Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Work It Wednesday (Even Though It's Thursday In NZ!)

It's a Thursday here in New Zealand - Waitangi Day to be exact. (I'd love to hear my overseas visitors pronounce that!). Although it is a Thursday I am entering a layout (yes, a layout!) on the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday challenge. This is a new challenge for SSS and the theme is: Use Something New. The layout I did (not a card - yay!) is a review of 2013. I normally use index photos for my year in review layouts but this year I decided on a new approach - 2"x3" photos combined with monthly calendar stamps. I saw the idea on a blog before Christmas and I can't remember where - sorry!  This was a good approach as I took less photos last year. I think it was because I did 365 Photo Project (a photo a day) the previous year and it might have just been overkill for me. I need to try and take more photos this year (I will be in May for sure!). I normally don't share my year in review layouts here but I have to this year in order to enter the challenge! Here's my 2013

Just to be clear - the layout is just the blue bit. The beige background was so that you would have a change from seeing our blue carpet.  Turns out you could still see it so I had to crop the photo - yes, you can still see the blue carpet LOL
There is a calendar stamped and added onto journaling spots with foam tape for each month
I stamped stars on the appropriate dates as well as added events for the month on the appropriate month cards
There is more than one photo for each month. I stacked the photos up and added them with a brad so that they could be slid up or down to reveal each picture below.
I always use the same number dies to cut my year out with every year. My good ole, trusty Sizzix dies (the big ones) were a birthday gift many years ago.
I pulled out my roller stamps and clip together stamps and added lots of little random phrases.
I made the chevron with my new chevron border punch. I actually used the negative space! This punch has been sitting on my desk for months waiting to be used - feels good to use it! (and find an alternative use for it too).
The Work in Wednesday challenge details are here.  I think this layout meets the criteria of using something new for two reasons: 1) I used a new approach and 2) I used a new border punch (and roller stamps)
Cardstock (DCWV, Ormolu), Paper (MME), Dies (Sizzix), Chipboard (Quickutz) ,Border Punch (Stampin' Up!), Stamps (Heidi Swapp, October Afternoon, American Crafts, Studio Calico, Joanns, Other), Ink & Marker (Stampin' Up!), Calendar Stamp (Maya Rd), Brads (Tim Holtz).

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