Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year, New Beginnings - Part 2

Bringing you another idea for our New Year New Beginnings challenge - after discovering Ali Edwards' One Little Word over at her blog, my idea for this project was to use a scalloped chipboard album with cardstock pages inside and scrap one thing each month to tie in with my chosen word bliss.

Having had a few difficult times over November and December it can be hard to remember all the good things that happened earlier in the year, so starting with our trip to London to see a musical next weekend I wanted to make something that I could look back at this time next year and find my 'bliss' all over again!

I layered patterned paper, paper scraps and ribbon onto the chipboard and lots and lots of embellishments!

I wanted to have the themes for my mini-album on the front cover so that they were obvious but didn't take over the page.

I didn't want to make the back cover as heavily embellished as the front, but still wanted it to tie in with the same style - a metal plaque from my Secret Santa finished this off perfectly! I finished up by decorating the bookrings with coordinating ribbons.

Scalloped chipboard album - Papermania. Patterned paper - Creative Memories, plus scraps from stash. Ribbons from stash, blue spotted flower by Petaloo, brown flowers from stash, black butterflies and flower - vinyl stickers by Papermania. Rub-ons by Letraset. 'Life' key by Tim Holtz. 'Heart to heart' metal plate by Making Memories.

So here's a reminder of what you need to do:-

Create a project that reflects what the words New Year, New Beginnings mean to you. It can be a layout reflecting your New Years resolutions, a mini book of the past year in review, or even an ATC set of all the goals you have for the New Year. Be creative, be Scrappy and email us your results by January 13, 2010 to enter. The winner will receive the very first scrap kit designed by The Scrappy Tree team.


Due Date: 1/13/2010


*You must use the title of the challenge.

* Be a follower of The Scrappy Tree.

*Feel free to ask questions here or shoot us an email.

The Scrappy Tree team wishes you and yours a Happy and Safe New Year!

Thanks for looking! Gayle xx

11 Scrappy thoughts:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Nice project. I love how you did the journaling - the color and the placement. I have several ideas bubbling around for this challenge - need to get on them! I also added Scrappy Tree to my google reader - does that makes me a follower?

Julie Boeck said...

Wow! This is so pretty! I love the colors you have chosen for this mini and I love the flowers! Gorgeous job Gayle!

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous, Gayle!! I love the word to focus on.. Love all the beautiful details on this and very pretty color combo!! It really is a beautiful mini!!

Jennie said...

Hi Girls, finally catching up on my blogs that I like to read, and love this challenge so will be back :)

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Gayle, the colors and textures are gorgeous!!

Kristin said...

What awesome inspiration Gayle, This is beautiful!

dianapena8 said...

This is a wonderful idea Gayle, I wish I had made one for 2009 because my end of the year was also a little difficult, I might not participate because I am going to copy cat Gayles idea, but I'll still send a photo to TST =D

humel said...

Oh wow, this is lovely :-)

PS Is Homer back in his box now? ;-)

Joyce said...

Gayle - This is AWESOME!!! I read Ali's blog and I am thinking about doing that also. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Amy said...

This is a really gorgeous idea and I love the colours you have chosen!
I particularly like the plaque on the back - I like to finish the backs of my projects as well :-)

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

Very cute - love the colors.