Monday, March 28, 2011

remember these // Show & Tell

just sharing a few "older" layouts today.

i like looking at them and remembering the moments.

{from the farm},


Friday, March 25, 2011

building up a background

This layout is being featured on the mSB Blog today. Our design team challenge was to "build a background" on either a card or layout using mSB stamps.

I decided to use my Abundant Blossoms stamp set to build up a diagonal design behind my photo. I used four different ink colours by Close To My Heart (Archival Black, Grey Wool, Grey Flannel & White Daisy) to stamp different flower designs across the background, making sure to overlap the images to get a layering effect. Then I cut out other stamped smaller flowers (stamped in Archival Black ink), snipped the petals & attached them to the layout using tiny black brads. I turned up the petals to add some dimension to the LO. Then I added my own machine stitching & embellishments.

Here are some close-ups:

I used the blank rectangle from the Just Add Notes stamp set for my journaling blocks. An easy way to fit in your journaling and bring a little pop of (ink) colour to your page!!!

Go check out what others from the mSB design team did to "Build A Background"............ and build your own in your scraproom today.

{from the farm},

Thursday, March 24, 2011

my A-Z Favourites List

Thought this would be fun. It may tell you more about me than you ever wanted to know.

Actress - Halle Berry
Book - Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O'Dell) -- a good one from my childhood.
Colour - turquoise
Day - Friday
Eating-out Restaurant - Red Lobster
Fruit - strawberry
Gum - anything spicey
Horror movie - The Candyman (Ron & my first date movie)
Ice cream flavour - chocolate
Juice - apple
Knight - Lancelot
Language - English
Musical - Les Miserable -- just saw it again; still LOVE it!!!!!
Number - 4
Olympic athlete - any of the Summer O gymnastic dudes (wowzers)
Pickles - my grandma's
Quote - "Without His love I can do nothing, with His love there is nothing I cannot do".
Reality TV show - Amazing Race
Singer(s) - Il Divo
Talkshow host - Ellen
Underwear - Hanes
Vegetable - fresh peas picked straight from the garden
Weather - bright, hot & sunny (with a chance of meatballs)
Xmas song - Joy to the World
Year - 1998 (the year I became a mom)
Zodiac - Scorpio

Hope you have a wonderful day {from the farm},

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

two posts

My March post is up today at the myStampBOX blog. Go check it out here. We did something a little different this month and created "partner" projects. You'll want to go see everyone's creations!!!!!

Here's a sneak peek of my LO:

And click here to check out the LOs I created using the latest lines from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker. They were posted on their blog yesterday ........... just didn't quite get them posted on mine (how bad is that??).

Here's a little taste before you head over there:

I'll post some Inspiration Layouts come back for more.

{from the farm},

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Extra // Extra


On Friday April 1st (seriously....i'm not kidding) we will be having a BLOG HOP introducing you to all of the newest members of the Design Team over at myStamp BOX. The official team list has not been released yet....but it's coming real soon!!! Be patient -- it's a good one!!!

So mark your calendars! There will be tons of inspirational cards welcoming all the new designers to the team.
Hope to see you there!
(*did I just give some news away???)
{from the farm},

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

for those cuddling little pink bundles today

It's been nutz around here.
No excuses for the lack of posting.
No new babies.
No new job.
No weddings, funerals or celebrations.

Just a quick trip to Minneapolis.
Just a few "minor" renovations in my kids' bedrooms (when do I ever do something minor?).
Just a "few" subbing days (more like a few EVERY week).
Just my LIFE.
And I love it!!!
enjoying the sunshine (from the farm},