31 December 2011

New Year's special using a Sweet Stamp Shop set

Hello, friends:}

I'm back with another Sweet Stamp Shop creation. It's my day over on the SSS blog--so be sure to stop by there and leave some love!

In honor of the new year...I have created a monthly journal for 2012. I know I've talked about monthly journals before--but just in case you've forgotten: monthly journals are just three sheets of paper with each date/month stitched into a journal. I use these journals for keeping track of important events and happenings throughout the year. For example- births, deaths, concerts, moves, job promotions, etc. I used to want to read these each Christmas when we decorated our Christmas tree (since we were going to buy a yearly ornament and read a yearly journal when we place that year's ornament on the tree)...but I've figured out that the perfect time to read through these journals is New Year's Eve!!! It's great to read through each year's happenings--I can see how far we've come or where we struggled or when we were blessed. It's so much fun!

Now on to my project....I used some Echo Park Style Essentials Upscale paper for the journal cover. I made ANOTHER SVG file that cut out the year. Then I got tricky and stamped the largest glasses image from my Sweet Stamp Shop Spectacle stamp set. Then I cut these images out and added black glitter. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE how this turned out! **I usually make the front cover symbolic of what is going on in our life at the moment--so for 2012 I used the spectacle because Trav and I are FOCUSING on each other and sharing Jesus' love!!! The SSS stamp set was PERFECT for this front cover! And this 2012 monthly journal is perfect for the Paper Issues {numbers} and Simon Says Stamp {anything goes} challenges!!! 

Inside--these pages are just stitched together. 
**There is an envelope in the back (stitched in with the papers) for memorabilia and pictures.

That's it for me today--I just love love love using my SSS images--they are so versatile:) 

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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21 comments:

AnitaRex said...

This is a FABULOUS idea! So going to do this! Love yours! :>

Virginia L. said...

You so ROCK with this new set!! LOVE it! Happy New Year, Sweet friend! xoxo

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is ADORABLE Sav!! I love this!! Happy New Year!

Natalie said...

LOVE your FOCUS!!! Your journal is beautiful, love that color and the glittered glasses are so fun!

Laura O'Donnell said...

what a perfect little journal!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this! So simple and elegant, an I LOVE your goals for the comin year!

Angi said...

Super fab! Love that Echo Park paper. Happy New Year!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee this!! Those glasses are ADORABLE! Happy New Year! :):):):):):):):):):):)

~amy~ said...

lovelovelove!!!

happy new year!!!

Jay Gee said...

Fabulous journel and I love the front cover. Happy New Year :)

lynn said...

so very cute, savannah! love the cover!

Joy said...

What a fun journal, love it and the front of the journal is super fitting... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a neat project, Sav! Love the fun glasses. Wishing you all the best for 2012!! Hugs. xoxo

lisa arana said...

love your little journals. it is a great idea to keep track of important events.

Shannon Fralish said...

Hi Sav -- what an awesome journal! You did a fabulous job on this project. Have a very happy new year!

Trog said...

Hoping I'm your first comment of 2012! I can't wait to see what we can get into out new 2012 book! The possibilities will be endless before you know it ! I love you- happy new year

Ruby said...

Happy New Year my sweet friend! Love your little journal and so glad you linked up with us over at Paper Issues too! Hope this is a super fabulous year for you xx

patti west said...

I loooove how this turned out too!!! :) :) Totally cute and very functional. Thanks for linking up at Paper Issues!

Lindsay said...

AWESOME job Sav! LOVE that notebook and the sparkly glasses and year!

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome idea...and I LOVE those glittery glasses! A perfect way to keep record of all those beautiful cards/projects you're going to be making this year!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So CAS, yet so striking! Love the glittery glasses. :)