Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for me, I love fresh beginnings, new challenges, and fun adventures! 2011 was full of wonderful moments and 2012 is shaping up to have even more moments - a new baby in the family, a wedding, even a few family trips are in the plans. But, before I get all excited about what's to come, I like to capture the past year in photos. This time, I'm using the Simple Stories signature system of elements and page protectors to help me. Year.o.graphy is the perfect collection for this kind of project.
To make things even better, I was lucky enough to receive some fabulous adhesives from Glue Arts to help me. At first I was skeptical, after all I am a liquid glue kind of scrapbooker. I've never used a tape runner and lots of things went through my mind - is it too heavy? is it cumbersome? is to hard to use? Well, let me tell you, I was in for a surprise! I may even be a convert! The Glue Glider Pro was light, efficient, and very easy to use. In fact, it was easier than liquid glue when it came to my journaling strips. It was absolutely the perfect adhesive for photos, embellishments and papers!
I am a fan of all the dimensional adhesives that Glue Arts carries, but for this project I was looking for flat cards that I could easily slip into the page protector sleeves. I want to send a big thank you to Glue Arts for sharing those 3D glues with me and I will be using them in the future for sure!
Okay, so on to my project. I created 4 pages, each with 3 months of 2011 documented on them. I loved the ease of the 4x6 elements with the large month abreviations on them --- I basically just slipped them into my sleeves with some journaling strips on them! I know I've said it before, but super quick & easy!
The photos were all created in Photoshop where I changed them all to a vintage B & W and cropped them down to 1.5 x 2 inches. Then I dropped the photos 2 by 2 onto a 4 x 6 blank photo background so that after they were printed I could cut them out to look like mini polaroid pics! I love how cute they are!
Make sure to head over to the Glue Arts blog to see the gorgeous projects their designers create all week. And keep stopping by our Simple Stories blog because our team has some amazing projects as well! in fact, would you like a chance to win? Then here's a challenge to you...visit the Glue Arts facebook wall and post a big Simple Stories hello and let them know we sent you over! Then visit our Simple Stories Facebook wall and post on our wall letting us know you've done so. We'll enter you to win their Glue Glider Pro and PRO+ Perma Tac Cartridge, as well as our Simple Stories Year.o.raphy collection kit.
- #1901 - 12x12 Calendar Cardstock Stickers
- #1902 - 12x12 Fundamental Cardstock Stickers
- #1903 - 12x12 Expression Cardstock Stickers
- #1910 - 4x6 Journaling Card Elements #1
- #1911 - 4x6 Journaling Card Elements #2
- #1912 - 4x6 Vertical Journaling Card Elements
We R Memory Keepers - 4x6 12x12 photo sleeves
Glue Arts - Glue Glider Pro