Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Hip Hop

Hip-Hop!!!

This is our final hip-hop for 2008.
Angela has some amazing things planned for Unity in 2009
so let's finish off this year with a flourish and head on into 2009!

I have a couple of things to share today. The first is a layout that I created titled, You're Not my Little Boy Anymore. Funnily enough, the first thing that my DH said when I handed him this layout was, "Wow! He's so tall." So it's not just me that feels like that when I look at this photo of 13 year old DS.

The journaling on this says, "I look at this photo and all I see is that you aren't my little boy anymore. You are getting so big, becoming so composed, finding your true-self. I'm so proud of you!"

You may recognize the overall design of this layout. Yes, I used Amber's card sketch this week to give me the inspiration for how to lay out my scrapbook page. Thanks Amber!
Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Our life, Our Stories
*Unity Stamp Co. Hullabaloo
*Scenic Route paper (red)
*Basic Grey paper (dk. brown)
*Bazzill Kraft
*American Crafts alpha stickers
*Making Memories bitty alpha stickers
*Heidi Grace brads
*brown inkpad

My second project to share today was inspired by a post that Angela made on the Unity SCS forum looking for a CHA make-n-take. I love challenges like this (to create something super-fun, with loads of visual impact, but with minimal supplies & effort.) And this is what I came up with...

It's just a fun little sign. I have mine hanging off the door handle to my stamp room, but you could use it as a luggage tag or hanging off a tote bag...just a fun little thing to have.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Worn Music Background
*Unity Stamp Co. Remember Happiness (flowers)
*Unity Stamp Co. Cocktail Party (chandalier)
*Take Note Die Cut (Stampin Up)
*Mini punch (stampin Up)
*sentiment done on the computer in Word
*Martha Stewart bling
*American Crafts ribbon
*Rhonna Farrer paper (pink)

Now for the fun! In honor of the holidays, I am giving away a little bit of blog candy. Leave a comment here today and I will choose and post my winner in the morning. The winner will win the Simple Pleasures kit. Just make sure to leave an email if you don't have a blog on your comment so that I can let you know if you are the winner.

Now you need to finish up the blog hop and head on over to Laura's extremely inspirational blog!



82 comments:

Kathy H said...

Oh Kristi what great projects! And kids sure do grow up fast...TFS your projects and Happy Holidays!!!

Tracey said...

These are fabulous projects!!! Thanks for sharing!

Merry Christmas!!

Alison Bryant said...

That's a gorgeous picture of Jacob...he IS getting so tall! =)
Great work. We miss you!

JazzyH said...

Great projects

Jessica said...

such an awesome layout, Christi! love the little hanging sign too! so pretty! :)

michelle said...

the note die cut looks wodnerful!..and the litle door hanger..too cute! TFS!

Jacqueline said...

these are beautiful Christi!!

naomi chokr said...

I love that stamp set!!! Pick me i've always wanted the simple pleasures stamp set. Love your work

naomicelena@yahoo.com

Patter Cross said...

Love your layout, and love your little hanging! Awesome!

Jen E. said...

yeah! i like that layout!

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

Super projects - tfs

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

These are AWESOME! :)

Ashley said...

What a great layout and adorable hanging! I love them both!

Stephanie said...

Great ideas! Merry Christmas

Sarah E. said...

Fabulous projects! I love the little sign!

Sandra MacLean said...

Ooo! Love that layout!! Thanks for the chance at blog candy! :D

StampinCathy said...

Wow your projects are so awesome.
Happy Hip Hop Holiday to you and your fam.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

SWEET projects Christi!!!
Happy Holidays to you...

Ravengirl said...

I love your CHA make n take project! Super cute! I can't comment on your boy, I just don't want to face the reality that my little girl will eventually grow up!

Paula Laird said...

Aw! Super sweet! Love it!

catdidit said...

Wonderful layout Christi! Love thelittle sign too!

Katie Renz said...

Oh wow. That set is cuuute! Thanks for the blog candy!

Tink said...

OH, I love the little door hanger!

awendybird said...

Very cute projects!!

Kendra said...

Your layout is amazing! I love the elements you used. And that tag is so cute.

Kristen said...

love that you make the sketch into a scrapbook layout! :) and your idea for CHA is awesome! hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Latisha said...

what a super sweet layout of your son!

Nicole said...

Love the little door hanger and that stamp set is adorable! Merry Christmas.

Jenn said...

Love that layout, kids grow way too fast. The idea for the unity CHA make and take is cute too.

Merry Christmas

rae said...

fabulous work, as always!!
(((holiday hugs)))

KatyLynn said...

Cute cute projects!! Merry Christmas!

Tessa said...

Great layout! It is very eye catching!!! Super cute make and take too!

jan farnworth said...

what a great layout. have a very merry christmas.

JenMarie said...

FABU creations!

Stampin Cats said...

oh, I want that set. I guess I can place an order tomorrow if I don't wim.

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

wow super cute love the worn music stamp!

FibreJunky said...

Wow, he really is tall! Why do they have to grow up so fast?? I love how you used the card sketch as inspiration.

Lisa F said...

great projects! Beautiful layout!

marla said...

What fun projects and A great set of stamps to win!!

Jess said...

Love that hang tag/sign, Christi! I have the set you are giving away already, so don't pick me!! :-)

Jennifer said...

What a cute sign! I know what you mean about kids growing up so fast. I can't believe my daughter is 10!

Kerry said...

Wonderful projects Christi! Love the little door hanger...great idea for the make and take!

Olde Country Creations said...

Fantastic projects!! Kids sure do grow up fast, don't they?!

Thank you for the chance to win such fabulous blog candy. Love that set!!


Tonya

Suz said...

I love the layout of your son!

Merry Christmas

Colleen... Combat Cropper #2 said...

i am partial to the you aren't my little boy any more. I have twins and i can't believe how fast those boys are growing. at this rate i think they'll be 6'5 when it's all said and done!

Allison said...

great job they are awesome

Angela said...

Such sweet journaling on the layout. They really do seem to grow up so fast.

Love the sign. It is very pretty.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Newstampinaddict said...

Beautiful projects. I love that tag!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Awesome layout & such a cute project idea!! Hope you have a happy holiday!

Tanis said...

FUN layout!!!! I love it! Love your little sign too!
Thanks for sharing that awesome set with your Unity friends :)

Beate said...

I love your layout. It's so bittersweet when they grow up. Happens so quickly!

Robin said...

Great Projects!!

Gina said...

Your LO is Awesome . . . LOVE everything about it! :)

Jodi Clausen said...

You create such amazing Art projects WOW!!! I love how you used the card sketch for the layout.

That tag is just so cute!!!

Happy Holidays!!!!

Jackie said...

I love your projects for today! That scrapbook page layout looks fab and the colors really work. Hope you have a happy holiday!

JessicaK said...

What "awwwwww-worthy" projects Kristi. Your (not so little) man layout is great. thanks for sharing with us this year.
jessicakerr1@yahoo.com

scrappycandy said...

I learn so much on this blog. Merry Christmas and thanks for the inspiration! I love the scrapbook page...so many ideas. Stay safe!
cbee@inbox.com

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awww....don't our kiddos just grow up so fast? I love that layout and your journalling!! And that sign is soooo fun and adorable!!!

Joy said...

LOVE THEM, HIP HOP!

Shemaine said...

Laura i love the door hanging and tha layout is really great too!!!!

Sherry said...

I love your projects and I know exactly what you mean about your DS. Mine is 17 and I can hardly believe the young man he is becoming!!

Lisa H. said...

wow! your page just rocks! it is amazig how fast our kids grow, isn't it? love what you had to share today.

Maria Levine said...

Awesome stuff Christi!

Lynn said...

What great projects! Love that sweet little sign! Lynn :)

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

these are fabulous projects!!!! Great job!

Stephanie Smith said...

Your projects are great. Love the stamp set.

The Parkers said...

I really like your layout for your son... I always struggle with designs for my son (I'm into the girly stuff)... so THANKS for the inspiration!!!

Candace H said...

LOVE your layout and sign, Christi!!! HipHopHappyHolidays to you and yours!!!

Lorie said...

I understand the growing up thing! My oldest is 21 and I have NO idea where the time has gone!

Wonderful projects! Merry Christmas! :o)

Robynccgirl said...

Great layout and I love the CHA idea! Kids do grow up too fast!

luv2scrap said...

I love the sb layout. And the hanger is too cute. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa S. lisa@tulsamsk.com said...

I love that pink sign ~ so cute!

Thanks for sharing!

mcbetty said...

He certainly is tall.
I remember how surprised I was when I had to get on tiptoe to kiss my DS.

bmcbroom at gmail.com

Stephanie Niavez said...

I lovethe idea of a sign. Cute idea.

Michele L. said...

christi,
that scrap page rocks!
LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Kristi,
that door hung is great i like purple flower on them hotwheels scs

cathygalloway89 said...

Your layout and little sign are great!!
cdgalloway@ameritech.net

Lisa said...

Christi that is a great stamped layout of your son. It seems like we blink and our children are grown. Happy Holidays.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Your projects are so great...wonderful again!!

KindredEsprit said...

oh my! love the journalling spot and the lil' flourishes on your layout! and i love it when people share their stamped art!

Karen said...

They (kids) do grow fast!!! Great projects, Christi!!! Happy Holidays!!

Amy said...

holy cow!! 81 comments...is that a record?..I'm trying to catch up because I didn't get to do the hop on Thurs. Beautiful stuff as always!!

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