Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

A new year brings a new challenge {and format} to The Paper Variety! Be sure to stop by the blog today to see the exciting changes.

Our latest challenge is a COLOR challenge:

This challenge was a challenge for me!  It stretched me because I love color and patterened paper! I was so tempted to use a beautiful piece of red cardstock with white glittered snowflakes all over, when I heard Abby's voice in my head saying "a POP of color Suz!" So I tucked that paper away and went to town with black and white, adding a few red elements. And this is what I came up with:

These are the precious photos my sister-in-law sent us of their girls' Christmas photo shoot. Aren't our nieces "snow" pretty?? And they are just as sweet too. I knew these pics would be perfect for the black/white/pop of color challenge. It was really hard to keep the red to a minimum though!! :)

The black/white patterned paper is from My Minds Eye "Meadowlark" line, while the border strips and snowman are from Echo Park's "Wintertime" collection. I love mixing and matching my stash! :) Who knew?

You'll definitely want to play along - the prize is October Afternoon's "Farmhouse" collection! sponsored by The Paper Variety.

And guess what? You have TWO WEEKS to make a paper project. You can now link up your entries on our convenient "challenge" tab at the top of TPV. This will come in handy because over the next two weeks, you'll have DAILY posts our guest designer, inspiration for the challenges AND tutorials from our design team.

I'm sharing this layout at Paper Issues' "Say it Aint Cold Outside" link up :)

Have a great day!


L.B. said...

The touch of red is just right!!! Lovely photos.

Jill said...

Lovely! I'm excited about the new challenge on TPV! Will you join my link party "Sit Back, Relax, and Look at all the loveliness"?

June Houck said...

This is so much more than *snow* is *Snow* gorgeous! Truly stunning, elegant and perfect in every detail.

Jill said...

Thanks for joining!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Jaihart Link Up Party. Like the layout. Reminds me of when my daughter was young and hard to believe that she turned 20 12/27/11.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Michelle said...

Sucha cute lay out...those girls are darling! I love the classic look of the red, black and white!!


jennaroo said...

Love your page Suz you totally rocked this challenge!

Elizabeth said...

Found you via Jill's Sit back link party - love love love this layout! It is just gorgeous!! :)

Heather P said...

Stopping by from Jill's linky party as well- your layout is simply stunning, your neices are so beautiful. I also love how challenges stretch you, so inspiring!
Heather :)

Jamilie said...

Gorgeous!! Hope to play! Still getting used to it thank's for adding the link where to post! LOL!! Happy New Year!!

Ania said...

Usted hizo una pagina muy hermosa.
Blanco , negro y rojo, son mi favorito y esas niñas unas verdaderas princess =)

Saludos, desde Chile XD

Paper Issues said...

Such a lovely LO! Thank you for linking up to Paper Issues current Link Party, "Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside!"

Ruth G said...

Super cute layout! I love the pop of red, the awesome punny title and the snowflake border! Really pretty overall!
Thanks for sharing and congratulations on being a featured fan over at Paper Issues today!

Sherri said...

Thank you so much for sharing your work, and those sweet faces with us at Paper Issues.

Tina Campbell said...

Congrats Suzy :) Super cute layout of the girls :)

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