Thursday, May 20, 2010

I did it ANYWAY...

Hey everybody!

{{{Thanks so much for scrolling down to see my TGF Scrapbooking challenge and, well, I gotta say a pretty cute pic of my twin boys ;) }}}

HIP HOP!   I have been soooooo anxious for today's post because I have been CHOMPING at the BIT to use the new "BRAVE GIRL" Scrapbooking Kit from UNITY!    BRAVE GIRL.   I discovered Melody Ross's website after the UNITY DT got an early preview of this AMAZING new kit.   Yeah, I said it.

AMAZING.

Turns out that our very own Angela just returned from Brave Girl camp and I can't wait to hear her stories!  I really hope to go one day w/ my daughter.   I think self esteem, confidence, and being BRAVE are the three most important things a woman can aspire to have for HERSELF and even more importantly, her CHILDREN.   As soon as I saw this kit and read Melody's words I was SO INSPIRED.

And now, I've got the rubbah in my hot little hands and here's what I did with it so far:

We have a pretty nifty sketch for you today by Maria again, one of our Ippity sistas.   It's a really cool one:

...and I have to admit, I was a little intimidated w/ this one...but I DID IT ANYWAY. ;)  This stamp kind of makes me think not only of the famous women in history, but a little bit about myself too.  

I was just thinking about how a bunch of people thought we were nuts to listen to our heart and make the decision to move our family to Tennessee.  All in 5 weeks from start to finish.

I DID IT ANYWAY.

I'm sure I could think of a ton more examples, but as I have never been more proud to be a resident of Nashville especially after the powerful example of how this city has really pulled together after the flood, it's the one that stands out the most in my mind.

I hope you guys will join us over on our SCS Forum today for fun, chit-chat, prizes, all KINDS of stuff!  We are gonna HIP HOP, cuz it's Thursday, cuz it's FUN, cuz we're UNITY, peeps!   I hope you'll get over there and see what's goin' on!

For now, head over to the fabulous Jimmi's blog to see what she has in store for you:

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Last but not least, remember this:

"Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."  ~Mary Anne Radmacher

45 comments:

Kim Yu said...

Very lovely card, Jess! I love the papers you used! Love the quote!

PhotoDivaJ said...

Jess, this card is lovely!

Eva said...

Ohhh..this is just gorgeous...I just finished a card with the Brave Girls kit and so in love with it, too...your take on Maria's sketch is GORGEOUS!!

Randi said...

SOOOO gorgeous Jess!! Love those papers together!! And those cool vintage-y embellies!! I picked up my Brave Girl set at the store today! I cannot wait to ink it up!!! I love Melody Ross!!

Kristy Young said...

This is ABSOLUTLY STUNNING JESS!!! WOW so many gorgeous details, the flowers, the dp the colours everything I just LOVE this card.
Kristy xx

Tasha said...

Wow Jess this is beautiful! I love the gorgeous colours, the paper is so pretty!
love tasha xx

Brooke said...

Beautiful card Jess!
Doing it ANYWAY is the BEST!! :)
I'm with ya on everything you said.

jennifer mitten said...

Beautiful card and inspiring words!

StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful. I love the colors and how you used this awesome kit.

Pam said...

Beautiful card, love the unity stamps

Julie Campbell said...

love, love, LOVE it! You are a brave girl (and a very talented one as well)! :)

Peggy said...

Awesome card Jess! Sometimes it is those crazy moves we make that bring us the most joy in life!

Kelly Landers said...

So beautiful Jessica!! And good for you for just doing it!! I am so inspired by this kit too and can't wait to play with it!! Your card is gorgeous!

Maria Levine said...

What a faublous card! LOVE IT!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning Jess! I love what you did with the Brave Girls kit here! Beautiful work!

Donna said...

Beautiful card!

Kimme said...

What a a fabulous sketch and you did a wonderful job with it!

dahlhousedesigns said...

beautiful card!!!

lisa a.

Kim said...

You are totally rockin the vintage look on this, gorgeous!

Lillian Child said...

Your story today makes me want to grab my daughter and sign up for this fascinating camp! And your card - stunning!

Lacey said...

Beautiful card!!!

Suz said...

Lovely card

Eryn Hagen said...

Beautiful!! Ilove your stitching...you totally rocked this sketch girl! :)

NoraAnne said...

What a beautiful card, I would never know by looking that you were intimidated by this sketch, you rocked it!
Congrats on being brave and following your heart to Tennessee!

Jodi C. said...

AMAZING card Jess!!! I LOVE that set and HAD to have it too!!! I have also fallen in LOVE with the Brave Girl Blog and SO HOPE AND DREAM of taking my daughter there too!!! As always....THANKS for the inspiration!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

JenMarie said...

This is fabulous!

{jennie} said...

Wonderful card.
Enjoy your new home, too!

Ohana in Bend said...

love your card! and your twins are handsome too!

Jen said...

Oooh,love every single embellie on this card Jessica! That's so clevewr to stamp on the pattern paper...love this!

jan farnworth said...

you did a wonderful job with the sketch very nicely done.

Stampin Cats said...

Love the card.

Catherine said...

This is STUNNING and SOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL, Jess! OMGosh, I love it! You totally rocked that awesome skethc, and I love how everything you used - the stamps (couldn't resist that set, but haven't had a chance to play yet), the papers, the stitching (still gotta do a crash course in sewing since my Janome arrived last week), and the embellies you chose are TDF gorgeous and perfect for this card! I love the vintage/Victorian/shabby loveliness of this - just totally takes my breath away! TFS!

Liz said...

Loving this hop my goodness there is so little words left for all the loveliness of these creations

Angie Blom said...

Beautiful , love all the details!!

Rona said...

beautiful!!

Linda said...

That is just lovely. I like the layout neat!

Jenna A said...

What a card! I love that scrapbook page SOOOO much, wish I could get mine to look so nice!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Jessica!! Love the colors and flower embellis!!

Cassie said...

lovely!
her story is so inspiring to me on many levels! i can't even begin to think of how amazing it would be to attend her Brave Girl camp!

Maria Gurnsey said...

LOVE what you did with the sketch!!! The flowers look amazing :)

Nancy B said...

Very pretty, love the soft, subtle colors!

Sweetpz said...

love the card!! the stitching is perfect! thanks for sharing!

hugs
juli

Diane S. said...

great card!!

Pam and Presley said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing
Pam

craftswithpamandpresley.blogspot.com

Carolina said...

What a lovely card Jessica! Love the retro look to it!