Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Are you resolving to lose weight, and exercise more?  Yeah, you and most of the population.  Me, I've given up on that resolution, I'm resolving to use up more of my craft supplies, ink up stamps that are sitting unloved and to finish the inside of cards.  I bet I have as much luck with these resolutions as the others. 
I've been on a Cat's Pajamas binge.  So even though it isn't the new year yet I did ink up some stamps that have been unloved, and I did the inside of one.
Will I be able to keep this up in the new year?  Well keep stopping by to check up on me.
Here's the deets for the penguin:

stamp:  the Cat's Pajamas "Make Merry"
ink:  Inkadinkado black chalk ink
paper:  Su kraft cs for base; Lasting Impressions dp; Georgia Pacific white cs
miscellaneous:  the Cat's Pajamas Cut Ups "Icing";
EK Success "cheers" border punch; stickles, copics, charm; Heidi Swapp bling; the Cat's Pajamas Divine twine; nestibilities

Here's the challenges:
The Cat's Pajamas - sketch
4 Crafty Chicks - A New Year
Simon Says - Time to Party/Celebrate
Freshly Brewed #28 - Celebrate and/or New Year
For Fun challenges - A New Year is coming
Color Q #65 - Old Olive, Kraft, Basic Gray, Black and Vanilla
Going Grey - Ring in the New Year
Stampin' B #91 - Make a Celebration card
Paper Playtime #31 - New Year
Crazy #47 - Punch It

Next up, a birthday card.  I've got a few coming up in January so time's a wasting. 
This bunny has become one of my favorites characters.  I can't wait to see what trouble he gets into this year.

Here's the deets:
stamp:  the Cat's Pajamas "Forget About the Cake"
ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
paper:  SU Certainly Celery cs for base and small mats; Nicole blue cs for mat; Scenic Route candles dp; Recollections "Monkeying Around" (dots) dp
miscellaneous:  Glitzy glitter; charm; buttons; floss; copics; stickles; nestibilities

Lastly, I made a card for my buddies in Elizabeth, NJ.  We were supposed to drive North on Christmas night and I had planned to hook up with them yesterday but Mother Nature had a different idea.  There was a traveler's advisory that driving conditions in the Carolinas were perilous so we cancelled.  At the time we didn't know what was going to hit NJ.  Turns out they got over 30 inches of the white stuff!  Yikes!  It was so news worthy they were showing video of it on the news here in Florida.   I'm really sorry I didn't get to visit with my buddies but I'm really, really, really glad that I don't have to deal with that snow. 
AND, I finished the inside of this card!  Maybe I'll be keeping a resolution for a change.

Here's the deets:
stamp - the Cat's Pajamas "Ski Bunny"; MFT letters for banner
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black for front image and inside sentiment; SU Bordering Blue for letters on banner; SU Soft Sky for interior image
paper - Close to My Heart "Aspen" package; MFT perfect panel for image
miscellaneous - nestibilities; the Cat's Pajamas Cut Ups "Snowflake"; EK Success "snowflake" border punch; MFT die-namics "banner"; the Cat's Pajamas divine twine; snowflake charm; circle punch; snow writer; glitzy glitter; gelly roll pen;

Here's the challenges:
The Pink Elephant #90 - Winter Wonderland
City Crafter week 37 - Stamp It Out
Stamp Something- Something With Glitter

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  Wishing you the best of everything in the New Year.


  1. Nicely done Happy New Year, and happy craftn' in 2011!

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

  2. Ohhh Chris this ROCKS I love the bsnner!! Happy New Year!!!!!!

  3. All of these cards are fabulous, you did a great job, love the little penguin! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations and Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year!!! Great cards!! Love your new year cheer!! And what a great resolution!! Stamp MORE!!! yea!!


  5. Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week! Cute image on your New Year's card. Have a wonderful New Year!

  6. Gorgeous cards ... I love the snow banner ... thanks so much for joining us at CCCB Best wishes for 2011

  7. Super cards. I love the dp and twine of the first one and who wouldn't love that bunny card? Great banner. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

  8. Three fabulous cards Chris, love the cute penguin .......stunning colour scheme and great details.

    Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge and I hope you have a wonderful 2011.
    hugs Heather xx

  9. Love the penguin and the bunny too - adorable cards!

  10. Oh MY GOSH he is sooooo cute! I love the layout of your card and the colors you used for it too! Your penguin is cute! Your Rabbit is card is awesome too! Thank you so much for sharing these really cute creations with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  11. You have three really cute card here. They are just adorable. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges it is always nice to see your cards. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

  12. Wow, wow, WOW! You've been mighty busy-must be whatever you were drinking to see pink hippos!

  13. Wow! They are so cute!! I love the color and those snowflakes.
    Thanks for join us at CCH this week, and wish you Happy New Year.
    Hugs~darling Ho~

  14. What wonderful cards!! Love the penguin! The bunny with the cake is just tooo cute and then skiing! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)

  15. What a great card! I love the images that you chose. That penguin is the cutest!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime :)



    Thanks for celebrating with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful year.

  17. Such a joyful card.
    Love the layout and all punch work is amazing.
    Thanks for join us at the Crazy challenge.
    Happy New Year!

  18. wonderfully cute cards, thanks for joining us at FBD x

  19. Great cards! Thanks for joining us at fbd!

  20. Oh my goodness, this is so cute.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  21. so cute and fun! love, love, LOVE it! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

  22. love the cards. the little penguin is too cute. Thanks for sharing with us at FOr Fun.

  23. Let it snow... I so love the colors and sentiments in your card. The penguin is very cute and adorable, can't help but to love it :)

    New Year 2014 is almost here, allow me to express my happy new year greetings to you and your family!
    Anne Walker xoxox @


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