Thursday, October 21, 2010

Givin' THANKS for Hip Hop!...and all of you!

Holy heck!

Where do I start, peeps?   Today is a VERY special Hip Hop Thursday for all of us with UNITY!  We have a brand new Challenge theme, prizes, giveways and NEW RELEASES to commemorate the new WEBSITE launch, and the WINNERS of the WCMD Challenges are being announced, including the GRAND prize winner on the UNITY Blog-that person will win the Kit of the Month for a YEAR!!!

Seriously-the excitement is SWIRLING!

Ok, so first and foremost, congrats to HEREIGOAGAIN!  You are the winner of my WCMD Challenge which was "Soarin' into World Cardmaking Day: Create a card that soars using clouds, hot air balloons, BIRDS, butterflies, planes, clouds, and the like :)  I was SO excited to see how many people played my challenge and I'm really excited that that SCS Gallery is just bursting w/ WCMD delights!  Make sure you stop by and check out ALL the galleries if you haven't so far!

Today's Hip Hop theme is "Giving Thanks"-to create projects with a Grateful/thankful theme.   I used the new October KOTM and a stamp from the Sept. kit as well to create a few projects for today's theme.

NOTHING makes me more grateful than my family.  I look around every day and it's almost as if each day I'm given a pair of NEW eyes to see each individual person in my family with a new appreciation and in a new light.   I know I've said this before, but it's hard to convey how much my children absolutely AMAZE me every day with their words, actions, insights and those sweet, tender moments of absolute, unconditional LOVE.    The way that through adversity, even perhaps when he should be in a bad mood because of a few unavoidable road blocks here and there , my husband actually loves me MORE and SHOWS love more because he's so grateful for me in return.   Is there any one of us that can truly describe what kind of circular, never-ending miracle a truly close family is?  I think about them and and I think about my parents and brothers and sister and our awesome network of extended family and friends and it really makes me smile.  FAMILY is everything, and all I know is that I am a VERY lucky girl, one who will never be more thankful for these beautiful people:

I got on a roll w/ the new Pyrus paper from Basic Grey and some cute coordinating 3D stickers so the project didn't stop there w/ my layout :)  I also made a quick card and a few bookmarks using some cork, ribbon, and some cute Basic Grey flowers:

So, are you gonna come chat w/ us today? The partay starts at 10am CST on our SCS Forum and we hope you'll come by!  Angela surpised us ALL last night when she announced some BRAND NEW RELEASES as well, so be sure to check out all that's going on today!  TONS of fun in store!

For now, head over to Jimmi's blog-I know her mojo has been rockin' this week so I can't wait to see what she's got for us, too ;)
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Love and happiness to all of you wonderful Hip Hoppers!  See you tomorrow for FFF!

"Other things may change us...but we BEGIN and END with FAMILY..."
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40 comments:

Sparkle said...

What lovely projects! I love your layout!

Angie Blom said...

this is all too beautiful Jess. I love it!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jess! Love your happy family layout here! Wonderful to read you are such a happy girl! Family is sooo important and feeling loved is the best way to have a happy life and succeed in what you do! Good for you!!! Loved your layout and also the pretty, pretty autumn-feeling cards, lovely warm colors!

Hugs, Wendy

Sarah Anderson said...

love, love, love your cards and other pieces you made - great design, and colours :)

cindy said...

Beautiful LO and family.

Bogner's said...

What a fabulous LO! I love the leaf border and the picture and the sentiment! So beautiful! I also love all the matching projects with the bookmark and such! So cute!

StampinCathy said...

WOW GF! The layout is gorgeous and super duper inspiring. What a great pic of the fam too! Love your card and bookmarks. You are so creative and inspiring to me everyday. I'm so grateful and thankful for my family and all the Unity/Ippity peeps. You all mean the world to me!

Peggy said...

Such a beautiful family you have! I have the Pyrus paper sitting on my table and your FABULOLUS project has my head spinning! I really miss scrapbooking sometimes and if you keep this up I may have to quit cardmaking! Lol!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Fabulous projects!!!

lisa a.

JPScraps said...

It's a beautiful layout showing a beautiful family. Love everything but especially your heartfelt post.

Lisa said...

These are wonderful!!!! Those 'lil bookmarks tug at me....

And congrats to your winner! ;)

stampjourney said...

Super-cute projects! Love the use of the negative space with your leaves border punch!

Erika said...

Beautiful projects. I love the colors. They're so pretty!

Brooke said...

Love your layout, Jess!! What a fabulous photo of your family.. so very sweet!! Great job on all your projects! Have a wonderful day!

Erika M. said...

So loving your creations!

Jen E. said...

cute cute cute layout! i like the deisgn and colros.

Noelle Reese said...

I love the layout! Your card and bookmarks are really nice too! Congrats to HEREIGOAGAIN!

lynn said...

your page is simply darling, jess!

lynn said...

your page is simply darling, jess!

lynn said...

your page is simply darling, jess!

lynn said...

your page is simply darling, jess!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Love the layout :)

Julie Campbell said...

Look at that crew! What a great family! I love your WHOLE collection! You've been a busy girl! :)

jo said...

Gorgeous layout Jess!!!

Thank you so much for picking my card as the winner for your challenge. I had a blast making this card!!

Jo x

Julie said...

OMG! I SO LoVe this Jess! Your page is gorgeous, and so is that adorable family! :)

Cara said...

Beautiful layout and cards!!

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous layout and cards!!

Lynne Phelps said...

Any layout that has those precious smiling faces shining out of it is a great layout! Love the fall colors, that punched border on top, the flowers, the QUOTE, it's all FAB!

Meme said...

Jess fabulous layout! Great family picture! All came together so beautiful.

Eva said...

Jessica, this is such a GORGEOUS layout...what a beautiful family to be thankful for!

Shemaine Smith said...

Beautiful projects today!! You have a wonderful family!!

Rona said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! love what you said about your family too - we should never take them for granted!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a fantastic layout! Love the warm colors! :)

Regina said...

So touching to read about you and your family. Love your LO and those adorable coordinating projects!

Scrapcollectr said...

So many great ideas and beautiful too! TFS
=D

Danni said...

You are such a beautiful, wonderful person! What a fabulous post and wonderful creations! Hugs!

Anne said...

Lovely LO and projects. Your words are also so meaningful! Thank you!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh Girl your Family is BEAUTIFUL!!

catnap said...

Love all the embellishments, and the variety of ideas.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Jess--that LO is BEAUTIFUL! I love love love it--and I love your card and those bookmarks! I love the one on the left--that is so fancy! LOVE IT:) TFS!!