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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge #71 –“Happy New Year!” 12x12 Layout

Okay, admit it... How many times have you accidentally written the year as 2011 so far this year??? Well, I had a heckuva time convincing myself that the year on this layout should really be 2011 instead of 2012!! :)

Happy GLORIOUS Sunday, friends!! Can you believe that, despite the frigid temperatures and snow-covered ground, the SUN is shining AGAIN??? Yep, the sun shine on Sundays is starting to be a tradition... And I LOVE it!! :) Not so good for the snowmen, but sure is good for ME!! :)

So, as ya know, I really look forward to Sundays... Not just for the SUN (and for the SON), but also for the FUN challenges of the day!! Today, over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges, my Design Team Sisters and I were challenged to create a layout with a "Happy New Year!" theme!! This can be a layout showing us how you celebrate the New Year, what your resolutions are, what you hope to accomplish, or any other interpretation of the challenge (as long as you can connect it to the theme!!)... Remember, Lasting Memories is ALL about layouts (and layouts ONLY), so pull out that 12x12 paper and create something that tells us what the New Year means to YOU!! I can't wait to see what you create!! Be sure to pop on over and see all the AMAZING Design Team inspiration and then add YOUR layout by this Saturday, January 21 at 9pm EST!!

Here's what I created....
This was a very quiet New Year's Eve for me...  It's the first year that BOTH The-Girl-Child and The-Boy-Child weren't home to bang pots and pans on the front porch with me!!  The-Boy-Child traveled across the state to visit with The-Girlfriend and her family (ya think I got any pictures of that?!?!?)...  But The-Girl-Child made plans with her high school friends...  Plans that took them for a drive down the interstate for a good ole Italian dinner at Bravo! where they enjoyed not only the food and company, but their most-excellent server (gotta give props to a server with a GREAT attitude on New Year's Eve, right???)...
Anywhooooo...  This is a 12x12 layout (with a companion page to come before long) with some of my favorite colors (and kiddos!!)...  The background paper is from Creative Memories Delight Fashion Diva 12x12 Additions kit... I also used CM's raspberry and purple cardstock...  The wavy outline was created with the Jumbo Wavy Square Pattern (CM's Custom Cutting System)...  I used a portion of the center that was cut out to mat the 5x7 photo of the girls as well...  I liked how it looked with the wave on only two sides of the photo. :)
My stars were all punched using CM's Embossed Star Maker (without the embossing option) and Stampin' Up!'s Small Star Punch.  That fabulous Baby Pink ribbon is some of my very favorite from 3 Girl JAM (she has an AWESOME Valentine's package right now, and this ribbon is part of it!!  Don't miss out!!).  The "New Year's Eve 2011" title was cut from the "Feeling Groovy" Cricut Lite Cartridge (a font specifically requested by The-Girl-Child, making this a must-use on this layout!!).
Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distressing Stain, and black SU! ink create the distressing on the wavy frame, mats, stars, and title...  And when I was finished, it needed just a splash of BLING from my stash bin for a little New Year's sparkle...
So there ya have it!!  I sure hope that has inspired you to create a New Year's Layout for the challenge!!  You even have a chance to WIN an AWESOME prize from my DT Sister, Haven!!  YAY!!  I look forward to seeing YOUR take on the challenge!!  :)

Lasting Memories

Until next time...

15 comments:

Michelle said...

This is so bright and colorful and detailed and looks so fun!!
Michelle LMDT

Stacia said...

Love how bright and colorful the layout is!!!

Stacia ~ LMDT

Bunnyfreak said...

Love all the ribbon and elements on the border.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Amy love the stars and the way you wound the ribbon around the glitzy layout. So beautiful to go with the beautiful picture of your daughter and her friends.

Michele F. said...

Wow... this is a super fun layout Amy!! I love all the layering and detail. Each time I look at it again.. I see something new. Some of MY favorite colors too! You did this challenge justice!! This is awesome!!

Marie said...

Amy, THIS IS AWESOME!!! I love all your details and embellishments! I wish I could see this layout in person!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oooooh a part 2 is coming??? Coolness!! I love this page and what a beautiful photo too :)

Karen Wilson said...

I absolutely love this LO, Amy! So colorful and fun, wow. I bet Brea and her friends had an absolute BLAST!!

Haven_mom4 said...

The layers have so much depht to them. Amazing layout

Elizabeth said...

Amy,
Over the months since I followed your blog I have so enjoyed your writing style on the blog. It always makes me feel as if I have stepped into your home for a visit. I loved the details on the page and I am looking forward to seeing page 2!!!


Elizabeth LMDT
http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Kimberly said...

your page is so fun!!! sounds like the girls had a great time as well :)

glassgraffitix2 said...

WOW!, Amy! Love it! Such dimension!

Julie said...

Love all the layers to this...so much dimension. Great colors as well. Very well done!!

Jennasa said...

I LOVE THIS LAYOUT! Not only is it super festive, it is absolutely gorgeous . The detail you added with all the stars, the ribbon and the rhinestones is impressive.
This has got to be the prettiest layout I have seen in a long time.

~Jennasa
findtimetocreate.blogspot.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful layout

 
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