Thursday, February 26, 2009

Unity Stamp Company Hip Hop Thursday!

Happy Hip Hop!! Remember, START at the Unity blog so you can get all the deals of the day AND don't miss any of the Hop! :-)

Don't you just love the new FEEL THE JOY by Lindsay? So elegant and simple. LOVE IT!!
So, what brings you joy? That is the topic of the day!

This is what brings me joy................
1. My boys (Jason, Jordan, Maxwell & Calvin)- It is hard to imagine that I used to live without these guys. Each one of them touches my soul in a slightly different way and makes me a better person. I admire all 4 of them and cherish the moments that we laugh together. My boys bring me joy.
*Maxwell, Jordan, Calvin & Jason on Martha's Vineyard, MA

2. Peace- I love when things are calm and supportive. Some of my most memorable and favorite moments in life are when nothing happened.....when life just was. Peace brings me joy.
*Maxwell playing football in the backyard (a daily occurrence in spring, summer & fall)

3. Adventures- Although I love those peaceful moments, I still like to travel to new places and see new sights. Whether it be hopping on an airplane to a new destination or loading the boys in the car for a long weekend, I like to experience and see what is out in this amazing world. Adventures bring me joy.
*San Felipe, Mexico

4. Learning/Teaching- I get so excited and enthused when someone learns something new, including myself! I don't think that we are ever to old to stretch our minds! Learning brings me joy.
*I can't post a picture of my students..so I thought that this was close enough! :-)

5. Nature- I am a low maintenance gal. I LOVE bugs, plants, and most things that grow. I have a garden, have been known to play with cockroaches, and LOVE fungus. Good thing I married a mountain man! :-) Nature brings me joy.
*Camping with my boys.
Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, JOY!

Today, most of the peeps are showing off the February Kit of the Month! Isn't it GORGEOUS??
I am straying from the pack and sharing some oldie but goodies.


This one uses the fun & funky Hullabaloo. Hot pink and sunshine yellow! Get out those sunglasses!


I dug up this sentiment from the Bliss & a Birdie June Kit Of the Month. I LOVE that kit! I went a bit crazy with my arrow punch. :-) I ROCK!


Nope, it isn't 1970....just getting a bit RETRO with the retro border. Seriously, does this make you want to listen to Janis Joplin or what?


Just a simple card. It uses the 'my star' from the This is the Time miniature kit. I love that touch of blue.


This last one uses the retro circle boogy & the striped boy. Have a Hip Hopping Thursday!!

Now hop on over to ..........BROOKIE!!!

32 comments:

patton4 said...

Great pictures Maren! You are very sweet. :) We all need to slow down and enjoy each moment! Thanks for the little reminder. :)I love the "boy" card.

JazzyH said...

Great pictures. Great cards

Jacqueline said...

Wow love the ruler ribbon first of all! Nature is amazing! It brings me joy too! You have a beautiful family!

Patter Cross said...

Oooh, lots of fun cards! Fun family pics too!

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards! Great photos!

Christi Snow said...

these are all such simple cards, but they are ALL simply wonderful and creative. Love each and every one of them! smiles....

StampinCathy said...

WOW this is some super amaZING MOJO! They are all so creative and super hip hoppin inspiring. LOVE all the pictures of your JOY in your life.

Lindsay Spencer said...

You're color combination's are always amazing. Very great cards.

I love everything you love too. Especially camping with my boys. It's the best!

Candace H said...

Wow, look at ALL these CUTE cards! HipHopThanks!

Ashley said...

Fabulous cards and I love all the pictures Mare Bear!

jpmayo said...

What a sweet, beautiful family!!
Love your cards, they are perfect!

Tinker's Mom said...

Thanks so much for sharing the family pictures!! Absolutely adorable. I like the projects too!
~ky

Lesley said...

Great colour combos...I seriously love them all! Wow!

Sherry Campbell said...

Wow- you really went all out for Hip Hop- I LOVE it!

Stampin Cats said...

great family pictures.

Jenn said...

Wow, holy cards! You were a busy lady!

Thanks for sharing you family photos!

maroon58 said...

awesome cards! i love the pink and yellow combo and the polka dot paper:) tfs!

Olde Country Creations said...

Wonderful creations and I loved all of the family photos!


Tonya

Danielle said...

All of your cards rock!! Your family looks like the love is so strong between all of you! You are blessed!

Lisa H. said...

love 'em all, Maren. great work as always. TFS!

Marcee said...

WOW!! Maybe you can come over and give me a class! Your work is incredible. You rock the stamps!

FibreJunky said...

Wonderful, Maren. That little bit of blue on the Star card really sets it off. And yup, I think I need to listen to some Janice right about now. You totally rock.

JessicaK said...

Fabulous set of cards, Maren. The hullabaloo image really pops with the colors.

RR said...

What a wonderful post. You have an awesome family.

Your projects today are very inspiring.

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

Awesome cards! Love that pink and yellow! Pink is my signature color! ;)

Paola said...

Love all your cards but right now the boy one with the ruler ribbon rawks big time. Thanks for inspiring. Have a beautiful day.

Tanis said...

HEY YOU!
Look at that HAPPY FAMILY!! I love it!!
TOTALLY love Lindsay's new stamp...ordered it this afternoon.
I LOVE what you did with Retro Boogie! I have that stamp too...it's a tough one on a card! You rocked everything again :)

Wendy said...

wowow. beautiful mixture of different styles and cards. I love them!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful cards Maren!

joslyn said...

wow, so many cute ones!!

HapEMomE said...

OOooh, FUN stuff! Love all the pics and of course your cards!
~Chelsea

Chris said...

I love how fun and bold thes are!