Monday, January 3, 2011

Toast The New Year Properly

Happy New Year!! I hope you had a fun and safe holiday and you are ready to begin 2011. I'm sure you've heard this everywhere but I'm just amazed at how quickly the year passed by. It seems like only yesterday I went to my first Michael's crop and I used the cricut machine for the very first time. I must go back. I think that's the best time to scrap because you get to enjoy the company of others while you fiddle around with a piece of paper and glue :)

I wanted to begin my crafting new year "Toasting It Properly" with a New Years Card using new techniques/items I'm not usto. Such as: Flowers, Glitter & Ribbon (not on this one but will make its debut in some that are coming up this week).  These items will be part of my new crafting resolution in addition to my others. As for my other crafting resolutions, I'd like to begin making videos, make 2 cards per project, lessen the time I spend on a card, open up an etsy shop, minimize my card making time, get a facebook account and reduce the time I spend on a card. lol.

I hope you like my card. I really do. Since I tend to toss or give away my cards or projects after a while, I really don't have much to show. So I do think that this would be a good one to begin my permanent collection. 
And if you like this adorable image you can find her and many more at Tiddly Inks.
Picture 1: Toasting Properly Gossmere Digi from Tiddly Inks
5.5 inch Circle Base
Medallion & Flowers from the Lacy Labels Lite cart

I wanted to show a closeup of the bling/glitter. I like the way it came out and it's very appropriate for the occasion. I also wanted to show a closeup of her hair (I'm very proud because I think I'm making progress). I'm really trying to practice my coloring and get the effect of light & darkness.

I'm playing along with...
Tiddly Inks: New Years Card Event
Simon Says Stamp: Time To Party

Thank you for stopping by. As always, I love reading your comments.

29 comments:

ScrappingStephanie said...

Sounds like you have some great New Years resolutions! Mine are very close to yours:) We have to keep each other on track! I don't even have to tell you, but your card rocks. You know I LOVE all your work. Hey, that is why I stalked you down in the first place..I just got lucky because not only are you a fantastic crafter, but a GREAT friend.:) Toasting you to a great new year. I have a feeling it is going to be great for both of us.

Hugs,
Stephanie

Sharon said...

Awesome card!! :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So nice, great dress and love the pins! Super Card!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) i love this image and the design ,,, stunning :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Erika Valdez said...

I am coming from Stephanies blog!! I am so excited about the great giveaway!! I am not sure if I left a comment on the right post so please let me know!

I would like a challenge on making a mini album!

LadybugCarrie said...

I am here from Stephanie's blog. I am already a follower. I would love to see a challenge involving pets. :-)

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card thanks for sharing!!

Scrappy Jackie said...

I am coming from Stephanies blog too! I am already a follower! As for an idea... that I would love to see... Easter tree decorations!
pjritsema at gmail dot com

Heather said...

I am coming from Stephanie's blog, hope I am in the right place...I am already a follower. I would like to see a challenge using Animal Kingdom or Zooballoo.
bhoward at kci dot net

Denise said...

I think your card is definitely a keeper! I Love the circular frame and stamp you used. So beautiful! Stephanie sent me over to leave an idea for a challenge. A couple more that I would like would be birthday cards (I NEVER have enough of these, lol) and maybe a color combination to use with our Cricuts.

jennyplace2 said...

I just came over from Stepanies blog and I would love to see a pet challenge. Thanks for a chance to win a cricut cartridge. I am already a follower.

Josie0602 said...

I came over from Always Crafting to comment for her cartridge giveaway. I am already a follower of yours also! Love your creations!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

JeNn said...

I am a follower of both of ya ladies. Came from Always Crafing.



anderson.jenn4@gmail.com

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

I'm here from Stephanies blog. I'm already a follower and look forward to welcoming in spring! This summer in Australia has been horrendous! My idea for a new challenge is "close up". So many beautiful tiny things emerge in spring... a challenge that features a small thing BIG! Thanks!

Simply AJ said...

I am here from Always Crafting (Stephanie's Blog) - I am a new follower to your blog and very pleased to have found you. I am thinking a challenge using winter comfort items - warm fire, hot bowl of soup and fuzzy slippers! Thanks for the chance to win the cart. AJ - queenofmynest@gmail.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

How about a recipe challenge EX:
ribbon, button, pattern paper!

AJoy said...

Just visited Always Crafting and so this is my post for your blog.

I'm a happy follower.

I want to see a keepsake project, not a card, flowers or LO. Something to keep around the house or in a memories box.

April

GreenScrap said...

Hi!! I just became a follower!! I think a good challenge would be to use all the colors of the rainbow I love colors so that would be great!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

TeacherMom said...

I have come from Stephanie's blog. I have been a follower of you both for a little while now. Looking forward to all the creativity and inspiration the two of you will bring this year (no pressure though!!!) :)
Thanks
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Charlotte said...

Hi, I am here fro Stephanie's blog and have a suggestion for a challenge. How about something musical.

Charlotte said...

Hi, It is Charlotte again. I forgot to tell you that I am a follower.
Thanks!

Heather said...

Here from Stephanie's blog! This card is gorgeous! I would love a Valentine's theme challenge!

Carlene said...

Hi again Jess :-)

Oooooooooooh what to do for a challenge??? Eek!

What about a "With these hands..." challenge...so anything to do with your hands and the marvels they can do.

So bad at challenge ideas lol MUCH better having the challenge set for me :-)

Can't wait to see and read your next blog installment :-)

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Very pretty card! love the sentiment and the flowers. You do an awesome job with your coloring

janner said...

Love your card. I'm already a follower. I would like to see more layouts for a new challenge. Cards are great but you never see layouts. How about pink, red and your choice of colour valentine theme.
Jan
Thanks for the chance to win.

Pammejo said...

I just came from Stephanies blog, your blog is really cute. Good luck on the DT Team try. I just did my first card using the cricut so I am so excited to find sites to learn from. Thanks for sharing. Just became a follower
pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

GiGi said...

This is such a cute card!!! I came from Always Crafting and was thinking like some kind of Easter challenge. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Love this card....perfect in pink! :)