Wow - is it really already 2011? Our Christmas celebrations blurred into one ski trip, and then into another and we spent the New Year's weekend celebrating up in gorgeous, snow-covered Steamboat Springs. There's something very Colorado about bringing in the new year by hitting the slopes, soaking in the hot tub, sipping the microbrews and watching the snow fall. And now I totally understand why people become ski bums.
We got home late yesterday afternoon and grudgingly unpacked, then spent the rest of the day playing new Wii games, dozing on the sofa and enjoying the last lazy afternoon under the Christmas lights. Today I'll tackle the Un-Decking of the Halls (my absolute least favorite part of the New Year!) and start to catch up on emails, assignments, and general real world adult responsibiltiies. Be patient with me - my head and heart are still on the ski mountain (though my sore, sore muscles are glad they are not!)
So to ring in the New Year, here are my layouts from the January Jenni Bowlin Mercantile kit. If scrapbooking is on your list of resolutions, then go grab this kit! The design team gallery has some amazing eye candy to get you inspired (check out guest designer Harumi Hagiwara's soft, romantic pages!) There's also an adorable Dime Store Kit available now. Mint Chocolate Chip is a sweet mini album project in greens, chocolates, and pinks (yum!)
Reader's Theater | cardstock (Bazzill Basics Kraft, OP White, Hillary) + patterned paper (Studio Calico, Sassafras) + envelope & tag (Melissa Frances) + stickers (Basic Grey) + die cut machine (Silhouette) + twine (Bazzill Basics) + pen (American Crafts) + button, stitching
Life Is Good | cardstock (Bazzill OP White) + patterned paper (Sassafras Mellow & Pocahontas, Basic Grey Cotton & Gouache) + ink (Jenni Bowlin Stick Candy + Mini Mister) + envelopes, tags (Melissa Frances) + stickers (Basic Grey) + resin flowers (Maya Road) + twine (Bazzill Basics) + pen (American Crafts) + stitching
Puppy Love | cardstock (Cored'inations) + patterned paper (Sassafras, Basic Grey Gouache, Basic Grey Cotton, Pink Paislee) + veneer frames (Studio Calico) + bingo tiles (Maya Road) + stickers (Basic Grey) + twine (Bazzill Basics) + pen (American Crafts) + font (Veteran Typewriter)
Happy 2011, my friends! Enjoy your day!