HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you had a safe and fun time last night. We stayed at home and watched movies. I made Austin and his friend John a "Mocktail" and Alicia, Tim and I tried a new drink called Liquid Skittles. It was ok, but I didn't have the right rum, so not sure if that would have made it a little better. It was really sweet and you could only drink one, which was fine because that was all we planned on having anyway ;)
Well, my home internet is working again (YAY!) hopefully it stays working for awhile! This week for The Cutting Cafe we had a Free Choice of what file we wanted to work with so I decided to combine my Design Team Project for The Cutting Cafe and my Inspiration Project for this week's Loves Rubberstamps Challenge of New Year Resolutions. Here is what I came up with...
I used one of my FAVORITE New Year's Eve Printable Stamp Sets from The Cutting Cafe called Happy New Years. There are 23 images and sentiments in this set - including the two on the front of my Criss Cross Card. I LOVE the ..."Here's to another year of BAD HABITS!" sentiment! LOL! This is perfect for not only New Year's projects but you could even use it for Birthday's, Anniversaries...lots of fun things! This seems to sum up my "Resolutions" every year since I usually can only stick to them about 3 weeks if I am lucky ;)
I paired these fun sentiments with Opal the Optimist from my favorite Stamping Bella Line - Uptown Girls. I used memento tuxedo black ink to stamp her on crafter's companion ultra smooth white cardstock before coloring her up with copic markers. I also added some stickles to her dress and shoes. I added some rolled roses, which I also covered in stickles. The branches are from my Martha Stewart Branch Punch and the tab on my insert is created using the My Favorite Things Die-namics called Vintage Flourish. I added my super favorite flower trim that is actually from Stampin Up! along the bottom. I need more of this!
Here is a look at the insert pulled out...
And a Closer peek at the Resolutions list... :D
This Top Ten Resolutions list is also one of the images you get in the Happy New Years set from The Cutting Cafe!
Here is a close up of Ms. Opal.
If you remember yesterday I shared that one of the highlights of our Christmas was that I F-I-N-A-L-L-Y finished the afghan for my son, Austin, that I started 13 years ago when he was 3...here is a picture of him holding his afghan. This sucker is HUGE...Austin is 6'0 tall and as you can see this is plenty long enough! He totally loved it and said it was worth the 13 year wait....melt my heart :)
Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Inspiration Blog this afternoon to see what files my fellow Design Team chose to use (always fun to see what everyone chooses on the free weeks!) PLUS Regina always draws a lucky winner from those who leave comments so be sure to do that as well!
We hope to see you play along in our New Year's Resolutions challenge at Loves Rubberstamps as well!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Cut It Up Challenge - New Year's Celebrations - Jan 8th
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes - Jan 9th
Stempelsonne Challenges - Anything Goes - Jan 9th
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes - Jan 17th
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes - Jan 25th
Creative Moments - Anything Goes - Jan 14th
Divas By Design - Anything Goes - Jan 7th
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes - Jan 8th
Little Red Wagon - New Beginnings - Jan 7th
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Something New - Jan 8th
Creatalicious Challenges - 2014 Wishes - Jan 15th
Heck of a Challenge - New - Jan 31st
Mema's Crafts - January Challenge Bingo - Jan 31st - Rubber Stamp, Dies/Punches, Free & Pearls/Bling
Natalie & Amy's - One For The Girlies - Jan 31st
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes - Jan 31st
OOZAK- Anything Goes - Blue Tones - Jan 15th
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes - Jan 7th
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes - Jan 12th
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes - Jan 12th