Friday, January 28, 2011

Love (and a blog hop!!)

Updated 1/30/11 - Wow, I am so amazed by the number of people who visited my blog for Yolie's blog hop!! Thank you all SO much for your super sweet comments about my layout and to those who decided to become followers! I really appreciate it and hope you enjoy my blog. :)

Now for the winner of the super cute stamp set! I went to and the lucky lady is...

Trisha, who said...
"Your layout is so precious, but your baby girl is more precious. Thanks for sharing this beautiful layout with us and the chance to win. I am a new follower."

Congrats Trisha!!! I'll be emailing you for your address shortly. :) Enjoy your stamps!


Hello there!! I have a new layout to share with you today and it's part of a blog hop! Yolie contacted me a few weeks ago asking me if I'd like to be a part of her blog hop and of course I said yes! I'm honored that she likes my work enough to include me. :) Thanks again're awesome!

The theme of the hop is "Celebrating Our Milestones" and since I consider having my first child to be a huge milestone in my life, I chose to do my layout about that. I used one of my all-time favorite pictures of my oldest daughter Emily from when she was only 2 hours old (seriously though, how CUTE is she??) and I just love the way it turned out...

Supplies: My Mind's Eye Paper - Alphabet Soup (Girl); Bazzill Cardstock - Piglet; Craft smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Doodlebug Cardstock Alphabet Stickers - Jack & Jill Collection (Bon Bon); Heidi Swapp Ghost Heart; Adirondack Paint Dabber - Espresso; Twine; DMC Floss; Recollections Pearls; Making Memories Sanding Block

Isn't that SO sweet?? I found an awesome quote online that I felt really went along with the feelings I was having that day and it turned out to be perfect. By keeping the page simple and sweet, I feel like the focus is on the picture, which is exactly how it should be right? ;)

So there you go! I hope you've been enjoying the blog hop so far. You should have reached my blog from Celeste, so if you didn't, please start from the beginning at Yolie's blog. There are prizes along the way and it will be tons of fun!!

As a thank you for stopping by, I have a prize up for grabs, which is this great "Time Flies" stamp set by Kelly Panacci...

For your chance to win, just leave a comment saying hi!

Love You (Artful Delight)

Good morning everyone!! I've got another layout that I made with the Artful Delight January kit to share with you today...

Supplies Used From The Artful Delight January Kit: Little Yellow Bicycle Cupcake Love Paper - Sweet Treats; American Crafts Cardstock - Lavender; Chipboard Heart Button; Ranger Stickles - Lavender

Other Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock - Avalanche; Ali Edwards Studio AE Stamp Set - Adored By Ali; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick; Adirondack Paint Dabber - Snow Cap; Fiskars Circle Punch; The Paper Studio Scallop Circle Punch; Bazzill Flower; Pink Gems; Making Memories Sanding Block; DMC Floss

When I started working on this page, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do! It's a really special picture to me and I wanted to let it shine, so I kept the design simple, and it worked out to be great! Two super cute girls, awesome journaling, a few sweet embellishments, and some fabulous can't get any better than that, right?? :)

Next week I'll have some projects to share using February's kit which is amazing and you should definitely grab one up!

Just a note: I receive the Artful Delight monthly kit for free because I'm a DT member, but please be assured that my opinions are my own! Anything I say about these kits is how I truly feel. ;)