Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last post for this year!!!

Wow! What a rush this year has been. So much has happened in what seems like so little time. I'm sure everyone is thinking the same as me..."where did the year go?" Luckily, we all have our scrapbooks to look at so we KNOW where the year went, right? It went to birthday parties and baseball games, first days of school and graduations, births and moving to new homes. And think of the possibilities that lie ahead for 2010! Amazing!

Friday begins a whole new chapter for us at Scrap-Mart too. We will kick off the new year with a brand new design team and a brand new blog! The new blog is AWESOME!! There is a photo gallery set up so you can see each design team members projects by designer, it has a find it section so you can quickly search out a post with say Spellbinders Labels Nine, it has a drop box so you, our readers can add YOUR projects to the blog too! And that's not all! But, to SEE it you'll have to wait 'til Friday. I know, I'm mean. My kids tell me that all the time. LOL, just kidding. But seriously, you do have to wait 'til Friday.

But what else happens Friday? That's right, we reveal our 2010 Design Team! And what a team we have! You guys won't believe the inspiration just waiting for you! But, until then I have a quickie project to share with you. My mother and father-in-law are adamant about NOT buying gifts for them and that's where this little hobby of mine comes into play. If I MAKE them something, I can still get away with giving them a gift.

My father-in-law still signs ALL his gifts "from Santa" and insists he doesn't buy anything. hehehe So, I thought he would love to have the pictures of the kids visiting Santa. My sister-in-law and I went together with her daughter, who is almost 2 and my two little ones to see Santa. I took their pics and had them printed in wallet sizes so I could fit all three into one frame. I cut a Spellbinders Labels Eight out of green cardstock then again from a patterned paper then cut the patterned paper down to fit just the bottom half of my cardstock label. I tied a piece of white grossgrain ribbon around it to cover the seam. I combined my white mini-alpha stickers with my Santa's Workshop font for the sentiment. Bam! Done in literally, minutes! I love it! And so did they! Imagine the possibilities! You could do this for ANY occastion! Remember Jenn's frame she made? You can see hers HERE.

Thanks so much for a great year! Our job would mean nothing without YOU! We truly appreciate each and every one of you and we look forward to another great year with you. Don't forget to stop by Friday to meet our new design team and check out the new blog! Please have a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve and we'll see you NEXT YEAR!!!



rae said...

the PERFECT gift katie, LOVE this project :)
looking forward to what you all have in store for the new year!
happy end of '09 to you!!

karinsb_2000 said...

Happy New Year Katie,I can't wait to see the new blog :-)
Congrats to the new DT!

Shannon A. said...

Happy New Year to all of you also! I'll be following all year long - thanks for all the great ideas this year. (-:

Sissybug said...

What a great idea. Love it.

Tammy said...

Oooh yay, I can't wait to see the new blog on Friday and meet the new DT!

Michelle said...

That's fantastic that your FIL signs things from Santa still.... - - and what a perfect non-bought gift for him; really fantastic!

Jenn in MO said...

Woo-Hoo looking forward to the new blog!!