Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hip Hop {Thursday}

Welcome back to another Hip Hop day!!! I believe we are now on Week 7! Wow!! Today, you should be joining me from Linsey's blog. If you haven't come from there, please return to the Unity blog so that you do not miss out on any of the amazing specials for today!

First, I want to share with you a notebook I altered. I actually altered it probably back in March. I created it for my sketches. Well, I work best when creating my sketches by drawing them directly into Photoshop Elements. Thus, I never used this little notebook. So, I tore up some of the cover this week, left a few of the elements, and turned it into a notebook I will actually use. It is now called "My Idea Book." I find I run across so many ideas in various places, and I end up writing them on small bits of paper all over the place. Now I have my cute notebook to use. I used the Burberry Tree from the Unity Giggle Grove set. I envisioned my little tree as a decorative tree with ornaments hanging off of it. So, the tags are the ornaments, and they say: sketch, paper folding, & embellish. Those represent some of the ideas that might be inside my little book.Each tag is hanging by a piece of black DMC floss. And I also went over the trunk and the branches of the tree with black Stickles. I think this book is going to be quite handy!
Next, I don't know about you, but I LOVE toile!!!! This cassette mounted Unity single called Tea Time Toile is just gorgeous! And I loved using the Adirondack Stonewashed ink. I also used A Moment of Tea set on this card. I folded my Heidi Swapp flowers in half to make them stand out more on the card. They really do look fluffy in person. :)As far as the size of two of the stamps I used today, I compared them both to a dollar bill. The toile stamp is just as long as a dollar bill and about double the width. The good thing about this particular stamp is that you can use as much or as little of this background as you want. The tree is about as wide as a dollar bill but half of the length. So you can see it is quite a bit smaller than the toile background.
Well, thanks for joining me today on the hop! I know you will see more amazing creations as you continue on! Have fun, and head on over to Niki's for some more fun! Blessings,

64 comments:

Linsey said...

how wonderful, Patter! Super pretty projects today (just like you always do)! hip hop!

Tanis said...

Fabulous Patter!!
LOVE that journal cover...it's TOTALLY my favourite style and colours.

Jacqueline said...

Oh my I love the tea time toile! Wonderful things here!

Tamara said...

Toile, and classic styles are not my styles, but you have made them look amazing!

JazzyH said...

I love them. I like the toile.

Paper Princess said...

Fabulous work as always my friend!

Brandi W. (schlozb) said...

Beautiful projects, Patter! I love the toile, it is beautiful!

jacque b said...

Thanks for showing us the size comparison -- it helps to know such things. Beautiful work!

Paula Laird said...

Fabulous projects! That notebook is so cute! Thanks for the size comparison, too! That's really helpful!

stampinc said...

Your projects are just beautiful and that notebook is so FUN looking.

donna calamari said...

Wonderful!! I love toile so your toile card had me hooked. The journal is so cute and so creative!

Kathy H said...

awesome

Tiffany Johnson said...

I love that background and have yet to use it!!!! I think I might have to now that you've inspired me!

JenMarie said...

Oooo, soooo fabulous!!!

Molly Joly said...

GORGEOUS projects!

Candace H said...

Wonderful notebook and lovely card, thanks for the Hip Hop inspiration (and for giving us the size comparison - very helpful!)

Jessica said...

fabulous projects, Patter. for your question, did you and family go to north carolina?

Sawyer's Mommy said...

Hilton Head, SC

Paula Laird said...

Did you go to Florida?

jpmayo said...

Gorgeous creations Patter!!
I soooo need an idea book, its so gorgeous!!

Sawyer's Mommy said...

BTW, love, love, love these projects

Kerry said...

I love your little idea notebook! It looks like it will inspire you each time you go to use it! Fun colors and details!

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Wow, they are terrific!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous projects! I think I am too late with my Hilton Head answer.

Marti said...

Hilton Head???????

Kristen said...

gorgeous items as always Patter! TFS! hip hop!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

WOO HOO!! Already here, so I'll jsut say HILTON HEAD! :)

Maren said...

GORGEOUS!! WOW! That journal is AMAZING!!

Newstampinaddict said...

beautiful projects.. really!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Okay, now for the LOVE...What a great little notebook, Patter!!! You're so organized :) I love coming to your blog for inspiration and organizing ideas, and I love seeing your faith ALL OVER everything you do! Thanks for all the Scripture contributions you're making to Unity! {{hugs}}

Brooke said...

you girl.. are AMAZING!!! your book is so funky and bright..how FUN!your card is so subtle and simply stunning.. love how you used the tea time toile background!

Queen of Paper said...

WOW.... all of these are so beautiful. I love the vintage blue one!

evafromca said...

Gorgeous cards!!!!

mudmaven said...

Beautiful cards! ~chris

Stampin Cats said...

I'm not a fan of tiole but I do love your card.

Lindsay Spencer said...

Wow!!!! That idea book is sooooo stinkin cute.

susanshoe said...

I love altered notebooks, and yors is so cute, glad you've found a way to use it :) And, WOW, that Toile stamp is beautiful, I've never used anything like that before.
Susan :)

Michelle said...

I love your idea tree! What a great place to keep your thoughts!

Ashley said...

I love the book and the card is so cute!

HapEMomE said...

Patter, both creations are so pretty! That journal is so bright and fun!!! I love the colors you chose and the buttons you put on the tree! So happy!
~Chelsea
http://hapemome.blogspot

awendybird said...

Awesome Patter! I love toile!

Jennifer Buck said...

Super cute, Patter! Love that Toile background!

Ramsey said...

Love your projects, Patter!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Patter, I just love that notebook. I need to think about creating one for myself.
TFS!
Alicia

Jackie said...

I love it, the first card with the tree looks so nice, so much fun!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh how fun!! I LOVE that journal!!

Tiffmc said...

OMG Patter, just love the idea book you made!!! Thanks for the inspiration of the toile card, you convinced me to buy it.

Chris said...

Ooh, that background is GORGEOUS! Amazing job this week!

Ravengirl said...

I love the Tea Time Toile card. I love Victorian type items! Very pretty!

Jessy said...

Great projects Patter. Love the bright colors and creativity. BEAUTIFUL!! :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great projects

daiseyfreak said...

Fantastic card! it totally looks like DP, I may have to get that background! HIP HOP!

scrappycandy said...

I loved seeing the toile card and the dollar bill really was helpful. Was the scallop circle about 3 inches? A dollar bill is 6 inches long.

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Patter!! Thanks for the warm welcome!! I'm so happy to be part of the Unity family this month. And I have to say, I LOVE that altered notebook of yours.. just awesome!! :)

Amy Johnson said...

I love your altered notebook. The tags and buttons are just adorable. Your always so creative!

Sandra_M said...

That is such a cool notebook!! :D

Lori a.k.a. eeyorestayl said...

Patter, as always, you ROCK! I love visiting your blog!!!

Jeanette said...

I love your journal/notebook design.

Heather said...

I love your idea book, the colors are amazing!!

Catherine said...

I just love the cover of your Idea Book! It's so bright and energetic, I bet it really helps to boost your creativity!

Julie Masse said...

Neat stuff! Love the buttons on your tree!! :)

Angela said...

the altered notebook is absolutely lovely!

Erika M. said...

beautiful projects - love the notebook

Christi Snow said...

Patter, these are both so beautiful! I love the way that you created the "ornaments" on the tree and that toile card is so perfectly elegant. LOVE it! smiles....

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