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

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.


  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.

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

  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.

  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...

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

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


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