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

Saturday, December 21, 2013

More Christmas Projects

Here are a few more Christmas projects for you from Jillibean Soup and Hampton Art. Been so busy lately that I can't seem to find time to blog, but I thought I would sneak these in.

Merry & Bright Christmas Card featuring new Jillibean Soup Christmas Cheer Chowder paper and stamp set.

A fun way to add a couple elves on your shelf,  altered home decor project using new Jillibean Soup Christmas Cheer Chowder paper and stamp set

That is all I have time for tonight, hope you are all enjoying your Holiday season, best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Jillibean and Hampton Art Projects

Just wanted to take a minute and share some recent projects I did for design team work. First off a couple Christmas Cards:
A non traditional Christmas card using new Jillibean Soup/Christmas Cheer Chowder papers and stampables doilies.

A quick and easy Christmas photo card using the new Jillibean Soup/Christmas Cheer Chowder papers and Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup -Christmas Cheer Chowder Large stamp set and stampables frame.

A simple everyday card using KI Memories Berry Blast 6x6 pad papers and Hampton Art/Bella Blvd. -Sand & Surf stamp set.

This was Scott's Birthday Card, with his two fav colors. KI Memories paper from Celebrate 6x6 pad and Hampton Art/Echo Park Stamp set-Scoot.

Some favorite pictures from a recent hike at Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs with our parents. This project uses the brand new Jillibean Soup/Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup and a Cosmo Cricket Hanger.
Thanks for stopping by, best wishes for a happy holiday season!

Friday, November 29, 2013

HUGE Jillibean Soup Black Friday Sale

Just wanted to share a huge sale this weekend at Jillibean Soup, see below:


Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hampton Art Contest and Giveaway!

Just wanted to let you all know about an event over at the Hampton Art Blog:

Announcing the NEW i-press Self Inking Stamp release + CONTEST!!!

November 1st, Hampton Art released a new product called the i-press. This is a Self Inking Stamp that you can purchase at Michael's stores.

The i-press comes with a black ink pad and an all occasion stamp. You can purchase additional stamp set sets and ink pads at Michaels. The ink pads and stamps are interchangeable.

To see more detailed images go to the Hampton Art website: here 

Now for the contest! To kick off this exciting new product, Hampton Art would love to see what you can create with your i-press! Starting today, November 4th, 2013 and running until December 31st, 2013 you have a chance to win one of 3 great prizes!

1st place = $200 in Hampton Art product
2nd place = $100 in Hampton Art product
3rd place = $50 in Hampton Art product

Simply create a card, project, layout, anything using your i-press and email us a picture of your project along with your Name, address, phone number, email address and country. We will select and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner.

We will contact the winners in January and we ask that you allow us to share what you created. This contest is open to anyone that can get their hands on the i-press and want to create!

Please email any questions and your entries to hamptonartstamps@gmail.com. Only 1 entry per person.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jillibean Soup Christmas Cheer Chowder

Next up on the menu is Jillibean Soups newest Holiday faire: Christmas Cheer Chowder:
North Pole Card: Jillibean Soup/Christmas Cheer Chowder paper & stamps and stampables frame 

My December Daily cheer altered album, here is the before picture of the metal receipt clipboard that I altered, we got it on the Longest Yard Sale for $1.00.
 and here is what it became:
Front Album Cover

There are several Jillibean design team members on this page, can you spot Jen, Kimber & Teka?

Added the Wish List bite size bit into a stampable mini chevron bag to list out what was on each family members list for Santa.

Ok I LOVE this bite size bit, it is a quote from one of my fav Christmas movies: Elf

Added a vellum envelope for some special gift tags or other memorabilia.
Right side is all Christmas Eve photos
Christmas Day Page

Not everyone extends their Dec. Daily to the 31st, but I always do because Gabe's bday is the 27th and I want to include his bday pics and we always have the New Years party for my family and Aspen's friends so I love including those pics too. So I added fold-outs for both of those days.

That album took alot of hours with the scoring, folding and measuring, but the end result was worth it!

 That is all for now, do you do a December Daily album every year? If so tell me what your planning to use for yours this year. I would love to hear your ideas and inspiration.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jillibean Soup's New Cold Avocado Soup

So I just wanted to pop in and share some recent Jillibean Soup projects using the newest collections. Which should be arriving in your local stores and has already arrived in several online stores, my favorite being Scrapbook.com.

First on the menu is some Cold Avocado Soup projects:
Love 24/7 Card; Brand new Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup papers and stamps

Thankful for you Card: using new Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup paper, stamps and Cuttlebug embossing
As usual my favorite projects are always the altered projects, especially when they turn out how I envision them (they don't always ;) Here was an altered cash register drawer I got at a flea market for $2.00. I should have taken a before photo, but I didn't.

 Really love this collection, so versatile and the colors are divine!

Later this week I will share our new Holday/Winter Collection- Christmas Cheer Chowder, including my December Daily Altered Album, you don't want to miss it!