New Year Guest Designer: Naomi Atkins

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Naomi Atkins is sure to inspire you with her plethora of New Year projects today!

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Short bio: My name is Naomi Atkins, and I'm a wife to a wonderful husband Jonathan and mom to five amazing children: Katlyn, Elise, Everett, Weston, and Camille! I co-own the business Inspired and Enchanted Photography and I love it! It was a big career switch for me; I had spent the last eight years teaching legal research classes at a local college. I love photography so much and Niki and I have so much fun! We have a very unique vintage style and are always on the hunt for new props!

How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking about eight years ago and absolutely fell in love! I never really submitted or posted things much because of a lack of time, but I started posting things this last February more on Studio Calico and things took off from there. My first layout to be published was on the cover of Scrapbook Trends in September, so that was awesome! I design for Freckled Fawn, Crate Paper, and the Gossamer Blue Kit Club.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Thickers, Thickers!! I can never have too many! The best thing about Thickers is that they have JUST ENOUGH stick to them that they can easily be removed, but then they still stick after you remove them! They are amazing!

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THANK YOU CARD by Naomi Atkins

I love the Soho Garden layered tags, they make card making a snap! I simply used the layered thank you tag and stitched some of the matching papers around the tag. I then stamped a small leaf onto the lower corner for a little something extra. Make sure to grab a pack of these tags if you are a card maker!!

Supplies: Mercer Street Decorative Tags (85607) – Bits, Grande Street Paper (35830) – Soho Garden, Canal Street Paper (35837) – Soho Garden, Dear Lizzy Acrylic Stamps (59163) – Stamps

ALL THINGS NEW by Naomi Atkins

I love this picture, right after the rain, and the fresh new smell and feel to the air. The water drops were still visible and the sun came out and I was able to catch a small rainbow in one of the drops. I used "POW" paper and cut out "New" from the Silhouette. The POW glitter paper is awesome for die cutting! I also die cut the petal backround and filled it with bits of paper and a few buttons and brads.

Supplies: Lounge Paper (35786) – Ready Set Go, Prime Time Paper (35769) – Ready Set Go, Laughter Lane Paper (35786) – 5th & Frolic, Grande Street Paper (35830) – Soho Garden, Park Avenue Paper (35834) – Soho Garden, 6th and Maple Paper (35809) – 5th & Frolic, Meadowlark (71756) – POW, Field House Paper Leaves (85592) – House, 5th & Frolic Decorative Flowers (77292) – Flower Shoppe, 5th & Frolic Acrylic Stamps (59163) – Stamps, 5th & Frolic Decorative Brads and Buttons (85598) – Elements, Daily Moss (53390) – Thickers, Weekender Truffle (53395) – Thickers

COOKIE LOVE by Naomi Atkins

I like to make "resolutions" at the beginning of the year, but the one thing that ALWAYS derails me in my healthy eating initiatives is chocolate chip cookies. Now my daughter bakes them all the time and I had to photograph a pile of freshly bakes ones and state that maybe "resolution" might be a bit strong of a word when it comes to cookies. The 5th & Frolic line fit perfectly to keep the muted colors and the focus on the cookies. I also used a variety of Thickers on top of the 5th & Frolic large tags. I then splattered some Mr. Huey's in white – it kind of reminds me of drops of milk!!

Supplies: 6th and Maple Paper (35809) – 5th & Frolic, Memory Lane Paper (35802) – 5th & Frolic, Extraordinary Avenue Paper (35818) – 5th & Frolic, Foxy Fairview Paper (35805) – 5th & Frolic, Sweet Street Paper (35845) – 5th & Frolic, Simplicity Circle Paper (35801) – 5th & Frolic, 5th & Frolic Large Tags (85599) – Bits, 5th & Frolic Fabric and Epoxy Brads (85597) – Embellishments, 5th & Frolic Roller Date Stamp (59162) – Stamps, 5th & Frolic Chipboard Shapes (85601) – Bits, Fox River Rock (53416) – Thickers, Fox White (53415) – Thickers, Everyday White (53392) – Thickers

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I've always loved this quote by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu and when I saw this photo of my daughter walking up our lane, I knew I had to use it! I can't wait to see what the New Year brings! I love chevron so I used the wood chevron paper for the backround then imitated the pattern with strips of paper and stitching at the bottom. I used Kinsey Wilson's chevron cut file to make it much easier! I cut the title out of my Silhouette and used Thickers as well.

Supplies: Charmed Paper (35780) – Ready Set Go, Coffee Break Paper (35678) – Ready Set Go, Nolita Paper (35835) – Soho Garden, Greenwich Village Paper (35838) – Soho Garden, Field House Paper Leaves (85592) – House, Midtown (42271) – Remarks, Metal Disc Mix (85590) – Flair, Prairie Kraft (732125) – Thickers

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HELLO 2013 by Naomi Atkins

I wanted to make a grid of photographs indicating my goals for the year then I cut the little banners out of my Silhouette and used the positive and negative spaces, mixed up. I love the Soho Garden fabric stickers so I used those for the bases of the little black letters. I also love the bold vibrant colors of the collection to make a statement about the start of 2013 and what I'm going to aim for this year!

Supplies: Canal Street Paper (35837) – Soho Garden, Greenwhich Village Paper (35838) – Soho Garden, Grande Street Paper (84057) – Soho Garden, High Line Park Paper (35831) – Soho Garden, Nolita Paper (35835) – Soho Garden, Poppy District (42273) – Remarks, Mayfair Layered Stickers (85606) – Remarks, Bleeker St. Fabric Stickers (42272) – Remarks, Soho Garden Ribbon (89429) – Premium Ribbon, Daily Black (53388) – Thickers

Naomi has a stunning blog, make sure to stop by and say hi!