Thursday, January 8, 2009

Well, Well, Well. . .

How did the new year come upon us so quickly? It feels like we were just starting fall, and then bam! a new year arrived. As a blog reader, you'll be happy to note that two of my New Year's resolutions relate to making more cards, so I'll hopefully be able to post more regularly.

Let's get started! Since my last post, there have been a couple of great releases from some of my favorite companies. Hero Arts released their 2009 catalog, which includes some new Asian stamps that I'm looking forward to using. A Muse also came out with new stamps in a Sweet Shop theme, and they're super-cute! Of course, I had to pick up a couple of stamps from both releases, but I'm just now settling into the new year enough to get them out and play with them.

Here's my very first card of 2009.











It uses "Milkshake" from the Sweet Shop release, which I just love. I found this stamp at Paper Garden Boutique in Sacramento. I drove up to Sacramento the day after Christmas to hit their sale table, and finding the new A Muse release there completely made the 2 hour drive worth it. Of course, now you can find them all on the A Muse website. During that same trip, I also picked up the sentiment for this card, Sweet Friend MA. It's not new, but I think it goes really well with some of my other stamps.

The kitchen green notecard, sheer Popsicle Pinkribbon and stamps are all A Muse, and the image was colored using Copics. I also fluffed up the image a bit by using Liquid Applique for the foam and a twinkle sticker for the cherry on top! Wanna see?








Sorry the pictures are so blurry, but you get the idea. It had been so long since I stamped, I couldn't even find my Ott light to take a clear picture. Eek! I'll try and update the photos tomorrow.

Hope your new year is going great!

12 comments:

Heather said...

The pink and green are too cute together!

Tobey Shepherd said...

this is so cute, I love the "foam"! Liquid applique, something else to add to the card making box of goodies!

jenstamps said...

Very cute! Love the pink and green color combo!

Jennie M said...

What a *sweet* card! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with the AML challenge! :)

Dawn said...

Great card! Nice to "see" you on the new site!!!

Linda said...

Teresa, your card is YUMMY!

Elena said...

What a great card - simple and sweet! Thanks for your comment about my new blog banner; it was fun to make and share with everyone :)

jill Grace said...

Simply elegant... your foam turned out perfect!

Jen said...

very pretty!! I love the pink, and your foam is gorgeous!

Jen said...

So pretty- i love these colors together!

cheiron said...

Love your card Teresa..so sweet!

Beth Thomas said...

What an awesome way to start off your crafty new year! Love the color combo and LA for the whipped cream!