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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Challenge #121. Out with the old and in with the new.

Deena here -  I did a bit of a different take on out with the old and in with the new...I got rid of last year and brought in this year...sooo many of my peeps had a lousy 2011, so I say be off with you and let a good year come in...this year is the year of the dragon, so that is what my card represents...I won all of the embellishments on this card at one point in time or another, and I found the flowers while cleaning up my craft area...just spiced them up a little...

Let's see what all the other wonderful poobahs have come up with for this challenge.

Rosemary here and first of all - HAPPY NEW YEAR - may your 2012 be full of wonderful things!  I like this challenge a lot because I think it is going to lend itself to lots of interpretation and plenty of creativity.  I'm offering two projects - each created as new projects using product I already have in my room (the old part).

First is a card that speaks for itself, now if only it photographed well.  There are metallic blue dots on the paper that made me think of the ball dropping in Times Square and confetti and just doesn't photograph well but it is a cute little clean and simple card to share.

My second project was inspired by Jana after a discussion of resolutions for the new year.  I go into it in more detail on my blog but I decided to make a visual reminder of some of my resolutions that I can put right next to the coffeemaker and see each morning.  I used a dollar store clipboard and some happy/confetti-esque paper.  This is going to be a year long project on my personal blog so there are more details there to see.

 Jana here - I think that Deena is brilliant with this theme. I am so very happy to be shedding the old (2011) and welcoming the new (2012).  I made an artsy-fartsy calendar page for January. Only January so far. I love the ones you see out in Bloglandia, but was too intimidated to make one. Until now. All of the materials I used are old. I just made something new out of them. I have all the details on my blog.

I wish you and yours a WONDERFUL 2012. I hope it is leaps and bounds better than 2011.
Gini here -  I love clever play on words so Deena is off to a roaring start in 2012 and I hope the same is true for you. Happy New Year!

I thought I would make something useful for this time of year so I made 6 identical Thank you cards and then I made another 3 identical general cards using a seahorse stamp from Chocolate Baroque.
My new stuff is the yellow sequins and the 3 and 3/4 inch square shaped blank cards from Craftworkcards, the rest is from my stash. (Full stash list on my blog.)

Electra here -  OK.  I had this old photo of my girl on a flying carousel ride when she was about 8 or so.  I loved this picture.  When I saw Deena's challenge, I decided to pull it out and do something with it.
AND to use up old items from my stash that have not seen the light of day for quite a while.

I really love this LO.
Now you go and make something you love for this challenge!

Kristen here -  I used some old ribbon, my watercolor crayons, and water pen. I used a background stamp I haven't used since the week I bought it. I also got out a Cuttlebug mini folder.

Kristen here still - I watercolor painted the paper and then used the background stamp to add some texture. It not only added a plaid look, but it made the cold pressed paper texture show through in areas. The sticker is new, but the rest was all from my stash. The embossing folder added a nice subtle accent to the bottom of the card. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

You have until the end of Saturday 14 January to join in with your fabulous creation celebrating the new year. Add your blog post address to Mr Linky below.
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Pinecone Stew said...

Have a Wonderful New Year!

blackdragon said...

Happy new year to you all.....i hope to play along more often this year....fingers crossed.

Great inspiration pieces guys!
love lynx

Maria Matter said...

wonderful challenge ladies!!
All the best to you in 2012!!
hugs & blessings

Beverly G said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for all the fun and a great place to play.