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},



  1. YOU, my dear friend, make me CRAVE to craft today!!!!! I love your style and I love YOU (and those background stamps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) When can we get together to play???????????

  2. Jill - I love love love this!

  3. LOVE those two layouts, Jill! The bubble wrap heart is pure genius :)

  4. WOW! The LO Love Me is very very pretty!!! I like this!! Kisses, Gloria (from Italy)

  5. These layouts are beautiful Jill! Love that new Backgrounds stamp too! Awesome job!

  6. I love your layouts, they are wonderful!! TFS :)

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  7. Wow, these layouts are really beutiful!

  8. Gorgeous layouts Jill. Have a good weekend.

  9. Hi Jill! Your layouts are great! I love this dotted heart! Very creative!

  10. OMG! The first lay out of your dog is just crazy beautiful!

  11. Jill your Los are really pretty, love them. The heart with the background set is my favorite!

  12. Goregous!! Love both of them and what a great idea to use the bubble wrap!

  13. WOW!!! Your two layouts are too cute! Love your heart and the blings (ps. your dog is cute)

  14. Oh I just LOVE that first layout with your dog!!! It's so sweet!!! Thanks Jill and have a wonderful weekend!!

  15. I LOVE YOUR STYLE!!! Have I said that before....yup I sure have and I will say it again....LOVE IT!

  16. hey there Jill, love your work:-)
    I love the heart and swirl in your LO with daughter(I am assuming) and that dog one is fantastic:-)) Nice to see you and now following you, LOL.

  17. they both are very nice but the first one is my favourite.

  18. Beautiful layout, photo really pops!

  19. I'm inspired by the way you've used the stamps on your layouts!

  20. These are GORGEOUS - love how you've used the stamps ... TFS ...

    Love, Tracy G

  21. Gorgeous layouts! I love how you found two different ways to use the love theme, with neither one relating to valentine's day!!! I don't often get things that say love on them, but now you've inspired me to try. I also really enjoyed the layout of your daughter - I have two and I know how special those one-on-one days can be!