Thursday, August 26, 2010

A HIP HOPPIN' SURPRISE!...and a GIVEAWAY!

HELLO PEEPS!

Are you soooooo excited to be coming to me from Lesley's blog?  WHAT?  You haven't heard the news?? Well the head on OVER to the UNITY BLOG b/c Ang has a HUGE announcement!  We have added not one, not two, but THREE new talented ladies to be part of our SCRAPBOOKING DT!   They are:

Lesley Langdon
Shemaine Smith and
Pamela Young!!!

HOW EXCITING is that?!  I'm gonna cut right to the chase cuz I'm SOOO excited and I have A TON to show you- but before I do, in case you didn't see, the winner of the SPRING UNITY set from last week's post is KRISTEN!  Congrats and don't forget to email Jimmi to claim your prize!

This week, I have MORE to give away, but first a few things to show ya...

DID YOU KNOW that UNITY is now sponsoring a WEEKLY challenge on the SCS Forum with a WEEKLY prize at stake?  Our customers adopted the "Unity Addicts" challenge a while ago and it has now become the OFFICIAL Unity CHALLENGE!  EVERY WEDNESDAY!

I played this week.  Only I goofed and did LAST week's challenge...but, it actually COUNTED for this week.  Whew-ok-so-Funny story- Last week's challenge was to STAMP on ANYTHING BUT paper.  I was STUMPED, I tell ya!  Well, I got a set of these beautiful mugs from my sister in law a few years ago and decided that this sentiment from the Life Becoming set NEEDED To be on the mug!   Whatcha think?

I entered my mug for the challenge and then much to my dismay, I realized.  OOPS.  Wrong week, silly girl!  This week's challenge is to use black, white and a splash of color.  OMGOSH was I lucky or what?  This mug just happens to be well, black and white w/ a splash of pink!   Can you say LUCKY GIRL??  Sheesh.  Well, do as I say, not as I do, in this case!  LOL!  Just be sure to read the instructions HERE-I'm sure you will-I was such a scatterbrain last week, haha :)

I do have a chance to redeem myself though-with this weeks Hip Hop sketch:

Here's my card using the sketch:


Last but not least,  I leave you with the final pages of my BRAVE GIRL album.  I'm sad it's coming to a close, especially after your sweet comments week after week.  I saved the best for last, though. My FOUR beautiful ones grace the last few pages of my book.  You may remember THIS video that I posted a while ago-it is my most favorite tribute of words to my children and I printed out part of the verse to include on my book:
I really can't thank you guys enough for letting me BE BRAVE and opening up the pages w/ me over the last few weeks!  The best part for me, though, has been hearing from some of you that you've been inspired to create something similar for yourself.  Please email me if and when you do-I would LOVE to see what you BRAVE GIRLS come up with!
I ended the book with one of my very favorite stamps EVER from the new MELODY ROSS scrapbooking Kit-"One Precious Life":

DECIDE to make EVERY SINGLE DAY the very BEST day of your ONE. PRECIOUS. LIFE.

Last but not least, I am giving away an ECO CHIC to one lucky commenter today!  You have until 11:59pm CST tonight to WIN and I will definitely post the winner tomorrow cuz I have like a crazy amount of posts Saturday, LOL!

Thanks everyone!  Time to HIP HOP!  Meetcha there!  Time to head over to my girl Jimmi's blog next!  I just adore her AND her talent and know she's got something great!
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Have a BLAST today-that's why we HIP HOP!!!
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68 comments:

Ria said...

Looooove your album! :)))

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

OMG LOve the Mug...um what are those doughnut things behind it that my eyes kept drifting too heheh.
I LOVE LOVE your brave girl album, it is the most precious thing I have ever seen and you can tell that you put so much heart into your layouts! GORGEOUS!!
Love your card too thats dp suits it soo well!
Luv ya Girlie
Kristy xx

Carolina said...

Your album is AMAZING!!! What a wonderful treasure. Your card is as sweet as sweet can be and your mug - oh wow! How did you do that?

Jenny V. said...

Such a lovely mug you created. Also precious pictures in your album, moments like this will be treasure always.

creative patti said...

I have truely enjoyed viewing aevery page in your album, thank you so very much for allowing us into your wonderful world. This is really an inspiration to me. I am presently dealing with so much with my grown children and often wish to go back to a more simplier time with them. Your book has done just that. I can not thank you enough.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Amazing projects Jess I love your mug!!!!

Donna said...

Pretty mug and beautiful pages!

jennifer mitten said...

All of the projects are amazing - love that mug, your pages, and your card is beautiful!

Kelly Landers said...

Your mug story is too funny and really quite serendipitous!! I love that!! And the mug is awesome!! I also hate that your album is finished because it has been amazing to see!! Thanks for your braveness in sharing it with us!! Your kids are so lucky to have you as a mommy!! :-) Love ya!

Cindy said...

Amazing work! Love your album! Thanks for sharing with us!

Janet Z said...

Gorgeous mug and album!

Emma said...

WOW Jess, love the end of your album, in fact I have loved it all, it is just so precious! I love the concept that you are writing the story of your life every day that you live it, it's sooo true, oh and I love that quote on the last page, just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

Julie Campbell said...

Ahhh! Your pages are just the sweetest ever! Hope you're feeling better!

Jen E. said...

great stuff. you were tricky and crafty ninja style with that mug!!

StampinCathy said...

WOW Jess! Your mug is just to cute and love the stamps you used on this inspiring challenge. Your card is fabulous and love the colors and details. your album is just amazing and just love how you captured all the pictures on each page. I just love all the stamps you used on all your projects. Thanks for always inspiring with your creative style. I just love this set you are giving away, but please don't count me in on this one. I love Unity stamps, but I already have that set.

Jennine Chambers said...

Wow Jess, I love the mug! It looks like it came that way! Your pages are great and the pics are way too cute!

foursenuff said...

The cup is super cute!!! Good use of your time and resources!! Ha!

JPScraps said...

Your album is amazing! Love the mug & card too.

JC said...

Love the album. But I especially love the mug! Thanks for sharing!

Bogner's said...

Okay, so many amazing projects in one post! I love the mug. Great thing it is the right colors for this weeks challenge since you missed last, but what a great idea to do your mug! I love the card. Goes perfect with the sketch... And your album pages. SO STINKING AMAZING! So much talent in one person!

Lacey said...

Awesome projects, that mug is soooo cool!! love it!

annemk said...

your mug is awesome, will love to try making some.
and i love your album & melody's stamp on it (perfect!)
thanks for the fun chance to win!
♥anne

Jen said...

Oh my gosh Jessica...these are beautiful pages! I love the heartfelt pictures of your children and your journaling and quotes are so precious...you're gonna make me cry! *smile* Sorry I've missed coming here lately, and I see I sure missed a lot (busy schedule just gets in the way!) Your mug is darling...you are so talented...love your work!

Valerie said...

this is my first time to visit your blog. I may be out of my league. Your creativity is awesome! I must go back and look at previous blogs when I have time regarding your album. thanks for sharing you talent!

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

Beautiful projects, Jess!!

NoraAnne said...

Wow, what a great post with so many fun projects! Love the mug! How funny that it fit this weeks challenge too! It was meant to be ;)
Love, love, love your Brave girl mini!

Lesley Langdon said...

Such a beautiul album with beautiful photos and words! Have to tell you too that I noticed your Cinnamon Roll coffee!!! Love that stuff, love my Keurig!

Love that stamped mug and your inspiring card for today! So happy to be part of the team. :)

CharityHand said...

Love the creations on your blog!!

dclouser said...

Love your mug and album. So much talent!

awendybird said...

That mug is super cute! I have an idea for some Christmas presents now! Dollar store mugs with super fun stamped images - how cool!!! Toss in some hot chocolate and its the perfect inexpensive gift for friends! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

My Angel said...

Love your mug!! Your album is Awesome!! Nice work!

Natalie said...

LOVE that mug!!! and your mini album is so sweet! love your layering on it!!

shuggy said...

what an amazing album!!

danajedwards said...

Welcome. Love your card.

connie said...

Love the mug and your album!

scrappyteacher said...

Welcome, welcome lady....It's just so good to now that we will have some more exciting inspiration....I hope you enjoy your journey.

marilyn said...

Beautiful album--love the brave girl stamps and hope to go to camp one of these days!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiration!!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Oh my you have some delightful things to gaze at today! Simply stunning!

Elena said...

Wow! Your mug is GORGEOUS, Jessica! I'm speechless... Love it so MUCH!
So glad that you finished mini-album; love all the pictures and words you insluded in it. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us!!!

Martha said...

wow love your cup, how fun, now I want to try.

Erika M. said...

I'm loving your creations today!

Eva said...

OMG!!! You weren't kidding about your post today..I so love everything you are sharing here, your cup is AWESOME!!! Your card with this week's sketch is so beautiful!! AND your album pages just scream LOVE!!! GORGEOUS work my sweet friend!

Gwen said...

Great projects!! You are an inspiration to stamp on much more than just paper!! Your journal is amazing!

Terri E. said...

A ton of amazing eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic projects!!!

Lisa said...

I love your brave girls book SO MUCH!!! And those lyrics make me sniffle....This is just so fabulous....

Cherie said...

The mug is gorgeous!!! What a great idea!

Rona said...

Love your album. You mug and card are both super cute too!!

Cindi said...

great use of teh sketch & your pages are great
:)

Nicole W. said...

COOL Mug! and great album! Thanks for sharing.

Dani said...

I love your mug! So cute!

Amy Sheffer said...

Where have I been? These are the last pages? Looks like an awesome album and I can't wait to catch up on the rest of the pages. (I've been a lame blog friend lately -- forgive me?) Great "save" on your mug. And I love your card -- great quote and some of my favorite papers. Hugs!

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. stunning blog post today babe.. I so love it all. amazing card, what a fantastic mug.. and your book is breathtaking.. I love it all... woohoo Jess!!

Amy said...

So much fab eye candy today! That mug is way too cool and your card is really beautiful! Your Brave Girl Album is simply amazing Jess, you can totally see your heart and soul in every page of it... what a treasure! :)

MommaJess said...

Wow Jess how lucky are you that the mug still worked for the challenge. Thats awesome. I love the Brave Girl Album, You are so talented and I appreciate you sharing with us.

Saxon and Jaedyn said...

Awesome projects!!! Love love your album!!! thanks for the chance to win!!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful album!

stampjourney said...

Love the way your album turned out! So sweet! And isn't it fun when you luck out?!!? Your mug turned out so cute!

Vicki Davis said...

What a cute Unity Stamp card. I love the paper you used. Really a nice design. I will add you to my favorites list of blogs I follow. Thanks.

Jennybean said...

The mug story is too funny! Glad it all worked out!

Karen said...

WOW WOW WOW - So many good things I can't comment on them all, love the mug idea and the story behind it.

Such a sweet card and your album will be treasured forever!

Amy said...

OMG your cup is awesome and I love your Brave girl album! thanks for sharing

Maria Levine said...

You crack me up chickie! Love your mug, no matter which challenge it is for silly! And your take on the sketch is fabby! Now your brave book, well that is awesome so sweet and wonderful, brings tears to my eyes. I need to do that. I need to do alot of things... :-)

And I love the coffee in the background of the mug:) is that some sort of donut flavor or what??

Ola said...

Wow... I like it all!
Mug is amazing!
Card is gorgeous!
Brave Girl album is absolutely stunning! I love all the inspiration you give me!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

{jennie} said...

Love your post today!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BUSY BUSY GIRL! Loooooooooove it all:) I love that you stamped on a mug! SO FUN! LOVE visiting here:) YOU ROCK!

Pamela said...

Love it all!!!! And that is so cool about the challenge...glad your mug still worked for it...you rocked the mug!

FibreJunky said...

Oh my goodness, you really did save the best pages for last!! They are exquisite. Truly. The page with your little girl sleeping brings tears of memory to my eyes.