Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Organize your Stuff: Week 17 (round 3): Punches Part 1

I hope that everyone has survived the Holiday Season! This week is the beginning of the last milestone of the year- New Years! (Or is it the first!) So shake of that eggnog and cookie coma, put away those latkas, and let’s get Scrappin! New Years is a time for resolutions and a chance to start anew!

Speaking of New Year’s Resolutions- here is my Tuesday Trio New Year’s Eve Card (Sketch 47). For any of you who want to put in a Christmas Card for Sketch 46, you could win a blinkie (it closes Saturday Jan 1st!).
I used a Fiskars Notebook border punch on this card to create the resolutions piece of the card. It started as plain paper, but I used two CTMH ink pens to add the lines and make it look as if it really did come from a notebook!

Punches seem to be one of those things that you love or you hate. It does not mean that you are a punch snob if you have 5 or less, but that you might not have had the right teacher to inspire you! Believe it or not, these are not your 1980’s punches, and to be honest, Creative Me used to be a punch snob too! Until 2008, I probably had 2 (and 3 pairs of those scalloped type scissors). Now I find that a couple of punches can add that something to a layout (especially at a crop or workshop) to bring it to the next level without having to haul my Cricut or die cutting machine. Even the magazines are using punches again! ...and you thought that punches were dead. (I’m not dead yet!-Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

Besides, Girl Friday and the Illusive Middle Child can be entertained for hours with a couple of punches and some scrap paper. The end of the week will have my storage- which may be very different from yours, and a Layout!

What is your Scrapping or Organizing New Year’s Resolution for 2011? (OCD Me wants the Inner Hoarder to take a long vacation so that she can clean!)


Tammy said...

Oh, I love that card! The "cheers" stamp is so cute. I love the feeling of the new year. My birthday is in January so that might have something to do with it - a new year, clean slate, hope for good things to come! :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

very cute card!

mborrero said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.. Try the word "easy" as your word of the year.. That way you will feel light.. perserverance is such a hard word.

Becky said...

Great take on the sketch, I like the spiral page, makes me want to list something. As far as scrapping or organizing resolutions go, I've been toying around with the idea of re-doing my craft room in some fashion. I'm just not sure how. Have to get the husband on board for that one though and I'm not sure it would be his resolution... :-)

Steph said...

Love your card!