Hello & Happy New Year's Eve!
Where did the last few weeks go? Did you have a nice Christmas? We sure did! (see photos below)Time flies when you're busy and it's been a very busy holiday season! I've missed stamping and blogging, but I do have a few goodies to share with you in the coming days! : )
Today, I'm sharing a 5 x 5" square card I've created especially for this week's Colour Q Challenge. The cute little (or should I say BIG?) image is from a new stamp set I got from my sweet kids for Christmas. It's an itty bitty set by UNITY and titled Love You Tons. Let me tell you, these are *awesome* stamps! They are thick red rubber mounted on cling foam that sticks really well to acrylic blocks. They gave me 4 different sets that are going to be such FUN to play with. Stay tuned!
Here's the terrific colors for the challenge...
I've got a large assortment of black and white designer papers, so went to my stash for inspiration. With the sweet little hearts above the elephant, I naturally chose RED as my extra color of choice. Wouldn't this make a perfect Valentine?
The elephant was stamped with onyx black Versafine and clear embossed. The hearts are part of the stamp, so I taped over them and stamped them separately with real red ink. I tried coloring the image with a grey copic marker and decided I liked the black/white best...for this card anyway!
As you can see, I did a little stitching all around the layers, embossed the red layer and tied it up with some all purpose black and white baker's twine! (Note: I still have a lifetime supply of this awesome twine available. If you need any, please email me or check it out in my Etsy Shop.)
I'm so happy you stopped by because I want to wish you all a very Happy Healthy New Year 2012! ♥ I don't often find time to comment on all your blogs, but please know that you are an inspiration to me! I'm so grateful for your friendship and appreciate each and every one of you! ♥
In closing, here are a few photos of my family at Christmas . . .
|My sweet daughter in law Jami holding her niece...|
our precious grandbaby Emery.
I sure wish we would have thought to take a group photo when everyone arrived for the evening! Next time!
Thanks again for stopping by!
New Year Hugs ~
Quote for Today ~
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers