1.01.2009

Happy New Year!

Yesterday Jacksonbelle Embellishments posted 4 New Years Eve challenges on their blog. I have two to share with you today and I am hoping to get the other two done tonight to share with you tomorrow. The second challenge was to use black and white with some glitter or shiny accents. Here is what I came up with:

The sparkler stamp is from Amuse Artstamps and I used Pink Paislee's Pixee Stix sugar plum glitter to make it really shine. The sentiment stamp is from Verve and I used Me & My Big Ideas rhinestones to help it stand out.

Challenge #3 was to a make a card that reflects your New Year resolution. What a perfect challenge for New Years! So, I started thinking about all of the things I want to do in the new year...exercise more, work on getting a card published/getting on a design team, study God's word and focus on Him more on a daily basis, and overall just show my wonderful family and friends how much I appreciate them. The list, of course, could go on and on...I am always looking to do better and improve myself each year. So, as I was thinking about how in the world I was going to incorporate one of my New Year resolutions into a card and was browsing through my new Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie paper pad to get a little inspiration, I found this sentiment:
Practice Random Acts of Kindness...what a wonderful New Year resolution! There are countless ways to accomplish this and one way that I know I am going to do more of in the New Year is to send more of my cards out to people and also give my extra cards to others who could use them to spread some kindness. Oh, also I have been cleaning out my craft space to make room for my new Cuttlebug and I have some crafting goodies to share with one of you! I plan on posting my first blog candy/RAK sometime this month...stay tuned!

Details for the card: I used Amber's sketch, Unity's Giggle Grove set, Doodlebug Designs paper frills, Making Memories brads, SU sage shadow ink, and Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie paper.

So, if you are looking for some fun card challenges today check out Jacksonbelle Embellishments blog because you have until the 4th to link up your cards for a chance at some great prizes! And if you haven't checked out their store before I would highly recommend doing so...they carry a lot of fabulous products! Have a great day! May the New Year bring many wonderful opportunities, memories, and blessings your way!

6 comments:

Susan said...

Nice cards. I like the black and white with a bit of bling. I have a friend who would love that fun sentiment. And what a neat idea for card two to do something to reflect your new year's resolutions. Random kindness is a good one.

Ann said...

These are both so pretty! I love the sparkler stamp on the first one, and the colors on the second one are just WOW! :D

Happy 2009! May this year be your best one yet!

Loretta Rodger said...

Pretty Card! You have a wonderful blog and I enjoy seeing your creations and reading what's up with you and your family!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are two fabo cards, I luv the b&w card....awesome! *~*

Diane said...

Oh Wow! These are great cards!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards! very nice work!!!