supplies: stamps- Unity; papers- Basic Grey, Kaiser Crafts; alphas- American Crafts; button brads- Karen Foster; punch- Stampin' Up; ric rac- Creative Impressions; inks- superior, tsukineko; pen-sharpie; pocket- old navy ;)
if you are visiting my blog today without knowing what "Hip Hop Thursday" is then go HERE to begin the journey to find BLOG CANDY!! :) you just follow the links from blog to blog until you find the one who is giving away the stampalicious blog candy today!! :)
oh, and while you're at it....don't forget to check out the NEW RELEASES and the SPECIAL DEALS on angela's blog at UNITY!!!! you won't be disappointed!!! :)
now, if you are landing here from NATALIE'S blog then go to WENDY'S blog when you finish reading here!!
please remember all those who lost someone on 9/11
and pray for them today.
they will never be forgotten!!
info on the freestyle layout i did: who says you can't do freestyle with stamps?? i mixed and matched from THREE different kits and ONE single to create the layout above.
i didn't pay attention to stamping evenly for my border. i just wanted it to add a funky frame around the paper. it came from the LITTLE PRINCESS kit.
i stamped the tree from a retired kit (July KOM) three times to create the affect shown- once on some scrap paper, once on the brown paper, and once on green paper. i cut and pasted the tree and the leaves to the stamped image on the scrap paper before cutting the entire thing out again.
for a little touch of light on the tree, i added the little blue birdie from the SO AND SO LOVES single.
the journaling lines are from AMAZING ME.