Renee decided to shake things up a bit for January. Instead of scrapbook pages, we were to make a home decor / paper crafting project. I was thinking about what to do.
I have a HUGE stash. I keep thinking I'll need to be packing up all this stuff because I'll be moving in the next year (hopefully). So my theme for January was "re-use and re-cycle". I looked for items that were in my stash. Sadly stored away and not being used.
Then I saw it ... a mini clipboard. And I do mean MINI CLIPBOARD. It's like 5x5". And I had some old playing cards I was using for ATCs, and a copy of a mini calendar for 2009. Put them all together with some embellishments and you have a little calendar you had put on your desk, fridge, or wherever!
The cards start by using the Ace for January, 2 for February ... 5 for May and so on. When I ran out of numbers for 11 and 12, I used Jack & Queen (or Queen & King). It was a fun way to incorporate what "month" it is and some embellishments representing that month -- snowman for January, heart & heart ribbons for February, flowers for May (you know April shows bring May flowers ...).
Check out the Let's Scrap Design Team blog to see the rest of the projects and more!!
Have some fun this year by using stuff in your stash, and for a treat ... buy some scrapbooking or craft item you've been wanting to get after you've "saved" money!
Happy Crafty New year!!