Thursday, February 24, 2011

*new* DT Call......PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!

So.....I am lucky enough to belong to a design team that is totally FANTASTIC!!!!! And they are in the process of looking for some new talented designers.


Read the following......and if there is a glimmer of hope that you could be interested in applying, PLEASE DO!!!!! You will never regret it. myStampBOX has a fabulous team, you receive AMAZING product and you get to scrapbook while completely your requirements & deadlines. Uh....HELLO.....who wouldn't love that??!?!?

Here's the "official" Call:

ATTENTION all stampers and myStamp BOX fans!

We are looking for new Designers to join our team. If you are enthusiastic about our stamps, love to stamp, are a good team player, 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 myStamp BOX designs in their layouts, cards, altered art and other projects. No previous design team experience is necessary. International applicants are welcome to apply.

Our Term is 6 months from April 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 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 myStamp BOX website gallery and other online galleries
* Submit at least 2 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasionally help with additional design opportunities – new stamp sets, classes, etc.
* make myStamp BOX the only stamping company you design for during this term
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

Please 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 myStamp BOX.
*link to your blog and gallery
*3-5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style

This call ends Friday, March 4, 2011

Send your application to

myStampBOX website:

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Good luck, Everyone!!!!
{from the farm},

Saturday, February 19, 2011

hoops & dreams

He was born for this moment.

Carter's first organized school basketball game.....with an actual team.

.....with an actual school jersey.

Wearing Dwayne Wade's number (that's a BIG DEAL for him).

And I was there the whole time.

Cheering him on.

Watching the coach (his daddy)........who, by the way, was in his glory too.

And loving every minute of it.

still cheering {from the farm},

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

a little bit of pink icing......

....never hurt anyone.

Will I have time for some baking today?

smiling {from the farm},


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

she reads

she's loving little chapter books right now.
she's loving the independance of Early Readers.
she's spending longer than 3 minutes; figuring out words & meanings.
she's reading.
she's celebrating.

it's "I love to read" week at school.
She's read 3 little chapter books already and it's only Tuesday.

I should sit down and read more.

{from the farm},

Monday, February 14, 2011

i love US

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to my family!!!!!!

And everyone else i love in my life........that's YOU!!!

xox {from the farm},


Friday, February 11, 2011

Join the LOVE Train

I'm so excited that you've joined us today!!!

You've got your ticket and now you're a passenger on the myStampBOX Love Train! Let's travel along the tracks to each of our talented designers and see the sites! We're going to share all kinds of cool cards and projects with you on your journey today. We're also going to give away some amazing stamp sets too! If you are just joining in, please visit the myStampBOX blog to begin your journey.

All Aboard.......let's begin our journey right now!

Just in case your train de-rails, these are the very talented Design Team stops we're going to make along the way...

Cari Locken

Eva Pizarro

Jaine Drake

Jill Hildebrand -- This is ME!!!!!!

Jolene Johnston

Maryfrances Fabbri

Melissa Wright

Stephanie Ackermann

Allison Cope

myStampBOX blog

To be eligible to be our random stamp winner, you must visit each of the designer's blogs (just click on their names above) and leave a comment on their Love Train post. Once you have visited and commented on each designer's blog, you can return to the myStampBOX blog and leave one final comment to let us know what your favourite stop along your journey was (memememememememe....ooops, sorry!). I'm going to share two layouts I created using the Seal It!, Pennants & the Backgrounds stamp sets......with a little Love-theme, of course.

Love me:

Now, you may think that I used the Pennants set to create that little banner under the photo on this layout. Fact is, I didn't ....... that's just a printed transparency cut into a banner. I actually used the teeny, tiny heart stamp in the Pennants set to stamp little hearts above the mirrored birdie. Here's a close-up.

Yeah....that's it.....simple as that! Nothing fancy......just using some brilliant mSB stamp sets!!!!!

I also used one of my favourite stamps from the Seal It! stamp set on this layout as well, stamping on brown, lined fullscap paper. "100% Yourself" is exactly what I wanted to say about my puppy playing outside on this blustery, cold Manitoba day. She's soooooooo BIG, but such a baby about anything cold!!!!! She just looks at you with her sad face and you can't help but bring her inside to warm up.

Next, I created an 8 1/2X11 double-page layout about a special day my six year-old daughter, Asha & I spent at Disney together.....y'know, one of those "just the two of us" kinda' days!!!!!

Love This Day:

I created the heart up in the rh corner using my brand new favourite mSB stamp set: Backgrounds (insert heart pounding, palms sweating, mouth drying). I LOOOOOOOVE this set so much!!!! I actually get a little nervous getting this stamp set out (it's like going on that first date with that really hot guy you like -- a.k.a. my husband now -- hahahahaha. You know you're gonna have a great time; the experience is probably gonna end sooner than you'd like; and you hope you'll get to see them again real soon....sometimes there's even a kiss at the end of the night. Okay.....actually there isn't...I'm not that crazy....really!!!).

Anyways......I used the circles from the Backgrounds set to stamp on a piece of red cardstock, embossing the image with crisp, white embossing powder and then cutting it out in the shape of a heart. I added a mat around the image with dictionary paper ( kidding....I rip up my dictionary so that when my kids go to look for the word, let's say "remote", it's gone -- not impressed). Then I machine stitched with green around the whole heart. Why green? Why not!!! (don't worry, Mom. I know how to change the thread on my machine).

Here's a close-up of the stamped heart (with a little bit 'o bling):

Thanks for stopping by here on your journey. Don't forget to leave a comment below to be eligible for a fabulous prize!!!! Now.....onto the next station.

You're next stop is Jolene. But hold onto your seats.....I know she's gonna blow you off the rails with her talent. She's so incredibly clever with those stamp sets.....such an inspiration!!!!!

Happy travelling {from the farm},


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Head on over to the mSB Blog today to see my latest post.
And...............join us TOMORROW for our fabulous
"Love"-inspired BLOG HOP!!!!!!!
See you tomorrow {from the farm},

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

i can show you now

Here's a few layouts I created using Nikki Sivil Scrapbookers "Something for Everyone" and "Sugar Cookie" lines. They were both featured on their blog a few weeks back and I remembered just now that I hadn't shared them with you yet.

Looking Back: featuring a photo of me & my cutie little niece, Erica.

Cheers to us: i used a photo of me & my them!!! and I created the layout using a 12x12 page protector with 6 - 4x6 pockets. I put photos and paper underneath, and layered the embellies on top to give some dimension. Soooooo fun & EASY!!!!!!!

And head on over to the mSB blog today to check out my latest layout using the fabulous new Pennants stamp set & the Timelines stamp set. LOVE both these new sets!!!!!!! It's funny how I forget about these layouts sometimes. I create them so far in advance for the DT that, by the time they are featured, the layout has been sitting on a pile (uhhum......I mean in an album) for so long. I've got to get a better system going so this won't happen.

Here's a sneak peek before you head over to the mSB blog:

btw - spent a huge portion of my afternoon in my scrap space.........some clean, some organizing, lots of creating.

And to those who scolded me for thinking my scrap space is is!!!!!! Well, at least for now it is.

It's colourful -- yes.

It's busy -- yes.

It's inspiring even -- yes.

But it's not organized & fresh & tidy & my style & did I say organized??!? So, just wait until I'm done with it (.........I may need a shopping trip before I can continue though)!!!!!

see you soon {from the farm},