Hip Hop Farewell to 2010!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Helloooo Hip Hoppers and Happy New Year! Your should be coming from AJ's fab blog and if you didn't start your Hip Hop at Unity...Go Back Go Back and start here. So much to share you'll want to start there first!
I hope you had a fabulous Christmas with your friends and family. I sure can't believe we are putting a lid on 2010 that's for sure. I had some fantastic things happen to me in 2010 and one of them was becoming a part of the Unity Stamp Company team. When I was asked to join the team I was speechless, just ask Angela. {giggle}I am so honored every week to be able to create with these beautiful stamps and I know all of you not only love the stamps because of the quality and value but you love the woman behind the company. Never have I met such a lady. She inspires me in so many ways and the fact that we as customers that get to know her is a real treasure. And let's not forget the Unity men..Oh they make me chuckle with their stamp antics. I have a confession to make...when I am having a downer kind of day I click over to YouTube and watch Tommy T and Chris's video tutorials and by the end of those videos I'm smiling, just like that. And not to mention I love my fellow DT girls!!! So much talent but most of all so much heart. It's been amazing so far and I hope you all know how much you mean to me!

OK...so this week's scrapbook project is a holiday layout of my kids 

Supplies: Bo Bunny Paper from Paper Posies Jan kit, KI Co Scribbles glitter word borders, Maya Road chipboard banner and stars, silver Stickles and I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur along with the new Lacey Circles dies

For journaling I used this image from the Jillibean Soup Countdown to Christmas set. A fav of mine already

and I had to use my favorite stamp of 2010 that I got at Winter CHA

Hearts of Old

I love this stamp so much I incorporated it into my 2010 Christmas cards

Don't forget friends...December's KOTM is fabulous!! Order yours today by signing up for a membership here 

and get these great benefits for being a member

Now Hop on over to Brooke's blog for another fabulous project I'm sure

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Under Construction

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Please excuse my mess while my blog is under construction. I wish I could pay someone to create me a fantastic blog but it's just not in my budget. So I've been seeking out cool clip art and playing in Photoshop Elements and so far created a new blog banner. Let me know what you think!
Today is a crafty day for me, I've got some assignments that I'm working on but I'll let you have a peek soon!
Enjoy your day after Christmas shopping if you head out and be careful out there. As for me, I'm crafting at home and trying to put this Christmas behind me.

Merry Christmas Friends

Saturday, December 25, 2010

I'm wishing I was Christmasing with my parents so much this year so I'm posting my favorite version of this Christmas classic so far for them.

I hope you all enjoy your friends and family this holiday season and Santa brings you what you wished for. For all my friends who are dealing with family illnesses, I'll be praying for each one of you.  
Merry Christmas!!

Some fabulous news to share!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I got some wonderful news to cheer me up while being laid up with a cold. I've been invited back to the Imaginisce 2011 Design Team!

Congratulations to all of my fellow returning designers and to the newest members of our fab team! I look forward to a fabulous 2011!

Imaginisce Garden Party release

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hello friends! We're having a Garden Party release party over at the Imaginisce blog til Monday and you can win some of this beautiful collection!
Here are some cards I created with the new release. 

This collection is just bursting with spring images and as you can see I loved creating Mother's Day cards with this collection. Be sure and look for Garden Party at your favorite scrappy store!

Don't forget to check the blog each day for your chance to win some of this collection. 
I also want to share a great video featuring our design team coordinator Lori Allred talking up the new i-Bond! You've got to have this glue gun. I'm just sayin...

Unity Be Mine Hip Hop new Echo Park!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

 Hip Hop Hello! You should be coming from miss AJ's blog and if not you must head over to Unity's blog to see all the Echo Park/Unity specials being offered today cause you don't want to miss a thing! We're thrilled to tell you about more new releases from Echo Park today!

Just look at these new stamps to go with these beautiful new papers!

 I know...so beautiful...so romantic and so... PINK! Love them. Now here's what I created with the beautiful paper that Echo Park sent us to create with...

Yep, 6 years later I still get that fuzzy feeling in my tummy when he kisses me. My hubby is the greatest and getting married in Kauai was truly magical for us. OK back to the crafty stuff, look how easy it is the pair some Zva Creative bling and Prima florals with the Echo Park collection.

Now you love Unity right? Of course you do...well did you know we are looking for YOU? Yes we really are! Read all about it right here and just do it. I know you want to create with these beautiful stamps and I know you've been wanting to try. It just takes that one leap of faith to make your dreams come true and I believe in you. So go here and find out how...Good Luck!

Now I am sending you onto Brooke

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Fresh from the studio

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

 It's been a busy month so far for me. I am honored to be Guest Designing for Cupcards, a fabulous card kit club that is loaded with amazing goodies to create beautiful handmade cards. Please stop by and check out these adorable kits here!
Here's one of the cards I created with the December kit. I'm sort of addicted to Martha Stewart chunky glitter. That's what I coated the American Crafts chipboard shape in I used on the card below.

Imaginisce is releasing their newest collection with a fabulous release party on their blog tomorrow. 

 Be sure and visit the Imaginisce blog all week for your chance to win some of this beautiful collection. 

Today I was guest blogging at the Unity blog and created this and another project. Hop on over to this post to see what else I created for my post today.

Paper Posies December kit is once again an amazing mix of beautiful papers, embellies and more! Here's what Michele had to say about the this month's kit:

Thoughts on December’s Kit:
"I am so excited that the holiday season is officially upon us! I’ve started early listening to Christmas music this year (the beginning of November!), but I can’t help it – I just love everything about this glorious season. I love the lights, the music, the tree, the goodies, the snow, shopping for and making the prefect gifts, baking and decorating sugar cookies, reading the Christmas story, decorating the house, sending and receiving Christmas cards, family togetherness, gingerbread houses, driving around showing the boys lights and decorations… the list could really go on!
I hope that the magic and beauty of this season fills your heart and home with love and joy. Happy Holidays!"
- Michele, Paper Posies Owner

Here's some of my work with this month's beautiful kit

Yes those are hand punched and folded circles that create the Christmas tree. I had this idea in my head and it actually turned out pretty good.
Some holiday cards

And some holiday tags

Yes it has been a busy month! Hope you are enjoying your holidays so far! Thanks for stopping by today!

Hip Hop & Happy News!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hello friends! Aren't you all loving Unity's newest Co-Brand hop this week! It's Hip Hop Thursday, my favorite day of the week. It's been a crazy week here at the Smith home. Two words says it all...Potty Training. Yep it's week 2 and my sweet Lily is quite resistant but I am very persistent. It may be rough but we're not giving up, we will get through this.

So how exciting is this?

Our newest Co-Brand at Unity is Iron Orchid designs. There are 13 stamp sets loaded up at the Unity website for you to drool over. Seriously gorgeous and on sale! All 13 new releases are 19.99 for a limited time so hurry and order!

I got to create with this set

Beautiful isn't it! It's called Provencial Collection-Paris

I loved creating with these stamps because they are a perfect fit with Prima paper, flowers and bling!  I used them as a border around the photo of my daughter and her cherished Huggy bear.

Make sure you visit the Unity blog today to see all the specials Angela has for you. It sure could make your holiday shopping easy for that crafty person on your holiday list. 

And don't forget


Also here's a look at the December KOTM

These images are just adorable! This would make the perfect gift that will keep on giving month after month when it shows up in the mail! Check out the KOTM program here.

Now click on over to Brooke

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Week end wrap up

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I've been busy this week. My mom came back to LA  Friday before she flew out Sat morning back home to Arkansas. I've been working on so many deadlines that I've neglected my blog lately except for when I need to post and I feel bad about that. My blog has always been my place to express myself both creatively and personally. I'm really going to make the effort to post more often so today's post is a wrap up to everything that I've been up to this week.
I started my December Daily on the 1st and so far so good. I've made it 4 days and I am finishing up day 4 today. Yay! This was my Day 1 photo. I even scrapped a layout about my goal of making it thru all 25 days!!

We're celebrating the Holly Jolly Holidays over at the My Little Shoebox blog and I created a fun Card Organizer with our Holly Jolly collection

We're also celebrating the 12 days of Christmas at the Imaginisce blog and you can win some fabulous prizes daily! Winners will be announced on December 13th!

And over at Unity we're hoppin with Helmar! I created this layout for Unity's blog post today.

I used stamps from November's KOTM. If you aren't a subscriber you really are missing out. Beautiful stamps delivered to your mailbox every month at a fantastic price! Speaking of fantastic, not only is Unity is offering Free Shipping thru Jan

Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Let the Unity holiday cheer begin!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hello friends! It's Unity Hip Hop time holiday style and we're bringin the cheer! First we say a big welcome to Emily Leiphart, our Unity Dec/Jan Guest Designer! We're thrilled to be having her join us.

Next be sure you start the Hop at the Unity blog so you see the wonderful specials Angela has for you!

This week's hop is all about the holidays and we've been showing off some lovely cards and holiday layouts.
Today I created my layout about Day 1 of my December Daily. I am excited to take this journey and created my layout with a hodge podge of Unity holiday stamps.

Supplies: This Girls Paperie Tinsel &Twig collection. Unity images: Tis the Season for Joy, Bright and Merry Winter Wishes and the Memories stamp was a single I got in a grab bag a while ago. I have no idea which kit is it from.
Oh and have you seen this month's KOTM! Feast your eyes on this cuteness!!! And find out about a special gift Unity has for KOTM members!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit today! Now it's time to head on over to the lovely Brooke to see what she has for you today. I'm betting it's something pretty good!

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