December 31, 2007

Rockin' in the New Year 2008!

Five, four, three, two, one . . .
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Did you all stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year 2008? It was a nice, quiet New Year's Eve for us, with an early dinner and a movie...and then while DH watched football, I spent some time in my craft room watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve! I even got to see the eco-friendly ball drop! :)

This rockin' card was created especially for the sketch challenge on MJ Albright's blog, Beauty Lies Within. Her blog is fabulous, plus she's giving away blog candy, so you'll want to rock on over there and check it out! :) Sketch challenges are SO fun and just the creative spark I need at times. Thanks to MJ and to all the super bloggers who create these sketches for us to enjoy!

On to my rockin' monkey card... :) I hope you like it and that it makes you SMILE! Now, for some details... it's a 4-3/4" square with Stampin Up Chocolate Chip for the base. I've layered on designer paper from a K & Company stack... a double-sided paper and I've used both sides of it. When Hobby Lobby had their stamps half price, I picked up this rockin' rubber stamp by Stampendous ~ Changito Pair. The "you rock" sentiment is from a $1 acrylic Studio G set from Michaels. I stamped it with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed it with a detail clear embossing powder.
As Dick Clark said... "from the bottom of my heart, I wish you a happy, healthy New Year!
Smiles, Pam :)
Supplies ~
Stamps: Stampendous - H235 Changito Pair, Studio G - you rock
Paper: "Wild Saffron" by K & Company, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Stampendous detail clear embossing powder
Other: brown eyelet & brad, green grograin ribbon, prismacolor pencils, Stampin Up small and large oval punches, stitching with Janome Sew mini

Quote for Today ~
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I so love the monkeys and have had my eye on them for some time now. Your card is absolutely beautiful...all the stitching is amazing.
Happy New Year and thanks for participating in the challenge.
MJ Albright
www.mjalbright.wordpress.com

Colleen Kramer said...

Ohhhh Pam...just stumbled across your blog from SCS..Can't believe I haven't spotted your work before. Have traveled through your blog and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! Thanks for taking the time to share. You are super talented!
PS--Love your positive spirit, too!
Blessings.

MJ said...

Pam once again your card is amazing! Just seeing them brings another SMILE to my face. Keep it up! Have a wonderful New Year!~Marie

Deb said...

I love your elegant card, it's so pretty and the colors are fabulous, but the cutesy stuff is what really draws me in to, so I love these rockin' monkey's!!!! The DP rocks too and I love the stitching, wish I could do that!! Thanks for sharing the link, maybe I will get motivated sometime today and try it, it's a great sketch!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love this card, Pam! That's too funny. . .I used a Changito stamp for my Happy New Year card too. A different one though! :)

Lesa said...

Very very cute and YOU ROCK too! You always do the perfect details.