Saturday, January 1, 2011

Remembering 2010

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!

7 comments:

  1. Happy new Year to you and yours Rebecca. Love all of your LO's its so hard to pick a favourite.

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  2. I do exactly the same with my girl!! she is really into "scrap" as whe puts it and lets me do my own in the meanwhile!! you made some really beautiful projects!
    the pink layout and the last one about your boy are my favorite!! so stunning!!
    and I love your word for this year!! hope you manage to put it into action!

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  3. Gosh I hope the llittle man is feeling better asap, AWESOME layouts especially that pink oe, I think its a new fav of yours..GREAT word too , I think we could all do with abit of that!

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  4. I do the same thing to with my kids and daycare kiddies! they all LOVE my punches... and my glue... and my glitter... its a HUGE mess, but in the end its so much fun! I LOVE all your LO's!!! I just got the EcHO PARK line too! Can't wait to play with it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Great projects and I love you word for 2011, best wishes to you!

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  6. That photo is so precious. The layout is perfect fo it.

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  7. N has a basket in my scrap room with stamps, scraps, stickers and punched shapes, so I can keep him busy when he wants to "visit" me. Most of the time it works well.

    Once again your layouts and cards are so inspiring. :) Makes me want to clean off the table and scrap.

    A good word choice for the year. If my word hadn't picked me his year that would have probably made my top 3. I will be trying to do some simplifying this year too.

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