Thursday, December 3, 2009

Strong as a Tree...you+me....UNITY...


"To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have
arrived with your garden.  So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours".
-  Mirabel Osler


 When I saw this quote, I just kind of smiled for a little while....this post is dedicated to my DH....because we really do everything in UNITY and I really just sat and thought a while about the "Tree" we've planted and to be able to walk under its sheltering branches one day was really a beautiful metaphor... for the 10 years we've been married, 4 children, a beautiful new home...it just really resonated with me.


While we definitely have more growing to do, we can definitely stand beside our little "Tree".



When I saw this BEAUTIFUL tree from the UNITY STAMP CO. December Kit of the Month , I was so excited.  Man,  NO ONE does trees like UNITY!  Am I right?  I'm so excited about this month's Kit, {Delightful Moments}...and all of the images and sentiments that come with it!  Are you new to the Kit of the Month?  I've been hooked for several months now and I'm telling you for $24 you get a LOT of sweet rubbah!   


You can check out all the deets on signing up for the Kit HERE.



I used the Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg DP to create my card today.  I really like the colors of Fall in this paper pack.  Pairing the tree with the sentiment "Your LOVE is my STRENGTH" seemed so perfect for the above quote.  I really hope he enjoys it...and hope YOU do too!


Well, before I go, be sure to check out the rest of the UBER talented Unity DT peeps that I am so honored to be working with this month:

 Thanks so much for stopping by today and I will be back tomorrow with Farm Fresh Friday with The Greeting Farm, AND Friends with Flair for UNITY!  Be sure to check out the UNITY BLOG today because there is a "Garage Sale" special and TONS of sets for 50% OFF!!!!



Want ANOTHER peek of the UNITY Dec KOTM?  If you didn't get a chance to stop by my blog yesterday, you can scroll down or click HERE to see something I'm just...well...SMITTEN with ;)


I'll leave you with two more pretty awesomated quotes I love about TREES...


"Do not be afraid to go out on a limb ... That's where the fruit is."
-   Anonymous


"Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit."
-   Khalil Gibran

31 comments:

chris said...

good morning honey... first of all, congratulations on your new opportunity with UNITY.. i'm sure you will make them extremely satisfied and show them how creative you are..
and secondly, thanks for including me once again in your blog.. i love you very much.. i am very lucky to be here growing with you and our family like the unity tree every day. and even tho sometimes a leaf may fall or a branch may break, we will always work together and grow a new one and/or overcome any potential issue that is thrown at us..
again, congratulations to you and thanks again for the beautiful post that i am honored to be a part of...
have a good day honey.

Kim Y. said...

hi, Jess! Hope you are enjoying your day so far!
This is such a preety card, Jess! Lively tree and awesome sentiment! I love the quoted too! Thanks so much for sharing these. They made me simle too!

Tammy said...

Oh Jessica
I love this card and your story and the quote is so beautiful!

Jen Shults said...

Beautiful card Jessica. Your comments about why you chose these stamps makes it just 1000 times more gorgeous. Congrats again on your UNITY guest spot. :D

Kris said...

Jess, those quotes really hit the heart and get you thinking about life! Thank you for sharing them! i love the beautiful card with the sweet sentiment! the tree trunk is surely the base of love! hugs, Kris

Wendy said...

Love how the sentiment looks! Wicked girl!

Martha said...

love it.

Maren said...

Love it! I am so excited to be having you along for the creative ride this month!! You are SO inpsiring!! :)

Robynccgirl said...

Beautiful Jessica! Love how you colored the tree! Great job!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww Jessica 1st Congratulations to you hun!!!! That is AWESOME News!!!! You are the sweetest and they will love having you as part of their team :)

2nd Love you card, and your story about your family, that is soo true, and very sweet!!!

3rd Love how your hubby left a comment on here for you, that is the BEST!!!!

Congratulations again hun, and sending big hugs your way!!!!!

Cheryl Walker

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Jess you have made me cry. Congrats on the team, and for having such a loving hubby.

Stephanie said...

Aaaah, your dh's post is so sweet! I love your card Jessica! The stitching, layout, design... it's gorgeous!

Krista said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful dedication to your husband. Sounds like you have a wonderful relationship :)

Jodi C. said...

This is WOW Jessica!!! I LOVE the tree AND the quote you used to tie everything together!! AMAZING!!!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

And you were going to ship your DH to me for free. Awww...he seems like a super sweet guy. DH and I celebrated our 10th in August but I've known him since the 6th and we started dating in the 9th. I wouldn't trade him for the world...might lend him out sometimes though. LOL. I do LOVE Unity trees and have always had a fascination with them. I used to draw them all the time as a kid. Your card is stunning! The way you colored those leaves is perfect! Life is good isn't it?

kadie said...

BEEEEEE-autiful!!!! Omgosh!! I love it and I really love the stitching on this one!

Sparkle said...

What a lovely card! I love the quotes.

1CardCreator said...

Very pretty card Jessica, and I do love the sentiment. ~Diane

Heather said...

Jessica you are to fabu! LOVE this card using some pretty cute images, if I do say so myself! LOL...Love it!

Kelly Landers said...

OMG I wanted to cry when I saw what your hubby left for you in his comment. Your card is amazing, so are your talents and it sounds like your marriage is too!! Congratulations Jessica!! Love your card! Beautiful story!

Mercy said...

OMG, jess...give that hhubby some props! how sweet that he reads your blog, and that he is sooooo proud of you....aaaaawwww, bleeeeeess him! ;)

great card...lovin' all of this unity goodness!

stampjourney said...

What a beautiful card, and I love the story that you shared to go along with it. Perfect papers, too!

kim-paperbabe said...

awwww bless you two are just the most adorable pair what a fabulous card too and congrats and so love Unity stamps too, notice you've already spotted the little award thingy on my blog so BiG HuGs, Kim :)

StacyC said...

Great job!

Amy said...

Amazing card Jess, your whole story that went with it really tugged at my heart... so, so beautiful! :)

Michelle said...

Love your project and your quotes!

Michelle said...

Love your project and your quotes!

Sandra said...

very nice!
Sandra

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a lovely quote Jess!! A loving husband, beautiful children and just being together is truly a reason to celebrate!! You truly must have had a warm feeling when you created this card. It shows in your creation!!

Your card is gorgeous!! Love your colors and design!!! That tree sure is stunning.
~Chris

Gwen said...

Great card, love the way you used the tree!

Elena said...

What a beautiful saying...
And what a beautiful card!