Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hip-Hoppin' into CHANGE...

Hello Hip-Hoppers!

I cannot believe another week has gone by already!   Well, Fall has definitely SWEPT in and we are going to be kickin' things up a notch here at UNITY!

Beginning next week, be on the lookout for a fun Hip-Hop theme, and in the new few weeks, a BRAND NEW UNITY Website!  And to make room for all that new, Angela has a video about a HUGE sale going on-beginning TODAY!  So be sure to start out on her BLOG and get all the deets before hoppin' with us :)

Change is DEFINITELY in the air here at Unity...and in general!  In fact, isn't that what Fall is all about?  Change?  Change is GOOD.  I used to be the kind of person who got a little overwhelmed by change.   Over the years I've definitely learned to embrace it and especially knowing that life and LOVE is constantly changing us and that sometimes change happens because it's actually for the better.   I am SO grateful for allowing change in my life because I am RIGHT. WHERE.  I. SHOULD. BE <3  Love that, too-makes it all worth it and so rewarding to see the blessings unfolding every day as a result of the decisions I've made to just kind of 'roll with it'.   It also makes it much easier getting to that next "cross road" and knowing that change can often be TRUSTED, too :)  After all, if we have to go looking around every one of life's corners and/or dictating how we should act or how things should unfold, etc., we're not going to end up very happy, right?

Anyway, I'm very grateful for the positive changes that keep on coming into my life, especially this past year or so. Knowing who really and truly is going to be there for me, getting to spend so much precious time as a family, and on the flipside, knowing who is worth spending and showering my love and attention on has been one of life's greatest blessings and has made the good really SHINE and the rest just kind of falls into place. :)  LOVE that.  Sure there might be a thing or two I'd like to change, but I have a very strong and solid faith behind any effort I've made and if I cannot change it, then it's not meant to be changed. Leave nothing unsaid-that's my motto :)   As long as that's done, then I'm ok with that :)  I don't ever like to let that chance to tell someone I love them 'pass by', as I also don't 'lay it out there' when I have to.  NOTHING left unsaid-that's a GOOD thing :) Thanks for letting me share my thoughts with you-I got such positive feedback the last time I did that you guys really just inspire me! LOVE this little blog world of ours-and that will definitely NOT change!  heehee

Anyway, I am very excited about this little group of cards today-I made them up using the new Pyrus paper line from Basic Grey, cuz they're all set for my very first UNITY CLASS I'll be teaching at my local LSS!   Hit me up if you're in the Nashville area-I'd LOVE to see you!

Here's a closeup of one of the cards we'll be doing:

REALLY love the Basic Grey bloomers too and also the sentiment-cuz we ALL need to have a little Faith, right?    I hope you like the projects today-TOMORROW is October 1st and you know what that means?  a BRAND NEW KIT of the MONTH!  Woo HOOO!!!

For now, be sure to visit Jimmi's blog next to see what she has for you all today:

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Oh-and in response to the TON of awesome comments and questions about the felt flowers on my card from yesterday, I used the MFT Dienamics Spiral die to create them w/ the felt.  The die appears to be out of stock on the MFT website right now, but I know Kim and she's awesome and restocks all the time :)   Would you guys like a tutorial on them sometime soon?  Let me know and if I get enough interest I'll be happy to do one!

Oh, and last but not least, here's a little sneak peek of the October KOTM that will leave you DANCING just like it left me!  LOVE these clouds...


Hugs xoxo
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23 comments:

jmahugger said...

Super cute cards!! Would love a tutorial on the flowers!!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us~~Enjoy your Hip Hop day!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

What a fantastic set of cards!!! Love them all.

lisa a.

JPScraps said...

Adorable set of cards. Have fun with your class!

Jessie said...

Beautiful cards!

Christi Snow said...

What a fun class, Jess! those cards are gorgeous!! Change IS good! :o) smiles...

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful and inspiring set of cards.

Elena said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful post, Jessica!
I love what you did with the BG papers and Unity stamps!

NoraAnne said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! It's always inspiring to hear others perspective, especially when it's uplifting and motivating :)
LOVE your cards, that Pyrus paper is one of my favs! So fall-y good!
Enjoy your class!

Lacey said...

Sweet cards! Loving the sneak too :D

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous cards hunny! Congrats on teaching a class at your LSS! Change is GOOD! :) hugs!

Erika M. said...

Awesome cards!

Eva said...

Jessica, great message and change is GOOD indeed....I am in the same thought process as well! Your cards are sweet and wishing you a full class!!! Hugs...

Martha said...

oh I love those clouds.

jennifer mitten said...

Love the cards and the sneak!

Lisa said...

This card is adorable - and tutorial, please! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

YES to a tutorial:) Love learning your tips and tricks;)

Such cute cards shared today! LOVE the kraft with the color themes you picked! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) Always love visiting here:)

FibreJunky said...

Every time I go to order that flower dienamic, it's out of stock!! Some day...

Anyway, great cards! Maybe some day, I'll be in TN at the same time as you're teaching a class. It'd be awesome to meet up with you!!

Kelly Landers said...

Love that set of cards!! Happy for you that you are embracing change!! It can be a good thing!! Love ya!

Julie Campbell said...

Yep! Change is good. :) I am so excited about your new teaching adventure! I wish I lived closer b/c I would definitely sign up! Looks like it's going to be a blast!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous cards and great post!!!!
Hugs!!!

Luciana Kajiura said...

Beautiful cards! I love this colors.
Hugs, Luciana.

Angie Blom said...

I love these cards Jess.. the papers are so rich in colour.. perfect for the fall season. That sneak peek.. oh now I want that stamp!!

Tasha said...

Love these Jess, i think the DP and mix of embellishments are fab!
love tasha xx