Monday, April 22, 2013

echo park and hampton art blog hop…

Good morning!  Thanks for stopping my blog as part of the hampton art & echo park blog hop!HA_EP blog hop

I have a quick little project to share with you today featuring the “Scoot” stamp set and paper collection. 


I love these colorful little lunch sacks…I like having a bunch of them in my stash – they are Hallmark brand and they are really inexpensive. They make great bases for decorating a quick gift bag!


To begin, I folded over the top of the blue bag and cut two blocks of patterned paper to create the oversized flag banner on the front.


I used the “cool guy” tag stamp to create four tags in different colors.  I arranged them “banner style” along the top of the folded bag.


I added colorful little gems to each tag.  I stamped the “happy birthday” sentiment on a bit of patterned paper that had several colorful “x'”s…the effect is subtle, but I like having all of the colors in the title block.  I used foam dots to attach the sentiment to the top of the bag.


Finally, I punched holes in each side of the bag and tied the top closed with coordinating baker’s twine.

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This is only one set of stamps, but there are several more collections available so be sure to follow the entire blog hop so you can see all of the fun echo park/hampton art collaborative sets!  After you’re done hopping, be sure to enter for a chance to win a fun prize from hampton art or echo park! 

Here are the Giveaway details: For a chance to win either a stamp prize from Hampton Art or one of three collection kits from Echo Park Paper, please continue on the blog hop leaving a comment on each blog. Winners will be selected and announced both on the Echo Park Paper and Hampton Art blogs on Monday, April 29th. All comments are due by Sunday, April 28th at midnight EDT to qualify.
Here is the blog hop list:

Echo Park Paper

Hampton Art

Laurel Seabrook

Linda Auclair


Susan Stringfellow

Wendy SueAnderson


Kandis Smith

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

spring break 2013 | st. george…

We celebrated spring break in southern utah again this year…luckily this year we didn’t have to drive home through a terrible snowstorm (though it was right on our heels and it’s here now…the storm and snow, I mean)!

I’m slowly getting caught up with the post-vacation to-do list and soon I’ll be busy creating fun projects to share…but for today, here’s a  quick glimpse at our week in photos. 





It really was a lovely week and I’m so grateful I was able to spend it with those I love most! :)