Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July Projects from Jillibean and Hampton Art

So I haven't done a good job keeping you updated with my design team projects, I blame it on summer time :) Regardless, I thought I would share last month's projects for both teams in some pics below:

First a healthy serving of Jillibean Soup:
One of my all time favorite collections, this is from the new Happy Camper Stew. This was my husband's Fathers Day Card.

This was my daughter's graduation card, she is fascinated with Anchors right now. I cut the anchor and the waves with my Cricut and the military Stand & Salute Cartridge.

And a fun mix of a few different collections telling you to Smile Everyday! Really love the placemat frames, in fact I am doing a tutorial on the Jillibean blog soon featuring placemat cards.  

Now the Hampton Art Projects:
Oops looks like someone else wants to in my picture.
Another fun anchor card, cut on the Cricut using Soup Staples and an Echo Park/Oh Snap Stamp Set.

A cute Bella Boulevard wedding giftcard.using Bella Boulevard papers and stamps.

A special gift I made for a friends wedding. a shadowbox using all Bella Boulevard papers and Love and Marriage Stamp set.

Here is a vintage card for a friend that features KI Memories Vintage Charm papers & stickers and an Authentique stamp set.
That was July projects, I will be back soon with all of my Guest Designer cards from the Card Kitchen July kit. Have a great week!

Monday, July 22, 2013

NWOCYC Church Camp 2013

Every year we take a week of vacation to go to our favorite church camp as counselors. The camp is N.W.O.C.Y.C. and is located near McCutcheonsville, Ohio. I actually got to go there when I was a teenager so it is a special place for me to return to every year. Well even though our week of church camp got cut short we still had a great time. It was a week for the record books to be sure here are some highlights:

This Year's Theme: Persedure= Perseverance & Endurance (who knew the week would mimic the theme)
Sunday Afternoon: We head straight from my Mom's side Tevis Family Reunion to church camp, they are on the same day every year!
Sunday evening: We unload and Gabe and Scott set up in the oldest Teen Boys cabin and I set up in Cabin 6 with 6 other lovely ladies most of them 13 or 14. I was excited to be back in a cabin for the first time after 4 years.
Monday Weather: Rain
Monday Morning: I teach my first Camp Bible Class to 18 yr. girls and I had 12 young ladies present! Class is "Don't sweat the small Stuff" discussed how we all have baggage, and the sins of worrying and gossip.
Monday Afternoon: New Fitness Class this year by the famous Dee, Liquid Abs workout half on the bball court and half in the pool. Tough but wonderfully effective.
Monday Night: With 45 mins. notice we prep Scott's Drug and Alcohol Talk,  session went great! Every year Scott gets better with his delivery and we always have responsive campers with lots of questions afterward.
Tuesday Weather: Rain & Thunderstorm Warning
Tuesday Morning: My class is on "Dealing with the Big Stuff" part 1 Shared life experience and ripple effect impact of making bad choices at their age. Also discussed life changing disappointments and anger toward God.
Tuesday: First official Tornado Warning= all campers and staff in mess hall, all campers under tables. Storm passed over and no harm done!
Tuesday: My co-counselor Nikki became an Aunt for the first time! Welcome Baby Emma, born early but safely back home in West Virginia. Congrats to Katie and Drew two other very special camp staff members!
Tuesday night: New Activity created due to all the rain= Zombie Apocalypse mud tag, awesome fun in the mud- Gabe enjoyed jumping in giant mud puddles and watching the participating campers chase each other.
Tuesday night: Gabe spends his first night in the youngest boys cabin! and he wins the legendary pillow fight!
Wednesday Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Wednesday Morning: My class is on "Dealing with the big stuff" part 2 Shared much life experience and how to endure loss of loved ones.
Wednesday: Crazy Thunderstorm Hits and big branches are coming loose from trees all over= First Evacuation from mess hall= transporting all staff and campers up to chapel in vehicles, again no one harmed and storm passed. Praise God!
Wednesday: First Power Outage= no electric= no air conditioning, no food refrigeration and no running water... or more specifically no working toilets.
Wednesday night: My favorite moment of camp this year- Stargazing with Scott on the road at midnight with the senior campers with inspirational music and devo.
Wednesday night: Gabe spends his second night in the youngest boys cabin and scares the counselors the next morning when he wasn't in his bunk. He had fallen out and was sleeping under it in his sleeping bag :)

Thursday Weather: Sunny (yep first sunny day all week)
Thursday: First Early Dismissal of Camp Ever= Sadness :( No running water and electricity meant no way to keep camp running. We had to call parents and have all the campers picked up.

First time ever I had no camera for photos, mine was in the shop. But we got a few on our phones:
Some of Gabes Fan Club, he has one every year.

Gabe and I in the pool

Wonderful Giant Mud puddles

Three ladies from my cabin hiding out by the A-Frame safe zone during Zombie Mud tag.

Gabe gets special treatment from his buddy lifeguard Holly.

Gabe and Daddy having fun at the pool during boys swim.

Gabe felt compelled to collect all the noodles

Well that about sums it up, we were sad to lose 2.5 days of our precious camp week, but we were happy to have the time there that we did. Since the theme of camp seemed to match the events of camp the director made a joke that next years theme would be "Blue Skies and Rainbows" lol.

If you are looking for a wonderful christian youth camp for your children I highly recommend this one: Northwestern Ohio Christian Youth Camp you can click that link for more photos from our week as well.

Since we got back early we got to go to Friday night uptown the next night and Scott got to play piano with a local gospel band, Gabe and I enjoyed the bouncy castles and drawing with chalks on the sidewalk Here are a few pics of that:

But the fun didn't stop there, the next day we went to the Columbus Zoo! But that will be another post for another day. Thanks for sharing in my vacation highlights. Have a great week!

Favorite Verse of the Week: Romans  8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy Camper Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Jillibean Soup 
Happy Camper Blog Hop! 

So excited to share my project with you today, it is a mini album featuring photos from our Father's Day Weekend Camping Trip. We had such a wonderful time that I had to add extra pages to hold all the photos :) This collection was so perfect for our adventure and I am completely in love with this new line- the colors, the critters, those campers and the fab designs are right up my alley. I also just happened to have the Cricut Cartridge/Campin Critters and turns out it is the perfect complement to this collection.
Enough with the talk, take a look and judge for yourself:

Sorry Photos have been removed for Publication :) Watch for this mini album in Cricut Idea Book Feb. 2014

So what do you think? I would love to hear from you, leave me a comment below. Also be sure to hop back to the Jillibean Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize!

Be sure to keep hopping along for more delicious Happy Camper Stew inspiration, your next stop is the fabulous PAULA GILARDE

Here is the complete list of Blog Hop Stops:
Jillibean Soup blog
Materials List: 
Jillibean Soup
Album: Corrugated Red Starburst
Patterned Paper: Happy Camper Stew/1 Part Camping Gear, 2 Parts Adventure, 3 Parts Critters, 4 Parts Great Outdoors, Scores of Smores, Dash of Danger, Bite Size Bits
Soup Staples II/Red Salt, Turquoise Salt, Orange Salt, Green Salt & Yellow Salt; Neapolitan Bean Bisque/Basil Pesto
Pea Pods: Happy Camper Stew
Stickers: Happy Camper Stew/Label & Shapes Stickers; Wise Words/Blue Happy, Alphabeans/Tomato Red & Tart Teal
Placemats: Kraft Frames
Cricut Electronic Cutting System, Cricut/Campin Critters Cartridge; Studio Calico/Wood Veneer Heart; Creative Impressions/Natural & Dark BrownTwine; Woodsies/mini wood dowel; Scrapbook Adhesives foam dots; Scrapbook Adhesives tape runner; Mini glue dots; Colorbox/Chalk Ink-Chestnut Roan

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July's Guest Designer for the Card Kitchen Kit Club

So any guess as to who is the guest designer for the Card Kitchen this month?
Here are a couple sneak peeks from the 9 cards I created for the assignment. The July kit is full of yummy summer goodness featuring the Fresh Vegetable Soup Collection, you can get yours here.  There is seed packet paper, mason jar diecuts and a new clear stamp set included in this fun kit.

This collection's B sides are very versatile and the color palette is perfect for bright and cheerful cards or layouts! To see all of my completed cards watch for them on the Card Kitchen blog all week!

Be sure to come back by the blog on Friday, July 5th- The Jillibean Bean Soup Design Team is doing a Happy Camper Blog Hop and I have a Father's Day Camping Trip Mini Album to share!

See You Soon!