Friday, December 4, 2009

These Kids have got FLAIR...



...and I've been waiting impatiently to show them off to you, LOL!

{{{Oh, and if you have time,  PLEASE scroll down for this week's FARM FRESH FRIDAY post for THE GREETING FARM, too!  Thanks so much!}}}

I am extra excited about today's Friends with Flair post because it's my first as the DECEMBER GUEST Designer for UNITY STAMPS!   Yay!   I have received SUCH a warm welcome from you guys this week, I swear, I'm STILL floating on cloud 9!   Thank you SO much for all of your comments and encouragement-you really know how to make a gal feel good!

Another thing that will always have me beaming is my family.   Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, you may or may not have seen my "I'm Thankful For" post on the DieCuts R Us DT blog.   Well, I'm sharing that project with you here today and it's super close to my heart.

I really enjoyed using the NOVEMBER KOTM from UNITY to create this little accordion book from Quickutz (the book, and the American Crafts papers are available at DCRU).



The swirly frame-type stamp was PERFECT for the outside of the book and then the inside's little "Tickets" were just the right size to embellish the inside of the book, containing this year's pics of my four beautiful kiddos.


I am so thankful for these amazing little people it would take me all day to tell you why....even longer, maybe.   These four kids are the HEART, the SOUL and the REASON behind everything I do and I'm honored to share them with you.


This is just the right size to fit in my purse-LOVE that!  I even got to use the cute stitchy "Handmade by" stamp, also part of the November KOTM!   

Here's a few things you should know before I go...

*CHECK OUT the UNITY BLOG today...there is a HUGE weekend sale going on and also a complete list of FWF participants today!   ONE lucky commenter/participant who finds the "FWF Blinkie" can win 100 stamps from UNITY!

*The DECEMBER KOTM is now available to view HERE.   Want to see some peeks of projects using the December Kit?   SCROLL DOWN to my Thursday, Wednesday, and Tuesday posts from this past week to see them as well as links to the rest of the AMAZING Unity DT! 

Last but not least, I leave you with probably my favorite quote about being a Mom.  It tugs at my heartstrings and really speaks to me every time I read it.  In fact, I'm thinking about having it inscribed on a bracelet or necklace or something because I love it SO much....

"  Making the decision to have a child-it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."   ~Elizabeth Stone

33 comments:

Kris said...

Wow!! that is awesome!! Jess, you have such beautiful children.... and they have the BEST Mom!!! =D Love to all of you! hugs, Kris

Donna said...

Jess... This is just amazing!! I LOVE the whole concept of the accordion book..So handy to have in your purse and then you can brag all you want about those gorgeous kids of yours!! Stunning work! Xx

NinaB said...

What a sweet album you made. Even sweeter are the photos of your adorable kids inside.

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

OH MY GOODNESS ... What a fabulous album. And those kids... they're picture perfect! =)
Big Hugs
Lynda

Cindy Haffner said...

Jess this is fabulous, what a wonderful family you have.

Lisa said...

Jessica your children are beautiful! My daughter inspires me also and makes the best suggestions to help me with my projects. The little book is a great idea and lovely!

Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa H. said...

oh, yeah! this is worth waiting to show off-totally cute!!!!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is an AWESOME idea and what beautiful children you and hubby have. Children truly are a blessing and of all the titles I have Mom is the one I'm most proud of. {{Hugs}}

Jacqueline said...

HUGE congrats on your Unity news...SO deserved! You will be on cloud 9 ALL month!! I LOVE this book! What a perfect way to carry around those pics of your gorgeous children! You are such a proud mommy and that is so beautiful to see! Hugs! :D

Kelly Booth said...

So CUTE Jess....Your children are Beautiful and I LOVE the little Booklet you made.....

Bogner's said...

What a beautiful project. I really love the sponging on the front and the ticket tags are so cute!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Awww! What a sweet project! Hope you have a great weekend!
~ky

Rona said...

adorable TFS

Angie Blom said...

wonderful, love the mini album. you have beautiful kids.

Sparkle said...

So adorable! Your kiddos are just darling.

Jen Shults said...

I love this Jessica. I don't make nearly enough of these types of projects and I need too. This would be perfect for my mom for her 3 grandkids. Super cute idea. :D

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Gorgeous Jess!! Your kids are SO beautiful! LOVE that this is purse sized so you can carry it with you!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Great project!!!!

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous!!

stampjourney said...

So sweet! Love the quote, too!

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Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Jess!! What an awesome project!! Great way to carry photos!! Your children are beautiful!! I just may have to case this idea!!
~Chris

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, Jess, your kiddos are beautiful! What a wonderful book to keep in your purse!!

Danni said...

Awww, this is just the sweetest project!!

Kerry said...

Totally cool!!!

Heather said...

Fabulous! Love the photo keepsake! What a nifty idea!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I'm in total agreement with that quote, and I know exactly how you feel about your kids... I feel the exact same way about mine. They are the lights of my life!

Thanks so much for sharing this project and the pix of your darling kids!!!

Amy said...

Fabulous mini photo book Jess, it is totally cute and so are your kiddos! :)

Elena said...

Oh, Jessica... This mini photo book is so precious! I can see how much love you put in it! You are not only an amazing crafter, but amazing MOM too!

Tasha said...

Amazing design - great gift idea! I love the stamps you have used. And the gorgeous embellihments are fantastic
love tasha xx

Kim Nath said...

This is such a great idea. I am always fumbling for pics when someone wants to see my kids. What a bunch of cuties you have too!