I am soooo delighted to make an announcement. You may have already heard, but if you haven't......
I have been invited to join the Elle's Studio Design team for the 2012 January through June! I could not be happier. (If you'd seen what I did when I got this news......well, it could be considered embarrassing!)
I hope you'll come on over to Elle's Studio and keep up with the blog to see what me and all the other absolutely fantastic designers are cooking up for you. I know you'll be inspired.
And now that you've had a chance to see a little of my American Crafts projects, I thought it'd be fun to show you all of the details and pages of my journal.
I'll start with the layouts. The theme was 'New Year'. As I thought about it I realized just how much there is to anticipate in a new year. My first layout embraces the idea of looking forward.
I did a lot of stitching and cutting with my Silhouette on this page. I am amazed at how that machine can create small letter stickers so beautifully!
This next project was a two page with a bucket list of sorts. A different activity I hope to accomplish during that month. I'll let you know next year if I managed them or not.
Again, a lot of stitching is what really characterizes this project. I was thinking in terms of a grid but wanted the lines to have a bit more fluidity.
Here's a happy little card to send just to say 'hello'.
I created this journal from a base of small brown paper bags. (thanks Lorie!) I intend to use my gratitude journal in the coming year to make note of what I'm thankful for each month. The bags will allow me to tuck some treasures inside if I want to.
I'm sure you can tell I had a ton of fun on these projects. I don't very often work with a single manufacturer or line so this was a challenge but i couldn't be more pleased with the end result.
Have a great day!