Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 

Well I'm still trying to make sense of my craft room but I was able to make a card and to join my teammates at Pile It On for the challenge #1 of the New Year.  We hope you'll join us so we've made it an easy theme - Anything Goes.  This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp.   So get your fingers inky, you could be the next winner and even if you aren't you'll have fun.

How did you spend your New Year's Eve?  Were you out partying hardy, all dressed up in a pretty dress?  My little family went downtown to the movies.  Amazingly, I did not fall asleep.  Yeah me! 

don't forget the inside

And then there's the resolutions... Well last year I resolved to use up more of my supplies, ink up stamps that needed love and to do the inside of my cards.  If you're a regular visitor then you know that I did a pretty job of doing the insides of my cards.  So along with the usual lose weight and exercise more (I did a decent job with those too!) I am going to resolve to keep up with last year's resolutions. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things (a la modes) "Cheers"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Close To My Heart "Cranberry"
paper - Recollections red card base; Black card stock; white cardcstock; Stampin' Up "Night and Day" dsp
miscellaneous - copics; pleated ribbon; burtlap twine; Taylored Tiny Twinkles; mini brads; Stampin' Up punch; champagne charm; glaze pen

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #01 - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie #7 - Use a Sentiment
Color Q #117 - Black and White and one other color
Party Time PTT#48 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #66 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #66 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #70 - Something New
Cute Card Thursday #197 - Happy New Year
Moving Along with the Times - Music/Retro Related (Lady in Red)
For Fun - New Something
L'il Red Wagon - Something New
Paper Pretties - Ring in the New Year
Sisterhood of Crafter - Black and White and one other color
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Fabulous Friday - Something New
Friday Mash Up #39 - Sparkles and/or Celebrating the New Year
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes
Allsorts week 135 - New Beginnings
CES #66 - Party, Party, Party
Totally Gorjuss - Something Happy
Sweet Stampin - New Beginnings
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Winter Wishes
Come and Get It - Happy New Year

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you here regularly. 

Here's the link for the Pile It On challenge blog.  I hope you'll play along.


  1. Gorgeous card Chris - love the pleated ribbon!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  2. Great card! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

  3. Great job! Cute image! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BLACK/WHITE + One Other Color’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  4. What a pretty card, Chris! Perfect for the new year! Wishing you a joyous New Year filled with goodness!

  5. This card is just darling!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs and Happy 2012!

  6. Great job on your card, thanks for playing along with us at Come and Get It. Love that little charm you added, the pleated ribbon is just the right touch. Happy New Year, and good luck keeping the resolutions.

  7. Hi Chris! Love your card- that digi is TOO cute! Love your blog too! New follower :)
    Heather (your PIO DT sister) ;)

  8. Wow just gotta love this one. Love the design with the ruffled ribbon behind the image and gotta love those colours too. Perfect for a new year card;) Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back the 8th of jan for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  9. Great use of ribbon and twine-such a cute design.
    So glad you could join us at
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  10. Happy New Year Chris,

    Great ribbon and twine embellishment. Thanks for sharing your card.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  11. Love this card! Amazing color combo, and that image is too cute!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  12. Fabulous New Year's card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week, hope to see you lots more in 2012!
    Happy New Year, Debxx

  13. Fab New Years card
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  14. Gorgeous card I LOVE the shot of red for her dress, Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss this week, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)
    Happy New Year!!

  15. This is beautiful - I love the radiant red!

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us next week you could also win the Top Tippers Prize!

    Carol x

  16. Cute card - love that image! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this year and Happy New Year! Wedgie xxx

  17. Great card! That's quite a champaign glass heehee! I live the pleated ribbon too...all of your details came together so well. Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

  18. Cheers indeed !!! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday, and Happy New Year. Annette xx

  19. Lovely card, Well Done on keeping your resolutions, I usually fail by week 2 of the year!!!Thanks for playing on MAWTT this fortnight, Wishing you a lovely 2012, Hazelxox

  20. Fab card. Wouldn't mind a glass of champagne myself.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin.

  21. Love the image! what a super fun card and way to make it stand out! thanks so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  22. Sweet card, thank you for playing at One stop crafts.

  23. Gorgeous design, lovely images, fab embellies Karen x

  24. Happy New Year, Chris! Very cute image, and I love the use of this paper. Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

  25. What an adorable image! This came out so cheery and bright! It perfect for a celebration! Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup!

  26. This is GORGEOUS Chris! STUNNING coloring on this á la mode!!

  27. Very cool, love how you did the inside of the card (I always forget that). Wonderful card, black/white & red are my favorite color combo :-). Sadly I'm still recovering from being sick over New Years, :-( but here's hoping that I've got the 'sickness' out of my system for the year :-). Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  28. Thank you for joining us at CCT, This is an adorable card!

  29. very classy card, Thanks for joining us at SSCB!!! ;)

  30. What a wonderful creation! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  31. Great card love the image!

    Perfect for our new beginnings challenge at Allsorts, Thanks for playing!

    Emma xxx

  32. Pretty card! your so talented, Great job!

    Happy New Year!

    Thanks that you shared,I would be honor if you can visit my challenge blog at and


  33. Super card and beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this time around, Juliexx

  34. Cheers to you and happy New Year. Thank you for taking part in this week's Come and Get It Challenge.

  35. HoleySmokes that is alot of challenges for one little card!! But I am SURE that that sweet ALAMode can pull it off!! Love the red!!


  36. Happy New Year!!! Love the colors and the charm is great too! That dress is terrific!


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