Saturday, August 29, 2009

The 2008/09 Design Team Says Goodbye!

It's time for the August Firecracker Designs blog hop! The theme this month is: The 2008/09 Design Team Says Goodbye! This is the final blog hop of the current design team so we thought it only fitting that we went with a "goodbye/missing you" theme. To make this blog hop even more fun, Pamela has decided to have a Scavenger hunt for a 25% off coupon code that will be good on your entire order (excluding magazine orders please)! Each design team member will have a secret letter/symbol that you need to find. Once you've gone all the way around, you'll have all the letters for the code. To unscramble them, put them in order, starting with Pamela's blog. (Follow the links from there, to get the correct order for the letters.). Have Fun!
(If you haven't figured out my secret letter yet, I'll give you one more hint at the end of my post).

For my card I used the FCD set "Elephants on Parade". I absolutely love this set. It is full of fun elephant images and sentiments that coordinate perfectly!
I want to thank Pamela for giving me the opportunity to be on her design team for the past year. It has been a great year and I'm sad to see it come to an end! It has been a true blessing to work for such a great company!

Thanks for stopping by today! This is a “circular blog hop” where the beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of the blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

There will be blog candy given away to 1 lucky blog hop participant. The winner will be chosen from the comments left on the blog of one of the FCD design team members...but which one? The blog candy hostess is a mystery! We don't even know who the blog candy hostess will be until the hop is over…so make sure you leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out on a chance at the blog candy!

****If you are the blog candy winner, you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out the winner on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Monday, August 31st at 8:00 PM (EST).****

Now, to continue the circle, hop on over the the blog of the incredibly talented Ursula,
and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started! Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!

Have A great day!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Missin You

Today is Annabelle's first full day of kindergarten. This card definitely represents how I feel. I miss her already and she just left for school 5 minutes ago.

The stamps I used for this card are from Firecracker Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by Saturday for the August Firecracker Designs blog hop. This will be the last blog hop for the current design team. I'm sad that our term is ending but it has been an awesome year!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I don't have a project to share today but I did want to share a picture of my baby girl who started kindergarten on Tuesday. It breaks my heart that she has grown up so fast. Seems like she was born yesterday and now here she is a big kid starting kindergarten. The first 2 days were only half days but tomorrow starts the full day schedule. I feel lost with her not here all day. We spent so many days hanging out in my stamp room together. A few days ago we were sitting in my stamp room and she was coloring images with my Prismacolor markers and singing away to Hannah Montana... and tomorrow she will be off to full day kindergarten. It's not fair. I want my little girl to stay a little girl forever. The one thing that makes me happy is that she is SO excited about her new school and all of the new things she is going to learn.

Isn't she adorable!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are all having a great week!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

We have a fun inspiration challenge today! Unfortunately summer is almost a tribute to the lazy days of summer our inspiration challenge this week is : YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE!!!!! We're talking colors like orange, yellow, red or how about some shine with Shimmerz or Stickles. Maybe a project with bugs or flowers or beach stamps...anything inspired by summer sunshine! We would love for you to play along with us this week. If you do, please leave a link on this post to your project or use keyword JBE068 when uploading to SCS or PCP!

Here is my "You Are My Sunshine" card:

I used some super fun Basic Grey Lemonade designer paper and a matching brad (I absolutely LOVE the matching Basic Grey embellishments!). I added some shine to my Prima flower with some Shimmerz paint and finished it off with a fun Martha Stewart punched border. The sentiment is from DRS Designs.

For more "You Are My Sunshine" inspiration, check out the rest of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars:

Kristine Breach ~ Ink Something

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Loretta Lock ~ Love to Create

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Melissa Bove: Keepsakes By Melissa

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

I also wanted to mention that Lindsey just posted some AWESOME Jenni Bowlin products in the Jacksonbelle store! Check them all out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We have been going non-stop for the past week. Our weekend was filled with a trip to the Wisconsin Deer Park and mini golf. Annabelle starts kindergarten tomorrow so today is going to be a low-key day trying to prepare for that (mainly trying to prepare myself).

Have you checked out the brand spanking new Little Paper Shop site? It's AWESOME, and to celebrate, Little Paper Shop is offering 15% off throughout the ENTIRE month of August! So be sure to head on over there take advantage of this incredible sale Julia is offering!
Have you visited the brand new Little Paper Shop forum yet? If you do, make sure you add me as your friend! I hope to see you guys there! There's even a FREEBIE section w/ some cute new digis, so be sure to check it out!
This week we have a COLOR challenge:
Of COURSE, there's a PRIZE this week, too! ONE random winner will be chosen out of this week's submissions and will win {Katie Carousel} (be sure to leave a link to your project on the LPS blog to be in the drawing and also be sure to use keyword LPSC30 if you upload to SCS or PCP. )! BUT, there's more! IF the winner just so happens to go over to the new LPS Forum and become a group member, that said winner will not only win Katie Carousel, but ALL 5 new digis, too! SO be sure to head on over to the forum and join us, 'cuz that winner just might be you!

Here is my card for this week's challenge:
For more inspiration, be sure to check out the gorgeous creations made by the rest of the Little Paper Shop design team!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful week!