Where the four hundred live . . .

There’s going to be a giveaway at the end of this post. But first let me show you this beautiful garden we visited this weekend.

Hampton Cove

On our way to a wedding, we drove past this neighborhood and it had this gorgeous garden and waterfall right at the entrance.

Hampton Cove

Hampton Cove

These colorful flowers lined a walking path that lead around the gardens.

Hampton Cove

After the wedding, we spent a good part of the afternoon just taking in this peaceful place.

Hampton Cove

And since we were all dressed up, I figured I’d better document it. ;)

Hampton Cove

I did have a hard time walking around in those heels though. ;)

Now… about that giveaway! ;) Are you ready to win the June 2009 edition of Crystal Wilkerson’s Project 365 digital scrapbooking kit?? :)

Crystal Wilkerson Creativity By Crystal Project 365 June 2009 Collection

Click here for more info about the kit and to see some super cute layouts she made with the kit! :)

*Times up!* Thanks for playing!! :) Congrats to #108 Rachel L.! :) You’ve won!! Check back next month when we’ll be giving away the July Collection!! :)

For a chance to win Crystal’s June Project 365 Kit, leave a comment on this post. One entry per person, please! The winner will be chosen by his or her comment number, which will be picked by’s number generator. But hurry! The contest ends TONIGHT, Monday, June 8, at 11:59 pm CST.

Want a SECOND chance to win this kit?? :) Crystal’s running this same contest on her blog, so run over there and enter on her blog too! :)

Thanks for looking and good luck!!! :)

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183 Responses
  1. Telah

    Hey! I recognize that waterfall and those gardens! That’s not too far from where I live. I pass by there often. I stalk your site regularly and cook a lot of your recipes but I don’t think I’ve commented before. Thanks for having an awesome site to visit!

  2. Heather

    Hey Amanda! I just found your blog through a friend who used your “font title” tutorial. Thank you!!! It was awesome and I have it going right now (with the cute Peas Jenny Script – love that one!!!). I’m also digging your blog – great photography!! I might just have to start following you! : )

    A few questions (if that’s ok to put them here)… I looked back at some old posts and my “Hearts” (like for I Heart Faces) weren’t showing up… and it looks like strikethroughs don’t work. Also, I tried hard to get my sidebar titles centered and even with Mozilla, they weren’t (after I added the text-align code). Any thoughts?

    Thanks again!!

  3. Rosaline

    I tried and tried and tried to download some of the fonts but couldn’t make it happen. I have Vista and it doen’t present me with the option to “Extract All”. I’ve search Windows help sections, including their online community and still couldn’t find an answer. So all I can say, is “thank-you for providing all these great fonts”, and I know people who are using them, are enjoying them. (Insert sad face here.)

  4. Marian

    I really love all your fonts. BUT there is SO much work involved before I can use them, so i just stopped downloading . I am sorry, because I would love to use them. There are so so many steps before i can use them.

  5. Shelly Rollins

    Hi Guys,

    I need desperately TWO new headers, one for my site which I got a frame from Shabby Blogs,,,,aka Megan? And the other for the new blog that I am setting up AND probably an Etsy account to go with it. And,,,,I want, matching business cards AND, small product tags,,,In other words, I want it all, and I want it fast! LOL,,,j/k Asap would be fine!
    Check out Shellinsnohomish You can Google it and I will pop up and see the background I got,,,,,Design a Header for that? And,,,go to my new site Bungalow Bling and give me some ideas.


    Send a quote with the rough stuff! Thanks!

  6. Andria

    Hey your backgrounds are really pretty! You should start a sidelink and upload backgrounds there :) I’m sure lotsa people would love them.

  7. Allison

    Amanda, can I tell you just how much I love your blog! You are awesome and have accomplished so much! You’ve become an inspiration to me.

    Can you tell me how you’ve made your pictures so bright (full of light)? Do you have a photoshop action for it because for the LIFE of me I can’t get my pictures like that. My friend gets her pictures like that and she says that’s because she has LightRoom (I soo want that program).

    I’ve added you to two of my blogs (my blogger layouts blog and my personal blog). I think everyone should know how wonderful, crafty, sweet, and inspirational you are!

  8. Christi

    I just downloaded some of your fabulous fonts and couldn’t leave without saying thank you! Love your site!

  9. Greetings from Guatemala (Regina)

    Beautiful photos!!! Just found your blog. Hate I missed out on the drawing, :-( Loved your blog

  10. Connie

    Amanda, Your work is just lovely. I enjoyed the picture you took after the wedding. So beautiful !!
    I have a question ~~ How do you start digital scrapping ? What is the best and easiest program and I have never done any of this before. I would like to at least give it a good old try.
    What are your suggestions ?I would appreciate hearing from you.

  11. Heather

    Your pics are awesome!!!!! Like everyone else, I wish I could take pics like that. Would you mind sharing what you do (if anything) in Photoshop to make them so beautiful? I’d love to know your photo editing tricks. :)

  12. Breezy Bride

    AH! I love taking pictures with my hubby when we go to weddings! And you guys got lucky finding such a pretty place to pose!

  13. Christie

    I love your site. I would love my blog, as well as the one I share with my husband, to look like this!!!!
    I tried to chat to you on gmail but I was wondering if you would consider being hired to design one like this!

    Also I love that you guys do cabins for anniversaries. We have done them for Valentine’s Day 3 years in a row now. It’s so awesome. I LOVE the photos you take!

  14. Susan

    Forget the giveaway – I’m here to give you praise! I just used your tutorial and fabulously fonted up the blog with Pea Aimee. A-D-O-R-E it! You’ve also made my fave blog lovin’ link. I’m working up the courage to submit my handwriting as a font.


  15. Michelle

    I love your pictures….but even more, I love that dress you are wearing!! Very cute!!

  16. Sandi

    Would love to win this! Thanks for all of your scrapbooking ideas and help with fonts for my blog! I appreciate it! :)

  17. Anna

    What a beautiful garden!!!

    I’ve always loved Crystal’s kits. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  18. Emily

    Good Morning
    I thought you were going to say that was your own garden(I would have been seriously impressed!). What a beautiful spot for a wedding. And I love your outfit!!

  19. Diane

    I’m so sorry I missed the deadline….but at least I got to see your beautiful pictures!! Your photography skills are awesome!

  20. peamissy

    gorgeous photos, esp. the flower ones!! and i love your outfit! thanks for the chance to win! good luck to all!

  21. Sherrie

    Just wanted to say what a beautiful waterfall and flowers, I love those purple and red salvia’s. What a pretty picture of you both also.

  22. Ingrid

    These gardens are lovely. They remind me of Buchart gardens in Victoria on Vancouver Island. Thanks for showing some photos.

  23. Cathy

    Don’t know what time midnight is there by you, so thought I’d add my two cents worth in quick quick.

    Love that garden… stunning!

  24. Catherine R.

    Don’t cha love it when you just happen to come across those gorgeous magical places!!! ;)

    You two look adorable all dressed up, great pics as usual!!!!!!

  25. Liliana

    Hi Amanda,

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your website, I have been following you for a couple of years, love your scrapbook creations, your dogs and how you decorated your house.

  26. Amy J

    You’re such an amazing photographer! I first started coming to this sight for the fonts, but now I can’t stop by without checking out all the great pics, too!

  27. Kim

    At the risk of sounding cliche, I never win anything! I would love this kit. I’ve been needing some new inspiration/ideas for scrapping. This would be great! Thanks.

  28. Ashley

    What beautiful pictures! wow…
    I made really cute baby shower invites using one of your fonts (heather’s handwriting) and everyone LOVED them… I made sure to send them all your way!

    thanks for the chance at the new kit!

  29. Jodie M.

    Wow…look at all the entries. I’m sure I won’t win…but it sure would be nice!

    Absolutely stunning photos! thanks for sharing.

  30. aussiegal

    Fantastic photography, those garden shots are beautiful . . . you must have a super camera!

  31. michiganhill

    Beautiful pics! You are such a talented photographer (among other things). I’d love a chance to win Crystal’s new kit. Thanks.

  32. Melanie Hyatt

    WOW, that garden is beautiful…wish it were in my backyard…….
    Love your blog, and absolutely want your scrapbook room…..your are very envied!!! Thanks for all of the great information!

  33. Ellie

    Hey Amanda,
    Life is so cool! I have been sitting with my laptop tonight, looking for software to make my own fonts…something I have wanted to do for a few years. I come across a myriad of things, one of which is kevinandamanda. Wow! I am a big 2 peas fan and it seems like this pea family just whirls around in a warm happy, ever increasing circles.
    Glad I found your website. Going to list it on my stuff tonight.
    And yeah, put me name in the hat.
    Thanks for your generosity and the beauty you share!

  34. TaraBara

    Your site was a great find! My fiancee has enjoyed the new recipes and I’ve enjoyed the scrapbooking ideas! Thank you!!

  35. Tami

    I love the pics. You inspire me to get out in my garden and capture the colors of the flowers. I just can never seem to get the blurry background from my Canon. Thank you for sharing.

  36. Melanie LaVergne

    I love my project 365 and would be up for trying it digitally. So winning this kit would be awesome.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. lori

    fun kit! hope i win ; ). Those pictures are amazing. The close up of the flower with the blured back ground is terrific!

  38. Rae

    I just found your blog. You do some really pretty layouts. I’m going to steal a few of your designs….hope you don’t mind : )

  39. Mandy

    Wow! That garden looks amazingly beautiful.

    I would love to win Crystal’s kit. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

  40. Rachel L.

    Oh, what a beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing the pics, and thanks for a chance to win the awesome digikit! I hope I’m lucky enough to win….

  41. Laura

    I would love to win! I also love that garden. Wow! Ps- I found your blog while searching for photography tips on my camera.

  42. Angela Butler @ ScrapSugar

    Oh what a great way to start digital scrapbooking than with this kit. Thanks for such a great giveaway.


  43. Gail Evans & Henry

    You two are the perfec pair. You know how to take a pic. and we love seeing all you take and the things you do like scrapbooking etc. and the pics of the Howie and Miley…..YOU BOTH ARE SPECIAL in our BOOK.
    Henry & Gail Evans
    Happy Hill Kennel

  44. tchrtiff

    What a beautiful garden! You two look nice all dressed up and yep, I bet it was hard walking around the garden in those shoes. Hope you had fun!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. The kit looks amazing and I’d love to win. ;-)

  45. Carolyn Wall

    The pictures of y’all and the gardens are just beautiful…
    I would love to win the kit!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  46. Danielle Roe

    Wow – what a lovely backdrop for a picture! I love that you guys always have someone take your picture – my husband and I have so few pictures together, largely because too many people are intimidated by my camera! :)

  47. Megan

    Let me just say that you look gorgeous in that picture! Your outfit is adorable. :D
    i LOVE your blog!

  48. Tricia

    Love the flowers and waterfall…definitely looks like it’s a relaxing area!

    That is an awesome collection…super sweet of you to offer it as a giveaway!


  49. Heather Roberson

    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing the amazing pictures that you take-they really inspire me……..Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  50. Rena

    I would love this kit! I also love these pictures you took at the gorgeous garden over the weekend!

  51. Kristin

    Those gardens were GORGEOUS!!! Love the pics! The giveaway is awesome! The kit is SUPER CUTE!!!

  52. Sarah

    I LOVE her stuff and would love to win this kit! BTW, I love your outfit in this pic and am so jealous of your photography skills!! Can you teach me?? :)

  53. Bianca

    Great kit! A really nice style! I didn’t know the designer before…but now I will keep an eye on her!

    Greetings from Germany, Bianca

  54. Jennifer F

    Your pictures are always so beautiful! Great giveaway, will definitely go look at the other blog too.

  55. Tammy

    I love your blog. My whole family loves it. My 21 year old daughter cooked some of your recipes for her boyfriend. Keep up the good work,and congrats on 7 years.

  56. Janet

    Those pictures are great! :) I’m glad you had a good time. Makes me want to go check out our Arboretum or perhaps fix up the flower beds around my house! ;) lol.

  57. Anna Marie

    What a beautiful garden! You were lucky to find such a gem. Now, which camera did you use for the awesome photos?? :)

  58. Kim

    Love the pics, so beautiful!! Check out my newest blog, I have a link back to yours (which is suuuuper cute btw).

  59. Candice S.

    OMIGOSH! I have wanted one of these kits forever, I am just too broke to shop!! I got laid off from my job like many others….

    I thank you for the opportunity to try and win!! Heading over to the other blog now!

    By the way, your photos are ALWAYS sooooooooooo spectacular! I just love them! Beeeeeeautiful!


  60. Jamie

    Those flowers are absolutely beautiful! I wish I had a green thumb and could grow beautiful flowers like that! Unfortunately, the gardening gene skipped a generation in my family and I guess I’ll have to stick with Farm Town on Facebook for now! ;)

  61. Jermaine Mintuck

    Would love to win. So nice. I would like spring/summer type scrapbooking supplies

    devonm @ sasktel dot NET

  62. Liz

    Wow, what a beautiful garden. I love those colors. I like your outfit too. Hot Pinks super appealing to me today!

    Thank you for the giveaway too! How great!

  63. Beth Remillard

    Great pics — I just got a new camera and would love to take pics in a place like that!! Great kit as well!!

  64. Jenny Shearer

    I love that garden! It is so beautiful! I am a sucker for waterfalls too! I am a huge scrapbooker and would love the kit! Hope you pick me! Thanks!

  65. Sue C.

    Just beautiful photos once again Amanda! You and Kevin are such a cute couple all dressed up!

  66. Liza

    Hi Amanda! Thanks for posting another great giveaway. I’ve been taking a picture a day since the beginning of the year. I love the idea of a year book! Hope the generator picks my number!!!

  67. Renae

    Love the picture of the purple flower in the middle of all of the pink. Your skirt is adorable too…I suppose you made it?! :)

    Good stuff!

  68. Colleen Dixon

    I agree – I love when I see emails from you in my inbox. You inspire me. The pictures here are gorgeous! And I LOVED the pictures from the cabin in Helen, GA. I’m in Atlanta, so Helen isn’t far – I may have to look up that cabin. :o)

  69. Cheri

    I love your pics as always. That waterfall is really something. I hope I win this one! Have a great day!

  70. Judith Rushing

    Beautiful gardens. I love to visit garden here in Alabama. I not much on growing them though. Look absolutly peaceful and relaxing, love the waterfall. That made the perfect background picture.

  71. Mandee

    I love those flowers and your beautiful smiles!! Was that also with the new camera and the smile feature?

    I enjoy your posts and emails so much! Hope to see you at Scrapista in Duluth!!

    :) ~Mandee

  72. Melissa

    Beautiful garden!! Your dogs are so cute too!! Always love to look at your photos. Oh and I have tried a few of your recipes as well. Love to win this scrapbook kit.

  73. Jamie

    What an amazing garden! Wow – I would have stayed to take it in too. Just lovely. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

  74. Carolyn

    Stick a pair of tennies in your car so you will be prepared for anything you see from now on! =0)

  75. jacque

    thanks for the pics-we have a waterfall and barren ground in our backyard–these photos have given me some great ideas and inspiration lets hope Home Depot has some of these flowers—the kit sounds awesome and a great way to start in on my digital goals–thanks

  76. Brenda Smith

    wow Those pics are fabulous!!! Sometimes I really wish we lived somewhere other than the Southwest. We have rock and cactus gardens here. lol

  77. Mel

    That skirt is ADORABLE! Who made it? Thanks for the chance to win the digital kit…love the Project 365 series.

  78. Laura Mae Findley

    your photos are absolutely beautiful!! as always. that kit is suuppperrr cute too! <3

  79. Amy

    So darling! I love it! I am in desperate need of some scrapbooking supplies…this would be perfect!

  80. Dorene

    What a beautiful spot for pictures. Hope the bride and groom got some shots there as well. Thanks for all that you do. Love your site.

  81. Doris

    Great photos! WOW. The colors of the flowers are wonderful. Looks like you had a great time.

    Thanks for sharing.

  82. Christy

    Those flowers are gorgeous! I love your pretty dress too! You always have such vibrant colors in all your photos.

    Hope I win the contest too! I love the colors in the giveaway. If I don’t win, I’ll probably have to get the kit anyway. :)

  83. Cassie

    Those were beautiful photos!! So peaceful and colorful….great pic of you and your hubby too! Thanks for sharing.

  84. Linda

    How exciting that would be! Thanks for the beautiful pictures and all the work you put into your website!

  85. Tori

    Oh, I would love this! I love your site and have have “stalked” it for awhile! Thanks for all your great ideas!

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