Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year and a couple of new layouts

Happy New Year!!!!

Did you party the night away or fall asleep on the couch while waiting for the ball to drop?

Matt and I usually do the latter- we have such good intentions but we tend to fall asleep on the couch before midnight. Some years we're lucky enough to wake up just in time to see the ball drop in New York City. Last night we were good- we stayed awake and were able to join in the festivities. I tell ya, it seems like 2009 was a rough year for a LOT of people so I hope this year is much, much better.

What way to ring in the new year scrapbooking-wise than to share a couple of new layouts with you?

This first one, created with my Scrapbook Nook January kit with that cute Pink Paislee Cupid line, is one that I wanted to share with you yesterday but the weather just wasn't cooperating well enough for me to get a good picture. We had rain, snow and lots of wind. Today, however, is beautiful! Here is Hailey in her green coat from Old Navy- I wish they had one in my size!! I thought these pics would be cute scrapped with the Cupid collection. What do you think?

I used the brown die-cut patterned paper in the collection as a pattern for the bottom part of this page,
inked the edges (of course!) and some faux stitching with my Sharpie.

I cut out a lot of the cute flowers from the patterned paper to use as accents on this page.

Here I used foam adhesive to add some extra flowers on top of the matching ones on the paper. I also outlined the Pink Paislee glitter alphas to help them stand out better on the busy background.

This second page was made with the Collage Press Joyride collection that I won from their blog before Christmas. Some people don't like Christmas/holiday lines with pink and blue but I loved this one and knew it would be perfect for some pics I took of Hailey last weekend playing in the snow. I couldn't sleep last night so it was a great opportunity for me to have some uninterrupted scrapping time.

I love the little chipboard elements that came with the collection- so cute and so perfect for this picture of Hailey. I added some little rhinestones for a little something extra.

I layered a couple of the journal spots and then used my October Afternoon circle journal spot stamp.
Journaling reads: Hailey couldn't resist playing when we got snow in Lubbock for Christmas this year.

See? The cutest chipboard pieces!!

And, how could I resist adding these cute little clouds? I added some doodling
and some Stickles glitter glue to spice things up.

I hope you are having a great New Year's Day and that you and yours have a wonderful year. Best wishes for health and happiness, love and much scrappiness in this new year. I, for one, can't wait for all of the new scrapbook products to start hitting the shelves after this coming CHA.


Anonymous said...

HA! I was able to stay awak also...Ross had to work and he got home around 2 to help me stay away, I scrapbooked! I will put some pics up as soon as I am done here. I really like both of those pages...Hailey looks so much like you in those pics!

Jenyfur said...

Wonderful layouts, Becky! Happy New Year! xoxo

Sarah Lou said...

Love the LOs I adore everything about teh peagreen coat one, even the coat she is wearing!

Michelle said...

I love Stickles!!! Beautiful layouts, thanks for sharing!

ellen s. said...

oh i love them. that coat is adorable! i want one ;) really great layouts

KateB said...

New Years is oh so boring in the Blue Household...used to be more exciting before the kids, what can I say...just dropped by to say Happy New Year and that I created a quick LO the other day with your stuff that's still sprinkled all over my studio table! (12/31/ post)-am thinking of ways to use Christmas stuff on a non-Christmas LO next...

Mara... said...

Beautiful layouts, Becky! That first one of your daughter in her green coat is just the CUTEST!!!!!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Flowers said...

Like your new year cards. One with flowers design looks awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rebecca said...

Awesome layouts. I love the photo size progression in the green pea coat lo. And those clouds are the cutest.

Alicia Cannada said...

I love the flowers and lil' butterflies!! So cute and Girly!! That Miss Hailey is the spittin' image of her Mama!!