August 22, 2009

House of 3!

I know my Whimsy Spotlight has been a little delayed this week. So much going on with kids back to school and trying to find the time to work on the things I would like to. So please forgive the delay, we will now have our regularly scheduled program...

As the saying goes, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well I definitely feel I have been given my share of lemons in the last couple of days. So... taking these lemons and am doing just that!

I am even going to share my very delicious Strawberry Lemonade recipe with you! You might just think it is the best you've ever tasted ( just my personal opinion.) It is a recipe I have been making for friends and family for the last 18 years. No matter the occasion, it is always right. Here is my secret recipe...shhh...O.K. I guess it won't be secret anymore...just enjoy! :)

Can't wait to hear if you liked it. What do you think of my fun and cute frame around this yummy recipe? Well...I thought it would make the recipe extra special by adding a very whimsy frame. I bet you want a cute frame like this too. The"Whimsy Spotlight" this week is all about these whimsical frames, and many beautiful designs from creative blog couture, unique jeweled wall art, fun fonts to unique digital scrapbooking kits. Still there is more to see. The House of 3 has it all!

I am going to tell you prepared to! The first time I layed eyes on these whimsical designs I was smitten! ♥♥♥ This unique business is all about Inspiring, Creating and falling in Love with design. In fact, this is their motto...Inspire. Create. Love. Simply said and true!

However, there is nothing simple about these many wonderful,and intricate details in every design. I could look at all the House of 3 designs for hours, imagining the possibilities of what I could create. I have been soo excited to share with all of you these very talented and creative designers behind this fabulous company! You definitely will see why it is called the House of 3 and having these 3 beautiful, creative minds make for amazing designs! There is so much I could say about each one, that honestly...I would have a post at least an hour long. In order to give you the shorter version, you must go here to read more about these very gifted women! Make sure to click on their names below and visit their wonderful blogs!

Heidi Swapp

Heidi is a passionate scrapbooker who,
loves to share her ideas in many ways!

Rhonna Farr
Rhonna wants you to, "enjoy the process" of creating.

Janet Hopkins

Janet found an artist inside her through scrapbooking.

So, I am ready to show you all what House of 3 is all about! It was really hard not to show you everything...again we might be here for hours. I love all of the designs. Let's start with...House Adornments.

I am loving these chandeliers!

I so want to do this in my next house! I will be writing "reminders", scriptures or quotes for the day and little love notes to Mr. Wonderful...

Frames of many styles and sizes!

This is such an easy and beautiful look!

The whimsical look of the vinyl with real fun!

You have to look twice to realize this lamp is not real.

Monogrammed letters are very the jeweled art around it!

Just one of the great backgrounds that you can use to add whimsy to your blog!

For any of you looking to add change to your blog, add some fun or just starting a blog there is so many styles to choose from and the prices so affordable!

Another favorite one...

These fonts are wonderful! Remember these are not just for scrapbooks, but for many artistic uses. I would use these to add to containers in my craft room or print and frame them! As I said, "the possibilities...endless!"

I am in love with this set...I could use these monograms in so many ways!

Many calenders to choose from too!

I am telling you...they have everything! Here is just one of there invitations kit.

Love unique, whimsical cards...
easy to create with card kits!

Another thing I love about House of 3...
they show you many tutorials!

Is this not the cutest idea?! You can design a book for
yourself or a friend as a house warming gift!

Who doesn't love a fabulous magnetic board?!

It really is Inspire. Create. Love!

I think you all can see why I am smitten! So many beautiful designs to look at and the creativity is unlimited!! That very cute frame around my yummy recipe up there...I purchased it, and within minutes I had it to create with. Many of their designs are downloadable after you purchase them, some will come by mail. I can't say enough about this wonderful company and it's talented designers!

I am excited every time I buy something and think how I am going to use it. Again, the prices are soo affordable which get a lot of whimsy for your money!!

Speaking of affordable....The House of 3 is going to give you all %10 off of there wall art! Just type in the code at checkout~whimsy10winner. I know you all have already thought of where you want to put those fabulous chandeliers! They also are going to give one lucky winner up to $25 to pick what they want on Digital kits! I know...very exciting!! I wish I could win!!! So many things to choose are the details for entering.

1. Go visit House of 3 and then return here and leave a comment on one or more of your favorite things. You can enter more than once by doing the following.

2.You know I love my Whimsy Followers! Another entry for you if you follow! Scroll back up a ways and you will see Whimsy followers on the side, click add and then leave me another comment. (If you already are, please leave another comment as a entry)

3. Grabbing my cute button, makes me feel loved! (again if you already have this, let me know in a separate entry)

4. Blog, FB or tweet about this post. (separate entry for each thing)

5. Stop by and visit the House of 3 blog and leave them a nice comment to say let them know how much you love their designs! Gives you another entry~just make sure to come back and let me know!

Please make separate comments for each entry being that I am going to use for the giveaway! Make sure I have your info. if you win. You have until Monday, August 24th at noon Pacific time to enter. I was a little late on this spotlight, so I will have the winner announced on Tuesday August 25th. This is opened to US residents only.

Good luck!! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Hugs to you,


  1. What lovely things...
    that Strawberry Lemonade
    sounds fabulous!!!!

    Love~ Miss Jen

  2. I sure wish i like lemon. That recipe looks great.
    I'm also not a scrapbooker. UGH!!!!!!!
    I just love all your photos. Very inspiring!

  3. Hi Victoria! WOW-they have very cool things! It's amazing how real their clings look on the wall next to real accessories! Am I saying "real" too many times? Unreal!

    I will step over and check them out now!


  4. It will be so fun to visit all these wonderful ladies!

    Thank you so much for your warm words.
    Writing has always been very cathartic for me.
    As I had my daughter at age 20 we really grew up together. So many times it was literally "Her and I against the world." But, I know if I am to be a truly good mother I have to let her go. I also know she will come back to me.

    Now, if I can just get the dog from out underneath the bed and eating again the world will be alright. :)

    Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Beautiful stuff! I would love to add any of thier scrapbook items to my collection but I have to say I love love love the black wall frams.

  6. Neat!!! I recognize Heidi Swapp from scrapbooking stuff. I can't get over how gorgeous their stuff is. The blog templates are too cute for words. ;) Great giveaway, Miss! ;)

  7. Very cool, Thanks Victoria! Also I LOVE your strawberry lemonade! It is tasty tasty tasty. My mouth is watering at this very moment! yummmm! Thanks for sharing.


  8. I love their vinyl sticker art. Especially the frames. Can't wait to try your recipe.

  9. I am flipping over the wonderful images of House of 3 and your Strawberry Lemonade recipe... yea i am going to make it today!!! I am off to click on their site and be completely inspired... wishing you a wonderful day!!!!

  10. My absolute favorite is their fonts!!! Sooo creative and unique. But I like the borders much to choose from!

  11. I left a comment on hof3 blog with a huge Thank You for creating the new Boy kits. As a mother of 3 boys this is just what I need to jazz up their photos! They are fabulous - and thanks to you for offering this giveaway!
    Great site!

  12. Another great idea from the girls!! So fabulous!!!

  13. OMG! I am in love with their designs... What else can I say except that I'm heading over to their website right now!!! Thanks for sharing and for your recipe too...

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit and say hi! I JUST put up a New Post...
    Have a great day,

  14. Their Blog Couture is amazing! I would love to try the magnet board too!

  15. Oh my, I love those wall decals!!! I "need" the frames or the chandelier ones for my daughters' shared "Paris" themed bathroom mirrors. So cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!


  16. I am already a follower of your awesome blog =) Thanks again!!!

  17. I love their website! I just left them a comment too! Thanks for a chance to win some of their stuff!

  18. Ok, one more for me - just left them a comment on their blog - thanks again for the super giveaway!!!

  19. what fun products, thanks for sharing!

  20. what isn't there to love about Hof3? everything is fabo*beautiful and so much fun. I love the vintage tickets and the wall art is absolutely to-die for. My heart skips a beat everytime I see those gorgeous photos!

  21. totally following you now and so happy about it. will enjoy reading about your adventures and all the yummy stuff you share with us!

  22. had to let the girls at Hof3 know just what wonderful stuff they have pulled out of their secret compartment of creativity again. they never cease to amaze and delight!

  23. I snagged your super 'cute' button and placed it over on my blog. Can't wait to see what you have in store!

  24. I totally tweeted about your adorable goodness here on your blog on Twitter.

  25. Totally just blogged about your site. Can't wait to hear what my friends think about your site! And I won't have to wait long....our weekly gathering is tomorrow!

  26. Alright....I think I have reached the pinnacle...I FB'd your site and now everyone will know my secret when I pull out the big guns and serve them your yummilicious strawberry lemonade!

  27. You are amazing to me. How do you find such great sites? You must be very, very good at looking for things. Maybe you just have great eyes for beauty!

    Your strawberry lemonade sounds absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  28. What a great post! And that lemondae recipe sounds wonderful...will have to try!

    :) T

  29. I think it might be too late to enter, but I'm gonna give it a try anyway. I can't believe I missed this post. Their designs are fantastic. My favorite is the Monogram font Kit. I NEED that bad!


  30. I stopped by House of 3 and left a little note. They are truly amazing!

  31. Ooh I love the monogram letter; it would be perfect to complete my little girl room makeover. p.s. I left my mark on HO3 :)

    thanks for this awesome gift!

  32. The HO3 items are fantastic. I like the versatility of downloads. Once you get them and start printing the ideas just keep popping up.


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