"Imagination is the beginning of creation. . . ."
--George Bernard Shaw
--George Bernard Shaw
Isn't that a great thought? I hope that on this last day of 2010, you are reminiscing just a little about the past year as we have been doing this week at The Beary Scrap-- but, I hope you are also looking forward, imagining the year to come, dreaming up great possibilities of what you will create this year! I know that this past year working with these fabulous ladies on the DT has really been a great inspiration to me and has caused my imagination to take flight in new ways. It was so hard to choose just one of their awesome projects to share with you today (and believe, it's even harder being the last one to go, some of my first choices were already taken earlier in the week and I thought it would be better to pick different ones to show off!) And so, here's a look back at the past year at The Beary Scrap that I hope will actually jump start your imagination into the New Year!
First off, is my own creation (Jamie)-- I had so much fun creating this layout from one of our Beary Sweet sketches and stretching it into a 2 page layout. It was also really fun to read the comments from those of you out there who haven't been to Yellowstone National Park and were wowed by the animal pictures.
Next up is our fearless DT leader, Susan-- I had a really hard time choosing between her fantastic cards, I really went back and forth but in the end chose this vintage sewing card that I absolutely feel in love with the minute she posted it! I love Susan's vintage style and often when I see her cards and embellishments, I am hit with "Why didn't I think of that?" Her details are amazing and she is also tinkering with her creations, making them just a little bit better (as if they could get any better than they already are!)
For Patricia, I had to choose a Tear Bear creation, her bears and critters are so adorable and it is easy to see the love and work she puts into each little animal. I love America stuff and these 4th of July Bears were one of my all time favorites of hers this year! I love how she mixed the colors of mulberry paper and then added extra patriotic stickers like the hat and flag. So cute!
For Gini, I had to pick this box she made with the video tutorial to go along with it showing hot to use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Screens. Her video and instructions were so great and I have since become a huge fan of Glimmer Mist. Everything Gini makes has those extra distressing details-- whether the edges are torn, ink is used or she has mixed up more Glimmer Mist-- it's all beautiful!
I also wanted to show off one of Elise's creations-- we miss her dearly and wish her the very best! I chose this card as my pick because she taught me how to make a round border using my border punches and her instructions for this card were fabulous! Elise's creations always have those tiny details-- stitching around the edges, Stickles in tiny spots-- that just make them wow! Having been the recepient of one her cards, I can testify that the pictures don't do justice and in person, I was just in awe!
And lastly, Kimm who is so busy but still finds time to make a thing or two-- she is my hero, I don't know how she gets everything done but she does and always with an upbeat, postive attitude too! I love the papers she chose for this card, they match the image perfectly of her beautifully colored image.
All of these ladies have been a great inspiration to me this year and so have all of YOU! I have loved reading your comments and visiting your blogs to view the great creations you have entered in our challenges. I hope you continue to share with us in the coming year, join in our challenges, leave comments and questions and we can all continue to inspire each other! It's a whole new year to create, let's see what we can IMAGINE!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!