Monday, January 31, 2011


The designers voted and the winner is....
Chris Aiton
Your layout is hanging in our poetry corner!
We would love to have you guest design with us for the February 15th challenge.
Please send me an email at
Thanks to all for playing along with us... we always love seeing your work!

 We will be back tomorrow with our newest guest designer and the next challenge!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Challenge #33 New Year

New Year
by: Katharine Lee Bates

Are you ready for the New Year?  Did you take some fabulous photos that are just calling to be scrapbooked... well this is the poem for you!  Do you have some fun snow pics just calling out to be used?  Read our poem by clicking on the Poem link on the right side bar!

Here is what the design team has for you...
This year we actually had a white christmas!! My kids loved having the 10 inches of snow that we had. Normally we just get black sludge so to see white snow was awesome!!

Mel F

 From this poem I started by using the words 'New Year' for my inspiration. I decided to record my scrapbooking resolutions for 2011. Rather than put them onto a layout and into an album never to look at them again I decided to create something that can sit in my scrapbooking room to remind me of my resolutions for the year! I decided to create a 'Tree of Time.'


This year in the Southern Hemisphere, we were blessed with a great deal of rain and the trees and parks were the greenest they have been in years. So I worked with the words 'Green Year' from the poem to reflect the images that 'say it all'.

 Mel J
I was itching to do a layout with our new years pics and have been wanting to use bunting on a layout for a while too! The part of this layout that took me the longest was deciding which type of lettering and colours to use, I felt that yellow went well with the explosive theme but didn't show up on the heart cardstock and so I used the photo to make them pop and I was pleased with that.


Tiffany used pictures from a winter hike she took a couple years back worked out perfectly for this poem. Did a white on white layout, layering a ton of punched snowflakes and a few gems for a bit of bling!


2011 is turning out to be an extremely white year... we have had a snowstorm every week.
My kids are loving the snow! Happy New Year all!


I decided to focus on "new year" and the color white.  Since now I don't live where it snows, I thought about what other things are white this time of year.  I remembered my notebook that I hope to fill with journaling over the course of 2011.  I snapped a photo of the open pages and one of my favorite pens and created this layout, comparing the new year to a blank notebook, full of possiblity.

We are saying farewell to Tessa as she moves on to some other new possibilities this year!  I have loved having you on our team and it is always sad when it is time to move on!  I am not saying goodbye in hopes that she returns in the future!  We love you and all wish you well!

We hope you join us with our 1st challenge of the New Year!  Please link your layout to Mr. Linky below, in the comment section or email a picture to

You have until January 30th at 10 am to link.  The winner's layout will hang in our Poetry corner as well as you can be a guest designer for the Feb 15th challenge!  Come play along and tell us about your new year!


Congrats!  Your layout is now hanging in our Poetry Corner!
We would love for you to be our guest designer for our Feb 1st challenge!
Email me at so that I can send you the poem!