Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hello to all my friends in blog land. I hope your Christmas wishes came true and that you are looking forward to a happy and prosperous new year! 

I have to say I absolutely love seeing a new year arrive.  It always brings so much hope and anticipation of good things to come.  I know the year doesn’t always really bring us all goodness and joy, but don’t you just love the feeling of a fresh start?

Today, I am sharing a card I made for The Shabby Tea Room challenge Week #94 - 'A Colorful & Shabby New Year'.


…here is the inspiration photo

The challenge is to create a card or project inspired by the above photo and USE PINK OR RED, BLUE, YELLOW AND GREEN!

Well, I’m sure I nailed the colorful part of this challenge! I tried to make this card lighthearted and fun with the colorful design and the cute little dog jumping into the new year. 

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How cute is he? I just love the sunshine and that happy little jump from this darling little guy. This stamp set is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and is called “Sunshine Puppies”. 

I was lucky enough to get lots of new card making items for Christmas….stamps, lots of stamps, and Spellbinders. So stay tuned as I try out my new goodies and once we get into the new year, I will be trying new techniques too.

Complete instructions are listed below, so if you want all the details, please scroll down.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my card today and will leave comments before you leave! Thanks for stopping by….


  • DCWV  Garden Party Matstack
    • 4 1/2 x 4 1/2”
    • 4 x 3” for Spellbinders Fancy Tag
  • White
    • for Spellbinders Labels Four
    • scrap for circle
  • Craftwell Blueberry
    • 1 x 4 1/2” strip
    • 4 3/4 x 4 3/4”
  • Light blue
    • 10 x 5 folded to make card base
  • VersaColor
    • Cyan
    • Pinecone
    • Green Tea
    • Canary


  • Big Shot
  • Spellbinders
    • Labels Four
    • Fancy Tags
    • Lacey Circles
  • Sizzix Sizzlits Circle #3
  • EK Success
    • 1 3/8” circle punch
    • Card maker
  • Fiskars edger


  • Yellow satin ribbon
  • Pink pearls
  • Liquid Pearls – Petal Pink
  1. Cut all paper
  2. Use Big Shot and cut all Spellbinders and Sizzlits Circle #3
  3. Use Fiskars edger on the Blueberry strip
  4. Use card maker on the top two corners of the Blueberry panel
  5. Cut the small white circle with the circle punch
  6. Slip the 4 1/2 x 4 1/2” panel into the slits in the Blueberry panel
  7. Run yellow ribbon through holes in the punched edge of the Blueberry strip
  8. Attach Blueberry strip doily and Fancy Tag to Garden Party panel.
  9. Use Sunshine Puppies stamps on the Labels Four tag
  10. Edge the Labels Four tag and small white circle with Cyan ink
  11. Add Liquid Pearls to the grassy areas of the Labels Four tag
  12. Make the sentiment medallion by layering the Lacey Circle, Circle #3 and 1 3/8” circle
  13. Make bow and attach
  14. Add pink pearls


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