December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

A new year means a chance for new beginnings, so as I celebrate the transition into my new responsibilities at Studio Calico, I have decided to make the commitment to breathe new life into the Studio Blog. This post will say that I am April, but I'm really Scarlet. (I'm going to have to figure out how to fix that later.)

One of our members, Cilla, posted a challenge on the message board for everyone to post their 10 favorite layouts from 2007. I decided to put a little twist on the challenge and chose my favorite layout from each of our Design Team members (for a total of 10). Here are my picks:

I chose this layout of April's because she totally rocked the clear concept. I have the special advantage of being able to see all of her layouts in person, and this one looks even better up close!



I chose this layout of Caroline's because I love all the colorful little photos and the sprinkling of buttons. This layout just makes me happy :)



Love the chubby little fingers and the celebration of everyday life in this layout of Christine's.



Who can resist these photos of Davinie's little sweetie? You can't see it here, but the letters are sprinkled with glitter. So perfect!



I chose this layout of Jenn's because I was giddy with excitement when I saw that she used her vintage train image. It was on her sheet music from December's HAPPY ENDING kit. She totally rose to the challenge!



I adore Kirsty's paper-piecing and stitching on this layout. Another layout that always makes me smile.



I love so much about this layout of Joy's. Love that she didn't feel obligated to use a photo. Love the tree. Love that she loves fall as much as I do!



How could I not pick this layout of Nicole's (H)? We really are a family, despite the fact that we have never met each other in person. I love that she documented that connection on a layout.



This layout of Nicole's (S) is just too sweet for words. I love everything about the scalloped frame... but especially how she covered the center with a piece of her dictionary page and layered the journaling strips on top.



I love the way Tina used so many photos to represent her resolutions for the New Year! I also love the way the photos frame the journaling.

20 comments:

Jody said...

What a fun post so full of inspiration! Wishing all of you at Studio Calico a Happy and CREATIVE New Year!

Joy Madison said...

oooh, you are sneaky!!!! great list!!

Jenn (scraprascal) said...

You are sneaky! Great picks, made me want to go back through all of the galleries again!

Sharie said...

What a wonderful list! I enjoyed revisiting the gallery in just one post.
Happy New Year!

Emily Pitts said...

that must have taken you a long time to do this. but thanks ;)

Nicole said...

sneaky pete alert, lol!!

love your faves...several of them are on my all-time fave list!!

=)

Kirsty Wiseman said...

oh Scarlet, you have the same taste as me - they are some of the juiciest pics I would have coveted too xx

Anilu Magloire said...

Total eye candy overload!!!

Ally said...

wonderful, wonderful choices! Some of my faves as well!

em said...

Great choices! Glad to see the blog is up and running again!! :)

stephanie said...

i agree with all of those.
what a talented group of women...so inspiring.
happy new year, sweets!!

Denise said...

Wow - that had to be a very hard job choosing ten out of everything on the gallery. I think you made wonderful choices. How lucky are all of us to be surrounded by such talent?! VERY!

Barb said...

Great idea!
I don't think I could pick just 10. I love them all every month!

casey boyd said...

I don't know how you narrowed it down.....great picks!

nicole said...

awesome pics. you're right on about how inspiring they are - makes me want to find time to pour through the gallery archives!
happy new year!

Kelly Lown said...

all of these are so wonderful, the elements are so fresh!

Sandrine said...

What a great and amazing blog ! Full of colors, ideas and fairies' fingers works :-) I am happy I found you even if my work is more "fabrics and seams" ahahaha ! Happy New Year to you too ! Smooch from Belgium ;-)
Sandrine

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Davinie said...

Cool idea, Scarlet! Love your choices.

corinne5 said...

wow I love all of these lo's and I think you have a wonderful DT!

Corinnexxx