Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hip Hoppy Holidays...

Wow...what a few days it has been!!! I didn't think that I would be able to get this posted for Hip Hop today and was getting a bit frustrated. You see, not only are we currently in the midst of moving into our new home, but my new camera (the one that my hubby gave me for Christmas last year) decided that it would kick the bucket the day the movers were here! Talk about timing...You know I had to take some pics. of the move and there I am standing there with a dead camera (not a happy camper)But then I realized that hidden away (and within reach) was our dinosaur of a digital camera...the day was saved. Well then fast forward a few days...Monday to be exact. Our PC goes down and I now have no way of retrieving photos off my computer or connecting to the internet. Again, an oldy but goody comes to save the day- our old lap top that I am sitting on now. Needless to say, technology is certainly not my friend this week but through it all, I try to remain calm and see the good in the situations (Although, I do think to myself, is there any good in this situation?) Well at least we have a new home and that in and of itself is a Blessing-Thank God!

Well, I am thankful that I am able to share these projects with you (again, I apologize for the unclear photos, as these were taken with the old camera and the clarity is not near as good as the new camera that kicked the buckets). This is a card I created to match my 'Deer-lightful' Christmas packaging idea that is currently published in Creaking Keepsakes special issue, Home for the Holidays. The deer stamp from Unity is just gorgeous and the instant I laid eyes on it, I knew that it would be a great accompanying to this Christmas package.

And this my friends is how I presented the key to our new home to my hubby last week. Those who know me well, know that I can't just do things ho humb...so when it came to presenting my hubby with the keys to our new home I knew I had to think of something creative and fun. Since Polar Express is near and dear to our hearts,I used that as my theme; I printed 'Believe' on the computer and then stamped my fav. Unity background stamp (distressed music) as the background. Inside, I hung a sprig of holly and pine and then tied a bow that held the key to our new home. I also tucked a sweet note inside telling my hub that I Believe in us, I Believe that this home was meant for us, etc.


Well Friends...I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas- Hip Hoppy Holidays to you all!

PS- Make sure to leave a comment as some Unity goodies will be given away to one of you...The perfect gift for your own stocking ;)

81 comments:

Wendy's Blog said...

I would love some Unity goodies. I came to check on your blog to see if you had moved yet. No longer are you both my neighbors, but I couldn't be happier for you. Merry Christmas!
Love,
Wendy Williams

KAP said...

Such a fun way to give your hubby the keys! I love it!

Kathy H said...

What great projects and I'd love some goodies from you! Happy Holiday and congrats on the new home...

JazzyH said...

Very elegant

Jessica said...

gorgeous projects, Heather! simply beautiful!

michelle said...

these are wondeful entries to your blog..i MUST come back and visit and look at archived entries youve made.. (we have thesame tasteand style..) TFS!

Jacqueline said...

What a sweet way to give the key to your home to your hubby, so lovely! Glad you found a way to post these beautiful creations!

Patter Cross said...

Just gorgeous as always!

Tracey said...

Such fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your new home!!

Merry Christmas!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh what delightful gifts!! Great job and congrats on the house!

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

That was such a fun way to give your hubby the keys :) Congrats on your move!

Stephanie said...

Great way to give the keys to your husband! Merry Christmas!

Jacque B said...

Sorry about all your technical problems, but so glad you were able to post your amazing work! Enjoy your new home and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Ashley said...

Super cute stuff Heather!

Sarah E. said...

Sorry you have had a frustrating few days! I love your projects though! Congratulations on the new home! :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a fun project Heather! Happy Holidays to you!

rae said...

beautiful work (love that deer stamp!)!!
And congrats on your new home, how exciting!!
(((holiday hugs)))

StampinCathy said...

Wow your projects are just stunning, beautiful, and hip hop inspiring.
Happy Hip Hop Holiday to you and your fam.

catdidit said...

Beautiful creations Heather, and congrats on your newhome! Things will start settling down soon for ya..wow, I know it had to be hard right here at Christmas time too!

Paula Laird said...

Great stuff! Congrats on your move!

awendybird said...

Very pretty projects. Have fun moving!

Katie Renz said...

Wow, thanks for sharing such inspiration! This has been fun "hopping" around.

Ravengirl said...

I love your card! It's beautiful! I am sorry that you have had so many technical difficulties lately! That's a drag!

Tink said...

I sure could use some goodies!

Kristen said...

congrats on the new home Heather! :) hope wonderful! and a perfect to be in it for the holiday season! Merry Christmas!

Nicole said...

Very awesome projects!

Latisha said...

I love they way you presented the keys to your new home to your husband. We love Polar Express as well, before the movie came out, I would read the book to my children.
I hope you move goes well, I feel your pain
the movers get to my house the day after xmas, yep the 26th, and we are moving from San Diego to Jacksonville, FL
have a wonderful Christmas

Jenn said...

Happy Holidays Heather. Your creations are always so beautiful. Congrats on the new home, what a great way to celebrate Christmas.

KatyLynn said...

great projects! Merry Christmas!

jan farnworth said...

great unity projects. have a very merry christmas.

Tessa said...

Sorry you are having trouble with technology - I hate that! Your card and projects are fabulous!!!! Congrats on the new home!

JenMarie said...

Oh what fabu creations!

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

Wow love the key idea! super cute! great stuff!

Stampin Cats said...

Love the ornament with the tree. It is so cute.

Kendra said...

Gorgeous projects!

Lisa F said...

Beautiful card! hope you get a new camera for Christmas!!

marla said...

Great fun. I love giveaways!!!

Jess said...

Both of these are stunning, Heather! Congrats on your new house! Have fun!!

FibreJunky said...

What a lovely sentiment with the key to your new house. Merry Christmas and congrats on your new home. May you have many happy years there.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely stunning projects! I love that deer stamp and how you packaged up the key to your new home. What fun!

Kerry said...

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas in your new home! What a sweet project you created to give your hubby the keys!

Suz said...

I just placed an order today... couldn't resist the 50% off, free stamps, $1 stamps AND free shipping.

Hope you have a merry Christmas in all the chaos of moving.

Olde Country Creations said...

SO creative!! Great projects!

Sorry about your camera. :( Enjoy your new home!


Tonya

Angela said...

Your projects are beautiful. I love the way your gave your DH the key.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Newstampinaddict said...

WOW.. so sweet! Love the idea of the presentation of the keys! Warm wishes for your new home!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

very pretty projects... hope you have a happy holiday

Tanis said...

Such pretty projects....I know they will look perfect in your new home!
Congrats!!! Hope you settle in quickly!

Sharla said...

Beautiful projects, love the creative and clever way to give your husband the key to your house!

Olivia M said...

Love your projects--just my style!

Robin said...

Sweet Idea!!

Beate said...

Wow, I'm inspired by your attitude :) It's so easy to get caught up in the 'everything is going wrong' way of thinking. I's wonderful that you are rising above that. Your key presentation box is gorgeous! Have a merry Christmas!

Gina said...

Your card is Beautiful! LOVE it!!! :)

Jackie said...

I love today's creations! They all look so pretty, great job! Hope you have a happy holiday!

Kelly said...

Congrats on the new home. I hope you can get the camera situation worked out. I would be having serious withdrawal! LOL

Jodi Clausen said...

What a GREAT IDEA to present the key!! It is also a BEAUTIFUL PROJECT!!! I am also VERY inspired by

BELIEVE.

Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!!!!!

scrappycandy said...

Merry Christmas! You are so inspiring...keep it up! and stay safe.

JessicaK said...

Very elegant colors selected. What a great idea. And congrats on the new place.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh beeeeautiful!! I'm so sorry about your camera....I hate camera issues!!!! I love that special way you presented the new house key!!

Maria Levine said...

Very pretty. Sorry to hear about the craziness, I hope things calm down for you soon.

Lisa H. said...

sorry about the camera, and good luck with the move. your projects are beautiful, TFS!

Sherry said...

Sorry about your camera and computer! Congratulations on your new home!! Your projects are wonderful today - I am surprised you had time to stamp!! I am glad you did! Happy Holidays!

Shemaine said...

Aww Heather that is so sweet what you did for DH. My wish is that you fill your new home with lots of wonderful memories and scrapbooks full of lovely pics!!!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous projects and CONGRATS on your new home! Lynn :)

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

how fun! I love what you did to give him the key!

Stephanie Smith said...

Love your projects, and would love some unity goodies.

The Parkers said...

WHAT A BLESSING!!!

Congrats on your new home!!!

Gorgeous packaging!

Candace H said...

Congratulations on your new home! And thank you for the inspiration this year. Gorgeous projects today, as always! HipHopHappyHolidays to you and yours!

Lorie said...

Absolutely wonderful! :o)

luv2scrap said...

The deer stamp is perfet for the package, thanks for sharing & happy moving!

Robynccgirl said...

Cute idea for your new house key! Good luck with the move!

mcbetty said...

What a sweet story about the key and how it was wrapped.

Stephanie Niavez said...

Very cute idea.

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

so clever!! awesome!

michele L said...

Heather,
lots of luck and happiness i nyour new house.
congrats!

liannallama said...

what a pretty card and I love the color scheme!

cathygalloway89 said...

Fabulous projects!! I'm glad you managed to get them posted.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Beautiful projects once again

KindredEsprit said...

what a great gift and clever idea! And I'm sure the keyholder will remain as an annual decoration and always bring back wonderful memories.

Merry Christmas!!!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Congrats on your new home! And bigger scrap space!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ohhh that would just make my day to win some goodies like that! My birthday is today...crossing my fingers. Thank-you! cherry

Cheri Howard said...

How wonderful! Merry Christmas!