I decided to do something a little different this year with my New Year's resolutions. I came across a new group over at Color me Creative Classroom with Suzanne Dean called W R Smashbookin', Scrappin' and Journaling. Every month there is a new challenge to encourage us to get out and use our Smash books. (If you don't have one you can still join in, just make your own out of a journal or mini album.) Many of us are using our smash books as 2012 Bucket list/New Year's resolutions journal. I just love this idea! Not only can I keep my goals in mind, I can smash all the tickets/photos of anything I do that's fun along the way. No stressing over the right embellishments or being neat, just quick fun pages.
For my first two pages I used a quick quote vellum quote, some leftover butterfly and abc stickers, and a random butterfly die cut I had lying around. The quote says, "Do not go where the path may lead: Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson". The Paper is from DCWV Mariposa stack. (Top tip for Top Tip Tuesday - Smash books are a great place to use left over stickers, rub-ons, die cuts, and paper. In fact, these are the best embellishments for it because they are flat and won't add bulk to your book.)
The 2nd two pages were scraps I had from Cosmo Cricket, some Prima die cut starts, a page of a mini notebook from Bobunny, more leftover abc stickers, and a Goals sticker tab I had in my stash. I put my main 3 New Year's resolution on the left and some fun things I want to do in 2012 on the 2nd page.
I am entering my Smash pages in the following challenges:
Color me Creative Smash book challenge - First pages in my smash book
The order of the Opus Gluei - out with the old and in with the new
Hooked on craft challenges - try something new
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - New Year's Resolutions
Simon says stamps challenge - Spots and/or Stripes
Enjoy the rest of your night :)