Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Join Us at Mega Meet!

So we are approaching our biggest scrapbooking event of the year, Great Lakes Mega Meet in Novi, Michigan on May 8-10, 2014. It has some of the best papercrafting shopping, classes and crops in the Midwest.

The Big Bean herself-Jill is teaching two classes there each day, here are photos of each:
This is the 8 Mini Card Class featuring Grandma's Lima Bean Soup

This is the 6 Card Irish Farmhouse Cards Class

Jill always does a great job with her classes, you won't be disappointed! If you want to sign up for class go to this link: 2014 Mega Meet Class Schedule Some of my other favorite manufacturers are at this event too: Jenni Bowlin, Maya Road and Melissa Frances! They all have booths and classes there as well.

If your coming to the event stop by and see us at our booth, we will have all the newest JillibeanSoup products with us and lots of our fabulous Card Kitchen Kits.

I also wanted to share links to a couple of my new projects from the Jillibean and Hampton blogs:

A Sweet Easter card is up on the Hampton Blog today.

A fun Home decor project using Sightseeing Stew is up on the Jillibean Blog.

FYI- It snowed here in central Ohio yesterday?! Hopefully won't see that again until winter! Happy Springtime, finally?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Recent Jillibean and Hampton Projects

Here are some recent projects created for Jillibean Soup and Hampton Art. First some Jillibean layouts, including this exclusive blog only double layout, the left side was on the Jillibean Blog but the right page I saved for here. It all began with a Scrapbook Generation sketch, if you have never tried them you should.

A double layout of my son's Birthday visit to C.O.S.I. museum, we had a blast! Features brand new Sightseeing Stew from Jillibean.

A special layout featuring my hubby and Jillibeans Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup collection. Original sketch by Back Porch Memories.

A DT application cart using 7 different Jillibean collections! and 3 different stamp sets.
 Now some Hampton Art projects:
A special baby shower card featuring Bella Blvd. papers and stamps.

Another layout of our bday visit to the museum, finished the night with a 3D Penguins movie. Features new Spicy Social Soup Collection from Jillibean.

A stamped Spicy Social Card too. Love how this one turned out!
Let me know which is your favorite!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Term with Jillibean Soup Team

So happy to be introduced on the Bean Talk Blog today for my next term with them. Love this team, they have become family! Here is the Soda Pop Party set I created for one of my DT application projects.

Will share more photos of projects soon, got alot to catch up on!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Big Announcement on the Jillibean Blog

The new design team has been announced on the Jillibean Blog:

So excited to be asked to stay on for another term, still can't believe I am part of such an incredibly talented team! Congratulations to all the returning members and all the new ones! Cannot wait to see what is in store for the Jillibean crew! :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

January & Valentine Projects + a GIVEAWAY!

Well we thought things would slow down after the holidays, but we still seem to stay so busy. Anyhow, here is an update with my January projects for Jillibean Soup and Hampton Art- some fun Valentine cards in the mix and make sure you read to the bottom, for a GIVEAWAY!

New Jillibean Soup/Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup papers and stamps

New Jillibean Soup Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup stamps & stickers
New Jillibean Soup/Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup papers and stamps

New Birthday Bisque collection from Jillibean Soup papers and stickers.

My Favorite CHA DT project, a Birthday Wish Cake made from paper! Also features the new Birthday Bisque collection.

Another fun CHA project using Jillibean Soup/Birthday Bisque collection and stampables chalkboard flags, TIP: chalkboard markers make writing on them much easier!

It has been awhile since I offered a GIVEAWAY, so here are the details:

1) Help me add followers to my blog- my goal is 150!
2)Become a follower and leave a comment on this post to be entered to win before midnight 2/13/14.
3) Already a follower? Then just leave a comment to be entered.
3) Winner will be announced on the blog on Valentines Day 2/14/14!

1 Bella Boulevard/Hampton Art Kiss Me
1 Jillibean Soup/Hampton Art Stampable burlap bag
1 Jillibean Soup/Hampton Art Mini Chevron Bags
I do have to limit the giveaway to U.S. winners due to shipping costs, sorry.

Thanks for stopping by, spread the GIVEAWAY news!

Congratulations TeenaBugg38 you are my winner, please contact me at with your shipping address and I will get your prize pack shipped out!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December Highlights

We had a really busy December, and got to enjoy so many wonderful activities. I just wanted to share some pic highlights:

Scott and Gabe decorating tree.

Gabe visits Santa and gives him his list.

He wanted a list because he gets shy when he is on Santa's lap. It worked!

We had a couple snowstorms this month, we thought for sure we would have a white Christmas this year... Here is Gabe with his new snow shovel, helping Daddy.

Gabe and Bella our neighbor girl enjoy a snowball fight.

We got to go to the Alum Creek Light Tour for the first time, this is a Santa Pirate Ship.

The light displays were amazing, several even went over the road as you drive through.

We made it to the Care Train concert again, it was wonderful!

We also enjoyed a Sunday of  Gingerbread and cookie creating at Grandma's house. Here is Gabe with his cousins.

Gabe and I created this Gingerbread Train, Gabe mostly just ate the candy.

Grandma and Gabe working on cookies.

Finished product!
Our annual Christmas photo was tougher to schedule this year, but we worked it out. I Love how it turned out!

Those are just some highlights, other activities were captured on Scotts phone camera and I don't have those uploaded yet. They will all make it into my December Daily album. I will be back soon to share Christmas and Christmas Eve.               May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

Monday, December 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Family Photos

So it is almost 2014, where did the year go?Time to catch up,  Here are some pics from our 2013 Thanksgiving:
My brother Tim carving the bird.

My wonderful parents getting meal ready.

Aspen drove 4 hours that day to join us, here she is with her two cousins, Izzy and Addy.

Uncle Tim helps Gabe digest his meal properly.

My two babies snuggling on the couch.

Fun with Uncle Stace
Scott and I in the kitchen.
My Mom's amazing pies, yum!

We had a great Thanksgiving surrounded by family, food and fun. We are so very blessed!

But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--   Psalm 103:17