December 31, 2011

{cQc #117} I Love You Tons!

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.

There's nothing better than a BABY in the house! ♥

 My mother meets her first great-grandchild...  ♥

 My son in law, daughter & precious granddaughter. ♥

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


Vicki Burdick said...

Such a cute card Pam and the family too!! Happy New Years!!!

Marisa said...

This is adorable, Pam :) Love the elephant and the houndstooth. Nice touch with the zigzag on the stitching too. Great family pics. I've enjoyed the down time as well - will be hard revving up the old mojo LOL! Happy New Year to you and may 2012 fulfill some of your heart's desires :)

Diane Noble said...

Sweet creations and some lovely family photos. Have a very happy 2012!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Happy New Year! I love the pop of red with the black and white patterns. Great family photos too!

Sylvia said...

Great color combo, Pam! I must say your photo's are so wonderful too! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love all the tectures. Happy New Year!

LeAnne said...

Aw, Pam, this is as sweet as can be! You always know how to mix up those lovely patterns! And of course, your little Emery is great at stealing the show here! Happy New Year---and thanks for playing the CQC!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your card but love the family pics even more! Beautiful family and what an adorable grandbaby!!