Fresh Goods {Summer}


I feel like it's been a while since I released a new kit... There's been little stuff, but I'm always really excited to release a full kit... So today, say hello to 'Summer'... Inspired by summer with vintage touches, this kit is perfect for all your summer layouts... Shades of pink, grey, white & slate blue, with a touch of glitter... Get 'Summer' all weekend at 20% off! And of course, have a wonderful weekend! 
Top left layout by Me
Top right layout by Kimberlee
Bottom left layout by Anna
Bottom right layout by Carly

Left layout by Lydia
Right layout by Anna

The Medium {V as Love}


A sweet video sent to me by one of my blog readers... You can check out V's blog and web-site! I guess you could say I'm a little in love with stop motion right now!

Well Designed {Smash}


Several months ago, I happened upon the new Smash Portfolios by K&Company... I tried to get my hands on one when they first came out... But I think I had a baby or something and got a little distracted... The other night I went to Wal-mart... Ew... I know... Truly, I despise Wal-mart, but I was looking for a toy for the girls and figured I would check there... While looking at the scrapping stuff, I came across the Smash Pretty Pink for a mere $14.99... Now I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with it... But it's inspired me already... Isin't it pretty?

Fresh Goods {One Fine Day Borders}


This weekend is the July Block Party over at One Story Down... The colour scheme this month was just perfect for another set of page borders... Introducing the One Fine Day Borders! I hope you like them, and at only a $1.99 all weekend, they're a bit of a steal! Happy weekend friends!
 Top left layout by Tania
Top right layout by Lilja
Bottom left layout by Carly
Bottom right layout by Lilja

Top layouts by Anna
Bottom left layout by Amy
Bottom right layout by Andrea

A Bittersweet Thank-you...


Last week I received this email from a customer who purchased my 'Ring of the Month Club' back in December... I wanted to share it with you... It's a beautiful testimony of a husband's love... And even more so, of God's grace to a grieving family... I hope it encourages you as it did me... That we must treasure each day... And that there is true hope to be found in Christ, even in the midst of grief and pain...

"Good day. I just wanted to send you a message to thank you for the rings and let you know what they have meant to us.  

My wife was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer April 2011 while pregnant with our third child.  The baby was born a couple months early but is fine.  Amy's cancer was both advanced and aggressive and we were told right away it was terminal.  The best hope they had was to give her another 2 1/2 years with chemo and surgery.  I got her the rings last Christmas as a gift of hope.  To let her know that our lives together were not over and that I hoped and planned on having her around to get all 12 even though I knew the chances of that happening were pretty slim.  She was always so excited to get the rings, it was a constant reminder of hope and they added beauty to a time of a lot of darkness.  Amy passed away June 5.  She got to wear 5 of the rings and just missed the 6th.  We have a lot of relief for her as she is now free from cancer and all that suffering it had brought to her.  Best of all she is no longer relying on hope as now all of her greatest desires are fulfilled in the presence of Christ.  

I do not want to cancel the rings.  Having them come every month will be good for us.  It will force us to face our loss if we are avoiding it and remind us of the things we loved about Amy.  The rings really were 'her'.  I will keep the 5 she got to wear for our family and the others that come I am giving to some younger girls and friends of Amy so they can wear them for her.  I talk with the kids as they come too about how they remind us of Amy.  The metal looks vintage and we talk about how it looks old and reminds us how things wear out and break down because of the curse of sin.  The flowers remind us that God brings beauty into this through His grace and that nothing can stop it.  My oldest two love the rings and love to talk about them.  Their mom was only 31 and died 'too soon' but we know that God has already brought beauty out of this and will continue to do so.

Thank you for making these rings.  We look forward to more coming."

A Little Bit of Pretty {Sweetness}


Top via 'Posie Gets Cozy' (I wonder if she used her Cloudburst Frosting?)
Bottom left via 'Brides'
Bottom right via 'Griottes'

Template by 'Digital Eye Candy'

Fresh Goods {Ombre}


I've really been loving the subtle beauty of ombre lately... And I was inspired to create some simple and versatile Ombre painted kraft papers + some matching journaling cards! The cards have separate prompts to they can be easily mixed and matched to work with any kit!
Get the papers + the journaling cards at 20% off all weekend!

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Comment on this post before Sunday evening for your chance to win bot the papers + the journaling cards!

Have a lovely summer weekend friends!

Using papers + elements from 'Lili's Wish' by Tracy Martin as well as papers + elements from 'Hello There' by JM Designs

 Using papers + elements from 'Lili's Wish' by Tracy Martin

Life on Film {Jimmy Turns Three}


In late June we celebrated Jimmy's 3rd birthday... Jimmy is Leah's best friend... They've been tight since they were babies... And Jib's inherited his nickname from Bren... When we was born, she had trouble saying "Jimmy" so she called him "Jibby"... It stuck! It was a great day with some of the best cake I've ever had... Doesn't it look grand?

Do Fun Things {Cupcake Flower Lights}


Ever find cupcake liners that are just too wonderful to actually use for cupcakes?
Tutorial via 'Oh Happy Day'


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