a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Sunday, January 1, 2012

I'm thankful for...

Happy New Year!  Hope you all had a great ringing in of the new year and weren't asleep before midnight.  We just barely made it, but we heard the fireworks around the neighborhood for awhile after midnight.

Last year I was very thankful for the creative endeavors I was able to explore and the wonderful opportunities I was given to design.  I've enjoyed being on great teams and making great friends, and for that I'm very thankful!

The new release, list2write from The {Stamps} of Life is one I can see myself using a lot this year as I try to complete my 2nd year of Project Life.  I have not been doing a week layout like it's meant to, but more used it as a guide to keep up with some scrapbooking.  I plan to continue it this way in 2012 along with integrating some digital and regular scrapbooking pages.  This page fits the CR84FN color challenge this week, the yellow is subtle but there is some in the designer papers.  I'm definitely going to be using this color combo again.

Above is a cute pic I took of my youngest earlier in the year at a baseball game.  I love his many faces and thought this would make a great scrapbook page.  I also used the boxes4abc for my banner along with the rounded tags framelits from Sizzix.

My second cards I was inspired by a card I saw online with this color combination.  I thought these would make a cute notecard set.  My goal for 2012 is to use more bright yellow, which I rarely use now.

I for one always have a "honey-do" list going for the hubby.  Right now as I type this up, he is busy hanging a new t.v. from the wall...something that has been taking him 1/2 the day to do, but he's getting there.  That's after he helped take down decorations, built a desk for our oldest son, etc.  So this notepad that hangs on the fridge will come in handy.  It has a perforated top so I can just tear the pages out when done.
For my last card I decided to use a size I don't create much with, it's a 2.75 x 4.75" card.  I used the Mojo Monday sketch #221 for this.  My petals are created using the creations2fill set and I added some stickles to my center flower.  I adore this color combination and it's one I will be using more frequently.

Hope you enjoyed these cards/creations and if you want to see some more spectacular creations with this set, visit The {Stamps} of Life gallery where there are hundreds of samples.
Cutie Pie Scrapbook page:
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Barefoot & Bliss from Bo Bunny, Neenah White
Embellishments: Janome sewing, rounded tags framelits from Sizzix

Just a Note:
Cardstock: Yo Yo Yellow, Spring Rain, Kraft Like a Rockstar,  Neenah White
Embellishments:Yo Yo Yellow grosgrain ribbon, stapler

"Honey-do" List:
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Neenah White
Embellishments: dimensionals

I'm Thankful For:
Cardstock: Kraft Like a Rockstar, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Rose Red, Neenah White
Inks: Chocolate from Color Box by Stephanie Barnard, Rose Red and Old Olive
Embellishments: Fruit Punch stickles, dimensionals


Suzanne C said...

Wow.. 2012 is full of creativity for you already! Love your layout and your cutie pie is adorable! Glad you were inspired by the fun colors!

Sue Lelli said...

Your cutie pie layout is certainly Fabulous! I would scrap his adventures all day long if I were you! THX for playing with us at

Sue from Oregon said...

What fun! My best to you in 2012!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful collection of projects Kim! Love that sweet photo of your precious one! Your layout is awesome! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :) Happy New Year!

Deborah Frings said...

The layout of your cutie pie is adorable! Love it! And so many other super projects too. Have fun! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN! Happy New Year!

Erika Clark said...

Beautiful layout, orange makes a great background for it! And your notecards are wonderful, too.

Tammy said...

Great layout! Love the checklist!

Suzanne Russell said...

Love the way you used the color challenge for the Cutie Pie layout! He really is a cutie pie! :-)

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