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Friday, December 23, 2011

New year, new things

Happy New Year (almost)!  I'm really looking forward to this year and anticipating lots of changes.  The scientist has applied to faculty positions all across the country.  We could be moving this summer or fall ... or we could be staying where we are.  I'm really, really hoping we will move to Oregon.

I hope that all of you have had a great Christmas season and will have a new year full of new things.  I have a little bit of news about a new thing for me.  I was offered a chance to be a monthly contributor to the Artisan Notebook, and I've accepted.  I'm a writer now!  I have "an editor." I've written my first article, and it will appear in the January issue, which will be available in the next couple of days.  The Artisan Notebook is a wonderful magazine about digital scrapbooking with great articles, tutorials and inspiration.  I'm really happy to be a part of it.

Here are some of the layouts I've recently finished.  These first couple of double pagers represent our anual portraits with the cousins (mine and my brother's and sister's children) on Thanksgiving weekend.  It's always a stressful experience, but in previous years we at least had quite a few good photos in a variety of shots.  Not this year.  Miller refused to wear the clothes I'd picked out, and he would not take any pictures by himself.  In most of the pictures he was either crying or making one of his fake smiles.  I don't even know if I want to do it again next year.

Simple and Sweet Album Templates by Scrapping with Liz; Joyful Christmas by Vera Lim; Hugs & Kisses Alpha,
Sweet & Simple Life #3 and #5 by Gina Marie Huff; Bohemian Spirit by Captivated Visions; Photos by Sears

Double Temps Mini Set 2 by Scrapping with Liz; Joyful Christmas and Christmas Magic by Vera Lim
Sweet & Simple Life #4 and #12 by Gina Marie Huff; Photos by Sears

And here are some Project: Love, Me pages. This first was a catch-up page from November on the topic iGive.

Ianthine Templates by Scrapping with Liz; Forever Autumn Paper Pack by Allison Pennington; So Grateful by
Sahlin Studio and Sugarplum Paperie; Sunny, Autumn Sunset Handmade Flowers, Country Fair Picnic, Everday
and a few freebies by Sahlin Studio; Make a Wish by Sahlin Studio and Valorie Wibbens; HoHoHo by Miss Tiina

And here are my December pages in the theme iRejoice.  There was one additional prompt on how depression fits into my life, but I'd already discussed that in previous layouts and just didn't feel like delving into that right now, so I skipped that one.
Comfort & Joy Collection by Sugarplum Paperie; Garland Mini V2 Templates by Amy Martin
Glitter Paper by Two Shutter Sisters; HoHoHo by Miss Tiina

Comfort & Joy Collection by Sugarplum Paperie; Traditional Temps II by Scrapping with Liz
Dreaming of Spring by Captivated Visions and Studio Flergs; HoHoHo by Miss Tiina

Comfort & Joy Collection by Sugarplum Paperie; FreeTemplate by Amy Martin
Sweet & Simple Life #4 by Gina Marie Huff; HoHoHo by Miss Tiina

I do have more layouts finished but wanted to at least get these shared now.  Over the next month I'll be filling in the gaps on Project: Love, Me, and I've started a few additional pages to include  - something a little controversial maybe.  I haven't decided yet if I'll post them online.  I'll also be going back through my photos and see if there are any more "old" things that need to get scrapped for the year.  I hope to have all that done by the end of January so I can have it all printed. 

Here's to a productive January.  Cheers!

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