So this was SUPPOSED to be a post looking back on some of my favorite photos or layouts of 2010, BUT my little guy was really not feeling good last night. He could not sleep because of all the coughing, so I ended up sitting up and holding him for much of the night so he wouldnt choke. Needless to say the best of 2010 post did NOT get done, but that is ok. I have lots of other things to share for now and I'll get my looking back post done this weekend.
For starters here is my last ScrapTiffany challenge. The challenge was a year in review. I chose a photo from each month, cropped them into 2" squares and then punched them out with a square punch. I layered them on some fabulous American Crafts papers (from City Park), punched a border, added some Thickers and called it a day. I love the simplicity and the fact that so many of my favorite photos are included all in one page.
Speaking of simplicity ;) A lot of people are choosing one word to define the upcoming year. Rather than make a list of resolutions I kind of like the idea of a general overarching theme. I dont know what, if anything I'll actually do with my word, but the one that I can't keep out of my head is:
I feel like sometimes I make things more complicated than they need to be. I know I can live more simply and I think I will be happier if I do.
Part of that process, for me is learning not to sweat the small stuff. In an effort to do that, I included the kids in my crafting this week because we were all stuck in the house and can only watch so many movies. So I brought their little table in my room, gave them a big 12x12 box of papers/scraps and let them have access to all my punches. They had a blast AND made a huge mess. But you know what, they let me scrap! So, I am ok with picking up itty bitty punched scraps of paper and vacuuming every day ;)
I got a lot done with the new Echo Park Be Mine line. On this one I also used some Cor'edinations Black Magic (that I won from the Core'dinations blog around Halloween) that I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the rolling pin method:
I also made a couple of cards using a few SRM Stickers for the greetings:
And speaking of SRM Stickers, here is a layout (with more Be Mine) where I combined some SRM Stickers and Thickers for the title and embellishing:
Last, but not least, I finally got a chance to play with some Jillibean Soup for a pic of Little Man from last year:
Man, it feels good to be making things again--just for the sake of making them, not that chaotic Christmas crafting.
that's all for now. hope you all had a fabulous New Year's Eve and Day. Here's to a productive and SIMPLE 2011!