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.
Not a single doily anywhere on my pages.
7: Honeycomb Shapes
Again, none. Never.
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
10: Western Motifs
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.
The Top Trends of 2012
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about kids crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She is the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?" and does freelance writing and designing.
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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.ReplyDelete
You are soooooooooo funny!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! :):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
What a fun post....love the idea of seeing how trendy you are....lol..ReplyDelete
LOL. Great post. Loved your summary. This post really made me smile!ReplyDelete