Mar 17, 2011

Unity Hip Hop on St. Patrick's Day!

Welcome to the UNITY HIP HOP for March 17, 2011 and Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

My grandfather immigrated from Ireland when he was 15, and he just passed away a few years ago on St. Patrick's Day.  We all saw it as a fitting day for him to go, he loved Ireland.  It was in his blood.  This was him at 92.  And he was a Leslie too!  Miss you Grandpa.

Today's Scrapbook Thoughts:
 I took this picture by chance, when I saw my little girl waiting for my sister to get ready to take a group shot.  She stood out, being so small, I was surprised.  She just has such a big personality and you can tell in this photo!  So I scrapped it and kept a denim feel to the layout.

"Pose for Pics"

I used Iron Orchid Designs - Love Never Fails stamp set on this layout.  It's a beautiful, feminine set.  I stamped myself a background using Coloringz, kind of built it like a brick wall, then added my other elements on top.

I spritzed the ribbon with Mamma Sings the Blues Coloringz too!  Love that you can buy white ribbon and turn it into any color you want.  And there, do you see that Tim Holtz film ribbon?  I love that stuff.  I lost it, then found it yesterday.

Unity Stamps Used:

Stamp with Coloringz!  It's a new product by Shimmerz Paints.  I used Anchor's Away to stamp the pattern over and over again in the background.  Want to see a demo?  Watch this weeks UnityTV Episode #2!

Every month, Unity produces CUTE art on a 8.5x11 sheet of rubber just for kit club members! 
Here is the kit for MARCH 2011:

To continue on the hop, click on the button!  You won't be disappointed.

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Nati Tristan said...

This is a wonderful layout. I'm sorry for the loss of your grandfather.. grandparents are the best and are always missed when they leave.

Jen E. said...

really great layou! fnatastic colors and design.

Erin said...

What a great story about your sweet. Your layout is awesome as always, LOVE your style!

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful layout! Your daughter is SO cute :) I love the color scheme.
and your Grandfather is cute too :) My Poppy came here from Ireland when he was 18, he has been gone for over 30 years now, but he left behind his love for Ireland to share with all of the family. Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

Rachel B said...

I just love your LO! And I have to say, my favorite part is the photo. All those tall people with one short person being featured. Really neat idea! Really makes the important person of your picture POP! Love all the stamping and the video is awesome!

Jennifer Buck said...

Gorgeous! :) Love this layout! So sorry for your loss. :( Hugs!

Lacey said...

Sorry for the loss of your grandpa. Seems very fitting though. Love your layout! Beautiful as always!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous layout as always!!!!!

jennifer mitten said...

Great layout and the little one has attitude!

stampjourney said...

Sweet story and super layout!!

FibreJunky said...

Wonderful layout! We've got similar photos, starring my daughter, Hannah, who always seems to steal the show.
**hugs** I love the story about your grandfather - especially that you were named for him.

Purple Princess said...

Great layout!!

Rona said...

Oh my this is GORGEOUS!! Love the photo and your layout design is perfect with it!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

This is a gorgeous layout Lesley!
Your Grandpa will always be with you,you carry him in your heart!

Blessings and Hugs,

Ola said...

This is gorgeous... I love all the blue!!!

I would have never guessed your grandfather was 92 in that photo!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Happy St. Patricks Day!


sharon g said...

Love the colors you chose!!

Patricia said...

I love your layout! All that stamping! All those layers! And that beautiful ltlle girl completes it all!

Marcy H. said...

Fabulous Layout Design~

Debbi Tehrani said...

Amazing page, as always! Just love your stamping and the awesome design!