New Year 2016 is Coming
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I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and that Santa brought you everything you asked for or at least most of it.
As for me I got more than I expected and I am feeling very blessed. Perhaps I was a good girl, but its more likely that it was just my family showing me love, ... who cares I got lots of good stuff.
Everyone is aware that I got the Heidi Swapp Minc machine and a HP Laser printer as one of my gifts but even better is I got the Ninja Coffee Bar (as advertised on television with Sofia Vergara) and I am loving it! I have been on a caffeine high for the last 3 days!
Additionally, getting the Ninja Blender and Nutrient Pro Duo as my surprise gift didn't help things. I tried to switch and drink the juices and smoothies instead of all the coffee but the result is the same. The only difference is instead of being high on caffeine I suffer from a natural sugar high which means I find myself fully awake at odd hours of the night.
Since I am not fond of waste, I thought I would put this extra energy to use. I started by purging my spice shelves and my food pantry (should have done this months ago) and then finally when that was completed I decided to create a card in preparation for the arrival of 2016. Just imagine, four (4) days and we enter a new year.
I used my Minc along with cream, black and gold card-stock to create this New Year card. The champagne bottle (a Cherry Lynn die) and the greeting were both ran through the Minc to achieve the foiled appearance. The polka dot paper was created using toner ink and then put through the Minc as well (the dots are gold). The 2016 flags were punched from gold card-stock and not foiled at all.
On the inside I used Martha Stewart snowflake punches and Memory Box flag dies along with printed toner paper to highlight these cuts with foil. I also embossed the cream card-stock to follow the theme on the front of the card.
Following is another card I made while flowing with excess energy. I received eight (8) new dies for Christmas and of course I wanted to use every single one of them so I started by creating a card using instructions from Becca Feeken (Amazing Paper Grace blog).
Of course I had to use the "L" monogram to represent my name or "Love" or anyone else with the initial L in their name (lol). This was not an easy card to do and it is larger than my comfort zone. I prefer smaller size cards (not A2) but sometimes to get the detail and 3-D effect you have to add more real-estate to your space.
My two new dies used to make this card were Spellbinders Floral Affair and Spellbinders Romantic Agenda.
I'm working on using the rest of my goodies so I'll be sharing again real soon. If you've never visited Becca's blog, I recommend you check it out. I promise you that you will find something that appeals to you. Her creations are absolutely stunning!
Thanks for stopping by and please know your comments are appreciated.
I'll check back in within a couple of days to announce the end of year blog candy winner who will win Group D (classic, scalloped and lacy ovals) of the candy: Check out the prize by clicking here.
Sending Hugs from Texas
~ Lesia ~