Happy New Year & A Layout

Happy New Year everyone!!
I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and got to relax a little. We had a really nice holiday break that involved lot's of pyjamas! :-) It was really hard to have to get up and dressed for work today. But I have to admit that getting back onto schedule is always nice.
I love the start of a new year - I am so looking forward to seeing what 2012 has in store!!

I created a layout the other day to hold some of the holiday cards that I received this year from friends and family. Opening the mailbox everyday and receiving those handmade cards is one of my favourite things about the holidays. And a layout with a pocket is the perfect place to store them and keep them safe. I am thinking I might create an album specifically for the holiday cards we receive because the pages end up pretty bulky once you stuff all those cards in the envelope. And I usually need extra space to store them since they don't usually all fit on one layout.

Anyway, here is the finished page for this year:

December 2011 Christmas Cards

I used a KI Memories calendar page and pocket to create the page and then added odds and ends from my Christmas supplies. I cut squares to fit into the calendar part at the top out of My Mind's Eye and Echo Park patterned paper and embellished them with Elle's Studio tags and Jillibean Soup & Echo Park stickers. I also added an Elle's Studio tag to the envelope stamped with Ali Edwards / Technique Tuesday stamps.
The envelope is pretty stuffed with cards so I added some Tim Holtz clips to the sides to help hold it closed.

I hope everyone is enjoying their start to the new year -
Be back soon!

Steph :-)



  1. Love this idea & your layout! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love pocket pages, this is great!
    I really like how you used a calendar in the background, the way you decorated it is awesome.