Happy New Year's Eve everyone! I hope you have something fun planned to ring in 2011 tonight. We will have a quiet night at home with friends--just the way we like it! It's even warm today--about 70--so we might actually be able to sit outside! :-) Continuing my attempt to play along with favorite challenges this week...I couldn't wait to use the gorgeous colors Stacey picked out for the Curtain Call Color Challenge:
So soft and lovely--perfect for a restful transition from the holiday madness! I was itching to use my sneak peek products from the upcoming spring Mini Catalog...and reached for a new favorite, Nature Walk, and the darling vintage birdcage:
The birdcage is stamped with my stamp-a-ma-jig on Whisper White in Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze and Early Espresso. I matted the main panel on some Early Espresso and wrapped it with....new seam binding ribbon! Oh happy day! I was so excited to see all the new colors of seam binding ribbon. Here I used Baja Breeze and gave it the scrunchy treatment with some sticky tape.
Couldn't resist the cutest little bumblebee from this set so I stamped him in Pear Pizzazz and overstamped this Short & Sweet sentiment in Early Espresso. It's punched out with the "large" oval punch.
Isn't the Pear Pizzazz background frame pretty? That's the new Framed Tulips textured impression folder--it makes a sweet accent to the card base. I sponged the embossed edges lightly with Pear Pizzazz just to highlight the detail a bit more.
Sorry for the short post tonight but we're expecting company soon! At the close of this year I want to thank all of you who visit my blog and leave such kind and encouraging comments for me. I truly appreciate your visits and your feedback and wish you the best in 2011! See you next year! :-)
stamps: nature walk, short & sweet
ink: pear pizzazz, baja breeze, early espresso
paper: pear pizzazz, whisper white, early espresso CSxtras: framed tulips impression folder; baja breeze seam binding ribbon; basic pearls, large oval punch