Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy New Year | 2015 Holidays Mini

  This New Year's Eve party was so laid back and so fabulous.  It was just me in the living room with my favorite people.  Watching some Nick music show airing on east coast time. Nandini asking us to turn up Taylor Swift so she could do her moves.  Eating popcorn and drinking sparkling apple cider.  Popping a whole box of confetti poppers with Avinash, much to his great delight.

I wanted to scrap about it, of course.  But I found the idea of a full page New Year's Eve spread a little hokey.  Still in mini-album mode after all that December Dailying, I decided I needed lots of little papers bundled together in random sizes.

This one event is hardly enough material for a full mini album, I'm using a really fun Studio Calico handbook with a printed cloth cover.  I love this book and have been saving it for something really special.

 So the idea for a 2015 Holidays Book came together.  I often want to scrap holidays quickly and right away after they happen.  Not full spreads, just few inserts and pictures.  Some pretty papers too and memoribilia.

I started with a half page insert, using the January SC kit paper with the months on it.

On the back of the insert I used another black and white kit paper and the large DIY white letter stickers.

The Happy Note Letterpress page I had in my stash for a long time, thinking I would use it for December Daily, but I never found a place for it.  It adds a nice pop amidst all the black and white I had going so far. I paired it here with some silver glittery thickers.  Very festive. I love that color combo.

I am linking up this project with the Paper Issues New Year's Issue.

 On the back I just clipped on a bit of silvery stars transparency and a month label.  I love the moons in this months kit and used one here, simply.  The chipboard is from the Firsts Story kit.

 I left a space for journaling on the back.  I used a few stamps to frame it out a bit.  Another swatch of silver stars at the bottom.

 This little guy woke up early in the New Year so he could celebrate with us too.  We dressed him up a bit (well, mostly undressed) and took his picture.  He wonderfully went right back to sleep after this.  Though he did end up getting diagnosed with the flu the next morning.  That's been fun.

I actually started with the stars transparency here, just a strip to fit the chipboard and went back to add it in to the other pieces later.  Love the way it ties in all the disparate pages together.

How was your New Years?


  1. What a cute little minibook -- love all the bits and pieces and the "baby New Year" picture. So sorry to hear your little one has the flu. :( Hope he is better soon. You must be exhausted.

  2. Lovely! Love the gold and the little baby new year!! Happy 2015.

  3. Niru, this is a darling sparkly happy little book! So sweet, glad you daughter was able to have the volume up to do her moves. :) Tisha

  4. What a fab idea and of course it looks gorgeous!

  5. We love this mini so much! Thank you for linking up to Paper Issues current Link Party, "Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside!"


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