Hip Hop Thursday!

It's Hip Hop Thursday again! Is it just me or did this week just fly by?!? I can't believe it's Thursday ALREADY! Be sure to check out the Unity website for the newest releases and latest happenings.

I was really excited to work with Unity's newest release Beach Days & Sun Rays (UK-359A) this week. Of course our weather here in New Jersey right now is the complete OPPOSITE of these beach layouts but I am just counting the days until winter is over. I am so DONE with cold weather! Brrrr ....

My first layout uses the adorable sandcastle, sun, and "day at the beach" images from the kit.


Every year my family rents a house down in Ocean City, NJ for a week so that we can all be together and enjoy the beautiful Jersey shore. My boys really loved the beach this year and they are finally getting old enough where they can entertain themselves a bit playing in the sand while mommy ... wait for it ... RELAXES! *gasp*


I also used the adorable tag stamp from the Amazing Me (UK-154A) kit for a little hidden journaling behind my photo as well as the "pull" stamp from Our Life, Our Stories (UK-343A).



A few more detail shots of these adorable stamps!

My second layout uses the sweet umbrella and starfish stamp from the kit as well as an image from the January KOM.


This is my sweet little niece Una 2 years ago during one of our Ocean City vacations - isn't she just a doll? I found this awesome new collection of papers from Making Memories called Chloe's Closet at my local Michael's store the other day and thought they were perfect for this layout.


Tell me that umbrella stamp is not the cutest thing you've ever seen! I LOVE it!


I used one of Unity's newest alphabets Just My Type for part of my title - I LOVE the versatility of this alphabet - such a classic font!

Well that's a wrap for me today. Now head on over to my gal Renee's awesome blog for even more Hip Hop eye candy!

44 comments:

Jacqueline said...

wonderful layouts!! Love the new stamps!

Jessica said...

awesome layouts! the stitching and interactive journaling is so cool on the first one, love the paper piecing on the second one too!

Danielle said...

The stamps are awsome, but so is your stitching!! Great pages!!

Tinker's Mom said...

Very cool pages for a cold season! I love the colors and the interactive pieces you used.
~ky

Paula Laird said...

Awesome! I love all the dimension and the yummy colors!

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

This are fabulous!!! This is a must have set too :)...and hang in there the winter should be over soon! ;)

Kerry said...

Fabulous layouts! Love the fun, bright colors and the sand, ocean, and sun feel you created with your paper on the first layout.

Patter Cross said...

Both of these turned out SO cute! I love how you used all of the stamp sets! Just awesome!

Jen E. said...

GREAT layouts!!! like hte colors and all of the details.

Shay said...

I love the dimension in your layouts! Your use of the sandcastle stamp was great and I love the little pocket journaling!

StampinCathy said...

Your layouts are so fun. Love all the details on both of them.

Sherry said...

Wow- great job with those stamps- these layouts are wonderful!

Lindsay Spencer said...

Such cute layouts!

Valerie G said...

love all the extra things you did. really cute!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

So So So adorable. I really like how you made the sandcastle & the umbrella standout in each LO.

Jess said...

these are fantastic layouts, Lynn!

Tessa said...

Love the layouts! makes me long for summer! Love the hidden journaling!

Tink said...

Love your layout!!

Angela said...

Love the layouts.
Such great details on both.

Shemaine said...

Super cute layouts and great colors too! Hip hop!

Olde Country Creations said...

WOW these are fantastic! I am loving that new set and you did such an amazing job with it.

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

Wow super cute! make me want warmer weather even more!!

Lisa aka Spikesmom said...

Wow, I love what you did with the sand castle! You guys make me want to buy stamps that I don't really even need. yikes!!!

Jenn said...

Beautiful layout, makes me wish it was Summer

HapEMomE said...

Fabulous layouts, Lynn! Love them!
~Chelsea

KindredEsprit said...

I love the pieced sand castle and the hidden journalling and the title for your 2nd layout!

Heather Brown said...

You are a Scrapbook QUEEN!! Love it!!

Ravengirl said...

Great layouts! Such fun memories that you have preserved here!

De said...

Beautiful layouts! I love your style!

Tamara said...

I absolutely love the colours used on your pages.

JessicaK said...

Great layouts. "King of te Sandcastle" - love it!

Karen S. said...

I love the way you use the stamps on your layouts...just beautiful!!

My Angel said...

Gorgeous Layouts..

Lisa H. said...

oh, my WOW! love these pages.

Tanya said...

Beautiful LOs- love the paper piecing umbrella and the dimension on the castle!!

Kristen said...

can I come to your house so you can teach me to scrap better? ;) I love the colors you used on the pages! The just "pop". Love the way you used the new stamps!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

GORGEOUS layouts! I love all the details and stitching!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

WOW!!! That is a cute new set and what a FABulous layout and darling photos!!

JazzyH said...

Love the layout

Ashley said...

Awesome layouts Lynn!

liannallama said...

what fantastic pages! I love your title work and stamping and the layering is perfect!

Kristen said...

Linda (hotwheels) asked me to leave you a message :)
I love the pictures and the look like they are having fun!

Cathy said...

Wow, those are stunning layouts. You did a wonderful job on them.

Wendy said...

i just love the way you've layered the stamps. Gorgeous!!