Thursday, November 20, 2008

Isn't it lovely?!

I totally love everything Shabby!!
I picked this up this old window frame in my travels some years ago. (actually, I have a few) I can't part with them! This one in particular, it was just a nice size. Well, I am I ever glad I kept it. It is going to be my source of inspiration for the coming year, it will (hopefully) keep me organized with my scrapbooking for this next coming year too. Most importantly, I hope it will keep me focused and balanced, and remind me of the important things too.
As you can see, I changed it from a window frame into a calendar. I decided to start with Jan, not just because it's the first month of the year, but because I was inspired to do so. This one just seemed to come a little easier than the others right now. I also don't need to do all of the months right away, kinda makes it more fun that way. I think I will have a pile of fun decorating these, it's gonna be a great way to try some techniques I have been wanting to try as well. The best part I think though, is getting over my paper hoarding problem. You know, buying paper you like, and then too afraid to cut it up, 'fraid you won't have anymore of it. Well, now I just get to look at it ALL YEAR LONG! That was enough to help me cut it up, use it, and then look at it.
I used one of my favorite snowy scenes from Thomas Kinkade.( made by Cornish Heritage Farms, doing this now, I might NEED some more images,lol) It was a snowy night scene, and made me feel like staying inside, nice and warm. Starying up late and ringing in the new year with my family.
The Vintage Ledger, 6x6 Scrapblock, (by Cornish Heritage Farms) was used to do my little squares. I think it's pretty Shabby!
I also used my 'Magic Moments' from Close to My Heart. I love the clock for the same reason I have said before, I can 'SET' the time for anytime I want. In this case, just before you start to 'count down', 10, 9, 8, 7 ,6 ,5 ,..... which is why I stamped the numbers going down as I did.
Yet the reason why I love this ensemble so much is because of the verse from God's Holy word. It speaks to my heart.
There's a whole lot of other things I used too, but these were the highlights.

So, just me tonight, putting to GOOD use all the stuff I store, LOL!
Hope you're having a lovely crafty night.



gdskarbo said...

Hey Sonja, that looks really neat! I've just GOT to see this for myself! Don't let me get away from your place without checking it out, Ok?

Just Ducky @ Heart! said...

Sonja--kudos! That is really lovely. I love shabby/trash to treasure--and this is really awesome. What a find, and what great recycling! Love your calendar! TFS.