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'!