Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Brand New Year!

                                                                           New Year, New Design Team.  Well a few new members have been added to the team, and a few old members have decided to move on.  I'll have links to all the Designers at the bottom.  For our first challenge of 2012 Mary was cleaning out her stash of goodies and found calendars.  I got and 8 1/2" x 11" one, and what I love most about it is that it's vertical instead of horizontal.  I had two months to cover February and March.
Gather Goodies: Double Hearts (1086QCL), Red Cardstock, White Cardstock, Pink Cardstock, red ink, and some pretty ribbon.
I chose to make several large mats for a photo and then stamp the double hearts onto one of them.  I then stamped the double hearts alone, cut them out, and wove the ribbon through them.  The picture size is 4"x6" (the lovely couple are my in laws). Super simple design, and it wouldn't take long to put together twelve months with type of format.

 Gather Goodies: Shamrock (196B), Green Cardstock, White Cardstock, Yellow Cardstock, printer, edge punch, and green ink.

Since the first month went so smoothly I decided to use basically the same format of layers of mats.  This time instead of a picture I used a favorite quote of mine, perfect for March.  Once I stamped the shamrocks around the white border, it stamped two on green cardstock and used those above and below the quote.

Hop you enjoyed my two newest creations for the year, and I'm sure you'll love what my fellow design team members have created below:

And as always don't forget to check out Serendipity Stamps! Mary runs a great site, has great sales, and links to the gallery and blog.


Jeanne J said...

Hi Amy - Love the Sweet Hearts and the great Irish saying!

tina said...

Great projects.