Saturday, April 23, 2011

signs of Spring

Getting the bikes out:Dusting off my retro wheels:

Bigger bikes & Rubber boots:
Double-dares in the puddles:

Enjoying this very "springy" day today.

Head over to the mSB Blog today to check out the design team's latest Easter-inspired projects.

Here's my layout featuring a photo taken at last summer's Passion Play that Daria acted in. If you ever get the chance to come and see it........ it's so worth it.

Blessings to you for a wonderful Easter weekend.

{from the farm},


Monday, April 11, 2011

only two

Wow......look at that photo. This was taken back when there were only two little munchkins running around this house. This is the layout I created for my April post at myStampBOX. You can read the details here. It was featured last Friday. Pretty old school technique (resist technique), but a fun one to use nonetheless. It's a great way to stamp a title and use it for journaling on a layout as well.

Here's another layout using the same resist technique that I created last summer.

Working on another few mSB layouts today...........have a design team challenge on my hands...........a PASTEL (Easter) project!!!!!!! Yes....PASTELS!!!!! That's a hard one for me b/c I LOVE big, bright pops of colour on my layouts. Gotta keep this one a little more subdued. Chill out, jill -- you can do it!!!!!

enjoy your day {from the farm},


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Drawing Inspiration from ........

...... a colour & "stuff". Just some pretty stuff to look at today -- and some notes to special people in my life. {Sigh..........} This bedroom was the inspiration photo for my oldest daughter brand new bedroom -- we are just done it. I'll share photos very soon :)
Always love a good barn door in the house (seriously.......I have one too).

And why not yellow? LOVE it!!!!

Love the collection of photos -- thinking I should do something like this in my front entrance. Mental note to a friend: need to start collecting different photo frames, Lisa!!!!!

cute butterflies ....... thinking VINYL!!!!!! {hint hint}

who can cut me frames like this? or can I find them at auction/garage sales? a must-do project with sister!!!!!!

enjoy the day {from the farm},


Friday, April 1, 2011


It's a WELCOME BLOG HOP today at myStampBOX, and we are thrilled to introduce our new designers to you. If you stumbled upon our blog hop today, be sure to start back at the myStampBOX blog so you don’t miss any of the action!

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 a final comment once you return to our home page. On the way enjoy our welcoming cards made with our fun myStampBOX stamps.

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

Stephanie Ackerman, Maryfrances Fabbri, Cari Locken,

Eva Pizzaro, Kristen Swain & Melissa Wright

(These girls ROCK!!!!!)

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 crafty adventures!

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. When the blog hop 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!

Here's the order of participating blogs -- in case you get lost along the way:

Jill Hildebrand (YOU ARE HERE)

Allison Cope (coordinator)

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!

To start things off here, I created a card for ALL the new mSB design team members, WELCOMING them to our team. We are all so excited that you have come to share your fabulous talents with us -- I am especially looking forward to all the AMAZING blog posts coming up in the next few months!!!

(mSB stamps: mini alphas & Colour Me)

And.... now it's my honour to introduce to you:

Marsha Valk

Hi! My name is Marsha. I live in the Netherlands together with my sweet husband. I'm a part-time crafter, part-time shop assistant, part-time graphic designer, part-time photographer, part-time housekeeper and part-time cook... who loves to blog, interact with friends and has recently learned to crochet. It's a miracle I still have time to sleep ;-). My inspiration comes from anything from a walk around the block to magazines, blogs, patterned paper and photographs. Oh… and I love color!


(Here's a little something for you)

(mSB stamps: Seal It!, Just add words & mini alphas)

Now…. Check out our next new design team member and a fun card at Jolene's blog! And don't forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win!!!