New Journey Begins

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Wow!  It's 2016 and that means its the start of a new journey
or the first day of the rest of your life so where will you go?

For me its truly a new journey as I adjust to a year without being fully employed and a year of adjusting to what will soon be my new norm.  Through it all though what will remain (at least I think so) is my love of paper and all the things you can do with it.  I hope this year introduces me to new crafting techniques and new crafting friends...never can have to many.

As always New Years is also a Birthday celebration for me.  As each new year arrives I always look up to the heavens and thank God for all the blessings I received the year before and I praise him for allowing me to defy the doctors and live to see another year.  Year 2016 will be a year of thankfulness and 
a year to enjoy the time awarded to me...
tomorrow may never come so enjoy the moment.

So let's move on to crafting.  I finished up the year with my blog candy giveaway and I am hoping to do something similar 
this year so stay tuned for updates. As you wait 
allow me to share with you more foiling creations
using a few of my Christmas and Birthday gifts.
 (my family knows exactly what to get me).

I created this card using the instructions found on 
Amazing Paper Grace.  I saw the card earlier and then realized
 I didn't have the main die nor the embossing folder, so of course I had to order it and then wait for it to arrive.
It finally arrived and I went to work constructing my layout.

The best part of this card was the embossing. And to think 
it was actually the Spellbinders Shady Allure die that 
was used to emboss the panel. 

Next I wrapped a ribbon around the embossed panel 
and on top of that I cut one die piece using the
Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance and on top of that I added the Spellbinders Majestic Oval. I used the classic oval
 for my greeting and then added a few pearls and a bow.

Of course once I finished the front of the card it was time to decorate the inside and try to follow the theme of the front 
by using left-over scraps on the inside.  On the inside
I used the embossing folder on each side where I could stamp
a sentiment and leave a nice space for a personal message.

The inside message was stamped with versamark and then gold embossed.  The embossed panels were adhered to gold cardstock
 (I messed up the foil so I used the next best thing) and then added to the inside of the card. That completed the inside of the card.

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges for 2016.

That's all for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again real soon.  Remember we will offer prizes and blog candy randomly throughout the year.

Sending Hugs from Texas


Lois Wyche said...

Happy New Year to you. I love the card you made. The foil does add another dimension of beauty to the design.

Maxine D said...

Happy New year Lesia - may it be one of many blessings for you.
Love your card - it is so elegant, inside and out.

vinita jain said...

Happy New Year Lesia! Love your elegant and beautiful creation once again with foiling!

Shelly Schmidt said...

A beautiful card- love the gold foil- and Happy B-day to you as well. I love the inside embossing as well and the foiling is just so elegant!

Barbara Bruder said...

Happy Birthday, Happy New Year and this card is spectacular!!! Mmmmm that foiling really adds a lot to cards doesn't it.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Lovely card. Beautiful as always.


Neva Zver said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely interesting card. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Papercrafting Princess said...

What an Amazing card!

Treva said...

Happy New Year! Beautiful card as usual, thanks for the inspiration!

pinky said...

Stunning creation, looks so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Cassie said...

Oooohh, I love the gold and white card.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "something new” challenge over at Come and Get it.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

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