Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic time welcoming in 2009! Thanks to those well wishes I received...we did have a wonderful time in Rome! We also stopped in Florence on our way home. We enjoyed delicious food...oh, it was SO good! The "things to see" list is fantastic and we were able to really enjoy the beauty of these was GREAT!

Don't you love January!? I always find my self really looking forward to the "new" of a new year year- new beginning, organization, goals, etc.! I always look forward to evaluating my life and what is most important and getting myself "back" to what I really want and need to be doing...yea for January!

So, I've been away from my stampin' spot for a while and it felt so good to get a little creative juices flowing in my veins today! I looked a few sketches for inspiration here is number one! I got the sketch for this card today from caardvarks. There is always enough inspiration on that blog to jump start my juices! The link here should take you right to the blog. I have been really excited to use some of my Stampin' Up! products! The new catalog is just days away now(january 18th to be exact) and I can't wait!! I was able to preorder some fun'll be so excited!! The paper and little flower stamp used on this card come from a level 3 hostess set in the new catalog. I love this bundle, paper, stamps and rub-ons!

So for my card, baja breeze(oh, how I love that color!) old olive, riding hood red, and the paper called 'hand drawn'. The brown flower stamp is also part of the hostess set bundle, I stamped it with chocoalte chip ink, punched it out with a 1" circle punch, then mounted it on a 1 1/4" cirlce punch of riding hood red. The old olive flower is a die cut flower. I mounted the flower on the card with dimensinals. The kindness stamp is from the 'define your life' stamp set. It was stamped in chocoalte chip ink, mounted on a riding hood red layer and then mounted on the card. I busted out some of my button stash today...yea for buttons! (and meeting the goal of using all the things I love, not hoarding or "saving them"!:)

So, this one was a quick and simple thank you. I need a load of thank you cards to send from a wonderful outpouring of love to our family this holiday season...what a great reason to sit and stamp!

I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back with more new goodies...stay tuned!:)


Anonymous said...

Welcome back to the land of the stampers. Love the blocked sections of paper on your card. The sentiment is perfect. Hugs, Mary

SmilynStef said...

Thanks for joining the fun at Caardvarks ... I love how the red really makes your design pop ... great sketch card.