Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Good morning all my sweet, crafty friends!!  Hoping that you had a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family.  I was able to get my entire family healthy just in the nick of time, yay!!!!!, so thankfully we were able to enjoy Christmas and New Year's :))

With all the prep and family functions during Christmas; and myself and the kids being sick, I really didn't have any time for crafting.   So today, as the kids headed off to school *first time in weeks!!*, I shut the phone off, cranked me some tunes on Pandora, and gave the current sketch at MFT a go!

I loved the sketch this week, and how easily my card just fell into place.  I decided to go with a Thank You card for some of those pressies we received.  Can never say Thank You enough, IMHO!

I used the adorable Violin Girl stamp set from the store.  She was stamped off in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in Copics.  She was a brandy-new stamp for me that I had won awhile ago but never inked, and was oh-so fun coloring this morning.  I used some new papers from Authentique called Delightful and distressed the sentiment in some Studio G Chalk Ink in pink to match.  The twine is from Queen & Co. and the pink pearls have been sitting in my stash.

One of my silent, crafty new year's resolution is to work on finishing the inside of the card right after creating the front of it.  I'm hoping my commitment to this lasts, lol....I always seem to leave the inside until the very moment I'm about to give it to someone.  Eek!  So here is the inside using some of the scraps, a sentiment from the All Occasions Sentiments stamp set from MFT, and the very same Fiskars punch used on the front of the card:

I do wish you and your families love, good health and wonderful memories in 2013.  Happy New Year and may it be one of your best years yet!


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  1. Happy new year, Sara! This card is super cute! Great color combo...

  2. Happy New Year, Sara!! Love the sweet card...PI images are one of my fav's!!

  3. Holy cow, this is too cute!!! LOVE the way you used the music paper and your colors are amazing! ope that you can come and play along this week at Inkspirational and this month at Technique Tuesday! We've got prizes, giveaways, and a DT call going on! :)

  4. This is adorable, Sara! I love the papers and the sweet image! Everything works perfectly together! Glad everyone at your house got well before the holidays! Wishing you a very happy, healthy 2013! Hugs!

  5. So cute sara! Love the papers. And again wonderful coloring on your part! Miss you! XOXO

  6. Beautifully done. Your coloring looks amazing. Love the papers and the finished innies. Good idea to do that right away, I hate grabbing a card for someone and having to quickly finish it. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  7. Happy New Year Sara. Love these colors and great shading on her dress.

  8. Oh my goodness! She's darling! You've coloured her dress so soft and pretty! I can NEVER get anything lightly coloured. I have a habit of adding too much ink! LOL!

    Glad that you all were healthy for Christmas and had a great time!!

    Happy New Year to you!

  9. Thanks a tonne for playing with us at Divas by design this wk! hugs Rebekah xx

  10. She's cute! I like the colors you used and how you finished the inside, too.

  11. Yellow is my all time favourite colour, so naturally I'm all over this cutie like a rash! Love it! X