Wednesday, September 29, 2010

one crazy STAMPIN' team


today at myStampBOX and we are thrilled to introduce our new designers to you. Come visit all of our returning design members' blogs and you will be introduced to our new team members one by one. Make sure to leave a comment on each participating blog and another one once you are back here. On the way enjoy our welcoming cards made with our fun myStampBOX stamps.

But first we would like to say a huge THANKS to all the wonderful and talented designers that are leaving our team. A BIG thank you goes out to:

Jing-Jing Nickel
Lynda Lindley
Gudrun Loennecken
Cherie Nymeyer
Tracey Taylor
Leica Forrest
Virginie Delbecq
Monique Liedtke
Ellen Sosnoski

Thank you for your hard work over the last 6 months. You’ll always be a part of the myStampBOX family. Best wishes from all of us in your next endeavors!

Now… let’s find out more about who will be joining the myStampBOX design team. Follow the Blog Hop and visit each of our returning designer blogs. Each team member will be introducing a new member of our team. At each stop, please leave a comment and when the blog is complete, return to the myStampBOX blog and leave one final comment to have a chance to win a myStampBOX stamp set of your very own!

Allison Cope (
Jolene Johnston (
Agata Pfister (
Jill Hildebrand (
Maryfrances Fabbri (
Eva Pizarro (
mSB Blog (

We hope you enjoy our little Welcoming Blog Hop!
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each one of the design team blogs and the mSB blog for your chance to win!
Good luck and happy hopping!'s is a HUGE priviledge to introduce to you one of the new DT members:

{insert drumroll here}.................


Hello. My name is Stephanie and I’m so excited and thrilled to be part of MyStampBOX. I live in New York with my husband, our 15 year old son, and our cute puppy. I am passionate about scrapbooking, card making and altering anything I can get my hands on. I love to create and often start something not knowing where it will lead me. I love to add Ink, stamps and sewing to much of my creations. I find my day is just not complete if I haven’t spent some time in my Studio.

You can chat with Stephanie if you email her at:

Here's a little "Congrats"-love I created just for you, Stephanie.

Welcome to the TEAM!!!!!

It'll be soooooo much fun getting to know you better & see you Rock it Out with some mSB stamp sets!!!!

Now…..leave a friendly comment on my blog and then go check out our next new design team member and a fun card at Maryfrances' blog:

hopping along with you {from the farm},

in 2 days.......

Be sure to join all of us on the next myStampBOX Blog Hop ..........
we will be introducing our *new* Design Team & leading you through a LIST of
INSPIRING blogs and websites.
See U then!!!!!!
smiles {from the farm},

Monday, September 27, 2010

smiles & pink cockatoos

love moments like this
.................when your little one suggests you capture her & her buddy on camera.
"Mom, take a picture like this."
love you, Asha.
a bright & sunny day {from the farm},

Saturday, September 25, 2010

lotsa' layouts

Go take a peek over at the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog today -- it's my day to post.
{I've been having some major FUN with lots of her products!!!!!!!}

And check out my last post on the blog -- showcasing a cute little mini & a fun invitation.
lovin' this DT stuff {from the farm},

Friday, September 24, 2010

Good Morning Grade Sevens.......

This morning (or afternoon; I'm not really sure of the timetable yet), my daughter is presenting my blog to her classmates in her Speaker's Club class. Her assignment was to choose a website and present 5 interesting topics about the website. She chose my blog (pretty cool, considering they are so many websites to choose from). So......I'm going to be chatting to THEM today in this post.

Hey Gr. 7ers & Mrs. Taylor -

Hope you are having a fantastic day and enjoying all the fun you are having in Speaker's Club. By now, Daria has talked about some of the features that you can see here on my blog. This is a space where I can kind-of "sell my scrapbooking style" to some of the scrapbooking companies that are out there in the industry. Through this blog, I have been able to meet (well, not meet face-to-face) a ton of people and it's even landed me a few Design Team jobs. Presently, I am on 2 different design teams and I've been able to discover friends from the United States, Germany, Singapore, UK & many more countries.

So.......I wanted to share a scrapbooking layout with all of you this morning. It's one that I created a while ago (and I've probably even shared it on my blog before), but it's a good one for your class to see.

Sorry, Adam & Daria................I just had to do it!!!!!! This photo was taken last Christmas when Daria received a chocolate mask in her stocking at her grandparents. Somehow, Daria talked Adam in trying the mask and, of course, I quickly snapped a photo of them. Sooooooo glad I did!!!!!

(hey guys........don't give Adam a hard time today about made his skin silky soft.......don't knock it 'til you try it)!!!!!!!!!

I wish I had a goofy layout of Brianna & Daria as well, but I'll have to save something for next time.

Hope you all have a great day...................and good luck on all your speeches.

snickering {from the farm},

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

our space

a few tiny changes to our space today.
some dusting.
some pitching.
some improving.
i love our space.

{from the farm},

Thursday, September 9, 2010

moving on of my all-time favourite companies.................American Crafts............ is having a challenge this week over on their blog.
Here is the layout I created:
American Crafts supplies used: Dear Lizzy pattern paper, Dear Lizzy floral ribbon, Thickers & Remarks Accents stickers.

Go check out their blog and website to get even more inspiration and see for yourself why I LOOOOOOOOVE this company!!!!!! They have a most amazing pattern paper (which I have an addiction for) and the funnnkiest embellies EVER!!!!
p.s. I also used some mSB goodness and some fabulous Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker products on the LO as well.....................just thought I'd mention that. :)
smiles {from the farm},

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

One + Four + Seven

.........equals three pretty excited kids this morning.
Asha enters the world of "everyday/all day" school in Grade 1.
Carter informed me yesterday that he will be "the oldest kid in his school this year" in Grade 4.
Daria is up for challenges of Grade 7 this year ....................... yikes {is she that old already?!?}

I think I'll keep my mind busy today in the combine.

lovin' the back-to-structure time of year {from the farm},

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

INSPIRE-ation Tuesday

what's inspiring you today?!?

{from the farm},

btw - do you like the new look?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labouring today........?

wishing everyone a very happy Labour Day (Pre-First-Day-of-School).
yesterday we celebrated with some rocket-action at my sisters.
a huge success.
food, rockets, some work on the fields, lots of visiting & laughing, apple picking, etc.
today I wonder whether the fields will be dry enough to start harvesting again.
will i be labouring today.................?
or will i be waiting for more rain......................?
we'll see.
here's some photos of yesterday's fun:

smiles {from the farm},

Friday, September 3, 2010

this just in......!!!

Hey everyone!!! BIG news today over at the

blog today. The NEW DESIGN TEAM for the next term has been posted and "guess who" has been asked to resign with them?!?!?! (I'll give you a'll come to you eventually).

I am sooooooooo excited about this b/c they have thee.coolest.products.........they have they are some of thee.finest.people I have come to work with (really, they are so incredibly sweet & friendly & funny & goofy & personable) -- and that's pretty important to me. :)

So....I thought I would share a few layouts that I created with their fabulous stamps in my last 6 month term -- just a little "blast-from-the-past" Show & Tell.

Stay tuned for future links to the mSB website to see fabulous new products (I've seen some already & they are sooooooo on my "have-to-have-these" list) and keep checking out their blog for my new term posts, layouts & projects in the gallery. There is so much inspiration's crazy!!!! I'm REALLY excited about being asked to join the team again!!!!!!

beaming {from the farm},

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

if you're surfing today.......

Check out my blog post over at the myStampBOX website today.
And go on a Blog HOP over at the Hands On Photography blog and get a chance to win some amazing prizes. The tutorials are definitely worth the read!!!!!! Those girls are amazingly talented with their cameras.

enjoy your day {from the farm},