Sunday, 1 January 2012

Welcome 2012!

Wishing all my friends and family a splendid and successful new year!

I'm still trying to get my head 'round the fact that it is 2012. To start off the new year, I made this card to send out to my friends.

This is the first chance I've had to use this SU stamp set, A Cardinal Christmas, which I adore! We don't have red cardinals here in the UK, and I certainly miss them, as they are a regular fixture to bird feeders in my home state of Texas. As I was using this as my new year's card, I created a label, "Warm Winter Wishes."

I also used the SU Framed Tulips embossing folder.

Baby Booties

Happy New Baby! It was such a joy to follow Alisha through her recent pregnancy, and she delivered a beautiful baby boy, Nathaniel, in December.

This baby card was made using Stampin' Up!'s Stitched Stocking rubber stamps and their Stocking Builder Punch, which were both available in the US Holiday Mini Catalog. Jewelled blue brads were added for a bit of special baby bling!

The booties are dangling from a window in the card made with a Sizzix die. After I made the window, which I thought was clever, I then realized that a message on the inside of the card would show through. I had to write my note strategically!