Happy New Beginnings (+ giveaway closed!)

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Happy New Year!

There was no other way to begin this post than with a resounding exclamation of a new year - a new beginning. The past year was full of new for me:

and so much more, seriously. It was amazing AND challenging. It was difficulty (and still is) but it's a makes-you-more-passionate-and-interested-difficult. I am so grateful.

This year, 2015, I am so excited to take on something new. It's been really, really hard for me to keep this under the cover because I was basically squealing the moment I got the news.

I'm part of Elle's Studio's Design Team for 2015!

I really just had to say it out loud. Now that I've got that out of my chest, what exactly does being part of the design team mean for me? It means that I can take all my "mind sketches" of Project Life / scrapbooking layouts and turn it into something like this:

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It's always fun to try new products or products that I wouldn't really get myself. It makes me think more intently about what I'm creating, the photos + stories that I'm trying to preserve. I'm so excited about this, obviously ;)

In the sneaky peek above, I used the exclusive kits + extras from the January 2015 Elle's Studio reveal! Now, if you want to get your hands on these adorable tags, stamps and whatnots, make sure to head over the Elle's Studio website on January 10 (PST)! Everything will be available then, set those alarms so you don't miss out! And of course, the Design Team Gallery will be overflowing with inspiration - ready for the taking ;)

Don't miss out - the full reveal is on January 10 (PST)!

And if you made it all the way to this section, I've got a special treat for ya!

i'm giving away my four faves from elle's studio!

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letter & number stickers (red) / 'foodie' exclusive stamp / 'hello 2015' cork shapes / 'everyday moments' lil' snippets labels

All you have to do is: comment on this post telling me about something new you did in 2014. The last day to enter the giveaway is January 6, 12AM (PST).

UPDATE 01/06 (PST) // Giveaway now closed! I will be picking the winner and announcing it on my next blogpost on Jan. 7, 11:59PM (PST). Thank you for joining!

Quick and simple. I'm picking a winner randomly on January 7 (PST) so check back on the blog to see if you won! If you want more chances of winning, then go ahead and visit the blogs of the other amazing ladies in the Design Team. You'll love 'em, I'm sure.

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alissa fast / daniela dobson / danielle flanders / jennifer chapin

jessy christopher /  jill sprott / kay rogers / lisa dickinson

meghann andrew / melissa mann / michelle wedertz / me!

rachel izakowicz / stephanie buice / toni from

And while you're at it, visit the awesome Blog Contributors! (We are so happy to add Paige Evans into the roster!)

Happy New Beginnings • Organized! by Pam

jenni hufford / waleska / megan klauer / paige evans

I'm so excited for this new. I'm excited for intentional scrapbooking + blogging + basically, living. Will you join me in 2015? I can't wait to share this journey with y'all!