Thursday, January 14, 2016

Unity Blog Hop 01.14.16!!

HUGE. RELEASE. That’s all I got to say about that!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANGELA MAGNUSON, YOU BEAUTIFUL SOUL!!

We’re all celebrating Angela’s birthday by hopping along with Unity today and showing off the NEW Unity releases.

Here’s what I did with the NEW art journaling sayings as my scrapbook page title.


My daughter participated in her first half marathon this past October in Portland, OR. I think her excitement for the sport rubbed off on me a little bit, so I started running the second week of this past November, so I could run with her in the Hot Chocolate 15K at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA, on January 10. You never know what you can do until you just BELIEVE AND MOVE FORWARD. I’ve never been much of a running enthusiast. In fact, I loathed running. Walking has been more of my exercise of choice. Something just clicked this time and I just kept doing it and WANTING to do it. I’m not saying I love to do it——I‘ve found I can tolerate it easier than I used to--and well, I just don’t stop. I keep going. Much to my surprise, we finished the 15K in 1 Hour and 56 minutes. My goal was to run the entire 9 miles which was almost accomplished except the last couple of miles were at an incline--it was San Francisco after all--and well I had to walk a little bit of that, BUT we both ran across the finish line together. Never think it’s too late for you to try anything new. I’m 44 (soon to be 45) and I just finished a 15K with my 25-year-old daughter in less than 2 hours!! YES!!

For the above layout, I also used a sentiment toward the top from the NEW Kit of the Month, “Start Again”.


And the arrows are from the NEW SMAK Kit, “Free Spirit”.


 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.


— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —


Be sure you take advantage of Unity’s NEWEST promotion!!



PLEASE share your lovely creations on Facebook with the Unity {show & tell) Facebook group. Lots of us check-in there daily (I check in several times daily--I’m addicted to inspiration).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/

Thank you all so much for hopping along with us and leaving positive comments. They are MUCH appreciated. If you ever have questions regarding my creative process or crafty items or tools that I use along the journey, PLEASE leave me your questions in the comments.

Click on the next picture below to be taken to the next blog in the hop for some Unity inspiration!

33 comments:

Helen said...

Awesome layout! My 16 year old daughter is in PE this semester and discovered she loves running. I might try to join her, and maybe it will click like it did for you :)

Jackie S said...

Congrats on completing the 15k. Awesome layout

Cindy M. said...

I've always wanted to run, however, I'm just a walker. Beautiful page. Love that new KOTM!

Laurie Pickerel said...

Beautiful! Love the layout - really great project.

McStamper said...

Good luck on your marathon. Love your layout.

Amy Ismail said...

Wow! This is such a neat page. Love the colors, photos, and stamps that you used to bring it all together.

Anonymous said...

What a fun layout!

Carol Cox said...

Love the layout!

tiffelijah said...

That's a pretty amazing accomplishment, congrats to your daughter.I love your layout

tiffelijah said...

That's a pretty amazing accomplishment, congrats to your daughter.I love your layout

tiffelijah said...
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tiffelijah said...

Congrats to your daughter, what a wonderful accomplishment. You have created a beautiful layout and I love all the colors

KYCrafter said...

Pretty page! The "Believe and Move Forward" really tells your story. Keep up the great work!

Guadalupe Galvis said...

I love the "Believe and Move Forward" line it's awesome. Beautiful.

Wanda Reynolds said...

Inspiring you! A beautiful page and a marathon! Enjoy te time with your daughter. You look fantastic by the way!

adela whitehead said...

Nice job, keep running

adela whitehead said...

Nice job, keep running

jules said...

I love EVERYTHING about this LO! Awesome design and perfect details! LOVEIT!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous projects. The kits are so cool.

Brittany M. said...

Your layout is gorgeous! And I love the whole story behind it :) Congrats on your 15k!!!!!

C. M. Taylor said...

What a great story and wonderful goal. Go girl! The scrapbook page will only be the first of many to come. Congratulations on moving forward.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Great layout! And a lovely story - congratulations!

ionabunny said...

Great LO. Love those long words. Hugz

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun layout. Love the layers of circles. Congrats on your marathon.

Sweet April said...

Congratulation on your running with your daughter,it's so nice to do things together.Congratulation both!!!Lovely layout,it's full of color,beauty and sweetness!Thanks.

Tami said...

Beautiful love all of the layers

Sue D said...

Very creative with the circles.

Berina RGA said...

Congrats to you both!! Beautiful layout!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Christine Canfield said...

SMAK is so cute!

Jeannean said...

Congrats on the half marathon! What an accomplishment!! I love your layout!

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! Congratulations! And your layout is fantastic!

Mel Grimm said...

I love the c'est lie vie (?) card! Love the colors & how the words stand out on the white! :)

Michele said...

Nice layout.