Thursday, January 1, 2009

...and now, for the "Nitty Gritty"...and my FIRST card of 2009!

Hey everyone!
I hope you got a chance to look at my first post from today feature the BRAND NEW Card Kit and COPIC Club from A Walk Down Memory Lane! I am super excited about it and hope you'll join me in oooohing and ahhhing over these kits!

Anyway, I wanted to do another New Year's post because I've gotten some beautiful emails today from friends and family wishing me a Happy 2009 and also, looking back on my accomplishments in 2008. It's funny, because I was just saying that normally, New Year's is kind of well, not a huge deal to me. Well, BOY was I wrong when I started reading the emails and comments I've gotten, and most of them came from you guys, my stamping friends.

Last night, on SCS, I participated in a challenge hosted by my good friend. You know who you are :) The challenge was to make a card for a friend. Easy peasy...until I realized how special this card needed to be. I hope she likes it. I used her fave color combo...hee hee. I decided to try Amy R's sketch from last week. This was very intriguing to me with the circles. Anyway, this is my FIRST card of 2009 and I'm really happy with how it came out. I used the Cup of Stuff stamp set from The Greeting Farm. (formerly Pink Poison) Check out the NEW website and gallery...Marie has worked SO hard to revamp it all and it's SPLENDID indeed! (sentiment is from PTI)

On that note, I want to share with you one of my New Year's resolutions. After all, it's a LOT harder to slack when I have ALL you guys to keep me accountable, right? Heh gentle.

My New Year's Resolution is to send more RAK's. I make SOOOO many cards and get to share this amazing hobby with so many of you, and I find myself "hoarding" cards LOL. Now we ALL know there are some we just CANNOT part with, but still...

Anyway, I started this morning, and I have 60 cards that I made in 2008 that will be donated to Cards for A Cause through SplitCoast Stampers. I encourage ALL of you to check out this thread and feel good about something that can truly make a stranger's day.
For the rest of you, If I don't have your address, please let me know. I am working on a Birthday calendar too. The reason i got INTO stamping, even before I was so blessed to be asked to join Design Teams, etc. was because it was something I wanted to share with the world! I always knew that I had found my "calling" so to speak. Sure, there is blogging, and I am really loving having met SO many of you through my little corner here in cyberspace. Still, there is something about sending a handmade card that well...I'd like to get better at remembering to do! And now it's OUT there...there's no turning back! LOL!
Jessica :)


Danni said...

I love this stamp set, it's on my wishlist!
Wonderful card ,so cute!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

This is a very cute card and I am certain your friend will love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas on RAKS! I definitely need to do the same.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

This is a very cute card and I am certain your friend will love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas on RAKS! I definitely need to do the same.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh way so cute, love your first card of 2009.

Shirley said...

How absolutely precious! I love how you are painting your images too! I really love the warm colors on this too!......!!!....and a very Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours too!

Cassie said...

You ended the year with a bang and started the year with a BANG!! This is really cute and I'm sure your friend will love it!
Thanks so much for your friendship these past few months!

Happy New Year!! ~C

Anonymous said...

I love this card!!! It is so sweet!!!! I think I *need* the image - you are such an enabler! Happy New Year! {{{HUGS}}}

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, so glad I found your blog! Happy New Year!

Heather said...

Jami sent me a Christmas Card using this cute set and I love them they are sooooo cute.

Well I went to the Greeting Farm today to order me some Anya's and Ian's and guess what they were all sold out every single Anya I clicked to buy was sold out!!! I was majorly bummed! I was looking forward to getting them and getting inking!!!

I love the way you put this card together and all the embellies and elements go so well together! I love the coloring too!!!


Christi said...

OMG how cute!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

This card is too cute and you know me, love the colours.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So cute! Love these colors and I love the sentiment you paired up with these mice!!

Kudos to you for sending out all those cards. I'm making the same resolution this year...send more!!
hugs & happy new year!!

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