Monday, April 22, 2013

Hampton Art & Echo Park Blog Hop

So happy to be part of the blog hop today via the Hampton Art blog. I was lucky enough to get to play with the brand new Echo Park line Bundle of Joy, perfect for all the baby boys in our lives. I created a stamped card for today's hop featuring the crazy cute little owl stamped from this set.

Materials List: Hampton Art/Echo Park -Bundle of Joy- Clear Stamp Set; Echo Park/Bundle of Joy Collection Pack; Sparklers/blue gemstones;Creative Impressions/Brown polka dot ribbon; Ranger-Archival Ink/Coffee; Martha Stewart/Dusk Blue pigment ink; Cats Eye/Chestnut Brown ink (edges)
Pssst: I will let you in on a secret, if you like this card be sure to follow Hampton Art Blog for my project next month, I may or may not have used this collection to make a shadowbox starring my little man!

Giveaway: For a chance to win either a stamp prize from Hampton Art or one of three collection kits from Echo Park Paper, please continue on the blog hop leaving a comment on each blog. Winners will be selected and announced both on the Echo Park Paper and Hampton Art blogs on Monday, April 29th. All comments are due by Sunday, April 28th at midnight EDT to qualify.

 If you want to join in on the hop, here is the full list of hop stops:

Echo Park Paper
Hampton Art
Linda Auclair

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hampton Art Design Team Announcement

Just a quick announcement, that was released today on the Hampton Art Blog:

2013 Hampton Art Design Team
If you have noticed, there are some changes going on the Hampton Art blog. Not only does Hampton have great new partners but, we've also added to the Hampton Art Design Team. Help me welcome the 2013 Hampton Art Design Team. 

Kimber McGray - Design Team Coordinator

KI Memories Team
We are so thrilled to have each and everyone of them working with the Hampton products. 
You aren't going to want to miss next week! We have a great event starting on Monday!
Have a great weekend!
I am very excited to be part of the Hampton Art team and really enjoyed creating with their products this week!  
Be sure to check back on Monday, I am part of the Hampton Art/Echo Park Blog Hop! With lots of great projects by the Design team and prizes along the way you won't want to miss it!
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Precious Easter Memories

Just wanted to share some family Easter photos. It was a difficult Easter for us losing my dear Aunt Betty that week, words can't describe the emotional roller coaster the last few weeks have been. However, we know how much fun she had with us last Easter and so it is certain that she was with us in spirit. So first I want to share a photo of her from last Easter:

Rest in peace Aunt Betty, until we meet again.
Having Aunt Betty here for the past year was such a blessing, she made every family gathering more fun. Sharing this past years holidays with her made them so much more precious, she so appreciated every moment- knowing her time was limited. Much can be learned from her attitude and compassionate spirit, the strength of her faith was unwavering up to the end of her journey here.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Amen

Now on to sharing some family moments:


 But the highlight of the week was the day after Easter when Aspen was baptized. Oh Happy Day!
So proud of my baby girl and the extraordinary woman she is becoming. Praise the Lord.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

My Minds Eye Challenge at PageMaps

So I recently came across a sketch challenge at the Pagemaps blog and really loved the sketch. Here is the sketch by Becky Fleck:

Really fun sketch, right? Of course Becky's sketches never disappoint! So I decided to play along, I grabbed some MME papers for a cute Halloween layout. Here is what I interpreted from the sketch above:

Materials Used: My Minds Eye/Mischievous-Bewitching, What a Hoot, Happy Halloween & Creepy Celebration; Jillibean Soup/Placemat- Kraft Lattice; Corrugated Kool Kraft Alpha & Corrugated Buttons; Black Alphabean; Archival Ink/Coffee; Orange Embroidery floss

Really love this collection's cute designs and color combo. So what do you think? If you want to try the sketch challenge go to this link, but hurry challenge ends April 21st.