Friday, January 6, 2012

The Top Trends of 2012

Scrapbooks Etc just published the "Top Trends of 2012" for their Facebook Fans.  I really enjoyed the article.  Trendy is about the last word anyone would use to describe me (though apparently I was setting color trends back in 2004), but I thought it would be fun to see how trendy I am.  I took a quick look back through my layouts from the past two or three years to see how I've done with the Top Trends.


1) Wood Grain
At first glance I thought this patterned paper might be wood grain.  Upon closer look, I think it's a fictional animal print.


Woods, not wood grain.


 No wood grain, even on trees!


Hey, I found some!  I used Studio Calico's wood grain alphabet stickers for this title.


2: Spray Ink
Yes!  I use spray ink often!  On this layout I masked the title and sprayed over it.


I used the same technique here.


3: Baker's Twine
I own it, but haven't used it.  Ever.

4: Nautical Motifs
I've been on 15 cruises, yet none of the layouts I've made use nautical motifs!  I don't suppose fish and waves count as nautical motifs?  I didn't think so.


5: Chalkboard
Nope.  Nothing.

6: Doilies
Not a single doily anywhere on my pages.

7: Honeycomb Shapes
Again, none.  Never.

8: Numbers
Yes!  I have lots of layouts that feature numbers.  I just made some cards using number print patterned paper, but I can't show them yet.  Here's a recent layout with numbers for a title:


9: Divided Page Protectors
Nope.  

10: Western Motifs
Nada.


To summarize, out of 10 trends, I've used 3: wood grain, numbers and spray ink.  Looks like I need to make some honeycomb-shaped embellishments wrapped in baker's twine for my nautical layouts, which will be placed in divided page protectors.  With doilies.  And western chalkboards.  Or, I can keep doing my own thing, embracing the trends that are "me" and ignoring the ones that aren't.  Yep, I think that's what I'll do.

6 comments:

  1. what a fun article---I love your sense of humor. I didn't do so well on the list either. Although, I do love baker's twine, I never use spray ink. I think you and I are even.

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  2. You are soooooooooo funny!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  3. Sounds like a challenge: "some honeycomb-shaped embellishments wrapped in baker's twine for my nautical layouts, which will be placed in divided page protectors. With doilies. And western chalkboards." All on one page. Do it.

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  4. Steve - that has CraftFail written all over it! Cindy - the ones that you haven't done don't sound like things you would have done...except as a challenge... Hmm...

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  5. What a fun post....love the idea of seeing how trendy you are....lol..

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  6. LOL. Great post. Loved your summary. This post really made me smile!

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