Hello, everyone, and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!
Welcome to the first blog post of the year and my first in a brand new series called "Old New Borrowed Cool"! I'm so excited to start this year-long monthly adventure with you and hope you find it as exciting and inspiring as it's proving to be for me!
First let me share with you a bit of the premise. Each month on the 1st of each month I'll be bringing you a new post that incorporates something OLD from my stash, something NEW that I might have just picked up and something BORROWED from wherever I can get it - but my friend Shannon will be pestered a lot, I can already tell - to whip together to create something COOL to share with you! Fun stuff, right?!
This month's selections were:
OLD: Sassafras Lass Chipboard Numbers & October Afternoon Diecut Sheet
NEW: My Minds Eye "Fun Day" products - papers, wooden flags, banners/diecuts + new stamp ("made by kelly" gifted by my friend Jennifer for Christmas)
BORROWED: My Minds's Eye Mixed Brads (thanks, Shannon!)
COOL: A calendar-style resolution inspired layout that can hold no pictures or as many as you care to fit in! What a fun way to ring in 2012!
I thought quite a bit about what kind of project I was going to bring you to ring in the new year and I just couldn't get away from the theme of "resolutions." I'm not usually a resolution kind of gal, but this seemed like a great time to sit down and list some meaningful ones that I want to accomplish in 2012.I might not be a resolution gal but I *am* a list girl! For me a new year means many new beginnings - from purging supplies to new organizing tools to sparkling new calendars! Then it came to me - I'd list my resolutions in a calendar format! I had done something similar to it before and loved the grid design so I knew it would be the perfect way to document my goals for 2012. What developed was a funky, dare I say COOL!, layout that will keep me on focus and track to achieving my goals!
Supply List: Authentique PP, My Minds Eye PP, Bo Bunny PP, October Afternoon PP; My Minds Eye Brads, stickers & wooden banners; Sassafras Lass chipboard numbers; American Crafts Cardstock (Grey), Bazzill Cardstock (all other); Stampin' Up! scallop border punch; Xyron adhesive; Pentel & Uniball pens; Colorbox/Clearsnap chalk ink; Fiskars circle punch; American Crafts ink, embossing powder and Thickers (alpha stickers); Making Memories butterfly paperclip; Heidi Swapp heart brad; Silhouette America Electronic Cutting Machine
So what do you say? Are you ready to give it a try? I challenge you to find something old, new and borrowed and create something cool that you'll love to start out 2012 with a bang! Try the calendar or grid format. Try a non-photo layout. Try using your favorite colors or a scheme you've never tried before. Challenge yourself to play along with me! I can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to send us your "Cool" layouts to firstname.lastname@example.org (specify month) to upload to our "Cool" gallery on the website!
Here's to a wonderful 2012!
~ Kelly Goree
(for Project 12 followers, join us right here on January 12th where we will wrap up 2011 and introduce a new style for Project 12...you are going to love it!)
Note from Catherine: A special thank you to my team for that wonderful surprise post here yesterday. To say that I was touched is an understatement. I can't remember when I have had such a special birthday and sharing it with all of YOU was the icing on my birthday cake! Thank you for your birthday wishes and thank you to the SCT team for being so extraordinary! ~ Catherine xoxoxoxo