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!