Hampton Arts is teaming up with Echo Park!

Welcome!  I am really excited to be sharing today.  This is my first official assignment as a new member of the Hampton Arts Design Team!  Yep, I finally get to share and I can't tell you how honored I am to be among these amazing designers.  You should definitely check out every one of their blogs to see how inspiring they all are. 
But today, I am posting to share with you about the Hampton Arts/Echo Park blog hop!  I was lucky enough to get to play with the Scoot line from Echo Park and these fun stamps from Hampton Arts that coordinate with that line:
This stamp set is so much fun!  It was perfect to document Master William's first birthday:

In addition to the items I stamped, embossed and then fussy cut, I used the dashed line stamp to mimic stitching on my layout.  I think that stamp might be my go to favorite for quite a while! To finish off my layout I went to my Silhouette and cut out a title....just so happens it's an Echo Park title from the Silhouette Store.  It was perfect, of course!
Couldn't stop at just a layout, so I whipped up this quick & easy card with my scraps and the adorable back hoe stamp in the set.... "I Dig U".... teehee!

To officially go on the blog hop, be sure to stop at both the Echo Park Paper blog and the Hampton Art blog.  Of course there is a fun giveaway on each of the blogs if you visit and leave a comment!
Good luck & have fun!



More goodies to share....

First up is a new card sketch courtesy of Jillibean Soup!  I love to work with Kimber's sketches.....she is a master!  Here is the April sketch and my sample for you....be sure to visit the Jillibean Soup blog for more sample cards!

Jbs-april card sketch

April SKetch Card-Kim H-Keep In Touch
Yesterday, William and I did a little baking....and it is tradition to lick the beaters...and I am that Grandma who lets him make big messes and cleans them up happily.  So funny how things change from when you are the mom and when you are the Grandma! 
Lately, I've been in a creative funk and haven't been able to get myself out of it....so this week, I have intentionally spent lots of time up in my scrap space....cleaning, organizing and creating.  Sometimes you just need to dive in to get your mojo back.  Here is a layout I did yesterday, playing with some of the Crate Paper Valentine Line that I have been hoarding!

I'm looking forward to a creative weekend and hoping to shake off the funk even further!


Keep it up Camren!

Master Camren is doing great!  He is still in the NICU in Kansas City, but has made some big strides in the last few weeks:

- He is over 7 pounds!
- He is on minimal oxygen!
- He started breast feeding yesterday!
- He is in a big boy crib!
- He gets to hang out with his sister now!
- and it looks like he might get to head home my his original due date, May 1st!

It certainly has been a crazy 3 months since he was born....so many ups & downs and a mirage of roller coaster rides.  To say that it has been hard on us doesn't even come close to how hard it's been on Tom, Angie & Emma....but, everyone is still strong and plugging along with some awesome strength from the Lord.  Talk about the power of prayer and miracles....it's been so apparent that HIS hand has been on baby Camren from day 1. 

Look at how adorable he is:

That one is my favorite.....so happy that Emma can go into the NICU now that flu season is over.

Now for some new creations to share with you: 

I hope you all have a great week!


Time for a Bossy Scrapper!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Bossy Scrapper Blog!  This month's Bossy Scrapper is Jamie Striplin!  You can find her bio up on the blog as well as her wonderful sample! 

This month's bossy was so much fun to play with! Here is what I came up with:

  • photo cluster
  • ink/paint
  • stitching
  • kraft
  • bling/dots/pearls
  • banner/flag
  • date stamp
  • grid pattern
We would love to have you play along this month!  You can join us on the blog or over on facebook in our challenge group!

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