Monday, January 01, 2007

Feelin' shiny and new..and up for a challenge!

It's a new year....I have a lovely new day planner by the wonderful Denise, a new family scrapbook, some new *fabulous* Basic Grey Blush paper and all in a new color palette! I think it was all originally inspired by this amazing pink and green pointsettia plant against my creamy yellow walls. Then I found myself buying a table runner with warm brown, pink and greens, then came the paper and now I want my entire house under a warm cozy covering of dusty rose, nutty brown, nougat {Don't you love that word?!! Definition: a confectionary goo} and shades of green. Mmmmmmm....

So I'm feeling all level headed and motivated and have found some fabulous new challenges. I know many people resolve to create every day and these make make that just a bit easier. Check them out! First off, a Fancy Word for Simple blog will post a quote each day and you can choose to... *Think about it *Write about it *Take photographs *Create art or whatever! Sounds like no pressure fun to me. You don't even have to commit, just check it out here at your leisure. Next, I think to get going on some of my family scrapbooking and also help me try some new techniques, I'm going to be periodically posting some challenges from Elsie's book 52 Scrapbooking Challenges. You don't have to have her book to play along. I will post here on my blog what the challenge is and if you want, post your page on your blog and leave a comment so we can all check them out! Again, no pressure, just fun...that's what I'm all about in 2007!:) Finally, the amazing Beshka is going to be posting some challenges from the very cool book Caffeine for the Creative Mind. Keep checking her blog for details:) In the meantime, check out this blog for "encouraging an active, purposeful quest for creative stretching, the concept of preparing and training our minds for creative thought." Cool! Soooo....are you up for it?!!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

i know what you mean, i feel very motivated and ready to tackle anything .... go girl!

Anonymous said...

this is a great time to do challenges.

la vie en rose said...

ooooh...i'm eagerly rubbing my hands together waiting to see what wonders you'll create this year!

many blessings!

Anonymous said...

Love that paper and that color scheme. I'm focused on creativity for this year too. I look forward to seeing what you are doing.

Anonymous said...

Yum, I love those papers and that palette. I have been working with those colors as of late, except the brown. Now I need brown.

I have that birdie calendar too and it was refreshing to start penciling things into its clean pages. FUN!

Jeanne said...

I love that planner. I had gotten one myself a month or so ago. I bought another one today for altering at Border's for half price!

Amanda Willey said...

I love the sites you have posted. I plan to visit them daily. I can't wait to see how your challenges turn out. Keep creating!

marcella said...

Love love love your blog!!

jenny holiday said...

Love the color palette!! Since we said goodbye to our pink walls and said hello to our mocha/tan...(nougat) walls...I truly do feel so much cozier. It took some time, but I am now truly loving the new feel of the place.

Heres to a new color palette!! Have fun!!

Cannot wait to see what you create!!
xoxo Jenny