Friday, January 01, 2010

My Favorite Things' New Year Celebration

[If you're looking for my Stamp Simply card, please scroll down to the next post. Thanks!]


We're celebrating My Favorite Things today, too. Kim has an announcement over on her blog that I think is pretty exciting! Once you see it, you'll know why I'm celebrating :)

I'm going "formal" for this card, LOL! My base is Basic Black with a layer of Rich Razzleberry. The top layer is also Basic Black stamped with the background stamp from In the Background with Basic Black Craft ink and heat embossed with black detail embossing powder. LOVE that black patent look! Then I stamped and embossed the letters the same way using Alpha Dots (both of these sets are on special right now!). I punched them out with a 1/2" punch and matted them on 3/4" circles of Rich Razzleberry and mounted them on the ribbon strips with Pop Dots. Using my Dahlia Nestabilities dies, I cut several sizes from patterned paper and layered them to make a flower. The flower center is a designer thumb tack with the tack cut off and adhered with Crystal Effects. Then I added some punched out leaves and black crystals in the three remaining corners. I love this card and I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate! MFT teasers start tomorrow--you *will not* want to miss them :)

Stamps: In the Background, Alpha Dots (MFT)
Paper: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry (SU!); Letters From Paradise 6 x 6 pad (Black Market Paper Society)
Ink: Basic Black Craft (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Dahlia Nestabilities (Spellbinder); 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches (EK Success); Pop Dots, ribbon (craft store); black crystals (Hero Arts); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Makers); designer thumb tack (Office Max)

Something New - Stamp Simply #120

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I'm wishing each and every one a happy, safe, and prosperous 2010!!!

Now, are you ready for the first Stamp Simply Challenge of 2010??? In honor of the NEW year, Sharon wants us to do/use something NEW to us. Here's what she says:

Jan 1 - ssnotime120 - Happy NEW Year, Everyone! Emphasis is on NEW. Today we will create a project using something NEW -- perhaps a gift received, something you treated yourself to, or maybe even something you purchased or received ages ago and just haven't used yet. Whatever is NEW to you -- just give it a try -- and you can interpret this very liberally -- you could try a NEW technique, a NEW fold, anything that is NEW to you!!! Just be sure to tell us what NEW thing you are showing us -- have fun!!!

So, I just got these new Flourishes A Year In Flowers Calendar Sets and I've been itchin' to get them inky. I don't know if I'll ever get a calendar made with them, LOL, but I ADORE botanicals and these are gorgeous! JUST the right size to add to a card, too. I'm gonna try to do one a month until they're done ;-)

I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel from MFT with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I cut/embossed it with a Classic Oval Nestabilities die and popped it up on 3M foam squares. Paper is from the Poppyfinch 6 x 6 pack from Memory Box. My layout is pretty simple--I wanted the gorgeous flowers to get the attention.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime120 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team!

Michelle Woerner - December Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Thanks for stopping by today!

A Year In Flowers Calendar Set 1 (Flourishes)

Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery (SU!); Poppyfinch 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box)
Memento Tuxedo Black

Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Oval Nestabilities, Tag Trio (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, Pearl cotton, ribbon (craft store)
; Copic markers; Dew Drops

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