Friday, July 17, 2009

Hip Hoppin' Ninja Style!!

Happy Hip Hop Friday!!

Today I have a layout for you, chock full of Unity goodness from the October KOTM!

And, if you know me, I love to combine challenges, so my Hip Hop Hangover is kickin' it The Pink Ninjas style to the Memories Always-Forever beat. (OK, yes, I'm old. I really can't pull of the teen speak anymore, huh? LOL.)

Prompt #7 on The Pink Ninjas this week is "Oh the Places You'll Go!". I decided to pair this with a scraplift challenge over on Memories Always-Forever of THIS gorgeous layout. In addition to lifting the style of the sketch, there needed to be a bit of red, a circle, and a flower on the layout.

~title detail pic~

Can I say first of all that I am loving this Colorbok paper??!! It came in a pack of 12 various patterns called "Lucky You". They're all doodle-y like this. So adorable!

My son is just starting to learn to read and he is DEVOURING The Magic Treehouse series. This makes me VERY HAPPY. I am an avid reader and I'm so excited for him to begin the lifelong journey into imagination. Oh, the places he'll go in books!

~books detail pic~

Can you see that the topmost flower "petal" is the definition of "read" and that I've highlighted various words?

~flower detail pic~

I also repeatedly stamped the word "read" on the "white" space in the upper right corner. Of course, I had to include one of my favorite little Unity stamps, too - Mr. Quail. He was the main reason I got the October KOTM. (Remember him from the highwire bicycle riding in THIS post?)

~quail detail pic~

Some other fun elements: Besides the flower, the apron hem border around the picture is cut out of a dictionary page. I covered a few stamped elements with sepia glass paper finish to tone down their color. And I stamped the alphabet on a bit of twill. I wish I knew where the 2 tags came from...they were part of my prize pack for winning Sketchy Thursday a few weeks back!

~flourish detail pic~
If you get a chance and want to have some fun, pop on over to both The Pink Ninjas and Memories Always-Forever to take part in each of these rockin' challenges!!

Details: Paper - Colorbok, The Paper Co.; Stamps - Unity Stamp Co., Technique Tuesday, Karen Foster Snap It Alphabet; Ink - StazOn, VersaMark; Making Memories letter stickers & mini safety pin; FolkArt Papier Glass Finish; Heidi Swapp tape; Stampin' Up! twill & linen thread; Fiskars border punch; vintage dictionary pages; highlighter; unknown tags.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget to check out the deals for the weekend over on the Unity Stamp Co. site.



Diana Fisher said...

I love this page, Heidi! (But, of course you knew that before I even commented, hee hee) Those tags came from K&Co. I think. You can find the whole set at Michael's. :)

Jacqueline said...

Very cute!!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

very cute. love your ninja style.

BonnieRose said...

amazing work! gorgeous! I am in awe. seriously.

Tenia Nelson said...

Great page!! tfs!!

ally serrato said...

Another rocking layout by miss Heidi - seriously I love the creations you put together :-) thanks for playing with us :-)))

4guysandagirl said...

This is amazing!!!! I love all the 'white' space and the banner stamp and how fun it looks!!! It is perfect!!!!!!!!!!

Monika in VA said...

Wonderful pages!

Karen said...

great collage arrangement!! love the mix of images!

Emily said...

I love this!! Fabulous! As always!! Thanks for playing with us Heidi!!

Ninja Em

Kelly Landers said...

What a cool layout!! You have a very unique style.

Sweet Escape said...

this is a super rad layouts!! Your stuff freaking rocks!!

Carrie said...

Awesome photo & great layout!!!

Christina said...

love alllll the details!! this rocks!!