Hip Hop Thursday!

Welcome back everyone for another round of hip hopping! It's exciting times at Unity with lots of changes and big things planned for the upcoming Winter CHA event. If you haven't checked out the website definitely head on over and take a look. Unity is making lots of big changes that we're all really excited about. And the "coming soon" section is completely drool-worthy so make sure you have a tissue handy and don't say I didn't warn you! Hee hee!

This week I played with a few of Unity's past Kit of the Month sets. Do you belong to the Unity KOM? If you don't you need to check it out here - talk about HAPPY mail! The current kit is absolutely adorable but there's no need to fret if you've missed out on past kits as they are all available for purchase here. I only have two past kits to buy until my collection is complete and I am up to date - ahhh!

My first layout uses the adorable cupcake border from the December KOM (this kit will be available for purchase in February if you missed it the first time around!).


I had a lot of fun with these pictures of my little guy Brandon. He is a sweets fanatic like his mommy and cupcakes are his absolute favorite dessert (or "bessert" as he says). For this layout I thought it would be fun to manipulate the photos a bit in photoshop to focus the center of attention on the cupcake (turned them black and white and then used selective colorization for just the cupcake). I then just took off with my color scheme from there - those cupcakes had this bright pink frosting and I am definitely not the type to shy away from pink on boy layouts so .... black, white, and pink it is!



A few detail pics of the cupcake border and the single cupcake I fussy cut and pop dotted on a deeper pink heart I cut from the patterned paper I was using. Oh and of course I added some stickles on the cute cherry on top!


For the journaling I hand cut a heart shape and backed it with some white cardstock that I then trimmed with my fabric pinking shears. I stitched around the shape a few times and added my journaling strips and a cluster of hearts in the corner and voila! One of the hearts is stamped using part of an image from the August KOM as well.

My next layout uses two images from the August KOM - love these "wish" flowers! Totally sweet but as you can see below can definitely still be used on more "masculine" layouts as well.


I used my two favorite things on this layout - my Unity stamps and Basic Grey papers! Oh and since that's my hubby there I guess you could say I've got THREE of my favorites on this page (and don't ask me to put them in order of most to least important hee hee!).


The Granola line from Basic Grey is very organic to me and these stamps just paired with the papers beautifully. I stamped the images repeatedly in 3 different colors of brown chalk ink, split my image in three, and matted it on some nice blue paper for contrast.


Some of my journaling describing just how wonderful my hubby is so, yeah, he ranks number one of my list of favorites hands down! And I'm not just sayin' that cuz he reads my blog either! ;)

Okay that's all I've got for you today! Whew that was a long post, eh? Now hop on over to our awesome guest artist Sherry and see what she's got cookin'!

96 comments:

Jess said...

oh my gosh, I just LOVE what you did to that cupcake layout! The pink and black and white is so scrumptious!

Jacqueline said...

Oh these are gorgeous!! Love these LO's!

Christi Snow said...

Lynn, both of these layouts are gorgeous, but that cupcake layout just POPS off the page...I have a feeling that we won't get to see it for long before an "out for pub" sign is up in its place... smiles!

Robynccgirl said...

Great layouts! Your DS is super cute, thanks for sharing!

Tink said...

Great Layouts! Love the big "WONDERFUL"!

Patter Cross said...

Love how you used the cupcakes as a border. And I love how you used the flowers on the second layout too. Awesome girl!

4guysandagirl said...

Love them both, but those cupcakes are my fave!!!!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

AWESOME LO's! Love your scrappin' style! :)

Sherry said...

Wow, these are FANTASTIC, Lynn!!

Tinker's Mom said...

I love how you repeated the cupcake element and 'dared' using pink on your son's layout. Sassy!!
~ky

Stephanie said...

Great Layouts! Especially love the cupcake one. Thanks for sharing

Ashley said...

Awesome layouts Lynn! I love that first one with all the yummy cupcakes and "bessert" how cute is that?

Jeanette said...

These layouts are gorgeous!!!

Pat said...

Great LO's...thanks for sharing!

**Nancy** said...

Gorgeous layouts!!! I love the colors in your first one!! those cupcake stamps are sooooo adorable!!

StampinCathy said...

Wow this is some major MOJO layouts. I just love the layouts and colors. Wonderful eye candy.

Lisa aka Spikesmom said...

That cupcake border is awesome. I have some cupcake pictures that would be perfect for!

Shemaine said...

Beautiful layout, I love how you colored the cupcakes in the black and white photo. Great work today!

Olde Country Creations said...

Wow what awesome work you did on your LO's! Love what you did with those cupcakes! Fantastic job!!


Tonya

Tessa said...

Love love love your layouts! I have GOT to learn to do that in Photoshop with the photos! You are braver than I doing pink on a boy layout - I think my hubby would flip - he doesn't even like it when I use BLUE flowers!

Newstampinaddict said...

Just gorgeous. Love the layout of your son... it's so sweet!

*~Annette~* said...

So sweet. I love the cupcakes so much!

Kristen said...

oh yum that cupcake layout looks delicious! :) I love them both! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

so cute! love the cupcake layout! awesome!!

Kathy H said...

Love the layouts!

Angela said...

Great layouts.
I absolutely love the cupcake one.

Michelle said...

'Wonderful' is the word I would use for both of these. The layout with your man is really nice and the gushing about him is super sweet. The cupcake layout - wow! The details are fabulous.

Eva said...

Beautiful layouts!! Love them both!

Paula Laird said...

Fabulous! Love the pink, white, and black on the 1st layout with those adorable cupcakes! The second LO is so perfect for a masculine page. Great work!

Tamara said...

The way you highlighted the cupcake is amazing. I don't have any photoshop skills, so I am totally in awe. The layouts are both gorgeous!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Loving these 2 layouts, especially the cupcake one, the border looks great & the colors pop. Such a cutie too. The colors in your 2nd layout are great & I love how you stamped the wish sticks.

Kim Muhl said...

I love them!! The colors and texture are fab!!

Jenn said...

Great layouts again! WOW

Thanks for giving me new inspiration for my cupcake stamp

catdidit said...

Both of these are awesome, but I really love the cupcake one! WOW!! Awesome LOs!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

WOW!! I love how you used the cupcake border!! I've got to agree with Christi...both are fabulous, but that one is a standout! Definitely going out for pub! ;)

Teresa said...

Love your layouts, Lynn!!!!!

JenMarie said...

Ooooooohhhh.....soooo yummy!! LOVE it!

Kerry said...

Fabulous cupcake layout! I love how the pictures are black and white except for the yummy cupcakes and how you created that same feel with the papers/stamps you chose. Great masculine layout of your hubby too!

Candace H said...

These are terrific! Thanks for the HipHop inspiration!

Tanya said...

Wow! Incredible work!!! Love everthing about BOTH of your LOS!

Sarah E. said...

Those cupcakes are to die for! I love it!

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

These are Amazing! I love the cupcake pictures in b/w with color! love it!

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

Oh Lynn - your LOs are always amazing!!! The cupcakes are too cute - tfs

Jodi said...

Love your layouts!

Jen E. said...

those cupcakes look REAL! i thoght they wer a sticker strip or something. very cool!!

Stephanie Niavez said...

Those cupcakes are simply delicious. Cute stuff!!!

liannallama said...

wow! Your LO's are OUTSTANDING! I love the colorization of the photo and everything you did is wonderful! What a great designer you are--thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

Scrapycandy said...

Terrific "male" layout...great inspiration!

Ravengirl said...

What amazing lay outs!! Your attention to details is stunning!

jan farnworth said...

i love the layout of your hubby i might have to scraplift it i am always looking for guy layouts to be inspired by.

Sharla said...

I love your b&w photo with a touch of color..so cute, and the basic grey is perfectly masculine!

Marcia L. said...

I'm always looking for "masculine" layouts, ideas, etc. Female & kid stuff abounds, however, it's harder to find truly masculine ideas. Thanks for sharing!

JazzyH said...

Those are both great. I love the cupcake.

Lindsay Spencer said...

Darling layouts, I love the cupcake page. SO CUTE!

V said...

Oh, I love the cupcake layout! :) Nice work!

quilter said...

Your little cupcake lover and layout are darling. I don't have any cupcake stamps. I can see that I'm definitely out of stlye. Thanks for your inspiration.

Marcee said...

I LOVE to see stamping incorporated into LO's. It's such a challenge for me. I adore your creations!!

Karen S. said...

These layouts are great! It is nice to see how the stamps are not only for card making but work great on layouts too. I love the cupcake border!

Jackie said...

I LOVE that cupcake layout, it is just too yummy! Excellent job on both creations!

dougnat said...

NO WAY!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the cupcake border!!!!! fabulous work!!!

Pamela said...

Love both of your pages! Awesome work!

KAP said...

very fun layouts. I love those cupcakes.

Valerie G said...

I love what you did to the photos in your first layout. I really like the black, white, pink, and of course the cupcakes! On your second layout I really like the 3 panels of the wish flower. Really adds a nice touch to the layout!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH MY LANDS!!!!! Your lil guy is soooo precious and the layout and cuppies are just too cute!! And what wonderful and special second layout!!

Tara said...

Very sweet LO's! tfs!

Stephanie Smith said...

I love your photoshop technique with the cupcake. I may have to try something like that.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

I love all the detail you create in your layouts! Fabulous work!

dclouser said...

Wow - the cupcake LO is a winner! Thanks for sharing.

Book Bling said...

Great layouts. If I wasn't hopping I could get one done also :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love the cupcake layout!!!

Beate said...

Wow, you layouts are so different and so lovely. Beautiful job!

sarahmartina said...

AWESOME V-DAY LAYOUT!!!

I just LOVE the mix of b&w with the pop of color! And you incorporated it into the photos... genious!

Lisa F said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the cupcakes!

ahayes said...

I love cupcakes too. Cupcake stamps, stickers, paper etc. . . I guess I need to add another stamp set to my must get list!

Joy said...

fantastic, HIP HOP! Love the new sets!

Malissa BC said...

These are beautiful! I must purchase these stamps!

FibreJunky said...

I totally love it when you guys use the KOTMs. The cupcakes are fabulous. I, too, love the wish flowers. I use them whenever I get the chance.

Margie said...

Gorgeous LOs! I love the pink, white, black and cupcake combo :)
Beautiful work!!!

JessicaK said...

Wow, I love the b/w combo with the Valentine's day yummy colors. Great job.

Anne-Marie said...

Gorgeous layouts, Lynn!

Saxontoy said...

The cupcake stamps are so cute. Tfs.

KellyB said...

So great, LOVE the cupcake layout!

De said...

Love your layouts!

Kim Ross said...

Totally loving the cupcakes! My BFF got me that set and now I'm inspired to play! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

the first page is precious! I love how you colored just the cupcakes in the photos!

Susan said...

Love the layouts!

Heather Brown said...

Both your LO's are FABULOUS!!! The row of cupcakes is awesome!!

Heather Brown said...

I love the way you have the cupcake on this heart.....

this is posted for hotwheels Linda & email angel4328@sbcglobal.net

jules said...

i love the cupcake paper.

Patty said...

Love these layouts! Makes me inspired to actually get ALL my pictures out.

Lela said...

Awesome layouts! The cupcake one is SO cute done it b/w & pink!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome pages! Love your stamping to pieces and your page designs are fabulous!

silvia said...

Love the hearts and cupckaes on the first LO and the masculine flowers mixed with the floral stamps on the second.

greenc said...

great layouts!

Kim Marie said...
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Kim Marie said...

MMMMMMM....chocolate! Oh, love the hubby one, too! :)
Kim Marie