bad attitudes. Just think about it for a minute. You have to leave your safe pond and carry that big old shell on your back to find somewhere to lay eggs for kids you will never hear from and that won't write. There is even a chance that one of these eggs may hatch and grow up to snap at their mother some day. Really hers is a thankless job. This very large pond is such a beautiful location to live. And this just tops it off!

I will keep you all up to date with their progress. And how many new holes I get in my lawn!


Friday, May 30, 2008

Hello Old Friends, It Has Been a While!

Yes, it is true you have not heard from me in a week or two. Life has been crazy. You take a couple of days off to go to a convention and it sets things back in a big way. So how are you all? Well I am Fabulous! I came back with many great products and ran into companies that I didn't know existed. I hope you have seen some of the new products on the site. Many have tried them, so get um while they are HOT! The above pic was the only photo I took at the entire convention. Can you believe it? I can't. I was just so excited to be there that I could only do one thing at a time I guess. This was from the Friday night Crop. There where 100's of woman in this room and it got a little crazy every once and a while(in a good way). This industry is so incredible and I am so glad to be a part of it.
Now for some new stuff. From paper to acrylic it is all being rolled out little by little. I am in the middle of a new organization plan for storage. When you take two seconds to pull everything apart and rearrange, you can't believe what you will find. I am always amazed by this. I am always looking for new ways to streamline the lives of the 6 people, one dog, two lizards, and one Albino African Frog. The frog is not my favorite family member, he has claws.
New Owl papers that I haven't carried before are on the way plus, I am hooking up with this company from down under for their incredible line of paper products. I am also still finishing up some of my own very popular creations, thanks to you guys, for you to all have some great things to bring on vacation and play with while everyone has gone down to the beach to give you a minute alone.
So I am off to start my very busy day which will begin with orders then move to shaking in a dash of creativity and end with taking Josh and his friend Jess to the movies tonight to see Indie. I hope it is good. I loved the original ones when I was a kid. But I am really excited about the popcorn and soda. I haven't been to a movie in forever. I am going to eat sparingly today because I know what they put on that popcorn is like a weeks worth of calories. And lets not even speak of the ice cream those boys are going to want on the way home!


Thursday, May 15, 2008


YES, this is me realizing that a few times a year that others can look at you and not address you as Morgans mom, Mrs. M, Pat's wife, Dallas's owner. No, this weekend I can be introduced as AmyLynn, the owner and creator of Brambleberry Lane. I can hand out my card, without interruption from husband or child. I can have a conversation from start to finish with people who have no idea that I have given birth 4 times. Don't get me wrong, I could not get up every morning or rest my head at night with out the 5 of them(plus Dallas). But it is nice, as a woman, to have your own identity and make your own mark. I know that some day I will have a empty nest but I think one of the most important things in life is balance. Happiness for your family and happiness for you. I love Brambleberry Lane. It has made my life take a turn of pride in what I do and it is spilling over. I eat better. I exercise more. And my brain is happy in the morning because it knows it gets to get up and create something fabulous for you. Yes, there is something to be said for all of the incredible things you get from family life. But there is also something to be said for living a full life too!

So Julie(my best friend, and God Mother to Logan) are you ready to go away and have some fun? 4 hours in a car will be so grand and I couldn't think of a better person to go with. So we are going to have some fun and I will check in with all of you as soon as I can. And I will check in with some new products as well!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I am so excited to go to convention. As I write this, mister Noah had just said "get my trucks" about 20 times in a row. Yup, Pat will be getting those trucks this weekend. While I will be having a bit of peace. No one to get me up in the night. It will be like going to a spa.

Anyway, I am bringing lots of lists of products that many of you have requested for me to find. The great thing about the conventions are you can see things in front of you. I know in the past I have missed purchasing something fabulous because the pictures on line did not do it justice. So make sure you are on line with Brambleberry Lane next week for many new items.

So today is the day I make sure everything is ready for the people I am leaving here. I need to make sure Morgan has enough insulin. Josh can find his French horn(how he can't amazes me since it is so big) and his baseball equipment. Make sure all of the sippy cups and tops are lined up for the two little ones. And that my husband has plenty of yummy food to eat. Yes, this is just a couple of things I will be doing today in preparation for me getting two seconds to myself. Yes, starting Brambleberry Lane was just a part of my master plan to get away from my family for two days of the year. I have been plotting this master plan for years! Every time I have another child it is simply to hide the fact that I was trying to get a couple days off. Come on if you are going to have 4 kids, who would expect that it is just to hide a secret life. See how good I am. Do you also see how much I need this time to travel in the world of paper.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Have you ever run into something unexpected? Then you realize it can help shape your vision even more. I found this great punch and it landed in my hands Tuesday. It makes my already wonderful stickers look like seals. As you all know from previous posts, I have fallen in love with creating this sticker line. I can't get enough and it looks like you all can't either. Now, I am not going to use this on every set. And if you see a set you like and you would like it solid round or seal edge just let me know in a convo. I can change pretty much anything that is my own creation.

Next up is the embellishment race. I love to see all of the great embellishments laid out in front of me all done. But I need more time in the day. I have so many new ideas that I can't get them all done. Oh, yes the flow of ideas is BIG! So stop back often.

Brambleberry Lanes Design Team is coming together nicely. I have some great gals that love to make beautiful creations. In the next couple of months everything should be in place for a weekly design team member creation post. These are busy ladies with many thoughts and ideas they would like to share with you as well.

Check out whats new and remember.....


Monday, May 5, 2008


Ever since Christmas, my list has grown longer and longer on our new creations. I am always trying new fields to dive into to go along with the incredible Scrapbooking Industry. Well I have taken another leap into albums. The acrylic one that is. Oh yes and I am loving it. I am introducing at a gathering in a little over a week. But I think you will all agree it is worth waiting for. I have played with so many different ideas and I think I have hit the right one. Many times while playing with the acrylic I thought, OK this can go on line now. But I knew I wanted it to be different and have that great Brambleberry Lane touch of style. I like to think I have a good eye for this sort of thing. I try to put out there many different products, for many different tastes. So I hope you will all enjoy this line of happiness that is CRYSTAL CLEAR!

Many new products coming this week as well. I am torn between the outside and in. I found myself creating stickers on the lap to outside the other day. I just love the spring.