Monday, December 31, 2012

***Happy New Year***

Hello Friends!   Just stopping by today to wish you all a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR that will be filled with hope and new beginnings!   Lets celebrate by Ringing out the old Ringing in the new and planning to Make Things Happen for a great 2013!
The following is my final creation for 2012.  All the snow on the ground along with this fun New Year's quote inspired this next snowy card. :)
"The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows." 

~George William Curtis
 second view, same card
Inspiration drawn from this "weddingbells", Elegant 2013 Wedding Trends cake beauty for this week's Inspirational Challenge #IC369 over at SCS:
Wedding Trend: Painted Cakes 
Metallic Snowy CARD RECIPE;
Stamps: Snowflakes/Doilies stamped with Unmounted Cushioned (brand unknown) stamps, and Sentiment is from new Hero Arts Holiday Set.
Paper: SU Blue, White 110lb CS, Silver Textured CS
Ink: Marvy Matchables (for doily snow BG) and Studio G (for sponging)
Accessories: Spellbinders Tag Die, multiple Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches, Metallic Snowflake Glittered Chipboard, Metallic Snowflake Flat-back Buttons, Snowflake Charm, Silver Cording, White Satin Ribbon Ultra-fine White Glitter
Techniques: Sponging, Layering (all snowflakes are multi-layered)

The NEW YEAR is shaping up to be another adventurous year for us as a Military family as we will be moving away again this coming summer.  Where to you ask?  Well, we are not sure yet, but can tell you that it's definitely happening - and that's always exciting!!!

I would also like to also enter this card into the following challenge:
Color Me Creative Classroom - Metallic Gleam

Have a wonderful, healthy, successful and Happy 2013!
Your Crafty Friend, 


  1. Gorgeous card...Happy New Year!!!! Carole Z x

  2. Well you're certainly going out with a bang!
    Gorgeous creation!
    Happy New Year!

  3. You crazy girl...moving AGAIN? You're talking to the girl who has lived in the same house since 1975! My best to you and your family in 2013-seems the adventure begins! Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year America! What a stunning cool all the sparkle, all the best for 2013. Ruby x

  5. this is one fab card to finish 2012 ! great blincking card, love it !
    greetings from belgium
    happy 2013

  6. very beautiful card America and a Happy New Year.

    greetings karin

  7. I like your creations, this card is magic. HAPPY 2013
    Laura from Milan

  8. This is gorgeous America. Happy New Year.:)

  9. Hi America. I found your blog via Pinterest. I wanted to let you know that many of the images that you have pinned or uploaded to your board "Printables, downloads and digital images" are NOT free images - a lot of them a copyright Magnolia stamps which should never have been uploaded. There are many Hanglar stamps and Sarah Kay stamps as well. It would be advisable to remove them from your board. I understand this is most likely done in error so I wanted to let you know so you could rectify the issue,
    thanks in advance