Monday, January 31, 2011

I Love Him

This is my husband's anniversary card that he will get tomorrow.  He has already seen it as I made it for a mini VSN challenge on the Friday before last.  Paula challenged crafter's to make a heart shaped card.  I used an old chocolate tin that I had hanging around.  I traced it twice on card stock and then scored the back heart and adhered them together. 

I really wanted to full heart shape to show, so I didn't want to trace the heart shape over the fold of the card. 

I stamped some text in a wheat color, sponged the edges, stamped the flourish in brown and then the sentiment in red.  I attached the heart shaped bling and called it done!

Hubby and I are going out to dinner tomorrow, but haven't made plans for who is taking care of Sweet Pea.  It will probably be Grandma as she lives right next door!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Romance (Fiskars); Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Versamagic Wheat, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Recollections heart rhinestones, paper snips, scor-pal, scor-tape.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Smile For Today

This sounds like a good plan for the day!  If I can just keep a smile on my face, then I am bound to feel just right (even if it keeps on raining)!  I think it's a plan I will keep for tomorrow too.  I have to go grocery shopping and that isn't always my favorite thing to do.

This card was made for the Limelight Papercraft's sketch challenge.  This week there was an emphasis on chipboard and I found this fun chipboard sentiment in my stash.  I built the rest of the card around it.  I picked some designer paper to match the colors and found a stamp that looked similar to the foliage on the card.  I offset the sentiment and "bam", I was done!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Spring Ephemeral (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, BG Urban Prairie; Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Night of Navy, Barely Banana; Accessories: Nestabilities, stampin' dimensionals, liquid glue, stampin' sponge, random chipboard.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Mobile For Amy

How on earth do you photograph something like a mobile?  I wish I had access to a professional photographer to help me stage and photograph this one!

I made this mobile for a co-worker who is having a baby shower in a week and a half.  I hope she likes it!  I got this into my brain right after the Verve Diva Dare was posted, but just wasn't sure if I could pull it off!  Let me say that scor-tape is my new best friend!  The Dare is based on a theme of Baby Love. 

I started off by making my mobile units.  I stamped two of each and colored and cut them out.  Since there wasn't much to my giraffe, I decided a sweet sentiment would be nice to go with it.  You can't see it in this shot, but it say "Precious Little One".  I popped all of my animals and sentiment up off of the hearts cut out with the jotted heart die.

I did photograph all of the units so they could be seen up close!

I'm off to girl's night.  Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: To The Moon (Verve), Emery PJ (Verve), Some Bunny (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, DCWV dsp; Ink: Basic Brown, Going Gray, Pretty In Pink, Versamark; Accessories: Jotted Heart Die (Verve), WCC, blender pen, paper snips, white ep, heat tool, large oval punch, scalloped oval punch, scor-tape, thin white satin ribbon, wide white satin ribbon, needle and thread, inside embroidery hoop.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Amy's Shower Luminary

Yep, this little luminary goes with the card that I posted yesterday.  It's for the Verve Diva Dare based on January's theme called Baby Love.  I also made this luminary in response to Kelly's S2S challenge to Revist VSN.  I really enjoyed Robyn's challenge, so I decided another luminary would be perfect.  The luminaries initially reminded me of night lights and then I thought of Amy's upcoming shower and thought it would be cute as a table centerpiece.  I will make a couple more to span the length of the conference table evenly. 

I debated and debated about whether I was going to make this or another idea that I have had in my head for a baby shower gift.  Since the deadline for the Diva Dare is tomorrow and I had made a prototype for this one, I decided to go with it.  I may still try my other idea and not worry if I don't make the deadline.  You can bet I will upload it to the Verve gallery when it is finished.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: To The Moon (Verve), Emery PJ (Verve), Pretty Patterns; Paper: Barely Banana, Whisper White, vellum; Ink: So Saffrom, Versamark, Going Gray, Barely Banana; Accessories: white ep, heat tool, WCC, blender pen, white gel pen, Nestabilities, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals, scor-tape.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Baby Giraffe

Hi all!  I can't keep my thoughts off of baby projects since I got my new Verve set, To The Moon.  It's fabulous!!!  I don't always do cute images really well, but I think this set will be an exception for me. 

There is a young woman at work who will be having a baby and going on maternity leave soon.  I made this card for her shower, which is next week.  I used Sankari's sketch for the 4th week of Viva La Verve.  I wanted to use my liquid pearls, but they are opal colored and it just didn't work with the sponging I had done all over the card.  So I whipped out some of my Kaisercraft pearls in latte.  That worked fine for me.

I also had to tone down my organdy ribbon when I made the double bow.  It looks much more pink when there are a couple of layers together that when it is single. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: To The Moon (Verve); Paper: Very Vanilla, BG Lilykate, PC Fascination; Ink: Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: WCC, blender pen, MM edge distresser, Nestabilities, pink organdy ribbon, thin pink satin ribbon, SU neutrals buttons, Tasteful Trims bigz die, stampin' sponge, stampin' dimensionals, Kaisercraft latte pearls, glue dots.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stretching and Growing

I had never made one of these luminaries before VSN.  That seems to be what VSN is all about for me, in addition to loads of crafty, chatty, snacky time!  The challenge was hosted by Robyn and she posted several tutorials for folks to follow.  I used Beate's because I am a visual person. 

I happened to have a load of fabulous new Verve when I was making my VSN samples.  The latest release just goes so well with the VSN theme, "You Make My Heart Sing".  So you know I had to use it!  I love the darling stitched heart image and think I will be coming back to it over and over.  I went through the rest of the new release and found the perfect sentiment.  Voila, I have a Valentine themed luminaria!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Swirling Hearts (Verve), Text Objects (Verve), Baroque Border wheel; Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Vellum; Ink: Regal Rose, Versamark; Accessories: Nestabilities, scor-tape, small oval punch, large oval punch, eyelet border punch, white taffeta ribbon, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, white ep, heat tool.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Home is Where the Heart Is

I designed this little number for one of the VSN mini challenges last night. This one is for Donna's Paper Piece Your Heart Out challenge. Donna tasked crafter's to paper piece at least two images on their card. I paper pieced the two little chicks. I might be hard to see, but one has an argyle pattern and the other has a polka dot pattern.

I kept a couple things in mind as I made my card. I wanted to keep it quick for the VSN time limit, so I went CAS.  I tried to keep my image in the top third of the card.  I tried to add a bit of interest by embossing the card base with my PTI Linen/Canvas impression plate.  I made sure to use a different color in my sentiment for emphasis.  Finally, I chose my colors with my color wheel.  I almost never do that, but it worked in this case.

I'm headed up to my craft room to work on another project and will be back on SCS to see all the lovely creations made for VSN.  My little craft room is significantly cleaner today as my hubby had to get in there to sort out some potential electrical problems we were having upstairs.  After having moved things around I have a better idea of inventory and will happily create tonight!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Love You Much, Windows To The World (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Prints So Saffron dsp; Ink: Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Peach Parfait, Sahara Sand; Accessories: Nestabilities, PTI Linen/Canvas impression plate, paper snips, blender pen, glaze pen, stampin' dimensionals.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wanna Play?

The VSN mini took place tonight on SCS.  There were six challenges in six hours.  Of course, you can play all weekend long.  The deadline for uploading your submission is Monday, January 24, by 8PM EST. 

This card was for the first challenge hosted by Theresa and it was called Punch You Heart Out.  It is what I would call a recipe challenge.  There are four components to the challenge and they are the sketch, the colors, the use of punches and the stamped sentiment! 

It was a hard one to start off with and I think it really kicked VSN into gear.  Of course, I had to use some of my new Verve!  I am totally loving my new sets!  I can't wait to get up to my craft room and give my new stamps some more love.  Maybe tomorrow will be about Baby Love!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Love Notes (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Pattern Pack II dsp; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Blossom Petals Punch, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, scallop edge border, 1/2" circle punch, curly label punch, crimper, build-a brad, square lattice ef, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, scor-tape, stampin' sponge, sponge dauber.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Heart Sings

You Make My Heart Sing!  Tomorrow night (Friday) is VSN and You Make My Heart Sing is the theme.  I'm hostessing and it's sure to be a good time and a great place to show off your favorite stamps!

I made this card with Tosha's Viva La Verve sketch for week 3. Tilted panels are not always my friend, but do cause me to stretch and grow.  I also made this card for a Stamp 2 Spend challenge offered by Kelly.  Kelly's challenge is to make a card with a card reflecting your current status.   Oops, I'm in the red!  The last Verve release was a must have for me, thus the predominant color on my card is red!  I had to throw a little black in there because I am optimistic about getting out of my hole!

I hope to see you all in the VSN thread tomorrow night for a bunch of fun challenges and I will be looking through the gallery for all of your amazing cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Love Notes (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa dsp, Pattern Pack dsp; Ink: Real Red, Basic Black; Accessories: Nestabilities, Jotted Heart Die, Raven Lace, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, stampin' dimensionals.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Put The Laundry On Hold!

That's right everyone!  Let that laundry stack up because the VSN mini is this weekend!  In the words of Dr. Suess, "If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good."  A thread has been started to answer any and all questions, just check here.  You might find some answers about what VSN is and how to play along here

This card is an example of a card that I made for the last VSN mini.  It was for Val's challenge called Calming Pastels.  The task for this challenge was to make a card with calming cloud colors (the last VSN theme was On Cloud 9) using chalks or pastels.  Vall also gave a dessert option of using flower soft on your card somewhere!

I am a hostess for this VSN and I'll be there!  It's a fun time.  I hope to see you there!  As always, thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Canvas, Occasional Quotes, Little Ones (Rubber Stampede); Paper: Early Espresso, Versamark; Ink: Early Espresso, Whisper Whtie, M's yellow; Accessories: stampin' pastels, blender pen, sponge dauber, paper snips, corner chomper, tacky glue, lemon flower soft, random rope, stampin dimensionals, clear ep, heat tool, 1/8" scor-tape.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Not Accepted, Take Two

Remember yesterday when I said I had a goal of being published.  Well, this was another card that I submitted in an attempt to be published. 

This one has many more colors and patterns than I would normally combine.  I did try to stick to my CAS style to make it work for me. 

I particularly like the sponging and the tails of the taffeta ribbon that I hit with a heat gun! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps:  Watercolor Trio, Baby Blossoms; Paper: Very Vanilla, Prima Annalee dsp, Basic Grey Sugared; Ink: PUrely Pomegranate, Creamy Caramel; Accessories:  Paper snips, corner chomper, MM edge distresser, Tasteful Trims die cute, needle and thread, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dot, sponge dauber.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Not Accepted

I made a resolution to try and get published this year.  I really don't have an idea about whether my skills are up to par or not, but I know that I will not get published if I do not submit anything.  So, I submitted!

How is this for an encouragement card?  I really think it's fun, in a clean and simple sort of way!

Not much to explain about it.  The only thing that I really made my own is the tea bag tag.  I drew a little heart on it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Favorite Thoughts, Morning Cup, Distressed Dots (Unity); Paper: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Nestabilities, paper snips, blender pen, thread, stampin' dimensionals, Swiss Dots ef.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

DD What?

It's a flashback, I tell you!  Flashback Friday, what a fun challenge.  This week the challenge is to go back in time and find your first glitter project or card.  I went all the way back to July of 2008 to get this little treasure!

Well folks, there is DD on this one.  DD would be Dazzling Diamonds and boy does that stuff make a mess!  I'm sure it was new to me then and I just barely used it.  If you look closely, I dabbed on some two way glue and put a teeny weeny bit on the burgundy colored flower. 

I think I could really like this challenge.  It might be kind of fun to see how far (or not) I have come.  It looks like my style then was pretty clean and simple.  I am hoping I am a bit more refined now.  Maybe I will make an updated version of this card...just for fun! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Tag Time; Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey Sugared, Pale Pink card stock that was in my drawer; Ink: Basic Brown, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Bravo Burgundy; Accessories: Two way glue pen, DD, Sheer pink ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Flourishes Favorite

Here is my contribution for the Flourishes 100th Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  This challenge is being celebrated with a customer blog hop!  How fun!  The challenge this week is all about favorites.  This card encompasses quite a few of my favorites. 

I'll start with my favorite Flourishes set for images.  It was my first set and remains my favorite, Coffee with Friends.  I added a sentiment from my favorite Flourishes sentiment sets, Tag Lines.  Coffee With Friends is a natural choice because one of my favorite techniques is paper piecing.   And if you believe that Clean and Simple is a technique, CAS is another one of my favorites.  I went with minimal embellishments as part of my CAS design.  I used 4 little rhinestones (another favorite) on my card and popped up the panel off the card base.

Purple is one my favorite colors.  I opted for some purple in my designer paper, called Wisteria.  Wisteria is made by Basic Grey, a favorite company of mine!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Coffee With Friends, Tag Lines; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, BG Wisteria; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: Michael's self adhesive rhinestones, stampin' dimensionals, paper snips; Techniques: CAS, paper piecing.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Butterfly Disguised as a Pansy

Perhaps, I have seen quite a few of the pansies set for release by Mark's Finest Papers.  My first thought today after seeing this card I made for the November VSN is that my butterfly looks like a pansy.  The challenge I made if for was Robbie's challenge to make a card with something you would see in the air.  Butterflies are an obvious choice!

I borrowed a Stampin' Up! sketch from quite a while ago.  And, I love how it turned out.  The texture on this one is so fun with heat embossing, dry embossing and faux suede!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details -Stamps: Natural Beauty; Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Concord Crush; Ink: Versamark, StazOn Jet Black, Concord Crush, Summer Sun; Accessories: paper snips, sponge dauber, gold ep, heat tool, square lattice ef, stampin' dimensionals, corner chomper; Techniques: embossing, faux suede, sponging.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How do you feel about flocking?

Do you like it? Do you not? I have seen this paper used for quite some time now and I really love it! I adore this card and ended up giving it to my mother for her own use. I think I will make another one for myself.

This card was for Kimme's VSN challenge, The Look, The Feel of Clouds, from the November VSN.  The task was to use something something soft and cotton-like.  Flock was listed as an acceptable product.  I tried with the loose flock, but failed miserably!  The sketch was one from Limelight Papercrafts.  That is one of my favorite sketch challenges to play!

In other news, I am waiting for that cotton-like stuff to fall from the sky here.  It is forecast and not coming yet even though it is cold enough!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Kind Words (Verve); Paper: Basic Black, DCWV La Creme; Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: Nestabilities, black velvet ribbon, scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals, sponge dauber.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Polkas and Poppies

I can't believe that I found this random ribbon in my craft room that totally matches SU's Poppy Parade.  What luck!  Then, I was inspired to get to work on a couple of challenges that I had been thinking of.  The sketch and the ribbon are for the Limelight Papercraft's sketch challenge.  The polka dots are for the Technique Tuesday Polka Dotty Dots challenge to use, obviously, polka dots! 

I had fun with this one!  I used my mini brayer to cover up those embossed polka dots with white craft ink.  Then I heat set it  because I was feeling kind of impatient.  I remembered to use a light touch until I got to the right edge.  Oops, I guess my learning curve is showing.  Oh well, I never claimed to be perfect.  I really liked this and you can bet I will be doing it again for sure!

I'm not exactly sure what the day holds for me.  One of our dogs is sick and we are taking him to the vet today.  I just have a feeling that it is going to be something really bad.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Just Believe; Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Kraft; Ink: Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Craft White; Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" square punch, stampin' dimensionals, Offray poppy ribbon, white wrinkled ribbon, Seeing Spots ef, mini brayer.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Day of Thanks

Today is the day I have designated to get my thank you notes made.  Here is what mine will look like.  It's not anything too crazy, but will use up some scraps and get the job done.  I did make this card originally for a couple of challenges.  This first was a CPS sketch which you can find here.  It was also for a Ways To Use It challenge to include silver on your card.  

I need to make a few others and will likely make them in some different colors.  I also made my daughter's thank you notes today.  I had her chose an image and color it.  She did pretty well.  She is working on staying in the lines.  Next stop for her is tracing over the thank you that I wrote inside for her.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Details - Stamps: T monogram (Hampton Arts); Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brushed Silver; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Silver Tinsel ep, heat tool, Birds and Vines ef, Nestabilities, Stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Case of Miles

I joined in on the Stamp 2 Spend challenge again this year.  Even though I ended up in the black last year, I do believe that it kept me in check and kept me using the supplies that I already own.  Kelly, the S2S hostess, has issued the first challenge and it is to bust out your scrapbooking and stamping magazines and make the project or card you have been meaning to make.

I cased a fabulous card by Alli Miles in Papercraft's Card Creations, Favorite Occasions, Vol. 2. Specifically, Alli's card is on page 17 of the magazine.  I just had to use my new Verve set.  This set is called Text Objects and you can see the text stamp in the top left hand corner with the quote larger in the bottom right hand corner.  Text objects also came with fun accents and the heart is one of them!

I'm still on the weather watch!  We are due for some snow and for whatever reason, I cannot wait!

Details - Stamps: Text Objects (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, AC Blue Skies, unknown SU pink; Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso; Accessories: clear ep heat tool, paper snips, random button, linen thread, Square Lattic ef, corner chomper, mini glue dot, stampin' dimensionals.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Better, Really?

Things really aren't bad at all.  I am a little down on the weather right now and so is my hubby!  The weather reports are suggesting snow this weekend and maybe a big bunch of snow next week.  Next week is clearly to far out for forecasters to be any kind of accurate about.  I do hope for some snow and for a lot of it.  A little bit will only cause headaches, but a lot is very pretty and slows everything down.

This card is one from way back in October for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges.  Shemaine challenged crafters to "pop it up", so I popped up my sentiment.  I followed a CPS card sketch to whip out this card. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, MB Gossamer; Ink: Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette; Accessories: stampin' dimensionals, stampin' sponge, lavender organdy ribbon, mini glue dots; Techniques: sponging.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Messy Mojo

Oh man, I could not get my mojo going for the life of me last night!  It was so frustrating.  There I sat with new Verve and I could not make the card work for me.  After two hours, I just had to stop.  Of course, when you have a little time and space, things sometimes look better.  I like it better today, but it is missing something.  I think I need some ribbon somewhere on this card.

I made this card for this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  There are a ton of people who did this one, as it is a contest week.   I just hope that I find my groove for tonight.  It's band practice night and I get a little crafty time when that happens.  I also have a second new Verve set to play with and a new Verve die!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Wordy Birds (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row
Ink: Basic Gray, Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Baja Breeze, Taken with Teal
Accessories: white acrylic paint, MM edge distresser, TE tiny twinkles, 1 1/4" square punch, sponge dauber, white gel pen, stampin' dimensional.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Trying Again

I am trying again this month to complete all the Viva La Verve sketches.  Although, this time I am getting a head start or just managing my time better.  This is the first sketch for January.  For 2011,  the inspiration portion of the Viva La Verve is going away, leaving us with a pure sketch challenge. 

I used the colors (or my interpretation of) that were published
 in the January/February issue of Papercraft's magazine.  These are their color play colors.  I found them to be fun and springlike!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Grateful Elegance (Verve), Kind Words (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Vellum; Ink: Versamark, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Peach Parfait; Accessories: white ep, heat tool, corner chomper, white organza ribbon, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, M's pink rhinestones.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I Just Had To Try

I really adore Verve stamps and I think this card is a good example of why I like them so much.  They are classy and elegant.  Many elements of the different sets designed by Julee Tilman go so well with each other.  I think this font from Circular Sayings is perfect with the elegant border from Grateful Elegance.

Anyway, I made this card for one of the Viva La Verve sketches from last month.  I started the four sketches with only two day to go before the deadline.  I just had to try.  My instincts were right on the money.  The prize for the winner is the next month's release.  I have seen some peeks today and it is wonderful! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Grateful Elegance (Verve), Circular Sayings (Verve); Paper: Going Gray, Whisper White, Basic Gray; Ink: Going Gray, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray; Accessories: corner chomper, pink satin ribbon, scor-tape, Nestabilities, M's clear rhinestones, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals, color spritzer; Techniques: sponging.

Monday, January 3, 2011

For Marisa

I don't know how it happened, but I am pretty sure it was in the Verve forum.  I met Marisa a while ago and let me tell you, she is nothing but nice.  It seems we have a few things in common.  For starters, we both live in the Pacific Northwest.  We both went to the same university and both love stamping.  Maybe some day we will get to meet up :)

Marisa is the featured stamper from yesterday!  So I made this card for her.  I cased this card and then made a few changes to make it my own.  I was sure to use my Verve stamps as that is how Marisa and I met!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Kind Words (Verve); Paper: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, BG Lilykate; Ink: Bordering Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Going Gray; Accessories: Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, self-adhesive pearls, stampin dimensionals, mini glue dot; Techniques: faux stitching.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Warm Wishes for the New Year

I played along with today's Inspiration Challenge to come up my card.  The inspiration piece was a basket with a couple of balls of yarn in it.  I immediately thought of this set which I have had for ages!  No wonder I could not part with it. 

I had many interruptions today while I was trying to make this card but I finally finished.  I am please with the result and even more pleased with my resulting color combination.  I am not a big blue person, but this is really working for me!

It's a peaceful day at my home today with no real pressure to do anything.  There are many chores to do, but there are always chores to do.  I read this morning that "what you spend New Years day doing is how you'll spend your whole year".  It sounds like something my grandmother would say.  If that is the case then I will make sure today is filled with peace and quiet!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

Details - Stamps: Basket Full of Fun, Canvas; Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Thoroughly Modern dsp; Ink: Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, StazOn Timber Brown; Accessories: Nestabilities, corner chomper, white gel pen, linen thread, random button, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals; Techniques: sponging, faux stitching.