Friday, January 23, 2015

New Year, New You!

Hi there everyone!  When I opened the January Creative Cafe' KOTM, I had one particular project jump right out at me!  In my own journey, even though I am not a believer in "New Year's Resolutions" I do believe the end of one year and beginning of another is a great time for reflection on what's working and maybe some things that need some work.  Personally, I'd like to get on track for a healthier way of thinking.  More exercise, better eating, and yes, rewarding myself with something fun now and again too.  Not many of us do that as often as we should!  

So before I get too off topic....lol, I decided to make myself a simple little health tracker that I can carry with me anywhere using the KOTM It's a New Year stamp set, and the add-on set Believe.

 
I used one of the acrylic sheets in this month's kit to make a cover to protect it, and used a basic binder ring you can find in any office supply area.

Page One:
 


Base: 3" by 4" piece of gray cardstock, round corners.

First Layer: 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of heart pattern paper.

Next Layer: 3" by 1&1/4" strip of aqua cardstock. Adhere chalkboard washi tape strip, glue on sequins using Scrap Happy Glue.

Stamped Panel: Stamp clock in Pumice Stone Distress Ink, trim down to approx. 1&5/8" by 2", mat on aqua cardstock.  Stamp sentiment in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, trim into banner, mat on gray cardstock.  Cut small banner out of aqua swiss dot pattern paper, glue all pieces down, add sequins next to sentiment.


Page Two:


Base: 3" by 4" piece of orange cardstock, corners rounded.


First Layer: 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of triangle pattern paper.

Next Layer: 3" by 1&1/4" strip of aqua pattern paper. Adhere chalkboard washi tape strip. 

Stamped Panel: Stamp scale in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink on white cardstock, color with Copic Markers, fussy cut out, and glue to 1&1/2" square of white cardstock.  Glue everything together with Scrap Happy Glue.

Page 3:


Base: 3" by 4" piece of yellow cardstock, corners rounded.

First Layer: 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of soft gray pattern paper.

Next Layer: 3" by 1&1/4" strip of aqua pattern paper. Adhere chalkboard washi tape strip. 

Stamping:  Stamp shoes in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink on white cardstock.  Color with Copic Markers and fussy cut out.  Glue everything together with Scrap Happy Glue.

Page 4:


Base: 3" by 4" piece of brown cardstock, corners rounded.

First Layer: 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of aqua swiss dot pattern paper.

Next Layer: 3" by 1&1/4" strip of orange cardstock. Adhere chalkboard washi tape strip.

Stamping: Stamp sentiment in Staz-On black on acrylic sheet.  Trim down to approx. 1&5/8" by 2" and back with same size of white cardstock. Stamp cup stamp on white cardstock TWICE and on aqua swiss dot pattern paper using Black Tuxedo Memento Ink. Fussy cut cup sleeve out of aqua swiss dot, entire cup out of white cardstock, and color heart only and fussy cut out.  Glue all pieces together using Scrap Happy Glue.  Add sequins (this covers glue spots, though it dries pretty clear).

To finish planner, cut two pieces of acrylic 3" by 4" and round corners.  Punch holes in all pieces and clip with binder ring.  You can also use twine, ribbon or string if you'd like.  Anything you have on hand!

I love the idea of being able to write my goals: weight or healthy eating daily goal, how much or type of exercise, and my treat to reward myself for keeping those goals (like time in my craft room!!).  You can use actual chalk so you can write/rewrite, or use a white slick surface marker to create a more permanent version that is a reminder of your goals for the year.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by the cafe' today!  This is YOUR year.....be inspired!!



Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: It's a New Year
One Day at a Time and add-on Believe
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-It's a New Year
Ink:  Distress Ink-Pumice Stone, Black Soot; Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Copic Marker C5, R02, R05, R27, BG23; Staz-On Black
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: It's a New Year
Fancy Pants Sequins; Chalkboard washi tape 
Tools: Corner Rounder; hole punch

1 comment:

Karen T said...

love his LAura!! very creative