Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hip Hoppin' with LOTS to share!...

HOLLA!  It's Thursday!
Time to HIP HOP.
Time to share LOTS of excitement!

First of all, tonight is the big night-the NUGGETS basketball banquet.
I am SO. SAD. that our season is over.  I so wish for my boys that B-ball was YEAR ROUND-
it is their favorite thing in the world...and since they are two of MY favorite things in the world,
I LOVE to watch them.  HAPPY. Thriving.  Determined.  SMILING.

Our coach this year is very special to us.
Three practices into the season, the coach they SHOULD have had...well, up and disappeared. Poof. Quit.  Just like that.  We were pretty upset...

While I don't know the whole story, I DO know that you don't do that to eight year old boys.  They were devastated.  Til this one Dad stepped in.  And ended up being the BEST. COACH. EVER.

So, for my first project today-here's the Chipboard album that I made-that we'll be presenting to him tonight at the banquet:
I used the stamps from the "Champ" set for many of my pages:
(Champ is available as a Stampin' Store kit-and not on the Unity website. For a list of stores, click HERE)

I also used the Itty Bitty stamp called "Tell Me More" to create this page:
There are no Unity stamps on this page, but that is MY BOY shooting a free throw-so had to include it, haha :)
Last but not least, another page created with the CHAMP set:

And here's the back cover, with the pennant stamped again saying "Thanks Coach".  My boys signed it for the coach already and I will be bringing it for the rest of the team to sign before we give it to Coach Brian!    

I have ONE more project to show you, but before I do, can I TELL YOU how stoked I am that our first NEW UNITY CHALLENGE is catching on so well?  I am THRILLED!  We have over 40 players so far and you guys have until March 14th to play along!  WOO HOO!

And SPEAKING of CHALLENGES?  Last but not least?  Today is a NEW Hip Hop Sketch challenge:

And here's a quick little fluttery creation I made using up some October Afternoon scraps (do you catch that this week as a theme?  I am USING. SCRAPS.  Hooray! Gotta prepare for some YUMMALICIOUS new CHA releases and the only way I can justify that is to use up what I have-I'm proud of myself ;) 

The stamp is a new "Itty Bitty"-do you know that there's a NOT SO ITTY BITTY sale going on at Unity right now?  Buy THREE Itty Bitties, get ONE free...and so SIX, get two see where this is going!  SO you can scoop up this adorable "Dream Big" stamp along with SEVEN PAGES of other CUTIE PATOOTIES!   
Next Blog
Make sure to visit the UNITY BLOG for other news, and then it's onto my pal Jimmi's blog next!  

have a WONDERFUL Thursday, everyone!



Tiff said...

It's been too long since I hip-hopped! Your word album rocks! So thoughtful, special, and masculine ;)

Marcy said...

Your Album is awesome~I know the Coach is gonna treasure it for many years to come.

Love your card you made as well~


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How awesome that you ended up with an AMAZING coach!! I loveeeeeeeee the mini you made for him!!! And loving that card!!! GORGEOUS work as always! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Peggy said...

You know that "things" happen for a reason and what an amazing reason for the first coach to go poof! The album is an awesome gift for a coach and I am sure he will love it!
Your card is exquisite! Love the butterflies!
Hugs my friend!

StampinCathy said...

What an awesome gift. The coach will just love it. Great colors and love all the details. This is one priceless gift. Love your take on the sketch too. You are so creative girl.

Angie Blom said...

Oh I just love the mini you are going to give to the coach.. what a great way to share how much he is appreciated. LOVE those kinds of Mini's.. and I love that card and sketch.. I think I need to use it and play along. xx

Sherri Thompson said...

Amazing projects, Jessica. I just love your card! Hope to get a chance to play along with the sketch. :)

Jennifer Shults said...

Super cute Jess! That book is amazing! Your coach is going to LOVE it!!! I love that butterfly card too. It's fabulous!!

Erin said...

I love when things just work out the way they are supopsed to~! Great book and sweet card

Jan Garber said...

Great mini. You can tell is was made iwth great admiration for this man. And your card is a wonderful combo of colors. Love the butterflies!

Erika M. said...

I really love your album and the cute card!

Martha said...

oh love this, my son is having a basketball tournament on saturday, gonna take my camera ready ;)
love the album!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

The coach is going to love that album! Also, love the card.

sharon g said...

I've never liked a sports themed scrapbooking page before!!!!! VERY NICE!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE the album--so many beautiful details! And that card--super cute! LOVE the colors and that paper!! FAB JOB:)

It's been soooo long since I've stopped by! SO glad I did!

marilyn said...

FABULOUS album--love it! Love those word albums for gifts.

Tamara said...

Look at the Boys great setuo.. LOL
I was taking about the lay up I mean Lay out!!! Very Nice!!

AJ said... LOVE it!! :)

1CardCreator said...

I am sure the coach will cherish the album you made with many sweet memories in it, so sweet of you to do that. Love those butterflies too.

Lisa said...

Yay for good coaches!!!! And I seriously neeeeeeed those butterflies.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Hi Jess!
Your book is gorgeous! He is going to love it! What a wonderful keepsake for him,and what an incrediable role model for those kids! To know that there was someone who was willing to take on such a huge commitment and be there for them! What a Blessing!
I love your card as well! Love those itty bitties!! and I am also trying to use scraps! but it is so hard not to by more paper!! I tell you paper,fabric and RIBBON!! yikes! I have a PROBLEM!! tehe
Thank you for sharing and for doing something so special for your coach!
Blessings and Hugs,

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a precious gift for the coach! Super cute card!

Lynn said...

Your album is awesome! What a wonderful gift and tribute for someone. He will love it always, I know. Love the card you made also. I'm going to have to try some of the itty bittys. I really enjoyed visiting your blog, btw. Thanks!