10.20.2010

Hip Hop and How Do you Do?

Hip Hop and How Do You Do?
I am so very THANKFUL for YOU!

Today is all about being
THANKFUL & GRATEFUL...
The Unity and {ippity} Design Team girls have so many
BEAUTIFUL projects ready to INSPIRE you..
I am thankful that I get to work along side
such BRILLIANT talent each and every week.
I definitely feel grateful for that.

Start at the UNITY BLOG...
hop along... take in all the LOVELY project ideas...
leave behind some LOVE for the talented ladies who created them...
then join us over at Splitcoast Stampers for chit chat with friends...
play along with challenges.. win prizes... and have tons of FUN!!

Check this out!
go see the awesome new website HERE


 So Thankful for you...
card using HHSC30
My next project is a decor item that I can have out for
Thanksgiving
OR any time of year!
Thankful for YOU wooden block.
I used stamps from the October Kit of the Month
{take time to laugh}
and other Unity stamps
First I cut patterned paper into 3.5 inch squares
next, I attached the paper to the block with Modge Podge
then, I added the title and embellishments to the top of the cube.
after that, I trimmed my kid's photos to 3X3 squares
and adhered to the block- one per side
 finally, I stamped sentiments on each photo
(yes.. you should probably do this BEFORE adhering the photos...
but I didn't...that's how I roll...  :)
and.. DONE!
 it turned out adorable..
they love having their photos as part of our table centerpiece!
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Without further ado...
I would like to announce the
WINNER
of the World Card Making Day Challenge that I hosted in the Unity forum.
My challenge was to incorporate STITCHING on a card.
USCWCMD11
The winner is
EMILY NIEHAUS..
(stampingout)
with her card, Stitched Leaves
CONGRATULATIONS EMILY!
Thank you so much for playing along and sharing your beautiful card!
Please email jimmi.mayo@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Last but not least...
Today is BLOG CANDY day here in Whatevaland!
YIPPEE!
Leave me a comment telling me
what you are MOST grateful or thankful for...
and I will put your name in a drawing for this darling
Unity Itty Bitty Stamp... Sit. Eat. Enjoy.


Next hop on over and check out the uber talented
*** KIMBER***
Next Blog

46 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Brooke!

Oeh, what a beauty of a box you have created!!! Perfect! Love the photos on it and the way you can change your view on it every day! Great idea! Also love the winning card, that's so pretty! What an idea to make a branch like that in stitching, lovely!!
What am I grateful for? Well, of course, for my loving family, boyfriend and sweet friends and being healthy and happy! BUT..... to be honest.... the first thing that came to my mind, when I read your question was: MEETING UNITY! Ha ha! Am I weird? I've only 'met' Unity about five/six weeks ago and I'm in love! Love all the stamps, all the people and all the wonderful creations I admire on the lovely blogs! So that's what my honest answer would be! ;-)
Hope you'll have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Wendy

Sarah Anderson said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous idea of thanksgiving - I LoVe your cube (and I'd be just the same, adding the stamping after I'd glued the pics on, cos that's when I'd think of it!!) Hmmm, that would work for a great Christmas pressie for my mother in law - thanks for the inspiration :)

StampinCathy said...

WOW! Your card is just stunning and that block is AWESOME! I just love seeing your creative and inspiring style. Love all the stamps you used for this theme. Congrats Emily!
Please don't add me to the giveaway! I love Unity, but I have that Itty Bitty. I'm so grateful and thankful for my family and all the special people that I've met through Unity and Ippity!

cindy said...

Fabulous cube and what adorable children you have too.

Bogner's said...

Oh my goodness! I love the block! That is seriously the cutest! I only have 2 kids (2nd will be here in 3 weeks) so I would have to have 2 photo's per kid... but I think maybe a picture with mommy and daddy too would be fun for kids! That is such an awesome idea. I am have to cas you!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Brooke, I absolutely adore your card and that photo cube is fantastic!

lisa a.

Lisa said...

Your card is lovely...and that block - EEP! Fabulous!!!! Love it soooo much!!!

Congrats to your winner!

Thankful? I am thankful to have the bestest friends in the world, they're there, no matter what.

JPScraps said...

The card is awesome and the block? WOW. And I am very thankful for my family :)

lynn said...

precious card and photo cube! congrats, emily!

Lillian Child said...

What a fabulous hop today! I am thankful for my loving husband, my supportive parents, my caring children, my adorable grandson, and for this wonderful country we live in.

Erika said...

OMG! Your block is GORGEOUS!! I just love it! You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing. It's such a great idea.

I am thankful for my amazing husband and my wonderful parents. Without them I don't know where I'd be.

Jen E. said...

ok, so i was thinking your card was the coolest thing UNTIL i saw your FREAKING AWESOME box!! omg! what a keepsake. i am sure it helps that your kids are gorgeous. :) but really, love the box!

Laura L said...

I love the photo cube! Super cute!

I am thankful for my wonderful husband, super kids and overall awesome life!

Erika M. said...

Your creations are amazing! I'm MOST grateful for my family who has been very supportive during a difficult time in my life.

Noelle Reese said...

I LOVE that photo box Brooke! It's really cute! Congrats to Emily! I am thankkful for so many things! Most important are my Dh Bryan, and my girls Carlee and Morgan. I love them all so much and I love how much they make me laugh every single day!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Your card is fabulous but that project with your kiddos is AMAZING. They are SO CUTE!!!!!

stampjourney said...

Love your sketch card and the photo box is amazing! I definitely need to create one of those for my desk at work.

Julie Campbell said...

Well... first of all - LOVE your card. The colors and design are so fresh! AND... your box is SO COOL! I have to make one of these! BRILLIANT!

Katy said...

Your project is wonderful, it's so adorable! Perfect centerpiece. I'm thankful for my husband. :)

jmahugger said...

Love your card & Thankful Box with your kids pictures. They are all so cute!! Congrats to Emily!!

I am thankful for my DH & DD who are my everything. I am thankful for God & his protection over my family.

What a cute itty bitty!! Love them all~

Julie said...

WOW! Absolutely STUNNING projects Brooke...as usual! :)

RubyM said...

Loved all your projects.
I am thankful for my family and especially thankful for my little Granddaughter. After fighting breast cancer for 2 years, I am just thankful that I am one of the lucky survivors. We should all be thankful for each and everyday.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic projects!!! I am most thankful for my dh...without him I wouldn't be a wife, mom...me!

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous cube! I am thankful for my DH! He is so patient with my craziness!

Jennifer Roach said...

That block is amazing!! I'm thankful for a wonderful family and my wonderful hobby.

Shemaine Smith said...

Brooke I love that block! You did amazing job!

Karen said...

Oh the Photo Cube is so beautiful and what a gorgeous family!! The card is so gorgeous too with the warm colors..love it!!

Eva said...

Brooke, your card is just gorgeous and your photo cube is AMAZING...what a great project for this week's theme!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous card and AMAZING photo cube! HOORAY! I can't believe I won! Thank you so much, Brooke!
I am definitely most thankful for my wonderful family. Through mostly great and sometimes low times, I wouldn't trade any part of my family for anything in the world! :)

Rona said...

that is a gorgeous block!! Your photos are fabulous and the stamping is icing on the cake!!

scalder said...

I just love blog hops! I get to meet so many talented and inspiring people. Love your card and display block! What I'm most thankful for is MY FAMILY! My parents instilled in us the importance of family and although we have lost them and 1 brother, us other 5 manage to enjoy each other's company even though we are all different. Family does that for us:) My two sons unfortunately didn't get along too well when they were young but now as adults do enjoy each others company. Nothing makes my heart grow bigger than seeing the two of them laugh together:)

symbelly said...

Hi. I love the woden block! Its so beautiful. Maybe i should try that sometimes.

I'm thankful for my family and friends. Life is better and happier with them. And very Thankful for their love.

Regina said...

Love your "thankful" cube - what a great, tangible way to show off some of your most precious blessings -- and like you said, I'm sure it really lets your children know how much you love and value them.
Beautiful!

I'm thankful for my faith and relationship in Christ, my husband's love, and many, many more bountiful blessings!

Brittney said...

I'm thankful for so much - my family, my friends, a stable full-time job.. The list goes on!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love that cube and your instructions make it so easy to try for myself! I'm sooo thankful that my family and my husband's family make one big happy group of people who love spending time together!
=D

Carol said...

I am so thankful for many things, family, friends, health, country... In particular I am thankful for my husband's job, which he nearly lost three weeks ago.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Paula Laird said...
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Paula Laird said...

Your photo block is AWESOME!!! Today I am super grateful for the little things that aren't really little. Healthy kids, thank yous when I didn't ask for them that show they're listening, big impish grins, my husband getting home safely from the job I'm so grateful he has. Non-little things like that. :)

Amy said...

LOve LoVE LoVe that box! Im thankful for my family every minute of the day (even when they are driving me crazy) and Im thankful for blog candy! LOL

Anne said...

Beautiful block project! I see one of these in my future!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, Brooke! This is sooooooooooooo pretty! I just love that card--love how you popped that plant! And that block--oh my goodness! SO CLEVER!

What am I thankful for---I'm thankful for my savior--He is EVERYTHING! I can't do anything without him--and I'm thankful for all He has done for me. Plus, my husband and great relationship with him. FYI::: Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday. WHY? Because I have so much to be thankful for!! LOVE IT:)

catnap said...

Really love the photo cube idea.

Kary said...

Brooke, your card is lovely. I like the kraft base, the layers & the stitching. The brighter colours of the focal image really adds a special touch to the card.
The cube is really something too. A great decor item and makes a beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing!

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous box and lovely children:-) Great job, as always!

Ruby said...

What fantastic inspiration! I'm most grateful for my gorgeous 10 year old daughter, who's my friend too, for my lovely man who puts up with me crafting, and when not crafting putting up with me talking about it and my little dog who makes me laugh on a daily basis!

LOVE your card over at the Play Date Cafe too, it's FAB! So glad you could join in with us for our anniversary celbrations.

Jen said...

Yea, I'm still doing some late hopping from yesterday! I'm so glad I got here because I love your card, and oh my gosh, this picture block is the cutest most awesome ever!!!! I love your details and that you stamped on the pictures...FABULOUS FABULOUS ideas...thanks for the inspiration Brooke!