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.