ring in the new year!

Who’s ready for the new year?! We are! To help ring in the new year, we have one last challenge for 2016, that you may play along with through the month of January 2017. It is, of course, about new year’s resolutions! But it does not have to be a traditional new year’s resolutions page, feel free to think outside the box on the idea of ringing in the new year! Things you want to accomplish, get done, have happen, have NOT happen? Goals, ideas, dreams? Let’s hear about them. Tell us what you want 2017 to mean! Do you embrace new philosophies in a new year? Use a new mantra? Swear to be more fit? Let’s hear about all of it!

To help with your inspiration, Katie has generously provided this freebie. (Feel free to use it or not for the challenge, it’s entirely your choice.) Thank you Katie for a year of generous freebies!

Several of our team members jumped right into the challenge to help provide you with some great ideas. I thought it was quite note-worthy that ALL of the sample pages (except mine) were photo-less. It’s so fun to see where the inspiration leads people!

DeLisa created this amazing effect with the paper strips on her page, and that color combination is amazing. This would make a great album cover. I love the symmetry of this.

On her page, DeLisa used the Black, White and Pink KitBig Bottom Lift Classic Photo Frames No. 01Catching Rainbows Element PackDecember Stories Element PackFrosted Fun Element PackHello 2017 Brushes and StampsModern Vintage Simplicity Paper Pack No. 01Modern Vintage Simplicity Paper Strips No. 01, and Modern Vintage Simplicity Printable Pocket Cards No. 01.

Rachael created a unique and clever background using tags. This page is a very elegant way to get started with the new year! I love all the details she used for the borders, this is just beautiful.

Rachael’s page features Sewn Labels Counting Weeks No. 01Readymade Layers: Winter Borders No. 01Readymade Layers: Christmas Borders No. 07Framed Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 02Modern Vintage Simplicity Paper Pack No. 01Readymade Edgers: Neutral No. 01Holiday Foliage Layered Edgers No. 02Page Fades Clipping Masks No. 01Blendable Layers No. 48Blendable Layers No. 61Readymade Edgers: Vintage No. 05Layer Works No. 755, and Silver Pattern Overlays No. 02.

Shannon made great use of the new pine brush in the store and created a lovely outdoorsy feeling page, that shares her hopes for the year. I like how the border creates a nice edge for the docu-stack and journaling.

The products on Shannon’s page include the ARTpack Juniper Pine Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 01DocuStack Layers No. 02Readymade Layers: Winter Borders No. 01Hello 2017 Brushes and StampsNatural Winter Woods Element PackNatural Wonders Paper Pack, and Christmas Joy Solids Paper Pack.

Jana’s page is festive and delightful, and celebrates with style! All of these samples are so inspiring! Now I want to pop the cork on the champagne! I love the sophisticated collage she created with the music and word art on the foil background.

In addition to the freebie stamps, Jana included Brushstroke Words New Years Brushes and StampsChristmas Joy Paper PackFoiled Twists No. 01Glad Tidings Solids Paper PackHello December Paper Pack, and Botanist Workbook Paper Pack No. 02.

For my page you will see that I went a complete different direction than the elegant samples above! I thought it would be fun to do a recap of some favorite books from the past year, and list the top must-reads on my list for the coming year. The new documenting life template series Katie created is so fun to use for lists!

This page features some products modified from the freebie, and these: DocuStack Layers No. 02,  Documenting Life Notebook Weekly Layered Template No. 01Happy New Years Brushes and Stamps No. 01Foressa Paper PackResolve Brushes and Stamps No. 01, and Painted Pencil Lines Drawn Mix Brushes and Stamps No. 01.

I hope these pages have helped inspire you to ring in the new year along with all of us at DesignerDigitals! It’s been a great year of challenges! Looking forward to the new year’s inspiration! Be sure to post your pages in the Scrapbook Challenge Gallery, and to be eligible for rewards note your entries in the January Challenges Sign-in Thread.

Best wishes to all of the DesignerDigitals community for a healthy, happy new year!

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5 Responses to ring in the new year!

  1. flowersgal says:

    Lots of fun ideas with these examples. I especially like the idea of 5 favorite books read as I am a reader and this is a great way to remember what and when with my reading.

  2. Jodie says:

    Such beautiful work! I tried to download the freebie, but it says the link has expired. Did I miss it?

    • Liz says:

      Sorry about that, Jodie! The link has been extended now. Hope you’re inspired and would love to see your page in the challenge gallery! Happy New Year!

  3. elainem says:

    wondering why access to this has expired so soon.
    Didn’t even get a chance to snag it.

    • Liz says:

      Sorry about that, Elaine! The link has been extended now. Hope you’re inspired and would love to see your page in the challenge gallery! Happy New Year!

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