Jan 6, 2011

HIP HOP } A New Year, New Found Loves


In my post today, I'll share with you some of my NEW loves, since it's the NEW year.


Good morning and good day!  If you're here for the UNITY HIP HOP  - WELCOME!

Love #1
We had the option this week of working with our FAVOURITE Unity stamps, so of course, I pulled out the co-branded stamp sets from Iron Orchid Designs.  Beautiful.  I like beautiful.  I love beautiful.

Devotion Collection - Good, Pure, Excellent
Follow the link to see it in the Unity store.


Do you spot her?  The lady in the corner?  When I think of this stamp, I think of SERVING each other.  And that is what love and parenthood is all about.  I also used 1/2 of the FRAME stamp on either side of the layout for our names and year of birth.


LOVE #2  K - I love this heart stamp.  I want to use it on everything.  In fact - I just had a thought.  This would make a great stamp for the back of homemade cards!  I will do this.  That gem is from Making Memories and had been scufed with paint.


And here is the beautiful biblical quote.  I encased it with a Spellbinder's die cut frame.  All that ink you see is Broken China Distress ink.  Love #3  For some reason, I am really finding out that I love blue.  I reach for blue ink and sprays more than any other color.


Ah Prima, how I adore thee. Love #4  I love flowers and this awesome faux suede leaf ribbon from MAY ARTS is really funky!  This is the first time I've left tehm strung together.  I usually cut them up for individual use.  Love #5  Hemp cord!  Strung throughout a layout, I love how it looks!  It comes in all different colors too!


Love #6  A new found love for GESSO paint and Shimmerz- A GORGEOUS COMBINATION.  I used a mixture of Shimmerz paints and spritz' on top of the GESSO that coated the letters.  I think that frame is by Little Yellow Bicycle.


Oh, I can't forget to tell you about the January kit.  Once I get it, I will be using so many of these scrappy stamps on my layouts!  I love the stitched memories journal box especially.

Have you thought about joining the club?  There are quite a few perks - check it!



HIP HOP SKETCHES?
Do you know about the Hip Hop Sketches?  If you play along, you can win some stamps!  And a little birdie told me that there are currently very few players, so I'm thinking that people just don't know where to find these challenges and where to upload.  That being said, your odds of winning are good if you play along!  You can find the information at Splitcoast Stampers in Unity's Challenge Forum

STILL FREE SHIPPING!  Check it out!


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Thanks for visiting today!


26 comments:

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What a great page.. tell me more about playing along.. I love me a challenge.

R said...

I didn't know about the Unity area at Split Coast Stampers, but I'm glad I know about it now.

However, the most recent Hip Hop Sketch challenge that I can find was due on 12/29. I can't find a current one. Am I missing something?

~Robin
http://robinredd.typepad.com/west_coast_scrapper/

Mellisa said...

i am so in awe of your creativity that i kinda wanna be you just for a day to see how your mind works. Love it. Love the t-shirt turned canvas. Thanks for sharing.

jennifer mitten said...

What a gorgeous, amazing layout! I am in love with all the Websters Pages stamps - so artsy!

Angie Blom said...

beautiful layout. I just love this technique with the gesso.. and my son is going to try this on his History Project this weekend.. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. Fabulous stamps.. I love these IOD.

Jen E. said...

i am cracking up! i wrote about my favorite new loves also!! great layout. love the details.

sandytoz art said...

love the chosen colors & the scripture stamp is great too!

Lacey said...

beautiful layout and great favs of 2011 :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Lesley, you wow me every time! Your painting is incredible and I love everything about this layout.

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous layout...WOW!!! I love all the elements and am just wowwed by all the embellies and techniques used on ONE page! :)

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful layout Lesley!!! I can never leave your blog quickly~haha! Too much beautiful inspiration going on here! How creative you were with your husband's t-shirt! After reading how you did it, I am sure mine would turn out a big muddy mess! LOL! Thanks for sharing~I love my visits to your blog :)

{jennie} said...

What an amazing layout!

Martha said...

wow layout is beautiful!

Becky Dunham said...

Lesley - I love this layout! I too am a huge fan of IOD and I love this set! The more I see it, the more I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing this amazing project!

Jingle said...

This layout is absolutely stunning! I love the associate you have created with that beautiful stamp!

Janet Z said...

As always a stunning layout!

Rona said...

gorgeous isn't a strong enough word!! every detail is so beautiful!!

Gwen said...

Lovely layout...love the blue and all the elements! Thanks for sharing your loves!

stampjourney said...

Gesso and shimmerz---wow, I'm going to have to try that! Love your layout!

RubyM said...

Truly Gorgeous. Love what you did with the stamps. Well I LOVE all of the layout.

Anne said...

Great LO!! I love all the distressed wonderfulness and the stamps that you used!

StampinCathy said...

The page is just gorgeous. Love all the details, colors, and the Unity stamps.

sharon g said...

Hmmm, I'll have to check it out.

sharon g said...

I'd like to do the challenge, but don't know how to get around Split Coast Stampers. I've tried several times,but have given up!!!

marilyn said...

Beautiful layout! gorgeous!

cort said...

lovely page. I especially like the trail of leaves that winds around the entire layout!