Thursday, November 11, 2010

SO much to share today...can I get a HIP HOP?!...

HIP HOP!   Whew-ok, I can start now.  I'm going to get right down to it because I have TONS to share.  Today we are HIP HOPPING with UNITY STAMP CO. into another holiday THEME-which is "JOURNAL YOUR CHRISTMAS".

These ideas were inspired by Ali Edward's "December Daily" and also by Shimelle's "Journal your Christmas."   It took me a while to get used to the idea, and I modified mine a little bit to fit my family's lifestyle.   I bought a Prima mini-album for this project.  Lots of fun mediums here-the pages are canvas and the back is acrylic.  I love this book already :)

Here's the front cover, using 25 Days, Bright and Merry Winter Wishes, and some Echo Park goodness :)

I decided to leave the 1st page blank-and on December 1st, I will journal what we were doing that day-what we're up to, etc.  I used some stamps from the NOVEMBER Kit of the Month for this one-I love the holiday sentiments in this month's kit!  It's NOT too late to sign up for this one if you still need to :)

I had an idea that the kids could be a part of my little December Daily book here-after all, lots of my errands will be based around them, right?  They really enjoyed compiling their "wish lists" for this part of the book:


Hmmmm...can you guess what he might NOT be getting?  LOL...ANYWAYS....

The back cover, appropriately titled, "STUFF", is a pocket page for receipts, RECIPES, whatever I want to put in it ;)  Kinda fun :)

There are two pages yet to be completed in the book-and it's the MIDDLE page.  I know that sounds a bit silly, but my family is the HEART of my Christmas, so the finished/final page goes in the MIDDLE of this album.   Here's the page I created for the picture of this year's tree trimming:

And, finally, this is where our 2010 Family Christmas photo will go to complete my mini album and my "December Daily" project:

Well, what do you think?  This album only took me a few hours and I really think we are going to cherish it!  Thanks for coming by and make sure to check out the rest of the DT, starting on the UNITY BLOG today-I can only imagine the projects will be STUNNING!

Last but not least...y'all heard that little rumor on Facebook yesterday about ANOTHER co-branding endeavor, right?  Ok-wait-back up.  Can I just say WOW to UNITY???   Melody Ross, Samantha Walker, Jillbean Soup, Cosmo Cricket?  And NOW...ECHO PARK?!?!?!?   Yep, it's true!   I have one more card for you using this week's Hip Hop Sketch Challenge:

I couldn't believe my EYES when I saw the new Echo Park paper line "Little Boy" and guess what-now we have STAMPS to go with it!  Sadly, I do not own this paper yet, but here's the adorable stamp "Boys will be Boys"  (I should know-I have twin 8 yr olds, LOL!) w/ some basic grey paper:

Well, that's a LOT of pics, huh?  EXCITING!  Make sure you stop by the Unity site to see what's new and on sale!  Hope you guys liked it!  It's time to head over to Jimmi now and see what she has for ya!
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Other than that, please join us at 10am CST on our SCS page for Hip Hop chatting, prizes, and more!


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37 comments:

Angie Blom said...

Oh I just love this Jess.. I love that echo park papers and the stamps used.. Amazing !! Beautiful card too.. you are rockin' girl!!Xx

Eva said...

Jessica, this is just adorable and what fun news about Echo Park stamps..yaaaaaaaaaaaa..on that, too.

Shemaine Smith said...

Ohhh so cute!!! Beautiful job!

Lynne Phelps said...

Jess, I LOVE your Christmas album, all that kraft and cut-out letters, two of my faves! And that boy card is pretty fab too!

Now it is time for you to go vote for your Jess Rocks card coz I entered it in the Amber INK challenge - there are only three days to vote so tell you friends to vote for Jess Rocks! ;-) You can read the details on this post. Thanks girlfriend, and remember, YOU ROCK! ;-)

lynn said...

this is such an adorable album, jess!

Celtica said...

this mini album is such a great idea! i want definitly have my own!!! will be my next project! thnak you so much for this wonderful inspiration!

Christi Snow said...

ooooh, Jess! I LOVE your album...the way that you stamped on the canvas and tied it up by the fabric strips...so darn CUTE!!!

And your card...LOVE! hehe...we both used the same Basic Grey line...great minds! smiles...

jennifer mitten said...

I love the Christmas book and tha card is fabulous! The childrens' wish lists are great. I'm sure they'll llove to seee those in years down the road and remember the modest little things they asked for....

marilyn said...

LOVE your album--I'm anxious to use my December daily album. Love your card!

Erika said...

Love the christmas book. Fabulous idea. And the card is AMAZING!!!! Love it!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh I love this Jess you did an awesome job!!!!

Lisa H. said...

ack! soooo fantastic and wonderfully cute! the album is awesome and your card-cute as can be (I'm partial to boys stuff ;)

stampjourney said...

So amazing! You've definitely inspired me to make my own December journal for my family. Thanks for sharing!

Lacey said...

awesome creations!! Love your Dec. album!

BonnieRose said...

beautiful... love your album!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL memories Jess!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW!! You are already rockin right along with your album...I LOVE it :)

jpmayo said...

Your journal is amazing so far, cannot wait to see how it turns out in the end!! Great ideas throughout :)
I adore your CUTE card, too!
(can I borrow this brain we are sharing for the weekend, I really have a busy one! LOL!)

Rona said...

Great book - really good ideas!! I love that you made the idea "work" for your family!! Maybe I could rethink doing one!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

What a wonderful book! I love how you included wish lists!

Lisa a

Karen said...

Amazing book Jessica!!! Love all the fabulous inside pages too..so cute that little wish list!!!

connie said...

love the album...really love the wish lists.

Danni said...

Oh my word! This is beyond amazing! How truly wonderful and special!

Carisa said...

great mini album!!! love all the different elements and i'm just drooling over the new boys will be boys stamps. eek!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute! I love this album! SO FUN--and all the details on each page! LOVE IT:) LOOOOOOOVE that HH Sketch--man! I wish I was home to play along! LOVE love love visiting here:) **NOTE:: I got some time on the computer while my husband is sleeping:) Couldn't miss out on a HH!! LOVE IT:)

Martha said...

thank you so much for doing an album, i have to do 4 for an order, and my mind was completely blank!
thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly Landers said...

I love your album Jess!! I hope you will share the last touches when you get the photos to represent the pages. The way you put down what the kids are asking for is precious!! I wish I had done that years ago!! :-)

Maria Levine said...

Oh JESS! This is fabulous!!! Love you take on it, it's going to be one fabby album! Oh the inspiration I may have to start one!

Brooke said...

your album is ADORABLE, Jess! I LOVE how you added in their wish lists.. that is perfect. I might have to do that with mine.. it will be so fun to look back one day and see what they were 'into'
at these ages... :)

Gwen said...

Great journal but I also have to say I LOVE that train card...might have to grab that set for my grandson's future cards!

WickedPixie said...

Jess, this is such a fantastic project and it is SO beautiufl! :-)Traci

Sammi said...

Oh WOW! that's pretty AWESOME your Christmas journal! LOVE it! Those kids wish lists are so sweet!

LOVE the boys will be boys card too!

Sammi
xxx

Anne said...

Awesome album! So sweet with all your little extras and the kids pictures. I always take a picture of the tree too...it's somehow different every year!

{jennie} said...

I did not know you had twins! My boy/girl twins are 3. They are a riot, yet wear me out. Chloe declared "Mom, I wear you out" at dinner yesterday. SO true! Love the album. Can't wait to start my tradition!

Lisa said...

This book is faaabulous!!!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is perfect Jess!! LOVE the lists....can I get a TV, too??

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is AMAZING Jess! WOW!!