I can’t believe it is the end of another Year – 2009 is leaving us and we are on to 2010 in just a few hours.  How can that be?  Have a safe New Year’s Eve!

I don’t think I mentioned this yet but I got a new laptop for Christmas – yeah me!  I decided a few months ago that I really did want one so that I wasn’t tied to my desk all the time.  Now I can work from anywhere in the house (or out).  But with the new laptop comes some changes and getting used to new things.  And my husband decided to change a whole bunch of other stuff too – new internet service, new email addresses, new printer and more.  So I’m trying to get everything back up and running on this new laptop.  So one thing was the way I download my pictures from my camera.  It is going to be a little different than the way I did it before but I atleast have it working (although maybe not the way I want it).

I was able to download the pictures from the last Club meeting so you can see the rest of the EAT Decor Elements Frames that the girls made – there were two done in Real Red with the Night & Day Designer Series paper.  And they used the Viola stamp set to create some of the magnets.

There was also one done in Old Olive with Old Olive Patterns Designer Series paper.

The “EAT” Decor Elements comes in five different colors – Black, Chocolate, Real Red, Old Olive and White.  So you can mix those with various Designer Series papers and make one to coordinate with any kitchen.

Click Here to see the original one made with the Black EAT and Soft Suede.

Don’t need a recipe holder – here is an idea that Lisa shared with me last night.  She cut some vinyl to put on the top – you can purchase just the sheets and cut your own designs using your Big Shot machine – and used paper and stamps to make her husband a ” Honey Do” list board.  Put that in your husband’s workshop or garage and leave him notes where he is sure to see them.  Lisa decorated the magnets with some stamps from a retired stamp set.

The Decor Elements sheets come in Kraft, Chocolate, White and Dark Gray now.  And they should be available in more colors in January.

Other ideas – maybe for your teens or kids create a “to do” board or HW board that they can set on their desk.  Attach a list of chores or homework that needs to be done for the day or the week.  For the New Year – it could have your goals listed and set it in your bedroom or bathroom where you can see them every day.  Mark them off as you complete them.

Enough of me today….I’ll leave you with one of our Decor Elements quotes….

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau ~

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