The Next Chapter
That crazy excitement and nervousness in my stomach can only mean one thing....release day! I don't know about you, but I am ready for the new year. 2016 was full of incredible, full hearted victories, big and small, but it was also full of some of the toughest times, and it brought me, again and again, to the point where I needed to remember that just being present and paying attention was what I needed in order to keep going.
I knew I wanted the last kit of the year, the first one I'd use in the new year, to be about goals and dreams, to encourage me to take on whatever is next, but I also knew I wanted it to be real. A list of resolutions often leave me feeling simultaneously underwhelmed and overwhelmed. What I need is a kick in the pants some days, encouragement to show up and be in my life, and a reminder that just getting dressed and doing the work, even when it isn't the best, counts. Heck, just getting dress counts most days.
The Next Chapter is a little bit of a kick in the pants reminder that you not only can do this, but you ARE doing this, and just enough magic to help us dream up and then make real the life we want.
I've been using my kit to get my 2017 creative planner ready ( I LOVE reminders of words I want to keep close and pt into action).
With a little champagne colored embossing powder and a punched strip of paper, I made a simple bookmark to move through as the year goes on, as well as turning the flair into a fun, and practical page marker.
What I'm really crazy about it using a scrap of transparency to create my own reusable note I can move between pages. With a simple sample through one of the printable ephemera, I attached the scrap of clear transparency over the note sheet digital card from one of the printables, and I won't lie to you...I am totally smitten.
I love that Elise includes the digital files for all the kits' cards, and I couldn't wait to print the rainbow digital card a little larger with the Neil Gaiman quite card on top. It's the perfect invitation into my creative planner, and really for me, to 2017.
I really hope you'll go take a look at the kit and order one for yourself - we are so incredibly grateful for your support. I can't wait to use mine as a way to tell all my soon to be stories, and I'd love to see how you put yours into action, so please share what you make with it!
Don't forget to head over to Elise's blog for more inspiration, including links to her awesome Creative Team and their projects!