Saturday, December 31, 2011

SOTM Blog Hop

Happy New Year!!!  My family is not a big fan of this holiday - my husband always had to work ( he is a retired Captain on the Fire Department) so the night is usually very quiet for us.  But we are cooking for our son and DIL and we are delighted to have them close by for this holiday!  So I will be posting my pictures in the a.m of my awesome 2012 journal and I hope you enjoy it! 

So if you are hopping you have come from Judy's blog and found some serious inspiration for this month's Stamp of the Month S1201 Little ReminderI know this is one of those universal stamp sets that you can use over and over again so I would grab it immediately here!

Here is my Journal for 2012.  My top resolution for the year is to use my "stash" both for my sewing as well as my scrapbook stash.  So I started digging and found the retired "You and Me" paper pack and stamp set.

You and Me retired paper pack and stamp set
Colors are Creme Brulee, Olive and Chocolate

Here are a few steps so you can also recreate a journal for the new year.

Step #1- Create a pattern for the composition book.  Then cut out a cover and back for your journal.  You may also cover the inside front and back as well.

Step #2 - Cut out your strips to make the journal tabs.  I cut 6 - 1" x 7" and the cut them in half. 

Step #3 - Cut out your strips to make the journal tabs.  I folded them in half and then glued them to the edge of the individual sheets staggering them to create the tab extensions.

Now it is off to Michelle's blog to check out her inspiration for the month!   Keep hopping through the entire blog because you will be amazed at the creativity of all of the consultants.

I wish everyone a VERY Happy and creative New Year!!


Krista Ritskes said...

Looking forward to seeing your journal.

Mary Eisen said...

Very cute ideas for the stamp. Loved how you used strips of paper the a background!

Closet Stamper said...

Nice journal. TFS!

Michelle said...

What a fantastic way to do a journal with the comp book!

Thanks for sharing!

Krista Ritskes said...

Beautiful job!

Diana said...

very nice. Great idea!

Diana said...

love this. Great idea!!

Katy said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE this Journal!!! I'm not a "journal person" but this sure does make me want to be! OR...maybe I can adapt it to a pregnancy journal...I've tried those in the past and I wasn't very faithful...maybe I'll try it again! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shirley Ross said...

I love it! Great job

Haley D. said...

What a great project! I love it!