Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm so Lucky Blog Hop

Welcome to the "I'm So Lucky" bloghop hosted by the wonderful Jennifer of Honeybean Creations. I am so happy to be a part of it, so thanks Jennifer for inviting me! If you arrived here from Sharon at MeeMees Creations then you are in the right spot. If you just stumbled on my blog, please go back to Jennifer's Blog, and see what all the talented crafters she invited have come up with.

We were asked to create two projects that showcased our blessingS. I have been blessed in so many ways, here is what I came up with.



My family is my biggest blessing! I am grateful every day for my husband and my babies, who aren't really babies any more - sigh... I found this frame at Walmart, and liked the shape and design. I had some great pictures of my babies, and wanted to showcase them in a special way, this frame seemed perfect. I used my Lyrical Letters, Opposites Attract and Storybook cartridges, to create some simple embellishments, to make this frame the perfect gift for my DH. He loves it :)

So, on to project number two. My family has a special spot that we love to visit called White Point Beach. We have gone many times over the years, and go every year for Thanksgiving. My Mum and Dad come with us, we bring our dogs and enjoy 3 days and nights of peace and serenity on the ocean.

It may seem an odd choice for this blog hop, but let me explain how this showcases my blessings. White Point reminds me about the power and strength of the ocean, and nature. To hear the Atlantic crashing on rocks outside you door each morning brings you as close to God's majesty as I think you can be. I am there with my family, my greatest blessing - my parents who put up with me through my dark and difficult years, and with whom I am now very close. My husband who shows me every day how much he loves me and my children who are the lights of my life. We enjoy a peaceful break from our hectic and chaotic lives, and are lucky to have good jobs that allow us to indulge in this amazing weekend, with fabulous food, and great companionship. Every one of those, a blessing.







This layout is all made with Close to My Heart papers, I inked the paper and embellishments. I cut the title on my Cricut from my Home Accents cartridge, and used one of the CTMH sketch books as my inspiration.

I am offering some blog candy today. I picked up a couple of these cute stamp sets at Michaels a month or so ago and am offering one today. How can you win this cute set? It's easy:
1) Become a follower of my blog if you aren't already.
2) Leave me a comment on this post.
3) Come back on Monday the 21st and see if you've won this cute stamp set.



There is also a grand prize to be won on Jennifer's blog, all you have to do to have the chance to win that is leave a comment on each participants blog.

I am the last stop on the hop, so be sure to go back to Jen's blog to play along with our challenge.

In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop list:

Jen H. at HONEYBEAN CREATIONS

Beth at SCRAPPY JAVA GIRL

Paula at RASPBERRY AND LIME DESIGNS

Gigi at THE CRICUT BUG

Jen C. at THE PURPLE SCRAPBOOKER

Vivi at VIVI EN PAPEL

Cheryl at PINK AND PAPER

Sharon at MEEMEE’S CREATIONS

Michelle at PURPLE MONKEY MOMENTS YOU ARE HERE

A la prochaine...

27 comments:

Glora said...

This is beautiful. My family is my greatest blessing too. What beautiful ways to showcase your loved ones. Hugs- Glora

craftymom205 said...

Love your projects. Great ideas.

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Scrappy said...

great idea with the picture frame!!! your kids are so cute!

GiGi said...

Great projects! Your picture frame is SO CUTE! And so are your kids. Happy St. Patty's Day!

scrapstampcrazy said...

Nice job on the frame project. Very simple but elegant.

Sharon said...

Oh Michelle, that frame is just fantastic!!! Very beautiful!!! The layout pages are awesome!! So peaceful looking. A wonderful place to spend with loved ones!! :)

CurlyQ1703 said...

The frame is such a great "lucky" project idea ~ a twist on the scrapbook layout. Love it! I am now a follower.

Brigitte said...

I love, love, love what you did with the picture of your kids!!! Amazing job!
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Vivi Martínez said...

Michelle I love that picture Frame and how you embelished it... Your children are adorable!
Love your LO too and how you described White Point Beach, makes me want to be at the beach now.

Vivi

Jenn said...

Beautiful projects! That frame is just darling and those photos are fabulous, TFS!

iluvkatie74 said...

That frame is absolutely beautiful!!

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Christine said...

Both of your creations are very nice and children are beautiful!

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mw_scrap said...

Love the picture frame layout...and your second layout is gorgeous...
Mary ann

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Jenifer said...

I love the frame and layout...what an awesome present for your husband! Thanks for joining me in this hop...it has been fun!

Jen

Recipe Scrapper said...

I love your LO's. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
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LesleyfromWI said...

Beautiful projects. I love how you showcased the photos!

Paula said...

I love the fabulous framed project-what adorable little ones! Love the colors on the LO as well.

BunnyFreak said...

Love the frame project.

Becky Dunham said...

These projects are gorgeous Michelle! I love the frame and that layout - simply fabulous! Ii feel like any time you can get out and enjoy God's handiwork is a blessing and to be able to have your family with you is just an added blessing. I am not near the ocean but we love to spend time in the Southern Utah desert and we call it God's Country - it is so open and peaceful and you just feel His presence all around. Thanks so much for sharing these projects with us.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Tamara said...

I LOVE your frame project! I think I might have to run to Walmart tomorrow and get one to do myself! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win too!

Pat N. said...

Very nice, love both your projects. Pics are great of your kids. Nice job. and thanks for chance to win some candy.--Pat N.

SherylK said...

I just love that frame collage you did along with the layout. We are thinking of moving to Canada. My mom was born in Toronto :)

Sheryl
igottacraft.blogspot.com
igottacraft@gmail.com

littlen said...

great projects. beautiful lo. tfs.

Tara said...

I love the frame project! It will make wonderful addition to your home decor!
Tara

AmyJRockstar said...

Love your projects, but especially the meaning behind them. TFS your lovely thoughts and for the blog candy (love these kind of stamps). :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
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http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Sylvia said...

Great looking kids. Their personality shines. What a blessing families are.

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