Thursday, July 2, 2015

happy hip hop!

i can't believe it is july!  the weather here has been crappy.  lots of rain and clouds.  we have only been to the pool FOUR TIMES! :(  that is unheard of (and unacceptable because I am a teacher and have the summer's off).  the only upside is i got a little more scrapping in.  proof:



don't forget to stop by all of the blogs and leave a comments for a chance to win some unity goodness! 



happy almost 4th of july!



Thursday, June 18, 2015

summertime hip hop!




oh, my poor ryan Erickson.  I shattered his dreams that day...
I hope your summer is treating you well!  this will be short today because I crammed about 5o million errands into this morning!


be sure to check this out:









and don't forget to leave comments on all of the blog's hopping today in order to win some free UNITY STAMPS!  the list is here:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

hip hop thursday with a cute little pup.




this is our new puppy, cooper.  he goes well with unity stamps, don't ya think?! :)  while he is adorable, he is a handful and is wearing us out!  I am looking forward to the day where he is older and doesn't randomly pee or chew on things!!


as for unity this weekend, there is a TON to look forward to!!
see here:


Angela Magnuson's photo.


and of course you can always do this:



get to your hoppin'! ;0











Thursday, April 23, 2015

my baby boy's birthday hip hop!


wut up, hip hoppers?!  it's a happy birthday to my middle child and only son, RYAN ERICKSON!!  he is turning 14 today!!!  I am freaking out a bit.  it does not seem possible that he is now 14.  as a tribute to my guy, I am sharing all sorts of old ryan Erickson layouts.  see here:























ryan always cracked us up when he was little with the things he said.  i feel very fortunate and thankful that I recorded a ton of it through scrapbooking.  we sat around the table last night reading the journaling from old layouts.  good stuff.


you know who else has a birthday today?!  unity...


don't forget:
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.


ok, hit the other blogs:















Thursday, March 26, 2015

mc-hip hop!

i have always loved art and photos and craftiness, so it is no surprise that i got into scrapbooking.  however, when i look back at old layouts and create the layout like i am sharing today, i realize scrapbooking to me is really about the story for me.  first of all, i have a horrible memory.  i remember being in college and taking a quiz on some chapters of a book that i had JUST read the night before.  i kid you not, i could not remember the main characters' names.  terrible. memory. 


scrapbooking is as much about the photos as it is about the stories behind the photos for me and my family.  as my kids get older (17.5, almost 14, and 10.5!!!), it is great to look back and reflect upon their childhood.  we sit around and go through scrapbooks and just laugh and laugh.  it is fan-freakin-tastic!


and what is up with me?!  this is more dialog on a post than i have shared all year!! :)  so on to the show:



(ha ha!  love her FACE!)


take note:
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.



check this out!

aaaaaaaannnnndddd.....



keep on hoppin':



Thursday, March 12, 2015

rock, paper, scissors hop!

everyone has some serious spring fever here.  within a week we went from -25 (with wind chill) to nearing 60.  it is crazy...but i love it.  I am totally cool with a little spring stopping by.


so happy hip hop again.  I am using my all time favorite SWAK stamps.  they are THE best for scrapbooking.  by far.





i have NO idea why my child does this look in 50 % of the pictures she takes.  i admit that i, too, have struck that pose. it's kinda catchy. 
so check this out:



and as usual...lucky you...
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.



Thursday, March 5, 2015

hip hop american style...

i come from a military family.  all three of my uncles were green berets in the army.  my dad is currently on a book tour across the united states with a true story account of his time in Vietnam (where he saved over 200 lives).  so when i saw these new unity stamps, i quickly fell in love.




the stamps were the perfect touch to my tribute layout.


lots of stuff going on at unity today!

We have an AMAZING Unity filled prize package to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity and Operation Write Home blogs) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.