Monday, January 5, 2009

We're Kicking Off 2009 at Scrapping The Music...

Greetings fellow scrappers! There's lots going on at Scrapping The Music this week that I want to share with you! First, we are bidding farewell to two longtime design team members - Barbara and Christiane. These two beautiful and talented women have been such an inspiration to me. I will miss you both, but I will visit you in blogland and I wish you the best in your future endeavors! P.S. On a tangent - did you know that Christiane has started a sister site for Scrapping The Music in Germany? How cool is that - check it out!

I'm also excited to say that we have three new design team members! Julie Tucker-Wolek, Mandy Dodd, and Donna Whalen have joined the team and I am so excited to be able to work with them! Welcome and congrats to you!

2009 is starting off with a bang if you ask me! I am so excited about the January songs I can hardly stand it! The first song is "Hands" by Jewel. I love it - it's so inspirational! Come on over and play with us! Here's my take on the challenge: I used the January Crop Suey kit, which I am JUST LOVING! I made the earth from the patterned paper in the kit, and did some shadowing of the continents with colored pencil. The little words on the continents say "In the end only kindness matters..." which is another lyric from the song. I made the paper dolls from the front page of the newspaper and drew the little hearts on with Sakura gellyroll pens - the glittery ones (love those). It's hard to see on the photo, but the swirls are filled with Pink Paislee Pixie stix glitter in light blue. It's super cool stuff and it comes in the Crop Suey kit - I think it will show up better when I try it on a lighter paper - like white.

On a completely different note, it's a cold, cold day at the Rydell homestead - the kind where you just want to stay in your comfies and snuggle up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. Here's a pic of Willie getting snuggly with his "dad" (Michael) this evening...

I had loads of fun getting all my 2008 layouts organized into a binder and here's the result:
I sat down with Michael and we looked through them all together. It was fun! Lots of memories! It made me realize that I don't really need a complicated plan for organizing all my stuff. I just need to get a new binder. LOL. After all that planning and organizing! I think I am just going to make a list of projects I would like to complete, and write the ones with a deadline on my calendar so I don't forget them. Hmmm... I think that could work, but who knows, I could change my mind again tomorrow. (grin)

Oh - I finished my first week of photos for Project 365 and it was fun! Yeay! I can't wait to get my kit!

Oh and P.S. There's an online crop at the Crop Suey Forum this Saturday - January 10th! I hope you can swing by and have some fun with us!

Alrighty then, I guess that's it for today! I will be back tomorrow with more news to share! In the meantime - stay warm and snuggly! (unless you live where it's hot - then stay cool and breezy!)


Nat said...

I so love your new layout for STM - so gorgeous!!!!

AlexM said...

I love your LO Michelle! Awesome!
I wish you a year full of inspiration and creativity!

mandysea said...

Thanks so much for such a wonderfully warm welcome Michelle!!
Your LO is totally gorgeous - I love it!!
Yay - youre doing a 365er too!!!
Hope we get to see some of it!!
(big smile)

Anonymous said...

Girl I love what you did with the kit.
Love that layout.
And Yes, I love Pixie sticks... more glitter in my hair,
on my

Thinkie said...

so cool that you've already finished your 2008-album!