Friday, December 30, 2011

Celebrate 2012!

A fun and festive challenge going
 on over at the The Shabby Tea Room!
To help us celebrate the new year
this is the inspiration photo we
were to follow!

Happy New Year!

Do you have big plans to celebrate the new year?  Whatever you do I hope you have a great time celebrating!  We are staying in and ringing in the new year in our warm cozy house.  May the new year bring in good health and happiness for you all!

Now on to my card.  I went with the bright colors in the photo.  The bright blue spoke to me.  And the red too, since one of my favorite colors is red.:-)  The card is pretty self-explanatory.  I added some dimensionals to pop out the "2012".  Colorful gems for the party theme.  And sewing to give some dimension.  I don't think I ever made a card to celebrate the new year, but it was very fun!  To make things even more fun, please stop by Melissa's blog at Keepsakes by Melissa to have a chance to win some awesome prizes...I mean AWESOME!!!  Melissa is super generous!  The chance to win is open until January 1st.

Thanks for taking a peek here today!  Have fun and stay safe while celebrating the new year!  Take care, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Creative Imaginations, Bazzill
Stamp:  Martha Stewart
Ink:  SU(Navy)
Gems:  Darice
White Doily:  Martha Stewart
Doily Die:  MFT
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Lace:  Paper Studio
Button:  SU


  1. Happy New Year Maria! I love your cards bright cheerful nature. It is just beautiful!!!

  2. Wow the stitching. How eye catching and oh so original. Happy New Year.

  3. Amazing stitching Maria! I love how you put this card together. I love that coral/pinkish paper!

  4. This is a wonderful fun card Maria! Perfect to celebrate the new year! Happy new year to you!

  5. Hi Maria, had to stop by and see what Merry Makings have been going on. Your new year card is bright and cheerful! And, what some awesome stiching. I love it! Happy New Year to you and yours. Nothing much going on at my house...just trying to recuperate from the holidays and have a rather peaceful night.

  6. What a perfect card to bring in the New Year, Wishing you a wonderful crafty year.

  7. Hi Maria! What a fabulously fun card to ring in the New Year! I just love ll the multi-colored gems and the sweet details you added. Just beautiful! Happy New Year! :)

  8. Congrats on Honorable Mention at TSTR Maria! Great way to start the week :-)

  9. Happy New Year, Maria! wishing you all the best in 2012!
    Love your sweet card. Such bright, happy colors and design. Love the seam binding bow and love the layered doilies and all the gems. :)

  10. Great card! I LOVE the sewing--it looks like streamers. Happy New Year, Maria!

  11. Happy New Year, Maria! Wishing you and your family health and happiness this year!!!
    Beautiful card! Love the stitching and the crisp white bow!!!