Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hoping that you all had a great Christmas and wishing you a wonderful New Year from all of us at The Scrappy Tree!  2011 was a busy year, but we're looking forward to sharing more of your company in 2012 :)

My project to share with you today is a calendar I made as a Christmas gift for my mother; I've been making one of these every year for the past few years.  In different years I have used different themes to choose my photos; I've used copies of old family pictures, I've used pictures from over the course of the previous year, and this year I used pictures from our family holiday to Florida for my wedding in September.  This year I also made a calendar for my grandmother who joined us for the celebrations.

 I used a plain Papermania desk calendar as the base for the project - they make these in a larger size if you prefer your layouts to be more 12x12 sized but the smaller size makes for a more manageable project, especially if you're making more than one!  The limited size also means you're not tempted to use more of your alphas than strictly necessary just to fill up the space, there are a lot of months to get through!
 I mainly used paper from my November Scrapagogo kit and added buttons, flowers, alphas and other embellishments for decoration.
I love that as the year goes by you get a nice surprise and some happy memories every time you turn the page for the next month :)

We'll have some more to share with you soon but for now thank you all so much for your support and your comments, we'll be trying to visit everyone to say happy new year in person but for now have a great 2012!

Happy Scrapping!

Gayle xx

4 Scrappy thoughts:

Kristin said...

Happy New Year Gayle! What a great way to remind them of all of the fun we had! Beautiful wedding page.

dianapena8 said...

What a wonderful gift for your mom, and I like that you've made it a tradition =D

Jennifer said...

Hi Gayle! I apologize for not stopping in sooner to thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway prize! It arrive safe and sound about a month ago and I enjoyed everything so much. The chocolates were yummy! And the hand painted sign is such a treasure that I will cherish! Thank you so much! :)

The Scrappy Tree said...

You're welcome Jennifer, so glad you liked them! Thank you so much! :)

Gayle xx