Welcome to the new year!

A new year. A fresh start.

I am not a big resolution-maker as I think they just put too much pressure on you. But one thing I have started to do in the past few weeks is to stay on top of my photos. To take more photos, to edit them and to print them. Novel concept, huh? I was so bad about it for months.

So how about a few favorite photos on a scrapbook page?

I did this one for Tim Holz for his Alterations CHA booth many, many months back. But I don't think I remembered to share it here…

Alterations 3

Everything on here is cut with the Alterations dies from Sizzix – the frame, filmstrip, decorative edge and letters. Those fabulous photos? By the remarkable Erin Cobb.

Alterations 3a
I will link ya to all the goodies I used on here below.

I also wanted to let you know about a Card Drive for St. Jude's. This is wonderful – I hope you can all play. Please click HERE for info.

And we will let you know in a few weeks about Cards for Kids. We are thinking of taking a break from it and instead collect cards for the elderly or for hospitals. What do you think?

Hope you all are doing well!

 

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48 thoughts on “Welcome to the new year!”

  1. Love your resolution for this upcoming year..that is mines to. Love your layout. I think that any card drive for anyone is awesome..ill be sure to participate with that one too. Thanks for sharing.
    Aloha Ilissa

  2. Love the layout! Colin really is so photogenic. I love the idea of collecting cards for the elderly and/or hospitals, Jennifer.
    Have an awesome day:)

  3. omigosh that Colin is a cutie patootie. I just want to squeeze his adorable little cheek!

    I like the idea of cards for the elderly. Unfortunately, they are a neglected/forgotten group in US society. Nursing homes can be terribly sad and lonely places and I’m sure cards would be a welcome ray of sunshine!

  4. Fabulous layout of an adorable little guy! I like the idea of cards for the elderly. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  5. Gorgeous layout, he is growing up so fast! I tend not to make resolutions either, just trying to enjoy each moment I can, live and pack everything that I love to do into one day!

  6. We have an on going card swap at our local scrapbook store and for the month of January we are all making an extra card for your kids! I can still send them and you can do what is appropriate with them.

  7. I’ve been so inspired by you that I’ve been dying to make cards but didn’t know what I would do with them all….a card drive would be GREAT!!!

  8. What a fabulous page!!! I am totally inspired. I am going to use your layout and a PTI fillable frame die to make a bday card for my hubby. We have pictures of the family from Christmas and it will be perfect.

  9. cards for the elderly would be great. i have relatives in the nursing home area of a nearby retirement community. there are so many patients there that have no one who visits or contacts them. getting even one card would make them happy. also, some states have care facilities for elderly veterans, many of whom have very limited means and cannot afford to buy cards to send to loved ones.

  10. Such sweet pictures! I need to take a page of your book. The little pictures of him in the filmstrip is clever 😉 Great way to get a lot of “personality” onto one page. Hugs to you and see you soon!

  11. Thank you for sharing your talents. I find much enjoyment in all you present.
    I think cards for the elderly or another group would be a great idea.

  12. My dad just moved into a nice retirement community, and I had just been thinking about talking to the office about making cards for residents there. I think making cards for the elderly is a fine idea, and one that any card maker could do as a giving challenge or resolution in their own local community as well. I’m also thinking about asking at our local hospice and our hospital about a need for that population.

  13. Such a cute LO. Great use of Tim Holtz products. Subject is adorable and really looks like a Mr. Personality.
    Marcie

  14. Such a cute LO. Great use of Tim Holtz products. Subject is adorable and really looks like a Mr. Personality.

    Marcie

  15. Ooh! Lovin’ the colors on this layout. Such gorgeous photos of your sweet boy! I love how your focal point photo looks cut out of that ornamental frame too!

    I have that border bracket die and I was actually just wondering if there was a way to make it continuous like that. Do you have any secrets about lining it up or did you just make multiples and kinda hide the seam? Looks like perfection! 🙂

  16. Adorable Colin + Talented Jennifer
    = one very Fabulous Layout. Kudos
    to you girl. Your work rocks!!

    Good idea about cards for nursing
    homes. My father in law is in one
    in Fla. and some of the residents
    never have someone come visit them.
    Very sad. Cards surely would help
    brighten their days.

    Sally Gasparri

  17. fabulous layout, Jennifer! Colin is so cute! love these beautiful photos and how you used the dies. i’ll go for any card drive that i can help with, really! thanks for providing the chance to give back. =)

  18. fabulous layout, Jennifer! Colin is so cute! love these beautiful photos and how you used the dies. i’ll go for any card drive that i can help with, really! thanks for providing the chance to give back. =) (sorry that i didn’t mean to use the last user name to post my comment!)

  19. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful new year! When I lived in Ohio I took some of your classes at Simply Scrapbooks. While on the computer today my 4 1/2 year old son climbed on my lap and asked, “Can we please watch a Jennifer McGuire video? She always makes the best crafts!”

  20. What a great layout, Jennifer! I love the sweet photos!

    I’m OK with still doing Cards for Kids, but if you think it’s time for a break that’s fine too – I’ll definitely still send cards! I love the idea of doing cards for the elderly; I think there are lots of very lonely folks out there.

    I sent you an email, too (I’m so sorry to add to your pile!)

  21. I feel the same about making resolutions! I am, however, making an attempt to edit and print more pics this year. My kiddos are getting too big too fast and I love to scrap pages of them. It gives me butterflies in my tummy to see how big they are now. Good luck to you!

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