Thursday, December 04, 2008

Hip-Hopping Happenings...

ETA: Congratulations Beate, You WIN the Alphabet!!!
{email eryn@unitystampco.com and let her know your mailing info and that you won Worn PolkaDot Alpha from the blog candy)
Happy Hip-Hop Everyone!!!!


How has the blog hop gone so far? I am sure that it is full of the normal eye-candy...I love seeing what everyone creates every week...it's so fun!!!




I have three projects to share with you today. My first two feature the December kit of the month...Little Reminders. I know that we all say it every month (but that is only because Angela and her artists continue to get better and better), but I LOVE this kit...it's so darn cute!!!



For my layout, I used this kit, the swirl stamped across the bottom, behind the title; the basket and Bliss in the scalloped ovals; and the Love quote at the top of the layout. I also added one of the journaling blocks from Our Life, Our Stories. Everything that is stamped in red has been clear embossed and I used watercolor pencils on the basket to color it. The layout is based upon the Inspired Blueprints Sketch #5.


Btw, this is my mom with the kids when she was here to visit last month...JacqueB for those of you on the Splitcoast forums!


Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Little Reminders
*Unity Stamp Co. Our Life, Our Stories
*Making Memories Ledger Paper
*Crate Paper Die-Cut paper
*Scenic Route Sonoma paper
*Bo Bunny floral paper
*Bazzill cardstock
*American Crafts alphabet stickers
*rickrack
*watercolor pencils
*Marvy Uchida oval punches

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I also created a very simple card using this kit and the SCS sketch for this week... Looking at this today, I think that it needs a bit of glitter on the snowflakes on those cute mittens...wouldn't that be fun?

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Little Reminders
*K&Company Christmas paper
*watercolor pencils

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And guess what, you are at the end of today's blog hop!!! That means that I have the blog candy. We are giving away this wonderfully cute alphabet, Worn Polka Dot Alpha!! I love this alphabet and think that it probably gets overlooked in favor of all the really cute images, but you can do some amazing stuff with it. These letters are 1 1/2" each so you can really make a statement with them. I used them on this purse that I made for my neice Emily for Christmas.




The purse came from Hobby Lobby ($6!) I stamped the journaling block from Our Life, Our Stories onto muslin using StazOn. The E is actually stamped using Pigment Ink (no, you wouldn't want to wash this). I then pinked the edges of my muslin, ironed it on using wonderUnder, and then used embroidery floss to finish it off on the purse.


To create another fun little embellishment, I stamped the owl from Mix Up of Cuteness onto Shrinky dinks, colored it with colored pencils and punched it with my mega scallop oval punch to create an extra little tag/fun for the purse strap.


Here is another fun example of how you can use this alphabet to create monogram cards (great gift idea...esp. for teachers and friends!) BTW, this is a card that I created almost a year ago when I got my first kits of Unity stamps. Who knew then what a huge part of my life you all (and these stamps) would become. :o)



Now leave a comment here to be eligible for the drawing for this fun alphabet at the end of the day today. And come on over and join us in the chat and fun over at the Splitcoast forum!!!

74 comments:

Tink said...

Love your bag! What a great isea!! Imay just case it if I win!!

Jacqueline said...

Wow you blow me away everyday! I love all your projects and your layout is amazing!!

Carrie said...

Love your blog. That purse you made is adorable.

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

The bag was a great idea! Super projects - tfs

KAP said...

Adorable projects. That owl is so stinking cute, especially all small and shrinked up! I can't believe unity is giving away an Alpha! I'm keeping my fingers crossed today!

awendybird said...

Super cute projects! Love the purse!!

Jacque B (Mom) said...

Wow, so much good stuff! Those are the cutest grandkids ever! And I love Emily's purse -- wouldn't mind if you made me one just like it (with a J)! Love ya!!!

JenMarie said...

Oooo...FABULOUS!

marla said...

What a cute idea and great alphabet set. Lots of wonderful goodies to win.

Gretchen said...

cute projects! I love the size of the alphabet- great idea to use for monograms!

StampinCathy said...

WoW now these projects are just hip hoppin AWESOME. This is some major MOJO you are playing with. You are so creative and inspiring. HIP HOP!

Stampin Cats said...

Love all 3 projects. I really like making the little charm things. They are so much fun.

Jenn said...

I always forget about fonts cause the unity images are so great!

Love your layout, it's too cute.

Angela said...

Awesome projects. I love that bag.

Candace H said...

The purse your adorned for your niece is ADORABLE!

Tessa said...

What a great layout!!!! and cards!!! That purse is too much! Love it!

Karen S. said...

Cute projects! Hip Hop!

Anonymous said...

Very very very cute! You are so talented!
~Chelsea

Paula Laird said...

Wow!!! AWESOME projects! That does NOT look like a $6 purse!

Ashley said...

Christi, you are amazing! I love the cards, the bag, the little owl! All adorable!

Anonymous said...

Another great blog hop - I'm sad I don't have time to play today! Thanks for sharing - I love your projects and this one really rocks!

Julie Masse said...

What great projects today!! Love your last card with the monogram - so pretty!! :) HipHop! :)

melissa said...

The purse is just adorable! Thanks for the chance to win this great set.

Jess said...

Christi, the purse is fabulous! I am sure your niece will love it! So much fun!

Sara said...

WOW!! I don't know how you get all your ideas for all of your projects but WOW!! I love the purse, doesn't help that I'm totally a purse girl does it?

Kristen said...

first off... love the projects!! awesome!! you are so talented Christi... you make me jealous! lol. Thanks for the chance girl! You know we all appreciate it

Sherry said...

Too cute! Your projects blew me away again this week! I really must get some shrinky dinks, huh? That alphabet is really cute!

jan farnworth said...

love all the great projects see you at the hip hop party.

Shaela said...

I LOVE what you've done!! I haven't won in weeks - hope I'm lucky this time! :)

De said...

Wow, your designs are increadible! I LOVE the purse! What a great idea!

Tanis said...

WOW!!!!!! Fabulous projects! And what an awesome bag!!!

Linda said...

Absolutely love this alphabet! How fun. Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas!

Beate said...

I just adore the bag! My jaw is still hanging open!

Anonymous said...

All of your projects are fantastic!! Such inspiration. TFS

OMG I love, love, love that alpha set....it is fabulous.

Jackie said...

I love that layout, and the cards for today are just adorable! Great post this week lady!

Tanya said...

I am so inspired- you have been busy making AWESOME projects! What a fantastic way to end a HIP HOP!!!Those alphas are soooo cute!

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

wow great ideas and inspiration! love it!!

Amy said...

I love how that purse turned out Christi! Emily is going to love it..and everything else is awesome too...!!

Lindsay Spencer said...

I had no idea those letters were that big! I love it! And of course, I love the gift you made with it. I love all the gifts you make!! Super cute cards too.

KatyLynn said...

cute scrapbook page! thanks for sharing with us!!

Brenda said...

Wow, love the purse and the charm great ideas, thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Awesome projects, you never cease to amaze me. I love how you come up with other ways to use stamps other than just on paper..that purse is so cute!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Beautiful layout & adorable card. I love your bag too & the little shrinky dink owl tag - co cute!!! Amazing job as usual Ms. Crafty. =)

Emily said...

I'd love to win, thanks for the chance...

Tamara said...

That purse is fantastic. I love that idea for Christmas gifts. thanks so much for sharing with us!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What a fun purse...thanks for sharing!

2 Worlds said...

I just dont understand if we see results on your blog on in the forum
Great porjects

daiseyfreak said...

all of these are amazing, I LOVE THE BAG! HIP HOP

Shemaine said...

great projects today!! Love the owl tag!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow Christi....your work is amazing... Happy Holidays to you!

Robynccgirl said...

Great gift idea! This alpha set is adorable, I've never noticed it before! Thanks!

Lisa F said...

Beautiful bag! I "need" one for myself now that I've seen it!

Anne-Marie said...

Christi, I love your layout! Great use of all the edged papers... and of course, the Unity stamps. :)

Ravengirl said...

Wow! What can I say! Your creations are amazing! Thanks for taking the time to post all of your wonderful projects!

HID Kits said...

yeah i agree it is lot of fun. This is incredible.

Michelle said...

The layout is cute, the cards are great. That bag is awesome! I think I know what my super hard to buy for teen cousin is getting this year...

Gina said...

Terrific projects Christi! Your niece is going to love that purse!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautiful layout and such a special memory!!! And what a gorgeous bag!!!

Kerry said...

Cute bag Christi! This alphabet set is super cute too...and your right, I always go for the great images but an alphabet set would be great to have! Thanks for the chance to win it!

JazzyH said...

Love the bag. Great projects!

donna calamari said...

I want that bag!!! I really must try my hand at a bag project. I sell handbags and totes (and other accessories) so I love bags. Also, I am into recycling socool reuseable bags are very appealing to me.
donnacalamari@msn.com

naomi chokr said...

Pick me pick me!!!

Susan said...

Love the bag as well...the alphas are a super size!

Tracey said...

WOnderful projects! Happy Hip Hop!!!

Sarah E. said...

Such wonderful projects! I love love love the purse! I always feel so inspired during Hip Hops! :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Lovin' that cute purse! :)

cathygalloway89 said...

That bag is too cute!!

FibreJunky said...

OMG, I adore the shrinky dinks!! I think I see a couple of those in my near future for some stocking stuffers. Shhh, don't tell my kids!

Patty or Katie said...

I love the purse idea and I have sooo many purse addicts on my xmas list. Great stuff!!!

Lori A. said...

What a cute bag! My daughter Emily would love it. :)

Melisa said...

love your projects! The purse is super cute! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Linsey said...

chica, how do you do it every week?!?! You totally amaze me with your neverending creativity! These are wonderful!!! I love your scrap page--all the elements are put together perfectly and the scallop, zig zags edges add so much cool interest! And it doesn't hurt having such beautiful people in your photos too! The mittens card is so cute and full of warmth! Now, this Monogrammed bag is completely fabulous, Christi! That owl charm dangling from it--OMGOsh, what can I say, I LOVE IT! You are so talented and really inspire me to try a project such as this! Thanks for sharing it all, dear friend! And have a super duper hip hop day (even though it's Friday morning now, hehe!)xoxo

Patter Cross said...

Great creations girl!!

Darlene said...

What a fun set! Thanks for the chance to win.
I am inspred again by your blog.

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