Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Congratulations

The Crafter's Cafe is gearing up for the big all-day party on February 11th! I've created my first sample card for the party using the sweet "Sleeping Flower" digital image from A Day For Daisies. What an adorable image for a new baby card! I used some of the awesome DCWV Mango Frost cardstock - I just love this stuff!

Recipe:

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock
  • DCWV Mango Frost matstack
  • A Day For Daisies "Sleeping Flower" digi image
  • Copics: BG23, BG13, R22, YR09, Y06, B02, B05, G12, G24, E00
  • Spellbinders classic circles and lacey circles dies
  • Spellbinders craft foil (turquoise)
  • Sentiment from the GKD All Occasions Tags stamp set
  • Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Turquoise/white polka dot ribbon
  • Lemon flat-back pearls
  • ABC blocks charm

Sunday, January 29, 2012

If I had Wings

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this Blockheads Paper Arts DT inspiration card for the February Technique Challenge - Chalk Attraction and Blog Hop. Even though I needed to make a few practice runs, I had a good time! "If I had Wings" was super simple to make. It's definitely clean and simple, which I love, and has kind of a goth/grunge flair to it. I love the way it turned out! I used stamps from the fabulous Blockheads Whimsical - Take Flight and Whimsical - Faerie Wings stamp sets. Blockheads stamps are really awesome to work with - they are deeply etched and you get a good clean/crisp stamped image on the first try. If you are a relatively new stamper, like yours truly here (I've only been stamping since July of last year), then you really need to build your collection with Blockheads' stamps.

I created a 5 x 5 card base and distressed the edges of it with black ink. I stamped the faerie image with Versamark ink on another piece of white cardstock and chalked it with black pearlescent chalk and a small pompom. I also chalked very lightly around the entire image to create a shadow. I trimmed the chalked image square and ticket-punched the corners, matted it on black cardstock, then again on red shimmer cardstock. I created a strip of red and black micro marbles (mixed together) adhered to Terrifically Tacky Tape mounted on white cardstock, then again on black cardstock, then I mounted the entire strip horizontally-centered across the card base. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on white cardstock, then mounted it on black cardstock. I affixed two tiny clear gemstones to each end of the sentiment strip as well as all four corners of the focal image piece, then I adhered tiny red gemstones to the faerie's dress. I mounted the entire focal image piece onto the card base with dimensional squares, and then mounted the sentiment onto the bottom of the focal image piece with dimensional squares.

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white and black cardstock; red shimmer cardstock
  • Blockheads Paper Arts Whimsical - Take Flight stamp set (faerie)
  • Blockheads Paper Arts Whimsical - Faerie Wings stamp set (sentiment)
  • Versamark ink
  • Pebbles, Inc. black pearlescent chalk
  • Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Tonic ticket corner punch
  • Blockheads metallic black micro marbles
  • Blockheads metallic red micro marbles
  • Terrifically Tacky Tape
  • Tiny clear and red gemstones

The Crafter's Cafe Chat and Craft on February 11th!

As a new Event Team member of The Crafter's Cafe, I'm happy to announce an all-day party on February 11th! There will be games, prizes and loads of fun! We're planning a LIVE Craft and Chat at 8:00 PM EST. We have an amazing paper project to make together in real-time! Come join us - you won't want to miss it!


If you're not a member of The Crafter's Cafe, you ought to consider joining! There is so much to see and do in the company of other fellow crafters. Post your projects in the Gallery to inspire others! Or just look around to get some inspiration for yourself!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sending Smiles Across The Miles

The 2 Sisters Challenge #76 this week is a sketch challenge and it's sponsored by The Digi Garden. I love sketch challenges because the cards go together so easily... and you don't even have to think! I need that once in a while! ;)  For my DT inspiration card, I chose the awesome cute "A Boy and His Frog" digi image. I did this card in all-boy primary colors, without all the girly bling and bows, and used some of my new fav cardstock!

Recipe:

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock
  • DCWV Mango Frost matstack
  • The Digi Garden "A Boy and His Frog" digital image
  • Copics: E00, E35, E37, Y06, YR09, B05, G09
  • Sentiment from GKD Special Delivery stamp set by Tami Mayberry
  • Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Spellbinders large deckled rectangles and labels seventeen dies
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder


Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Love You

The theme for this week's Dutch Dare Card Challenge DDCC #149 is "Buttons Galore" and is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. I chose the adorable "Lucy Valentine Girl" digi for my DT inspiration card - a Valentine . I used a couple new toys - an argyle embossing folder, 3-D flowers die and petite petals punch - in addition to  buttons, a bottle cap with the punched 'I Love You' sentiment inside and a white pearl flourish. I'm really liking the rolled flowers - they are so easy and look so neat! I distressed all the edges of the card pieces to give it a vintage look. It's definitely girly!

Recipe:

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white and red cardstock
  • Solid red, red/white dot and red/white striped paper
  • Robyn's Fetish "Lucy Valentine Girl" digital image
  • Copics: R24, R27, RV21, RV23, E00, E35, E29, G12, YR04, B05, V15, Y06
  • Sakura stardust and white glaze pens
  • Walnut stain distress ink
  • Spellbinders classic squares die
  • Sizzix 3-D flowers die
  • McGill petite petals punch
  • Martha Stewart lace eyelet edge punch
  • Want2scrap swirls flourish
  • Bottle cap, adhesive 'I Love You' sentiment
  • Red gingham ribbon
  • Red heart button, small round pink and white buttons

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

For My Friend

The theme for this week's 2 Sisters Challenge #75 is "Embossing" and is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs and Meljen's Designs. I chose the super cute digi image "Rose and Roxy" by Crafty Sentiments for my second DT inspiration card. This was a really fun image to work with! I used wet and dry embossing, and some really cute green and purple patterned cardstock that I just bought. A girl can't have too much cardstock! ;)

Recipe:

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white and green cardstock
  • DCWV Latte matstack (three coordinating pieces)
  • Crafty Sentiments "Rose and Roxy "digital image
  • Copics: E00, E35, BV11, BV13, BV17, R24, Y02, Y06, C1, C3
  • Spellbinders large labels, classic ovals, scalloped ovals and lacey ovals dies
  • Sentiment from the GKD All Occasion Tags stamp set
  • Versamark, purple embossing powder
  • Cuttlebug argyle embossing folder
  • Green ribbon, gold flat-back pearls

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Love You

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, what kind of card could be more fitting than a Valentine? I've been looking forward to using this adorable "Winter Time Smoochie" digi image from The Stamping Boutique. I've had her for several weeks and have been waiting to make just the right card! I used a set of Peachy Keen Stamps snowflake stamps to emboss the background. My hubby took me to JoAnn's yesterday and I got some more awesome cardstock to use for this card, and I tried my hand at some rolled flowers which came out pretty neat.

I'm entering "Love You" into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge #75 - Embossing
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-75-embossing.html

Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #18 - Snowmen/Snowflakes
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-18-snowmensnowflakes.html

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 54 - Let It Snow
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/fussy-and-fancy-says-let-it-snow.html

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC23 - Create a Valentine's Day Project
http://www.paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/paper-pretties-monday-challenge-create.html

The Ribbon Girl Challenge #15 - Blue and Pink
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/2012/01/colour-challenge-no-15-blue-and-pink.html

Recipe:

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock
  • DCWV Mango Frost and Cafe Mediterranean matstacks  (one piece of pink and one piece of blue)
  • The Stamping Boutique's "Winter Time Smoochie" digital image
  • Copics: E00, E35, B00, B02, B05, C1, C3, C5, RV21, RV23, RV25
  • Sakura stardust and white glaze pens
  • Peachy Keen Stamps snowflake stamp set
  • Versamark, off-white embossing powder
  • Memento tuxedo black ink, silver ink
  • Spellbinders labels eight, classic rectangles and scalloped rectangles dies
  • Sentiment from the Craft Lounge Vintage Roses stamp set
  • Blue ribbon, silver flat-back pearls

Saturday, January 21, 2012

You are my Sunshine

The theme for this week's 2 Sisters Challenge #75 is "Embossing" and is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs and Meljen's Designs. For my DT inspiration card, I used the adorable "Monkey Toes" digi from Meljen's Designs. The first thing I thought of when I saw this image was the old-timey sock monkeys! I had one! I think everybody had one when I was growing up! I hope I achieved that look with the focal image on this card! I used wet and dry embossing, as well as some fun new cardstock that I just purchased.

Recipe:

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory and white cardstock
  • DCWV Mango Frost matstack (four coordinating pieces)
  • "Monkey Toes" digital image from Meljen's Designs
  • Copics: E35, C3, Y09, R24
  • Sakura white glaze pen
  • Sentiment from the Gina K Designs Springtime Silhouettes stamp set
  • Versamark, copper embossing powder
  • Walnut stain and antique linen distress inks
  • Sweet N Sassy Stamps small scallop border die
  • Spellbinders classic circles, scalloped circles, and labels eight dies
  • Cutlebug swiss dots embossing folder; Tim Holtz swirls embossing folder
  • Super narrow beige ribbon; yellow flat-back pearls; tiny red gemstones

Friday, January 20, 2012

Love You So

I’ve been having so much fun in the scrap room… you just wouldn’t believe it! I'm back with another Blockheads Paper Arts DT inspiration project, a CAS card created with the awesome (did I say awesome?!) Lost Coast Designs Cubist Silhouette stamp! This stamp has gorgeous detail! I absolutely love clean and simple. And this card was relatively easy and only used a few items from my stash.

I stamped the silhouette on ivory cardstock, then mounted it on black and again on cranberry. The 'Love You So' sentiment was stamped on black cardstock, embossed with ivory embossing powder, cut out with a Spellbinders die, then mounted on the lower edge of the silhouette stamp. I added some tiny red gemstones to the sentiment circle, then finished the card with some black flat-back pearls and a red rose.

I'm entering "Love You So" into the following challenge:

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-19.html

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory, black and cranberry cardstock
  • Lost Coast Designs Cubist Silhouette stamp
  • Ranger fired brick distress ink
  • Spellbinders classic circles die
  • Versamark, ivory embossing powder
  • Black flat-back pearls
  • Red gemstones
  • Red rose

Wishing you all the pleasant trees of life

I love paper piecing but don’t do it often enough because I generally don’t have the luxury of time. I created this really cute birthday card with the paper piecing technique and I love how it turned out. It went together effortlessly because I used quite a few items from the Gina K Designs Falling For You stamp kit – cardstock, patterned papers, stamps and twine – which all coordinate so nicely!

I'm entering "Wishing you all the pleasant trees of life" into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes Challenge #103 - 2nd Birthday Celebration

The Stamping Boutique Monthly Contest - Birthday Projects

Recipe:
  • GKD Pure Luxury ivory and black cardstock
  • GKD red, green and yellow patterned papers
  • Trees and sentiment stamps from the GKD Falling For You stamp kit
  • Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Memento bamboo leaves ink
  • Spellbinders classic circles, scalloped circles and grommet tags dies
  • Twine; black flat-back pearls; silver adhesive Happy Birthday sticker

The Hatters Note Cards

I got the cutest set of The Hatters digi stamps from Little Miss Muffet and had the best time creating a set of note cards with them! I used basically the same CAS design but different colors and sentiments for each note card. They are so stinkin’ cute! I think I’ll make a pizza box with an acetate window and a few flower embellishments on the top to put them in to give as a gift!

I'm entering these note cards into the following challenge:
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #27 - Blues and Creams (I can submit "Anything Goes" if I use Little Miss Muffet digis!)
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-27-blues-and-creams.html

Recipe: 
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock
  • Sakura stardust pen
  • Spellbinders classic rectangles and scalloped rectangles dies
  • Cricut cardstock
  • Sentiment from the Gina K Designs All Occasions Tag stamp set
  • Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Sweet N Sassy lacey eyelet border die
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
  • Ribbon; gemstones

Iris May Hatter digi image used for Get Well Wishes with the following Copics: E11, YR01, YR04, YR09, R27, Y02, E29


Linda Lee Hatter digi image used for Hello with the following Copics: E11, Y13, Y17, C1, C3, C5, RV21, E37


Melba Flora Hatter digi image used for Thinking of You with the following Copics: E11, E35, R27, BV17, Y02


Peggy Sue Hatter digi image used for Thanks So Much with the following Copics: E00, BG11, BG23, BG13, RV23, RV25 YG17, Y06, E39




Thursday, January 19, 2012

Take Flight

As a new Blockheads Paper Arts Design Team member, I'm really proud to present my first DT project, a mixed-media distressed grunge card, created with several Blockheads stamps, a Crafter's Workshop template, some ink, embossing and embellishments! OMG - I was in hog heaven with so many ideas running through my head! This was too much fun!

I created my background with walnut ink sprayed onto the flower frame template, then the stamped the dot design and ink spot backgrounds in green and blue inks. I stamped the moth on kraft cardstock, embossed it, gave the wings just a splash of color, cut it out and sponged it with ink, then added wire antennae. I added a strip of metallic blue micro marbles adhered to 1/4" Terrifically Tacky Tape. I stamped the 'Take Flight' sentiment onto kraft cardstock, then tore it out and inked the edges. I added a white pearl flourish, mounted the sentiment and the moth, then finished the card with some twine and gemstones. I think it turned out pretty cool!

I'm entering "Take Flight" into the following challenge:

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #19 - Anything Goes

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs kraft cardstock; textured blue cardstock
  • Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Flower Frame template
  • Tsukineko walnut ink (spray)
  • Blockheads Paper Arts 123 Backgrounds - Butterflies (dot design and ink spot)
  • Memento bamboo leaves ink
  • Memento Paris dusk ink
  • Tim Holtz distress tool
  • Ranger walnut stain distress ink
  • Blockheads Paper Arts Whimsical - Take Flight stamp set (moth and sentiment)
  • Versamark, gold embossing powder
  • Ranger mustard seed distress ink (brushed on with small paint brush)
  • Memento rich cocoa ink
  • Blockheads Paper Arts metallic blue micro marbles
  • 1/4" Terrifically Tacky Tape
  • Want2Scrap white swirls flourish
  • Twine
  • Studio 112 bronze gemstones

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thank you

This is my second inspiration card for this week's 2 Sisters Challenge #74 - Use Metal. I used the gorgeous "Hummingbird" digi from Digi Doodle Shop for the focal image, and had a grand time coloring it with my Copics. I used two of my favorite color combinations for the card - teal blue and purple. I tried out a new large scallop border die that I just got from Sweet N Sassy Stamps. My metal embellishments include a 'Thank You!' charm and some silver flat-back pearls.

Recipe:

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock; teal blue cardstock; light, medium and dark purple cardstock; DCWV shimmer cardstock
  • HOTP teal blue and purple patterned paper
  • Digi Doodle Shop "Hummingbird" digital image
  • Spellbinders scalloped ovals dies
  • Sweet N Sassy Stamps large scallop border die
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
  • Copics: C1, C3, C5, R22, BV11, BV13, BV17, G12, G24, BG11, BG18, E39
  • Metal 'Thank You!' charm, silver flat-back pearls, purple ribbon

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Anniversary

The theme for 2 Sisters Challenge #74 this week is "Use Metal" and is sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop and Di's Digi Downloads. My inspiration card is an easel card made with Digi Doodle Shop's awesome "Love Birds" digi that was just so much fun working with! I am actually fairly proud of my coloring on this card! I guess, as with anything, the more practice you get, the better you get! ;)  I used the silver side of a piece of Spellbinders craft foil embossed with the Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, silver mirror cardstock and flat-back silver pearls for my metal.

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock; light green and medium green cardstock; K & Company double-sided green patterned paper
  • Digi Doodle Shop's "Love Birds" digital image
  • Copics: E01, YR01, R22, B00, B02, B05, BG11, BG13, BG18, C3, C5
  • Computer-generated "Happy Anniversary" sentiment
  • Spellbinders classic squares and beaded squares dies
  • Spellbinders craft foil
  • Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder
  • Making Memories corner rounder
  • Green mesh; green ribbon
  • 'I' scrabble tile
  • Michael's blinged "Love" embellie
  • Navy blue embroidered 'U'
  • Silver flat-back pearls, small clear and medium green gemstones

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Have an All-Star birthday!

The theme for this week's Dutch Dare Card Challenge #147 is "For The Boys" and is sponsored by Karen's Doodles. I used the adorable "Summertime Boy - Baseball" digi image for my DT inspiration card, which was a lot of fun! I did the card in shades of orange and blue. I don’t make too many little boy cards, so it was hard for me to not make it girly! Hahaha! But I think I did pretty well. I used some fun embellishments - I housed the sentiment in a bottle cap filled with JudiKins diamond glaze and used some fun felt shapes!

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury kraft cardstock; medium orange textured cardstock; orange polka dot distressed cardstock; cream and orange patterned cardstock; blue cardstock
  • "Summertime Boy - Baseball" digi image from Karen's Doodles
  • Spellbinders classic ovals and scalloped ovals dies
  • Copics: E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, C1, C3, C5, YR04, YR09, YG17, Y06, B05, BV17
  • Sakura white glaze pen
  • Walnut stain distress ink
  • Bottle cap; JudiKins diamond glaze
  • Round punch
  • Computer-generated “Have an All-Star birthday” sentiment
  • Tonic ticket punch
  • Blue ribbon; orange and blue felt stars; blue felt arrow

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Crafter's Cafe Event Team

Woo-hoo! I'm a fairly new member of The Crafter's Cafe and I've been invited to join their Event Team! I'm really stoked about this opportunity! It'll be a blast helping to plan events and occasionally work on projects that promote the work of the Design Team! Plans are underway for an event in February, so stay tuned!

Just sittin' here Thinking of You

I'm very pleased to present my second inspiration card for the 2 Sisters Challenge #73 - Things With Wings - sponsored by Sitchy Bear Stamps! For this card I'm using the beautiful Floppy Latte digi image  "Butterfly Solace." I love butterflies and really enjoyed making this card, as the image is so magical! I used a couple digital papers and my ever-favorite copics and Sakura stardust pen. I sponged a white paper lace doily with antique linen distress ink, off-set it behind the focal image and layered some pink roses and bling on top of it for a slight vintage look.
Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory cardstock; black cardstock
  • Black pinstripe and black swiss dot papers from the Gina K Designs Basic Wardrobe digital paper pack
  • Spellbinders classic squares and labels seventeen mega dies
  • Floppy Latte "Butterfly Solace" digital image
  • Sentiment from the Taylored Expressions In The Park stamp set
  • Memento black tuxedo ink
  • Copics: RV21, RV23, RV25, E11
  • Sakura stardust pen
  • White paper lace doily, antique linen distress ink
  • Pink lace, pink flat-back pearls, pink and clear gemstones, pink roses

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Blockheads Paper Arts Design Team

Woo-hoo - I've done it again! I received an email from Blockheads Paper Arts yesterday inviting me to join their Design Team! It's a four-month term and I'm super stoked! The Blockheads online store has an amazing array of cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies - from stamps to ink to adhesives to cardstock to Copics... the list goes on and on! And there's also an amazing gallery of project ideas and samples with instructions to get your mojo going! You really ought to check them out! I can personally attest to the quality of the products and great customer service, as I've been a customer for several years! Please stay tuned for some awesome projects using Blockheads stamps and ink! A huge thanks goes out to Stacey, the owner, for giving me this awesome opportunity! :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Discover Your Wings

It's my absolute pleasure to present my first 2 Sisters Challenge Blog inspiration card as a new Design Team member! The 2 Sisters Challenge #73 - Things With Wings is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps. I used the adorable Stitchy Stamps digi image "Nataliya". I just love her! I used mainly pinks with a splash of purple on the image and small piece of the background. I tried a new-to-me technique of pearlescent chalk and water to color her dress, shoes and hair, which I think turned out kind of neat!

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory cardstock
  • Pink digital paper from the GKD Rich and Shabby paper pack by Emily Giovanni
  • Black and hot pink cardstock
  • Pink and purple patterned paper
  • Small white square paper doily burst-sprayed with silver and gold glitter
  • Spellbinders classic squares and lacey squares dies
  • Stitchy Stamps "Nataliya" digital image
  • Pebbles, Inc. pearlescent chalk - light purple, yellow and black
  • Copics: E00, B00, RV23
  • Sakura stardust pen
  • Sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings stamp set
  • Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Pink ribbon, gold and silver flat-back pearls

Monday, January 2, 2012

Birthday Wishes

OMG! I admit that I am a purse freak! And I love animal print! I had some black crocodile paper in my stash that I was dying to use. This little purse was so much fun because I used lots of my favorite things to make it. It's about as girlie girl as it gets with the red roses, flourishes, ribbon, pearls and bling! I even hand-cut the scallops on the front flap! I added a tiny punched flower to the button closure on the front, then filled in the indention with JudiKins diamond glaze, which turned out really neat. I also dotted Liquid Pearls onto the flourishes to girlie them up a bit! Happy 2nd birthday to Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!

I'm entering Birthday Wishes into the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 53 - Happy Birthday to Us and Animal Print
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/12/challenge-53-happy-birthday-to-us-and.html

Dutch Dare Card Challenge #145 - My Favorite Things (Some more of my favorite things are purses, animal print, red and black color combination, embossing, flourishes, red roses and ribbon)
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/12/ddcc-145-my-favorite-things-stamping_29.html

StampTV's Free For All Friday Challenge - Girlie Time!!
http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/free-for-all-friday-challenge-girlie-time

The Ribbon Girl Color Challenge #14 - Red, black & cream
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/2011/12/colour-challenge-no-14.html

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory cardstock
  • K & Company red patterned double-sided cardstock
  • HOTP black crocodile paper
  • GKD black swiss dot digital paper from the Basic Wardrobe digital paper pack
  • Sentiment from the GKD All Occasion Tags stamp set
  • Versamark, black embossing powder
  • Spellbinders classic ovals and lacey ovals dies
  • Black ink, sponge
  • Flourishes cut with Cricut Expression/Wall Decor and More cartridge; brackets cut with Alphalicious cartridge
  • Wide red shimmer ribbon, narrow red silky ribbon
  • Red roses, black flat-back pearls, short cream pearl strands, black memory thread
  • Red button, punched flower, JudiKins diamond glaze

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everybody! Welcome 2012! I don't think there's a better way to bring in the new year than being in the scrap room making cards! It's hard to believe that we have begun another new year. Remember at the end of 1999 when everyone thought their computers were going to crash at midnight with the start of the new millenium?! These last 12 years have literally flown by. I wish everyone an awesome 2012 filled with peace, love, good health and prosperity!! XOXO

I used some fun techniques on this card - created a background with a tiny Celebrate stamp (with a floating frame around one of them), stippled linen folk art paint onto the left side, cut flourishes with my Cricut Expression and Wall Decor and More cartridge, and stamped the Happy New Year sentiment with a huge old-fashioned type dial alphabet stamp (remember them?!). And I just happened to have a bottle of champagne and two glasses in my embellishment stash and I coated the glasses with JudiKins diamond glaze!

I'm entering Happy New Year into the following challenges:

CRAFT Challenge 135 - New Year
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/12/craft-challenge-135-new-year.html

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC186 - Ring in the New Year inspiration challenge
http://www.paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/paper-pretties-wednesday-challenge_28.html

Sweet Stampin' - New Beginnings
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-beginnings.html

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory, dark brown and kraft cardstock; K & Company red patterned double-sided cardstock; DCWV gold shimmer cardstock; lightweight brown textured cardstock
  • Celebrate stamp from the Stampin' Up! Mini Messages stamp set
  • Memento rich cocoa ink
  • Blockheads Paper Arts dot stippler; JudiKins diamond glaze
  • Linen folk art paint
  • Provo Craft Circa 12-pt dial alphabet stamp
  • Flourishes cut with Cricut Expression/Wall Decor and More cartridge
  • Cream/brown polka dot ribbon
  • Yellow gemstones, champagne and glasses embellishments