Monday, January 7, 2013

First Post of the New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!  I haven't been around here since before the holidays - I hope it was a wonderful time for everyone!
I'm not big on New Year's resolutions, but there was a post on Studio Calico that made me think a bit.  The post was was asking if anyone had any scrappy resolutions.  I didn't at the time, but I was looking through my past Studio Calico kits trying to find a kit that would go with a photo that I wanted to scrap and I came up with a fun scrappy resolution.  I decided that I would create one layout or card each month using past kits from that month.  I might use one kit, or any combination of the three years of kits that I have.  Fun, right?
The kit that I found to go with the photo that I wanted to scrap just happened to be the December 2011 kit, which was perfect as it was December when I started working on it.  Brooklyn Flea was a kit that I loved, but that I just didn't get a chance to create much with it, so I was excited to work with it again!
The photo that I wanted to scrap was an instagram photo that I took of a piece of furniture in the store after Craig and I decided to buy it.  I was so excited that we finally found what I had been looking for for more than three years - a piece of furniture for our kitchen to store my cookbooks in.  We remodeled our kitchen a few years ago, but never really found the right piece of furniture that we both liked.  We both loved this though!  I can't wait to get my cookbooks out of storage from the attic.
I went with a vintage feel for the page and just added a doily and a clothespin from my stash.  Everything else was from the kit and the add-on that I bought.  I stamped the blue cardstock with the linen background stamp to tone the color down a bit.  I printed my journaling on the vintage statement that was included in the kit which always makes me a bit nervous.  It came out fine though.
Does anyone else have any scrappy resolutions?  I'd love to hear if you do!
Have a great week!


  1. I feel like I do have some, but I haven't yet written them down. It feels final when you write them down, right?
    Great page!

  2. Lovely layout. I don't have any specific scrap goals yet. I am not sure I can keep up with the amount I scrapped last year. I've alread fallen behind.

  3. This is a great page! Love your resolution!

  4. So gorgeous! The page and the furniture! I had 2 really big ones - to do Project Life this year, and also 100 other layouts!!! For PL my goal is to have Jan through October completed by the end of the year. And now, I have the same goal as you. :)