Saturday, December 31, 2011

Just My Type of New Year

Wow, New Year's Eve, can you believe it?! I hope you have some fun plans for this evening.  For us, we will be at home having dinner with friends--my type of New Year's Eve!  Well, I finally found my crafting groove again--a new box of pre-ordered SU goodies will do it every time!  Challenge blogs also help get back in the swing of stampin' too.  I found some fabulous color inspiration at Colour Q:
and this great sketch at a new-to-me blog, Skipping Stones Design:
I paired these two with one of my favorite new stamps from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog called You're My Type
 I just love that typewriter, don't you?  Embossed in black it is really standout--all shiny and solid:
Yes, I did fussy-cut the typewriter..crazy, right...but I really wanted to give it the pop of my one color, red, in the circle behind it.   Love that typewriter font sentiment too--just the perfect fit on the scrolling paper.
The sweet little sentiment inside is from another Mini Catalog sneak peek, P.S. I Love You, which I framed with an image from a great set of heart stamps, I {Heart} Hearts.  I'm still on my MDS hybrid kick too...the black and white designer paper here and on the front is from a digital pack called Night & Day which I just printed on my regular computer printer.  I figured out a cool trick for getting a full sheet of paper to print, without that annoying border, so let me know if you would like a little tutorial.  ;-)

Cheers to you, my friends....here's hoping 2012 is a bright new year for you and yours!  See you next year...
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supplies 
stamps: I {Heart} Hearts; available January 4, 2012: Just My Type; P.S. I Love You 
ink: Jet Black Stazon; Versamark; Real Red classic ink
paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White CS; Red Glimmer Paper; Designer Patterns Stack (Neutrals); Night & Day digital DSP (MDS)
xtras: Scallop Ribbon Border punch; Heart to Heart punch; Black Stampin' Emboss Powder; 3" Circle Die

21 comments:

Nancy said...

Very pretty card Nance, of course being from the business world (years ago now) I really like the typewriter and the ability to stamp something on the paper, so cute. I also love the Night & Day paper and can you believe I have that one! Love the touch of red too it really sets off the focal point & your signature inside is adorable!
Glad to hear you're spending NYE with friends, tell them Momma Nancy says HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Luv,
Mom

crazy4scrappin said...

Nancy...this card is super cute..love it. I would definitely love a tutorial on MDS/getting a full sheet printed without a border. I had the waste of paper when I print. Thanks so much.

Lesley said...

Very cute Nance! I love that sweet typewriter!!!! The MDS paper is perfect! Happy New Year to you!!!

Marisa said...

Great take on the sketch and a fun card. Happy New Year to you and may 2012 fulfill some of your heart's desires :)

Christy Q said...

Such a great card, Nance! I love the pop of red with the white and black. Wishing you a wonderful Happy New Year as well!

Margaret said...

Loving the colors on this!! The typewriter is on my wish list, but unfortunately, I couldn't buy everything I wanted! The glimmer heart is wonderful on this too! Puts me in the mood for Valentines! Hope you have a wonderful new year!

Jen said...

That typewriter is so great. It reminds me of one we had when I was a kid! The sentiment is sweet next to the shimmery heart and I love the heart on the inside.

Happy new year!!

Gisela said...

Your card is absolutely awesome, it is my favorite stamp from the mini. The computer printed DP is perfect, of course I would love the tutorial. Happy New Year!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Nance! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both lovely, love the embossed typewriter. Happy New Year!

LeAnne said...

SUper cute---and I love the typewriter, although I haven't gotten it yet. It is just so fun all embossed like this! Thanks for playing with the CQC challenge and of course--HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance love this cute typewritter. The little note is so cute. Your inside is as cute as the outside. I would LOVE any tut on the MDS printing. still struggling to learn what "I don't know!"... hugs.

Stephanie said...

Holy Moly! Love the striking red/black/white combination with the typewriter! Just perfect for the two challenges. Thanks for joining us over at SSD this week!

Linda Callahan said...

I love that typewriter - and it partners up beautifully with red! And about this MDS talent you have - looks fabulous! Now I am off to check out that sketch blog - new to me too!

Karen B. said...

This is just an overall fantastic card. Love the colors, love the quote, and great job on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stone Design!

Jingle said...

This is SUCH a super cute card! I love the black, white, and red color combo! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones this week!

Tinabobina99 said...

Tutorial, please. I'm a newby to MDS and can use all the help I can get!
Thanks, Tina

Catherine Harwood said...

A tutorial for printing from MDS with no border --- absolutely!! Would love for you to share. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Ann Schach said...

Super cute, Nance! You are starting the new year off with a creative bang! And yes...I would like a tutorial, please!

stampinsue said...

Love this, Nancy! I just created a very similar version - appreciate your sharing the template - I always need a jump start in that regard.

Anne Marie Hile said...

I do NOT know how I missed this one! I just saw this on iPicks...woot woot!...and had to stop by and tell you how gorgeous it is! Love the black, white, red color scheme, especially with that set. You have enabled me yet gain! Although I already own this set...it just hasn't seen any inky-action yet. Hugs! :)