Thursday, December 1, 2011

ScrapFIT Reveal # 57 Word of the Year

The challenge for workout #57 is to CREATE using a single word that describes how you want to embrace the new year.  How will you change, create, improve or define your new year?
My word is
Here is my "creation"---decided to go OTP (off the page) this time.  Sorry, I think I am watching too much Terra Nova---they constantly go OTG (outside the gates).  Seriously, would you go outside the gate if there were T-rexes out there?  Whoa, I digress.  Back to crafting, which is usually safe :0)
My craft room needs a serious makeover, and I am trying to decide on colors.  Lately, yellow and grey are making appearnces on page layouts, fabric, decorating magazines.  I thought I would try this color combo and see if I like it.  Well, I do...
I started with a frame that a friend had in our garage sale that didn't sell.

Sorry 'bout the background.  Had a little button organizing project going on simultaneously.
I painted with gray paint, added some double size adhesive, and some gorgeous paper by pink paislee.
Then, I resorted to my usual tricks---inked the edges up with some silver ink, distressed the base a little, and started piling on the embellishments.
I used the computer to print my message:
It doesn't hurt to try.
Why this message?
I am facing a lot of new things in my life right now, and I am a person who is afraid of failure.  I want to just be able to jump into new adventures without any worries.  And so, I hope to look at my little word in its frame each day and find encouragement.  Head over to ScrapFIT for some more inspiration and to link up your project for a chance to win a great prize!
Our Sponsor for Workout #57 is
Paper Lovelies is an online paper crafting site filled with all that is good in the scrapbooking industry.
Our monthly scrapbooking kits are hand-picked from some of the best retailers with you in mind so you won't miss out on the newest releases from your favorite manufacturers.
Thanks so much for looking!  Have a great day!


  1. Beautiful, love that it's not on a page! Super cool!

  2. Love love love love this! LOVING those colors and loveeeeeeee the little camera button! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Love the way you transformed the old frame into such a cute inspirational desktop ornament. I think I will give this challenge a try!