Thursday, July 22, 2010

{love} my scraproom

The other day....... the postman delivered a wonderful treasure. A BOX-FULL!!!!!!! of Nikki Sivils goodies.

And we're not talkin' about just a few odds & sods. We're talkin' kits & buttons & paper packs & brads & tags & journalling stickers & more & more & more........

WoooooHooooo!!!!! Time to start some serious late night scrappin'!!!!!

So....I wanted to introduce some of Nikki Sivils SPECTACULAR lines.

This line just rocks!!! I love, Love, LOVE the bright and colourful pattern paper. The designs are too much and my fave is this little sun pattern in a great whimsical print -- last one in the second row of the image below. llloooovvveeee it!!!! Doin' some work with this line right peeking yet though....soon.....very soon. You can get more up close & personal with this line here.

Kay...this line has got to be one of the cutest I've ever seen. The little birds & trees & the colours & patterns in this line are perfect for all your summer photos of your kiddies. Love the bright dot paper.........

....... and the banner on this pattern paper is too much. Just perfect for a title.
You can see more of this line here.

Don't have this collection in my creative little hands yet, but it's one of the best I've seen so far. LOOOOOOOOVE it!!!!! I'm a pattern-paper-girl, so........ you can imagine my reaction when this image from Nikki came across my computer. Can't pick a fave here -- definitely need to feel it & touch it & USE IT!!!!!!! ALL. Great for some interesting monochromatic layouts...... {hint hint....send my way, please}. Click here to see more.

Well...... there are new collections from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker coming across my desk every week. There's a few more sitting on my scrap-desk, but......... I just can't share yet. There will be some great stuff at the summer CHA show happening this month. I'll be able to share very soon.
And check out the Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Blog today too.
staying up late to scrap tonight {from the farm},

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


NOT!!!! This week is super busy, but I must remember.......

.... to relax
...... breathe
....... enjoy the moments that happen with the summer.

Here's some sunkissed faces:

coming up: some sneak peeks of some new Nikki Sivils Scrapbooking products. Come back soon.

{from the farm},

Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm talkin' to YOU

myStampBOX is looking for a few new Designers to join our team this Fall. If you are enthusiastic about our stamps, love to stamp and know a thing or two about blogging, you are the right match for us. We are interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase myStampBOX designs in their cards, altered art and scrapbook layouts. No previous design team experience is necessary.
Here are the details for our call:
Term is 6 months from October 1st, 2010 to March 31st, 2011.
Team requirements:
* 4 projects per month
* 1 blog entry per month including good quality photos of a project and instructions/tutorial
* Upload all projects to the myStampBox website gallery and 2 other online galleries
* Submit at least 4 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasionally help with additional design opportunities – new stamp sets, classes, newsletters, etc.
Team benefits:
*bio and picture on the website, with links to your blog
*a starter kit of stamp sets and additional stamp sets throughout your term
*other free scrapbooking supplies from product partners as they become available
*30% discount on purchased myStampBox stamps during your term
Include in your application:
*personal information (your name, address)
*a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit for myStampBOX.
*link to your blog and gallery
*5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style
Call ends: Sunday, August 16, 2010
International applicants are welcome to apply.
Send your application to
myStampBOX website:
We can't wait to hear from you!
lovin' this design team {from the farm},

Monday, July 12, 2010

oh Ricki, you're so fine.......

happy birthday to a very special 2 year old today!!!!!!
(her mommy submitted this photo to me this morning).
Here's a few LOs I've created about her over the past two years:

xox's {from auntie jill}.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

as close as i'll get

the kids faced a few fears today at the Country Carnival. There was a 50 lb Albino Burmese Python at the Reptile House and both Daria & Carter each got to hold it (BIG photo op for Mommy -- if I could actually get THAT close)!!!!

Here's some more snapshots of the morning:

my skin's still crawling from the look of that snake {from the farm},

Thursday, July 8, 2010

things happening

{lots of playing in the summer}.

making sandwiches over the fire. one of our family faves is tomato, cheese, pork & beans and onions and lots of pepper.....well, Ron's fave anyway. dare would rather have a pizza one w/ tomatoes.

jumping on the trampoline as the sun goes down.
hitting home runs at the Can-West Global Park in the city.

and celebrating with friends.

and dreaming of a princess & the pea sleepover underneath the stars. {source: wildflowers photography}.

how are you celebrating summer today?

making more memories {from the farm},